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Pendle Poucher releases the Pendleonium

Pendle Poucher has released the Pendleonium, a sample library of a custom instrument.

A new hybrid instrument made from 6 different layers of assorted electrical and acoustical stringed things that can sound like anything from a battered mellotron to a rusty balalaika.

Pendle Poucher Pendlemonium
Pendle Poucher’s hybrid instrument: the Pendleonium (Kontakt GUI)

The Pendleonium features

  • Instrument components:
    • Danelectro Baritone guitar recorded through Roland RE501 chorus echo and a Roger Linn Adrenalinn 3 amp.
    • Sparkly silver Fernandes Sustainer Native guitar recorded through the tape echo and amp.
    • Unknown viola mic’ed and then run through a Vermona Retroverb spring reverb.
  • Recorded 24bit with many velocity levels, total size: 951 MB.
  • 3 pages of Kontakt scripting allow intimate control of volume levels, filters, pan etc. for a massive variety of sound possibilities.
  • Also includes mixed down (16bit, easy on the CPU) simple version and separate instrument versions and a multi.

Pendleonium is currently available in Kontakt 2/3, EXS and SFZ formats, priced at £15 GBP.

More information: Pendle Poucher

Review: Goldbaby Productions Vinyl Drum Machines

Goldbaby Productions Vinyl Drum Machines

Goldbaby has released a new collection of drum samples: Vinyl Drum Machines.

Nope, Hugo @ Goldbaby hasn’t been crate digging for obscure vinyl for his latest product. Instead he had his own acetate record cut so he could sample drum machine sounds to get that authentic vinyl touch.

Sampling off vinyl has been a staple of many producers since samplers were invented. Vinyl has an unmistakable sound. Using it as a sample source you get material that is dripping with personality and warmth, that digital sources just can’t recreate.

I have always wanted a record with just drum machine samples on it. Finally I did something about it.

You can see a video of the making of the acetate here.

The result is a record with of 14 drum machines: Linn Drum, TR-626, CR-78, MBase 01, DR-110, Linn LM-1, Drumulator, TR-808, Ritmo 12, TR-909, TR-505, µTonic, SP-12, TR-606.

The drum machine sounds were then sampled from the vinyl record, using 3 different turntables:

  • Pro-Ject RPM + Pro-Ject Tube Box II — audiophile equipment for pristine recordings.
  • Technics SL-1700 + Leak Variscope — vintage setup with a late 70′s turntable and a 60′s phono pre-amp.
  • Vestax Handy Trax — portable record player which runs on batteries; lo-fi!

The end result: 1468 x 24 bit samples.

Besides all the drum machine sounds, Hugo also sampled some bonus content: vinyl noise, vinyl clicks, vinyl hitz and center grooves.

Vinyl Drum Machines is available in Wav, Battery 3 and Guru formats (ReFill soon) starting at $29 USD.

So what do I think?

Every time I see a new Goldbaby I wonder how it is going to be different from all the other drum machine sample libraries I’ve seen before (including Goldbaby’s own libraries), and time after time he manages to exceed my expectations.

Vinyl Drum Machines is a fantastic idea, and perfectly executed. The samples are top notch quality as per usual and the selection of drum machines used provides plenty of variety.

And here’s a nice tip from Hugo:

I have been experimenting with velocity switching between the different record player versions of each drum sound. Hit a pad/key lightly and it plays the plastic portable turntable version, hit it harder and it plays the audiophile version and hit it really hard and it plays the vintage record player version.

Makes for some interesting dynamic drum machine sounds…

Check out the sound clips on the product page and get your wallet out… there is a good chance you’re going to want these!

Visit Goldbaby Productions for more information.

25 free drumkits for Kontakt 3

Lx7.ca drumkits for Kontakt 3

Vergel Evans recently posted a nice collection of drumkits for Kontakt 3.

After finding some nice drum machine samples at soundlib.noisetheorem.com, Vergel created a multi-set of drum kits for Kontakt 3.

It was quite a find… not only did soundlib have an extensive collection of TR-808 and TR-909 samples, it also has a whole collection of samples for the Boss-660, and a set of custom built Cwejman modular drums. Each with tons of variations.

Leaving those extensive sample banks aside, I compiled a broad selection of my favorite retro drum machines, into a multi-set of drum kits for Kontakt3. The kits aren’t perfect, but atleast the drum sets are laid out in order and ready for anyone to personalize them to make them their own.

