Novuzeit recently released Neon Black, which contained a puzzle. Upon solving this puzzle (which Mark Piotrowski did) the Nightmare Machine would be unleashed.
This plug-in was supposedly the last DarkWare plug-in ever made, but it was never released so people wondered if it was actually real. You can read more about this story here.
The Nightmare Machine is still beta (and will stay that way) and contains at least one bug. From the included readme: If the audio goes completely to the right channel, play with the reverb knob to get things back to normal.
Also note that this thing can get nasty loud, so mind your ears and equipment.
Visit the DarkWare site for more information and a link to download the Nightmare Machine.
Jack House is a sample pack featuring raw rhythms and analogue jams.
Chicago meets Panorama Bar in this 400MB jack-a-thon of machine drum grooves, acidic basslines, pitch-bent synths, sampler-saturated stabs and retro vox distilled for maximum dancefloor functionality.
The pack is available to purchase for £16.90 GBP. Click+Mix pack are also available.
Big Bass Patches features 101 patches for the Native Instruments Massive and Lennar Digital Sylenth virtual synthesizer instruments.
From big and bold to deep and dark: Big Bass serves up 101 expertly sculpted Massive and Sylenth patches primed to deliver instant bassline satisfaction in everything from deep house and garage to tech-house and techno.
215 basslines strong means this Bass House sample collection delivers a multitude of options and exceptional bass heavy hooks ready to be used and abused. Suited perfectly to sit with swung out drums UK House Basslines focuses on analogue basslines with silky smooth rhythms and jackin’ patterns, it really is the perfect array of basslines for now.
UK House Basslines as with all our sample packs consists of perfectly looped basslines so drop and play is instantaneous, every bass loop is also created as 24bit 44.1khz wav files so compatibility is never an issue and the quality & clarity is superb. Each bassline is a powerful song starter, there is multitude of styles and patterns, so if you’re a classic UK House fan of first time round producer appreciating Bass House then this is the sample pack for you.
Are your Techno tracks lacking shine? Well Zenhiser’s got the fix, ‘Dark Techno FX’. 350 techno fx segregated into three folders, short, long and voice. The first, short contains percussive hit fx, metallic sweep sounds, tech one shots, rhythmic mini pattern fx and more. The second, long delves more into fx that move, warp, rise and adjust over time, it’s the perfect collection of sound fx for transitions and subjective atmosphere. The third folder and most interesting is Voices, there you’ll find a multitude of vocal fx ranging from vocoded sayings through to Dalek fx instructions, this is what set’s this sample pack apart from the rest.
Each sample within Dark Techno FX is 24bit 44.1khz wav files so compatibility is never an issue and the quality & clarity as always is superb. Every sample has been top and tailed so positioning is right on the money. So if you’re a Techno producer, remixer or just looking to move into the genre then this is perfect fx pack for you.
The sample packs are available to purchase for $30 AUD each.
UVI has announced the release of Darklight IIx, a sound library that is inspired by the Fairlight.
Costing upwards of $100,000, the dream machine of the 80’s was unattainable by most. Used by countless prominent artists including: Peter Gabriel, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Kate Bush, Herbie Hancock, Thomas Dolby and many more, it remains a highly regarded and sought after instrument.
Nearly thirty years later, no one has accurately captured the essence of this digital monster. Today, UVI is proud to say all of that is about to change…
We took our obsession to the next level, creating a complete set of instruments, sounds and sonic tools deeply inspired by the original digital monster.
A unique, hybrid process of exhaustive multi-sampling, analysis, and advanced audio processing allowed us to not only capture the original character of this machine but to enhance its ability with a host of today’s most powerful analog modeled filters, LFOs, envelopes and effects–packaged beautifully in a old-school interface.
Darklight IIx features
Page P > ‘Organic’ Digital Sounds
Immediate access to hundreds of sounds and instruments including: Bass, Brass, Bells, Strings, Guitar, Orchestral Hits, Synth, Drums, Percussion, FX, Keys, Piano, Organs, Winds, Reeds and Voices.
Efficient and versatile control set allows for everything from quick tweaks to deep sonic exploration.
Accurate reproduction of aliasing characteristics.
More than 250 ready-to-play presets.
A multitude of effects, including the new UVI SparkVerb™, allow you to create sounds like the original machine and process them to sound like your favorite cult records from the 80′s or something totally new!
Page B > Digital Drum Machine
80’s-style beatbox with step sequencer.
8 parts / 16 steps by part.
Hundreds of authentic vintage drums and percussion sounds including: Bass Drums, Snare Drums, Rim Shots, Claps, Cymbals, Crash, Ride, Hi-Hats closed and open, Toms and tons of percussions like Shalers, Congas, Guiros, Maracas, Cowbells and many more.
Dozens of kits and patterns ready to be tweaked.
UVI Filter, Tune, Volume, Pan and Mute for each part.
Page U > Creative Multi-Phraser
UVI exclusive ultra creative multi-phraser.
3 parts with 3 layers and 3 smart step sequencers.
Dozens of authentic vintage digital sounds including: Bass, Bells, Brass, Guitars, Keyboards, Mallets, Orchestral, Organs, Strings, Piano, Voices.
Create very fast multi-track arrangements or moving drones.
Dozens of presets ready to be tweaked.
The sound library for UVI Workstation 2 (free) or MachFive 3 is available to purchase for $199 USD. Requires iLok.
Patchworx 19 – Dubstep is a great collection of Dubstep Basses, Pads, Leads and FX, created using the Predator Synth by Jack Sparrow .
Jack Sparrow in a Leeds based producer with deep, dynamic, and diverse releases on Senseless Records, Contagious, Earwax, Pushing Red Recordings, Cloqwerq and Pinch’s Tectonic label to date. He has also recently been involved in dubstep remix projects for a variety of artists including Skepta (3 Beat Records), Count and Sinden, and his highly anticipated debut album was released to glowing reviews internationally.
Jack has gone to town with this orginal collection of Dubstep sounds and samples for modern producers looking for the current sound of the Dubstep progression. Dark FX and Atmospheres blend with Heavy Bass Riffs, Tangled Arpeggios and Sub Bass Frequencies. This patch collection has a grat variety of Dark and Techy Sounds which producers of Dubstep, Grime, DnB and Downtempo will enjoy.
Jack Sparrow Dubstep for Predator is available to purchase for £14.95 GBP.