Soundspice has announced the release of Darc Skreen FX & One Shots, a loop sample collection in Acidized .wav, Apple/Garageband .aif, and REX2 .rx2 format.
Darc Skreen FX & One Shots Vol 1 – 550megs of fresh 24bit sounds. 467 files. All with key and tempo information where applicable. From Soundspice, the new brand of Jeff Rhodes ; the creator of ‘Ambient Glitch Vol 1-3′, and one half of the Perimeter Sound production label.
Darc Skreen is meant to help you take your tracks to exciting new places in sound. Add dynamics to your music with 4 organized folders of content : Drones – FX – Percussives – Upsweeps. The percussives folder includes loops & lots of one shots, and 109 sorted beat kit sounds including : Hats-Shakers, Kicks-Subs, Other & Combos, and Snares-Claps.
All styles of music can benefit from some extra flair, from the latest dance or dub styles, to ambient and more cinematic tracks. Darc Skreen has attention grabbing sounds, loud metallic clanks and synthetic explosions, and more subtle thrillers like quiet pulsing filtered drones, robotic and videogame sounds, and some of the most unique one-shot percussive samples you’ve heard in a long time. You just have to hear it for yourself.
Darc Skreen FX & One Shots is available to purchase for $32.99 USD. A free demo pack including 10% of the entire collection is available to download at no cost.
This soundset features 118 Brand New Original Patches. Also included is 1 variation of each preset for 236 patches all total. Ambient/cinematic styles are covered, with a heavy dose of Drone and Pad patches. While the arp preset variations aim to satisfy the more uptempo producers – be they scoring an action scene, or working on their latest dance track and looking for something with the right vibe to it.
Projektor: Zebra 2.5 features
118 brand new original patches each with:
A unique arpeggiator setting.
All 4 X/Y pad settings.
Most presets include customized waveforms.
Also includes 1 variation of each preset for total of 236 patches.
Patches are tagged with their main category: Bass, Drone, Lead, Pad, and Synth.
Bonus: 32 Zebrify effect patches.
The Projektor: Zebra 2.5 soundset is available to purchase for $18.99 USD.
Producer Loops is offering a free copy of the Rate Of Motion soundset for Zebra 2.5 with the purchase of the Dance Glitch Bundle, both by Jeff Rhodes of Perimeter Sound Arts.
‘Dance Glitch Bundle (Vols 1-3)’ combines this hugely versatile series of lo-fi loops into one amazing bundle. Designed especially with producers of Dance, Glitch, Electro and IDM in mind, this must-have product contains over 2,400 individual loops supplied in multiple formats.
Purchase Dance Glitch Bundle (Vols 1-3) before July 31st 2011 and you will receive Zebra 2.5: Rate Of Motion for FREE. This excellent pack of sounds for U-He Zebra 2.5 is currently available to purchase separately for GBP £14.80 (Convert), so this represents an incredible deal.
Simply add Dance Glitch Bundle (Vols 1-3) to your shopping cart now and our system will add the free product automatically. You will then be able to download all products in your “Download Area”.
Indie Dev Collective has announced the IDC Spring 2011 Sale, a limited time collaborative sale featuring various synth & effect plugins and soundware products.
We’re back with our most diverse sale yet.
Featuring 14 developers, including four new IDC members, bring you some of their latest synths, effects, samples, loops, presets, and even a host – all on sale at the same time, direct to you, with prices cut up to 65% off for this limited time sales event.
While Jeff Rhodes of Perimeter Sound Arts just released Rate Of Motion – his second soundset for u-he’s Zebra 2.5, I took his first collection of patches for the virtual wireless modular instrument for a spin.
Zebrasonix is a patch collection featuring a versatile set of sounds and effects for electronic music.
These synth patches and effects presets are not emulations of classics. They are meant to be original sounds with enough performance controls to give them a bold new life of their own. The velocity sensitivity settings alone will keep them from ever getting static, and when you add the mod wheel, and the X/Y pads, you’ll never run out of inspirational new sounds.
It would be nearly impossible to nail down any one kind of genre for this collection. From Industrial to Trance to Trip Hop, these are proudly ‘digital’ sounds, for electronic music producers of all kinds.
177 patches with 4 variations each, a total of 708 sounds.
Patches have mapped X/Y controls, modwheel settings, velocity sensitivity.
Arpeggiator settings for every preset.
Original waveforms were used in most patches.
30 bonus patches for Zebrify (plus one variation for each), with X/Y controls and modwheel settings.
Zebrasonix has its sounds categorized into 5 sections: bass (21), kit (34), lead (35), pad (15), and synth (72).
Each originally designed sound has three additional variations with modified parameters and effects. These variations tend to be a bit more experimental than the original sounds they stem from. Some sound similar, others are like completely new instruments. While variations can get a little extreme (tuning can be an issue), in general usability is great across the complete set of sounds.
To give you an idea of what variations sound like have a listen to the clips below, in which I used all four variations of a single preset for the exact same sequence. This is pure Zebrasonix, nothing added.
Bass, lead, synth and pad patches include a good assortment of sounds. There are some analog type sounds, yet the set mainly has a digital feel. Kind of harsh/abrasive in a good way.
The kits are something special. Up to four MSEG (multi stage envelope generator) sections are used to sequence various sounds, resulting in percussive loops. Not for everyone I’m sure, but if you are into modular synth percussion there is a good chance you will like these. With cleverly mapped X/Y controls it is lots of fun to mess around with these beats.
A collection of 30 bonus patches + 30 variations for the Zebrify effect is included in the Zebrasonix set as well. Zebrify tends to get overlooked a bit, but it is really an amazing effects unit so I am happy to see some presets for it.
You can listen to a few more demo tracks of Zebrasonix below.
So what do I think?
Product: Zebrasonix by Perimeter Sound Arts Format: .h2p patches for Zebra2 / Zebrify (VST/AU/RTAS) Price: £18.50 GBP Like: lots of unique sounds, performance focused, drum/percussion kits Don’t like: tuning of some patches is off Verdict: 8/10
While Zebrasonix can be characterized as “digital sounding”, it also includes a fair share of analog type sounds. On the whole the soundset has a wide range of useful patches. However, there aren’t all that many bread & butter sounds. Not to say Zebrasonix is only suitable for producing music of a certain genre, but I reckon those who are into experimental sounds will be drawn to this set the most.
Overall I am well impressed by the many unique sounds. Velocity sensitivity, modwheel and X/Y mappings make for some pleasantly expressive instruments. You really need to play with it, explore it and you will find there is a proper beast hiding in this Zebra.
A free demo pack including 48 patches for Zebra patches and 8 for Zebrify is available to download from Producer Loops, so give Zebrasonix a go and see how you like it.
Perimeter Sound Arts has released Rate Of Motion, a collection of patches for the Zebra 2.5 virtual synthesizer instrument by u-he.
Picking up where ‘Zebrasonix’ left off: with more melodic and rhythmically interesting arpeggiator programming, weird wonderful and useful modwheel settings, and all 4 X/Y pads mapped and ready to tweak to fit your tracks.
From dubstep to triphop to industrial, this is a wide ranging soundset that offers as much variety as the modern producer needs.
Rate Of Motion features
116 brand new original patches each with:
A unique arpeggiator setting
All 4 X/Y pad settings
And most with customized waveforms (Also included is 1 variation of each preset for 232 patches all total)
26 Zebrify effect patches are included as a bonus.
Rate Of Motion is available to purchase from Producer Loops for £14.80 GBP.