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No Dough Music NDS-1X sample pack at Sounds to Sample

No Dough Music has announced that its NDS-1X sample pack in now available at Sounds To Sample.

No Dough Music NDS-1X

For those who like to program there own beats, and want the finest sounds around, this previously NoDoughMusic.com exclusive is now available through sounds to sample!

This one’s for the house music beat freaks: 4000+ drum and percussion one-shots and sampler kits from No Dough’s stunning House Music collection.

Offering a broad selection of tonal characteristics for each sound, each hit has been processed with some of the most enduring and sought-after outboard equipment available, including Studer 1/4 T ape Machines, SSL Compressors and custom built Outboard EQ with specially designed and tweaked chains.

NDS-1X is available to purchase from Sounds To Sample for £19.99 GBP.

More information: Sounds To Sample / NDS-1X

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No Dough Music launch three NDS sample packs on Sounds to Sample + NDS-5 Pack announced

No Dough Music has announced the launch of its three NDS sample packs via the Sounds to Sample web-site.

Until now, our NDS packs were available through our own web-site. Sounds to Sample approached us and as one of the best sites out there for professional producers to stock up their sampler, it seemed a great match to the way we like to do things and a logical next step to widen our audience. So we are happy to present three of our NDS packs available right now on their excellent website.

No Dough sample packs at Sounds To Sample

The packs available now are: House Music, Super Alpha and Classic FM.

All of our NDS packs from now on will be available through Sounds to Sample, with the release of NDS-4 “Samplered” right round the corner. I am also announcing NDS-5 will follow shortly also, this pack will be based around the sound of Oberheim synthesisers.

No Dough Samples are all about tone, warmth and musicality. Every single pack is created to give the producer something special inside their sampler or DAW. The most talented sound design and the latest techniques and technology are harnessed to create collections bursting with the sounds and tones of some of the most sought after hardware. Each pack is designed to sound great right out of the box, using the best sounding equipment, custom kit and vintage hardware – all sampled in pristine quality and put together by hand individually. We feature classic favourites as much as we do contemporary sounds, to try and offer a comprehensive tool for the producer looking to get a little more hardware vibe in their music. No Dough’s passion is all about capturing the music in things, not just the sound.

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Review: No Dough Music NDS-3 Classic FM Sample Pack

No Dough Music NDS-3 Classic FM

NDS-3 Classic FM is No Dough’s third release in a series of libraries for software samplers. This one focuses on the sounds from some classic Yamaha synthesizers, the DX7 and the TX81Z.

Before I start, it’s probably good to know that while I enjoy “modern day” FM synthesis, I don’t particularly like the typical pluck/thump bass or brass synth sounds vintage FM synthesizers are known for. I rarely use those kind of sounds in my own music, yet I do happen to have a soft spot for synth pop music.

My dad was a DJ in his younger years and his record collection included tons of early 80′s music, a time when synth pop was pretty popular. Nine hour summer vacation car trips to Austria were filled with the sounds of Ultravox, Level 42, OMD, Phil Collins, Duran Duran, A-ha, the Human League, etc. I guess this made quite an impact on my musical preference. Browsing the sounds of No Dough’s Classic FM sure brings back some happy memories.

The Hardware FM sound is very distinctive and has created some of the more unique and memorable sounds in modern music. This pack epitomises the best of Hardware FM Synthesisers, from the DX7 to Tx81z we have created almost 250 hybrid sample instruments that bring some of the most famous, and unique sounding synths to the sampler of your choice.

NDS-3 is No Dough’s largest sample library to date, with the sample content weighing in over 4.1 GB. The 246 patches are sorted in 6 categories:

  • 54 x bass
  • 37 x string
  • 56 x lead
  • 49 x synth
  • 26 x organ
  • 24 x percussion & fx

The samples were recorded with expressiveness and playability in mind, capturing the vibe of the hardware. Use of scripting and/or modwheel modulation would make things even more dynamic, but there’s none of this in NDS-3.

Generally patches average about 20 samples for single velocity instruments, with two to four times that amount for multi-velocity patches – even up to 140 samples for the rather deep sampled Lately Bass sound!

Outboard analog gear was used to process the samples, creating ready-to-play sounds that should fit right in with your productions. Patch names typically indicate the type of sound so it’s quite easy to find (back) what you are looking for. The samples folder reveals there are just over 100 individual sounds sampled, so the rest of the patches are designed variations, combos, etc.

Check the audio clip below for some sounds from the Classic FM sample library.

NDS-3 Classic FM is available in Kontakt, EXS24, NN-XT, and HALion formats.

So what do I think?

Product: NDS-3 Classic FM by No Dough Music
Format: 24-bit Wav + sampler patches
Price: £22.49 GBP (regular £29.99 GBP)
Like: Large variety of sounds, high quality
Don’t like: No modwheel
Verdict: 9/10

FM synthesis is hit and miss for me. There’s some real love – complex FM pads and strings – but other sounds make me cringe, really.

Classic FM has its moments (ChibedRhmba is just gorgeous), but it was not made for me. Too many of those bass, lead and synth sounds that I simply can’t see myself using. I like my FM a bit more “modern” for lack of a better word.

That is not to say this library is no good. On the contrary. Personal preferences aside, I do appreciate the quality of this library. The sounds are solid and well recorded. NDS-3 reminds me of synth pop from the 80′s, but you know what, everything old vintage becomes modern again at some point. And so it is with acts like Justice, La Roux, Little Boots, etc. that the sound of synth pop is part of mainstream music again.

NDS-3 Classic FM lets you infuse that synth pop flavor into your productions, so if you want the sounds of the DX7 and TX81Z without having to use the actual hardware, this library is for you. Check it out.

