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Sample Magic releases SM15 Dubstep and Grime

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Sample Magic SM15 Dubstep and Grime

Sample Magic has announced the release of SM15 Dubstep and Grime, a new multi-format sample library.

Hundreds of dark and dubbed-out hardstep grooves; aggressive beats and raw rhythms; abrasive basslines and cone-ripping wobblers; filth-dribbling synths and sleaze-symphonics; pre-mixed combi songstarters, bleak soundscapes, screwed-up vocals, street sirens, broken CPUs, FX and 260+ crunked up drum hits.

SM15 Dubstep and Grime features

  • Drum beats — 100s of dark and dubbed-out hardstep grooves, sleazy and shuffly floor-melters and tweeter-teasing tops at 140bpm – presented with a range of variants.
  • Bass loops — Cone-ripping wobblers, glitched out analogue LFOrmant busters and slinky subs – all key-labeled for your ease.
  • Synth and music loops — Filth-dribbling stabs, sleaze-symphonics, nu-dub guitars and many more.
  • Combi and vox mashups — Pre-mixed and broken out songstarters, bleak soundscapes, and screwed-up vocal sleazefests.
  • FX — Sirens, echoes and street noise – field recordings from the urban underground – plus broken CPUs, drops, glitches, de-tuned radio trackers and more.
  • Drum hits — 260+ bass-busting kicks, crooked snares, wonky bass hits and hefty hats – all custom edited and fed through our all-analogue signal path.
  • Includes Rex2 & RMX-compatibale Rex2 loops, Apple Loops, EXS24, HALion, Reason NN-XT and Kontakt II patches.

Dubstep and Grime is available to purchase as a digital only download from or, priced at £44.95 GBP.

More information: Sample Magic / SM15 Dubstep & Grime

Short links for November 6th, 2009

Some interesting things I found recently:

Arduino Piano

# Arduino Piano Squealer Synth

Marc Nostromo developed the Arduino Piano Squealer Synth for the Arduino Pocket Piano, an arduino shield produced by Critters and Guitari.

The engine implements a small monosynth with a few waveforms, a HP/BP/LP continuous resonant filter, decay and a few little own tricks that generate a LOT of aliases, making a great dirty digital synth. Since the Pocket Piano has only 3 potentiometers available for control (the 4th one being hardwired to the volume), I use a “page” system to implement series of 3 parameters to fiddle with. To switch “page”, use the rightmost note of the A.P (NOT the one under the led, the one left to to it). To help you know which page you are at, you can use the led: it will flash a number of time equivalent to the current page you are at.

The source code of the Arduino Piano Squealer synth is available under GPL License V3.

# Flux Twitter Syrah give-away quiz

Flux is giving away some Syrah licenses to three lucky Twitter users:

To celebrate 200+ followers of FluxPlugins since mid May 2009, we are introducing a little Syrah give-away quiz. Fill the form and answer both questions correctly, and you are participating in the give away of one of all in total three Syrah licenses.

Answers need to be in before the end of the day on Monday 9th October.

# Digital Mixtape

Digital Mixtape
Digital Mixtape

Justin Cole writes:

My new design uses a small mp3 player that I disassembled and placed inside a cassette tape adapter for an ipod. This allows for mp3's to be played back through a tapedeck. This has all of the ease and technology of an mp3 player with the retro coolness of a mix tape.

# Waveformless: Free Sample Friday: Sample Pack from Portion Control!

Tom Shear writes:

I've got something very special for Waveformless readers today. As you may remember, a couple weeks ago, I featured an interview with electro-industrial music pioneers Portion Control where I hinted that we might have something special coming from the band. So here it is… a 16MB sample pack of loops and one-shots from the band themselves.

Lackluster - Portal EP

# Lackluster: Portal EP

A lovely free album available to download in high quality mp3 and lossless FLAC formats. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License

The Portal EP was supposed to come out on another label in 2008, but the label went bankrupt and closed up shop. In email conversations with Lackluster, I offered to master the EP and do a net release on Cornwarning. So, 4 years after its original intended release, it is finally here.

Covering a variety of tempos and styles, from the beatless epic "Eons" to the mutant techno of "Lubiszewski Beats", "Portal" covers a lot of musical territory. What unifies the work is Lackluster's musicality. For me each track here is deep in emotion, despite their lack of lyric or explicit program.

# JSGB v.0.02: a JavaScript Nintendo GameBoy Emulator and Debugger

Play GameBoy games in your brower. Recommended browser: Chrome/Chromium 4+ Other browsers may be slow or don't work at all!

AIRduino Guitar

# How to build an Air Guitar with Arduino, aka the AIRduino Guitar

The idea here is to build a wearable virtual guitar that is to be controlled with two hands much like playing Air Guitar. It has been created and prototyped during a two weeks project at ChalmersUniversity (Sweden) for a Physical Computing class.

The aim is to get the feeling of playing a real guitar. The AIRduino Guitar is made of one glove and one stick. The glove is used to set the tone and the stick to trigger the sound.

# Digital Sales Up, But is Apple Monopoly the Price? NPD, Mint Data, Editorial Analysis

Peter Kirn writes:, the online financial management tool, has put its numbers together with market researchers NPD Group to analyze music spending. The results: when it comes to consuming recorded music, digital music continues to rise. At the same time, so does Apple’s grip on the music consumption market, a combination that includes proprietary control of a music store, a music player, and the leading mobile device.

Submarine entertainment room

# Is this the ultimate male playroom?

For many men, their house is their castle. For one Canterbury man, his play room is a submarine complete with working periscope.

