FXpansion releases Stanton Moore Cymbals & Grooves for BFD

FXpansion has announced the release of Stanton Moore Cymbals and Stanton Moore Grooves, two expansion packs for BFD.

FXpansion Stanton Moore Cymbals & Grooves

BFD Stanton Moore Cymbals is an expansion pack for BFD3, BFD Eco and BFD2 with stunning recordings of Bosphorus cymbals. Included are 4 crashes (with additional mallet versions), 2 rides and a hihat – all recorded in pristine detail by experienced sampling guru John Emrich.

Stanton Moore Grooves provides over 300 irresistibly funky Groove patterns for your BFD3, BFD Eco and BFD2 sessions. It can be used with any kits in your installation and contains 7 Palettes in 4/4 which are perfect for funk, R&B, rock and pop genres.

The Stanton Moore Cymbals pack for BFD is available for purchase for $70 USD/55 EUR/£49 GBP; Stanton Moore Grooves is $39 USD/29 EUR£25 GBP.

More information: FXpansion

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Analogue Drums Giveaway: Tape Series Two Bundle for Kontakt

Analogue Drums Tape Series Two Bundle

Analogue Drums has been releasing drum sample libraries for some three years now. The product catalog already includes 10+ titles, providing drum sounds suitable for funk, rock, pop, urban and many other genres.

Our process is simple: we take sought-after drumkits, and record them through killer signal chains directly to tape. We then convert the recordings into digital samples through premium converters, and finally map the samples to virtual instrument patches for you to use in your favorite software sampler.

The recently released Tape Series Two Bundle features four drum kits for Native Instruments Kontakt.

  • Kingpin – Vintage Gretsch with Bosphorus cymbals
  • Plastique – Ludwig Vistalite with Paiste 2002 cymbals
  • Monotown – Vintage Rogers Big-R with vintage Zildjian & Paiste cymbals
  • Gorilla – Vintage Gretsch concert-tom with Sabian cymbals

If you are looking for some natural, organic, and ‘real’ sounding drum kits these might be perfect for you. Check the Analogue Drums website for some music and drum solo demos.

Interested? I am pleased to announced that Analogue Drums is offering rekkerd.org readers the chance to win a copy of the Tape Series Two pack!

All you need to do is post a comment below before May 5th, 11.59pm CET, and we will randomly pick a winner shortly after. Note: you will need Kontakt full version version 3 or greater.

Good luck!

Update 7 May, 2012: Congratulations to “Koalaboy”, the winner of this contest!

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Analogue Drums releases Monotown and Gorilla sample libraries + Tape Series Two Bundle

Analogue Drums has announced the release of Monotown and Gorilla, two new drum sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Analogue Drums Monotown

Inspired by the drums of Motown, Stax and sweet R’n’B from yesteryear comes Monotown. It will drive home the beat to old school funk, soul, rhythm and blues. It’ll also fit the bill for current indy and pop where organic production qualities are desired.

Monotown features

  • Multi-sampling: each key contains up to 8 velocity layers for expressive detail and dynamics. Hihats are extensively sampled for convincing realism with 9 articulations (tip, tight, closed, loose, looser, semi-open, open, pedaled, footsplash).
  • Mic layers: 5x individually controllable microphone perspectives: Coles 4038 front-of-kit; Coles 4038 over kit; RCA 44 over kit, RE20 underside, and Neumann U67 room.
  • Round-robin: natural performance is possible thanks to 6 round-robin hits for each dynamic layer on every instrument.
  • Layouts: Keyboard and eKit/V-Drum mapping layouts provided. The keyboard layout is General MIDI (GM) compatible.
  • Output routing: mono and multi-channel output versions provided.
  • Kontakt instrument interface: with volume and mic controls.
  • Instrument swap: instantly change the snare drum and tambourine sounds at the press of a button.
  • Sensitivity control: increase the sensitivity of the kit for more intricate and subtle performances or leave it set to full dynamic range for heavier tracks.
  • Presets: for quickly changing sounds.
  • Trigger maps: for sound replacement.
Analogue Drums Gorilla

Inspired by the likes of Phil Collins and other pioneers of the gated room sound, we present Gorilla – a classic Gretsch rock kit, with an authentic gated room feature that creates a vibe like no other. Complete with concert toms and Sabian cymbals, this kit will lay down a solid and distinctive foundation for any track.

