Samplephonics has released Composite FX and 8-Bit Drum Hits, two new sample packs.
Composite FX features 71 sounds by EVAC.
With the imminent rise of the cyborg race there surely is no better time than now to equip oneself with the finest in manipulated percussive FX, modulated ambience and a twisted amalgam of aural insanity.
This precise collection of 71 genre bending samples provide producers from all backgrounds with an array of tonal shaping options perfect for any composition, sound design piece or abstract confusion.
Each sound has been painstakingly crafted by one of our resident mangler’s Mr EVAC himself giving each producer the chance to own the most futuristic of sample collections.
The 8-Bit Drum Hits sample pack comprises 71 8-bit drum samples by Soundbits.
Winding the clock back to the early digital era, sound designer Soundbits offers up his retro arcade inspired collection of original 8 Bit one shot drum samples and effects.
Perfect for chip tune, glitch hop or anyone looking for highly original, truncated sounds that cut through any mix.
The packs are available for purchase for £5 GBP each.
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Samplephonics has introduced The Sid Station, a sample pack featuring the sounds of the Elektron SidStation 8 bit digital synthesiser created using the original chip from the Commodore 64 computer.
This sample library contains a selection of multi-sampled looping waveforms, one shot drums and effects glitches, and a collection of playable loop patterns, all with corresponding sampler instruments for Kontakt, EXS24, Reason NN-XT sampler, Ableton Sampler, MOTU MachFive, Steinberg Halion and SFZ.
Expect to find a surprisingly versatile collection of glitchy loops and samples, that can be filtered and tamed or used to completely grime up a piece of music!
The Sid Station features
- 479.5 MB content.
- Over 1000 multi samples.
- 55 One shot drum samples.
- 421 Tempo synced mult sample loops.
- Sampler Instruments for EXS24, Kontakt, Reason NN-XT, Ableton Sampler, MOTU MachFive, Steinberg Halion and SFZ.
The sample pack is available for purchase for £20 GBP.
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Twisted Electrons has announced the release of AY3, a desktop 8-bit chiptune synthesizer.
Time to take a break from HI-FI land and enjoy some good old 8-BIT nostalgia!
The AY3 features two 8912 chips boasting 6 voice polyphony. You can apply sequencers, arpeggiators, noise, envelopes and pitch modulation to each voice with a click of a button.
The AY3 is packed with features that are all very easily accessible thanks to it’s intuitive 5×6 button matrix.
The AY3 is available for purchase for 197 EUR.
More information: Twisted Electrons / AY3
DSK Music has announced DSK DrumZ 8bitZ, a free drum instrument plug-in for Windows.
DSK DrumZ 8bitZ features
- 8 sound slots (C3 to C4 keys).
- Pitch control for each sample.
- Level and pan control.
- 6 full kits + extra sounds.
- Midi automation.
- Velocity response.
- Preset selector.
The plug-in is a free download for Windows (VST).
More information: DSK Music / DrumZ 8bitZ
Samplephonics has launched Arcade Transitions, a sample pack featuring a collection of heavy sound effects bloops, 8 Bit sweeps, bleepy impact samples and intricate chiptune style snapshots.
Painstakingly designed by our very own sonic scientist Soundbits, this collection of retro sound shaping tools and effects will take you right back to the good old days of Pacman and Streets of Rage!
Containing 299 one shot sound effect samples, and a collection of sampler instruments for EXS24, Kontakt and Reason NN-XT, this sample library contains a large collection of inspiring material for any sound designer, composer or music producer looking to inject complex and unique sound shaping into their productions.
The sample pack is available to purchase for £25 GBP.
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ZenSound has launched Pixelations, a soundset for the Zebra 2 synthesizer instrument by u-he.
This soundset covers a wide range of 8 bit sounds. For making all the sounds I’ve used completely the modular capacities of Zebra 2, that gives to this soundset a retro and advanced modular taste.
This soundset is formed by keyboards, drums, basses, leads, atmospheres, SFX, sequences and arpeggios. All these sounds have an advanced 8 bit taste!
- 128 patches in Zebra 2 native format.
- A guided installation in pdf and txt format.
- All the patches are royalty free.
- Includes free updates (volumes will be normalized and Mod Wheel control will be added in next free update).
The soundset is available to purchase for 14 EUR. Requires u-he Zebra v2.6 or higher.
More information: ZenSound / Pixelations
Prime Loops has launched 8-Bitstep, a sample pack featuring 340MB+ of glitch dubstep, including half-tempo heavy drum loops, glitchy synths, devious basslines & much more.
Fusing low-fi sounds with Dubstep, 8-Bitstep is the latest audio experiment to breakout from the Prime Loops audio lab, so put on your surgical mask and get ready to dissect this brand new sample pack.
Extracting the cells of two downright twisted genres, we’ve poised them against one another to create another expertly-blended sample smash! Will Dubstep steal the limelight or will 8-Bit neutralise the competition? When these two team up, you’re in for a double-whammy of wobble-glitch sample superiority. We’ve taken some inspiration from the likes of Oblivion, Terror Danjah and Caspa who have all demonstrated fearless Dubstep prowess whilst invading and dominating the Glitch Hop scene too.
Weighing in at over 340MB 8-Bitstep will clog your download folder with 6 bulging folders containing Arps, Bass, Drums, FX, Lead and Synth loops. From anvil-heavy half-tempo beats to glitchy anarchic arps, unbridled bass deviations, dominant leads and greasy synths, there’s a substantial helping of slime to pour into your productions. Swipe any of these samples from your download folder and they’ll sync instantly with any major sampling software. Just click on your selected sample, drag it over your DAW and drop it in. It’ll sync instantly with any pre-existing mix and you can adjust the tempo by clicking the end of the stem and adjusting the length to meet the BPM that you require. Each sample is mastered in blissful 24-bit high definition clarity to cut through the dirt!
The sample pack costs £16.95 GBP.
More information: Prime Loops / 8-Bitstep