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ToneBuilder offers Facebook fans free Linn & DMX drum kits

Tonebuilder at Facebook

Tonebuilder has announced a free sample pack featuring two free drum kits with LinnDrum and Oberheim DMX sounds.

I just uploaded/completed 2 new FREE electronic drum kits. These two feature the classic Linn + DMX sounds made famous by many… but I always think of Prince and Kurtis Mantronik.

The kits are aptly titled ARTIST and TRONIX. I tried to make them as much load and go as possible. Try them out with just some light buss-compression and/or EQ.

Free drum kits features

  • 32 samples in 24-bit/96kHz WAV/AIF, 16-bit/44.1kHz WAV.
  • 2 Maschine Kits.
  • 2 Kontakt Programs.
  • 2 EXS-24 Programs.
  • 2 Geist Kits.
  • 2 Guru Kits.

The sample pack is a free download for ToneBuilder Facebook fans.

If you like these samples make sure to check ToneBuilder’s Driven Machine Drums Strikes Back, a limited edition sample library featuring over 2,000 premium designer drum samples.

More information: ToneBuilder / Facebook

Loops de la Crème releases Synthdrum Pack drum samples

Loops de la Crème Synthdrum Pack

Loops de la Crème has announced the Synthdrum Pack, a new collection of drum samples.

Created using a plethora of analog and digital synth, this extended collection of electronic drum samples will prove to be a fantastic addition to your sound arsenal!

You’ll find both raw original samples, as well as reamped, skillfully processed ones. This combination of solid, punchy classic sounds and unheard, fascinating modern drum sounds will provide plenty of inspiration for the creation of your beats.

Synthdrum Pack features

  • 508 drum samples: 131 kicks, 51 snares, 14 cross sticks, 27 claps, 54 toms, 42 bells and claves, 90 cymbals, 95 sound effect samples.
  • Sound sources used include MFB 522 and MFB Nanozwerg, DSI Mopho, Waldorf Blofeld, Nord Electro RackII, Roland tr505, tr808 and tr909, other drum machines from Korg, Yamaha and Linndrum…
  • All samples are in mono WAV, 24bit, 48kHz.

The sample pack is available to purchase for the introductory price of 6 EUR through June, 2012 (regular 12 EUR).

More information: Loops de la Crème / Synthdrum Pack

Arturia releases Spark Vintage Drum Machines

Arturia has released Spark Vintage Drum Machines, a virtual drum software featuring the sounds of 30 legendary drum machines.

Arturia Spark Vintage Drum Machines

Intuitive and powerful, this software is much more than your typical sample player. By mixing high quality samples and virtual analog synthesis (based on TAE®), Spark Vintage Drum Machines manages to capture the unique soul of these instruments.

From the classic percussion sounds of the Roland CR-78 and Korg Mini Pops 7 to the heavy punch of the TR-series, all the top producers’ boutique models are available in one single easy-to-use interface.

Add to this the lightning-fast workflow, in-depth tweaking possibilities, and live features of Spark, and you get a true must have for any demanding beat maker.

Spark VDM features

  • 30 legendary drum machines including: Roland TR-808, TR-707, TR-909, CR-78, Korg KPR-77, Mini Pops 7, LinnDrum, Yamaha RX5, Maestro Rhythm King MKII, Simmons SDS V,…
  • Easy workflow: one interface to learn, thirty drum machines to play.
  • Made for live performance: XY Pad, Beat Looper, Slicer, Real-time automation on all parameters.
  • 14 high quality effects : Multiband Compressor, Reverb, Bit crusher, Multiband EQ, Chorus, Delay, Distortion, Phaser, Plate reverb, Destroyer, Flanger, Space pan, Limiter, Sub generator.
  • Spark’s Step Sequencer makes track creation a breeze.
  • Perfect integration: 16 independant audio outputs, midi I/O.
  • Unparalleled sound quality based on virtual analog synthesis (TAE®) and high resolution sampling.
  • 64 patterns pre-programmed for each drum machine.

Spark VDM for Windows and Mac is now available to purchase as a download for 99 USD/EUR. The boxed version is shipping March 20th, 2012, priced at $129 USD / 119 EUR.

