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.
Wavesfactory has announced Classic Rock Drums, a drum sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
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.
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.
Toontrack has announced the release of New York Studios Vol.3 SDX, the continuation of Toontrack’s New York Studios Legacy series, focusing on capturing the best studios in the New York area.
We are proud to present a new addition to the Superior Line: New York Studios Vol.3 SDX! Straight from the Avatar Studios in the heart of Manhattan comes breathtaking drums recorded by the same team that did Superior Drummer and the Vol.2 SDX – engineer duo Neil Dorfsman and Pat Thrall together with session drummer Nir Z.
New York Studios Vol.3 SDX features
Recorded in the legendary Avatar Studios in New York City.
18 GB of raw, unprocessed drum sounds recorded through Neve, Pultec and GML signal chains.
Three (3) full kits (Ludwig, Slingerland, Rogers) and additional snares.
Several setups of different cymbals.
Included MIDI library played by session drummer Nir Z.
Included presets for instant mix-ready sounds.
The New York Studios Vol.3 SDX is available to purchase for 159 EUR / $179 USD. The New York Studios Vol.3 MIDI pack taken from the SDX is also available, priced at 25 EUR / $29 USD.
Sound Magic has announced the release of Supreme Drums, a new virtual drum instrument for Windows.
Supreme Drums starts with the familiar drum sounds featured in many great hits such as The Eagles’ Hotel California, Michael Jackson’s Thriller and many more.
We have created a powerful drum set-up with 19 available pieces and over 10 different kits. To ensure the best possible authentic sounds, Sound Magic not only chose the best drum brands available for sampling (such as DW, Ludwig and Sonar) but also utilized the best recording studios in the world to record them.
It took more than two years to arrange for these samples to be created at three of the best known studios of all time: OCEAN WAY RECORDING(The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and more). THE RECORD PLANT (The Eagles Hotel California, Michael Jackson, Nine Inch Nails and more) THE LEGENDARY ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS (The Beatles and many more) to ensure the highest possible sound quality, we used the best possible gear, including the legendary Neve 88R and SSL 9080J consoles and dCS 905 AD converters.
Supreme Drums features
Innovative MCN (Modeling Core Next) Engine modeled drums, 300MB in size with little CPU usage.
Samples are coming from the best recording studios in the world.
Innovative Plasma Random System provides anti-machine gun effect.
HD Velocity Layer supports up to 65,536 Velocity Layers.
Performance Key Switch System to make it quicker and easier to switch skill sets and techniques in intensive live playing situations.
Multi-microphone positions enable users to mix between different microphone positions and create new sounds that easily fit into a mix.
Powerful Mixer and Microphone Leakage setting create a feeling of a real drum recording session.
Groove Engine provides patterns for use immediately in you project.
Build-in 64 Steps Sequencer.
Powerful Add-on System.
Built-in professional EQ and Compressor.
Faster load times. Smaller hard drive footprint, less memory and less CPU usage.
Supreme Drums for Windows (VST) is available to purchase for 99 EUR / $129 USD.
Analogue Drums has announced version 1.6 of Plastique, a Kontakt sample library featuring a vintage 1970s Ludwig Vistalite in Bonhamesque configuration and tuning.
For all Plastique owners there’s a free update for the Kontakt mapping available. It’s a small download (270kb) and a big improvement for mix control so well worth downloading – please note the requirement to have the v1.53 library update first if you don’t already have it.
Separated mic layer controls for Close mics, Overhead mics, and Room mics.
Improved multi-channel output, with separate output for Kick, Snare, Tom1, Tom2, Tom3, Hihat, Ride, Crashes, Overheads (drums), and Room.
Additional dynamics options, now with Dynamic, Detailed, Light, Heavy.
Note: This update changes the overall volume output, and preset balances are also different, these changes may impact any existing mixes based on previous mappings for Plastique. It is recommended that you retain copies of your old mappings in case you need to keep an existing mix exactly as-is.
The Plastique library is available to purchase for $39 USD.
Brushes have never sounded (or felt) better. Introducing The Art of Brushes Volume 3 – the latest and most expansive of our popular brush series!
To capture a wide and dynamic sonic palette, we utilized a host of classic snare drums in 6 different recording sessions. Vintage Slingerlands, chrome Ludwigs and maple Gretsch snares were just a few of the drums used to produce this in-depth collection of brush loops and samples.
The Art of Brushes Volume 3 features
277 loops, 85 samples (24bit/48kHz audio).
Tempo Range: 70-160 BPM.
100% Royalty Free.
Stylus RMX, WAV, REX2 and AIFF (Apple Loops) Formats.
The sample library is avaialble to purchase for $39 USD. It is also included in the newly available Bundle of Brushes, a collection of three sample libraries at a 25% discount.