Beatmatch.info has announced the release of Deep House: Mini Pack, a free loops sample library.
Deep House: Mini Pack is a free compilation of carefully selected drum, synth & bass loops, originally included in previous beatmatch.info loop packs.
Mini Pack consists of 38 sound files : 18 drum loops , 10 bass lines & synth loops & 10 midi files.
All sound files are available in high quality WAV format.
The pack is a free download.
More information: Beatmatch.info / Deep House: Mini Pack
Producer Loops has launched RnB Chillout Sessions Vol 1, a new construction kits sample pack.
‘RnB Chillout Sessions Vol 1′ kicks off this brand new series of laid-back RnB Construction Kits packed full of soulful chord progressions, lush ambience and unique flavour. With an extensive and professional feature set, this pack is sure to inspire your next chilled out hit.
Combining the unmistakable sound of contemporary RnB with the subdued vibe of Chillout music, ‘RnB Chillout Sessions Vol 1′ brings you five distinctive Construction Kits complete with One-Shots, FX Tails, MIDI and more.
Each song has multiple sections, and you’ll find plenty of expertly effected and produced loops to form the basis of your next RnB track.
The sample pack is available for £24.95 GBP.
More information: Producer Loops / RnB Chillout Sessions Vol 1
Expert Sleepers has announced the release of the ESX-8MD MIDI/DINsync Expander, offering sample accurate and jitter free MIDI and DINsync.
The ESX-8MD is an expansion module for the ES-4, ES-40 or ES-5 Eurorack modules, adding eight MIDI/DINsync outputs from one expansion header.
The ES-4/5 Controller software (part of Expert Sleepers Silent Way) allows the ESX-8MD outputs to be used for MIDI output (note – not just MIDI clock output, but as an actual MIDI port, capable of sending any MIDI messages). Since these outputs are driven from an audio connection, they have sample-accurate timing, which no USB MIDI interface can claim.
The Silent Way Sync plug-in would typically be used to send DINsync to the ESX-8MD, though any software capable of addressing the ES-4/5′s expansion headers, via Silent Way or the associated Max/MSP external, can send clock pulses to it.
The ESX-8MD is now available for purchase for MSRP £89 GBP + VAT.
More information: Expert Sleepers / ESX-8MD
Pakotec Samples has announced Piano Melodies Vol.5, a new ‘Piano Melodies Series’ sample pack, featuring a rare collection of 50 unique and fresh melodies in MIDI & WAV format.
These melodies are suitable for R&B, Rock, Pop, Dance, Jazz, Blues, and even cinematic genres and inspired by the best piano compositions of the past decade. With these winning fresh melodies and your special synth sounds, you can make your next best-selling hit!
This premium quality pack contains 50 MIDI loops & 50 Wav Loops that are ready-to-use at any time and are organized by scales and tempo.
All phrases are 100% Royalty-Free and ready to be used in any personal or commercial music.
The pack is available to purchase for $14.99 USD.
More information: Pakotec Samples / Piano Melodies Vol.5
feelyoursound has released version 1.10 of Sundog Scale Studio, a MIDI composition software for Windows.
Sundog can be used to create whole songs from scratch by supporting the composition workflow in a musical way:
- Choose a scale and a base note (e.g. E Minor).
- Find a chord progression by clicking chords buttons with your mouse.
- Create melodies, basslines, and arpeggios by binding rhythmic note patterns to either the active chords or the current scale.
The note output happens live via MIDI.
Changes in Sundog Scale Studio v1.10
- MIDI file export: Full song.
- MIDI file export: Current track.
- MIDI file export via drag and drop.
- Solo mode for tracks.
- New hotkeys: S = Solo, M = Mute.
- Chords view: Play most important chords via keyboard.
- Chords view: Change positions with arrow keys.
- Chords view: Trigger playback with space bar.
- Display note names in all rubberboxes.
- Update checker.
- Small bug fixes.
Sundog Scale Studio is available for Windows, priced at $39 USD / 29 EUR.
More information: feelyoursound / Sundog Scale Studio
Producer Loops has announced the release of Country EDM Vol 2, a new sample pack that combines EDM and country music.
‘Country EDM Vol 2′ continues this brand new series of killer Construction Kit products centred around this hugely popular emerging style. Packed full of real acoustic guitar licks, massive drum sections and high-energy synths, this product also features MIDI and one-shot samples.
Combining the twangy steel-strung essence of classic Americana with pounding Dance rhythms, ‘Country EDM Vol 2′ provides you with all of the elements you need to create smash hits in the vein of artists such as Avicii.
You’ll find side-chained pads, acoustic guitar loops and FX, filtered drums and deep basslines all supplied in a range of formats and ready to drag-and-drop into your sequencer of choice.
The sample pack is available to purchase for £29.95 GBP.
More information: Producer Loops / Country EDM Vol 2
Kirnu has released version 1.1 of Cream, a MIDI performer plug-in for Windows and Mac.
Cream isn’t like any traditional MIDI arpeggiator or sequencer. It’s a lot more. With simple and clever design it has been made easy to learn and operate.
You can easily create cool performances by tweaking only couple of controls. If this is not enough for you there are so many ways you can control Cream that you never feel bored with it.
Changes in Cream v1.1
- New feature: Chords can be played by using keys. The first CM slot can be played using the first key from Track Key Area. Second note triggers the second CM slot etc..
CM Triggering feature can be enabled by mouse right click on the track selection buttons and selecting from the selection list.
- Improved looping behaviour in various hosts.
- Fixed data looper synchronisation problems.
- Fixed pattern sort order change bug when switching patterns via Pattern Sequencer.
- New feature: Patterns can be changed now with program change messages. message 0-11 changes Track 1 patterns, message 12-23 changes Track 2 patterns etc.
- Usability: Added numbers to data bars.
Cream for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available for 35 EUR.
More information: Kirnu
ModeAudio has announced the release of its new High Life – Hip Hop Loops sample library.
Elevate your productions to the top of the Hip Hop game with High Life, ModeAudio’s brand new loop and MIDI release. Featuring 120 of our very finest Hip Hop cuts, the pack includes everything from swaying basslines, jazzy keys and low-swung beats to money-shot leads and more.
High Life incorporates a deep love for all things Hip Hop, from vintage R&B and the dustiest of breaks, to funky West Coat styles and darker, brooding East Coast flavours. The result of this studious respect is a sample pack bursting with classy vibe, sleek soul and head-nodding groove!
Start living your music up and take your seat at the top table – breathe in some of that sweet High Life!
High Life – Hip Hop Loops features
- 120 Loops (Acid WAV, REX2 & Apple Loops formats).
- 120 accompanying MIDI Loops.
- 100% royalty-free.
The pack is available to purchase for £15 GBP.
More information: ModeAudio / High Life – Hip Hop Loops