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Rayzoon updates Jamstix to 3.6.0 (incl. Mac OS X & AAX)

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Rayzoon has released version 3.6.0 of Jamstix, a virtual drum instrument.

Rayzoon Jamstix

For the first time ever, Jamstix is now available in a native OS X version. This update offers various other enhancements and is available now to all Jamstix 3 owners at no charge. Demo versions are available for Windows and OS X.

Changes in Jamstix v3.6.0

  • Added OS X version.
  • Added 64-bit AAX format (Windows & OS X), RTAS no longer supported.
  • Added 32-bit and 64-bit AU format (OS X).
  • Implemented MIDI drag-&-drop to host.
  • Improved audio jam behavior and response control.
  • Improved import dialog for groove importer and MIDI import menu items.
  • Added 400 grooves from Jamstix 1 as ‘Jamstix 1′ styles.
  • Added 201 fills from Jamstix 1 to ‘fills’ folder for use with ‘Load Fill’ (bar menu).
  • Many GUI enhancements.
  • A full list of changes is available here.

Jamstix for Windows and Mac is available in various editions, priced from $99 to $249 USD.

More information: Rayzoon


MeldaProduction updates MDrummer to v5.01 (incl. AAX)

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MeldaProduction has released version 5.01 of MDrummer, a virtual drum & percussion instrument for Windows and Mac.

MeldaProduction MDrummer

MDrummer has been updated to 5.01 bringing several improvements (AAX support, popup tabs, redo, bass 2…), optimizations and fixes. It is highly recommended to install this update.

If you have version 5.00 installed, you can download an updater from our download page. If you have an older version or require AAX support, you need to get the newest installer from the download page.

Changes in MDrummer v5.01

  • Added AAX support.
  • Any tab can be now displayed as a popup via ctrl+click or right-clicking on it.
  • Added lock component feature to drumset designer to prevent randomization from replacing specified components.
  • Added redo feature for both drumsets and rhythms.
  • Added Bass drum 2 component, so all new generated drumsets will contain 2 bass drums.
  • Added support for 64-bit WAV files.
  • Rhythm generator improves randomization for higher signatures.
  • Improved sample analyze & import keyword detection.
  • Number of bars for each part in Song tab extended to 256.
  • File selectors and editors in MSampler, MMultiSampler, MScratcher and MSubSampleSynthesizer are now collapsible.
  • Added “Edit drum” option in the loop editor track menu, which switches to drumset editor to edit associated drum.
  • Now accepts drag & drop samples from malfunctioning hosts, which replace “\” in the path with “\\” (Reaper).
  • Added auto-load feature for drumset – when enabled, changing selected drumset immediately reloads it.
  • Fix: A crash could occur in some rare circumstances when a progress window has been displayed.
  • Fix: MDrummer could freeze when loading drumset in some hosts.
  • Fix: 64-bit standalone version on Windows 8 didn’t work properly with some ASIO drivers.
  • Fix: Couldn’t be validated in Logic X due to a bug in Logic X.
  • Fix: Rhythm generator could malfunction or even crash when changed signature of an empty essential beat.
  • Fix: MDrummer standalone could crash on Windows with certain ASIO drivers.
  • Fix: MDrummer standalone 64-bit could crash on Windows 8 on MIDI input.
  • Fix: Loading WAV files with more than 8 channels caused a crash.
  • Fix: Double-click on a part in Song tab didn’t switch to rhythm editor.
  • Fix: Loading a track in song editor temporarily stopped playback.
  • Fix: MModernCompressor couldn’t perform analysis.
  • Fix: MDynamicEq band link didn’t work correctly.
  • Fix: MDrummer could crash when duplicated and deleted afterwards.
  • Fix: A crash could occur in some extreme circumstances on some buggy ATI GPUs.
  • Fix: A crash could occur in some extreme circumstances, when a host was destroying and recreating the editor.
  • Fix: Plugins could hypothetically freeze after init/store, though it has not been proven.

MDrummer is available for purchase for 249 EUR. The MDrummer Small edition can be downloaded at no charge.

