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, Ian Boddy
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on Apr 16, 2009 - 0 comments
Ian Boddy has released Drumalogue, the third sample library in the Waveforms series from Something Else Music Limited.
This is a library of 1,000 analogue drum, percussion and one-shot hits. However these are not taken from vintage drum machines (of which there is already plenty of content available elsewhere) but rather all the sounds are hand crafted by Boddy on vintage analogue synths and modular systems.
They run the full gamut from thunderous bass drums, crisp snares & hats through to abstract synth hits & FX and even weird glitchy & industrial sounds.
The sounds are a mixture of mono and stereo samples and some have genuine analogue effects printed on them from spring reverbs, bucket brigade delays and phaser/flangers. This all adds up to a cornucopia of drum and percussion sounds that can be used in virtually any style of production.
- 1,000 samples at 44.1Khz, 24 bit in WAV format.
- Mixture of stereo & mono samples.
- Raw audio recorded from the following analogue synthesisers: Roland System 100-M, Analogue Systems, Doepfer A-100, Analogue Solutions, Livewire AFG, VCS3, Minimoog, Metasonix TM-2 tube BP filter.
- Recorded directly into Apple Mac using RME Fireface 400 audio interface.
- Samples edited in Bias Peak Pro 5.
- Native Instruments Kontakt 2 support provided.
Drumalogue is available for purchase from selected distributors for £24.95 GBP.
Visit the Ian Boddy Waveforms website for more information and audio demos.
RME has announced it is now shipping the HDSPe AIO, a 38-channel 192 kHz PCI Express audio interface.
This card makes the dream of an All-In-One solution for every possible audio application come true. Equipped with the latest 192 kHz AD- and DA-converters for more than 112 dB signal to noise ratio, simultaneously operational SPDIF (phono) and AES/EBU (XLR) ports, full TotalMix hardware mixing/routing, SteadyClock for jitter suppression of external clock signals, optional easy-to-install high-quality analog expansion boards and support for the Time Code Option – all this combines into a professional ‘soundcard’ that the world has not seen before. Of course the AIO supports the optional TCO for synchronization to timecode (LTC/video).
HDSPe AIO features
- Balanced* stereo analog in- and output, 24-bit/192kHz, > 112 dB SNR
- Optional analog expansion boards with 4 balanced in- or outputs
- All analog I/Os capable of 192 kHz, constant number of available channels
- 1 ADAT digital I/O, supporting 192 kHz via S/MUX4 operation
- 1 SPDIF digital I/O, 192 kHz-capable
- 1 AES/EBU digital I/O, 192 kHz-capable
- 1 Stereo headphone output, separate DA-converter and playback device
- So up to 18 inputs and 20 outputs can be used simultaneously!
- 1 MIDI I/O with 16 channels of hi-speed MIDI via breakout cable
- DIGICheck, RME’s unique metering- and analysing tool
- TotalMix: 760 channel Mixer with 42 bit internal resolution
- Native PCI Express – no PCI to PCI Express bridge used
The multiformat HDSPe AIO card is available for an MSRP of $899 USD (street $799 USD).
Visit RME for more information.
* The HDSPe AIO ships in a basic version with analog RCA/phono breakout cables (headphone: TRS jack). Therefore all analog I/Os are unbalanced. An analog XLR breakout cable is available as option (headphone: Neutrik TRS locking jack), turning analog into balanced mode.
RME has announced it is now shipping the HDSPe MADIface, a 128-Channel 192 kHz MADI PCI ExpressCard for notebook computers.
RMEs HDSPe ExpressCard MADI is a true PCI Express solution, which consequently takes full advantage of the new format, achieving significant performance gains in multitrack audio. The ExpressCard is built according to PCI Express Base Specification v 1.1. The connection between ExpressCard MADI and breakout box is established using ordinary firewire cable (IEEE 1394, 6-pin). However, the data transfer does not use FireWire protocol. The supplied cable is 1 m (3 ft.) long. The ExpressCard MADI serves as power supply for the breakout box, freeing you from the hassle of additional wall warts.
RME HDSPe MADIface features
- ExpressCard/34 Interface.
- 64 Input channels / 64 output channels.
- 1 x MADI I/O (optical and coaxial).
- No external power supply required.
The HDSPe MADIface is available for an MSRP of $1,949 USD (street ~$1,599 USD).
Visit RME for more information.
Wlodzimierz Grabowski has released version 1.2 of Samplelord, a sample player which can work as a VSTi plug-in or standalone application.
Samplelord can load different sounds in different formats and play them in real-time like a sound module.
Changes in v1.2
- Added: option to change Mute/Solo Led color.
- Added: added selection of Panoramic and size option.
- Added: options to select a mouse wheel capture method.
- Added: MIDI Monitor (diagnostic tool for incoming midi messages).
- Added: option to set a middle C names on the keyboard.
- Fixed: double sample play after note release.
- Fixed: duplicated entries in color menu.
- Fixed: deleting Samplelord makes the EnergyXT not respond.
- Fixed: vst window resize works in EnergyXT.
- Fixed: release keyswitches have been not loaded correctly after saving and reloading Samplelord bank file.
- Fixed: Samplelord freeze under Sonar, EnergyXT.
- Fixed: giga keyswitches were imported incorrectly one half-tone too low.
- Fixed: Kontakt import and doubled notes on sample trigger in some keyswitching combination.
- Fixed: Kontakt import with incorrect exclusiveGroup assign.
- Fixed: some global settings like “Stereo Outputs” were not read correctly when main plugin and additional multi-out versions were used at the same time.
- Changed: previous option “Back to default settings” has been changed and moved to “Reset” under main SETUP menu.
- Changed: Each plugin version keeps settings in a separate file. It allows to set completely different parameteres for each version ex. Colorize options.
- Fixed: removed crackles when MME audio driver was stopping ex. RME sound cards.
- Fixed: vibrato drifts out of tune when MOD Delay parameter was active.
Visit the Samplelord website for more information and a link to download a fully functional demo (has some volume fade out/in and occasional noise inserted to processed audio).
Wlodzimierz Grabowski has released version 3.3.1 of Extreme Sample Converter, the multifunctional audio program, browser, player, and program editor with advanced conversion between different sample formats.
Updated since v3.2
- Added: 24-bit Audio Playback. Supports MME Multimedia Extensions to playback audio files with high bit resolutions.
- Added: Creamware *.tds file import.
- Added: Halion -> Kontakt alternate conversions support.
- Added: Desktop and My Documents folder to the Explorer pane for quick access.
- Added: Zoom options and Zoom buttons into sample view and sample menu.
- Added: Option to set up buffer size for MME driver.
- Improved: quicker one click use in Explorer pane.
- Improved: conversion to EmulatorX format creates its parent folder exb now.
- Improved: Halion 3 to Halion 2 conversion, copies all parameters from source to destination.
- Improved: DirectSound also 24-bit now and MME support, removed crackles during stopping audio driver ex. RME sound card driver.
- Changed: Menu names of Source and Destination have been sorted in alphabetical order.
- Changed: sample menu items and tool menu items have been rearranged.
- Lots of bugfixes.
Visit the Extreme Sample Converter website for more information and a link to download a demo of Extreme Sample Converter.