AudioThing is celebrating its first anniversary with the release of FFrum, a free sample library for Kontakt.
FFrum is a free drum kit library for Native Instruments Kontakt (3.5+). This kit derives from a cheap custom made set used for the recordings of a VideoSong. No high quality multi-samples, no velocity layers, no Round Robin, just single hits and a custom Kontakt interface.
FFrum features 7 samples (44.1kHz / 24Bit) and a custom performance view
Also available is the Acoustic Bundle, which includes all AudioThing’s Kontakt acoustic instruments at $26 USD (a 22% discount on the regular price of $33 USD).
Furthermore, a discount of up to 20% is available when purchasing multiple items until April 22th, 2012.
MusicDevelopments has updated its RapidComposer music prototyping and automated composition software, and announced a limited time birthday sale.
RapidComposer is two years old! To celebrate this event we hold a birthday sale with 20% discount until April 20th. The sale applies to the OS X version too, which is to be released at the end of April. All existing and new customers will get the OS X version free of charge, as well as all 2.xx versions.
Changes in RapidComposer v1.9
Improved drag and drop experience; phrases/chords/scales are rendered into a small image that is shown during dragging.
New preference: it is possible to disable selecting phrases from multiple tracks.
New preference: using flats instead of sharps in chord names.
A status window is displayed during loading a composition as the initialization of some VSTi plug-ins may take long.
Scrollwheel works over lists and sliders.
Some minor changes in keyboard commands to match the OS X version; left and right Shift/Ctrl is not distinguished. The biggest change is the direct access of underlying chord/scale notes: instead of pressing Right Ctrl, you should press Ctrl+Shift.
Bug fix: crash during resizing the window fixed.
RapidComposer is available to purchase for $236 USD (regular $295 USD) until April 20th, 2012.
Detunized has announced the release of Operator 53, a free sound library for Ableton Live.
On the occasion of its 3rd anniversary Detunized has released a Free Live Pack – Operator 53. The Pack introduces an exciting collection of Instrument Racks exclusively designed around Abletons Operator FM synthesizer.
Free Operator 53 is organized into eight sub-categories that cover a wide spectrum of sounds like Basses, Bells, Clavis, FX and Pads up to emulations of Vintage synths. As a special addition several auto-running patches that explore Operators rhythmic capabilities are included in the pack as well.
Operator 53 for Ableton Live (requires version 8.2 and Operator) is a free download at Detunized.
AfroDJMac has released Korg-asbord, the 52nd download in the weekly series of free Ableton Live Packs.
This week’s download features 5 different synths for Ableton. The first three come from a song I have been working on called “This is on Your Mind.” I created the sounds using the Korg iMS-20 iPad app and brought them into Ableton to finish the track. They feature a thick gritty bass sound, a cutting lead sound and some dirty drums. I would say they have a somewhat 8-bit feel.
The fourth synth was made with a sample of the Korg Monotron Duo, supplied by one of my readers, Hamtone. This synth is made of two different Monotron Duo samples and a sine wave sub bass sampled from Ableton’s Operator. Finally, as a special bonus, the last one is a sampled upright bass synth that was sent in by another one of my readers JM-DG. It’s an amazing instrument that I think is so well done and useful that I am releasing it exactly as he sent it to me.
The Korg-asbord Live Pack is available to download from AfroDJMac.
Dynaudio Professional (formerly known as Dynaudio Acoustics) has introduced its 20th Anniversary M3XE monitors that takes monitoring to a whole new level with a significant upgrade from its predecessor – the renowned M3A 3-way monitor. To top it off, the speakers are powered by two of Lab.gruppen’s highly esteemed PLM10000Q amplifiers.
Sporting the newest and most pristine Dynaudio driver technology, M3XE takes over where most other monitor systems give up. With unsurpassed attention to detail, underpinned by an impressive 20Hz – 22kHz frequency response and beyond 133dB SPL, M3XE leaves no room for desire in terms of resolution, range or sheer power.
The cutting-edge combination of Lab.gruppen, Lake and TC Electronic processing technology forms the ultimate backing for M3XE and ensures unlimited power and the tools for optimizing any room to become the perfect listening environment.
In short, M3XE surpasses any and all main monitor expectations!