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.
Voxengo has announced it has updated its AcuDrums drum sample library with 2 snare drums and a ride cymbal.
Voxengo AcuDrums is a professional sound sample library that captures acoustical sound of various drum and cymbal instruments. The main idea behind AcuDrums library is to capture a maximally pristine and unprocessed contemporary drum kit sound. Library as a whole contains more than 17000 WAV files and takes more than 11 GB of disk space. Instruments of this library have multiple velocity layers with each velocity layer having 5 sample variations reducing the “machine gun” effect greatly.
Voxengo’s AcuDrums sample libraries expands with 2 new snares and 1 cymbal pack.
New in AcuDrums
Snare Drum 1365 PL-RF-A – 13-inch (6.5-inch deep) multi-ply multi-wood snare drum with a soft melodic sound, naturally panned to the right side a bit. 1440 WAV sample files total.
Ride Cymbal 22 SB-ART-M – 22-inch ride cymbal, with a damped smoky sound character. 740 WAV sample files total.
Beta Money has announced Drum Werks XXIII, a collection of blues drum loops and samples.
Authentic Live Blues Drum Loops – 12/8 Blues, Shuffles, Charleston Shuffles, Blues-Rock Rhythms – Drum Werks XXIII will deliver the blues!
Get the grooves that defines all the blues greats. Whether you’re inspired by traditional blues stylings of Robert Johnson, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, B. B. King or go for a more rock-infused Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton or Joe Bonamassa vibe, these greasy pocket grooves will build the the foundation of your next blues project and inspire you with the true feel and touch of a veteran bluesman. You can’t touch these feels with virtual instruments or MIDI tracks – that’s for sure.
Drum Werks XXIII features
Cohesive Drum Sounds: All Drum Werks XXIII blues drum loops are from same recording session.
Full Range of Blues Drum Styles: Whether you need no-nonsense 12/8, shuffles, Charleston suffles and other shuffle variants, Drum Werks XXIII will bring out your inner bluesman. Grooves sets ranging from 45 BPM to 145 BPM will deliver authentic live blues feels.
Longer Loops: Includes many more 4 and 8 bar loops to enhance your drum tracks. Longer phrasings = more realistic drum tracks.
Fully-Sampled Drum and Cymbal Samples: Build even more great grooves with a complete multi-velocity sample collection of all the drums and cymbals recorded on Drum Werks XXIII.
532 original, license-free “acidized” drum loops available as 16 or 24 Bit WAV samples. 1 GB 24 bit WAV and Apple Loops; 688 MB 16 bit WAV.
92 (49 MB) multi-velocity drum and cymbal samples.
The sample library is available to purchase for $29.99 USD.
Numerous hip hop classics have been built around dusty, swinging breaks played on live drums. With Hip Hop Drums, we present a collection of breaks and single-shot sounds with the same timeless feel as the classics, all configured and customized for Ableton Live.
The Brazilian Drums and Percussion Ableton Live Pack brings the infectious grooves and sounds of world-renowned drummer, Celso Alberti (Steve Winwood, Airto, Flora Purim, Herbie Mann), directly into your own Live sessions.
Hip Hop Drums for Ableton features
464 Live Clips, 117 Presets, 12 Live Sets.
365.3 MB content (219.6 MB download size).
Requires Live 8.2.2 or higher.
Celso Alberti – Brazilian Drums for Ableton features