Gorilla features

  • Multi-sampling: each key contains up to 8 velocity layers for expressive detail. Hihats are extensively sampled for convincing realism with 7 articulations (tip, tight, closed, loose, semi-open, open, pedaled).
  • Round-robin: each and every hit has 6 unique round-robin samples to avoid the mechanical machine-gun effect.
  • Mic layers: 4x separately controllable microphone perspectives: close mics, snare bottom, overheads and room mics.
  • Layouts: Keyboard and eKit/V-Drum mapping layouts provided. The keyboard layout is General MIDI (GM) compatible.
  • Output routing: stereo and multi-channel output versions provided.
  • Kontakt instrument interface: with volume, pan, and mic mix controls, instant snare-swapping button.
  • Gated room control: switch room gate to various degrees or leave ungated.
  • Sensitivity control: increase the sensitivity of the kit for more subtle performances or leave it set to full dynamic range for rock and heavier tracks.
  • Presets: for quickly changing sounds.
  • Trigger maps: for sound replacement.
Analogue Drums Tape Series Two Bundle

Both Kontakt libraries are available to purchase for $39 USD each.

Analogue Drums has also announced the Tape Series Two Bundle, a collection of all four kits from the Tape Series Two:

  • Kingpin – Vintage Gretsch with Bosphorus cymbals
  • Plastique – Ludwig Vistalite with Paiste 2002 cymbals
  • Monotown – Vintage Rogers Big-R with vintage Zildjian & Paiste cymbals
  • Gorilla – Vintage Gretsch concert-tom with Sabian cymbals

Introductory pricing: $99 for the rest of March. Get in quick before we figure out how much more to charge for it. Further discount for Plastique and Kingpin owners: if you own one the bundle is only $74, if you own both it’s only $49 – for all of March. Discounts applied at checkout.

More information: Analogue Drums

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Analogue Drums releases Kingpin and Plastique for Kontakt

Analogue Drums Kingpin & Plastique

Analogue Drums has released Kingpin and Plastique, two drum sound libraries for Native Instruments.

Kingpin is a punchy vintage kit combining classic vintage tone and modern snap. This kit can dish out everything from R’n’B and urban grooves through to rock, pop and indy tracks.

Plastique is a hard hitting rock kit with tone and punch for miles. This kit will drive a classic rock track with authority and add flavour to fusion and pop pieces.

Kingpin & Plastique features

  • Round robin: each velocity layer contains 6 round-robin samples, played randomly to ensure realistic performances.
  • Multi-sampling: each key contains up to 8 velocity layers for expressive detail. Hihats are extensively sampled for convincing realism with 7 articulations (tip, tight, closed, loose, semi-open, open, pedaled).
  • Kontakt instrument interface: with separate volume and panning controls for individual drums, overhead mics, and room mics.
  • Sensitivity control: increase the sensitivity of the kit for more subtle performances or leave it set to full dynamic range for rock and heavier numbers.
  • Presets: for quickly dialing up sounds.

The Kingpin and Plastique sample libraries are available to purchase for $39 USD each.

More information: Analogue Drums

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Cymbal Masters release Virtually Erskine – Peter Erskine Drum Sample & Groove Libraries

Virtually Erskine

Cymbal Master has announced the release of Virtually Erskine – Peter Erskine Drum Sample Library, an expansion for BFD2 and BFD Eco featuring two of Peter’s personal drum kits.

The Virtually Erskine Sound Library features Peter playing two of his kits recorded and produced in high definition by John Emrich.

This collection features Peter Erskine playing every articulation. All recordings were done in Peter’s private studio and represent the same pristine sound featured on many of his most recent releases.

Virtually Erskine Drum Sample Library features

  • Played by Peter Erskine (Weather Report, Steely Dan, Steps Ahead, Diana Krall, Jaco Pastorius).
  • Formatted for FXpansion BFD2 and BFD Eco.
  • Includes 2 of Peter Erskine’s complete drum kits: a DW Jazz Series kit and DW Collectors VLT kit (for fusion, rock & pop) recorded in his own personal studio to capture his signature “sound”.
  • The Jazz kit is played with both sticks and brushes.
  • Every drum hit, sample & articulation played by Peter Erskine himself.

Cymbal Masters has also released the Virtually Erskine MIDI Grooves Library, featuring over 400 MIDI grooves of Peter playing 12 unique styles in 3/4 and 4/4, including Jazz, Swing, Rock, Funk and Afro-Cuban styles. The files are formatted for BFD2, BFD Eco as well as General MIDI which can be used with any GM compatible drum software or hardware.

The Peter Erskine Sample Library for BFD is available to purchase from Platinum Samples for $80 USD. The MIDI Grooves Library is $40 USD.

More information: Virtually Erskine

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