More information: MeldaProduction / MDrummer


Nordfreqs launches with Drums of Asgard & Chords from the fjords

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Nordfreqs has launched with the release of two new sample libraries.

Nordfreqs Drums of Asgard

Drums of Asgard

Drums of Asgard features a collection of 800 percussion sounds straight from the halls of Gladsheim.

All the nordic gods are represented here: Thor, Delling, Heimdall, Mimir and more.

Together they give you the full spectrum of percussion sounds needed to build the perfect groove. From kicks to snares, hihats and everything in between, with punch and solid quality through the whole range.

The drums are sorted after type, and named to let you navigate easily. We never liked numbering systems, and we figured you didn’t either.

Drums of Asgard features

  • 800 24-bit wav files.
  • Includes 123 Claps, 123 Hihats, 123 Kicks, 123 Percussion, 123 Percussion FX, 123 Snare, 123 Toms.
  • Gear used: Roland SH-101, Jomox Mbase1, Korg MS 20, Moog Voyager, DSI/Linn Tempest, Doepfer Dark Energy, Clavia Nordlead 2, Clavia Nord drum, Eventide H7600, API 5050, Studer PR99 MK3, Tascam Portastudio 424, Frostwave Resonator, SSL-style compressors, Dakin Fet II Compressor, Tk Audio BC1 Compressor, Various Guitar pedals.

Drums of Asgard is available for purchase for $25 USD.

Nordfreqs Chords of the fjords

Chords of the fjords

Chords from the fjords is a sample library featuring 200 pristine chords collected in the breathtaking Fells.

Some as musical as Bragi, some as brutal as Thor and others as beautiful as Heimdall, but all useful in their own way.

So, why make a collection of chords you ask? Why not just deliver a set of midi files and some presets for your plugin collection? Well, that would be useful too, but you can get that in many places.

We wanted to make a solid collection with the gear we love, and process them the way we like, to give your productions a new set of flavors. Sometimes people forget how much fun it is to load up a raw file in a sampler and just tweak away, and we wanted to bring a collection to the market that would inspire to do just that.

The chords are sorted after style, and labelled with the key of the chord for your convenience. They are even named to let you navigate easily. We never liked numbering systems, and we figured you didn’t either.

Chords from the fjords features

  • 200 24-bit wav files.
  • Gear used: Roland SH-101, Roland MKS-50, Korg MS-20, Moog Voyager, DSI/Linn Tempest, Doepfer Dark Energy, Clavia Nordlead 2, Eventide H7600, Tascam Portastudio, Studer PR99 MKII tape machine, Frostwave Resonator, SSL-style compressors, Rockman Stereo Chorus, Korg SD-200 analog delay.

Chords from the fjords costs $15 USD.

A 25% discount is available on the full packs until July 4th, 2014. Use coupon code weekofthunder at checkout to take advantage of this offer.

Two free packs of the new titles are available to download as well.

More information: Nordfreqs


One Small Clue updates Poise to v1.1.50.72

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One Small Clue Poise

One Small Clue has released version of Poise, its percussion sampler instrument plug-in for Windows.

Poise features 16 drum pads, which can each use 8 samples. Sample layers have parameters for pitch, volume and balance, as well as amplitude and pitch envelopes. There are several sample switching types including random, velocity and round-robin.

Changes in Poise v1.1.50.72

  • Muting drum pads when the left mouse button is released is now option. Previously drum pads were always muted.
  • Poise will now send MIDI Note events when triggering a drum pad with the mouse.
  • Bug Fix: Poise would crash if it didn’t have permission to write in it’s debug data directory.
  • Bug Fix: Poise was failing to recall sample layer velocity ranges correctly in some situations.
  • Bug Fix: A loud click would sometimes be heard when delaying a sample onset (using the Sample Offset control). More noticable if the sample end marker was also not on a zero-crossing.
  • Bug Fix: Some drum pad names refused to show on the GUI.
  • Bug Fix: Text in browser isn’t scrambled after adding new directories.