More information: Arturia / Spark VDM

ToneBuilder releases Driven Machine Drums Strikes Back sample library

ToneBuilder has released Driven Machine Drums Strikes Back, a drum and percussion sample library.

ToneBuilder Driven Machine Drums Strikes Back

“What if a time-capsule was discovered that contained never before heard drum machines… With the classic character of the 909, 808, 707, SP1200, Drumulator, and Linns…”

“What if Don Buchla created a drum machine…”

“What if that time-capsule also contained a drum machine from the future…”

These are the questions I had in mind, a game I played, during the creation of Driven Machine Drums Strikes Back. But the real questions are what would you do today with these sounds, what genres could you invent, who’s mind could you blow?

A few people enjoyed Driven Machine Drum and wrote in asking me to continue working on sound design, so I decided to sell a large portion of my kit and double down on some of the best analog and digital synthesis technology available today… if not the best.

DMD Strikes Back features

  • 2072 Premium Designer Drum Samples.
  • 24-Bit/96kHz WAV, 24-Bit/96kHz AIF.
  • Intelligently organized and labeled for optimal creative work-flow.
  • 16-Bit/44.1kHz WAV, featuring premium dithering/SRC and 8 character names for classic samplers such as the MPC and Akai series.
  • 22 FXPansion Geist and Guru Kits.
  • Deluxe Edition: Logic EXS-24 programs (also compatible with Digidesign’s Structure).
  • Deluxe Edition: Native Intruments Kontakt programs.

Driven Machine Drums Strikes Back is available to purchase for the introductory price of $69 USD (Standard Edition) $77 USD (Deluxe Edition) until October 31, 2011.

More information: Driven Machine Drums

Toontrack releases Number 1 Hits EZX expansion by Niklas Flyckt

Toontrack Number 1 Hits EZX

Toontrack has announced the release of the Number 1 Hits EZX, a new expansion for EZdrummer and Superior Drummer.

The mission was as simple as it was bold; create a fusion between organic, electronic, high-tech and vintage – a sound library that covers classic sounds but carry them into the new decade, a collection a drums that would sit right away in any contemporary pop, dance, house or hip hop mix.

We ended up with Number 1 Hits, which is not only an EZX expansion for EZdrummer, its a bonafide hit-machine in itself. When sound designer Niklas Flyckt played the finished product for us, even we were amazed at how organic, pumping and throbbing it sounded.

Number 1 Hits EZX features

  • Produced and mixed by Grammy® award-winner Niklas Flyckt (Britney Spears: “Toxic”).
  • Instant drum production for contemporary pop, dance, house and hip hop music.
  • Vintage machines – Modern sound.
  • Sounds that offer endless combinations.
  • Includes MIDI with matching kit presets.
  • Instruments: Linn Drum Machine, Roland TR-909, Roland TR-808, Roland DR-55, Sound Master ST 305, some additional sounds from Niklas private library.
  • Gear: SSL 9000J Console, AD Converter: Digital Audio Denmark ADDA 2402, Chandler LTD2, RCA BA25, Culture Vulture Anniversary Model, 1176 Bluestripe, AKG BX15 Spring Reverb, Echoplate 3.

The Number 1 Hits EZX is available to purchase for 69 EUR / $79.99 USD.

More information: Toontrack / Number 1 Hits EZX

Synthetic Bits updates FunkBox Drum Machine to v2.0

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Synthetic Bits has released version 2.0 of FunkBox Drum Machine, a drum machine app for iOS.

Synthetic Bits FunkBox

FunkBox was used by Gorillaz when recording their new album “The Fall”, hear it at thefall.gorillaz.com! Also featured in Electronic Musician magazine’s “Attack of the Killer Apps” best music tools for the iPad, and Computer Music Magazine’s “Amazing Music Apps” special issue.

Put a little funk in your pocket with the FunkBox vintage drum machine app from Synthetic Bits! FunkBox is designed to look, feel, and sound like a classic beatbox from the 70s and 80s. It uses original audio samples taken directly from our own personal collection of vintage drum machines.

