Dark Side of the Tune has released Volca Beast, a free sound library featuring the sounds of the new analog drum machine by Korg.
The Volca Beats was put through multiple gain stages and frequency modulation to create even more depth and range. From quick thumpy sounds for techno and like genres, to beefy Hip-Hop style rhythms, Volca Beast can easily fit into most productions.
All sounds were recorded into analog outboard conservatively, then the Universal Audio Apollo for rock-solid digital stability. These sounds are not normalized, and brought up to about -6 so no digital distortion occurs.
All sounds are offered in 16 and 24 bit resolution, 44.1kHz wave files.
The sample pack is a free download at Dark Side of the Tune’s SoundCloud.
More information: Dark Side of the Tune / Volca Beast
Cluster Sound has announced the release of Pathos, a multi-sample Ableton Live pack designed for organic pads, rich strings and warm synth keys and based on the semi-modular polyphonic Korg PS-3200 synthesizer from the late ’70s.
The Korg PS-3200 is one of the biggest, rarest and amazing sounding synthesizers ever made. Released in 1978, just few hundreds of units were manufactured during the following four years. It has been used by artists like Hans Zimmer, J.M. Jarre, Emmerson Lake & Palmer, John Miles, Rick Wakeman, Tangerine Dream and by other legendary artists and synthesizer pioneers.
Thanks to its truly polyphonic architecture, the Korg PS-3200 sounds like no other synthesizer. It’s a ‘two oscillator per voice’ polysynth that means 48 keys can be played at once and articulated independently of each other. Each of the 96 octave-divided VCOs, 48 (Korg-35) VCFs, 48 VCAs and 48 envelopes, makes its own contribution to the character of the sound. The result is a very musical, rich, warm, deep and unique sound which has been simply described as an orchestra of synthesizers.
- 130 Live Presets, 130 Sampler Devices, 30 Clips and 7 Audio Effects Racks, including a great sounding simulation of the Korg PS-3200 Ensemble FX.
- Based on 27 multi-sample recordings, each of which consists of 18 notes with a length between 9 and 18 seconds, and all the samples have long and perfect loop points.
- Captures all the nuances and the organic variations of the machine and at the same time reduces to the minimum any kind of key transposition or sample crossfading artifact.
Pathos for Live costs 39 EUR.
More information: Cluster Sound / Pathos
Soundcells has released version 4 of Analog Signature, a ReFill featuring five vintage beasts for the Reason Rack.
With version 4 of Analog Signature a new member is added to the family: the ROLAND Jupiter 6!
Moog Source, Korg MS20, the Waldorf Microwave 1, the Waldorf Pulse 1, and – from version 4 onwards – the Roland Jupiter 6 have been accurately sampled in such a way that their charming inaccuracies are still there in this perfect Reason environment in which Soundcells took their chance to add polyphony and velocity.
A good balance of retro 1970′ s and 80′ s analog / digital sounds with modern programming makes this ReFill versatile for current styles of music as well as retro …
Analog Signature v4 features
- 540 combinator patches.
- 276 NNXT patches containing the basic patches which were used to build the combinators.
- 1792 samples, 44 khz / 24bit.
- Samples coming from five classic synthesizer.
- 10 demo tracks in Reason format included.
The ReFill is available to purchase for 29.90 EUR.
More information: Soundcells / Analog Signature
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iZotope has announced that the Iris Synths sound library is available to download at no cost.
Deep within the four gigabytes of the Iris Sound Library, there lies a treasure trove of samples from vintage and extremely rare synths.
Lovingly recorded by our friends at GForce software, these samples include the sounds of legendary favorites like the ARP 2500, EMS VCS3, the Korg PS3100, the Yamaha CS-80, and the Logan String Melody. Our Synths sound library brings these beloved synths into the spotlight, mixing and matching their harmonics to create a broad array of “hybrid” instruments that reimagine your synth possibilities.
