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The Producers Choice Black Friday Sale – 50% off Acoustic Blends Vol. 1 & 2

Sounds In HD Acoustic Blends Drum Kits 1 & 2

The Producers Choice has announced a Black Friday Sale, offering a discount on a bundle of Acoustic Blends Drum Kits Vol. 1 & 2 by Sounds In HD.

Every producer needs a sweet set of warm, crunchy acoustic drum samples – and there are none better than Sounds In HD – Acoustic Blends.

Acoustic Blends Drum Kits Sale

  • SOUNDS IN HD: ACOUSTIC BLENDS – Featuring 154 superb acoustic samples. Recored with the Avalon 737, Focusrite, Drawmer and more for thick raw samples. Layed with textures, tones, and unusual samples for a fresh unique sound.
  • SOUNDS IN HD: ACOUSTIC BLENDS 2 – 260+ brand-new sounds. The designers at Sounds in HD held nothing back, adding new processing from analog beast such as the API A series Equalizers, and the new Elysia Xpressor 500. This new kit was heavily influenced by super producer Danja, and features 60 extra samples (kicks, snares etc.) all designed using secret industry techniques developed over the years.

The Acoustic Blends Drum Kits Vol. 1 & 2 Bundle is available to purchase for $49 USD (50% off regular) through November 27th, 2011.

More information: The Producers Choice / Acoustic Blends

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The Producers Choice releases Sounds In HD Complete Bundle

The Producers Choice has announced the Sounds In HD Complete Bundle, a collection of 5 sample libraries by Sounds In HD.

Sounds In HD have brought out 5 uniquely brilliant kits to the market. From crunchy acoustic blends to the ultra processed, knife through butter HD collection – this is the only bundle you will use this year!

We got in touch with Sounds In HD and they put together an EXCLUSIVE bundle of all 5 of their kits – in one bundle for the first time (you can only get this right here!)

Sounds In HD Complete Bundle

Sounds In HD Complete Bundle features

  • Sounds In HD: Volume 1 – The first in the series. Processed using the avalon 737 – ultra clean and modern HD drums. 221 drums in total – including pounding kicks, insanely crispy snares, percussion elements, hats, cymbals and bonus loops!
  • Sounds In HD: Volume 2 – 675 samples, amazing quality and versatile. Split into subections: Synth Drums – recored direct from expensive and rare hardware – low bit, crunchy and awesome. Lo-Fi: Authentic, old skool and gritty. These were recorded from synth sounds overlayed with acoustic recordings. perfect for old skool hip hop. Acoustic: Ever wanted those danja style kicks? These samples were recorded at Studio E in Philadelphia using pristine mics and pre-amps including the Avalon 737, CAD, Focusrite, Drawmer, and more. The rim shots in this package are ear rattling, and kicks are hollow and punchy. Real acoustic kits from Tama, Pearl Rhythm, Traveler and Century GC52-73 were used to construct this section of SIHD Vol 2.
  • Sounds In HD: Volume 3 – 250 Samples – more of the same great HD drums – this is the latest in the HD collection.
  • Sounds In HD: Acoustic Blends – Featuring 154 superb acoustic samples. Recored with the Avalon 737, Focusrite, Drawmer and more for thick raw samples. Layed with textures, tones, and unusual samples for a fresh unique sound.
  • Sounds In HD: Acoustic Blends 2 – 260+ brand-new sounds. The designers at Sounds in HD held nothing back, adding new processing from analog beast such as the API A series Equalizers, and the new Elysia Xpressor 500. This new kit was heavily influenced by super producer Danja, and features 60 extra samples (kicks, snares etc.) all designed using secret industry techniques developed over the years.

The Sounds In HD Complete Bundle is available to purchase exclusively from The Producers Choice for $129 USD.

More information: The Producers Choice / Sounds In HD Bundle

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Sounds in HD releases Acoustic Blends

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Sounds in HD Acoustic Blends

Sounds in HD has announced the release of Acoustic Blends, a new collection of drum samples.

This refreshing sample set features 154 samples of bass drum, snare drum, tom drum, hi hats, and group claps.

