Tape Death has released Jomox XBase-09 Kicks, a free sample pack featuring sounds from the hardware drum machine.
The Jomox XBase-09 is an analog drum machine based on Roland’s 909. The difference is like the Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris fight in Way of the Dragon. They both got kicks, but at the end of the day Bruce Lee broke Chuck Norris’ fucking neck. The 909 is good, but the Jomox is better.
Our new sample pack consists of 53 samples from Hyphae’s XBase-09, created by Hyphae and Megatroid one hazy night in Hyphae’s studio. A secret weapon for years, we’re now sharing them with you cause we’re just good people. You can check out Megatroid’s new Jackie Onassis remix for a taste.
The Jomox XBase-09 Kicks pack is available as a free download (newsletter sign-up required).
Our friends at Wave Alchemy have released a number of free sample packs, which are now available to download directly from rekkerd.org.
Wave Alchemy is an innovative sound design company based in Nottingham in the United Kingdom. We specialize in the development of cutting-edge sample libraries which are produced to perfection using a collection of highly sought after vintage and new-age studio equipment.
These freebies are a great taster of their commercial products, so make sure to check the Wave Alchemy website for more high quality royalty free sound libraries.
Wired Electronics is the result of an intensive recording session with Wave Alchemy’s semi-modular synth setup! This 100% free sample pack consists of 74 freshly recorded 24-bit analogue drum samples which have been crafted from the ground up using our semi-modular system and treated through a selection of our favourite signal processors!
606 Drums by Wave Alchemy serves up 290 drum samples from Roland’s sought-after TR-606 drum machine. The samples included have been lovingly recorded through an API pre-amp with many sounds boasting multiple round robin variations, accent and velocity layers! 606 Drums contains four pre-mapped drum kit patches for use with Kontakt 2, 3, & 4 and Battery 3. Each kit makes extensive use of multiple velocity layers, round robin sample playback techniques and choke groups to create truly expressive sample instruments.
Driven Kit – Includes 41 TR-606 drum samples which have been recorded and processed through a Thermionic Culture Vulture MV to give a harmonically rich and extremely colourful sound. This kit includes 5 round robin samples per sound.
Dry Kit – includes a whooping 168 TR-606 drum samples which have been recorded clean through an API 512c pre-amp. This kit has been recorded in 96K, 24-bit and includes 8 round robin samples per sound as well as 3 accent / velocity layers per hit!
Stereo FX Kit – Includes 41 TR-606 drum samples which have been recorded and abused through a Moog Voyager’s stereo filtering capabilities whilst being controlled by a ton of MoogerFoogers and various other CV gear! This kit sounds almost totally unrecognisable to the true TR-606 sound…
Warm Kit – includes 40 TR-606 drum samples which have been treated to generous amounts of vintage compression, EQ and saturation from a range of Wave Alchemy’s extensive outboard collection! This kit includes 5 round robin samples per sound.
Club Kicks 2 serves up 65 speaker shaking kick drum samples from Jomox’s famous AIRBase 99 drum machine. The drum samples included in Club Kicks 2 have been treated with generous amounts of outboard processing and compression, and further harmonically enhanced with a Thermionic Culture Vulture valve distortion box!
Club Kicks 2
65 24bit 100% royalty free kick drum samples which have been recorded through an Agrade signal chain including devices such as the Thermionic Culture Vulture, Empirical Labs Distressor and API 512c preamp.
Odyssey FX provides 70 100% royalty free sound effects samples, glitch hits and weird retro noises from the highly soughtafter ARP Odyssey analogue synthesizer. All sound effects have been beautifully recorded through an API 512c preamp in crystal clear 24bit resolution. Whether you produce dance music, acoustic music or design sound for multimedia, game and film, Odyssey FX delivers a great source of weird and wonderful sound effects and is a great addition to any producer’s tool kit.
70 24bit 100% royalty free sound effects samples.
Swishes, sweeps and falls.
