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Les Productions Zvon releases Memory Collection Pack 02

Les Productions Zvon Memory Collection Pack 02

Les Productions Zvon has released Memory Collection Pack 02, a sample library featuring public domain samples.

The samples in this collection are taken from Public Domain video documents: 36 TV ads, 7 feature movies, 19 documentaries and 6 short films. Many of the documentaries are from and about the early days of radio and television.

It’s named Memory Collection because by definition works in the Public Domain are from the past, a past often not very distant but sadly also often forgotten or ignored. This collection brings back some of the sounds from the past.

The Memory Collection sample pack 02 has 3,313 (1.32 GB) including voice/spoken word/dialogs, sfx/foley, and music.

Memory Collection Pack 02 is available to purchase as donationware (minimum $17.50 USD). A free preview (101 samples) can be downloaded from the product page.

More information: Les Productions Zvon / The Memory Collection


Oscar D’vine releases D’vine Sounds Vacuum Vol. 1

Oscar D’vine has released D’vine Sounds Vacuum Vol. 1, a soundset for Digidesign’s Vacuum monophonic vacuum tube synthesizer instrument.

Digidesign Vacuum

Vacuum is a great software syntheziser that is included for free in Pro Tools 8, 9 and 10! (I’ve heard reports about it working great in v7 as well though!)

So what can Vacuum achive? Well, funky leads, heavy basses, nice arp’s, cool and original effects and some funky weird stuff.

If you’re looking for some funk in your next Pop, House, Dubstep, R&B or Hiphop-track, look no further.

With this soundset you’ll get 110 new great sounding basses, leads, Arp’s and FX, made from the ground up! Mostly basses and leads though (Sorry FX-lovers!)

The inspirations for the sounds are mostly funk like Bootsy Collins, Funkadelic and Stevie Wonder. But also some modern dance and hiphop like Benny Benassi, David Guetta, Dr. Dre, Timbaland and so on. You get the picture.

To really get the most out of these patches, set up a couple of AUX:es and send the Vacuum signal to some Reverb, Chorus, Delay, Distortion, Filter, Ensemble and/or any other of the A.I.R. effects (See picture!). Then you will really hear a beast come to life. Massive, Sylenth1 and Vanguard, watch out!

D’vine Sounds Vacuum Vol. 1 is available as donationware (minimum donation of $1 USD).

More information: D’vine Sounds Vacuum Vol. 1


Les Productions Zvon turns IYTTIW donationware

Les Productions Zvon

Les Productions Zvon has announced the IYTTIW sample library is now available as donationware.

IYTTIW stands for “If You Think This Is Weird”. It is a very unique set based on original trumpet samples. Its diminutive size packs a big sound. Perfect on its own or for doubling other sounds. 551 samples for a small size of 15.7 MB.

I played and recorded some trumpet and made samples from the performance. Then I processed the samples to alter their timbral and spectral quality. In some of them you can still hear the trumpet and in others you could not guess their origin.

What really makes these sounds unique is the fact that even when they do sound synthesized, they retain the pitch modulations of the original trumpet performance which would be impossible to reproduce with a standard synthesizer.

The IYTTIW sample library is now available as donationware in the following formats: wav, sfz (41 instruments), Native Instruments Kontakt 3.5 or higher, Wusikstation 5.8 or higher (sfz + 90 presets).

More information: Les Productions Zvon / IYTTIW


Design a Sound releases Commercial Electronica for Z3TA+ 2

Cakewalk Z3TA+ 2

Design a Sound has announced the release of Commercial Electronica, a collection of patches for the Z3TA+ 2 software synthesizer instrument by Cakewalk.

There are 155 presets available – 46 bass sounds and rest is filled with synth/lead sounds.

Presets are suited for modern Electronic Dance Music genres such as Modern Pop Music, House, Synthpop, Trance, Dubstep.

Commercial Electronica for Z3TA+ 2 is available for a minimum donation of $13 USD.

More information: Design a Sound / Commercial Electronica


Daniel Gooding releases Sonic Beatbox sample library

Daniel Gooding Sonic Beatbox

Daniel Gooding has released the Sonic Beatbox sfx/sample library.

“Human language is unique in comparison to other forms of communication, such as those used by other animals, because it allows humans to produce an infinite set of utterances from a finite set of elements.”

The Sonic Beatbox library takes the abilities of the human voice box, and uses it as an effective tool for sound design.

Sonic Beatbox features

  • Almost 300 recordings of different vocally produced sounds. Great for working with abstract sound design, or layering with other sounds for a human element.
  • Over 100 designed sounds, produced entirely from the vocal recordings, and show many of the possibilities.
  • For musicians, there are over 50 individual samples, of vocally produced drum sounds, just put them in your favorite sampler, and start playing instantly. Also included are some simple beatbox loops, that you can throw right into a mix, if you want a quick beatbox sound in your track.
  • Each File is recorded in 24-bit 96kHz.
  • All sounds were recorded with a Rode NTK Condenser mic, with an Apogee One Pre-amp.

Sonic Beatbox is available for a “pay what you can” price. All proceeds above $5 USD are donated to AutismSpeaks.

More information: Daniel Gooding / Sonic Beatbox


Design a Sound releases Space Station for Gladiator 2

Tone2 Gladiator 2

Design a Sound has announced the release of Space Station, a soundset for the Gladiator 2 software synthesizer by Tone2.

The soundset contains 88 patches – Synth & Pad sounds.

The main theme is: “Long Release sounds” so there are a lot of warm, calm, long sounds as well as icy, cold, shimmering, “big room”, space like flavours.

You can use these sounds in background, during breakdowns.

The Space Station soundset for Tone2 Gladiator 2 (version 2.3.0 or higher, no additional expansions required) is available as donationware with a minimum donation amount of $13 USD.

More information: Design a Sound / Space Station


BooTweak Designs releases The Machine, 233 BooTweak Kits from 214 Vintage Drum Machines & Keyboards

BooTweak for Kontakt

BooTweak Designs has released The Machine, a collection of 233 BooTweak kits from 214 vintage drum machines and keyboards.

All kits are now finished. They are all drum kits with the exception of 6 or 7 kits.

The 5 Oberheim Matrix 1000 kits have single synth samples mapped across the keyboard for each of the 8 BooTweak groups, so you can solo the groups you want to layer in a patch. All of the tonal sounds have been tuned together for instant blending pleasure.

The Machine BooTweak kits are available as a free download. BooTweak, a donationware Kontakt script template for working with samples (especially drums) is included with the kits.

More information: BooTweak / The Machine for BooTweak


Design a Sound releases Popular Leads for Toxic Biohazard

Design a Sound Popular Leads for Toxic Biohazard

Design a Sound has announced the release of Popular Leads, a soundbank for Toxic Biohazard by Image-Line.

The soundset contains 97 patches – all are lead / synth sounds.

“Popular Leads” presets are suited for all kind of dancefloor killer tunes – Pop / Dance, Progressive House, Trance, Indie Dance and overall electronic dance music.

Popular Leads for Toxic Biohazard is available as donationware (minimum donation $12 USD).

More information: Design a Sound