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Tonebuilder announces 25% off Driven Machine Drums 1.5 sample library

Tonebuilder Driven Machine Drums

Tonebuilder has announced an end of the year sale for its Driven Machine Drums 1.5 sample library.

A library designed to keep you in the creative flow all the time, recorded directly from the source through some of the best equipment in the world.

Driven Machine Drums 1.5

  • 4,114 Total Samples, 24 Bit.
  • Synthesis Sources: Euro Modular (Cwejman, Wiard, MOTM, MakeNoise+), Serge Modular, Elektron Machine Drum, Symbolic Sound Kyma Capybara, Eventide H8000FW, Korg ER-1, E-mu SP-1200, Oberheim DMX, Emu Mo Phatt, Yamaha DX200, Roland TR909, TR808, TR707, TR606, Vermona DRM-1 MKIII, Jomox MBase 11, Acidlabs Miami, Jomox MBrane 11, Drumfire DF500, Simmons SDS-1000, MFB-503, Elektron Monomachine.
  • Analog Processing: Thermionic Culture Vulture, Anamod ATS-1 w/ all cards, Neve 1073 Preamp, Atlas Pro Juggernaut Twin, A-Design EM-Gold, Source Plus Tube Amp w/ 1957 NOS French Mazda Tubes, Empirical Labs Distressor, Moog MF101, Mutronics Mutator, Dynacord VRS-23, Avedis E-27, TK-BC1, Valley People Dynamite, Schippman Ebbe und Flut.

Driven Machine Drums 1.5 is available to purchase at 25% off until 1 January, 2011.

  • 24 Bit Wav/Aif, Guru Kits: $57 USD.
  • 24 Bit Kontakt, EXS-24, Wav/Aif, Guru Kits: $65 USD.

More information: Driven Machine Drums


Goldbaby Productions releases SP1200 Vol 2 sample library + Xmas Gift 2010

Goldbaby SP1200 Vol. 2

Goldbaby Productions has announced the release of SP1200 Vol 2, the next installment of killer samples from the SP1200 and SP12.

The legendary grit and warmth of these samplers gives this sample pack a very distinctive character.

This time round I have fed these beasts: drum machines (TR707, 727, Linn LM2, DMX and more), vinyl, real drums, synths, perc and FX. Lots of variety and a few surprises await.

1542 x 24 bit samples… all dripping with the SP magic. Crunchy, warm, punchy, dirty…

Great for Hip Hop, Dub Step, Grime, Drum & Bass, Breaks… even House and Techno.

SP1200 Vol 2 is available to purchase for $29 USD (includes Battery 3, EXS24, Kontakt 3, Geist, Guru, Reason 5, and Wav formats).

Goldbaby has also released Xmas Gift 2010, a free sample pack featuring 105 samples (24bit wav) sampled through the SP1200.

Vinyl hits and drum machines all given some 12 bit drum sampler love! These samples are not in the SP1200 Vol 2.

The free Xmas Gift sample pack is available to download from the Goldbaby website.

More information: Goldbaby Productions / SP1200 Vol 2


FXpansion introduces December Half Price Sale + BFD v2.2 released

FXpansion shop

FXpansion has announced the December Half Price Sale, a limited time offer for its expansion packs.

For the entire month of December all FXpansion download-only expansion packs are 50% off for registered owners of BFD2, BFD Eco, DCAM: Synth Squad, GURU & Geist!

December Half Price Sale expansions:

  • BFD2 & BFD Eco:
    • Jazz Maple
    • Heavy
    • Cocktail
    • JEX
    • Decatom
    • Oak Custom
    • Maple Custom Absolute
    • 8 Bit Kit
    • Japanese Taiko Percussion & Grooves (BFD2 only)
    • Signature Snares Vol.1 & Vol.2
    • Sleishman Drums & Sleishman Snares
  • DCAM: Synth Squad:
    • Himalaya: Antiquity
    • Myagi: Ferocity (New!)
  • GURU & Geist:
    • City of Drums & Beats

To take advantage of these offers, log in to your user account and visit the online shop.

FXpansion has also released version 2.2 of BFD, a virtual drum instrument for Windows and Mac.

It includes new features like choke groups, random kit generation and many workflow enhancements and bug-fixes. Please note that, on Mac, the update requires Mac OSX 10.5 (or higher) and at least an Intel CoreDuo processor. A new set of presets is also available for download.

More information: FXpansion


FXpansion releases Geist, next-generation sampling drum machine

FXpansion Geist

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!

Geist features

  • 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


Golbaby Productions releases GBfree Nov2010 + 10% discount

Goldbaby Productions GBfree Nov2010

Goldbaby Productions is celebrating the launch of its new website with the release of GBfree Nov2010, a free drum & FX sample pack.