FunkBox 2.0 features

  • Works great on iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.
  • Look, feel, sound and quirks of a vintage beatbox.
  • Includes 36 preset rhythm beats, or easily edit patterns and create your own.
  • Nine preset boxes to choose from, including the 808, 909, CR-78, LM-2, MRK-2 and more.
  • Customize boxes by mix and matching preset samples, or import and use your own samples.
  • Export your drum loops as audio or midi to email, audio pasteboard, iTunes folder.
  • Use CoreMIDI to sync and/or control FunkBox with music hardware/software via USB-CCK or Network MIDI.

FunkBox for iOS 3.0 or later is available to purchase for $2.99 USD.

More information: Synthetic Bits

Goldbaby Productions releases SP1200 Vol 2 sample library + Xmas Gift 2010

Goldbaby SP1200 Vol. 2

Goldbaby Productions has announced the release of SP1200 Vol 2, the next installment of killer samples from the SP1200 and SP12.

The legendary grit and warmth of these samplers gives this sample pack a very distinctive character.

This time round I have fed these beasts: drum machines (TR707, 727, Linn LM2, DMX and more), vinyl, real drums, synths, perc and FX. Lots of variety and a few surprises await.

1542 x 24 bit samples… all dripping with the SP magic. Crunchy, warm, punchy, dirty…

Great for Hip Hop, Dub Step, Grime, Drum & Bass, Breaks… even House and Techno.

SP1200 Vol 2 is available to purchase for $29 USD (includes Battery 3, EXS24, Kontakt 3, Geist, Guru, Reason 5, and Wav formats).

Goldbaby has also released Xmas Gift 2010, a free sample pack featuring 105 samples (24bit wav) sampled through the SP1200.

Vinyl hits and drum machines all given some 12 bit drum sampler love! These samples are not in the SP1200 Vol 2.

The free Xmas Gift sample pack is available to download from the Goldbaby website.

More information: Goldbaby Productions / SP1200 Vol 2

Mini-review: Goldbaby Productions MPC60 Vol 3

Goldbaby MPC60 Vol 3

Goldbaby Productions just released the third and final volume of its MPC60 series of sample libraries.

MPC60 Vol 3 features over 1,000 sounds sampled on a vintage Akai MPC-60 sampler.

This is the last in the MPC60 series of sample packs. It includes: Layered Drums, Vinyl Drums, Various Drum Machines, FX and even some synth sounds…. all sampled on the MPC60. Then captured as 24 bit wav files. These are some seriously solid samples dripping with the 60′s legendary sonic character.

Taking a look at the sound sources for volume 3 of the MPC60 series you may notice some familiar names like the Oberheim DMX, Emu Drumulator, Roland CR-78, MFB522, Vermona DRM and Linn LM-1 drum machines. It looks like Goldbaby went crate digging in his own sample collection!

The 1,053 wav samples are categorized in various folders for easy browsing. Besides the drum machine samples there is also a folder with layered drums. This is one of those tricks most hip hop producers will know about. Layering a drum hit will give you a fatter, bigger drum sound.

A “Vinyl” folder features even more drum samples, sampled from vinyl. I can’t tell you how these were done exactly but I know a lot of work went into creating them — think vintage equipment, tape, additional processing like the UBK Fatso, etc. — and it shows. These samples sound so good it’s ridiculous.

Production ready sounds aplenty, great authentic vibe. Although MPC60 Vol 3 features mostly drum sounds there are also some nice synth and effects samples.

Bass, blips and fx from a Yamaha CS-10, tons of processed vinyl effects, sweepy sounds from the Gakken SX-150, some crazy weird vox, various hits and stabs, and more, more, and even more!

MPC60 Vol 3 also comes with some kit patches in various formats (Battery 3, ReFill, iDrum, Guru) for instant satisfaction.

So what do I think?

Product: MPC60 Vol 3 by Goldbaby Productions
Format: 24bit/44KHz wav (+ Battery 3, Guru, iDrum, Refill)
Price: $24 USD (all formats included)

I wasn’t planning on doing another Goldbaby review for a while because I’m running out of things to say about these fantastic sample libraries. So here’s the bottom line: Goldbaby delivers, time after time.

MPC60 Vol 3 is a wonderful collection of high quality lo-fi (?!) samples. They sound absolutely outstanding and will do great in any production that needs to have that vintage sound. Hip Hop producers will love these.

More information: Goldbaby Productions