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P5Audio Drop the Bass dubstep construction kits sound library released

P5Audio Drop the Bass

P5Audio has announced the release of Drop the Bass, a collection of dubstep construction kits.

Drop the Bass Dubstep Kits is a huge product containing 5 gigantic song sets, featuring 16 construction loop sets, 30 custom built synths & basses for Native Instruments Kontakt, nearly 40 custom designed Native Instruments Massive® patches, MIDI files and over 50 individual dubstep drum sounds pre-formatted for NI Kontakt, Exs-24, Reason NN-XT, HALion, NI Battery and Sampletank.

Inspired by the hardest hitting Dubstep producers on the charts including Skrillex, Knife Party and more!

Drop the Bass features

  • 5 royalty free song sets, arranged into 16 multitrack loop sets, featuring intros, drops, loops, variations and more.
  • 187 individual loops total, featuring wobbles, vox drops, dirty basses, synth leads, impact hits, risers, sweeps, multi-track drums and more.
  • 57 individual Dubstep WAV drum sounds pre-formatted for NI Kontakt, Exs-24, Reason NN-XT, HALion, NI Battery and Sampletank.
  • 30 custom crafted synths for NI Kontakt, including basses, womps, wobbles, leads and hits.
  • Nearly 40 custom crafted NI Massive® synth patches.
  • Inspired by Doctor P, Flux Pavilion, Knife Party, Porter Robinson and Skrillex.
  • All parts are separated including break beats & drum loops, bass cannons, growls, scream leads, synth leads, vocal fx, wobbles, womps and bass.
  • All tempos and key signatures are provided.
  • Over 2GB of total content provided in Acidized 24 bit WAV, 24 bit Apple Loop and Rex2 formats.
  • 100% Royalty FREE for all music production and commercial use.

The sound library is available to purchase for $39.99 USD.

More information: P5Audio / Drop the Bass

Steinberg Ultimate Cubase Recording Pack and Cubase Production Studio bundles released

Steinberg has announced the Ultimate Cubase Recording Pack and Cubase Production Studio, two hardware/software bundles consisting of the latest Cubase version and the UR824 interface as well as the latest Cubase Artist version and the UR28M interface.

Steinberg Ultimate Cubase Recording Pack & Production Studio
“Both bundles are really great value for money, providing comprehensive, extremely powerful solutions for music recording and production,” commented Stefan Schreiber, hardware product marketing manager at Steinberg.

The Ultimate Cubase Recording Pack bundles the UR824 rack audio interface together with the latest version of the Cubase music production system. The UR824 interface provides sufficient I/O connectivity and premium sound quality at up to 96 kHz/24-bit resolution. Cubase features a suite of 62 audio effects including the VST Amp Rack guitar rack emulations, 18 MIDI VST effect processors and ten VST instruments, including the HALion Sonic SE workstation with a wealth of instrument sounds, the Padshop granular synthesizer and Retrologue virtual-analog synthesizer.

The Cubase Production Studio comprises the UR28M desktop USB 2.0 audio interface and latest version of Cubase Artist. Featuring plenty of analog inputs and outputs at 96 kHz/24-bit resolution, the UR28M interface offers professional monitoring capabilities while recording in Cubase Artist. Cubase Artist comes with eight VST instruments including HALion Sonic SE, the Padshop granular synthesizer and the Retrologue virtual-analog synthesizer plus 43 audio and 18 MIDI VST effect processors.

“Users interested in purchasing an entire hardware and software recording setup at an exceptional price are well advised to take a closer look at what we are offering here,” Schreiber said further.

Ultimate Cubase Recording Pack features

  • Advanced music production system with unlimited audio, instrument and MIDI tracks.
  • Superb composing, scoring, editing and mixing tools.
  • 24-bit/96 kHz USB 2.0 audio interface with 8 D-PRE Class-A discrete mic preamps.
  • 8 analog in and 8 analog out, 2 pairs of ADAT optical I/O and wordclock I/O.
  • 10 outstanding virtual instruments, 62 high-end audio and 18 MIDI VST effect processors plus latency-free DSP-monitoring with effects.

Cubase Production Studio features

  • Music production system with industry-standard composing, scoring, editing and mixing tools.
  • 128 MIDI and 64 audio tracks with up to 24-bit/96 kHz.
  • 24-bit/96 kHz USB 2.0 audio interface with 2 D-PRE Class-A discrete mic preamps.
  • Digitally controlled monitor level control with Dim, Mono and Mute fed by 3×3 monitoring matrix.
  • Latency-free DSP-powered monitoring with effects.

