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Dusted William Sounds releases FreeSP

Dusted William Sounds

Dusted William Sounds has released FreeSP, a collection of over 80 one shot drum sample of virtual drum machines processed through the legendary SP1200 drum machine.

The result is a gritty, dirty sound associated with early hip hop and other related genres.
It is free, and available immediately at www.dustedwilliamsounds.com. All you have to do is sign up for the Dusted William Sounds Newsletter.

FreeSP comes as 24 bit x 44.1 khz mono wave files.

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Digital Sound Factory releases E-MU Modular SoundFont

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Digital Sound Factory E-MU Modular SoundFont

Digital Sound Factory has released E-MU Modular SoundFont, a soundfont recreation of the sounds of the E-mu Modular.

Famous for its remarkable stability, E-MU’s Modular System was sturdier and would stay in tune much longer than the synthesizers offered by Moog and ARP at the time. The E-MU Modular featured the world’s first microprocessor-controlled polyphonic keyboard and sequencer (control voltage, of course, as this was years before MIDI), which was also one of E-MU’s first patents.

The E-MU Modular SoundFont weighs 64 MB and includes 141 instruments. It is available for purchase now for $59.95 USD.

Visit Digital Sound Factory for more information and audio demos.

Review: Goldbaby Productions Vinyl Drum Machines

Goldbaby Productions Vinyl Drum Machines

Goldbaby has released a new collection of drum samples: Vinyl Drum Machines.

Nope, Hugo @ Goldbaby hasn’t been crate digging for obscure vinyl for his latest product. Instead he had his own acetate record cut so he could sample drum machine sounds to get that authentic vinyl touch.

Sampling off vinyl has been a staple of many producers since samplers were invented. Vinyl has an unmistakable sound. Using it as a sample source you get material that is dripping with personality and warmth, that digital sources just can’t recreate.

I have always wanted a record with just drum machine samples on it. Finally I did something about it.

You can see a video of the making of the acetate here.

The result is a record with of 14 drum machines: Linn Drum, TR-626, CR-78, MBase 01, DR-110, Linn LM-1, Drumulator, TR-808, Ritmo 12, TR-909, TR-505, µTonic, SP-12, TR-606.

The drum machine sounds were then sampled from the vinyl record, using 3 different turntables:

  • Pro-Ject RPM + Pro-Ject Tube Box II — audiophile equipment for pristine recordings.
  • Technics SL-1700 + Leak Variscope — vintage setup with a late 70′s turntable and a 60′s phono pre-amp.
  • Vestax Handy Trax — portable record player which runs on batteries; lo-fi!

The end result: 1468 x 24 bit samples.

Besides all the drum machine sounds, Hugo also sampled some bonus content: vinyl noise, vinyl clicks, vinyl hitz and center grooves.

Vinyl Drum Machines is available in Wav, Battery 3 and Guru formats (ReFill soon) starting at $29 USD.

So what do I think?

Every time I see a new Goldbaby I wonder how it is going to be different from all the other drum machine sample libraries I’ve seen before (including Goldbaby’s own libraries), and time after time he manages to exceed my expectations.

Vinyl Drum Machines is a fantastic idea, and perfectly executed. The samples are top notch quality as per usual and the selection of drum machines used provides plenty of variety.

And here’s a nice tip from Hugo:

I have been experimenting with velocity switching between the different record player versions of each drum sound. Hit a pad/key lightly and it plays the plastic portable turntable version, hit it harder and it plays the audiophile version and hit it really hard and it plays the vintage record player version.

Makes for some interesting dynamic drum machine sounds…

Check out the sound clips on the product page and get your wallet out… there is a good chance you’re going to want these!

Visit Goldbaby Productions for more information.

Review: Goldbaby Productions SP-1200 Volume 1

Goldbaby has released a new sample pack last week: SP-1200 Vol 1.

E-mu SP-1200

Goldbaby’s product catalog is full of high quality drum samples recorded with vintage gear. This time the E-mu SP-1200 and SP-12 drum samplers take center stage.

Goldbaby writes:

Not everyone can get their hands on one of these machines. So I thought I better help out. I got the SP-1200 and the SP-12 and started sampling. I sampled an 808, 909, 606 and LM1… also some real drums… plus some vinyl hits… and just for good measure I have included the SP-12 presets and some groove templates…

I had a go with the Battery 3 version of SP-1200 Vol 1, which includes:

  • 1088 x 24 Bit drum samples
  • 12 x Kits
  • Drum patterns as midi files
  • Selection of Groove Templates in midi format

The Battery kits are constructed from samples in the following categories: Beatbox, Drum Machines (606, 808, 909 and LM-1), FX, Real Drums, Slowed Down, SP-12 presets and Vinyl.

Each of these categories has its own folder of samples. The Battery kits only use a small selection of the samples so there’s a lot more to explore on your own.

The samples were recorded in these three ways (which you’ll see in the naming convention of the .wav files):

  1. F = Put through the internal analog filter of the SP1200.
  2. R = Without the analog filter of the SP1200.
  3. X = Without the analog filter of the SP1200. Then put through software filter with
    envelope.

