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Signals Audio releases free The Cracken Snare sample pack

Signals Audio The Cracken Snare

Signals Audio has released The Cracken Snare, a free sample pack featuring the sounds of a 14 x 5 1/2″ Sonor chrome metal snare drum.

They can be used either for blending, replacing, or programming drums. They come in Kontakt .NKI format, .GOG (Drumagog) and .TCI (Slate Trigger) format, as well as with all the original .WAV files.

The Cracken Snare features

  • Tight snappy sound with a pleasant ring out.
  • Kontakt, Drumagog and Trigger compatbile (.NKI .GOG and .TCI files included).
  • Microphones mapped separately (adjust level of direct/OH/Room mics).
  • Includes raw sample recordings for re-processing.
  • Samples performed by Alex Wilkinson of Signals Audio.
  • 24 bit 44.1 khz.
  • Recorded in a treated live room on great gear.
  • 35 samples (7 velocities with 5 hits each).
  • Manual.

The Cracken Snare is a free download at Signals Audio.

More information: Signals Audio

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Native Instruments announces STUDIO DRUMMER

Native Instruments Studio Drummer

Native Instruments has announced Studio Drummer, a new instrument for the efficient creation of studio-quality acoustic drum tracks.

By combining premium sampled drum kits and a comprehensive studio-grade mixing environment with a wide assortment of professional grooves, the KONTAKT-based instrument provides a highly versatile and easy-to-use “virtual drummer” that gives authentic and fast results for pop, rock, metal, jazz and related music styles.

For use with the full KONTAKT version and the free KONTAKT PLAYER, STUDIO DRUMMER makes extensive use of the advanced features of the KONTAKT 5 generation to provide all necessary components for a first-class studio drums production. At the heart of the instrument are three premium drum kits from Pearl, Sonor and Yamaha that have been sampled with painstaking precision in the renowned Teldex Studios in Berlin, using selected outboard gear and an especially sophisticated array of up to 18 microphones. The resulting 17 GB of sample material incorporate up to 25 velocity layers with up to 6 variation samples for individual instruments, and contain over a dozen distinct articulations for snare and hi-hats as well as an alternative snare option for each kit.

The array of individual drum sounds in STUDIO DRUMMER is complemented by its extensive groove library, which includes over 3,500 rhythm patterns organized by 11 specific music styles. All patterns including fills and variations were recorded directly from a professional session drummer, and converted into MIDI files for flexible usage in the KONTAKT engine.
All grooves can be adjusted for swing and tightness, and can be transferred into a host sequencer via Drag&Drop for detailed editing and arrangement. In order to play the individual instruments in STUDIO DRUMMER directly, the software also offers a practical assortment of MIDI templates for various electronic drum sets and third-party drum software, combined with flexible custom mapping functions.

The comprehensive mixer section of STUDIO DRUMMER gives full control over all relevant aspects of the sound, allowing users to specifically tailor each drum kit to the individual musical context. Detailed microphone settings with adjustable snare bleed, auxiliary mics and specific room and overhead controls can be either set by hand, or through the several carefully designed mix presets per drum kit that each represent a distinctive sound asthetic. By utilizing the classic EQ and compressor models derived from the new SOLID MIX SERIES as well as the integrated TRANSIENT MASTER and Tape Saturator algorithms, STUDIO DRUMMER enables studio-grade sound processing with genuinely professional sound quality and flexibility.

STUDIO DRUMMER will be available in September 2011 for $169 USD / 149 EUR, and will also be included in the new KOMPLETE 8 and KOMPLETE 8 ULTIMATE bundles.

More information: Native Instruments / Studio Drummer

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Bluezone Rock Multitrack Drum Loops, acoustic drum loops library

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Bluezone Rock Multitrack Drum Loops

Bluezone Corporation has announced the release of Rock Multitrack Drum Loops, a new sound library featuring over 945 of energetic and acoustic drum loops, divided into 153 construction kits.

This downloadable sample pack is the ultimate tool for mordern productions directed on Rock, Punk, Jazz Fusion, Funk, Metal and Hardrock. This sample pack is created with a Sonor battery (100% Maple), captured by several microphones placed on each element. This sound bank offers a large choice of style and various editting possibilities.

Rock Multitrack Drum Loops is a complete project, with numerous groove ideas. Tracks have been realised in stereo (24 Bit WAV). Each construction kits contains full mixed loops (master), Hi-Hat loops, Kick loops, Overhead loops, Snare loops, Tom loops (Tom loops available according to the construction kit) and the associated track room (ambiance). Each drum loops is suitable to create great mixing. Get a quick listening of our construction kits in the « preview folder ».

Rock Multitrack Drum Loops features

  • 153 Construction Kits (72-144 bpm).
  • Includes Kick Loops, Hat Loops, Snare Loops, Master Loops (Full Mixed Loops), Overhead Loops, Tom Loops, Room Loops (Ambiance).
  • 2.40 GB Data / 1138 files (Wav format).
  • Suitable for use in all major sequencers.
  • Royalty-Free with no extra cost, ready to use in commercial productions.

Rock Multitrack Drum Loops is available to purchase for 42.95 EUR.

More information: Bluezone Corporation / Rock Multitrack Drum Loops

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Sonor adds “Armoni Rock” and “Fx Cymbals” to Armoni line of cymbals

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Sonor Armoni Rock

Sonor has announced new models to the Armoni line of cymbals at the NAMM 2011 Winter show.

