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Goldbaby releases Synth Purveyor Vol 1 + free Blofeld Drums

Goldbaby Productions Synth Purveyor Vol 1

Goldbaby Production has released Synth Purveyor Vol 1, a new sample library for EXS24 and Kontakt 4.

Synths, Synths and more Synths! Yes you guessed it this product is all about synths…. some really nice ones actually…

MKS-80 (Super Jupiter), SQ-80, TX-802, CS-10, Matrix 6R, OP-1, SlimPhatty, Mopho, MircoKorg XL, Blofeld, PC3x… all great synths! They have been given the Goldaby treatment… sweetening them up with tasty outboard. Then mapped to EXS24 and Kontakt 4.

Analog bass, digital bells, lush strings and pads, powerful leads and interesting FX. Plenty of ammo for Hip Hop, Dub Step, Grime, Drum & Bass, Techno, Electro…

Synth Purveyor Vol 1 features

  • 1838 x 24 bit wav samples.
  • Over 160 patches for EXS24 and Kontakt 4.
  • Performance GUI for Kontakt 4 patches.

Synth Purveyor Vol 1 is available to purchase for $49 USD.

Goldbaby Productions Blofeld Drums

Golbaby has also released Blofeld Drums, a free sample pack made with the Waldorf Blofeld synthesizer.

Blofeld Drums: This little synth is a marvel of German engineering. Having a lot fun with it… so I thought I’d share some synth drum sounds I have created with it. 66 x 24 bit wavs

Blofeld Drums is a available as a free sample pack; Maschine and Geist versions are available as well.

More information: Goldbaby / Synth Purveyor Vol 1

reKon audio releases VST-AU Mopho Editor v1.1.1

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reKon VST-AU Mopho Editor

reKon audio has released the VST-AU Mopho Editor, an editor software for the DSI Mopho synthesizer.

The VST-AU Mopho Editor™ is a real-time MIDI Synth Editor that allows you full control of every parameter of the sound on the Dave Smith Instruments (DSI) Mopho™ series synthesizers (herein referred to as ‘Synth’).

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 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.

VST-AU Mopho Editor for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for $69.95 USD.

More information: reKon audio / VST-AU Mopho Editor

Ramjet Productions releases free DSI Mopho sample pack

Ramjet Productions DSI Mopho sample pack

Ramjet Productions has released a free sample pack featuring sounds from the DSI Mopho synthesizer.

These are 8 high quality samples from DSI Mopho – amazing little synth.

Ideal for bass, leads or chords and can be easily imported into your favourite sampler ( Ableton Simpler/Sampler, Beatstation etc) Samples are 44khz 16 bit sampled at middle C.

The DSI Mopho sample pack is royalty free and can be downloaded from Ramjet Productions.

More information: Ramjet Productions

Dave Smith and Roger Linn announce Tempest, Analog Drum Machine

Dave Smith and Roger Linn have announced the Tempest, a new analog drum machine, introduced at the 2011 NAMM Show.

Dave Smith Instrument / Roger Linn Design Tempest

Tempest is a collaboration between Smith and longtime friend and fellow instrument designer Roger Linn. Though they’ve consulted with each other on past projects, Tempest marks the first time a product will carry both the Dave Smith Instruments and Roger Linn Design logos. “If you’re going to make a drum machine, who better to have in your corner than Roger Linn?” said Smith, referring to Linn’s legacy as inventor of the digital drum machine.

Though Smith is also responsible for some fine drum machines—most notably Sequential’s DrumTraks and Studio 440—Tempest is his first to utilize analog synthesis to generate the sounds. “We’ve designed a very flexible new synth voice for Tempest,” said Smith. Linn added, “The design of Tempest reflects a rethinking of what a drum machine needs to be in the current era. It’s not so much a drum machine as a new musical performance instrument for the creation, manipulation, and arrangement of beat-oriented music, with an intuitive and efficient use of human gestures.”

Tempest’s 16 velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads are arranged in an 8 x 2 array to facilitate both real-time and step entry of beats. Two pressure- and position-sensitive Note FX slide controllers provide a unique new method of performance and control.

“We’re very excited about Tempest,” said Smith. “It’s an instrument with a lot of personality and it’s great fun to play. It has been a long time since there has been anything new in the drum machine world.”

Tempest is expected to be available by June 2011 with a projected MAP of $1,999 USD.

More information: Dave Smith Instruments / Roger Linn Design

Kontaktbanks.com launches with release of Revolver for Kontakt

Kontaktbanks Revolver

Kontaktbanks.com has launched its website with the release of Revolver for Kontakt, an analogue synth library based on the sounds of DSI Evolver synthesizer.

The Kontakt version of Revolver is not just a conversion of the refill! It has been entirely rebuilt starting from the scratch, and thanks to the Kontakt’s advanced scripting technology we were able to create a software instrument that sounds and behaves as a real hardware!

Revolver for Kontakt features

  • 253 Kontakt patches (in 7 categories).
  • Over 1.5 GB of 44kHz/24 bit samples (1956 perfectly looped wav files).
  • 12 midi controllable knobs for realtime tweaking and for midi automation of the most important synth parameters.
  • Extensive editing techniques: multiple velocity layers, round-robin, alternate sample starts to achieve fat, lively and realistic analogue sounds.
  • Exclusive IR sample collection for the convolution reverb of Kontakt.

