AfroDJMac has released Jingle Bells, a free Ableton Live Pack.
It’s become a tradition around here to create an Ableton Live Pack especially for Christmas. Nothing really evokes the feelings and memories of Christmas quite like the sound of jingling bells!
This year I have decided to sample my sleigh bells. I did so using Rode NT5 mics, which I recently had modified by Michael Joly (he can turn entry level mics into high-end works of art). So to celebrate, I’ve created not one but four different instruments for your holiday pleasure.
The pack is a free download at AfroDJMac.
More information: AfroDJMac / Jingle Bells
Sonokinetic has announced its 12 Days of Christmas, a limited time promotion with daily deals up to Christmas.
We close our festive lustrum year with a big party on ’12 days of Christmas’ here at Sonokinetic BV
Running from December 12th until December 24 (23:59 CET), Sonokinetic will post a new offer every day on our Facebook page and Twitter.
Check out our gifts and specials daily
More information: Sonokinetic / 12 Days of Christmas
8Dio has launched its annual 25 Days of Christmas promotion.
Hey there fellow sample connoisseur – and welcome to 8Dio’s annual 25 Days of Christmas tradition. We have a rather ambitious lineup this year comprised of new releases, gift with purchase, essential Adagio updates, artist interviews and two massive announcements. We are kicking Christmas off with the release of our cloud-collaboration library: “Free Angels”, which is a unique type of art software unlike anything else on the market. Free Angels will be released on Tuesday, December 3rd.
Free Angels was created in collaboration with over 100 gracious members of the 8Dio community. In the tradition of giving we are happy to announce that Free Angels will be a complimentary gift added to ANY 8Dio purchase of 50$ or more made between December 3rd and December 25th.
We also encourage you to check our site and/or Facebook during the Xmas period. We have fresh news items every day and some really special things coming your way.
More information: 8Dio Productions
Sonokinetic has announced the release of Sleigh Bells, a free virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Q: What does every Christmas track need but has been sadly overlooked by most sample developers?
A: Sleigh Bells
Q: What are Sonokinetic going to do about it?
A: Program a ridiculously comprehensive collection of tempo-synced sleigh bells and give it to you for FREE as an extra special xmas gift.
Sonokinetic brings you this treat, free for anyone to enjoy, but no less powerful than our paid-for libraries. We figured it’s a time for giving presents, and we wanted to thank all of you for the 5 years you kept Sonokinetic going strong, and growing to the company it is today… Thank You!
Sleigh Bells features
- 6 different Sleigh bells (25, 21, 17, 13, 6, and 1 bell sleigh bells).
- Loops in two tempi, two meters and two feels.
- Loop length up to 25 seconds, average around 10.
- Up to 41 Round Robins per multisample.
- 300+ samples. (about 500 Mb sample content) in 24 bit 44.1 kHz aiff format.
- Royalty and copyright free content license.
- Format: All files in 44.1 kHz, 24bit aiff format.
- Programmed for Kontakt 4.2.4 & Kontakt 5 (requires full version, not compatible with the free Kontakt Player).
The Sleigh Bells library is a free download at Sonokinetic.
More information: Sonokinetic / Sleigh Bells
The Unfinished has introduced its Advent Calendar, offering free patches every day until Christmas.
I shall be creating free patches for Absynth, FM8, Massive, Omnisphere, Synthmaster and Zebra.
As well as giving away free synth presets, I shall be releasing new commercial soundsets, creating discounts on existing ones and also running competitions to win all my soundsets – not just the ones I’ve made, but every soundset I will ever make!
There will also be new music as talented composers and producers create new demo tracks for my existing synth collections. Plus there will be one or two bonus free soundsets for some of the best free vst synths out there.
There’s going to be lots going on (except perhaps sleep!) so bookmark this page to keep up to date with all the Yuletide news.
More information: The Unfinished
Audio-Technica has announced the final six shortlist of its alternative Christmas track competition. It launched the competition in October and has received a huge wave of diverse entries from all across the UK and some … read more
Tonehammer has kicked off this year’s Gnomehammer season, offering various free virtual instruments until Christmas. We have all received poor xmas gifts in life … whether it was handmade insults like socks or sweaters, a … read more
Ohm Force has announced a limited time Christmas promotion for its products. Well, Christmas will arrive soon, and the end of this year is also getting closer. Our hearts become more tender and our thoughts … read more
Time+Space has announced a number of deals and bundles for the Christmas season. The season of goodwill has arrived at Time+Space with almighty gusto as the UK’s largest soundware distributor announce a collection of special … read more
Audio-Technica, one of the world’s finest manufacturers of audio equipment, has launched an online search for the most entertaining alternative Christmas track. The popular music manufacturer is looking for fun and vibrant YouTube video entries … read more
Bolder Sounds has released some new sample libraries: BOB Miscellaneous, Christmas Bells and Granular Christmas Bells. BOB Miscellaneous is the 10th volume of the Best of Bolder collection, which is now complete. The B.O.B. Miscellaneous … read more
Some interesting things I found recently: # Wearable Toy Piano – A Toy Piano embedded on a T-shirt. Instructables member mikamika explains: It has 8 keys from Do to Do (1 octave). You can play … read more
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