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Tonehammer releases Gnomehammer: Human Beat Box

Tonehammer Human Beat Box

Tonehammer has released Human Beat Box, another free sample pack as part of the Gnomehammer December Celebration.

Human Beat Box (HBB) is one of those things that was cool, then uncool, then cool, then uncool and now its back with vengeance. Gnomehammer wanted to celebrate the trend by sharing a selection of new custom HBB patches made by human beat boxing through PVC pipes. The patch was recorded in our epic hall and the ensemble consists of four individuals with no successful history in beat boxing.

Gnomehammer Human Beat Box features

  • HBB PVC Pipe Ensemble (HBB recorded a series of PVC pipes in ensemble session):
    • Bass drum (10 round robin)
    • Snare drum (10 round robin)
    • Close hi-hat (10 round robin)
    • Open hi-hat (10 round robin)
    • High tom (10 round robin)
    • Mid tom (10 round robin)
    • Low tom (10 round robin)
    • Rimshot / click (10 round robin)

Note: This freebie is only available for 24 hours, so grab it while you can. We have tons more coming during December – so ensure you check every day …

More information: Tonehammer

comment releases BeatVox

Related: , , , , Posted in news on May 06, 2009 - comment 0 comments BeatVox has released BeatVox, a rompler that replicates percussion sounds, performed by the voice.

The set contains a half dozen different percussion, as well as two «voice» chromatic set: phonemes «too» and «poo».

Percussion sounds conform to some standard General MIDI and are in the range of keys from A2 to C#4. Chromatic timbres have a working range of G2 — G4

BeatVox features

  • 44 KHz/16 bit sample format.
  • One percussion and two chromatic sets.
  • Drive Control.
  • Low CPU usage.

BeatVox is available as a freeware VST instrument for Windows PC.

Visit for more information and a link to download BeatVox.


Native Instruments releases Urban Arsenal 2

Native Instruments Urban Arsenal 2

Native Instruments has released Urban Arsenal 2, a new KORE SoundPack which brings yet more of the beats, samples, sounds and loops for creating the freshest urban music productions.

URBAN ARSENAL 2 follows up on the huge success of the first edition with a production toolkit bursting with the essential building blocks of contemporary hip-hop.

Perfectly complementing the first pack, 236 box-fresh new sounds are included for the free KORE PLAYER and KORE 2, made up of drums, basses, leads, pads, keys and chords that perfectly fit the sound of the hottest new urban cuts. The pack also contains dubplate and tape processing and the return of the “remix” function for drum grooves- everything you need to lay down complete tracks from scratch.

Urban Arsenal 2 features

  • Groove construction factory: The on-board groove construction tool offers over 15,000 groove variations covering many urban music styles. Over 1,000 drum sounds form the basis for the 40 groove sets and 29 drum kits, all of which have been newly recorded using premium quality outboard gear, and are pre-mastered for instant use in your productions. Additionally there’s a wide selection of vinyl drums and exclusively recorded beatbox samples. URBAN ARSENAL 2 also contains more sounds produced by professional beat-makers CLP (Chris de Luca vs Phon.o) and Montana Beats.
  • Box-fresh MASSIVE sounds: 87 new massive patches are also included, with leads, basses and pads that have been tweaked and treated to give that heavy production-ready sound right out of the box. The patches can also be used in the MASSIVE synth, as well as KORE 2 and KORE PLAYER.
  • 80 new KONTAKT instruments: URBAN ARSENAL 2 contains over 80 newly sampled KONTAKT instruments, with a focus on the analog synths, layered acoustic instruments and drum machines currently used on the freshest hip-hop joints. Several of these instruments were cut to dubplate and resampled for that extra-warm and soulful vinyl sound. Each multi-layered instrument is pre-processed for convenient load and play, and primed to deliver an authentic punch to your tracks.

Urban Arsenal 2 is available for $119 USD / 99 EUR from the Native Instruments online store.

Visit Native Instruments for more information and audio demos.


9 Soundware releases Beatbox

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9 Soundware Beatbox

9 Soundware has released Beatbox, a multi-format set of human beatbox loops.

While it is widely acknowledged as an “extended element of hip-hop”, beatboxing has been a long overlooked craft outside of the culture that is devoted to the art form. These fluid beats can be an old-school, yet refreshing, way to literally humanize quantized drum loops. The 127 loops were chosen from hours of hard-hitting, rapid-fire performances with enough spit to DRENCH a pop filter and drive it to the ground. From slow and steady to fast and furious, these blistering grooves are well suited for a variety of musical situations.

Beatbox features

  • 127 loops (1 to 4 bars in length) at tempos 80, 100, 120, and 140 BPM.
  • All 127 files have been meticulously sliced and turned into REX2 and Apple Loops files.
  • The 184 MB download contains all three formats (24-bit/44.1 kHz) and will work seamlessly with most popular applications including Apple Logic Pro/Express, Propellerheads Reason, Spectrasonics Stylus RMX, and Ableton Live.

Beatbox is available now for $29.99 USD.

Visit 9 Soundware for more information and some audio demos.


Short links for March 2nd, 2009

Some interesting things I found recently:

DIY turntable by Paulo Paulo Rebordão

# The Oil Rig Turntable: The Turntable

Paulo Rebordão writes:

After coming across some DIY efforts at building turntables, I too decided to give it a try… For the turntable, I went for an all aluminium construction and a decidedly “mechanical” look.

# little-scale: SP0256-AL2 Sample Pack

Sebastian offers 59 samples (16 bit, 44.1KHz mono .wav files) that have been recorded directly from an SP0256-AL2 chip.

