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Franke Music updates Stroke Machine drum & groove synth for iPad

Franke Music has released version 2 of its Stroke Machine drum and groove synthesizer and sequencer app for iPad.

Franke Music Stroke Machine

Program your own rhythm and groove patterns and switch between them in a live performance. Mute or solo individual instruments, change parameters on the fly and record your performance as high-quality audio file for sharing or later editing on your computer.

The high-contrast user interface is perfectly suited for dim light situations on stage and assists in sound creation in the studio.

Stroke Machine’s powerful synthesizer engine features high-quality Oscillator, Filter, Overdrive and Effect models, extremly fast Envelopes and LFO, sample-exact Pattern Sequencer and a sophisticated Sample, Sound and Pattern library.

Changes in Stroke Machine v2.0

  • Maximum settings of Bar, Beat and Step highly increased (up to 16 bars with 16 beats with 16 steps in each pattern).
  • AudioBus 2 support including saving and loading of the current Stroke Machine kit.
  • Added Mix view with important mix parameters for the percussion and melody sounds like Mute, Solo, Volume, Pan, FX Bus and FX Send. To automate them, activate the respective Modulation Sequence.
  • Added Pad view with big, velocity-sensitive pads for the 12 percussion sounds.
  • Added MIDI channel selection for each melody sound and all percussion sounds to 1 to 16, Omni (all channels) and Off (no channel).
  • Layer sounds by setting several parts to the same MIDI channel.
  • Added Route button.
  • Added Internal/External Sequencer button.or the sequencer of the host app.
  • Added MIDI Learn.
  • Added MIDI Program Change reception.
  • Changed Master Volume to only control the volume of Stroke Machine rather than the overall iPad volume.
  • Added Clear Pattern button in Kit view.
  • Added LFO phase beat sync.
  • Fixed crash when tapping Next or Previous Kit while in topmost library folder.
  • Fixed crash with Share Kit/Sound on iOS 6.
  • Fixed crash when editing notes while recording.
  • Fixed freeze when an interruption occured such as an incoming Skype call.
  • Fixed an issue with soloed parts when loading a kit.
  • Fixed possible double playback of notes on first step when syncing to MIDI Clock.
  • Fixed LFO rate exceeding valid bounds.

Stroke Machine for iPad is available for purchase for $9.99 USD.

More information: Franke Music

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The Boom Boutique launches with free Transistor Kicks pack

The Boom Boutique has announced the launch of its website, offering a collection of royalty-free 808 drum samples.

808 Kicks - The Boom Boutique

With the The Boom Boutique there is finally a place for your to find all the great, commercial drum sample packs from the legendary TR-808. We offer the sample packs with the highest-quality drum sounds and kits, either sampled directly from the 808, refined using analog or digital effects or inspired sound emulations with even more bang for your buck.

These sounds of the 808 are iconic and easily distinguishable and with the still-impressive boomy kick drum it has been the essential drum sound for more than 30 years. You have heard it countless times and it is still rocking genres like Hip-Hop, House, Trap, Dirty-South, Electro and many more.

B808M Transistor Kicks

In celebration of the launch, the Boom Boutique is offering a free copy of Transistor Kicks, a sample pack with 50 massive kick drums from the exclusive B808M label.

“Transistor Kicks” is the first release from B808M and exclusively available here on The Boom Boutique.

This pack includes 50 amazing kick drum samples guaranteed to add punch to your productions.

These kicks were recorded from the 808 and then professionally EQed, optimized and mastered to give you maximum B808M!

Transistor Kicks features

  • 50 kick drum one-shot sounds.
  • Short, mid and long bass drums.
  • 24-bit WAV format.
  • 11 MB download size.

The pack is available to download for free for a limited time.

More information: 808 Kicks – The Boom Boutique

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Elektron releases Straight 808 for Analog Rytm

Elektron has announced the release of Straight 808, the first sound pack for the Analog Rytm analog drum machine.

Elektron Straight 808

A classic reborn in a future classic. The hand picked selection of tape saturated 808 samples, all recorded by Goldbaby, and the magic circuits of the Analog Rytm are thick as thieves. Load ‘em in, tweak, mangle, and enjoy. The Analog Rytm is ready to retro-boom.

The sound pack is specifically made for the Analog Rytm. Included is an Analog Rytm project featuring 16 patterns and 16 kits. The kits also feature performances and scenes, great for live tweaking the patterns.

The pack is available for purchase for 15 EUR.

More information: Elektron / Straight 808

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FXpansion Tremor 50% off at Plugin Boutique

Plugin Boutique is offering a 50% discount on the FXpansion Tremor analog-modeled drum synthesizer instrument in an exclusive group deal.

