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HandHeld Sound releases MAD Drum Kit Series for Kontakt (Part 1)

HandHeld Sound MAD Drum Kit Series

HandHeld Sound has released the first part of its MAD Drum Kit Series for Native Instruments Kontakt.

MAD is going to be a 3-part drum kit series. It’s designed to pack powerful features and concepts, such as an extended dynamic range of pure stick-breaking attitude, innovative control, and streamlined design.

This first instalment features a REMO custom 5-piece Rock kit which is smaller in size and known for its tight sound.

MAD sports an environment for creating realistic grooves with maximum impact, and a very focused and detailed tonal quality.

Playability is further controlled via MAD’s custom script, featuring a totally variable velocity sensitivity, Legato grace notes, a robust Hi-Hat engine with modulation, auto cymbal chokes, and many other realism enhancements that glue things in the background.

MAD features

  • 3GB and 5,400+ individual samples, plenty of velocity layers, 4x Round robin.
  • Extended and realistic dynamic range.
  • Unique recording concept.
  • Totally noiseless with no artifacts!
  • Extensive Hi-Hat engine with many articulations and modulation options.
  • Separate Left/Right hits on Snare and Toms.
  • Intelligent Legato Snare Grace notes, Cymbal Chokes, and note overlap cleanup.
  • Full mixer with EQ, Compression, and innovative mic bleed control.
  • User friendly and includes a useful Groove engine with over 350 grooves.
  • Optimized for studio production and LIVE triggering.

The sample library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $49 USD for the first 50 customers. Requires full version of Kontakt 5.

More information: HandHeld Sound / MAD Drum Kit Series

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DNR Collaborative releases Organic Compounds

DNR Collaborative has announced the release of Organic Compounds, an acoustic drum sample library.

DNR Collaborative Organic Compounds

Organic Compounds is a multi-format acoustic drum package with real sonic character – high-quality sample recording, but we left a lot of unobtrusive drum and player noises, scrapes and scratches to make it a very unique product with an authentic feel.

We have paid close attention to each samples’ start and end points, making sure each hit starts and ends on zero-crossing to avoid all pops and clicks, and provide a wide array of playing styles not usually covered by traditional drum sample libraries. The original, non-normalized samples are included in this package, and yes, there is a cowbell.

Organic Compounds features

  • 609 Individual acoustic drum samples.
  • 732 Additional processed samples.
  • Recorded through a combination of AKG C414 B-XLS II and Rode NT-55 microphones.
  • Additional bonus content and extras.
  • 25 SFV format mappings, 25 Soundfont format mappings, 25 Alchemy kits + 8 remix pads each, 25 Poise kits + 100 Poise cells.

Organic Compounds is available to purchase for $39 USD. Previous DNR customers pay $29 USD. A developer’s bundle is also offered and can be purchased from the same product page, priced $79 USD.

More information: DNR Collaborative / Organic Compounds

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Roland announces 2011 V-Drums National Championship

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Roland U.S. has announced the 2011 V-Drums® National Championship, its second annual competition to find the top drummer in the United States.

Roland V-Drums National Championship

The V-Drums National Championship gives drummers throughout the U.S. the chance to make history by competing at the local, regional, and national levels with solo drum performances on the TD-20SX V-Pro® Series V-Drums. Along the way, contestants can win professional percussion gear and swag, with the champion drummer earning the opportunity to represent the U.S. at the V-Drums World Championship in January 2012, at the Winter NAMM Show.

Players start by submitting a digital audition, via YouTube™, to qualify for one of more than 30 preliminary competitions to be held at local music retailers throughout the country from June 23rd-30th. Winners at the prelims will go on to compete at eight regional semi-finals on July 28th, with the top players moving on to the national finals on August 25th at Sam Ash, in Las Vegas.

Prizes throughout the various rounds will include, but not limited to, a TD-20SX drum set, RMP-5 Rhythm Coach® and stand, a TD-9KX2, a set of custom REMO shell wraps, Drum Workshop hardware, and subscriptions to DRUM! magazine.

The finals event will host an array of live performances by top drumming artists and celebrity professional drummers as the guest judges.

