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Loopmasters releases Beat Machines TR909

Niche Audio Beat Machines TR909

Loopmasters has released Beat Machines TR909, a sample pack by Niche Audio.

At Niche Audio we believe the TR909 when processed and abused through the right gear takes its vibe to another level! We felt such aTR909 sample collection was missing – a TR909 sample pack lovingly created and saturated with vibe and character, along with user flexibility!

That is what we intended… and we believe this collection succeeds in capturing the soul of one of the most legendary analog drum machines ever made, and processed by some of the best boutique hardware around.

Every single drum hit has been processed by an assortment of boutique (and low end) gear for maximum authentic vibe. The hardware used includes a SSL 900 AW mixing console, and original UAD 1170, Distressors compression, DBX 165, along with Focusrite EQ. Of course, we’ve also included a non processed kit recorded via very high end convertors.

Vibe, not just quality is what this pack is all about. One of the kits even uses the exact same budget Mackie mixer used by thousands of dance record producers in the 90s. Authenticity, if its worth doing, its worth doing it right!

Beat Machines TR909 features

  • 15 Kits, 48 Patterns.
  • 241 One shot Samples.
  • Maschine 1.8, Maschine 2.0+ or Ableton Live 9 formats..
  • Also available as One Shots Pack (contains all the single Wav samples in 44.1 & 96kHz plus 15 soft sampler patches).

The sample pack is available to purchase for £24.95 GBP. The One Shots Pack is £17.95 GBP.

More information: Niche Audio / Beat Machines TR909

SKnote releases DDD Dimension Chorus plugin

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SKnote has launched DDD, a chorus effect plug-in for Windows and Mac, emulating the Roland Dimension D.

SKnote DDD
The DDD Dimension Chorus plugin by SKnote.

Modeled after a famous rack device, DDD is a fantastic tool to add beautiful dimension and thickness to tracks. From chorus to transparent and subtle, it is extremely simple and effective.

Bucket Brigade (BBD) analog delay is emulated, together with the compander sections (compression and expansion for better BBD performances).

DDD features

  • BBD modeling.
  • Compander.
  • Mono/stereo mode.
  • Mix function.
  • Extended modes.

The plug-in is available to purchase for Windows and Mac (VST/AU), priced at $29.99 USD.

More information: SKnote / DDD

Forgotten Keys updates FK6 CR-78 drum machine for Kontakt to v4.2d

The Forgotten Keys has released version 4.2d of the FK6 virtual CR-78 drum machine instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Forgotten Keys FK6

The legendary Roland CompuRhythm CR-78 drum machine captured in all its glory. A virtual CR-78 for Kontakt. All the original preset rhythms and variations have been faithfully reproduced, and all sounds have been sampled at least eight times and at seven accent levels for more realism. There is even a virtual WS-1 programmer with six memory slots allowing you to program and store your own rhythms.

Changes in FK6 v4.2d

  • Improved: New, more realistic GUI.
  • Improved: PATCHES menu that can now included programmed rhythms.
  • Improved: More PATCHES have been included.
  • Improved: In program rhythm mode, the REST switch will now remove a previously input note at the current step.
  • Improved: Added mute controls for each sound.
  • Improved: Added output routing for each sound.
  • Improved: Added SAVE settings ability on SETUP tab.
  • Improved: Added delay when resetting note and output assignments to allow setting to be cancelled if button was pressed by mistake.
  • Improved: Various other minor tweaks and improvements made along the way.
  • Fixed: UI SOUNDS switch was always on even if the instrument was saved with it off.

FK6 for Kontakt is available to purchase for £6.50 GBP. The update is free to existing FK6 owners.

More information: Forgotten Keys / FK6

Samplephonics launches Massive 303 Revolution soundset

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Samplephonics has released Massive 303 Revolution, a collection of 138 resonating TB-303 style acid sounds and sequences for the Massive synthesizer instrument by Native Instruments.

Samplephonics Massive 303 Revolution

Painstakingly sculpted and designed to mimick the sound of the original TB-303 from Roland, using step sequencers and performance curves to mimick the 303′s classic sequencer and finely tuned filter settings, subtle parabolic shaping, phase manipulation and optional overdrive functions to give the classic sound that gave birth to the Acid House scene.

All presets have carefully designed macro controls that subtly control multiple parameters to ensure that however they have been set, it’s going to sound sh** hot!They have also been tagged for easy browsing and intelligently labelled so you can grab exactly the preset you are looking for.

The soundset is available to purchase for £19 GBP.

More information: Samplephonics

Yuvi Gerstein releases Space Guitars free sample pack

Space Guitars

Yuvi Gerstein has announced Space Guitars Vol.1, a free sample pack featuring guitar samples.

