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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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Zero-G releases Electro Cinematic: Electronic Audio for Cinema

Time+Space has announced the release of Electro Cinematic: Electronic Audio for Cinema, a new sample library from Zero-G.

Zero-G Electro Cinematic

Electro Cinematic from Zero-G and Xfonic is an impressive collection of over 2.5Gb of sounds featuring a vast range of cutting edge, electronic loops, effects and soundscapes. Primarily geared towards composers creating music for cinematic productions and video games, Electro Cinematic is an equally useful pack for dance music producers thanks to the huge array of innovative sonic elements.

Mangled beats, morphing basslines, pulsing sequences, ethereal pads, plucks, keys and arps, eerie drones, synthetic textures, otherworldly sound effects and action-packed electronic percussion are all crammed into this impressive multiformat collection that includes Acid Wav and Rex2 files, Apple Loops, plus sampler patches for Kontakt, EXS24, HALion and NNXT.

Electro Cinematic is available for purchase for RRP £55.95 GBP / 74.95 EUR.

More information: Time+Space / Electro Cinematic: Electronic Audio for Cinema

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New Atlantis Audio releases Bug sample library

New Atlantis Audio has launched Bug, a sample library featuring 30 royalty-free stereo wavs ranging from short sfx to long playing seamlessly looping soundscapes.

New Atlantis Audio Bug

Crispy, crunchy and little bit creepy — Bug is inspired by error messages, malfunctioning machines and dirty digital mishaps.

The crackly blips, bleeps and sfx make for great interface elements and motion gestures, while the seamlessly looping musical elements and longer-playing soundscapes add some extra special dark texture to your projects.

The library is available for purchase for $19 USD.

More information: New Atlantis Audio / Bug

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MaxSynths releases Alien Soundscapes 2 + DSP Sale

MaxSynths Alien Soundscapes 2

MaxSynth has released Alien Soundscapes 2, a sample library in Kontakt and Wav formats.

The journey into the weirdest territories of sound continues! Alien Soundscapes 2 delivers a collection of weird, unusual, evolving drones and atmospheric recordings with a dark flavor ideal for Film Music, Dark Ambient, New Age and similar music styles.

All samples/patches can be used as is or, by combining different patches/samples, and with the use of the modulation wheel and pitch bend (Kontakt version), is possible to create new and original soundscapes.

The sample library is available for purchase for 19.90 EUR.

MaxSynths has also launched a limited time sale on its DSP plug-ins.

Until monday 14 July all DSP plugins (DSP-1 Drums, DSP-2 Vocals and DSP-3 Bus) are available with a 40% discount!

More information: MaxSynths

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New Atlantis Audio launches Forest for Alchemy + $5 off for rekkerd.org readers

New Altantis Audio has announced the release of Forest, a sound library for Camel Audio Alchemy.

New Atlantis Audio Forest

Set a distinct organic tone in your music and scoring projects with this focused collection of gorgeous playable instruments for Camel Audio Alchemy.

Layered mallets, plucked strings, rich pads, and ambient nature soundscapes weave a rich, expressive sonic tapestry, blurring the line between the real world and sonic fiction.

Morph and mix your way through the wilderness with hands-on remix variations to take them into uncharted territory of your own.

Forest for Alchemy costs $19 USD. This week only, Rekkerd readers can get $5 USD off instantly by entering the code REKKERDFRST at checkout. This offer ends Sunday March 16th, 2014.

More information: New Atlantis Audio / Forest

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AudioThing releases Soundscapes Vol.2 for Kontakt

AudioThing has launched Soundscapes Vol.2, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

AudioThing Soundscapes Vol.2

Soundscapes Vol.2 includes soundscapes, textures and ambiences ready to use as Kontakt instruments or WAV loops. These sounds are divided into four categories: binaural, concrete, inductor and piezo.

Like Soundscapes Vol.1, the samples were recorded in different places across the world (Las Vegas, Dublin, Prague, Naples, and Cosenza) using studio or portable equipment. AudioThing used different types of microphones, including handmade piezo and inductor mics, a large condenser microphone and a binaural microphone set.

All samples are seamless loops, so if you don’t have Kontakt it is possible to load them directly into your DAW.

Soundscapes Vol.2 features

  • 35 Kontakt Instruments (.nki).
  • 35 Samples (48kHz / 24-bit).
  • Formats: Kontakt and WAV (loops).
  • Size: 207 MB.
  • Samples derived from: binaural recordings, inductor and piezo effects, mixed objects/places.

The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of 10 EUR until March 14th, 2014 (regular 12 EUR). Requires Kontakt 4.2.4+ or 5, full version.

More information: AudioThing / Soundscapes Vol.2

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Sample Magic releases Cinematic Chill & EDM Arps

Sample Magic has announced the release of Cinematic Chill, a sample pack featuring ambient melodies, lush atmospherics and indigenous rhythms.

Sample Magic Cinematic Chill

East meets West in this expansive library of beautifully captured instrumentation and organic rhythms inspired by the best of world music.

Scored for everything from lush cinematic soundscapes through to downtempo and ambient, Cinematic Chill offers 1GB+ of exquisite live instrumentation – from African Udu to Irish Dulcimer – bolstered by lush synth beds, fractured lo-fi beats and more.

The sample pack is available to purchase for £34.90 GBP.

Also released is EDM Arps, a collection of athemic arpeggios for EDM in Wav and MIDI format.

Sample Magic EDM Arps

Epic, euphoric and adrenaline-fuelled arpeggios primed for the biggest EDM anthems.

Hook-laden and high-octane, each arpeggio seamlessly merges melodic complexity with dancefloor immediacy to deliver 101 ultra fresh song starting loops.

Because each arpeggio is a MIDI file, you have total freedom to choose your own sounds, change the key of the loop, edit the tempo, notation, velocity, length and more. And, most importantly, it offers you the opportunity to personalise each arp to make it your own.

The EDM Arps pack costs £9.90 GBP.

More information: Sample Magic

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