Uppercussion releases Digicussion 3 + Digicussion Bundle & new Kontakt Instruments

Uppercussion has announced the release of Digicussion 3, a sample library designed to deliver 50 kits full of character, with singular kicks and snares, hihats and cymbals, percussion, metal, noises, melodic hits, SFX, and more. The kits are available in standard kit formats such as Maschine, Ableton Live and Geist.

Uppercussion Digicussion 3

All Digicussion products are also now available as Kontakt Instruments, advanced drum machines to customize the sounds and kits in a brand new interface, created in collaboration with Icebreaker Audio.

The Kontakt instruments include all kinds of sonic controls, professional mastering effects, a built-in sequencer, preset kits saved as Kontakt snapshots and drum patterns for every kit.

Digicussion 3 features

  • 50 drum kits.
  • Five kit categories: Bossed, Disturbed, Primed, Spaced and Threatened.
  • 800 samples, 16 samples per kit.
  • Samples are 24-bit, 44.1 kHz.
  • Formats include Maschine, Ableton Live, Geist, Battery, Kontakt (basic), EXS24, Halion, Reason NN-XT, and single WAV samples.
  • Sample folders are easily accessible and sorted by sound type.
  • Total size is 180 MB.

Digicussion 3 is available for purchase for $29 USD.

In addition, all Digicussion products (Digicussion 1-3) are now available together in a Bundle for $49 USD, for a total of 150 kits and 2400 samples. There is a bundle for the new Kontakt instruments and a separate bundle for the multiple format versions (both can be purchased together for $59 USD).

Uppercussion Kontakt Instrument features

  • Volume, Pitch and Filter envelopes per sound.
  • Filter, EQ, Distortion, Lo-Fi and Dynamic effects per sound.
  • Master FX including analogue modelled EQ, Compressor and Tape Saturation.
  • Convolution Reverb with 20 custom impulse responses.
  • Three engine modes, including a vintage SP1200 emulation.
  • Preset kits saved as Kontakt snapshots.
  • Preset MIDI maps and the ability to customize the mapping.
  • Built-in sequencer.
  • Preset drum patterns.
  • Compatible with Komplete Kontrol Native Map and Light Guide.

The Kontakt Instrument library is for use with the full version of Kontakt 5.4.1 or later and is not compatible with the free Kontakt player.

More information: Uppercussion

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New Sonic Arts launches Nuance Essential Drums

New Sonic Arts has released Nuance Essential Drums Volume 1 and Volume 2, two drum libraries by Uppercussion for the Nuance sampler instrument plugin for Windows and Mac.

New Sonic Arts Nuance Essential Drums

Spanning two volumes, ranging from gently treated acoustic kits to hyper-processed and distorted beats, Nuance Essential Drums is the definitive drum-collection for Nuance.

All kits use a consistent layout for instant on-the-fly exchange via the Nuance browser, allowing you to effortlessly dial in your perfect beat. Furthermore, all samples are conveniently organised by category for easy mix-and-match of the individual drum sounds. When combined with Nuance’s powerful FX and modulation features, the creative possibilities for custom kit design are effectively limitless.

Nuance Essential Drums features

  • 75 kits in each volume, organized into 4 categories:
    • Vol 1: Acoustic Kits, Spacious Kits, RnB Kits, Destructive Kits.
    • Vol 2: Electro Kits, Hip Hop Kits, Hostile Kits, Twisted Kits.
  • 1,200 samples (24-bit) in each volume.
  • Delivered as a .sndpak file for easy drag-and-drop installation and instant loading times.

The packs are available for purchase for 29 EUR each. For a limited time only, the two volumes are also available as a bundle with over 30% savings on the regular price.

More information: New Sonic Arts

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Uppercussion releases Vocalisms sample pack

Uppercussion Vocalisms

Uppercussion has announced the release of Vocalisms, a collection of 58 drum kits made exclusively from sounds produced by the human voice and mouth.

