Push Button Bang has launched Live Dubstep & Trap Drum Stems, a collection of live acoustic drums and MIDI for Dubstep, Trap or 140 bpm break based productions.
As with the original House drum stems, this huge collection of head nodding grooves features individual track drum stems – separate hi hats or cymbals to sit on top of your 808s, thumping tom or snare rolls and builds to add tension to the crescendo, Individual Kick and snare basic groove components and of course a complete selection of full kit loops which can be dropped into the track for immediate full drum backing stems in seconds!
You can use it to get immediate results with the full loops by simple drag and drop into a channel into your track, or combine multiple drum part stems with your programmed kick and snare to give your drums a professional, hypnotic human groove.
The sample pack is available from Loopmasters for £29.95 GBP. MIDI files and audio loops are also sold separately for £19.95 GBP each.
More information: Push Button Bang / Dubstep & Trap Drum Stems
Beatmatch.info has announced Digital, a free sample pack.
“Digital” is a must have collection of close to 300 high quality royalty-free synthetic drum sounds, effects and one shots.
Thanks to Maschine extension update you can now use “Digital” with Native Instruments groove production workstation. Maschine extension includes 4 drum kits and 16 music grooves optimised for use in minimal techno, electro & detroit techno music productions.
- 295 Sound Files.
- 4 Drum Kits.
- 16 Music Grooves.
- WAV Format.
- 100% Royalty Free.
The pack is a free download at Beatmatch.info.
More information: Beatmatch / Digital
Plugin Boutique has released version 1.5.0 of BigKick, a kick drum instrument plug-in for Windows and Mac.
It’s got the same great kick drums, but with more creative options, bug fixes and better performance. And with a clearer GUI.
Changes in KickDrum v1.5.0
- You can play the pitch of the kick drum with your MIDI keyboard.
- Vastly extended hold and decay times and a great new envelope shape for those really long kicks and booms.
- Drag and drop import for attack samples. Drag sounds straight from your track into onto the Load Sample button – it’s very quick and easy!
- New (much warmer) distortion and waveforms for more creative and aggressive sounds.
- Hyper-clean trance drum kicks with the new tough kick drum model.
- Massively improved preset handling, including folder creation, renaming, easier preset browsing, preset-pack creation tools and much more.
- Presets sit right in the mix more quickly with the new built in EQ. Or, if you want, leap out and smack you in the face with the punch control.
BigKick for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available for purchase for £39.95 GBP.
More information: Plugin Boutique / BigKick
The Loop Loft has announced the release of its Double Drums Vol 1, a collection of over 260 double drums loops and samples.
There’s a reason Double Drums have played a crucial role in music for the past 40 years. With two different drummers playing at the same time, a certain magic and depth occurs from multiple rhythmic and sonic layers grooving together. With Double Drums Vol 1, we give you this same magic directly in your DAW, allowing you to easily layer and arrange songs with two different drummers playing at the same time.
Just drag and drop grooves from the multiple “kit” folders and begin exploring the possibilities of what Double Drums can do to your tracks. In addition to the hundred of loops provided in the collection, samples are provided from all six different drum kits used in the recording process, allowing you to create your own beats using the exacts same sounds in the audio loops.
The sample library costs $28 USD.
More information: The Loop Loft / Double Drums Vol 1
Samplephonics has announced the release of The Analogue Drum Tapes Volume 1: Loops, a sample library from producer Paul Rez featuring drum loops by a world class session drummer.
Inside you will find a collection of 395 full, saturated fat analogue drum loops weighing in at 950MB and available to download in 24 Bit Wav, Apple Loops, Acidized Wav and Rex2 Loops format.
Designed for ultimate flexibility and perfect for resampling and layering as well as being the sole rhythm section for your track, these drums will cut through anything you throw at them! Including multiple variations, fills and tempos, all intelligently labelled and organised for ease of use and max flexibility.
Produced by our good friend (and incredibly gifted producer) Paul Rez with the help of a world class session drummer and engineer in a gorgeous boutique studio. This, the first in the series, is a knee slappingly delightful collection of juicy analogue drum loops.
The sample pack is available for purchase for £40 GBP.
More information: Samplephonics
Famous Audio has launched Big Bad Kicks 3, a new sample pack featuring 225 kick drum sounds.
This pack brings you a fresh supply of current EDM sounds. From big & fat, heavy to deep and dirty KICKS!! All the sounds are polished and club-ready. Compared to Vol 2, the Key Labeled Big Kicks folder has grown even bigger. We’ve added more samples in there, just pick the right key to match your track and you are ready to go! Inside you will find cleverly designed kick drums, all optimized with maximum power and depth. This is a great addition to anyone’s arsenal of sounds.
In detail “Big Bad Kicks Vol 3″ includes 100 Key Labeled Big Kicks, 30 Dynamic Kicks, 20 Hard & Dirty Kicks, 10 Analog Soft Kicks, 20 Clap Layer Kicks, 15 Fx Layer Kicks, 10 Heavy & Sub Kicks, 10 Reversed Kicks, 10 Top Kicks. Layered, EQed and processed in all the right places, each one sounds uniquely PHAT. Don’t waste time trying to find the perfect kick.
The sample pack is available from Loopmasters for £14.95 GBP.
More information: Famous Audio / Big Bad Kicks 3
Frau Blücher Audio has released version 2.0 of The Songwriter Kit, a drum instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The update contains a new GUI as well as many new features such as round-robins, a complete mixer with EQ and Transient Master on every channel, as well as a Tape Saturator and an SSL-style Bus Compressor on the master bus. Two built in convolution reverbs and the possibility to unload kit pieces not used.
The Songwriter Kit features
- The kit: 22×18″ Kick Drum, 14×6,5″ Snare Drum, 12″ Tom (Normal and muffled), 16″ Floor Tom (Normal and muffled), 15″ Hihat, 18″ Crash cymbal, 20″ Crash Ride cymbal, 20″ Ride cymbal.
- Recorded with high-end microphones and preamps in a medium sized room, at Studio Skeppsbron in Malmö, Sweden.
- All samples were recorded in 24-bit at 44.1kHz.
- Requires the full version of Native Instruments Kontakt 5.
The sample library is available for purchase for 12 EUR.
More information: Frau Blücher Audio / The Songwriter Kit