FXpansion has announced the release of Vintage DrumBox, a collection of synthesized analogue drum samples for the Geist drum instrument for Windows and Mac.
Created by Mr Hoodie from The Groove Criminals, Vintage DrumBox is the result of obsessively sampling a set of strange, esoteric and crusty old machines. The included sounds are warm, rounded and perfect as an antidote or accompaniment to more modern timbres. The pack also features a bonus selection of riffs and arps from some classic analogue synths.
Some highlights of Vintage DrumBox include early preset accompaniment and organ-top boxes like the Hammond AutoVari and Watford Rhythm Generator, Amdek and Electro Harmonix percussion tone generators and rare drum machines such as the Vermona DRM-1. Legendary analogue BBD delay, tape echoes and spring reverbs are judiciously used to add further textures and flavours.
Vintage DrumBox features loops, kits and presets for FXpansion’s Geist software. Samples are supplied in 24-bit 44.1kHz WAV and RX2 formats and can be loaded into any software or hardware that supports them.
Vintage DrumBox is available to purchase for $29 USD / 25 EUR / £22 GBP inc VAT for all registered Geist owners.
More information: FXpansion / Geist Expander: Vintage DrumBox
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The Groove Criminals has announced the release of Analogue Synth FX and Analogue Synth Percussion, two new sample packs.
The Groove Criminals are proud to release their new range of compact, low cost but high quality sample packs under the Groove Criminals Essentials banner. Designed to be an affordable way of building up a set of go-to sounds and samples for a wide range of music productions.
Groove Criminals Essentials packs
- Analogue Synth FX – A collection of 100% analogue synth FX all sourced from the Groove Criminals’ stash of analogue synths, both new and vintage. The 112 24-bit WAV samples include sweeps, drops, risers, one-off hits and just plain fat, bubbly analogue goodness to top off any track.
Synths used to make this pack include the Roland SH101, Moog Little Phatty, Waldorf Pulse, Artura Minibrute, Roland SH09, Yamaha CS5, the Korg Monotron series and Synare 3. Strictly analogue processing comes courtesy of the Electrix Filter Factory, Vermona filters and a fully stocked Moog Moogerfooger rig.
- Analogue Synth Percussion – A collection of percussive hits all created from an enviable stack of analogue drum synths. From deep booms and fat bleeps to sharp twangs and metallic tones, these 120 24- bit WAV hits will help to inject some analogue goodness alongside more traditional drum sounds.
The 100% analogue sound sources used to create this versatile sample pack include a Vermona DRM1 Mk3, JoMox Air Base 99, Synare 3, Amdek PCK-100 percussion synth, Artura Minibrute, Roland SH09 and Yamaha CS5.
The sample packs are available to purchase at Sounds To Sample for £5 GBP each.
More information: Sounds To Sample
FXpansion has announced the release of Best of GURU, a Geist Expander pack which brings together the highlights of the GURU factory sound library.
With 3GB of diverse kits, loops and single-hit sounds, Best of GURU offers a huge array of sounds pre-formatted for Geist to drop into your productions.
Some highlights of the pack include a wide variety of Goldbaby samples and loops, Yellow Tools acoustic kits and a comprehensive suite of classic vintage drum machine sounds, as well as a wealth of material from Wizoo Platinum, Groove Criminals, Gearshift and Biolabs, amongst others.
In total, Best of GURU contains over 350 kits, over 1500 loops and over 9500 single-hit sounds. The included samples and loops are all in .WAV, .AIF or .RX2 format, so can be used in any software or hardware instrument which can load these formats.
Geist Expander: Best of GURU is a download-only product and is available now from the FXpansion web shop, priced at £59 GBP/69 EUR/$99 USD for all registered Geist owners.
Special offer: Best of GURU is FREE with all new Geist purchases until 31 July 2011. Best of GURU is also FREE for all customers who crossgrade to Geist from GURU.
More information: FXpansion / Geist Expander: Best of GURU
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FXpansion has announced the release of Geist, a next-generation sampling drum machine, designed to create evolved, custom beats and grooves, freeing you from the limits of pre-packaged loops and over-complicated DAWs.
Geist fuses creative sample-sculpting tools with fast pattern step-sequencing and arrangement. Browse through sounds with lightning speed, slice and assign loops to pads with a single click; sample, resample and build beats in a slick unified environment. Geist makes fiddly tasks with multiple apps a thing of the past.
Geist runs as a plug-in and as a standalone application, perfect for laptop beatmaking. Export creations as audio clips or load sessions back into the plug-in to resample, reslice, remix, rearrange and transform your beats even further. Geist is a complete, integrated rhythm production sandbox for the studio, the tour bus or the stage!
- Sampling & resampling.
- Dirac3™ time-stretch / pitch-shift.
- Powerful full-featured slicing & hit detection.
- 30+ effect types inc. DCAM circuit modeled filters / dynamics / drive & Overloud Breverb™.
- Pattern sequencing.
- Scene switching.
- Integrated song mode.
- Real-time record & retro capture.
- Step-automation for parameters.
- Intuitive and powerful browser.
- Full MIDI and audio export.
- Standalone / VST / AU / RTAS.
- Exclusive sounds & presets from Armin van Buuren, D. Ramirez, Dom Kane, KJ Sawka, Goldbaby, Groove Criminals, Portion Control and more.
Geist is available to purchase as a download-only product, priced at £157 GBP / €189 EUR / $249 USD plus VAT where applicable. Registered FXpansion GURU customers can crossgrade for £79 GBP / €95 EUR / $125 USD plus VAT where applicable.
More information: FXpansion / Geist
Boomplug has released version 1.1 of BoomComb, a free tuneable comb filter effect plug-in for Windows.
The new 1.1 version has been rebuilt so that the GUI version can now support windows XP. Also there is a load of new presets provided by the talented Groove Criminals. As well as that the feedback control has been changed into a decay control to control the length of the resonation. Along with all this there are many bug fixes and optimizations.
Changes in BoomComb v1.1
- Changed Feedback to decay control.
- GUI Framework now renders to a back RenderTarget.
- New internal Preset system and selector.
- Fixed memory Leak with loading of PNGs.
- GUI Framework also uses GDI for XP support.
- Presets and preset selector.
- Fixed fine tune control while moving knob.
- Fixed exception on release of factory resources.
- Many other fixes and optimizations.
BoomComb is available to download as a freeware VST effect plug-in for Windows PC.
More information: Boomplug