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Access Music releases Ben Crosland Signature Sound Set 2011 for Virus TI

Access Music Ben Crosland Signature Sound Set

Access Music has released the Ben Crosland Signature Sound Set 2011, a collection of patches for the Virus TI synthesizer.

In creating this soundset, UK based artist Ben Crosland has used his intricate knowledge of the Virus to provide you with a new, go-to library of dazzling variety – the generous serving of phat basses, classic chip-tune blips, lush digital soundscapes, synapse-tickling leads and grinding arpeggiator grooves, is sure to push your musical creativity into overdrive!

Throughout the set, extensive use is made of the all features that came with TI OS4, so be sure to install the latest OS update to experience this soundset as intended.

The Ben Crosland Signature Sound Set is available as a free download for registered users.

More information: Access Music / Virus TI downloads

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Diginoiz releases Synth Style Sounds, synthesizer loops sample pack

Diginoiz Synth Style Sounds

Diginoiz has announced the release of Synth Style Sounds, a new loops sample pack.

When You are thinking about “$ynth $tyle $ounds” You think – high quality, melodic, rich and fly synthesizer loops that come from Diginoiz !! We give it for the demanding, best musicians that are in love with the most expensive diamond sounds. In the package You will find 50 synthesizer loops, originally made on high quality hardware tools like Acces Virus Ti, Alesis Ion and Roland V-Synth.

Synth Style Sounds features

  • 50 perfectly sounding loops (90-110 BPM) in Hip Hop, R&B, South Style and Modern Pop genre.
  • Over 500 MB multi-format material (24 bit WAV, REX, 24 bit Acid, 24 bit AIFF, 24 bit Apple Loops, 24 bit Reason 4.0 ReFill and 16 bit WAV) ready to use in your favorite sampler or sequencer, both hardware and software.
  • All loops & samples in this library are licensed to you ‘Royalty-Free’ so you can use them in your commercial compositions with no extra costs.

Synth Style Sounds is available to purchase as a download for 15 EUR.

More information: Diginoiz

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Short links for November 12th, 2010

Some interesting things I found recently:

# The Bit Blob 2 and Bit Blob Jr.

Bleep Labs is back with some more Bit Blob noise makers.

The Bit Blob 2 and Bit Blob Junior are now available to order ($225 and $55-$80 USD respectively), ships by December 6th.

# Handmade Music NYC 11/14

Handmade Music is part party, part science fair. Come meet people who make things that make music.

Glockhand

This month:

  • A duo of classical guitarists who play video games with their instruments
  • A project that sequences beats as you play a game of checkers
  • Chip music on Game Boy
  • Surf rock meets speed metal on glockenspiel, Casio, drums, bass

…plus

The official launch party for the MeeBlip, new, affordable open source synth hardware for everyone.

More info at the Handmade Music blog.

Korg iMS-20

# Korg iMS-20 Review

Synthtopia rounds up some first impressions, like this one from ipaddj:

Anyone who has used the Korg Legacy plug-in will know what they are in for and the fact that you can grab patch cables and route them using the touchscreen is almost mind-melting. Like a childhood fantasy come true.

The huge sound of the MS-20 is totally there and I couldn’t stop making Daft Punk patches for the first few hours using the beast.

# Free Sample Friday: Virus Drums

Access Virus

Tom at Waveformless celebrates his birthday (happy birthday, Tom!) with another free sample pack:

Today is my birthday, and in the spirit of "it's better to give than to receive", here are some free synthesized drum sounds from the Access Virus. I made these quite some time ago, so they were recorded at 16-bit through an E-mu E6400. As a result, some of them have a little noise in them, but around these parts, we like to call that "character". The source of the sounds is a mix of factory patches and third party patches.

u-he ACE

# U-HE ACE TIP: Pulse Width Modulation Basics

Mark at Modulate This! explains how to the OSC modulate pulse width on u-he's splendid ACE synth.

After watching my YouTube video “u-he ACE Tutorial: Patch Cables 101”, I had a viewer ask “How can i modulate the pulse width of? the osciliator?”, so I thought I’d do a quick answer here in text form. Click the image above to see a larger version of the synth. Annotation numbers in diagram match steps below.

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Review: Prime Loops Ambient Fractals

Prime Loops Ambient Fractals

Prime Loops has recently released Ambient Fractals, a sample library featuring ambient sound effects by resident producer Dmitry Vasilyev aka Cyberworm.

Engineered to capture the true essence of ambience, “Ambient Fractals” will twist you through the mathematics of sound, bringing you a mesmerizing selection of waveform manipulations and spaced out oscillations from the sublime side of synthesis. It’s never been easier to find that extra layer of texture for your tunes and soundtracks, adding depth, tension and mystery to any mixdown.

The library includes nearly 300 samples and loops which Dmitry created with a number of hardware synthesizers, including the Waldorf Q, Access Virus, Roland JP8000, Korg Prophecy and Clavia Nord.

The focus of this library is on single shot sound fx samples. A total of 276 sounds are categorized in 15 folders, including things like Atmos, Glides, LFOs, Reverses, and Weirdos. Other than being serially numbered the actual samples within the folders do not have any additional descriptions. I prefer a more distinctive naming convention but since there is a reasonably small amount of samples in each folder it isn’t too big a deal. Unfortunately there is no info on which key samples are in.

While a number of one shot samples are short sounds (e.g. stabs, perc, blips) most are actually quite long, from several seconds up to nearly half a minute.

Have a listen to the product demo below to get an idea of the type of sounds included in Ambient Fractals.

Note: the audio demo includes some additional sounds not included in this library (e.g. the drum beat).

