Producers Choice launches Labor Day Sale – 40% off

The Producers Choice has announced a Labor Day sale, offering 40% off its sample packs and bundles.

Producers Choice Labor Day Sale

Our Labor day sale is now on – and you can get 40% off your entire order for today only.

Fill up your cart, then use the following code to get 40% off your entire order:

LABOR14

The sale ends September 2nd, 2014.

More information: Producers Choice

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Serato updates Serato DJ to v1.7 + Flip & DVS Expansion Packs released

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Serato has announced the release of version 1.7 of its Serato DJ software.

Serato DJ 1.7 includes Serato Flip and Serato DVS Expansion Packs, new hardware and Official Serato Accessory support, library optimization, the introduction of some of the classic Scratch Live features including; MIDI Panel, Chronological Cue Points, AM Mode, Rearrange Cues, and changes such as smaller Quantize values and more.

All of this is alongside a large dose of maintenance and a huge number of bug fixes for continued stability and performance.

Changes in Serato DJ v1.7

  • Serato Flip Expansion Pack
    • A new Expansion Pack for Serato DJ that allows you to create custom edits, extend and reimagine your music. This is possible by recording your cue point and censor actions / automation, which can be saved and looped, ready to re-trigger and start an instant.
    • Use Serato Flip to create and save up to 6 Flips per track, ready for playback in the studio or the club.
    • Serato Flip can be purchased/activated in-app within the Serato DJ ‘My Serato’ window or from the Serato Online Store for USD29.
  • Serato DVS Expansion Pack
    • A new Expansion Pack for Serato DJ that allows users with compatible/supported hardware to expand their setup and connect Turntable or CDJs to their controller setup. Supported hardware includes; Denon DJ MC6000MK2, Numark N4 and Pioneer DDJ-SX2. With more to come.
    • Serato DVS Expansion Pack can be purchased and activated in-app within the Serato DJ ‘My Serato’ window or from the Serato Online Store for USD99.
  • New Hardware and Official Serato Accessory Support — Support for the Pioneer DDJ-SX2, Numark NV, Pioneer DDJ-WeGO3, Akai Pro AFX and Reloop Neon.
  • Library Optimization — Serato DJ now handles significantly larger music libraries. With Serato DJ 1.7 you can load up to 5x the size of your Scratch Live library. A huge improvement for DJs with very large music collections.
  • MIDI Panel — A new MIDI Panel inside Serato DJ that allows you to MIDI map additional software features such as Library Scroll, Loop Rolls, Instant Doubles, Loop Shift, a dedicated combo HP / LP filter for each channel + much more.
  • Other New Features
    • AM Mode – Hide the artist and track information displayed in the Virtual Deck area.
    • Chronological Cue Points – A highly popular Scratch Live feature, now available in Serato DJ.
    • Rearrange Cues.
    • Smaller Quantize Values.
    • And much more.
  • Maintenance and Bug Fixes — Serato DJ 1.7 also includes a large amount of maintenance and huge number of bug fixes.

Serato DJ for Windows and Mac is available for purchase for $129 USD. The Flip Expansion Pack and DVS Expansion Pack are available as an in-app purchases for $29 USD and $99 USD respectively.

More information: Serato

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Samplephonics releases Post Rock Guitars by Mountain Range

Samplephonics has launched Post Rock Guitars, a collection of 190 ambient chord progressions, bowed FX passages, emotive Rhodes accompaniments and soaring tremolo guitar leads.

Samplephonics Post Rock Guitars

Produced by Samplephonics favourite, Mountain Range, this uniquely beautiful sample library has the power to lift any production, irrelevant of style or direction. Having smashed his previous ambient electronica pack we just had to invite him back to create another instant classic.. and what a job he did!

Recorded through a stunning vintage recording chain with the upmost of precision, the finest details of post-rock are on show, paying homage to the dynamic bands of the last 15 years. Expect to hear dense ambiences, delayed & processed leads, delicately washed out chord movements, expansive FX driven leads and anything else you could possibly need to add an element of emotion and texture to your next composition.

The pack is available for purchase for £34.70 GBP.

