Loopmasters has launched Essentials 35 – Massive Presets Vol2, a new collection of 100 NI Massive presets gathered from its extensive Patchworx synth preset collection.
Massive has become the go to soft synth for producers and artists worldwide, with its flexible modulation and extensive oscillator section, the possibilities of creating diverse cutting edge sounds for modern music genres are endless.
This collection contains one hundred hand selected presets from each of our newest Massive Patchworx series and features sounds for suitable for Dubstep, Trap, House, EDM, Electro, Swedish House, Glitch Hop, Drum and Bass and Deep House and more.
Each sound includes the all-important Tagging and Macro assignments making it easy to integrate them into your Massive user Library. Also included are MIDI files to acompany most presets.
The pack is available for purchase for £9.95 GBP.
More information: Loopmasters / Massive Presets Vol2
Korg has announced the release of the SDD-3000 Pedal, a digital delay unit.
The rack-mounted SDD-3000 which appeared in 1982 was a classic digital delay that dominated the world thanks to its peerless sonic character. The classic delay effect that’s central to the guitar sounds in world-class rock bands owe a great deal to the SDD-3000, which has been the driving force behind numerous famous songs over the years.
The SDD-3000 PEDAL packs all of the SDD-3000′s functionality into a convenient pedal unit. Featuring a pre-amp with ample headroom, a filter circuit that modifies the feedback sound, and modulation waveforms that allow a diverse array of delay effects, it covers all of the SDD-3000′s important elements. In addition to specifications that will satisfy SDD-3000 users, it provides many new functions such as eight delay types, long delay times up to 4,000 milliseconds, selectable modulation waveforms, stereo input/output, and MIDI compatibility. The user interface has also been updated for dramatically improved ease of use.
SDD-3000 Pedal features
- All features of the legendary SDD-3000 digital delay, packed into a pedal unit.
- Eight distinct delay types including SDD-3000, Analog, Tape, Modern, Kosmic, Reverse, Pitch and Panning.
- The preamp that defined the sound of the SDD-3000 is faithfully reproduced.
- Selectable filters that alter the sound of the delay repeats.
- Choose from five types of modulation waveforms that modulate the delay time. You can also create waveforms that interpolate between two types, and make fine adjustments to the waveform.
- Use special sound-shaping techniques such as flanging, chorus, vibrato, doubling, and Doppler effects.
- A wide range of delay times is available, from 1 millisecond to long delays with a maximum of 4,000 milliseconds.
- Sync mode lets you specify the delay time in terms of 11 different note values ranging from whole notes to 32nd notes.
- A total of 80 programs (40 banks x 2 channels) can be saved.
- LCR function lets you create multi-tap delay effects.
- MIDI connectors are provided, allowing you to trigger program changes from an external device, or to transmit program data as a bulk dump to and from other units.
- Seamless bypass and program changes allow you to retain the reverberant sound when switching sounds.
- Reliable true bypass design.
- An optional expression pedal can be used to control multiple effect parameters simultaneously.
The SDD-3000 Pedal is available for purchase for SSP £329.99 GBP ex VAT.
More information: Korg / SDD-3000 Pedal
Feelyoursound has announced that its Sundog Scale Studio is now available for Mac OS X.
The standalone software connects to other DAWs and hardware instruments via MIDI and sends note commands to trigger chords and melodies.
The main focus of Sundog lies on writing harmonic EDM songs from scratch without having to worry about music theory.
Sundog Scale Studio features
- Over 300 scales included.
- Create harmonic melodies and arpeggios easily.
- MIDI file export via drag and drop.
- Find all fitting chords for a given scale.
- Convert MIDI note input (white keys) to scale notes.
- Cure writer’s block by experimenting with new harmonies.
- Output: Standard MIDI note data.
- Input: MIDI notes, computer keys, mouse.
- Buy once, get updates forever – for all supported platforms.
Sundog for Windows and Mac costs $39 USD / 29 EUR.
To celebrate the release of Sundog for Mac, Feelyoursound is offering a 15% discount until Sunday July 13th, 2014.
