Loopmasters intros Complete Drums bundle by Wave Alchemy

Loopmasters has introduced Complete Drums, a bundle of five sample libraries by Wave Alchemy.

Wave Alchemy Complete Drums

Complete Drums includes 8421 pristinely produced 24-bit electronic drum samples. A great chance for first time customers to sample our award winning drum sounds, Complete Drums bundles together and includes ALL of the Following Wave Alchemy Products.

Complete Drums features

  • Drum Tools 01 – Over 1950 unique electronic drum samples which have been crafted from the ground upwards by the creative layering and processing of drum machines, exotic synthesizers & field recordings.
  • Syncussion Drums – 1885 beautifully crafted drum samples from the ultr-rare and extremely raw sounding Pearl Syncussion SY-1 analogue drum synthesizer! Also includes 800 drum hits recorded to 1/4″ tape via a Studer A80 Tape Machine.
  • Drum Machine Collection – 3200 expertly crafted drum sounds from the most sought after drum machines in existence! Sound sources include the Roland TR-808, TR-909 and TR-606, Jomox AirBase99, Xbase 999 and Mbase 11, Vermona DRM MK11, MFB Schlagzwerg and Drumfire DF-2000.
  • Tech House & Minimal (No Loops) – 401 drum sounds taken from our popular Tech House & Minimal library. Expect punchy drums and creatively glitched percussion sounds.
  • Deep Tech & Progressive (Drums Only) – 662 drum sounds taken from our Deep Tech & Progressive library. Expect to find deep kicks, snappy snares and a huge folder of synthetic / tribal percussive sounds.

The sample library bundle is currently available at 20% off, priced £79.96 GBP (regular £99.95 GBP).

More information: Loopmasters / Wave Alchemy Complete Drums

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Apple drops DRM copy protection from iTunes songs

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Apple DRM protest

The New York Times reports on Apple’s announcement of removing anticopying restrictions on all of the songs in its iTunes Store, last tuesday at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco.

Beginning this week, three of the four major music labels — Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group — will begin selling music through iTunes without digital rights management software, or D.R.M., which controls the copying and use of digital files. The fourth, EMI, was already doing so.

In return, Apple, whose dominance in online music sales gives it powerful leverage, agreed to a longstanding demand of the music labels and said it would move away from its insistence on pricing all individual song downloads on iTunes at 99 cents.

Instead, the majority of songs will drop to 69 cents beginning in April, while the biggest hits and newest songs will go for $1.29. Others that are moderately popular will remain at 99 cents.

The music companies are hoping that their eagerly awaited compromise with Apple will give a lift to digital downloads. They will be able to make more money on their best-selling songs and increase the appeal of older ones.

Anybody excited about this? Anybody think it’ll make a difference?

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Short links for July 31st, 2008

Studio Electronics Orion Galaxy

Some interesting things I found on July 31st, 2008:

# Omega Orion: analog synth as designed by Stanley Kubrick

Music Thing reports on the Orion Galaxy:

An Omega 8 – the $4,600, 38lb mother of all modern analog synths – in a great looking new skin.
Design is by boutique guitar amp builder Tim Caswell and someone called Antoine Argentieres.

More info on the Studio Electronics Orion Galaxy here.

# DJ Motion Capture – Made with the Vicon Motion Capture system housed in space 5, Culture Lab (Newcastle University, UK), the aim of the project was to magnify performance gestures to provide unique insights into how a DJ overcomes the fixity of recorded materials.

# Plastinkus DJ scratch pad – It’s a scratch pad the size of a credit card. Plastinkus produces sounds like a real disc. There is a wide variety of color combinations available.

# Gakken Analog Synthesizer SX-150 – Battery-powered, stylus driven fun.

RJ, a Japanese MAKE magazine reader, posted a guide to create a MIDI interface for the Gakken SX-150 a few weeks ago (even before it was released…). More info here: SX-150 synth MIDI mod

# Yahoo Music to offer refunds, what about MSN? – Yahoo Music is offering refunds to anyone who bought songs from the service. Is it time for MSN Music follow Yahoo's lead?

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Short links for July 29th, 2008

Some interesting things I found on July 29th, 2008:

DRM Inlet by ohskylab @ Flickr

# Yahoo Music to offer refunds, what about MSN? – CNET News reports that Yahoo Music is offering refunds to anyone who bought songs from the service.

Yahoo announced last week that it would no longer issue authorization keys for the digital rights management, or DRM, software on its songs. This meant that anyone who bought songs from the service would still be able to hear their songs through its service but would be unable to move them to other devices or computers.

So now Yahoo Music plans to issue refunds (did they really think they’d get away with ditching DRM without compensation?!). They’re also looking for a way to give the customer copies of the purchased songs in the DRM-free MP3 format.

# radiohead @ Google Code – Processing source code and Lidar scan data from House of Cards video, and CSV point cloud data of Thom Yorke singing "House of Cards".

# Electric Nomad by Luke Klinkenberg – The Electric Nomad is a standard sized electric guitar that features all the usual features, usability and playability of a normal electric guitar; however, it is designed so that it collapses in on itself down to an easy to carry size.

# Vacuum Tube Ring Modulator – Based on Eric Barbour’s designs, with a separate sine/square wave oscillator and an input jack on the front of the ring mod for input of any carrier signal.

# DIY MS-DOS Sequencer – A 286 PC with a 40 Mbyte harddisk running MS-DOS 6.22 with Cakewalk installed. It has a build in keyboard, 9" screen and a midi interface.

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Short links for December 3rd, 2007

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on December 3rd, 2007:

Guy with big sound on his bike
Guy with big sound on his bike (photo by Tyler Hicks/The New York Times)
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