Rob Papen launches eXplorer III synth & effect collection

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Rob Papen eXplorer III

Rob Papen has launched eXplorer III, an upgrade to the bundle of virtual instruments and effects by Rob Papen.

Rob Papen is one of the world´s leading sound designers and over the last few years he has released a series of multi-award winning high quality software plug-ins which have become essential tools for many of the world´s leading music producers. Now you can purchase the whole Rob Papen collection in one single package – eXplorer 3.

Combining all Rob Papen virtual synths plus the company´s four award winning effects plug-ins, eXplorer 3 provides all the tools you need for contemporary music production including thousands of rich, complex, track-ready presets created by Rob Papen and guest artists including acclaimed DnB artists Noisia.

Since eXplorer was first released in 2011, it has been updated to include Punch, Blade and now Blue 2, RP-AMOD and Predator FX at no extra cost, so now more than ever eXplorer 3 represents fantastic value for money!

eXplorer III features

  • Blade: The cutting edge of today’s synthesizers!
  • Punch: Speaker busting and body rattling drum machine.
  • BLUE-II: Cross-fusion synthesis, FM, phase distortion, wave shapping & subtractive.
  • SubBoomBass: Ultra-deep groove bass synth with built-in step sequencer.
  • Predator: Phat analoge synth with killer presets and first class features.
  • PredatorFX: Filter, modulation, vocoder and effects plug-in.
  • RG: Electric & acoustic guitar grooves with sequencer and synth effects.
  • RP-Delay: Delay insanity. reverser, 6 lines, 8 filters, 4 LFOs & more.
  • RP-Verb: An advanced, transparent and musical algorithm reverb with easy controls.
  • RP-Distort: Wicked FX unit that will distort or alter your tracks.
  • RP-Amod: Spice up your vocal track, liven an instrument and even beef up your drums.
  • PunchBD: In the near future.

The bundle is available for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/AAX), priced at 585 EUR (incl. VAT) / $699 USD. Owners of previous eXplorer bundles can upgrade by logging into their Rob Papen account.

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Loopmasters releases Electro House & EDM Massive Presets

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Patchworx 52 - Electro House & EDM Massive Presets

Loopmasters has launched Electro House & EDM Massive Presets, a new Patchworx series soundset, featuring a powerful collection of 64 Native Instruments Massive presets aimed at the latest styles of modern dance production.

Patchworx 52 – Electro House and EDM is a collection of Crunchy Electro House Basses and Searing EDM lead synth sounds designed for specifically for Main Room productions created exclusively by Dom Kane for Loopmasters.

This pack has been inspired by artists including Hardwell, Dannic, Dyro, Tiesto, Sander Van Doorn, Knife Party, Dimitri Vega & Like Mike, W&W, Nicky Romero, and popular labels including Revealed, Protocol Records, Flamingo Records, Smash The House, Doorn, Spinnin, Axtone, Size, Refune, and Toolroom.

The soundset is available for purchase for £14.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / Electro House & EDM Massive Presets

Samplephonics releases El-B Old School House & Garage

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Samplephonics has launched El-B Old School House & Garage, a new sample pack by producer El-B.

El-B Old School House & Garage

El-B is a London born and bred UK House & Garage producer renowned for his pioneering role in shaping the Dubstep genre in the late 90′s. His debut sample pack is packed to the brim with classic resampled hardware grooves, including crisp garage, house and dubstep drum loops, euphoric breakdown pads, old school resampled chord stabs and grimy solid bass loops, plus a large collection of essential one shot drum hits, stab samples, vocal shouts and effects.

After tearing up the UK club scene for the past 10 years, El-B has been dedicating his time to spending long hours in the studio with his beloved analogue synths and samplers, crafting this timeless sample library to perfection so the world can have access to his unqiue signiture sound.

Old School House & Garage costs £29 GBP.

Samplephonics is offering a 30% discount on the pack as part of its Spring Sale. Use coupon SPRING2014 at checkout to take advantage of this offer.

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FXpansion Etch filter plugin 50% off at Plugin Boutique

Plugin Boutique has launched a Flash Friday sale on Etch, the analogue-modelled filtering device by FXpansion.

FXpansion Etch

FXpansion is proud to present Etch, a versatile filtering effect based on DCAM circuit-modelled technology.

Featuring dual filter blocks with additional distortion and compression alongisde a huge range of modulation possibilities, Etch can do amazing things to all kinds of audio material.

