99Sounds has launched The Warehouse, a free collection of 116 sound effects and organic percussion sounds created by Richard Gould.
The Warehouse is a sample instrument containing a range of SFX elements recorded in a military storage facility in the United Kingdom. It includes wooden, metallic and glass elements. Many of the sounds were captured within the natural ambience of the facility. The sounds can easily be used as percussion elements as well as straight sound effects.
Creaking doors, rattling chains, spooky metallic echoes and glass scraping sounds are the sort of stuff you’ll find in The Warehouse. These samples can be used as scary sound effects, however most of them will also work very well as organic percussive sounds for layering on top of drum loops. My favorite part of the library are the samples of an electric lift, which almost beg to be used as foley robot sounds in a Transformers style movie.
The sample pack is available as a free download.
More information: 99Sounds / The Warehouse
VST Buzz has announced a limited time sale on The Percussion Bundle, offering a 40% discount on an exclusive collection of virtual percussion instruments from Cinematique Instruments.
This is the perfect sample library bundle to add a touch of realism to your tracks – perfect for film, TV and game composers, as well as anyone who wants to add some unique percussion to their tracks.
The bundle is divided into four categories – Metallic Objects (Handrail, Lids, Metalic Kitchen), Percussion (Chimes, Ocean Drum, Shaker, Spring Drum), Specimenphone and an exclusive custom made Percussion Multi patch which was created specifically for this bundle.
The Percussion Bundle features
- 10 Kontakt patches in total.
- Instruments in bundle: Chimes, Handrail FX, Handrail Reverb, Lids, Metalic Kitchen, Ocean Drum, Percussion Multi, Shaker, Specimenphone, Spring drum.
- 331 MB content.
- Requires full version of Kontakt 4 or higher.
The bundle is available from VST Buzz for $89 USD until July 22nd, 2014 (regular $150 USD).
More information: VST Buzz
Pedro Rodrigues has released Djembuka, a percussion sample library.
This sample library is made with the sounds of a single darbuka played on the lap as a djembe, as well as upside down.
- 3 Sfz instruments:
- 3 sample folders:
The sample pack is available for a pay what you want price (including free).
More information: Pedro Rodrigues
Frontline Producer has announced the release of Frontline Percussion – Hits n’ Hats, a new collection of 309 percussion loops.
Back into Frontline HQ we went, emptied our Percussion Cave and tried to bribe a number of perc players with those toys you get from inside a kinder egg. It worked… Armed with Bongos, Congas, Cowbells and Timbale we headed to the live room and smashed some seriously funky grooves into some really awesome mics.
We’ve worked hard to bring you this percussive fusion of inspiration and the best recording kit money can buy, to kick you into creative mode once more. Our normal Class A Pre’s from Neve, top end mics from Neumann and our favourite Portico thingies were used to make the chain.
Percussion is not about just filling the gap it’s about lifting your track. Choose your parts carefully and you can make or break it. The right hats or congas at the perfect moment can really create magic, We make the grooves you decide where to sprinkle them.
The sample pack is available from Loopmasters for £19.95 GBP.
More information: Frontline Producer / Hits n’ Hats
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Toontrack has announced Superior Summer, a limited time sale on the Superior Drummer virtual drum instrument and SDX expansion libraries.
July is the perfect month to explore the wonderful world of Superior Drummer 2.0. And if you don’t want to lock yourself down in the studio – remember that it runs stand-alone. Get your sun chair out and make some music!
The sale ends July 31st, 2014.
More information: Toontrack
Spitfire Audio has announced the release of HZ02 – Los Angeles, a new Hans Zimmer Percussion series sample library featuring the drum sounds of Jason Bonham.
Spitfire Audio are delighted and honoured to present a series of products produced by a legend and his diamond class team of Grammy winning engineers, musicians and technicians. Where Hans Zimmer’s style and approach to sonic creation is often copied or emulated, we’re proud to present to the world at large HZ’s definitive take on his trailblazing approach to cinematic percussion production.
HZ02 – Los Angeles, features Jason Bonham playing his exclusive DW Vistalite kit recorded at the legendary “Newman” Stage at 20th Century Fox, The Sony Scoring Stage and an enormous space on Hans’ own lot dubbed “The Cathedral”. Recorded and mixed both in stereo and 5.1 (surround) by multi Grammy winning engineers; Alan Meyerson, Steve Lipson and Geoff Foster. The library also features some exclusive extra content created by Hans himself.
This is the ultimate follow up to our multi award winning London percussion anthology. Recorded deep as per Hans’ direction with multiple round robins, dynamic layers, beater types and playing styles. With GUIs and scripting designed back in London by the finest sample developers in the world.
The Kontakt Player powered library is available for purchase for the introductory price of £149 until July 11th, 2014 (regular £199 GBP).
More information: Spitfire Audio / HZ02 – Los Angeles
The Loop Loft has launched its Summer Sale, offering a 40% discount on all its sample libraries and bundles.
Summer is finally “officially” here and while we should be enjoying sun at the beach, we’re locked in the studio making music like the rest of you (we wouldn’t have it any other way)!
Today we’re excited to announce our massive Summer Sale where you can save 40% on everything in your cart with discount code: SUMMER40
The sale ends July 6th, 2014.
More information: The Loop Loft