Nomad Factory releases Magnetic 2 reel-to-reel audio tape warmer

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Nomad Factory Magnetic 2

Nomad Factory has released Magnetic 2, a virtual reel-to-reel audio tape warmer effect for Windows and Mac.

The plug-in features pure analog reel-to-reel tape speeds, tape/tube saturation and tape color effects, as well as a dedicated vintage style EQ and a built in Boost mastering section. The result is a creamy, warm sound that can only be achieved by MAGNETIC II.

New in Magnetic 2

  • 9 tape models that give you the authentic sound of the famous vintage tape machines:
    • Otari MX-80 2-inch 24-track
    • Otari MTR-90 2-inch 24-track
    • Ampex MM1200 2-inch 24-track
    • Ampex ATR-102 half-inch two-track
    • Tascam ATR60-16 1-inch 16-track
    • Studer A80 Mk II 2-inch 24-track
    • Studer A827 2-inch 24-track
    • Studer A820 2-inch 24-track
    • MCI JH24 2-inch 24-track
  • Real Tape Model Mode: To engage the new Real Tape Model mode, simply turn the Reel Speed knob between 1 and 30 and it will activate the selector buttons on the left.
  • Wow & Flutter Knob: Turning the Reel Speed knob between 1 and 30 also activates the Wow & Flutter knob which gives you the irregularities in the playback speed of analog recordings.
  • Magnetic Tape Color: When the Reel Speed knob is set to DASH, this engages the original Magnetic Tape-Color sound. Any other Reel Speed Knob setting allows you to select between different Tape Model modes, including Magnetic.

Magnetic 2 is available to purchase for the introductory price of $79 USD. The upgrade from Magnetic v1.x is $20 USD for a limited time.

More information: Nomad Factory / Magnetic 2

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Goldbaby Productions iAM-MS20, sample pack available from Loopmasters

Goldbaby Productions iAM-MS20

Loopmasters has released iAM-MS20, a sample library by Goldbaby Productions.

Legendary vintage analog synth the MS20 is a very special instrument. With loads of character and quirky controls, it has become a very sought after synth for its raw upfront sound and incredibly creative options for editing…

After finally finding a great example of this synth… it was put through it’s paces and recorded via various tasty bits of studio hardware… things like the UBK Fatso, Otari 1/4 inch tape machine, Great River Harrison EQ32 (eq), A-Design EM-PEQ (eq), Boss Dimension C, E-MU E4XT, Mutronics Mutator…

A great deal of time and experimentation went into the development of this product. The result… fantastic sampled instruments with the raw power and unique character that the MS20 is renowned for…

iAM-MS20 features

  • 495MB content.
  • 1129 x 24 bit wav samples.
  • 140 x patches, Kontakt 3+ and EXS24 format.
  • Patches Include: iAM_MS20_Drums_FX, iAM_MS20_Layered_Mono, iAM_MS20_Layered_Poly, iAM_MS20_Mono, iAm_MS20_Multi, iAM_MS20_Poly, iAM_MS20_Raw, iAm_MS20_SingleCycle_Osc.

iAM-MS20 is available to purchase for £31.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / Goldbaby iAM-MS20

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Goldbaby releases iAm-MS20, sample library for Kontakt and EXS24

Goldbaby iAm-MS20

Goldbaby Productions has released iAm-MS20, a sample library for Kontakt and EXS24 featuring the sounds of the Korg MS20.

Legendary vintage analog synth the MS20 is a very special instrument. With loads of character and quirky controls, it has become a very sought after synth for its raw upfront sound and incredibly creative options for editing…

After finally finding a great example of this synth… it was put through it’s paces and recorded via various tasty bits of studio hardware… things like the UBK Fatso, Otari 1/4 inch tape machine, Great River Harrison EQ32 (eq), A-Design EM-PEQ (eq), Boss Dimension C, E-MU E4XT, Mutronics Mutator…

A great deal of time and experimentation went into the development of this product.

The result… fantastic sampled instruments with the raw power and unique character that the MS20 is renowned for..

iAm-MS20 features

  • 140 patches for Kontakt (8 folders) and EXS24 (7 folders).
  • 1129 24 bit wav samples.
  • Every sound has passed through various analog hardware units to give you that super sweet analog tone.

iAm-MS20 is available to purchase for $49 USD.

Goldbaby has also released a free sample pack: iAmDrum-MS20-free.

The Korg MS20 has the ability to process external audio. It can also convert audio to CV and trigger signals! So this is the basis of my latest freebie. Various drums with MS20 love… includes some glitch stuff.

Download iAmDrum-MS20-free here.

More information: Goldbaby Productions

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Review: Goldbaby Productions Tape Drum Machines Vol 3

Goldbaby Productions

The third volume in Goldbaby’s Tape Drum Machines series of sample libraries features the sounds of another dozen drum machines.

For those new to the concept, the Tape Drum Machines series combines vintage and modern drum machines with tape machines and analog tape effects.

This third volume in the series features nearly 3,500 samples (24bit) from a total of 12 drum machines, recorded with Otari and Rola reel-to-reel tape decks and a Hitachi cassette deck. Add a touch of tape simulation from Kush Audio’s UBK-Fatso and you get Tape Drum Machines Volume 3.

