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FXpansion launches BFD2 Sale – 50% off virtual drum instrument

FXpansion has announced the BFD2 BFDeal, a limited time promotion for the award-winning premium acoustic drum workstation for Windows and Mac.

FXpansion BFD2 BFDeal

BFD2 is FXpansion’s flagship production workstation for acoustic drums: extreme realism and stunning sound quality, fast and easy setup and total plug-in integration in your DAW.

Assemble and tweak up to 32-piece kits, create and edit professional drum arrangements, work with mics like you’re truly mixing drums in a studio with free routing and sidechaining, custom sub-mixes and high quality built-in processing. If you’re more of a musician than an engineer, you can use the supplied drum mix presets and concentrate on your arrangements instead!

BFD2 features

  • 55GB of rare, vintage boutique and classic drums, 10 full kits, extra snares and cymbals.
  • Multiple expressive articulations, each with up to 96 velocity layers.
  • Built-in effects suite includes EQ, flanger, chorus, delay, bit crusher, gate, DCAM circuit-modelled filter, compressors, distortion; Overloud Breverb and much more.
  • Multi-channel audio export directly within BFD2.
  • Full-featured Groove creation, editing and arrangement.

BFD2 is available now from participating dealers or the FXpansion web shop for $149 USD/119 EUR/£99 GBP until 31 March, 2012 (regular $299 USD/199 EUR/£175 inc VAT).

More information: FXpansion / BFD2


Soundiron releases Apocalypse Percussion Ensemble

Soundiron has announced the Apocalypse Percussion Ensemble, a new percussion sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Soundiron Apocalypse Percussion Ensemble

We’re thrilled to announce the most powerful and comprehensive epic trailer and scoring percussion library we have ever recorded: Apocalypse Percussion Ensemble.

This massive collection features over 40 drums and more than a dozen cymbals of all shapes and sizes, with both ensemble and solo articulations and up to 3 independent microphone positions per articulation, this library is your total solution for epic percussion orchestration.

Recorded in a naturally rich and lush spacious A-Frame hall using world class large-diaphragm microphones and pristine ultra-quiet recorders, we carefully mixed and mastered each sample to deliver explosive power, unmatched acoustic quality, wide dynamic range, and stunning life-like clarity and presence.

Apocalypse Percussion Ensemble features

  • 236 Kontakt 4.2.4 patches (unlocked).
  • 16,659 Samples.
  • 14.2 GB Installed.
  • 40 Custom Convolution IR Files.
  • 24bit / 48kHz stereo PCM wav samples.
  • Available now via high-speed cloud-based download.
  • Full retail version of Kontakt 4 or 5 required to use this library. The free Kontakt Player does not support this library.

The Apocalypse Percussion Ensemble library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $179 USD through February 7th, 2012 (regular price $199 USD).

More information: Soundiron / Apocalypse Percussion Ensemble


Wave Alchemy Free Cymbal FX Sample Pack

Wave Alchemy

Wave Alchemy has announced a free Cymbal FX sample pack.

In celebration of the New Year we have put together a FREE collection of unique sounding cymbal sounds. A Roland Jupiter 8 synthesizer was used to sculpt 37 metallic cymbal sounds which were then post processed with a variety of outboard studio processors including our Eventide DSP-7000.

The included sounds range from simple metallic hits to huge stereo sound beds – all great sources for further audio manipulation…

The free Cymbal FX pack is available to download here.

More information: Wave Alchemy


Loops de la Crème releases Cymbal Essentials

Loops de la Crème Cymbal Essentials

Loops de la Crème has released Cymbal Essentials, the first product from the SILVER&GOLD series, a new line of premium cymbal samples and virtual instruments.

The included samples showcase various playing technics, and were recorded with great depth and detail, in stereo, and with as little ambience as possible to ensure maximum flexibility and usefulness.

Cymbal Essentials features

  • 62 cymbal samples (stereo wav, 24bit, 48Khz) in 6 categories:
    • 10 Rides
    • 16 Crashes (using both sticks, plastic rods and mallets)
    • 9 HiHats (3 sets of closed, foot, and open variations)
    • 7 Piatti (orchestral hand held cymbals)
    • 12 Long Rolls (using mallets)
    • 8 splashes, bells and stacks (cymbals stacked on top of each other)
  • 2 Kontakt patches (main set, sound design set).
  • 15 IR samples (reverb impulse responses).
  • User guide (pdf file).

Cymbal Essentials is available to purchase for the introductory price of 4 EUR.

