New Atlantis Audio has announced the release of Drift, a new ambient ReFill for Reason.
Based on sounds from a top secret rack instrument from the NAA labs, our Clusterform project extracts spectral harmonic slices from a variety of sources at once, and resynthesizes them into new playable instruments, which we sampled the hell out of it to build you this amazingly gorgeous collection. Drift is hands-down the best ambient ReFill we’ve done. Hell, this is the best ambient ReFill anyone’s done.
If you need to breathe some seriously special emotion into your music and scoring projects, consider this your 50 gallon tub of extra thick organic secret sauce. Stir gently, cook slowly.
- 72 Combinator instruments & soundscape generators.
- 120MB of longplay seamless evolving soundbeds.
- 10 Rex Loops.
- 10 NN-XT multisampled instruments.
- plus more sfx and field samples.
- Root notes and loop points baked in.
- All 24 bit audio, 373MB of content.
Drift is available to purchase for $59 USD. Requires Reason 4 or higher.
More information: New Atlantis Audio / Drift
Sounds And Effects has announced the release of the its ODD Reason ReFill library for Propellerhead Reason.
The ODD Reason ReFill from Sounds And Effects samples a vintage ARP Odyssey, but then takes a decidedly non vintage turn, using these samples as the basis for entirely new sounds using Reason’s powerful synth engine for a more modern and decidedly non vintage sound. Pitch dives and rises, bass wobbles, zaps, warbles, bleeps, trills, sub basses and buzzy squelchy leads.
ODD makes extensive use of the Combinator to take the NNXT presets in an entirely different direction. Many of the Combinator presets combine two NNXT presets with Reason’s powerful BV512 vocoder so that parameters like the important Vocoder Shift Control are ready accessible by the user. Other presets stick more closely to the ARP.
There are also three different default Combinator / Vocoder presets pre wired so that the user can easily choose from any of the 200 NNXT Presets, and simply plug them any into the Vocoders’ carrier and modulator inputs – potentially and rapidly creating hundreds of exciting new sounds.
In addition there are 175 REX loops.
The ReFill is available to purchase for the introductory price of $49.95 USD (regular $59.95 USD).
More information: Sounds And Effects / ODD Reason ReFill
Future Loops has launched Funk Soul Sessions, a sample library featuring a collection of live recorded samples and loops in WAV & REX format.
Funk Soul Sessions is organized into construction kits – all structured into Intro, Verse, Chorus, Bridge & more – and includes:
- Bass Loops
- Lead Guitar & Rhythm Guitar: Both Amp & DI versions
- Full Drums, Fills & Multitracks: Stereo Mix Drums and individual Multitrack Drums with multiple mics for full mixing control
- Horns Section: Stereo Mixed version, Trombone, Trumpet and Saxophone
- Keys: Hammond, Rhodes & Clavinets
- Percussion: Bongos, Shakers, Cowbells & other percussive elements
Funk Soul Sessions is 100% Royalty-Free and contains over 1600 samples (+3.5 GB)
The sample pack is available to purchase for 59.95 EUR.
More information: Future Loops / Funk Soul Sessions
Soundcells has updated its WaveDrummin’ ReFill to version 3.
With WaveDrummin’ you can combine enchanting and haunting rhythms based on loops and samples from the KORG Wavedrum WD-X and the Impaktor App for iPad.
This ReFill opens doors to percussive bliss that have never been opened before – wether you are a dance producer druling over techno or electro beats or you are a vegetarian ethno guru spiritualist … WaveDrummin will help you getting there.
Version 3 adds REX loops, Kong & ReDrum kits as also combinator patches.
WaveDrummin’ v3 features
- 167 combinator patches.
- 158 REX loops.
- 20 NNXT patches.
- 25 Kong- & 10 ReDrum kits.
The ReFill is available to purchase for 9.90 EUR.
More information: Soundcells / WaveDrummin’
Audiotechracy has announced the release of the Rock and Metal drums ReFill, a free sound library for Propellerhead Reason.
To get around the usual pit falls of drawing a drum track with a mouse I have completely avoided that and sampled some Rock and Metal drum tracks directly. I have sourced myself some isolated drum takes and cut these down into loops that are beat matched and synced perfectly.
I have used a noise gate to remove most of the mic bleed from the studio sessions and also the added digital reverb and natural reverb from the original recording as much as possible. This leaves you with around 170 free, dry loops to use in your tracks.
