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Exponential Audio updates PhoenixVerb Surround & R2 Surround to v1.1.0

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Exponential Audio has released version 1.1.0 of PhoenixVerb Surround and R2 Surround, two reverb effect plug-ins for Windows and Mac.

Exponential Audio R2 Surround Reverb

Along with numerous improvements, this release also includes Exponential Audio’s unique new 3DLink technology.

Changes in v1.1.0

  • 3DLink supports new mixing formats with height channels such as Dolby Atmos and Auro 3D, and creates a natural, efficient reverb with channel counts up to 14.1. No special drivers are required, and all you need is a workstation that supports low and high busses.
  • More DAWs supported: Steinberg Nuendo, Cockos Reaper.
  • New surround formats for workstations that support them.
  • Performance and workflow improvements.
  • New presets.

PhoenixVerb Surround is available for purchase for 279 EUR/$359 USD; R2 Surround is 359 EUR/$459 USD. A bundle of both is 509 EUR/$659 USD. Version 1.1.0 is free to all licensed users.

More information: Exponential Audio

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Prime Loops releases Heavy Impacts Vol. 2

Prime Loops Heavy Impacts Vol. 2

Prime Loops has launched Heavy Impacts Vol. 2, a sample pack featuring a collection of 176 cinematic SFX samples.

Ideal for Music production, cinematic scores and sound designers alike, these heavyweight sounds pack a serious punch, so if your project needs a dramatic quality, Heavy Impacts Vol. 2 can provide it on an Epic scale! Weighing in at a mammoth 421MB, this powerhouse of sound comes packed full 176 individual Impacts and FX.

From futuristic glitch and synth Impacts, to climactic sweeps and swooshes, dramatic drones to the terrifying ‘Horns of the Apocalypse’ and post-apocalyptic ‘Hits of The Abyss’, these mammoth sounds will cause a sonic boom, bursting eardrums and blowing speakers wherever they are played, and all in exquisite 24-bit audio quality!

The pack is available for purchase for £14.95 GBP.

More information: Prime Loops / Heavy Impacts Vol. 2

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Drumdrop intros Ludwig Super Classic Kit

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Drumdrops has announced the Ludwig Super Classic Kit, a new drum sample library.

Drumdrops Ludwig Super Classic Kit

Most people will know of the reputation of Ludwig drums, famously used by Ringo Starr from a little known 60s Liverpudlian band, and later by John Bonham of Led Zeppelin. They sound fantastic, warm and responsive with a lovely dark tone from the thin 3 ply mahogany, poplar and mahogany shells with maple reinforcing hoops. Made before music became really amplified and loud, these drums were designed to sound good rather than generate loads of volume and as such they are wonderfully full and tonal, especially when recorded and miked up. Although obviously a 1960s kit, drummers continued to use this model though the 70s, and do so to this very day in fact… They just record so well.

The particular kit we used is one from session drummer Tim Weller’s collection and is a blue oyster pearl finish. The drums are shallower than many modern drums which helps focus their sound and control their decay.

For this kit we went for a dry controlled sound and used Miloco’s The Square in London. The kit was close mic’d. The Kit was recorded by Drumdrops engineer Ben Thackeray and mixed by Grammy award winning, ex Abbey Road engineer Guy Massey.

The Ludwig Super Classic Kit is available in 5 different formats. The Multi-Velocity Pack, Single Hits Pack, Drum Replacement Pack and All Samples Pack are out now. The Kontakt 5 pack with the Drumdrops Kontakt instrument will be released on the 28th of August 2014 between 4 pm and 4.30 pm GMT.

The first 20 customers will get the Kontakt pack free. The next 50 can purchase it for £15 GBP, the next 50 for £25 GBP, the next 50 for £30 GBP and then it will return to £40 GBP.

More information: Drumdrops / Ludwig Super Classic Kit

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The Producers Choice releases Piano Sessions sample pack

The Producers Choice has launched Piano Sessions, a collection of 4 piano loops kits.

Producers Choice Piano Sessions

These brand new piano loops will give you the inspiration to start your next song… Build on them with some drums, synths and bass for a perfect beat – or use them as they are for beautiful royalty free music for Film / TV. Or you can even chop up the chords, and resample them if you want to get creative.

