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DNR Collaborative sets free Symmetry Pro for u-he ACE

DNR Collaborative Symmetry Pro for u-he ACE

DNR Collaborative has announced that Reason Lahalla’s Ace Symmetry Pro soundset of 150 custom instruments for u-he’s ACE virtual synthesizer is now available at no cost.

Symmetry Pro includes 150 dark cinematic ambiences, heavy basses, drones, dark rhythmic sequences and basic template sounds for urs heckmann’s ACE semi-modular virtual analog synthesizer.

Symmetry Pro is designed to give you a variety of sounds good for dark ambient music, trance/dance/house breakdowns and downtempo breakbeat, but Symmetry Pro is also for scoring and soundtrack design and FX composition.

Symmetry Pro features

  • 42 Atmospheres and Textures.
  • 19 Mono and Poly Basses.
  • 19 Keyboard Sounds.
  • 10 Mono and Poly Leads.
  • 10 Drones Sounds.
  • 21 Rhythms and Sequences.
  • 22 Template Patches.
  • 5 Morphing Sounds.

The soundset is available to download from DNR Collaborative.

More information: DNR Collaborative / Ace Symmetry Pro


Elxsound sets free Animated & Motion soundsets for ACE

Elxsound ACE soundsets

Elxsound has announced that the ACE Animated and ACE Motion soundsets for u-he’s virtual modular synthesizer ACE — previously sold at DNR Collabrotive, are now available to download free of charge.

Both ACE Animated and ACE Motion were projects that I worked on with Reason Lahalla, who passed in January. After long consideration, makings these works available to all for free is one of the ways I’d like to pay my respects to someone I worked tirelessly with.

At a later date I’ll update the page with either a DropBox link to Soundcloud, or a user group to showcase any music created with these soundsets (for those who would to share their creations).

The soundsets are available to download at Elxsound and the ACE patch library.

More information: Elxsound


DNR Collaborative sets free Metal and Motion sample library

Reason Lahalla

Steven of DNR Collaborative has announced that the Metal and Motion sample library is now available as a free download, in memory of Reason Lahalla, who sadly enough passed away recently.

In honor of Reason I have decided to allow his sound library “Metal and Motion” to be downloaded by all for free.

His original purpose in this endeavor was to provide the world with cool music products, and that is what I will do here.

Metal and Motion features

  • 190 Individual samples, 44.1khz/24-bit audio quality.
  • Sample Categories: Clean cymbal hits, Aluminum taps, Brace taps, Cymbal scrapes, Machete hits, Metal fades, Metal textures.
  • Formats: WAV/SFZ/SF2.

The sample library is available to download here.

More information: DNR Collaborative


DNR Collaborative releases DEFCON3 Multiband Audio Deconstruction Unit (Beta)

DNR Collaborative DEFCON3

DNR Collaborative has released a beta of DEFCON3, a multiband audio deconstruction effect for Native Instruments Reaktor.

DNR Collaborative Designs has released DEFCON3 – a multiband audio deconstruction plug-in for Reaktor 5.6+ which can take your audio and mangle it in various ways, from subtle lo-fi effects to all out sonic mayhem.

DEFCON3 was designed and created by reason lahalla for DNR Collaborative and is currently in BETA.

DEFCON3 can be downloaded for free from the ‘Community’ section of the DNR Collaborative website.

DEFCON3 features

  • Master Effects
    • Left/Right Independent Controls.
    • LP4/LP2/BP4/BP2/HP2 Filter.
    • LFO Destruction Modulator.
    • Filter Saturation.
    • Vinyl Noise/Cracle.
    • Cubic/Linear/Parabolic Shapers.
    • Bypass and Mute Functions.
    • Master Gain Control.
    • Master Pan and Stereo Width.
    • Badly Functioning Compressor
  • Per-Band Functions
    • 4 Individual Frequency Bands.
    • Left/Right Independent Controls.
    • Audio Masher/Slew Limiter.
    • Distortion Shaper.
    • Individual Gain Control.
    • Mixed Synthesis Function.

DEFCON3 beta is available as a free download.

More information: DNR Collaborative / DEFCON3


reason lahalla releases Metal and Motion sample pack

reason lahalla

reason lahalla has released Metal and Motion, a package of sounds which consists mainly of original recordings and derivative textures created from recording a Zildjian Constantinople crash, a Zildjian Avedis ping ride and a Zildjian Z Custom 18″ crash cymbal through various means.

Most of the long drawn out textures were created by using different density/thickness drum sticks and “ghosting”
them lightly across the grooves until the wood catches the harmonics correctly. Other rumbling metal sounds were created through felt mallets being drawn across the cymbals at higher microphone gain stages.

