The Unfinished has launched Humankind, a new limited edition charity synthesizer soundset collection, in aid of Oxfam.
There are four soundsets: Absynth, Massive, Omnisphere and Trilian. Each soundset contains 64 patches and is priced at £9.99.
The soundsets are ‘limited edition’ because they will only be on sale for a month. After that period, they will no longer be available.
At least 50% of sale proceeds will go to Oxfam, a charity that do fantastic work around the globe, helping those who need it most. I say ‘at least’ 50% because I will be providing the option of ‘paying what you want’ and any extra you pay over the £9.99 RRP will go directly to Oxfam. This option is there if you wish to donate more money to Oxfam.
The sounds in the four collections range from the delicate and atmospheric to the downright dirty and aggressive; packed full of beautiful pads and soundscapes, and roaring basses and sequences. There is also a Humankind Bundle, with a small discount, if you wish to pick up all the limited edition sounds.
More information: The Unfinished / Humankind
Multiples Pro has announced the release of Padded Cell: Aftermath and Dust: Subtractor, two new free sound packs.
Aftermath is the latest title in the Padded Cell series of sound design sample libraries.
This time we used the mighty Absynth from Native Instruments to create 50 separate sound-scapes using samples crafted in earlier sample libraries released here on Multiples Pro.
Padded Cell: Aftermath features
- 200 Rhythmical Loops recorded at 120bpm.
- 100 Old School sounds made using the E|Loops X3 sample library.
- 50 brand new loops created with Absynth using Dust: Imposcar, Dust: Minimoog, Dust: MPBASIC, Padded Cell: Granulab and ABass XL.
- All 50 sounds then “Celled” in the usual way.
The Aftermath pack is a free download in .WAV format.
The Dust: Subtractor pack includes 10 multi-sampled sounds created with the Subtractor synthesizer in Propellerhead Reason.
This is one of our favourite synthesisers and continues to dominate many of our tracks to this day due to it’s sound and bite which is often missing from today’s software instruments.
We have created 10 sounds for you to use in your productions which ooze these characters as well as provide a nice back-bone to the bass and lead ends of your tunes.
The Subtractor pack is available to download in .WAV, Kontakt 4+, Maschine 1.8+, and MPSampler/Reaktor formats.
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on Jul 22, 2013
Native Instruments has announced the Blockbuster Season sales special, offering 50% discount on 10 Native Instruments cinematic and orchestral instruments.
BLOCKBUSTER SEASON features 10 acclaimed instruments – each serving a unique role in Native Instruments’ cinematic and orchestral instrument portfolio. ACTION STRINGS provides over 14 GB of authentic orchestral string phrases, playable via an intuitive interface for dynamic, original performance. DAMAGE combines industrial and orchestral drum samples to create intense cinematic percussion with an epic edge. KONTAKT 5 is the industry-leading software-sampler, renowned for its audio engine, flexible architecture, and 43 GB of pristine sample content. ABSYNTH 5′s semi-modular design provides pads, grooves, and abstract soundscapes with a unique, otherworldly sound.
Furthermore, THE GIANT delivers the intense sound of the world’s biggest upright piano with a second, cinematic mode perfect for adding atmosphere and sound effects to productions. EVOLVE, EVOLVE MUTATIONS, and EVOLVE MUTATIONS 2 are three distinct sound design libraries, each delivering a wealth of extraordinary rhythms, effects, and sounds for composers wishing to explore new sonic territory. WEST AFRICA is a collection of pristinely-sampled traditional West African percussion and melodic instruments with a set of highly-inspirational, pre-programmed patterns. BALINESE GAMELAN provides the rich and complex textures of a traditional Indonesian orchestra with advanced, flexible tweaking options. During the BLOCKBUSTER SEASON sales special, each of these 10 powerful instruments is available for 50% off the NI Online Shop price.
The Blockbuster Season sales special ends July 29, 2013, 24:00 (CET).
More information: Native Instruments / Blockbuster Season
ADSR Sounds has launched Cobalt, a collection of 50 drum & bass presets for the Absynth software synthesizer by Native Instruments.
