New Atlantis Audio has released Lost & Found: New York City Nightscapes, a Reason 4 ReFill featuring dreamy sounds, from the city that never sleeps.
This highly unusual Reason ReFill is powered by six years of live nighttime field recording footage captured at various locations all over the Big Apple. Hand-selected gems were processed, resynthesized, combined, mangled and then processed again to produce a truly one-of-a-kind set of sounds for your Reason and Record productions.
Haunting carriage rides through Central Park, ships docking at South Street Seaport, the chatter of tourists and traffic in Times Square, street performers and other “interesting” folk, cars, trains, busses and more from the darkest hours of night in New York, transformed into a diverse, usable, weird and wonderful collection of sonic tools.
Lost & Found: New York City Nightscapes features
- 24 bit Audio and Rex content
- 30 Combinator Instruments
- 10 Combinator Scenes
- 2 Combinator Sound Effects Racks
- 3 ReDrum Kits
- 40 Drum Hits
- 12 Drum Loops
- 23 Field Recordings
- 11 Field Rhythms
- 10 Long Play Soundscapes
- 34 Music Elements
- 90 Rex Files Total
Lost & Found: New York City Nightscapes is available to purchase for $19.99 USD.
More information: New Atlantis Audio / Lost & Found: New York City Nightscapes
Prime Loops has released NYC Piano Sessions, a sample library featuring over 600mb of mastered, 24-bit royalty-free audio content.
Flexible tempo’s range from 60 and 190Bpm, and this sample pack is available in all the most popular formats for your favourite production platform. For the creation of ‘NYC Piano Sessions’ Prime Loops recruited a highly skilled producer, engineer & multi-instrumentalist Richard “Wilx” Wilkinson. Wilx is also the author and engineer behind Prime Loops’ best selling sample pack releases “R&B Progressions” and “Guitar Anthology”, so there’s a high possibility that you have come across his work already!
When we asked Wilx about the main idea behind his latest sample pack he simply answered:
“I wanted to get a big variety of very usable loops. Rather than post-processing everything to an inch of its life & squeezing a potentially flexible loop into only one genre niche, I’ve left the loops relatively unprocessed. There’s a good selection of simpler, building-block loops – like the blues loops which you can stick together to get a 12-bar blues sequence. And there’s also a decent amount of loops with more ‘character’ which will hopefully serve to add some inspiration for your next production.”
This sample pack has a wide range of stylish Piano progressions ready for your Music Productions, TV & Film Soundtracks, Background Compositions, Game Themes, Animation Projects, Sync Music and a lot’s more.
Prime Loops NYC Piano Sessions
- 600+ MB 24bit samples.
- Over 200 uplifting Piano Progressions for R&B, hip hop, pop, dance, rock, blues, jazz or classical music.
- Formats include: Wav, Rex2 Loops, Apple Loops, MPC Format, Acid Loops, Ableton Live Pack, Stylus RMX Loops, and many more.
NYC Piano Sessions is available to purchase as a download for £19.95 GBP.
More information: Prime Loops / NYC Piano Sessions
Loopmasters has released Todd Terry – NYC CLassic House, an exceptional royalty free sample collection from one of House music’s early pioneers and most successful DJs, Todd Terry.
With a history of success through the last 3 decades it seemed the right thing for us to call this collection ‘NYC Classic House’, and we are convinced that producers worldwide will draw inspiration from the loops and samples found on this unique collection from the man himself.
Grammy Award nominated DJ/Producer Todd Terry has been engulfed in dance music since he first started listening to European dance music records while growing up in Brooklyn. By 1988, Todd Terry hit big in England and Europe, and his notoriety was making its way back to the U.S.
In addition to DJ appearances, Todd was cutting his classic underground tracks A Day In The Life, Weekend, and Can You Party, released under monikers such as the Todd Terry Project, House Of Gypsies, and Royal House. Following with the release of ‘Keep On Jumpin’, Todd continued to break new ground as a Producer/Remixer. From SNAP to Annie Lennox to George Michael to Bjork, Todd’s mixes bridge the ground between club cool and commercial accessibility. In 1995, his remix for Everything But The Girl’s Missing became a worldwide smash, giving the British duo their first ever hit. Todd is one of the world’s most celebrated figures in dance music. With almost two decades of dance floor domination under his belt the quality of his productions continue to go from strength to strength.
