Uppercussion releases Digicussion 3 + Digicussion Bundle & new Kontakt Instruments

Uppercussion has announced the release of Digicussion 3, a sample library designed to deliver 50 kits full of character, with singular kicks and snares, hihats and cymbals, percussion, metal, noises, melodic hits, SFX, and more. The kits are available in standard kit formats such as Maschine, Ableton Live and Geist.

Uppercussion Digicussion 3

All Digicussion products are also now available as Kontakt Instruments, advanced drum machines to customize the sounds and kits in a brand new interface, created in collaboration with Icebreaker Audio.

The Kontakt instruments include all kinds of sonic controls, professional mastering effects, a built-in sequencer, preset kits saved as Kontakt snapshots and drum patterns for every kit.

Digicussion 3 features

  • 50 drum kits.
  • Five kit categories: Bossed, Disturbed, Primed, Spaced and Threatened.
  • 800 samples, 16 samples per kit.
  • Samples are 24-bit, 44.1 kHz.
  • Formats include Maschine, Ableton Live, Geist, Battery, Kontakt (basic), EXS24, Halion, Reason NN-XT, and single WAV samples.
  • Sample folders are easily accessible and sorted by sound type.
  • Total size is 180 MB.

Digicussion 3 is available for purchase for $29 USD.

In addition, all Digicussion products (Digicussion 1-3) are now available together in a Bundle for $49 USD, for a total of 150 kits and 2400 samples. There is a bundle for the new Kontakt instruments and a separate bundle for the multiple format versions (both can be purchased together for $59 USD).

Uppercussion Kontakt Instrument features

  • Volume, Pitch and Filter envelopes per sound.
  • Filter, EQ, Distortion, Lo-Fi and Dynamic effects per sound.
  • Master FX including analogue modelled EQ, Compressor and Tape Saturation.
  • Convolution Reverb with 20 custom impulse responses.
  • Three engine modes, including a vintage SP1200 emulation.
  • Preset kits saved as Kontakt snapshots.
  • Preset MIDI maps and the ability to customize the mapping.
  • Built-in sequencer.
  • Preset drum patterns.
  • Compatible with Komplete Kontrol Native Map and Light Guide.

The Kontakt Instrument library is for use with the full version of Kontakt 5.4.1 or later and is not compatible with the free Kontakt player.

More information: Uppercussion

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Niche Audio releases Neuro DnB sample pack

Niche Audio has launched Neuro DnB, a sound pack featuring samples and presets for Neuro drum and bass music production.

Niche Audio Neuro DnB

Neuro DNB from Niche Audio is a Fresh, Dark and Dirty collection of the toughest samples and presets for Producers looking for Aggressive Drums, Dark Basses, Twisted Synths, Punishing One Shots Atmospheric Melodies and Oblique FX!

Niche Audio is proud to present its second volume of Drum and Bass samples, with a huge collection of one shot drums and patterns which have been expertly crafted to explore the deeper functions of Maschine and Ableton Live, and to deliver a no compromise collection of the most authentic sounds true to this exciting and fast paced genre.

Producers worldwide should expect the pack to include Oversized Basses, Pounding Drums, Atmospheric Tones and Space FX along with Tearing Synths and Subterranean Tones.

The Neuro DnB pack is available for purchase for £24.95 GBP. One shots and sampler patches are also available separately for £17.95 GBP.

More information: Niche Audio / Neuro DnB

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Native Instruments launches CLOUD 9 – a limited time offer on MASCHINE Expansions

Native Instruments has announced the launch of a special CLOUD 9 offer on their MASCHINE Expansion series.

Native Instruments Cloud 9 Sales Special

Nine of the hugely popular sound packs for use with MASCHINE STUDIO, MASCHINE, and MASCHINE MIKRO are being offered for $ 99 / 99 € / £89 / ¥ 11,800 / AU$ 149 – but only for a limited period of 99 hours. The offer runs until 6 pm CET on Friday, December 12 and is available only at the NI Online Shop.