The multi pack includes kits of these drum machines:

  • Linn – LinnDrum
  • Sequential Circuits – DrumTracks
  • Univox Drum Machine
  • Emu- Drumulator
  • Rhodes – Polaris Drums
  • Moog – MG-1
  • MFB – 512
  • Rhythm Ace Drum Machine
  • Boss – DR55 & DR110
  • Sakata – DPM-48
  • Simmons Drum Kit
  • Korg – KPR-77 & DDD-1
  • Access – Virus Drumkit
  • Fruity Loops Drumkit
  • Yamaha – DD10 & PSS80
  • MachineDrum – BombiBit & E12 Standard Kit
  • Roland – R8m, CR-78, TR-505, TR-606 & TR-707

Check Lx7.ca for a link to download the drumkits.

Review: Goldbaby Productions SP-1200 Volume 1

Goldbaby has released a new sample pack last week: SP-1200 Vol 1.

E-mu SP-1200

Goldbaby’s product catalog is full of high quality drum samples recorded with vintage gear. This time the E-mu SP-1200 and SP-12 drum samplers take center stage.

Goldbaby writes:

Not everyone can get their hands on one of these machines. So I thought I better help out. I got the SP-1200 and the SP-12 and started sampling. I sampled an 808, 909, 606 and LM1… also some real drums… plus some vinyl hits… and just for good measure I have included the SP-12 presets and some groove templates…

I had a go with the Battery 3 version of SP-1200 Vol 1, which includes:

  • 1088 x 24 Bit drum samples
  • 12 x Kits
  • Drum patterns as midi files
  • Selection of Groove Templates in midi format

The Battery kits are constructed from samples in the following categories: Beatbox, Drum Machines (606, 808, 909 and LM-1), FX, Real Drums, Slowed Down, SP-12 presets and Vinyl.

Each of these categories has its own folder of samples. The Battery kits only use a small selection of the samples so there’s a lot more to explore on your own.

The samples were recorded in these three ways (which you’ll see in the naming convention of the .wav files):

  1. F = Put through the internal analog filter of the SP1200.
  2. R = Without the analog filter of the SP1200.
  3. X = Without the analog filter of the SP1200. Then put through software filter with
    envelope.

SP-1200 Vol 1 is currently available as a Wav Pack for just $19 USD, and for Battery 3 and Guru for $24 USD each. A ReFill version should be out soon as well.

So what do I think?

Not surprisingly, these samples are top notch. SP-1200′s 12bit/22kHz sound is great for that old skool feel. The included kits work very well (loaded them into Kontakt 3) and there are tons of samples to create your own kits.

Now I’ve mentioned before that I don’t really need any more drum samples, but Goldbaby always manages to bring something new and useful. I very much liked the LM-1 and “slowed down” samples, but the vinyl sounds — wonderfully gritty/lo-fi — are my favorites in this first (of many I hope) volume.

More information: Goldbaby Productions SP-1200 Vol 1

Goldbaby Productions releases SP-1200 Vol 1

Goldbaby Productions SP-1200 Vol 1

Goldbaby Productions has released SP-1200 Vol 1, a sample library featuring drum sounds sampled on the E-mu SP-1200 and SP-12.

What do 12 bit drum samples sound like when put through an analogue filter. If you have a SP-1200 or SP-12 then you already know the answer. Some would say dirty and warm, some also say it sounds like old vinyl…

The SP-1200 is a legendary drum sampler. Used by many artist from Roni Size to Daft Punk. Hip Hop legends Pete rock and J Dilla were also notible users.

SP-1200 Vol 1 features

  • 1088 x 24 bit one shot drum samples.
  • Sampled sounds include: 808, 909, 606 and LM1, real drums plus some vinyl hits.
  • A selection of groove templates as midi files.
  • GURU version includes 12 x Bundles (+ patterns) and 12 x Kits.

SP-1200 Vol 1 is available now starting at $19 USD for the Wav Pack. The GURU version is $24 USD and other formats will be available soon.

Visit Goldbaby Productions for more information and audio demos.

SoundJump releases VDM Complete

SoundJump VDM Complete

SoundJump has released VDM Complete, a collection of drum machine sounds.

This amazing collection of vintage drum machines was painstakingly created from the original drum machines and offers the “closest thing to the real thing” type of sound. Additionally, the sounds were modified with distortion algorithms, vintage reverb and transient enhancements to offer an even wider sonic palette.

