The Control Centre has released Analog Synthesizers and Beat Generation, two downloadable sample packs.
The Control Centre Analog Synthesizers / Beat Generation
The Control Centre sample packs
- Analog Synthesizers – A collection of 20 multi-sampled pure analog synthesizer tones, designed for the Sampler instrument in Ableton Live 8.2.2 or higher. The pack contains 285 24 bit 44.1k WAV files and 3 Ableton Live projects.
- Beat Generation – A unique collection of improvised bongo loops, originally recorded to tape at the abandoned “Spanish City” funfair in Whitley Bay. Includes 37 loops at 24 bit/44k WAV, 33 MB content.
Analog Synthesizers is available to purchase for $30 USD, Beat Generation is $10 USD.
More information: The Control Centre
Tronsonic has released Logandy, a sample library featuring the sounds of a 1977 Italian string synth.
- 6 sample banks from this superb 70s string synth ‘mellotronized’ onto tape, having been recorded to a 1965 valve reel to reel using aged/worn tape.
- Use the software synthesis capabilities of ESX24 or KONTAKT to create exciting new sounds, previously unavailable from this keyboard.
- Over 60 preset patches and 10 multis for kontakt 4.2.2, and 80 patches for esx24.
Logandy is available to purchase for £5.99 GBP.
Tronsonic has also released SOURCEMOD1 & 2, a free sound library.
Some experiments with a moog source and doepfer dark energy
More information: Tronsonic / Logandy
ToneScape has released Animato, a free sample library featuring over 1000 samples and loops in wav and rex format.
This pack was carefully crafted in my studio during a period of about four months.
The goal was to deliver some quality loops, drums, fx and vocals for a variety of genres incl. Dubstep, Drum’n’bass, Psytrance and Psydub. It is perfectly applicable to other genres too off course.
- 407 MB content including Alien, Field recording, Fx, Loops, Moog, Percussion, Tonal, Vocals.
- Tools used to create the sounds include: Moog Voyager, Doepfer Dark Energy, Eventide H7600, NI Deep Freq (used extensively for modulated sounds).
- All samples are 100% royalty free to use in commercial and non-commercial work.
Animato is available as a free download (Creative Commons BY-ND 3.0) from ToneScape.
More information: ToneScape
Loopmasters has released Food For Live – Analog Shakedown, a bundle of Ableton Live sound libraries by Puremagnetik.
Analog Shakedown will instantly transform your Ableton Live library into a comprehensive showcase of modern and classic analog synthesis. Analog Shakedown includes a richly programmed collection of sounds from the following Puremagnetik Micropaks
Food For Live – Analog Shakedown
- Vespine – Expertly tailored programs that fully capture the characteristic charm of the legendary EDP Wasp synthesizer.
- HarvestPak – Multisampled instruments programmed exclusively from The Harvestman synthesizer modules.
- String Machines – A lush collection of sounds recorded directly from the classic stringers of the 1970′s.
- Analog Drums – A collection of percussives captured from modular analog systems.
- Analog Bass Volume 1 – Multisampled programs direct from classics such as the Minimoog, Roland TB-303, ARP 2600 and the Doepfer Modular.
- Analog Bass Volume 2 – A complete bass sound set focused entirely on the classic KORG MS-20.
Food For Live – Analog Shakedown (requires Ableton Live 8.2+) is available to purchase for £17.95 GBP.
More information: Loopmasters / Food For Live – Analog Shakedown
Soundcells has announced the release of Simple Sampling V2, an updated version of the ReFill featuring classic old-school sampled sounds.
At first Soundcells started working on a fun ReFill based on a Stylophone only, which was recorded for sampling purposes. Besides programming a patch that matches the real thing, the NNXT sampler in Reason was tweaked to go some extra steps and some fat funky clavinet-style patches caught by surprise. While producing the Stylofunk mini track (apart from the loop it’s entirely based on stylophone samples) some extra cool stuff was added to this ReFill: a “single-sample-rhodes”, a “single-sample-piano”, a “single-sample-kalimba” and a lot of other nifty stuff… “Simple Sampling” gradually turned into a product full of “simple samples” coming from different sound sources.
If you are looking for classic old-school sampled sounds instead of huge patches built by hundreds of individual samples, you will love this ReFill. Patches are super-fast loading, CPU-friendly and they are full of ‘retro’ character…
Version 2 is an awesome update which adds 25 new combinator patches, some minor additions as well as reworked backdrops…
Simple Sampling V2 features
- 126 combinator patches for many different styles of music, subdivided in 6 folders: Bass, Drum Machines, FX & Atmo, Keys, Leads, Pads.