MASCHINE Expansions provide users with tailored kits, instruments, sounds, patterns, and presets for use in MASCHINE STUDIO, MASCHINE, and MASCHINE MIKRO. The Expansions included in this offer are RESONANT BLAZE, HALCYON SKY, MARBLE RIMS, GREY FORGE, LUCID MISSION, ARCANE ATTIC, CIRCUIT HALO, MAGNATE HUSTLE, and CARIBBEAN CURRENT. These Expansions have been selected to provide a wide range of contemporary production styles, allowing users to mix and match sounds to create their own signature sound. Each focuses on a particular genre or sound, covering bass- and break-based music, contemporary ambient electronica, West Coast hip hop, experimental sound design, cerebral electronica, the sound of the Colombia’s Caribbean coast, and much more.

The CLOUD 9 sales special is available at the NI Online Shop only, and ends at 6 pm CET on Friday, December 12th, 2014.

More information: Native Instruments / CLOUD 9

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Native Instruments launches Seventh Heaven Sales Special

Native Instruments has announced the Seventh Heaven sales special, offering customers who buy MASCHINE STUDIO, MASCHINE or MASCHINE MIKRO a bundle of seven MASCHINE Expansions for free.

Native Instruments Seventh Heaven

During the special, customers who buy MASCHINE STUDIO, MASCHINE or MASCHINE MIKRO get a special bundle of seven MASCHINE Expansions reflecting a diverse range of production styles. The expansions in the bundle are TRUE SCHOOL, PLATINUM BOUNCE, DROP SQUAD, HELIOS RAY, LAZER DICE, HALCYON SKY, and LUCID MISSION. The expansions cover urban pop, dubstep, broken beat, future bass, and contemporary ambient electronica styles – perfect for producers looking for instant, production-ready sounds without having to spend time on detailed sound design.

Until December 31, customers purchasing a MASCHINE STUDIO, MASCHINE, or MASCHINE MIKRO groove production studio automatically qualify for the special offer. Upon successful registration of the MASCHINE 2 software, users will receive download codes for all seven MASCHINE Expansion via email.

The Seventh Heaven special offer is valid until December 31, 2014.

More information: Native Instruments / Seventh Heaven

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Native Instruments launches Thanksgiving Sale – 50% off selected products

Native Instruments has announced its Thanksgiving Sale, offering a 50% discounted on selected products.

Native Instruments Thanksgiving Sale

For a limited time only, save 50% on selected KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects, the MASCHINE 2 software update, and TRAKTOR PRO 2.

Products on offer from the KOMPLETE range include KONTAKT instruments such as the pristinely sampled SESSION HORNS PRO, the orchestral percussion instrument ACTION STRIKES, the innovative cinematic build-up instrument RISE & HIT, and the surreal and inspiring KINETIC METAL. A selection of synthesizers such as MASSIVE, REAKTOR, and RAZOR provide electronic musicians with NI’s cutting-edge synthesis technology.
Powerful studio and creative effects such as the compressor SUPERCHARGER GT and the modular effect system MOLEKULAR provide additional sonic versatility for all stages of the production process. All KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects integrate seamlessly with MASCHINE, providing direct access to instrument parameters from within the MASCHINE browser.

MASCHINE users who haven’t updated to the MASCHINE 2 software can get the MASCHINE 2 software for $49.50 / 49.50 € / ¥ 5,900.00 / £44.50 / AU$ 74.50 during the Thanksgiving sales special. MASCHINE 2 includes the sonically-outstanding MASCHINE Drum Synths, new mixer, plug-in strip, and much more. The latest update adds a new scale and chord engine, a powerful arpeggiator, and KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboard integration. It also unlocks the touch-sensitive knobs on MASCHINE STUDIO for an accelerated, touch-and-see workflow.

Customers also get TRAKTOR PRO 2 for $49.50 / 49.50 € / ¥ 5,900.00 /
£44.50 / AU$ 74.50 during the sales special. TRAKTOR PRO 2 is the industry-leading DJ software, offering DJs up to four virtual decks, intuitive looping and cueing functionality, and a wide range of over 30 effects. Integrated Remix Decks technology allows instant looping and sampling for on-the-fly remixes.

This special offer is valid from November 27th to December 1st, 2014.

More information: Native Instruments / Thanksgiving Sale

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