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Rado Records Live Pocket Drums sample library of live drum loops by Nick Moritz

Rado Records Live Pocket Drums

Rado Records has announced the release of its Live Pocket Drums collection of live drum loops.

It is intended to bring to life boring electronic drums and add some vitality and spirit of the acoustic drum kit. Moreover this library contains 100% live grooves performed by a professional drummer.

These grooves add a natural sound and give the real acoustic impression. Anyone who heard such artists as Crystal Method, Daft Punk, Fatboy Slim and so could feel the energy of live drums in electronic music.

Live Pocket Drums features

  • 333 samples.
  • 4 categories: Drum Fills (78 loops), Full Drums (142 loops) Hi-Hats (68 loops) and Toms (45 loops).
  • 2 formats: wav and rex2.
  • 4 tempos: 90bpm, 128bpm, 150bpm and 160bpm.
  • studio quality (24bit/48kHz).
  • REAPER project-file of the demo track.

The sample pack is available to purchase for 12 EUR.

More information: Rado Records / Live Pocket Drums

Review: Rado Records Epic Battle – Cinematic percussion sample library

Rado Records Epic Battle

Nick Moritz of Rado Records has just released his first commercial sample library: Epic Battle.

Epic Battle is a compact cinematic percussion sound library which is intended to add an epic spirit to any composition. This library will save you from long searches of the right samples and boring processing them or from buying expensive libraries just for several samples.

Moreover the library shows that the creation of the massive epic sound like legendary Japanese Taiko can be achieved by simple tom drum or even sound of plastic bottle. And this idea is in the concept of Epic Battle library.

The sample pack comes with a total of 250 samples:

  • 100 tom loops.
  • 100 bottle loops.
  • 50 one-shot samples (25 toms, 25 bottle sounds).

The samples come in 24bit/48kHz Wav and REX2 formats, with tempos from 100bpm to 180bpm. The sounds of Epic Battle are processed to get that big cinematic sound. A demo project file is included for users of Cockos Reaper.

Check the audio demo below to hear Epic Battle in action (all percussion is Epic Battle).

So what do I think?

Product: Epic Battle by Rado Records
Format: 24-bit/48kHz .wav & REX2
Price: 12 EUR
Like: epic, authentic percussion, dirt cheap
Don’t like: –
Verdict: 9/10

I love the cover graphic for this sample pack. How clever! But, can you really get big cinematic percussion sounds from a bottle? Well yes, Nick shows that with the right type of processing you can indeed get some impressive results.

The loops in this pack sound stunning, especially considering the sound sources. The rhythms are great, authentic sounding, cinematic, and they have plenty of variety. You can also make your own rhythms by slicing and combining parts from different loops and single shot sounds. The REX format works very well across a wide tempo range.

Epic Battle is a relatively small library, yet it packs a lovely punch. At just 12 Euros it is also nicely priced, and unless you already have some more comprehensive quality cinematic percussion libraries you should probably pick this one up before Nick changes his mind and ups the price. Incredible value for money.

More information: Rado Records / Epic Battle

Rado Records releases Epic Battle cinematic percussion library by Nick Moritz

Rado Records Epic Battle

Rado Records has introduced Epic Battle, a cinematic percussion sample library by Nick Moritz.

Epic Battle is a compact cinematic percussion sound library which is intended to add an epic spirit to any composition.

This library will save you from long searches of the right samples and boring processing them or from buying expensive libraries just for several samples. Moreover the library shows that the creation of the massive epic sound like legendary Japanese Taiko can be achieved by simple tom drum or even sound of plastic bottle. And this idea is in the concept of Epic Battle library.

Epic Battle features

  • 250 samples (200 loops + 50 one-shots).
  • 3 main categories: Big Toms (100 loops), Epic Bottle (100 loops) One-shots (50 samples).
  • 2 main formats: WAV and REX (v.2).
  • 5 tempos for each category: 100bpm, 120bpm, 140bpm, 160bpm, 180bpm.
  • studio quality (24bit/48kHz).
  • REAPER project-file of the demo track.

The sample library is available to purchase for 12 EUR.

More information: Rado Records / Epic Battle

jsAudio updates jsCompShaper free compressor effect

jsAudio has released an updated version of jsCompShaper, a freeware compressor effect plug-in for Windows.

Yet another compressor, but this one has the ability to morph between soft-knee compression and waveshaping as desired. Furthermore, it provides pre-/post-emphasis filtering (similar to a side-chain filter) and a more analog-like attack than jsComp.

jsAudio jsCompShaper
jsAudio jsCompShaper (GUI designed by Nick Moritz of RADO Records)

jsCompShaper is a freeware VST effect plugin for Windows (32/64bit).

More information: jsAudio

u-he releases DancePack soundset for Zebra2

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u-he DancePack for Zebra2

u-he has released DancePack, a collection of 324 sounds for then Zebra 2 virtual synthesizer for Windows
and Mac.

