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Akai Pro intros Rhythm Wolf analog drum machine & bass synth

Akai Professional has announced Rhythm Wolf, an analog drum machine and bass synthesizer module with built-in sequencing.

Akai Rhythm Wolf

The Rhythm Wolf is an authentic analog instrument that combines the coveted sounds of early electronic and hip-hop music with genuine Akai Professional workflow. Inspired by the classic analog beat machines and synthesizers of the past, Rhythm Wolf enables today’s musicians to harness iconic analog sounds for music production and performance. The drum machine consists of five highly-tweakable drum sounds and includes a kick, snare, open & closed hi-hat, and metallic percussion. Onboard controls allow users to customize the tuning, amplitude envelopes, and volume of each drum voice separately for precise real-time adjustment. The bass synthesizer features a selectable oscillator (sawtooth or square wave), classic filter design, a filter envelope with variable decay, and is capable of creating powerful bass sounds and squelchy leads.

Outfitted with six genuine MPC pads and a built-in 32-step sequencer, the Rhythm Wolf provides an ultra-responsive interface with a classic drum machine layout. Drum patterns can be fine-tuned using the Swing function, Pattern Select, and Tempo Control knob. A custom distortion signal path, activated by the “Howl” knob, adds grit and character for additional tone shaping. Rhythm Wolf features USB-MIDI, MIDI In/Out, a gate trigger, and integrates seamlessly with modern and vintage equipment. Two audio outputs enable producers and performers to mix percussion sounds and bass independently.

Rhythm Wolf features

  • 5-voice analog drum machine and synth—authentic analog design that references classic rhythm machines and synthesizers.
  • Legendary analog drum sounds—kick, snare, open & closed hi-hat, and metallic percussion.
  • Synth-bass module—selectable square or sawtooth wave with classic filter design for warm, deep basses and squelchy leads..
  • Onboard 32-step sequencer—classic drum machine workflow for quickly laying down grooves and melodies.
  • Six genuine MPC pads—responsive controls for sequencing and finger drumming.
  • Howl knob—custom distortion circuit for additional sound design.
  • USB-MIDI and MIDI In/Out—flexible MIDI connectivity for easy integration into modern studios.
  • Gate Trigger—triggering via modular synths, vintage sequencers, or external sound sources.
  • Independent audio outputs—dedicated outputs for the drum machine and synth-bass module for precise mixing.

The Rhythm Wolf will be available in Summer 2014, distributed worldwide with a $199.99 USD street price.

Akai Professional will unveil the Rhythm Wolf at Musikmesse, Hall 5.1, Booth B45, March 12-15 in Frankfurt, Germany.

More information: Akai Pro

Zenhiser releases Futuristic Percussion

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Zenhiser Futuristic Percussion

Zenhiser has launched Futuristic Percussion, a sample pack featuring 300 futuristic drum sounds.

Sometimes standard drum sounds just won’t cut it, you’re seeking something alternative, fresh and futuristic. Here at Zenhiser we feel your pain and had to do something to soothe those yearnings so, with that in mind we created ‘Futuristic Percussion’ the alternative drum kit to fill the experimental void. 300 in depth drum sounds that twist, warp and punch their way through frequencies and tones you simply haven’t heard before.

‘Futuristic Percussion’ delivers an incredible array of futuristic drum sounds plus hits that suit so many genres and styles we don’t know where to begin. House producer then yes this for you, Trance producer then yes this is definitely for you, Psytrance, Electro House, Glitch, Trap or Techno producer then yes this is the sample pack for you too!

The sample pack costs $35 AUD.

More information: Zenhiser / Futuristic Percussion

FXpansion releases Vintage DrumBox Geist Expander

FXpansion has announced the release of Vintage DrumBox, a collection of synthesized analogue drum samples for the Geist drum instrument for Windows and Mac.

FXpansion Vintage DrumBox

Created by Mr Hoodie from The Groove Criminals, Vintage DrumBox is the result of obsessively sampling a set of strange, esoteric and crusty old machines. The included sounds are warm, rounded and perfect as an antidote or accompaniment to more modern timbres. The pack also features a bonus selection of riffs and arps from some classic analogue synths.

Some highlights of Vintage DrumBox include early preset accompaniment and organ-top boxes like the Hammond AutoVari and Watford Rhythm Generator, Amdek and Electro Harmonix percussion tone generators and rare drum machines such as the Vermona DRM-1. Legendary analogue BBD delay, tape echoes and spring reverbs are judiciously used to add further textures and flavours.

Vintage DrumBox features loops, kits and presets for FXpansion’s Geist software. Samples are supplied in 24-bit 44.1kHz WAV and RX2 formats and can be loaded into any software or hardware that supports them.

Vintage DrumBox is available to purchase for $29 USD / 25 EUR / £22 GBP inc VAT for all registered Geist owners.

More information: FXpansion / Geist Expander: Vintage DrumBox

Producers Choice releases Organic Drum Kit sample pack

The Producers Choice has launched the Organic Drum Kit, a drum kit sample library for Native Instruments Maschine (WAV also included).

Producers Choice Organic Drum Kit

Breakthrough recording and processing techniques used to capture the “perfect” drum sound – helping prevent muddy low-frequency and harsh high-frequency build-up. Analog processing ($60,000 of gear was used) for character, warmth, and depth and pro-studio character. Each sample precision hand-edited for perfect attacks and smooth decays.

The end result is…. Drums with WARMTH, DEPTH, CLARITY & PUNCH.