50% off FXpansion Tremor

FXpansion is proud to present Tremor: a software drum machine with powerful synthesis, effects, modulation and step-sequencing. DCAM circuit-modelled sound generation is fused with new ideas to produce original sounds with the punch and extreme sound pressure of old-school analogue. Tremor’s dance drums, funky beatscapes, abstract machines and undiscovered sonic terrain are suited to all kinds of electronic, urban and experimental music.

Tremor features

  • Synthetic drum machine software.
  • DCAM-modelled synthesis and FX.
  • Specialised oscillator with drumskin vibration partials.
  • Filtering and drive with multiple responses.
  • Deep, intuitive TransMod modulation system.
  • Polyrhythmic pattern step-sequencer.
  • VST, AU, RTAS and standalone for Mac and Windows.

Tremor is available at 50% off from Plugin Boutique for a limited time. Use coupon code TREM50 at checkout.

More information: Plugin Boutique / FXpansion Tremor

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Beatmatch releases free 808 Grooves pack for Live

Beatmatch 808 Grooves

Beatmatch has announced 808 Grooves, a free Ableton Live project created using the sounds of Roland’s most iconic drum machine – the TR-808.

Mix, edit and build your own minimal techno grooves using 40 pre-recorded drum sequences or play around with 8 complete grooves with synth loops & basslines included in the download. Project files require Ableton Live version 8 or newer.

808 Grooves features

  • 2 Ableton Live Project Files.
  • 8 Groove Presets.
  • 40 Audio Loops.
  • WAV Format.
  • Size 57 MB.

The pack is a free download at Beatmatch.info.

More information: Beatmatch / 808 Grooves

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Wave Alchemy updates Transistor Revolution MKII with Live & Maschine support

Wave Alchmey has announced Ableton Live and Native Instruments Maschine support for its Transistor Revolution MKII drum machine sample library for Kontakt.

 Transistor Revolution MKII

Our award-winning Transistor Revolution MKII for Kontakt now includes intuitive, custom built Ableton Live Drum Racks (Live 9) and NI Maschine formats as standard when you purchase the main Kontakt instrument.

All Transistor Revolution MKII customers get the new formats for free! We have re-activated all Transistor Revolution MKII downloads for 30 days, giving you plenty of time to log into your account and download.

Ableton Live Pack (compatible with version 9 and above)

  • 3627 drum samples arranged and mapped in custom built, feature rich drum racks (1 drum rack for each drum machine sampled).
  • Kits for both 808 and 909.
  • 22 ‘Drum Modules’ which can be loaded separately into empty Drum Racks to create your own kits. Mix and match drum types to build your own analogue dream drum machine.
  • Each drum module includes 7 pre-assigned macros for quick, intuitive editing within each kit. Cycle through the different sound variations recorded from the selected drum machine. All variations and parameters of the original machines have been recorded, per drum voice; pitch/tune, decay and various other settings (depending on the drum machine).
  • Seamlessly scan through multi-sampled drum sounds with one-knob control over parameters such as Analog Tone, Analog Delay and Analog Snappy.
  • All patches work with Simpler (full Ableton Suite not required).

NI Maschine Pack (compatible with version 2.0 and above)

  • 516 drum samples.
  • Full kits for both 808 and 909.
  • Carefully tagged kits for quick and easy loading from the Maschine Controller. Easily edit sampler voice settings including pitch/tune, filters, envelopes, LFO’s and FX per sound via the Maschine controller.
  • Mix and match drum types to build your own analogue dream drum machine. Each kit includes pre-assigned sample parameters for quick, intuitive editing with the Macshine controller.

Transistor Revolution MKII is available for purchase for £84.95 GBP.

More information: Wave Alchemy / Transistor Revolution MKII

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Samplephonics releases 45 Roland 626 & 707 Samples

Samplephonics 45 Roland 626 & 707 Samples

Samplephonics has launched 45 Roland 626 & 707 Samples, a sample pack featuring a collection of drum machine samples.

Roll up, roll up! Gather round! Introducing to you ladies and gentleman.. from a time long ago but still fond in our memories, the Roland 626 & 707.

With a unique sound set combining the finest in 1980′s sample technology, the 626 & 707 drum machines offered the users a collection of delicious 12 bit samples recreating such classic drums as the kick drum, the snare drum and everyones favourite, the hi-hat!

But joking aside, these two beauties have found a home with an eclectic range of artists from Aphex Twin to Vangelis, Nine Inch Nails to Jimmy Edgar, Luke Vibert to Moby and so many more!

The sample pack is available for purchase for £5 GBP.

More information: Samplephonics

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