Soundbox intros Killer FX Drops 2 sample pack

Soundbox has launched Killer FX Drops 2, a new sample pack featuring sound fx samples.

Soundbox Killer FX Drops 2

An intense collection of mind-blowing risers, speaker-twisting drops, insane snare rolls and hand-raising FX make this pack an invaluable source for all your FX and breakdown needs.

Drop the ready to go full mix stems into your favourite DAW for immediate satisfaction or craft your own FX sections and breakdowns for a more personal touch.

All loops are key and BPM labeled so you can get creative and save precious time producing your next killer release. The 10 construction kits contain stems that fit perfectly together from bar 1 so just line them up and layer them together for your perfect breakdown and FX sections.

Fans of Avicii, Martin Garrix, R3hab, Eric Prydz, Spinnin, Ultra, Wall and all Main-room genre styles will find this collection of samples a must have for their production weaponry.

The sample pack costs £12.95 GBP.

More information: Soundbox / Killer FX Drops 2

Audio Damage launches Easter Sale – 40% off plugins

Audio Damage has launched a Spring Sale, offering a 40% discount on its plug-ins for a limited time.

Audio Damage Spring Sale 2014

The annual Audio Damage Spring Sale is now rolling! Use the code EASTERPIG at check-out for 40% off your entire order, including bundles*. Visit the Audio Damage store now! Sale runs until Thursday, April 24th, at Midnight PST (GMT -8).

*Doesn’t include hardware items, sorry! Only plug-ins.

The sale ends April 24th, 2014.

More information: Audio Damage

Quantum Loops launches Twerk It Out sample pack

Quantum Loops has announced the release of Twerk It Out, a sample pack jammed full of complex beats, rhythms, bass and leads, with MIDI and RX2 files to boot.

Quantum Loops Twerk It Out

Twerk music comes from a mixture of EDM, Hip Hop and Nu Orleans bounce music, and with over 650MB of bass loops, drum loops, drum addons, Leads, and Drum Fills, all in .wav, .rx2, and MIDI, inspired by the likes of TWRK, Diplo, Caked Up, Dillon Francis, DJ Snake, Riff Raff and many more, you can get the lot right here.

Produced by Quantum Loops owner Dom Kane along with Quantum Loops regular Owen Sheppard (Castro), this pack contains 100s of loops carefully designed and created using everything from 808, Moog, Roland, E-MU, Juno, and processed using Neve and SSL to name a few. Spread across 4 main keys (A, C, Eb, and F), each section of the pack has been designed to be interchangeable. So whether you’re looking to write an experimental fill based track, or a head-nodding bass heavy Twerk monster, this pack has it all.

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

More information: Quantum Loops / Twerk It Out

Drum Broker releases Ultimate 808 by Erik Jackson

Ultimate 808

The Drum Broker has introduced Erik Jackson Presents – The Essential 808, a drum sample pack featuring the sounds of the Roland TR-808 drum machine.

Forget all other 808 Drum Kits! The Drum Broker teamed up with sound designer Erik Jackson to introduce an essential 808 Drum Kit designed and built from the ground up.

Erik meticulously sampled his Roland TR-808 through a Avalon 737sp, tweaking and recording every parameter on the classic Roland Drum Machine/Synthesizer. Paying careful attention not to alter the original sound and analog flavor of the TR-808, Erik ensured that he didn’t push the compressor too hard during the re-sampling process. Finally Erik created a kit that includes tuned hats, snares, and kicks. Each sample is labeled what note and key they are in.

The sample pack is available from the Drum Broker for $24.99 USD.

More information: Drum Broker / Essential 808

Rattly And Raw releases The Cassamplerette – Pack 1

Rattly And Raw The Cassamplerette Pack 1

Rattly And Raw has launched The Cassamplerette – Pack 1, an expansion pack for the Cassamplerette library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

A collection of 10 basses, keyboards and a guitar to fill out the original Cassamplerette pack!

Instructions included on how to install OR you can use it standalone with any FULL version of the latest Kontakt 4 or any version of Kontakt 5

The expansion pack is available for purchase for £5 GBP.

More information: Rattly And Raw / The Cassamplerette – Pack 1

Freaky Loops releases EDM Snares & Claps 2

Freaky Loops has launched EDM Snares & Claps 2, a collection of over 300 snares and claps samples.

