Zenhiser has launched Extreme D&B Drum Beats, a sample pack featuring 400 drum and bass drum beats.
Tired of the same Drum & Bass beats, need something new that isn’t a re-hashed drum loop from the early 1990’s? Well, it’s time for the sample revolution, a chance to re-invent your D&B sound and administer new levels of drive. “Extreme D&B Drum Beats” was developed to deliver a new mindset of the Drum n Bass beat, a collection of technology fuelled drum loops with devastating power.
Inside the sample pack you will find 100 drum beats with 4 variations of each, these alternate versions of the beat will ensure your tracks are seamless through breakdowns, drops and fill areas. They ensure not only that your latest track has the momentum and raw energy it needs but enough options to scope your sonic soundscapes with peaks, glide and drive.
The pack is available for purchase for $35 AUD.
More information: Zenhiser / Extreme D&B Drum Beats
Adam Monroe Music has released an updated version of Adam Monroe’s Beats, a drum sample instrument plug-in for Windows.
The new version includes a huge update to the code base, vastly improving functionality, as well as adding Kontakt versions.
Generally speaking, the program functions much differently, better, and has been been heavily debugged, the result of over a month of reprogramming and testing.
Adam Monroe’s Beats features 31 drum kits, the ability to swap out parts of each kit, 500 MIDI beats, 16/24-bit samples, and over 4 gigs of sample data.
Changes in Adam Monroe’s Beats
- All parameters are now automatically saved per-project/per preset, note assignments and user kits can be saved outside of projects.
- Added the ability to name/rename “User Kit” presets.
- Code is more maintainable, elegant, efficient, and simplified.
- I/O code debugged.
- Presets and program settings are now hard-coded into program (in case of resets).
Adam Monroe’s Beats is available for purchase for the introductory price of $35 USD.
More information: Adam Monroe / Adam Monroe’s Beats
Loopmasters has launched Hip Hop Instrumentals 3, the third instalment of dusty breaks and atmospheric sound effects packed into 13 ready to roll construction kits.
Chemo returns with another exciting collection of atmospheric Hip Hop with 13 timeless Downbeat construction kits. Each construction kit has everything you need to build inspirational cinematic productions with extended loop stems of every element in the groove broken down such as, Kick and Snare Loops, Hat and Cymbals Loops, Atmosphere Loops, Bass Lines, Sound FX, Back Beats and Vocals allowing flexible arrangements to be made in your music software.
The Collection also contains select Drum and FX sounds used in the loop content as one shot samples which can be used in your favourite soft samplers or dragged in as audio to compliment the loops or be used to build your own.
With tempos varying between 77 and 130 BPM this dynamic pack is also perfect for Chill, Trap, Trip Hop, Downtempo and all worldwide hip hop genres.
The sample pack is available for purchase for £29.95 GBP.
More information: Loopmasters / Hip Hop Instrumentals 3
Sugar Bytes has announced the release of Egoist for the iPad, a mobile version of the beat-making software.
Enjoy beat making in a ultra mobile way. Screw up your music library and turn any sound file into monstrous beats and tricky breaks. Explore the fun of using Egoist in every situation imaginable.
Egoist iPad offers the full functionality of the desktop version and is compatible to Audiobus 2 and Inter-App Audio. Egoist iPad is now available on the app store.
Egoist iPad Edition
- Quick + Easy track sketching, based on sample slicing.
- Minimal, yet effective bass line.
- Unique beat box with more than 1000 drums from vintage to electronic.
- Effect Sequencer.
- Randomizers in all areas.
- Inter-App Audio.
- Audiocopy / Audiopaste.
- Full Midi Support (Virtual, Network, Extern).
- Music Library Access.
- iTunes File Sharing.
The Egoist app is available at an introductory 33% discount until December 1st, 2014 (regular $29.99 USD).
More information: Sugar Bytes / Egoist iPad Edition
Rankin Audio has launched Future Beats and RnB, a sample pack that takes influences from a wide range of music, from RNB to Garage, Soul and Substep, covering anything modern yet soulful.
Pioneered by artists like Flying Lotus and Flume, and with labels like Future Classic pushing the sound, people having been kicking back and getting deep more than ever.
The pack contains everything you need to construct the most soulful of bass music. Musical loops including lush analogue-styled synth chords, wonky leads and soaring smooth pads provide the soundscape while the deep basses and driving drum tracks give it something to latch onto.
There’s also 85 drum hits from big claps, fizzy crashes, digital percussion and low-fi subby kicks. And to top it off and take everything just that little be further, we have included the proper secret spices for your future bass music: chopped vocals, vocoders, rhythmic textured foley loops and beautiful organic FX hits that will be the cherry on top of your deep beats.
The sample pack is available from Loopmasters for £24.95 GBP. One-shots and loops packs are also sold separately.
More information: Rankin Audio / Future Beats and RnB
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