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Detunized samples Technics WSA1: Composite Keys Live Pack

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Detunized Composite Keys for Live

Detunized has announced Composite Keys, its latest sound library for Ableton Live.

Composite Keys features acoustic modeling sounds of the Technics WSA1 synthesizer.

The Live Pack consists of 20 presets with velocity-layered stereo samples that also contain a decent amount of effects from the WSA1´s built in post processing engine.

Each preset of the Live Pack is equipped with 8 multi-mapped macro controls and an instant-mono switch.

Composite Keys features

  • 990 MB Ableton Live Pack (Live 7 or higher).
  • 20 Instruments.
  • 629 Samples, 24 Bit/44.1 kHz.

The Composite Keys library is available to purchase for 9 EUR.

More information: Detunized / Composite Keys

The Producers Choice releases Boom Bap Phonetics drum kit

Producers Choice Boom Bap Phonetics

The Producers Choice has released the Boom Bap Phonetics, a drum sample pack inspired by the sounds of J Dilla and Kev Brown.

Our sound designers painstakingly mimicked the EXACT drum sounds used by J Dilla, Kev Brown & Mad Lib.

The Boom Bap Phonetics drum kit is the ‘go to’ drum library for Boom Bap drum samples. The kit captures J Dilla’s signature styled drums by using the same filtering techniques, creative EQ & compression, and drum machines as the legendary producer.

Boom Bap Phonetics features

  • Over 170 drum samples, crafted using the following equipment: Akai MPC3000, SP-303 Sampler, P-505 Sampler, Technics Turntables w/ Dirty Vinyl Drums.
  • MPC READY – pgm files included so you can load into your unit fast and easily.
  • Each sound was recorded from vinyl record and split tested through different chains to get the perfect boom bap sound.

The sample pack is available to purchase for $29 USD.

More information: The Producers Choice / Boom Bap Phonetics

Goldbaby celebrates birthday with 20% discount, free sample pack & WADRA for Geist

Goldbaby Productions has announced a limited time discount on its products in celebration of Hugo’s birthday.

Goldbaby TapeDP50

It is my birthday this month! To celebrate I’m going to give you guys the present!
20% off until the 31st of July 2011.

Here is the coupon: JULY2011BIRTHDAY

Valid for any product! Including my latest… When Alien Drum Robots Attack II

Goldbaby also released TapeDP50, a free sample pack featuring drum sounds from the 1980′s Technics DP50, recorded on tape.

Furthermore, the When Alien Drum Robots Attack sample library is now available in FXpansion Geist format.

Those who have Geist and have already purchased WADRA can upgrade to this format for $1. Just send me your original order number and I will send you a special order form.

More information: Goldbaby Productions

Forgotten Keys Technics K-2×0, sample pack

Forgotten Keys Technics K-2x0

Forgotten Keys has released Technics K-2×0, a sample pack for Kontakt featuring sounds of the Technics K-200 & K-250 Keyboards.

Cheap, Tacky and Cheesy! What more could you want?

A hybrid between two early 1980s Technics Keyboards; the K-200 and K-250.

Technics K-2×0 features

  • Over 800 samples, 16 bit/44.1KHz.
  • 24 sounds plus drum kit.
  • Built-in rhythm player.
  • Auto-accompaniment.
  • Right-hand harmony.
  • Rhythms can be triggered via MIDI.
  • Analogue hi-hats with eight randomly selected variations.

Technics K-2×0 is available to purchase as a download for £8.50 GBP.

More information: Forgotten Keys / Technics K-2×0

Novation releases Dicer

Novation Dicer

Novation has announced Dicer, a palm-sized cue point and looping controller developed with Serato.

Plug Dicer in, slot it on your turntable/CDJ, and you can instantly set cue points and use them to trigger ‘Hot Cues’. Or, flip Dicer into ‘Auto-Loop’ or ‘Loop Roll’ modes, to trigger loops, or ‘roll’ sections of the track to create climaxes, drops and glitchy breaks. Each ‘mode’ illuminates Dicer’s pads a different colour, so you can instantly see what mode the pads in, even in dark clubs and venues.

Dicer’s buttons can also ‘learn’ other software functions. So, you can assign different FX to the pads, or trigger samples over the top of your mix, or even browse tracks in your iTunes library!

Dicer was designed by Novation in collaboration with Ean Golden – DJ and curator of DJ Tech Tools. Ean came up with the concept of a controller that fits on the turntable, and his contribution has been crucial in helping Novation design and develop Dicer.

Dicer features

  • Performance buttons with visual feedback — Backlit, multi-colour, soft touch ‘dice’ buttons, provide immediate LED feedback from Serato Scratch Live software.
  • Locks straight onto Technics SL 1200/10, and similar decks — Using the 45-adapter hole, Dicer places looping control right where you need it – on your decks, millimetres away from your vinyl.
  • Attaches to CDJs, mixers and laptops — With Novation’s reusable ‘DJ putty’, your Dicers can slot into even the most cramped of DJ performance set-ups, sticking cleanly and directly onto your CDJs, mixer or laptop.
  • Default set-up for Serato Scratch Live — Dicer is pre-programmed to take advantage of the cue point and looping functions in Serato Scratch Live, including ‘Hot Cues’, ‘Auto Roll’ and ‘Loop Roll’.
  • Works with all major DJ software — Dicer is fully MIDI assignable, so it can be set up to control almost any software, including Traktor Scratch Pro. Up to 60 assignable MIDI controls are available from a pair of Dicers.
  • USB bus-powered — Dicer gets all the power it needs from a single USB cable, with no need for an external power supply. A mini Jack cable transmits power and data to the second Dicer.
  • A Fully class compliant MIDI device — Dicer is a plug and play device, so no need to install any drivers.

Dicer is expected to be in stores in late June/early July 2010, priced at $99.99 USD / 99.99 EUR / £79.99 GBP.

More information: Novation / Dicer

Precisionsound releases The Skinny Organ Collection – Mighty U90

Precisionsound Mighty U90

Precisionsound has announced the release of Mighty U90, the first sample set in a new series of collaborations with Skinny Hastrup, “The Skinny Organ Collection”.

The Technics SX-U90S made in Japan 1982 with a price tag of 7 812 EUR (aprox. $ 10 500) has been the source for this SampleSets. SX-U90S is (was) a luxury “grandmas” organ and the flagship of their “U” series, too expensive for most people to have as a livingroom furniture and homeorgan.

We think these instruments are so underrated when it comes to the sound. For modern DAW based musicians it would be difficult or impossible to incorporate them in their musicproduction due to space, weight and the lack of MIDI or CV so we have the goal to make them available inside your MAC or PC.

Mighty U90 features

  • 603 stereo and mono 24bit wav files.
  • 152 stereo 24bit wav rhythm loops.
  • 152 stereo 24bit Rx2 loops.
  • 32 + 27 NI Kontakt v1 and v2 programs divided into “Basic” and “Advanced”.
  • 32 + 28 NI Kontakt v3 and v4 programs divided into “Basic” and “Advanced”.
  • 32 + 25 HALion (all versions) programs divided into “Basic” and “Advanced”.
  • 32 + 24 EXS24 programs divided into “Basic” and “Advanced”.
  • 32 SoundFont (Sf2) programs (16bit).

The Skinny Organ Collection – Mighty U90 is available to purchase as a download for $39 USD, or $50 on DVD (all formats are included).

More information: Precisionsound / Mighty U90