Frontline Producer has launched Dubstep Metal Guitars, a collection of dark and deadly guitar loops, pulled from the pit and ‘tune ready’ for producers worldwide.
This time we equipped the studio with a Mesa Boogie Rectifier glued on maximum, a collection of axes and a gang of guitarists, that when you added up their combined ages, it mysteriously came to six hundred and sixty six
All we had to do was cautiously press record.
However, enough of the effort, headaches and bleeding ears that went into the creation of these masterpieces from below, what you actually want to know is what to expect in this metal monstrosity.
Audiority has announced Pills #1 – Metal Leads, the first title in the Smart Libraries series of sample packs.
Pills are small and smart libraries focused on very specific sounds featuring the same high quality and passion you find on all other Audiority products.
This first release focuses on Metal Leads for virtuoso keyboardists, devoted to the art of shredding. We programmed some of most great lead sounds found in this genre, making them perfect for both studio and live sessions.
Future Loops has announced the release of Headbangers – Metal Guitars, a sample pack featuring a collection of guitar loops recorded for Heavy Metal and Rock.
Headbangers – Metal Guitars was recorded live in a wide variety of tempos (from 90 BPM to 340 BPM) and features both Lead and Rhythm guitars.
With nearly 400 loops, Headbangers – Metal Guitars includes power chords, palm mutes, fast guitar pickings, striking, intricate solos, arpeggios and riffs. All sounds are heavily amped up and 100% royalty-free.
The title “Tiny Metal Impact” and the names of these four instrument categories alone should be enough to give you a clue as to what’s cooking. If you still don’t know, read on… otherwise just skip down to the demo track or the downloads.
The download is available as a sample pack and VST instrument for Windows and Mac.
Soundiron has announced the release of a major update for Rust 2, a metallic percussion sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Soundiron’s Rust 2 now features the Mega Mixer master preset.
For the brand new Rust 2 version 2.0 we went through all the previous presets with the due diligence of a true obsessive-compulsive. We tweaked key-mapping, zone mapping, fading and balance to really improve on the previous incarnation of this library in every way. We’ve designed a completely customized and automatable user interface that visually responds to your performance. Now each preset offers realtime control over every aspect of the sound, allowing you to shape note Attack and sample Offset to create gentle, ghostly pad-like sounds from even the harshest impacts. The Release control let’s you tighten the sound into a sharp staccato click or ping in one moment, or a long ringing sustain the next. Tuning is easy, with the Stepping and main Tune parameters. All of our most recent technological advances are included. Our powerful Uberpeggiator allows complex, adaptive arpeggiations and you’ll ﬁnd tempo-syncing resonant ﬁlter and volume LFOs build into nearly every preset. We’ve also included a parametric EQ and convolution reverb with over 50 room and FX impulses to choose from instantly.
We’ve also included our mighty Mega Mixer master preset, which lets you choose from any of the percussive elements in the library, load 10 of them dynamically, each with custom key-range, tuning and mapping to create your own ensembles, drum kits and tuned percussion orchestras. Finally, the Tuned Selector Ensemble presets give you instant access to sub-categorized collections of solo tuned percussion elements, with easy browsing and automatable instrument selection, while the standard ensemble presets lay it all out for you in convenient untuned drum-kits.
Rust 2 is available to purchase for $59 USD through December 12th, 2012 (regular $69 USD). The update is free for current owners of Rust 2.
In celebration of the updated, Soundiron has also launched a limited time sale for the Metal Collection, offering the bundle of Rust 1-3, Iron Throne, Tuned Artillery and Bronze Bin at a 35% discount.
Weighing in at nearly 12 GB of content, Metal Collection features over 300 flexible and intuitive Kontakt presets and over 12,000 samples.
For many of the presets, dozens of custom convolutions are integrated into the GUI and there is a range of automatable EQ, Reverb and sound-shaping to expand on the creative possibilities the libraries offer.
Metal Collection is on sale now for $149 USD through December 12th, 2012.
At Toontrack, November always means Metal Month. It’s the annual celebration of metal music and a month filled to the brim with new sounds, new tools, new grooves, competitions and fun! Check out the site and join the party!
New Metal Month releases
S2.0 PRESETS – KOLOSS — This preset for Superior Drummer was modeled after the drum sound on Meshuggah’s “Koloss” album and features samples from the actual recording session. Engineered by the man behind the “Koloss” album mix, Daniel Bergstrand!
S2.0 PRESETS – JOEY STURGIS — Having worked with numerous rising stars such as The Devil Wears Prada, Asking Alexandria and Emmure, Joey Sturgis has become the go-to guy for the perfect modern metal mix! Here he shows you how he tweaks Superior Drummer!
METALHEADS MIDI — Now up for grabs: the MIDI from the Metalheads EZX! Twelve classic Meshuggah songs, captured flawlessly via MIDI by Tomas Haake himself, organized both as full songs as well as song parts so you can customize, dissect and use his drumming brilliance to create your own grand metal compositions!
The S2.0 Presets packs are available to purchase for 12 EUR / $15 USD each, the Metalheads MIDI is 25 EUR / $29 USD.
Ueberschall has announced Thrash Metal, a new Elastik Soundbank featuring 10 construction kits.