You get HQ 24bit WAV files, MIDI files for easy edits and all 100% royalty free. There are two versions of each loop – dry and with reverb.

Played and recorded by classical pianist Sebastian G (classical soundtrack composer) This is the closest you can get to a real classical pianist playing in your music.

Piano Sessions features

  • Over 80 full loops (231 files in total, over 500MB of content).
  • Organised into folders (Basic, Advanced, Complex, Left Hand Movements, Instant Inspiration etc).
  • HQ 24 bit WAV. format (MIDI files also included).
  • Each loop comes in two flavours – Dry and with reverb.
  • 100% Royalty Free – ideal for commercial use.
  • Works in ALL DAW’s, software and hardware.

The pack is available for purchase for $47 USD. The first 20 customers get 10% off using coupon code EARLYBIRD at checkout.

More information: Producers Choice / Piano Sessions

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Cinesamples announces The Tina Guo Sample Library

Cinesamples has announced The Tina Guo Sample Library, an upcoming sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Nearly 2 years in the making, the Library will feature 3 playable instruments: acoustic cello, electric cello, and erhu, as well as loops in multiple genres, full melodic phrases with an integrated phrase-builder, sound design tools, innovative new use of the Kontakt player incorporating granular synthesis, changeable photo “skins” for the interface, and more.

The library will be available from Cinesamples on September 9th, 2014.

More information: Cinesamples

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Music Weapons releases Bangin Bass 2

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Music Weapons Bangin Bass 2

Music Weapons has announced Bangin Bass 2, a virtual instrument with bass sounds that suit hip-hop and urban style of music.

Instead of just using what is available and “making it work” every patch in bb2 is instantly usable. The all new library in Bangin Bass 2 is 3 TIMES LARGER than the original and has superior sound quality due to our double precision audio engine. In addition to the much larger library each patch actually has multiple velocities meaning you will get a different tone depending on how hard you play bb2.

We also have incorporated our TOUCHSCREEN COMPATIBILITY from Drum Weapons 3 giving you the ability to play the plugin like an instrument directly on your monitor or tablet. We also have added more on screen gui controls to further tailor each patch to your needs.

Hundreds upon hundreds of amazing bass patches ranging from dirty custom electric and acoustic basses, legendary analog basses dripping with character, chest pounding subs, insane crazy next generation synth basses, dubstep style bass, tons of 8oh8 patches. Each patch has been meticulously created and tailored to take your urban productions to another level. So what are you waiting for, add some bangin bass to your arsenal now!

Bangin Bass 2 features

  • All new library 3X the size of the original.
  • Extremely High Quality Audiophile grade sound quality from double precision audio engine.
  • Touchscreen Compatibility from Drum Weapons 3.
  • Multiple Velocities per patch, the tone changes depending on how hard you play.
  • Extensive onscreen gui editing options to tailor each patch to your needs.
  • Compatible with any program that runs VSTi or AU plugins on PC or MAC.

Bangin Bass 2 is available for purchase for $74.99 USD.

More information: Music Weapons / Bangin Bass 2

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Soundiron releases Dhol Drum v2.0 for Kontakt

Soundiron Dhol Drum

Soundiron has announced the release of version 2.0 of Dhol Drum, a dhol Indian percussion library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Originally released as “Solo Dhol” back in 2010 by Tonehammer, we’ve now completely redesigned and upgraded the library with a wealth of new features and added bonus content.

The new Dhol Drum library contains 5,147 samples and over 110 distinct articulations, played with sticks, mallets, brushes, hands, fingers, palms and more, all studio recorded in extraordinary detail and wide stereo, with up to 14 velocity layers and 10 round robin variants per note.

We also recorded an extensive range of ultra-deep bass bends (the classic “dooop” sound), often heard in classic tabla playing.

It all comes wrapped in our Megamixer, Dual-Layer Tuned Percussion and classic Ensemble presets. Every preset comes with full performance control, smart arpeggiation/EZ-roll generation, rack multi-FX and a bonus collection of sustaining atmospheres crafted from the original source recordings.

Dhol Drum v2.0 is available for purchase for the introductory price of $39 USD until September 3rd, 2014 (regular $59 USD). Requires full version of Kontakt 5.1 or later. Owners of the original v1.0 will be receiving an email in the next week with all the info on the upgrade to version 2.0.

More information: Soundiron / Dhol Drum

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