Let’s take a look at the one shot samples in detail.

  • Atmos (24 samples), averaging 10 seconds per samples these sounds set some great ambiance. Mostly darker sounds, brooding and with anticipation of something bad waiting to happen. Puts me in a space thriller type mood.
  • Blasters (16 samples), more space sounds in this folder featuring sounds of space aliens blasting their weapons at full force. Mainly shorter zaps and blasts.
  • Chords (24 samples), lots of suspenseful chord hits, sounds ranging from organ and piano to filtered house chords.
  • Delayed (26 samples), various melodic and percussive sounds treated with full force delay effects.
  • Glides (9 samples), kind of like drive by whooshing sounds, but then… you guessed it, from all kinds of space craft type vehicles.
  • Hits (20 samples), short sounds -mostly percussive- heavily drenched in massive reverb and other processing.
  • LFOs (18 samples), LFO modulated sounds, including some typical rippling sound fx and dub siren/alarm type sounds.
  • Noise (13 samples), includes some wind type sounds.
  • Other (37 samples), various 8bit sounds, blips, filtered sounds, vocal fx, sweeps, and more.
  • Pitched (12 samples), going up… going down! These samples create movement by shifting pitch in various ways.
  • Reversed (10 samples), some of these reversed sounds are particularly tense/creepy and intimidating.
  • Sirens (10 samples), various real-ish and not so real sounding sirens.
  • Stabs (27 samples), includes orchestral, choir, organ, piano, synth, distorted guitar… lots of mostly very shorts hits.
  • Synths (19 samples), nice variety of processed synth sounds (no “simple” sounds).
  • Weirdos (12 samples), some noisy, glitchy, bubbly sounds. Not sure why they are called weirdos as they sound similar to many of the other samples in this pack.

Besides the one shot sounds you also get a collection of 20 loops, ranging from 90 to 130 bpm. These are in the same vein as the single sounds. These noisy, glitchy, heavily processed tonal and atonal sounds do have some more descriptive names indicating bpm, and key info where relevant.

So what do I think?

Product: Prime Loops Ambient Fractals
Format: 24bit/44kHz samples (various formats)
Price: £16.95 GBP
Like: great sound design, lots of unique material
Don’t like: no key info for one shots
Verdict: 8/10

First off, the title might suggest otherwise but I don’t think Ambient Fractals is geared towards ambient music per se. It’s more of a sound fx collection, including tons of well produced sounds that are great for cinematic work, experimental music and to spice up any type of electronic music really.

The whole production has a bit of a dark undertone, which makes it great for science fiction or thriller type music/soundtracks.
If I had to come up with a title for this sample pack I would make sure it would have “space” or “alien” in it.

While having a good variety of sounds, many samples in Ambient Fractals are heavily processed with reverb, delay and other effects. Now much of the processing is what makes the samples unique so I am not saying this is a bad thing, but it obviously comes at the cost of usability. That said, the samples do sound simply great.

In short, Ambient Fractals includes a wealth of high quality sound fx for adding some zing to your productions.

Prime Loops is offering a free demo pack featuring 20 samples and loops so check it out and see what you think.

More information: Prime Loops / Ambient Fractals

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Pro-Sounds releases Selective Reality, soundset for Virus TI

Pro-Sounds Selective Reality

Pro-Sounds has announced the release of Selective Reality, its first soundset for the Virus TI synthesizer by Access Music.

Selective Reality, designed by newcomer Allen Somerlot (aka. BlortBlort), is a set of 128 presets in MIDI format for VirusTI OS 3 and higher.

Allen has plumbed the depths of the TI’s mod-matrix to develop some of the most organic, responsive sounds we’ve ever heard here at Pro-Sounds.

Users producing everything from Trance, D&B, and Ambient to Jazz, Rock, and Hip-Hop will find that Selective Reality is just what they need to add that little “something special” to any track.

Selective Reality is available to purchase for $49.95 USD (Virus TI OS version 3 or higher required). A free 16-preset demo bank is available to download from the Pro-Sounds website.

More information: Pro-Sounds / Selective Reality

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Kamui Virus Soundset II, sound set by Dominik Felsmann

Kamui

Dominik Felsmann has released the Kamui Virus Soundset II, a collection of patches created using an Access Virus C.

After the huge success of the first soundset for Virus synthesizers and a banging soundbank for ReFX’s Nexus 2, Dominik Felsmann of Kamui is back with another gold mine full of sounds.

With even more crunchy basslines, screaming hooks, and tons of unheard presets, this one is the perfect addition to its predecessor. Just like the first soundset, this one will work in pretty much any electronic genre – so get it now!

The Kamui Virus Soundset II for all Virus models (including the A, B, C, Classic, TI, TDM and PowerCore) is available to purchase for $37.55 USD.

More information: Kamui Virus Soundset II

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Motion Samples releases Dirty South Virus Synths

Motion Samples Dirty South Virus Synths

Motion Samples has released Dirty South Virus Synths, a new sample pack featuring sounds from the Virus TI synthesizer by Access Music.

Recorded from the popular Virus TI ™ synthesizer comes another quick bundle of over 100 loops of dirty south leads, chords and pads created from our custom library of patches.

Nobody can deny that the Virus TI ™ is the most popular synth heard in today’s hit music and is renowned for it’s capabilities of producing massive quality sounds. This pack is loaded with tons of hot hooks all priced at a great value!

Dirty South Virus Synths features

  • Over 100 Loops in Wav format.
  • Tempo: 68-88 Bpm.
  • License Royalty-Free.

Dirty South Virus Synths is available to purchase for $15 USD.

More information: Patchbanks

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