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Plugin Boutique launches 24-Hour Sale on Liquid Rhythm

WaveDNA Liquid Rhythm

Plugin Boutique has announced a limited time sale on Liquid Rhythm, offering a 50% discount on the beat generation software by WaveDNA for Windows and Mac.

Liquid Rhythm is an innovative beat generator that enables users to access the building blocks of ten quadrillion rhythmic patterns, import pre-existing MIDI tracks created using their DAW of choice, and mine Liquid Rhythm’s library of loops and kits to quickly create inspiring rhythm tracks.

Liquid Rhythm features

  • Develop musical ideas by instantly inserting and swapping bar-long rhythm patterns.
  • Create beats fast by painting groups of notes directly onto the arranger.
  • Humanize the velocity and groove of multiple notes simultaneously based on their underlying color-patterns.
  • Generate musically-informed rhythm patterns from a customizable palette.
  • Create tom fills and multi-instrument percussion patterns.
  • Integrate Liquid Rhythm into your workflow as VST, AU or RTAS plugin.

Liquid Rhythm is available to purchase from Plugin Boutique for $59.50 USD (regular $119 USD). The sale ends December 30th, 2013.

More information: Plugin Boutique / Liquid Rhythm

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Loopmasters releases SP12Hundred – Floppy Beats and Phat Samples

SP12Hundred Floppy Beats and Phat Samples

Loopmasters has launched SP12Hundred – Floppy Beats and Phat Samples, a Raw Cutz series bundle pack featuring vintage hip hop samples.

Rawpacks 16-18 is a cool collection of samples from SP12Hundred, an underground Hip Hop fanatic and master producer who learnt his trade in Brixton, UK after being inspired by Pete Rocks production techniques.

This pack contains his second three packs for Raw Cutz – “Astro Blakk”, “Prestige”, and “Raw Slice”.

Within this pack producers should expect to find 29 Hip Hop Breaks, 649 Inspirational Musical Samples, 78 Kick Drums, 44 Snare Drums, 32 Hi Hats, plus 30 Rex2 Samples.

Floppy Beats and Phat Samples features

  • Astro Blakk is a bouncing pack of Hip Hop nonchalance, comprised of Skunk infused dubby sounds, reverse fx, dusty rhodes, heavy kicks, mystic pads, shimmering chords, blues soaked vocals, emotive hits and filtered keys. From sunrise to sunset this pack has a mood for every occassion and the sp1200 has been used and abused to create this unique collection.
  • Prestige is a tight collection of pumping hip hop samples designed to create future classics and includes tough snares, slam dunked hits, brash beats, twisted fx, funky chords, rhodes notes, jazzy elements, guitar wahs, hard hitting horns, and heavy sax echoes. If you need more class for your beats, Prestige is here as your production partner.
  • Raw Slice features cool jazz chords, inspired soul fx, dusty wax samples, guitar shrills, blunted beats, crisp snares, harsh chords, flutes, horns and buzzing notes. Programmed and recorded with the full sp1200 treatment, Raw Slice is a unique pack with all the right ingredients.

The sample pack costs £39.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / Floppy Beats and Phat Samples

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Toontrack releases Metal Beats MIDI pack by Dirk Verbeuren

Toontrack Metal Beats MIDI

Toontrack has launched Metal Beats MIDI, a new pack featuring a collection of drum grooves and fills performed by renowned metal drummer Dirk Verbeuren of Soilwork.

After the three volumes in the Library of the Extreme series and a few thousand variations of the most outrageous metal drumming there is, Dirk winds down a tad. In this pack, he delivers a comprehensive collection of straight forward, modern metal drumming – all the way from ultra-slow doom and crushing mid tempo to galloping double-bass work. Essentially, everything you might need in between the blast beats, carpet rolls or skank beats you got from the Library of the Extreme suite.

This collection of drum beats and fills is the perfect match for any traditional or modern metal songwriter looking for world-class, sharp and inventive drumming straight from one of the world’s most well-rounded and dynamic e-drummers.

