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ArtsAcoustic BigRock, authentic modeled Electro-Harmonix Small Stone phase shifter

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ArtsAcoustic BigRock

ArtsAcoustic has released BigRock, an authentic, accurately modeled emulation of the legendary Electro-Harmonix Small Stone, a phase shifting stomp box, of which its first revision was released in 1974.

However, being in 2010, we´ve of course overcome most of the limitations of the original and equipped the BigRock with the necessary features in an special advanced mode.

BigRock features

  • Easy to use.
  • Authentic sound.
  • Very low CPU usage.
  • Full stereo.
  • Host sync in phase.
  • Sync phase adjustment.
  • Stereo L/R offset.
  • Add. filter section.
  • Continuous color adjustment.
  • Dry/wet mix.
  • Amount adjustment.
  • Center frequency adjustment.
  • Fully automatable.

ArtsAcoustic BigRock is available to purchase as an effect plug-in for PC and Mac (VST/AU), priced at 79 EUR / $89 USD.

More information: ArtsAcoustic / BigRock

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Short links for April 12th, 2010

Thomann's Packaging for 2 Shure N447 needles

Some interesting things I found recently:

# The one thing I don’t like about Thomann

Good example of a company that probably hasn’t heard of green packaging or cradle to cradle yet (at least it doesn’t seem to care much)…

Looza @ Mindboggling writes:

Every few months I need to make a certain hifi-related purchase. My retailer of choice for this is of course thomann.de, hands down the best european retailer for audio, music and hifi-related stuff. Great selection, great prices, amazing service.

However, there is one thing about thomann that really drives me insane now that I experienced it several times.

# My Blofeld + Ableton Live + Lpk25 + AudioCube Couch Potato Setup

Mark @ Modulate This! writes:

I wanted to create a small couch-friendly setup where I could play the Waldorf Blofeld with my little Akai LPK25 Controller and an AudioCube. Here is how I set it all up.

Electro Harmonix V256 Vocoder

# cl516: Electro Harmonix V256 Vocoder

Calvin got himself an Electro Harmonix V256 Vocoder:

Simple setup with a Shure 55SH and the V256 set to HI gain. Segments alternate from internal synth to Vermona Perfourmer as the carrier. I didn't play around too much with the "reflex-tune" or other features. I just like the vocoder part. The audio file has more detailed narration.

Best audio demo I’ve heard in a while.

# Beatstation

Second video of Toontrack's upcoming "Tonal and Percussive, Open Surface, New Generation Virtual Instrument" now available:

Check out the sounds in Beatstation, the new expansion pack format, BTX, and how to use the core library with Audio, MIDI and REX content.

# Exploding piano alarm clock

From Make: Online:

Here's a video of a nifty Exploding Piano Alarm Clock that was recently made in a graduate product design class at MIT. One of MAKE's former interns, Jake McKenzie, was part of the team who created it. They based their project on the traditional piano drop held every spring off the MIT Baker House.

Exploding Piano Alarm Clock
Exploding Piano Alarm Clock

The premise is simple and aggravating: the piano and its color-coded legs explode once the alarm goes off. The user's task is to gather up all the parts and put the legs in their corresponding color slots. All while the alarm annoyingly beeps at you. The rub: the color slots move around, so you have to be agile (and awake) to get the correct legs in the correct slots. A knob on the bottom allows you to adjust the difficulty by speeding up the rate of the color changes.

# Rethinkyoyo – Want to learn some new yoyo tricks? Check Rethinkyoyo for a great collection of tutorial videos.

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de la Mancha announces Impakter

de la Mancha Impakter

de la Mancha has announced Impakter, a vintage drum module plug-in in collaboration with Sink, containing 320 samples of original drum sounds generated on analogue synths and drum machines.

It’s simple and fun to use with a few advanced features to give some variation and randomisation on every loop.

Gear used to generate and process the samples:
Analogue synths: Korg MS20, Roland Juno60, Gakken SX-150
Analogue drum machines: Yamaha MR-10, Korg KPR-77, Antonelli Organ 2377 rhythm box, Mattel Synsonics
Analogue processing: Electro Harmonix Micro synth, Mam VSR3 spring reverb, Lexicon reverb, Boss GE-10 equalizer, Tube compressor, analogue VCA compressor
Vintage synths: Yamaha TX81-Z FM synth

Impakter features

  • 320 original electronic drum samples generated on vintage hardware synths and drum machines.
  • 4 modules for kick, snare, hats and percussion sounds.
  • Each module can host 2 samples and trigger either depending on user defined probability.
  • 2 levels of randomising can be assigned to each modules’ volume, pan, decay and pitch for variation every loop.
  • Boomer module has resonant low pass filter and dirt control.
  • Smacker module has resonant band pass filter and dirt control.
  • Tweeter module has tempo-sync repeat function with hold.
  • Lazer module has tempo-sync delay function with damping.
  • 2 midi triggers for Smacker for differently pitched sounds.
  • 3 midi triggers for Lazer for differently pitched sounds.
  • 2 midi triggers for Tweeter for different decay envelopes.
  • 2 stereo outputs for separate post processing.
  • Global envelope decay control.
  • 52 presets covering a range of sounds and styles.

