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Voltage Disciple releases free Drum Racks for Live

Voltage Disciple

Voltage Disciple has announced the release of a new free Ableton Live pack.

It contains the TR 727 /TR 626 /TR 505/ Drum racks as well as the Volca Drum rack. Each drum sound in the four drum racks contain individual controls, plus macro controls for NY type compression.

These Drum racks are an accurate representation of the originals but provide extra controls on each sound. No fuss straight up instruments.

If you like our free stuff give us a like on our Facebook page or pick up one of our sound banks and at the moment you could win a LIVID Block Midi Controller…

The download is available at no charge.

More information: Voltage Disciple / Free packs

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Samplephonics releases 68 Tape 808 Samples

Samplephonics has launched 68 Tape 808 Samples, a collection of 808 samples plus sampler instruments.

Samplephonics 68 Tape 808 Samples

We sampled a freshly serviced 808 through Neve converters, Chandler preamps and a Studar tape machine. The result is quite simply the last collection of 808 samples you will ever need to own!

Taken from our Samplephonics 808 virtual instrument, these essential drum samples contain a collection of all the 808 drums in both clean (direct to disk) and tape (through the Studar.)

68 Tape 808 Samples features

  • 11.4MB content.
  • 68 One Shot drum samples.
  • Clean and Tape kits.
  • Sampler Instruments for EXS24, Kontakt, Reason NN-XT, Ableton Sampler, MOTU MachFive, Steinberg Halion and SFZ.

The sample pack is available for purchase for £5 GBP.

More information: Samplephonics

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AudioRealism releases ReDominator VST/AU synthesizer plugin

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AudioRealism has announced the release of the VST/AU version of ReDominator, a synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.

AudioRealism ReDominator VST/AU

ReDominator is an emulation of the classic Alpha Juno 1/2 (JU-1/2), a polyphonic DCO (digitally controlled oscillator) based synth from 1986.

The JU-1/2 became popular in the early 90′s techno and rave scene particularly by the classic Hoover sound (which ReDominator emulates accurately). But beyond those niche sounds there lays a versatile synthesizer that does bass, pads, leads, organs and a lot of other sounds waiting to be discovered!

ReDominator VST/AU features

  • Accurate emulation of the Alpha Juno 1/2 including the famous Hoover patch.
  • 14 different low aliasing waveforms including a unique PWM-sawtooth.
  • High quality full range 24dB/octave low-pass filter.
  • Unique 8 parameter envelope generator which enables much more complicated and expressive sounds than a standard ADSR.
  • 200+ bundled patches (of which many are sysex converted from our own JU-2).
  • Patch importer which allows importing sysex patches from your own Alpha Juno and play them in ReDominator.
  • Chord Memory function.

ReDominator for Windows and Mac is available for purchase for 55 EUR incl. VAT.

More information: AudioRealism / ReDominator

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AudioRealism announces ReDominator VST/AU

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AudioRealism has introduced ReDominator VST/AU, a synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.

AudioRealism ReDominator VST/AU

An emulation of the classic (and underrated) Alpha Juno 1/2 (JU-1/2) from 1986. A synthesizer that became well known for it’s Hoover sound which is popular in the rave and techno scene o…f the early 90′s!

ReDominator emulates the audio engine of the JU-1/2 and includes a patch converter (beta) that lets you take sysex dumps of your own Alpha Juno and convert to a format that ReDominator can read.

ReDominator VST/AU features

  • Alpha Juno 2 emulation including the famous Hoover sound.
  • Loads ReDominator patches from the Reason version.
  • Sysex file import from Alpha Juno integrated into the plug-in.
  • Extended mod wheel use to control DCO, VCF and VCA via LFO.
  • LFO and DCO retrigger option for ultra tight bass lines.
  • Chord Memory function.
  • Note: features and appearance may change before release.

ReDominator VST/AU is currently in beta.

More information: AudioRealism

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Beatmatch releases 909 Grooves – Ableton Live Project

Beatmatch 909 Grooves

Beatmatch.info has launched 909 Grooves, a free Ableton Live project created using the sounds of Roland’s classic TR-909 drum machine.