Todd Terry – NYC CLassic House features
- Over 500 samples (600+MB in total).
- 39 House Basslines, 60+ House Drumloops, 36 Musical Loops, 10 Vocal Loops, 80 Bass Sounds, 190+ House Drum Hits from Todds collection, 90 Fx Samples, and 15 instrument Samples.
- 46 Ready to play patches for Reason NNXT, Halion, Kontakt, EXS, and SFZ.
Todd Terry – NYC CLassic House is available in various formats for £24.95 GBP.
More information: Loopmasters / NYC CLassic House
, Nine Inch Nails
, random posts
Posted in random posts
on Apr 15, 2009
Some interesting things I found recently:
# Tweet A Sound
Tweet A Sound is a desktop application that uses Twitter as a platform for sharing sonic tweets. Pushing the idea of “social sound design”, Tweet A Sound allows you to design a sound and share it in a community of like-minded folks. It is an opportunity for fun interaction with sound.
The sound engine is based on FM Synthesis and has a waveshaper, a delay, feedback and a flanger. You can get a ton of interesting sounds out of these.
Tweet A Sound was built in Max/MSP and is available for download for Mac. A Windows version should be out soon.
# Nine Inch Nails : access
Free app for iPhone/iTouch now available.
- Exchange messages and photos with other NIN fans in your neighborhood and around the world.
- Access NIN news, photos, custom wallpapers, and your nin.com inbox.
# tweenbots | kacie kinzer
Kacie Kinzer built some cute robots, set them loose in NYC, and documented the willingness of people to help the bots find their way.
Tweenbots are human-dependent robots that navigate the city with the help of pedestrians they encounter. Rolling at a constant speed, in a straight line, Tweenbots have a destination displayed on a flag, and rely on people they meet to read this flag and to aim them in the right direction to reach their goal.
The new bots look too cute!
Toontrack has announced it is now shipping NY Studio Legacy Series Vol. 2, the first SDX expansion pack for Superior Drummer 2.0.
Toontrack Music are delighted to announce the worldwide shipping of the very first SDX expansion pack for Superior Drummer® 2.0, the “New York Studios Vol.2 SDX”.
The SDX contains unique recordings from legendary New York Studios Allaire and Hit Factory N.Y. and MIDI played by super session drummer Nir Z.
New York Studio Legacy Series Vol.2 SDX is available for $179 USD / 139 EUR.
Visit Toontrack Music for more information.
, open source
, random posts
, samples and sound libraries
Posted in random posts
on Dec 04, 2008
Some interesting things I found recently:
# Califaudio: Open Reel Ensemble – Califaudio posts about the Open Reel Ensemble: scratching 4 reel-to-reel analog tape recorders to make some really cool music.
They hook up a keyboard, microphones, computers loaded with Max/MSP, USB interfaces, lights and solenoids to old-school reel-to-reel decks and mic the strange sounds of their voices, singing bowls and tabla.
# NYC: Handmade Music Now Monthly – 12/11 Event, Call for Works, Beep-It Workshop – Peter @ CDM reports that Handmade Music, the regular series of DIY music tech parties CDM hosts with Etsy.com and Make Magazine in New York, is back.
# Partners In Rhyme – Free Drum Loops – A nice collection of free 16bit/44kHz .wav drum loops from Partners In Rhyme (hip hop, rock, techno, drum n bass and jungle drum loops)
# Wii Drum High
HE Zhao's open source Wii peripheral drum-kit project:
With Nintendo Wii remote, Nunchuk and Wii Balance Board, it is easy to produce drum kit sounds from programming of their acceleration, joystick and weight data. These data can be transmitted from Wii controllers via Bluetooth to PC or Mac without Wii consoles. Wii Drum High integrates all three kinds of Wii controllers to stimulate a complete drum set of Hi-hat, Snare, Base drum, Crash cymbal, Ride cymbal, Mid tom and Low tom. Up to 4 sets of Wii remote and nunchuk can be used at the same time. (one of my colleague succeeded in connecting 5 wiimotes to a PC, but I've never tried)
# SevenUpLive for the Monome 40h and 64 – a Java application that combines 8 different monome applications into one interface. With it, your monome communicates with Ableton Live 7 via MIDI and allows MLR-like functionality along with other goodies like sliders, sequencing melodies, creating patterns of beats, saving/loading/queueing your songs, and more.