Etch features

  • DCAM-modelled filtering, distortion and compression.
  • OTA-array, SVF, Sallen-Key and comb filter types.
  • Wide variety of multi-mode filter responses.
  • 4 distortion types and a simple, effective 1-knob compressor.
  • 2 LFOs, envelope follower, sample-and-hold and triggered envelope.
  • TransMod system for deep modulation possibilities.
  • Secondary side-chain input and full MIDI control in compatible hosts.
  • 32-bit and 64-bit support.
  • VST, AU & RTAS plugin formats on Mac OSX 10.6.2 & Windows 7.

Etch is available from Plugin Boutique at a 50% discount until April 21st, 2014.

More information: Plugin Boutique / Etch

Loopbased launches Spring Sale – 25% off packs

Loopbased has announced its Spring Sale, offering a 25% discount on its sound pack catalog for a limited time.

Loopbased Spring Sale

We are celebrating the Easter Holidays and the return of the Spring season with our massive and store-wide Spring Sale.

All sample packs and sound banks now include a 25% discount and that is including all new arrivals for the next 2 weeks.

We wish all our customers and labels Happy Holidays!

The sale ends May 1st, 2014.

More information: Loopbased

Industrial Strength launches Glitch Hop Massive

Industrial Strength Records has released Glitch Hop Massive, a collection of NI Massive presets and audio samples.

Industrial Strength Glitch Hop Massive

Glitch Hop Massive is a complete production pack replete with twisted Shots, tweaked-out Breaks, tight Breakbeat Loops and Drum Shots; plus slick Bass licks and glitchy Music Loops to spin your ears until dawn breaks. The set features 50 shiny new NI Massive Patches and several Kits for NI Battery 4.

Squeaky clean and up-front, these samples and patches are ready to cut through any Bass-style track, from Dubstep and DnB to Future Hip-Hop and beyond. With hundreds of sounds, you’ll find everything you hear in the demo and loads more.

Meticulously produced at Brooklyn’s Industrial Strength Studios, each 44.1 kHz, 24-bIt Wav file delivers crystal-clear sound from our studio to yours. We left ample headroom so you can max out your own effects, and formatted the pack for Apple Loops, NI Battery 4 and NI Massive for total versatility.

Glitch Hop Massive features

  • 1.09 GB content, 24-bit quality.
  • 50 NI Massive patches.
  • Includes 100 breakbeat loops, 100 drum one shots, 70 bass loops, 50 glitch loops, 40 music loops, 100 hh loops.
  • 242 Apple Loops.
  • 5 NI Battery 4 kits.
  • 2 Inspiration packs with stems from the demos.

The sound pack is available for £22.95 GBP. The Massive presets are also sold separately for £14.95 GBP.

More information: Industrial Strength / Glitch Hop Massive

Singomakers launches Top Artist EDM Vol. 2 for Massive

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Singomakers has released Top Artist EDM Vol. 2, a new collection of patches for the Massive synthesizer instrument by Native Instruments, inspired by Top EDM artists according to Dj Mag Top 100 and Beatport Top 100 Chart.

Singomakers Top Artist EDM Vol.2 for Massive

This collection includes patches designed closely to the sound of Sander Van Doorn, Knife Party, Dimitri Vega & Like Mike, W&W, Nicky Romero, Tujamo, Swanky Tunes & Hard Rock Sofa, Hardwell, Dannic, Dyro, Above & Beyond, Afrojack, Fedde Le Grand, Tiesto and a lot of other Top artists!

Expect to find 80 perfectly designed patches for NI massive 1.3+. This Collection includes Phat Bass Patches, Huge Leads, Pluck Synths, Pads, Modulated Bass lines all with Macro control for tweaking, live performing and a lot more!

So if you are trying to get that sound of TOP EDM labels like Spinnin, Size, Mixmash, Refune, Protocol, Axtone, Flamingo, and others, this sample pack is 100 % for you!

The soundset costs £19.95 GBP.

More information: Singomakers / Top Artist EDM Vol. 2

Drum Broker intros Special Limited Edition: Cocaine Synths

!llmind Cocaine Synths

The Drum Broker has released Cocaine Synths, a limited edition sample pack by !llmind.

“Aggressive, dirty, inspiring and addicting. In a nutshell, this is what Cocaine Synths brings to the table. Drawing inspiration from various analog synthesizers created and used in the 70′s & 80′s, I wanted to create a sample set of loops using those same synthesizers (aka ‘Cocaine Synths’) that evoke those emotions I was so fondly of listening to, growing up as a child.

Here, I’ve created 20 ‘moments’, equivalent to those same moments when the needle touches the vinyl, and you find that perfect section to loop, chop & create a masterpiece from. Warmth, depth, aggression and texture define this sound set. Owning these samples is a no-brainer.” – !llmind

The pack is limited to 100 copies, available for purchase from the Drum Broker for $24.99 USD.

More information: Drum Broker / Cocaine Synths