Hard, fast and precise riffs, thunderous double bass drums at extreme speed and a droning bass, lightning fast but accurate like a clockwork. Combining the energy of hardcore and punk with heavy metal‘s complex rhythms and almost artfully celebrated guitar riffs; thrash metal is the root of most current extreme metal-subgenres. This is unaltered aggressive metal sound with no unnecessary attachments. To create this library, Ueberschall has opted for the typical band lineup with drums, bass and two guitars. All elements have been recorded live, using real valve driven amplifiers, an analogue console and a subsequent transition into the digital domain through high-end-converters. No admission for amp simulations here!
Thrash Metal contains ten construction kits with a tempo range between 150 and 186 BPM. Each kit is divided into up to seven subfolders, including intro, A-, B- and C-parts, break and outro. Use the complete mix to prelisten to the construction kits‘ ideas. Like in all Ueberschall products, all instruments of all parts are also prepared as single tracks, enabling you to select your favorites and create your personal mix.
The drums have been specially taken care of. Besides a professional mix down, there are single tracks of bass drum, snare top and bottom, snare trigger-signal (for drum replacement and doubling), hi-hat, cymbals, toms, overheads and room microphones. In addition, the library offers tracks of the bass guitar and at least two guitars.
Whenever real hard hitting tracks are demanded, Ueberschall‘s Thrash Metal is your solution. Music productions, target group specific advertisements, movie trailers, games or just for headbanging – this is the library to produce thrash metal in your studio.
The soundbank is available to purchase for 49 EUR.
Toontrack has announced the Metal Guitar Gods EZmix Pack, an expansion pack for EZmix 2, focusing solely on amp and cab simulation presets for guitar and bass.
It comes with everything from rhythm, lead and clean sounds to settings for acoustic guitar and bass. All content was custom designed by four of the most iconic and trendsetting guitarists in metal: Fredrik Thordendal (Meshuggah), Mattias IA Eklundh (Freak Kitchen), Misha “Bulb” Mansoor (Periphery) and Devin Townsend (ex-Strapping Young Lad, The Devin Townsend Project).
We call this colossus of a product Metal Guitar Gods simply because these four gentlemen are nothing short of gods. Fredrik for being the father of “Djent” and for forever having changed metal as we know it by introducing eight-string guitars. Devin for continuously pushing the boundaries and the perception of what “metal” is. IA for gathering inspiration from all corners of the world, channeling it through his guitar and ending up with highly personal and inspiring renditions of our time. “Bulb” for riffs that go far and beyond what anyone thought was possible within the confines of a metal track!
We couldn’t be prouder about the fact that their custom sounds and a little bit of their magic is bottled in this pack and available for you! So, plug your instrument straight into your sound card, launch EZmix 2, select your Metal Guitar Gods setting and start forging your next metal masterpiece. It’s really that simple!
The Metal Guitar Gods pack is available to purchase for 39 EUR / $49 USD.
Sometimes too many options can be scary – here is the widely popular and powerful multi-effect mixing tool EZmix 2 conveniently bundled with six (6) EZmix Packs optimized for the ABCs of metal mixing and mastering! This bundle takes you all the way from plugging your instrument straight into your sound card to a finished, mastered mix, ready to take over the airwaves!
EZmix Metal 6 Pack features
Metal Guitar Gods EZmix Pack: Custom designed amp and cab simulation presets from four of the most iconic and trendsetting guitarists in metal: Fredrik Thordendal (Meshuggah), Mattias IA Eklundh (Freak Kitchen), Misha “Bulb” Mansoor (Periphery) and Devin Townsend (ex-Strapping Young Lad, The Devin Townsend Project).
Randy Staub EZmix Pack: Randy Staub had mixed groundbreaking works like Metallica’s “Black Album”, Mötley Crüe’s “Dr Feelgood” and honed the sound for artists like Nickelback, Bon Jovi and Alice in Chains. Randy is beyond just an award-winning mix engineer, he’s helped define the sound of a generation.
Metal Essentials EZmix Pack: This pack does exactly what it sets out to: cover the essentials in metal mixing! The fact that it was hand-crafted by the creative mind behind the sound of August Burns Red, Trivium, All That Remains and The Black Dahlia Murder says a little bit about how heavy it sounds.
Metal EZmix Pack: Having worked with acts like Meshuggah, In Flames and Behemoth, engineer/producer Daniel Bergstrand has reinvented the sound of metal.
Dirt EZmix Pack: Designed by the man who helped define the shape of punk to come: Pelle Henrcisson. With 30+ years honing his craft behind the mixing console and world-renowned for his work with legendary heavy-weights like Refused (“The Shape of Punk to Come”), Meshuggah (“None”), Poison the Well and Hell Is For Heroes, Pelle knows a thing or two about mixing.
Mastering EZmix Pack: All mixes deserve proper mastering! This pack was designed by Mats “Limpan” Lindfors, senior engineer at Cutting Room, the leading mastering studio in Scandinavia. It aims to cover the most common mastering needs and music genres.
The EZmix 2 Metal Bundle costs 249 EUR / $299 USD, the Metal 6 Pack is 129 EUR / $169 USD.
A purchase will also give you a chance to win an electric guitar.
Buy and register Toontrack Music’s latest EZmix Expansion, Metal Guitar Gods and/or EZmix 2 before the end of November 2012 and you will automatically be entered into the drawing to win an 8 string Ibanez Guitar!