Future Loops has announced Arcadia – 8 Bits Invasion, a sample library featuring a collection of retro gaming inspired sound effects.
“Arcadia – 8 Bits Invasion” features bleeps, blips and bloops, noises, lasers and tracker synths divided into 8 different categories: Healers, 1-Up, Game Over, Checkpoint, Star Power, Hazards, Strange Beings, Shooters, Continue and Warp Zone.
This collection is 100% Royalty-Free ad includes 524 WAV samples.
Famous Audio has released Heavy Bass Artillery, a collection of bass sounds for the Massive soft synthesizer by Native Instruments.
“Famous Audio” are very proud to present our latest release “Heavy Bass Artillery” loaded with 60 freshest presets that will put you right at the forefront.
The collection contains 37 Basses,11 Monophonic Leads, 7 FX, 5 Synths. All sounds use the Macro Control Knobs and are very versatile! They can be used with Massive 1.3.0 or higher.
“Famous Audio” proves it’ s professional and delivers the dirtiest and hardest NI Massive presets for your next hit. Designed for use in Heavy Bass, Moombah, Dubstep, Breaks, Trap, 8Bit and Chiptune productions.
Soundcells has announced the release of Digital Genome v3, a ReFill featuring the sounds of the Amiga 1200.
In modern molecular biology, the genome is the entirety of an organism´s hereditary information. It is encoded either in DNA or in case of this fine ReFill it´s the AMIGA1200 encoded in Reason´s NNXT samples.
The AMIGA1200 with it´s 8-bit Paula chip was extremely popular among producers all over the world in the early nineties. “Digital Genome” picks up the thread where Soundcells left with “bitBUMPER deluxe” with it´s funky, housy and spacy lo-fi character! Warm, gritty, sleezy, dangerous and nostalgic are the keywords.
This ReFill can be used as a full workstation since everything the old Amiga had to offer is in there: basses, keys, lead synths, warm pads and enough drums and percussion to eat your heart out. And do not forget the wonderful FX section. The 200+ Genome combinators are conveniently built up with the right button functionality. Version 3 adds 25 new combinator patches, new NNXT patches as well as revised backdrops…
Digital Genome v3 features
203 combinator patches in 6 folders, great for many different styles of music: 36 Basses, 28 SFX, 43 Keys, 18 Leads, 27 Misc, 51 Pads.
208 NNXT patches containing the basic sounds which were used for the combinators.
230 original AMIGA1200 samples, 178 MB uncompressed.
21 fresh and great useable rex loops.
Digital Genome v3 is available to purchase for the introductory price of 19.90 EUR until December 1st, 2012 (regular 29.90 EUR).
Rhythmic Robot has announced the release of SuperDrums, a Kontakt recreation of Korg’s first digital drum machine.
The 8-bit sampled SuperDrum DDM-110 was a small but powerful, easily programmable machine with a surprisingly sophisticated editing system for its time, and its sounds – while not exactly naturalistic – were punchy and thick.
The 8-bit, limited bandwidth sampling lends its tones a crunchy warmth that sits very well in electro and house styles, though it can work well in any contemporary track. It had nine onboard kit pieces, with an Accent control for extra variation. Notable among its onboard sounds are the kick, snare and claps, all of which stand up well nearly thirty years after the machine’s release.
In creating SuperDrums, Rhythmic Robot have sampled the original DDM-110′s kit pieces in both Accented and unAccented variants, and the UI allows the user to select either a hard swap between these tones or a crossfaded, graded transition from one to the other. A gentle low-pass filter with a 6db/octave roll-off allows the upper frequencies to be toned down, while an output limiter, saturation control and drive distortion allow the sounds to be roughed up beyond their already gritty 8-bit origins.
All 9 original kit pieces sampled at 24-bit quality.
Accented and Unaccented versions, with switchable crossfade.
Third “mid” Tom created for added versatility.
Full complement of effects for further sound variation.
SuperDrums for Kontakt costs £5.95 GBP. Kontakt version 4.2.3 or higher required (full version).
Precious Sound has announced the release of PreSid, a sample library for Kontakt 5 and Maschine.
Presid is the most comprehensive 8580 Sid chip based library on the market.
PreSid is the first product based on our propriety “4Scoop” engine. Further releases will follow using the exclusive Precious Sound “4Scoop” engine. Our “4Scoop” engine has been developed to allow new features to be implemented and we have an open road map for our engine.
4 Oscillators with independant Amp ADSR/Filter ADSR, 2–Switchable Envelopes per Osc Amp Adsr (Normal/Punch).
20 WAveforms sampled from Sid chip–4 Selectable Flavours Per Osc (Raw/1073/512C/Tape).
2 LFOs per Osc, each with adjustable Speed, Depth and Sync–Shape: Sine, Triangle, Rectangle, Sawtooth, and Random/Destination: Filter Cutoff, Filter Resonance, Osc Volume, Osc Pan, Osc Tune and Osc Fine Tune.
Octave function to shift +/- 3 octaves per Osc (natively plays samples does not tune sample)–Inv Phase per Osc, Sample start adjustment per Osc.
7 FX per Osc–Lo-fi/Distortion/Flanger/Phaser/Chorus/Saturation/Limiter.
6 selectable Filters per Osc–LP/HP/BP/Notch/Phase/Vow, Adjustable Key track and Velocity amount.
Copy paste Osc settings to another Osc.
Global Dual LP/HP Filter–Global filters can be linked to behave like a BP Filter.
Global summing mixer–Global Insert effects Width/Distortion/Tape Saturation/Eq/Limiter, Global send effects Phaser/Flanger/Chorus/Ir Reverb/Delay, Unison (up to 8 voice), Global Amp ADSR with a softer curve.
Onboard Preset system (load and save presets via the global panel)–All sounds heard in demo’s on site and in product video are availible in the preset folder, 45 presets to help get you started.
Intuitive design–Large LED info Panel for a visual aide when setting up the synth.
Double clicking the Precious sound icon will Init the synth (top right hand side).
3.85GB Kontakt Library–1.31GB First instance 140mb per instance after.
149 MB Maschine package.
Deluxe/Maschine pack only
415 Raw Sid drums and FX.
397 Processed Sid drums and FX, 88.2 24Bit Files (can be used in any sampler), Mapped and organised in Maschine, neat folder structure.
20 Maschine kits (including patterns).
PreSid for Kontakt is avaialble to purchase for £39.99 GBP inc VAT/$49.99 USD; PreSid Maschine is £14.99 GBP inc VAT/$19.99 USD, and the PreSid Deluxe (Kontakt + Maschine) is £49.99 GBP inc VAT/$64.99 USD.
An introductory offer of 20% discount is available for the Deluxe pack until 15 October, 2012.
Precious Sound has also announced the “PreSid 8Bit Homage Competition”, in which you have the chance to win a free copy of PreSid Deluxe.
PreSid 8Bit Homage Competition Video.
Name the composer and the game the homage tracks 1/2/3 originated from. Please comment on the youtube video, the first person to guess all three correct we will contact and send out a free copy. The tracks are also located on our website (Homage 1/2/3)