James of Freemasons wrote in to share a tutorial on how to get NI Maschine and Akai MPC swings natively inside Logic Pro and Ableton Live.
Ever since the release of NI’s Maschine and more recently, the return of the Akai’s MPC range, beat production has taken a huge leap forward sonically and rhythmically. However, both of these machines use their own proprietary systems and protocols for swing quantise.
One of the biggest problems when using these inside DAW’s with your other VST’s and audio is that each has its own quantise system that is not (always) mirrored by the software, so quantising parts running alongside your chosen drum machine to the same swing has often been a case of guess work and time-consuming experimentation.
We always ran into this problem so decided to solve it, and after a few days of quite painstaking work, we have converted the swings from NI’s Maschine and Akai’s MPC into groove templates for Logic 9 / Logic X and Ableton live 8/9 (Maschine only, MPC grooves were already present).
We also created an instructional video showing how you can import these grooves into the applications and into your own Logic startup pages. We hope you enjoy using them as we do.
The groove templates are available to download here.
More information: Freemasons (Facebook)
Puremagnetik has introduced three new bundles in Ableton Live, Kontakt and Logic formats.
An essential studio instruments collection allows you to put a quick band together with Puremagnetik’s most popular Packs. It includes:
- TrapKit – A vintage 1960′s Ludwig drum set recorded in a large reflective room with a vast array of microphones.
- PM Grand – A multi-sampled Yamaha Conservatory Grand Piano that includes a library of advanced instruments and looped clips in various styles.
- Guitar Racks 1 & 2 – Contains an assortment of expertly captured acoustic guitar chord menus, articulations and looped phrases.
- Upright – A beautifully recorded double bass instrument that comes packed with a multi-sample palette of articulations including plucked and traditional bow.
- Big Bertha – A custom built 6-string electric bass that has a classic, deep and funky tone.
The legendary analog synths of the 70s and 80s for Live, Kontakt and Logic. Analog Heroes contains 7 packs and 3 GB of sounds from the following products:
- Juniper 1 & 2 – A collection of expertly crafted instruments based on Roland’s legendary Jupiter series analog synthesizers.
- TeeBee – The ultimate sampled Roland TB-303 – perfect for heavy acid bass lines, squelchy resonant leads and other thick analog sounds.
- Phonik – The celebrated Roland Paraphonic-505 right to your desktop. It includes the famous Orchestral and Synth sections of this legendary machine.
- Synth 700 – A complete Korg 700, expertly recorded and programmed with all of the details and nuances of the original.
- String Machines – Classic 1970′s string programs from the Roland VP-330, Roland RS-09, ARP Solina String Ensemble and Crumar Orchestrator.
- SixVoice- Includes over 30 multisample patches from the legendary Korg PolySix synthesizer.
Puremagnetik’s Century Bundle includes everything currently in the Puremagnetik catalog (a $1200 value) and everything Puremagnetik releases for the next 100 years, straight to your inbox.
Studioband is available for $49 USD, Analog Heroes costs $79 USD, and the Century Bundle is $299 USD.
More information: Puremagnetik / Bundles
Nektar has announced the immediate release of a powerful integration of Apple Logic X with the advanced workflow of the Panorama range of products including Panorama P1, Panorama P4 and Panorama P6.
Apple Logic X users can now benefit from a transparent musical workflow similar to what Panorama already delivers for Cubase and Reason.
Designed to allow musicians and producers to focus on their music without constantly having to reach for their mouse, Panorama delivers creative freedom, previously not available to Logic users.
Nektar Panorama Logic integration features
- Multi-channel mixing of volume, pan, mute and solo in banks up to 8 channels at a time.
- Navigation using Track and Bank buttons.
- Motorized fader plus dedicated mute and solo buttons follows selected channel (P4 & P6 only).
- Complete transport control including ability to set and go to left and right locators, switch click on/off, record arm plus more.
- Channel strip control of EQ, Sends, Smart Controls and Insert plug-ins.
- Insert and Instrument plug-in control.
- Parameter feedback and menu selection options transparent via Panorama’s TFT display.
- The order of Plug-in parameters and Smart Controls is customizable via Logic plist files.
In addition, Logic users get the benefit of Panorama’s comprehensive generic MIDI controller capabilities as well as the unique QWERTY macro function that allows for up to 8 shortcut commands to be sent out at the push of just one Panorama button.
Panorama integration files are available to registered Panorama users from the Nektar website immediately.
More information: Nektar
Loopmasters has introduced Vadar Electro House MIDI Elements 1, a MIDI construction template pack by Clicksound for Logic Pro.
Electro House MIDI Elements Vol.1 has some truly awesome, inspiring Complextro features, all ingeniously mixed in with Electro House by the amazingly talented Vadar.
This 3-minute construction template is sinisterly funky, will not let you stand still and is generally darkly mind-blowing, and now all the elements for you to build your own Electro House (with Complextro elements!) track are available here for you to grab hold of and play with.
Using Logic Pro’s internal built-in plug-ins this template features some seriously epic, punchy synth leads, downright dirty basslines, tight drums and a euphoric mix of melodic effects, which, for want of a better word, are just cool!