Drum samples made using U-he’s Ace synth with some analog outboard. Plus some glitchy fx made using Audio Damage plug-ins. Check out Ace: Check out Audio Damage plug-ins:

81 x 24 bit wavs (drum hits & FX) 9 MB. Includes Guru and Battery patches

Additionally, a 10% discount is available on any Goldbaby product purchase until the end of the month. Use coupon code NEWWEBSITEDISCOUNT at checkout to take advantage of this offer.

More information: Goldbaby Productions


One Small Clue Poise, pecussion sampler updated to v1.0.49

One Small Clue Poise (Carbon Ice skin)

One Small Clue has released version 1.0.49 of Poise, a percussion sampler instrument for Windows.

This is a significant release that includes many bug fixes and general improvements.

Changes in Poise v1.0.49

  • New Sample Content: Poise now ships with the Ammunition Drum Library by TeamDNR. Ammunition is a collection of 354 sampled drum sounds designed for producers of modern music styles. The collection features a selection of electronic and natural sounding hits.
  • New MIDI automation system. Optimised for real-time editing of drum kits.
  • New Trigger Map system with region information. Trigger map regions have settings for Low Note, High note, Root Note and MIDI Channel. This allows for custom pad arrangements not possible before.
  • Rudimentary import of Battery format drum kits.
  • Rudimentary import of Guru format drum kits.
  • Import of LM4 drum kits now more forgiving. (i.e. doesn’t throw errors when finding unexpected stuff in LM4 text files).
  • Improved compatibility with Ableton Live.
  • Many small changes to improve general work flow.
  • Bug Fix: CPU spikes when used on multi-core systems have been fixed.
  • Bug Fix: Poise could crash when changing it’s output configuration in Sonar.
  • Bug fix: Drum pad amplitude envelopes have been tweaked to reduce clicks when pads are either muted or retriggered.
  • Bug Fix: Changing output counts would crash Cubase 5. Poise now defaults to 16 outputs (unless renaming the dll file). Individual outputs can be activated/ignored within Cubase 5.
  • Bug Fix: Sometimes the sample display would trigger an access violation when being redrawn leading to a crash.

Poise for Windows (VST) is available to purchase for $49 USD.

More information: One Small Clue


Channel Robot releases Solid Drums, audio sample drum library

Channel Robot Solid Drums

Channel Robot has announced the release of Solid Drums, an audio sample library featuring over 1.7 GB of wav files, Kontakt, Battery and Guru Kits, Instructional Videos, MIDI files and KSP plug-ins.

Designed as a “foundation library”strong on high quality flexible samples for standard kits and percussion, Solid Drums V1.0 featuring over 100 kits, more than 470 instruments utilising some (but not all) of over 16,000 24-bit hand crafted wav files and more than 20 Kontakt 3+ compatible custom built KSP scripts.

Solid Drums V1.0 is now available to purchase for $29 USD.

Included in this price is 6 months access to the exclusive Solid Drums Members Area, where customers will get access to product additions (Channel Robot plan to add new kits and sounds every month for the next year at least), updates, support and co-owner forums.

More information: Channel Robot / Solid Drums


FXpansion updates BFD Eco to v1.0.1 + GURU price reduction

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FXpansion BFD Eco

FXpansion has released version 1.0.1 of BFD Eco, a virtual drum instrument plug-in for Windows and Mac.

BFD Eco is a streamlined, fun and affordable software instrument for acoustic drums, based on the award-winning BFD2 engine. Supplied with a selection of the best BFD2 sounds, it can also be expanded with the wide range of FXpansion and 3rd-party add-ons.

Changes in BFD Eco v1.0.1

  • Interoperability improvements with the upcoming BFD v2.2.
  • Interoperability improvements with the upcoming Zildjian edition BFD Eco DV.
  • A small set of bug fixes:.
  • Note timing accuracy with large audio buffers.
  • Occasional state restore issues in Protools 8.0.4.
  • Keymap restoration of repurposed percussion slots (tom, cym).
  • Manual file import extensions fixed.
FXpansion GURU

FXpansion has also announced it has lowered the price of GURU.

GURU takes the best features of hardware beatboxes, drum samplers and loop manglers, and combines them into a unique, inspirational software instrument.

Whether integrated in to your DAW or running standalone, GURU’s powerful sequencer with ultra tight timing and realtime groove adjustment is an intuitive and addictive interface with which to quickly write inspiring rhythmic foundations for your tracks.

GURU for PC and Mac is now available to purchase for $149 USD / £89 GBP / 119 EUR.

More information: FXpansion