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.
- 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
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
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
Humanworkshop has announced Foley Bass, a free virtual synthesizer instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.
I do one to one tutoring with artists and sound designers via my website. And after the great contribution by Nolan, aka Frequent, a student asked me about using foley in kontakt to create heavy bass sounds. So that’s exactly what we did. With the foley sounds in the pack from Nolan we created a set of patches and I later added a background and selected some parameters for the UI. Coincidentally Nolan has been doing lessons with me also, small world.
Besides the recordings of Nolan I used KSP scripting and built in FX. By adding FX chains in kontakt we can add harmonics. By using the scripting language to detune and set it in a nice legato mode we can end up with lovely sustained bass notes.
Foley Bass is a free download. The original recordings by Frequent are also available to download here.
More information: Humanworkshop / Foley Bass
Prism House Samples Vol 4 is the fourth in a series of free sample packs featuring found sounds recorded by Brian Wenner of the Brooklyn-based Prism House.
“Prism House Samples Vol. 4″ is a collection of 80 license-free found sound recordings created exclusively in a large warehouse space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
The pack includes natural percussion hits and unique loops recorded in Mid-Side using the Zoom H2N field recorder.
Prism House is an audio/visual duo from Brooklyn, NY who has released an EP entitled Reflections in 2013 and is prepping more material for release in early 2014.
Prism House Samples Vol. 3Size: 39.26 MB
The three previous volumes of free found sounds can be downloaded here.
More information: Prism House (Facebook) / Prism House (SoundCloud)
Loopmasters has launched Junkyard Percussion Vol 2, a new sample library by Midi Error.
The adventure continues from where Vol1 left off at man’s safe haven with more chaotic workshop sounds and noises and then takes us on an eerie trip into the garage where the dreaded garden implements like the lethal secateurs, the menacing shovel and the possessed watering can, are to waiting to be tormented by Mr Error.
At this point we should warn listeners that this sonic journey takes a sinister turn and dares to enter the Home, so be prepared to never look at your spoons in the same way as we sample the kitchen cutlery draw, the office stationary cupboard and the play room toy box for more incrediblly familiar yet somewhat out of context audio ear candy.
Featuring a blistering collection of 1591 One Shot samples using implements made from Plastic, Metal, Glass, Wood all seriously abused and meticulously sampled in 24Bit quality.
Also included in this collection Midi Error has also created 100 inspirational rhythmic beats using the single sounds in tempos ranging from 90 to 175 BPM
The sample library is available to purchase for £29.95 GBP.
More information: Loopmasters / Junkyard Percussion Vol 2
Detunized has announced the release of 2konkret for Ableton Live and Universal WAV.
The 2konkret Live Pack is the second installment of a series of otherworldly textures, transitions, impulses and ambiences that have their origin in our daily surroundings.
As a starting point for further explorations 2konkret delivers 104 Instrument Racks that are specifically designed around a variety of found sounds.
If it´s a windmill and its associated transformer station that delivered a fascinating duet of hum and phasing sounds. Or a barrow loaded with bricks as a perfect starting point for the creation of impacts or low end drones. Then there´s the sound of a heater core filled with water and a little too much air, several body noises, animal sounds, machines and engines just to name a few.
2konkret Live Pack features
- Format: Ableton Live Pack, Live 8/9.
- Instruments: 104.
- Samples: 104.
- Disk space: 290 MB.
- Organized into 14 categories: Alarm, Animal, Body, Diginoise, Garden, Heater, Impacts, Tuned Keys, Machines, Passes, Spikes, Synked, Textures, Weird.
2konkret is also available as a Universal library (WAV), containing 119 sounds recorded in the field. The pack is organized into 41 categories. Each sound comes with dedicated loop points and loads immediately into any DAW or sample editing app.
The 2konkret library is available to purchase for 9 EUR.
More information: Detunized