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Cakewalk updates Z3TA+ synthesizer app for iOS to v1.3

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Cakewalk has released version 1.3 of Z3TA+ iOS, a synthesizer app for iPad.

Cakewalk Z3TA+ iOS

The legendary Z3TA+ synthesizer has been used on countless records, and it’s distinctive sound has been a staple of electronic artists the world over. And now Z3TA+ iOS puts the full power of Z3TA+2 on your iPad. Packed with hundreds of presets, modulatable waveshaping, dual mode filters, and flexible effects, Z3TA+ iOS is the perfect creative synth for making music anywhere, anytime.

Changes in Z3TA+ iOS v1.3

  • Import Z3TA+ presets from iOS, or Z3TA+ 2 Plug-in, available on Windows & OS X.
  • Import User Waves, MIDI Arps, Scala Tuning files, and presets via iTunes Sharing.
  • Export Z3TA+ iOS presets via AirDrop, or email.
  • Capability to search presets.
  • Capability to create preset “favorites”.
  • Scala tuning support.
  • Copy / Paste Functionality for individual Oscillators, Envelope Generators, Low Frequency Oscillators, and Delay Effects.
  • “Please Rate This App” Button in Options Menu.

Z3TA+ iOS is available for purchase for $19.99 USD. The update is free for current Z3TA+ iOS owners.

More information: Cakewalk / Z3TA+ iOS

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123Creative launches Pentode audio VBE-1 bass enhancer plug-in

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123Creative has announced the release of Pentode audio VBE-1, a vacuum tube analog bass enhancer effect plug-in for Windows.

Pentode Audio VBE-1

If basic equalization does not bring enough of low end massive fatness and warmth to your mix, it is time to test new Pentode VBE-1 that will add real vacuum tube warmth, saturation and drive to your baselines and kick drums.

Pentode audio VBE-1 features

  • Analog modeled bass filter (frequency and bandwidth Q knob).
  • Vacuum tube bass enhance circuit with „saturation circuit gain knob“ to set amount of analog bass warmth/saturation and „saturation circuit output“ to set amount of level of saturated signal.
  • Enhance knob to set amount of „colorless“ bass enhance.
  • Input and Output volume knobs to set amount of input saturation and overall output volume.

The plug-in is available for the introductory price of 9.90 EUR (regular 16.90 EUR).

More information: 123Creative / Pentode audio VBE-1

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99Sounds releases Vinyl Noise SFX free sample pack

99Sounds has launched Vinyl Noise SFX, a free library of 37 vinyl noise and crackle sound effects by Matoto aka Chia.

99Sounds Vinyl Noise SFX

All vinyl crackle samples included in Vinyl Sample SFX were recorded on a Numark TTUSB turntable connected to Audacity. Records used were innumerous, ranging from 78s from the 1950s to 7″s from the ’70s-80s as well as a few modern 12″ dance records.

No samples have been EQed, limited, compressed, panned or post-processed in any way. All samples are available in 16-bit WAV format. All recording, editing/cropping, compiling and graphic design done by Chia.

Vinyl Noise SFX features

  • 37 vinyl samples, 16-bit/44.1 kHz WAV format.
  • Includes instrument patches in SFZ and NKI (Kontakt 5) formats.
  • 56 MB size on disk, 39 MB download size (RAR archive).

The pack is available as a free download from 99Sounds.

More information: 99Sounds / Vinyl Noise SFX

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Push Button Bang releases Chillstep Vocals

Push Button Bang has launched Chillstep Vocals, a collection of haunting and beautiful vocal samples to inspire your ambient dubstep and melodic electronica.

Push Button Bang Chillstep Vocals

Chill step vocals features three vocalists, two female and one male, each with a unique european style and tone. Alexandra sings with a sultry, sexy eastern european tone, Honey Rae flows with a beautiful, soft and soothing english sound while Dan brings a powerful celtic flavour to his recordings.

From original, understated yet catchy hook lines, beautifully softly sung siren calls to big crescendo choruses, this collection offers a superb array of unique material, from singers with their own character and vibe. The lyrical content contains timeless subjects such as love, the soul, the galaxies and time and appreciating the moments and the music you create.

