Singomakers has launched Cubase Mastering Templates, the first title in a new series of mastering, mixing and track templates.
The first one of this series is Mastering Templates for Steinberg Cubase! 16 Mastering templates for 4 genres, EDM, Trap, Deep House and Drum & Bass, 16 separate projects with mastering plugins of Waves (4 templates with Waves plugins only), iZotope Ozone 5 (4 templates with Ozone 5 plugins only), Cubase 5 (4 templates with Cubase 5 plugins only) and Cubase 7.5 (4 templates with Cubase 7.5 plugins only). 16 mastering template projects in total!
Each Template contains a Cubase file containing an example demo song routed through a dedicated Channel Strip containing all the necessary EQ, Compression and FX settings that can be used on your own productions as a final Master Tool.
The final polish and mastering of your tracks is a very important stage to get that perfect finished Sound and each genre has its own technical requirements, and examples of these settings are included in the templates.
The pack is available for purchase for £19.95 GBP. Individual templates are also sold separately for £9.95 GBP each.
More information: Singomakers / Cubase Mastering Templates
Myloops has announced the release of Revelations Volume 13 and Trance Stems Volume 1, two new template packs.
Revelations Volume 13 (Stonevalley)
At Myloops we have been strongly attached to the uplifting trance genre so far, but it’s also nice to occasionally explore the boundaries of trance. Stonevalley (Olivier Picart), known for his releases on Enhanced Recordings and for getting many plays from some of the top DJs (including Armin Van Buuren in his A State Of Trance show) has decided to show us how to make electro trance in Logic Pro.
Trance Stems Volume 1
This is a set of 5 short Trance Templates, each of them showcasing the buildup section of a potentially releasable trance production. They were produced by Static Blue (Jonathan Blakoe), who is responsible for releases on labels such as Enhanced Recordings, Flashover Recordings, and Anjunabeats between 2006 and 2012. The templates showcase his typical uplifting trance sound in Logic Pro, Ableton Live, FL Studio and Cubase.
Revelations Vol 13 is available for purchase for 29.99 EUR, the Trance Stems Vol 1 pack is 39.99 EUR.
More information: Myloops
Loopmasters has launched Nais Ableton Live Projects Pack 1, a new ClickSound pack featuring 3 construction templates for Ableton Live.
A seriously speaker shaking collection of Ableton Live projects all available in one heavy-duty download.
Unlocking your creative genius has never been so easy with the help of Clicksound’s Ableton Live Construction Templates. With the lock and load simplicity of each template, plus the highest of music production standards, you will quickly be discovering your new music horizons.
Nais Ableton Live Projects Pack 1 features
- Ableton GlitchHop Project — A super charged GlitchHop banger ready to be reworked and sculpted in to your very own Glitch style track. At 100BPM this template has all the power and heavy bass grind of the GlitchHop sound including cone blasting basslines and blisteringly sharp drums and FX. All of the tracks have been exported as WAV files to a separate construction folder, meaning you can import any or all of the samples in to any DAW such as Logic Pro X or BitWig Studio.
- Ableton Breaks Project (requires Native Instruments Massive) — Basslines with anger management issues are the order of the day with this project! Using the awesome power Native Instruments Massive this project lays down the foundations for a seriously furious breaks track in Ableton Live. Featuring crisp, sharp, punchy drums, percussion and effects, along with a bassline that could crush concrete, this project will without a doubt inspire and feed your appetite for the Breaks sound of today.
- Ableton Electro Project (requires Sylenth1) — Taking the current sound of Electro this project merges elements of Electro House, Breaks and Big Room in to one professionally engineered project. Featuring an infectious lead melody, driving basslines and percussion that cuts through ‘like a knife through butter’, this project serves as an excellent sonic palette of inspiration for your next Electro style project in Ableton Live.
The template pack is available from Loopmasters for £16.95 GBP.
More information: ClickSound / Nais Ableton Live Projects Pack 1
Myloops has announced the release of Trance Insights Vol. 1, a free template pack for trance music production.
This is an entirely new mini trance template which you can download and open up in your favorite sequencer. You can play around with it, learn from the mixing, MIDI files and FX chains, build around it and use some parts in your own productions. The template is available in the following sequencers : Ableton Live, FL Studio, Cubase, Logic Pro, Bitwig Studio and Presonus Studio One.
The mini-template is a short 16 bars long arrangement that could be the buildup of an uplifting trance production. As simple as it may be, it contains some of the essential bricks in trance music : kick, drums, bassines, pluck synth, acid and some white noise effects. The template also includes some of the essential mixing tricks like side-chaining and per-channel EQing.
The pack is a free download for registered Myloops users (registration is free).
More information: Myloops / Trance Insights Vol. 1
Jksound has announced the release of its Chillout & Chill Trance sample pack and Zerobeat & In Love, two template packs for Studio One by PreSonus.
Chillout & Chill Trance
‘Chillout & Chill Trance’ is a brand new set of one-shot sounds created specifically for downtempo productions.
You’ll find a varied selection of one-shot percussion sounds and drums designed to be used in your favourite software or hardware sampler.
All sounds have been designed from scratch to give you a fresh and unique sound.
The sample pack is available for purchase for £14.45 GBP.
Zerobeat & In Love: Studio One Trance Template
‘Zerobeat: Studio One Trance Template’ offers a complete Trance session in Presonus Studio One format. Containing all mixing, leveling and FX chains, you can use this template to learn and study how a Trance production is built and put together. Study the mixing and EQ’ing techniques and find out how the melodies were written.
‘In Love: Studio One Trance Template’ offers a complete mix-down of a Trance track in Presonus Studio One. Containing mixing and leveling, and FX chains, you can use this template to learn and study how a Trance production is built and put together. Study the mixing and EQing techniques and find out how the melodies were written.
The Studio One Template packs are £19.99 GBP each.
More information: Jksound
James of Freemasons wrote in to share a tutorial on how to get NI Maschine and Akai MPC swings natively inside Logic Pro and Ableton Live.
Ever since the release of NI’s Maschine and more recently, the return of the Akai’s MPC range, beat production has taken a huge leap forward sonically and rhythmically. However, both of these machines use their own proprietary systems and protocols for swing quantise.
One of the biggest problems when using these inside DAW’s with your other VST’s and audio is that each has its own quantise system that is not (always) mirrored by the software, so quantising parts running alongside your chosen drum machine to the same swing has often been a case of guess work and time-consuming experimentation.
We always ran into this problem so decided to solve it, and after a few days of quite painstaking work, we have converted the swings from NI’s Maschine and Akai’s MPC into groove templates for Logic 9 / Logic X and Ableton live 8/9 (Maschine only, MPC grooves were already present).
We also created an instructional video showing how you can import these grooves into the applications and into your own Logic startup pages. We hope you enjoy using them as we do.
The groove templates are available to download here.
More information: Freemasons (Facebook)
Hans Hafner of Good Loops has released a free Lemur template for the Zebra 2 synthesizer instrument from u-he.
The main panel contains the XY-pads as well as controls for the Envelopes and basic controls for the LFOs.
Yesterday I finally bought Lemur for iPad and WOW. Creating your own setups is so easy compared to other solutions that I tried in the past. So I created a controller surface for Zebra2 in a couple of hours.
The template includes 7 panels, and is available to download from Good Loops at no charge.
More information: Good Loops / Zebra 2 Lemur template