Also included is a package of dual machete samples. These were recorded by using 2 separate machetes to tap, slide, slice and bend in order to get accurate ‘sword fighting’ type of sounds. You will also find other metals, such as aluminum braces and rods included in the package as well.

Metal and Motion features

  • 110 Samples / 250 MB.
  • Recorded @ 24-bit / 48khz.
  • Originals recordings included.
  • Folder Layout Includes: Aluminum Taps, Brace Taps, Cymbal Scrapes, Machete Hits, Metal Fades, Metal Textures.

Metal and Motion is available in 2 licenses – one for composers ($10 USD) and one for developers ($20 USD). The difference between licenses is that the composer’s license can be used in any musical composition with no royalties or other fees. You cannot create commercial sound libraries from these sources with the composer’s license. The developer’s license allows you to use these samples to create commercial sound libraries without requiring my permission to do so. Go ahead, make something useful and creative (and commercial) out of them.

More information: reason lahalla / Metal and Motion


Review: TeamDNR Ace.Animated, soundset for u-he ACE

TeamDNR Ace.Animated

TeamDNR has recently released Ace.Animated, its second set of sounds for the virtual semi-modular synthesizer ACE (Any Cable Everywhere) by u-he.

The library features no less than 225 patches, designed by TeamDNR’s Reason Lahalla and Josiah Christensen.

Ace.Animated is a new sound library for u-he Ace synthesizer which combines 225 cutting edge dance, trance, club and IDM sounds with solid workhorse patches to give producers, musicians and sound designers an ultra-wide range of sonic possibilities.

Also included in the package is a group of template sounds which can help users create their own patches with minimal effort. These templates include a variety of popular lead, bass, pad and sequenced sounds.

Ace.Animated features

  • 20 Atmospheric and Textures
  • 39 Bass sounds
  • 6 Sound FX sounds
  • 23 Keys / Organ sounds
  • 31 Leads, mono/poly
  • 28 Pads and Swells
  • 9 Percussive sounds
  • 30 Plucked /Decayed sounds
  • 17 Sequences & Rhythmic sounds
  • 25 Templates

Many of the patches have parameters mapped to the modwheel and velocity controls, providing more dynamics to the sounds. Lots of patches have some kind of movement/modulation going on already, something I really enjoy.

About 30 patches in the collection are tagged “Alt”, indicating they are derived from a patch with the same title. A few of these sound quite similar to the original patch indeed, others could easily have been added as completely new patches.

Ace.Animated includes sounds that are useful for many electronic music genres. From evocative atmospheres that would do well in sound tracks to heavy duty dubstep bass sounds, uplifting trance leads to chords for deep house.

I made a number of audio clips to demonstrate some of the sounds of Ace.Animated.

The loops are 100% Ace.Animated, with a tiny bit of EQ and compression courtesy of FabFilter. Some of the preset sounds were slightly tweaked and I recorded modwheel and filter automation.

You can download the 24bit wav files from the SoundCloud player above or all 15 in a pack here (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license).

So what do I think?

Product: TeamDNR Ace.Animated
Format: ACE patches (.h2p)
Price: $19 USD until 31 December, 2010 (reg. $24 USD)
Like: large amount of well programmed sounds
Don’t like: –
Verdict: 9/10

ACE is one of my favorite synthesizer plugins. It just sounds so fat and analog-like to me.

With Ace.Animated TeamDNR shows that this virtual instrument does not only sound amazing, but it is also capable of producing a great variety of sounds. Highlights for me are the atmospheric patches, the pads and the keys. There’s hardly a dud to be found in this set of 225 patches. Excellent sound design.

Actually, the Ace.Animated set has a “constant update products” label, which means that more patches will be added to it in future updates. And it so happens that TeamDNR just updated to set to v1.05, including 6 additional patches, some minor changes like descriptions and usage notes, and a few gain changes. Excellent value for money.

More information: TeamDNR / u-he ACE


One Small Clue announces Reason Lahalla/TeamDNR drum kits for Poise

One Small Clue Poise

One Small Clue has announced the release of new drum kits for Poise, the percussion sampler VST instrument for Windows PC.

Poise now ships with an exclusive set of 30 drum kits created by Reason Lahalla and TeamDNR. (

The drum kits have been designed to provide a variety of bread and butter ‘go to’ drum sounds. Also included is 200 individual cells which contain effect and modulation configurations. This allows individual drum hits to be easily mixed and matched for custom drum kit creation.

The samples in these kits were created using a variety gear including an Alesis Micron, Korg Electribe, AraldFX DKS Pro Drum Synthesizer and a Pearl Export Custom Drum Kit.

Registered customers can download the drum kits from the members page of the One Small Clue website.

Visit One Small Clue for more information.