The stems range in length from 4 to 32 bars, at a range of tempos from 126 to 140 bpm, with all stems organised by vocalist and root note. The collection also contains a single hit section, featuring hundreds of melodic improvisations, useful stabs, cuts and longer, drifting ambient vocal fx.

Chillstep Vocals features

  • 758MB content, 24-bit quality.
  • Recordings of 3 vocalists.
  • 88 vocal stem parts.
  • 230 vocal hits and cuts.

The sample pack is available for purchase for £19.95 GBP.

More information: Push Button Bang / Chillstep Vocals

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The Boom Boutique launches with free Transistor Kicks pack

The Boom Boutique has announced the launch of its website, offering a collection of royalty-free 808 drum samples.

808 Kicks - The Boom Boutique

With the The Boom Boutique there is finally a place for your to find all the great, commercial drum sample packs from the legendary TR-808. We offer the sample packs with the highest-quality drum sounds and kits, either sampled directly from the 808, refined using analog or digital effects or inspired sound emulations with even more bang for your buck.

These sounds of the 808 are iconic and easily distinguishable and with the still-impressive boomy kick drum it has been the essential drum sound for more than 30 years. You have heard it countless times and it is still rocking genres like Hip-Hop, House, Trap, Dirty-South, Electro and many more.

B808M Transistor Kicks

In celebration of the launch, the Boom Boutique is offering a free copy of Transistor Kicks, a sample pack with 50 massive kick drums from the exclusive B808M label.

“Transistor Kicks” is the first release from B808M and exclusively available here on The Boom Boutique.

This pack includes 50 amazing kick drum samples guaranteed to add punch to your productions.

These kicks were recorded from the 808 and then professionally EQed, optimized and mastered to give you maximum B808M!

Transistor Kicks features

  • 50 kick drum one-shot sounds.
  • Short, mid and long bass drums.
  • 24-bit WAV format.
  • 11 MB download size.

The pack is available to download for free for a limited time.

More information: 808 Kicks – The Boom Boutique

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Sounds To Sample releases Deep House Melodics 3

Sounds To Sample Deep House Melodics 3

Sounds To Sample has launched Deep House Melodics 3, a new collection of samples and MIDI files for deep house music production.

Inspired by the sounds of artists like Oliver $, Jimi Jules, EDX, Purple Disco Machine and Oliver Heldens while made with curating demo submissions to chart dominating labels like Enormous Tunes, Bunny Tiger and Spinnin’ Deep in mind, Sounds To Sample’s Deep House Melodics 3 is just the pack you need to inject your next track with the sun-kissed Deep House sound.

Including over 200 WAV files of bass, chord, lead, add-on loops and single shots, along with 150 completely customizable MIDI files and organized with the user in mind by sorting all samples and files by BPM and key, Deep House Melodics 3 is the next must have production pack for all your four-to-the-floor needs.

The sample pack is available for purchase for $19.99 USD.

More information: Sounds To Sample / Deep House Melodics 3

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Rankin Audio releases Ableton Projects – Dark Bass House

Rankin Audio released Ableton Projects – Dark Bass House, a set of 4 Ableton projects with a focus on dark bass house music.

Ableton Projects Dark Bass House

Pioneered by the likes of Chris Lorenzo, Hannah Wants, Taiki & Nulight and My Nu Leng, to name just a few. Its a sound that is sweeping dancefloors and festivals worldwide and growing by the minute.

Concentrating on solid, dancefloor bangers, Rankin Audio brings the fire and takes no prisoners. Making full use of Ableton 9’s sonic weaponry alongside the power of Native Instruments Massive, Rankin Audio are here to put some real power in your DAW. You will be able to look in depth at how the tracks are structured and leveled alongside each other. How the bass is balanced with the drums, where to put different synths in the mix and beyond. You can look at the drum programming, how each synth sound is processed and how the track is layed out at a whole. You will be able to edit, rework, remix, chop, screw and do anything you like to them. You will be able to see how each channel is made up, the FX chains, drum racks, the EQ, the compression, the side chaining, gating, everything. This is an unrivaled way to get your head round the mixdown of a club level track.

This is a very special way to learn the tools of the trade and you can jump right into the mix to see inside out how tracks are constructed. As always, Rankin Audio gives nothing but super usable content that will keep you coming back track after track. Enjoy.

The Live pack is available for purchase for £19.95 GBP.

More information: Rankin Audio / Dark Bass House

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