The Drum Broker has launched Midnight Melodies, a sample pack featuring original samples by Erik Jackson.
First we have a Wurlitzer electric piano struck with Mallets and Plucked with guitar pick. Processed through EMI Vintage Plate Reverb. The Strings were plucked to create melodies, broke down in to 3 chordal categories. A minor – C minor – G minor. I also went back to the Wurlitzer and created pads to add to the melodies. These are lush sounding pads to add to the melodies. The sounds are not cut as perfect loops, I left the tails on for chopping them into new samples. They can be looped though.
The pads and the melodies were recorded through a Neve 5316. I also went back to the Wurlitzer and plucked the 3 minor scales I used for the melodies. You can easily load these scales onto your pads and play. Any pad you hit will sound good.
Next I recorded bass-line scales from the Moog Sub Phatty and Minitaur. These were recorded through the SSL AWS 900. There are also some chopped breaks to add to your arsenal, dig deep, dig in and create something different.
This entire sample pack is created in 3 chords and scales – A minor – C minor – G minor. Load the proper sounds in your sampler and tear it up. This is a very creative pack, made for very creative individuals.
The sample pack is available for purchase for $24.99 USD.
More information: Drum Broker / Midnight Melodies
Producer Loops has announced Deep House Vocals Vol 2, a new construction kits sample pack.
‘Deep House Vocals Vol 2′ continues this series of versatile House vocal sample packs, bringing you five fully-featured Construction Kits, complete vocal performances and individual vocal phrases designed to be chopped, re-arranged and sculpted to fit your next Deep House production. These chart-ready vocals and Construction Kits were inspired by Clean Bandit, Disclosure, Jess Glynne, and Mr Probz. Powerful bass lines, plucks, floating pads and pounding drums form the core of these stunning tracks.
Each of the five Construction Kits comes with the usual Producer Loops feature set including dry & wet files, FX tails and MIDI files.
On top of this you get complete vocal performances including dry & wet FX mixes. Single vocal phrases are also provided allowing you to craft new vocal lines and create chopped/glitched effects, suitable for genres outside of Deep House.
The pack is available for purchase for £29.95 GBP.
More information: Producer Loops / Deep House Vocals Vol 2
Eclipse Sound has announced a limited time sale, offering a 20% discount on Perimeter Sound soundsets for the Zebra 2 synthesizer from u-he.
Eclipse Sound is Launching a 20 % off sale for all Zebra 2 perimeter sound banks. For more details visit Zebra Section at http://eclipse-sound.com/
The sale ends October 30th, 2014.
More information: Eclipse Sound
ZAQ Audio has released the Zaquencer, a custom firmware for the BCR2000 total recall USB/MIDI controller by Behringer.
The Zaquencer by ZAQ Audio is a custom firmware for the Behringer BCR2000 that will turn it into a standalone MIDI step sequencer.
It is not a preset but a new operating system for your BCR2000, effectively turning it into a whole different device.
- Native, standalone analog-style step sequencer for BCR2000.
- No Computer or PC software needed for operation (except for the initial firmware upload).
- 32 steps or less, depending on loop.
- 4 tracks, switchable between (mono/polyphone) notetrack or drumtrack.
- 2 independent MIDI-Controls (ProgramChange, Aftertouch, PitchBend, CCs) per track.
- Using the flash storage to save all global params and up to 192 patterns.
- Each consisting of 4 tracks.
- Organised in 12 banks of 16 patterns each.
- Copy patterns.
- Copy single tracks between patterns.
- Pattern chain to play up to all 192 patterns in a row.
- Internal/External Clock source (can send/receive MIDI clock or both, with MIDI Through setting enabled).
The Zaquencer firmware is available for purchase for 69 EUR.
More information: ZAQ Audio
ADSR Sounds has released EQ Masterclass, a video tutorial course on equalizing.
Understanding EQ in sound design, music production and media production makes a critical impact on how alive and professional your audio sounds.
This guide to EQ provides all the knowledge, tips and tricks to take you from the basics of ‘what is EQ’ to knowing how to EQ sounds. Learn how to make leads sound brighter, percussion punchier and vocals – sing! Master a more professional mix today.
This course uses Logic to demonstrate the EQing process but the skills learnt are applicable to most DAWs including Ableton Live, FL Studio and Cubase.
EQ Masterclass is available for purchase for $19.99 USD.
More information: ADSR / EQ Masterclass
AudioThing has announced the release of Environments – Piscina Mirabilis, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt. Environments Piscina Mirabilis features sound gestures from a handmade electroacoustic feedback setup and the impulse response (three different … read more
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Rob Papen has introduced QUAD, a synthesizer Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason. QUAD is the first Rack Extension synthesizer built from the ground up for Reason by the Rob Papen team. It features two oscillators … read more
Volterock & undocument have launched Vocal Hazard Pack Volume 2, a free vocal sample pack featuring 748 vocal samples. Almost a year ago Volterock & undocument ventured into the studio to do the unthinkable: CAPTURE … read more
Hypeddit has announced a remix contest, a chance remix The Battle by John Gold. Join the ultimate battle of the producers by hitting us with your most powerful remix weapon of THE BATTLE, a remix … read more
Samplephonics has launches Deconstructed Pop, a sample library by Simon Rudd featuring 1.15GB of meticulously produced loops and samples broken down into 5 full tracks, each 1-3 mintues long and with 8-15 parts, plus a … read more
Plugin Boutique is offering a chance to win Sugar Bytes Complete Bundle, Plugin Boutique’s BigKick and Loopmasters Pro Audio Sample Packs. SUGAR BYTES BUNDLE — Sugar Bytes Complete includes Egoist, Cyclop, Turnado, Guitarist, Thesys, Consequence, … read more
Acon Digital has released version 1.1 of Multiply, a free chorus effect plug-in for Windows and Mac. Acon Digital Multiply is a free and versatile chorus effect with a unique twist. Each simulated voice is … read more
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Manda Audio has set free its MT Power Drum Kit 2, a multi layer drum instrument for Windows and Mac. The MT Power Drum Kit is a new drum sampler offering the powerful, high-quality sounds … read more
Sonus Dept. has launched Dark Mass, Industry Trailer and Stylus Beats, three free sound libraries for Kontakt and Massive. Dark Mass features 20 presets that reveal another side of this great synthesizer: gloomy soundscapes, cinematic … read more
Prime Loops has launched Muzzy: Drum & Bass, a new Total Samples pack featuring over 320MB of Muzzy’s trademark D&B sounds. The Monstercat rising drum & bass star has been on a roll recently, but … read more
VST Buzz has launched a limited time sale on the Zebra Light Bundle by The Unfinished, offering a 40% discount on the soundset bundle for u-he’s Zebra synthesizer plugin. The Zebra Light Bundle is a … read more
Xfer Records has updated its Serum wavetable synthesizer instrument to version 1.01, introducing new features, enhancements and various fixes and improvements. The dream synthesizer did not seem to exist: a wavetable synthesizer with a truly … read more
CAPSUN ProAudio has launched STR808, a sample pack features a collection of huge 808 style sub bass – pumped up, tuned and ready to go. We all want a go-to collection that lets us quickly … read more