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Plughugger releases Spirit soundset for Arturia Prophet V2

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Plughugger Spirit

Plughugger has announced the release of Spirit, a collection of 64 presets for the Arturia Prophet V.

Spirit is a sound expansion that pushes the Arturia Prophet V into the realm of modern sounding bass sounds, with a clear focus on modern dance music.

The goal of the soundset was to update the sound of the Prophet V and make use of its features while not replicating the traditional sounds. We guarantee you haven’t heard the Prophet sound like this.

Spirit (Arturia Prophet V2 format) is available to purchase for 5.90 EUR.

More information: Plughugger / Spirit

Plughugger Bassmasters 2010, synthetic bass sample libraries

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Plughugger Bassmasters 2010

Plughugger has released Bassmasters 2010, a collection of 128 bass sounds for Kontakt, EXS24, Reason and Structure.

BASSMASTERS 2010 is a sample library with the focus on synthetic bass sounds.

Bassmasters 2010 is a compilation of the best bass sounds we created during the first year of Plughugger.It’s the best of the best. First went through all of the hundreds of sounds we’ve created and selected the ones that made our hair stand on end. Then we boiled it down even further until only 128 bass sounds were left. Then we sampled them into all the major sampler formats.

The Bassmasters 2010 is split up into two volumes of 64 sounds:

  • Bassmasters 2010 Volume 1 contains sounds from Imposcar Bassbox, Sylenth1 Club Tools 1, Largo Large Bass Expander, DCAM Synth Squad Strobe Vanity, and Sylenth1 Syrup.
  • Bassmasters 2010 Volume 2 contains sounds from Minimoog V Moog El3ctro, Sylenth1 Total Bass, DCAM Synth Squad Pushball Electro, Sylenth1 Dark Horse, Ultra Analog Ultra Bass.

The Bassmasters 2010 libraries are available to purchase for 5.90 EUR each.

More information: Plughugger / Bassmasters 2010

Plughugger Syrup, free Sylenth1 soundset

Plughugger Syrup

Plughugger has released Syrup, a free soundset for the Sylenth1 virtual synthesizer by LennarDigital.

Syrup is a collection of 32 sounds that originally was designed during the creation of the soundset Club Tools 1 – but fell out during the final selection.

Syrup is a soundset aimed for dance and pop productions. Here you’ll find arpeggios, sequences, basses and leads.

Syrup is available as a free download from the Plughugger website.

More information: Plughugger / Syrup

Short links for January 31st, 2011

Some interesting things I found recently:

# Touchscreen or Tangible? Use Both: A Practical, Affordable, Playable PC Rig with Usine

Peter Kirn writes:

Touchscreens? Good, old-fashioned faders, knobs, and pads? Why not just use what suits the job – especially when you can choose both on the cheap?

Nay-Seven shares some of his latest work with Usine, the brilliant, modular and touch-centric tool for Windows. It’s a futuristic rig that’s also down-to-earth. Touchscreen monitors can be had for around US$300 street, and the Akai LPD8 and Korg nanoKONTROL controllers each figure under a hundred bucks. Usine, the software, is a bargain for its depth at EUR120, and free and educational versions are available.

Nay-Seven: Here a work where i use the sequencer of Usine not to sequence audio or midi but patches : patches appear only when i need them , easy way to have only the controls you need on the screen, i also associate here works with faders and pads via personal patches for lpd8 and nano kontrol and the use of a touchscreen . Made with Usine ( ) thanks also to Michael Ourednik for his great vst Argotlunar

# – one year of drums

Here is my 365 days project. Every day I will compose/produce and upload here one drum break in CD quality format. It's simple – use it the way you want it. all files are copyrights free. This is not commercial project but if you like my work click donate button. have fun !

# John Olson: LIFE’s Young Photographer at Work – Rock Stars and Their Parents

LIFE - Rock Stars and Their Parents

They had fame, reams of money, and fans willing to do wild, unmentionable things just to breathe the same air — but in 1971, LIFE illustrated a different side of rock stars: Just like most of us mere mortals, they came from humble backgrounds, with moms and dads who bragged and worried about them every day. Assigned to take portraits of the artists at home with their sweetly square folks, photographer John Olson traveled everywhere from the suburbs of London to Brooklyn to the San Francisco Bay Area, capturing in his work the love that bridged any cultural divide that may have existed between his subjects. Now, as a special treat for Mother's Day, brings back Olson's nostalgia-inducing photos — check out the awesome '70s decor! — and talks with the photographer himself about his memories of those shoots.

Includes pictures of Frank Zappa, The Jackson Five, Joe Cocker, and more.

# Waveformless: Free Sample Friday: Distorted Snare Drums

It's the weekend! To celebrate, here are 12 snare drum samples that have been distorted in various ways. Some of the distortion on these is so extreme that the transients are pretty much totally sheered off, so if a particular snare doesn't have the oomph you want, try layering it behind an undistorted snare. 12 stereo samples, 24-bits, 1.3 MB.


The truth about the gentle reviewer

Carl at Plughugger:

Writing about and reviewing products is a subject that is brought up in forums and reader correspondence, and it generally follows the same story. Someone has read a magazine, got annoyed because 98% of the products got at least 8/10 ratings and/or a fancy award. Conclusion – the reviewers are in the pockets or the advertisers or simply bribed.

After working in the publishing business as a daily job for many years, I have to say that – sadly – I still haven't met a music technology journalist who drives a BMW or bloating around in a Hummer.

