Akai Professional releases SynthStation

Akai Professional has released SynthStation, a music production app for iPhone and iPod touch. Transform your iPhone into a music production studio. SynthStation transforms your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad into a portable music production … read more

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Artur “Ukaef” Czyżewski releases Rock da 500

Artur Czyżewski (aka Ukaef) has released Rock da 500, a collection of programs and sounds designed for Akai’s MPC500. “I`m proud to present You my library of AKAI MPC 500 programs and samples. I hope … read more

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Loopmasters releases Wonky Beats by Prime Loops

Loopmasters has released Wonky Beats, a sample library by Prime Loops. You may be asking yourself – What the hell are Wonky Beats!? Well, if you’re tired of conventional, 4/4 quantsized beats, and could do … read more

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Native Instruments updates Maschine to v1.5

Native Instruments has announced the release of Maschine 1.5, a major free update that significantly increases the functionality and creative potential of the acclaimed computer-based music production system. With more classic drum machine features, improved … read more

Gotchanoddin releases Urban Arps

Gotchanoddin has released Urban Arps, a collection of arpeggios samples. High Definition Urban Arpeggios Samples bring an inspiring start to music production. Choose a chop, start the beat and get creative in minutes. Great for … read more

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Akai Professional announces MPD26

Akai Professional has announced the MPD26, a USB/MIDI pad controller with genuine MPC pads. The heart of the MPD26 is its bank of 16 velocity and pressure-sensitive MPC pads, an Akai Professional exclusive. Producers can … read more

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Hollow Sun releases Bass Station Freepack

Hollow Sun has released the Bass Station Freepack, a free sample pack featuring the sounds of the Novation Bass Station. Hollow Sun Bass Station Freepack (Kontakt) From the Hollow Sun website: What’s on offer here … read more

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ToneBuilder releases Driven Machine Drums for Reason and Digidesign Structure

ToneBuilder has announced the release of Driven Machine Drums in two new formats: NN-XT for Reason, and EXS24 for Digidesign Structure. Driven Machine Drums is an electronic drums sample library, created from an unique blend … read more

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Mini-review: Goldbaby Productions MPC60 Vol 3

Goldbaby Productions just released the third and final volume of its MPC60 series of sample libraries. MPC60 Vol 3 features over 1,000 sounds sampled on a vintage Akai MPC-60 sampler. This is the last in … read more

Goldbaby Productions releases MPC60 Free

Goldbaby Productions has released MPC60 Free, a free pack of samples following the release of MPC60 Vol 3 (Finale). The MPC60 Vol 3 (Finale) has been released! This is the last in the MPC60 series … read more

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Goldbaby Productions releases MPC60 Vol 3

Goldbaby Productions has released MPC60 Vol 3, a sample library featuring sounds sampled on the Akai MPC-60. This is the last in the MPC60 series of sample packs. It includes: Layered Drums, Vinyl Drums, Various … read more

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Review: ToneBuilder Driven Machine Drums

When I first visited the Driven Machine Drums website I thought I had found another one of those silly marketing schemes. You know those sites that promise loads of “fresh” content for cheap, meaning to … read more

Short links for October 23rd, 2009

Some interesting things I found recently: # Awesome collection of DIY video-glitch hardware From Make: Online: The "tools" section of media artist Karl Klomp's website documents an impressive amount of bent, hacked and homebrew hardware … read more

Akai Professional releases MPD18

Akai Professional has announced it is now shipping the MPD18, a portable pad controller. The MPD18 is the smallest-sized model in Akai Professional’s line of MPD pad controllers. DJs, programmers, producers and other musicians will … read more

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Prime Loops releases Drum Damage

Prime Loops has released Drum Damage, a collection of tape saturated drum samples. We’ve cranked up the volume (and destroyed a few Tape Saturation units along the way!) in this monster collection of over 1,000+ … read more

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Review: Dark Side of the Tune – Dirty Little Sequencer

Dark Side of the Tune is a sample company that prides itself on offering sounds that are different. The about page on its website says: “Artistically, we focus on the darker sounds of the underground … read more

MPC-Samples releases Deconstructed Rhythm

MPC-Samples has released Deconstructed Rhythm, a collection of 496 hip hop drum samples inspired by the drums of J Dilla. J Dilla was one of the greatest hip hop producers of all time, a brilliant … read more

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Dark Side of the Tune releases Dirty Little Sampler

Dark Side of the Tune has announced the release of Dirty Little Sampler, a free MPC Kit. Dark Side of the Tune debuted MPC kits in 500 format and 1000/2500/5000 format last month for $7.99 … read more

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Akai Professional announces MPK61 keyboard/MPC performance controller

Akai Professional has announced the MPK61, the fourth model in the MPK line of keyboard/MPC performance controllers. From the press release: The MPK61 is a keyboard performance MIDI controller that expands the popular MPK line. … read more

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Dark Side of the Tune releases Drum Abrasion, Bent-O-Box and Lost Percussion

Dark Side of the Tune has announced the release of Drum Abrasion, Bent-O-Box and Lost Percussion, three sample libraries for the MPC. Each complete Dark Side of the Tune kit fills all of the pads … read more