Roland U.S. will evaluate the digital auditions and select preliminary round qualifiers based on musicianship, stage presence, and the creative use of technology in their drum performances.

Digital auditions are being taken now through June 7th, 2011.

More information: Roland / 2011 V-Drums National Championship

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Short links for April 1st, 2011

Some interesting things I found recently:

# AnalogTelePhonographer

Christopher Locke made an Analog Tele-Phonographer, a sound amplifier for his cell phone/portable music player.

I made it from a broken trumpet and a fistful of scrap metal. The unit uses no external power or batteries, has no moving parts, and is entirely self-contained.

More info: Heartless Machine

# Music from Numbers: An Eclectic, Free (CC) Compilation of Numbers Station-Inspired Tracks

Peter Kirn writes:

Number Stations Part 2

Number stations, making their appearance in the post-war radio landscape, were shortwave radio stations of streams of symbols, mysterious to their listeners and apparently code.

Here, the idea of lost and indecipherable broadcasts inspires a wonderfully-varied collection of reflective artists, in a free, Creative-Commons licensed compilation by PublicSpaces Lab. That Barcelona-based netlabel has been reliably curating some of the smartest, most forward-thinking music collections around. This time, the artists are impressive not only in their output but in their range of backgrounds and extra-musical sources of inspiration.

# Antique Light Bulb Organ – MIDI/OSC Controlled

Instructables user capricorn1 shows how to create your own antique light bulb organ to add nostalgic ambiance to any midi instrument.

Antique Light Bulb Organ

12 light bulbs correspond to the 12 notes in an octave (minus the octave note). The rectangular box unfolds to position the light bulbs vertically for display, while at the same time providing a platform for the keyboard in use. Playing a note on the keyboard directly via midi, or through the usb port illuminates the light bulb for a particular key. Releasing the note, releases the key. Pedal presses are also recognized and keep the bulb maintained. The bulbs can be controlled without a computer by using the front mounted midi port, or via computer which allows for remote control via midi or osc messages.

# Dan303: Free hand played percussion loops

Dan Weatherall has posted a new sample pack featuring 10 hand played percussion loops in .wav format.

I'm not saying I'm the best percussionist in the world but I played these percussion loops myself.
These loops are an ideal way to give your track a little bit of human feeling.

All loops are played at 120 bpm.

# Circles and Euclidian Rhythms: Off the Grid, a Few Music Makers That Go Round and Round

Peter Kirn rounds up some music making tools that take the circular approach.

Create Digital Music

There’s no reason apart from the printed score to assume music has to be divided into grids laid on rectangles. Even the “piano roll” as a concept began as just that – a roll. Cycles the world around, from a mechanical clock to Indonesian gamelan, can be thought of in circles.

Imagine an alternate universe in which Raymond Scott’s circle machine – a great, mechanical disc capable of sequencing sounds – became the dominant paradigm. We might have circles everywhere, in place of left-to-right timelines now common in media software. Regardless, it’s very likely Scott’s invention inspired Bob Moog’s own modular sequencers; it was almost certainly the young Moog’s exposure to the inventions in Scott’s basement that prompted that inventor to go into the electronic music business, thus setting the course for music technology as we know it.

# aurex › Launchpad Sequencers

Get more out of your Launchpad + Ableton combination.

The aurex sequencers for the Novation Launchpad are devices and tools to compose, sequence, alter and remix music within Ableton Live. You don't need M4L / Bome / … to use them, just make sure you have a Launchpad and Live 8.1.3 or higher.

# Cry Baby: The Pedal That Rocks The World on Vimeo

Cry Baby: The Pedal That Rocks The World tells the story of the wah wah effect pedal, from its invention in 1966 to the present day.

# Waveformless: Free Sample Friday

Some recent goodies Tom posted about on his blog:

  • Korg Radias samples from Waveformless reader Psyche Poppet.
  • A small selection of free one shot samples from Studio Wormbone’ Animal Robotix release is available from Producer Loops.
  • Alchemy Snares 02: ten snare sounds built, destroyed, mangled, and layered in Camel Audio’s Alchemy.
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Platinum Samples releases Bobby Jarzombek Metal MIDI Groove Library

Platinum Samples Bobby Jarzombek Metal MIDI Groove Library

Platinum Samples has released Bobby Jarzombek Metal MIDI Groove Library, a collection of drum grooves.

