Time+Space has announced the release of Critical Mass – Audioscapes by Zero-G and Xfonic, the latest addition to the impressive line-up of award winning cinematic sample libraries created by the same producer of Dark Skies and Alien Skies.
Critical Mass provides you with a vast expanse of new and experimental sound materials with themes ranging from chilling deep space horror all the way through to sumptuous heavenly atmospheres. It has been designed to suit all the needs of professional audio-video producers such as TV, cinema & game score composers and also EDM music producers who want to add a unique twist to their tracks.
In addition to hundreds of atmospheres, soundscapes, textures, hits, stingers, pads and FX there are 30 production kits which present the sounds within short, musical/sound design ‘cues’ to inspire your imagination – experiment by mixing and matching the sounds in the various Kits to create unique and interesting fusions!
Critical Mass Audioscapes features
- 700+ Acidized WAV files.
- 700+ AIFF Apple Loops.
- 750 Kontakt Instruments.
- 750 EXS24 Instruments.
- 750 NN-XT Instruments.
Critical Mass is available to purchase (download and 2-disc DVD set) for RRP £59.95 GBP/€74.95 EUR. A purchase of the library at Time+Space before December 16th will include Zero-G’s Ambiosis sample library download for free (£30.95 GBP value).
More information: Time+Space / Critical Mass
Root-sounds has launched Percussive Innuendo, a multi-format percussion library featuring over 2,000 samples mapped for EXS24, NI Kontakt, Reason NNXT and ProTools Structure.
You can never have too many percussion sounds. Percussive Innuendo is the perfect way to expand your existing percussion library with instruments or playing techniques not found in most libraries. For example, Tam-tam hits or rolls are great, but how about the dramatic effects you get from bowing and scratching for instant mystery or horror scores. For better blending, there are, of course, also normal soft and loud hits. We have also included some rare sounds, like a siren which is called for in very few orchestral scores (like Ionization by Edgar Varèse).
We were fortunate to be able to raid the percussion rooms of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. These sounds make up the bulk of the library, but you also get selected sounds from the collection of the University of Victoria, B.C., Mills College, California, as well as private collections.
Percussive Innuendo Gold edition (contains dry and wet versions) is available to purchase for $89 USD, a Standard edition (wet versions only) is $59 USD.
More information: Root-sounds / Percussive Innuendo
Wave Alchemy has launched Afro-Latin Percussion Vol 1, an exciting new collection of acoustic percussion loops and organic rhythms, perfect for layering with existing one-shot drum hits or building your own percussive ensembles.
Afro-Latin percussion Volume 1 offers an impressive collection of acoustic percussion loops and organic rhythms, perfect for layering with existing one-shot drum hits or building percussive ensembles to add excitement and rhythm to your drum tracks. Volume 1 focuses on ‘light’ Afro- Caribbean and Latin American percussion instruments including; multiple shakers, cabasa, guiro, claves, sticks, bells, wood blocks and many other percussive ‘toys’.
The library explores a wealth of different playing styles and rhythms which have been expertly played and recorded by world-class percussionist Ed Uribe and engineer Jeff Trueman from New York, USA. The result is a unique and highly useable collection of Afro -Latin percussion loops/samples which suit a wide range of musical styles; from house music and electronic genres, to film scores and media applications.
All loops and samples have been recorded with multiple high-end microphones via API 3124 and Avalon VT737SP pre-amps, with sound sources being mixed to perfection (post recording) to achieve finalized high-quality stereo loops and performances.
- 683 acoustic percussion loops and single hits (24-bit).
- 515 REX2 loops.
- 5 sampler patches/kits fro Battery, Kontakt, NN-XT and SFZ.
- 100% royalty-free.
The sample library costs £27.95 GBP.
More information: Wave Alchemy / Afro-Latin Percussion Vol 1
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on Sep 03, 2013
Samplephonics has launched Pure Analogue Kits, a new Drum Tools sample pack featuring a collection of 100+ pure analogue drum one shot samples.
The kits have been created from a variety of vintage analogue synths, including an Arp2600, Moog Modular, Serge Modular and a Korg MS20. We created a pool of sounds and went through refining them and picking the very best to create 7 stylised and tight drum kits, each with 16 hits, perfect for your MPC or Maschine.
The samples are totally unique, and can be used in pretty much anything that requires that lush analogue tone. All samples are provided in 24 Bit Wav format and available to download 100% royalty free.
Pure Analogue Kits features
- 100+ 24 Bit Wav Analogue Drum and Percussion Samples.
- 72 MIDI Files.
- 72 Audio Loops.
- 7 Kits for Battery, Kontakt, EXS24 and Reason NN-XT.
The Pure Analogue Kits pack costs £15 GBP.
