Drumdrops has announced the release of the Mapex Heavy Rock Kit, a sample library featuring the sounds of the Mapex Saturn drum kit of Jason Bowld.
This Mapex Heavy Rock Kit was used on the Drumdrops multi-track album ‘Heavy Rock Drops’. This kit was recorded at the now shut down Garden Studios in Shoreditch, London. The kit is available to purchase in five different packs and is a must for all those who love rock drum kits.
This kit, which was a Mapex Saturn Kit comes with three Mapex Snares including a much sought after Black Panther Hammered Series snare in Phosphor Bronze. The kit also comes with three crash cymbals, a china crash and a ride cymbal. It has been recorded with 16 velocity levels and multiple articulations. This Mapex Saturn kit is owned by Jason Bowld (Killing Joke, Bullet For My Valentine) who uses it for all his recording sessions with some of the UKs leading rock producers. These kits are renowned as being one of the best rock kits.
The Garden Studios (R.I.P. 1978-2012) was responsible for recording many great UK rock bands from Siouxsie & The Banshees, The Cure, The The and The Arctic Monkeys amongst others. It had a unique recording room which defied all acoustics but just sounded great on drums. We were lucky enough to record this kit here shortly before it closed its doors for the last time. Martyn ‘Ginge’ Ford (Bullet For My Valentine, Trivium, Slipknot) was responsible for recording the kit through the vintage Neve 8026 console that resided at the studio.
The sample library is available for Kontakt (£52 GBP), as a multi-velocity pack (£15 GBP), single hits pack (£7.50 GBP), drum replacement pack (£15 GBP), and all sample pack (£30 GBP).
More information: Drumdrops / Mapex Heavy Rock Kit
Singomakers has launched Effected House Loops, a collection of percussive elements with a bit of a twist to tweak and spice up your tunes.
Singomakers are proud to present an unusual but extremely useful sample collection, essential for producers of Tech House, House, Techno, Deep House and Progressive House!
In detail expect to find a wide variety of effected House Loops at 125BPM weighing 620 mb, 24 bit 44100 quality, and includes 150 Rex2 files!
Inspired by crazy tracks of Sebastian Leger, Robert Babicz, Claude Vonstroke, Nic Fanciulli, NOIR, Umek, Deep Dish, Jack Beats, Phunk Investigation, Booka Shade, My Digital Enemy, Prock & Fitch, Joris Voorn, Steve Mac, Manuel De Le Mare, Lutzenkirchen, Green Velvet and other!
The sample pack is available for purchase for £9.95 GBP.
More information: Singomakers / Effected House Loops
The Loop Loft has announced its Spring Sale, offering a 40% discount on all its packs and bundles for a limited time.
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The sale ends May 1st, 2014, 12:00am ET.
More information: The Loop Loft
The Drum Broker has released S1- Fire and Ice Combo Collection, a sample pack by Symbolyc One.
Grammy Award Winning Multi Platinum Selling Producer S1 (aka Symbolyc One) presents Fire and Ice Combo Collection library which includes all new Drums, Loops, and Melodies all created and engineered by S1.
Fire Drums section contains all drum sounds (kicks, snares, loops and percussion). Ice Key Collection includes melodies, progressions, and production ideas composed, stripped, and re-processed by S1. These sounds were created with the Producer in mind who wants great quality sounds/samples and strong foundations to get their production ideas started. (All sounds are 16 bit/44.1kHz Wav.)
The sample pack is available from Drum Broker for $39.99 USD.
More information: Drum Broker / S1- Fire and Ice Combo Collection
Puremagnetik has released Synbotik, a library of DK Synergy sounds for Ableton Live, Kontakt and Logic.
Synbotik brings the famous old-school, early digital flavor of the DK Synergy into this decade.
With only an estimated 100 units still functioning in the world, this is a rare piece of synthesizer history that has now been reprogrammed for Ableton Live, Kontakt and Logic. It even includes the legendary program cartridges inspired by Wendy Carlos.
Synbotik features features
- Raw “cartridge” programs based on the original Synergy sounds.
- Expertly crafted Ableton Live Racks with easy edit Macros.
- A selection of Ableton “Push Ready” Racked presets for sound design inspiration.
- A custom Kontakt KSP GUI that puts the original instrument’s functionality at your fingertips.
- Raw “cartridge” waveforms and “multi” programs for Apple Logic’s EXS sampler.
The library is available for purchase for $15 USD.
More information: Puremagnetik
MSXII Sound Design has launched the Beatbox Kit, a sample pack featuring a collection of live “beat-boxed” breaks.
This kit is designed for the tweaker. The Beatbox Kit is tailored for the producer who loves to cut, slice, truncate, split, reverse, sample, boost, compress, flip, and destroy a break into something brand new and creative.
Recorded with a Neumann Microphone through studio-grade converters, the kit has been ever-so-slightly colored and saturated to sit pretty in the mix. When combined with your own drum sounds [see The Sammich Kit], the possibilities are endless! Creativity sold separately.
Beatbox Kit features
- 40 unique “Beat-Boxed” breaks in 16bit .wav file format.
- Completely different breaks at tempos of 85bpm, 92bpm, 135bpm, and 141bpm.
- Bonus additional hits used in MSXII Beatbox Kit medley.
- Slightly colored and saturated for optimal mixing.
- Recorded on Neuman TLM 102 Microphone.
The Beatbox Kit is available from the Drum Broker for $19.99 USD.
More information: Drum Broker / Beatbox Kit
ProducersHot has released Urban Attack, a free collection of drum & percussion loops by Altair Damon, aimed at urban, trip hop, hip hop, trap etc.
All sounds are created with various percussion chops, some recordings and Altair Damon’s personal drum kit- the result being an unique collection of 14 loops at 24-bit .WAV format.
The BPM range covers the mid-tempo of urban dementia, where you’ll find unusual percussion sounds pumping out, fat basses, drops and unexpected changes.
The sample pack is a free download at ProducersHot.
More information: ProducersHot / Urban Attack
The Loop Loft has released Funk Drums 2, a new MIDI loops pack.
Your DAW is about to get much, much funkier. Funk Drums Vol 2 – MIDI Drum Loops gives you instant access to seven complete sessions of ultra-funky drum grooves inspired heavily by James Brown, Funkadelic, The Meters, Daft Punk & D’Angelo.
The result? Loops that feel great and incredibly “alive”, while giving you complete control over the drum sounds. Just drag, drop and dance.
The MIDI pack is available for $29 USD.
Funk Drums 2 is also included in the MIDI Drum Loop Bundle, which now includes 13 MIDI packs at a 50% discount over a purchase of individual packs.
More information: The Loop Loft / Funk Drums 2