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Prime Loops releases Heavy Impacts Vol. 2

Prime Loops Heavy Impacts Vol. 2

Prime Loops has launched Heavy Impacts Vol. 2, a sample pack featuring a collection of 176 cinematic SFX samples.

Ideal for Music production, cinematic scores and sound designers alike, these heavyweight sounds pack a serious punch, so if your project needs a dramatic quality, Heavy Impacts Vol. 2 can provide it on an Epic scale! Weighing in at a mammoth 421MB, this powerhouse of sound comes packed full 176 individual Impacts and FX.

From futuristic glitch and synth Impacts, to climactic sweeps and swooshes, dramatic drones to the terrifying ‘Horns of the Apocalypse’ and post-apocalyptic ‘Hits of The Abyss’, these mammoth sounds will cause a sonic boom, bursting eardrums and blowing speakers wherever they are played, and all in exquisite 24-bit audio quality!

The pack is available for purchase for £14.95 GBP.

More information: Prime Loops / Heavy Impacts Vol. 2

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AIR intros The Riser synth-based transition designer

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AIR Music Technology has introduced The Riser, a synthesizer instrument designed for creating powerful transitions with electronic dance music producers and DJs in mind.

AIR The Riser

A powerful, synth-based instrument, The Riser features all of the tools you need to compose heart-stopping transitions in one intuitive user-interface. In seconds, you can construct rises, falls, swells, fades, and more, based on our coveted sound synthesis technology. For instant inspiration, The Riser includes 300 pro-grade presets that you can edit, deconstruct, copy, mangle, and implement into your tracks.

Transitions add suspense, hype, drama, and movement to your music. Cymbal swells and reversed instruments were go-to transitions for years, until the DAW pioneered fast and flexible audio editing, paving the way for complex sound effects. When combined with synths and other audio shaping tools, transitions completed their metamorphosis from science to art. Until now, this process has convoluted and time-intensive, taking attention away from the overall project itself. The composer spent more time trying to get plugins, virtual sample players, hardware effects, sound modules, and other gear to play nice with each other – and that was before hitting “record”.

The Riser features

  • Transition designer optimized for electronic music production, scoring, and remix work.
  • 3 editable oscillators; sweep, noise, and chord.
  • 3 LFOs; free-running, tempo-synced, and Pumper.
  • 23 filter types including multi-pole and phase shift.
  • 300 professionally designed, editable presets.
  • Randomizer generates patches at the click of a button.
  • Invert mode creates complementary patches by instantly changing transition direction.
  • Easy MIDI-Learn Mode; just click and twist to assign parameters to your favorite MIDI controller hardware.
  • Pumper effect creates pulsating movement.
  • Configurable delay and reverb with wet/dry processing; 4 reverb types.
  • Adjustable panning movements and master stereo width control.
  • 64-bit AU; 32- and 64-bit VST/AAX; Mac or Windows.

The Riser will cost $79.99 USD. A full version 15-day demo is available for 48 hours only.

More information: AIR / The Riser

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99Sounds releases White Noise SFX free sample pack

99Sounds has announced the release of White Noise SFX, a free collection of white noise sound effects by Elias Pettersen aka Ammicuz.

99Sounds White Noise SFX

The library features a wide range of risers, tension builders, drop noises, sweeps and various other transition SFX which have been designed for use in different styles of electronic dance music.

Elias Pettersen aka Ammicuz is a young producer from Norway, with a passion for sound design and composing. If you appreciate this free white noise sample collection, you should definitely check him out on SoundCloud or like his page on Facebook to stay informed about future updates. He also has a nice YouTube tutorial about making white noise such as these in FL Studio.

This free sample collection provides a handy toolbox of sound effects suitable for use in various music genres such as techno, house, dubstep, etc. The samples are clearly labeled by type, so picking the right type of transition sound effect for the project you’re working is almost too easy. Ammicuz has done a terrific job at providing a neat and tidy collection of white noise sounds, ranging from simple noise sweeps to some rather unique sounding gated sequences.

White Noise SFX features

  • 62 white noise samples, 24-bit/44.1kHz WAV format.
  • Includes SFZ instrument and NKI instrument (Kontakt 5) patches.
  • 264 MB size on disk, 199 MB download size (RAR archive).

The pack is a free download from 99Sounds.

More information: 99Sounds / White Noise SFX

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Soundbox releases Impacts, Risers & Drops sample pack

Soundbox has launched its new Impacts, Risers & Drops collection of sound fx loops.

Soundbox Impacts, Risers & Drops

Soundbox have unleashed the beast with this their latest whopper of a collection Impacts, Risers & Drops. A humungous 4.06GB of pure effects heaven is jammed into this professionally crafted pack of loops and samples.

Crossing all genres spanning from 120Bpm, 128Bpm to 140Bpm you are bound to find the perfect FX accompaniment for your productions. Fans of Deep House, Tech House, Techno, Progressive, Dubstep, Electro and Glitch alike will find this behemoth selection of FX a no brainer for their sample weaponry.

In each of the 3 Bpm synced folders you will find 300 loops split into 3 sections of Drops, Risers and Impacts. A total of 900 loops make this Soundbox release, the biggest and best value collection to date.

The pack is available from Loopmasters for £16.95 GBP.

More information: Soundbox / Impacts, Risers & Drops

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HISS and a ROAR releases Wind Instruments + 50% off sale

HISS and a ROAR has announced the release its new Wind Instruments sound fx sample library.

HISS and a ROAR Wind Instruments

I’ve been collecting wind instruments, whistles and breath powered toys for years, and have at last captured them in the form of a new library of sound effects, notes, tones, phrases, character squeaks and generative drones. Perfect for animation, game audio, tonal music sound design and granular manipulation, the library contains over 5,000 24bit 96kHz sounds.

Props include a bosuns whistle, pan pipes, bamboo flutes, five different slide whistles, umpires whistles, squeakers, hooters, scouts whistle, a Vuvuzela, an Aztec Death Whistle, nose flutes, dog whistles, bone flute, kazoos, ocarina and twenty different resonating chambers ranging in size from a vodka bottle down to a tiny antique perfume bottle.

The library costs $99 USD.

HISS and a ROAR has also announced a limited time sale in celebration of its 4 year anniversary.

Hiss and a ROAR 4 Year Anniversary

Its been four years since our first release: SD001 VEGETABLE VIOLENCE and we still get a thrill to hear people using it for great sounding fight scenes & gore!

And today we are very proud to release our 28th library, along with launching an opportunity for you to pick up any of our libraries with our deepest offered discount. If you are new to HISSandaROAR or have tried out our free libraries, this is also a unique chance to affordably access the full scale of our work, in quality & selection.

Customers can save 50% off any purchase with coupon code BOING at checkout. This sale ends midnight August 31st, 2014.

More information: HISS and a ROAR

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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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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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