Loopmasters has launched Kick Machines, a sound library featuring a collection of production ready kick drum preset racks for Ableton Live.
Built from the ground up using only Ableton Live instruments and effects, Dan Larsson returns for more skilful production tricks and techniques with a collection of Kick Drum Machines, featuring 5 dedicated Kick Drum Instrument Racks and 55 separate templates that cover a huge tonal palate to stretch across a wide genre of Dance music productions.
These Kick drums presets are made exclusively for Live and feature Abletons incredible FM synth, Operator and native effects, combined into neat instrument racks assigned with macros for flexible tweaking and morphing.
All of the sounds are purely synthesized and come in 5 tonal varieties which can be selected as the starting point to build your own unique Kicks, including Deep House used for more subtle but weighty kicks, DnB for aggressive Punchy Kicks, Dubstep for Hard and Flappy Kicks, EDM/Techno for Hard 4X4 Kicks and finally Progressive for more traditional House Kicks.
Also added to the collection is 55 custom tweaked Kicks by Dan that come as separate Live Set templates featuring 11 Kicks of each tonal range, loaded with a basic MIDI Clip to get you started.
The Kick Machines pack is available for £16.95 GBP. Requires Ableton Live/Suite 8.1.3+.
More information: Loopmasters / Kick Machines
rv_samplepacks has launched Designer D&B and Dubstep Snares, a collection of 140 snare samples designed by Dan Larsson.
Using multiple layering and heavy processing techniques these heavyweight snares will push your Dubstep and DnB beats to the forefront like laser guided missiles. Each sound has been perfectly EQ-ed for maximum punishment from thunderous claps and flappy smaks to tight punchy and in-your-face cracks this collection takes no prisoners.
The collection features snare samples gathered into three unique folders with layered snares and claps for big impact beats, tight and heavy snares with plenty of punch in the mid and low range perfect for high energy but controlled breaks and finally the tiny snares folder is full of crisp short snares great for adding layers to an existing beat or when you need your loop a little tighter.
Each of the snare samples has also been perfectly tuned with each file name including the true key making it even easier to hone in the right sound ensuring your beats will be harmonically compatible with the all-important bass line.
The sample pack costs £9.95 GBP.
More information: rv_samplepacks / Designer D&B and Dubstep Snares
5Pin Media has launched Bass House & Garage Beats a new MIDI Focus sound library.
Designed to get your Deep, Bass and Garage productions cruising in top groove. 5Pin Media proudly brings you MIDI Focus – Bass House & Garage Beats.
Following on from his successful “Deep House Beats” who better than 5Pin Beatsmith Dan Larsson to forge a new set of beats filled to the brim with attitude, swagger and groove made popular by the likes of Mia Dora, Dusky, Disclosure, Midland, George Fitzgerald and Huxley to name a few.
Dan serves up 13 custom Drum kits with an average of 12 individual one-shots and 10 unique MIDI grooves per kit. Each and every sound has been skillfully shaped and “tuned” to fit the designated Musical Key of each kit, taking the guess work out of finding musical elements to match. Many of the kits also feature phat bass sounds and deep chords synonymous with the style.
The library costs £19.95 GBP.
More information: 5Pin Media / Bass House & Garage Beats
5Pin Media has released Dubstep Beats Looped, the first in a new series comprising top quality loops in REX, APPLE & WAV formats.
Who better then 5Pin stalwart Dan Larsson to kick off this exciting new series. Dan serves up a mighty selection of Dubstep Beats filled with unrivaled diversity and depth, making it the perfect tool no matter what sub-genre you are looking to create.
As with our MIDI based products, the 5Pin philosophy of maximum flexibility and usability remains unchanged, as we provide all of the loops broken down into single elements across all 3 of the major file formats.
In detail you will find Full, Full Top, HiHats, Percussion, Kick and Snare loops for each drum set. A total of 53 drum sets totaling 356 loops all in pristine 24bit quality audio not to mention clearly labeled and organized.
The sample library costs £22.95 GBP.
More information: 5Pin Media / Dubstep Beats Looped
5Pin Media has released Glitch Hop Beats, a new MIDI Focus series sound library.
Yet again uber beatsmith Dan Larsson serves up a collection of mesmerizing broken beats with plenty snap, bite and venom for the ever growing Glitch Hop, Moombahton and Dubstep fraternity.
Designed for both producers and DJs alike the sounds and MIDI are arranged across twelve drum kits with 4 unique grooves per kit. Each groove has further been broken down into 2 parts, with the second part featuring some sick glitch action. As with all 5Pin products the MIDI and Sounds are all clearly labeled and organized for quick and easy access.
