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Fingerpushers has announced the release of Sampler Anthology 909, a new sound library focusing on bringing back the sound of old hardware samplers into modern productions.
In this library we have sampled a real TR909 with some of the most classic hardware samplers ever constructed, from the stylish Akai S1100 and Roland S770, to the warm and crunchy Emu Emax and Akai S950. Plus some samplers known for their dark and moody sound, such as the Ensoniq EPS. We even found an old sampling cartridge for the Atari ST that gives the classic 909 sounds an exceptionally artificial tone. Not something you can recreate with a simple bitcrusher effect.
The library is build upon ten different kits, sampled with ten different samplers. To recreate as many nuances of the samplers as possible, we included up to nine variations of each drum kit for each samplers, capturing different sampling rates and input volumes, from clean and pristine to crunchy and dirty and even outright broken and brutal.
The samplers used in Sampler Anthology 909: Akai S950, Akai S1100, Atari ST Replay 16, Casio FZ20m, Ensoniq EPS, Ensoniq ASR-10, Emu Emax, Emu E4XT Ultra, Kurzweil K2000, Roland S770/
Sampler Anthology 909 contains 9301 samples for each format, and comes with pre-made kits for Native Instruments Kontakt 4, Maschine, Akai MPC and FXpansion Geist.
The library is available for purchase for the introductory price of 14.90 EUR until October 12th, 2014 (regular 24.90 EUR).
More information: Fingerpushers / Sampler Anthology 909
ElliottGarage has launched EGDR909, a drum machine app for iOS that emulates the vintage hardware from the 80’s with all the facilities of modern software.
Its realistic and clear interface recalls the analog machine from the past, for all the vintage fanatics.
You can play with the groove presets included or you can create your own beat to play along your favorite song via InterApp, Audiobus, Core MIDI and clock MIDI.
You can also share your drum patterns with iTunes filse sharing or Audio Copy.
- Interface like the real drum machine from the 80’s.
- 16 steps sequencer, with variable length.
- 48 programmable rythm patterns.
- Save the pattern you’ve created and play your songs.
- Manual Play, Pattern Write and Pattern Clear mode.
- Drumkit pieces parameters control (tuning, decay and snappy).
- Song Mode page (swipe to left to open) with loop option.
- Swing and tap tempo.
- Core MIDI & clock MIDI (network session, external controller, inter app midi).
- Interapp (generator).
- Export with iTunes, mail or Audio Copy.
- Korg Wist sync.
The app is available for purchase for $2.99 USD.
More information: ElliotGarage / EGDR909
Roland has announced the SH-2 PLUG-OUT Software Synthesizer, the first complete reproduction of Roland’s classic SH-2 synthesizer from 1979.
Renowned for its raw vintage tone, the SH-2’s dual VCO plus sub oscillator configuration delivers fat bass, edgy leads, and wild effects via software specifically designed for the SYSTEM-1 and Mac or PC hosts. The new SH-2 uses Analog Circuit Behavior technology like other products in the AIRA series to faithfully recreate the warm, rich sound of the original with a level of authenticity that can only come from Roland.
From the self-oscillation capable VCF to the attack and long decay characteristics of the steep envelope, the SH-2 has been reproduced exactly. The unique harmonic makeup and pitch wavering characteristics of the original SH-2 as well as the anomalies produced by the complex interactions of the original analog circuit design are all accounted for, down to analog circuitry behaviors like the subtle effect on tonality when parameters unrelated to the actual tone in use are tweaked. Building on the legacy, the new SH-2 now offers a VCO range that is expandable to 64′, two envelopes, reverb, delay and crusher effects, Autobend with support for reverse actions, and a tempo-syncable arpeggiator.
While multiple instances of the SH-2 plug-in can be used in any compatible DAW, the SH-2 PLUG-OUT Software Synthesizer offers seamless integration and unique capabilities for SYSTEM-1 owners. Connect a SYSTEM-1 and it becomes a dedicated controller, only lighting the appropriate knobs and sliders pertinent to the SH-2. Transfer sounds back and forth between the DAW and SYSTEM-1 and even use the SYSTEM-1 as a high-quality audio and MIDI interface. Or break free entirely and plug out directly to the SYSTEM-1, creating a stand-alone, hardware SH-2, with real physical controls that can go anywhere and doesn’t require a computer.
The SH-2 Plug-Out will be available September 25th, 2014. Price TBA.
More information: Roland / SH-2 PLUG-OUT
Elektron has announced Divine 909, a new sound pack for the analog sample-supported drum machine Analog Rytm.
909, how do we love thee. Let us count the ways. No, impossible. Instead, allow us to pay the legendary old-school techno box our respects in the form of an Analog Rytm Sound pack. Thanks to Goldbaby, this collection of tape saturated 909 samples contains the stuff drum machine dreams are made of.
The sound pack is specifically made for the Analog Rytm. Included is an Analog Rytm project featuring 16 patterns and 16 kits. The kits also feature performances and scenes, great for live tweaking the patterns.
The pack is available for purchase for 15 EUR.
More information: Elektron / Divine 909
Roland has announced the Mobile UA, an ultra-compact USB audio interface that incorporates newly developed S1LKi sound technology.
Featuring up to four channels of DSD and PCM audio playback in a small, bus-powered device, the Mobile UA delivers exceptional audio quality and low-latency operation for on-the-go music production, live performance, and general listening enjoyment.
Not much bigger than a deck of cards, the Mobile UA is the world’s smallest USB audio interface that supports both DSD and ASIO. It offers native playback of DSD audio sampled at 2.8 MHz, and Roland’s proprietary S1LKi audio engine also reproduces traditional PCM audio at rates of 44.1 kHz and above with extreme precision. Using the same type of 1-bit D/A converter used in DSD, the resulting conversion produces ultra-smooth, unclouded sound when compared to standard D/A conversion in PCM-based devices.
Mobile UA features
- World’s smallest USB audio interface that supports both ASIO and DSD.
- High-quality audio playback from Roland’s newly-developed S1LKi audio engine.
- Native playback of 2.8 MHz DSD audio.
- Ultra-compact four-channel audio output.
- High-powered 158 MW + 158 MW (at 40 ohm load) headphone amp.
- Supports ASIO and Core Audio; designed for low-latency operation.
More information: Roland / Mobile UA
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