- A note by note (a2 – e4) sampled and looped Stylophone including it´s typical release click.
- “Simple Samples” coming from the Rhodes Mark 1, Doepfer MS404, Supernova 2, microKORG, G2, Kawai K5000…
- The modules folder contains the basic NNXT patches which are used for the combinator sounds.
- 10 Rex loops, 5 Redrum kits.
Simple Sampling is available to purchase for the introductory price of 17.90 EUR until April 17, 2011 (regular 24.90 EUR).
More information: Soundcells / Simple Sampling
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audioMIDI.com has announced a new No-Brainer-Deal, offering the Puremagnetik Retro Synths sound library for Ableton at a reduced price of $15 USD.
Retro Synths represents the “cream of the crop” from Puremagnetik’s extensive catalog of classic analog and digital sound libraries. Consolidated into this pack of more than 4000 samples of some of the greatest classic synths.
Retro Synths features
- Analog Bass Volume 1, an impressive selection of over 50 multi-sampled programs direct from classics such as the Minimoog, Roland TB-303, ARP 2600 and the Doepfer Modular.
- Analog Bass Volume 2, a complete bass soundset focusing entirely on the classic Korg MS20 synthesizer.
- P-50 Linear, an elaborate collection of racks inspired by the legendary Roland D50.
- Phazeform Volume 1, a captivating library based on Casio’s Phase Distortion technology of the CZ-1.
- String Machines, with more than 250 MB of lush sounds recorded directly from the string synths of the 1970s.
- TeeBee, based on the Roland TB-303, includes heavy acid bass lines, squelchy resonant leads and thick analog sounds.
- Vector, which instantly turns Ableton Live into a full-blown production workstation that includes a huge library of wave sequences, attack transients and vector morphing.
- Vintage 80s Classics, a stunning collection of lush 1980s synth sounds captured directly from an Oberheim Matrix 6.
- Newly added: Waveframe, based on the Ensoniq Fizmo, provides complex, evolving sounds from this classic wavetable synthesizer.
- 2.8 GB total content: 378 Instrument Racks, 82 Live Clips.
Retro Synths for Ableton Live Intro or Live 8.1.3 or higher is available to purchase from audioMIDI.com for $15 USD.
More information: audioMIDI.com
Doepfer has announced Dark Time, an analog sequencer unit.
Dark Time is an analog sequencer that is planned in the first place as an add-on for the Dark Energy. But it may be used even in combination with other Midi, USB or CV/Gate equipment too.
Dark Time features
- two rows with 8 controls each
- for each step:
- - rotary control (same knob type as Dark Energy)
- - red LED
- - three-position switch On/Off/Skip
- On = trigger signal is active for this step
- Off = no trigger for this step
- Skip = step is skipped
- - three-position switch Stop/Continue/Jump
- Stop = sequence stops here
- Continue = sequence continues
- Jump (as yet Reset):
- If only one of the 16 toggle switches is in the Jump position a Reset is carried out (i.e. sequence jumps to stage 1)
- If two or more of the switches are in the Jump position the sequence jumps to the next step with the switch in the Jump position and then continues from this position (until another step with the switch in the Jump position is reached and then the same procedure is carried out again)
- several operating modes:
- 1×16 (i.e. the two rows are daisy-chained)
- 2×8 (i.e. both rows run in parallel)
- custom mode (e.g. three times row 1 and the once row 2, probably not yet available in the first firmware version)
- several running directions:
- several voltage / tuning ranges: 1V, 2V, 5V (corresponding to 1/2/5 octaves)
- quantization on/off/custom scale (custom scale probably not yet available in the first firmware version)
- transpose via switch (-1/0/+1 octave), Midi/USB or external CV input
- timing control, selected by a three position switch:
- internal via built-in clock oscillator with frequency and pulsewidth controls
- external via Midi/USB
- external via analog clock/start/stop
- analog interface for CV/gate/clock/Start-Stop (inputs and outputs, 3.5 mm miniature jack sockets)
- Midi interface
- USB interface (power supply via USB is not possible)
- basic parameters are set in the configuration mode (e.g. Midi channel for row 1, Midi channel for row 2, Midi clock dividing factor, custom scale, custom running mode)
- optically adapted to Dark Energy (same knobs, same depth and height, same wooden side plates and so on)
- Powered via external power supply (12 AC/min. 400mA) for 230V
- powering the device via USB is not possible, because the analog circuits require a dual voltage (+/-12V).
Dark Time is scheduled for be available by the end of 2010, priced at 450-500 EUR. As development continues prices, specifications and release dates are subject to change.
More information: Doepfer / Dark Time