Camel Audio releases Bandura free sound pack for Alchemy

Camel Audio has announced the release of Bandura, a free Micro Library expansion for the Alchemy sample manipulation synthesizer instrument.

Camel Audio Bandura

We’re very proud to release another free expansion to the Alchemy Factory Library. Our latest addition comprises over 180MB of exclusive Bandura recordings and 27 brand new presets, expertly captured and constructed by Sound Designer, Nick Moritz.

The new presets range from more traditional sounding Bandura plucks and tremolo techniques, to glistening arps, deep basses and haunting atmospheres.

The Bandura Micro Library is available for free to all owners of the full, desktop version of Alchemy.

More information: Camel Audio / Bandura

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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

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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

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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

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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

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