99Sounds has launched Clap Machine, a free instrument plugin for Windows and Mac, based on the natural hand clap samples from its free Hands Make Sounds sample library.
The purpose of Clap Machine is to provide a quick and easy way to add natural sounding claps to your music.
You can use it to easily create rhythmic sequences or some natural sounding group claps (aka “gang” claps) by playing multiple notes at the same time. The plugin features four full octaves of clap sounds which I’ve recorded in different location, with more or less natural reverb.
You can use the simple global AR volume envelope to control the softness and the tail of the claps. If you don’t want any natural reverb, use shorter release times and either add some of the built-in reverb, or use a third party reverb plugin to process the signal.
The plug-in is available to download for Windows and Mac (VST/AU).
More information: 99Sounds / Clap Machine
99Sounds has announced Project Pegasus, a free sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt and Wav.
Project Pegasus is a free collection of dreamy analog arpeggios, lush strings, huge pads and ambient soundscapes crafted by Bryan Lake aka Sound Author. The library offers a diverse palette of warm and spacious sounds which are ready for use in Kontakt 5 or any WAV compatible sampler.
The sounds were built from scratch using various virtual synthesizers and real world instruments and processed with both internal and external studio gear. Bryan has used various sound mangling and re-sampling techniques to create a variety of rich ambient pads and some fantastic arpeggio sequences. The library contains over 100 individual instrument patches, covering a broad range of dreamy soundscapes and classic analog pads.
Project Pegasus is a cinematic sound library which is perfectly suitable for use in cinematic scoring and ambient soundtracks, however most the included pads and soundscapes can be used in a variety of music genres such as electronica, experimental rock, dubstep, etc. Feel free to experiment with these samples and layer them together to create even bigger and more complex soundscapes and pads.
Project Pegasus features
- 19 arpeggios.
- 53 atmospheres.
- 50 instruments.
- 122 NKI patches.
- 24-bit/44.1 kHz stereo WAV format.
- 298 MB size on disk, 212 MB download size (ZIP archive).
The pack is a free download from 99Sounds.
More information: 99Sounds / Project Pegasus
99Sounds has launched Magnetic Fields, a free sample pack featuring an eclectic collection of 50 dark and atmospheric soundscapes, crafted by Matt Bowdler aka The Unfinished.
The idea behind the sounds is one of dusty, mechanical, hyperreal atmospherics. Glimpses into little worlds that may or may not exist.
The sounds were constructed with a variety of The Unfinished’s homegrown samples, which were then processed with a variety of NI Reaktor modules.
Field recordings, vocals and drum loops have all been given the Magnetic Fields treatment, providing a cool collection of curiosities ideal for ambient, sci-fi and horror work.
Magnetic Fields features
- 50 soundscapes, 24-bit/48 kHz stereo WAV format.
- 9 NKI patches, 1 SFZ patch.
- 302 MB size on disk (98.1 MB download size).
The pack is now available to download from 99Sounds.
More information: 99Sounds / Magnetic Fields
99Sounds has launched 99 Drum Samples, a free collection of electronic and acoustic drum hits which have been built from scratch and processed with enternal and external audio gear.
I’ve been building this personal collection of drum samples for years and it’s being released now as a free bonus sample pack for the first music making contest on 99Sounds!
The sounds were recorded from various analogue and digital sources and processed with various on-board effects and external gear. My favorite part of the pack are the drum machine sounds and acoustic drum hits which I’ve recorded to a cassette tape in order to enhance them with a bit of punch and grit. Some of the included drum hits were also passed through an old tape delay unit, resulting in a warm organic sound.
The pack also includes a selection of modern electronic drum samples, some acoustic drums (captured with my trusty Edirol R-09 recorder) and a set of drums which were synthesized with various analogue and digital instruments (including the Korg Electribe ER-1 drum machine and the Lell UDS analogue drum generator). I’ve also included a small set of lo-fi drums which were recorded from various toy instruments such as the Yamaha DD-5.
The sample pack is a free download at 99Sounds.
More information: 99Sounds / 99 Drum Samples
99Sounds has launched a Music Making Contest, a contest in which you can only use the loops and samples available for download on 99Sounds to create a track.
Welcome to the first ever music making contest on 99Sounds! Since our launch in June 2014, we’ve released twelve amazing sample libraries, crafted by a group of generous and extremely talented sound designers from around the world.
Your response has been fantastic so far and we’d like to thank you for that! Join our music contest to put your creativity to test and for a chance to win some AMAZING prizes in the process!
The deadline for submitting a track is November 15th, 2014. Prizes include Propellerhead Reason 8, AAS Ultra Analog VA-2, Cableguys Bundle, and more.
More information: 99Sounds / Music Making Contest
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