ADSR launches Maschine Sample Beats video course

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Maschine Sample Beats

ADSR Sounds has launched Maschine Sampled Beats, a 4-part video tutorial course on the process of creating a beat structured around a sample with Native Instruments Maschine.

Learn how to slice, arrange and mix a sample beat using Native Instrument’s Maschine hardware.

With practical demonstration and lots of tips and tricks to inspire your musical genius – this four-part Maschine video course on how to make a sampled beat will help you develop an effective workflow, giving you skills you can start using straight away!

The course is available for purchase for $12.99 USD.

More information: ADSR / Maschine Sampled Beats


Niche Audio releases DnB Skyline sample pack

Loopmasters has introduced DnB Skyline, a new pack of drum and bass samples, patterns and kits by Niche Audio.

Niche Audio DnB Skyline

Designed to work perfectly in Maschine 2.0 and Ableton Live 9, this deep and atmospheric sound palette includes 13 Projects with multiple arrangements, 13 Kits, 288 Inspirational and melody matched samples, and 5 special kits including sliced classic breaks, Subs and Fx.

All kits have been produced using the on-board effects within Ableton live and Maschine, mixed perfectly and including full reference patterns which gives you a head start when mixing up these sounds within your arrangements, and it’s all killer, no filler!

DnB Skyline is a pack that reflects the many paths DnB has taken over the years and will be useable for those inspired by artists including D Bridge, Calibre, Memro and a huge list of artists and labels that have forged the sound of Drum and Bass over the last 2 decades.

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

More information: Niche Audio / DnB Skyline


8DM releases Dubstep Vol 1 & 2 sample packs

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8DM has announced the release of Dubstep Vol 1 and Dubstep Vol 2, two sample libraries in Kontakt, Maschine and Wav formats.

8DM Dubstep Vol 1 & 2

8DM Dubstep Vol 1 & 2 both contain a massive amount of hyper-flexible production kits, which covers all corners of the current Dubstep realm.

We have hundreds of basses, leads, glitches vocal FX, drums and bonus patches containing side-chained synths and additional vocal FX.

Everything perfectly tempo-syncs to your host and everything is controllable directly from your keys, including pitch, live-triggered FX etc.

The sample packs are available for purchase for $129 USD each (includes all formats), or $59-$89 USD for single formats.

More information: 8DM


Native Instruments releases Caribbean Current for Maschine

Native Instruments has launched Caribbean Current, a new expansion pack for Maschine that pairs the sounds and rhythms of traditional Caribbean music with a modern, club-oriented aesthetic.

Native Instruments Caribbean Current

CARIBBEAN CURRENT’s kits are inspired by artists from all around the Caribbean, providing producers with a tour of traditional music styles from the region, including dancehall, dub, soca, reggaeton, moombahton, and more. The patterns and projects of this MASCHINE Expansion pull from these rhythmic traditions, allowing producers to create grooves outside of the familiar four-on-the-floor feel. Each drum and percussion sound was carefully processed to deliver a modern club sound, adding a fresh sonic quality to the infectious rhythms.

CARIBBEAN CURRENT also provides a selection of melodic elements, combining traditional Caribbean instruments with modern synthesis and sound design. High-quality samples of steel drums, melodica, and accordion, plus new presets from NI’s MASSIVE synth and sampled leads allow producers to create melodies with MASCHINE’s 16 high-sensitivity performance pads. Dub chords and vocals provide additional instrumentation for groove production. And a Dub Siren special kit adds a staple of Caribbean music to this new MASCHINE Expansion.

A condensed version of CARIBBEAN CURRENT is also available as an iMASCHINE Expansion, for creating beats on-the-go. The iMASCHINE Expansion features three projects, four drum kits, and three instruments. Tracks can be exported to MASCHINE STUDIO, MASCHINE, and MASCHINE MIKRO for completion.

Caribbean Current is available for purchase for $49 USD/49 EUR/£44 GBP. Requires Maschine 2 software. The iMaschine Expansion is available for $0.99 USD/0.89 EUR/£0.69 GBP.

More information: Native Instruments / Caribbean Current


Sound Training Online launches Ableton Live & NI Maschine 2.0 courses

Sound Training Online

Sound Training Online has announced it has scheduled the release of two new courses, covering Ableton Live and Native Instruments Maschine 2.0.

Sound Training Online has enjoyed great success to date, by offering extremely high quality courses at affordable prices. All Sound Training Online lecturers are active Music Industry professionals, who have built and maintained successful careers within the Music Industry.

Using their expertise and years of experience, these professionals have created courses that teach a unique range of skills, so students can build a successful musical career of their own. Sound Training Online lecturers focus on students as individuals, providing them with personalised feedback and guidance throughout their course. This enables students to greatly improve the quality of their productions, rapidly increase their workflow, and most importantly, realise their musical ideas.

Sound Training Online courses

  • Ableton Live with Martin Clancy is a four-week course that takes an in-depth look at the main functions of this hugely popular software. The course is tailored for those who are new to Ableton, and its aim is to quickly familiarise students with the software’s many features, allowing you to apply them to your own personal setup. Whether you are an aspiring Music Producer, Live Performer, or want to use Ableton Live for DJ-ing purposes, this course will give you the start that you need.
  • Music Production in Maschine 2.0 by by Will Kinsella is a comprehensive 6 week programme that covers all aspects of producing music within Native Instruments Maschine 2.0 software. By the end of the 6 week course, learners will have created their own fully mixed arrangement, all within Maschine. The course also details how to integrate Maschine into their existing production setup. The course is taught from the perspective of the Maschine software, but also demonstrates how to use the Maschine hardware controller in order to effectively increase your workflow.
  • Electronic Music Production with Full Tilt covers everything you need to know to start producing music using Logic Pro X. The comprehensive 12 week programme is taught by the highly-renowned dance music act Full Tilt, who help elevate your tracks to a professional standard. Full Tilt provide weekly personalised feedback and guidance on production-based assignments, and with over 10 years of experience producing electronic music, will help guide your initial track ideas into finished productions.

Both Ableton Live and Maschine 2.0 courses are kicking off on October 13th, 2014. The extremely popular Electronic Music Production with Full Tilt course will also be resuming on November 11th, 2014.

More information: Sound Training Online


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