Freaky Loops releases Maschine Pro: EDM

Freaky Loops has launched Maschine Pro: EDM, the first pack in a new series of Maschine libraries.

Freaky Loops Maschine Pro: EDM

Featuring 35 Maschine kits at 128BPM (.mxgrp) including a total of 611 sounds and 195 MIDI patterns. A powerful tool for your Maschine Studio with more innovative sounds.

You will find the sounds have been crafted with layering in mind, to get your beats knocking and sounding professional in seconds – all you need to do is press play and record! The kits are layered with inspirational, saturated classic sounds and instruments and arranged in a practical order for real time play, either live or in the studio. From hard-hitting drums to club pumping basses, cracking club-ready grooves to thundering kicks, epic leads to huge chords, snarling snares to crystal-clear hats (open and closed), big melodic pads to blazing synths, piercing percussion to sizzling SFX and more.. Taking influence from other defining genres such as Progressive House, Techno and Electro and fusing them seamlessly into todays EDM scene. Regardless of what music you make there is something in here that will trigger your creativity.

The pack is available from Loopmasters for £29.95 GBP.

More information: Freaky Loops / Maschine Pro: EDM

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Sample Tools by Cr2 releases Deep House 2 & Big Room Trap Drops

Sample Tools by Cr2 Deep House 2

Sample Tools by Cr2 has launched Deep House 2 and Big Room Trap Drops, two new sample packs.

Deep House 2 features a new collection of loops and samples from the producer that brought you the best selling Deep House.

The pack contains a whopping 1.83 GB of content with essential bass loops and one-shots, fat and groovy drum loops and one shots, killer FX and fills, uplifting piano and synth loops, deep and twisted vocal loops alongside our trademark songstarter construction kits. Each melodic part is available as a MIDI file and every kick drum is key labelled to make getting track ideas together a breeze.

There are also Logic Pro X and Ableton Live 9 project templates alongside our usual top quality audio, MIDI loops, Sylenth presets, Prod-Cast video tutorials and a booklet containing tips and tricks from the producer. You ALSO get a bonus video on psychology of music production from Mike Monday.

Big Room Trap Drops features 15 of key labelled trap construction kits ready to tear up any club or festival.

Sample Tools by Cr2 Big Room Trap Drums

All the melodic parts are available as MIDI files and we have provided all the amazing tough as hell presets for Spire, Massive and Sylenth! The inclusion of the MIDI loops and presets means that these loops can also be used across several other genres like Electro, Big Room, EDM and Progressive House. Not only that we have also included 12 bonus kicks in every single note of the chromatic scale!! Thats 120 kicks.

To support your growth as a producer we also give you 3 prod-cast video tutorials showcasing techniques used in the creation of this pack and a booklet containing tips and tricks from the producer! Finally we also include a video with music productivity guru Mike Monday who showcases the methodologies and mindsets required ti make you the most productive version of yourself you can be!! Powerful stuff as we can testify at Sample Tools by Cr2 HQ!

The packs are available for purchase at Beatport for £15.99 GBP each.

More information: Sample Tools by Cr2

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Denon DJ intros MC4000 Serato controller & DS1 Serator interface

Denon DJ has announced the MC4000, a new Serato MIDI controller.

Denon DJ MC4000

The all-new MC4000 is a 2-deck Serato MIDI controller for the professional DJ, wrapping in- demand audio manipulation tools in a robust steel chassis. In addition to precision touch-activated jog wheels, performers get access to dedicated hot cue and sample pads for on-the-fly creativity.

Long-throw 100mm pitch faders and an intuitive control layout deliver natural operation when balancing complex set elements. Known for their emphasis on sound quality, Denon DJ includes a premium 24-bit audio output path for noticeably clearer mixes.

Denon DJ’s highly regarded dual microphone inputs are complemented by a studio-grade echo effect, and “ducking” feature—effortlessly moving vocals to the top of the mix without riding faders. The MC4000 includes Serato DJ Intro and will be compatible with Traktor 2, and Virtual DJ 8.