Impakter will be available as a VST instrument for Windows PC for $24 USD.

More information soon at de la Mancha.
For now you can listen to some mp3 demos of Impakter here, here and here.

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Review: Goldbaby Analog AutoRhythms Vol 1 sample pack

Goldbaby Analog AutoRhythms Vol 1

Goldbaby Productions has released another sample library featuring some sampled drum machines: Analog AutoRhythms Vol 1.

After the familiar sounds of the The Tape808, 909 and freebie 606 (all Roland TR machines), Goldbaby dug up 8 somewhat more obscure vintage drum machines to sample.

Analog AutoRhythms Vol 1 comes with a nice PDF with detailed information on each drum machine.

  • Conn Rhapsody Rhythm Unit — This is a (rare) rhythm unit from a Conn Rhapsody organ. It has 22 presets and 10 sounds.
  • Korg Rhythm 55B — This Roland CR competitor has some warm analog sounds. It has a stunning 96 patterns, and 10 sounds (looks like this is the version 2 model without the disco rhythms).
  • Electro Harmonix DRM 15 / 16 / 32 — Features the lovely space-drum and the snap sounds. The analogue sounds from these boxes are great for electro music.
  • Eko Ritmo 12 — The little brother of the Ritmo 20, this rhythm box has 12 preset rhythms.
  • Univox Micro Rhythmer — A small little analog box with 8 preset rhythms and 5 individual sounds. I thought the Rhythmer only had a kick sound with layered hihat, but this machine does have the individual base drum sound (and snare, hi hat, open hi hat and rim shot).
  • Roland Rhythm 330 — The Rhythm 330 (or TR-330) has a warm analog sound. It’s another organ rhythm box without the actual organ. Comes with some lovely cheesy patterns.
  • Hohner Rhythm 80K — This German rhythm unit features 80 patterns and 8 sounds. It’s sounds rather tame with a subby kick and modest snare sounds.
  • Olson X-100 — An American rhythm unit that nobody seems to know much about. The 8 individual sounds can be triggered. It sounds quite noisy and rough to me.

The nice thing about these analog drum machines is that you’ll virtually never hear the exact same sound twice. Goldbaby has recorded multiple samples of each drum sound to give you the same kind of analog feel.

Besides the samples you also get tons of the presets in REX format so you can play the rhythms as if you have the real thing.

So what do I think?

I realize these type of samples are not everyone’s cup of tea (Zak, do not buy this!), but if you’re into vintage analog drum machine sounds, you’re going to like this one.

Since it’s a Goldbaby library you can also be sure the quality is top notch and the price is right: $24 USD for Guru, $19 USD for the Wav & Rex Pack.

More information: Goldbaby Productions / Analog AutoRhythms Vol 1

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Goldbaby releases Analog AutoRhythms Vol 1

Goldbaby Productions Analog AutoRhythms Vol 1

Goldbaby Productions has released Analog AutoRhythms Vol 1, a sample pack featuring 8 vintage drum machines.

From the product page:

The first electronic drum machines were analog preset machines. They were designed to be electronic drummers… They almost never sounded realistic but this has made them very appealling to electronicmusicians! Analog AutoRhythyms Vol 1 is a collection of 8 of these vintage drum machines. An ecletic mix of rare,bizarreand famous instruments…

Analog AutoRhythms Vol 1 features

  • 8 drum machines used:
    1. Korg – KR 55B
    2. Roland – TR 330
    3. Conn – Rhapsody Rhythm Unit
    4. Electro Harmonix – DRM 15 / 16 / 32
    5. Eko – Ritmo 12
    6. Univox – Micro Rhythmer
    7. Hohner – Rhythm 80K
    8. Olson – X100
  • Multiple samples of each drum sound give this product the ability to sound more “analog” than just one sample per drum (This can be achieved by using round robin layering).
  • Includes a selection of the original beats in Rex format.

Analog AutoRhythms Vol 1 is available a download for Guru ($24 USD) and as a Wav & Rex Pack ($19 USD).

Visit Goldbaby Productions for more information and audio demos.

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