Detunized releases Abandoned Shelters – The Danish Bunker Coast

Detunized has announced the release of Abandoned Shelters – The Danish Bunker Coast, a new sample library for Ableton Live and Broadcast Wav.

Detunized Abandoned Shelters

Danish Bunker Coast library features mysterious and eerie sounds recorded in and around WW2 bunker relicts along the Danish West Coast.

The gathered ambiences form a comprehensive resource of steady winds, heavy gusts, rustling undergrowths as well as single waves and strong surfs that constantly crash into these otherworldly areas of concrete remains.

A big part of the library was recorded inside the bunkers where the strong nature elements of wind and water are transformed into heavily comb filtered textures and dark atmospheres.

Abandoned Shelters features

  • BWAV Universal (full version) $69 USD: 8 sceneries, 71 takes, 2 to 3+ minutes each, 24Bit/96kHz, embedded metadata, 5.8 GB.
  • BWAV Universal (light version) 15 EUR: 4 sceneries, 31 takes, 2+ minutes each, 24Bit/48kHz, embedded metadata, 1.2 GB.
  • Live Pack (requires Live 8/9) 15 EUR: 31 Clips/Instrument Racks, 1 set, 1.2 GB.

More information: Detunized / Danish Bunkers

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Capsun ProAudio releases Textures – Dust, Dirt & Crackle Vol. 1

Capsun ProAudio has launched Textures – Dust, Dirt & Crackle Vol. 1, a sample pack featuring a collection of original loops and single sounds, purpose built, designed and found to inspire emotive production and evoke memories of distant locations and forgotten nights.

Capsun ProAudio Textures

Musical inspiration construction sets should arouse the senses and broken beat loops, sampling classic drum machines and run through warm vintage gear can spread dust and dirt through your production in just the right amount. Rhythmic crackle beds can be added with a stunning selection of record loops from every source conceivable. Warm things up with rusty cassette noise loops or cool it down with tempo synced mechanical and twisted machine noise.

Deep and evolving sound beds we’ve called Wash will provoke flashes of 80s sci-fi whilst holding one foot firmly in the production styles of Future Beats, Textured Garage & House and Classic Hip-Hop. 70 all new Drum One Shots are included, ranging from dusty old machines, the buzz of inspired mistakes and the deep thud of over-saturation.

Influence has been drawn from experimental electronic artists such as Burial, Flying Lotus, Clams Casino, Four Tet, Cyril Hahn, Ta-Ku, Actress, Zomby and also pioneering musicians and composers such as Brian Eno, Trent Reznor, Phil Spector and John Carpenter. This makes this expansive collection ideal for downtempo electronica, turned down rap, chill trap, classic hip-hop, future garage, chillwave, ambient house and techno, atmospheric DnB and future beats.

The sample pack is available for purchase for £19.95 GBP.

More information: Capsun ProAudio / Textures Vol. 1

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Baauer releases free sample pack + “Searching for Sound” documentary

Baauer has released a free sample pack as part of his “Searching for Sound” documentary.

Music has existed for thousands of years. The variety of sounds, instruments and music cultures around the world is staggering in it’s diversity, yet often, we tend to stick to what we know. There’s something to be said for shaking off your habits and looking beyond the familiar; the world is teeming with sounds that will change your perspective and expand your creative horizons.

It’s this sort of thinking that spurred Baauer to embark on a global adventure in search of fresh sounds to fuel his new album. Looking for a new direction in the wake of the “Harlem Shake” phenomenon, Harry Rodrigues traveled with production partner Nick Hook from the deserts beyond Dubai to the volcanoes of Japan, recording quirky sounds and ancient musical traditions to bend into raw materials to use in the studio. Lucky for us they’ve handed over the full set of samples, giving you the chance to add a new edge to your musical palette and maybe even broaden your vision of sound itself.

The sample pack is a free download from Ableton.

More information: Searching for Sound / Baauer sample pack

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ModeAudio releases Undercover sample pack

ModeAudio Undercover

ModeAudio has launched Undercover, a sample library featuring a collection of found percussion samples.

Music can be made with almost anything – as soon as you realise this, your entire home can become an extended musical instrument. Top electronic producers have been using interesting and unusual sources for percussion and drum sounds for decades and now you can too – take a peep inside Undercover – Found Percussion Samples and you’ll discover treasure chests full of this sonic gold!

We scoured our homes and high streets to build up a stockpile of strange and unusual objects and materials to hit, tap, scrape, rub, brush, break and otherwise generate weird and wonderful sounds with!

From firewood and metal tongs to keys, coffee pots, paper baskets (with the paper inside), lighters, glasses and ice, to bottle lids (plus the bottles themselves), beads, velcro, zips, spray cans, canvas chairs, scissors, shears and oh so much more, this release shares a multitude of expertly recorded and processed sounds to add more than several extra layers of spice to your drum tracks.

As as well as the source material, we’ve also professionally blended handfuls of these intricate sounds together to create 30 layered kicks, claps and hi hats – we promise you won’t have heard sounds quite like them before!

The sample pack is available for purchase for £14 GBP.

More information: ModeAudio / Undercover

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Plugin Boutique Partner Focus: Soniccouture 30% off

Plugin Boutique has announced a limited time 30% discount on selected Soniccouture instrument libraries as part of its partner focus.

30% off Soniccouture

Soniccouture produce virtual instruments and sample libraries for Kontakt and Ableton Live. The instruments are varied, but the common theme is unusual and exciting sound; ranging from glass harmonicas to horror-synths from the 1930s.

Soniccouture instruments

  • The Attic — A project to document and sample interesting, characterful instruments that may not always be the obvious choice when we think of classics. Instruments which, when added to a track, instantly add some special magic, even if it is due to the fact that it sounds a bit cheap or quirky.
  • Glass Works — Glass/Works is a Kontakt player instrument which collects together 3 extremely unusual and rare musical instruments which use glass to generate sound: Le Cristal Baschet, The Glass Armonica, and a set of Cloud Chamber Bowls.
  • (Xtended) Piano — “Extended” is a term usually used to describe unorthodox techniques used when playing a musical instrument in an unconventional way, to coax new timbres from a traditional instrument.
  • Konkrete 3 — A powerful sample-based drum synth for all kinds of electronic music with 90 kits of 61 sounds and Beat Shifter – Generative Drum Machine.
  • Geosonics — Geosonics is a collaboration between legendary field recordist Chris Watson and Soniccouture. Hundreds of hours of recording time, in some of the worlds most extreme and inhospitable environments, combine to form a library of rare sonic artefacts that cannot be found anywhere else.

The sale ends October 1st, 2014.

More information: Plugin Boutique / Soniccouture

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