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Drumdrops releases 70s New Wave Drops

Drumdrops 70s New Wave Drops

Drumdrops has introduced 70s New Wave Drops, a drum multi-tracks, stems and loops album featuring 13 drum tracks by drummer Pete Thomas who played and recorded on nearly all of Elvis Costello’s albums.

Producer/engineer Roger Bechirian came in to record, mix and produce the drum tracks on ’70s New Wave Drops’. Roger was responsible for recording and mixing many of Elvis Costello’s albums, as well as other New Wave records by the likes of Nick Lowe, Squeeze and The Undertones making him an obvious choice for the production of ‘70s New Wave Drops’.

The selection of tracks range in tempo from 80 BPM to 167 BPM and the grooves are full of driving snares and tom fills. For fans of Elvis Costello they will recognise a number of the tracks – ‘I Don’t Want to Go To Chelsea’, ‘Oliver’s Army’, ‘Radio Radio’, ‘Pump It Up’ are just some of the featured grooves.

The kit used was a Hybrid Gretsch kit and a more modern DW Collector Series provided by London based Drumhire (www.drumhire.com). We used the DW kick drum with Gretsch toms and Zildjian A Cymbals. Two snares were used: Pete Thomas’ Ludwig 400 snare (which is the very same snare Pete used on the original tracks); and a 1970’s Ludwig Black Beauty snare.

The album was recorded in Miloco’s The Square recording studio, London using an SSL G Series console with Telefunken and Calrec mic pre’s. The kit was mic’d up with 12 microphones including Coles Ribbons, Neumann U47 Fets and AKG C28 valve mics. All of the tracks were recorded on to a 16 track Analogue 2” machine. The Square has recently been used by bands and artists such as Hurts, The Vaccines, The Kooks, Paulo Nutini and Plan B.

Mixing took place in Miloco’s The Engine Room, which is based around an SSL G Series console and a collection of outboard including EAR valve EQs, Manley Vari-Mu Compressors and Calrec PQ1161 EQs, all of which featured prominently in the album mixes.

Drumdrops offers the ’70s New Wave Drops’ as drum multi-tracks, mixes & drum stems and drum loops. All of the multi-tracks come with session templates for Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Ableton Live, Reaper and Studio One. An OMF file is also provided should you need to export the 24 bit 44.1 WAVs into any other DAW. A beat tempo map is included to help users sync up the drum machines.

The stem and mix packs come with the full mix of drums, as well as separate drum stems of each individual drum component. The stems are designed for those who want the ready-mixed versions of the drums so that you can build your track quickly.

The drum loops packs contain around 8 different 4-bar loops taken from each track and are provided as mixes of the individual drum parts, as well as the full mix. Available formatted as WAVs, Apple Loops and Rex2 files, they can be dropped into any software, sampler or drum machine.

70s New Wave Drops is available to purchase for $46.50 USD (Loops Pack) / $54.25 USD (Stems and Mix Files) / $77.50 USD (Multitrack Session). Individual album tracks are also sold separately.

More information: Drumdrops / 70s New Wave Drops

XLN Audio releases Vintage Dry ADpak and Dry Beats & Songs MIDI Pak

XLN Audio Vintage Dry ADpak

XLN Audio has launched the Vintage Dry ADpak, a new expansion library for the Addictive Drums virtual drum instrument for Windows and Mac.

There is a huge revival of that glorious 70s sound brought to you by chart-topping contemporary artists like Daft Punk, Miike Snow and Justice. With our Vintage Dry ADpak, you too can have those fat, dry, and deliciously authentic drum sounds in your productions!

Vintage Dry. Give Life Back To The Beat.

Vintage Dry ADpak features

  • Authentic 1970′s studio sound.
  • Dry, damped and crisp drums.
  • Vintage Ludwig Silver Sparkle kit.
  • Extra Sonor Phonic Kick and Snare.
  • Over 40 mix ready presets.

The Vintage Dry ADpak is available to purchase for 49.95 EUR.

XLN Audio has also released the Dry Beats & Songs MIDI Pak, a collection of MIDI beats and songs.

The perfect companion to our Vintage Dry ADpak! The Dry Beats & Songs MIDIpak features tons of tight, precise content that sounds great on a fat, dry drum kit. Features Beats, Fills, and Songs (with intro, verse, chorus, bridge parts) with lots of variations, tempos and grooves.

