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Happy New Year

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2009 New Years Fireworks (by Amit (Sydney) @ Flickr

2009 has been a great year for me (becoming a dad) and I hope it was great for you too.

Somehow I managed to get close to 3,000 posts out to you, bringing the latest news in audio software, samples and sound libraries, some reviews, and other random stuff.

I would like the thank you all for supporting rekkerd.org with your useful comments, suggestions, corrections & donations, and just for visiting. I hope you will continue to enjoy rekkerd.org in 2010.

A happy new year to you all, may it be a musical one!

Cheers,
Ronnie

rekkerd mixed bag volume 2 – 26 free samples

Beats, basslines, synth melodies… This latest rekkerd.org sample pack has them all. Mixed bag volume 2 features 26 samples, in 24bit/44kHz stereo wav format.

The download is about 100MB, so I just dropped the samples in Ableton Live and put together a quick demo in case you want to hear what type of samples are included before you download them.

Note: the files have been normalized to 0dB peak. You may want to audition the samples at a moderate volume as some samples are considerably louder than others.

rekkerd mixed bag volume 2 Downloads: 9699 times

rekkerd mixed bag volume 2 is released under the Creative Commons BY license. If you really enjoy these samples you can show your appreciation by donating here. Thanks!

Check the loops & samples page for more downloads.

de la Mancha releases ballistic

de la Mancha has announced the release of ballistic, a 15 slot drum sample player designed to get you making beats quickly without a million parameters to adjust.

de la Mancha ballistic
de la Mancha ballistic – the little brother to erratic2

Simple but effective, it boasts flexible midi triggers, sample audition, sample tuning, 4 choke groups, mute/solo options, sample reverse, sample normalisation, a lofi option and several kits of samples donated by many generous sample providers such as Loopmasters, Zero-G, Digital-Redux, Goldbaby, Soniccouture, Real Music Media, Ronnie @ Rekkerd, sink, polyslax and bedroom producers

Even better, all proceeds of sales of ballistic will be donated to Cancer Research UK, helping them in their aim of beating cancer.

ballistic features

  • Plays any 16, 24 or 32 bit stereo / mono WAV files from RAM for low CPU.
  • 15 sample slots, each triggered by user-definable midi note.
  • 4 choke groups, each slot can be assigned to a group and be cut by a group.
  • Each sample can be tuned in tenths of semitones.
  • Mute and solo for each sample.
  • Volume and panning per sample.
  • Sample reverse.
  • Sample slot normalisation.
  • Selectable mono/stereo.
  • Lo-fi option.
  • Sample audition button.
  • Multi-out capable, 15 stereo outputs for routing to individual mixer channels in your host.
  • 637 samples (76 MB) covering acoustic kits, vintage electronic, analogue synth, dubstep, hiphop, breakbeat, 8-bit, glitch, jazz and esoteric noises.
  • Samples donated by Loopmasters, Zero-G, Digital-Redux, Goldbaby, Soniccouture, Real Music Media, Ronnie @ Rekkerd, sink, polyslax and bedroom producers.
  • 21 presets covering various kits.
ballistic audio demo
selection of preset kits, no additional effects or processing – 2.5MB

Ballistic is available a VST instrument for Windows PC for $10 USD. All money received from sales of ballistic will be donated to Cancer Research UK.

More information: de la Mancha

rekkerd mixed bag volume 1

Mixed Bag by bflamingo @ Flickr

Time sure goes fast when you’re having fun. Earlier this year I became a dad, quite possibly the coolest thing ever to happen in my life. It is probably also one of the most life changing things I will ever experience. Priorities change, and spare time gets a whole new meaning.

No wonder it has been almost half a year since the last pack of loops!

Anyway, here is another collection of various original beats, melodies and some fx samples.

The sample pack features 34 .wav files — 24bit/44kHz stereo — and can be downloaded below (85.9 MB). Note: the files have been normalized to 0dB peak. You may want to audition the samples at a moderate volume as some samples are considerably louder than others.

rekkerd mixed bag volume 1 Downloads: 9986 times

rekkerd mixed bag volume 1 is donationware, so if you like these samples you can show your appreciation by donating here.

Check the loops & samples page for more downloads.

Prime Loops Sample Library Giveaway

Prime Loops

Prime Loops is a relatively new sound provider.
Having only launched about 6 months ago, they have already made a big impact with a few dozen quality sample libraries.

If you don’t know Prime Loops, make sure to check the free sounds for a taster of what they’re all about.

Recently a new section was added to the Prime Loops website, the Studio Techniques. Here you will find tons of useful (video) tutorials and tips & tricks to bring your production skills to a new level.

The Giveaway

Prime Loops has generously donated a copy of one of their sample libraries.

For a chance to win this sample library, all you need to do is:

  • comment on this post,
  • and name the title of the library you’d like to win.

The deadline is Sunday 19 April, 2009, 23:59pm CET.

There will be three winners, randomly picked from all the correct answers*. These lucky people will get the Prime Loops sample library of their choice.

Good luck!

* You can only enter once (regardless of how many email addresses you may have).

rekkerd sound recordings vol 1

I recently recorded some everyday sounds with a little pocket recorder.

For the recording I used the Zoom H2, a lovely compact digital recorder (review by Echo Voodoo here).

After editing the recording I ended up with 85 files, in 24-bit/44kHz, stereo .wav format. The samples include sounds of me tapping on various objects (glass, lamp, vase etc.), wiggling keys, playing with some bicycle parts and more.

Download the sample pack (19.1 MB) below.

rekkerd sound recordings vol 1 Downloads: 8464 times

Let me know if these are useful to you and I’ll go out again and record some more sounds.

rekkerd free loops 10 – 48 samples

free loops!

It’s been a while since I’ve done a pack of loops so I figured let me post one before the year is over.

This collection of samples includes a wide range of loops — beats, melodies, fx & more. All 48 samples are in 24bit/44kHz stereo .wav format (75MB uncompressed).

Download the zip archive below (70.7MB)

rekkerd free loops 10 Downloads: 9717 times

More free samples are available from this page.

Reminder: Sounds in HD contest

A little reminder for those who’d like to participate in the Sounds in HD contest.

You still have a few days left before the deadline, so enter your beats now for a chance to win a copy of Sounds in HD Vol. 1.

Details here.