Diginoiz has announced the release of 808 Adventures, a new sample pack featuring the sounds of the Roland TR-808.
This time we’ve decided to collect some classics in one place! We took vintage gear, including the most popular drum machine ever – the TR-808, and produced some great sounding drum one shot samples.
Our main purpose was to get high quality drum samples with warm sound and best dynamics. Finally we think that we’ve made it! What more can we say? Perfect for all genres, from urban, trap, south, hip hop, r&b to club and pop music. To get this pro and unique sound we’ve used vintage SSL, Manley and Api hardware, recording everything on the Apogee Symphony. You will simply love this drum pack!
‘808 Adventures’ contains 139 drum one shots, 90 Mb, multi-format material (24-bit WAV, 24-bit AIFF and 16-bit WAV) ready to use in your favorite sampler or sequencer, both hardware and software, including: Logic, GarageBand, Soundtrack, Digital Performer, Sony Acid, Ableton Live, Adobe Audition, Cakewalk Sonar, Pro Tools, Stylus Rmx, Emagic EXS24 and many more.
The sample pack is available for purchase for 20 EUR.
More information: Diginoiz
Producer Loops has launched LA Pop Drums & Guitar Vol 1, the first title in a new series of cutting-edge contemporary guitar and drum loops taking influence from the LA Pop scene.
Recorded and produced in the finest recording studios LA has to offer, this awesome pack brings the sound of LA straight to your studio. Featuring over 100 drum and guitar loops as well as one-shots, this incredible product also includes three bonus Construction Kits to get you started.
From fuzzy and chunky to clean and funky, each of the 27 guitar loops is perfectly complimented by a selection of 49 fresh Urban, Dance and Pop infused drum loops.
What’s more, 25 percussive one-shots are included for you to drop into your favourite sampler, allowing you to create your own complimentary drum and percussion loops.
Three bonus Construction Kits complete this product, featuring Dry, Wet and FX Tail loops for added versatility and freedom when mixing. Read on to find out more about this product and its feature set.
The sample library costs £24.95 GBP.
More information: Producer Loops / LA Pop Drums & Guitar Vol 1
The Drum Broker has introduced Analog Soul, a drum kit pack by Erik Jackson.
The Drum Broker has teamed up with veteran & professional sound designer Erik Jackson to bring you an all new, all original, drum kit entitled ‘Analog Soul’.
These drums have been created and designed from the ground up using an arsenal of analog synths including the Moog Minitaur & Moog Sub Phatty. They were recorded through a Manly Pre-Amp, EQ’d & Shaped by an SSL Alpha Channel & Transient Designer. Erik used a Sonor Brush Kit for the acoustic drums which were recorded through his Avalon Pre-Amp.
Analog Soul features
- 280 original drum samples.
- Includes 71 hi hats, 71 kicks, 18 shakers, 71 snares, 49 live, vinyl fx, and bonus drums.
- Equipment used: Moog Sub Phatty, Moog Minitaur, Manly Pre, SSL Alpha Channel, Transient Designer, Sonor Brush Kit + Avalon Pre.
The sample pack is available for $24.99 USD.
More information: Drum Broker / Analog Soul
Drumdrops has announced the release of the Mapex Heavy Rock Kit, a sample library featuring the sounds of the Mapex Saturn drum kit of Jason Bowld.
This Mapex Heavy Rock Kit was used on the Drumdrops multi-track album ‘Heavy Rock Drops’. This kit was recorded at the now shut down Garden Studios in Shoreditch, London. The kit is available to purchase in five different packs and is a must for all those who love rock drum kits.
This kit, which was a Mapex Saturn Kit comes with three Mapex Snares including a much sought after Black Panther Hammered Series snare in Phosphor Bronze. The kit also comes with three crash cymbals, a china crash and a ride cymbal. It has been recorded with 16 velocity levels and multiple articulations. This Mapex Saturn kit is owned by Jason Bowld (Killing Joke, Bullet For My Valentine) who uses it for all his recording sessions with some of the UKs leading rock producers. These kits are renowned as being one of the best rock kits.