More information: Feelyoursound / Sundog Scale Studio
Paracosm has launched Polymer, a MIDI utility which translates MIDI streams from input devices to output devices.
Polymer lets you play your monophonic synths together, like they’re all part of some giant mutant polysynth. And it operates via plain old MIDI, so it’s compatible with almost anything — modulars, samplers, even virtual instruments.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg: alternate notes between different synths in monophonic sequences, layer pads and leads to create songs without leaving the keyboard, or experiment with the outer limits of modular paraphony.
- Control up to 32 MIDI channels simultaneously, for 32-voice polyphony.
- MIDI Merge between unlimited MIDI input channels.
- Velocity, Pitch Bend, and Mod Wheel data are transmitted automatically.
- Two Algorithms for voice allocation — Static starts at the same voice each time, while Cycle alternates in round-robin fashion.
- Forward, Backward, and Random Direction options for choosing the next voice.
- Supports Voice Stealing, allowing for continuous play regardless of available voices.
- Currently limited to one voice per MIDI channel, even for polyphonic synths.
The app is available for purchase for $19.99 USD. Requires 64-bit Mac with OSX 10.7 or greater.
More information: Polymer
Next Generation Audio has launched with Next Generation EDM, a sample pack filled with construction kits, percussion loops, fx and one shots including kicks in key, claps, hats and snares.
Bringing you the most up to date EDM trends from around the world inspired by artists such as David Guetta, Showtek, Martin Garrix, DVBBS, Vato Gonzalez and many other top artists to bring you in to the next generation.
Each Songstarter Construction Kit provides you with all the elements required to build your track, everything you hear in the demos are included in the kits, Kicks, Percussion, Melodies, FX & Midi.
As a bonus we have included a selection of Percussion Loops, FX and One Shots including Kicks In Key, Claps, Hats And Snares.
Next Generation EDM features
- 10 Next Gen EDM Construction Kits @ 128BPM & Song Key (Included In the kits are mix down idea & 24bit wav stems & MIDI files)
- 24bit wav percussion & fx: 20 percussion loops, 25 fx.
- 24bit wav one shots: 48 kicks in key, 20 claps, 23 hats, 21 snares.
The sample pack is available from Beatport for £12.99 GBP.
More information: Next Generation EDM
Sample Magic has announced Mainroom Drums, a new MIDI Elements packs.
Beef up your beats. Get fresh groove inspiration. Load up on fat-and-stacked hits. MIDI Elements: Mainroom Drums serves up an essential drum toolkit for producers seeking seriously big-room sounds.
For unrivalled flexibility we’ve gone for an all-out multi-format attack, serving up 10 custom-built drum kits, 101 MIDI drum grooves, 120 huge drum hits and 360 meticulously crafted Wav loops – all designed to give you huge beats for house, electro, techno and tech-house.
The pack is available for purchase for £14.90 GBP.
More information: Sample Magic / Mainroom Drums
Loopbased has launched 18 new sound packs from its partners, including titles from Kryptic, Kasa Records, Cartel Loops, Pulsed Records, Vanilla Groove Studios, and more.
New packs at Loopbased
- Unbeatable (Kryptic) – ‘Unbeatable’ by Kryptic contains five Hip Hop Construction Kits that include heavy brass melodies accompanied by choral, keyboard, strings, guitar and many other sounds and instruments in WAV, MIDI and Reason 5.0 format.
- Kasa Samples EDM Pack Vol 3 (Kasa Records) – Kasa Records are very proud to present this Brilliant collection from Kasa Remixoff This sample pack contains a three kit part volume 3 for your music of EDM scene. This pack made by Kasa Remixoff and consist of 5 awesome kits (including MIDI).
- Cinematic Strings Vol 1 (Nano Musik Loops) – ‘Cinematic Strings Vol 1′ brings you ten masterclass Construction Kits by Nano Musik Loops, Orchestral Choral strings to give you that incredible, high quality Orchestral feel.