Crafted with various production techniques in mind, there is something in this pack to cater to the Hip Hop, R&B, and Urban producer in need of the undeniable authenticity acoustic has to offer.

We did not stop there; not only did we mic up and record with the best, we took our layering techniques to a unique place to deliver the best.

Acoustic Blends features

  • 154 samples:
    • 40 Kicks
    • 41 Snares
    • 30 Claps
    • 30 Hats
    • 13 Toms
  • Recorded with the Avalon 737, Focusrite, Drawmer and more, for thick raw samples.
  • Layering with other textures, tones, and unusual samples produced the rarity in Acoustic samples sets.
  • Ready to fit into any production and editable enough for layers in your own production.

Acoustic Blends is available for purchase for $29.99 USD.

More information: Sounds in HD / Acoustic Blends

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Sounds in HD releases Sounds in HD Volume 2

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Sound in HD Volume 2

Sounds in HD has released Sounds in HD Volume 2, a new sample library featuring 675 sound samples and 4 different sections catered to the Urban Producers that rock today’s music industry.

The next brand in Sound Design for the Hip Hop, R&B and Pop Producers is here, Sounds in HD Volume 2. This Drum Library features 4 Sections of Acoustic Percussion, Lo-fi Saturation, Synthesized Drums and Traditional Sounds in HD goodness. This Library ranges from carefully recorded and cleanly processed Acoustics, to Vinyl sounding Hip Hop Drum and Bass, with a little bit of everything in between. Much work went into this collection including construction of Drum Samples from scratch using Synthetic Engines from the Roland SH201 to VST plug in engines in the likes of Vanguard by Refx.

Sounds in HD Volume 2 features

  • 4 Highly Expansive sections, Acoustic Drums (120 sounds), Lodef (130 sounds), Synthetic Drums (95 sounds), and a SHD 2 Lite pack (330 sounds).
  • 675 Total Samples available at $79.99 USD, three times the size same 100% quality.
  • Synthetic Drums constructed using Roland SH201, Vanguard by Refx, Sylenth Lennar Digital, and more.
  • All Sounds are .wav 44.1 kHz format to match any DAW setup.

Sounds in HD Volume 2 is available now for $79.99 USD. Four separate sample packs from this release are also available, starting at $19.99 USD. A free demo sample pack can be downloaded from the product page.

Visit Sounds in HD for more information and audio demos.

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Reminder: Sounds in HD contest

A little reminder for those who’d like to participate in the Sounds in HD contest.

You still have a few days left before the deadline, so enter your beats now for a chance to win a copy of Sounds in HD Vol. 1.

Details here.

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Sounds in HD special sale + contest

Sounds in HD Vol.1 special offer

A few weeks ago I reviewed Sounds in HD Vol. 1, the first in a series of drum sample libraries by Sounds in HD.

Sounds in HD sound designers Keyflo (Jarrett Todd) and Zeph (Humberto Zayas) have been producing for over 6 years. In their studio in central NJ they have been building their own drum sample library for the last 3 years.

I asked Zeph if he could tell us a bit more about how Sounds in HD Vol. 1 was done.

We start with a synthesizer and create a sound similar to a drum. Then we layer with a live recording of a drum or another percussion sample. Depending on what sound we are going for we might have to use some kind of processing plug in such as, Izotope Trash, to get some harmonic distortion or stereo effect that EQ and Compression cannot bring to the sound.

A big part of our sound design is listening to the sample for tones or pitches that disturb, distort, or even clip the sound. Using EQ, we pin point the disturbances closing in on the frequency the tone is in and its width and then lower the db on that sound. Using this method often solves many rumbling bass issues, clipping on a cracking sound and other noises.

Mixing and Mastering are essential parts to making appropriate samples. We mix each individual sound going into a sample together. Any live sounds are recorded through industry standard Cubase and or Protools, 16 bit, ran through hardware like the Avalon 737, and software processing tools like Waves, and Izotope. For the most part, we stick to one concept in the sounds; mixing elements of bass, mid and highs. When you break it down to this level you really have control over the sound as a whole.