The VOCALISMS drum kits feature all kinds of vocal percussion: beatbox, shouts, buzzes, chirps, hard consonants, exaggerated vowels, phonetic exploration and a lot of experimentation. Each kit includes the standard drums such as kicks, snares, hihats, cymbals and toms, but also melodic elements such as bass lip buzzes, tonal hits and other sung one shots.

The sounds in Vocalisms are 100% “orally originated”, meaning that no other non-vocal sounds were used and the human voice is the only sound source…even if it doesn’t always sound like it. The samples were processed in a plethora of different ways to give an even broader palette of drum kit sound possibilities.

Vocalisms features

  • 58 drum kits in 4 categories (Advocal, Evocal, Havocal, and Provocal).
  • 928 samples, 16 samples per kit (24-bit, 44.1 kHz).
  • Formats include Ableton Live Pack, Maschine, Geist, Battery, Kontakt, EXS24, Halion and Reason NN-XT, and single WAV samples.
  • Sample folders are easily accessible and sorted by sound type.
  • Total size is 120 MB.
  • Additional Ableton Live Pack content:
    • 58 Live Clips.
    • 58 MIDI patterns (one in each Live Clip).
    • 8 Macro assignments per kit.

The sample pack is available to purchase for $49 USD. The Ableton Live Pack is only sold through Ableton.com, priced at $49 USD / 39 EUR.

More information: Uppercussion / Vocalisms

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Uppercussion announces Bitkits free 8-bt drum kits for Maschine, Live 9, Geist, Battery & more

Uppercussion Bitkits

Uppercussion has announced the release of Bitkits, a free collection of ten 8-bit drum kits in collaboration with Icebreaker Audio.

The samples in Bitkits come from a time when 8-bit sounds were the standard for video games and digital synthesizers. The kits give you 8-bit versions of kick, snare and hihat sounds, as well as a large collection of beeps, buzzes, noises, arpeggiations and other sound effects typical of the 8-bit era.

All of the samples in Bitkits were created using the BitRate digital drum machine for Reaktor, created by Icebreaker Audio. BitRate features realistic emulations of digital sound engines from the late 80s and early 90s in an intuitive interface.

Bitkits features

  • 10 Bitkits kits.
  • 160 samples, 16 samples per kit.
  • Samples are 24-bit, 44.1 kHz.
  • Formats include Maschine, Live 9, Geist, Battery, Kontakt, EXS24, Halion and Reason NN-XT, and single WAV samples.
  • Sample folders are easily accessible and sorted by sound type.
  • Total size is 25 MB.

The Bitkits are a free download at Uppercussion. Note: Ableton Live kits require Live 9.

More information: Uppercussion / Bitkits

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Uppercussion releases Conundrums & Monstrosities drum kit sample packs

Uppercussion

Uppercussion has announced the release of Conundrums and Monstrosities, two new multi-format synthetic drum kit libraries.

Conundrums is a collection of 50 drum kits designed to be a go-to library for all kinds of productions created with a 16-pad interface. The library includes processed sounds originating from studio sessions, field recordings, and both analog and digital sound synthesis. Conundrums will add kicks, snares and claps, hihats and cymbals, percussion, hits and more to a beat-creation arsenal. All of the kits use a similar drum mapping, making it easy to switch among them while playing beats or using patterns.

Monstrosities is a drum kit library designed for the times when the user gets angry and needs to create music. These kits are dirty, distorted, processed, over-processed, disturbing, and sometimes hostile. The kits in this collection include a wide range of kicks, snares, cymbals, hits, strikes, bashes, roars, blasts, and industrial accidents.

Both libraries include 50 kits and 800 samples each, with formats including Maschine, Live 9, Geist, Battery, Kontakt, EXS24, Halion and Reason NN-XT, and single WAV samples.

Conundrums and Monstrosities are available to purchase for $29 USD each. A bundle of both is available for $49 USD until March 31st, 2013.

More information: Uppercussion

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