Results for beats

Below are the posts that should have something to do with 'beats'.

Note: Use the search form in the top right if you're looking for something specific.

  

The Loop Loft releases Linear Drums Vol 2 MIDI pack

Related: , , , , , Posted in news on Aug 12, 2013 - comment 0 comments
Loop Loft Linear Drums Vol 2

The Loop Loft has announced the release of Linear Drums Vol 2, a MIDI library featuring linear drum beats.

Boring beats are now a thing of the past. Introducing Linear Drums Vol 2 – a revolutionary approach to MIDI drum grooves.

Breaking away from traditional eighth and sixteenth note patterns on the hi hat and ride, these loops bring an entirely new dimension to grooves by orchestrating patterns around the entire drum kit.

The MIDI pack costs $29 USD. It is also included in the MIDI pack bundle (9 packs) at a 25% discount.

More information: The Loop Loft / Linear Drums Vol 2

Native Instruments releases DRUM LAB drum instrument

Native Instruments has announced the release of DRUM LAB, a virtual drum instrument combining advanced drum layering techniques with an intuitive workflow designed for fast results.

Native Instruments Drum Lab
DRUM LAB’s combination of acoustic and electronic drum samples is the secret of professionals worldwide – a powerful production technique for creating punchy, present drum tracks. An included groove library provides over 900 patterns for fast groove production with uncompromising sound quality.

DRUM LAB combines the organic, expressive sound of acoustic drums with the weight and punch of electronic samples. This ‘hybrid’ layering technique is the secret weapon of countless industry professionals to give drums presence and clarity in sonically dense mixes. DRUM LAB’s acoustic layer comprises 38 carefully chosen individual drums. Each was recorded in three different rooms with high-end vintage and modern equipment on analog tape. The drums are pre-processed for instant, professional sound and feature all the warmth and subtly acoustic drums bring to top-quality recordings. What sets DRUM LAB apart from other software-based drum instruments is its electronic component: 380 drum hits were sampled from a range of classic and modern drum machines, then expertly matched, phase aligned, faded, and pitched to perfectly blend with the acoustic samples. This crucial step saves producers hours of time, allowing them to focus on their music.

DRUM LAB’s clear interface provides all necessary sound shaping controls directly on the front panel. Producers can choose individual acoustic and electronic layers, blend them to taste via a convenient slider, and quickly adjust fine details with some of Native Instruments’ most sought-after studio effects. A streamlined set of controls for TRANSIENT MASTER, SOLID EQ, G COMP, an optimized drum compressor, and a rich convolution reverb are all located on DRUM LAB’s main panel, allowing quick and easy sonic adjustments. Users can dial in a variety of sounds from detailed and rich to saturated and gritty without spending unnecessary time switching through multiple page menus or negotiating complex effect parameters. This creates an intuitive way to create completely individual drum sounds.

Alongside its extensive sound shaping possibilities, DRUM LAB also delivers authentic performances. A new set of patterns were recorded by a professional drummer, then converted to MIDI files and arranged by genre in DRUM LAB’s groove library. Users can quickly drag-and-drop these patterns into their sessions, accelerating production time without sacrificing human feel. A unique visual display lets producers see where grooves line up in their tracks for added visual reference when creating beats.

Drum Lab for Kontakt and Kontakt Player is available to purchase for $99 USD / 99 EUR.

More information: Native Instruments / Drum Lab

The Loop Loft launches Six Summer Specials – Up to 70% off

The Loop Loft has announced a Summer Special sale on 6 of its most popular sample collections.

The Loop Loft Six Summer Specials

We’re deep in summer and now it’s time to provide even deeper savings on six of our most popular Loop Loft collections.