The Ultimate Cubase Recording Pack and Cubase Production Studio are available priced at 999 EUR and 549 EUR respectively. Prices including German VAT.

More information: Steinberg

Audiowarrior Kreator sample library for HALion 87% off

Audiowarrior Kreator

Audiowarrior has announced that its Kreator plug-in sample workstation is available at a limited time discount.

Kreator is a massive, 3GB professional softsynth virtual instrument sound module expertly programmed by musicians for recording engineers, filmmakers, broadcasters, game developers, effects artists, and other media professionals. This music production solution has everything you need to make complete songs for music demos, TV, Film, or any audio-visual project—mellotron, acoustic and electric guitars, acoustic studio-drum kits, electronic drum kits, analog synthesizers, acoustic and electric pianos, organs, acoustic and electric basses, sound effects, soundscapes, World percussion—all from one super, easy-access award winning technology of the HALion Player GUI interface.

Easily produce stunning music demos with its on-board DSP and fine-tune your sounds using AmpModeling, WAH-WAH, Speaker Cabinet Modeling, Flanger, Rotary, Chorus, Reverbs, and TalkBox Vowel Modeling—AA, EE, II, OO, UU—accessible directly from its 8 MIDI-Learn SOUND EDIT Controls.

Kreator for HALion is available as a download for $49 USD (MSRP $379 USD).

More information: Audiowarrior

Loopmasters releases Glimpse presents Found Sounds and Field Recordings

Loopmasters Glimpse Found Sounds and Field Recordings

Loopmasters has released Found Sounds and Field Recordings, a sample library by Glimpse.

Armed with his portable recorder Glimpse has been sucking up sound waves from around the world from his extensive tours and globetrotting trips. Packed with sonic delights from Mexico Airport, Sydney Zoo, Tokyo Market, Coffee machines, Ambient noise, Helicopters, Trains, Planes, Children, Cafes, Weather and more.

This truly unique sample package includes pre sidechained versions that are ready to drop straight into your tracks, along with pure unedited recordings for you to play with. Found Sounds and Filed Recordings is the perfect way to add natural organic sounds into your productions be it Minimal, Tech, Deep Techno or library sound tracks.

Found Sounds and Field Recordings features

  • 133 field recording samples (24bit), 551 MB content.
  • Includes 20 glitch and crackle, 20 human, 16 metal, 9 piano, 31 places, 7 room noise, 21 travel, and 9 weather samples.
  • 8 sampler patches for NN-XT, HALion, SFZ, Kontakt and EXS24.

The sample pack is available to purchase for £19.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / Glimpse presents Found Sounds and Field Recordings

Precisionsound releases EP-30 sample library

Precisionsound EP-30

Precisionsound has announced the release of EP-30, a “Vintage keyboard collection” series sample library featuring the sounds of the Roland EP-30 electric piano.

Roland released the first velocity sensitive electric piano in 1974, the EP-30. It was built in a sturdy road case with 4 preset sounds and a bass sound that could be blended with the others in the lowest octave. It had a vibrato with speed control that affected the volume, and a tone control. You could create some variation to the sound by pressing more than one preset button at a time. Today it’s quite rare to find.

If we where to describe the sound, “Pac Man piano” could be appropriate. EP-30 does not sound like a real piano, it sounds very Lo-Fi and cheesy, in a cool, retro way.

EP-30 features

  • The EP-30 sampled in full, every key and preset. The natural range of the Roland EP-30 is F0 to F5, and F0 to B1 for the Bass. The sample library has an extended range from C0 to C6 except the Bass which has been extended down only, to C0.
  • 263 WAV files (24bit quality).
  • 5 programs for Steinberg HALion, Logic EXS24, NI Kontakt v1-2.
  • 12 programs for NI Kontakt v3-5 (full version required).
  • 5 programs in the SoundFont format (16bit), 100% compatible with all virtual samplers supporting the SoundFont format like Dimension Pro (Cakewalk), Free SFZ player, NN-XT (Reason) and more.

The sample library is available to purchase for $25 USD (download) / $36 USD (DVD). All formats are included.

More information: Precisionsound / EP-30

Precisionsound releases Hedberg Travel Organ sample library

Precisionsound Hedberg Travel Organ

Precisionsound has announced the Hedberg Travel Organ, a sample library for Kontakt, EXS24, HALion & SoundFont.

The “Hedberg Travel organ” is a 4 octave Swedish folding harmonium made in Enskede, Stockholm, Sweden, around 1950 by “Hugo Hedberg”.

This instrument combines brilliance and simplicity in something that looks like an ordinary suitcase. But don´t let the appearance deceive you—it’s a great example of a completely acoustic, portable keyboard instrument.

