MuSICIZ taps into the power of Zebra2 to bring you a custom Patch bank from one of the worlds most powerful soft synths ever. Using drawable waveforms, oscillator fx and real time performance controls we deliver our best pack yet ! Unstoppable Zebra !
Unstoppable Zebra features
54 Zebra 2 patches.
Live 9 Session File, Mapped Rack for Zebra2 vst format and Drum Rack.
Logic 9 Session File, ESX 24 Drum Kit, Channel Strip for Zebra2, Master Bus Channel Strip and Bass Bus Channel Strip.
Drum Hit samples in .wav format (2 kick, 4 snare, 1 clap, 2 FX).
The sound library is available from Sounds To Sample, priced at $15.99 USD.
Precisionsound has announced the release of Gospel Drawbars, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt and Logic EXS24.
Our goal with Gospel Drawbars has not been to make a generic virtual recreation of an organ but to capture the character of a unique instrument, in this case one of the first ever Hammond organ models made, a Hammond AB from the late 1930s.
We have created a user-friendly control panel for blending a number of pre-made settings. The drawbar settings have been carefully chosen to include both mellow standards and trebles with attitude.
We recorded all the settings through the organ’s own Leslie speaker, in stereo, which gives a warm and pleasing colour to the sound. Gospel Drawbars has 22 recorded settings and 955 stereo wav samples in total, recorded at 24bits and 44.1 Sample rate.
You get 22 programs for NI Kontakt 2 and Logic EXS24. The NI Kontakt 3-5 scripted version has 22 bonus presets to start with for your own tweakings. The total size of the library uncompressed is 1.10 GB.
Gospel Drawbars costs $69 USD (download). All formats are included when you buy Gospel Drawbars. Full version of Kontakt is required.
In this new online course, FracTroniX takes you through each stage of producing a heavy Dubstep track with Logic Pro.
The course is split into parts, which focus on each of the main areas of production, including creating beats, basslines and melodic accompaniment, as well as mixing and mastering.
You have a chance to get the first part of the series – Making Heavy Beats – by leaving a comment below. The deadline is February 15th, 11.59pm CET. On February 16th, 2013, the lucky winner will be picked at random, and announced here.
Producertech has announced Dubstep Beat Production in Logic, a brand new online course for Logic Pro, which teaches the secrets of producing Dubstep or similar heavy styles of music.
The course has been created by FracTroniX, the producer behind the eclectic, bass-driven vibes of Metaphra and the upfront, experimental drum and bass of Defazed. Having produced for a multitude of record labels and taught production for a number of institutes, FracTroniX is now sharing his experience and knowledge with the online Music Courses community.
The course takes students through each of the main stages of making a heavy dubstep track and is broken up into parts, which allows students the option of choosing any specific area that they wish to learn about, rather than having to buy the complete course. This not only makes it more affordable but means people can try out one of the parts before deciding whether to invest in the rest of the course.
The first part on creating beats is now available at Music-Courses.com, and shows each of the processes involved with making a fat dubstep break. The lessons guide you through the various considerations when selecting samples, showing how the samples look on an analyzer to help visualize each choice. The samples are then sequenced into a chunky break, percussion is added to create extra syncopation and rhythmic interest, samples are reversed, then the levels are tweaked to get a good balance. Finally, the drums are processed with insert effects, predominantly compression and EQ, to eliminate problems and improve the sound, before creating a submix track, which allows all the drums to be glued together and fattened up.
After signing up to the course, students can access the streamed module movies, and also download the Logic demo project, which can then be freely edited and examined, to allow each technique to be inspected more closely. At any point, FracTroniX and the other Producertech tutors can be contacted via the forum, which allows Music Courses students and any dubstep enthusiasts to discuss issues and interact with one another.
The FracTroniX course is currently available at an introductory sale price of 25% off.
Sonic Academy has announced Ultimate Drums, a new line of professional drum samples and loops including kits for Ableton Live and Logic Pro.
Our Ultimate Drums Sample Packs are a massive collection of single drum sounds, loops and kits, meticulously reversed engineered from the best sounding tracks in their genres.
Choose from hundreds of Kicks, Claps, Snares and Perc in each pack, all bundled with over 100 loops in Aiff, Rex and Apple loops format. Also included are pre made kits in Ableton Drum racks, Logic’s Ultrabeat and ESX24.
Genres covered in these packs are Trance, Progressive, Dubstep and Main Room House, head over to the Ultimate Drums page to check it all out
The sample packs are available to purchase now, starting at £9.99 GBP / $16.99 USD. All 4 packs bundled are priced £34.50 GBP / $56.99 USD.