I have then divided these up into the sub folders of ‘Classic Thrash’, ‘Dark Breakdown’, ‘High Tempo Thrash’, ‘Nu Factory’, ‘Power Groove’, ‘Punk Drums’ and two sets of straight ahead rock samples.You can drop these wave files straight into any DAW you have that will accept the .wav format and play around with them as you wish.
Some people will be quite happy manually tempo syncing and beat matching these loops to their projects, however if you are a bit less confident about your ability to work with samples in this manner I have also converted them all into REX files for you!
The ReFill is a free download at Audiotechracy.
More information: Audiotechracy / Rock and Metal drums ReFill
Loopbased is offering rekkerd.org readers a free copy of its Tech-House Rhythms sample pack, an essential collection of detailed tech-house drum loops which are split into full, kick only and hi hat loops.
Every beat is available as full drum loop and as kick-free top rhythm for you to add your own drums. The pack comes complete with select kick drum and hihat loops.
These loops amazingly cross the genre barriers between Tech, Minimal and Electro House.
The sample pack includes 150 loops in 24-bit WAV and REX2 formats.
Download your free copy of Tech-House Rhythms today by using coupon code rekkerd2014 at checkout. This special offer expires February 28th, 2014.
More information: Loopbased / Tech-House Rhythms
Soundcells has released version 9 of Salad Bar, the ever-growing ReFill.
Salad Bar is a magnificent collection of patches coming from the ReFill range Soundcells has to offer plus a Salad-Bar-Exclusive folder full of gorgeous combinators (currently 140 with version 9).
This ReFill offers patches in styles that ranges from analog to digital, subtractive to additive, lofi to hifi, atmospheric to experimentally & from retro to modern – it´s all in there!
In future many patches stemming from the upcoming ReFill range and lots of unique Salad Bar patches will also be added this product: Every time when a new Soundcells ReFill will be released, Salad Bar will get its next update!
Salad Bar v9 features
- 140 Salad Bar exclusive combinator patches.
- 222 combinator patches coming from all Soundcells ReFills.
- 344 well balanced patches for Thor, Malström, Subtractor, NNXT and ReDrum.
- 60 rex loops.
- 8 tracks in Reason format included.
The Salad Bar ReFill costs 9.90 EUR (includes a coupon code worth 9.90 EUR for future purchases).
More information: Soundcells / Salad Bar
Arturia has introduced Spark 2, a new look, new feel version of the powerful software engine that drives its drum machine-redefining SPARK Creative Drum Machine and SparkLE Creative Drum Machine hybrid hardware/software instruments.
Spark 2 comes with extended REX support.
With the timely introduction of SPARK 2, Arturia has given its beat creation software a new look, new feel, and a whole host of new features fit to make it the premier sound-sculpting and live performance drum machine on the market when perfectly paired with the SPARK Creative Drum Machine and SparkLE Creative Drum Machine controllers. It’s a match made in hybrid heaven that’s more flexible than ever before!
While SPARK has always been built on a fully-modular VA (Virtual Analogue) sound engine, originally only developers had access to this wonderful-sounding rhythmical power source. Not now. With the all-new SPARK 2, users are free to add and subtract modules (including oscillators, multimode filters and Karplus-Strong filter, ADR envelopes, LFOs, mixers, ring modulator, Bode Frequency Shifter, spring mass, and CV processor); create their own patch routings; and assign up to six macro controls for immediate control. Clearly, it’s this truly modular, fully-accessible sound engine that makes SPARK 2 truly shine as the ultimate drum synthesizer!
Spark 2 features
- All new graphics: Tabbed pages, Expanded Pattern edit screen, New mixer, Enhanced Library page for better data management.
- Extended REX support: REX file playback per pad, Manipulation of REX File slices.
- Modular Drum synth editor: Create your own patches, Edit existing patches.
- Create custom instrument macro controls modules including: Oscillators, Multimode filters and Karplus strong filter, ADR envelopes, LFOs, Mixers, RingModulator, Bode Frequency Shifter, Spring mass, CV processor.
- Song mode: NEW 16 song segments, Song segment triggering from hardware.
Spark 2 will be available to download for existing Spark and SparkLE Creative Drum Machine users in March, 2014.
Spark Creative Drum Machine and SparkLE Creative Drum Machine can be purchased for $399 USD/399 EUR and $299 USD/249 EUR respectively.
More information: Arturia / Spark 2