Boscomac has released Retro Beat Mk2, a free instrument ensemble for Native Instruments Reaktor.
As you know, RETRO BEAT met international success, even intergalactic! What, you did not know this? The shame …
In short, it was necessary to extend the story and it’s done because RETRO BEAT becomes RETRO BEAT MK2! The principle is the same except that instead of 7 machines vintage, there is … not 8, not 9.. but 27 drums. Yes ma’am, yes sir. And every sound was of course worked with analog processing. Yes ma’am, yes sir. And tape simulator was adjusted. Yes ma … okay.
The Retro Beat Mk2 for Native Instruments Reaktor.
RETRO BEAT MK2 features
27 vintage beatboxes and drums synths.
Includes sounds of Roland, Mxr, Vermona, Hohner, LinnDrum, Mattel, Simmons, Boss, Korg, Wersimatic, Hammond, Boehm, MFB, Polyvox, Casio, Electro Harmonix, etc.
Analog treatment with Cartec Audio preamp, Chandler Limiter EQ, Shadow Hills compressor.
The ensemble is a free download. Requires Reaktor 5 full version. Donation are appreciated.
Korg has introduced the volca Keys lead synthesizer, volca Bass synthesizer and volca Beats rhythm machine, three true-analog synthesizers with built-in sequencers to generate the ultimate analog leads, basses, and rhythms.
The volca series lets you create a diverse array of fat sounds that can only be obtained from an analog synthesizer.
Following in the footsteps of the monotron, monotribe, and MS-20 Mini analog synthesizers, Korg announces the volca series. volca is a new lineup of EDM production tools comprised of three distinct models: the volca Keys lead synthesizer, the volca Bass synthesizer, and the volca Beats rhythm machine. These powerful and fun-to-use true-analog devices deliver a diverse array of fat sounds that can be obtained only from an analog synthesizer.
Each is also equipped with sequencing/recording capabilities for intuitively generating performances. Multiple volcas can be used in tandem via the vintage-style sync in/out, and with your favorite DAW software or MIDI keyboard via MIDI In. Battery operation and built-in speakers mean that you can conveniently play anywhere and anytime.
These are the next-generation analog synthesizers, bringing you the ultimate sounds and grooves with ease and depth. Whether used together or by themselves, the volca series is poised to inject true analog power into any performance or studio setup!
Goldbaby has announced that its Tape909 drum machine sample library is now available in Maschine and Geist formats.
The Tape808 has been very well received so we decided to give the TR909 some tape love!… This is 1446 samples taken from a mint 909 recorded into an Ampex 351 1/2″ valve 2 track tape machine! That’s not all… We also put the 909 through other vintage gear. Plus we recorded it naked into a Metric Halo ULN-2 firewire audio card. Then we chose the best samples.
All 24 bit, and all solid 909 goodness! If you can’t get a hold of a real 909 then this is as close as you can get in samples… Maybe even better than the having the real thing!
The sample pack costs $29 USD. The download now includes Maschine, Battery, ReFill, Geist, Guru, iDrum and Wav formats.
The Roland CompuRhythm CR-8000 was the follow-on from the classic CR-78. The sound generation is all analogue and features include programmable rhythms and intro/fill-ins. Here it is re-created as a Kontakt virtual instrument for your delight (hopefully!).
FK12: Roland CompuRhythm CR-8000 Kontakt Instrument.
FK12 Roland CompuRhythm CR-8000 features
640 high quality samples (14 instruments sampled eight times and most at seven accent levels).
24 combinable preset rhythms, arranger patterns and eight user programmable rhythms.
Samplephonics has released 808, a drum machine sample library.
4599 samples, 3 input sources (Clean, Studar Tape Machine, and Overdriven Tape), custom sequencer for Kontakt 5, sampler instruments for Ableton Sampler, Reason NN-XT, EXS24 and Kontakt 4, and multiple sample rates available. Quite simply, the most comprehensive 808 sample library ever built.
Each part of the insturment was faithfully sampled over and over again to capture the true sound of the instrument. This allowed us to recreate all of the functions of the 808, as well as add extra features. Velocity mapping and round robin layering combine to reproduce the subtleties that only a true analogue machine can create.
The Kontakt 5 version of Samplephonics 808 includes a custom sequencer.
Samplephonics 808 features
4599 24 Bit Wav samples, available to download in either 44.1khz, 96khz or 192khz sample rates.
Custom sequencer for Kontakt 5.
Sampler Instruments for Ableton Live, Reason, Logic Pro and all major DAWs.
3 input options available, including direct to disk, true analogue tape or overdriven analogue tape.