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Wave Alchemy releases Afro-Latin Percussion Vol 1

Wave Alchemy Afro-Latin Percussion Vol 1

Wave Alchemy has launched Afro-Latin Percussion Vol 1, an exciting new collection of acoustic percussion loops and organic rhythms, perfect for layering with existing one-shot drum hits or building your own percussive ensembles.

Afro-Latin percussion Volume 1 offers an impressive collection of acoustic percussion loops and organic rhythms, perfect for layering with existing one-shot drum hits or building percussive ensembles to add excitement and rhythm to your drum tracks. Volume 1 focuses on ‘light’ Afro- Caribbean and Latin American percussion instruments including; multiple shakers, cabasa, guiro, claves, sticks, bells, wood blocks and many other percussive ‘toys’.

The library explores a wealth of different playing styles and rhythms which have been expertly played and recorded by world-class percussionist Ed Uribe and engineer Jeff Trueman from New York, USA. The result is a unique and highly useable collection of Afro -Latin percussion loops/samples which suit a wide range of musical styles; from house music and electronic genres, to film scores and media applications.

All loops and samples have been recorded with multiple high-end microphones via API 3124 and Avalon VT737SP pre-amps, with sound sources being mixed to perfection (post recording) to achieve finalized high-quality stereo loops and performances.

features

  • 683 acoustic percussion loops and single hits (24-bit).
  • 515 REX2 loops.
  • 5 sampler patches/kits fro Battery, Kontakt, NN-XT and SFZ.
  • 100% royalty-free.

The sample library costs £27.95 GBP.

More information: Wave Alchemy / Afro-Latin Percussion Vol 1

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Beat and Novation launch free Bass Station II sample packs

Beat & Novation Yin/Yang

Beat has announced it has released two free Bass Station II sample packs in collaboration with Novation.

Novation and German Beat magazine are giving away two sample packs of the new Bass Station II among their Facebook fans.

The „Yin“ and „Yang“ pack consists of 400 MB sounds and loops each: bass sounds, lead sounds, FX, arps and drum kits tweeked by Marco Scherer for Novation.

Best of all: Both packs also contain the new REX compatible SFZ player and loop engine „Zampler/RX“ (VST & AU) based on the well known Dune synthesizer by Synapse Audio.

The sample packs are free to Novation and Beat Facebook fans.

More information: Beat (Facebook) / Novation (Facebook)

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Noisecrux releases free Peavey Predator sample pack

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Peavey Predator

Noisecrux has announced a free multi-sampled electric guitar pack, featuring the sound of a Peavey Predator.

Here is a free multisampled clean electric guitar for you all to use in your productions. I recorded a Peavey Predator electric guitar (using the bridge humbucking pickup position) direct into my audio interface. There are 23 notes sampled, from E2 to C6 at two velocity layers, as well as muted strings and string slide noises so you can add some additional realism to the programmed guitar parts.

Included in the sample pack are programs for SFZ, Shortcircuit (VST sampler) and Beatmaker2 (iOS) formats. There are two Beatmaker2 presets – the full instrument and a lighter (only one velocity layer ~12Mb) version to conserve RAM.

The sample pack is available as a free download.

More information: Noisecrux / Peavey Predator sample pack

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Detunized expands its Universal Formats line with Rolfing Laid Back Piano Vol 2

Detunized Roling Laid Back Piano Vol 2

Detunizes has announced that Rolfing Laid Back Piano Vol. 2 is the latest addition to its Universal Format catalog.

It features 6 “prepared piano” sounds from a rotten upright piano without keyboard. A variety of objects like glasses, a ball of felt, printer paper, a curtains bracket or even the engineer´s thumbnail were used to excite the strings and the body of the Rolfing. Each patch in the library is included in 5 different formats (SFZ, NKI, SXT, EXS, FXP)

Rolfing Laid Back Volume 2 Universal features

  • Supported formats: SFZ, NKI, SXT, EXS, FXP.
  • Instruments: 6.
  • Content: 217, 24 Bit/44.1 kHz, 500 MB.

Universal Formats category was initiated in early 2013 and introduces sounds that are accessible by a wide range of software samplers and DAWs. Universal Format releases contain pre-configured patches that load instantly into NI´s Kontakt, Reason´s NN-XT, Logic´s EXS, Steinberg´s Halion and numerous software samplers and sample players that know of the SFZ standard. Beside that range of virtual instrument patches Universal Formats also includes pure WAV-file libraries.

