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Native Instruments launches Summer of Sound 2014

Native Instruments has announced the launch of its annual Summer of Sound sales special.

Native Instruments Summer of Sound

Until June 30, 2014, current product owners can save 50% on updates, upgrades, and crossgrades including NI’s most comprehensive production suites KOMPLETE 9 and KOMPLETE 9 ULTIMATE.

This year’s special also sees the MASCHINE 2 software update on sale for the first time. There are also more opportunities than ever before to upgrade or crossgrade to KOMPLETE 9. Additionally, current owners of KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects can update to the latest version of their software for a very special price. The SUMMER OF SOUND special runs from now until June 30, 2014.

The sale ends June 30th, 2014. E-vouchers cannot be used in conjunction with special offers.

More information: Native Instruments / Summer of Sound

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Niche Audio launches Bass House & Garage sample pack

Niche Audio has launched Bass House & Garage, a new Maschine & Ableton Live sound pack featuring a collection of 15 totally authentic bass focused kits.

Niche Audio Bass House & Garage

The pack takes its lead from a wide variety of artists including, Gorgon City, My Nu Leng, Low Steppa, Shadow Child, Disclosure, Hannah Wants, Chris Lorenzo, Kidnap Kid, Kry Wolf, Breach, Bareskin, Friend Within, and A1 Bassline amongst others.

Bass House and Garage comes complete with 13 inspirational track ready grooves to include in your music productions or Dj set. Two special kits provide the essential additional stabs, sweeps and bass effects that add that essential authentic UK House, Garage and Bass vibe to your music.

Each of the main Maschine kits makes use of the bundled Native Instruments Massive synth for the bass lines. Ableton Live users will find the exact midi patterns loaded and ready to add their own synths, as well as the bass lines which have been converted to audio loops. Also included for all users is a specially designed set of 16 NI Massive presets for use with the pack or any of your other productions.

As well as inspirational drum patterns we have also included plenty of cut up vocals, pitched hooks, shouts and other vocal elements. Overall this pack will provide you with a go-to sound collection for any Garage, Bass, and Deep House production.

The 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 / Bass House & Garage

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Sample Magic releases Chillwave 2 & Maschine Magic: Found Sound

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Sample Magic has launched Chillwave 2 and Maschine Magic: Found Sound, two new sound packs.

Sample Magic Chillwave 2

Chillwave 2 — Our first Chillwave release made Sample Magic history, outselling every library in our catalogue and staying in the charts for over a year.

Now the original production team revisit the same sepia ground for their next essential outing, loaded with 1.8GB worth of retro melodics, beach-hazed beats and tape-saturated music loops inspired by the best of 80s synth pop, chillout, indie and nu-wave.

Chillwave 2 features

  • 939 Wav Loops (24-bit), Apple Loops, and REX2 files.
  • 445 Wav one-shots (24-bit).
  • Sampler formats for Ableton Live Drum Rack, EXS24, Kontakt, NN-XT.

The Chillwave 2 pack is available for purchase for £34.90 GBP. Individual Click+Mix packs are sold separately.

Sample Magic Maschine Magic: Found Sound

Maschine Magic: Found Sound — Take your beat-making to the next level with this unique and diverse collection of 153 found sound hits presented in 10 full-track macro-integrated Maschine projects and kits for underground dance production.

Maschine Magic: Found Sound features

  • 153 Wav one-shots (24-bit).
  • 10 full-track Maschine projects (Bass House, Deep Tech-House, Downtempo – Concrete, Downtempo – Mechanoid, Future Garage, Glitchstep, Industrial Techno, Lo-fi Electronica, Minimal Techno, Post Dubstep).
  • 10 Maschine kits.

Maschine Magic: Found Sound costs £14.90 GBP.

More information: Sample Magic

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CreativeLive intros Mastering The Maschine with JK Swopes

CreativeLive has launched Mastering The Maschine with JK Swopes, a video tutorial course in which JK will lead you through an in-depth exploration of Native Instruments Maschine.

If you’re ready to take your production to the next level, join CreativeLive and JK Swopes (and guests Doug Lazy aka Knocksquared and Ken “Flux” Pierce) for an in-depth exploration of Maschine, the revolutionary way to sequence, sample, and add effects to any musical project.

Throughout this two day course, you’ll learn everything you need to know to take advantage of this unique, powerful beatmaking production system — including its sequencer, sampler, and internal fx. JK will also cover the basics of working with Maschine’s extensive built-in library of sounds. JK will also cover the tricks and hacks that let you use Maschine to author your own library of sounds to use in your tracks. From fatter kicks to deeper snares, you’ll learn about simple tweaks you can add to any track to make it more complex and compelling.

No matter what genre of music you’re passionate about, this course will give you the tools you need to work effortlessly and innovatively.

The course costs $99 USD. You can view it free of charge on June 3rd, from 9:00am – 4:00pm (Los Angeles Time), or get anytime access for $79 USD.

More information: CreativeLive / The Maschine with JK Swopes

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Native Instruments releases Arcane Attic for Maschine

Native Instruments has announced the release of Arcane Attic, a new Maschine Expansion pack featuring gritty field recordings.

Designed for unconventional beat making across all styles and genres, this Expansion was created, recorded, and designed by BOOM Library. ARCANE ATTIC also comes with new presets for MASSIVE and MASCHINE’s Drum Synths, with a selection of sounds that perfectly complement the out of the ordinary sample material.

