Camel Audio has launched Didgeridoo, a free micro library for the Alchemy sample manipulation synthesizer instrument.
We’re very pleased to offer an exclusive free gift to all owners of the full version of Alchemy.
Didgeridoo features 25 brand new presets and 84Mb of exclusively recorded sample content, ranging from complex evolving pads and ominous drones, to atmospheric soundscapes and delicate arps – all expertly recorded and designed by Luftrum, one of Alchemy’s most renowned sound designers.
The library is a free download for Alchemy owners.
FatLoud has introduced Palix Sound presents Modern Ethno, a collection of 5 Construction Kits in 3 modern popular music genres: Dubstep, Electro House & Drum’n'Bass.
Modern Ethno is a mix of traditional ethnic instruments, like Didgeridoo, Berimbau or Udu (used in both traditional and non-traditional way) and synths, basses, drums, effects.
Formats included in download: 16-bit Acidized WAV, 24-bit Acidized WAV, 24-bit Apple Loops (AIFF) & REX2 (compatible with Propellerheads Reason, Record, Stylus RMX and any other software which is capable to load REX files).
Modern Ethno features
Completely royalty-free material to use within your commercial compositions.
5 high quality Ethno Electronic construction kits.
170 loops including: drums & percussion, synths, bass, fx, guitars and more.
Tempos & key signatures provided for all loops and kits.
Luftrum has announced it will soon release Luftrum 10, a soundbank containing 64 presets for a yet to be announced synthesizer.
The soundbank contains many pads (28 in total) and organic soundscapes, some synths and sound effects too. Drawing it’s primary inspiration from the grounding sound of Mother Earth and the pioneers from the early electronic music scene, make sound worlds collide in harmony in this collection.
The soundbank includes and makes extensive use of 200 MB royalty free WAV samples from the Luftrum collection. Samples of my didgeridoo, the forest, rain, voices, airport, sound toys, clockworks, record dust, VA synths etc. + a handpicked selection of my binaural recordings – all to be further explored and manipulated into otherworldly textures.
The soundset will be released on Thursday, March 21st, 2013.
Loopmasters has launched the EarthMoments Summer Sale, a limited time sale on sample libraries from the EarthMoments labal.
EarthMoments On Sale Until The End Of August – All Products 20% Off. World Music At Its Best!
EarthMoments sample libraries
Business Class Refugees – Producer Collection – The unique bundle unlike other samples libraries contains irresistible sound signatures and loops of 10 tracks from their successful album Kartick & Gotam – Business Class Refugees (EarthSync), offering a special experience to DJs, Composers, Musicians and Music Producers to explore and create new perspectives of the tracks.
Distant Rhythms – The Distant Rhythms – India collection contains 443 samples of a range of Indian percussion instruments: Bass Dholak, Ghatam, Kanjira, Tabla, Khol, Moresing, Mridangam and Naqqara.
Electro Folk India Vol 1 – Electro Folk India Vol I Bundle is a boutique collection of samples created by a fusion of the analog and the digital. Live recordings of India’s folk instruments performed by top Indian musicians have been given unique digital treatments, creating a path-breaking samples bundle. The collection pushes all soundscape boundaries and is the future sound of music.
Electro Folk India Vol 2 – Optimised with the closest attention to detail and recorded using tube Pre-Amps and Mics on 96kHz, Volume I of this essential sound library of over 176 samples from the special series Konnakol Shiva, Galactic Khol, Bass Dholak on Pluto, Divine Mantra, Angel Sarangi, and more.
Indian Emotions – The Indian Emotions collection contains 567 samples of a range of known and unknown Indian instruments: Bhapang, Ektara, Dotara, Dilruba, Esraj, Santoor, Sarangi, Sarod, Sitar, Slide Guitar, Veena, Vichitra Veena, Violin, Bansuri flute, Flute and Harmonium.
Voice Of India – The Voice of India collection contains 400 samples of a range of Indian vocals styles: Bollywood, Mantras, Qawalli, Rajasthani, Konnakol, Baul, Carnatic, and Hindustani classical
World String Series: Desert Oud – The Desert Oud Bundle delivers 384 warm and organic acoustic Oud loops played expertly on an ancient Iraqi Oud, bringing to life the rich, exotic sound of Arabia and the magic of the deserts.