More information: No Dough Music / NDS-3 Classic FM

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No Dough Music launches Happy Xmas Sale + NDS-4 announced

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No Dough Music has launched its Happy Xmas Sale, offering 25% off its sample libraries.

It’s that time of the year, mince pies are reaching critical mass, and we just can’t help but get into the spirit of things, so… We have decided during the month of December to knock 25% off all our products.

That includes NDS-1 The House Music Sample Pack for £29.99 (RRP £39.99), NDS-2 Super Alpha for £22.49 (RRP £29.99) and NDS-3 Classic FM for £22.49 (RRP £29.99).

All our packs are built around the concept of offering you a great selection of sounds at the highest quality, all sampled from the best hardware and tweaked through high-end chains of analogue gear. We offer you access to the tones of the big studios right inside your DAW.

It’s the perfect time to snap up some winter-warmers for your studio or for a friend as a present and now there’s a great deal to make it affordable. On top of that , when you buy our new packs and become a customer, you will always get a 25% discount off our future packs, including our next big one NDS-4.

No Dough Music has announced it will be releasing NDS-4 early next year.

NDS-4 will be based around some of the best sounding samplers by Akai and E-mu. Featuring over 200 Hybrid sampler instruments, loops , the pack will also feature a full complement of Drums and & Percussion, a mixture of 909′s and other classic machines, mixed with some more contemporary creations from us. All sampled from / re-sampled through some incredible sounding boxes in 96000hz. This pack is going be a must have for 2012!

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No Dough Music releases NDS-3 Classic FM Sample Pack

No Dough Music has announced the release of its NDS-3 Classic FM sample pack.

No Dough Music NDS-3 Classic FM

The Hardware FM sound is very distinctive and has created some of the more unique and memorable sounds in modern music. This pack epitomises the best of Hardware FM Synthesisers, from the DX7 to Tx81z we have created almost 250 hybrid sample instruments that bring some of the most famous, and unique sounding synths to the sampler of your choice.

We created a custom set of patchs especially for this pack and alongside them included some of the famous patchs from yesteryear (LatelyBass anyone?). All these are organised for ease of use invarious samplers, NDS-3 is the soul of hardware FM synthesis now available in your sampler, the tone power
and sheer weight of these instruments will blow you away. With over 4.1 gig of samples, the pack is our biggest yet.

NDS-3 Classic FM features

  • 6 categories of instruments covering: Bass, Strings, Leads, Synths, Organs, and Perc, Drums & FX.
  • Each sound has been sampled to provide the best expressiveness and playability right out of the box.
  • Multi-format library for Kontakt, Logic EXS24, Reason NN-XT & HALion + special patches for import into Ableton and others are included as well.

NDS-3 is available to purchase for £29.99 GBP.

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No Dough Music releases NDS-1X Taped Drums & Perc

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No Dough Music has announced the release of NDS-1X Taped Drums & Perc, a selection of taped drums and percussion taken from the NDS-1 sample library.

No Dough Music NDS-1X Taped Drums & Perc

Offering a broad selection of tonal characteristics for each sound, this pack puts into your hands the sounds of some of the most enduring & sought-after outboard equipment including Studer 1/4 Tape Machines, SSL Compressors and custom built Outboard EQ in specially designed and tweaked chains. A expertly crafted set of drums with the sole aim of adding a musicality to your sound that’s often missing, or hard to get in the box.

All the patches are organised for various samplers for ease of use, NDS-1X makes full use of all the tools and technology that allow the modern producer the ability to concentrate on writing great music with unique and cutting edge results that may otherwise be prohibitively expensive.

NDS-1X Taped Drums & Perc features

  • 4000+ samples, including Kick Drums, Claps, Snares, Hats & Cymbals, Drums & Percussion.
  • Each sound has 2 analogue tape variations.
  • Samples were processed through chains of high-end outboard and classic Studer A800 & Revox machines.
  • Includes custom instruments for Kontakt 4.
  • Sampler patches for Kontakt, Logics EXS24, Reasons NNXT and special patches for import into Ableton are also included.

NDS-1X Taped Drums & Perc is available to purchase for £19.99 GBP.

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No Dough Music releases NDS-2 Super Alpha sample library

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No Dough Music has released NDS-2 Super Alpha, a sample library featuring the sounds of the Roland Alpha Juno.

No Dough Music NDS-2 Super Alpha

Our NDS-2 pack is not just about sampling a piece of hardware, it was about sampling a piece of hardware at its very very best. You are not getting the sound of the Alpha Juno. You are getting the sound of the top records from the late 80′s and early 90′s and the sound of hits to come. In a package that epitomizes the sound of that classic era, we have taken the Alpha Juno and crafted over 160 hybrid sampler instruments, in super high quality and through chains of outboard equipment we have created a beast. This thing stinks of the 90′s and sounds great!

We have teamed the best of modern sound design on the Roland Alpha Juno, with the right hardware kit to capture some incredibly powerful and unique patches for use in your sampler. We created each patch by hand running it through a custom set of outboard gear to bring the classic sound of the Alpha right up to date.

NDS-2 Super Alpha features

  • 163 powerful analogue synthesizer patches sampled in hybrid instruments, compatible with all major samplers (Kontakt, EXS24, NN-XT, HALion, Ableton Live and many more).
  • Recorded in 96kHz double rates to capture every detail in the highest quality.
  • 3.5 GB of sample data covering Arp’s, Bass, Keys, Brass, Leads, Pads, PolySynths, Perc, Fx and Weird stuff.
  • Each patch is multisampled from the original hardware, also sampling numerous velocity layers in most patches to give you the expressiveness and responsiveness of the real kit.

NDS-2 is available to purchase for –29.99 GBP.

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