Currently the following sound libraries are available in universal formats:

  • DTG009 – Rolfing Laid Back Vol.1 (universal) – prepared pianos
  • DTG012 – Forstrasse No. 8 (wav) – found sounds
  • DTG013 – Curetronic Modular Vol 1 (wav) – modular synth loops
  • DTG027 – Just Water (wav) – flowing, dripping, frozen water
  • DTG029 – Infinite (wav) – deep drones & tense textures
  • DTG035 – City Traffic (wav) – busses, cars, trains and more
  • DTG037 – Chropolis (universal) – Rhodes Chroma Polaris
  • DTG039 – Composite Keys (universal) – Acoustic Modeling Adventures
  • DTG042 – 4op (universal) – Frequency Modulation Sound Synthesis
  • DTG043 – Vox Populi 2 (sfz, nki, sxt, exs, fxp) – Analog Synthesizers
  • DTG045 – Polite 800 (sfz, nki, sxt, exs, fxp) – Hybrid Synthesizers
  • DTG047 – Computer Noises (wav) – Field Recordings
  • DTG048 – Piano (universal) – An Upright Piano in a small venue
  • DTG049 – HumBuzz (wav)- Electromagnetic field noises
  • DTG050 – Glass Harp (universal) – Singing Glasses

More information: Detunized

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Audiority releases Abstract Textures SFZ Edition

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Audiority Abstract Textures SFZ

Audiority has announced the release of Abstract Textures, a new library for both modern music composition and sound design.

Abstract Textures is a collection of unique sound sources created by processing sounds captured from both real and digital worlds. These sounds are specifically designed to fit both modern music composition and sound design.

All sounds were recorded, edited and processed at higher sample rate (96KHz / 24bit) and delivered in 44.1KHz / 24bit. This library provides 30 Core Instruments and 240 Variation Instruments for a total of 270 SFZ Instruments ready to be used. SFZ open format allows you to use this library in a wide range of sample players (both free and commercial) like Alchemy, Sforzando, LinuxSampler and so on.

Abstract Textures SFZ Edition features

  • 270 SFZ Instruments.
  • 270 samples (.WAV – 44.1KHz / 24 bit stereo).
  • Very long files for Variations (up to 7.40 minutes).
  • Core Samples with embedded loops.
  • Variation samples rendered for continuous looping.
  • 9.68GB Installed.
  • Core Samples Metadata in XLS, CSV and TXT file formats.

The sound library is available to purchase for the introductory price of 14 EUR until July 15th, 2013 (regular 19 EUR).

More information: Audiority / Abstract Textures

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Impact Soundworks Bundle 50% off at VST Buzz

VST Buzz Impact Soundworks Bundle

VST Buzz has launched a deal for the Impact Soundworks Bundle, offering the sample library collection comprising Shreddage and Shreddage Bass at a 50% discount for a limited time.

Shreddage was designed to be the most realistic and flexible electric guitar sound for rock and metal. Combined with its expansion Shreddage X, you get a full range of articulations from palm and aggressive mutes to powerchords, vibrato, harmonics, pinch squeals, pick scrapes, neck slides, portamento slides, chordstops, and much more

Shreddage Bass is a pure, powerful bass guitar library suitable for floor-crumbling, core-shaking and mammoth riding. Features a killer, flexible DI tone straight from a Music Man Sterling that is perfect for rock and metal, as well as jazz, disco, electronica or even pop.

Both libraries come in SFZ format (compatible with the free Sforzando player by Plogue), as well as Kontakt (full version required). The bundle includes the cross-platform ReValver HPse virtual amp plugin by Peavey, complete with custom Shreddage presets; plus, all HPse users get discounted upgrades to ReValver HP and MKIII.V!

The Impact Soundworks Bundle is available from VST Buzz for $58 USD until July 9th, 2013 (regular $118 USD).

More information: VST Buzz

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Sonic Mechnics releases Trap Power Presets

Sonic Mechanics Trap Power Presets

Sonic Mechnics has introduced Trap Power Presets, a sample library for Trap music production.

Sonically crafted to work with all major samplers Trap Power presets distributes the heavy sub end and sparkling highs that are needed in this cutting edge genre.

A violent mix of electro synths and southern 808 flavours Trap is the new variety on the block that can’t be stopped. Smashing apart the mainstream scene there’s a huge demand for the sounds that will make you stand out in this new landscape.

Fit to burst with different flavours Trap power presets includes 808 sub power, fierce stabs and sharp synth selections. The pack comes in a multitude of different formats including Native Instruments Massive, The 60 massive presets feature Macro controls which enable the user to alter the sounds effects with ease and even transform the sound into a new alternate version. With 60 presets and 60 alternate synth settings the Kontakt, Exs24, HALion and SF2 presets consist of a combined 120 presets to substantially swell your sonic arsenal!

The sample library costs £14.95 GBP.

More information: Sonic Mechanics / Trap Power Presets

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