MC4000 features

  • Premium 2-Deck controller for Serato.
  • Includes Serato DJ Intro; user-upgradeable to Serato DJ.
  • Touch-activated jog wheels for accurate scratching and track cueing.
  • Dedicated hot-cue and sample trigger pads with illuminated feedback.
  • Long-throw, 100mm pitch faders.
  • All-new control layout for effortless, intuitive use.
  • Dedicated EQ and FX controls on each channel.
  • (2) balanced mic inputs with 2-band EQ, Ducking, and Echo effect.
  • Compatible with Traktor 2 (via .tsi files) and Virtual DJ 8.
  • RCA Aux input for external device mixing.
  • Balanced Main and Booth Outputs.
  • Pro-grade steel construction.

The MC4000 will be available in Q2 with an MSRP of £299.99 GBP.

Denon has also introduced the DS1, a breakthrough interface for users of Serato NoiseMap – the system used to control a Serato-based digital music library using a turntable or compact disc player.

Denon DJ DS1

The DS1 is plug and play with Serato DJ, extending Denon DJ’s hallmark audio quality and reliability to club DJs and turntablists who prefer the feel of vinyl, but desire the flexibility a digital music library provides.

At the core of the all-new DS1 is a bi-directional audio interface with two sets of RCA stereo inputs for turntables or professional CD players. As users manipulate the vinyl or CD NoiseMap signal, Serato DJ software mirrors the control signal—controlling digital tracks on-screen in real-time for beatmatching, cueing, scratching, and track juggling.

Playback audio is distributed by the DS1 to a mixer or loudspeaker system in studio-grade 24-bit quality via two sets of RCA stereo outputs.

DS1 features

  • Premium Digital Vinyl System (DVS) interface for Serato DJ.
  • Interfaces turntables and CD players using Serato NoiseMap with a Serato DJ-based digital music library.
  • Plug and play with Serato DJ—no purchase necessary.
  • (2) sets of stereo RCA inputs and outputs for left and right decks.
  • Studio-grade 24-bit digital to analog conversion.
  • Supports 44.1kHz, 48kHz, and 96kHz sampling rates.
  • Dedicated grounding post for use with turntables.
  • Single USB cable connection to a computer for power and audio.
  • Includes (2) Serato NoiseMap control tone vinyl records and CDs.
  • Includes USB and stereo RCA cables.
  • Rugged, all-metal construction; carrying case included.

The DS1 will be available in Q2 with an MSRP of £229.99 GBP.

More information: Denon DJ

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Sample Magic releases Deep & Bass House

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Sample Magic has launched Deep & Bass House, a sample pack featuring sounds for forward-thinking house music direct from the underground.

Sample Magic Deep & Bass House

Deep & Bass House returns to the UK underground with 900MB+ of chunky big-room beats, killer basslines, filtered chords, retro piano riffs, brooding synths, pitched vocals, twisted FX and punchy drum hits for the new school of deep house.

At the apex of deep house, garage and bass, we’ve gone all-out to recreate the UK sound taking dance music by storm, serving up content in industry-standard 24-bit Wavs alongside fully-flexible MIDI and instant-load sampler drum kits.

Deep & Bass House features

  • 876 Wav files (24-bit).
  • 576 Apple Loops.
  • 576 Rex2 files.
  • 230 MIDI files.
  • 5 custom kits and 4 hit type sampler formats for EXS-24, Ableton Drum Rack, NN-XT, Kontakt and Maschine.

The sample pack is available for purchase for £34.90 GBP. Various Click+Mix packs are also available.

More information: Sample Magic / Deep & Bass House

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Roger Linn Design releases LinnStrument MIDI controller

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Roger Linn Design has announced the release of LinnStrument, an expressive alternative to the MIDI keyboard controller.

Roger Linn Design LinnStrument

The promise of electronic sound generation was to produce any instrument sound you can imagine. However, if you’ve ever tried to play a convincing guitar, sax, violin, clarinet or cello solo on a MIDI keyboard, you’ve found it to sound static and lifeless because keyboards can’t do much more than turn sounds on and off at different volumes.

LinnStrument takes a new approach, capturing each finger’s subtle movements in three dimensions for simultaneous fine control of note expression, pitch and timbre. With this level of expressive control, the promise of electronic sound generation is finally a reality.

LinnStrument is available for purchase for $1,499 USD.

More information: Roger Linn Design / LinnStrument

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