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Puremagnetik releases TrapKit

Puremagnetik TrapKit

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

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

More information: Puremagnetik / TrapKit

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

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

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

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

Analogue Drums releases Analogue Drums Series I

Analogue Drums Big Mono

Analogue Drums has released three new drum samples libraries in its Analogue Drums Series I: Big Mono, Rockstock, and Popsticks.

Analogue Drums began in 2002, producing drum samples from tape. For a long time we’ve kept our samples closely guarded and used them as a ‘secret weapon’ to augment or completely replace drums sounds. Now we’re making our sample library available for sale.

Analogue Drums Series I

  • Big Mono is a roomy rendition of a lovable Ludwig, a Rogers Dynasonic snare drum, some tasty Zildjians, and a Sabian ride for good luck. Tracked through a ’75 Neve desk, and as always onto a nice thick roll of tape. Recorded in mono using a decca-tree configuration, this kit sounds retro with plenty of space (includes 254 discrete wav samples, Quick-Reference card (PDF), mapping files for: Native Instruments Battery 2, Native Instruments Kontakt 2).
  • RockStock is a monster 6-piece Drum Workshop kit with a mix of Zildjian and Sabian cymbals. With close mic and room mic options, tight or spacious sounds can be achieved. Tracked through a ’75 Neve desk, and as always onto a nice thick roll of tape. (includes 752 discrete wav samples, Quick-Reference card (PDF), mapping files for: Native Instruments Battery 2, Native Instruments Kontakt 2).
  • Popsticks is our latest kit for your rhythmic enjoyment. It’s a nice tight Slingerland 4-piece, complete with Radio-King snare. Close mic and room mic options give plenty of scope for keeping things interesting. Tracked through a ’75 Neve desk, and as always onto a nice thick roll of tape. (includes 536 discrete wav samples, Quick-Reference card (PDF), mapping files for: Native Instruments Battery 2, Native Instruments Kontakt 2).


  • Big Mono: Free, 136MB download.
  • Rockstock: $24.95 (USD), 659MB download
  • Popsticks: $19.95 (USD), 338MB Download

Visit Analogue Drums for more information and audio demos.

Toontrack updates EZdrummer to v1.1.2

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Toontrack dhf EZdrummer

Toontrack has released version 1.1.2 of dfh EZdrummer, a multi-microphone drum sampler designed for musicians and producers in need of a compact, affordable, easy to handle plug-in without compromising sound quality or control.

Updated in dhf EZdrummer v1.1.2

  • Registry access fallback implemented (Vista compatibility).
  • HomePath is reset to default if path points to nowhere on Mac.
  • Improved loop syncing in ProTools PT 7.2 and above.
  • Mixer and Browser now close each other for easier access to kit pieces.
  • User presets maximum length increased from 16 to 24 characters.
  • Number of factory mixer presets can now be up to 9999.
  • Bad IDs generated by VPN software installed is now handled more gracefully.
  • On Mac correct flash tutorial is displayed.
  • Rogers snare corrupt samples fixes included.
  • Sabian Medium Crash consistency fix included.

Visit Toontrack for more information and audio demos.

XLN Audio releases Retro ADpak

XLN Audio Retro ADpak

XLN Audio has released Retro ADpak, the first ADpak expansion for Addictive Drums and features three classic Ludwig drum sets from the 60s and 70s with cymbals from Paiste and Sabian.

The drums were recorded in Studios 301 Stockholm in a big recording room with a rich ambience. Retro expands the Addictive Drums library and allows you to mix and match between the original drums and the new vintage kits. Retro also includes cowbells, tambourines and hand claps.

Retro is great for a vintage sound with presets inspired by classic songs. But you can also use the modern presets for an up-to-date sound full of character. Or turn to the RetroMental soundbank for a chance to hear the Ludwig kits like you’ve never heard them before. With the Retro ADpak you get over 1300 midi loops and 70 presets that will get you groovin’ in Motown, banging your head to booming heavy Rock, and tunin’ out to psychedelic Rock’n’Roll!

Retro ADpak features

  • 3 Ludwig Kits – 60s Pop Kit / Heavy 70s Kit / Vistalite Kit
  • 70+ Presets – Clean Kits / Heavy Rock / Modern / Motown / PopRock / RetroMental
  • 1300+ MIDI Files – 60s Rock Grooves / Heavy Rock Grooves / Motown Beats / Motown Swing Beats / Rock’n’Roll Grooves

Retro ADpak costs $149.95 and is available in stores now.

Visit XLN Audio for more information and audio demos.