EDM Snares & Claps 2

One of the most important drum elements after the kick is the snare and clap that comes on top of the kick. They define the rhythmic core of most drum tracks. Choosing the right kick, clap and snare combo is the key to a steady and phat beat. If you’ve ever wondered how to get that massive snare sound, this pack could be the answer! Check out the demo track to hear what we have for you.

This pack includes 315 fresh stacked claps & snare samples perfect for electro house and progressive house genres. From crisp and crunchy, to tight hard and dirty these phat snares will take your rhythm section to another dimension. This pack offers a diverse collection of layered claps, synthetic snares, processed machine claps and live claps, filthy lo-fi snare sounds, huge impacts, layered snare/clap ensembles and much more. You can use these samples in as many ways as you desire.

The sample pack is available for £14.95 GBP.

More information: Freaky Loops / EDM Snares & Claps 2

KV331 Audio updates SynthMaster to v2.6.15

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KV331 Audio has released version 2.6.15 of its SynthMaster and SynthMaster Player synthesizer instruments for Windows and Mac.

KV331 Audio SynthMaster
KV331 Audio’s SynthMaster Player with SM-800x skin.

This major update brings support for Avid’s AAX format: SynthMaster and SynthMaster Player now run as native 64-bit AAX instruments inside Pro Tools 11 on both Windows and Mac OS X platforms.

There are also other important additions, such as: A new skin for SynthMaster Player and more factory presets for both SynthMaster Player and Player Free.

Changes in SynthMaster v2.6.15

  • Added AAX version of SynthMaster&SynthMaster Player (32/64-bits on Win/Mac platforms).
  • SynthMaster Player skins are now included with SynthMaster as well.
  • Added MIDI Learn for XYPad controls.
  • Added delete preset feature (by right clicking on a preset).
  • Added random waveform selection for oscillators (by right clicking on an osc waveform).
  • Added listbox scroll using mouse wheel.
  • Added preset bank import feature.
  • Updated SynthMaster&SynthMaster User Manuals.
  • All SynthMaster&SynthMaster Player installers are now digitally signed.
  • Changed Unison implementation to better manage resources.
  • Users can now set the default preset to be used when initializing a new instance’s settings.
  • Users can now search presets by typing in text inside preset search textbox.
  • Users can now load a preset randomly selected from current filtered presets list.
  • Added SM-800X skin for SynthMaster Player.
  • SynthMaster Player now contains 800 factory presets.
  • SynthMaster Player free now contains 200 factory presets.
  • Fixes:
    • SynthMaster AU doesn’t respond to up/down keyboard events to change current preset.
    • SynthMaster VST/AU doesn’t normalize discrete parameter values between 0 and 1, causing incompatibilities with many host applications.
    • Selecting a Player skin crashes SynthMaster.
    • Updated factory presets that have missing easy parameters.
    • SynthMaster doesn’t read samples under \SynthMaster\Samples folder.
    • SynthMaster doesn’t read waveforms under My Documents< \SynthMaster\Waveforms folder.
    • SynthMaster doesn’t remember the last folder presets were saved to.
    • Resetting settings of a section might crash SynthMaster.
    • Pasting settings of a section from clipboard might crash SynthMaster.
    • Loading settings of a section from a partial preset file might crash SynthMaster.
    • Changing the value of skin dropdown using mouse wheel crashes SynthMaster.
    • Changing the value of scale dropdown using mouse wheel crashes SynthMaster.
    • “Preset Skin”, “Polyphony”, “Preset Quality”, “Preset Scale”, “Preset Buffer Size” parameters are not saved/loaded correctly for SynthMaster Player.

The update is now available to download for Windows and Mac (incl. demo versions).

More information: KV331 Audio

Monomo Sound releases MonoPole for Korg Analog Edition

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Monomo Sound Design has launched MonoPole, a soundset featuring 544 sounds for the Korg Analog Edition software synthesizers.

MonoPole features

  • MonoPoly soundset contains 128 sounds. Both a dry and wet soundset included.
  • LegacyCell soundsets contain 192 sounds. Both a dry and wet soundset included.
  • MS20 soundsets contain 128 sounds.
  • Polysix soundsets contain 96 sounds.
  • All MonoPole sounds make good use of the Modulation Wheel.

The soundset is available for purchase for $10 USD.

More information: Monomo Sound Design