Beatmatch has announced the release of Digital, a free sample pack featuring 295 samples.
Digital is a must have collection of close to 300 high quality royalty-free synthetic drum sounds, effects and one shots.
Designed for music producers working on minimal techno, detroit techno, deep house, electro and many more genres that rely on synthetic drum sounds and synth stabs.
- High quality Wav format (16 Bit, 44.1 khz, Stereo).
- Includes 23 Kick Drums, 34 Snare Drums, 10 Hi Hats, Shakes, 6 Open Hats, 8 Claves, 5 Rimshots, 13 Congas. 12 Tom Toms, 180 other sounds.
The sample pack is a free download.
More information: Beatmatch / Digital
Sonic Zest has announced Moroccan Drums, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Moroccan drums are hypnotic to listen to and hypnotic to play. An assortment of drums, mostly sourced from Morocco a few from other African countries, were sampled in depth to capture the beauty of these instruments.
These drums are made from clay, skin, wood and hair – so completely organic. This Kontakt instrument captures the textured and earthy tones of these North African drums perfectly.
Multiple sounds were recorded from each drum, with variations of palm-muted and open being captured, and pitch bends for the skin drums also being recorded.
Moroccan Drums features
- Kontakt instrument sampling an assortment of Moroccan drums.
- 4x round robin.
- Instantly playable.
- 25 MB download (72 MB when expanded).
- Full Kontakt required.
The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $16 USD.
More information: Sonic Zest / Moroccan Drums
No Dough Samples has launched Deep Percussion, a new NDS Components series sample pack.
NDS Components – Deep Percussion covers a selection of the sounds that make up the backbone of any good song, from Claps & Snares to work with your Bass drum, to some of the most full bodied and warm percussion sounds around. Chocked full of novel sounding Bongos, toms, and rims, from almost natural to more hybrid sounding percussion. This pack gives you a solid selection on which to build your groove.
These have been produced to our usual high standards, sourcing the sounds from the analogue domain and working them through high end outboard gear before editing them to perfection so they sit ready in your productions.
There are two tonal variations of each sample, offering you a choice where it matters most. Capturing that 3D sound you get from the best hardware was top on our list when putting this together because that translates straight into better mixes. We spent a lot of time fine tuning this collection, you will find a lot of sounds you recognize but with a shape, air and depth about their sound you rarely hear in samples.
Deep Percussion features
- 262 samples (24bit/96kHz).
- Includes Snares, Claps, Percussion.
- 2 Tonal Variations – Original & RVX.
The sample pack is available to purchase from Sounds To Sample and Beatport, priced at £8.99 GBP.
More information: No Dough Samples / Deep Percussion
Loopmasters has launched Junkyard Percussion Vol 2, a new sample library by Midi Error.
The adventure continues from where Vol1 left off at man’s safe haven with more chaotic workshop sounds and noises and then takes us on an eerie trip into the garage where the dreaded garden implements like the lethal secateurs, the menacing shovel and the possessed watering can, are to waiting to be tormented by Mr Error.
At this point we should warn listeners that this sonic journey takes a sinister turn and dares to enter the Home, so be prepared to never look at your spoons in the same way as we sample the kitchen cutlery draw, the office stationary cupboard and the play room toy box for more incrediblly familiar yet somewhat out of context audio ear candy.
Featuring a blistering collection of 1591 One Shot samples using implements made from Plastic, Metal, Glass, Wood all seriously abused and meticulously sampled in 24Bit quality.
Also included in this collection Midi Error has also created 100 inspirational rhythmic beats using the single sounds in tempos ranging from 90 to 175 BPM
The sample library is available to purchase for £29.95 GBP.
More information: Loopmasters / Junkyard Percussion Vol 2
Syntone has announced Metal Can Drums, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Metal is an interesting material. On the one hand, you can hit it to create a sharp attack and barely any release. But on the other hand, you can tap it and get a long, rattly sound.
That is the concept for the Metal Can Drums library: to provide a set of metal drums that give you the best of both worlds. The library comes with 8 round robin, 7-8 velocity layers, 33 different types of hits from 4 different types of cans and custom scripting, including a custom-made arpeggiator.
Metal Can Drums features
- 8 round robin, 7-8 velocity layers.
- 33 different types of hits from 4 different types of cans.
- Custom-scripting, including an arpeggiator.
- 48kHz/24-bit quality.
- 1.35GB (572MB compressed).
- Requires Kontakt 4.2.4+ full version.
The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $20 AUD until December 9th, 2013 (regular $40 AUD).
More information: Syntone / Metal Can Drums