Revolver for Kontakt 3.5 or higher (full version) is available to purchase for 27 EUR.

A free demo (20 Kontakt patches, based on 75 MB samples / 76 instrument samples, 2 IR samples) is available to download from the Kontaktbanks website.

More information: Kontaktbanks.com / Revolver for Kontakt

Short links for August 30th, 2010

Tuned Pale Ale

Some interesting things I found recently:

# Ready-to-Play, Tuned Beer Bottles, and Other Design Experiments with Sound

From Create Digital Music:

What if blowing tunes on beer bottles was raised to the level of musical science?

Through even the mundane medium of packaging, design can transform the everyday. DJ and designer Matt Braun of Philadelphia, collaborating with Chris Mufalli, use labels to tune the level of beer remaining in the bottle for musical results. Pitches are printed on the labels, allowing you to exactly match the liquid inside to a pitch you want, and join along with your fellow imbibers for a performance.

It’s not just a label that’s different. Ridges on the sides of the bottles make them double as Guiro-style percussion. The neck was adjusted for ergonomics. Even the wooden box becomes a tongue drum.

Sonic Charge uTonic + Ableton Live

# How To Change Sonic Charge uTonic Drum Machine Patterns on the Fly Within Ableton Live

Mark Mosher writes:

I love Ableton Live’s workflow and while I’m a big fan of Ableton Sampler, Operator, Impulse, Drum Racks etc… I do heavily utilize VST’s to extend Live’s range even further. I try to find plugins that not only sound great, but also integrate into and compliment Live’s workflow. One recent addition to my software rig is Sonic Charge’s fantastic pattern based drum-machine synth uTonic.

In this post, I’ll show you how to use MIDI to change patterns on the fly within uTonic. This will allow you to use uTonic as a drum machine in conjunction with your other Live clips and scenes.

# Playable Mini Drumset rocks out in cars, on roofs

Via Make: Online:

At the Kansas City Mini Maker Faire, Taylor Jessee introduced me to his one of his latest creations, the Mini Drumset. Dissatisfied with plastic miniatures that look authentic but lack the full sound of real drums, he decided to design his own. He spent lots of time perfecting the snare sound with multiple layers of wrap, wire, and sugar, and finding the appropriate materials to produce a good symbol crash- in this case, a sawed-off candlestick holder. But he didn't stop there, and produced the above infomercial to advertise the kit. He is actually selling them, too!

# DSI Mopho Synth Loops

Cyberworm has a new free sample pack available to download:

20 synth loops from Dave Smith Instruments MOPHO.
wav format, 24 bit, 44100 hz, stereo, 24 mb

ReasonBanks releases Revolver

ReasonBanks Revolver

ReasonBanks has released Revolver, an analogue synth ReFill and multi-sample library, based on the sounds of the DSI Evolver keyboard.

In other words, it can be viewed as a continuation of the Analogue Monsters series: REVOLVER provides vivid, dynamic and rich-sounding real analogue sounds, giving you a powerful new synth in your Reason rack.

Revolver features

  • 1.63 GB multisample in 24 bit wav format. All samples are perfectly looped and contain the unity note info for quick and proper automapping. The sample source is also included as a multisample library.
  • Dr.Rex loops: 79 melodic bass, arp & instrument sequence loops.
  • NN-19 bank: 300 NN-19 patches in 5 categories.
  • NN-XT bank: 302 patches in 7 categories.
  • Combinator bank: 112 combi patches in 6 categories. This bank demonstrates the routing possibilities of Combinator and will definitely give you a lot of inspirations.
  • Includes KLP keyboard loop player, a loop based arpeggiator and sequence player for Reason.
  • Refill size: 1.01 GB (24 bit); Sample source: 1.63 GB (24 bit wav).

Revolver is available to purchase for 27 EUR.

More information: ReasonBanks / Revolver

Loopmasters releases Analog Explorer by XTront

Industrial Strength Analog Explorer by XTront

Loopmasters has released Analog Explorer, a sample library by Industrial Strength’s XTront.

The pack is jammed with over 2 gigs of content in all formats combined. Analog Explorer was produced by Xtront, a serious hardware collector and analog gear enthusiast from Germany.

Xtront has been on the hunt for gear for the last 10 years and it became our mission to bring his massive gear collection and knowledge of equipment to sample pack format.

Analog Explorer features

  • 3,572 samples, 24 Bit 44.1 khz.
  • Sound sources include: Jomox xBase 999 , Future-Retro – 777, Vermona DRM-1 MK3, Dave Smith Instruments, Evolver Desktop, Studio Electronics Se-1x AWAVE Edition + ATC-Xi, Elektron Mono Machine SFX-60 + Machinedrum SPS-1 and two different Modular Systems.
  • Patches: 46 Battery , 74 Kontakt, 75 NN-XT, 10 Redrum.
  • Formats: ACID/WAV/AIFF/Apple Loops/REX2.

Analog Explorer is available to purchase for £35.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / Analog Explorer