Groovepacks FreeStyle 3, sound library for Ableton Live

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Groovepacks FreeStyle 3

Groovepacks has announced the release of FreeStyle 3, the third Ableton Live pack in the FreeStyle series.

You get 736MB of content, with 167 live clips, 62 audio effect racks (including the Performers fx racks, that are designed for performing or live use, with 1 knob controlling lots of things), 32 highly flexible “mini-synth” instrument racks (so you can extract lots of different sounds from each, check the audio clip examples), all based around 420 samples recorded in 24bit/44.1khz.

FreeStyle 3 for Live 7 and higher is available to purchase for 14.90 EUR. A free demo pack is available to download from the Groovepacks website.

More information: Groovepacks


GroovePacks releases Extreme Samples

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GroovePacks Extreme Samples

GroovePacks has released Extreme Samples, a new sample pack featuring loops destined to stand out from the crowd.

This collection of 125 loops is not your ordinary bread & butter sounds.

These are sounds for when you are looking for something “else”, with a bit of character or completely mangled out to use as a stand out piece on your track, to build the drama in a breakdown or to put it in the background and give your track some texture and interest. Some of them also make for very good material to put into a sampler or a sample manipulating synth to further shape and modulate them.

These samples have undergone a whole stream of processing, degrading, glitching and everything in between. Most of the loops are quite big, 8 bars, 16 bars, 4bars… only a few are 2 bar loops.

Use one or two of these sounds in a track that is sounding particularly bland and it will immediately improve!

Extreme Samples features

  • 276MB content, 24bit/44.1Khz samples.
  • 125 unique samples in total, divided like this:
    • 25 Ambiences loops.
    • 20 Crazy Sequences loops.
    • 20 Glitch loops.
    • 20 Percussion loops.
    • 20 Processed Drumloops.
    • 20 Rhythmic Textures loops.

Extreme Samples is available to purchase as a download for 9.90 EUR.

More information: GroovePacks / Extreme Samples


Short links for February 26th, 2010

Some interesting things I found recently:

# Neurosonics Live (Vimeo)

Chris Cairns of Neurosonics Audiomedical Labs Inc. posted another Neurosonics video, the Holographic Drumkit and Turntables test.


# GroovePacks Free Stuff

GroovePacks has released a new sampler freebie featuring 10 Sampler instruments (Live 8 and Sampler required).

The instruments were made using samples from our Foundation 1 & 2 sample packs, and also some waveforms from the default Ableton library. Open the info view to see additional information on each rack. You get some great sounding sfx, bass, pad and rhythmic sounds. Install instructions are on the zip file. Enjoy!

# OTO machines – Biscuit

Hardware unit with real 8-bit A/D and D/A converters, true analog multimode filter with resonance control, an FX section with Waveshaper, Delay, Pitch Shifter and Step Filter, and more…

OTO Biscuit
OTO Biscuit

Add depth, texture and organic behavior to synths, basslines, drum machines and virtual sounds from computers with BISCUIT !

By using 8-bit converters, digital processing and analog resonant filters, Biscuit opens up a wide range of sounds from harsh distortion, digital and aliasing artifacts to warm and fat 8-bit sounds.

Producers, deejays, musicians and sound lovers can use BISCUIT to extend their sound creation possi- bilities.
BISCUIT will find its place in studios, on stages or even in clubs.

via CDM, where you can also find an interview with creator Denis Cazajeux.

# SNOOKY001 DRUMKIT « timothyJ:

Free drumkit by Timothy Preut:

new drumkit called SNOOKY001. It is a combo of some kinda retro meets grimey meets elctronic. Have fun using these sounds.

Drumaxx & Ableton @ ModulateThis!

# Image Line Drumaxx Tutorial – Routing Pad Output to Separate Audio Tracks in Ableton Live

Mark Mosher posted a tutorial on how to route pad output of Image-Line's Drumaxx percussion synth to separate audio tracks in Ableton Live.

Image Line has just released a new Percussion Modeling Instrument called Drumaxx made by Maxx Claster. Drumaxx includes 130 drumkits, 900 drum patches, 200 drum patterns. If you use Sawer, Sakura, Morphine, Poizone, or Toxic Biohazard instruments, then you are familiar with Maxx’s work.

Image Line is offering Drumaxx as a “name your price” download for limited until March 31st,2010 with a minimum price of $13 USD with $1 going to support Haiti earthquake victims. With a deal like this I thought it was a “no brainer” so I picked it up.

One of the coolest features is that each of the 16 physically modeled drums can be routed to individual tracks within your host so you can add additional effects. Below I’ll show you how to set this up on Ableton Live.

# Studio Wormbone

Trevor Dutton wrote in to let us know that he’s hiring out the services of his electronic music studio.

Studio Wormbone is a compact and efficient state of the art recording and production facility located in a quiet forest setting just outside the Emerald City of Seattle.

Owned and managed by sound designer/producer Trevor Dutton, Wormbone Studio specializes in all aspects of electronic music, sound design, and cutting edge audio production.

Trevor has also released a number of sample packs, now available from Producer Loops.


Groovepacks releases Foundation 2

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Groovepacks Foundation 2

Groovepacks has released Foundation 2, a new sample pack in the Foundation series of sample packs designed to help you get inspired and jump start your music creation process.

Each sample pack will have a variety of samples, from bass to fx, pads to drumloops, sequences and a drum kit. Musically, the focus is in the broad range of musical styles deriving from house music, techno, breaks and minimal. It’s a series offering samples with character and usability.

It is not a series focusing on a single micro-genre, nor with the most pristine audio ever, nor focusing on only drumloops or bass or whatever. This is for the producer who likes to make music in several styles and wants to have a broad arsenal.

Foundation 2 features

  • 280MB content, all the samples are 24bit/44.1Khz.
  • The pack contains 185 unique samples in total:
    • 20 Atmospheres & Pads loops.
    • 25 Bass loops.
    • 36 individual Drum Hits.
    • 41 full Drumloops.
    • 32 Percussion loops.
    • 31 Sequences loops (leads, melodies, synths).
  • The loops are at 125 bpm. Wherever possible, tonal loops have their key indicated in the name.

Foundation 2 is available to purchase for 12.50 EUR. A free demo pack is available to download from the product page (includes 31 out of the 185 samples).

More information: Groovepacks / Foundation 2


GroovePacks releases FreeStyle 2 and free Audio Synth rack

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GroovePacks FreeStyle 2

GroovePacks has anounced the release FreeStyle 2, a Live Pack containing instrument, midi and effect racks, live clips and samples for Ableton Live.

FreeStyle 2 features

  • After installation, the contents of the pack will be 311,2MB in size.
  • 148 Live Clips, 55 Audio Effect Racks, 17 Instrument Racks, 3 Midi Effect Racks, 197 samples.
  • A manual is included.
  • Compatible with Live 7 onwards.

FreeStyle 2 is available to purchase for 14.50 EUR. A free demo pack is available to download from the product page.

GroovePacks has also released Audio Synth, a new free effect rack for Ableton Live.

… it’s made to turn your audio, for instance a drumloop, into something that sounds like straight out of a synth, using resonator, freq shifter, ring mod, vocoder and grain delay. Go to the free page to download and to check out the video.

More information: GroovePacks / FreeStyle 2 / Free Stuff


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