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.
Sony Creative Software has released Austerity Measures: Electronica by EVAC, a new sample pack by Jeremy Goldstein (EVAC) at Quadrant 5 Studios/Haptic Audio.
Featuring IDM, electro, and ambient flavors, Austerity Measures: Electronica by EVAC is a complete construction kit informed by the best electronica of the last two decades.
The keen listener will detect the aroma of early Warp-era classics — clean, cold lines played on warm-sounding synths, hirsute sonics and spiderweb intrigue, drones, ‘scapes and background noises, and the watermarks of all the most sophisticated electronica of that time. But waxing nostalgic for a second is only a short phase of the creative process, a stepping stone to quickening your own creative pulse using all the royalty free loops and samples contained in this very satisfying collection of nearly 700 royalty-free sounds.
Created by award-winning producer Jeremy Goldstein at his own Quadrant 5 Studios, Austerity Measures is a great production tool for making music ranging from pared-down electronic joyrides, to soundtracks for nearly any kind of media presentation.
Austerity Measures: Electronica by EVAC is available to purchase for $39.95 USD.
Loopmasters has announced the release of Mutekki Media’s Source, a sample library by Jeremy Goldstein.
Mutekki Media introduces a new product series to the sample family. “Source” has been produced by Jeremy Goldstein, who is working as a professional electronic musician, composer & sound designer for over a decade, producing a wide spectrum of music for both major companies and independent record labels as well as extensive TV and multimedia projects.
This versatile library showcases his diversity, incorporating a variety of genres and tempos, taken from countless sources and production techniques. While the main focus is on Electro, IDM, Ambient and more experimental facets of dance music, users will also find a substantial amount of content geared towards Techno, Drum & Bass and Hip-Hop.
These sounds were created with cross-pollination and interchangeability as a primary focus, in an attempt to transcend the conventions and restraints of traditional genre-based collections.
Mutekki Media Source features
1.73 GB content, 24-bit quality.
1500 high quality samples, loops and one-shots.
37 Battery Kits.
191 soft sampler patches for EXS, HALion and Kontakt.
Source is available to purchase from Loopmasters for £49.95 GBP.
Mutekki Media has released Source, a new sample library by Jeremy Goldstein of EVAC/Quadrant 5 Studios.
“Source” has been produced by Jeremy Goldstein, who is working as a professional electronic musician, composer & sound designer for over a decade, producing a wide spectrum of music for both major companies and independent record labels as well as extensive TV and multimedia projects.
This versatile library showcases his diversity, incorporating a variety of genres and tempos, taken from countless sources and production techniques. While the main focus is on Electro, IDM, Ambient and more experimental facets of dance music, users will also find a substantial amount of content geared towards Techno, Drum & Bass and Hip-Hop. These sounds were created with cross-pollination and interchangeability as a primary focus, in an attempt to transcend the conventions and restraints of traditional genre-based collections.
Over 1,500 high quality samples, loops and one-shots.
Nearly 200 multi-format instruments, including pre-mapped bass, synth, pad and atmosphere as well as 30 multi-kits, which incorporate atmosphere, bass, drums, FX and lead tones into one multi-sample instrument.
Formats: 24 BIT WAV, Battery, EXS24, Halion, Kontakt 2/3, Apple Loops, REX.
Source is available to purchase as a download for 59.99 EUR.