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Fairly Confusing releases Stone Age Percussion Kit

Fairly Confusing Stone Age Percussion Kit

Fairly Confusing has released the Stone Age Percussion Kit, a free collection of 95 one-shot wav samples.

This is the real rock percussion kit. One holidays I happened to stroll a mountain road into area filled with piles of stones and rock pieces. The weather was fine, the wind was blowing elsewhere and I took the opportunity to take a stone smashing session onto Zoom H2n recorder.

Later I chopped it, to make a set of one shot rock hits samples, which I used to build a percussion kit in the sampler. It’s fun and it sounds rather unique.

Stone Age Percussion Kit features

  • 95 samples in wav format, stereo 96kHz/24 bit.
  • Includes mappings for Battery 2 or newer (compatible with Kontakt).
  • 9 MB download.

The sample pack is a free download.

More information: Fairly Confusing / Stone Age Percussion Kit

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Sample Machine releases Analog Claps

Sample Machine Analog Claps

Sample Machine has introduced Analog Claps, a sample pack featuring 1,000+ clap sounds.

Analog Claps is a sample library consisting of clap samples from 11 different rare or classic drum machines and drum synths. Depending on the patch, extensive use of velocity sensitivity has been used as well as round robin sample switching.

These sample sets can be dropped into a drum kit in Reason, Battery or Kontakt. Or, any soft sampler that can import Kontakt or NN-XT files.

Analog Claps features

  • 50MB total size.
  • 1096 samples.
  • Velocity switching and round robin layers.
  • Supported formats: NN-XT, Kong, Combinator, Kontakt 3.5+, Battery 3.2.3+, Wav.
  • For immediate purchase and download.

The sample pack costs $12.50 USD.

More information: Sample Machine / Analog Claps

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Standard Beat Company releases Trash Standard 1

Standard Beat Company Trash Standard 1

Standard Beat Company has announced the release of Trash Standard 1, the first in a series of abandoned kits repurposed through creative sampling.

One man’s garbage transformed into a set of character heavy sounds, Trash Standard 1 is a challenging yet
essential part of the producer’s sonic palette.

Trash Standard 1 includes kits for Native Instruments Kontakt 5, Native Instruments Battery 4 and 3, 60
individual hits in 24bit WAV format, 10 construction style beats (a total of 42 loops) in both .rex and 24bit WAV formats, and 3 kits for Native Instruments Maschine.

Trash Standard 1 was composed using all original samples recorded with a variety of microphones including modified Oktava’s and the Placid Audio Copperphone.

The Trash Standard 1 full version library is available to purchase for $29 USD.

More information: Standard Beat Company / Trash Standard 1

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Multiples Pro releases E|Toms Vol 2 + Dust: Minimoog now free

Multiples Pro E|Toms Vol 2

Multiples Pro has announced the release of E|Toms Vol 2, a collection of 48 toms samples.

The tom tom or tom drum is a sonic boom in sound for adding additional rhythm to an otherwise pedestrian beat.

EToms Vol2 features

  • 48 tom tom sounds covering:
    • 16 raw sounds straight from Kong.
    • 16 filtered sounds using Ohmforce Frohmage.
    • 16 Distorted sounds using Native Instruments Driver.

E|Toms Vol 2 sample pack is available to download in .WAV, Kontakt, Maschine and Battery formats at no charge.

The previously released Dust: Minimoog — featuring 50 multi-sampled sounds from the Minimoog V virtual synthesizer by Arturia, is now also available as freeware.

More information: Multiples Pro

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Samplephonics releases Drum Tools 004 // Minimal Drum and Bass

Samplephonics Minimal Drum and Bass

Samplephonics has released Minimal Drum and Bass, a new Drum Tools series sample pack.

Introducing the 4th sample pack in our Drum Tools library, containing over 100 expertly crafted Minimal Drum and Bass Drum Samples, organised into 7 themed drum kits with sampler instruments for Battery, Kontakt, EXS24 and Reason NN-XT.

There are also 70 full midi grooves and corresponding royalty free, 24 Bit Wav audio loops showcasing how the drum samples can be used.

Minimal Drum and Bass features

  • 112 samples (24-bit).
  • 7 kits with 16 samples in each.
  • 70 MIDI files with corresponding audio loops.
  • Sampler instruments for Battery, Kontakt, Reason NN-XT and EXS24.

