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Native Instruments releases Arcane Attic for Maschine

Native Instruments has announced the release of Arcane Attic, a new Maschine Expansion pack featuring gritty field recordings.

Designed for unconventional beat making across all styles and genres, this Expansion was created, recorded, and designed by BOOM Library. ARCANE ATTIC also comes with new presets for MASSIVE and MASCHINE’s Drum Synths, with a selection of sounds that perfectly complement the out of the ordinary sample material.

Native Instruments Arcane Attic

The high-quality field recordings in ARCANE ATTIC are aimed at electronic music producers or simply anyone looking to add unconventional sounds to their productions. The range of sounds is highly diverse and organized into several categories. It represents a wide spectrum from robotic and mechanical science fiction recordings to heavy cinematic metal impacts, slams, strikes, and buzzing, percussive details. A set of elemental sounds explode with kinetic fire and water blasts. Producers looking to spice up their percussion will also find a range of pistol, rifle, and cannon sounds that have been transformed into pounding drums. Finally, a set of orchestral samples recorded with a live orchestra are included for adding rich, larger-than-life melodies to productions.

Complementing ARCANE ATTIC’s field recordings are a new set of 40 presets for MASSIVE, which provide additional melodic possibilities beyond the orchestral samples. 43 MASCHINE 2 Drum Synth presets feature a clean sound designed to complement ARCANE ATTIC’s gritty sample set with added punch and character. In total, ARCANE ATTIC features 7 projects, 39 drum kits, and 7 special kits, plus a set of 140 pre-arranged patterns for quick inspiration.

ARCANE ATTIC was created by BOOM Library – the sound design company founded in 2010 by Axel Rohrbach, Pierre Langer, and Tilman Sillescu. The sounds are a selection from the BOOM Library product line – now for the first time directly accessible within the MASCHINE beat production environment. Their sound libraries have been featured in films like ‘Sin City – A Dame To Die For’, TV series such as ‘From Dusk Till Dawn The Series’, Games like ‘Battlefield 4’ and trailers for ‘The Hobbit – The
Desolation Of Smaug’, and ‘The Dark Knight Rises’.

A condensed version of ARCANE ATTIC is also available as an iMASCHINE Expansion, for creating unconventional beats on-the-go. The iMASCHINE Expansion features 2 projects and 4 drum kits. Tracks can be exported to MASCHINE STUDIO, MASCHINE, and MASCHINE MIKRO for completion.

Arcane Attic is available for purchase for $49 / 49 EUR / £44 GBP. Requires Maschine 2 software. The iMaschine Expansion is available for $0.99 USD / 0.89 EUR / £0.69 GBP.

More information: Native Instruments / Arcane Attic

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Ivory Bunker releases free sample packs

Ivory Bunker has announced 4 new free sample packs.

I’ve opened up the Ivory Bunker Samplepacks page a couple of months ago with the idea of sharing some of the sounds I’ve recorded or created over the last couple of years. I may have used some of those already and/or might in the future, but a lot of them are probably doomed to gather binary dust.

Trusting that there are plenty creative people out there who can make good use of some sounds that go beyond the scope of most commercially (including the freebies coming with magazines) packs and libraries, I decided to start out with a focus on my collection of recordings of my DIY- and Circuit Bent Instruments and the like, as well as the occasional field recordings.

Ivory Bunker sample packs

New packs at Ivory Bunker

  • Samplepack 2: Waves Mallorca 24bit/44.100 (38MB) — rec wavs16 selections from field recordings of waves captured on Mallorca March 2013. Recorded with the built-in mics on a zoom h4n. Post processed for ideal results. 24/44.100.
  • Samplepack 3: Atari Punk Console 16bit/44.100 (24MB) — APCC142 (fortytwo) 16bit/44.1kHz/mono wav files* all recorded from either my “Atari Punk Cassette Console” or an Atari Punk Console Circuit built with two 555 chips on a breadboard.
  • Samplepack 4 Kid’s Electronic Lab: 24bit/44.100 (38MB) — ElectronicLab 30inONE18 24bit/44.1kHz/mono wav files* of recordings of circuits with the 30 in ONE Electronic Lab. All from Audio-related Experiments – simple oscillators, siren, etc on a Maxitronic 30 in ONE kit.
  • Samplepack 5 The Poor Man’s Synthesizer: 24bit/44.100 (54MB) — This sample pack contains 113 24bit/44.1kHz/mono wav files* sorted into four categories – Bass n Synth, Drones n FX, Loops and Percussive. These have to be read with a grain of salt, as those are probably not your classical construction kit variety sounds. The Poor Man’s Synthesizer (or Chocolate Box Synth) based on a design by Andrew Bentley. You can find the schematics, BOM and layout at John Richard’s Dirty Electronics website, should you be interested in building one of those for yourselves.

The packs are free to download at Ivory Bunker.

More information: Ivory Bunker

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Loopmasters releases Aethers 01 by Vincent Villuis

Aethers 01

Loopmasters has launched Aethers 01, a sample library featuring atmospheric sounds and field recordings by Vincent Villuis aka AES DANA, dedicated to electronic music producers worldwide.

AETHERS 01 contains all the ingredients you need to create huge immersive soundscapes, hypnotic backgrounds and intense drum structures that will evolve and modulate throughout your productions.

