Producers Choice launches limited edition Ski Beatz Drum Module

Producers Choice has announced the release of the Ski Beatz Drum Module, a limited edition drum sample library for Kontakt and Wav.

Ski Beatz Drum Module Limited Edition

Ski Beatz Cooked Up Some Of The Best Drum Samples I’ve Ever Heard…

Say Goodbye To Weak, Boring Sounds And Hello To Ski’s Huge, Banging Drums.

Deep, pounding kicks. Warm, gritty snares. Crispy hi-hats. Real raw, old school hip hop drums for you to make true hip hop masterpieces.

The library is limited to 100 copies only, priced at $49 USD.

More information: Producers Choice / Ski Beatz Drum Module

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Straight Ahead Samples releases Layback/Throwback for Kontakt

Straight Ahead Samples Layback/Throwback

Straight Ahead Samples has announced the release of Layback/Throwback, a collection of Hip-hop, Neo-Soul, Jazz, Funk samples & loops by producer/multi-instrumentalist DJ Harrison.

Channeling the spirit of artists & producers like J-Dilla, ?uestlove, Madlib, D’Angelo and Herbie Hancock, LAYBACK/THROWBACK creates a sonic world all its own.

Using the palette of drums, bass, guitar, piano, rhodes, synths, organs, and percussion, producer/multi-instrumentalist DJ Harrison shares hundred of looped grooves, melodic and chordal ideas, and distinct production choices and sound effects that are meant as inspirational leaping-off points to get the create juices flowing and provide ridiculously groovy accompaniment to your tracks.

Layback/Throwback features

  • Over 300 super-groovy and vibey loops. Drums, basses, guitars, pianos, rhodes, synths, organs, multi-percussion.
  • 3 formats. Kontakt 5, Maschine, and wav.
  • Tons of Effects. Filters, distortions, compressors, bit-crushers, delays and reverbs. (Kontakt version only)
  • Sampled Drum Kit blends seamlessly with the loops. Using the same recording and drum setup as the loops, we sampled DJ Harrison’s kit to be able to blend with the drum loops.
  • Mutli-mic sampling of drums. Mix the individual microphones on the drum kit to your own liking and apply effects to each individual channel. (Kontakt version only).
  • MPC Drum Triggers. With the touch of a button, turn on different MPC kick and snare samples that are triggered exactly with the drum grooves recorded in the loops. Mix them in to your liking with the mixer.
  • Transpose Pitched instruments up or down by half-steps, up to 1 octave.

The library is available for purchase for the introductory price of $49.99 USD (regular $69.99 USD). Purchase comes with versions for Kontakt 5, Maschine, and wavs.

More information: Straight Ahead / Layback/Throwback

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Puremagnetik releases Analog Automata sample library

Puremagnetik has announced the release of Analog Automata, a collection of looped bass, percussion and texture clips sourced from a wide variety of analog modules.

Puremagnetik Analog Automata

Analog Automata includes over 350 audio loops recorded from modular synthesizers and programmed for Ableton Live, Kontakt and Apple’s Logic.

Analog Automata has been organized with quick track writing and productivity in mind and includes separate categories for kicks, bass, textures and leads.

Analog Automata features

  • Over 350 analog inspired loops.
  • 4 categories of sounds including kicks, bass, textures and leads.
  • Easy to use and timestretch Ableton Live Clips.
  • Apple Loops for quick dragging and dropping in Logic.
  • Full Kontakt KSP edit panel and loops organized by sound type.

Analog Automata is available for Ableton Live, Kontakt & Logic, priced at $15 USD.

More information: Puremagnetik / Analog Automata

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40% off Voices of Ragas Vol 1 at VST Buzz

Crypto Cipher Voices of Ragas Vol 1

VST Buzz has launched a sale on Voices of Ragas Vol 1, offering a 40% discount on the sample library by Crypto Cipher.

Voices of Ragas Vol 1 is a library of traditional Indian ragas, with over 1Gb of vocal samples recorded to the highest standard. The ragas are performed by Alish Mihan, a trained vocalist under the great Banaras Gharana, and have a beautifully distinctive and authentic tone to them. Whether you’re writing traditional Indian music, world fusion electronica or a chilling underscore, this vocal library will undoubtably add a unique element to your productions.

In true traditional style, the samples cover all the defined sections of a typical raga. These range from the non-lyrical, improvised “Alaaps” to the virtuosic “Taans”. Furthermore, there are 3 different vocal styles used, the innocence of raga voice, young voice of raga and young voice of raga Aalaps. With over 25 classic ragas covered, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect vocal performance for your compositions.

Voices of Ragas Vol. 1 features

  • Contains over 1Gb of top quality vocal recordings.
  • Includes non-lyrical “Aalaps” / “Aahs!”, vocal phrases and virtuosic Taans.
  • Performed by the beautifully unique sounding Alish Mohan, trained under the great Banaras Gharana.
  • Vocal styles separated into 3 patches (innocence of raga voice, young voice of raga and young voice of raga Aalaps).
  • Intuitive keyswitches for selecting different ragas and vocal styles.
  • Tempo synced phrases and pitch wheel speed control.
  • Retrigger or continuous playback modes.
  • In-built EQ, compressor, delay, reverb and chorus.
  • Adjustable attack, release and sample start point.
  • Unlocked 24-bit wav files.

The sample library is available from VST Buzz until November 25th, 2014.

More information: VST Buzz

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Big Fish Audio releases Vintage Strings for Kontakt

Big Fish Audio has released Vintage Strings, a virtual instrument for Kontakt 5 and Kontakt 5 Player designed to emulate the classic violin string section sounds of R&B, Soul, and Funk records from the 1960s and 1970s.

Big Fish Audio Vintage Strings

Whether you’re an experienced arranger or casual producer, Vintage Strings was designed to make it quick and easy for you to create great sounding string tracks for your productions.

Like its sister product, Vintage Horns, Vintage Strings was not designed to be a shiny, perfect sounding virtual instrument. Instead, Big Fish Audio tried to capture the way string sections sounded back in the ’60s and ’70s; including the decidedly not classical playing style and minor imperfections that added character to those sections and made them sound so good.

Vintage Strings features

  • 3 group sizes: 2, 6, and 12 players.
  • Recorded with the highest quality vintage outboard gear.
  • 11 articulations.
  • Auto harmonization feature for impressively quick arranging.
  • Hand selected IR options available for the convolution reverb.
  • 5.1GB (uncompressed).
  • Kontakt Player 5 included.

The library is available for purchase for $199.95 USD.

More information: Big Fish Audio / Vintage Strings

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