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Toontrack releases The Blues EZX + MIDI pack

Toontrack The Blues EZX

Toontrack has announced the release of The Blues EZX, a sample library featuring 2 drum kits and grooves, sampled and played by Hans Lindbäck.

You can’t fool a blues lover. You know that it’s all about the craft, about the touch, the feel and the heart. We know you can spot a fake from a mile away. That’s why we’re proud to bring you the real deal – the custom, the calfskinned, the road-worn: The Blues EZX.

The Blues EZX comes with two complete kits; a 1970s Gretsch and a calfskinned Swedish Levin set from the 1940s. On top of that, it features contemporary Paiste and Sabian crashes, vintage Zildjan A and K series cymbals as well as extras such as a suitcase and a set of calfskinned tambourines. All instruments were handpicked and in many cases road-worn by the sampling drummer himself, a blues musician with more than half a decade worth of experience behind the kit playing the blues. It was recorded in an empty Swedish theater and later mixed in a high-end studio through vintage and modern outboard gear. The end result is a cross-pollination between new and old; warm and characteristic sounds that cover the whole range, from old school to modern, from dry to ambient. This is the sound of then, now and time to come.

The Blues EZX features

  • Two complete kits (1970s Gretsch & 1940s Levin).
  • Sabian/Paiste/Zildjian A & K cymbals.
  • Calfskin drumheads on Levin kit.
  • Suitcase & two vintage calfskinned Grover tambourines.
  • Included custom MIDI library.

The Blues EZX is available to purchase for 69 EUR / $89 USD.

Toontrack The Blues EZX MIDI

Toontrack has also introduced the Blues EZX MIDI, a large selection of drums suited for any type of blues or rock song.

This MIDI pack comes from The Blues EZX and features a large selection of drums suited for any type of blues or rock song. It was played by longtime blues drummer Hans Lindbäck, a phenomenal musician with decades worth of experience behind the blues kit and on the road.

The Blues EZX MIDI costs 25 EUR / $29 USD.

More information: Toontrack

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Sun.io releases free Pink Tambourine for Kontakt

Sun.io has announced Pink Tambourine, a free sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Sun.io Pink Tambourine
Free tambourine sample library for Kontakt.

This patch contains a sampled tambourine. It has 5 round robin layers, each containing 8 individual hits. This tambourine patch only works in the latest version of Kontakt.

Pink Tambourine features

  • Sampled Toca TCT10-PK 10 inch Colorsound Tambourine.
  • Recorded with Shure SM57 in Reaper at 16 bit 44.1Khz, through a LINE 6 UX2.

The sound library is a free download at Sun.io

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Noisefirm releases Complete Shaker & Tambourine

Noisefirm Complete Shaker & Tambourine

Noisefirm has released the Complete Shaker & Tambourine percussion sample library.

Complete Shaker & Tambourine features a wide array of percussive instruments and textures in meticulously organized and ultra-usable rhythm sets and samples.

From egg shakers and maracas to tambourines and caxixis, NoiseFirm CS&T is a comprehensive collection of groove-enhancing elements for your next project.

The full release includes all loop and sample content.

Complete Shaker & Tambourine features

  • 33 different percussive textures: 3 Egg Shakers, 5 Studio Shakers, 3 Maracas, 5 Tambourines, 2 Tamshakers, 4 Caxixis, 4 Ethnic Shakers, 3 Household Shakers, 4 Miscellaneous.
  • Sample content
    • Kontakt (4 and later)
      • 95 total velocity layers per articulation.
      • 5 round robin groups, 19 velocity layers each.
      • 33 instruments/articulations.
      • 3135 Samples.
      • Custom scripting for enhanced performance and flexibility.
    • EXS:
      • 95 velocity layers.
      • 33 instruments/articulations.
      • 3135 samples.
    • Each format includes 8 sampler instrument files: ALL, Shakers, Tambourines, Exotic, ALL lite, Shakers lite, Tambourines lite, Exotic lite. 3 “One shot” samples per instrument/articulation are also included for quick and easy use in your DAW/Sampler.
  • Loop Content
    • 1518 total loops.
    • 33 instruments/articulations.
    • 46 unique rhythms per instrument.
    • Rhythms for both 4/4 and 6/8 (3/4) time signatures.
    • Loops available in both “Left Hand” and “Right Hand” patterns for a nearly infinite number of natural loop combinations.
    • Created using OmniGrüv technology for use at a massive range of tempos with no artificial time-stretching or audio degradation.

The sample library is available to purchase for $59 USD. The samples and loops are also sold separately for $49 USD each.

More information: Noisefirm / Complete Shaker & Tambourine

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Subtersonic releases Black Swamp Tambourine free sample pack

Subtersonic Black Swamp Tambourine

Subtersonic Music has released a free Black Swamp Tambourine sample library.

This is for all the people who have graciously provided many great, free samples over the years. I have made my own sample pack featuring a Black Swamp tambourine.

Remember seeing that band where the singer was haphazardly bashing on their hip a plastic circle with thin steel jingles? This is my response to that and my vision of what a tambourine should really sound like. You may be asking, “Tambourine? That’s lame, why bother?” Well, I hope to show with these samples the nuance and charm of this instrument that is underestimated. Use it for orchestral scoring, ethnic/ world beats, or to spice up your rhythm tracks with a new sound.