Wayne Eyre has turned part of his Spencerville property into a wrecked submarine featuring "plutonium-leaking" torpedoes, at a cost of $100,000.

In the rusting interior of the submarine, which appears to have beached on a deserted island, Eyre has all the creature comforts reclining chairs, a three-metre big-screen TV and a top-notch surround-sound system.

# Novation Releases All MIDI Details for Launchpad

Novation’s Launchpad, its affordable (<$200) "grid" controller, may have a big Ableton logo on it. But underneath, it's just a MIDI controller. Bi-colored LEDs, containing a red and green element for red, green, and amber output (amber = red+green), can be triggered using simple MIDI note and control messages. That means, whether you're looking forward to Max for Live or you're sequencing in a tracker or writing Processing sketches, you can use the Launchpad just like any other MIDI controller.


# Qeve: Free Live Visual – VJ Software, Built in Pd

From Create Digital Motion:

Qeve is a promising-looking, open-source visual performance tool built in visual patching environment Pure Data (Pd). It was built primarily on Ubuntu Linux but should also run with some adjustment on Mac. (Pd itself runs on Windows, but some of the visual dependencies are not available on that platform. I’d still recommend Linux.)

# SampleRadar: 703 free grime samples

A fresh batch of samples from SampleRadar.

The samples are split into seven self-explanatory categories: Bass, Beats, FX, Guitar, Kits, Synth and Vox. All the samples are supplied as 24-bit WAV files so can be imported directly into your DAW of choice. Because they're royalty-free, you're welcome to use them in your music in any way you like – all we ask is that you don't re-distribute them.

# Eric Beam Nebula Programs

Eric Beam has recently posted some programs for Acustica Audio’s Nebula: Tube 1500 “instant analog” & MCI Heritage EQ “I like it dirty”

Loopmasters releases Zed Bias – “Deadly Dub Constructor”

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Loopmasters Zed Bias - Deadly Dub Constructor

Loopmasters has released Zed Bias – Deadly Dub Constructor, a fresh sample collection produced in conjunction with Loopmasters that explores the darker edge of Dubstep, Garage, Grime and Urban music production and includes a huge selection of incredible sample kits for producing these types of modern urban music.

Dave Jones is Zed Bias – hailing from deep within the UK dance music scene and causing a stir since the mid-90’s as a globetrotting DJ, pioneering producer, label chief, re-mixer & Jedi master of everything soulful. At times he has variously been known as Maddslinky, Phuturistix and a host of other production and writing aliases. This is not a ruse designed to confuse audiences (or global law enforcement agencies) it is merely a practical necessity to accommodate this mans incredibly prolific output.

Zed Bias – “Deadly Dub Constructor” features

  • Over 430 wav samples, 140 Loops and 78 Patches ready to play in Kontakt, Halion, EXS, SFZ, NNXT and EXS Samplers.
  • 7 Deadly Dub Construction Kits
  • 72 Loops (Drums, Bass, SFX, Musical Loops, Atmos)
  • 20 Rudebwoy beats
  • 20 Steppers Beats
  • 11 Rudebwoy Music Loops
  • 15 Steppers Musical Loops
  • 181 individual drum samples
  • 16 ready to play drum kits
  • 20 FX Files
  • 10 Dark Atmospheres
  • 60 Bass Tones and hits

Zed Bias – “Deadly Dub Constructor” is available in various formats for £24.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / Deadly Dub Constructor

Equinox Sounds releases Subconscious Dubstep

Equinox Sounds Subconscious Dubstep

Equinox Sounds has released Subconscious Dubstep, a collection of 12 dubstep and grimey construction kits with some deeper and darker journeys into the electronic substrata.

Featuring 2-Step beat patterns layered over 1/2 time Dub patterns, heavy atmospherics and an emphasis on precisely warbled, filtered & mutated subfrequencies, this is a diverse collection of dubstep loops.

Subconscious Dubstep features

  • 197 instrument loops and phrases in ACID / WAV format;
  • 197 instrument loops and phrases in Apple Loops / AIFF format;
  • BPM and Key information included;
  • All loops are 44KHz/16bit;
  • All Royalty Free.

Subconscious Dubstep is available for download for $29.95 USD.

Visit the Equinox Sounds web shop for more information and audio demos.

Loopmasters releases Garage and Bassline Essentials

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Loopmasters Garage and Bassline

Loopmasters has released Garage and Bassline Essentials, a downloadable sample library of over 300 Acidised Garage and Bassline samples.

Garage and Bassline from Loopmasters is a cool selection of bubbling bassline synths, 2 Step swing Beats and Heavy Dancefloor pressure cuts. These ready made loops will melt speaker cones and give your productions all the knowledge to master the low end of the audio spectrum.

Bassline house, or simply bassline, is a sub-genre of UK garage music that mixes elements of speed garage, 4×4 garage and R&B, and shares characteristics with fellow sub-genres dubstep and grime for their emphasis on bass.

Garage and Bassline is a great collection of over 300 Acidised Wav Samples, including Basslines, Drum Loops, Synth Parts, Fx, Vocals, Stabs and FX – so you have all the tools to create cone melting Garage and Bassline tracks.

Garage and Bassline Essentials features

  • 270Mb download.
  • 300 Acidised Bassline Samples, 106 Rex2 Loops, 30 Bass Loops, 30 Drum loops, 46 Synth loops, 40 Bass Stabs, 27 Fx Hits.
  • Suitable for Dubstep, Grime, Bassline, Garage or House Music.

Garage and Bassline Essentials is available for download for £14.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / Garage and Bassline Essentials