Plugin Boutique Partner Focus – Tronsonic libraries 40% off

Plugin Boutique has launched a limited time sale on Tronsonic instrument libraries for Native Instruments Kontakt.

40% off Tronsonic libraries

Inspired by the sound of recordings made with old tape (from mellotrons to the radiophonic workshop), Tronsonic creates downloadable virtual instruments primarily for Native Instruments Kontakt, recorded using mainly 1960’s 1970’s analogue equipment.

Tronsonic libraries

  • Kork M500 Micro Preset — A faithful replica of the classic late 70s micro preset synth, plus a few extras…
  • The Solino String Proto Ensemble MK 1 — A recreation of an imaginary EMINENT SOLINA STRING ENSEMBLE ‘PROTOTYPE’ – perhaps found in the basement of the old Eminent factory in Holland.
  • The System 1000M — This complex intuitive Kontakt instrument allows you to mutate sounds endlessly with every tweak!
  • Tronto Trilogy — The Tronto Trilogy combines 3 of expertley crafted analogue style synths, featuring TRONTO, VCO & DCO.

The sale ends October 22nd, 2014.

More information: Plugin Boutique / Tronsonic

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99Sounds releases free 99 Drum Samples pack

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99Sounds has launched 99 Drum Samples, a free collection of electronic and acoustic drum hits which have been built from scratch and processed with enternal and external audio gear.

99Sounds 99 Drum Samples

I’ve been building this personal collection of drum samples for years and it’s being released now as a free bonus sample pack for the first music making contest on 99Sounds!

The sounds were recorded from various analogue and digital sources and processed with various on-board effects and external gear. My favorite part of the pack are the drum machine sounds and acoustic drum hits which I’ve recorded to a cassette tape in order to enhance them with a bit of punch and grit. Some of the included drum hits were also passed through an old tape delay unit, resulting in a warm organic sound.

The pack also includes a selection of modern electronic drum samples, some acoustic drums (captured with my trusty Edirol R-09 recorder) and a set of drums which were synthesized with various analogue and digital instruments (including the Korg Electribe ER-1 drum machine and the Lell UDS analogue drum generator). I’ve also included a small set of lo-fi drums which were recorded from various toy instruments such as the Yamaha DD-5.

The sample pack is a free download at 99Sounds.

More information: 99Sounds / 99 Drum Samples

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60% off Rhythmic Robot Lambda at VST Buzz

VST Buzz has launched a sale on Lambda, offering the synthesizer instrument for NI Kontakt by Rhythmic Robot at a 60% discount for a limited time.

Rhythmic Robot Lambda

First produced in 1979, the Korg Lambda ES50 was a monumental wedge of polished wood and analogue electronics designed to take the string synth concept to a higher level. It distinguished itself from string synths that had gone before on a number of fronts: it was fully polyphonic, not paraphonic; it had a host of real-time tonal and envelope controls over the sound; it combined string and ensemble sounds with key sounds like pianos, EPs and clav; and most of all, it included a rich, analogue, swirling, stereo chorus effect.

Lambda features

  • 30 factory presets included covering basses, pads, synths and keys.
  • Rich 70’s polysynth with lush stereo chorus, richly erratic detuned oscillators, and banks of classic tones that pack real vibe – this is analogue at its best..
  • 2.4 GB in size with all samples recorded in 24-bit.
  • Beautiful evolving analogue sounds perfect for use in multiple genres of music.
  • Built-in compliance mode allows you to only create sounds that the original keyboard could.

Lambda is available from VST Buzz for £13.99 GBP until October 7th, 2014 (regular £34.98 GBP). Requires Kontakt version 4.2.3 or later (including Kontakt 5 and above).

More information: VST Buzz

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Legowelt releases free Korg Electribe ER1 Drum Synthesizer sample pack

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Legowelt has announced the release of a free Korg Electribe ER1 Drum Synthesizer sample pack.

Korg Electribe ER1

When I was in Japan last month I made a samplepack from my Korg ER1 drumsynthesizer in my hotelroom.

The Korg ER1 is a “digital virtual analogue” drumsynthesizer from 1999 This is basicly a drum machine with a special synthesizer to make your own drumsounds. It has a XOX style sequencer and the classic cool late 90s Korg pweieieieieuuuu delay effect.

And here is the sample-pack with 150 wav samples from this machine, all free for U!
Earthshaking Bassdrums, crispy snares, audacious claps, sizzling hihats, warbly FX + lots more!

The sample pack is available to download at Legowelt.

More information: Legowelt

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Korg updates Gadget for iPad to v1.0.3

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Korg has released version 1.0.3 of Gadget, a mobile synth collection app for iPad.

Korg Gadget

Announcing a powerful new update for KORG Gadget; the multi-track music creation app that has ranked at number one in the music section of iTunes App Stores around the world! Version 1.0.3, code-named Santa Clara, gives the user even more “gadgets” to create with using their iPad!

Now, with Santa Clara, you get a landscape mode (user-requested) that lets you use the app horizontally, enhanced MIDI control and audio export, seamless importation of your session to an Ableton Live set file (.als), 64-bit support, and access to two brand-new gadgets as In-App Purchases.

Changes in Gadget v1.0.3

  • Two new gadgets, “Bilbao” and “Abu Dhabi” (In-App Purchase).
  • Landscape mode for creating tracks anywhere.
  • Professional MIDI control takes you to an even deeper level.
  • A new workflow with Ableton Live: “Ableton Project Export”.
  • Export audio files any way you like.
  • Native 64-bit support. Completely optimized for the latest iPad and iOS.

Gadget for iPad is on sale for $28.99 USD until September 8th, 2014 (regular $38.99 USD). The new Bilbao and Abu Dhabi gadgets are available as in-app purchases for $9.99 USD each.

More information: Korg / Gadget

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