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on Jul 17, 2012 - 4 comments
Carl Löfgren of Fingerpushers and Plughugger has released Freon Surfer FZ, a free instrument based on the Freon Surfer preset of the Sonic Charge MicroTonic software drum machine.
Freon Surfer FZ with custom Native Instruments Kontakt interface.
All eight drum sounds have been sampled by the mighty Casio FZ-20m sampler at 36 kilohertz, at crunchy 9 kilohertz and at 9 kilohertz too loud to capture the natural distortion of the analog converters.
Lastly, we did the old-school drum and bass trick of timestretching the samples back and forth a number of times, to give the samples a glitchy digital feel to them. For this we used our E-mu E4XT sampler.
Below are two short demo clips showcasing the various sound banks.
Freon Surfer FZ features
- 8 sounds recorded at 36kHz, 9kHz, 9kHz overdriven, and 9kHz stretched.
- 32 unique samples in total, 16-bit/44kHz mono Wav.
- Instrument patches for Kontakt 4, Maschine, and Geist.
- Custom Kontakt GUI with knob to select sound bank.
The Freon Surfer FZ sample pack is available as a free download.
Freon Surfer FZSize:6.76 MB
For more free samples check here, and make sure to visit Fingerpushers for some quality sample libraries.
Plughugger has announced the release of Modern Bass Expander, a soundset for the Diva software synthesizer by U-he.
Modern Bass Expander is a collection of 227 bass sounds utilizing all available oscillators and filters in Diva to its fullest.
The original idea of the expansion was to create a normal bread & butter collection of bass sounds for Diva – but during the exploration of the filters and oscillators the collection grew and took a definite turn to the more modern with nasty wobbles, insane pitch loops, bass stabs, massive synth stacks and – thanks to the two LFOs – we were even able to create simple arpeggios and sequences.
As the collection is mainly intended for modern dance productions, there are no traditional Moog-basses or typical Juno PWM sounds – only sounds aimed for the clubs.
Modern Bass Expander for Diva is available to purchase for the introductory price of 7.90 EUR until March 11, 2012 (regular price 9.90 EUR).
More information: Plughugger / Modern Bass Expander
Plughugger has released Bazooka Bass, a soundset for DCAM Synth Squad by FXpansion.
The sound expansion is built upon the lightweight champion of DCAM: Strobe. But thanks to its hidden features such as hidden oscillators and modulation capabilities, Strobe is a very capable synthesizer and is a dream to create bass sounds with. And when you take the sounds from Strobe and process them further with Fxpansions dedicated effect, layering and sequencing engine Fusor, the result becomes truly massive.
Bazooka Bass has been under development for over six months and is a collection of 303 presets for Strobe and Fusor, and spans from deep and dark tones, to modern screechy high-rate lfo modulations. There are noisy basses, there are snappy basses – there are intervals, pitch-modulated basses, there are BIG basses – there are dirty basses. And of course a wealth of sequences that are made to inspire you and get you going as soon as possible.
Bazooka Bass is available to purchase for 9.90 EUR.
More information: Plughugger / Bazooka Bass
Plughugger has announced the release of Bassphere Complete, a collection of 395 dance sounds for Spectrasonics Omnisphere.
Bassphere 03 is a new sound expansion for the Spectrasonics Omnisphere synthesizer now available for purchase in the Plughugger web-shop, priced at 4.90 euro. Bassphere 03 is the third and final installment in our Bassphere series, again aimed for producers of modern electronic music.
Bassphere Complete is a bundle of all three Bassphere expansions, priced at 9.80 euro. Previous buyers of any one Bassphere expansion can upgrade to the full bundle for the price of 4.90 euro. Owners of two expansions will get the third expansion for free.
Bassphere Complete is available to purchase for 9.80 EUR.
More information: Plughugger / Bassphere Complete
Plughugger has released Grounded, a new sound expansion for the DUNE software synthesizer by Synapse Audio.
Grounded is a sound expansion with a 100 percent focus on bass sounds. From dark brooding tones, to the classic snappiness of the 80s, to massive detuned sawstacks, sequences, intervals, noisy and pitched basses. In this soundset the all bass needs for Dune is covered.
Dune is one of the most important new synthesizers released last year – a dream for fans of super-sawed sounds, but can also create a create a great variety of sounds thanks to its wide range of alternative waveforms, apart from the usual sawtooth and square waveforms.
The Grounded soundset is available to purchase for 5.90 EUR.
More information: Plughugger / Grounded
Plughugger has released Rough, a new sound expansion for the Sylenth 1 software synthesizer by LennarDigital.
Rough is a hybrid soundset marrying the sound of commercial trance with dirty underground dubstep, creating a new sound with a foundation in melodic music, but with a much harder edge.
Unlike most soundsets from Plughugger, Rough is a mixed soundset containing all types of sounds you need to create complete tracks: leads, arpeggios/sequences, effects – even pads – and naturally our speciality and passion: bass sounds.
- 64 presets for Sylenth1.
- Includes Arpeggio: 7, Bass: 21, Effects: 4, Lead: 15, Pad: 5, Sequences: 12.
- Format: FXB (compatible with Audio Units).
Rough for Sylenth1 is available to purchase for 5.90 EUR.
Plughugger / Rough
Plughugger has released Nexus Reloaded, a new sound expansion for the Nexus 2 synthesizer by ReFX.
Nexus Reloaded is a collection of over 400 new presets for the Nexus 2 software synthesizer that are constructed with the built-in waveforms included with Nexus 2.
The purpose of Nexus Reloaded was to see how far you can push Nexus 2 with only the parameters available for normal users. Without using additional samples or access to all the hidden parameters, you can actually take Nexus 2 quite far in terms of sound design.
Nexus Reloaded features
- 423 presets divided into the following categories: Arp Bass: 136, Arp Lead: 62, Bass: 95, Gates: 21, Lead: 55, Pads: 54.
- The style of the presets span from screeching monsterleads to wobbly basses, cute pads and basslines compressed so hard they could crush bones. Nexus Reloaded is a collection of presets with sounds for trance, 80s pop, modern pop, techno, electro and a bunch of other styles we absolutely cannot classify – but were to cool to be wasted.
- The sounds were designed to be firestarters and are meant to be used as sources of inspiration.
Nexus Reloaded is available to purchase for 9.90 EUR.
More information: Plughugger / Nexus Reloaded