Native Instruments Arcane Attic

The high-quality field recordings in ARCANE ATTIC are aimed at electronic music producers or simply anyone looking to add unconventional sounds to their productions. The range of sounds is highly diverse and organized into several categories. It represents a wide spectrum from robotic and mechanical science fiction recordings to heavy cinematic metal impacts, slams, strikes, and buzzing, percussive details. A set of elemental sounds explode with kinetic fire and water blasts. Producers looking to spice up their percussion will also find a range of pistol, rifle, and cannon sounds that have been transformed into pounding drums. Finally, a set of orchestral samples recorded with a live orchestra are included for adding rich, larger-than-life melodies to productions.

Complementing ARCANE ATTIC’s field recordings are a new set of 40 presets for MASSIVE, which provide additional melodic possibilities beyond the orchestral samples. 43 MASCHINE 2 Drum Synth presets feature a clean sound designed to complement ARCANE ATTIC’s gritty sample set with added punch and character. In total, ARCANE ATTIC features 7 projects, 39 drum kits, and 7 special kits, plus a set of 140 pre-arranged patterns for quick inspiration.

ARCANE ATTIC was created by BOOM Library – the sound design company founded in 2010 by Axel Rohrbach, Pierre Langer, and Tilman Sillescu. The sounds are a selection from the BOOM Library product line – now for the first time directly accessible within the MASCHINE beat production environment. Their sound libraries have been featured in films like ‘Sin City – A Dame To Die For’, TV series such as ‘From Dusk Till Dawn The Series’, Games like ‘Battlefield 4’ and trailers for ‘The Hobbit – The
Desolation Of Smaug’, and ‘The Dark Knight Rises’.

A condensed version of ARCANE ATTIC is also available as an iMASCHINE Expansion, for creating unconventional beats on-the-go. The iMASCHINE Expansion features 2 projects and 4 drum kits. Tracks can be exported to MASCHINE STUDIO, MASCHINE, and MASCHINE MIKRO for completion.

Arcane Attic is available for purchase for $49 / 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 / Arcane Attic

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Native Instruments updates iMaschine app to v1.1

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Native Instruments has released version 1.1 of iMaschine, the beat sketchpad for iOS devices.

Native Instruments iMaschine
The latest version of the app is optimized for iPad, adapting to its larger screen layout. The update also includes a generous set of new sounds, iTunes sampling, and more.

iMASCHINE allows users to create music sketches on-the-go with their iPad or iPhone. With an eclectic selection of drums, synths, one-shots, and a built-in audio recorder, it is designed for on-the-go beatmaking.

The update features a new user interface and an optimized layout for iPhone 5, iPad and iPad mini. On the iPad, the modified interface allows two-handed operation: editing and performing functions are now on the same window as iMASCHINE’s 16 drum-pads, 2-octave keyboard and the audio-recorder, making its workflow even smoother. Aside from iMASCHINE’s standard library, the update also includes QUANTUM COLLECTION – a brand-new iMASCHINE Expansion featuring a choice selection of sounds from the recently released MASCHINE 2 Library. The new iTunes sampling allows users to capture parts from the music on their iOS device and edit the samples’ start and end points.

Writing and performing with iMASCHINE becomes easier, thanks to a number of helpful workflow enhancements. Intuitive XY performance controls are a new way to perform effects. A swipe redo/undo function is a welcome addition for an even faster workflow. Lastly, this iMASCHINE update adds a metronome on/off switch – a popular request from the iMASCHINE community. Anyone who already owns iMASCHINE gets this entire feature set, including QUANTUM COLLECTION, for free by updating the iMASCHINE app on their iOS device.

Changes in iMaschine v1.1

  • iPad optimization for two handed-workflow.
  • Sampling from iTunes.
  • Free ‘Quantum Collection’ sound pack.
  • XY performance controls on mixer page.
  • Swipe gestures for redo and undo.
  • GUI facelift.
  • Enhanced sample editing functionality, start and end point now adjustable.
  • iPhone 5 screen support.
  • Metronome on/off switch.

Current iMASCHINE owners get the update free by updating the iMASCHINE app on their iOS device. New customers can get iMASCHINE for $4.99 / 4.49 EUR / £2.99 GBP.

More information: Native Instruments / iMaschine

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Producertech releases Producer’s Guide to Music Theory with Maschine

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Producertech has launched Producer’s Guide to Music Theory with Maschine, a video tutorial course by Rob Jones.

Producer’s Guide to Music Theory with Maschine

If you own Maschine and feel you could do with a bit more knowledge on the theoretical side of music, to help you understand how to create basslines, chord sequences and other musical parts in a particular key, then this course is for you.

Created by accomplished music producer and classically trained musician, Rob Jones, the course begins by explaining the principles of the key of a song and what major and minor scales are, before showing how that knowledge can be used to make melodies or riffs using various intervals and chords, in order to produce basslines, a main hook, lead or pad sound, to create the main groove or form the breakdown of a track.

As well as showing many examples of all of the techniques taught, which are outlined in the written notes and saved into the Maschine project files that come with the course, there are also exercise projects, for practicing identifying keys and making basslines or chord sequences, to put your newly acquired skills to the test. Check out the free lesson excerpt below before signing up, for an example of the course content and delivery…

The course is available for purchase for £19.95 GBP.

More information: Producertech / Music Theory with Maschine

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