Writers in this genre are not bought, nor incompetent.

Carl brings up some excellent points in this article.

I generally don’t post any reviews of products I really don’t like. I just can’t be bothered to spend time on something really bad… Seems Tom at Waveformless is a different kind of reviewer… (not really of course, just pulling your leg, Tom)

# Canenero’ s Sketchbook Page – Idea e forma in Max/Msp.

# "Sounds from a Distant Outpost" Ableton Live Pack Experiment Update – New Compositions + 1000 Downloads and Counting

Sounds from a Distant Outpost

Mark Mosher writes:

On December 17th, 2010 I released the Sounds from a Distant Outpost FREE Live Pack.

Now, a little over a month later there have been over 1,000 downloads from!

The most exciting thing for me is that a two people have REALLY dug into the 12 instruments in the Live Pack and have taken the time to compose tracks using ONLY instruments from this pack.

I’ve attached their two songs plus a third I created below. It’s pretty fantastic that while we didn’t directly collaborate all the works are quite different yet sound they all sound like they are telling stories from the same universe.

Plughugger releases Moog El3ctro, soundset for Arturia Minimoog V

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Plughugger Moog El3ctro

Plughugger has released Moog El3tro, a collection of 64 presets for the Arturia Minimoog V software synthesizer.

MOOG EL3CTRO is the Plughugger take on the Arturia Minimoog, which means we follow our tradition of focusing on electronic bass sounds. But MOOG EL3CTRO is far from an orgy in bass. There are also sequences, arpeggios, leads and pads.

The soundset is constructed around 64 presets and one of the primary goal during the design was to create sounds that didn’t replicate the classic Moog sound, but to push the sound of the Moog in other directions.

A good example of this is with the sequences that make full use of the unique motion modulator, in which we squeezed and filtered the sounds until they were coated in an inspiring electro-vibe pimped-up fur. The sequences and arpeggios are designed to work as inspirational starters – or the spice you add when you need that little extra.

Moog El3ctro is available to purchase for 5.90 EUR.

More information: Plughugger / Moog El3ctro

Plughugger releases Nerd Electro, loop and sample library

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Plughugger Nerd Electro

Plughugger has announced the release of Nerd Electro, a new loop and sample library in Kontakt 3, SFZ, Reason and WAV formats.

Before house, acid, techno and trance – there was a magical world often referred as ‘the 80s’. In the eighties the unicorns roamed free on the streets and people had hairstyles that defied style, sense and gravity. Before house – and particularly the nasty acid house – came and destroyed everything, and made everybody so incredibly hip, life was cute, poppy and quite naive.

Nerd Electro is the Plughugger take on the eighties, when synthesizers were expensive as hell, weighted a ton, were impossible to program, and sounded just slightly better than the keyboards for Very Small Children.

Nerd Electro features

  • Nerd Electro is built around ten construction kits that includes loops, individual sounds and ready to go sampled instruments.
  • All loops have a fixed tempo of 128 BPM.
  • All drums both come as complete loops and individual stems.
  • If a sound source is heavily processed, it also comes dry (if it makes sense).
  • Everything was originally created in 24 bits and later resampled and dithered down to 16 bit.
  • The Kontakt versions of the sounds comes with a special interface for quick editing of the most common parameters.
  • Formats: Kontakt 3, Reason, SFZ and WAV.

Nerd Electro is available to purchase for €9.90 EUR.

More information: Plughugger / Nerd Electro

Plughugger releases Bassphere01, sound expansion for Spectrasonics Omnisphere

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Plughugger Bassphere01

Plughugger has announced the release of Bassphere01, a collection of 130 sounds for Spectrasonics Omnisphere.

While filled to the brim with leads, synthesizers an a wealth of magnificent atmospheric sounds what more can you wish for with Spectrasonics Omnisphere?

Well, of course, bass.

Bassphere01 is a bass expansion for the Omnisphere with a couple of twists. Firstly, it’s weightless. It does not rely on any of the samples in the library, but entirely uses its built-in synth engine. What this means in terms of usability, is that the sounds load the very instant you select them. No waiting for the sounds to load. Secondly – we adopted a method of manual evolution and development with each and every sound. We started with a handful of bass sounds for a variety of musical styles, evolved them, arpeggiated them, effected them and sequenced them until our library had grown into 130 sounds. It’s worth pointing out that the differences between the variations are far from identical twins, with a little adjustment on resonance.

Bassphere01 covers all kinds of electronic genres: 80s pop, electro, techno, house and even acid house.

Bassphere01 for Omnisphere (works with all hosts including Apple Logic) is available to purchase as a download for 4.90 EUR.

More information: Plughugger / Bassphere01

Plughugger Pushball Electro, sound set for FXpansion Synth Squad

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Plughugger Pushball Electro

Plughugger has announced the release of Pushball Electro, a collection of 290 presets for DCAM: Synth Squad by FXpansion.

Pushball Electro is a soundset with a focus on bass sounds, sequences and arpeggios. Originally developed for the Synth Squad heavyweight synthcruiser Cypher, the sounds were then developed, redefined, effected and sequenced in Fusor – the nifty Fxpansion container which wraps all of Synth Squad into one explosive package. Although Cypher by itself is a giant of a synthesizer – it really comes to life after being treated in Fusor.

All in all, there are 290 sounds in the Pushball Electro soundset, of which 150 are sequences and arpeggios.

Pushball Electro is available to purchase for 9.90 EUR.

More information: Plughugger / Pushball Electro