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on Mar 11, 2013
Loopmasters has launched Felix’s Machines – Robot Percussion, a sample library by Felix Thorn.
Felix’s Machines were initially conceived in an experiment aiming to facilitate live music by transforming sound into a three-dimensional visual show. As an ongoing project, the music-performing machines built by Felix do not intend to match human potential. Instead they exist to test the advantages of mechanical instruments alone.
Robot Percussion features mesmerising performances of hand built music monsters triggering a range of real drums, bells, chimes, motors and discarded objects controlled by a computer brain creating complex rhythms and intricate soundscapes.
Robot Percussion features
- 71 live percussion loops, 301 virtual & manipulated loops.
- 9 bass drum hits, 9 snare hits, 13 cymbal hits, 35 glockelspiel sounds, 133 percussion hits, 7 synth hits.
- 176 MIDI files.
- 376 REX2 files.
- 53 soft sampler patches for NNXT, Halion, SFZ, EXS24 and Kontakt.
The sample library costs £29.95 GBP. The loops and single-shot sample & sampler patches are available separately priced at £16.95 GBP each.
More information: Loopmasters / Robot Percussion
Zenhiser has announced the release of its Transformer FX 2 ZenFX series sample pack.
We’ve created new robotic categories that haven’t been done before, bigger hits, blasts, power downs, power ups, robotic mutations, ricochets, robotic vocal manipulation, fly by’s and a whole lot more. We’ve crammed in 630 transformer fx sounds, all new, all fresh and all ready to used in multiple areas including TV / Film / Cinematic Compositions and of course Music Productions and Remixes.
To keep up with the trends all the ZenFX samples have been made in 24 bit 96khz stereo and foldered for easy use and compatibility,t his ensures the audio quality is second to none on all the fx sounds. We spent a long time not only creating these fx masterpieces but also mastering them to a whole new level.
The sample pack costs $50 AUD.
More information: Zenhiser / Transformer FX 2
Prime Loops has announced the release of Vocoder Vocals, a collection of 150+ vocal phrases twisted and mechanised into modified forms to emerge as arp lines, basslines, chord progressions, FX, and lead lines.
So you can bust out those robot moves but can you deliver the dulcet tones of an accordant android? We thought not, which is why Prime Loops have been busy corrupting the circuitry to bring you ‘VOCODER VOCALS’ the ultra-advanced sample pack that guarantees to leave you speechless!
This astounding array of fundamental frequencies has been modulated, chopped and layered to modify your mix with angular android elements! This vocal sound pack puts a fresh spin on the legendary legacy of old skool hardware such as the Roland VP-330 and the Korg VC-10 and at a slice of the price of either of these classic machines!
Comprising 5 folders of vocal phrases that have been transformed to tailor to your tunes, this pack is ideal for DJs and producers in the realms of Dubstep, Drum n Bass, Dance, Pop, Tech and more! You can expect to find an incredible assortment of vocal phrases twisted into modified forms and emerging as Arp lines, Bass frequencies, Chord progressions, FX, and Lead Lines!
The sample pack is available to purchase for £16.95 GBP.
More information: Prime Loops / Vocoder Vocals
Bluezone has announced the release of Robotic Assault – Textured SFX, a robot sound effect library featuring 400+ samples.
This downloadable sample pack contains an overdose of modern battle sounds, aircraft movements, guns and weapons sound effects, textured robot transformation and much more. This awesome pack is an absolute must-have for any Dubstep / Drum and Bass music producers and very useful for designing scores for film and video games.
If you want to evolve in a Sci-Fi war scenario for film and create a battle live-action, ‘Robotic Assault: Textured SFX’ contains all audio elements (24-bit 44.1 khz) you always needed. Including modern war sounds, alien robot special FX, Autobots and Decepticons heroic movements, laser, spacecraft, heavy weapon impacts, wide stereo mechanical textures and destroyed metallic recording, you can create highly performing robot and background action sequences for any creative project as soundtrack & sound design, websites, Film & TV, Broadcast, DVD, Video Games and all media.
The sample library is available to purchase for 24.95 EUR.
More information: Bluezone / Robotic Assault – Textured SFX
Loopmasters has introduced Transformer Drummer, a sample pack featuring drum sounds from ZENFX.
We’re back with another new monster, designed from the ground up and crafted with extreme detail. ‘Transformer Drummer’ is something you just have not heard before. Imagine a drum battle between the Autobots & Decepticons with Optimus Prime hammering a transforming drum kit for hours, well these transformer drum sounds would be the result.
We spent literally months creating this drum kit and are super proud of the way it has turned out, there is nothing like it out there, period. With metal power kicks mastered to ZenFX perfection, electric hi hats that break sonic boundaries in high end frequencies, snares that snap like a robotic punch, ultimate manoeuvring percussion and of course fx bangs, reverses and modern transformer fx that was designed specifically for this sample pack, this drum kit will blow your mind!
Transformer Drummer features
- 755 transformer drum sounds including over 150 percussion sounds, 110 kick drums, 90 snares, 50 fx bangs, 50 hi hats and more.
- 467 MB total content, 24-bit 96Khz.
The sample pack is available to purchase for £47.95 GBP.
More information: Loopmasters / Transformer Drummer
Native Instruments has introduced Mostly Robot, a collaboration of five musicians bringing creativity and technology live on stage.
Five mystery musicians, each a celebrated cutting-edge performer in their own right, join forces for a world premiere performance at Sónar by Day. Well-known as individuals, this is a rare chance to see five top artists collaborate and create for the first time – ‘Mostly Robot’ is set to deliver the most unique event of the Sónar program.
The band was conceived by Berlin’s music-tech pioneers Native Instruments, and draws from the company’s wide-reaching influence on numerous contemporary and underground music scenes. Although they will fully utilize the Native Instruments arsenal of hardware and software, the group has outgrown its progeny, and is all set to catch fire this summer. ‘Mostly Robot’ pushes the boundaries of the band concept – an electrifying and raucous adventure into the synergy between technology and the creative spark.
Stay tuned for the unveiling of the secret five, and for more details on the Native Instruments Showcase at Sónar 2012.
More information: Sónar / Mostly Robot