Included project files consist of 8 techno drum groove presets, separated into 5 individual channels with 40 sequences in total. Designed with midi controllers in mind, 909 grooves project files work great with Akai Apc 40, Novation Launchpad & others.

Project: 909 Grooves is available for free instant download (valid email address required).

More information: Beatmatch / 909 Grooves

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Mystery Islands releases Roland JP-80×0 Quarantine Soundset vol. 1 & 2

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Mystery Islands has launched Roland JP-80×0 Quarantine Soundset vol. 1 & 2, a collection of 128 EDM presets by Gokosoul for Roland the JP-8000 and JP-8080 synthesizers.

Roland JP-80×0 Quaratine Soundset vol. 1 & 2

Gokosoul is here again with Roland JP-80×0 “Quarantine” soundset! This package contains both, volume 1 and 2. This bank will overwrite both user patch banks (U:A11-88 & U:B11-88). You can use this bank with any kind of electronic dance music productions.

Gokosoul says: “Imagine, that you can create any kind of music with one bank and that bank is now here. I have included some drums to the package, so you can play around with those as well.” Have a listen on the great demo and be amazed! This is a must have for everyone who own’s the JP!

The soundset is available for purchase for 30 EUR.

More information: Mystery Islands / Quarantine Soundset vol. 1 & 2

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Roland announces RP-401R & F-130R Digital Pianos

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Roland has announced the RP-401R and F-130R, two compact and affordable digital pianos designed for modern lifestyles.

The RP-401R offers a traditional look that’s ideal for a young family, while the streamlined F-130R is a perfect fit for a single person or couple living in an apartment or condo. Featuring top-level piano performance, intelligent rhythms, and compatibility with free Roland piano apps for the iPhone and iPad, the RP-401R and F-130R provide solid foundations for years of learning and musical enjoyment.

Roland RP-401R / F-130R

With Roland’s highly respected touch, tone, and technology features on board, the stylish RP-401R and F-130R bring a high-grade piano experience to any home. The RP-401R combines space-saving efficiency with traditional appointments such as an integrated music rack and a retractable keyboard cover. The F-130R’s understated-yet-elegant look blends nicely into urban living spaces, with a unique lid design that provides a low-profile appearance when the piano is not in use.

As musical instruments, the RP-401R and F-130R offer performance that easily surpasses others in their price class. Roland’s acclaimed SuperNATURAL® Piano technology provides a truly authentic piano experience, inspiring young students and advanced players alike with the rich, expressive tone of an acoustic grand. The newly developed PHA-4 Standard Keyboard inherits the functions, appearance, and Ivory Feel texture of keyboards in Roland’s flagship instruments, and includes the latest sensing technology to take advantage of SuperNATURAL Piano’s vast tonal range.

With the intelligent rhythm function in the RP-401R and F-130R, users can enjoy playing and practicing along with a complete backing ensemble that automatically follows chords played on the keyboard. 72 different rhythm styles cover a variety of musical genres, from rock, country, and jazz to Latin, reggae, and modern electronic styles. Playing with rhythms also offers a fun way to explore the diverse selection of additional sounds in the RP-401R and F-130R, which include electric pianos, organs, guitars, brass, synths, and many others.

Thanks to the innovative Headphones 3D Ambience effect, users can enjoy the spacious sound field of an acoustic piano while playing with headphones during private practice sessions. Other useful features for daily playing include a large onboard song library and a built-in recorder for self-evaluation and sharing performances via USB memory. Both pianos also include a Volume Limit function, which allows parents to preset a maximum volume so their kids don’t play loud sounds unexpectedly.

The RP-401R and F-130R are compatible with Roland’s free piano apps for Apple iOS devices, providing a great way to motivate practice and enhance enjoyment. The Air Performer app lets users play along with favorite songs in the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch wirelessly through the piano’s sound system via Roland Wireless Connect (optional). The Piano Partner app for iPad includes Flash Card, an interactive music program that’s fun for kids, plus a graphical interface for selecting tones, songs, and rhythms in the RP-401R and F-130R. Piano Partner also features DigiScore Lite, which displays the piano’s built-in songs as sheet music on the iPad.

The RP-401R is available in Contemporary Black or Simulated Rosewood finishes, while the F-130R is available in Contemporary Black or White.

More information: Roland

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