Summer Specials

  • The Platinum Pack — With over 4,000,000 kB (4.6 GB to be exact) of drum loops in our library, The Platinum Pack is a bundled collection of 22 of our most popular releases. With everything from bebop brush grooves, to North Indian frame drums, to polished pop beats, to low-fi hip hop loops, this is the most extensive pack we’ve ever released.
  • The Bunker Sessions Vol 2 — Recorded at the world-class Bunker Studios in NYC, seven-string guitarist Charlie Hunter and jazz drum master Eric Harland bring the inimitable soul and feel of live musicians, playing together at the top of their game, to anyone’s tracks. The Bunker Sessions Vol 2 focuses on grooves and feels including funk, latin, hip hop and wide open rock.
  • Indie Rock Drums Bundle — We’ve bundled all three of our popular Indie Rock Drums collections, giving you instant access to our massive library of authentic indie drums. With drum sounds and grooves inspired by the likes of Built to Spill, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, The Strokes, Fugazi, The Flaming Lips and a host of other bands, the Indie Rock bundle is here to save you from the lame “rock” drum loops that came loaded with your DAW.
  • Everything But Sticks — Let’s be honest. 99% of the drum loops in existence use sticks. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but isn’t it time to do something different? This is why we set out to produce Everything But Sticks, a collection of loops and samples that take a new and fresh approach to grooves on the drum set.
  • Blues Drums Bundle — We’ve bundled both of our popular Blues Drums Collections together, creating the most comprehensive and authentic Blues loop library ever produced. With formats ranging from WAV, REX2, AIFF (Apple Loops) and Stylus RMX, you’ll be able to work seamlessly in the DAW of your choice.
  • Multitrack Drums Master Bundle — The Multitrack Drums Master Bundle gives you instant access to every single drum release in the Multitrack Series (a whopping 7 GB of drums)! With collections ranging from Motown, to dubstep, to jazz, to rock, you’ll never be at a loss for quality, multitracked drums again.

The sale ends July 31st, 2013, at 12:00am EST.

More information: The Loop Loft / Summer Special

P5Audio releases Beat Rockerz Arsenal Kits for Maschine

Related: , , , Posted in news on Jul 16, 2013 - comment 0 comments
P5Audio Beat Rockerz Arsenal Kits for Maschine

P5Audio has introduced Beat Rockerz Arsenal Kits, a sound library for the Native Instruments Maschine.

The ultimate Rock stabs and hits kit has arrived for maschine! Featuring all live epic rock band stabs, hits, guitar and bass riffs, rock drum samples and sfx, this sound pack will make your beats rock harder than any other kit on the planet!

Featuring 288 big studio sounds, all 18 kits have been programmed for Native Instruments Maschine, and are ready to load for quick beat production. We’ve even included 3 brand new live electric guitar and 3 live bass multi-sampled virtual instruments (and extra 226 sounds total), giving you complete creative control over your melodic and harmonic creation. Make your beats rock harder. Download this one of a kind sound pack today!

The sample library costs $29.99 USD.

More information: P5Audio / Beat Rockerz Arsenal Kits

Sound Pack Flyer launches Beat Butcha’s Bundle

Beat Butcha Bundle

Sound Pack Flyer has announced the Beat Butcha’s Bundle, a collection of 4 sample packs by Beat Butcha.

Wow oh wow these kits are hot. I’ll tell you right now, any genre you want to make hip-hop wise this is YOUR KIT.

Full of chops, breaks, BEEFY KICKS, 808′s, trap kicks, you name it. This kit is like buying a family pack at KFC, an all in one bundle, and nothing but protein to beef up your beats. (Minus the fast food analogy, these sounds aren’t cheap!).

Beat Butcha’s Bundle features

  • Four of Beat Butcha’s Kits Bangin’ Drum Kits (Over 1850+ SOUNDS!!!)
  • Amazing versatility and change up in the sounds — Boom Bap, Breaks/Chops, Clean Drum Hits, Hard-Bodied Snares!
  • Jam-Packed with Goodies (Full of cool riffs, tons of snares, thick-bottomed kicks, SFX, shakers, unique sounds etc).
  • Full of Breaks for those who like to chop up drum loops! (Tons of one-hit sounds included as well).

The sample bundle is available from Sound Pack Flyer for $60 USD. The Horse Beef Drum Kit is also sold separately for $20 USD.

More information: Sound Pack Flyer / Beat Butcha’s Bundle

Zenhiser releases Manic Drummer & Huge Trap Drums sample packs

Related: , , , , , , Posted in news on Jun 18, 2013 - comment 0 comments
Zenhiser Manic Drummer

Zenhiser has announced the release of Manic Drummer and Huge Trap Drums, two new sample libraries.

Manic Drummer features 480 drum loops, beats & drum fills for breaks, dubstep and drum & bass.

Need a live drummer that can go absolutely mental? Do you make Breaks, Dubstep, Drumstep or Drum & Bass? Well if you’ve answered yes then we have just made your dreams come true, we locked up one of our drum producers, filled him full of Red Bull and other synthetics & what he delivered is an outstanding collection of full on live drum loops, processed to f*ck beats and a huge array of drum fills that will make any track sound awesome.

Totalling 480 beats and drum fills this is a one stop shop for all your live drums. There’s two different bpm’s of live drum beats & fills, 140bpm & 174bpm which means all the genre’s that need this type of funky ass drummer madness are covered, Drumstep, Dubstep, Hardcore Breaks, Drum & Bass and just about every sub genre in between.

