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DSK Music releases DSK DrumZ 8bitZ free plugin

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DSK Music has announced DSK DrumZ 8bitZ, a free drum instrument plug-in for Windows.

DSK DrumZ 8bitZ

DSK DrumZ 8bitZ features

  • 8 sound slots (C3 to C4 keys).
  • Pitch control for each sample.
  • Level and pan control.
  • 6 full kits + extra sounds.
  • Midi automation.
  • Velocity response.
  • Preset selector.

The plug-in is a free download for Windows (VST).

More information: DSK Music / DrumZ 8bitZ

Bedroom Producers Blog releases BPB Cassette 606 free sample pack

Bedroom Producers Blog has launched BPB Cassette 606, a free sample pack featuring the sounds of the Roland TR-606.

BPB Cassette 606

I am thrilled to announce the release of BPB Cassette 606, a free collection of Roland TR 606 analogue drum machine samples with an additional set of drum hits which have been recorded to and then re-sampled from an audio cassette.

BPB Cassette 606 features

  • 128 audio samples in 24-bit WAV format.
  • 72 clean Roland TR-606 one shot samples.
  • 56 tape processed Roland TR-606 one shot samples.
  • 3 Poise drum kits (DKT format).
  • Demo track (320 kbps MP3).

The pack is a free download at BPB.

More information: Bedroom Producers Blog / BPB Cassette 606

Loopmasters releases Beat Machines TR909

Niche Audio Beat Machines TR909

Loopmasters has released Beat Machines TR909, a sample pack by Niche Audio.

At Niche Audio we believe the TR909 when processed and abused through the right gear takes its vibe to another level! We felt such aTR909 sample collection was missing – a TR909 sample pack lovingly created and saturated with vibe and character, along with user flexibility!

That is what we intended… and we believe this collection succeeds in capturing the soul of one of the most legendary analog drum machines ever made, and processed by some of the best boutique hardware around.

Every single drum hit has been processed by an assortment of boutique (and low end) gear for maximum authentic vibe. The hardware used includes a SSL 900 AW mixing console, and original UAD 1170, Distressors compression, DBX 165, along with Focusrite EQ. Of course, we’ve also included a non processed kit recorded via very high end convertors.

Vibe, not just quality is what this pack is all about. One of the kits even uses the exact same budget Mackie mixer used by thousands of dance record producers in the 90s. Authenticity, if its worth doing, its worth doing it right!

Beat Machines TR909 features

  • 15 Kits, 48 Patterns.
  • 241 One shot Samples.
  • Maschine 1.8, Maschine 2.0+ or Ableton Live 9 formats..
  • Also available as One Shots Pack (contains all the single Wav samples in 44.1 & 96kHz plus 15 soft sampler patches).

The sample pack is available to purchase for £24.95 GBP. The One Shots Pack is £17.95 GBP.

More information: Niche Audio / Beat Machines TR909

Akai Pro intros Rhythm Wolf analog drum machine & bass synth

Akai Professional has announced Rhythm Wolf, an analog drum machine and bass synthesizer module with built-in sequencing.

Akai Rhythm Wolf

The Rhythm Wolf is an authentic analog instrument that combines the coveted sounds of early electronic and hip-hop music with genuine Akai Professional workflow. Inspired by the classic analog beat machines and synthesizers of the past, Rhythm Wolf enables today’s musicians to harness iconic analog sounds for music production and performance. The drum machine consists of five highly-tweakable drum sounds and includes a kick, snare, open & closed hi-hat, and metallic percussion. Onboard controls allow users to customize the tuning, amplitude envelopes, and volume of each drum voice separately for precise real-time adjustment. The bass synthesizer features a selectable oscillator (sawtooth or square wave), classic filter design, a filter envelope with variable decay, and is capable of creating powerful bass sounds and squelchy leads.

Outfitted with six genuine MPC pads and a built-in 32-step sequencer, the Rhythm Wolf provides an ultra-responsive interface with a classic drum machine layout. Drum patterns can be fine-tuned using the Swing function, Pattern Select, and Tempo Control knob. A custom distortion signal path, activated by the “Howl” knob, adds grit and character for additional tone shaping. Rhythm Wolf features USB-MIDI, MIDI In/Out, a gate trigger, and integrates seamlessly with modern and vintage equipment. Two audio outputs enable producers and performers to mix percussion sounds and bass independently.

Rhythm Wolf features

  • 5-voice analog drum machine and synth—authentic analog design that references classic rhythm machines and synthesizers.
  • Legendary analog drum sounds—kick, snare, open & closed hi-hat, and metallic percussion.
  • Synth-bass module—selectable square or sawtooth wave with classic filter design for warm, deep basses and squelchy leads..
  • Onboard 32-step sequencer—classic drum machine workflow for quickly laying down grooves and melodies.
  • Six genuine MPC pads—responsive controls for sequencing and finger drumming.
  • Howl knob—custom distortion circuit for additional sound design.
  • USB-MIDI and MIDI In/Out—flexible MIDI connectivity for easy integration into modern studios.
  • Gate Trigger—triggering via modular synths, vintage sequencers, or external sound sources.
  • Independent audio outputs—dedicated outputs for the drum machine and synth-bass module for precise mixing.

The Rhythm Wolf will be available in Summer 2014, distributed worldwide with a $199.99 USD street price.

Akai Professional will unveil the Rhythm Wolf at Musikmesse, Hall 5.1, Booth B45, March 12-15 in Frankfurt, Germany.