More information: Loops de la Crème / Cymbal Essentials


Voxengo updates AcuDrums drum sample library

Voxengo has announced an update of its AcuDrums drum sample library.

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 14000 WAV files and takes more than 10 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 AcuDrums
New Voxengo AcuDrums sample packs

New in AcuDrums

  • 14-inch high hat with a dry vintage sound, naturally panned to the right side. 1850 WAV sample files total.
  • 22-inch 6-ply maple bass drum with a warm clicky sound. 240 WAV sample files total.
  • 18-inch crash cymbal with a dark vintage sound, naturally panned to the right side a bit. 925 WAV sample files total.

The samples of individual instruments can be purchased separately or in custom bundles (a discount may apply), with the prices currently ranging from $8.95 to $18.95 USD per instrument.

More information: Voxengo / AcuDrums


Silicon Beats releases Metalcore Drum Loops V1

Silicon Beats Metalcore Drum Loops V1

Silicon Beats has released Metalcore Drum Loops V1, of collection of 119 drum loops.

Put the ‘Heavy’ in your Metalcore and Death Metal tracks with ‘Metalcore Drum Loops V1′. These massive stomp grooves include some tricky double kick drum licks and some nasty china crashes that you MUST use in Metalcore – it’s the law.

We focused mainly on stomp grooves with a wide selection of fills and variations with closed hats, open hats, rides and crashes. We used a Yamaha Stage Custom kit that was made from mahogany which gave the drums a really bright tone that was ideal for all kinds of metal. With a tasty selection of cymbals from Istanbul, Sabian and Zildjian we managed to capture a big, trashy noise that will give your metal tracks a really live feel.

Metalcore Drum Loops V1 is available to purchase for $69.95 USD.

More information: Silicon Beats / Metalcore Drum Loops


Soundiron releases Cymbology 1: Bowed sample library + 40% off Drum Collection bundle

Soundiron has released Cymbology 1: Bowed, a scoring percussion, melodic tuned percussion and ambient FX library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Soundiron Cymbology 1: Bowed

This massive library is built around classic bowed cymbal sounds, but it doesn’t stop there. We captured 20 unique instruments, in all shapes, sizes, alloys and varieties, from crashes and splashes to gongs, bells, trashes and even a stack of spent WWII Howitzer artillery shells. We explored everything from short stabs to long tortured wails and everything in between. These oft sought-after dramatic scoring and sound design building-blocks are perfect for setting dark moods, striking bold transitions, building stingers, weaving soundscapes and manipulating in any number of ways to evoke sonic images both dark and light.

Not content to leave it there, we also delved into strange experiments with dry ice on the cymbal surfaces. The results are just as wildly varied as the bowed articulations, but these squeals, hisses, hums, swells, screeches, drones, screams, rumbles and wails are from an entirely different world.

We recorded both the “Bowed” and “Frozen” sets of sustaining and short cymbal effects in two wide microphone positions, up close for full detail, presence and clarity without room coloration and out in a large hall, for a rich, lush and naturally spacious reverb ideal for epic and orchestral scoring.

Next, we created a collection of extraordinary melodic tuned percussion instruments from the most musically inspiring elements within the library. Each tuned preset has a unique and complex sound, with flowing overtones, broad warmth, clear highs and massive low end. You’ll find flavors ranging from darkly harmonic to pure and crystalline. Lastly, we designed over 1 GB of ambient instruments. You’ll find a spectacular array of pads, drones, synths, swirling dreamscapes, nightmarish hellscapes and complex evolving textures.

We’ve programmed the library with obsessive attention to detail and unmatched playability, with a unique custom Kontakt 4 user-interface and a broad array of easy-to-use sound shaping, layering, filter, LFO, convolution and multi-fx controls to provide an endless range of creative possibility.

Cymbology 1: Bowed features

  • 289 Kontakt 4.2.4 patches (unlocked).
  • 285 Kontakt 3.5 patches (unlocked).
  • 2220 Samples.
  • 5.77 GB Installed.
  • 40 Custom Convolution IR Files.
  • 24bit / 48kHz stereo PCM wav samples.
  • Available now via high-speed cloud-based download and on DVD.
  • Full retail version of Kontakt 3, 4 or 5 required to use this library.
  • The free Kontakt Player does not support this library.

Cymbology 1: Bowed is available to purchase for the introductory price of $79 USD through December 16th, 2011 (regular $99 USD). It is also included in the Drum Collection bundle (download or DVD), which is 40% off until 11:59pm on 16 December, 2011 (PST).

More information: Soundiron / Cymbology 1 Bowed