Zenhiser has launched UK Garage Drums, a sample pack with 168 MB of beats & drum hits for Garage music production.
‘UK Garage Drums’ contains legendary drum loops with that London street attitude and swagger, it’s the evolutionary place where Garage was raised and we’ve captured that classic urban sound. 30 drum beats with 172 loops makes up the beat section giving multiple takes of the same beat, with kick, without kick, broken down and the essential driver, this is a serious part of the garage pack but there’s much more, 123 drum sounds, all classic, all 100% guaranteed Garage!
And as with all our samples packs we always think of you first so each drum style is separated into folders making these royalty free garage drum hits a breeze to use. All in ‘UK Garage Drums’ totals 295 samples and loops, that a whole bunch of pure Garage goodness, that makes this Zenhiser pack a no brainer, so get into the Garage movement now and join the worldwide producer revolution, it’s your duty as a Garage soldier to deliver insane swingin’ beats to the worldwide population.
The sample pack is available for purchase for $30 AUD.
More information: Zenhiser / UK Garage Drums
Standard Beat Company has announced Dark Downtempo 5, a sample pack featuring a new set of construction style beats.
A continuation of the top seller from the beatserv days, Dark Downtempo 5 integrates elements of dub, trip hop, and downtempo into an essential set of tools for cinematic chillout production.
Dark Downtempo 5 includes 10 construction style beats (a total of 47 loops) in .rex, Apple Loops, Reason .rfl, and 24bit WAV format. Also included is a custom kit for Native Instruments Battery 4 and 68 individual hits in 24bit WAV format.
The pack is available as a download, priced at $29 USD.
More information: Standard Beat Company / Dark Downtempo 5
Planet-H has released G-Stomper Rhythm for Android, a versatile Tool for Musicians and Beat Producers, designed to create your beats on the go.
It’s a feature packed, Step Sequencer based Drum Machine/Groovebox, a Track Grid Sequencer, 24 Drum Pads, an Effect Rack, a Master Section and a Line Mixer. Never lose a single beat again. Write it down and rock your own jam session wherever you are, and finally export it Track by Track or as Mixdown in Studio Quality up to 32bit 96kHz Stereo.
Whatever you are up to, practice your instrument, create beats for later use in the Studio, just jam and have fun, G-Stomper Rhythm has you covered. What are you waiting for, it’s free, so let’s rock!
G-Stomper Rhythm is a pure, sampler based Drum Machine, which is dedicated to beats, ideally for beginners as well as for experienced users.
The app is a free download for Android.
More information: Planet-H / G-Stomper Rhythm
ThaLoops has announced the release of Hip Hop Beats Vol. 1, a free collection of 11 professional beats.
With an experience of making chart-hitting beats and sounds (UK top 40/European Billboard Top 100) ThaLoops produced a catalog of free beats for all aspiring singers, rappers, dancers and other artists.
Beats are produced by sound developers whose work has been used in songs such as Rihanna’s – Fading, Black Eyed Peas – One Tribe and more.
The catalog of free beats is available at ThaLoops now.
More information: ThaLoops / Hip Hop Beats Vol. 1
iZotope has released version 1.01 of its BreakTweaker “future beat machine” for Windows and Mac.
Designed by BT and developed by iZotope, BreakTweaker is not just a drum machine: it’s a drum sculpting and beat sequencing environment that blurs the line between rhythm and melody.
Give your beats an ever-evolving depth that gets better the longer they play. Use rhythmic slicing to drive everything from pitched melodic lines to sweeping rhythmic overtures. Top it all off with the best drum sample library in existence, curated by BT, iZotope, and top producers today.
Changes in BreakTweaker v1.01
- Enhancement: Tab key now switches between Sequencer and Generator view.
- Enhancement: Preset Browser and Sample Browser have been increased in size for better user experience.
- Enhancement: Trackpad scrolling within the Preset Browser and Sample Browser is now faster.
- Enhancement: Modulation knob has been optimized for better CPU performance.
- Enhancement: Distortions have been optimized for better CPU performance.
- Fix: Addressed an issue with Sample & Hold mode in the LFO.
- Fix: Addressed an issue with AAX host timing.
- Fix: Addressed an issue where an LFO applied to a Wavetable or Pitch could cause a crash.
BreakTweaker is available to purchase for $249 USD.
More information: iZotope / BreakTweaker
The Drum Broker has announced a pre-order of the Kingsway Music Library Vol. 3, a collection of 15 original samples created by multi genre music producer and composer, Frank Dukes.
The Kingsway Music Library was created for the sample based producer, DJ, and beatmaker who wants original music to chop, flip, and arrange into headbanging beats without the hassle of digging through endless stacks of vinyl or worrying about sample clearance issues.
The Kingsway samples were recorded to 1 inch tape at 30 IPS, using an onslaught of rare vintage gear and instruments that the average beatmaker, producer, & DJ don’t have access to.
As a heavy collector of records and former sampling beat maker, Frank has an intimate knowledge of what makes a great sample and what makes a dope beat. These samples were created using extreme attention to detail specifically with the beatmaker and producer in mind.
The library is available to pre-order for $39.99 USD (release on March 1st, 2014). The pre-order comes with 3 additional bonus samples.
More information: Drum Broker / Kingsway Music Library Vol. 3
iZotope has introduced BreakTweaker, its new “Future Beat Machine” instrument for Windows and Mac.
Make beats you’ve never heard before. Built on a futuristic MicroEdit Engine, BreakTweaker turns everything you know about rhythm on its head.
Designed by BT and developed by iZotope, BreakTweaker is not just a drum machine: it’s a drum sculpting and beat sequencing environment that blurs the line between rhythm and melody. Give your beats an ever-evolving depth that gets better the longer they play. Use rhythmic slicing to drive everything from pitched melodic lines to sweeping rhythmic overtures. Top it all off with the best drum sample library in existence, curated by BT, iZotope, and top producers today. Explore a new era of rhythmic possibilities with this forward-thinking and forward-sounding instrument.
- Manipulate audio at a molecular level: Reinvent any beat by controlling pitch, rhythm, and texture at the finest resolution on the market.
- Free yourself from traditional drum grids: Create complex polyrhythmic beats with unique isorhythm and playback speed settings.
- Experiment with stunning content: Explore presets, drum samples, and wavetables designed by today’s top musicians and DJs, including BT.
- Craft the perfect drum sound: Blend drum samples with robust synthesis features to generate compelling hybrid sounds.
- Take control of your beats: Easily trigger and sequence complex patterns and samples using any MIDI controller.
BreakTweaker for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for the introductory price of $199 USD (regular $249 USD). BreakTweaker Expanded includes three diverse Expansions: Cinematic Textures, Vintage Machines, and Kicks & Snares by Beatport Sounds, and can be purchase for the intro price of $249 USD (regular $299 USD).
More information: iZotope / BreakTweaker