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Spitfire Audio releases HZ02 – Los Angeles for Kontakt

Spitfire Audio HZ02 - Los Angeles

Spitfire Audio has announced the release of HZ02 – Los Angeles, a new Hans Zimmer Percussion series sample library featuring the drum sounds of Jason Bonham.

Spitfire Audio are delighted and honoured to present a series of products produced by a legend and his diamond class team of Grammy winning engineers, musicians and technicians. Where Hans Zimmer’s style and approach to sonic creation is often copied or emulated, we’re proud to present to the world at large HZ’s definitive take on his trailblazing approach to cinematic percussion production.

HZ02 – Los Angeles, features Jason Bonham playing his exclusive DW Vistalite kit recorded at the legendary “Newman” Stage at 20th Century Fox, The Sony Scoring Stage and an enormous space on Hans’ own lot dubbed “The Cathedral”. Recorded and mixed both in stereo and 5.1 (surround) by multi Grammy winning engineers; Alan Meyerson, Steve Lipson and Geoff Foster. The library also features some exclusive extra content created by Hans himself.

This is the ultimate follow up to our multi award winning London percussion anthology. Recorded deep as per Hans’ direction with multiple round robins, dynamic layers, beater types and playing styles. With GUIs and scripting designed back in London by the finest sample developers in the world.

The Kontakt Player powered library is available for purchase for the introductory price of £149 until July 11th, 2014 (regular £199 GBP).

More information: Spitfire Audio / HZ02 – Los Angeles

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The Loop Loft launches Summer Sale – 40% off

The Loop Loft has launched its Summer Sale, offering a 40% discount on all its sample libraries and bundles.

The Loop Loft Summer Sale

Summer is finally “officially” here and while we should be enjoying sun at the beach, we’re locked in the studio making music like the rest of you (we wouldn’t have it any other way)!

Today we’re excited to announce our massive Summer Sale where you can save 40% on everything in your cart with discount code: SUMMER40

The sale ends July 6th, 2014.

More information: The Loop Loft

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Aly James Lab releases VSDS-X drum synth plugin

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Aly James Lab VSDS-X

Aly James Lab has released VSDS-X (Virtual Simmons Drum System eXtended), a Simmons SDSV drum synthesizer emulation for Windows.

The Simmons drums were all over the place, on countless records and live shows during the 80s, used by artists and bands like Genesis, King Crimson, Jean Michel Jarre, Prince, Herbie hancock, Pink Floyd, etc. The sound was not especially realistic but it was not the goal… the goal was to be huge and versatile. The most famous drum brain called the SDS-V or SDS5 was a drum synthesizer, bringing synthesis into the drummer hands. To this day the unique sound of that machine is highly regarded and only using samples of Simmons Drums cannot reproduce the wide range of sounds this machine can deliver and especially the warm and punchy analog character. The whole circuitry stands next to the unique sample based characters of the hihat & cymbal in that unique sounding team. It can also be used for non-standard 80s drums.

VSDSX provides the closest experience to the real thing, it models accurately the analog character of the sound generation, internal circuitry, clocks and counters that read EPROM memory, feed the 8bit DAC which decodes the hihat and cymbal EPROMs data in real-time. It models the SSM2044 filters with fine tuning control over a lots of internal circuitry resistors. CV, trigger shapes and VCA response can also be tuned to produce a wide range of sounds, and punch/response, this also emulates how the module will react if triggered with pads, Simmons pads or sequencer… Separate outputs for your DAW, velocity handling, etc. One voice can load your own external EPROM data like on a real SDS1 (EPROM based) pad… This opens up onto a whole new range of sound, still being processed by the circuitry.

The plugin is available for Windows (VST) as donationware, with a minimum donation of $15 USD.

More information: Aly James Lab / VSDS-X

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Sample Magic releases Vinyl & Tape Drum Hits + Massive Bass House Patches 2

Sample Magic has announced the release of two new sound packs.

Sample Magic Vinyl & Tape Drum Hits

Vinyl & Tape Drum Hits features a collection of 6,480 drum hits.

Looking for deeper kicks, warmer snares, smoother claps and fuller percussion? Tired of digitally over-processed drum hits that never fit the mix? Then audition SM43 Vinyl & Tape Drum Hits: our love affair with all things analogue, featuring a whopping 6,000+ of our finest drum hits tracked to tape and cut to vinyl for our richest, warmest and most characterful drum collection ever.

Tape and vinyl sampling has been at the cornerstone of dance music production since the start. Today, our passion for the production pioneers explains a generation of tape and vinyl modelling plugins.

But no amount of plugins are as good as the real thing – meticulously edited drum hits recorded to tape, consumer cassette and vinyl using a range of high-end and classic outboard.

The sample pack is available for £34.90 GBP, with parts also sold as separate Click+Mix packs.

Sample Magic  Massive Bass House Patches 2

The Massive Bass House Patches 2 soundset features 101 sounds for the Massive synthesizer instrument by Native Instruments.

Essential selection of fat bass, metallic leads, deep chords, percussive plucks and atmospheric pads for NI’s Massive. Dark, driving and laced with big-room appeal, it’s an unmissable addition to any house producer’s toolkit.

