FXpansion releases BFD Sabian Digital Vault for BFD

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In partnership with Sabian, FXpansion has announced the release of BFD Sabian Digital Vault, a diverse cymbal collection of classic, prototype and custom cymbals from SABIAN for BFD3, BFD Eco and BFD2.

FXpansion BFD Sabian Digital Vault

The collection features a huge variety of meticulously sampled ride, crash, splash, china and effect cymbals, along with innovative percussion instruments and 4 hyper-detailed hi-hats. Other highlights include many unique stacked cymbal setups along with classic HHX and AAX models. In addition, select instruments are presented in mallet and brush versions. All recordings were engineered by sampling guru John Emrich, with an emphasis on inspiring users to create new and exciting cymbal parts.

BFD Sabian Digital Vault is ideal for all styles of music and comes loaded with kit presets using factory drums in BFD3, BFD Eco and BFD2.

BFD Sabian Digital Vault features

  • Expansion pack for BFD3, BFD Eco and BFD2.
  • 41 instruments in total.
  • Rides, crashes, splashes, chinas and hats.
  • Percussion, effect and stacked cymbals.
  • Select mallet and brush versions.
  • Kit presets with factory drums.

BFD Sabian Digital Vault is available for purchase for $125 USD/95 EUR/£85 GBp inc VAT where applicable.

More information: FXpansion / BFD Sabian Digital Vault

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ZimMusicInc. distributes Impression Cymbals in North America

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ZimMusicInc. has announced an agreement to become the exclusive North American distributor of master Turkish cymbal manufacturers Impression Cymbals.

Impression Cymbals

Established in 2010, Impression Cymbals is the realization of experienced industry veterans and cymbalsmiths, offering a full line of completely hand hammered, artisan crafted cymbals produced in Istanbul, Turkey. Representing the pinnacle in quality, vision and sound, every Impression cymbal is a testament to the centuries-old craft of traditional cymbalsmithing, perfected by generations of skilled masters.

Impression offers a wide range of cymbals including: Rock, Jazz, Dry Jazz, Traditional, Mixed, Smooth, Dark, Hard and X-Hard. All cymbals are cast from Impression’s exclusive B20 formula, and are hand-crafted, lathed, and hand-hammered by skilled artisans.

Each cymbal bears a handwritten signature, along with its weight, under the bell as a confirmation of quality. With experienced drummers and percussionists managing every level of the company and production, Impression offers musical cymbals of the highest quality, made from the perspective of performing musicians.

“Impression has amazing products, a cadre of fantastic artists, and a host of accolades from the press, retailers, and end users,” remarks Mr. Zimmerman. “Their cymbals have been creating a buzz among professionals worldwide, and we are thrilled to be able to bring Impression to the U.S.A. and build upon the solid foundation they have created.”

Impression Cymbals will make its North American debut at the NAMM show in Anaheim, CA January 22nd-25th, 2015 at booth 2956 located in Hall D.

More information: ZimMusicInc.

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Alan ViSTa releases Cymbalistic free plugin

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Alan ViSTa has announced the release of Cymbalistic, an instrument plug-in featuring a sampled cymbals set.

Alan ViSTa Cymballistic

It contains 68 stereo 24 bit samples from the University of Iowa Electronic Music Studios public domain library.

Cymbalistic features

  • 1 Hi hat, 1 ride cymbal, 4 crash cymbals, 2 chinese cymbals.
  • 4 stereo outputs.
  • Release time for each cymbal.
  • Volume and Pan for each cymbal.
  • Amplitude dynamic range control.

The plug-in is available for download for Windows and Mac (VST/AU).

More information: Alan ViSTA / Cymbalistic

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Alan ViSTa releases Hand Crash free plugin

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Alan ViSTa has announced the release of Hand Crash, a free instrument plug-in for Windows and Mac, featuring a sampled orchestral cymbals set.

Alan ViSTa Hand Crash

Hand Crash is a set of 5 sampled orchestral cymbals. It contains 10 stereo samples from the University of Iowa Electronic Music Studios public domain library.

Hand Crash features

  • 5 orchestral crash cymbals.
  • Stereo 24-bit samples.
  • Release time for each cymbal.
  • Volume for each cymbal.
  • Amplitude dynamic range control.

Hand Crash (VST/AU) is available to download at no charge.

More information: Alan ViSTa / Hand Crash

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That Sound announces Darren King Drums

That Sound has announced Darren King Drums, an upcoming sample pack featuring signature sounds from the drummer of MuteMath, recorded at Smoak Stack.

That Sound Darren King Drums

Behold! The legendary sounds of the drummer of MuteMath. This enormous drum library captures the untamed style of Darren King in great detail. These signature sounds are dirty and messy in the best of ways. Darren’s favorite drums from your favorite records recorded with vintage gear and tape machines. Darren’s drums are overtly processed and pushed hard through API pre amps, various compressors, and Studer and Teac tape heads.

We recorded 8 Kicks, 10 Snares, 2 sets of toms, Hi-hat, Ride, and 2 Crashes all in great detailed multi-velocity. We couple those multi-velocity samples with hundreds of unique “one-shot” samples.

For icing on the cake, we give you hundreds of fully mixed beats and loops by Darren King. A huge variety of tempos and styles lets you drop Darren in your songs or start writing from one of his beats.

The pack will be available for purchase soon.

More information: That Sound / Darren King Drums

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