FXpansion has announced the release of Zildjian Digital Vault, a comprehensive collection of Zildjian cymbal recordings ready to slot into your BFD2 or BFD Eco installation.
Zildjian Digital Vault features 34 classic crashes, splashes, rides, chinas and hihats hand-selected by Zildjian’s master cymbal tester Paul Francis. Recorded in intricate detail by sampling guru John Emrich, the sounds are captured with crisp direct mics and lush stereo overhead and room mic sets. Each cymbal is recorded at multiple velocities while being struck by sticks, brushes and mallets. The included cymbals feature articulations for bow, edge and bell positions while hihats feature tip and edge hits at 5 positions between open and closed.
Included are 14 A-series, 9 K-series and 11 FX cymbals from the Zildjian range as well as a series of authentic drumkit grooves.
Note: This product combines 3 previous Gen16-branded products (Z-Pack1, S-Pack1 and S-Pack2).
Zildjian Digital Vault costs $149 USD / €109 EUR / £95 GBP inc VAT. Until Jan 31st 2013, this product is currently available at a 50% discount in FXpansion’s expansion sale.
Toontrack has announced the release of New York Studios Vol.3 SDX, the continuation of Toontrack’s New York Studios Legacy series, focusing on capturing the best studios in the New York area.
We are proud to present a new addition to the Superior Line: New York Studios Vol.3 SDX! Straight from the Avatar Studios in the heart of Manhattan comes breathtaking drums recorded by the same team that did Superior Drummer and the Vol.2 SDX – engineer duo Neil Dorfsman and Pat Thrall together with session drummer Nir Z.
New York Studios Vol.3 SDX features
Recorded in the legendary Avatar Studios in New York City.
18 GB of raw, unprocessed drum sounds recorded through Neve, Pultec and GML signal chains.
Three (3) full kits (Ludwig, Slingerland, Rogers) and additional snares.
Several setups of different cymbals.
Included MIDI library played by session drummer Nir Z.
Included presets for instant mix-ready sounds.
The New York Studios Vol.3 SDX is available to purchase for 159 EUR / $179 USD. The New York Studios Vol.3 MIDI pack taken from the SDX is also available, priced at 25 EUR / $29 USD.
HISS and a ROAR has announced the release of Tortured Cymbals, a 10 GB sound design library.
Just how many ways can you torture a cymbal? Well…. I set out on a year long journey to find out! I started off bowing them, progressed to manipulating them with hand tools and electric drills and ended up bending, breaking, dropping, throwing & eventually destroying them… all in the name of providing diverse & unique source material for you!
This library includes an incredibly diverse collection of tonal & atonal sounds (great food for granular processing!) ranging from the shrill to the subsonic, as well as some very strange textures and uniquely percussive impacts! The contrast between the synchronous dual contact mic and stereo high resolution Sennhesier MKH80X0 mics could not be starker.
Tortured Cymbals features
1,865 sounds in 138 .WAV files.
5.6 GB download, 10.1 GB uncompressed.
The sample library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $79 USD through November 16th, 2012 (regular $99 USD).
FXpansion has announced the release of the BFD Core ReFill for Propellerhead Reason 6+ in collaboration with Nucleus SoundLab.
BFD Core ReFill combines FXpansion’s premium drum samples with the proven sound design experience of Nucleus SoundLab, resulting in the ultimate drum ReFill available for Reason. If you need an incredibly detailed and produced drumkit for your mix, or if you just need quality samples to construct a drumkit of your own, BFD Core ReFill delivers.
Comprising 3.6 GB of sample content, BFD Core ReFill includes the very best of FXpansion’s BFD2 sounds optimized for the Reason architecture. The 57 included kit-pieces feature multiple mic positions and detailed velocity layers while also taking advantage of Reason’s alternate sample playback so that it’s nearly impossible to hear the same sample twice in succession. The package includes 75 Combinator drumkits, lite patches for low-memory systems and additional inspiration in the form of over 2200 MIDI drum loops in various genres.
BFD Core ReFill features
3.6GB of high-qualtiy FXpansion drum samples
16 Velocity Layers
3-5 Discrete Mic Positions
Alternate Sample Playback
57 NN-XT patches
6 Percussion Elements
75 Combinator drumkits.
Lite version of all patches included.
2200+ MIDI drum loops.
BFD Core ReFill is available for purchase now from Nucleus SoundLab for an introductory price of $69 CAD until December 5th, 2012 (regular $99 CAD).
Slate Digital has announced a limited time Upgrade Sale, offering users of Steven Slate Drums a chance to upgrade to the latest version of the virtual drum instrument for Windows and Mac at a reduced price.
SSD4 replaces the Kontakt player version of SSD with a state of the art virtual instrument built from the ground up by the Slate software team. SSD4 is easier to use, has an internal groove player, incredible editing and remapping features, the ability to import your own sounds, and most of all, new algorithms have been implemented that make the drums sound way better!
But most of all, you get the Slate DELUXE kits. These new kits are unprocessed and recorded with four times the detail of the classic kits in 3.5! Add new vintage Ludwig kits, Gretch Jazz kits, new metal kits, and even some amazing Electronic kits to your drum arsenal! Plus, the new SSD4 playback algorithms ensure the most natural and realistic playing. You also get the new Deluxe cymbal pack featuring SOULTONE cymbals!
Platinum 3.x to Platinum 4.0: $149 discount – COST: $99.
EX 3.x to EX 4.0: $49 discount – COST: $29.
EX 3.x to Platinum 4.0: from $49 to $149 discount (depending on number of expansion packs).
Competing Drum Software to Platinum: $149 discount.
Morevox has released Parallel Drums, a drum sample library featuring parallel processing.
Parallel processing has been a popular studio technique for years, and MoReVoX takes full advantage of this in its latest release, Parallel Drums. By using parallel processing, this new library is able to create unique nuances, fully adjustable using Drumagog 5′s new room support.
Taking advantage of this powerful feature, Parallel Drums uniquely substitutes the room sounds for three TOP quality Parallel processing through the plugin mixer.
Parallel Drums features
1,530 samples 24bit/44kHz.
34 Drumagog 5 Instruments.
102 DrumXchanger Instruments.
1 to 10 layers, up to 4 variations per layer.
Available parallel processing:
Compression channel (parallel compression) has been developed with some of the best compressors on the market: Neve 33609, SSL Bus compressor, UA 1176, Distressor.
Exciter channel (parallel harmonic distortion) is based on the Evol Audio Fucifier.
Space channel (parallel ambience) has been developed mixing the real rooms of the recordings with well known MoReVoX reverbs, to create amazing 3D ambiences, ready to explode your stereo field.
The sample library is available to purchase for $99 USD. An introductory 30% discount is available by using coupon code PD-2012 at checkout.