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Review: ModeAudio Hover drones & textures

ModeAudio Hover

With the Hover sample library, ModeAudio takes on the world of drones and textures.

Packed full of strange, floating tones, waves of noise, rasping, metallic textures, deep bass and circuit-bent synths, this release brings you 100 carefully prepared atmospheres to pour seamlessly over your mixes.

All the sounds move to their own internal rhythm, dancing and metamorphosing into exciting, unusual sonic forms.

The samples are categorized in 6 folders:

  • Ambiances (30)
  • Bass Drones (20)
  • Guitar Drones (10)
  • Metallic Drones & Textures (10)
  • Noise Drones & Textures (15)
  • Synth Drones (15)

The ambiance themes come with 3 samples each that can be layered. So you have something like a main bass or synth drone sound that you can layer with a texture, soundscape, some noise fx, etc. Other folders simply have a collection of individual 20 to 58 second recordings.

All files have descriptive titles including an indication of the type of sound, where applicable (noise, texture, bass, scape, etc).

The audio clip below demonstrates some of the sounds included in this pack.

So what do I think?

Product: Hover by ModeAudio
Format: Wav (44.1kHz/24 bit)
Price: £12 GBP
Like: Nice variety of sounds, well designed
Don’t like: some samples could be longer
Verdict: 8/10

Dark brooding bass, evocative melodic guitar scapes, sputtering noises, otherworldly synths, rhythmic crackles, reverb drenched goodness…

ModeAudio has recorded a nice variety of sounds using a diverse collection of sound sources. These drones and textures are on the more creative end of the genre, with lots of movement and dynamics. I personally like this a lot, but for some of the samples I really wish they were longer to allow a more elaborate development of the sound.

In short, the Hover pack includes a lovely bunch of well designed, quality samples that are great for cinematic/underscore works, game soundtracks, ambient music, and more.

More information: ModeAudio / Hover

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Prime Loops releases Zombiestep sample pack

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Prime Loops Zombiestep

Prime Loops has announced Zombiestep, a new sample pack featuring over 200 dubstep samples.

Dubstep’s back from the Dead! This demented, ever mutating genre has infected dance floors across the globe for a fair few years now, leaving a true trail of destruction and devastation in its path..

But now it’s time for something completely new! Welcome to the afterlife – with Prime Loops’ very latest OTT sample pack creation: Zombiestep!

Invading at over 375MB, there’s a monstrous amount of content for you to wrap your teeth around: Invade your mix with this tormented collection of bone-crunching dubstep samples, featuring brutal bass loops, freaky synth hooks, pounding drums, scary SFX, quirky guitar licks and zombie-style vocals!

This extroverted producer tool kit is the ideal side-kick for any bass producer looking to cause chaos on the scene: get this very latest strain of the deadly dubstep virus today and prepare to cause a world-wide pandemic!

The sample pack is available for purchase for £16.95 GBP.

More information: Prime Loops / Zombiestep

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Sonic Cat intros Calliope Kontakt Player instrument + Pre-order

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Sonic Cat has announced Calliope, a Universal Sound Module instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt & Kontakt Player.

Sonic Cat Calliope

Calliope is Universal Sound Module virtual instrument. It contains many instruments for all musical genre like as H/W sound module, rompler or music workstation.

There are over 1,000 preset sounds on these categories. Keyboard, Bass, Guitar, Lead, Brass, Wind, String, Pad, Synth, Percussion, Drum.

Calliope features

  • Universal Sound Module.
  • All genres; all round player.
  • Powered by the Kontakt Engine – Free Kontakt Player available.
  • Low sample size / High quality sounds by Natural Harmonic Crossfade Loop (NHCL) technology.
  • Hybrid Natural Sounds for mixing.
  • Over 1,000 preset sounds.
  • Two separate modules.
  • Synth module by Independent Quad Engine / Mixing system.
  • Drum module by 18 Pads / Instruments system.
  • Double combine main Kicks & Snares.
  • Can easily make unique user sounds.
  • Easy to use GUI.

The instrument library is available to pre-order for $64 USD until 31st August, 2014, after which it will be available for the introductory price of $79 USD for a limited time (regular $99 USD). Existing Sonic Cat customers can order Calliope for $49 USD until the introductory period ends.

More information: Sonic Cat / Calliope

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99Sounds releases Vinyl Noise SFX free sample pack

99Sounds has launched Vinyl Noise SFX, a free library of 37 vinyl noise and crackle sound effects by Matoto aka Chia.

