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, Rhythmic Robot
, samples and sound libraries
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on Feb 23, 2015 - 0 comments
Rhythmic Robot has announced the release of PanaRhythm, a free snare drum instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
PanaRhythm is sampled from a tiny analogue Panasonic drum machine we found at a car boot sale. Its kick and hats are so-so, but the snare really pops and has a great, up-front analogue sound. We’ve spread it over a whole octave to give it some pitch variation so it can blend into a lot of different mixes.
A bit of saturation and compression are built right in. We really like this sound: rope in your kick of choice and you’re good to go!
Rhythmic Robot has also launched a limited time sale, offering 33% off all its sample libraries.
Just use the coupon code
when you check out, and watch a third of the cost fall off the lot.
The sale ends February 28th, 2015.
More information: Rhythmic Robot
Tramon Kaiser has released the Binaural Household + FX Library, a collection of binaural recordings of common household items and other interesting objects.
Binaural Household + FX Library features
- 1064 sounds, 1,04 GB content.
- Recorded with DIY binaural microphones (with Panasonic WM-61a capsules) and Zoom H1 at 44.1kHz/24bit.
- No dynamic processing has been applied to the sounds, just some noise reduction.
The Binaural Household + FX Library is available to purchase for 7 EUR.
More information: Binaural Household + FX Library
I’m due for a new digital camera. A few years ago I bought a 5 megapixel Olympus C-5050 Zoom, which at the time set me back about 800 euros.
Now, there’s nothing wrong with this particular camera, but in a few weeks I’ll be going on vacation and I’m looking for a nice little pocket sized camera to document the trip. The C-5050 is just a little too bulky and it always feels like a bit of a hassle to carry around, especially for taking holiday pictures.
Digital cameras have improved quite a lot over the last few years, resulting in increased value-for-money. I was checking the 200-300 euro price range and couldn’t really find any camera that was outright bad. It’s kind of hard picking the best camera with so many models available.
Right now I think I’ll go for the Lumix® DMC-TZ3 (Panasonic), a 7.2-Megapixel camera with a 28mm wide-angle lens, image stabilization and 10x optical zoom.
Anyone have experience with this camera?