This pack is for producers looking to add to their sonic palette. Consisting of heavy basses, rhythmic sequences, Techy Leads, Plucks, Sweeps, Rises and much more – this collection of sounds is sure to feature in many DnB productions.
A sublime collection of Absynth presets worthy of any Drum & Bass producers productions.
The soundset costs $17 USD.
More information: ADSR Sounds / Cobalt
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on Jun 12, 2013
Patchpool has announced the launch of a Summer Group Buy for its sounds and presets.
In this group sale every participant pays the fixed sum of € 40 Euros and chooses from the products available for that group sale level. The more buyers join the group buy the more products can be obtained.
You can either wait until the sale is over to choose your products and SoundPacks, or you can immediately choose your products once you’ve joined this sale. Whenever the sale reaches the next level, I will send out group mails to notify you about the current level.
Choose from soundsets and preset expansions for Alchemy, Kontakt, Absynth, Reaktor, Zebra, MFM2, Filterscape, Iris, Stutter Edit, Diversion, Chromaphone, ElectraX, Padshop Pro and Tremor and from SoundPacks and LoopPacks for post production and sound design.
The Group Buy ends July 15th, 2013.
More information: Patchpool / Summer Group Buy
analogfactory has announced the release of AMBIENT SIGNAL-SOURCE, a new soundset for the Absynth 5 software synthesizer by Native Instruments.
ABSYNTH – AMBIENT SIGNAL-SOURCE including Soundscapes, deep electronic and beautiful Lead Sounds, Atmospheres, Drum Loops and Sound FX perfect for film scoring, ambient soundscapes and electronic music productions.
Every sound is categories with attributes in the browser. AMBIENT SIGNAL-SOURCE contains 64 Patches.
The soundset is available to purchase for the introductory price of $10.99 until July 1st, 2013 (regular $14.99 USD).
More information: analogfactory / Ambient Signal-Source
Synthmob has announced The Unfinished Contest, a music production contest.
Use the provided sample/preset pack to create an original track in any genre. The pack contains drum loops, drum hits, synth loops, sfx, vocoded samples and synth presets for Massive, Absynth, FM8, Omnisphere, TAL Elek7ro and Tyrell N6.
The Grand Prize Winner will receive the complete The Unfinished soundset collection and a Korg Volca Beats machine. Two Runner Up winners will receive The Unfinished soundsets.
The contest deadline for entering your track is June 30th ,2013.
More information: Synthmob / The Unfinished Contest
ADSR has announced the launch of ADSRSounds.com, an online megastore of music production courses, synth presets and samples to complement their ever growing network of synth tutorial sites.
Over the past two years ADSR has been steadily making a name for themselves building up a network of sites that includes some of the world’s most popular synth tutorial communities – massivesynth.com, fm8tutorials.com, reaktortutorials.com and absynthtutorials.com. This long awaited announcement represents a natural progression for the company who will now offer a consolidated and truly comprehensive resource for music producers of every level looking to hone their skills.
Commenting on the launch, ADSR’s owner, Steve Foulds said “We have over 60,000 subscribers and an equally large social presence now who are very vocal in telling us what they want next, I’d like to say this new site was all my idea but to be honest it’s more a case of ‘the people have spoken’ “
The ADSR network currently offers a huge range of web-based tutorials and courses as well as presets and samples both free of charge and paid. When quizzed about how the new ecommerce site might affect this model, Steve says “Don’t worry, we’re still going to be offering the same amount of quality free content. ADSR Sounds is our way of consolidating our offering into one platform. In addition to free tutorials on a larger range of synths you’re also going to see a lot more in-depth material being offered for producers who want to explore every last knob and button on their synths “.
All of the course materials featured on ADSR sites including MassiveSynth.com and now ADSRSounds.com are created by experienced, real world professionals offering practical step by step tutorials and courses. The company’s video tutorials have been well received for providing detailed insight into creating specific sounds and genres.
More information: ADSR