This professional kick-drum kit contains 5,020 kick drum samples -mono and stereo-, 48kHz. / 24 bits. Hand-crafted from the DSI Tempest analog drum machine, these samples were then recorded with parallel processing techniques through high-end valves and compressors.
With immense selection, at an extremely affordable price, this kit is your solution to happy, thick electronic kicks. (This will probably be your foundation of dance, EDM, and house kicks for a LONG TIME!).
The sample pack is on sale for $17 USD for two weeks (regular $23.95 USD).
Boxed Ear has announced the release of TQS: Magnetic Fields, a soundset for Dave Smith Instruments Evolver series, featuring 128 brand new sounds for the Evolver synthesizer.
The Evolver is a modern classic. Digital wavetables mix with analog oscillators, filters, sequencers, LFOs and delays to create a powerful yet vintage sounding synthesizer that stand up there with the greats.
Included in the soundset are 128 fresh sounds, compatible with any Evolver. Every sound has been designed with one thing in mind, playability. Organics leads, vintage basses, luscious evolving pads and otherworldly atmospheres are all designed to be expressive and musical.
TQS Magnetic Fields features
128 brand new sounds delivered in MIDI sysex format and SoundTower Editor format.
Detailed instructions for installing are included in the download package.
Compatible with all Evolver models including the Poly Evolver Keyboard, Evolver Desktop, Mono Evolver Keyboard and Poly Evolver Rack.
TQS: Magnetic Fields costs $33 USD/25 EUR/£21 GBP inc. VAT.
Dave Smith Instruments has introduced the Prophet 12, a new polyphonic synthesizer.
Dave Smith unveils the Prophet 12 at the 2013 NAMM Show.
“After 35 years of creating synths, this is simply my best synth yet,” said Smith. “We sort of started from scratch on this one rather than spinning off another product from our previous designs.”
At twelve voices, the Prophet 12 boasts the greatest polyphony of any instrument designed by Smith. Each voice features four oscillators capable of generating classic and complex waveforms, a sub-oscillator, resonant analog low- and high-pass filters, and analog VCAs. The new Character section adds a variety of wave shaping and sound sculpting options, like Drive, Hack, Decimation, Girth, and Air. Additional features include a tuned feedback path, a four-tap stereo delay per voice, expanded arpeggiator functionality, deep modulation capabilities, and bi-timbral operation. The LFOs, delay, and arpeggiator can all be synced, either to the internal clock or an external MIDI clock. Two programmable position- and pressure-sensitive touch sliders take the performance controls beyond the standard pitch and mod wheels (also included).
“We’re already blown away by the sonic breadth of this synthesizer’s new voice architecture,” Smith continued. “It doesn’t sound like anything else and I’m very excited for people to hear it.”
The Prophet 12 is expected to be available Q2 of 2013 with a projected MAP of $2,999 USD.
reKon Audio has released the VST-AU Mopho KB Editor, a real-time MIDI Synth Editor that allows you full control of every parameter of the sound on the Dave Smith Instruments (DSI) Mopho™ keyboard synthesizer.
Manage the patches and parameters of your Mopho Keyboard with the Mopho KB Editor.
With it, you can view, manage and edit all your patches with detail on the computer, visually. All parameters are fully automatable and you can even use your favorite VST or AU Host (see product web page for current Host support), giving you the ability to visually program the Mopho to your music via the Host sequencer.
This ability to model your Synth Patches in real-time, inside your main music production environment is part of what makes the VST-AU Mopho KB Editor™ unique when compared to other hardware Synth Editors. If you don’t need or use a DAW Host, you can still manage the Patches with the Standalone version.
The Mopho KB Editor is available to purchase for $69.95 USD.
Boxed Ear has announced the release of Tempest vs MPC60, a free sample pack made with two of Roger Linn’s most coveted drum machines, the Dave Smith Instruments Tempest and the Akai MPC60.
Two classic drum machines, both designed by “the father of the drum machine” Roger Linn. The MPC60 is a sampler first released in 1988 and is considered one of the major contributors to the development of hip hop music. The Tempest is a modern analogue/digital hybrid drum machine released in 2011.
We thought it would be fun to bring them both together by synthesizing pure analog drum sounds on the Tempest and sampling them into the MPC60 for that tasty 12bit digital crunch.
Tempest vs MPC60 is free and is available now from the Boxed Ear website.
Sunsine Audio has announced the release of Four, a collection of 128 presets for the DSI Tetra, Mopho, and Prophet 08 synthesizers.
Each preset makes of full use of the modulation wheel as well as all four Assignable Parameter knobs and each has a unique name for easy identification.
Anyone looking for a surge of analog fuzz and punch should be pleasantly surprised. Bass, leads, keys, and pads, as well as thick drums and percussion are all featured in abundance.
In addition, Sunsine Audio is providing a free fully functional Reaktor editor for Tetra (will also work with Mopho and Prophet 08), that allows users to save presets as snapshots, eases integration with a desktop DAW, and delivers a stable (and fun!) environment to cultivate your own sounds without menu diving. Native Instruments Reaktor is required to use this extra.
128 presets (Compatible with DSI Tetra, Mopho, and Prophet 08).
1 Full Bank.
3 .syx (Sysex) files (one for each synth).
512 Assigned Parameter knobs.
1 Reaktor Tetra Editor ensemble.
The soundset is available to purchase for $6.99 USD.
Dave Smith Instruments has announced the Mopho x4, a 4-voice polyphonic analog keyboard synthesizer.
Mopho x4 is intuitive and inviting. Every parameter is fully programmable and editable from the front panel. The controls are logically laid out, lending themselves to quick access so you can tweak knobs without missing a beat.
Mopho x4 is the newest addition to DSI’s revered line of analog subtractive synthesizers.
Building upon the same award winning voice architecture of the Mopho and Mopho Keyboard, the Mopho x4 boasts huge sound and 4 voice polyphony in an ideally sized, portable, and elegantly designed package.
Use it to create huge unison basses, creamy leads, maniacal sequences, and ethereal pads.
Mopho x4 features
4-Voice polyphony analogue synthesiser based on the legendary Mopho.
44-note velocity sensitive semi weighted keyboard with aftertouch.
2 Oscillators, 2 sub oscillators, and 2- and 4-pole Curtis Low Pass filters per voice.
Three ADSHR envelopes, four LFOs, step sequencer and arpeggiator.
Unrivaled routing flexibility with 20 modulation sources and almost 50 destinations.
FM filtering and feedback path.
Poly Chain: expand your Mopho x4 to up to 16 voices (with three Tetras).