Weird hits and stuttered glitch.
Retro noises, bleeps and atmospherics inspired by the early Radiophonic Workshop.
Club Kicks by Wave Alchemy serves up 75 thunderous kick drum samples from Jomox’s famous analogue kick drum module. As with Electrik Drums and Airbase Drums all sounds have been superbly recorded through an API 512c preamp, only this time ALL samples have been enhanced with generous amounts of outboard compression and EQ!
To further this, all 75 samples have then been passed through a Sherman Filterbank distortion unit to add a grittier and more harmonically rich tone! For your convenience we have included both the distorted and predistorted kick drum samples giving you a whooping 150 floor shaking analogue drum hits.
150 24bit 100% royalty free Club Kick sampled from the Jomox MBase II Drum Machine.
75 kick drums amply processed through highend compressors and EQs.
75 kick drums harmonically enhanced with the Sherman Filterbank filter/distortion unit.
Kit List: Jomox MBase 11, API 512c preamp, Empirical Labs Distressor EL8, SSL E Series EQ, SSL E Series Compressor, SPL Transient Designer.
Since I reviewed the original Driven Machine Drums release a little over a year ago, Nathaniel at Tonebuilder has worked hard to make this excellent drum machine & percussion sample library even better by adding tons of new sounds to it in version 1.5.
Some of the gear used for Driven Machine Drums 1.5 (click image for more)
New samples were created with a number of new sound sources, including various modular gear components: Euro Modular (Cwejman, Wiard, MOTM, MakeNoise+), Serge Modular, Acidlabs Miami, Roland TR-909, Jomox MBrane 11, Drumfire DF500, Simmons SDS-1000, MFB-503, Elektron Monomachine, Avedis E-27, TK-BC1, Valley People Dynamite, Schippman Ebbe und Flut, and all the tubes, pres, compressors and tape devices from the first DMD collection.
The new samples are categorized into the following folders:
Hand Percussion – good variety of percussion type sounds (54).
Hats and Cymbals – sharp (25) and soft (29) hihat and cymbal sounds, both open & closed.
Kicks – Dirty (14), Mid Punch (17), Sharp (23), and Soft kicks (29). Deep, raw, distorted, round, thumpy, punchy, etc. All there.
Other Percussion – Some “offbeats” sounds (20). These are shorter samples including snare, clap, clang type hits etc.
Unknown Electronic – FM Klanks (38), Inharmonic (39), Mod Blue (48), Mod Red (50). Great assortment of original sounds.
It is a shame most computer operating systems are still limited to having files in a single folder as quite a few samples fit in more than one sound category. Some kicks sound like toms, toms sound like snares, and there are snares that make good hihats… Anyway, I am quite happy with the way the DMD library is structured. Even with close to 4,500 audio files it is easy to navigate around and find the type of samples you are after.
I made a few short audio clips to demonstrate the sounds of Driven Machine Drums 1.5. The loops were done with the new samples only, using a tiny amount of reverb and compression.
The version 1.5 update to DMD also includes the complete Hi-Fi 909 and Hi-Fi Miami libraries. These are high quality sample sets of the Roland TR-909 and the TR-808 based Acidlabs Miami drum machine.
There are well over 800 samples in each library, including clean sounds as well as a variety of processed versions (compression, tube, EQ, etc).
Check the audio clips below for some more examples of the DMD 1.5 and Hi-Fi 909.
The new content – adding a total of close to 2,300 new sounds to the original DMD collection (all in 24bit/96kHz format), is included with all new copies of Driven Machine Drums and is available to previous DMD customers as a $27 USD upgrade.
I know some people were a bit disappointed with the upgrade not being free. Nathaniel explains:
I had two options, which was to release a DMD 2 for $77/$87, or reward the early adopters by releasing it as 1.5 instead of V2, and hope to make the investment of time/gear by selling new copies of DMD.
