Uppercussion releases Digicussion 3 + Digicussion Bundle & new Kontakt Instruments

Uppercussion has announced the release of Digicussion 3, a sample library designed to deliver 50 kits full of character, with singular kicks and snares, hihats and cymbals, percussion, metal, noises, melodic hits, SFX, and more. The kits are available in standard kit formats such as Maschine, Ableton Live and Geist.

Uppercussion Digicussion 3

All Digicussion products are also now available as Kontakt Instruments, advanced drum machines to customize the sounds and kits in a brand new interface, created in collaboration with Icebreaker Audio.

The Kontakt instruments include all kinds of sonic controls, professional mastering effects, a built-in sequencer, preset kits saved as Kontakt snapshots and drum patterns for every kit.

Digicussion 3 features

  • 50 drum kits.
  • Five kit categories: Bossed, Disturbed, Primed, Spaced and Threatened.
  • 800 samples, 16 samples per kit.
  • Samples are 24-bit, 44.1 kHz.
  • Formats include Maschine, Ableton Live, Geist, Battery, Kontakt (basic), EXS24, Halion, Reason NN-XT, and single WAV samples.
  • Sample folders are easily accessible and sorted by sound type.
  • Total size is 180 MB.

Digicussion 3 is available for purchase for $29 USD.

In addition, all Digicussion products (Digicussion 1-3) are now available together in a Bundle for $49 USD, for a total of 150 kits and 2400 samples. There is a bundle for the new Kontakt instruments and a separate bundle for the multiple format versions (both can be purchased together for $59 USD).

Uppercussion Kontakt Instrument features

  • Volume, Pitch and Filter envelopes per sound.
  • Filter, EQ, Distortion, Lo-Fi and Dynamic effects per sound.
  • Master FX including analogue modelled EQ, Compressor and Tape Saturation.
  • Convolution Reverb with 20 custom impulse responses.
  • Three engine modes, including a vintage SP1200 emulation.
  • Preset kits saved as Kontakt snapshots.
  • Preset MIDI maps and the ability to customize the mapping.
  • Built-in sequencer.
  • Preset drum patterns.
  • Compatible with Komplete Kontrol Native Map and Light Guide.

The Kontakt Instrument library is for use with the full version of Kontakt 5.4.1 or later and is not compatible with the free Kontakt player.

More information: Uppercussion

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Heavyocity releases BitRate II & MonoBoy for Reaktor

Heavyocity has partnered with Icebreaker Audio to release BitRate II, a major update to the BitRate semi-modular 8-bit drum machine for Reaktor.

Heavyocity BitRate II

BitRate II uses multiple methods of retro digital synthesis and sampling to produce charismatic and nostalgic drum sounds. The included sound engines cover chipsounds, FM synthesis, lofi sampling, and glitchy circuit bending.

On top of these unique sound engines, BitRate II also offers a 5-track mixer and a master fx section that includes an analogue modelled EQ, bus compressor, and speaker simulator for added lo-fi effect.

The drums can be triggered via MIDI or from the internal sequencer. The sequencer provides two modulation sequences per drum, which can be routed to virtually any combination of sound parameters in any amount.

BitRate II also comes bundled with the MonoBoy instrument, a melodic counterpart for BitRate II. MonoBoy uses similar sound engines, but in an interface more suited to melodic playing.

The BitRate II Bundle ships with a total of 140 preset snapshots including a variety of sounds from kits and beats to synths and samples.

BitRate II features

  • 5 drum slots into which you can load any one of 4 sound engines.
  • 4 lo-fi digital sound engines: Chip, FM, Sampler, Glitch.
  • The ability to sample from the audio input into a custom-built sample engine.
  • A built-in sequencer with 2 modulation sequences per drum.
  • Per-track sequence length, allowing for complex poly-rhythms.
  • EQ, Compressor, and Speaker Simulator master effects.

MonoBoy features

  • 3 sound generator modes, including a unique DM sampler.
  • Easy-to-use arpeggiator and Voice Controls
  • 2 Modulation sequences.
  • A master FX section that includes the one-of-a-kind Bit Delay effect.

The BitRate II & MonoBoy bundle is available for purchase for an introductory price of $29 USD for the first two weeks (regular $49 USD). During this period, original BitRate owners can buy BitRate II for $19 USD.

More information: Heavyocity / BitRate II

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50% off Icebreaker Audio Asian Bundle at VST Buzz

VST Buzz has launched a limited time sale on the Asian Bundle, a bundle comprising the Sanjo Gayageum Korean stringed instrument and Akebono Collection Japanese synthesizer Kontakt instrument libraries by Icebreaker Audio.

Icebreaker Audio Asian Bundle

The Sanjo Gayageum was meticulously sampled by Icebreaker Audio with over 1500 samples recorded at 24bit/48kHz quality, a minimum of 3 round robins per note and between 6 and 14 velocity layers per note. The simple and beautiful interface is easy to use allows you to mix between 2 microphone sources, meaning you’ll always get that perfect sound for your track.

The Akebono has a collection of 15 traditional instruments to choose from in a wide range of categories. Every instrument was sampled at 24bit / 48kHz with the original performance features emulated with custom scripts in Kontakt.

Asian Bundle features

  • 2 Kontakt libraries in one bundle.
  • Over 16 Kontakt Instruments included.
  • 1.56GB in size.
  • Beautiful sounding Asian instruments.
  • Sampled at 48k/24bit resolution with custom Kontakt scripts to create realism.
  • Perfect to add Asian influence to any track.

The Asian Bundle is available for purchase from VST Buzz for £25 GBP until September 23rd, 2014 (regular £50 GBP).

More information: VST Buzz / Asian Bundle

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Icebreaker Audio releases Sanjo Gayageum for Kontakt

Icebreaker Audio has launched Sanjo Gayageum, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Icebreaker Audio Sanjo Gayageum

Sanjo Gayageum is a Kontakt 5 instrument designed to re-create the sound of the traditional Korean stringed instrument of the same name.

Sanjo Gayageum features

  • Over 1500 samples recorded at 24-bit/48kHz quality.
  • A minimum of 3 round robins, and between 6 and 14 velocity layers per note.
  • Mixer with 2 microphone sources, and high quality effects.
  • Advanced pitch-bend control options.
  • 12 custom impulse responses.

Sanjo Gayageum is available for the introductory price of £34 GBP until July 31st, 2014 (25% off regular).

More information: Icebreaker Audio / Sanjo Gayageum

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Icebreaker Audio releases Akebono Collection for Kontakt

Icebreaker Audio has announced the Akebono Collection, a sample-based emulation of the Akebono Koto Synthesizer, a unique suitcase instrument from Japan.

Icebreaker Audio Akebono: Plucked

Akebono was released exclusively in Japan some time in the 1980s. It was designed as a portable practice instrument for Koto players, and as such it features many unique features that are intended to make performing in the traditional style a lot easier than using a MIDI keyboard.

All sounds were meticulously sampled and integrated into in a custom Kontakt instrument that emulates the performance options available on the original hardware.

Akebono Collection features

  • All 15 instrument sounds and 13 percussion sounds sampled.
  • 24-bit 48kHz sample quality.
  • Original performance features emulated with custom scripts.
  • 7 impulse responses of the original speaker.
  • 5 custom and easy-to-use effects: Amp, EQ, Mod, Echo, and Dynamics.

The Akebono Collection for Kontakt is available to purchase for £12.50 GBP. Requires full version of Kontakt 4 or 5.

More information: Icebreaker Audio / Akebono Collection

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