Black Swamp Tambourine features

  • Model TD2, 10” diameter, ash body, calf skin head, hand hammered Phosphor bronze zills.
  • Articulations at several velocity levels: Dry, shake roll, shell pound, standard hit, thumb roll, staccato thumb roll, zill spin, zill click, head slap, doum and tek.
  • The samples are in .wav format. I have included a mapping for the sampler ShortCircuit as well.

This sample pack is available to download at no cost.

More information: Subtersonic

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Loopmasters releases House Percussion Loops sample pack

Loopmasters has released House Percussion Loops, a sample library featuring 750+ MB percussion sounds and loops.

Loopmasters House Percussion Loops

From the dawn of time, man has had the instinct to thump membrane covered wooden cylinders to communicate his passion and angst of the day’s events. Luckily someone discovered the ability to interact using our vocal cords and having a conversation with your neighbour became a considerably quieter affair… well in some districts anyway, but the need for captivating rhythms to get down dirty and shake your booty continues so it is with great pleasure that Loopmasters proudly present “House Percussion” – a sample pack dedicated to bring you inspiring live played percussion loops guaranteed to bring your House and Club tracks to life.

This Tub based journey has been created exclusively for Loopmasters and features 10 Construction Kit Style Percussion Ensembles containing Loops from Conga’s, Agogo Bell, Claves, Tambourine, Cabassa and Shakers, making it easy to custom build your Percussion tracks to fit your productions.

House Percussion Loops is available for £ 19.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / House Percussion Loops

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Loops de la Crème releases World Sounds Deluxe Set

Loops de la Crème World Sounds Deluxe Set

Loops de la Crème has released the World Sounds Deluxe Set, a collection of percussion instruments for Native Instruments Kontakt.

A fascinating, highly detailed collection of over 30 percussion instruments, with unexpected additionnal features!

This sample pack features essential instruments (congas, djembes, drumset, tambourines…) as well as unique handmade ones (voodoo bone shaker, ghana double bell, calebasse…)

World Sounds Deluxe Set features

  • Over 30 percussion instruments.
  • 35 Kontakt patches.
  • One main set with all the instruments spread over 7 octaves for instant playability.
  • Up to 20 velocity layers for realistic, dynamic response.
  • 22 unique chromatic patches ready to be combined and layered to create new ethnic instruments.
  • All samples recorded with as little ambience as possible to ensure maximum flexibility and usefulness.
  • 15 reverb impulse responses.
  • Bonus nature loops (birds, savannah, forest ambience…)
  • 776 samples , Total size unzipped: 294MB.

The World Sounds Deluxe Set is available to purchase for the intoductory price of 12 EUR / $15.90 USD until March 31st, 2012 (50% off regular). A free demo/preview kit (6 instruments, 1 Kontakt patch, 60 samples, 19MB) can be downloaded here.

More information: Loops de la Crème / World Sounds Deluxe Set

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Cinesamples releases CineBells for Kontakt

Cinesamples has announced CineBells, a sound library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Cinesamples Cinebells

Here we present a focused, tidy collection of intimately-recorded, overdub ready, pitched happiness. A sizable 10GB (at compressed NI NCW) collection of pitched bells, dulcimers and keyboards specifically designed to construct tonal groove elements. For years we’ve been subjected to typical cinematic grooves composed of various small percussive elements; sticks, logs, shakers, claves, tambourines, finger cymbals, and other unpitched toys – yet there was an obvious lack of pitched counterparts.

Partially inspired by the tasty tonal percussion overdub tracks on Radiohead’s “No Surprises” and Green Day’s “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” we set out to produce a library which could easily camouflage itself in any track of any genre. Aside from applying the production techniques of modern sampling, we had to take special care taming these incredibly verbal instruments; especially the mallet keyboards as they have the power to drown out an entire orchestra in a hall setting.

Using a combination of instrument treatments, mellow mallets, small pencil condensers and elite Class-A outboard gear (Lexicon PCM 91, Avalon 2055 EQ, Waves L2 Hardware Limiter, Manley Variable Mu), we were able to capture an incredibly usable mix. You will hear a tremendously clean signal featuring perfectly smooth transients, transparent highs, warm mids and tastefully rolled-off lows, with just enough ambience to prevent sterility. We’ve also included true mono; a single microphone (not a faked, stereo fold down) as it would be used in 90% of these types of situations in the studio. We have captured an authentic and familiar sound – that your client will hopefully feel rather than notice outright when they hear your cues.

CineBells features

  • 12 patches of unique and useful instruments.
  • 2 Mix Options.
  • High-Quality Signal Chain:
    • Lexicon PCM 91
    • Avalon 2055 EQ
    • Waves L2 Hardware Limiter
    • Manley Variable Mu
  • 9.97 GB – NCW Compressed.
  • Multiple Dynamic Layers, Round Robin Articulations.
  • Requires Full Version of Kontakt 4.2.3 or higher.
  • Produced by Mike Barry, Mike Patti, and Dan Negovan; Programmed and Scripted by Blake Robinson; engineered by Brian Dixon.

CineBells is available to purchase for the introductory price of $99 USD (regular $129 USD).

More information: Cinesamples / CineBells

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