Once all the sounds are mixed, we master for commercial and consistent loudness and then export at 16 bit wav samples for compatibility with any producer or engineers DAW.

Every sound is like a new story.

There’s a free demo kit with 15 samples available for download so you can have a taste of what these samples sound like.

Special Sale
Want to get more? I have some good news for you. Zeph has offered rekkerd.org readers a special discount. The 200+ samples of Volume 1 normally go for $39.95 USD, but for the next two weeks you can get them for just $25 USD.

Follow this link to take advantage of the offer: Sounds in HD Vol.1 for $25

Contest

Beats by duncan @ Flickr

Now I think $25 is quite cheap for this lovely sample library, but you can get it cheaper still.

If you’d like to get your hands on Sounds in HD Vol.1, all you need to do is create a quality hip-hop/downtempo beat* for a chance to win a free copy.

Sounds in HD Vol. 1 contest rules

  • Create an original beat using a software synth/drum machine or any hardware you might have (so don’t use samples from licensed sample libraries or stuff you found on the internet).
  • Enter up to five samples in the contest to maximize your chances.
  • Send the beat(s) in .wav format (16/24bit, 44kHz) — preferably cut to loop well.
    Please include your (artist) name and the bpm count in the filename(s) and you can optionally include a link to your website with your submission.
    Example: ronnie_01_110bpm.wav
  • Deadline for submission is 28 December, 2008 – 11.59pm CET

Note: you may use melodic content in your beats if you like, as long it’s a beat first.

The rekkerd.org voting committee (that’d be me and my wife) will hand pick the best beats. The contributors of the top 3 beats will receive the following prizes:

  1. Sounds in HD Vol 1 + bonus pack of 25 sounds + lifetime discount on all Sounds in HD products for the first place winner.
  2. Sounds in HD Vol 1 + bonus pack of 25 sounds for #2
  3. The bonus pack of 25 sounds for the third place winner.

Now it’d be a shame for me to hold on to all these quality beats you are going to send me so I will also release all submitted samples as a free (CC-licensed) sample pack after the contest. You will of course get full credit for your work.

The small print

Working with samples is always a bit tricky so here’s some small print that would be good to read so you can do the right thing™.

  • Samples you provide must be original and created by you from material that is not copyrighted.
  • You will allow rekkerd.org to release your sample(s) as part of a download pack, licensed under the Creative Commons NonCommercial Sampling Plus 1.0 License.
  • Your (artist) name and contact details (i.e. website) will optionally be included in the download pack.

Looking forward to hearing your beats! If you still have questions feel free to ask.

* Any genre beat is welcome (and will be included in the download pack), but since it would be a bit hard to pick winners across many different styles we’re looking for this particular flavor.

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Review: Sounds in HD Vol.1

Sounds in HD Vol.1

Sounds in HD has recently released its first volume of drum sample libraries called Sounds in HD: Sounds in the visual perspective.

These sounds were created to give you, the user, the ability to have as much freedom as possible with your tracks. We never skimp–on quality that is.

We created this drum kit with the best tools available. We figured there will be no drum kit if we didnt give the up coming producers what they deserve. Each sound was mixed and mastered the best way possible, and we avoided extensive processing.

Sounds in HD Vol.1 features

  • 56-Massive Kicks
  • 38-Xplosive Snares
  • 40-Glass Shattering Claps
  • 25-Piercing Hats & Cymbals
  • 45-Juicy Percs *Bonus Loop*

The sample library includes a total of a little over 200 16bit/44kHz samples and is available as an instant download for $39.95 USD.

So what do I think?

Sounds in HD Vol.1 is packed with useful drum sounds that should appeal to those looking for those phat kicks and crisp snares. The samples are especially great for Hip-Hop/RnB and other downtempo electronic music.

The guys at Sounds in HD have done a lovely job layering, synthesizing and processing these drum sounds so that you can fit them right into your mix.

Sounds in HD Vol.1 is definitely a great addition to your drum library, but you don’t have to take my word on it. You can download some mp3 demos from the product page and there’s a free demo kit with 15 samples available for download as well.

More information: Sounds in HD

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