More information: Samplephonics / Pure Analogue Kits
Sample Machine has introduced Analog Claps, a sample pack featuring 1,000+ clap sounds.
Analog Claps is a sample library consisting of clap samples from 11 different rare or classic drum machines and drum synths. Depending on the patch, extensive use of velocity sensitivity has been used as well as round robin sample switching.
These sample sets can be dropped into a drum kit in Reason, Battery or Kontakt. Or, any soft sampler that can import Kontakt or NN-XT files.
Analog Claps features
- 50MB total size.
- 1096 samples.
- Velocity switching and round robin layers.
- Supported formats: NN-XT, Kong, Combinator, Kontakt 3.5+, Battery 3.2.3+, Wav.
- For immediate purchase and download.
The sample pack costs $12.50 USD.
More information: Sample Machine / Analog Claps
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on Jun 18, 2013
Skylife has launched a pre-order for the SampleRobot Sampling Suite for Mac OS X.
Forthcoming is the new release of the SampleRobot Sampling Suite for Mac OS X. For the first time all Mac users can benefit from the professional sample converter Awave Studio in combination with SampleRobot and Alchemy Player. Create, convert, play and edit complex multi-samples and instruments with ease.
With the SampleRobot Sampling Suite Mac users can master all kinds of sampling challenges. It is a complete software package that should be part of every studio.
SampleRobot Sampling Suite features
- Turn acoustic and electronic instruments, voices and noises into virtual instruments fast.
- Fully automated sampling.
- Intuitive project assistant.
- Sophisticated auto-loop processing and editing.
- Alchemy Export Bridge.
- Sampling of virtual instruments.
- Play your samples directly after export, edit effects, modulation and envelopes.
- Convert about 290 audio and multi-sample formats.
- Import formats like AKAI S1000, MPC, Kurzweil K2xxx, Roland S, Ensoniq and MIDI Sample Dump.
- Extract samples from sampling CDs.
- Audio batch processing, auto-loop for all, resampling, normalizing, gaining, fading.
- Export samples directly to Steinberg HALion 4, Logic Pro EXS24, NI Kontakt 4, Reason NN-XT, Waldorf Blofeld, Soundfont2 and many others.
- Import and export for Yamaha Tyros 2+3, Motif XS+XF.
- Full MIDI remote control, incl. program and bank changes, multi-velocity layering.
- Release-sample editing.
- Optimum loop handling incl. forward-backward loop with 2 independent crossfades and auto-gain functionality.
- Sample and export whole synthesizer sound bank in one go (Instrument Copier).
- Premium multi-samples from classic synthesizers included.
The SampleRobot 4 Sampling Suite for Mac OS X is available to pre-order for $349 USD (regular $399 USD). The suite is scheduled for delivery in the last week of June, 2013.
More information: SampleRobot
Samplephonics has launched the 808 // 909 Bundle, a discounted bundle including the 808 and 909 drum machine sample libraries.
Probably the most iconic drum machines ever built, the TR808 and 909 Rhythm Composer, are now available to download in high resolution digital format, together at last!
After years of competing against each other, with the 808′s boomy kick and melodic tom toms and the 909′s crunchy hi hats and thumping kick, a truce has finally been made and they can both be yours to own in this snug little bundle.
With over 9000 24 Bit Wav samples, full presets libraries and two beautifully scripted interfaces, these fully fledged drum sequencers pay a real tribute to the original machines, and are in our opinion, the most accurate software recreations available to date.
Please note, you need a full copy of Kontakt 5 to run the sequencers, although you can also use the Kontakt 4, Ableton, EXS24 and Reason NN-XT sampler instruments.
The bundle costs £69 GBP (£29 GBP off individual prices).
More information: Samplephonics / 808 // 909 Bundle
Samplephonics has released Future Garage and Deep Techno, a new sample library by Ghostek.
Mysterious producer Ghostek presents a deep and varied sample library, containing an eclectic selection of lo-fi garage breaks, driving techno percussion, granular pads, dark brooding atmospheres, deep and sometimes sinister basslines, and a huge collection of one shot drums and effects samples.
From airy, floaty trips to sinister, pulsating rhythms, this sample pack pushes forward the deep house, garage and techno movement towards something that is both unique and varied, yet somehow bound together by a distinct feeling of otherworldiness and emotion.
Future Garage and Deep Techno features
- Wav Download contains 720 loops, samples and sampler instrument, and weighs in at 850MB.
- Bass Loops, Combi Drum Loops, One Shots, Pads and Atmos, Perc Loops and Top Loops, Sampler Instruments and Synth Loops sub folders.
- All download options come with Reason NN-XT, EXS24 and Kontakt 4 presets.
- 100% royalty free.
The sample library costs £34.70 GBP. Separate download options are available.
More information: Samplephonics / Future Garage & Deep Techno