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Short links for May 12th, 2010

Create Digital Music

Some interesting things I found recently:

# The Myth of Falling Fidelity, and Audio History Unburdened by Fact

Peter Kirn has a lengthy post on the matter:

With the regularity of clockwork, stories about how digital audio consumption is degrading the quality of music are published and then re-published. Nearly a decade after the introduction of Apple’s iPod, this still apparently qualifies as news. The content of the articles is so identical, you could believe the bylines are a ruse, a nom-de-plume for the same author re-publishing the same story.

Whatever the reason for their supposed newsworthiness, the problem with these stories isn’t their claims about the variable quality of music listening. I think it’d be hard to overstate just how sub-optimal real-world listening by real-world consumers can get. The problem is that these journalists, inexperienced in the actual history of the technology they’re covering, falsely identify a technological trend.

In the process, they miss the real story of how listeners listen.

All I can say is +1.

# Novation Nocturn Keyboard + Automap standard Review

Jon at Audio Geek Zine shares his experience with the Nocturn Keyboard:

It’s been about a month since I bought the Novation Nocturn 49 keyboard. I haven’t fully mastered how to use it yet, digging into the features to write the review has made me know it a lot better. Overall I’m really happy with it. It’s been a good investment, it works well, and looks cool (besides the pink lights). I haven’t had any stability issues with it. With any new piece of equipment there is a learning curve, not being able to find instructions doesn’t make it any easier. I did have some trouble with some functions at first, but it was because of glitch with the installation and reinstalling took care of that. If you’re in the market for a new MIDI controller with great feel and advanced features, definitely check this one out.

# Color a Sound

A demo/walkthrough of my installation entitled 'Color a Sound' which was set up at RPI's West Hall Gallery 111 for the month of April 2010.

The interaction is meant to be very simple and playful, hence the major scale. It would be much more difficult for someone to walk up and have fun with a chromatic scale. Like any instrument, one would have to spend a lot of time to make a composition worth listening to and this is just a demo of the sonic abilities/responsiveness.

# The Most Warped Drummer Contest

SABIAN’s Most Warped Drummer Contest gives aspiring musicians the chance to upload a video to showcase their talents and be judged by SABIAN artists on the Warped Tour. One grand prize winner will receive airfare and accommodations for one to Boston, two all-access passes to the Boston Warped Tour stop, a meet and greet with top SABIAN artists, their choice of a SABIAN Performance Pack of cymbals and a SABIAN Bacpac Cymbal Bag set.

Gijs Gieskes YouTube MIDI interface

# Youtube MIDI interface

Gijs Gieskes is back with something new:

A arduino usb hid keyboard emulator is used to convert midi note messages to keypresses. This can be usefull to controle online videos with midi, in combination with the youtube mixer (uses the youtube javascript api).

The midi part is from this script. And the keyboard emulator is from the arduino USB keyboard library.

# free plastic bottle samples

Here are 2 sets of original home cooked samples of an empty plastic bottle (24/44.1) wav + sfz (dry/ambient).

http://rapidshare.com/files/374794049/plastic_bottle.rar

Some of them have been slightly tweaked (eq/dyn).
They might sound completely useless but I thought it would do no harm to share

Scroll down the post a little to find jpumphandle’s download with 8 additional samples.

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Precisionsound releases Monzter Drumz

Precisionsound Monzter Drumz

Precisionsound has released Monzter Drumz, a drum sample library produced with ease of use and awesome sound in mind, straight out of the box.

All samples have been made to fit in straight away with heavy guitar and bass tones so very little additional tweaking would be needed in the final mix.

The sample library feature KICKS, SNARES, TOMS and CYMBALS and work together with your favorite sample player as well as with the drum replacer plug-in “Drumagog”, to get you going with fast and easy replacement or enhancement of already recorded drums.

For Cubase users we have thrown in a couple of bonuses, like a custom drum map to make navigation around the kit very easy, and also a Cubase Track Archive that works with Cubase 4 and 5 that lets you import a prepared setup of Drumagog inserted audio channels and MIDI channels all routed and ready to go into any session you might be working on.