Dry Beats & Songs MIDI Pak features

  • Hundreds of tight, precise grooves.
  • Played by professional drummers.
  • Perfect match for fat, dry drum kits.
  • Over 200 live recorded MIDI files.

The MIDI Pak costs 19.95 EUR.

The Vintage Dry ADpak and Dry Beats & Songs MIDI Pak are also available to purchase in the Vintage Dry Bundle, priced at 59.95 EUR.

More information: XLN Audio

Sampleism intros Alive Underground Drums for Kontakt

Alive Underground Drums

Sampleism has announced the release of Alive Underground Drums, a Native Instruments Kontakt sample library by Nicolas Signat and Sampleism.

Alive Underground Drums has been developed by a very small team of people who are passionate about creating the best sounding Kontakt Instruments. It has taken many months of hard work and sleepless nights to complete.

Alive Underground Drums brings 3 high-end drum kits (Gretsch New Classic, Sonor 3007, Ludwig Legacy) with 5 great snares and a host of the finest cymbals on the market, all recorded in a huge underground car park in high definition (88,2 kHz 24 bit stereo).

Placed at about one meter, the microphone offers a result somewhere between a close mic and an overhead position, with a perfect balance between direct sound and reverberated sound. Choose your instruments, shape the sound with ADSR envelopes and effects (EQ and compressor) and mix elements with volume faders. You can also link channels to work easily and faster.

Alive Underground Drums features

  • 3 high toms (2 zones), 2 medium toms (2 zones), 3 floor toms (2 zones), 4 kicks (1 zone), 5 snares (3×6 zones + 1×5 zones + 1×2 zones ), 2 hit-hats (9 zones), 6 rides (3 zones) and 7 crashes (2 zones).
  • ADSR envelope, 3 bands semi-parametric EQ and compressor.
  • General Midi mapping with extension.
  • 18 patches with prepared kits, sound designed kits and more.
  • More than 2500 samples in 44.1 kHz 24 bit stereo with full sustain and dynamics (2.3 GB on drive, ncw lossless format).

The sample library is available to purchase for the introductory price of £19.99 GBP (RRP £34.99 GBP). Requires full retail version of Kontakt 4.2.3 or above.

More information: Sampleism / Alive Underground Drums

The Loop Loft intros Blues Drums Vol 2 ReFill + 25% off ReFills

Loop Loft Blues Drums Vol 2 ReFill

The Loop Loft has announced the release of the Blues Drums Vol 2 ReFill, a sample library featuring a collection of authentic blues grooves.

From classic Bo Diddley-esque boogies, to sparse and slow 12/8 back beats, to Chicago-style shuffles, Blues Drums Volume 2 will round out your Reason groove arsenal with the 100% natural drum sound (and feel) the Loop Loft is famous for.

Each session contains dozens of groove variations, fills, and transitions, allowing you to easily build a custom drum track in seconds. We also meticulously sampled every drum and cymbal on a multitude of kits (Ludwig, Gretsch and Slingerland), giving you incredible flexibility for layering and designing your own grooves.

The Blues Drums Vol 2 ReFill costs $44 USD.

The Loop Loft is offering a 25% discount on all its ReFill libraries and bundles until June 10th, 2013.

More information: The Loop Loft / Blues Drums Vol 2 ReFill

Toontrack releases Indie Folk EZX & Indie Folk MIDI

Toontrack Indie Folk EZX

Toontrack has announced the release of the Indie Folk EZX EZdrummer expansion library, focusing on capturing the organic, warm, intimate and ambient sound characteristic of the indie folk genre.

The EZX, aptly titled the Indie Folk EZX, was recorded at the Avast! Recording Co. in Seattle, home to bands such as Fleet Foxes, The Shins and Band Of Horses. It comes with three complete vintage kits: a 1960s Gretsch Round Badge sampled with both sticks and mallets, a Ludwig from the 1950s as well as a Slingerland Rolling Bomber kit dating back to the 1940s. Also included are two tambourines, a hi-hat mounted tambourine jingle, an extra kick and snare as well as a 28″ floor tom.

Indie Folk EZX features

  • Three (3) complete kits.
  • Two EZXs in one! Each kit is available in two variations: a standard multi-mic mix and a classic four-mic mix.
  • Custom drums from the 1940s to the 1960s.
  • Default kit sampled with both drumsticks and mallets.
  • Recorded at Avast! Recording Co. in Seattle, WA.
  • Included MIDI performed by sampling drummer Stephen Belans.

