Rob O’Reilly launches Expressiv MIDI Guitar System on Kickstarter

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Rob O’Reilly has launched a Kickstarter project for Expressiv, a plug and play MIDI guitar system that brings electronic sounds to real guitar in a whole new way.

Rob O'Reilly Guitars Expressive

Existing MIDI systems for real guitars track the pitch from the sound of the string which results in latency and annoying tracking problems.

Expressiv is the first and only system that uses a smart fretboard scanner to know which notes you are pressing, the same way that keyboardists get a note when they press a key.

This leaves your strumming hand free to control any parameters such as pitch bend, modulation and octave shift using the onboard touchpad, joystick and buttons. With the flick of a switch, you can change from synthesizer control to standard guitar functionality.

Now guitarists of all levels have access to the sounds that until now were only available to keyboard players, and whats more, at an affordable price.

The Kickstarter project aims raise 15,000 EUR by November 25th, 2014.

More information: Rob O’Reilly Guitars / Expressive at Kickstarter


Loopmasters launches ClickSound sale – 40% off template packs

ClickSound 40% off at Loopmasters

Loopmasters has announced a limited time sale on ClickSound template packs.

Trick or treat time folks and Halloween is upon us once again.

To blow away those cold dark evenings we are offering a super HOT 40% OFF all our MIDI Construction Templates for Ableton Live, Logic Pro and Reason, until Sunday 2nd November.

Grab a treat and learn a trick or two with these fiery sticks of EDM inspiration!

The sale ends November 2nd, 2014.

More information: Loopmasters / ClickSound


Noisefactory releases Ultimate Complextro sample pack

Noisefactory has launched Ultimate Complextro, a bundle of four previously released “Complex Electro Tools” packs and the latest “Complex Electro Tools Extension” into one massive monster library.

Noisefactory Ultimate Complextro

This heavy weight sample pack is filled up with tons of hard hitting drums, earth shaking drumloops, awesome fx and many more.

You can expect to find not less than 1,8 GB of Complextro samples spread over 491 Drum Hits, 262 Drumloops, 202 FX, 133 Special Sounds, 110 Fragments, 272 Macrobits, 35 Synth Shots and 31 MIDI Files, over 1500 Samples in total.

This stunning collection contains hundreds of production-ready samples, especially designed for Complextro, Electro House and Dubstep. All rhythm based samples and loops fit to the mastertempo of 130 BPM. Special Sounds, Macrobits and Synth Shots are key-labeled. Uplifters are categorized for 4/8/16 and 32 bars.

Ultimate Complextro is available for purchase for £49.95 GBP. The Extension Pack is also sold separately for £9.95 GBP.

More information: Noisefactory / Ultimate Complextro


ZAQ Audio releases Zaquencer step sequencer firmware for BCR2000

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ZAQ Audio Zaquencer

ZAQ Audio has released the Zaquencer, a custom firmware for the BCR2000 total recall USB/MIDI controller by Behringer.

The Zaquencer by ZAQ Audio is a custom firmware for the Behringer BCR2000 that will turn it into a standalone MIDI step sequencer.

It is not a preset but a new operating system for your BCR2000, effectively turning it into a whole different device.

Zaquencer features

  • Native, standalone analog-style step sequencer for BCR2000.
  • No Computer or PC software needed for operation (except for the initial firmware upload).
  • 32 steps or less, depending on loop.
  • 4 tracks, switchable between (mono/polyphone) notetrack or drumtrack.
  • 2 independent MIDI-Controls (ProgramChange, Aftertouch, PitchBend, CCs) per track.
  • Using the flash storage to save all global params and up to 192 patterns.
  • Each consisting of 4 tracks.
  • Organised in 12 banks of 16 patterns each.
  • Copy patterns.
  • Copy single tracks between patterns.
  • Pattern chain to play up to all 192 patterns in a row.
  • Internal/External Clock source (can send/receive MIDI clock or both, with MIDI Through setting enabled).

The Zaquencer firmware is available for purchase for 69 EUR.

More information: ZAQ Audio


Reveal Sound releases Stadium EDM Drops for Spire

Mainroom Warehouse EDM Drops for Spire

Reveal Sound has introduced Stadium EDM Drops for Spire, a new soundset by Mainroom Warehouse for the Spire synthesizer instrument.

Bringing you the best tools for your next Stadium / Big Room EDM track, you’ll find featuring 100 x Spire Presets, 25 x Cone Shaking Stadium Big Room Kicks In Key, 50 x Stadium EDM Drop Midi Loops.

Inspired by the worlds best artist’s like Martin Garrix, Jay Hardway, DVBBS, Borgeous, Showtek, Dimitri Vegas and many more top artists.

Stadium EDM Drops for Spire features

  • 100 named Spire presets sorted in categories (SBF Bank File).
  • Includes 70 lead drops, 10 basses, 10 pads, 10 fx.
  • SPF individual presets.
  • 50 Stadium EDM Drop MIDI loops.
  • 25 Stadium EDM Drops cone shaking kicks in key.
  • All demos put in to folders with kick, MIDI & presets used for that demo (8 folders in total).
  • 100% royalty free.

The soundset is available for purchase for 16 EUR / $20 USD ex VAT in EU. Requires Spire version 1.0.18.

More information: Reveal Sound / Stadium EDM Drops for Spire


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