Poise for Windows (VST) is available for purchase for $49 USD.

More information: One Small Clue / Poise


Wavesfactory releases Samba Drums for Kontakt

Wavesfactory has announced Samba Drums, a percussion instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Wavesfactory Samba Drums

Samba Drums is a sample and loop library for Kontakt 4.2.4 and above, based on a samba band or “batucada”. Typical from Brazil, World Cup anyone? :)

Samba Drums features

  • 10 articulations, 4 velocity layers and 6 round robin.
  • Ensemble (3 players) and Solo versions of each articulation.
  • 2 microphone positions (close and far binaural).
  • Reverb with 8 impulse responses.
  • Multioutput and mixer with volume, pan and tune controls for each articulation.
  • 16 tempo synced loops with half/double speed controls.

The library is available for purchase for the introductory price of 9.95 EUR until July 1st, 2014 (regular 19.95 EUR).

More information: Wavesfactory / Samba Drums


Organic Loops releases World Percussion Carnival sample pack

Organic Loops has launched World Percussion Carnival, a brand new royalty free percussion collection featuring spirit lifting drum ensembles to celebrate the festival season.

Organic Loops World Percussion Carnival

World Percussion Carnival is a collection of Loops and One Shot samples arranged into 52 different instrumental ensembles featuring a variety of percussion instruments from around the globe. This collection has been recorded live in the Drum Drops studio using high end ribbon microphones straight into the vintage analogue desk and processed through Prince Fattys cherished outboard for added warmth.

Each of these booty shaking ensembles comes supplied with the separate instrument loops and a full mixed down version for maximum flexibility when arranging in your favourite DAW. Included in this united collection of world percussion are loops and hits from Africa, India, Latin America and even the fridge!

Expect to hear over 1Gb of 24Bit 44.1khz loops at tempos of 84 to 133BPM and a wealth of one shot samples including Congas, Bongos, Clave and Shakers as well as Tabla, Berimbau, Guiro, Talking drums Jam Jars and much more.

The sample pack is available from Loopmasters for £19.95 GBP.

More information: Organic Loops / World Percussion Carnival


AudioThing releases Tank Drum for Kontakt

AudioThing has launched Tank Drum, an instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt, featuring samples from a famous steel tongue drum.

AudioThing Tank Drum

Also called hank drums, these instruments are usually made out of propane tanks with tongues of different sizes and tuned in different scales.

The instrument we have sampled features 8 tongues and it’s tuned in E minor pentatonic. It was played both with hands and rubber mallets along with some sound effects with hands and brushes. The sound has a long release and is rich in harmonics.

Tank Drum features

  • 7 Kontakt Instruments (.nki).
  • 5 Round Robin samples.
  • 3 Velocity Layers.
  • 7 Custom Impulse Responses.
  • 274 Samples (44.1kHz / 24Bit).
  • Formats: Kontakt and WAV.

The library is available for the introductory price of 24.90 EUR until June 23rd, 2014 (regular 30 EUR). Requires full version of Kontakt 5.1+.

More information: AudioThing / Tank Drum


Samplephonics releases Agustin Espina: Latin Percussion

Samplephonics has launched Agustin Espina: Latin Percussion, a sample library featuring 260+ loops and samples by Latin percussion maestros Agustin Espina and Henderson Olivares.

Agustin Espina: Latin Percussion

This talented duo have spent many late night sessions locked away in the studio crafting this masterpiece in Latin percussion. The loops and samples they have painstakingly created embrace the true nature of Latin Salsa, Bachata rhythms, Cuban Rumba and Bolero Son, using traditional instruments such as congas, tumbas, bongos, cajon, shakers and castanets.

Instantly transporting you to a world of tropical rhythms, delicate salsa shuffles and intricate drums patterns, this beautiful collection of loops and samples brings an authentic Latin groove to your music, irrelevant of genre or style. No expense has been spared in the making of this eclectic drum loop collection and the results truly speak for themselves.

The pack is available for purchase for £34.70 GBP.

More information: Samplephonics