Monzter Drumz features

  • Kicks: Mapex Orion 22″, Sonor Delite 22″ (two versions w. different processing).
  • Snares: Mapex Black Panther Brass Snare, Sonor Delite Maple Snare.
  • Toms: Mapex Orion 10″, 12″, 14″, 16″.
  • Cymbals: 16″ and 18″ Sabian and Zildjian chinas, crashes and splashes, Zildjian K Custom Dark Hats 14″, Zildjian K Custom Ride, Zildjian Ping Ride.
  • Articulations: Cymbal Chokes, Cymbal Rolls, Closed, Semi Open, Open Hats, Edge and Bell Rides.
  • Drums were sampled using close and overhead mics. Artificially produced ambience is also provided.
  • Multi-sampled kits contain 665 mono and stereo 24bit WAV samples.
  • All formats are included when you buy the SampleSet: Kontakt, HALion, EXS24, Drumagog & SoundFont.

Monzter Drumz is available to purchase as a download for $69 USD, or on DVD for $80 USD.

More information: Precisionsound / Monzter Drumz

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Puremagnetik releases TrapKit

Puremagnetik TrapKit

Puremagnetik has released TrapKit, a new sample library for Ableton Live 8, Kontakt and Logic.

TrapKit is a vintage 1960′s Ludwig drum set recorded in a large reflective room with a vast array of microphones. This sample set includes the original Ludwig Kick Drum, Rack and Floor Toms along with a well matched Snare drum, Zildjian Hi-Hats, Sabian Crash Cymbal and hand-hammered Zildjian Ride Cymbal.

All drums and cymbals were recorded with various articulations using both close mics and overhead mics. Multi-channel mixing, and non-repetitive sample triggering make TrapKit an extremely realistic and thoroughly musical sample set.

TrapKit Drums features

  • 1965 Ludwig Kick 20″ x 14″
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  • 1965 Ludwig Rack Tom 8″ x 12″
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  • 1965 Ludwig Floor Tom 14″ x 14″.
  • DDrum Snare
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  • Zildjian Hi-Hats.
  • 20″ Zildijian Hand Hammered Constantinople
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  • 16″ Sabian aaxplosion.



TrapKit is available to download for Puremagnetik subscribers (starting a $5.75 USD/Month).

More information: Puremagnetik / TrapKit

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XLN Audio releases Funk ADpak for Addictive Drums

XLN Audio Funk ADpak

XLN Audio has announced the release of Funk ADpak, an expansion for Addictive Drums featuring a Pearl Reference Series kit with cymbals from Paiste and Sabian, 400 MIDI grooves and over 30 production presets.

The Funk ADpak, focusing on contemporary funk beats and sounds, lays down the groove and lets you produce hot funky music in no time.

Funk ADpak features

  • Pearl Reference Series Kit & Cymbals from Sabian and Paiste – Funk features a granite sparkle Pearl Reference Series kit with a 22″ bass drum and a thick 14″ snare drum. The four included toms range from a small 10″ tom down to a 16″ floor tom. The cymbal section consists of three crashes from Sabian and Paiste along with a 13″ Paiste heavy hi-hat and a 22″ Sabian Artisan ride.
  • MIDI Grooves & Fills – The Funk ADpak comes with more than 400 live recorded MIDI grooves in contemporary style and a wide range of tempos and feels. The included Master Funk Grooves are long MIDI files, up to 32 bars divided into Verse, Bridge, Chorus and Middle8 ready to be dragged and dropped into your arrangements. Beats come in both straight and swing feel and have lots of variations like 16th hihat, 8th hihat, 4th hihat, ride variations and more. Also included are a total of 60 funk fills in different tempos and four different lengths.
  • Production Presets – Get instant funk action with the included production presets tweaked by a professional studio engineer. Go from tight to big, fat to thin, high to low in just a couple of clicks. The different preset categories are: Clean, Roomy, Tight, Natural w Comp and Effected. Use the presets as they are or edit them the way you like. You are in control!

Funk ADpak is available to purchase for 59 EUR / $59 USD.

More information: XLN Audio / Funk ADpak

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Silicon Beats releases Ska Drums V1

Silicon Beats Ska Drums V1

Silicon Beats has released Ska Drums V1, a collection of ska drum loops and samples.

Ska Drums V1 offers a superb selection of expertly performed live ska drum loops with tonnes of variations and fills. We’ve got side stick grooves, up tempo rhythms and lots of snare fills.

Ska Drums V1 is our second drum loop pack to feature the spectacular vintage Ludwig Ocean Pearl drum kit with a Supraphonic snare drum. This kit was made in 1963 and offers a richness of tone that can only be found in classic vintage drums.

