Loops de la Crème releases Cymbal Rolls sample pack

Loops de la Crème has released Cymbal Rolls, a cymbal instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Loops de la Crème Cymbal Rolls

Increase the dynamic and emotional impact of your tracks with these responsive, intuitive and fully customisable instruments.

Press a key, use the modulation wheel, release the key: It’s never been easier to infuse your music with epic, organic, gorgeous sounding swells!

Cymbal Rolls features

  • 10 hand-picked premium cymbals.
  • 278 samples (WAV, 24bit, 48kHz).
  • Up to 34 dynamic layers for maximum realism.
  • 10 single cymbal roll instruments.
  • 1 dynamic set with all cymbals.
  • 12 sound design instruments (Kontakt multis).
  • 20 Impulse Responses (reverb).
  • 1.57 GB total size, uncompressed.

The pack is available for purchase for the introductory price of 21 EUR until November 30th, 2014 (regular 42 EUR).

More information: Loops de la Crème / Cymbal Rolls

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FXpansion releases BFD Oblivion expansion

FXpansion has launched BFD Oblivion, an expansion pack for BFD3, BFD Eco and BFD2 designed to provide ready-to-use heavy rock and metal drum sounds.

FXpansion BFD Oblivion

Inspired by genres like post-metal, sludge and prog-metal, BFD Oblivion’s sounds have the punch to slice through the densest walls of guitars.

Included are mix-treated versions of a Mapex Orion kit, Mapex brass snare, Brady jarrah snare and a selection of cymbals from Bosphorus, Zildjian and Paiste. Crafted by an in-house team obsessed with metal, BFD Oblivion is processed heavily so you don’t have to – just add your hardest guitars and basses to create an authentic foundation for all kinds of rock and metal music.

BFD Oblivion features

  • Heavy rock & metal expansion for BFD3, BFD Eco and BFD2.
  • Mix-processed drums, ready to drop into your productions.
  • Mapex Orion drumkit: 22″ kick with 10″, 12″, and 14″ toms.
  • Mapex Brass Master snare and Brady jarrah wood snare.
  • Cymbals and hihat from Bosphorus, Zildjian and Paiste.
  • Kick with felt and plastic beaters.

BFD Oblivion is available for purchase for $99 USD/79 EUR/£69 GBP inc VAT.

More information: FXpansion / BFD Oblivion

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Analogue Drums intros Bombastix – Kontakt Edition

Analogue Drums Bombastix

Analogue Drums has released Bombastix , a virtual drum instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Bombastix is a sampling of a “holy grail” classic 1976 Ludwig in serious rock dimensions, including a gargantuan 26″ kick. The kit has been tracked with 3 distinct snare variations, and two sets of cymbals – hand picked classic Paistes, and modern Sabian AAXs – to give you plenty of options for fitting the kit to your track.

Bombastix will fit the bill for modern and classic rock tracks, or anywhere punchy hard hitting is required. It has been mixed for polished but natural tone – good-to-go as-is, or you can easily take the mix further.

The kit was sampled at The Lab studio in Auckland, New Zealand, in a mid-sized tracking room, though a Neve desk, with the usual assortment of high end hand-picked mics, and processed with select outboard pieces.

The library is available to purchase for $29 USD.

More information: Analogue Drums / Bombastix – Kontakt Edition

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Shy Keidar releases Turritopsis Wide-Hat free sample pack

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Paiste 2002 14

Shy Keidar has released Turritopsis Wide-Hat, free collection of high quality recordings of a Paiste 2002 14″ Medium hi-hat.

It’s unique. I made sure to give it a very wide, pleasant sounding stereo image while keeping the sound tight, with no weird differences between the channels, and making sure that I’ll be able to get a good sound either from the left channel alone, the right channel alone, or with the two channels mixed into a narrowed stereo image or mono. If you’re truly familiar with recording, you know that this is a very big deal. Other than that, the overall sound is proper and has a natural frequency response and no weird stuff.

It’s compact. Don’t expect a large amount of samples or any fancy stuff. It’s not amazingly versatile, but it is very usable. I carefully selected the samples for my own usage. It’s quick and simple to make your own patch for this in various available samplers. I don’t intend to make sample packs of other cymbals any time soon, in case you wonder.

The sample pack includes 34 samples in 44kHz/48kHz (68 total), and is a free download at synth.in (8.4 MB).

More information: Turritopsis Wide-Hat

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The Control Centre releases The Resonator Drum Rack for Live

The Control Centre The Resonator

The Control Centre has recently released The Resonator, a Drum Rack sound library for Ableton Live 9.

The rack features 74 velocity layered multi-samples of a Premier Resonator with Paiste hi-hats and cymbals, two snare drums and a vintage Dream Bliss ride cymbal.

The pack includes two versions of the Resonator kit. One is played with a wooden kick beater and sticks; the other with felt beaters. Each drum has 4 velocity layers of 24 bit 44k WAV files.

The Resonator for Live is available to purchase for $5 USD. Requires Live 9.0.2 or higher.

More information: The Control Centre / The Resonator

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