If anyone boldly claims there are no suitable Dance sounds for Zebra2, you can tell them about this compilation! Nick Moritz and Xenos Soundworks have pooled their resources to create a tremendous collection of drums & percussion, megasaws / hoovers, edgy digital noises and psychedelic leads…

Comprising Inspiration and Zebra Energy, DancePack was engineered to satisfy the demands of all cutting-edge Dance, House or Drum ‘n’ Bass producers today.

DancePack for Zebra2 is available to purchase for $39 USD excl. VAT.

More information: u-he / DancePack

Camel Audio releases Guitar Mutations for Alchemy and Alchemy Player

Camel Audio Guitar Mutations

Camel Audio has announced the release of Guitar Mutations, a new sound library for Alchemy and Alchemy Player.

Guitar Mutations features a studio full of classic guitars warped into strange new forms. Explore guitars with four necks whose resonating bodies morph into keyboards, fractal arpeggiations, tortured string soundscapes, stressed whammy bars and fractured frets as well as creamy overdrive, shimmering chorus and chugging riffs.

Guitar Mutations takes full advantage of the Alchemy Player engine with 2GB of new samples. There’s haunting fingerpicking, quirky strumming and plaintive harmonics through to aggressive shredding and all manner of unconventional playing techniques. Guitar Mutations is perfect for creating ambient guitarscapes or adding an innovative edge to your rock and electronica productions.

Guitar Mutations features

  • 150 sounds (1200 variations) for Alchemy.
  • Includes 42 Guitars, 32 Soundscapes, 18 Arps, 16 Loops, 9 Bass, 8 Keys, 8 Synth, 7 Pads, 5 Leads, 5 Sound Effects.
  • Suitable for Rock, Pop, Electronica & Ambient genres.
  • Sound Designers Andre Ettema, Himalaya, Nick Moritz, Martin Walker, biomechanoid, Corin Neff, Chris Sciurba, Christian Kjeldsen, Stephan Romer, Ole Jeppesen, Arksun.

Guitar Mutations is available to purchase for $59 USD/€49 EUR/£39 GBP.

More information: Camel Audio / Guitar Mutations

Camel Audio releases Electronic Bass, Alchemy Sound Library

Camel Audio Electronic Bass

Camel Audio has announced the release of Electronic Bass, a new Alchemy Sound Library.

Electronic Bass is a voyage in to the depths, offering cutting precision and rock-solid foundations. From rich and powerful to clean and deep, thin and wiry to the thickest layers imaginable, this collection covers everything from hard techno bass that can slice through a mix to smooth, throbbing sub-basses, phat synthesised tones, filthy electro, deep dubstep wobble basses, short attacking stabs, speaker-shredding filter sweeps, deep hypnotic arpeggios and bouncing, sequenced bass loops.

Suitable for a wide range of genres from dubstep to techno, Electronic Bass also introduces over fifty new sampled bass sounds, and has been carefully sorted in to folder categories so you can quickly find the most suitable candidate for your project. Electronic Bass was created by our talented team of sound designers from around the globe.

Electronic Bass features

  • 150 bass sounds (1200 variations).
  • 40 Classic, 23 Distorted, 17 Layered, 17 Sweep, 16 Short, 14 Wobble, 8 Sub), 8 Arps, 7 Loops.
  • Suitable for Electronica, Techno, Hard Dance, Drum and Bass, Dubstep, and Breakbeat genres.
  • Sound Designers: Andre Ettema, Nick Moritz, Himalaya, Ian Boddy, Bryan Lee, biomechanoid, patchen preston, Yuroun.

Electronic Bass is available to purchase for Windows and Mac (standalone instrument when used with the included Alchemy Player) for $59 USD / 49 EUR / 39 GBP.

More information: Camel Audio / Electronic Bass

Nick Moritz releases Stringer

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Nick Moritz Stringer

Nick Moritz has released Stringer, a comprehensive synthesized strings soundset for the u-he Zebra 2.5 virtual synthesizer plug-in.

The soundset contains 62 strings patches sorted into ABTRACT, BRIGHT, and WARM categories.
You can choose from classic synthesized strings patches or more modern/hybrid ones.

These strings sounds can help you take your compositions to the next level giving them a richer, fuller sound. Strings sounds are incredibly versatile working well in anything from Hip-Hop or Trance and even film scoring. Forget about memory-intensive synth-strings instruments and lengthy searching through libraries for the right synth-strings sample.

Zebra is incredibly light on your CPU and gives you full customization of a preset to let you quickly and easily adjust the sound to suit your needs. You will quickly find the Stringer soundset is all you need for synth strings!

Stringer features

  • Soundset folder STRINGER with 62 strings patches.
  • MP3 Demo folder.
  • MIDI folder (with midi notes from “abstract”, “bright” and “warm” demos).
  • MANUAL pdf file.
  • Stringer Mini-ART file.

Stringer is available to purchase for the introductory price of $8 USD / 6.50 EUR until 1 July, 2010 (regular price $12 USD / 9.80 EUR).

More information: Nick Moritz