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Monosole – Timmy Rickard presents Dirty Arse Drum Breaks Vol. 1 at 100 Akres

Timmy Rickard Dirty Arse Drum Breaks

100 Akres has introduced Dirty Arse Drum Breaks Vol. 1, a drum breaks sample library by Timmy Rickard of Monosole Music.

If you make beats and get tired of using the same breaks as everyone else, then we got a sample pack for you.

Dirty Arse Drum Breaks vol. 1 features

  • 163 Drum Breaks in 24 & 16 bit WAV formats.
  • Organised by BPM folders (85bpm – 120bpm).
  • Drum kit mic’d with one Coles 4038 ribbon mic for a vintage sound.
  • White cassette tapes.
  • Free hand numbered limited edition cassette (only 30 available)**
  • C20 (20 minute cassette).

The sample pack is available to purchase for £12 GBP.

More information: 100 Akres / Dirty Arse Drum Breaks Vol. 1

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AfroDJMac releases Tape Hiss Vinyl Crackle free Ableton Rack

AfroDJMac has released a new free library for Ableton Live: Tape Hiss Vinyl Crackle.

AfroDJMac Tape Hiss Vinyl Crackle

Last week I received an email from Oliver Chesler, aka The Horrorist, who writes an extraordinarily useful and informative blog called “Wire to the Ear.”  He is always amazingly on point and up to date, whether with production advice, great music, or the latest audio/ iOS gear.  Oliver asked if I do request for Ableton Live Instruments (which of I try my best on); he was looking for samples of cassette tape hiss.  While there’s an assortment of plugin emulators of the tape sound (including Ableton’s Vinyl distortion which I used on this freebie), as we all know, there’s nothing quite like the original.  Funnily enough, just the day before I was looking for samples from vinyl records, and one of the samples I got the most use out of was just the vinyl crackle right before the music starts playing.  So, naturally I thought Oliver’s suggestion was a good one.

After busting out my old Ka-Boom Box, and dusting off what remains of my cassette tape collection, I started sampling empty sections of the tapes.   While I was at it, I took out some vinyl records of varying condition, sampled those, and grabbed a few minutes of tape noise from my Tascam Reel to Reel (the bad boy used on the Super Tape Drums Ableton Pack).  I’ve used those samples to create a pretty excellent Ableton Live Pack for you all!


AfroDJMac’s Ableton Live Instrument #60: Tape Hiss Vinyl Crackle.

The Ableton Pack is a free download.

More information: AfroDJMac

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AudioThing records Bass Station to Tape: TapeStation for NI Kontakt

AudioThing has announced TapeStation, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

What happens when a ’90s analog synth meets an ’80s tape recorder? We sampled a famous Analogue Bass Synth to tape using a new old stock cassette, and boxed it into a Kontakt Instrument. The original synth produced fat basses and sharp leads, but now the raw tape sounds and unstable pitch add perfect elements for “tron” like sounds. Each waveform (Sawtooth, Square, Pulse 5%) was sampled chromatically from C0 to C7 and each sample is more then 6 seconds long. In the custom Performance View a Saturation and Limiter Input Gain are added to the original synth’s parameters.

AudioThing TapeStation
Novation Bass Station + Tape Recorder = AudioThing TapeStation for Kontakt.

TapeStation features

  • 2 Oscillators (Saw, Square, Pulse 5%).
  • 12-24dB/oct filter.
  • 1 LFO (Random, Saw, Triangle) for Pitch and Cutoff.
  • 2 Envelopes.
  • 24 Factory Presets.
  • 24 User Presets (save function within the Kontakt GUI).
  • 255 Samples (44.1Khz / 24Bit).
  • Size: 200 MB installed.
  • Custom performance view.

The TapeStation library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $9 USD until July 26th, 2012 (regular $12 USD). Requires Native Instruments Kontakt 4.2.2 full version.

More information: AudioThing / TapeStation

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Wavesfactory releases Old Tape Piano for Kontakt

Wavesfactory Old Tape Piano

Wavesfactory has released Old Tape Piano, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Always wanted to sample a grand piano, but what’s the point? The market is oversaturated of piano libraries, and making another one is pointless unless you make it differently. We sampled a grand piano in mono using a low quality cassette recorder. When I say “low quality” I mean “very low quality”. Unlike other libraries availabe, the piano used was new and tuned, just the recorder was old.

Old Tape Piano features

  • Grand Piano, 88 keys, recorded directly into cassette tape.
  • Mono WAV files 44.1 kHz 24 bits, 861 Mb installed.
  • Recorded in mono with 8 velocity layers.
  • Flutter, natural saturation and compression.
  • Noise reduction applied, noise file attached.
  • Full version of Kontakt 3.5 or superior required. Kontakt Player will run in demo mode.

The Old Tape Piano library is available to purchase for 9.95 EUR.

