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Ryan Gruss Volume II

Some interesting things I found recently:

# A Deal You Can’t Refuse |

Ryan is about to release Volume II of his subscription based drum loops service, so in the next few days you can get over 200 loops for only $9.95.

As I’m putting the finishing touches on Gruss Loops Volume II, I realized I should make you painfully aware of the sweet deal that currently lays before you. You see, since I’m offering the loop packs as a subscription service, there will be over 200 loops available over the course of the next two days. That’s right. You could sign up now, grab Volume I right now AND Volume II in another 24 hours…. all for the rock bottom price of $9.95. You can even cancel after you nab both of the packs. See if I care (you cheap bastard). I know you’ll be back for more.

# PCM 70 Ver 2 & Ver 3 SysEx Preset Registers

Eric Beam has SysEx register dumps from Lexicon’s PCM 70 Ver 2 and 3.

The PCM 70 Ver 2 & Ver 3 have completely different Preset Registers. Many upgraded to Ver 3 to gain the Inverse Room algorithm but lost the coveted Ver 2 Preset Registers in the process.

# SX-150 synth mod instructions, schematics and code

MrBook Gakken SX-150 hack

MrBook did a lovely Arduino hack on the Gakken SX-150, adding MIDI and audio out.

Many people have asked about the instructions and code for the SX-150 mod I did to add MIDI and Audio out, therefore I’m posting the plans for everyone to try. By using the Arduino as the brains of the operation, a lot of other options are available for the mod, really the sky is the limit. If you do any cool hacks to it, by all means, please let me know.

# Return To The Hallway #free #samples

More free samples by Kent Williams:

This set was inspired by our elderly dryer dying — well, the belt driving the drum snapped, so I took the back off to see if it was user serviceable. Confronted with even more stamped sheet metal cowlings, I gave up and bought a new dryer.

But that giant cover was just begging to be tapped, banged and otherwise made to reverberate. Added to that are some pot lids and other random noise-making things, including a plastic tarp on the floor. The ‘kik’ sample was made from me bumping the mic stand, and the surpisingly convincing ’snarish’ is me sneezing.

Luca de Rosso OTTO


OTTO by Luca de Rosso is an electronic musical instrument for realtime manual beat slicing of audio samples.

OTTO provides a tangible user interface designed with the aim of giving the user the feel of having the sample in his hands. The musician can manipulate an audio sample in real time through the use of a restricted number of simple physical buttons and switches.

Link via CDM

# Mini-paper-Moog – A papercraft model to assemble the famous (and now re-valued) Mini-Moog, with its foldable panel.

# little-scale: Low-Bit Gamelan Compilation [2009] Chipmusic inspired by Indonesian Gamelan.

Low-Bit Gamelan Compilation

Sebastian writes:

The Low-Bit Gamelan Compilation – a release of five original tracks with a strong influence from the beautiful music of Indonesian gamelan! Thanks to all who submitted tracks – I’m very happy with this compilation.

Track Listing

  1. Derris-Kharlan: Sarin
  2. little-scale: Monsoon
  3. Baron Knoxbury: Pilo Hau Gamelan
  4. Red Robin: Pemanasair
  5. The Listrix: Rock the Gamelan

de la Mancha updates slix to v1.01

de la Mancha slix

de la Mancha has released version 1.01 of slix, a randomising loop slicer, which switches between up to 4 loops and can shuffle, repeat, reverse and gate the slices of each loop according to user defined probability.

Changes in slix v1.01

  • In some hosts (FL Studio & Ableton Live) the waveform display would go blank after rendering audio. The display now auto-refreshes 3 seconds after rendering.
  • If a value of 0.5 or below was entered into the ‘repeats’ parameter, the host would crash. The minimum value is now 1, regardless of the number entered into the box.

Slix is available as a VST instrument plug-in for Windows PC for $39 USD. A demo version can be downloaded from the product page.

Visit de la Mancha for more information and audio demos.


de la Mancha releases slix

de la Mancha slix

de la Mancha has released slix, a randomising loop slicer, which switches between up to 4 loops and can shuffle, repeat, reverse and gate the slices of each loop according to user defined probability.

Load any 4 loops, sync them to tempo, slice them up and then set probabilities that each loop will play and for each randomising effect per loop. Even the randomness is randomised, with a parameter that varies the probability in a user defined range. slix was co-developed with sink, who also provided the included 295 original loops

slix features

  • Load any 16, 24 or 32 bit, mono or stereo wav file into the 4 loop slots.
  • 445 MB of original drum loop content (295 loops) by sink covering many electronic genres (breakbeat, dubstep, drum & bass, electro, 8 bit, lofi, vintage, IDM, FSU and glitch).
  • Tempo-sync each loop by setting length in beats, allowing stretching or different lengths if desired.
  • Choose any number of slices per loop.
  • Slix plays when triggered by any midi note, with volume envelope per loop for fades.
  • 4 effects with independent parameters per loop
    • Reorder, plays slices out of sequence for variation per loop.
    • Repeat, stutter effect by repeating slices.
    • Reverse, play the slice backwards.
    • Gate, add silent gaps into the loop.
  • Variation range to randomise probabilities.
  • Normalise and mono options per loop.
  • Stereo-out and Multi-out versions (slix and slix 4×4).
  • Single loop version (slix one) for simpler applications or lower CPU.
  • 57 presets covering a range of sounds and styles.

Slix is available as a VST instrument plug-in for Windows PC for $39 USD. A demo version can be downloaded from the product page.

Visit de la Mancha for more information and audio demos.

comment udpates LiveSlice to v1.50

Related: , , , , Posted in news on Jun 03, 2009 - comment 0 comments LiveSlice has released version 1.50 of LiveSlice, a beat slicer that can do much more than just slice your beats and export the results.