The sample pack costs £14 GBP.

More information: Samplephonics / Minimal Drum and Bass

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Samplephonics releases Lithium Beats sample library by EVAC

Samplephonics Lithium Beats

Samplephonics has announced the release of its Lithium Beats by EVAC sample library.

Introducing Lithium Beats, a revolutionary new drum machine for Kontakt 5, with a powerful custom interface and groove browser, over 400 expertly crafted 24 Bit drum samples from sound designer EVAC, and over 250 versatile midi grooves for a whole range of genres.

The machine is built around a beatifully diverse collection of drum samples, that were created from a huge collection of over 3000 field recordings and analogue machine noises, which were then painstakingly recorded, editing and finally assembled into a stunning collection of drum kits. All samples are laid out in a similar format, allowing midi grooves to be used between kits, and individual samples to be mixed and matched as desired.

The midi grooves can simply be auditioned and dragged straight from Kontakt to your DAW, where you can edit them as you wish…or just create your own grooves.

The sample library is available to purchase for Kontakt 5 for the introductory price of £37 GBP (regular £49 GBP). The library is also available as a Wav + sampler patches pack (Battery, EXS24 and Reason NN-XT), priced at £34.70 GBP.

More information: Samplephonics / Lithium Beats by EVAC

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Drumdrops announces 1963 Premier Outfits 54 single shot multi-velocity drum kit

Drumdrops 1963 Premier Outfits 54

Drumdrops has announced the upcoming 1963 Premier Outfits 54, the first release in a series of 8 single shot multi-velocity drum kits.

Already one of the world’s leading places to purchase bespoke live drum tracks as multi- tracks, stems and loops, Drumdrops.com are now gearing up to start selling the first of their high-standard, single shot multi-velocity drum kits from May 2013.

The first kit set for release is the Vintage 1963 Premier Outfits 54 Kit, similar to the one played by Ringo Starr in his early career. This classic vintage kit was recorded in Miloco’s The Pool in London, taking advantage of the studio’s fantastic sounding live space. The talents of drummer, Adam Falkner, were harnessed to sample the kit in multiple velocity steps to create the most realistic sounding packs possible. This kit is an essential addition to any drum library, offering the highest quality authentic sounding 60s kit at your fingertips.

To make projects even easier, the 1963 Premier Outfits 54 kit is available to purchase in three separate packs.

1963 Premier Outfits 54 features

  • The Kontakt 5 Pack — Probably the most impressive part about this forthcoming release; Drumdrops have built their own Kontakt 5 interface featuring everything existing Kontakt 5 users have come to expect. Sixteen velocity levels are included on each articulation and multiple round robins resulting in over 7000 samples, ensures this kit is meticulously and successfully matched to the real thing. The mixer has mute, solo, pan, phase, routing and two aux sends and each channel comes with a 4-band EQ and Transient Master. Custom velocity curves and MIDI Mapping are also standard. There are a number of convolution reverbs included, which have been taken from a variety of commercial studios, and some of the more interesting spring and plate reverbs, whilst randomisation features further enhance the authentic sound. These are just some of the features on the forthcoming pack. For a detailed overview, click here to download the manual.
  • The Multi-Velocity Pack — Don’t have Kontakt 5? Don’t worry – Drumdrops have covered that, too! This pack is perfect for the pro’s that may want a smaller sample set to add to their library, and with up to sixteen velocity levels on each articulation and no round robins, it’s the ideal choice. Built to load up in any sampler or drum machine, Drumdrops have also made life easier, going that one step further by including templates for Kontakt, Battery, EXS24, idrum, Maschine, with Geist and MIDI templates included for the sampler templates. You can download the multi-velocity Pack manual here.
  • The Single Hits Pack — Designed with drum machine users in mind or those who don’t need multiple velocities, simplicity was the key with this pack and with just three velocities included, there’s a super simple price to go with it as well. Like the multi-velocity kit, this single hit package features the same templates for ease and accessibility; just download and go! To download the single pack manual click here.

The Premier Outfits 54 Kit for Kontakt will be available to purchase on May 7th, 2013, priced at £30 GBP. The multi-velocity and single hits packs are priced £10 GBP and £5 GBP respectively. More kits will be released over the coming months.

More information: Drumdrops / 1963 Premier Outfits 54

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