Indie Dev Collective launches IDC Spring 2011 Sale

IDC Spring 2011 Sale

Indie Dev Collective has announced the IDC Spring 2011 Sale, a limited time collaborative sale featuring various synth & effect plugins and soundware products.

We’re back with our most diverse sale yet.

Featuring 14 developers, including four new IDC members, bring you some of their latest synths, effects, samples, loops, presets, and even a host – all on sale at the same time, direct to you, with prices cut up to 65% off for this limited time sales event.

IDC Spring 2011 Sale

  • 26 deals on over 55 products.
  • Participating developers: Dangerous Bear Underground, Dusted William Sounds, H.G. Fortune, Hardcore Harmonics | Supersynths, IMEA, Manytone, Mildon Studios, Nucleus Soundlab, Perimeter Sound Arts, Psychic Modulation, Ugo, Westgate Sounds, whiteLABEL, xoxos.

The IDC Spring 2011 Sale is available until May 23rd, 2011.

More information: Indie Dev Collective

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Indie Dev Collective launches IDC Sale #2: November 15th – 30th

Indie Dev Collective

The Indie Dev Collective has announced their second massive sale, offering discounts on a wide range of products from various developers.

Following the success of their first collaborative event (May 2010), the Indie Dev Collective are back with another fantastic sale.

Nine developers providing a highly diverse selection of synths, effects, samples, loops, and presets – all on sale at the same time, with prices up to 70% off.

IDC Sale #2 includes products by:

  • Dusted William Sounds
  • H.G. Fortune
  • Hardcore Harmonics/Supersynths
  • Manytone
  • Nucleus Soundlab
  • Perimeter Sound Arts
  • Ugo
  • Westgate Sounds
  • whiteLABEL

The sale lasts until November, 30th, 2010.

More information: Indie Dev Collective

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Indie Dev Collective launches with Sale

Indie Dev Collective

The Indie Dev Collective has launched with a collaborative sale, offering up to 65% discount on various products.

We are a group of 12 plug-in and soundware developers who have banded together to bring you a massive collaborative sale on synths, effects, and samples. Up to 65% off – over 50 deals on more than 90 products!

The following developers participate in the Indie Dev Collective:

  • Dangerous Bear Underground – Synths, Samples & Soundbanks
  • de la Mancha – VST Synths & Effects
  • Dusted William Sounds – Samples & Loops
  • H.G. Fortune – VST Synths & Sequencers, & Samples
  • Hardcore Harmonics/Supersynths – VSTi & Soundbanks
  • Impact Soundworks – Soundbanks & Samples
  • Manytone – VST Synths & Samples
  • Nucleus Soundlab – Soundbanks, Refills & Samples
  • Perimeter Sound Arts – Loops & Presets
  • Ugo – VST Synths & Effects
  • Westgate Sounds – Soundbanks & Samples
  • whiteLABEL – VST Effects

The collaborative sale is available from May 17 until May 31, 2010.

More information: Indie Dev Collective

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Review: Dusted William Sounds Super Funky Dope Ass Drum Loops

If you have a good look around on the web, I’m sure you will find tons of breaks available for download. Most of them will be samples taken from vinyl records from the 60’s and 70’s.

But what if you want something original? Or to put it like Dusted William:

What do you do when you have a passion for the funk and you crave that old school break beat sound?

You either record a dope ass set of drums played by one cool mofo, in a studio that is tighter than you’re Mama’s blue jeans, on mics that pride themselves on the ability to listen in on the secret conversations of butterflies….

…or you buy the

DUSTED WILLIAM SOUNDS SUPER FUNKY DOPE ASS DRUM LOOPS!

Dusted William Sounds Super Funky Dope Ass Drum Loops

Super Funky Dope Ass Drum Loops is a sample library (currently at version 3) featuring over 200 drum loops, with tempos varying between 61 and 138 bpm.

The loops were recorded with various mics (including room and overhead) and mixed stereo from a total of 11 channels. The drum room was optimized for recording the drums as dry as possible.

The library is available in wav, RX2, SoundFont and sfz formats. You also get some MIDI files which can be used with the soundfont and sfz, so you can use the exact grooves in your sequencer and edit them to your liking.

Super Funky Dope Ass Drum Loops is available as a downloadable sample pack for $29.99 USD. Check the product page for some audio clips, and a link to download the SnakPak, a free pack of 6 wav & rx2 grooves.

So what do I think?

These drum loops are tight, dry & funky indeed. You get a good variety of grooves, useful not only for funk music, but also things like hip-hop and drum & bass, the genres that often feature this type of sampled breaks.

The pack includes some unique grooves and I don’t know what it is, but the drummer seems to have this lovely imperfect timing thing going. I know I said these loops are tight but I didn’t mean the beats are on the dot, like a programmed beat. They have that funky laidback, slightly off beat vibe which gives them great character. The recordings sound good, but not too clean so it retains a vintage feel. Tight!

Visit Dusted William Sounds for more information, and don’t forget to download the free Snakpak.

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Review: Dusted William Sounds – Dirty Dose

Dusted William Sounds Dirty Dose

Earlier this week, Dusted William Sounds released Dirty Dose, a collection of samples from various lo-fi 8bit sources.

The Dirty Dose is a sample set made up of over 500 one shot hits from an Atari 2600, a Commodore 64, and a vintage analog Tama Techstar electronic drum set, all recorded onto 2 inch master tape at ekadek studios. Then finely cut up and sampled, ready for you to drop in your tracks and start living again.

The samples are available in .wav format and kits are available in Guru, Battery 3 and Live Drum Racks formats.

Also included is a collection of 100 MIDI files, which are categorized for the various kits.

The Dirty Dose is currently available for the introductory price of $21.99 USD until June 1st, 2009 (regular price will be $29 USD). This includes all the formats and MIDI files.

A demo pack of samples can be requested here, and the product page has some mp3 demos and a nice video demo as well. Make sure to check those.

So what do I think?

I have a soft spot for the bleepy sounds of old game systems, so it’s no surprise I’m digging this Dirty Dose pack, a lot. Even though many of the sounds aren’t necassarily ones you would consider for drum kits, Dusted William Sounds manages to create some convincing kits with these samples.

There’s a nice variety of sounds and the recordings sound lovely. The combination of percussion samples and game type sounds works well for that lo-fi 8bit experience. In short, quality vintage samples for a decent price.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a sudden urge to go play River Raid!

Visit Dusted William Sounds for more information.

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