We fed the kick and snare mic’s through the Focusrite Liquid Channel mic pre-amp and chose our sound proofed mixing room as a live room in order to achieve a dry ‘close-mic ‘d’ sound that emulates classic ska recordings of the 1970′s.

Ska Drums V1 features

  • 153 Loops, tempo: 110 to 142 Bpm.
  • Tight, dry sound gives you all the space you need to drop a thick plate reverb on those snare fills for that cool ska vibe.
  • 31 Kit Samples, the kit includes a 12″ tom, 13″ tom, 14″ supraphonic snare, 16″ floor tom, 22″ Kick, 18″ Vintage Sabian ride, 16″ Zildjian Avedis Medium Thin Crash, 15″ Zildjian Vintage Crash, 14″ Zildjian Vintage New-Beat hats.
  • Total Size: 483 MB.

Ska Drums V1 is available to purchase as an instant download for $39.95 USD.

More information: Silicon Beats / Ska Drums V1

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MeldaProduction releases MDrummer v3.0 and MTotalDrums 1

MeldaProduction MTotalDrums 1

MeldaProduction has released version 3.0 of virtual drum instrument MDrummer, and MTotalDrums 1, the first extension package for MDrummer containing a selection of the best acoustic drums and cymbals available.

MTotalDrums 1 consist of almost 80 multisamples used to created almost 60 drumsets played by sticks and brushes created using more than 200 components ready to use and customisable using the most advanced multisampling technology, the MMultiSampler.

We used well knows brands such as Pearl, Zildjian, Alchemy and Sabian. The set contains around 3 bass drums, 4 snare drums, 1 set of toms, 2 hihats, 3 ride cymbals, 5 crash cymbals, 3 chinese and effect cymbals, 3 splashes and more.

Changes in MDrummer v3.0

  • Highly improved MMultiSampler for MTotalDrums – multisampler now handles multisampled multilayer multimiked libraries for even more powerful and realistic acoustic drums and percussion. Pitch envelope has also been added.
  • New installer contains MTotalDrums, 1.5GB top-quality multisamples and almost 60 new drumsets – sound quality like never before, multiple microphones, alterning hits, many velocity layers, amazing sound quality, that’s just for starters. New multisample libraries use our new compression method, which make them smaller than ever before.
  • Drumset designer improved, component selector changed to tree-view, component text corrected.
  • MDelay – added tap gain, feedback extended to 0dB.
  • Duplet synchronization renamed to dotted.
  • Change of drumset component sorts the drums.
  • Improved file sorting in lists of drumset, rhythms, etc.
  • MCompressor – maximize is now disabled by default.
  • Fix: Load song caused crashes in VSTi.
  • Fix: MSampler pitch envelope caused pops.
  • Fix: MDelay didn’t store settings correctly.
  • Fix: Host looping didn’t work correctly.
  • Fix: Breaks starting at first quarter occasionally didn’t start at correct position.
  • Fix: Load/Save as drumset chooses current file by default.
  • Fix: Routing behaviour in standalone version.

MDrummer v3.0, including MTotalDrums 1, is now available as a VST instrument plug-in for Windows PC priced at 149 EUR (Large version). MTotalDrums is also available as a free download for current MDrummer Large users.

More information: MeldaProduction / MDrummer

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XLN Audio releases Modern Jazz – Sticks

XLN Audio Modern Jazz - Sticks

XLN Audio has announced the release of Modern Jazz – Sticks, a new ADpak for Addictive Drums.

Modern Jazz – Sticks features a beautiful Premier Gen-X kit with a Ludwig Acrolite snare along with cymbals and percussion from Sabian, Meinl and Paiste. The drums have been tuned up slightly for a modern jazz sound.

Get instant access to production styles typical for modern jazz. Tune the kit up or down, go fat or thin, stay really close or spread out with lots of ambience. Control each mic separately and combine them for your perfect sound.

Over 300 live recorded grooves and fills are included in a large range of tempos, styles and different lengths for natural variation. Use them for inspiration or to build complete tracks in minutes.

Modern Jazz – Sticks features

  • 12 Piece Jazz Kit, Played With Sticks
  • 300 Live Recorded Rhythms
  • 30 Crisp Production Presets

Modern Jazz – Sticks is available for purchase for 59 EUR / $59 USD.

More information: XLN Audio

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