More information: Akai Pro

FXpansion releases Vintage DrumBox Geist Expander

FXpansion has announced the release of Vintage DrumBox, a collection of synthesized analogue drum samples for the Geist drum instrument for Windows and Mac.

FXpansion Vintage DrumBox

Created by Mr Hoodie from The Groove Criminals, Vintage DrumBox is the result of obsessively sampling a set of strange, esoteric and crusty old machines. The included sounds are warm, rounded and perfect as an antidote or accompaniment to more modern timbres. The pack also features a bonus selection of riffs and arps from some classic analogue synths.

Some highlights of Vintage DrumBox include early preset accompaniment and organ-top boxes like the Hammond AutoVari and Watford Rhythm Generator, Amdek and Electro Harmonix percussion tone generators and rare drum machines such as the Vermona DRM-1. Legendary analogue BBD delay, tape echoes and spring reverbs are judiciously used to add further textures and flavours.

Vintage DrumBox features loops, kits and presets for FXpansion’s Geist software. Samples are supplied in 24-bit 44.1kHz WAV and RX2 formats and can be loaded into any software or hardware that supports them.

Vintage DrumBox is available to purchase for $29 USD / 25 EUR / £22 GBP inc VAT for all registered Geist owners.

More information: FXpansion / Geist Expander: Vintage DrumBox

ADSR Sounds intros Liquid House drum kit pack for Maschine

ADSR Sounds Liquid House

ADSR Sounds has launched Liquid House, a collection of sounds sampled from some of the world’s finest analog drum machines intended for house producers and DJs.

Each kit contains a dry and a distorted, compressed version of 8 sounds: two kicks, two snares, two hat sounds, a bass sound, and a lead sound. the dry sounds are prime to be manipulated and mangled for all kinds of house and other EDM productions, while the distorted sounds are ready for live use in the club, warehouse, or any late-night party. Using pairs of kits on each of Maschine’s groups this way allows producers to evenly fade – or suddenly cut – between dry and heavily distorted versions of the sounds.

This isn’t an average collection of sounds for average EDM artists – Liquid House is a collection of the authentic sounds of analog synthesis that looks to the future and to favorite studio and performance gear of years (and house DJ sets) past and present.

Liquid House features

  • Includes 9 Maschine groups, 144 sounds, 150+ samples, and one big demo project with all of the kits and sounds pre-loaded.
  • All samples recorded straight from analog drum machines using high-quality outboard gear and next-generation audio-to-digital converters.
  • Takes advantage of Maschine’s sampler’s MP60 mode, an emulation of a much-beloved vintage sampler that perfectly complements to sounds of raw, analog drum sounds.

The sample pack is available to purchase for $19 USD.

More information: ADSR Sounds / Liquid House

Forgotten Keys updates FK6 CR-78 drum machine for Kontakt to v4.2d

The Forgotten Keys has released version 4.2d of the FK6 virtual CR-78 drum machine instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Forgotten Keys FK6

The legendary Roland CompuRhythm CR-78 drum machine captured in all its glory. A virtual CR-78 for Kontakt. All the original preset rhythms and variations have been faithfully reproduced, and all sounds have been sampled at least eight times and at seven accent levels for more realism. There is even a virtual WS-1 programmer with six memory slots allowing you to program and store your own rhythms.

Changes in FK6 v4.2d

  • Improved: New, more realistic GUI.
  • Improved: PATCHES menu that can now included programmed rhythms.
  • Improved: More PATCHES have been included.
  • Improved: In program rhythm mode, the REST switch will now remove a previously input note at the current step.
  • Improved: Added mute controls for each sound.
  • Improved: Added output routing for each sound.
  • Improved: Added SAVE settings ability on SETUP tab.
  • Improved: Added delay when resetting note and output assignments to allow setting to be cancelled if button was pressed by mistake.
  • Improved: Various other minor tweaks and improvements made along the way.
  • Fixed: UI SOUNDS switch was always on even if the instrument was saved with it off.

FK6 for Kontakt is available to purchase for £6.50 GBP. The update is free to existing FK6 owners.

More information: Forgotten Keys / FK6

Drum Broker releases J-Zone ‘Lunch Breaks’ sample pack

J-Zone Lunch Breaks

The Drum Sample Broker has announced the release of J-Zone ‘Lunch Breaks’, a sample pack featuring original breaks performed and recorded by J-Zone.

Enter the world of J-Zone, one of Hip Hop’s most underrated and slept on rappers and producers. The Iconic NYC native earned his stripes as a veteran producer and MC with a string of critically acclaimed albums a la the late 90′s-2000′s.

J-Zone’s talent spans borders! As a writer, producer, MC, and now Drummer J-Zone has earned himself a cult following that deserves nothing less than full attention.

The Drum Broker is proud to introduce a special treat, J-Zone’s ‘Lunch Breaks’, a compilation of original and familiar drum breaks performed and recorded by J-Zone.

Lunch Breaks features

  • 31 Breaks – performed and recorded by J-Zone in 16-Bit/44.1kHz WAV Format.
  • Analog Flavor – Recorded using analog gear to tape.
  • Vintage Feel – 60′s Overhead & Kick Drum Drum Mic’ing techniques for vintage feel.
  • Compatible with all DAW’s & Drum Machines.

The pack is available to purchase for $24.99 USD.

More information: Drum Broker / J-Zone ‘Lunch Breaks’