Upgrade pricing, special promo deals, bundle discounts, etc. There are always customers who will be upset with however you deal with the commercial side of things. Personally I think the upgrade price for DMD 1.5 is more than reasonable. The additional content is well worth it (Hi-Fi 909 actually sold separately for $23 USD).
So what do I think?
Product: Tonebuilder Driven Machine Drums Format: 24bit/44kHz and 96kHz samples Price: $77 USD (Guru/Wav/Aif) / $87 USD (Kontakt/EXS24/Wav/Aif) Like: high quality drum machine samples and unique synthetic percussion sounds, much variety and originality Don’t like: – Verdict: 10/10
Driven Machine Drums already was a superb sample library before the v1.5 update, so it should not surprise you that I am giving DMD 1.5 full marks.
The new content increases the library’s versatility by including more mainstream sounds (Hi-Fi 909 & Miami) as well the less conventional glitchy sounds from the modular synths. The quality is of the same high standard as the original release, but now even in 24bit/96kHz.
Comprising more than twice the amount of sounds of the original, Driven Machine Drums is quite the “no brainer” deal, superb value for money.
Note that only less than 250 of the 997 Driven Machine Drums copies available to purchase remain, so check it out and take the DMD 1.5 library for a spin with the 144 free samples included in the demo pack available from the Tonebuilder website.
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.
Loopmasters has released Drum Machine Collection, a bundle of Drum Machines 01 and Drum Machines 02 by Wave Alchemy.
Included are over 3200 expertly crafted drum sounds and synthetic percussion samples which have been recorded from a variety of the most sought-after drum machines in existence!
Drum Machines recorded include the Roland TR- 808, TR-909 and TR-606. Jomox AIRBase99, XBase 999 and Mbase 11. Vermona DRM MK11, MFB Schlagzwerg and Drumfire DF-2000.
Each sound has been carefully recorded using a unique, high-end signal chain to capture the depth and character of the original devices. Further outboard processing, precision editing and creative sample layering brings the sounds from these classic, and contemporary devices firmly into the present!
Due to popular demand we are now offering a “Drums Only” version of our expertly crafted Deep Tech & Progressive sample library. This pack gives you just the single hit drum samples and sound effects from the original library (NO LOOPS INCLUDED)
This sample pack contains 662 freshly engineered single hit drum samples and sound effects, all of which have been produced to the same high standard as our award-winning Drum Tools 01 library and as always have been built from the ground up using a great selection of analogue circuitry. These sounds would be ideal as a Drum Tools 01 add-on!
Deep Tech and Progressive – Drums Only features
662 24-bit, 100% royalty-free wav samples.
600 beautifully crafted electronic drum hits derived from the creative layering and processing of drum machines, synthesizers and organic field recordings. Some of the tools used include: Pearl Syncussion SY-1, TR-808 & 909, Jomox M-Brane, FR-XS, Purple Audio Action, A-Designs EM-PEQ, Spectra Sonics 610, EL Distressor & Fatso…
30 drum kits including sampler patches for Battery, Kontakt, Reason NNXT, Halion, EXS24 and SFZ.
62 sound effects samples combining finely designed up-risers, down-sweeps, tension builders and transition FX along with esoteric and obscure drones, impacts and soundscapes.
Deep Tech and Progressive – Drums Only is available to purchase as a download for £18.95 GBP.
Jomox has announced the SunSyn Mk2, an 8-voice true analog synthesizer.
Yes, the rumors are true. The highly sought-after Sunsyn 2.0 will be manufactured again in a very small run.
We have given a visual face lift to our 8-voice wonder, while undertaking the very difficult task of acquiring the rare yet necessary parts to enable this new production. This will ensure that the new version will sound exactly the same as the old one!
SunSyn Mk2 features
2 analog VCOs.
2 digital wavetables/samples – uploadable.
Analog x-pole filters with morphing.
Analog routing matrix, which takes 50% of the hardware space on each voice card.
The SunSyn Mk2 will be available in a limited run, priced at 4999 EUR.