Homegrown Sounds has launched Gratis IR, a free sound library for iZotope IRIS.
Gratis IR as the name suggests is a completely free collection of Pads for Izotope IRIS which is equal to half of one of the paid collections. Although some samples are used from the other IRIS releases, the actual IRIS instruments are all unique to Gratis IR.
The instruments were constructed using 1-3 Samples and take full advantage of the Spectral Features of IRIS, and most have Aftertouch assigned to the Filter Cutoff. The intention was to provide musically useful Pads full of texture and movement. All 100 WAVs that form the Gratis Sample collection are also available to explore when creating your own sounds.
Gratis IR is available to download at no charge.
More information: Homegrown Sounds / Gratis IR
Propellerhead Software has released Take, a free creative vocal recorder app for iOS.
Take Creative Vocal Recorder is your instantly available vocal recorder that helps you capture your lyric or song ideas before they are gone. With state-of-the-art recording and audio processing, your recordings will sound amazing too!
Take has three separate tracks for recording your own audio, so you can create overdubs or harmonies. Or even record your guitar! Take also comes with a bunch of factory made backing track Beats to help you get inspired – or simply to help you keep the tempo.
Tune your recording to perfection with mixing and effects. When you are happy with the results, share your music with your friends online!
- One-Tap Recording — With a single tap you’ll be recording, beatboxing, overdubbing and creating song ideas to share with your friends or the world.
- Loops & Rhythms — Kick-start your creativity—and stay in the groove—with built-in clicks, loops and beats.
- Three Parts Per Song — Add new parts, double them up and create harmonies. Take gives you three tracks per song to sketch out your ideas.
- Makes you sound great — Take’s processing and effects will make your iPhone’s built-in mic shine. Surprise yourself with how good you sound.
- Share with Your Friends — Instantly share your song ideas with friends via Facebook, Twitter and email.
Take for iOS is a free download from the iTunes App Store.
More information: Propellerhead / Take
Glitchmachines has announced Exophora, a free sample pack featuring 60 SFX by Ian Lambert (Daed).
Exophora is the fifth installment in our FREE Nanopack series. The goal with this series of sample packs is to bring you exclusive, high quality sound effects with the same uncompromising production values as our paid products.
Exophora features an exclusive collection of hybrid effects that were designed with modern electronic music production in mind. You will find a unique selection of everyday sounds that have been digitally mutated and totally re-imagined.
The pack is a free download at Glitchmachines.
More information: Glitchmachines / Exophora
Pedro Rodrigues has released Djembuka, a percussion sample library.
This sample library is made with the sounds of a single darbuka played on the lap as a djembe, as well as upside down.
- 3 Sfz instruments:
- 3 sample folders:
The sample pack is available for a pay what you want price (including free).
More information: Pedro Rodrigues
Beatmatch has announced 808 Grooves, a free Ableton Live project created using the sounds of Roland’s most iconic drum machine – the TR-808.
Mix, edit and build your own minimal techno grooves using 40 pre-recorded drum sequences or play around with 8 complete grooves with synth loops & basslines included in the download. Project files require Ableton Live version 8 or newer.
808 Grooves features
- 2 Ableton Live Project Files.
- 8 Groove Presets.
- 40 Audio Loops.
- WAV Format.
- Size 57 MB.
The pack is a free download at Beatmatch.info.
More information: Beatmatch / 808 Grooves
Falls A Star has released Octave Riot, a free octave divider effect plug-in for Windows.
Octave Riot is an octave divider in the Boss OC-2 style (flipping signal polarity rather than generating square waves) with some extra features.
The divider subtracts a moving average from its input sample, and that may or may not be why there are a few settings that will actually work as an octave *up* effect.
The plugin is available as freeware for Windows (VST).
More information: Falls A Star
Waveshaper has announced RetroPhlex vol01, a sample pack featuring 48 one shot samples.
The RetroPhlex drumsamples pack is inspired by the sounds of early 90s braindance, electronica and house, featuring electronic sounds coming from analog synths, 12bit samplers and grainy reverbs.
It sounds both futuristic and retro, lofi and punchy, smooth and gritty. It should fit well in your music production, whatever genre it is : acid, idm, electro, house, chiptune, grime, dubstep, juke…
The sample pack is available as “surveyware”. You can download it for free for a limited time after completing a (very) short survey.
More information: Waveshaper / RetroPhlex vol01