The Loop Loft releases Joey Waronker Drums sample pack

The Loop Loft has launched Joey Waronker Drums, a collection of drum sessions featuring Joey’s unique and inspired playing (Beck, Atoms for Peace, R.E.M.).

The Loop Loft Joey Waronker Drums

Recorded in Los Angeles by Grammy-winning engineer, Darrell Thorp (Radiohead, Beck, Gnarls Barkley), Joey Waronker Drums is a collection of beats and sounds as eclectic as his credits suggest. Eight complete drum sessions cover a wide range of styles and sounds including funk, afrobeat, folk, dance, indie rock and odd meters. Each session contains a large variety of beats, fills and transitions, making it easy to create your own arrangement with Joey’s live drums.

Included in the collection are over 340 beats, fills and breaks, offering a massive variety of tempos, beats and genres. In addition, the Deluxe Edition gives you access to 14 channels of separate audio tracks recorded in pristine 24 bit/96 kHz audio, allowing you to mix every element of Joey’s drum kit, including kick, snare, toms, overheads and a variety of room mics. The Deluxe Edition also includes loops in all stereo formats) (REX2, AIFF, WAV, Stylus RMX), as well as MIDI, allowing you to utilize the beats in any DAW or loop plug-in.

The sample pack is available for purchase starting at $49 USD. It is also included in the Artist Series bundle, which offers a 50% savings on the regular price of included packs.

More information: The Loop Loft / Joey Waronker Drums


New Atlantis Audio releases Repercussions ReFill

New Atlantis Audio has announced the release of Repercussions, a Reason ReFill featuring drum and percussion hits, Kong presets, and more.

New Atlantis Audio Repercussions

Repercussions is a wide open palette of unique drum and percussion tools designed from a vast array of real world objects. Basketballs, breaking lightbulbs, bottles, cans, dumpsters, starter pistols, and more — reimagined as an arsenal of .drum presets for the mighty KONG.

Featuring redesigned sounds from the amazing Berklee Sampling Archive of Dr. Richard Boulanger, a portion of Repercussions proceeds goes to aid the important efforts of One Laptop Per Child — following in the successful footsteps of our Recoustics project.

Repercussions features

  • 138 drum & percussion hits.
  • 74 Kong .drum presets.
  • Bonus loops and kits.

The library is available for purchase for $9 USD.

More information: New Atlantis Audio / Repercussions


Drum Broker intros MPC Drums from MSXII v.2

The Drum Broker has introduced MPC Drums from MSXII v.2, a new sample library by MSXII Sound Design.

MSXII Sound Design MPC Drums from MSXII v.2

Back yet again by customer request, we’ve decided to release some MORE sounds straight off our MPC!

That classic MSXII sound you’ve heard on our medleys and more! Drums right off of floppy disk for your programming needs! Enjoy!

MPC Drums from MSXII v.2 features

  • 51 drum sounds directly from the MSXII MPC vault in 16bit .wav form.
  • Classic Akai MPC 2000 saturation with pushed levels to characterize the drums.
  • Sounds heard from MSXII medleys including the MPC Drums Demo, Synth Immaculate 3 Demo, and more.
  • Add the original MPC Drums from MSXII and save.
  • Compatible with all hardware/software samplers that accept the .wav format.

The sample pack is available from the Drum Broker for $19.99 USD.

More information: Drum Broker / MPC Drums from MSXII v.2


99Sounds releases White Noise SFX free sample pack

99Sounds has announced the release of White Noise SFX, a free collection of white noise sound effects by Elias Pettersen aka Ammicuz.

99Sounds White Noise SFX

The library features a wide range of risers, tension builders, drop noises, sweeps and various other transition SFX which have been designed for use in different styles of electronic dance music.

Elias Pettersen aka Ammicuz is a young producer from Norway, with a passion for sound design and composing. If you appreciate this free white noise sample collection, you should definitely check him out on SoundCloud or like his page on Facebook to stay informed about future updates. He also has a nice YouTube tutorial about making white noise such as these in FL Studio.

This free sample collection provides a handy toolbox of sound effects suitable for use in various music genres such as techno, house, dubstep, etc. The samples are clearly labeled by type, so picking the right type of transition sound effect for the project you’re working is almost too easy. Ammicuz has done a terrific job at providing a neat and tidy collection of white noise sounds, ranging from simple noise sweeps to some rather unique sounding gated sequences.

White Noise SFX features

  • 62 white noise samples, 24-bit/44.1kHz WAV format.
  • Includes SFZ instrument and NKI instrument (Kontakt 5) patches.
  • 264 MB size on disk, 199 MB download size (RAR archive).

The pack is a free download from 99Sounds.

More information: 99Sounds / White Noise SFX


FabFilter intros Pro-Q 2 equalizer plugin

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FabFilter has introduced Pro-Q 2, an update to the Pro-Q equalizer effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

In this tutorial, Dan Worrall introduces FabFilter Pro-Q 2, the successor of FabFilter’s popular Pro-Q equalizer plug-in.

After a quick glance at new features like Natural Phase processing, Spectrum Grab, slope support for all filter shapes, gain-Q interaction and auto-gain, Dan will explain the most important features in more detail.

Pro-Q 2 will be available on August 28th, 2014.

More information: FabFilter / Pro-Q


discoDSP intros The Energy Waves Soundset for Discovery Pro

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The Energy Waves Soundset

discoDSP has introduced The Energy Waves Soundset, a free collection of patches by Sonic Sirius for the Discovery Pro synthesizer instrument.

The Energy Waves Soundset features

  • 128 free presets for discoDSP Discovery Pro VSTi Version 5.6 or higher.
  • Format: 1 Soundbank (*.FXB) & 128 Singles (*.FXP).
  • Sound Design: CHE by Sonic Sirius.
  • Includes Read me & Install (PDF).
  • Suitable for various/modern art genres.
  • Includes AdventureKid Waveforms (*.WAV) 16,7 MB, and Energy Soundset.dwb (*.WAV) 21 MB (Synthesizer Samples from Korg, Kurzweil, Nordlead, Oberheim and Yamaha).

The soundset is available for purchase from Patch Arena.

More information: The Energy Waves Soundset


Time+Space announces new presets for Zero-G Epica + 30% off

Time+Space has announced the release of 75 new presets for the Epica Kontakt Player instrument, which is available at a 30% discount for a limited time.

Zero-G Epica at Time+Space

Produced by synth fanatic Sam Spacey, Epica has received heaps of critical acclaim plus several awards since it was released by Zero–G in November last year.

Powered by the free Kontakt Player, the sounds within this ´virtual sound module´ were all recorded using boutique hardware and then meticulously hand looped so they sound as real as the instruments they came from. The result is a collection of hundreds of pads, leads, basses, sequences and FX all rich in timbre and steeped in character.

What´s more, the user interface offers tons of sonic sculpting options so you can create your own unique sounds simply and quickly.

Right now, Epica is available to buy for 30% less until 31st August PLUS Time+Space have announced the availability of 75 brand new presets created by Sam Spacey exclusively for Time+Space customers.

These fantastic new multis and single sounds explore the more ambient and moody side of Epica and the modulation wheel input has been put into good effect adding more nuances to this very organic update. There’s never been a better time to buy and explore this unique instrument!

Epica is available from Time+Space for £73.46 GBP / 95.17 EUR until August 31st, 2014.

More information: Time+Space / Epica