Detunized has announced the release of Passing Trains, a sample library for Ableton Live and WAV.
Passing Trains is a new library that delivers impressive sounds of Express, Freight and Passenger trains that approach, pass, stop and pull out.
The recordings took place at several isolated spots in Saxon Switzerland near Dresden. This rock formation is cut by a river that formed a deep valley where the rails snake along.
Due to the complex reflection patterns caused by the rock walls some of the included takes have amazing long tails of up 3 minutes. These tails sound like otherworldly swells of approaching iron and steel. Passing Trains also contains some impressive close ups that were taken with lavaliers and contact microphones attached directly at the rail.
Passing Trains features
- Organized into 6 sceneries: Approaches and Stops, Express Trains, Freight Trains, Local Trains, Locomotives, Close Miking.
- Live Pack: compatible with Live 8/9, 58 Clips, 1 set, 1.4 GB.
- Universal: 58 takes from 8 to 360 seconds, 1.4 GB.
The library is available for purchase for 12 EUR.
More information: Detunized
New Sonic Arts has released version 1.5202 of its Granite granular texture generator instrument for Windows and Mac.
Granite’s unique sound engine melds a state-of-the-art granular processor, an innovative modulation system and a suite of grain-level FX, resulting in a degree of musicality not achieved before with granular synthesis.
Changes in Granite v1.5202
- OSX: Restored support for OSX 10.6 and 10.7.
- Preset Menu can now display and browse samples.
- Added “Saved with Samples” indicator.
- Fixed: Save with Samples when preset already contains embedded sample could fail.
Granite for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) costs 70 EUR. Until the end of April it is also available in a special bundle with Nuance and Granite Aura at a 40% discount.
More information: New Sonic Arts / Granite
Producers Choice has announced its Easter Sale, offering a 40% discount on all sample packs and bundles for a limited time.
Happy Easter – We are running a special easter sale.
You can get a MASSIVE 40% off everything!!!
Use this code to slash 40% off your total order: “EASTER”
The sale ends May 1st, 2014.
More information: Producers Choice
Planet-H has released G-Stomper Rhythm for Android, a versatile Tool for Musicians and Beat Producers, designed to create your beats on the go.
It’s a feature packed, Step Sequencer based Drum Machine/Groovebox, a Track Grid Sequencer, 24 Drum Pads, an Effect Rack, a Master Section and a Line Mixer. Never lose a single beat again. Write it down and rock your own jam session wherever you are, and finally export it Track by Track or as Mixdown in Studio Quality up to 32bit 96kHz Stereo.
Whatever you are up to, practice your instrument, create beats for later use in the Studio, just jam and have fun, G-Stomper Rhythm has you covered. What are you waiting for, it’s free, so let’s rock!
G-Stomper Rhythm is a pure, sampler based Drum Machine, which is dedicated to beats, ideally for beginners as well as for experienced users.
The app is a free download for Android.
More information: Planet-H / G-Stomper Rhythm
Ableton has introduced the Recording Hybrid Kit, a free multi-sampled, multi-velocity Yamaha drumset by Drumdrops.
The drums that comprise Recording Hybrid Kit were specially selected from several different Yamaha drumsets in order to provide a well-balanced and versatile Drum Racks. The individual drum voices were sampled at multiple velocities and are available in up to 16 steps for each articulation.
Recording Hybrid Kit works well at various tuning pitches, and its big size and its classic Ludwig 402 snare sound makes it especially suitable for rock and pop.
The kit is a free download at Ableton.
More information: Drumdrops / Recording Hybrid Kit
AudioSpillage has released version 2.0.7 of DrumSpillage, the drum synthesizer instrument for Mac.
DrumSpillage is a model based drum synthesizer plugin for Mac OS X featuring 12 exclusive drum models capable of synthesizing a diverse range of electronic percussion sounds.
The models implement a variety of synthesis techniques including classic analog, physical modelling and FM synthesis.
The updates restores compatibility with OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and addresses the following issues:
- Fixed LFO tempo sync timing issues.
- Fixed UI initial sizing issues in Ableton Live 9.
- Fixed mute and solo alt key shortcut issues.
- Fixed an issue where cancelling kit/pad previews didn’t restore original settings.
- Added volume level readout on main pad editor.
DrumSpillage for Mac (AU) costs £75 GBP. Until April 30th, it is 25% off as part of AudioSpillage’s Spring Sale.
More information: AudioSpillage / DrumSpillage
The Robba has introduced Dynabee Diversion Presets Vol 1, a soundset featuring 50 dubstep patches for Diversion synthesizer instrument by Dmitry Sches.
50 New Dubstep/Electro Presets for Dmitry Sches “DIVERSION” VST synth, Designed by Dynabee…
Each preset has new Wav files which I recorded/created
Each preset has XY set up for easily controlling wobbles & wild sound morphs…
Lots of grunty basses, wobbles, unique leads and strange modulated notes..
The soundset is available for purchase for the introductory price of $12 USD until May 12th, 2014 (regular $18 USD).
More information: Dynabee Diversion Presets Vol 1
ADSR Sounds is offering 15% discount on its sound packs in an Easter Sale.
ADSR Easter Sale – 15% Discount on all sounds, samples and courses. Use code 345T3R on checkout atwww.adsrsounds.com
The sale ends April 21st, 2014.
More information: ADSR Sounds