Time+Space launches pre-order for EZdrummer 2 upgrade

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Time+Space has announced that EZdrummer users can now pre-order their upgrade to the upcoming EZdrummer 2 virtual drum instrument by Toontrack.

EXdrummer 2 upgrade pre-order

From today you can get a step closer to adding EZdrummer 2 to your set-up as Toontrack launch pre-orders on the EZdrummer 2 Upgrade.

Buy the Upgrade now and you’ll receive your serial number straight away. Register it at toontrack.com and on May 6th, EZDrummer 2 will be in your account and ready for you download!

Plus, buy your Upgrade from Time+Space and they’ll send you Ask Video’s forthcoming EZdrummer 2 Explored tutorial video for free when it’s released in May!

The upgrade to EZdrummer 2 is available for pre-order at Time+Space, priced at SRP £57 GBP / 69 EUR.

More information: Time+Space / EZdrummer 2 Upgrade

Drum Broker intros MSXII Sound Design All Kit Bundle

The Drum Broker has launched the All Kit Bundle, a collection of all sample packs by MSXII Sound Design.

MSXII Sound Design All Kit Bundle

Everything from the fine folks at MSXII Sound Design!

Kit Features:

  • Every kit from MSXII…all rolled in one.
  • Bonus, unreleased sounds.
  • Over 25% savings on bundle vs. buying each kit individually.
  • Royalty-free original compositions.
  • Content includes The Unkempt Breaks, Rhodes and Vibes, Bars, Keys, & Anomalies, The Synth Immaculate 1 & 2, The Joe Deertay, and The Sammich Kit, and The Mutha-Plucka.

The bundle is available from the Drum Broker for $149.99 USD.

More information: Drum Broker / All Kit Bundle

Sonic Cat releases Pop Synth for Kontakt

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Sonic Cat has launched Pop Synth, an 80s retro pop sound synthesizer for Native Instruments, featuring the sounds of the Roland JX-3P.

Sonic Cat Pop Synth

JX-3P is polyphonic synthesizer produced in 1983. But Pop Synth is a reinterpretation, not a restoration. Sonic Cat recorded all key ranges at 24-bit, and captured sound originality by sample looping.

Pop Synth is also an instrument for playback of the original JX-3P’s preset sounds. Pop Synth can play moods just like dual layers of JX-10 because it can make new sounds using the twin-engine system.

Pop Synth features

  • 312 .NKI Kontakt instrument presets for Kontakt 5.3+.
  • 1,951 samples.
  • 24-bit / 44.1 kHz .NCW format samples.
  • About 2.7 GB installed.

The Pop Synth is available to purchase for the introductory price of $35 USD until April 23rd, 2014 (regular $59 USD).

More information: Sonic Cat / Pop Synth

ModeAudio releases Orbital SFX for Massive

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ModeAudio has announced Orbital SFX, a soundset featuring 50 hyperactive synth presets for the Massive virtual instrument by Native Instruments.

ModeAudio Orbital SFX

From intense risers and freewheeling falls to turbulent explosions and earthshaking sub drops, this pack makes full use of Massive’s every available feature to bring you a versatile set of fully customisable SFX sounds.

A panoply of sonic flavours from deep, quaking subbass, vibrant and brilliant highs, spiralling noise, dusty distortion, interstellar phase, ring and pan modulation and otherworldly effects processing is contained within Orbital SFX, ideal for music as diverse as EDM, Hip Hop, Pop, Electro, Downtempo and far beyond.

Assign your MIDI controllers or automate from within your DAW to take control of 8 key macro assignments, programmed for each and every preset. Blast, break, boost, beat and bombard your music to tipping point and over with this handcrafted pack of 50 energetic and shapeshifting presets – reach far above the clouds with Orbital SFX – Massive Presets!

The soundset is available for purchase for £12 GBP.

More information: ModeAudio / Orbital SFX

Echo Sound Works releases EDM Drops & Boom Drums

Echo Sound Works EDM Drops for Massive

Echo Sound Works has announced the release ofEDM Drops V.1, a soundset for Native Instruments Massive, and Boom Drums, an urban drums sample pack.

EDM Drops V.1 for NI Massive is a comprehensive soundset that covers nearly every genre of EDM from Electro, Progressive, Progressive House, Dubsteb and Complextro.

Getting your drop to have the right sound and energy is one of the most difficult parts about producing EDM. With EDM Drops V.1 your drops will be sounding bigger and fuller in no time.

Every sound was tested out in a production environment and if a particular preset that we made didn’t strike any creative ideas, we tossed it. We made nearly 200 presets and kept only the best, most usable ones. You end up with 125 presets with all 8 Macros active so you can quickly change and tweak the sounds.

