Famous Audio releases Atmospheric Piano Themes 2

Famous Audio has launched Atmospheric Piano Themes 2, a collection of 20 cinematic crescendos and heart-wrenching piano phrases in WAV format and 20 exclusive piano melodies in MIDI format.

Famous Audio Atmospheric Piano Themes 2

This pack brings you 20 professionally played and inspiring piano themes and 20 meticulously programmed MIDI files at 70, 90 and 100 BPM with a duration from 0:35 up to 1:10. All files are BPM and key-labeled to make choosing the right file even easier. You have the ultimate freedom to choose your own sounds, edit the tempo, change the key, velocity, length and more.. We have given you as much flexibility as possible – that will perfectly fit into your productions. MIDI files are 100% compatible with all major DAWs. Try layering your own sounds with the included wav files for huge powerful melodies and hooks. This natural sounding piano will work in just about any track mix.

“Atmospheric Piano Themes Vol 2” comes with both WAV and MIDI format. From complex piano arps to dark emotional chord progressions, you are going to love this product. Mix & match piano parts to create even deeper productions. MIDI files allow you to assign these melodic phrases to your favourite synth or sampler, allowing them to slot perfectly into your production. Simply drag and drop or import your chosen file into your sequencer software. You’re then free to get creative to re-arrange the musical phrase exactly as you want it, add your own unique sound and build up your new track!

The pack is available from Loopmasters for £14.95 GBP.

More information: Famous Audio / Atmospheric Piano Themes 2

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Modwheel releases The Lowdown double bass for Kontakt

Modwheel The Lowdown

Modwheel has announced the release of The Lowdown, a Kontakt library featuring the sounds of a 100 year old double bass from David Donaldson.

The original concept for the LOWDOWN was to detune the Bass to a low G, 8 semitones lower than its normal low E and record over a minute of low drones on each note over a range of 3 octaves. We then recorded bowed harmonics playing the same notes that can be layered on using a keyboard mod wheel.

The result is a huge variety of rich organically moving drones and pads, that are all at least a minute long performance before looping, from very natural to very messed with.

After achieving this aural triumph, we decided to extend the library to include traditional pizzicato and arco articulations and some more experimental rhythms and impacts. The rhythms are all BPM’d and will play at whatever tempo your session is at.

The Lowdown features

  • DOUBLE BASS Arco, Pizz, Ambiences, Pads, Impacts, Kits & Rhythms (BPM’d).
  • Long Performance samples, 60 sec+.
  • 24-Bit 48kHz Multisamples.
  • 5.5 GB Core Library (2.6 GB via lossless compression.
  • Note: Requires Kontakt 5.3.0 or higher.

The Lowdown is available for purchase for the introductory price of $49 USD (regular $79 USD).

More information: Modwheel / The Lowdown

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HISS and a ROAR releases Wind Instruments + 50% off sale

HISS and a ROAR has announced the release its new Wind Instruments sound fx sample library.

HISS and a ROAR Wind Instruments

I’ve been collecting wind instruments, whistles and breath powered toys for years, and have at last captured them in the form of a new library of sound effects, notes, tones, phrases, character squeaks and generative drones. Perfect for animation, game audio, tonal music sound design and granular manipulation, the library contains over 5,000 24bit 96kHz sounds.

Props include a bosuns whistle, pan pipes, bamboo flutes, five different slide whistles, umpires whistles, squeakers, hooters, scouts whistle, a Vuvuzela, an Aztec Death Whistle, nose flutes, dog whistles, bone flute, kazoos, ocarina and twenty different resonating chambers ranging in size from a vodka bottle down to a tiny antique perfume bottle.

The library costs $99 USD.

HISS and a ROAR has also announced a limited time sale in celebration of its 4 year anniversary.

Hiss and a ROAR 4 Year Anniversary

Its been four years since our first release: SD001 VEGETABLE VIOLENCE and we still get a thrill to hear people using it for great sounding fight scenes & gore!

And today we are very proud to release our 28th library, along with launching an opportunity for you to pick up any of our libraries with our deepest offered discount. If you are new to HISSandaROAR or have tried out our free libraries, this is also a unique chance to affordably access the full scale of our work, in quality & selection.

Customers can save 50% off any purchase with coupon code BOING at checkout. This sale ends midnight August 31st, 2014.

More information: HISS and a ROAR

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Industrial Strength releases Audio Devices – Lenny Dee

Industrial Strength Records has released Audio Devices, a new sample pack featuring drum hits by Lenny Dee.

Industrial Strength Audio Devices

Who says you’ve only got one shot? Audio Devices gives you more than 2000 Drum Shot Samples perfected by legendary NYC producer and ISR founder Lenny Dee. Best of all, the pack is loaded with ton’s of kits for NI Kontakt 3, NI Maschine, NI Battery 3, and Logic EXS for easy programing. Each kit comes correct with multi kits so any style beat is at your finger tips.