More information: Wavesfactory / Old Tape Piano

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AudioThing releases TapeStation for Kontakt

AudioThing TapeStation

AudioThing has announced the release of TapeStation, a sample library/virtual instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

What happens when a ’90s analog synth meets an ’80s tape recorder? We sampled a famous Analogue Bass Synth to tape using a new old stock cassette, and boxed it into a Kontakt Instrument.

The original synth produced fat basses and sharp leads, but now the raw tape sounds and unstable pitch add perfect elements for “tron” like sounds. Each waveform (Sawtooth, Square, Pulse 5%) was sampled chromatically from C0 to C7 and each sample is more then 6 seconds long. In the custom Performance View a Saturation and Limiter Input Gain are added to the original synth’s parameters

TapeStation features

  • 2 Oscillators (Saw, Square, Pulse 5%).
  • 12-24dB/oct filter.
  • 1 LFO (Random, Saw, Triangle) for Pitch and Cutoff.
  • 2 Envelopes.
  • 24 Factory Presets.
  • 24 User Presets (save function within the Kontakt GUI).
  • Sample resolution: 44.1Khz / 24Bit.
  • Size: 200 MB installed.
  • Custom performance view.
  • Native Instruments Kontakt 4.2.2 full retail version is required.

TapeStation for Kontakt is available to purchase for the introductory price of $9 USD until October 24, 2011 (regular $12 USD).

More information: AudioThing / TapeStation

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Goldbaby announces Maschine support for Tape808 & Cassette808 sample libraries

Goldbaby Productions Tape808

Goldbaby Productions has announced that the Tape808 drum machine sample library is now available with Maschine support.

Not another 808 sample! Well actually it isn’t… this is 407 samples taken from two 808′s recorded into an Ampex 351 1/2″ valve 2 track tape machine! That’s not all… We also put the 808′s through other vintage gear. Plus we recorded the 808′s naked into a Metric Halo ULN-2 firewire audio card. Then we chose the best samples.

The Tape808 library is available to purchase for $29 USD. Those who have Maschine and have already purchased the Tape808 can upgrade to the Maschine format for $1 USD (send Goldbaby your original order number and you will receive a special order form).

The free Cassette808 sample library now also includes Maschine support.

This is a free sample pack that was created by recording the TR808 to cassette.

More information: Goldbaby Productions

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Cupwise releases Color Springs for Nebula

Cupwise

Cupwise has released Color Springs, a collection of programs for Nebula 3 by Acustica Audio.

What: A Gibbs spring reverb tank made in the early 70′s, of the type commonly used in Hammond organs and various Fender equipment. Two springs.

How: Sampled 14 different ways, some with the goal of capturing just the spring sound with little extra coloration, others with added flavor. The idea was to provide many variations of the spring reverb sound, giving several options for any situation requiring verb. Among the methods used- placing small objects on the springs (or wrapped around them), using the clamp (which I believe is to keep the pan/springs from moving around much during transportation) to dampen the effect, using different feedback paths, different sources of amplification, using cassette tapes, and playing the tones through the setups at different speeds/sample rates to shift the behavior up and down the frequency spectrum (check program specific details for more info on this). All were sampled with the RME hdsp 9632, at 96khz.

Color Springs for Nebula (full version required) is available to purchase for $6 USD.

More information: Cupwise / Color Springs

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Celemony announces Capstan, wow and flutter removal tool

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Celemony has announced Capstan, a tool to remove wow and flutter from audio recordings.

Celemony Capstan

For over 100 years, music has been recorded on mechanical storage mediums, and for over 100 years such recordings have been plagued by the same problems: wow and flutter. Who isn’t familiar with the wobbling and warbling, the droning and dragging? Mechanical degradation caused by defective devices or sticking tapes, by aging or defective storage. Furthermore, wow and flutter were for the most part irremediable.

Countless recordings of renowned orchestras, big bands and rock groups are currently slumbering deep in archives because precisely this problem has rendered them unusable. The tapes worthless, the recordings lost to posterity. Until now.

For with Capstan there is now for the first time a program capable of removing wow and flutter from musical recordings – whether on tape, compact cassette, wax, shellac or vinyl. Capstan detects wow and flutter by analyzing the musical material itself, so the medium is of no relevance. In this, Capstan is clearly superior to solutions such as bias tracking, because Capstan still works even if the tape has already been copied several times or digitized only in low resolution.

Being musically intelligent, the Capstan algorithm is capable of recognizing not only the minutest amounts of wow and flutter but also continuous speed variations within the musical material itself and makes possible detailed editing that extends even to drawing in the curve manually. It is based on the patented DNA Direct Note Access technology made famous by the award-winning program Melodyne, which is used worldwide in all major studios for the editing of pitch and timing.

Whilst the precise detection of the wow and flutter represents the actual technological revolution, repairing the recording is easy: the musical material is simply played back with the velocity curve inverted. Pure varispeed – guaranteed free from artifacts.

Capstan will be available for Windows and Mac (standalone 64-bit) mid June 2011. Estimated price is 3,790 EUR. A demo version will be made available on the Celemony website.

More information: Celemony

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