This multi-format collection includes grooves formatted for BFD2®, BFD Eco®, EZDrummer®, Superior Drummer®, Addictive Drums®, Cakewalk® Session Drummer™ as well as General MIDI Standard MIDI Files which can be used with any GM compatible drum software or hardware — this includes drum machines and synthesizers which have drum sounds.

Platinum Samples are one of the foremost producers of drum samples in the world, with over 50 years of experience in the professional music industry. The Bobby Jarzombek Metal MIDI Groove Library was recorded over a two-day session by Bobby Jarzombek on a Yamaha DTXtremeIII Special electronic drum set.

Bobby Jarzombek Metal MIDI Groove Library features

  • Played by Bobby Jarzombek (Halford, Spastic Ink).
  • Over 1,670 MIDI files (over 3,430 bars of unquantized grooves).
  • Formatted for BFD2®, EZdrummer®, Superior Drummer®, Addictive Drums®, Cakewalk® Session Drummer™ & *General MIDI Standard MIDI Files (all included).
  • Includes 24 complete Metal & Rock performances performed by Bobby Jarzombek.
  • Includes stadium endings.
  • Played in 4/4 with straight, triplet & swing feels in tempos ranging from 92 to 298 BPM.

The Bobby Jarzombek Metal MIDI Groove Library is available to purchase for $40 USD.

More information: Platinum Samples / Bobby Jarzombek Metal MIDI Groove Library

*Works with all VST, Core Audio & GM compatible drum software and hardware .

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Roland announces V-Drums promotions

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Roland V-Drums Promotion

Roland has announced four new V-Drums special promotions, running October 1st through December 31st.

V-Drums promotions

  • Purchase a TD-20SX V-Pro® Series V-Drums kit and get two sets of Roland shell wraps and one REMO® shell wrap for free.
  • Purchase a TD-9SX V-Tour® Series V-Drums kit and get two CY-8 V-Cymbals® and two MDY-12 cymbal mounts for free.
  • Purchase a TD-4SX V-Compact® Series V-Drums kit and get a $100 mail-in rebate.
  • Purchase a TD-4S V-Compact® Series V-Drums kit and get a $200 mail-in rebate.

More information: Roland

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Korg introduces Wavedrum Black, limited edition dynamic percussion synthesizer

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Korg Wavedrum Black

Korg has announced the Wavedrum Black, a limited edition of the acclaimed dynamic percussion synthesizer.

Korg’s award-winning Wavedrum Dynamic Percussion Synthesizer has drawn international praise for its organic interface, realism, comprehensive arsenal of percussion sounds spanning the globe, and innovative synth sounds. Now the Wavedrum is available in a limited edition black color with a solid black metallic rim and an exclusive BLACK SUEDE™ Remo drum head – projecting a different vibe than the aura of the original silver.

Wavedrum features

  • 2nd Generation Dynamic Percussion Synthesizer provides unparalleled expressiveness.
  • Innovative technology combines DSP synthesis and PCM playback.
  • Two playing surfaces – traditional drumhead and advanced rim areas – offer unprecedented expression and a familiar feel with hands, sticks or mallets.
  • Transducer pickup and pressure sensor system responds to every performance nuance and gesture and every playing style.
  • 100 preset programs offer traditional drum and percussion sounds, plus new and unique sounds.
  • 100 user programs for storing customized sounds and settings.
  • Live Mode stores up to 12 favorite programs for instant recall.
  • 100 loop phrases of various genres allow Wavedrum users to jam along.
  • Headphone output for silent practice.
  • AUX input allows the monitoring or mixing in of any audio source; CD, MP3, even a second WAVEDRUM!
  • Versatile, compact, light-weight design; use as an individual instrument, or mixed in with a traditional kit, or any performance/percussion rig.

The Korg Wavedrum Black will be available in November 2010.

More information: Korg / Wavedrum

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