World Woodwind Series – Clarinet – The Clarinet Bundle evokes a warm range of cultural emotions from the classical to the ethnic – Eastern European Jewish Klezmer and Balkan to Middle Eastern, from down tempo to upbeat.
World Woodwind Series – Oriental Ney – The Oriental Ney Bundle is a hard-to-resist library of 246 organic and husky ethnic Ney flute loops played by exceptional musicians with unmistakable Turkish emotions, and definitive Middle Eastern colours, with signatures ranging from the down tempo to the upbeat.
World Drum Sessions Vol 1 Middle East – Performed by top world music drummer Yoav Bunzel, who has recorded over 15 pop and rock albums, this exclusive World Drums Sessions Vol I Middle East bundle contains live drum loops and patterns of Middle Eastern grooves.
World Drum Sessions Vol 2 Balkan Drums – Performed by top world music drummer Yoav Bunzel, who has recorded over 15 pop and rock albums, this exclusive World Drums Sessions Vol II Balkan bundle contains live drum loops and patterns of the irresistible Balkan grooves.
World Drum Sessions Vol 3 African Drums – Performed by top world music drummer Yoav Bunzel, who has recorded over 15 pop and rock albums, this exclusive World Drums Sessions Vol III Africa bundle contains live drum loops and patterns of the irresistible African grooves.
Yidaki Groove – This exclusive Didgeridoo Package has been optimised with the closest attention to detail, staying true to the sound with over 60 authentic samples that have been recorded using tube Pre-Amps and Mics on 96kHz, and performed by top Australian didgeridoo artist Stuart Fergie, who uses a specially customized and unique Yidaki (didgeridoo)
The EarthMoments Summer Sale is available until August 31, 2011.
Future Loops has announced the release of Essential Didgeridoo – Tribal Resonance, a sample library that features over 600 authentic Didgeridoo and Didgeribone loops.
“Essential Didgeridoo” includes hundreds of loops performed by the legendary Charlie McMahon who is regarded as one of the most prolific Didgeridoo players in the world and is also the inventor of the Didgeribone – a mix between a trombone and a didgeridoo.
6 different Didgeridoos and 1 Didgeribone were used to record “Essential Didgeridoo”, ensuring an optimal range of texture, sonic personality and keys. The loops were divided into 5 Tempos (70, 90, 110, 130 and 150 BPM), so you can have the little nuances that result from playing the Didgeridoo in slower or faster tempos.
The wide range of Tempos will also allow you to easily suit the loops to different genres making it a perfect fit for modern and electronic music styles such as Trance, Techno, Chillout, Drum N Bass, Dubstep or Ambient among others.
Essential Didgeridoo – Tribal Resonance features
495 MB of WAV content (Didgeridoo & Didgeribone Loops).
644 WAV Loops:
97 Didgeribone Loops (70, 90, 110, 130 and 150 BPM)
547 Didgeridoo Loops (70, 90, 110, 130 and 150 BPM)
Didgeridoo Loops are in the following keys: A, C, C#, E, Eb and F.
Essential Didgeridoo is available to purchase as a download for $49.97 USD.
EarthMoments has released Yidaki Grooves, a sample pack featuring didgeridoo samples by Stuart Fergie.
This exclusive Didgeridoo Package has been optimised with the closest attention to detail, staying true to the sound with over 60 authentic samples that have been recorded using tube Pre-Amps and Mics on 96kHz, and performed by top Australian didgeridoo artist Stuart Fergie, who uses a specially customized and unique Yidaki (didgeridoo).
Yidaki Grooves features
60 didgeridoo loops, 5 long drone samples.
24-bit quality samples, recorded on 96kHz using Class A preamps and Tube mics at Clementine studios in Chennai.
Performed by top Australian didgeridoo artist Stuart Fergie.
Yidaki Grooves is available to purchase from Loopmasters for £19.95 GBP.
There are those who will throw away their old record covers but there are those that will use them to create some mind blowing artistic stuff.