VDM Complete features

  • Sampler Collection includes .wav files (1,448 Samples) and preset files for the following soft samplers: Apple Logic EXS24, Digidesign Structure (All Versions), NI Battery, NI Kontakt.
  • Samples are in neatly organized folders for you to browse and load into any software or hardware device that uses the standard .wav format such as Pro Tools, Cubase, Logic, Sonar, Akai MPC, Roland MV etc…
  • The collection contains the following vintage drum machine emulations: 808, 909, 707, 727, DMX, Drumtraks, Drumulator, Linn9000, MXR, SDSV, SK-1, Rhythm Ace.
  • Includes a self contained Reason ReFill featuring slick Combinator Redrum and NN-XT patches with “eye-candy” graphics that are reminiscent of the originals.
  • 125 superb blank Reason Combinator skins are included for you to use and customize your Reason rack.

VDM Complete is available now for an introductory price of $39.95 USD. A demo ReFill is available for download here.

Visit SoundJump for more information and audio demos.

Review: Goldbaby Productions Tape Drum Machines Vol 2

Goldbaby Tape Drum Machines Vol 2

Goldbaby Productions has released yet another collection of classic drum machine samples: Tape Drum Machines Vol 2.

The follow up to Tape Machines Vol 1. More classic drum machines given some tape love!

Tape Machines Vol 2 features

  • 10 Drum Machines: Linn Drum, CR-78, TR-626, DDR-30, Bohm, DR-55, RPM-40, RX-5, KPR-77 and the Synsonics Pro.
  • 3 Tape Machines: Ampex valve 1/2 inch 2 track, Otari MX5050 1/4 inch 2 track, and the Hitachi 3 head Cassette deck.
  • 1838 x 24 Bit drum samples.
  • Bonus: 36 x CR-78 Rex beats.

Tape Drum Machines Vol 2 is available as a wav pack for $24 USD, and for GURU and Battery 3 for $29 USD each.

So what do I think?

Sometimes less is more, but not so with Goldbaby’s sample libraries. Even if you have more drum samples than you’ll ever use, there’s always room for some extra Goldbaby goodness.

My favorites in this collection are the Bohm and Suzuki RPM-40 machines. The Bohm (the notes in the logo suggest it’s actually Böhm, which is quite likely since it’s a German machine) does some really raw and nasty stuff, while the RPM-40 has such a lovely lo-fi sound.

Go check out the sound demos on the Tape Drum Machines Vol 2 page and get your wallet ready, cause there’s a good chance you’re going to want these right away!

More information: Goldbaby Productions / Tape Drum Machines Vol 2

Goldbaby Productions releases Tape Drum Machines Vol 1 and TheTapeVermonaDRM

Goldbaby Productions Tape Drum Machines Vol 1

Goldbaby Productions has released Tape Drum Machine Vol 1, a collection of drum machine sounds recorded on various tape machines.

What do you get if you take 10 drum machines, 4 tape machines and a whole lot of love… 1481 x 24 Bit drum samples… a truly oustanding collection of drum machine sounds infused with the vibe of tape.

Tape Drum Machines Vol 1

  • Drum machines: Linn LM-1, MBase01, Roland TR-505, Boss DR110, Sequential Tom, 4 In The Floor, Yamaha MR-10, MRX-185, Emu Drumulator and MPC The Kit.
  • Tape machines used: Ampex valve 1/2 inch 2 track, Otari MX5050 1/4 inch 2 track, Teac A-350 Cassette Deck and the Hitachi 3 head Cassette deck.
  • Bonus set of Rom based TR-808 sounds also recorded on tape.

Tape Drum Machines Vol 1 is available as a wav pack for $24 USD, and a GURU featuring 12 bundles (including some patterns) and 12 kits costs $29 USD. Battery and ReFill versions are coming soon.

Goldbaby Productions TheTapeVermonaDRM

Goldbaby has also released a free sample pack to celebrate the release of Tape Drum Machines Vol 1.

TheTapeVermonaDRM contains 142 x 24 bit samples of the Vermona DRM, recorded on an Otari MX5050 1/4 inch tape machine. The original drum hits are included as well.

Each drum sound has been recorded multiple times for use in Round Robin Layering. This can help recreate the analog feel of the machine.

Visit Goldbaby Productions for more information, audio demos and a link to download TheTapeVermonaDRM.