The template pack for Logic Pro is available to purchase for £14.95 GBP.
More information: Clicksound / Vadar Electro House MIDI Elements 1
Loopmasters has announced the release of ClickSound Label Sampler Vol 1, a collection of construction templates for Ableton Live and Logic Pro.
Providing an outstanding showcase and delicious taster of our expertly produced and designed MIDI Construction Templates, you can feast your ears, eyes and DAWs on our handpicked selection of finest MIDI-based products.
Launched in 2011, Clicksound is at the forefront of creating first-class, professional EDM MIDI Construction Templates for Ableton Live and Logic Pro.
Whether you are a seasoned music producer or have just started producing and you want some inspiration or perhaps you want to learn some new techniques, you can use Clicksound MIDI Construction Templates as a unique palette of ideas, sounds and techniques, with unlimited possibilities, to expand your existing audio arsenal.
ClickSound Label Sampler features
- Vadar Complextro House Micro Elements 1: A bombastic explosion of premium Complextro for Logic Pro containing tight, punchy drums, sub-sonically monstrous chopped bassline made up of 5 different sounds, old skool rave stabs and much more!
- Dubstep Micro Elements 1: An addictive and depraved, dark and grinding banquet of Dubstep with which you will musically gorge and sicken your speakers for Logic Pro and Native Instruments Kontakt 4, including dynamic and aggressive drums patterns, growling bassline and epic, melodic chords using Logic Pro’s own bit-rate down sampler.
- Cassettro Electro House Micro Elements 1: A riotously delicious offering of Complextro/Electro House for Ableton Live and Native Instruments Massive that is seriously speaker-splitting with a dangerously catchy hook, pumping drums, sharp melodic synths and deep sub-bassline.
- Cassettro Liquid Drum & Bass MIDI Elements 1: A downright dirty, temptingly tenacious and eye-squintingly glorious slab of Liquid Drum & Bass beauty for Ableton Live including blistering drums, warm sub-sonic bass, emotional and ambient piano chords, rich pad progressions and sumptuous effects.
The sampler pack is available to purchase for £9.95 GBP.
Loopmasters has also launched a limited time sale, offering 25% off all ClickSound packs.
Need some inspiration? Check out the amazing Clicksound SALE! 25% OFF all Ableton Live and Logic Pro templates until Tuesday 25th February 2014. From Complextro to House to Drum & Bass and much more. ‘load and go’ templates, ready to feed your DAW.
More information: Loopmasters / ClickSound Label Sampler Vol 1
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Loopmasters has launched a limited time sale on all ClickSound template packs for Ableton Live and Logic Pro.
Need some inspiration? Check out the amazing Clicksound SALE! 25% OFF all Ableton Live and Logic Pro templates until Tuesday 25th February 2014.
From Complextro to House to Drum & Bass and much more. ‘load and go’ templates, ready to feed your DAW.
More information: Loopmasters / ClickSound Sale
Loopmasters has launched Deep House & Garage Channel Strips, an extensive collection of professional audio tools for producers working within the Logic X environment searching for inspiring channel strip set ups that have been perfectly tuned for Deep House & Garage productions.
Created exclusively for Loopmasters by Scott Diaz these dedicated Deep House and Garage tools could save hours of laborious set up time and unnecessary creative killing diversions by giving you ready to drop instrument and channel settings that allow you to get straight into mix.
This collection includes Highly Playable Instrument Channels, Enhancing Bus Channel Effects, Powerful Master Channel settings and Creative Insert FX Channels Designed specifically for the Deep House and Garage producer.
Deep House & Garage Channel Strips comes loaded with 91 channel strips for Logic X and takes advantage of the new plugins such as the Chord Trigger and Retro synth alongside the rock solid Logic plugins we have grown to love.
The pack is available to purchase for £19.95 GBP.
More information: Loopmasters / Deep House & Garage Channel Strips
Sound Radix has announced the release of 32 Lives, a 32-bit to 64-bit Audio-Units plug-ins adapter.
32 Lives is a new application, capable of generating 64-bit Audio Units versions of your loved and hard-earned 32-bit legacy plug-ins, helping you to cross over to the new Logic Pro X smoothly and transparently.
Older Logic 9 sessions will completely load into Logic Pro X, including all presets, parameters and automation. No special re-wiring or routing is required. All your 32-bit only plug-ins will again re-appear in the plug-ins menu as they always did.
32 Lives features
- Creates 64-bit adapter plug-ins for your 32-bit only Audio Units plug-ins.
- Transparently loads your legacy TC PowerCore, Abbey Road, URS and other plug-ins into Logic Pro X and other 64-bit Audio Units compatible DAW’s.
- Fully compatible with older sessions, loads all presets, parameters and automation.
- Ultra-low latency and high CPU efficiency.
- GUI workflow is transparent and doesn’t require additional clicks and windows.
- Compatible with Logic Pro X, Mainstage 3, Final Cut Pro X, Garageband X, Live 9, Digital Performer 8, Studio One 2, Audition CC, and Tracktion 4.
- Compatible with OS X Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks.
32 Lives for Mac is available to purchase for $99 USD.
More information: Sound Radix / 32 Lives