One of them is definitely Christian Marclay, a New York visual artist, DJ and composer who used record covers of Michael Jackson , Doors, Donna Summer, David Bowie and many others for this piece of art. The relationship of sound, vision, music, art and performance is the focus of his work.
It's hard to believe another weekend is upon us, but it is, so here are some more free samples to get your weekend off to a good start. This time, it's a set of 21 24-bit synthetic percussion sounds I made on my Sequential Pro One
Say you’re an up-and-coming crew with a turntable and some mics. You’ve got a gig this Friday at the middle school gym (the janitor has been bribed appropriately) and the boys on the corner have been passing out your flyers to all the lovely ladies. Everything’s set, except you heard that Kool Herc is coming to battle. Herc and his mighty sound system schooled you last go-round, so you know you need something fresh to rock the bodies proper. Your DIY solution? The 55-gallon drum sound system.
The Control Centre has posted a sample pack features 38 piano samples in 44k 16 bit mono format.
This samplepack contains 3 pianos I recorded to tape in 1998. A Baby Grand, a Fender Rhodes and an old upright a friend of mine had in her back kitchen. I recorded the pianos using a Tascam 244 Cassette Portastudio and a Shure SM58 microphone. The Fender Rhodes was recorded to tape directly from it's line output. The recordings were then sampled using a Yamaha A3000 sampler.
I recently exported the samples from the A3000 sampler to my laptop computer via floppy disk, and then imported them into Ableton Live's Sampler. To save each piano into your Live Library, load the project, then save each sampler as a preset inside Sampler's preset browser. Live will copy the samples to your library automatically.
If you don't have Live 8 and Sampler, you can still use the samples to recreate these pianos in your choice of software.
The "Octapult" is a kinetic sculpture designed and built on commission by Bradley N. Litwin of Philadelphia, PA. With 8 synchronized catapults, 160 plastic balls per minute are launched, caught, and recirculated. Made mostly of wood, the work is ~36 inches in diameter. On permanent display in the lobby of Lower Merion Elementary School, Merion Station, PA. Also a performing jazz musician, more of Litwin's work may be seen and heard at www.bradlitwin.com.
XEROWorld is the next phase in the evolution of online arts & entertainment — a totally new and unique web destination that seamlessly integrates social networking, interactive events, magazine style-news, and online malls.
Kyle Evans modified a didgeridoo to experiment in the combination of the organic sound qualities of a didgeridoo with the advanced signal processing capabilities of modern computer programming and sound synthesis. He writes:
This custom built didgeridoo features externally mounted modules that allow the performer to process and manipulate the sound of the instrument in real time. All control data is transmitted wirelessly via blue tooth and is controlling several audio processes created in a custom-built software environment.
Synchronization is, by definition, a tough thing to do. But musical engineering is replete with challenges; it’s no longer acceptable to simply say “live with it” and walk away. It seems we need both better shared knowledge about what sync is how to make it work, and better engineering solutions on the software and protocols side to support the way users want to work. And yes, we need a new sync standard that goes beyond what’s presently available in MIDI alone
Tunited is a groundbreaking new independent music website which will assist new and independent artists and labels gain increased exposure, challenging the flagging music business’ growing reluctance to invest in this exciting area.
The top 100 artists will upload their music catalogue onto the website prior to launch; it will then be made available to the press and music industry for showcasing before the site goes live.
To become a profile artist, please click on the button below to enter your details and upload your track before midnight on 11.12.09. Your music will be judged by Tunited's panel of experts including Midge Ure OBE.
Josh made a LED sign which displays voicemails from his Google Voice account.
I made the LED sign following instructions from this tutorial on Nerdkits.com. The hardware is some LED’s, a nerdkit, a piece of cardboard and a bit of wire that I got from some Cat 5 cable laying around. I cut out the cardboard and printed a grid to help me lay out the LED’s. I think mine were 1 cm apart. The soldering took forever and it was the first real time I did any soldering so it looks kinda crappy. Oh well. It works. The sign itself is powered by a 9 volt battery and receives data from my laptop through the serial port via a USB adapter. All that stuff was included in the Nerdkit when I bought it. The microcontroller is running code from the tutorial I mentioned earlier. One of these days I’m going to make an enclosure for this thing.