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Drum Broker intros The Unkempt Breaks XL: 1 Year Anniversary Edition

The Drum Broker has introduced The Unkempt Breaks XL: 1 Year Anniversary Edition, the 1 year anniversary edition of the critically acclaimed drum breaks package by MSXII Sound.

The Unkempt Breaks XL: 1 Year Anniversary Edition

The Unkempt Breaks XL is bigger, better, and more dusty than the original! All original breaks, recorded through an SSL Duality with insanely premium outboard gear such as the Universal Audio 8110 and with mics such as the sElectronics sE 4400, Schoeps CM, Coles 4038, and an Avantone CV-12.

Over 51 unique breaks all recorded on vintage equipment for that classic sound. In 3 formats of multi-tracked, vintage mono, and SSL mix down! and This project only gets better as it packages with a limited edition cassette tape as well! The tape includes numerous bonus breaks that are NOT included on the digital copy. Quantities of the cassette are limited so don’t sleep. Get busy & get creative. Get The Unkempt Breaks XL – 1 Year Anniversary Edition from MSXII Sound Design.

The pack is available to purchase for $39.99 USD.

More information: Drum Broker / Unkempt Breaks XL

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Roland updates AIRA family to v1.1

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Roland AIRA

Roland has announced that the entire AIRA family has been updated to version 1.1, introducing exciting and useful new features requested by users from around the globe.

Easy to install and free for all users, this AIRA update includes enhancements for the whole line, such as backup and restore facilities, and better overall MIDI management. It also provides a wealth of product-specific enhancements, such as external MIDI pitch control for VT-3, tuning control for TB-3, and instrument gain control for TR-8.

With roots in the very origins of electronic music, the AIRA line is designed to meet the evolving needs of today’s electronic musicians. In the studio or on the stage, AIRA brings genre-defining sound and modern performance features to a new generation. The first four products introduced in the AIRA series include the TR-8 Rhythm Performer, TB-3 Touch Bassline, VT-3 Voice Transformer, and SYSTEM-1 PLUG-OUT Synthesizer.

At the heart of AIRA is the newly developed Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) that faithfully captures the sound and feel of some of Roland’s most revered classics. ACB is the technology behind the authentic sound and responsive behavior of the AIRA products. It utilizes original design specs, consultation with original engineers, and a detailed part-by-part analysis of each analog circuit using Roland’s collection of pristinely archived drum machines and synthesizers.

The updates are now available to download from Roland.

More information: Roland / AIRA

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PSOFT releases PSOFT Audio Player for iPhone

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PSOFT has announced the release of PSOFT Audio Player, a multipurpose music player app for iPhone/iPod touch.

PSOFT Audio Player

PSOFT Audio Player is a special music player with which you can modify the sound however you like. It allows you to apply to the audio data various types of signal transformations in real-time, such as changing the playing speed and key, removing or extracting sound from a specified band, analyzing the musical scale and displaying chords, etc.

The app stands out due to its remarkable audio quality. With usual audio devices, changes to the key and playing speed almost always result in a noticeable degradation of the audio quality. However, by using our company’s “PhaseGear” technology, this app succeeds in reducing audio degradation to its utmost minimum. The result is surprisingly natural-sounding audio.

Use the app for all kinds of tasks such as ear training or language study by slowing down the playing speed, creating karaoke tracks by removing the vocals from the original track, listening to podcasts more efficiently by increasing the playing speed, etc.

The app is available for purchase for $7.99 USD.

More information: PSOFT

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Acustica Audio releases Blue Eq effect plugin

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Acustica Audio has announced the release of Blue Eq, an equalizer effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Acustica Audio Blue Eq

Blue Eq is a detailed emulation of vintage-revisited semiconductor equalizer, inspired by legendary British devices. For the first time ever, this well known EQ will be available in-the-box, and with a gorgeous original GUI.

Originally equipped with germanium, this EQ sounds thick & huge with its beefy bottom, musical mid-range and “expensive” air. Modeled after an incredible EQ heard on many hit records, this unit has both passive and active signal paths. This meticulously created VST version will help you transform your tracks from near-perfect to amazing.

Blue Eq for Windows and Mac (VST) is available for purchase for 89 EUR.

More information: Acustica Audio / Blue Eq

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Sinevibes updates Atom, Flow & Turbulence plugins

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Sinevibes has updated Atom, Flow and Turbulence, three effect plugins for Mac.

Sinevibes Atom

Changes in Flow v1.0.1

  • Eliminated lag when switching between presets with different sequencer timing.

Changes in Turbulence v2.0.1

  • Eliminated lag when switching between presets with different sequencer timing.
  • Fixed wrong parameter names in the parameter automation interface.
  • Minor corrections in the user manual.

Changes in Atom v1.0.1

  • Fixed presets not loading or plugin appearing twice on some systems.

The updates are now available to download from Sinevibes.

More information: Sinevibes

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The Drum Broker intros The Clinic & Minor Scales by Cardiak

The Drum Broker has launched The Clinic and Minor Scales, two new sample pack from Cardiak.

Cardiak The Clinic & Minor Scales

The Clinic
Fresh out of the HeartFelt lab Cardiak is back with another kit of sick drums. The Clinic, a composition of the triumphant kicks and sharp snares from all of Cardi‘s most recent music. Including sounds found in the songs of Royce Da 5‘9″, Scarface & French Montana etc. Purchase The Clinic and add that Cardiak flare to your production today and watch the transformation of your beats immediately.

Minor Scales
Cardiak Returns With A Brand New Kit Straight from The Labs At HeartFelt Music Group. Cardi gives you all insight on the piano in its most minor details. From chords to progression Cardiak gives you dark, melodic piano loops just for your production formed Piano Loops in WAV format.

The Clinic is available for purchase for $24.99 USD, Minor Scales is $19.99 USD.

More information: The Drum Broker

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ThaLoops releases Timbo Hip Hop Drumz

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ThaLoops Timbo Hip Hop Drumz

ThaLoops has released Timbo Hip Hop Drumz, a new pack that is bringing the raw, acoustic sound of true tape saturated kicks, snares, beat-box and percussion samples for modern music production.

The sound-set was designed to match the style of Timbaland, Danjahandz and Kanye West. Every drum sample is mastered to perfection to cut right through your beatz!

Packed with 191 (.WAV) blazing hip hop drum samples: 51 kicks, 58 layered snares/claps/sidesticks, 54 beat-box sounds and 27 percussion samples.

Kick and snare samples are organised into 3 kits: Timbo Diamond, Timbo Gold and Timbo Platinum. BeatBox and Percussion samples go under XTRA folder including formats for Battery, Kontakt, EXS24, Halion and Soundfont.

The pack is available for purchase for $17.99 USD.

More information: ThaLoops / Timbo Hip Hop Drumz

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