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Particular Audio releases Deep Down And Certain – Bowl & Below Subbass

Particular Bowl & Below Subbass

Loopmasters has released Bowl & Below Subbass, a new “Deep Down And Certain” series sample pack by Particular Audio.

In the third installment of our minimal intervention bass series we focus on the deepest level of sub – all on the verge of what an oscillator is capable of holding together. As usual with everything Particular this pack oozes transistor and tube mojo – and a bit of grit. Insert into anything four to the floor and your track will instantly reach for the depths.

All loops are in mono below 180Hz, ensuring they are solid and safe to add to any track.

Created simply by mostly playing as low as you can go – saw wave oscillator usually breaking up earlier and sine oscillators going downwards forever. For sanity sakes we put a rolloff around 25 Hz – too deep is not always good!

Gear used: Oberheim OBMX, Moog Slim Phatty, Jomox MBase 11, Virus T12, Arturia Origin, Scope Modular 4, Thermionic Culture Culture Vulture, API 2500.

The sample pack is available to purchase for £14.95 GBP.

More information: Particular / Bowl & Below Subbass

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The Loop Loft releases Artist Series Bundle – Save 50%

The Loop Loft has announced the Artist Series Bundle, a collection of 21 “Artist Series” sample libraries.

The Loop Loft Artist Series Bundle

The World’s Best Musicians. Instantly have them in your studio. And save 50%.

With over 8 GB of content, The Artist Series Bundle gives you instant access to the best drummers, percussionists, bassists, guitarists and sax players in the world… all meticulously looped and ready to be used in your next production. 100% royalty free.

The bundle is available for purchase for $392 USD (RRP $784 USD).

More information: The Loop Loft / Artist Series Bundle

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Samplecraze release Low End: The Definitive Guide For Producers

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Samplecraze has announced the release of Low End, a new eBook covering everything you need to know about the bass end in pop, dance & urban genres.

Samplecraze Low End

While a great bass end may not guarantee you a hit, failure here will scupper your chances, particularly if you’re working in urban, pop or dance styles. So bass, the bottom end, the low end — call it what you will — to craft a successful pop, dance or urban track, you need to get what’s happening in those low frequencies bang on.

Samplecraze’s latest eBook Low End: The Definitive Guide For Producers takes on this vast and much misunderstood subject. Author Eddie Bazil has poured decades of dance and urban sound-design experience into this epic exploration of the bottom end, and the result is far more than a book about mixing.

Eddie covers everything from choosing classic sound sources like the classic Roland TR808 and 909 synths, to programming parts with a real feel — and parts that won’t cause problems when it comes to the mix. There’s plenty of practical advice on sound-sculpting using filters, both creatively and to remove ‘mud’ and avoid masking, on dynamics processing and ways to add ‘warmth’ using tube, tape and analogue gear emulations. All of the production tricks you’d expect to see in dance, pop and urban genres are explained in detail, from layering different sounds and parallel processing, through side-chaining your gates and compressors for pumping and other effects, triggering sub-bass synths, and modulation of various synth and effects parameters, to the many different ways you can use automation to your advantage.

The eBook is available to purchase for $25 USD.

More information: Samplecraze / Low End

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Akai Pro intros Rhythm Wolf analog drum machine & bass synth

Akai Professional has announced Rhythm Wolf, an analog drum machine and bass synthesizer module with built-in sequencing.

Akai Rhythm Wolf

The Rhythm Wolf is an authentic analog instrument that combines the coveted sounds of early electronic and hip-hop music with genuine Akai Professional workflow. Inspired by the classic analog beat machines and synthesizers of the past, Rhythm Wolf enables today’s musicians to harness iconic analog sounds for music production and performance. The drum machine consists of five highly-tweakable drum sounds and includes a kick, snare, open & closed hi-hat, and metallic percussion. Onboard controls allow users to customize the tuning, amplitude envelopes, and volume of each drum voice separately for precise real-time adjustment. The bass synthesizer features a selectable oscillator (sawtooth or square wave), classic filter design, a filter envelope with variable decay, and is capable of creating powerful bass sounds and squelchy leads.

Outfitted with six genuine MPC pads and a built-in 32-step sequencer, the Rhythm Wolf provides an ultra-responsive interface with a classic drum machine layout. Drum patterns can be fine-tuned using the Swing function, Pattern Select, and Tempo Control knob. A custom distortion signal path, activated by the “Howl” knob, adds grit and character for additional tone shaping. Rhythm Wolf features USB-MIDI, MIDI In/Out, a gate trigger, and integrates seamlessly with modern and vintage equipment. Two audio outputs enable producers and performers to mix percussion sounds and bass independently.