SP-1200 Vol 1 is currently available as a Wav Pack for just $19 USD, and for Battery 3 and Guru for $24 USD each. A ReFill version should be out soon as well.

So what do I think?

Not surprisingly, these samples are top notch. SP-1200′s 12bit/22kHz sound is great for that old skool feel. The included kits work very well (loaded them into Kontakt 3) and there are tons of samples to create your own kits.

Now I’ve mentioned before that I don’t really need any more drum samples, but Goldbaby always manages to bring something new and useful. I very much liked the LM-1 and “slowed down” samples, but the vinyl sounds — wonderfully gritty/lo-fi — are my favorites in this first (of many I hope) volume.

More information: Goldbaby Productions SP-1200 Vol 1

Goldbaby Productions releases SP-1200 Vol 1

Goldbaby Productions SP-1200 Vol 1

Goldbaby Productions has released SP-1200 Vol 1, a sample library featuring drum sounds sampled on the E-mu SP-1200 and SP-12.

What do 12 bit drum samples sound like when put through an analogue filter. If you have a SP-1200 or SP-12 then you already know the answer. Some would say dirty and warm, some also say it sounds like old vinyl…

The SP-1200 is a legendary drum sampler. Used by many artist from Roni Size to Daft Punk. Hip Hop legends Pete rock and J Dilla were also notible users.

SP-1200 Vol 1 features

  • 1088 x 24 bit one shot drum samples.
  • Sampled sounds include: 808, 909, 606 and LM1, real drums plus some vinyl hits.
  • A selection of groove templates as midi files.
  • GURU version includes 12 x Bundles (+ patterns) and 12 x Kits.

SP-1200 Vol 1 is available now starting at $19 USD for the Wav Pack. The GURU version is $24 USD and other formats will be available soon.

Visit Goldbaby Productions for more information and audio demos.

E-MU announces free Proteus VX

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E-MU Proteus VX

E-MU is now offering Proteus VX as a free download.

Yep, that’s right! As we prepare the for the release and launch of E-MU’s next generation Emulator X3 Streaming Sampling Synthesizer software, E-MU celebrates and is pleased to announce that we will be providing the full version of our Proteus VX Software Sound Module software which includes the enhanced v2.0.1 Proteus X Composer Bank. (a special E-MU tweaked version of the Composer bank) that can be used in all versions of our Proteus X or Emulator X software.

Proteus VX is available as a VST instrument and standalone software for Windows PC. It does not have any copy protection so you can use it without a hardware unit.

Visit E-MU for more information.

Digital Sound Factory releases Cakewalk Dimension Proteus Pack

Digital Sound Factory Cakewalk Dimension Proteus Pack

Digital Sound Factory has released Cakewalk Dimension Proteus Pack, a reissue of the original Proteus sample content for use with Cakewalk’s Dimension Pro and Dimension LE synthesizers.

Using the advanced parameters available in Cakewalk’s Dimension synthesizer, these new instrument programs were perfectly matched and tuned to the original hardware products.

The E-MU Proteus Pack consists of over 3,500 immediately useable, go-to sound programs, perfect for any style of music you can imagine. And when you combine them with the infinite synthesis options of Dimension, they also provide the perfect springboards for custom sonic creations.

E-MU Proteus Pack includes: Proteus 2000 – Multi-Purpose Professional Sounds, Mo’ Phatt – Hip Hop/Urban, Xtreme Lead 1 – Dance/Electronica, Planet Earth – World, Virtuoso 2000 – Orchestral, and PX-7 – Drums/Percussion.

Cakewalk Dimension Proteus Pack is available for $299 (free shipping US, $20.00 for international locations). When you register this product, you will recieve a FREE Dimension LE sound player that will run on the Mac and PC.

Visit Digital Sound Factory for more information.

Cakewalk releases E-MU Proteus Pack

Cakewalk has released the E-MU Proteus Pack, a collection of original Proteus sample content reissued by Digital Sound Factory, for use with Cakewalk’s Dimension Pro and Dimension LE synthesizers.

E-MU Proteus Pack

E-MU Proteus Pack features

  • Proteus 2000: a vast array of instruments used in film, TV, and commercial scores.
  • Mo’ Phatt: the original Hip Hop sound generator.
  • Xtreme Lead 1: diverse set of cutting edge synthesizers and percussion.
  • Planet Earth: collection of authentic world instruments and percussion.
  • Virtuoso 2000: get string (section and solo), woodwind, brass, and percussion sounds at your fingertips that preserve the natural sound of these high quality acoustic instruments.
  • PX-7: multi-layered acoustic drum kits along with an in-depth percussion ensemble.
  • Over 3,500 different patches.

The packs have a list price of $99 ($79 for download version) each. They are compatible with Dimension Pro, Dimension LE, SONAR 7 Studio and Producer Edition, SONAR Home Studio 6 XL, Project5 Version 2.5, Dimension LE and Garritan Pocket Orchestra.

If you don’t own a compatible product but want to get access to these sounds, you can get Dimension LE and 500 patches free when you register the E-MU Proteus Pack or any of the individual sound modules (time-limited offer).

Visit Cakewalk for more information and sound examples.