The EZX is available to purchase for $89 USD / 69 EUR.

Toontrack has also launched the Indie Folk MIDI, a collection of grooves and fills.

Toontrack Indie Folk MIDI

With the Indie Folk MIDI pack, Stephen Belans delivers a wide and useful range of grooves and fills for songwriters that are looking to expand their horizon, go outside their comfort zone or rethink what role the drums can play in a composition.

“Sometimes just a simple heartbeat/backbeat feel is all that’s needed. Other times, the drums find their place at far ends of the spectrum. Some grooves stick to a smooth ebb and flow with a natural evolution of intensities while other ones use more dramatic transitions that don’t rely on traditional rock defaults”, says Stephen.

The Indie Folk MIDI pack cost $29 USD / 25 EUR.

More information: Toontrack

The Loop Loft releases Blues Drums Vol 2

The Loop Loft Blues Drums Vol 2

The Loop Loft has announced the release of Blues Drums Vol 2, a collection of drum beats and grooves for blues music.

Introducing Blues Drums Volume 2. Following on the success of our initial blues release, this collection delves into even more stylistic and sonic territory, providing the authentic blues grooves you’ve been searching for.

From classic Bo Diddley-esque boogies, to sparse and slow 12/8 back beats, to Chicago-style shuffles, Blues Drums Volume 2 will round out your groove arsenal with the 100% natural drum sound (and feel) the Loop Loft is famous for.

Blues Drums Vol 2 features

  • Total of 5 sessions, featuring 227 loops and 45 samples.
  • Each session contains dozens of groove variations, fills, and transitions, allowing you to easily build a custom drum track in seconds.
  • Drums and cymbals sampled on a multitude of kits (Ludwig, Gretsch and Slingerland), giving you incredible flexibility for layering and designing your own grooves.
  • High quality 24 Bit 48 KHZ audio. Formats available include Stylus RMX, WAV, REX2 & AIFF (Apple Loops).
  • 100% royalty free.

The sample library is now on sale for $35 USD (regular $39 USD). A bundle of Blues Drums Vol 1 & 2 is available as well.

More information: The Loop Loft / Blues Drums Vol 2

Wavesfactory releases Classic Rock Drums for Kontakt

Wavesfactory has announced Classic Rock Drums, a drum sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Wavesfactory Classic Rock Drums

We sampled a Ludwig Vistalite drum kit with a Ludwig Supraphonic snare and Zildjian cymbals and hi hat. This kit was used by John Bonham for playing live with Led Zeppelin. Although we are not trying to emulate the Bonham signature sound, this kit is perfect for playing classic rock. Its big toms and low tuned snare suites perfectly in every track.

It has 6 repetitions (round robin) and 6 velocities (from soft to strong), but the most important is that on every mic you have the real and natural bleeding of the other parts of the drum. As you can hear on the audio demos, through the mics you can hear exactly what is recorded in a real studio situation. In other words, when you play a key, the sound comes from each of the 8 mics, so there’s 8 files playing. Is like having recorded the drum yourself!

With our custom script you can control the volume, pan and tune of each mic like it was recorded in you own computer or studio. It’s exciting to play and hear it!

Do you want to have separate outputs in multi channel mode? We made a special “multi” instrument in Kontakt where each mic is in a different midi channel, so you can have each channel on diferent tracks.

The sample library is available to purchase for 9.95 EUR.

More information: Wavesfactory / Classic Rock Drums

Bluenoise Plugins releases Drummix Rock 1 plugin

Bluenoise Plugins Drummix Rock 1

Bluenoise Plugins has announced Drummix Rock 1, an acoustic drum instrument for Windows.

Drummix Rock 1 is a acoustic drum plugin recorded at a professional recording studio with pristine equipment. The drum kit used for this particular sound is a classic 4-piece Ludwig Fab Four drum kit. It can be used in many types of music but we feel that this is mostly a rock drum kit.

Rock 1 is recorded in huge room with lots of ambience to bring out that big rock sound we like! The top-notch microphones are sent into a Neve VR60 Legend and further into pristine RME converters. Only Class A equipment are used and you can rest assure that the drum sound you’ll get is of high class. It will sound as someone is playing the drums in a world-class studio when you hit those MIDI notes.

The plugin is available to purchase for Windows (VST) for the introductory price of $30 USD.

More information: Bluenoise Plugins / Drummix Rock 1