u-he launches Hive synth plugin preview + pre-order

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u-he has launched a preview version of its Hive synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.

u-he Hive

We are taking the wraps off a new synth – Hive. What is Hive? Think sleek, low CPU use, “super” sounding synth with a streamlined workflow. We wanted to make a synth that was fast, fluid, light on CPU but still had a heavyweight sound.

There are lots of features packed into the single page interface to make your sound design quick and intuitive – drag and drop modulation, solo buttons, parameter linking and much more.

Hive is now available for download as a public beta. We are putting the finishing touches on Hive and this is your chance to give some feedback and help us get ready for release.

The public beta is available to download for Windows and Mac from the u-he forum at KVR Audio.

Hive is available for purchase now for $99 USD ex VAT while it is in public beta (regular $149 USD ex VAT). The serial number works with both the beta version and the final released version.

More information: u-he / Hive

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ADSR launches Kid Zero – Holiday Bundle

ADSR has launched the Kid Zero – Holiday Bundle, a limited time offer on a bundle of video tutorial courses and soundsets for Native Instruments Massive & FM8.

Kid Zero - Holiday Bundle

Have you ever had musical ideas in your head but didn’t have the knowledge to actually write the music? Or, have you written an amazing track but the sounds aren’t quite hitting the way you hear in other artists tracks?

This one-off holiday bundle from Kid Zero brings together all the knowledge and sounds you need to start producing better electronic music today!

On The Ninth Day of Christmas, ADSR brought to me:
The Ultimate Starter Kit for EDM Producers from Kid Zero An exclusive ADSR offer for 24 hours only – Just $15 for 3 full video courses and Kid Zero’s Dubstep Pallet Bundle

The bundle is available for $15 USD on December 21st only (regular $145 USD).

More information: ADSR / Kid Zero – Holiday Bundle

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75% off NDS-4 Underground House at No Dough Samples

No Dough Samples has launched a 24-hour sale on NDS-4 Underground House, offering a 75% discount on the sample pack.

NDS-4 Underground House

This collection is packing a level of variety and scope that gives you all the options you need to make your music – this is an indispensable tool for a producer. Featuring all the hardware equipment that just does the business when it comes to making the best sounding records. All this, inside your computer, laptop mean this is just the pack to take your productions to the next level.

Underground house samples has over 4700 drum and percussion hits sampled through various different equipment such as the Studer REVOX tape machine, a chain to emulate the sound of vinyl records which is stunningly authentic and an Analogue equipment chain to give a clear but impressively warm and musical distortion.

NDS-4 Underground House features

  • Over 4700 – 96khz 24bit WAV Samples.
  • 3 Variations of each sound.
  • 56 Hardware synth patches Multisampled.
  • Extensive drum collection of single shot WAVS.
  • 161 Bassline and Synth loops.
  • Multiple Tape tones and the sound of the classic MPC.

The pack is available for purchase for £9.99 GBP until December 21st, 2014.

More information: No Dough / NDS-4 Underground House

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Rob Lee releases DUNE 2 Essentials Vol 2

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Rob Lee Music DUNE 2 Essentials Vol 2

Rob Lee Music has launched DUNE 2 Essentials Volume 2, a new soundset featuring 64 patches for the DUNE 2 synthesizer plug-in from Synapse Audio.

The new Dune 2 Essentials Volume Two bank contains 64 presets programmed by Rob Lee plus 25 royalty free midi files from my own collection. Lots of Pads, Leads and House Style Chords and Stabs.

Check out the short audio demo above to hear just a few of the included sounds. Note that a few of these clips are 2-3 layers of Dune 2.

The soundset is available for purchase for the introductory price of £10.99 GBP.

More information: Rob Lee Music / DUNE 2 Essentials Vol 2

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Plugin Boutique 12 Days of Christmas – 40% off BigKick plugin

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Plugin Boutique has launched a 24-hour sale on its BigKick instrument plugin as part of its 12 Days of Christmas promotion.

40% off Plugin Boutique BigKick

How many hours have you wasted searching through samples for the right kick? Or have you layered kick drums together and still not got the result you were after?

Do you want complete flexibility over the low end and attack of your kick?

The drums are the rhythm and groove of any track. And, the kick drum is the heartbeat of that groove. So you know how important it is to get the kick drum right in the mix. Big Kick was created with the sole intention of allowing you to achieve the results you have always wanted.

BigKick is available at a 40% discount on December 20th, 2014.

More information: Plugin Boutique / BigKick

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