- 808 Gang Vol 1 (Cartel Loops) – ’808 Gang’ brings you five fantastic Trap Construction Kits. Loaded with loud 808′s, Trap arps, B3 organs, Orchestral Trap sounds and hard Trap percussion. This pack includes massive bangerz inspired by the best producers in the game.
- Apocalyptik Vol 3 (Kryptic) – ‘Apocalyptik Vol 3′ by Kryptic contains five Hip Hop Construction Kits in WAV and MIDI format and including banging drums, strings, keys, brass, choir, french horns and more.
- Club SFX: DJ Audio Samples (Bluezone Corporation) – Bluezone Corporation returns with a new set of 139 cutting edge sound effects for producers looking for carefully selected dynamic EDM SFX ready to set fire to the club floor.
- Deeper Tech House and Techno (Busloops) – This latest release from Busloops is dedicated to producers of Tech-House and Techno, bringing you nine incredible Construction Kits jam-packed with deep hypnotic Tech-House and Techno inspiration.
- Big Room Midi Pack : Dance Chords Vols 1-3 (Nano Musik Loops) – ‘Big Room Midi Pack : Dance Chords Vols 1-3′ from Nano Musik Loops includes 86 fantastic MIDI Dance melodies for producing Dance, Trance, Euro Dance and Hands Up. This midi pack will take your tracks to the dancefloor!
- Dark Project Vol 3 (Kryptic) – ‘Dark Project Vol 3′ by Kryptic contains five Hip Hop Construction Kits that include WAV and MIDI files to make your production process even easier. This pack includes all the elements you need to create your own track.
- Hip Hop Guitars Vol 1 (Vanilla Groove Studios) – ‘Hip Hop Guitars Vol 1′ brings you fresh authentic guitar loops for your Hip Hop and Urban productions, all performed on a high end Stratocaster through a real tube amp. Six Construction Kits are included in a range of tempos and formats.
- Premier EDM Sylenth Presets Volume 1 (Premier Sound Bank) – After receiving a great response from our Premier Trap Sylenth Presets we’ve gone back into the studio and created Premier EDM Sylenth Presets Volume 1 for all the producers out there.
- Future Vol 2 (Kryptic) – ‘Future Vol 2′ by Kryptic contains six Hip Hop Construction Kits that include WAV and MIDI files to make your production process even easier. With banging drums, strings, keys, brass, leads, harp, percs, pads, violins, French horns and choir.
- Thread Sounds (Magnaloops & Sounds) – Thread Sounds is an inspiring massive Cinematic sound design collection including amazing dynamic instruments, soundscapes, big expensive drones, scores, mysterious textures, powerfull drums, FX and loops.
- World Series: Voices from the Balkans (Pulsed Records) – ‘World Series: Voices from the Balkans’ is another unique product that features five traditional vocal compositions from the native folklore of the Balkan region of Eastern Europe.
- Hell On Earth Part IV (Kryptic) – ‘Hell On Earth Part IV’ from Kryptic contains five Hip Hop Construction Kits that include WAV and MIDI files to make your production process even easier. This pack includes all elements you need to create real Old School & East Coast tracks.
- Hip Hop Vinyl Returns (Big Citi Loops) – ‘Hip Hop Vinyl Returns’ is a one-of-a-kind collection of five Construction Kits inspired by that 100% authentic vinyl/sampled sound. These Kits are modelled after Rick Ross and Jay-Z, the Hip Hop legends.
- West Coast Kingz Vol 2 (Cartel Loops) – ‘West Coast Kingz Vol 2′ from Cartel Loops is probably the best West Coast product around! These five high quality Construction Kits are packed full of the same kind of sounds that you may know from the biggest West Coast stars.
- Tribute Vol 5 (Kryptic) – ‘Tribute Vol 5′ by Kryptic contains six Hip Hop Construction Kits with banging drums, strings, keys, organs, choir, guitars and synths to give you that real Old School/West Coast sound.
The packs are now available for purchase at Loopbased.
More information: Loopbased