Rankin Audio has launched Jersey Club, a new sample pack featuring booty shakin’ breaks, smooth, sexy R&B hooks and dirty 808 driven Trap beats.
Being pioneered by artists like Cashmere Cat and Trippy Turtle, released by labels like Diplo’s, Mad Decent and having recently had a Boiler Room special, Jersey Club has the blogs and the forums buzzing.
If you wanna produce a banger that’s both hype enough to get the ravers on the dance floor and sensual enough to get the lovers in the corner snogging, you’ll find all the elements you need in this pack. Musical loops include lush electric piano chords, big brassy synth stabs, chopped and screwed vocal cuts, epic synth lead solos, moody Moog bass lines and delightfully plucky arpeggios.
Beats wise, you’ll find choppy breaks, hood beats and bouncy triplet kick patterns. You’ll also find 30 drum hits including big snares, crisp claps, powerful kicks and of course, big 808 subs! And of course, it wouldn’t be complete without some expertly recorded squeaking bed springs (best not to ask about the recording session). So cue the demo and get ready to bounce!
Jersey Club features
- 536 MB content, 24-bit quality.
- 36 music loops, 6 808 sub loops, 10 bass loops, 9 chopped vocal loops, 4 straight vocal loops, 16 full drum loops, 16 tops loops, 16 kick and snare loops.
- 30 drum hits, 7 fx, 33 synth & bass oneshots.
The sample pack is available from Loopmasters for £22.95 GBP.
More information: Rankin Audio / Jersey Club
Cinesamples has released version 2.2 of Piano in Blue, a 1949 Steinway D piano instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Changes in Piano in Blue v2.2
- Latency — Added “Sample Start” knob which will cut into the samples of the sustains by 20ms — this adjustment will remove all of the hammer/finger noise from the instrument.
- Tape Sample Replace — Re-recorded all the sample sets back through a physical Studer tape machine with better leveling to remove the “crunch” on the top velocities.
- Individual de-noising of V1 direct samples.
- Sample fix — F4, Velocity 101-110, Direct-Room (fixes modulated distortion noise on this note).
- 91-110 quick release velocities (fixes issues with the shorter release samples being too quiet in this region).
- Various minor adjustments to ADSR curves and some minor volume tweaks on individual samples.
- Added CC11 (Expression) control.
Piano in Blue is available for purchase for $99 USD. Requires Kontakt full version 5.3.1 or higher.
More information: Cinesamples / Piano in Blue
Loopmasters has released Top 100 DJs Signature Sounds 03, a new exclusive collection of presets by Monomade’s Adam White for the Massive synthesizer instrument by Native Instruments.
This is an incredible chance to re-load your NI Massive Soft Synth with a brand new palette of cutting edge sounds inspired by the latest DJ Mag Top 100 DJ’s and producers poll, essentially plumping up your sound bank with the freshest sounds that have been igniting the worlds dance floors for the past twelve months!
Adam has studied each artist carefully and chosen one signature sound to re-create from each of the Top 100 DJs/Producers and brought them to life with intelligent programming and useful pre-assigned macros for each sound, allowing producers to create on-the-fly edits and tweaks.
Expect to find 36 Punchy Bass presets, 31 Upfront Lead Presets, 16 Inspiring Pads, 14 Pluck Presets and 3 SFX Presets.
The soundset costs £24.95 GBP.
More information: Loopmasters / Top 100 DJs Signature Sounds 03
Youlean has released version 2.0 of Freq-Balancer, a simple tool that will help you with mastering by balancing frequency response of your songs.
Freq-Balancer analyzes the frequency content of an audio signal and automatically applies an equalizer that evens out the frequency balance towards a curve found on many commercial tracks. When Freq-Balancer analyses audio, it measures the audios frequency content over a period of time. It splits the incoming audio signal into 7 frequency bands. Then it measures and compares the audio levels within each band. Finally it applies EQ to compensate for any uneven frequency balance.
Changes in Freq-Balancer v2.0
- Changed GUI.
- Changed display, now shows more accurate representation of internal EQ.