More information: Samplephonics

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ModeAudio releases Burst SFX for Thor

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ModeAudio has launched Burst SFX, a new collection of Thor and Combinator presets for Propellerhead Reason.

ModeAudio Burst SFX

Tearing jets of noxious, vaporising chemicals; spewing fragments of gigantic, red-hot molten rock; chaotic, complex atmospheres forming and disintegrating within seconds; these are the sounds you will find in our latest interplanetary release, Burst SFX – Thor & Combinator Presets!

This collection of precision-designed sound patches for Reason brings you 40 Thor presets and 15 Combinator patches, taking both instruments to their limits and offering a wealth of otherworldly sound design inspiration. Included in the library are huge explosions, splintering impacts, endless falls, meteoric risers, deep sub drops, shivering reverses and alarming bleeps – to put it simply, devastating and intricate sound effects of all shapes and sizes!

Every one of the available macro knobs and buttons have been thoughtfully assigned within Thor and Combinator, giving you access to numerous musically useful parameters to fit each sound perfectly into your productions. Velocity-sensitive envelopes and every type of modulation possible within Reason have been pressed into service to launch your music deep into outer space.

The pack is available for purchase for £12 GBP.

More information: ModeAudio

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Cinematique Instruments 5th Anniversary – 30% off + Win your favorite library in giveaway

Cinematique Instruments is celebrating its 5th Anniversary with a site wide sale, offering a 30% discount on all its sample libraries and bundles for a limited time.

Cinematique Instruments 5th Anniversary

We’d like to say thank you for your massive support over the last 5 years. In order to celebrate this adequately we are giving a 30% discount on all our instruments and bundles throughout September.

With every purchase you will also get a free version of the new Anniversary Drummer.

The sale ends September 30th, 2014.

Exclusive giveaway

Cinematique Instruments is kindly offering rekkerd.org readers a chance to win one of its libraries. All you need to do is leave a comment on this post and tell us which library you would like to have for a chance to win (bundles are excluded).

The giveaway ends September 14th, 2014, 11.59pm CET. Three winners will be picked randomly from all entries.

So go have a good look at all the wonderful instruments on offer at Cinematique Instruments and let us know your pick. Good luck!

More information: Cinematic Instruments

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Freshly Squeezed Samples releases Spire Big Room Essentials Vol 3

Freshly Squeezed Samples has announced Spire Big Room Essentials Vol 3, a new soundset by Jan Hinke for the Spire synthesizer by Reveal Sound.

Spire Big Room Essentials Vol 3

Produced in collaboration with talented Dutch sound designer Jan Hinke, Spire Big Room Essentials Volume 3 contains 128 professionally engineered Spire presets covering the popular big room/electro sound.

You’ll find searing leads, deep basses, smooth plucks, and remakes from artists such Afrojack, NERVO, R3HAB, Martin Garrix, DVBBS, Calvin Harris, Oliver Heldens, Firebeatz, Avicii, Ummet Ozcan, AN21, Sander Van Doorn, and many others.

Spire Big Room Essentials Vol 3 features

  • 128 presets for Reveal Sound Spire v1.0.17 and higher.
  • Sorted into well-defined categories: 6 arp, 24 bass, 14 fx, 6 keys, 37 lead, 5 organ, 9 pad, 12 pluck, 12 seq, 3 vocal presets.
  • All presets are rooted (C3) and volume normalized.
  • 100% royalty free.

The soundset is available for purchase for £32 GBP.

More information: Freshly Squeezed / Spire Big Room Essentials 3

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Schaack Audio Technologies updates Transient Shaper 2 to v2.50 beta

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Schaack Audio Technologies has released public beta version 2.50 of Transient Shaper 2, a dynamic processor effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Schaak Transient Shaper 2

V2.50 introduces VST3 format support and a new high-quality realtime-resizable user interface.

This version is cross-compatible to the old version of Transient Shaper, so you can always install the old version back even if your project was made using V2.50.

Changes in Transient Shaper v2.50 beta

  • Resizable user interface.
  • VST3 support.
  • x64 Support for all OS’s & formats including VST on OS X.
  • Backwards-compatible to V2.04.

Transient Designer 2 is available for purchase for 49 EUR / $70.90 USD excl. VAT.

More information: Schaack Audio Technologies

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