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SampleTekk launches Summer Sale – 50% off sample libraries

SampleTekk has announced a Summer Sale, offering its sample libraries at a 50% discount for a limited time.

SampleTekk Summer Sale
Prices in the store are regular, the discount will be applied when checking out.

The sale applies to all products, including the recently released

  • Black Kontakt Player powered Steinway D Hamburg Concert Grand piano, and
  • INIL Choir – 10cc Voice Loops, an ethereal choral library in cooperation with Eric Stewart of 10CC (Kontakt/EXS24/HALion/NN-XT).

More information: SampleTekk

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Review: No Dough NDS-4 Underground House

No Dough NDS-4 Underground House

No Dough’s fourth release in the NDS sample pack series is titled Underground House.

Simply put, this is the heart and soul of the underground house scene in a massive collection of over 7000 professionally crafted WAV sounds, designed to give you that authentic House music vibe you hear from your favorite artists but in a format that is useful for any style of music that requires a punchy analogue sound.

The sample pack features:

  • 4,700+ drum and percussion hits.
  • 59 multi-sampled instruments.
  • 161 bass and synth loops.

The drum and percussion hits include various classic sounds of drum machines and sampled sources, with three variations; Original recordings, driven, vinyl and Revox (Studer tape machine) versions. No Dough used some various outboard gear to get an authentic vibe. Everything is nicely categorized in folders by the type of drum hit. No drum kits are included though.

To record the multi-sampled instruments, No Dough used gear by Oberheim, Roland, some old EMU samplers and FM synthesizers. The sampler patches are split up in various sections. There’s bass, strings & pads, leads & synths and organs and misc. A good amount of sounds.

The bass and synth loops sound very authentic as well. Actually, playing them individually they almost sound kind of low quality, lo-fi. But in a good way.

Loops are ready to be chopped, smashed, distorted and resequenced, each loop features a Recycle version and we have also included a selection of Midi files so you can get at the notes themselves to twist, mash and create.

I’d say that is a good thing, because these loops are meant for chopping. You are not going to get much of a good result by simply tossing the loops together as there are some tuning issues and files have no mention of which key they’re in. This set of loops just isn’t a construction kit type set so unless you stick with using just a single loop and create additional melodies around that, you are supposed to do some of the work yourself. The sound is there though.

Check out the demo track to get an idea of what NDS-4 Underground House is about.

So what do I think?

Product: NDS-4 Underground House by No Dough
Format: 24bit WAV, REX + sampler patches (Kontakt/EXS24/HALion/NN-XT)
Price: £39.99 GBP
Like: authentic sounds, good variety
Don’t like: no key info in loops
Verdict: 8/10

Even though No Dough prides itself in recording in high quality 96kHz/24bit, it’s still vintage synths, gritty sampler sounds, tape machines, and analog processing chains we’re talking about. NDS-4 is not about pristine quality, it is about the vibe of classic underground house music.

No Dough’s key description for the Underground House pack is “tone, warmth and musicality”. I hear that, and I would sum those up and call it authentic. Individually the samples and loops sound somewhat raw to me, lo-fi, perhaps slightly dated. And that’s how it is supposed to be, because once you start putting things together you quickly end up with something that sounds like the real deal. Go check it out.

More information: NDS-4 Underground House

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The sounds of the Minimoog Voyager in a ReFill – ReasonBanks Voyager

ReasonBanks Voyager

ReasonBanks has announced the release of Voyager, an analogue synth ReFill based on the sounds of the famous Minimoog Voyager synthesizer.

VOYAGER refill provides vivid, dynamic and rich-sounding real analogue leads, bass, polyphonic keys and pads, giving you a new powerful synth in your Reason rack.

Our concept has never targeted the development of the 100% perfect software emulation of Minimoog: it is practically not possible. A sample library is a bit similar to the photo album: they contain series of snapshots. It will sound but never work as the original hardware. Bearing this constraint in mind, we wanted to create a synth in Reason that sounds like a real Moog, but acts like Reason’s instruments.

Voyager features

  • 1.78 GB multi-samples (over 2400 wav files) in 24 bit wav format.
  • All samples are perfectly looped and contain the unity note info for quick and proper automapping.
  • 124 REX loops: melodic bass, arp & noise sequences for KLP (keyboard loop player).
  • 339 NN-19 patches, 412 NN-XT patches, 128 Combinator presets.
  • Refill size: 1.22 GB (24 bit).

The ReFill is available to purchase for the introductory price of 28.80 EUR through June 2012 (regular 36 EUR). Requires Reason 6 or above.

More information: ReasonBanks / Voyager

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Zero-G releases Modular Beats

Zero-G Modular Beats

Time+Space has announced Modular Beats a sample pack featuring a collection of real analog beats and kits.

This latest release from sample pioneers Zero-G is crammed full of stand-out beats and kits made from pure analog sources. No samples or drum machines have been used – the sounds and loops are 100% original and created using only modular synthesizers and analog monosynths.

Produced by Roger Grønberg, a sound designer from Norway who specialises in physical modelling and sound invention, Modular Beats is the result of over 4000 hours of work and a huge 25Gb of raw material.

The basis of each sound is oscillators and noise generators and you will be amazed by the diversity and invention that can be squeezed out of these huge, wonderful machines. From dance grooves to scary cinematic beats and, with all those analog drum kits, you´ll be able to make your very own fully analog loops in no time.

