Electronisounds has launched a 50% off sale, exclusively for all rekkerd.org readers.
Looking for some fresh sounds, loops and samples to kick start your musical creativity for spring? Look no further, mates!
Electronisounds is offering a 50% off discount on their entire inventory exclusively for Rekkerd.org readers!
This limited time discount offer applies to any size orders, small or large. Every order placed also receives a free pack of 11 downtempo construction kits!
Give your creativity a boost and save some dough!
To take advantage of this offer, enter coupon core rekkerd at checkout.
The sale is from Thursday March 6th, through Monday March 10th, 2014.
More information: Electronisounds
Samplephonics has announced the release of Hyroglifics Drum & Bass Sessions, a sample library that is jam packed with production tools for serious drum and bass producers.
Expect to find deep atmospheric sampler instruments, cone shattering bass loops, chest pounding drum loops, track shaping effects samples, euphoric musical elements and a whole suite of bass, percussion, kick, snare, hats and vocal one shots.
Hyroglifics aka Matt Harris has been making big waves on the drum and bass circuit, with some epic releases and support from Radio One and One Extra. His debut sample library is a true testament to his skill in the studio and dedication to his craft.
The sample pack costs £34.70 GBP.
More information: Samplephonics
The Loop Loft has announced Mark Kelley Bass Loops Vol 1, a collection of bass loops from The Roots bassist, Mark Kelley.
As a member of The Legendary Roots Crew (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon), Mark Kelley’s infectious bass grooves are heard by millions on TV every night. With his first Loop Loft release, “Mark Kelley – Bass Loops Vol 1″, we bring his signature style of deep pocket, fat tone and funky grooves directly to your DAW.
Recorded in NYC with a combination of mic’d (Ampeg amp) and direct signals (Avalon preamps), Mark tracked nine complete sessions covering a wide range of styles including hip hop, reggae, rock, pop and world. Each bass loop was meticulously hand-edited and sliced, allowing you to drag and drop the grooves straight into your production, giving you instant access to one of the funkiest bass players on the planet.
Mark Kelley Bass Loops features
- 9 Complete Sessions, 231 MB download.
- Formats: AIFF (Apple Loops), REX2, Stylus RMX & WAV.
- Tempo Range: 80-180 BPM.
- 100% Royalty Free.
- High Quality 24 bit 48 kHz Audio.
The sample pack is available to purchase for $29 USD.
More information: Loop Loft / Mark Kelley Bass Loops
SampleTekk has introduced Rain Piano MkII, a virtual piano instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The Rain Piano has become a synonym for character upright pianos and has been used in countless productions, both in film and music.
Now we have made a great thing even better!
Rain Piano MkII features
- Sympathetic Resonance.
- True Resonance.
- Real Time Pedalling.
- True Pedalling.
- User controllable Hammer Noise and Pedal Noise.
- User controllable Resonance.
- TimeVel technique for ultra realistic release samples.
Rain Piano MkII will be available shortly, priced at MSRP $79 USD. An upgrade grace period will be available for Rain Piano owners.
More information: SampleTekk
AudioThing has launched Soundscapes Vol.2, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Soundscapes Vol.2 includes soundscapes, textures and ambiences ready to use as Kontakt instruments or WAV loops. These sounds are divided into four categories: binaural, concrete, inductor and piezo.
Like Soundscapes Vol.1, the samples were recorded in different places across the world (Las Vegas, Dublin, Prague, Naples, and Cosenza) using studio or portable equipment. AudioThing used different types of microphones, including handmade piezo and inductor mics, a large condenser microphone and a binaural microphone set.
All samples are seamless loops, so if you don’t have Kontakt it is possible to load them directly into your DAW.
Soundscapes Vol.2 features
- 35 Kontakt Instruments (.nki).
- 35 Samples (48kHz / 24-bit).
- Formats: Kontakt and WAV (loops).
- Size: 207 MB.
- Samples derived from: binaural recordings, inductor and piezo effects, mixed objects/places.
The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of 10 EUR until March 14th, 2014 (regular 12 EUR). Requires Kontakt 4.2.4+ or 5, full version.
More information: AudioThing / Soundscapes Vol.2
Puremagnetik has announced the release of Hotel Prepared Piano and Amplified Cactus, two free Ableton Live Packs inspired by the experimental, avant-garde composer John Cage.
Amplified Cactus a la John Cage
Puremagnetik’s free Amplified Cactus Pack includes a drum rack of “plucked”, percussive articulations and a multisampled rack of “scraped” sounds. Rocks, grass, paper and feathers are among the exciters used to create these sound varieties.
Amplified Cactus was recorded using a barrel cactus mic’d with TranceAudio surface pickups and a custom built low-noise preamplifier.
Hotel Room Prepared Piano
Whilst abroad in Israel, Puremagnetik sound developer Micah Frank found his hotel room equipped with a vintage upright piano. After a few attempts to create a conventional upright piano recording, the plan was aborted due to outside noise. Instead, Micah jammed paperclips, seashells, twigs and pieces of plastic into the piano strings and recorded two octaves of prepared piano tones and noises.
Puremagnetik’s Prepared Piano is available as a free Ableton Live Pack that includes a multisampled Rack of the two-octave piano and a selection of effects captured during the recording process.
The packs are available to download at no charge.
More information: Puremagnetik
Bad Cat Media has released The Performachord, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
“The Performachord” is a reed based instrument thats somewhat of a cross between an accordion, and an organ. It is also commonly known as a “Chord Organ”, among a couple other names. The left hand is played by “push down” buttons offering different voiceing’s including: Roots, Major, Minor, & Seventh. Although this may seem basic to some, with a little creativity, and a decent grasp of theory, one can actually create numerous chord voicings using a combination of these buttons alone.
On the right hand, it has a keyboard to allow for melodies to be played in conjunction with the chords, or simply to be used for solo melody purposes. The character of its sound is unmistakeable, and easily fits well into the common “accordion based sound” that composers turn to day after day for TV/film work. However, it is far from from a one trick pony, and can easily be used in modern EDM/House music for either chord or melody.
The Performachord features
- A deeply sampled Performachord instrument.
- Over 700 samples, 1.12 GB download.
- Requires Native Instruments Kontact 5.3 or higher.
The library is available to purchase for $19.99 USD.
More information: Bad Cat Media
Bedroom Producers Blog has announced that the Producers Choice is giving away free copies of its Survival Drum Kit sample library to all BPB readers.
Introducing ‘Survival’ – the latest high technology hip hop/urban drum samples, from The Producers Choice and Xclusive-Audio. Designed from the ground up to work quick with both Reason & NI Maschine/Mikro – but also available in .WAV format for use in ANY software/hardware.
Survival Drum Kit is aimed mainly at hip hop music producers, however the included drum samples and loops will also work great in other urban music styles such as trap, dubstep, etc. This commercial drum sample collection is normally priced at $39 and features over 1.14 GB of one shot drum samples, as well as over 300 MB of drum loops.
The sample pack is free at BPB until March 7th, by sharing the news on social networks or subscribing to the BPB mailing list.
More information: BPB / Survival Drum Kit Giveaway