Metal Beats MIDI features

  • MIDI drum beats and fills for traditional and modern metal.
  • Performed by Dirk Verbeuren (Soilwork).
  • All material organized in straight or swing songs and broken down by leading instrument (closed hats, open hats, etc.).
  • Each song has a dedicated section for fills.
  • Tempos ranging from 56 BPM to 240 BPM.

The MIDI pack costs $29 USD / 25 EUR.

More information: Toontrack / Metal Beats MIDI

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Review: The Raw Cutz Super Pack – 5,000 Breaks, Cuts & Samples

Raw Cutz is a new label by Erik Svahn of E-Lab and Equipped Music, and Loopmasters sample boutique owner Matt Pelling.

Together Erik and Matt have formed Raw Cutz, and hope this site will inspire musicians old and new to make exciting Hip Hop, House, Drum and Bass and other experimental forms using some of the inspirational sounds, swung beats, processed kits and found sounds that Raw Cutz and its Producers will be releasing regularly on this imprint.

Raw Cutz Super Pack

The Raw Cutz Super Pack takes the 30 launch releases from the new imprint, and bundles them in a giant pack with no less than 5,645 individual samples, good for 3.3 GB content.

Whether you are looking for Punchy Kicks, Crisp Snares, Mellow Rhodes, Ethereal Vocals, Dubbed Out Basses, Glitched Jazz Guitars, Drifting Flutes, Funky Horns, Ambient Sounds, and Dusty Breaks – these smoking beats are guaranteed to add the flavour, punch and inspiration to your productions that you have been looking for.

Raw Cutz Super Pack features

  • 300 81-99BPM Raw Break Loops
  • 3,510 Raw Cut Music Samples
  • 778 Raw Kick Samples
  • 468 Raw Snare Samples
  • 331 Raw Hi Hat Samples
  • 302 Rex2 Files

The pack comes with everything listed above in respective folders. You do get file listings of each of the 30 individual packs that make up this super pack, but if you want to find the sounds that are from the same pack you’ll have to use the file name tags to locate them.

A collection of 300 break loops (10 loops per pack) is good for 110 individual breaks, and 190 no kick/no hihat type variations. They have a nice vintage vibe, though when you audition the bunch some of the themes start to sounds a bit the same-ish. Of course nothing keeps you from chopping the breaks up, and since you also get over 1,500 one-shot drum samples so can easily make your own breaks anyway.

For me, the next bit – the “Raw Cut Inspirational Music Samples” – is what this pack is all about.

One of the first sample libraries I bought was E-Lab’s Xclusive Wav Xtension (10-disc pack including the X-Static Goldmine series). I remember it cost an arm and a leg (back then anyway), and it seemed that a lot of the content was simply lifted of existing recordings – nicely processed, but not very original nonetheless. Some samples were blatantly ripped from commercial tunes, but I always loved the vibe of these samples. Especially the melodic one-shot stabs/hits are fantastic, and this is the kind of sampling that in my opinion has its merit.

The music samples on the Raw Cutz Super Pack are much the same. Bass, guitar, electric piano, flute, saxophone, organ, atmospheric sounds, etc.
Short 1 or 2 second sounds, all with that fantastic vintage funky, soulful vibe. While the sounds mostly have a Hip Hop feel, you can easily use them in other genres as well. Many samples have that lovely delay and reverb processing that you would hear on early drum & bass records.

The Loopmasters website says:

These exclusive samples have been crafted carefully by our top producers using technology including MPC and SP1200 samplers, Technics 1210 mk2 decks, Analogue Tape Machines and vintage mics and instruments including Fender Jazz Guitars, Double Basses, Horns, Rhodes Pianos and much more besides.

I have read that text a few times, and I guess it doesn’t actually exclude crate digging. To be honest even if these samples weren’t created from scratch I don’t really care. Sampling has always been part of Hip Hop music production, and I would feel totally comfortable using these samples in my work.

Check the sound examples below to get an idea on what kind of sounds you can expect.

So what do I think?