99Sounds Vinyl Noise SFX

All vinyl crackle samples included in Vinyl Sample SFX were recorded on a Numark TTUSB turntable connected to Audacity. Records used were innumerous, ranging from 78s from the 1950s to 7″s from the ’70s-80s as well as a few modern 12″ dance records.

No samples have been EQed, limited, compressed, panned or post-processed in any way. All samples are available in 16-bit WAV format. All recording, editing/cropping, compiling and graphic design done by Chia.

Vinyl Noise SFX features

  • 37 vinyl samples, 16-bit/44.1 kHz WAV format.
  • Includes instrument patches in SFZ and NKI (Kontakt 5) formats.
  • 56 MB size on disk, 39 MB download size (RAR archive).

The pack is available as a free download from 99Sounds.

More information: 99Sounds / Vinyl Noise SFX

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Push Button Bang releases Chillstep Vocals

Push Button Bang has launched Chillstep Vocals, a collection of haunting and beautiful vocal samples to inspire your ambient dubstep and melodic electronica.

Push Button Bang Chillstep Vocals

Chill step vocals features three vocalists, two female and one male, each with a unique european style and tone. Alexandra sings with a sultry, sexy eastern european tone, Honey Rae flows with a beautiful, soft and soothing english sound while Dan brings a powerful celtic flavour to his recordings.

From original, understated yet catchy hook lines, beautifully softly sung siren calls to big crescendo choruses, this collection offers a superb array of unique material, from singers with their own character and vibe. The lyrical content contains timeless subjects such as love, the soul, the galaxies and time and appreciating the moments and the music you create.

The stems range in length from 4 to 32 bars, at a range of tempos from 126 to 140 bpm, with all stems organised by vocalist and root note. The collection also contains a single hit section, featuring hundreds of melodic improvisations, useful stabs, cuts and longer, drifting ambient vocal fx.

Chillstep Vocals features

  • 758MB content, 24-bit quality.
  • Recordings of 3 vocalists.
  • 88 vocal stem parts.
  • 230 vocal hits and cuts.

The sample pack is available for purchase for £19.95 GBP.

More information: Push Button Bang / Chillstep Vocals

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The Boom Boutique launches with free Transistor Kicks pack

The Boom Boutique has announced the launch of its website, offering a collection of royalty-free 808 drum samples.

808 Kicks - The Boom Boutique

With the The Boom Boutique there is finally a place for your to find all the great, commercial drum sample packs from the legendary TR-808. We offer the sample packs with the highest-quality drum sounds and kits, either sampled directly from the 808, refined using analog or digital effects or inspired sound emulations with even more bang for your buck.

These sounds of the 808 are iconic and easily distinguishable and with the still-impressive boomy kick drum it has been the essential drum sound for more than 30 years. You have heard it countless times and it is still rocking genres like Hip-Hop, House, Trap, Dirty-South, Electro and many more.

B808M Transistor Kicks

In celebration of the launch, the Boom Boutique is offering a free copy of Transistor Kicks, a sample pack with 50 massive kick drums from the exclusive B808M label.

“Transistor Kicks” is the first release from B808M and exclusively available here on The Boom Boutique.

This pack includes 50 amazing kick drum samples guaranteed to add punch to your productions.

These kicks were recorded from the 808 and then professionally EQed, optimized and mastered to give you maximum B808M!

Transistor Kicks features

  • 50 kick drum one-shot sounds.
  • Short, mid and long bass drums.
  • 24-bit WAV format.
  • 11 MB download size.

The pack is available to download for free for a limited time.

More information: 808 Kicks – The Boom Boutique

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Sounds To Sample releases Deep House Melodics 3

Sounds To Sample Deep House Melodics 3

Sounds To Sample has launched Deep House Melodics 3, a new collection of samples and MIDI files for deep house music production.

Inspired by the sounds of artists like Oliver $, Jimi Jules, EDX, Purple Disco Machine and Oliver Heldens while made with curating demo submissions to chart dominating labels like Enormous Tunes, Bunny Tiger and Spinnin’ Deep in mind, Sounds To Sample’s Deep House Melodics 3 is just the pack you need to inject your next track with the sun-kissed Deep House sound.

Including over 200 WAV files of bass, chord, lead, add-on loops and single shots, along with 150 completely customizable MIDI files and organized with the user in mind by sorting all samples and files by BPM and key, Deep House Melodics 3 is the next must have production pack for all your four-to-the-floor needs.

The sample pack is available for purchase for $19.99 USD.

More information: Sounds To Sample / Deep House Melodics 3

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