We’ve also included a ton of bonus items like the drum samples from the demo, 5 Logic X sessions and 10 MIDI files.

The soundset is available for purchase for $20 USD.

Boom Drums is a sample pack featuring both vintage and modern sounding drums.

Echo Sound Works Boom Drums

We recorded brand new acoustic drums and layered those with old school, vintage sounding samples. That means you get drums that have both a vinyl old school vibe and the punch of modern hip hop samples. To top it all off, we ran everything through an Empirical Labs Compressor for that “Boom”.

The Boom Drums come with 345 24 Bit WAV samples and has everything you need to freshen up your beats. Kicks, Claps, Snares, Hats and Percussion. We’ve even included 4 drum kits and some loops to get you started.

Boom Drums features

  • 75 kicks.
  • 80 snares.
  • 70 claps.
  • 80 hi hats.
  • 40 percussion.
  • 7 drum kits formatted for Maschine.
  • 15 WAV drum loops (24-bit) from the audio demos.

The sample pack costs $20 USD.

More information: Echo Sound Works

Admiral Quality launches sale – 66% off Poly-Ana

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Admiral Quality Poly-Ana

Admiral Quality has announced a limited time sale, offering a 66.6% discount on its synthesizer instruments for Windows and Mac.

We hardly ever do this, but in celebration of the coming holiday and, frankly, because the Admiral is hungry and trying to keep a roof over his head and his internet on, we’re going to offer our biggest discount yet until the end of the month. Prices of Poly-Ana and L’il Poly-Ana are slashed to 1/3 normal! That’s right, until May 1, 2014, a positively evil 66.6% off!

We also have some new products and updates coming very soon, including support for x64 on OSX. So stay tuned, and please help spread the word about our sale. It will help us get those other projects completed over the coming days and weeks.

The sale ends May 1st, 2014.

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Vengeance Sound releases Glitch Bitch plugin

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Vengeance Sound has launched Glitch Bitch, a Vengeance Producer Suite effect plug-in for creating glitch and stutter effects.

Vengeance Glitch Bitch

VPS Glitch Bitch is your new favourite tool, when it comes to mangle your audio tracks: shorten or increase buffer sizes, sync buffers to your host tempo, add HP- or LP filters, apply rate reducing, reverse the buffers, use the “advance buffer mode” to create unheard effects, pitch down your buffers, apply volume and pan modulations, draw your custom envelopes (n-point envelopes), use the internal sequencer for triggering – the possibilities are overwhelming!

Glitch Bitch features

  • Synced buffer sizes.
  • Advance buffer mode.
  • Reversible buffers.
  • Buffer gate time.
  • HP- and LP filters.
  • Rate reducer.
  • Volume and pan modulations.
  • Internal sequencer.
  • Note value synced envelope mode.
  • 4 independent n-point envelopes.
  • Pitch effect.
  • Synced and free start modes.
  • Intelligent and precise timing.
  • 2 different dry/wet modes.
  • 140 dancefloor destroying presets by Manuel Schleis.

The plug-in is available for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/AAX), priced at 49 EUR. It is currently 20% off in Vengeance Sound’s Easter Sale (use coupon code vEaster at checkout).

More information: Vengeance Sound / VPS Glitch Bitch

HoRNet Plug-Ins releases DeeLay effect plugin

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HoRNet Plug-Ins has launched HoRNet DeeLay, a vintage digital dub delay effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

HoRNet DeeLay

The vintage button gives the HoRNet DeeLay that typical early 90s sound where digital was still imperfect and with a character of its own.

The DeeLay can make endless feedback loops and changing the delay time changes the pitch of the buffer creating funny and interesting noises, the time parameter can be modulated with an LFO allowing the creation of futuristic wobbling sounds.

Since the delay is digital it has all the robotic artifacts of modulated digital delays instead of the smooth action of an analog emulated delay.

Try it on vocals, guitars or anything that needs space, the HoRNet DeeLay will surprise you with it’s spacey yet focused sound.

HoRNet DeeLay features

  • Delay time up to 5000ms.
  • Sync mode from 1/16th to 1bar.
  • Capable of endless delay generation.
  • LFO from 0.1Hz to 10Hz.
  • Time modulation.
  • Vintage mode with 12bit ADC emulation.
  • Mac OS X (>=10.5 intel only) and Windows support.
  • 64bit compatibility both on Mac and Windows.
  • Audio Units VST2.4, VST3 and RTAS format.

HoRNet DeeLay is available for purchase for 7.99 EUR.

More information: HoRNet Plug-Ins / HoRNet DeeLay