- Added loudness normalization engine designed to make plugin much easier to use.
- Added option to switch between different FFT resolutions that could bring better performance on lower end PCs.
- Added option to change FFT speed.
- Added performance and memory optimizations.
- Fixed silence on song start in Sound Forge Pro 11 bug.
The plug-in is available as freeware for Windows (VST).
More information: Youlean / Freq-Balancer
Loopmasters has launched Magic Drum Orchestra presents Samba Drums and Percussion, a new royalty free percussion sample collection jam packed with carnival spirit.
With a 12th Century manor house as their recording studio The Magic Drum Orchestra come together for this exclusive Loopmasters collection of dynamic percussion grooves performed live on traditional samba drums with over 300 individual instrument stems at tempos from 85 BPM right up to 165BPM for totally flexibility.
Each instrument for this session has been recorded in isolation for maximum clarity. You will find Loops and One Shot sounds for each instrument including traditional samba instruments: surdo (bass drum in three sizes), caixa (snare drum), repiqe (tenor drum similar in sound to a timbale), tamborims (small, very loud drum played with splayed stick), reco-reco (metal-springed scraper), ganza and chocalho (metal shakers), agogo (two-tone bells). These are augmented by traditional African instruments djembe (goatskin hand drum), shekere (gourd shaker), gankoqui (two tone bells), plus woodblocks and guiros (gourd scraper), timpani, bass drum and cymbals.
We highly recommend you mix and match the loops and single sounds within this pack, layering and stacking the different drum instruments to create that perfect driving rhythm section authentically performing through your productions.
The sample library is available as a download for £24.95 GBP.
More information: Loopmasters / Samba Drums and Percussion
Loomer has released version 1.7.17 of Aspect, a synthesizer instrument for Windows, Mac and Linux. Aspect is a 32-note polyphonic software instrument that combines a great-sounding, powerful synthesis engine, with a flexible semi-modular architecture and … read more
Freaky Loops has launched Ultimate Complextro & Dubstep Massive Presets, a bundle of 7 soundsets for the Massive synthesizer instrument by Native Instruments. “Ultimate Complextro & Dubstep Massive Presets” includes a total of 421 presets … read more
Indiginus has launched Bar Chimes, an instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt 4 and 5. Our versatile Bar Chimes sample library allows you to play sweeps, or glisses, in real time, rather than relying on … read more
HISS and a ROAR has launched Heavy Metal Impacts, a sound fx library featuring 1,900+ high resolution Metal SFX. We’ve spent the last few months recording metal impacts using props ranging in size from massive … read more
Little Endian has released version 2.9.4 of SpectrumWorx, a sound mangling plug-in for Windows and Mac. SpectrumWorx is a modular effect processor that works exclusively in the frequency domain. Two things make SpectrumWorx vastly different … read more
Bela D Media has announced the release of Giovani Revive, an update to The Giovani Edition youth choir sample library for Kontakt, now featuring carefully re-mastered audio, finer vocal turnings and the utilization of advanced … read more
Resonance Sound has launched Transformation, a new sample pack from Sounds Of Revolution. Fan of Bumblebee, Optimus Prime and Megan Fox? Well, we’re not gonna deny Megan couldn’t make it, however, the actual Transformers crew … read more
Reveal Sound has released Shocking Future House for Spire, a new soundset by Vandalism for the Spire synthesizer from Reveal Sound. This time Vandalism brings you a preset pack inspired by today’s most popular style. … read more
Monster Sounds has launched Heavyweight G-House Rap Vocals, a collection of 86 male vocal loops. Taking the swagger of U.S Rap acapellas and fusing them with the Deepest Jacking bass house tracks brings the new … read more
Sample Magic has announced a number of new courses for 2015. After another successful summer of Sample Magic courses, we’re proud to announce a fresh run of dates for 2015. In addition to our annual … read more
Loopmasters has announced a limited time sale on ClickSound template packs. Trick or treat time folks and Halloween is upon us once again. To blow away those cold dark evenings we are offering a super … read more
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