Product: Raw Cutz Super Pack by Loopmasters
Format: 24-bit Wav samples
Price: £149.95 GBP
Like: beautiful one-shot hits/stabs, well processed for that vintage vibe
Don’t like: breaks could have bit more variation
Verdict: 8/10

This pack is perfect for beat makers. The Raw Cutz Super Pack will save you tons of time, no need to go crate digging!

The 3,500+ sounds are just what you need to create the perfect vibe for your Hip Hop tracks.
Yes, the breaks are nice, the single drum sounds are very useful, but for me, this pack is all about the brilliant stabs, chords, hits, bass & guitar licks, atmospheric fx, etc.

The samples are processed with care to get a great vibe, totally inspiring and full of character.

Get your samplers ready, serious head bobbin’ is inevitable.

More information: Loopmasters / Raw Cutz Super Pack

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Loopmasters releases Atmospheric Vinyl Breaks by Chemo

Loopmasters Atmosphere Vinyl Breaks

Loopmasters has released Atmospheric Vinyl Breaks, a new sample library by Chemo.

Producers can expect to find 30 all new Atmospheric Vinyl Drum Breaks plus all the separate components and bonus Drum hits from the mind of chemo, the UK’s premier break producer.

With tempos varying from 78 -132 bpm each one of the 30 drum construction kits comes with its own Drum hits, Drum loop parts and Atmospherics, giving you a huge variety of inspirational sounds to deconstruct and rebuild in the studio.

These 30 Hip Hop and Downtempo Breaks capture a variety of vibes including live shuffling grooves, dark and moody beats, Gritty grooves and live played experimental breaks. In Chemos words these drums are “crusted, tainted, mangled, flanged, taped and injected with secret psychedelic compounds”.

The sample pack is available to purchase for £17.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / Atmospheric Vinyl Breaks

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Patchbanks releases Butcher Beats & Breaks

Patchbanks Butcher Beats & Breaks

Patchbanks has announced Butcher Beats & Breaks, a sample library by Joe Nicolo featuring over 100 loops.

Patchbanks presents in coordination with nine-time Grammy award-winning producer, Joe “The Butcher” Nicolo (Cypress Hill, The Fugees, Lauryn Hill, Jazzy Jeff, Fresh Prince and Schoolly D), an all-original mash up of grimy beats and breaks for those in search of dirty Hip Hop loops to sample, chop, filter and create beats with.

Inside contains an assortment of musical beats and drum breaks sourced from unreleased 2” master tape sessions, along with newly produced compositions mixed-down with a dirty and dusty feel.

This is real Hip Hop. And a must have library add-on for music producers still in love with that old school sound!

The sample pack costs $19.95 USD.

More information: Patchbanks / Butcher Beats & Breaks

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Ableton intros Max for Live devices: Spectrum Effects, AutoBeat & RokVid

Ableton has announced the release of Spectrum Effects, AutoBeat and RokVid, three new Max for Live devices.

Max for Live offers the promise of unlimited sonic – and visual – explorations, within the familiar framework of Ableton Live.

Released today, three new products deliver on that promise and then some – providing a shot of inspiration that can be subtle or extreme. Coming from expert Max for Live developers, these devices extend into existing areas of sound and vision that will likely be brand new for many users.

New Max for Live devices

  • Spectrum Effects by Amazing Noises — Spectrum Effects includes two radical spectral processing devices capable of a range of effects. Warp and mangle your audio into mayhem, or add subtle harmonic touches – you decide which. In the studio and at the gig, Spectrum Effects adds an instant dynamic catalyst to your Live set.
  • AutoBeat by K-Devices — Set the rules in AutoBeat and discover endless rhythmic rearrangement possibilities. AutoBeat integrates seamlessly with Drum Racks, and can also function as a flexible phrase creator for melodic instruments.
  • RokVid by Adam Rokhsar — RokVid is a powerful video solution for live music performers. Designed with simplicity in mind, RokVid makes easy work of generating captivating video that dynamically reacts to your sound.

Spectrum Effects and AutoBeat are available to purchase for 29 EUR each, RokVid is 19 EUR.

More information: Ableton

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