Producer duo Hinton & Fairchild has released Bigroomkix Synth, a free kick drum/percussion instrument for Windows.
BIGROOMKIX SYNTH is a VSTi specifically created for making Kick Drums and Bass Drums. Unlike the competition, this is a true Synth, it uses no samples only 100% synthesis to achieve a thick meaty UMPH to your track with ultimate control to the sound.
The sound is split into 4 sections, SUB, BODY, TRANSIENT and HAT/NOISE with lots of controls to fine-tune each characteristic of the layer. It has a compressor an EQ boost and a Key Select…you can even change the background colour.
The plug-in is available to download for Windows (VST).
More information: Hinton & Fairchild / Bigroomkix Synth
Myloops has announced Trance Kicks Volume 2, a collection of 185 kick drum samples.
Trance Kicks Volume 2 is a brand new set of kicks created specifically for uplifting trance music. Talented producer Yura Rusetsky (who previously created Trance Kicks Volume 1) teamed up with Myloops once again and created an exciting set of 185 professional quality kick drums ready to use in your productions.
We also included the complete demo project and additional bonus sounds (FX, drum loops, bassline loops, arranged like the Audio Demo) as a template for the following sequencers : FL Studio, Ableton Live, Cubase, Studio One and Logic Pro to get you started. The Demo Project even contains some Bonus Examples that aren’t included in the Audio Demo. The samples are also in key, which means the root key of the kick is written down in each filename.
The pack is available for purchase for 19.99 EUR.
More information: Myloops / Trance Kicks Volume 2
Sample Magic has launched two new sound packs.
The Ableton Magic Racks: Creative FX pack features 5 powerful Ableton racks for complex FX processing and creation.
Take your FX creation and manipulation to the next level with the third instalment of our best-selling Ableton Magic Racks series.
Creative FX serves up five unique racks designed for intricate FX processing with the most intuitive of macro controls.
The Creative FX pack is available for purchase for £9.90 GBP.
Acoustic Drum Layers features a collection of live drum layers, grooves, textures, fills and more.
Drums sounding flat? Rhythms lacking groove? Acoustic Drum Layers is here to save the day with 175 superlative live drum layers, rhythms, textures and fills primed to inject a humanistic feel and acoustic timbres into the most tired of programmed beats.
The Acoustic Drum Layers sample pack costs £14.90 GBP.
More information: Sample Magic
Heavyocity has announced the release of Master Sessions: Ensemble Drums, the first product in a new line of virtual instruments.
Heavyocity’s Ensemble Drums (Mix page) for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Looking for COLOSSAL ensemble drum kits and hybrid percussion loops? Master Sessions: Ensemble Drums offers 7 playable ensembles in 30+ presets and over 300 straight and triplet tempo-synced loops. These can be mixed and matched seamlessly to create complex percussion beds.
The Heavyocity team carefully sought out a unique collection of massive drums that were performed in ensemble fashion, producing some of the most earth-shattering low end ever captured.
Master Sessions: Ensemble Drums features
- 3.5 GB uncompressed (1.9GB on Disk with NI lossless compression).
- Available as direct download only.
- 1,650+ samples.
- 470+ NKIs: 30+ Kits, 27 Loop Menus, 400+ Single Loop Presets.
- 5 Multis.
- The Stage for easy stereo placement.
- Playable Trigger FX™ for real-time control.
- Loop Mutator™ for real-time re-composing of loops.
- Stand-alone, VST, AU, DXi, AAX, RTAS.
Master Sessions: Ensemble Drums is available for purchase for $149 USD. The Kits and Loops are also available separately for $89 USD each. Requires full version of Kontakt 5 (version 188.8.131.52 or later).
For a limited time only, owners of Heavocity products (Komplete Ultimate 8 or 9 included) get an extra 20% off the full Master Sessions: Ensemble Drums Collection. Enter your previously registered serial number at checkout to take advantage of this offer.
More information: Heavyocity / Master Sessions: Ensemble Drums
Snow Audio has released Z3ta Kicks, a hard hitting kick drum sample pack made with Cakewalk’s Z3TA+2 synthesizer.
This kick collection takes heavy advantage of Z3TA’s analog emulations and various distortion modes. The result is a selection of character driven samples and presets that will enhance any hip-hop or drum focused production.
The samples feature over 100 individually processed kicks ready to drop into any DAW or sampler, and include: 808 style kicks, sub basses, acoustic kicks, distorted kicks, and more…
As a bonus for Z3TA+2 synth owners, preset have been included which feature Z3TA’s unique X-Y Pad configured as a flexible and easy to use tonal control with the axes mapped to various wave-shaping and filter parameters. Groove driven MIDI patterns have also been included, accessible from each kicks Arp menu.
The pack is available for purchase for $7 USD. A selection of samples and presets have been made available to download for free.
More information: Snow Audio / Z3ta Kicks
Roqstar Entertainment has announced that it is offering a free copy of its Bangin’ Hip Hop Drums sample pack with every purchase over $50 USD for a limited time.
When you spend over $50 in August 2014, you’ll get our most sought after Drum Library for Hip Hop and Pop Producers Bangin’ Hip Hop Drums worth $25 for free! The drum library includes a vast of drum samples that you can hear on various multi-platinum records.
Orders over $50 automatically will get the Drum Library for free. You can even accumulate orders. This means when your total amount spent during this month exceeds $50 at the end of August 2014 then you’ll automatically get Bangin’ Hip Hop Drums for free.
The offer ends August 31st, 2014.
More information: Roqstar / Bangin’ Hip Hop Drums
Morning Beast Records has announced the release of Artist Sample Pack 1, a collection of free drum and percussion samples.
In celebration of lostodyssey’s new release, Morning Beast Records has compiled a 100% original and royalty free drum kit sample pack. The Morning Beast Sample Pack features a collection of original one hits from the artists granola, Gloom, and lostodyssey.
It features over 50 samples; a variety of beeps and boops, drum hits, melodic notes, and other abstract percussion. The individual sounds can be used, altered, manipulated, and triggered as seen fit by the user.
Morning Beast wants to share there love of crisp organic sounds with other like minded producers, beginners or pros. We are always looking for new producers to join our family, so if you make something awesome with our sounds please let us know! We’re just a bunch of music nerds trying to create some community with like-minded folk. Thanks!
The pack is a free download from Morning Beast’s SoundCloud page.
More information: Morning Beast / Artist Sample Pack 1