Packed with solid subs, FM-style leads, rave-style Reese tones, dubbed-out keys, modulated pads and lead-line plucks, Massive Bass House Patches runs from the underground sounds of Catz & Dogz, Friend Within and Dusky to the crossover appeal of Gorgon City and Route 94.

The soundset costs £14.90 GBP.

More information: Sample Magic

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Rayzoon updates Jamstix to 3.6.0 (incl. Mac OS X & AAX)

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Rayzoon has released version 3.6.0 of Jamstix, a virtual drum instrument.

Rayzoon Jamstix

For the first time ever, Jamstix is now available in a native OS X version. This update offers various other enhancements and is available now to all Jamstix 3 owners at no charge. Demo versions are available for Windows and OS X.

Changes in Jamstix v3.6.0

  • Added OS X version.
  • Added 64-bit AAX format (Windows & OS X), RTAS no longer supported.
  • Added 32-bit and 64-bit AU format (OS X).
  • Implemented MIDI drag-&-drop to host.
  • Improved audio jam behavior and response control.
  • Improved import dialog for groove importer and MIDI import menu items.
  • Added 400 grooves from Jamstix 1 as ‘Jamstix 1′ styles.
  • Added 201 fills from Jamstix 1 to ‘fills’ folder for use with ‘Load Fill’ (bar menu).
  • Many GUI enhancements.
  • A full list of changes is available here.

Jamstix for Windows and Mac is available in various editions, priced from $99 to $249 USD.

More information: Rayzoon

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MeldaProduction updates MDrummer to v5.01 (incl. AAX)

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MeldaProduction has released version 5.01 of MDrummer, a virtual drum & percussion instrument for Windows and Mac.

MeldaProduction MDrummer

MDrummer has been updated to 5.01 bringing several improvements (AAX support, popup tabs, redo, bass 2…), optimizations and fixes. It is highly recommended to install this update.

If you have version 5.00 installed, you can download an updater from our download page. If you have an older version or require AAX support, you need to get the newest installer from the download page.

Changes in MDrummer v5.01

  • Added AAX support.
  • Any tab can be now displayed as a popup via ctrl+click or right-clicking on it.
  • Added lock component feature to drumset designer to prevent randomization from replacing specified components.
  • Added redo feature for both drumsets and rhythms.
  • Added Bass drum 2 component, so all new generated drumsets will contain 2 bass drums.
  • Added support for 64-bit WAV files.
  • Rhythm generator improves randomization for higher signatures.
  • Improved sample analyze & import keyword detection.
  • Number of bars for each part in Song tab extended to 256.
  • File selectors and editors in MSampler, MMultiSampler, MScratcher and MSubSampleSynthesizer are now collapsible.
  • Added “Edit drum” option in the loop editor track menu, which switches to drumset editor to edit associated drum.
  • Now accepts drag & drop samples from malfunctioning hosts, which replace “\” in the path with “\\” (Reaper).
  • Added auto-load feature for drumset – when enabled, changing selected drumset immediately reloads it.
  • Fix: A crash could occur in some rare circumstances when a progress window has been displayed.
  • Fix: MDrummer could freeze when loading drumset in some hosts.
  • Fix: 64-bit standalone version on Windows 8 didn’t work properly with some ASIO drivers.
  • Fix: Couldn’t be validated in Logic X due to a bug in Logic X.
  • Fix: Rhythm generator could malfunction or even crash when changed signature of an empty essential beat.
  • Fix: MDrummer standalone could crash on Windows with certain ASIO drivers.
  • Fix: MDrummer standalone 64-bit could crash on Windows 8 on MIDI input.
  • Fix: Loading WAV files with more than 8 channels caused a crash.
  • Fix: Double-click on a part in Song tab didn’t switch to rhythm editor.
  • Fix: Loading a track in song editor temporarily stopped playback.
  • Fix: MModernCompressor couldn’t perform analysis.
  • Fix: MDynamicEq band link didn’t work correctly.
  • Fix: MDrummer could crash when duplicated and deleted afterwards.
  • Fix: A crash could occur in some extreme circumstances on some buggy ATI GPUs.
  • Fix: A crash could occur in some extreme circumstances, when a host was destroying and recreating the editor.
  • Fix: Plugins could hypothetically freeze after init/store, though it has not been proven.

MDrummer is available for purchase for 249 EUR. The MDrummer Small edition can be downloaded at no charge.

More information: MeldaProduction / MDrummer

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Zenhiser releases Dirty Dubstep Drums

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Zenhiser has launched Dirty Dubstep Drums, a collection of 279 dubstep drum beats and samples.

Zenhiser Dirty Dubstep Drums

Zenhiser is proud to present a new avenue of Dubstep beats and drum sounds, ‘Dirty Dubstep Drums’ delves deep and dark into the dubstep realm whilst delivering power and drive.

The core of the pack is the 60 supercharged drum beats all with multiple variations including kick free versions delivering 180 super fast options to your Dubstep drum tracks. The signature sound of ‘Dirty Dubstep Drums’ reflects the underground sound of the masses into irresistible grooves and creates cone crushing beats to spice up any track.

Also included is a multitude of Dubstep drum sounds for the forward thinking Dubstep enthusiasts, intense kicks, mind bending snares, complex percussion and frequency cutting hi hats.

The pack is available for purchase for $35 AUD.

More information: Zenhiser / Dirty Dubstep Drums

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