Zenhiser Huge Trap Drums

Huge Trap Drums includes 80 Trap beats and 110 Trap drum sounds.

Zenhiser presents ‘Huge Trap Drums’, another monster in the Trap drum sound and drum beat arena. From speaker thudding kicks and 808 hat heaven to stacked claps and dance floor attacking snares Huge Trap Drums throws up nearly 320mb of pure Traptastic madness.

This sample pack comes loaded with trap drum sounds, enough to obliterate your next ten tracks and if you’re not feeling particularly inspirational there’s a huge chunk of 180 beats to choose from. Huge Trap Drums is not designed for your laid back groove, it’s pushy full on Trap that it’s designed for.

The Manic Drummer pack costs $30 AUD, Huge Trap Drums is $25 AUD.

More information: Zenhiser

Samplecraze publishes Beat Construction: The Definitive Guide for Beat Makers

Related: , , , , , Posted in news on Jun 10, 2013 - comment 0 comments
Samplecraze Beat Construction

Samplecraze has announced that it has published the Beat Construction guide for beat makers.

Just as every great master’s painting needs a great frame, every stand-out tune needs a stand-out beat: get the beat right, and you can turn your OK tune a foot-tappingly infectious masterpiece. But while most DAW software gives you the tools you need to craft the perfect beat, but you still need to know HOW to do it — else you’ll end up with a robotic groove that impresses no-one!

Just what is it that makes a stand-out beat? How do you give your beat it’s own unique identity? What is it that gives Timbaland’s beats that special vibe — and how can you copy him? These questions and many more are answered in the latest e-Book from Samplecraze.

Whether Dre or Rihanna is your thing, or you’re more into dance, pop, old-school electro or trip hop, Samplecraze’s new bible of beat creation takes you on a practical hands-on exploration of the beat-making process, which will leave you with a deep understanding of how the world’s leading beat creators get the sounds they do, and, more importantly, how they inject that all-important ‘nod factor’ into their tunes.

Starting with the basic foundations of sculpting and layering individual drum sounds, there’s plenty to get the newbies up to speed. But it goes much deeper than that. For example, there are chapters on various slicing techniques, using modulators and new techniques to create 3D motion and stereo width. Author Eddie Bazil also reveals the secrets of advanced ‘ghosting’ techniques, and there’s a section comprising several chapters dealing with how to ‘rip’ the feel from commercial tracks using your DAW (yep, that’s right, you can steal the feel from your favourite track without sampling it and infringing copyright!). And in case you’re left in any doubt, there are workshops on building urban and dance tracks from the ground up.

As with all Samplecraze’s books, there’s a heavy emphasis on step-by-step practical examples, with plenty of screen captures from various software packages to show you what’s going on. There’s a whopping package of over 350MB of audio, MIDI and REX files that illustrate the points being made, and rather than compromise the audio by streaming it or compressing to MP3, Samplecraze have presented the files themselves as pristine quality WAVs. That way, you can listen to them and tweak them in your DAW as you work your way through the exercises in the book. And when you hear them, you can be sure that Bazil is a man who knows exactly what he’s talking about!

So… if you want to make cutting-edge beats, why waste time trawling through forums for tips and tricks from bedroom producers? This book has all the answers and has to represent the best $15 you could spend.

The guide (193 pages) is available to purchase as a download for $15 USD.

More information: Samplecraze / Beat Construction

The Drum Broker launches Kool G Rap Beat Contest

Related: , , , , , Posted in news on May 24, 2013 - comment 1 comment
Drum Broker Kool G Rap Beat Contest

The Drum Broker has announced the Kool G Rap Beat Contest, offering its customers the chance to win a 16-bar verse from American rapper and hip hop legend Kool G Rap.

The Drum Broker & legendary producer Domingo of Beats4tunes.com are proud to announce their latest contest/giveaway. This time we are testing your beatmaking skills in a contest to find the BEST beat. The winner will get a 16-Bar Verse from Hip Hop Legend/Heavyweight Kool G Rap courtesy of Beats4Tunes.com and The Drum Broker.

The best beat submission will be judged by Domingo on July 31st, and a winner will be announced August 1st, 2013.

A single winner will be picked based on beat composition, mix quality, drum selection, & over-all beat quality by Veteran Producer Domingo.

The contest is open to all Drum Broker customers.

More information: The Drum Broker / Kool G Rap Beat Contest