Well known and highly anticipated for its incredible price-/performance ratio, the handmade Turkish SONOR Armoni Cymbal line has been extended by a range of thicker Rock Model Cymbals and two Fx Crash Models on popular demand.

While the Rock Models stand for a powerful and heavy sound range that will suit everything from Pop to Rock over to Metal, the Fx Crash Models are the ideal sound extension for all modern sounds, blending a soft Crash sound with roaring Chinese sound.

Armoni features

  • B20 Bronze (80% Copper and 20% Tin)
  • Hand-hammered – Made in Turkey
  • Fx Crashes with 6 oval shape holes
  • Brilliant Finish

The new SONOR “Armoni Rock” and “Fx Cymbals” Cymbals are available via most music retail stores starting February / March 2011.

More information: Sonor / Armoni cymbals

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XLN Audio releases Sonor Designer Snare Kitpiece Pak

XLN Audio Sonor Designer Snare Kitpiece Pak

XLN Audio has released the Sonor Designer Snare Kitpiece Pak, a sample pack for Addictive Drums.

Many would agree that the snare drum is the heart of the drumkit. It is the center and the main character. Change the snare drum and you will change the overall sound of your kit.

With the Sonor Designer Series Snare – Kitpiece Pak you will have an additional character in your lineup! And what a character it is. With a depth of 6″ and a lower tuning this Sonor Designer Series Snare is the deepest sounding snare we have released so far. With its maple wood body it has a very warm and balanced tone suitable for a wide range of music styles. This specimen was made in the US during the mid 90s in Sonors world class drum shop. We recorded it in the large rich studio room of 301 Studios in Stockholm which gives you the flexibility to mix it really big or strip it down.

Sonor Designer Snare Kitpiece Pak features

  • Sampled snare drum: Sonor Designer 14×6″
  • Played with sticks
  • Recorded at Studios 301, Stockholm
  • Room size: 99m2 / 1065 square feet

The Sonor Designer Snare Kitpiece Pak is available to purchase as a download for 10 EUR / $10 USD.

More information: XLN Audio / Sonor Designer Snare Kitpiece Pak

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Precisionsound releases Monzter Drumz

Precisionsound Monzter Drumz

Precisionsound has released Monzter Drumz, a drum sample library produced with ease of use and awesome sound in mind, straight out of the box.

All samples have been made to fit in straight away with heavy guitar and bass tones so very little additional tweaking would be needed in the final mix.

The sample library feature KICKS, SNARES, TOMS and CYMBALS and work together with your favorite sample player as well as with the drum replacer plug-in “Drumagog”, to get you going with fast and easy replacement or enhancement of already recorded drums.

For Cubase users we have thrown in a couple of bonuses, like a custom drum map to make navigation around the kit very easy, and also a Cubase Track Archive that works with Cubase 4 and 5 that lets you import a prepared setup of Drumagog inserted audio channels and MIDI channels all routed and ready to go into any session you might be working on.

Monzter Drumz features

  • Kicks: Mapex Orion 22″, Sonor Delite 22″ (two versions w. different processing).
  • Snares: Mapex Black Panther Brass Snare, Sonor Delite Maple Snare.
  • Toms: Mapex Orion 10″, 12″, 14″, 16″.
  • Cymbals: 16″ and 18″ Sabian and Zildjian chinas, crashes and splashes, Zildjian K Custom Dark Hats 14″, Zildjian K Custom Ride, Zildjian Ping Ride.
  • Articulations: Cymbal Chokes, Cymbal Rolls, Closed, Semi Open, Open Hats, Edge and Bell Rides.
  • Drums were sampled using close and overhead mics. Artificially produced ambience is also provided.
  • Multi-sampled kits contain 665 mono and stereo 24bit WAV samples.
  • All formats are included when you buy the SampleSet: Kontakt, HALion, EXS24, Drumagog & SoundFont.

Monzter Drumz is available to purchase as a download for $69 USD, or on DVD for $80 USD.

More information: Precisionsound / Monzter Drumz

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Acousticsamples releases DrumTasteJazz

Acousticsamples DrumTasteJazz

Acousticsamples has released DrumTasteJazz, a sample library featuring a Sonor Jazz Kit.

DrumTasteJazz features

  • The DrumTasteJazz is a sonor Jazz Drum Kit, with two toms (10′ and 14′), a tamburim, two snares, two rides, a 13′ hihat and a 18′ bass drum.
  • 1,16 Go of samples recorded at 24 bits, 48khz, no loops, 1818 samples.
  • Multiple mic positions to make your own mix.
  • Custom mapping, you can assign every element to any key.
  • Mappings presets: GM, V-DRUMS, IMAP, NSKIT (NDK) or default one.
  • cc# controlled Hihat with 5 different openess and automatic closing sound.
  • 4 round robins for snares, hihat and rides, 2 round robins for the other elements.
  • Playable instrument, right hand and left hand mappings.
  • Detailed snares, 6 different hit positions for the 14′ snare and 4 for the 10′ one.
  • KONTAKT 2 and 3 format only due to the scripting for the interface, the multiple mic position mixing and the custom mapping. Easy to use KONTAKT interface.
  • Includes the demos midi files as well as about 100 midi loops recorded live on a V-Drums.

DrumTasteJazz is available now for 44 EUR.

Visit Acousticsamples for more information and audio demos.

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