Goldbaby Tape Drum Machines Vol 3
Gear used for Tape Drum Machines Vol 3

Tape Drum Machines Vol 3 drum machines

  • Casio RZ-1 (238 samples), one of the first drum machines which featured sampling (0.8 sec at 20 kHz).
  • Kawai R-100 (132 samples), 24 12-bit sounds in 3 kits.
  • Kawai XD-5 (905 samples), features 256 waveforms, with up to 4 waveforms per drum sound. Has advanced options like envelopes, filters, delay, ringmod and more.
  • Korg DDM-110 Super Drums (83 samples), a total of nine (9!) 8-bit 15.6kHz samples in this lo-fi machine.
  • Korg DDM-220 Super Percussion (71 samples), lo-fi crunchy sounds like the DDM-110, but this time with Latin American percussion sounds.
  • MFB-522 (453 samples), analog drum sounds from Germany. Features step sequencer and lots of controls for editing the sounds.
  • M.P.C. Electronics DSM-1 (515 samples), single channel analog drum synth intended to be used with drum pads.
  • Roland Rhythm 55/TR-55 (276 samples), analog rhythm box with 10 sounds generated by tuned resonance type circuits and white noise.
  • Roland Rhythm Plus PB-300 (314 samples), analog rhythm machine with 8 sounds (apparently a bit of a mix of TR and CR machines).
  • Sakata DPM-48 (122 samples), digital drum machine with old school sounds (also manufactured under Jugg Box and Hammond brand names).
  • Yamaha ED10 (284 samples), electronic drum pad with an analog synthesizer which can produce a wide range of sounds (includes filter+mod, subsonic, click, noise, etc).
  • Yamaha RX21L (80 samples), features 16 latin drum/percussion samples, in full 12-bit glory.

The sample pack also comes with some patches for Battery and Guru, which is great if you use these instruments. However, samples are categorized in separate drum machine folders so it’s easy to browse the sounds.

The samples themselves have descriptive names indicating the type of sample and what gear was used. For example, RZ1_BDvinyl_7_x_Tape2.wav is vinyl basedrum sound #7 from the RZ1, recorded on the Otari MX5050 1/4 inch 2 track machine with the gain set for more saturation. The “x” denotes additional processing like the use of a filter or equalizer.

The analog machines – DSM-1, ED10, MFB-522, PB-300, and TR-55, have many sounds that were sampled multiple times for use of round robin (also indicated in the filenames). These variations will help you get more realistic results.

Alright, so what do these drum machine samples actually sound like? I made a few demo loops so you can get an idea. The first track is a combination of the loops, the individual ones follow (drum machines indicated in the track title).

All drum/percussion sounds in these loops were done with TDM Vol 3 only. I didn’t use much processing, just some compression and a tiny bit of reverb on some of the samples. For melodic content I used u-he ACE, Sonic Charge Synplant, and Daichi’s Synth1.

So what do I think?

Product: Goldbaby Productions Tape Drum Machines Vol 3
Format: 24bit wav, Battery+MIDI & Guru kits and bundles
Price: $29 USD

The third volume in the Tape Drum Machines series includes a huge variety of digital and analog drum machine samples. Not all of them are equally interesting to me though. I am not a fan of digital latin percussion drum machines so the DDM-220, and the particularly nasty sounding RX21L I could do without. Goldbaby’s tape treatment does add value but they’re just not the type of sounds I’m usually looking for. Luckily those only account for 150 out of 3,500 samples.

In general TDM Vol. 3 is a well balanced pack of electronic drum sounds; from the raw digital 12-bit orchestral hits of the R-100 to the warm synthetic analog sounds of the ED10 and MFB-522. My favorites are the RZ-1 – great for lo-fi hip hop beats, and the XD5 which has a surprising large amount of diverse sounds. I love the rough, saturated “tape2″ samples of this one.

TDM Vol. 3 meets the high quality I have come to expect from Goldbaby. If you are into drum machine sounds this one is a no-brainer if you ask me.

More information: Goldbaby / Tape Drum Machines Vol 3

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Goldbaby Productions releases Tape Drum Machines Vol 3

Goldbaby Production Tape Drum Machines Vol 3

Goldbaby Productions has released Tape Drum Machines Vol 3, a new collection of drum machine samples.

More drum machines given some tape love!

Tape Drum Machines Vol 3 features

  • 12 Drum Machines and 3 Tape Machines. 3498 x 24 Bit drum samples.
  • Drum Machines used: Casio RZ-1, Roland TR-55 & PB-300, Kawai XD-5 & R-100, MFB-522, Korg DDM-110 & DDM-220, Sakata DPM-48, Yamaha RX-21L & ED-10, and the MPC ELectronics DSM-1.
  • The Tape machines used: Otari MX5050 1/4″, Rolla 77 valve mono 1/4 inch, and the Hitachi Cassette deck. Plus the UBK Fatso was also used.
  • Formats: Battery 3, Guru and Wav Pack (Guru version includes 18 Bundles & Kits, Battery 3 version includes 18 Kits & a few Midi files to preview the kits).

Tape Drum Machines Vol 3 is available to purchase for $29 USD.

More information: Goldbaby Productions / Tape Drum Machines Vol 3

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