Organic Drum Kit features

  • Includes 150 pounding kicks, 115 creative snares, 80 authentic claps, 90 open & closed hi-hats, 570 organic percussion section, 90 cymbals & toms.
  • 100 original drum loops.
  • 30 bonus transition FXS.
  • 22 Maschine Kits (v1.8.2).
  • 24-Bit WAV format, compatible with all major DAW’s and software.
  • 100% royalty free, use the samples in your commercial musical compositions with no royalties or credits required.
  • 602MB total content.

The sample pack is available to purchase for $49 USD.

More information: Producers Choice / Organic Drum Kit

Audio Damage updates Tattoo drum synth to v1.2.0

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Audio Damage Tattoo

Audio Damage has released version 1.2.0 of Tattoo, the drum & percussion synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.

With twelve voices inspired by the famous X0X series of analog drum machines and an internal sequencer that is second to none, Tattoo makes an excellent addition to the arsenal for any electronic music producer.

Changes in Tattoo v1.2.0

  • Fix for a graphics bug that was causing crashes when the UI was opened in Logic X and Bitwig Studio (and possibly other OS X hosts).
  • DRM removed.
  • Digitally signed installers.

Tattoo for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for $59 USD.

More information: Audio Damage / Tattoo

Spaectrum Arts updates Percussion Hits to v1.1

Spaectrum Arts Percussion Hits

Spaectrum Arts has released version 1.1 of Percussion Hits, the percussion sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

19 original sounds and 18 variations have been added to the library, which now brings the total number of 150 sounds.
We have also fixed a couple of bugs in the .nki versions. We noticed that loading a DAW session didn’t always recall the settings you previously used for the tuner and the EQ knobs.

The manual 1.1 now contains the full list of sounds for easier use in looking for a specific instrument tone. (ex: Sound n°80+: Reverse FX, Bass drum, Toms (arrhythmical) & Woodblock)

And finally, a Low-pass / High-pass filter has been added, at the request of users. This will make tweaking quicker and more effective.

Percussion Hits is available to purchase for the introductory price of $39 USD (USA/World customers) / $46.80 USD for Euro customers (incl. VAT).

More information: Spaectrum Arts / Percussion Hits

Drum Broker intros The Drums From Hi-Tek & Talib Kweli’s Train of Thought LP

Hi-Tek Train of Thought Drums

The Drum Broker has announced the Drums from Hi-Tek & Talib Kweli’s Train of Thought/Reflection Eternal LP, an upcoming sample pack by Hi-Tek.

The Drum Broker has teamed up with Hi-Tek to distribute the drums from one of Hip Hop’s most critically acclaimed albums, Hi-Tek & Talib Kweli’s ‘Train Of Thought’ (Reflection Eternal) LP.

These drums are straight out of Tek’s Akai MPC60, 60II, and MPC3000! Having resided for nearly 14 years on floppy disks (Google if you’re too young to remember the days of Drum Machines with Floppies), the ‘Train of Thought’ drums are now available to the public. This is a must have for beatmakers, drum heads, and percussion aficionados.

Train of Thought Drums features

  • 93 Sounds Comprised of Kicks, Snares, Hats, & Percussive Elements.
  • Drums & Percussion from the entire ‘Train of Thought’ album.
  • Samples straight out of Tek’s Akai MPC60, 60II, and MPC3000 in 16 & 24bit/44.1kHz WAV Format.
  • Compatible with all drum machines, samplers, & DAW’s.

The sample pack is available to pre-order for $24.99 USD. The release is scheduled for March 7th, 2014.

More information: Drum Broker / Hi-Tek Train of Thought Drums

unEarthed Sampling releases Antique Metal Percussion for Kontakt

unEarthed Sampling Antique Metal Percussion

unEarthed Sampling has launched Antique Metal Percussion (AMP), a unique Kontakt sample library which is derived from banging (lightly) on a handful of metal antique items.

Some of the items heard in this sample library are “one of a kind” and include an old iron bedrail, a library book cart, an old seaside lantern from the North East, a “Childs” brand copper fire extinguisher from the turn of the century, a WWII .50 Caliber Metal Ammunition Box, and even a decommissioned WWII Mk27 Hand Grenade.

AMP strives to set itself apart from the rest by bringing you extremely cinematic sounds from a handful of interesting metal antique items, each of which has their own personality and timbre. These patches are meant to sound great and be usable right out of the box. But should you want to tinker a bit with them the included GUI makes it very easy to tweak a handful of the most important parameters and includes toggle able convolution reverb (with 13 custom and selectable impulse responses), a built in Arpeggiator, pitch control, control of the attack and release of each instrument, ability to control the low, med, and hi EQ range. On top of that, every hit has 4 X round robins to help fight repetition and all of the instruments are velocity sensitive.

Each instrument has its own “master patch” which consists of each hit set recorded for that specific item. They also have a handful of pitch shifted and manipulated counterpart patches as well. There are also many FX patches for your enjoyment, including a scrapes and FX patch (consisting of nearly 30 unique scrape recordings), an “ensemble hits” patch which consists of several hits between the different instruments layered together which can sound huge. unEarthed Sampling even took things into deep and twisted territory and mangled some of the session recordings into looping atonal pads and multiple lengths of reversals with the mod wheel mapped to the filter… these can work well for scene transitions, building tension, and can sound absolutely horrifying.

The sample library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $31 USD for the first week (regular $40 USD).

More information: unEarthed Sampling / Antique Metal Percussion