With a warm and stable tone quality, different from both the accordion and bigger harmoniums, it will be a useful element in genres as Folk, Country and Jazz – but also in a simple acoustic guitar-vocal setup. The instrument has been used as a Missionary Organ, for playing psalms in outdoor services.

Hedberg Travel Organ in Kontakt
Hedberg Travel Organ with custom interface for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Hedberg Travel Organ features

  • 117 24bit WAV files, chromatically sampled and recorded in stereo. Range is C1 to C5 with the last note stretched to C6 so you get 5 octaves. Includes notes and release samples, as well as noise samples.
  • 2 programs for all versions of Steinberg HALion.
  • 2 programs for Logic EXS24.
  • 2 programs for NI Kontakt v1 and v2.
  • 1 program for NI Kontakt v3 v4 & v5.
  • 2 programs in the SoundFont format (16bit).
  • The SoundFont versions are 100% compatible with all virtual samplers supporting the SoundFont format like Dimension Pro (Cakewalk), Free SFZ player, NN-XT (Reason) and more.
  • Full version of Kontakt 3, 4 or 5 is required for the Kontakt versions (Free Kontakt Player not supported).

The sample library is available to purchase for $25 USD (+$11 USD for DVD).

More information: Precisionsound / Hedberg Travel Organ

SampleTekk launches Summer Sale – 50% off sample libraries

SampleTekk has announced a Summer Sale, offering its sample libraries at a 50% discount for a limited time.

SampleTekk Summer Sale
Prices in the store are regular, the discount will be applied when checking out.

The sale applies to all products, including the recently released

  • Black Kontakt Player powered Steinway D Hamburg Concert Grand piano, and
  • INIL Choir – 10cc Voice Loops, an ethereal choral library in cooperation with Eric Stewart of 10CC (Kontakt/EXS24/HALion/NN-XT).

More information: SampleTekk

Review: No Dough NDS-4 Underground House

No Dough NDS-4 Underground House

No Dough’s fourth release in the NDS sample pack series is titled Underground House.

Simply put, this is the heart and soul of the underground house scene in a massive collection of over 7000 professionally crafted WAV sounds, designed to give you that authentic House music vibe you hear from your favorite artists but in a format that is useful for any style of music that requires a punchy analogue sound.

The sample pack features:

  • 4,700+ drum and percussion hits.
  • 59 multi-sampled instruments.
  • 161 bass and synth loops.

The drum and percussion hits include various classic sounds of drum machines and sampled sources, with three variations; Original recordings, driven, vinyl and Revox (Studer tape machine) versions. No Dough used some various outboard gear to get an authentic vibe. Everything is nicely categorized in folders by the type of drum hit. No drum kits are included though.

To record the multi-sampled instruments, No Dough used gear by Oberheim, Roland, some old EMU samplers and FM synthesizers. The sampler patches are split up in various sections. There’s bass, strings & pads, leads & synths and organs and misc. A good amount of sounds.

The bass and synth loops sound very authentic as well. Actually, playing them individually they almost sound kind of low quality, lo-fi. But in a good way.

Loops are ready to be chopped, smashed, distorted and resequenced, each loop features a Recycle version and we have also included a selection of Midi files so you can get at the notes themselves to twist, mash and create.

I’d say that is a good thing, because these loops are meant for chopping. You are not going to get much of a good result by simply tossing the loops together as there are some tuning issues and files have no mention of which key they’re in. This set of loops just isn’t a construction kit type set so unless you stick with using just a single loop and create additional melodies around that, you are supposed to do some of the work yourself. The sound is there though.

Check out the demo track to get an idea of what NDS-4 Underground House is about.

So what do I think?

Product: NDS-4 Underground House by No Dough
Format: 24bit WAV, REX + sampler patches (Kontakt/EXS24/HALion/NN-XT)
Price: £39.99 GBP
Like: authentic sounds, good variety
Don’t like: no key info in loops
Verdict: 8/10

Even though No Dough prides itself in recording in high quality 96kHz/24bit, it’s still vintage synths, gritty sampler sounds, tape machines, and analog processing chains we’re talking about. NDS-4 is not about pristine quality, it is about the vibe of classic underground house music.

No Dough’s key description for the Underground House pack is “tone, warmth and musicality”. I hear that, and I would sum those up and call it authentic. Individually the samples and loops sound somewhat raw to me, lo-fi, perhaps slightly dated. And that’s how it is supposed to be, because once you start putting things together you quickly end up with something that sounds like the real deal. Go check it out.

More information: NDS-4 Underground House