The distinct sonic universe of AETHERS fuses a peaceful introspective ambient mood with industrial sounds and comes packed with Electronic Glitchy Beats, Unconventional Processed Synths and Real Field Recordings, Glittering Ethereal Pads, Immersive Drones, Cyclic Atmospheres, Futuristic Rhythms and Cinematic Textures.

Producers can expect to find 50 exclusive field recordings by Vincent using a Nagra Technology recorder and an NT4 Rode microphone to capture audio snapshots from around the globe including New Delhi, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Paris, Saint-Malo, Chicago and London. Each recording is an audio time capsule that will add a wonderful organic sound to your productions, the occasional audio bug or outtake purposely left intact for compelling listening.

The beats section features intense IDM rhythms that combine crunchy grains with irregular clicks and edgy percussion sounds. Also included are over 100 unique one-shot elements including Loud Kicks, Crispy Snares, Dirty Crystal Hi Hats, Undefined Short Noises, and consequences of insolent routings.

The sample library is available to purchase for £29.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / Aethers 01

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Lesser Vibes releases Urban Russia sound library

Lesser Vibes Urban Russia

Lesser Vibes has launched Urban Russia, a sound library featuring field recordings made in Russia.

The Urban Russia sound library offers 118 sound clips recorded in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

This selection will help you to create an authentic aural atmosphere for a radio play, movie or a videogame.

Urban Russia features

  • Streets, Parks, Subway, Museum, Bank, Airport, Bookstore, Mall, Hotel, Restaurant, Elevators, Train Stations etc.
  • 5 hours, 4484 megabytes of audio material.
  • 44100 kHz, 24-bit stereo WAV files.
  • Universally compatible metadata.

The sound library is available to purchase for $80 USD.

More information: Lesser Vibes / Urban Russia

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ModeAudio launches with 25% off Loops, Samples & Synth Presets

ModeAudio

ModeAudio has announced the launch of its new website, offering a collection of sample packs and soundsets.

ModeAudio is a brand new loop, sample and synth preset provider specialising in audio packs that are versatile, work straight out of the box and, of course, sound incredible!

Our loop and sample packs are created specifically for the best DAWs available, featuring extra production tools to get you making music faster. Ableton Drum Racks, FL Studio DirectWave patches, Reason Combinator presets, Logic channel strips, Maschine kits and more – we’ve pulled out all the stops!

From Dubstep to Ambient, EDM to Minimal, our sound libraries are developed firstly for dance Producers/DJs but we’ve made sure that those working in other genres will find sonic inspiration on our site too.

ModeAudio features

  • Product types include loops & samples packs, hits & patches packs, synth presets packs and field recording packs.
  • All loop and preset packs contain MIDI loops; loop packs also contain DAW template projects.
  • Supported formats include Ableton Live, Reason, FL Studio, Logic, Native Instruments (Massive, FM8, Maschine, Kontakt, Battery), Acid WAV, Apple Loops, REX2 and MIDI.
  • ModeAudio Magazine features DAW tutorials, production tips, music tech news and more.

In celebration of the website launch and the coming new year, ModeAudio is offering a 25% discount on its entire catalogue for a limited time.

More information: ModeAudio

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Samplephonics releases Household Percussion sound fx pack

Samplephonics Household Percussion

Samplephonics has released Household Percussion, a sample pack featuring samples of every day objects including saucepans, keys, kitchen utensils, zips, plastic, paper and more.

Sound designer Soundbits spent some time collecting various household objects, bringing them to the studio, hitting, shaking, dropping and manipulating them, then recording the sounds!

The result is a collection of over 1000 highly useful one shot percussive sounds and textures that can be used to make organic and interesting rhythm loops and effects.

The sample library is available in 24 Bit Wav, and 44.khz or 96khz versions to download, all sounds and samples are 100% royalty free and ready to use in your music or sound design project.

The sample library is available to purchase for £20 GBP.

More information: Samplephonics

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Prime Loops releases Unusual Percussion Samples

Prime Loops Unusual Percussion Samples

Prime Loops has released Unusual Percussion Samples, a collection of 200+ extraordinary sounds & rhythms sourced from a surprising range of ordinary objects, including flower pots, shoes, keys, staplers and more.

Ever found yourself tapping away on ordinary objects, finding they make fascinating sounds? Put the bongos away and forget about re-skinning that snare… ‘Unusual Percussion Samples’ offers a highly inventive array of convention crushing loops and one-shots from ordinary objects which make extraordinary sounds! You won’t believe some of the things we’ve sampled; from suitcases to shoes and flower pots to plates, we filled the studio with everything we could lay our beat-happy hands on.

Featuring the craftwork of Prime Loops producer Jimmy Ferrufino and tapping in at 115MB, ‘Unusual Percussion Samples’ loads your sample archive with over 200 individual samples, each recorded through top-of-the-range mics and professionally mastered at a crisp and clean 24-bit High Definition sample rate. There’s plenty of debate over which is the best software sampler but who really cares when the contents of this pack will sync automatically with any major DAW? Available in multiple formats, this quirky percussion sample pack comes via direct download so all you need to do is select your sample from the download folder, drag it over your software and drop it right in!

The sample pack is available to purchase for £12.95 GBP.

More information: Prime Loops / Unusual Percussion Samples

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