You can load up to 64 wave files at a time, slice them up and combine the slices in the multitrack arranger.

Each slice is coloured based on the content so you can easily tell them apart – this makes manual rearranging a lot faster, and more inspirational, since you are working with direct representations of the audio and not just abstract midi notes. If you find arranging beats in a piano roll / drum map a bit awkward at times, LiveSlice will definately change the way you make music.

Changes in LiveSlice v1.50

  • Audio and midi export.
  • Drag’n’drop loading of files.
  • MP3 and AIF import.
  • You can now load multiple files at once.
  • Load many one shot samples to the same loop slot.
  • Keyboard shortcuts in the file manager.
  • Added an option to speed up loading of files at the expense of less detailed graphical representation.
  • Updated user interface backend (better performance).
  • Improved scrolling in the file browser and loops list.
  • Fixed: default colors now loaded.
  • Fixed: minor bug with pasting events.
  • Fixed: the “clear” command now properly resets all parameters.
  • Fixed: clipping during 24 bit export.

LiveSlice is available as a VST plug-in for Windows PC for 49.95 EUR. The upcoming version 1.51 will include an OSX version (currently in beta) and editable loop points for stretching.

Visit for more information.


FXpansion updates GURU to v1.6

FXpansion GURU

FXpansion has released version 1.6 of GURU, an intuitive and powerful tool for creating your beats.

GURU takes the best features of hardware beatboxes, drum samplers and loop manglers, and combines them into a unique, inspirational software instrument.

Whether integrated in to your DAW or running standalone, GURU’s powerful sequencer with ultra tight timing and realtime groove adjustment is an intuitive and addictive interface with which to quickly write inspiring rhythmic foundations for your tracks.

Changes in GURU v1.6

  • Note repeat , note erase and fixed-level triggering for the pads.
  • Looping and phase flip per layer.
  • Patterns can now be up to 16 pages (512 steps) long (increased from 4 pages).
  • 16 stereo outputs (increased from 8).
  • Instant graph record from MIDI CC.
  • Skinning support.
  • Various workflow and midi implementation enhancements (improvements to midi remote control, layer context menus etc.).

GURU is available for Windows and Mac for $249 / 199 EUR (ex VAT). The update is available as a free upgrade to all GURU version 1.x registered users. A demo version can be downloaded here.

More information: FXpansion


Pluggotic releases Necroloop

Related: , , , , , Posted in news on Mar 16, 2009 - comment 2 comments
Pluggotic Necroloop

Pluggotic has released Necroloop, a freeware slicer effect plug-in for Windows PC.

Pluggotic Necroloop is a pseudo real-time stereo slicer for buffer-freaks.
..what does it mean? or why the “pseudo”, you might ask.
Necroloop is an effect that records incoming material in 8/16/32 slices and plays it back in horribly twisted ways with it’s live, sequenced editing tools. Necroloop only demands for incoming audio and a running host. Just load it as a common stereo insert fx and let anything run through, a drum loop, melodic instruments, vocals..or an entire mix.

Necroloop features

  • Incoming audio is recorded in 8/16/32 slices.
  • Forward and reverse playback modes.
  • Various sequencers with 32 patterns to store sequences:
    • “Loop Start” and “Loop End”, manipulate loop points of the 8/16/32 slices.
    • “Jittering” sequencers control randomizations for “Loop Start” and “Loop End”.
    • “Pitch” and “Pitch jittering”.
    • “Multi-Fx”, control multi-fx’s parameters 1 and 2.
  • The effect section features:
    • Multimode filter (lp/bp/hp/notch).
    • Bitcrushing.
    • ring modulation, with a choice of four waveforms.
  • Tons of chaos/randomize options.

Note: Necroloop has a fixed latency of one or two measures. The real time manipulation affects what has been recorded one or two measures before.

There is no information on Necroloop on the Pluggotic website at this moment, so download Necroloop for Windows PC here.


LinPlug updates RMV to v5.0.4 and releases Lambik Loops

LinPlug RMV kit screen

LinPlug has released version 5.0.4 of RMV Drum Addiction, a complete drum solution for Windows and Mac.

Changes in RMV Drum Addiction v5.0.4

  • fixed multi import of samples on pads other than first pad.
  • fixed effects not being in sync with the host tempo.
  • fixed Loop Sample import being overdrawn by waveform display.
  • fixed LM4 import.
  • fixed error when deleting last path in sample path setup.
  • now one can browse more than 8000 items of a kind (pads, samples etc).
  • sample preview now happens with pad parameters applied (filters etc).
  • ECS can now automate “group editing” (right mouse button), this is useful in example to automate the filter for all slices at once.

There are now RMV 3 tutorial videos are available at YouTube:

  1. Overview on RMV’s features
  2. Instruction on how to import your own loops
  3. Instruction on how to edit multiple slices at once (building groups e.g. for all kicks in a loop)
LinPlug Lambik Loops

LinPlug has also announced the release of Lambik Loops, an add-on for RMV.

Some of you may have noticed the Lambik loops in the factory loop library of RMV. LinPlug is proud to release and additional set from Lambik. It covers a wide range of electronic styles and ranges from originally 80 to 160 bpm. Of course the tempo can be adjusted in RMV.

Many of the loops come in multiple versions, in example without kick, the kick only, without percussion or in rhythmic variations. Counting all versions and variations there are almost 700 loops.

Lambik Loops is available exclusively from LinPlug as a download product and contains only previously unpublished loops. It can be purchased for 39 EUR / $59 USD.

More information: LinPlug