These represent all 59 sounded allophones that the SP0256-AL2 is capable of producing via its internal ROM. The included sounds are named by the allophone in terms of each audio file.

Gijs Gieskes Motor Keys - MK Tape 4 (GT 4)

# Motor Keys

This project can be used to make music with small dc electro motors, controled by a small keyboard.

Gijs writes:

A project i have been working on for to long..
In it i use a keyboard to control DC electronic motors to make music. There there are endless possibilitys.

# Tiny Subversions: First demo, MeggySynth – Darius Kazemi is writing a music synthesizer program for the Meggy Jr. RGB kit: This is my first run of a little live performance sound and video device I'm calling MeggySynth. It's definitely just a proof of concept, I'm hoping to make things more impressive all around. I'll be using the A/B buttons for pitch shifting, too.

# Fretless Fader Midi Prototype with Vestax Controller One

This is the first public view of the Fretless Fader system I designed for use with the Controller One (posted February 22, 2009). With this you can cut and change notes through 2 octaves without taking your hands away from the vinyl and fader.


# Max 5.0.6 – Lots of bug fixes and new features.

DIS.PLAY Impress

# DIS.PLAY » Blog Archive » Final documentation: Impress

Impress is the deliverance of the touch screen from its technical stiffness, coldness and rigidity. It breaks the distance in the relationship of human and technology, because it is not any longer the user which is subjected to technology, but in this case the display itself has to cave in to the human. Impress is a chance of approach of user and technology, above all, from technology.

It is a matter of a flexible display consisting of foam and force sensors which is deformable and feels pleasantly soft. Impress works with the parameters position and time like other touch screens as well, but in addition to that, it reacts, above all, on the intensity of pressure.


Short links for November 6th, 2008

Some interesting things I found recently:

# YouTube – “Monkey Jazz” : BEARDYMAN & mr_hopkinson™

Fantastic video of Beardyman doing the jazz thing.

Combining the talents of 2 times UK Beatbox Champion Beardyman and master of the edit mr_hopkinson, this is a one take performance by Beardyman using live looping technology that has been visually explained and augmented by mr_hopkinson's edit and animation.

More here:

# elastic~ – the ultimate pitch-shifting time-stretching looping MaxMSP object – Incorporating the same algorhythm as software giants Cubase, Ableton Live, and Kontakt, elastic~ is a powerful and intuitive tool for looping, pitch-bending and time-stretching audio within MaxMSP.

For Life magazine by Staton

# For Life – Free DJ Magazine From Stanton (pdf)

Stanton is thrilled to announce the first issue of our new hybrid magazine/lifestyle catalog, “For Life”! This new e-zine will be issued periodically to bring our DJs interesting articles, all our latest gear, and even a special “city guide” that focuses on a different city each issue and highlights all our favorite spots. We’re excited about this new venture, and hope that you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed creating it! This issue features the new SCS.3d controller, artist Richard Devine, an insider guide to Seattle, and more! Check it out!

You can subscribe to For Life Magalog and Stanton News here.

# LP 2 FLASH – LP 2 FLASH is the fastest and easiest way to convert your vinyl recordings directly to an SD card or USB thumb drive* without the need for a computer. LP 2 FLASH listens for the silence between songs on your recordings and automatically breaks up album into individual tracks. Once converted, you can listen to your music on any audio player with a standard SD card slot, or on your computer. Converting your records is a snap with LP 2 FLASH!

# Touch the Wave – Objective-Audio – Free iPhone app for looping and scratching. More info over at CDM.

Arturia Origin

# Music Thing: Review: Arturia Origin
Tom Whitwell: It’s big, it’s expensive, it’s sexy. Why don’t I want one?

Why am I writing this, rather than playing with the thing? How come I've already taken the top off to have a look inside and see how it all works? Because the Origin has crossed that line – it's not a hardware synth, it's a computer in a box covered in knobs.

# – iPhone Synth – iPhone Synthesizer – is one of the most intriguing applications for iPhone/iPod Touch which is available exclusively on the AppStore. It is a unique, new-generation sound synthesizer for iPhone / iPod Touch featuring revolutionary user interface and technologies: ESFM, ControlSurface, SoftRibbon and many more. has hit the AppStore on the 30th of October 2008 and is available for purchase for $9.99

# Software Programmer Dreams of New, Small Music Machines – Belgian musician Marc Resibois talk about little music machines.

Peter Kirn writes:

Marc “Nostromo” Resibois, aka “m.-.n,” lives the digital life of computers. The Belgian musician and hacker [@MySpace] is renowned as a Game Boy musician, as the inventor of legendary Nintendo tracker LittleGPTracker, and even has a day job as a programmer for VJ software maker Arkaos. But lately, his thoughts have turned to more traditional synthesis hardware – hardware that acts as tiny computers. Nothing is going to shake me from my love of computers, but that doesn’t mean I’m not interested in having what he describes sitting next to mine. Here’s what he imagines – and it’s a variation on a theme I think we’ll see a lot in the coming weeks and months here on CDM. And without giving away the punchline, that Nintendo DS is going to make another appearance.


DSK releases DrumZ BeatVoiZe

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DSK DrumZ BeatVoiZe

DSK has released DrumZ BeatVoicZe, a freeware drum module plug-in featuring Human Beat box sounds.

DrumZ BeatVoiZe features

  • 8 sound slots (C3 to C4 white keys).
  • Level and pan control.
  • 8 stereo outs.
  • 26 samples.
  • 3 kits.
  • Midi automation.
  • Preset selector.

DSK DrumZ BeatVoiZe is available for download below (Win PC, 6.5MB).

DKS DrumZ BeatVoiZe Downloads: 48522 times

Visit the DSK or plug-ins page for more free downloads.