Soniccouture has announced the release of Konkrete 3, a unique sample based drum & percussion instrument for all kinds of electronic music.
Konkrete is the latest evolution of a product line that dates back to the early days of Soniccouture. Conceived as a collection of drum kits which would offer new drum and percussion sounds, Konkrete 1 (2006) was very successful and its sounds went on to become well-loved by its users. Konkrete 2 followed in 2007, and was equally popular.
Now a sophisticated new Kontakt instrument has been created, and 41 new kits. A huge range of audio experimentation has gone into their creation : Sledgehammers, Buchla synths, childrens playgrounds, broken soviet drum machines, chinese zithers, circuit bent samplers and a 9ft grand piano, to name a few.
Konkrete 3 features
A powerful sample-based drum synth for all kinds of electronic music.
A creative beat generator – The Beat Shifter.
An incredible sonic arsenal – 90 kits | over 5000 sounds.
Huge sonic range – acoustic recordings to analogue hits.
A massive range of custom convolution effects.
Real time glitch module.
Focus Mapping maps single sounds across full keyrange.
NI Maschine presets.
Konkrete 3 is available to purchase for £99 GBP / 99 EUR / $129 USD.
Loopmasters has introduced Dope808, a sample pack by FatLoud.
We’re happy to present you Dope808. Is it another stock 808 library? Yes and no, but mostly… no. Sure, it is inspired by modern 808 sound and yes, it has all those big & tuned in key kicks, crispy snares & hihats, wide cymbals, snappy toms, cowbells, congas & other misc samples achieved by torture of our tape machines – but it’s not a big allround library of stock sounds. In fact, we think that this little library is a perfect companion for all your 808 and non-808 samples. It’ll defenitely bring some ‘fresh air’ to your drum patterns.
Completely royalty free material to use within your commercial compositions.
354 drum samples divided in to 9 categories: kick, snare, clap, misc, hats, cymbal, tom kicks, toms & congas.
4 formats: 16 bit WAV, 24 bit WAV, 24 bit AIFF, Maschine (tagged wav files, no kits).
100% compatibility with all modern software & hardware samplers.
The Tuned Analogue Drums sample pack offers a jawdropping collection of exquisitely produced drum samples containing 33 multi-sample sets of tuned drums ranging from low kicks and Taiko samples to snares and white noise hits. Each sample is provided as 2 octaves of multisamples for a total of 792 samples ready to load into your sampler or sampling drum machine. Pick one note for each drum, or use the full range.
This massive pack was designed using a large array of classic analogue synthesisers and has been processed and sonically enhanced using a carefully chosen mastering chain to retain the warmth, shape, and character.
Tuned Analogue Drums Volume 1 is a must have collection for anyone wanting to expand their drum hit library with authentic analogue drum samples. This product is suitable for use in any genre of electronic music and would be an excellent addition to any producer’s arsenal.
All samples are 24bit .wav files compatible with all DAW’s and samplers.
Arturia has announced the NAMM 2013 launch of SparkLE Creative Drum Machine, its newest hybrid beat production centre combining intuitive hardware hands-on control with software strength and integration.
Quite simply, SPARK Creative Drum Machine revolutionised hands-on beat-making by cleverly combining TAE® (True Analog Emulation) synthesis, sample playback (with multiple layering modes and post-processing), and physical modelling technologies with the intuitive workflow of a hardware drum machine upon its June 2011 launch; today, SparkLE Creative Drum Machine joins its bigger brother to take this concept to the masses in an all-new, ultra-portable package at a takeaway price point that’s tough to beat (€249.00 EURO/$299.00 USD).
The solidly-constructed, super-slimline SparkLE Creative Drum Machine hardware measures a mere 1.6cm in depth and comes complete with a handy neoprene slipcase to take your beats to the streets with that ‘real instrument feel’ so many other controllers clearly lack. With it comes direct access to all the features needed to create patterns, write automation, and perform live.
SparkLE Creative Drum Machine serves up classic ‘TR-style’ workflow via its brightly backlit step sequencer buttons, while a musical platter of bangin’ beats can quite literally be banged out using its eight velocity- and pressure-sensitive backlit pads. Stunning live performances are a breeze thanks to the advanced Looper and beat-slicing functions, while beats can be transformed on the fly with the touch-sensitive FX pad that features eight filter modes (including the famed Oberheim SEM V filter featured in Arturia’s acclaimed Oberheim SEM V soft synth namesake) and seven Slicer modes. Three assignable encoders ease writing automation and realtime sound control. More musical still, TUNE mode permits playing sounds chromatically across those 16 step sequencer buttons or eight pads — try having the kick drum follow the bass root note for truly trouser-flapping lows, play a synth bass/lead sound, or transform percussion sounds into pitched instruments… it’s all there for the hands-on taking!
Software-wise, SparkLE Creative Drum Machine makes use of the same full-featured Spark Engine software shipping with the original SPARK Creative Drum Machine. It includes an awesome library of over 1,500 instruments and 100 kits, providing top-notch, professional sounds covering a variety of dancefloor-friendly genres and stylings, ever-expandable with Arturia add-ons (like the Hip Hop Essentials and DubStep Essentials Expansion Packs).
Priced to go, there has never been a better time than now to add a little sparkle to your rhythmic creativity with SparkLE Creative Drum Machine!
Minimal System Instruments has introduced Ultimate 909 Snares, a sample pack featuring a collection of 30 snare sounds from the Roland TR-909 drum machine.
This sample pack from Minimal System Instruments concentrates purely on that distinctive and still relevant 909 snare sound.
We have recorded 30 individual snare drum hits from our studio TR-909 and processed them through our high end outboard analogue signal chain to retain all of the clarity and characteristics of the original machine.
Ultimate 909 Snares features
30 individual TR-909 snare drum hits.
All recorded through high end analogue outboard processors.
A broad range of parameter settings on the TR-909 have resulted in a good range of snare sounds.
All samples are .wav files ready to drop straight into your software or hardware sampler or DAW.