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Zero-G Maximum Force – Imaging Elements for Film & Games Producers + Winter Sale

Zero-G has announced the release of Maximum Force Imaging Elements, a collection of over 1.5 GB of monumental cinematic audio of stupendous power.

Zero-G Maximum Force

Maximum Force has been created by the prodigious talent of a world-class soundtrack and FX producer this library was especially created for projects that require high-impact sound effects (radio station ID, TV promos, bumpers, trailers). All sounds are designed using manipulated field recordings and synthesized sources.

Full of awe-inspiring sounds of scope and breadth Maximum Force is the perfect tool for busy post-production facilities, video editors, sound designers, broadcast radio/TV stations and experimental composers. This library is not only for film and games soundtrack creators but is also a goldmine for cutting-edge dance producers who want to add something special to their tracks.

The library includes multi-layered imaging elements, impacts, long and short fx, noise, whooshes, lasers, bleeps, tonal sounds and creative soundscapes as well as various loops so you’ll find the sound you need without slowing down your workflow.

Maximum Force features

  • 550 Acidized WAV files & 550 AIFF Apple Loops.
  • 40 instruments for Kontakt, EXS24 & NN-XT.
  • All stereo 24-bit 48Khz sounds are Ebu128 loudness normalized and cut in single files to make them easier to use in your audio/video productions.
  • All of the samples have been pre-cleared and are 100% original & royalty-free for your musical use without any additional licensing fees.

The sample library is available to purchase for £60.95 GBP / $99.95 USD / 75 EUR.

Zero-G has also announced a Christmas Sale, offering a discount on its sample libraries through December 31st, 2012.

BIG festive savings in the Zero-G Download Shop! 30% off everything, and great bundle deals in our Christmas Sale.

More information: Zero-G / Maximum Force

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V-Plugs announces Mr. Soundman Summer Competition

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V-Plugs Mr. Soundman Competitions

V-Plugs has announced the Mr. Soundman Summer Competition, offering a chance to win V-Plugs effect plugins by competing in an ear training game.

Mr. Soundman is a free challenging Ear Training game for music producers and sound engineers, that enable users to assess and improve their frequency detection skills, to compete with other users around the globe, and to win prizes.

The Mr. Soundman summer competition will run until August 31, when the winners will be announced.

The competition’s standings can be viewed in real time on V-Plugs site.


Enhance your frequency detection skills, compete with sound engineers and music producers around the globe and win prizes with V-Plugs Mr. Soundman.

Competition prizes

  • 1st place: V-Plugs Echo Trip + Uranium + Emphasizer
  • 2nd place: V-Plugs Echo Trip
  • 3rd place: V-Plugs Uranium

More information: V-Plugs / Mr. Soundman Summer Competition

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Juno Download launches TEKKEN Tag Tournament 2 Remix Competition

Tekken Tag Tournement 2 Remix Competition

Juno Download has announced the TEKKEN Tag Tournament 2 Remix Competition, a chance to mix tracks of the upcoming game.

To mark the upcoming release of the game TEKKEN Tag Tournament 2, Juno has teamed up with NAMCO BANDAI Games to give budding producers the chance to remix tracks from the game’s original soundtrack.

The remix stems for six different tracks are available to download for free from Juno Download, and remixers can upload their track to the TEKKEN remix competition SoundCloud dropbox for a chance to win these amazing prizes

Tekken Remix Competition prizes

Remix competition prizes

  • First prize winner will receive:
    • €500 cash prize.
    • Avid Fast Track C400 audio interface and Pro Tools MP software.
    • Vestax VCI-380 controller for Serato.
    • Novation Impulse 61 Keyboard Controller.
    • 12 month SoundCloud Pro account.
    • €200 Juno vouchers.
    • Mixed In Key and Platinum Notes.
    • Tekken Tag Tournament 2 ‘We Are Tekken’ collector’s edition.
    • A professionally mastered copy of their remix to be released on the official winning remixes free download EP.
  • Four runners up will each receive:
    • €250 cash prize.
    • 12 month SoundCloud Pro account.
    • €50 Juno vouchers.
    • Mixed In Key and Platinum Notes.
    • Tekken Tag Tournament 2 ‘We Are Tekken’ collector’s edition.
    • A professionally mastered copy of their remix to be released on the official winning remixes free download EP.

The submission phase of the remix competition ends July 16th, 2012. Winners will be selected by the TEKKEN development team, and announceed via the Juno Download Facebook Page and Tekken Facebook Page on July 23rd, 2012.

More information: Juno Download / TEKKEN Tag Tournament 2 Remix Competition

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Tambour musical game that requires rhythm

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Possible Metrics has released Tambour, a musical game for Windows and Mac.