The result? Highly musical synth patches for Iris that are ready to roll into your next song…for free!
iZotope has also announced the Iris Cookbook, a free digital book featuring different recipes designed to help you explore some of the musical possibilities Iris has to offer, from spectral selections to special effects.
Want to create that iconic Phat Bass sound? Achieve the perfect Classic Wobble?
This cookbook will help you add flavor to your Drum, Bass, Guitar tracks and even more using Iris.
Download the free Iris Cookbook and the follow-along Iris Cookbook presets.
More information: iZotope / Iris
littleBits and Korg have launched a pre-order for the Synth Kit, a powerful, easy to use modular analog synthesizer.
littleBits and Korg have demystified a traditional analog synthesizer, making it super easy for novices and experts alike to create music.
- connects to speakers, computers and headphones
- can be used to make your own instruments
- fits into the littleBits modular system for infinite combos of audio, visual and sensory experiences
Synth Kit features
- 12 Bits modules: 1 Power, 2 Oscillators, 1 Random, 1 Keyboard, 1 Micro Sequencer, 1 Envelope, 1 Filter, 1 Delay, 1 Mix, 1 Split, 1 Synth Speaker.
- Includes a handy 35+ page booklet, with step-by-step instructions for 10 great projects like the Keytar and Synth Spin Table.
- 9V battery and cable.
The Synth Kit is available to pre-order for $159 USD. The Kits ship December 6th, 2013. Limited quantities available.
More information: littleBits / Synth Kit
Korg has teamed up with littleBits to launch a Synth Kit, a collection of 12 modules for creating audio & music devices.
littleBits and Korg have taken a traditional analog synthesizer and converted into littleBits modules, making it super easy for novices and experts alike to expand creativity into the world of sound and music.
With the Synth Kit, YOU become the star of the show!
According to Synthopia, the Synth Kit should be available mid-December, 2013, with an online shop price of ¥ 16,000 (~$160 USD).
More information: littleBits (Japan)
Samplephonics has announced the release of Nevo Analogue Machines, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Our goal was to create something as close to the analogue sound as possible, and keep it simple, functional, and straight to the point. We wanted all sounds to be solid and ready to use. Put simply, we wanted it to sound HUGE!
And we think we’ve done it! We’re extremely proud of this hybrid synth and have found it an incredible experience to build, and to use. A big thanks to Yoad Nevo for his expert synth advise and programming, and to everyone else involved in the production of this, especially Phil from Samplephonics, whose attention to detail and scripting expertise has enabled this idea to become a reality.
Nevo Analogue Machines features
- Over 17,000 sampled analogue waveforms from a Mini Moog, JX10, SH-101, Oberheim M6R, Juno 106 and a Korg MS10.
- Over 1,000 presets.
- Multiple round robin layers.
- Analogue style sequencer, arpeggiator, chord generator, custom stereo and chorus effects, envelopes, LFO’s and more!
- Custom Kontakt 5 Interface, Logic Pro channel strip presets and a Reason Refil (available to download separately).
- All sounds are 100% royalty free and available to use instantly.
The sample library is available to purchase for £89 GBP.
More information: Samplephonics / Nevo Analogue Machines
Francis Prève has released the MS-20 Mini Simpler Sixpack, a collection of 6 Simpler instrument for Ableton Live.
Korg’s MS-20 Mini has quickly become one of the biggest synths of 2013. Maybe even THE biggest synth of 2013.
With its full-figured filters and a semi-modular approach to sound design, the MS-20 has a sound that’s so beefy and unique that it’s earned a very special place in my studio.
Having tinkered with it for the better part of the summer, I figured it was time for another six-pack of Simpler patches. Since the MS-20′s filters are so distinctive, I focused on their sound as the basis for these presets.
The pack is a free download. Requires Ableton Live 8.1.5 or higher.
More information: Francis Prève / MS-20 Mini Simpler Sixpack