To make the combination of patterns to sounds virtually endless the kits and MIDI have all been mapped consistently and as close to the GM standard as possible allowing for the playing of any kit with any of the included MIDI files. Be bold and experiment, we guarantee you will be rewarded by the results.
Glitch Hop Beats features
- 161 drum samples + 104 drum MIDI files.
- 13 bonus music Wav stems & MIDI files.
- 12 drum kits + 1 bonus drum kit.
- 1 Ableton Live 8 project.
- 13 soft sampler patches for Live 8 Drum Racks, Maschine, Kontakt3, Battery3, NN-XT, EXS24, Halion and SFZ.
- 103 MB, 24-bit quality.
- Please Note: Requires NI Maschine 1.8.2+ for Maschine Projects.
Glitch Hop Beats costs £19.95 GBP.
More information: 5Pin Media / Glitch Hop Beats
Loopmasters has launched Dubstep Monster Bass V2, a 720 MB library of samples by Dan Larsson.
Monster Dubstep Bass Vol 2 is an adrenaline pumped sound bank that is ready to set the next standard of Dubstep sounds, that not only feature the Heavy Growls and Raging Monster Voices made famous by Skrillex, Kill The Noise, Noisia, X-Kore, Flux Pavilon, Datsik, but this time round also includes an essential collection of Synth and Drum samples in both Loop and one shot variety.
Dan Larsson’s return sees an exceptional collection of Dubstep samples featuring the most cantankerous, bone shattering loops and one shots ever created and will endow all brave producers willing to enter the Monsters lair with a powerful sonic arsenal that is easily capable of launching you into the Dubstep Hall Of Fame.
Suitable for all producers of Dubstep, Drum and Bass, Complextro, Drumstep, and Grindcore, Monster Dubstep Basses is the must have collection for today’s cutting edge producers.
The sample pack costs £24.95 GBP. Individual sections are available starting at £9.95 GBP.
More information: Loopmasters / Dubstep Monster Bass V2
5Pin Media has released Deep House Beats, a new MIDI Focus series sound library
Every now and then something quite exceptional comes along… planting a big fat grin on your dial. Well MIDI Focus – DEEP HOUSE BEATS does just that! The depth, versatilty, originality and groove of these sublime beats will have you beaming so much that your friends will think you have lost the plot, not to mention keep you locked away in your studio for weeks to come!
Once again award winning beat meister Dan Larsson is at the helm and has dug super DEEP to serve up 13 custom Drum kits with an average of 19 individual drum hits and 8 completely unique MIDI grooves per kit. The drum hits are skillfully layered to give that authentic House sound while oozing sonic depth and quality.
Deep House Beats features
- 249 drum samples, 104 drum MIDI grooves & 12 drum kits.
- Bonus 36 music WAV loops & MIDI files + 1 drum kit.
- 1 Live 8 Project, 1 NI Maschine Pack.
- Soft sampler formats: Live8 Drum Racks, Maschine, Kontakt 3, Battery 3, NNXT, EXS24, Halion and SFZ.
- Note: Requires NI Maschine 1.7.2+ for Maschine projects.
The sound library is available to purchase for £19.95 GBP.
More information: 5Pin Media / MIDI Focus – Deep House Beats
5Pin Media has released Drum & Bass Breaks, a new MIDI Focus series sound library.
Showing off his breaks pedigree Uber Producer Dan Larsson serves up a stella collection of fresh Drum & Bass Breaks which are to our knowledge, a world first in 5Pin’s Sample versus MIDI format.
Spanning DnB genres such as Liquid, Minimal, Techstep, Darkstep, Ambient Jungle and Jungle there is no shortage of fresh original sounds on offer not to mention the best groove laiden MIDI patterns on tap. No rigid quantized mechanical beats served up here, just pure rhythmical magic!
MIDI Focus – Drum & Bass Breaks features
- 113 Drum Samples.
- 174 Drum MIDI Files.
- 21 Bonus Music WAV Loops.
- 17 Bonus Music MIDI Files.
- 12 Drum Kits.
- 1 Bonus Drum Kit.
- 1 Live8 Project.
- 13 Soft Sampler patches for Live8 Drum Racks, Maschine, NNXT, SFZ, Kontakt3+, Halion, EXS24 and Battery 3.
The sound library is available from Loopmasters for £19.95 GBP.
More information: 5Pin Media / MIDI Focus – Drum & Bass Breaks