Loopmasters has launched Synth Explorer – TR-505, a twisted collection of beats and drum shots from the often overlooked Roland TR505 drum machine.
This edition of Vintage Explorer features loop and one shot samples covering a wide range of sounds perfect for Techno, Dubstep, Drum & Bass or even Experimental Electronica.
The collection features an inspiring range of one shot sounds that have been sourced directly from a real TR505 but you will have never heard a TR505 sound like this before as we have tormented this digital beast with a range of tonal tweaks in the form of DIY circuit bends and heavy use of external processing from Distortion, Phaser, Delay, Reverb and Flanger and well anything that made it sound RUDER!
The sample pack is available for purchase for £14.95 GBP.
Sample Magic has announced the release of Ableton Analogue Drum Racks, a collection of 10 analogue-sourced drum racks for dance music production.
For the latest in our Ableton series we are proud to present this essential beat maker’s arsenal packed with 160 all-analogue sourced drum hits, 10 custom macro-mapped drum kits and 200 MIDI drum grooves.
Designed as a go-to tool for all your synth drum needs, all of the drum hits have been sculpted from a host of hardware classics including the Arp 2600, Moog Minitaur, EMS VCS3, Roland SH-101 and Juno-60, then additionally processed through a high-end chain including the Roland RE201 Space Echo.
The Ableton pack is available for purchase for £19.90 GBP.
Particle Sound has announced JNO I, the first release in a new Carbon series of Kontakt formatted classic synthesizer instruments.
JNO I features 477MB of lovingly sampled sounds from the Roland Juno 106 arranged into 30 fully tagged .nki based presets. In addition to the standard sampled raw waveforms these include full original sounds that offer such features as filter sweeps, modulation and release samples to accurately capture the unique qualities of the original instrument.
The Carbon interface is based on an intuitive dual layer design with linkable sections. Each layer offers a selection of 6 sampled waves and/or multi-samples with sample start point modulation, an additional noise source and a multimode filter. A complement of 2 full envelopes, 1 attack/release envelope and 2 LFOs are available and can be assigned to a variety of internal parameters. Each layer also includes it’s own controller section where 2 assignable parameters can be controlled in varying amounts by a single knob for easy mod-wheel or aftertouch assignments. A global FX section rounds out the interface with access to up to 6 simultaneous effects for the final polish.
JNO I features
477MB (uncompressed) of 24-bit samples from the Juno 106.
Includes fully sampled patches as well as individual waveforms and noise.
Intuitive dual layer interface with individually linkable sections.
Each layer offers mixable noise and start point modulation with a choice of 6 sampled waves and/or multi-samples.
1 AHDSR, 1 ADSR, 1 AR and 2 LFOs.
Selectable Lp, Hp, or Notch filters and an assignable controller section.
Global sample shift and scaling accuracy sliders.
Global FX section with up to 6 simultaneous effects.
JNO I will be available on February 5th as a free download for the first 2 weeks after which the price will be $10 USD. Requires full version of Kontakt 184.108.40.206 or later.
Loopmasters has announced the release of Synth Explorer – SH101, a sample library featuring the sounds for the SH101 synthesizer instrument from Roland.
Volume 2 of the Synth Explorer collection is the classic Roland SH101. Produced in 1983 the SH101 was one solid Monophonic synth, capable of huge fat basses and squelchy resonant SFX but its super-fast envelope makes for awesome analogue percussion making it perfect for producers of Techno, Drum n Bass and Acid!
The SH101 is a relatively simple 1 VCO analogue monosynth but deserves its place in the Hall of Fame, highlights include a self-resonating filter, Pulse width Modulation, Variable Speed LFO with selectable Wave Shapes, Arpeggio, Simple Sequencer and a user upgradable Modulation Grip and Shoulder strap for anyone brave or crazy enough to jump around on stage with one strapped around their neck.
This edition of Vintage Explorer sees a wealth of loop and one shot samples covering a wide range of sounds perfect for Techno, Dubstep, Drum & Bass or even Experimental Electronica. The collection features an inspiring range of sequencer and arp loops at 140 and 175BPM and one shot sounds that have been sourced directly from a real SH101 with varying degrees of additional processing including Heavy Distortion, Phaser, Delay, Reverb and Flanger.
The sample pack is available for purchase for £14.95 GBP.
Roland has announced the Super UA, a high-performance USB 2.0 audio interface featuring proprietary S1LKi technology.
Offering exceptional sound with 1-bit DSD and 32-bit PCM playback, VS Preamps, monitor control functions, and more, the flexible Super UA is ideal for use in personal music studios, mobile applications, and other situations where superior audio resolution is desired.
Sleek and compact, the Super UA provides up to four simultaneous channels of 24-bit PCM recording. Roland’s newly developed S1LKi audio engine also enables native four-channel playback of DSD audio sampled at 2.8 MHz, as well as PCM playback at rates up to 32-bit/192 kHz. Using the same type of 1-bit D/A converter used in DSD, S1LKi produces ultra-smooth, unclouded sound when compared to standard D/A conversion in typical PCM-based devices.
Super UA features
Audiophile sound quality with 1-bit DSD and 32-bit PCM playback.
Four inputs and four outputs with XLR and 1/4-inch connectors.
Die-cast metal construction with simple, solid controls and smooth metering.
Includes 1/4-inch and 1/8-inch jacks for headphones.
Flexible design allows for mobile use without having to disconnect studio mics and monitors.
Large multi-function knob and recessed, illuminated buttons provide quick access to input and output levels.
Clean, quiet operation with stunning clarity and dynamic range.
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