Dee compiled a slice of his whopping selection of One-shot Drum Hits and strange shots from his extensive personal drum machine collection to bring you tons of programing and mixing options.

The Sounds were captured from all means of analog and digital gear, run through the juiciest preamps, and tweaked in programs from Cubase to Protools. All the samples are raw with loads of head room for you to throw your effects on them with no issues that masters shots cause when in actual use in your session.

The pack also features, Broken Casio sounds, Speak n Spell, Metel Synsonic, drums, Virus T1 drums, plus Roland, Korg and other sick drum machines from the late 90′s. All the sounds are ready to use in any daw.

The sample pack is available from Loopmasters for £21.95 GBP.

More information: Industrial Strength / Audio Devices

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The Drum Broker intros Stix Jam Pack Vol.3

The Drum Broker has launched Stix Jam Pack Vol.3, a new collection of original live drum breaks, drum fills, and one hit drum samples by renowned drummer and musician Stix.

Stix Jam Pack Vol.3

Stix is an official artist/drummer for Sabian Cymbals and Ludwig Drums and known as the current drummer for Chance The Rapper.

Stix came with something super dope on the follow up to the insanely popular Stix Jam Pack Vol. 1, & Stix Jam Pack Vol. 2 by recording and producing 158 ALL NEW of vintage breaks and one shot drums you won’t find anywhere else!

Schooled by renowned drummer for The Roots, Questlove, Stix brought a unique drummer centric approach to creating these samples with Hip Hop, Electronic, and Cross Genre producers in mind.

Stix Jam Pack Vol.3 features

  • 158 Sounds including all original Breaks & One Shots performed, recorded and engineered by Stix.
  • Pre-Produced using various effects, signal chains, and analog outboard gear.
  • Perfect for layering and mixing with existing sounds. These are the building blocks to the BEST drums possible.
  • Chop from Live Breaks or using existing one-shot samples for your production.
  • Cole Ribbon Mic -> Analog Signal Chain (3-Mic’s).

The pack is available for purchase for $24.99 USD. A bundle of all three volumes costs $49.99 USD (save 33%).

More information: Drum Broker / Stix Jam Pack Vol.3

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Patchworks updates Conductr controller app to v1.2

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Patchworks has released version 1.2 of the Conductr Ableton Live controller app for iPad app, featuring a new 4-dimensional XY pad.

Conductr with XY-4D pad

After its successful transition to a freemium model last June, Conductr takes a step further and launches a long awaited feature: the XY-4D pad.

Many Conductr users have been asking for an XY pad for months. But the Conductr developers didn’t want to release a XY just like any other. So they took their time to create the Conductr XY-4D pad.

A Conductr XY-4D pad can be created just like a User Module, and can contain 4 fx units. Each unit allows you to control up to 4 parameters: one horizontally (X), one vertically (Y), one by pinching (Z) and one on/off parameter when tapping (K). So you can control up to 16 parameters in a single module, and even have up to 64 parameters at your fingertips in the Playground with the 4 user modules view mode.

Last but not least: each XY-4D unit has a reset and a freeze mode. You can go as crazy as you want and never get lost.

Changes in Conductr v1.2

  • New: 4-dimensional XY pad:
    • Each XY-4D pad can contain up to 4 fx units.
    • Control up to 4 parameters in a single fx unit: one horizontally (X), one vertically (Y), one by pinching (Z) and one on/off parameter by tapping (K).
    • Each fx unit has a reset and a freeze mode.
    • Control 16 parameters in a single XY-4D pad.
    • Control up to 64 parameters with the Playground’s 4 User Modules view mode.
  • Bug fixes and improvements.

From now on, the Conductr free basic version will include one XY-4D fx unit. Users can purchase the Premium User Modules to get unlimited User Modules featuring a complete XY-4D pad on each module.

More information: Conductr

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u-he updates plugins to rev2570 (public beta)

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u-he has updated its plug-ins (ACE, Bazille, Diva, Filterscape, MFM2, Podolski, Satin, Triple Cheese, Uhbik, Zebra & ZebraCM) to revision 2570, the latest build with the newest fixes and improvements.

Owners of ZebraHZ can log into our support website. The download now contains revision 2570 as beta-installer, fixing most pressing issues with AAX.

Unfortunately the Changelog since revision 2352 contains more than 500 items, most of which relate to Satin and Presswerk. However, some of the most notable fixes are

  • fixed crash when changing presets at high buffer sizes
  • resolved Bazille crash related to FX
  • fixed a few note hangers
  • fixed a few MIDI issues
  • fixed issues where UI was slow

We have tested 2570 extensively. Despite being “beta”, we highly recommend to upgrade to these and check them out. Note that Satin is at 2577 to fix the feedback bug in the 1.2.0 rev 2570 release version.

Downloads of rev2570 are available from the u-he forum at KVR Audio.

More information: u-he

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