Versilian Studios has released Miscellania I: Horror, a sound effects plug-in which contains approximately 75 samples from a variety of sources centered around horror and sci-fi soundscapes.
A happy Halloween from everyone here at Versilian Studios with this fun little plug-in of six whole octaves (including black notes) of spooky effects and more, the first part of a series of light effects plug-ins to come out over the next few months.
This plugin contains zaps, whirring, percussive metallic hits, strange cymbal/gong sounds, bubbling, instrumental effects, and even a nature ambience.
It is designed for use by cinematic/ambient composers and sound designers looking for a basis for a scary or interesting soundscapes.
The plugin is available to download free of charge for Windows and Mac (VST/AU).
More information: Versilian Studios / Miscellania I: Horror
Famous Audio has released Halloween Themes, a sample pack featuring Halloween inspired sounds.
It’s time for candy, mayhem, and macabre! Get into the Halloween spirit with us! We’ re proud to present our latest release “Halloween Themes” – a perfect resource of your next apocalyptic project!!
This pack contains 727 MB of content featuring 200 scary horrific halloween loops & samples that will make for a frightful and memorable Halloween party!!
From mournful piano melodies to unreal and mysterious atmospheric pads, dark brooding transition arpeggios to raspy low cello drones, spooky orchestral music phrases to oozing with inky black textures, malevolent instrumentation to dark monster growls, bloodcurdling screams to slow motion beats, eerie FX to snarling beastly growling, filthy dirty howling to crying wolfs, lunatic laughs to wicked creature noises, caged beasts to rattling chains, sinister grins to creepy vox.. everything you need to create the perfect battle between the living and the undead!!
The sample pack costs £29.95 GBP.
More information: Famous Audio / Halloween Themes
Soundiron has announced the release of Angklung and Sick 3: Dark Places, two new sample libraries for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Angklung is a unique instrument from Indonesia with a particular, short bamboo percussive flavor. At 3.5GB and over 6700 samples, our Angklung library features both dry studio and wet hall recordings. The Hall recordings also features three blendable mic positions and sustaining rattles with releases.
Our Sick series has evolved to a whole new level with the release of Sick 3, just in time for Halloween. Sick 3 features 4.39GB of professional dark/suspense/horror environments and over 300 custom convolution impulses. We also hand-crafted horrific demonic creatures, feverish states of sonic delirium, monstrously shambling slavering hordes and discordant fever dreams.
The libraries are available for the introductory price of $59 USD each until 7 Novermber, 2012 at 11:59 PM PST (regular $79 USD).
Soundiron is also celebrating Halloween with 10% off storewide on all orders over $79 USD with any 2 or more items through November 7th, 2012. Use coupon code sickangklung at checkout to take advantage of this offer.
More information: Soundiron
, Les Productions Zvon
, samples and sound libraries
Posted in news
on Nov 01, 2012
Sampleism has announced its October 2012 Giveaway, a free collection of sounds and patches.
I must admit, I am truly astounded by the quality on offer here – I am humbled by the awesome people that use Sampleism and tip my hat to them all for creating such amazing audio for everybody to enjoy. Respect!
This collection has a horror theme running through it with Loops, Old Horror Movie FX and vocal samples from Les Productions Zvon, Kontakt Kits and patches for Massive. There are also a selection of breaks and beats from Sample Science and some original House loops from Electronisounds.
Please – if you like what is on offer here (and who wouldn’t!) support the independent developers and producers, check out their profiles and buy something to show that you care.
The sample pack is a free download for Sampleism users (registration is free).
More information: Sampleism
AudioSpillage has updated its Elecktroid drum instrument plug-in for Mac to version 1.0.3.
Changes in Elecktroid v1.0.3
- Fixed GUI colour inconsistencies between different host apps.
- Correct names for multiple outputs now displayed in host app.
- Minor GUI improvements.
AudioSpillage has also launched a “Halloween + Guy Fawkes Sale”, offering 20% of Elecktroid and DrumSpillage until November 5th, 2012.
More information: AudioSpillage
, effect plugins
, instrument plugins
, Sugar Bytes
Posted in news
on Oct 30, 2012
Sugar Bytes has announced its Halloween Special, offering its products at a 50% discount for a limited time.
Sweet Treats unlimited, and at half the price! Sugar Bytes celebrates Halloween with a shortcut on our brains, so you can shop us down to the bones for just 4 days!
The sale ends November 2nd, 2012.
More information: Sugar Bytes
, Dr. Dre
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on Oct 30, 2012
R-Loops has announced a contest in which you can win a pair of Beats By Dr. Dre.
Just three steps:
1. Buy any product from www.r-loops.com*
2. Join our Facebook (www.facebook.com/rloops),
3. Subscribe to newsletter!
Winner will be announced at the end of November on our Fanpage!
Customers who have bought r-loops products in October 2012 will automatically take part in the competition when fulfilling the other conditions.
r-loops is also having a Halloween Sale, offering a 50% discount on all products until October 31st, 2012. Use coupon code halloween at checkout.
More information: R-Loops
reFX has released FX and Halloween expansion libraries for its Nexus2 rompler synthesizer for Windows and Mac.
With FX, Nexus provides sound effects, the essence of modern productions! 150+ state-of-the-art effect presets by Manuel Schleis. Great for electronic music genres, plus movie FX and trailers. Complex sounds with easy user controls. Try out the up/down lifters, impact hits, booms, drones, atmospheres, swooshes, slides, fx loops and arps. This is a great, all-inclusive package!
Halloween — Bats, Cats, Mad scientists and even the Count himself make an appearance in this free mini-expansion for all Nexus2 customers. You can find it in your purchase-history along the required 2.4.0 update. Happy Halloween.
reFX has also updated Nexus2 to version 2.4.0, including faster loading times.
Changes in Nexus v2.4.0
- Most presets load about twice as fast now! If you have a fast SSD, loading times are mostly instantenous, even with bigger presets.
- The mix-page had to be changed slightly. The oscillators are now on their own tab to make room for four additional layers (for a total of eight now) and four additional oscillators (also a total of eight now). Future exansions will utilize this. The free “Halloween”-Expansion already does this!
- The support-file now detects Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 correctly.
- Re-enabled the Live section. From now on updates are downloaded again.
- Removed invisible, but audible, MIDI-CC #7 and CC #11. A few users unintentionally used these and thus changed the output-volume.
- Fixed: Arp-glide was sometimes unintentionally enabled for some sequences at certain speeds and tempo.
- Fixed: The reverb would flutter very lightly under very specific circumstances and only with VERY low frequencies.
- Fixed: Minor bug-fixes and optimizations.
Nexus2 is available to purchase for 249 EUR. The FX expansion is 55 EUR, the Halloween expansion can be downloaded at no charge.
More information: reFX