Introducing Lithium Beats, a revolutionary new drum machine for Kontakt 5, with a powerful custom interface and groove browser, over 400 expertly crafted 24 Bit drum samples from sound designer EVAC, and over 250 versatile midi grooves for a whole range of genres.
The machine is built around a beatifully diverse collection of drum samples, that were created from a huge collection of over 3000 field recordings and analogue machine noises, which were then painstakingly recorded, editing and finally assembled into a stunning collection of drum kits. All samples are laid out in a similar format, allowing midi grooves to be used between kits, and individual samples to be mixed and matched as desired.
The midi grooves can simply be auditioned and dragged straight from Kontakt to your DAW, where you can edit them as you wish…or just create your own grooves.
The sample library is available to purchase for Kontakt 5 for the introductory price of £37 GBP (regular £49 GBP). The library is also available as a Wav + sampler patches pack (Battery, EXS24 and Reason NN-XT), priced at £34.70 GBP.
Sounds To Sample has announced the release of Sounds to Sample presents EVAC, a sample library by celebrated sound designer EVAC (aka Jeremy Goldstein).
Utilizing his fifteen years of immersion in the audio industry, EVAC has composed the ultimate production environment for music producers or cinematic sound designers.
Produced with laser like sonic precision and crafted with the utmost care and attention to detail, Sounds To Sample presents EVAC features a breadth of content and audio possibilities not found in similar sample packs.
Including drum loops, Massive presets, MIDI files, one shots and more, Sounds to Sample presents EVAC is the new industry standard for electronic music and sound design.
Twisted Tools has announced Micro Kits 03 by EVAC, the third release in its series of small and affordable sample packs for Maschine, Battery, Kontakt, Ableton, Reaktor and EXS24.
MICRO KITS 03 by EVAC, features 5 meticulously crafted drum kits, perfectly suited for use in anything from techno to hip hop. The collection of kits is made up of clean and tight drum sounds, brought to you by renowned sound designer and music producer, EVAC.
The sample pack’s kits are formatted for a wide variety of samplers, providing instant inspiration within nearly any type of production environment. Additionally, MK03 features a custom Reaktor map and presets for Twisted Tools S-LAYER. By harnessing the power of S-LAYER’S advanced randomization and sample layering engine, the possibilities for generating new content are literally endless. MK03 comes with 30 kit and generator presets to get you started for S-LAYER.
MICRO KITS 03 by EVAC is available for download, priced at $9 USD.
Twisted Tools has announced the release of S-LAYER, a sound creation tool for Native Instruments Reaktor 5.
S-LAYER is a sound creation tool that allows you to create, edit and play new sound combinations by taking samples and layering them together using an eight part sampler and an intuitive cell layout. By combining sounds from the included sample map or your existing sample library, S-LAYER facilitates the discovery of new oneshots, sound effects and loops using pre-existing sample content. Whether you’re looking for a new way to create thick drum samples for hip-hop or a massive impact sound effect for game, S-LAYER delivers.
With S-LAYER, up to eight parts are played back and manipulated simultaneously using an advanced layered sampler engine, where each layer remains independent and can be surgically edited. Time-tested sound design techniques such as reversing, pitching, modulating and mixing sounds together can be quickly achieved by randomizing and fine-tuning with sliders and knobs. In addition to the on-board granular, filter and time-based effects, you can also connect your own effects using the insert/send system or by using the direct outputs. Once you’ve found a sound combination that you like, you can store it on-the-fly in one of eight ‘Scenes’ which can be dynamically played backed and controlled using MIDI.
In addition to the included sample library featuring sounds from many renowned sound designers, S-LAYER comes bundled with an iPad Lemur MIDI template by Antonio Blanca and a MIDI template for Native Instruments’ Maschine.
Advanced layered sampler engine.
Intuitive and fast parameter cell interface.
Layered playback and editing of up to eight samples simultaneously.
Independent sampler, filter, grain and fx send controls per layer.
Extensive randomization options.
4 assignable Modulation Sequencers with independent speed and length controls.
4 assignable Wrapper knobs to offset cell slider positions and modulate live.
8 Scenes per preset that store and recall parameter settings and modulation.
Insert/FX Send system to connect and modulate your own effects.
Transpose Mode to play layered sound combinations chromatically.
Direct Outs per voice for Multi-Out Instrument support using DAWs or hardware effects.
BPM Sync mode for loops and tempo synced oneshots. .
iPad Lemur MIDI template by Antonio Blanca.
NI Maschine MIDI template by Twisted Tools.
128 samples included in the default sample map.
Over 2500 preset sound variations.
Sample content and sound design by: Antonio Blanca, Richard Devine, Delect (Chris De Luca/Leonard De Leonard), EVAC, Glitchmachines, Jedsound, Miguel Isaza, Mike Huckaby, pNORTNAOMI, Surachai and Tonebuilder.
S-LAYER for Reaktor 5 is availble to purchase for $69 USD.
Sony Creative Software has released Cleanroom Electronica, a new sample library by Jeremy Goldstain of EVAC.
When Quadrant 5 Studios entered the Sony Sound Series catalog with Austerity Measures (2010) we knew this was only the beginning — libraries of this caliber always leave a thirst for more, and the process of creating it left producer Jeremy Goldstein with a substantial backlog of unexpressed ideas. These ideas are now made manifest on cleanroom electronica, a collection of sounds that raise Quadrant 5 to the Premium Collection tier in a spiraling assortment of loops and one shots that strike a perfect balance between synthetic and organic elements, structured and open-ended concepts, readymade music and isolated fragments, sustained moments and granular fragments.
A complete construction kit for building smooth and sophisticated electronica tracks, cleanroom electronica can flex and adapt to your changing working methods — produce complete pieces quickly using Quadrant 5 motifs, or go deep and explore electronica at the micro level to achieve truly unique results. With nearly one thousand royalty free sounds couched in just under a gigabyte of data, Sony invites you to enter the cleanroom at Quadrant 5 — a place where the next great idea is just a mouse click away.