The Garden Studios (R.I.P. 1978-2012) was responsible for recording many great UK rock bands from Siouxsie & The Banshees, The Cure, The The and The Arctic Monkeys amongst others. It had a unique recording room which defied all acoustics but just sounded great on drums. We were lucky enough to record this kit here shortly before it closed its doors for the last time. Martyn ‘Ginge’ Ford (Bullet For My Valentine, Trivium, Slipknot) was responsible for recording the kit through the vintage Neve 8026 console that resided at the studio.
The sample library is available for Kontakt (£52 GBP), as a multi-velocity pack (£15 GBP), single hits pack (£7.50 GBP), drum replacement pack (£15 GBP), and all sample pack (£30 GBP).
More information: Drumdrops / Mapex Heavy Rock Kit
The Loop Loft has announced its Spring Sale, offering a 40% discount on all its packs and bundles for a limited time.
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Things are finally warming up and we’re celebrating with The Spring Sale. Save 40% on EVERYTHING in your cart. Just use the code below at checkout:
Discount Code: SPRING40
Want to save up to 75%? Use the discount code with any of our bundles!
The sale ends May 1st, 2014, 12:00am ET.
More information: The Loop Loft
Plugin Boutique has announced the release of BigKick, a kick drum instrument plug-in in collaboration with Credland Audio.
The drum kit is the rhythm and groove of any track and the kick drum is the hearbeat of the groove. We know how important it is to get the kick drum right in the mix. BigKick was created with the sole intention of allowing producers to achieve the results they have always wanted.
Developed to make kick drum design easy and enjoyable, BigKick has a carefully selected set of features to help you get results quickly. And, unlike many other tools, the controls are limited to values that produce useful kick drum samples. It also lets you make the best possible use of existing sound libraries in your collection.
Big Kick features
- Kick drum synthesis – can replicate the majority of today’s and yesterday’s kick sounds.
- Factory library includes >300 attack types and 110 presets.
- Tuned kick drums.
- Easily integrates with your existing sample libraries.
- Easier to use than any previous kick drum design tool.
- Drag-and-drop sample creation.
- Auto-play mode for instant start and jamming.
- No phase shift free sound shaping.
- High pass filter (again, phase shift free): avoid nasty surprises in the bottom end.
Big Kick for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/AAX) is available for purchase for £34.95 GBP.
More information: Plugin Boutique / BigKick
The Loop Loft has released Funk Drums 2, a new MIDI loops pack.
Your DAW is about to get much, much funkier. Funk Drums Vol 2 – MIDI Drum Loops gives you instant access to seven complete sessions of ultra-funky drum grooves inspired heavily by James Brown, Funkadelic, The Meters, Daft Punk & D’Angelo.
The result? Loops that feel great and incredibly “alive”, while giving you complete control over the drum sounds. Just drag, drop and dance.
The MIDI pack is available for $29 USD.
Funk Drums 2 is also included in the MIDI Drum Loop Bundle, which now includes 13 MIDI packs at a 50% discount over a purchase of individual packs.
More information: The Loop Loft / Funk Drums 2
Analogue Drums has launched Boxer, a drum instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Boxer is a punchy alt rocker with a boxy edge. It has an unpretentious direct sound with alt rock and pop written all over it. A solid kick, toneful toms, and three snares cover plenty of ground, each snare giving the kit a completely different feel. The kit works equally well for laid back grooves or fast and frantic flurries. Hear the kit for yourself by checking out the demos.
The kit was sampled at Sing Sing South studio in Melbourne, Australia, in a mid-sized tracking room, though a Neve desk, with the usual assortment of high end hand-picked mics, and processed with select outboard pieces.
The kit has been mixed with an indy production in mind, if you want to take the mix further there is plenty of scope to put your stamp on it.
Boxer is available for purchase for $29 USD.
Analogue Drums has also introduced the Hot Box Bundle, comprising the Boxer, Bombastix, BlackSmith, and FatStacks drum packs, priced at $79 USD.
More information: Analogue Drums