Elektron has announced it has started shipping its latest creation, the Analog Rytm analog drum machine.
This 8 voice analog drum machine with sample support can be purchased either directly from Elektron or from a wide net of retailers.
Analog Rytm features
- 8 drum voices, each with: Specialized analog percussion sound generator. Sample playback. Analog multimode filter. Analog overdrive.
- 12 velocity & pressure sensitive pads.
- Analog master compressor & distortion.
- Reverb & Delay send FX.
- World class Elektron step sequencer.
- Chromatic, Performance, and Scene modes.
- Performance oriented beat control.
- Individual voice outputs.
The Analog Rytm list price is $1549 USD / 1489 EUR / £1249 GBP.
More information: Elektron / Analog Rytm
SampleTekk has announced the release of The Vertikal MkII, a virtual upright piano instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The Vertikal is a upright piano recorded and designed to do the job when you need that little extra “umpf” in your songs. It can be rock, blues, jazz, gospel or anything that needs the extra attitude. Shortly, when you need something not that “grand”.
In the MkII you’ll get two microphone perspectives that you can use one by one, of mix to taste!
We also added hammerback and pedalnoise samples.
Then we added our True Resonance feature and used Kontakts scripting facilities to make Real Time/True Pedaling, Sympathetic Resonance and some other nifty features.
The Vertikal MkII features
- 16 velocity levels.
- Over 3,900 samples (24-bit/44.1kHz stereo).
- TimeVel Release Technology.
- Sympathetic Resonance.
- Controllable volume for key/pedal noise, Sympathetic Resonance and True Resonance.
- Two microphone perspectives.
The library is available for the introductory price of $49 USD (MSRP $99 USD). Requires Kontakt 4 or higher, full version.
More information: SampleTekk / The Vertikal MkII
Loops de la Crème has launched Kick Pack Deluxe, a kick drum sample library.
With 1730 samples and 166 NI Kontakt instruments, KICK PACK DELUXE features a complete palette of kick drum samples and all the tools needed to carve the ultimate kick sounds.
Kick Pack Deluxe features
- Maximum choice
- 70 multi-sampled raw acoustic bass drums
- 17 original collections of kick samples (electro, vynil, stacked, vintage, 808, reamped, subs…)
- Maximum usefulness
- Over 300 mastered kicks for all music styles
- 20 practical Kontakt sets for quick access to all categories of kicks
- Maximum bass
- 45 tuned kicks chromatically playable over two octaves
- Deep custom cinematic impacts
- Maximum playability
- Over 130 dynamic, combinable instruments
- Deep multi-sampling for natural, realistic response (up to 32 velocity layers)
- Maximum flexibility
- All the tools needed to easily create your ultimate kicks
- 64 click samples to carve sharp and cutting attacks
- 147 percussions and ‘found sounds’ samples for original, organic layers (cajons, large drums, doors, floors, cinematic toms…)
The pack is available for the introductory price of 16 EUR until May 20th, 2014 (regular 32 EUR).
More information: Loops de la Crème / Kick Pack Deluxe
Audio Damage has announced the release of its Æverb Eurorack reverb module.
Audio Damage Æverb is a digital reverb running a feedback delay network algorithm (commonly called “FDN”). The algorithm consists of eight short delays running through eight low-pass filters, with the feedback paths summed in to a single source that provides both the output to the mix and the input to the delays themselves.
This type of reverb algorithm is generally considered “vintage” sounding, and is useful in electronic music for its thick, non-realistic behavior.
The Æverb module is available from Audio Damage’s preferred retail partners, priced at $189 USD / 179 EUR.
More information: Audio Damage / Æverb
ADSR Sounds has launched EDM Drops, a soundset by Echo Sound Works for the Massive synthesizer instruments by Native Instruments.
EDM Drops V.1 is a must have sound set for NI Massive users and EDM producers. It comes loaded with 150 drop-worthy presets that will seamlessly fit into the most important part of any EDM track – the drop.
Every sound is bold and full of character. We set out to make new and fresh sounds that producers can use and feel inspired by. We’ve all heard enough Animals remakes…
At literally more than double the size of most soundsets, EDM Drops V.1 will work perfectly with Progressive House, Electro, Complextro, Dubstep, Main Room, Big Room and even Dubstep.
Every preset has all 8 macros activated so whether you’re a long time Massive user or just starting out, you will be able to quickly and easily change the sounds.
The soundset is available from ADSR for $24 USD.
More information: ADSR Sounds / EDM Drops
Spektro Audio has released DRG – Dual Rhythm Generator, a Max for Live device capable of generating clocks and rhythms that can be used with analog synthesizers and drum machines via control voltage.
By using a combination of two clock generators and an optional boolean logic operator, DRG can generate anything from simple clock divisions to complex rhythms.
DRG is great for clocking analog sequencers, triggering envelopes, sequencing drum modules and etc.
DRG can be used in different situations. The workflow was thought out to work great both in the studio and in live concerts. Everything on the front panel, from the simple layout to the LEDs colors, was design to give you instant feedback of whats going on. Features such as the MIDI Controlled Presets let’s you add variation to your track and change the settings using either MIDI clips or any MIDI controller.
DRG requires an audio interface with DC-Coupled outputs or an Expert Sleepers ES-3 / ES-4 / ES-40 module.
DRG is available for purchase for $9.99 USD.
More information: Spektro Audio / DRG – Dual Rhythm Generator
Soundbox has launched Killer FX Drops 2, a new sample pack featuring sound fx samples.
An intense collection of mind-blowing risers, speaker-twisting drops, insane snare rolls and hand-raising FX make this pack an invaluable source for all your FX and breakdown needs.
Drop the ready to go full mix stems into your favourite DAW for immediate satisfaction or craft your own FX sections and breakdowns for a more personal touch.
All loops are key and BPM labeled so you can get creative and save precious time producing your next killer release. The 10 construction kits contain stems that fit perfectly together from bar 1 so just line them up and layer them together for your perfect breakdown and FX sections.
Fans of Avicii, Martin Garrix, R3hab, Eric Prydz, Spinnin, Ultra, Wall and all Main-room genre styles will find this collection of samples a must have for their production weaponry.
The sample pack costs £12.95 GBP.
More information: Soundbox / Killer FX Drops 2
Audio Damage has launched a Spring Sale, offering a 40% discount on its plug-ins for a limited time.
The annual Audio Damage Spring Sale is now rolling! Use the code EASTERPIG at check-out for 40% off your entire order, including bundles*. Visit the Audio Damage store now! Sale runs until Thursday, April 24th, at Midnight PST (GMT -8).
*Doesn’t include hardware items, sorry! Only plug-ins.
The sale ends April 24th, 2014.
More information: Audio Damage