The Drum Broker has announced the release of Essential Kicks, a new collection of kick drum samples.
100% Original. 100% Essential. The Drum Broker Essential series is a must have collection of drum samples for your production arsenal. We started from scratch on these samples and brought our A+ game. Don’t sleep on the first installment of the series, ‘Essential Kicks’!
Nowadays, there are thousands of ‘one-shot’ kick drums on the market. Sometimes it’s difficult to find the right textures that truly stand out from the rest. Essential Kicks includes 30 kick drums with pure punch and personality, each treated with care and attention to detail! With true transient designing, sharp multi-band eq’ing & stereo imaging, this collection is sure to become a true staple in your collection.
The pack is available for $9.99 USD.
More information: Drum Broker / Essential Kicks
Nord has announced the release of the Fairlight collection, a major addition to the Nord Sample Library.
The Fairlight was the first commercially available polyphonic sampler when launched back in 1979 and it opened up the doors of sampling to many artists and producer during the 80′s.
The sounds in this collection were all sampled from a newly overhauled Fairlight CMI System IIx, with detailed mapping to capture that characteristic Fairlight sound!
The Nord Sample Library is compatible with the Nord Wave, Nord Electro 3/4, Nord Piano 2 and Nord Stage 2.
More information: Nord / Fairlight collection
Diginoiz has announced the release of 808 Adventures, a new sample pack featuring the sounds of the Roland TR-808.
This time we’ve decided to collect some classics in one place! We took vintage gear, including the most popular drum machine ever – the TR-808, and produced some great sounding drum one shot samples.
Our main purpose was to get high quality drum samples with warm sound and best dynamics. Finally we think that we’ve made it! What more can we say? Perfect for all genres, from urban, trap, south, hip hop, r&b to club and pop music. To get this pro and unique sound we’ve used vintage SSL, Manley and Api hardware, recording everything on the Apogee Symphony. You will simply love this drum pack!
‘808 Adventures’ contains 139 drum one shots, 90 Mb, multi-format material (24-bit WAV, 24-bit AIFF and 16-bit WAV) ready to use in your favorite sampler or sequencer, both hardware and software, including: Logic, GarageBand, Soundtrack, Digital Performer, Sony Acid, Ableton Live, Adobe Audition, Cakewalk Sonar, Pro Tools, Stylus Rmx, Emagic EXS24 and many more.
The sample pack is available for purchase for 20 EUR.
More information: Diginoiz
The Drum Broker has introduced Analog Soul, a drum kit pack by Erik Jackson.
The Drum Broker has teamed up with veteran & professional sound designer Erik Jackson to bring you an all new, all original, drum kit entitled ‘Analog Soul’.
These drums have been created and designed from the ground up using an arsenal of analog synths including the Moog Minitaur & Moog Sub Phatty. They were recorded through a Manly Pre-Amp, EQ’d & Shaped by an SSL Alpha Channel & Transient Designer. Erik used a Sonor Brush Kit for the acoustic drums which were recorded through his Avalon Pre-Amp.
Analog Soul features
- 280 original drum samples.
- Includes 71 hi hats, 71 kicks, 18 shakers, 71 snares, 49 live, vinyl fx, and bonus drums.
- Equipment used: Moog Sub Phatty, Moog Minitaur, Manly Pre, SSL Alpha Channel, Transient Designer, Sonor Brush Kit + Avalon Pre.
The sample pack is available for $24.99 USD.
More information: Drum Broker / Analog Soul
Patchpool has announced the release of Spectral Rays, a soundset for the Spectral synthesizer instrument by LinPlug.
This second soundset by Simon Stockhausen for LinPlug’s Spectral, featuring 100 patches focusing on very musical and expressive lead sounds, rich, dreamy, glassy, cold and lush pads, groovy and futuristic sequences, complex and ethereal soundscapes, electronic textures inspired by the world of science fiction and some dark and deep drone sounds from the core of the underworld.
All waveforms and filter shapes in this soundset are programmed from scratch, exploring new and exciting sonic territories. The Modwheel is assigned for most of the patches, many presets also use Aftertouch.
Spectral Rays features
- 16 Pads.
- 18 Drones & Sweeps.
- 17 Soundscapes.
- 7 Leads.
- 7 Stabs & Plucks.
- 20 Arps & Sequencers.
- 13 Alien & SciFi.
- 2 Bass.
The soundset is available for purchase for 25 EUR.
More information: Patchpool / Spectral Rays
VST Buzz has announced a limited time 50% discount on the Nevo Analogue Machines library for Kontakt by Samplephonics.
Nevo Analogue Machines is an incredible hybrid synth for Kontakt 5 based on six classic synths – the MiniMoog, Roland JX10, Roland SH-101, Oberheim M6R, Roland Juno 106 and a Korg MS10. Created by Samplephonics in conjunction with renowned producer Yoad Nevo, it offers a seriously huge, tweakable and raw analogue sound.
Analogue Machines weights in at over 4GB with a whopping 1000+ presets, multiple round robin layers, analogue style sequencer, arpeggiator, chord generator, custom stereo and chorus effects, envelopes, LFO’s and more! Perfect for electronic, underscore composers – all sounds are 100% royalty free. (Full version of Kontakt 5 required)
The library is available from VST Buzz for $75 USD until April 22nd, 2014.
More information: VST Buzz
audiowerkstatt has announced the release of midi-restarter, a device for controlling your MIDI-slave gear.
The midi-restarter helps you to start or stop your MIDI-slave independent of your MIDI-master, but always in perfect synchronisation.
You push the buttom and the audiowerkstatt midi-restarter sends a MIDI-start/stop-message at the beginning of the next bar to ensure that all following MIDI-devices run in the correct timing.
The midi-restarter is available for purchase for 139 EUR incl. VAT.
More information: audiowerkstatt
Drumdrops has announced the release of the Mapex Heavy Rock Kit, a sample library featuring the sounds of the Mapex Saturn drum kit of Jason Bowld.
This Mapex Heavy Rock Kit was used on the Drumdrops multi-track album ‘Heavy Rock Drops’. This kit was recorded at the now shut down Garden Studios in Shoreditch, London. The kit is available to purchase in five different packs and is a must for all those who love rock drum kits.
This kit, which was a Mapex Saturn Kit comes with three Mapex Snares including a much sought after Black Panther Hammered Series snare in Phosphor Bronze. The kit also comes with three crash cymbals, a china crash and a ride cymbal. It has been recorded with 16 velocity levels and multiple articulations. This Mapex Saturn kit is owned by Jason Bowld (Killing Joke, Bullet For My Valentine) who uses it for all his recording sessions with some of the UKs leading rock producers. These kits are renowned as being one of the best rock kits.
The Garden Studios (R.I.P. 1978-2012) was responsible for recording many great UK rock bands from Siouxsie & The Banshees, The Cure, The The and The Arctic Monkeys amongst others. It had a unique recording room which defied all acoustics but just sounded great on drums. We were lucky enough to record this kit here shortly before it closed its doors for the last time. Martyn ‘Ginge’ Ford (Bullet For My Valentine, Trivium, Slipknot) was responsible for recording the kit through the vintage Neve 8026 console that resided at the studio.
The sample library is available for Kontakt (£52 GBP), as a multi-velocity pack (£15 GBP), single hits pack (£7.50 GBP), drum replacement pack (£15 GBP), and all sample pack (£30 GBP).
More information: Drumdrops / Mapex Heavy Rock Kit