Zenhiser has launched Acid House Drum Sounds, a collection of 330+ drum sounds for Acid House music production.
Retro drum sounds are all the rage at the moment so what else could we do but bring you another storming collection of late 80′s / 90′s drum samples. Acid House Drum Sounds is much more than the name suggests, it covers mainly the UK Warehouse Rave scene from the late 80′s Acid House phenomena through to the early 90′s white dove epidemic which hit clubs and raves from London to Scotland.
Comprising of over 330 drum sounds from the classic era this is a sample pack no producer should be without. Whether you remember the Fantasia raves, Dreamscape parties or are too young to have been there this was a monumental moment in clubbing culture and we’re not surprised the drum sounds are finally doing the rounds again.
The sample pack costs $25 AUD.
More information: Zenhiser / Acid House Drum Sounds
Jonathan Adams Leonard of Weirding Module has released a free Casio MT68 sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Great care was taken to record the MT68 with the best equipment and minimal processing so the original sound and character is preserved. All notes and beats were sampled and looped to offer the most complete virtual version of this classic synth for years to come.
This was my first synthesizer, and I offer it’s sounds to my friends and fellow musicians who might be as fond of it as I am.
Casio MT68 for Kontakt
- Native Instruments Kontakt 5 instrument format.
- All 20 preset instruments.
- 4 Bass instruments.
- 7 Drum samples.
- 12 Drum Beats and Fills looped and sliced in beatmachine.
- Every note in each preset is sampled.
- Samples are monophonic, 44.1kHz / 24-bit .ncw files.
- Every sustained sample is hand looped for infinite sustain (17×49=833).
- Relative volume levels of each note are preserved.
- Additional envelope variations are provided as instruments.
The sample library is a free download.
More information: Weirding Module / Casio MT68
Seaweed Factory has introduced the Casio PT-10 Sample Pack, a free collection of samples from the 32-mini keys Casiotone PT-10.
After a long gap, it’s time for another sample pack. This packs contains sounds from a Casio PT-10 mini-keyboard. Each of the 4 voices have been multi-sampled. I’m fond of the fantasy setting in particular.
Loops of the 10 different rhythms have also been provided at 2 different speeds. Enjoy this super lo-fi blip blast! I’m offering it free of charge again for commercial and non-commercial use, but please don’t redistribute the pack.
More information: Seaweed Factory
Hollow Sun has announced Cronk-O-Tron, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Cronk-O-tron is part of a new series of ‘MLM Lite’ products I’ll be banging out from time to time for ‘cup of coffee’ prices.
Cronk-O-Tron (as the name suggests) is a cheap and cheerful thing with a dark and crusty old tone. It’s made up of layers of stuff carefully blended to create a vintage/retro kind of strings/voice pad sound – lo-fi and wobbly.
It’s extensively multi-sampled in stereo and each sample was recorded for a minute before having long and luxurious loops applied that allow the sound to ‘breathe’.
- Advanced Retro Synthesis Engine.
- Mysterious lo-fi string/vox samples.
- All-pass filter for tonal modification.
- LFO sweep of filter for phase shifting.
- ‘Crud’ switch creates edgier lo-fi elements.
- Simple envelope shaper.
- Stereo spread control.
- Chorus and stereo/mono echo section.
- Convolved reverb with custom impulses.
The Cronk-O-Tron library is available to purchase for £2.50 GBP.
More information: Hollow Sun / Cronk-O-Tron
Sounds For Synth has announced the release of Juno 2013 by Kimik, a soundset for the TAL-U-NO-LX virtual synthesizer by Togu Audio Line.
Juno 2013 is released! This is a brand new soundbank by Kimik, containing 200 presets for TAL-U-NO-LX which is an accurate Juno 60 emulation with zero delay feedback filters and carefully calibrated controls with all the advantages of a software plugin.
The soundbank is made with all electronic music genres in mind, drawing it’s inspiration from Boards of Canada and Ulrich Schnauss containing drifting keys and arpeggios for both melodic stuff and hypnotic techno lines together with lush, atmospheric pads and big basses plus retro sounding 16th and 8th note basslines.
All sprinkled on top with a nice in-house, nu-disco, italo/80′s, techno, oldschool rave leads, stabs, drums & FX. Any style of electronic music will benefit and find inspiration in this amazing collection of presets. Juno 2013 is only available on Sounds For Synth.
The soundset is available exclusively from Sounds For Synth, priced at $17.50 USD.
More information: Sounds For Synth / Juno 2013 by Kimik
Steinberg has announced the release of Vintage Classics, a soundset that brings the beauty of the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s synthesizer sounds to Steinberg’s widely acclaimed Retrologue virtual analog synthesizer.
“Vintage Classics is a must-have for any Retrologue user coveting synthesizer sounds of past eras,” commented Matthias Quellmann, product marketing manager at Steinberg.
The Vintage Classics VST Sound Instrument Set comprises 400 presets for leads, bass, pads and effects. Created by Dave Polich, sound designer and programmer for many high-profile artists and major manufacturers, Vintage Classics provides a beautiful blend of synthesizer sounds highly revered and sought-after by musicians for electronic music productions.
Vintage Classics is an expansion pack for Retrologue. Retrologue is available as standalone VST instrument for VST 3, VST 2 and AU hosts. Retrologue is also included in Cubase 7, Cubase Artist 7, Cubase 6.5, Cubase Artist 6.5, the Nuendo 6 Expansion Kit and the Absolute VST Instrument Collection.
Vintage Classics features
- 400 new presets with outstanding sounds designed by Yamaha sound designer Dave Polich.
- Leads, bass, pads and FX synth sounds of the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s.
- Exclusively available as download.
- Windows and Mac installer included.
Vintage Classics is available to purchase for 29.99 EUR including German VAT.
More information: Steinberg / Vintage Classics
Prime Loops has launched HD Presets Mono/Poly, a collection of 64 sounds for the Mono/Poly software synthesizer from Korg.
Released way back in ’81, Korg’s Mono/Poly was hailed for its incredible flexibility and now this bad boy is back and sounding phatter than ever. We’ve rebooted this old skool piece of kit, tweaked those retro dials and drawn out some fresh frequencies – throw down some seriously ripped riffs, deep electro grooves and atmospheric chords with this preset pack, proving that vintage kit can still bring super contemporary vibes to the mix!
HD PRESETS FOR KORG MONO/POLY offers you 64 tweakable patches to play with, all primed to help you get busy cutting an intense new sound! The Mono/Poly soft synthallows you to fine-tune your own unique vibe with twin effect patches, a virtual patch feature, VCO modulation and more directly adjustable on your screen – this new release from Prime Loops lets you harness each and every one of these abilities!
The HD Presets pack costs £14.95 GBP.
More information: Prime Loops / HD Presets Mono/Poly