Fingerpushers has released Butch Techno Percussion, a collection of synthetic percussion sounds for Fxpansion Geist.
Butch Techno Percussion is a collection of five kits for Fxpansion Geist, containing 80 highly processed percussion sounds. Butch Techno Percussion also contains almost 400 percussive samples in WAV-format.
The original material for this collection came from TR-909 drum machine. The drum samples were loaded into a E-mu E4XT Ultra hardware sampler for some serious time stretching processing. The samples were stretched back and forward until they sounded like a nasty hard drive crash from the future.
A big portion of the sounds were processed and shaped with Fxpansion Geist and re-composed into percussive sounds. Another portion of the sounds were mangled in the Ohmforce Symptohm granular sampler.
Lastly, the most interesting sounds were selected to be compiled and processed one last time in Fxpansion Geist.
Butch Techno Percussion features
- 394 percussion samples.
- All samples are in 44.1 kHz, 16 bit WAV format (with short file names so they work with Akai MPC).
- There are five kits for Fxpansion Geist with 80 additional sounds.
The sound library is available to purchase for 9.90 EUR.
More information: Fingerpushers / Butch Techno Percussion
Hugo at Goldbaby has announced Goldbaby vs FXpansion, a free sample library.
This pack contains 60 x 24 bit wav drums and 3 Rex loops created using FXpansion plug-ins: Tremor, Maul, Etch and DCAM Dynamics.
The pack is available as a Wav Pack, and for Maschine and Geist with 3 kits and projects included.
More information: Goldbaby
FXPansion has announced the launch of a 7 Skies music production contest, offering the chance to win FXpansion products and a Focusrite Forte audio interface.
FXpansion has teamed up with artist and sound designer 7 Skies to bring you a competition for showcasing your production skills!
Create a track at least 60 seconds in length using 3 or more of the 7 stems provided by 7 Skies in order to be in with a chance of winning some great prizes including Geist, Tremor, DCAM: Synth Squad, Maul, DCAM Dynamics and 7 Skies’ brilliant Strobe preset pack! The 1st prize also includes a shiny new Focusrite Forte audio interface.
If you already own any of the FXpansion prizes, shop credit of equivalent value can be provided instead if you win.
The submission phase of the contest ends December 7th, followed by a one week voting phase. The winners will be announced December 17th, 2012.
More information: FXpansion / 7 Skies Contest
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on Oct 26, 2012
Tonebuilder has announced a free sample pack featuring two free drum kits with LinnDrum and Oberheim DMX sounds.
I just uploaded/completed 2 new FREE electronic drum kits. These two feature the classic Linn + DMX sounds made famous by many… but I always think of Prince and Kurtis Mantronik.
The kits are aptly titled ARTIST and TRONIX. I tried to make them as much load and go as possible. Try them out with just some light buss-compression and/or EQ.
Free drum kits features
- 32 samples in 24-bit/96kHz WAV/AIF, 16-bit/44.1kHz WAV.
- 2 Maschine Kits.
- 2 Kontakt Programs.
- 2 EXS-24 Programs.
- 2 Geist Kits.
- 2 Guru Kits.
The sample pack is a free download for ToneBuilder Facebook fans.
If you like these samples make sure to check ToneBuilder’s Driven Machine Drums Strikes Back, a limited edition sample library featuring over 2,000 premium designer drum samples.
More information: ToneBuilder / Facebook
FXpansion has introduced Cinematic Percussion, a new Geist Expander sample library designed for easy programming of authentic percussion parts.
Produced by vastly experienced composer Jacques Mathias, Cinematic Percussion features a wide range of latin, junk and atmospheric percussion perfect for all kinds of groove-based music and soundtrack work.
Cinematic Percussion features sounds with carefully prepared round-robin layers for high expressive potential without excessive memory usage. Loops are sliced and set up for rapid programming with ‘soft’ and ‘accented’ versions of hits alongside additional versions with subtle variations. Many sounds are also captured with different microphones for a variety of flavours to choose from without any further processing! Cinematic Percussion comes complete with a selection of pattern banks for speeding up your programming sessions.
Cinematic Percussion features
- Geist Expander for cinematic and acoustic percussion.
- Over 4900 WAV samples.
- Over 1300 RX2 loops.
- 315 Engine presets.
- 12 Kit presets.
- 755 Pad presets.
The Cinematic Percussion expander is available to purchase for $49 USD/39 EUR/£34 GBP inc VAT.
More information: FXpansion / Cinematic Percussion