Space Guitars is a new sample pack written recorded and mixed by music producer Yuvi Gerstein at the slick studio.

The pack contains original samples recorded using a classic vintage Roland space echo RE-150 and some really good guitars and mics.

The sample pack (88.2Khz/24bit .Wav) is a free download.

More information: Yuvi Gerstein / Space Guitars Vol.1

Mystery Islands announces JP-80×0 Editor Plugin v2.0

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Mystery Islands has announced the upcoming version 2.0 of its JP-80×0 Editor Plugin for Roland JP-8000 / JP-8080 synthesizers.

JP-80x0 Editor Plugin 2.0
Version 2.0 of the editor plug-in comes with a Librarian.

There has been a lot request emails, facebook chats etc about this long waited new feature we are pleased to announce today. Librarian!

JP-80×0 plugin has walked the line for almost an year now with great overall success. Now it’s time for us to give something back to you and we have been working hard to get you the librarian mode. This means you can scroll thru midi & sysex files within the JP-80×0 plugin and use that data as you wish in terms of common sense. ;)

Changes in JP-80×0 Editor v2.0

  • Full librarian browser to view, edit and store MIDI and SysEx content from hard-drive.
  • Patch and performance data can be sent to JP-8000 / JP-8080 directly from the plug-in.
  • Upper and Lower layer patch name can be viewed and set.
  • Option to load single patches in upper or lower layer of active performance.
  • Velocity sensitivity controls for both layers individually.
  • Performance and Remote MIDI channels can be set from the plug-in UI.
  • Init patch and performance banks included.
  • GUI elements has been worked out.

The update is scheduled for release in March / April 2014. It will be free to existing users of the
JP-80×0 AudioUnit & VSTi Editor Plugin.

More information: Mystery Islands / JP-80×0 Editor Plugin

Roland unveils AIRA product line: TR-8, TB-3, VT-1 & System-1

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Roland has unveiled its AIRA product line, comprising the TR-8 Rhythm Performer, TB-3 Touch Bassline, VT-3 Voice Transformer, and System-1: Plug-Out Synthesizer.

Roland’s newly developed Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) faithfully captures the sound and feel of some of our most revered classics. ACB is the technology behind the authentic sound and responsive behavior of the AIRA products.

It utilizes original design specs, consultation with original engineers, and a detailed, part-by-part analysis of each analog circuit in Roland’s own pristine units.

TR-8: Rhythm Performer

Roland TR-8
Authentic TR-808 & TR-909 experience in a modern, performance-ready instrument

The TR-8 is a performance rhythm machine that melds the legendary sound and vibe of the TR-808 and TR-909 with features and functions for the modern age.

Genre-defining sounds, classic effects, unprecedented live pattern manipulation, and solid, intuitive performance controls. It’s the TR…evolved.

TB-3: Touch Bassline

Roland TB-3
The magic of the TB-303 with new sounds and modern, performance-ready features

Based on the wildly influential TB-303, the new TB-3 Touch Bassline is a performance-ready bass synthesizer with authentic sound and intuitive controls engineered to play.

The TB-3 contains the unmistakable character of its predecessor, wrapped in a modern package with a pressure-sensitive touch pad that makes both playing and programming a total joy.

VT-3: Voice Transformer

Roland VT-3
Easy voice transformation with vocoder, lo-fi effects, and synths you can sing

Aggressively processed vocals are common in electronic music today, but producing these effects easily and reproducing them live has been a challenge—until now.

With the VT-3 Voice Transformer, you can smoothly alter pitch and formant in real time to introduce heavily processed vocal sounds into your studio tracks and stage performances with zero hassle. On top of that, the VT-3 looks great and works seamlessly with other products in the AIRA series.

SYSTEM-1: PLUG-OUT Synthesizer

Roland System-1
Sounds with character and loads of controls in a Plug-Out capable synthesizer

Back in the 1970s, Roland launched the SYSTEM 100, SYSTEM 100M, and the now almost mythical SYSTEM 700. These modular and semi-modular synthesizers are heralded to this day for their flexibility and character of sound.

In the spirit of its predecessors, the SYSTEM-1 breaks new ground with remarkable flexibility and access to a vast palette of tones with the bold, unmistakable character associated with Roland synthesizers for nearly four decades.

AIRA products will be available by the end of second quarter 2014.

More information: Roland / AIRA

AudioRealism announces ABL3

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AudioRealism has posted a teaser video for ABL3, hinting at development of an updated version of its Bass Line synthesizer instrument.

More 303? We’re going to have it. From the release of ABL1 in 2003 to ABL2 in 2007 we’re still striving to raise the bar in analog modeling and more specifically 303 emulation.

In 2014 we plan on raising this bar even further. Release date: TBA

More information: AudioRealism