Rhythm Wolf features

  • 5-voice analog drum machine and synth—authentic analog design that references classic rhythm machines and synthesizers.
  • Legendary analog drum sounds—kick, snare, open & closed hi-hat, and metallic percussion.
  • Synth-bass module—selectable square or sawtooth wave with classic filter design for warm, deep basses and squelchy leads..
  • Onboard 32-step sequencer—classic drum machine workflow for quickly laying down grooves and melodies.
  • Six genuine MPC pads—responsive controls for sequencing and finger drumming.
  • Howl knob—custom distortion circuit for additional sound design.
  • USB-MIDI and MIDI In/Out—flexible MIDI connectivity for easy integration into modern studios.
  • Gate Trigger—triggering via modular synths, vintage sequencers, or external sound sources.
  • Independent audio outputs—dedicated outputs for the drum machine and synth-bass module for precise mixing.

The Rhythm Wolf will be available in Summer 2014, distributed worldwide with a $199.99 USD street price.

Akai Professional will unveil the Rhythm Wolf at Musikmesse, Hall 5.1, Booth B45, March 12-15 in Frankfurt, Germany.

More information: Akai Pro

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The Loop Loft releases Mark Kelley Bass Loops Vol 1

The Loop Loft has announced Mark Kelley Bass Loops Vol 1, a collection of bass loops from The Roots bassist, Mark Kelley.

Mark Kelley Bass Loops

As a member of The Legendary Roots Crew (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon), Mark Kelley’s infectious bass grooves are heard by millions on TV every night. With his first Loop Loft release, “Mark Kelley – Bass Loops Vol 1″, we bring his signature style of deep pocket, fat tone and funky grooves directly to your DAW.

Recorded in NYC with a combination of mic’d (Ampeg amp) and direct signals (Avalon preamps), Mark tracked nine complete sessions covering a wide range of styles including hip hop, reggae, rock, pop and world. Each bass loop was meticulously hand-edited and sliced, allowing you to drag and drop the grooves straight into your production, giving you instant access to one of the funkiest bass players on the planet.

Mark Kelley Bass Loops features

  • 9 Complete Sessions, 231 MB download.
  • Formats: AIFF (Apple Loops), REX2, Stylus RMX & WAV.
  • Tempo Range: 80-180 BPM.
  • 100% Royalty Free.
  • High Quality 24 bit 48 kHz Audio.

The sample pack is available to purchase for $29 USD.

More information: Loop Loft / Mark Kelley Bass Loops

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Psychic Modulation releases Dubtron2 bass synth plugin

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Psychic Modulation has announced the release of Dubtron2, a bass synthesizer instrument for Windows.

Psychic Modulation Dubtron 2
Dubtron2 takes Dubtron’s modulation-based concept into new territory, exploring quirky analogue basses, modern rhythmic soundscapes, chilly dub techno and experimental ambient textures.

Dubtron2 uses beat-driven modulation and sub-rhythms along with randomization to bring about interesting rhythmic sounds and atmospheres.

This along with it’s serial filter system, a feedback-looping dub delay and a “Phonec-style” Melt feature makes Dubtron2 a extremely versatile instrument with a unique approach to sonic exploration.

Dubtron2 features

  • Dual oscillators with Unison and Pulse Width.
  • Sub oscillator with FM capabilities.
  • Dual Filter system with serial routing.
  • Soft clipping / Distortion.
  • A unique Melt feature that adds instant character to any patch.
  • 3 Polyphonic LFOs with BPM ‘speed dials’ and randomization.
  • Sub LFOs for creating parallel rhythm offsets.
  • 3 assignable Modulation Envelopes.
  • Dub Delay Unit with feedback looping.
  • Multiple targets for modwheel and pitchbender.
  • Universal Value Display.
  • Double Click Parameter Reset.
  • 128 presets.

Dubtron2 for Windows (VST) is available to purchase for $39 USD.

More information: Psychic Modulation / Dubtron2

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Zenhiser releases Massive Dubstep Basslines 3

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Zenhiser Massive Dubstep Basslines 3

Zenhiser has launched Massive Dubstep Basslines 3, a sample pack featuring a collection of bassline loops and Massive bass patches.

‘Massive Dubstep Basslines 3’ contains 50 bassline loops and 51 bass presets, giving you the option to use one of our killer basslines straight out the box or develop your skills using a specific bass preset that will roar through any dynamic frequency. So if you’re looking for only the biggest speaker ripping sounds mixed with amour plating goodness then this is the Zenhiser pack for you.

This sample and preset pack is influenced by the biggest and dirtiest dubstep tracks to date, we wanted to capture that floor shaking sound then deliver it to you for Dubstep, Drumstep & Complextro devastation. So lift your dubstep tracks today just by clicking the buy button, you’ll never look back after that!

The sample pack is available to purchase for $30 AUD.

More information: Zenhiser / Massive Dubstep Basslines 3

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