We had always wanted to create a musical game which can be played and enjoyed by both gamers and musicians. An experience bound to the rules of video game logic, but open to musical creativity, even for those lacking rhythmic skills. This is why we created Tambour.


Tambour is a musical game about attacking and countering with rhythm

Tambour features

  • Access to all future game updates.
  • 10 levels, singleplayer and multiplayer.
  • Local and online TCP/IP multiplayer.
  • Playable with custom music.
  • Customizable game setups.
  • Save and load custom setups.
  • 1080p 60fps fullscreen display.
  • No DRM (and no ads of course).

Tambour for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for $6.99 USD.

Tambourine – a lightweight version of Tambour providing many features that considerably increase the game’s replay value – is available to download at no cost.

More information: Tambour

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Review: Precisionsound Exosphere soundscapes sample library

Precisionsound Exosphere

Precisionsound has recently released Exosphere, a collection of soundscapes.

Featuring corrosive textures, unstable machines, electronic ambiences, and twisted voices, Exosphere is a creative toolkit for film, game, and multimedia sound design, as well as for producers of electronic music.

Exosphere features

  • 50 stereo 48khz 24-bit WAV files.
  • Over 55 minutes of audio.
  • 1 program for all versions of Steinberg HALion.
  • 1 program for NI Kontakt 1 and 2.
  • 1 program with scripted GUI for NI Kontakt 3 and above.

While 50 samples might not seem like a lot, they’re over 1 minute each so you still get a total of 55 minutes of audio.

The sounds were designed to inspire music composers and sound designers by delivering lengthy loops with a wide dynamic range. To help identify sounds, the files have descriptive names like “Malfunctioning robot” and “Contamination zone”.

Static glitches, radiation crackles, chilling space winds, robotic bleeps, warbled voices, dark pad-like background ambiences… Exosphere!

The included patches map all sounds across the keyboard for easy auditioning. The Kontakt 3 patch also has some controls for Hi- and Lo-pass filters and stereo width.

Listen to Precisionsound’s demos below to get an idea of what Exosphere sounds like.

So what do I think?

Product: Exosphere by Precisioundsound
Format: 24-bit/48kHz Wav + sampler patches
Price: $29 USD
Like: Quality sounds, long loops
Don’t like: –
Verdict: 9/10

Exosphere is exactly what is says on the tin, a bunch of glitchy, threatening, and abstract soundscape loops. The atmosphere is seriously creepy, with a constant feeling that something is about to go horribly wrong.

The sounds are well designed with lots of movement and variations, without getting too complicated or being overly processed. The vibe and quality is consistent across the library. Organic, mechanical, unsettling, yet intriguing.

Well recommended!

More information: Precisionsound / Exosphere

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V-Plugs updates Mr. Soundman ear training game to v1.1

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V-Plugs Mr. Soundman

V-Plugs has updated Mr. Soundman, an ear training game for Windows.

Mr. Soundman is a powerful tool for assessing and improving frequency detection, a critical skill for mixing, recording and producing music. It also enables users to win excellence awards and prizes, and to participate in Mr. Soundman special competitions.

Mr. Soundman v1.1 will be required for participating in future competitions.

Changes in Mr. Soundman v1.1

  • A new time bonus for quick responses.
  • The equalizers peak level for the game sounds was reduced.
  • Other minor bug fixes.

Mr. Soundman is available as a standalone application for Windows at no cost (basic version). A premium version is available to purchase for 29 EUR.

More information: V-Plugs / Mr. Soundman

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Mick Gordon’s Voices of Devs – Turning Human Voices into Electronic Music

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Video game composer Mick Gordon wrote in to share about Voices of Devs, a collection of vocal recordings from game developers at last year’s GDC (Game Developers Conference) made into electronic music with the help of a few audio programs.

“Absolutely everything you hear in this track was made by manipulating these recordings using various sound design techniques. Every drum, lead, chord and effect was, at one point in time, a recording of somebody making noises with their mouth at GDC San Francisco 2011. No other samples, synths, instruments or recordings were used in this track. Whatsoever.” said Mick.

And some of those voices are from interesting industry figures. The list of contributors is mighty impressive, including two composers associated with the Mass Effect™ franchise, voice actors from Skyrim™ and Bioshock 2™, and even a former Fear Factory™ keyboardist.

Anticipating a certain level of curiosity around the project, Mick has thoughtfully provided us with an explanation page, which gets into the details about just how he achieved the effects featured in the track.

The song is also available for purchase from Bandcamp, iTunes and Android Marketplace, and can be listened to on Spotify.

More information: Mick Gordon

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