Modular Beats features

  • 3000 Acidized WAV files.
  • 850 AIFF Apple Loops.
  • 480 Stylus compatible REX2 files.
  • 328 instruments in EXS24, Kontakt, and Reason NN-XT formats.

Modular Beats is available to purchase on DVD or as a download (exclusively from Time+Space) for RRP £60.95 GBP / €74.95 EUR.

More information: Zero-G Modular Beats

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Soundprovocation launches Summer Sale – 50% off sound libraries

Soundprovocation Summer Sale

Soundprovocation has announced a limited time Summer Sale, offering 50% discount on all its products.

Tools for musicians, producers, composers. Sampler instruments for Kontakt, Logic EXS24, Reason NN-XT, sound effects.

Soundprovocation products

  • Sampler instruments
    • Vocalotheque – a vocal ensemble. 6.5 GB library, 76 patches.
    • Ethnic Horns – a full set of ancient wooden horns.
    • Ethnic Panpipes – an extended set of Baltic panpipes.
    • Ethnic Bagpipe – Baltic bagpipe in two tonalities – C and D.
      Available formats: EXS24, KONTAKT, NN-XT
  • Sound library
    • Sweeps & Whooshes V2 – an upgraded collection of sound effects.
      Format: Aiff, 24 bit, 44100 Hz.

The offer is valid until May 31, 2012.

More information: Soundprovocation

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SampleTekk releases The INIL Choir – 10cc Voice Loops

SampleTekk has released The INIL Choir – 10cc Voice Loops, a sample library for Kontakt, EXS24, HALion and NN-XT.

SampleTekk The INIL Choir
The INIL Choir sample library in Kontakt (GUI and scripting by Hollow Sun)

In 1974 10CC recorded their third album, “The Original Soundtrack”. On that album there was a song that would not only be one of the greatest songs ever recorded, it also was a production masterpiece, way ahead of its time. The song is, of course, “I’m Not In Love” written by Eric Stewart and co-writer, Graham Gouldman.

A prominent feature of the song are those amazing, ethereal choral parts. These choirs are unique. There’s simply nothing else like them! The combination of voices and the way they where produced have given them a sound that’s truly one of a kind.

Now, SampleTekk, in cooperation with Eric Stewart of 10CC, are very proud to release of The INIL Choir, thus taking one of the most famous analogue samples into the digital era.

The INIL Choir sample library is available to purchase for $49 USD.

More information: SampleTekk / INIL Choir

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Presicionsound releases Indian ShrutiBox

Precisionsound Indian ShrutiBox

Presicionsound has announced the Indian ShrutiBox, a sample library featuring the sounds of a Shruti box instrument.

Originating in South India (Kerala, Tamil Nadu), but widespread also in the North, the Shruti box is a small wooden (usually teak) instrument which provides a rich drone background to support singing and other solo instruments, especially winds, like the Bansuri or the Shenai, or to practice sessions and concerts of Indian classical music.

Indian ShrutiBox features

  • 61 stereo wav files (24bit) mapped for Kontakt, HALion & EXS24 (all versions).
  • SoundFont version (16bit) included for users of other sample players like Reason NN-XT, Dimension, Sfz player etc.
  • Includes 2 long chord drones, 5 and 10 minutes long that could be placed as audiotracks in your DAW of choice.
  • All notes of the Shruti box has been sampled for many minutes and cut in 4 variations.
    • ShrutiBox 1 has the natural attack and looped
    • Shrutibox 2 is a cut out of the long note/drone looped
    • Shrutibox 3 another portion of the note/drone looped
    • Shrutibox 4 the note/drone fading out, not looped
    • Shrutibox Pumpnoise – A selection of pumpnoises
  • The Kontakt and HALion format have some extra programs including 2 Menu programs with all versions of the drones and noises together but with smaller tone range and a Mix program with 3 drones in unison mix.
  • All formats are included when you buy Indian ShrutiBox.

The Indian ShrutiBox library is available to purchase for $19 USD.

More information: Precisionsound / Indian ShrutiBox

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Zero-G Epic Horizons: Cinematic Atmospheres available from Time+Space

Zero-G Epic Horizons

Time+Space has announced the availability of Epic Horizons – Cinematic Atmospheres, a sound library from Zero-G.

Epic soundscapes, sonic narratives and breathtaking audio vistas from the people behind the award winning Dark Skies

Crammed full of textures, ambiences, soundscapes, drones and FX, Epic Horizons is the ideal companion for any professional film, TV or video game producer and sound designer looking to add some scale and intensity of emotion to their musical score.

This colossal library contains over 850 instruments in EXS24, Kontakt and NN-XT format as well as standard Acidized Wav files and Apple Loops all recorded in stunning 24bit using state of the art sound design by one of the world’s leading soundtrack and fx producers.

There are also 30 construction kits that present a full musical/sound design piece which is then broken up into its constituent parts so that you can use them anyway you like. Adventure, sci-fi, thriller, horror, mystery, fantasy and action genres are all included in this vast library.

“Epic Horizons: Cinematic Atmospheres” is available to purchase as a DVD or download exclusively from Time+Space for RRP £89.95 GBP/99.95 EUR/$150 USD. A free taster pack is available to download.

More information: Time+Space

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