Acousticsamples has announced Urban Drums, a tight drum set build around a 13′ piccolo snare drums, perfect for hip hop, neo soul or even electro music productions.
This kit is made of elements from different brands, a 20ʼ Yamaha Bass Drum , a 13ʼ Tama metalwork piccolo Snare , a 12ʼ Hi Tom , a 16ʼ Floor Tom , a 14ʼ Zildjian medium crash , a 14ʼ Zildjian crash , a 13ʼ Paiste Hihat and a 20ʼ Zildjian jazz Ride.
We recorded every element with 3 microphone positions, a pair of overheads, a microphone above the top head and another under the bottom head and we added a synth kit. You have access to a mixer on the front interface to be able to enable, mix and pan each position.
Acousticsamples’ Urban Drums library is a drum kit mixed from various elements, mixed with synthesized drums samples.
Urban Drums features
- 2014 samples, 1.83 Gb of samples.
- 3 microphone positions plus synthesized samples for each drum that you can mix and/or disable from the interface.
- up to 20 velocity layers per element.
- 4 round robins for each element.
- Custom mapping, you can assign every element to any key simply by pressing a key and assigning a sample.
- Mappings presets: GM, V-DRUMS, IMAP, NSKIT (NDK) or default one.
- Stereo and Multi-output versions to make the mixing possibilities even easier.
- Hihat with 5 levels on openess and triggering from one key depending on a controller value (any controller) and automatic closing sound.
- Playable instrument, right hand and left hand mappings.
- Detailed snares, 4 different hit positions for the snare plus auto roll script.
- Advanced UVI scripting giving you access to a simple yet powerfull interface and advanced features.
The sound library comes with the UVI Workstation 2 and is compatible with MOTU MachFive 3. It is available to purchase for 69 EUR / $85 USD.
More information: Acousticsamples / Urban Drums
ToneBytes has announced Urban Noise, a VST format plug-in for Windows, which mixes the sounds of urban atmospheres with your recordings.
The purpose of the plug-in is to add sounds typically inherent to the big city. For this goal, Urban Noise has 21 sound profiles, including the sound of car noise, crowd noise, bar ambience, subway sounds and much more other.
There are three slots in Urban Noise which you can use to mix different noise profiles to produce complex and variable noise environments.
With the help of the embedded equalizer, it is possible to either emphasize or mute those parts of the noise profile you want. The features of the equalizer are selected in such a way that it keeps its use of noise sounding natural.
The VST plug-in for Windows is available to purchase for 15 EUR / $20 USD.
More information: ToneBytes / Urban Noise
Prime Loops has announced the release of Trap Addictz, a sample library trap loops and samples, including 5 complete song kits from 62-70BPM plus drum one-shots.
Trap is the latest sound to emerge from the dirty underbelly of the American HipHop movement, quickly making its way into the Rap, Urban & Pop charts. It has even found its way into the sets of the biggest EDM and rave stars at clubs and festivals the world over.
Since Prime Loops is always at the fore of new music styles, we are proud to present Trap Addictz – a thorough collection of exclusive Trap loops, rhythms and sounds that have been created, produced and mastered to perfection by Prime Loops’ very own Trap masters. Trap Addictz also comes to you free from any royalties and legal hassles whatsoever!
The sample pack is available to purchase for £16.95 GBP.
More information: Prime Loops / Trap Addictz
Prime Loops has announced the release of Urban Synths, a collection of urban synth sounds.
No question about it: Urban music is topping the charts around the world, especially emotional, melodic dance and party tunes. What is needed to have a hit, you ask? Well: A strong voice, a catchy melody, and Prime Loops‘ latest sound pack: Urban Synths!
With Urban Synths, the experienced Prime Loops soundsmiths have excelled themselves once more: This all-new sound pack brings more than 300 mb of fresh synth sounds. From supersmooth and silky digital keys to harshly distorted analogue stabs and from energizing rave-signal-style sounds to low riding jeep suites, this rich collection of Urban Synths has got everything you need.
So, it‘s straight to the top of the line with Urban Synths, this ultimate and timeless collection of synth loops & basslines that will have you inspired to make a run for your studio – however big it might be – and produce classic material in no time!
The sample pack is available to purchase for £12.95 GBP.
More information: Prime Loops / Urban Synths
Roqstar Entertainment has announced Urban Hits 3, a sample pack for urban music production.
5 blazing and urban-oriented Construction Kits with a focus on more melodic urban music. These Construction Kits include piano, synths, drums and much more with earworm potential.
The library includes synths, piano, basses, effects and drums. All five construction kits include laid out drum and instrumental tracks plus drum single shots.
Urban Hits 3 features
- 5 Construction Kits.
- Includes 40 single drum shots.
- 92 – 98 bpm.
The sample pack is available to purchase for $25 USD.
More information: Roqstar / Urban Hits 3
Future Loops has introduced Urban Swingerz, a collection of R&B Construction Kits in WAV & REX format.
Urban Swingerz aims at an urban and seductive R&B and Hip Hop sound and includes most of the elements needed for chart driven R&B production: Beats, Bass, Strings, Synths, Keys, Piano, Pads, Percussion& more.
With Over 2.5 GB, Urban Swingerz also includes the standalone drum loop elements such as Kicks, Snares, Hats, Claps and One Shots for increased mixing and production potential.
The sample pack is available to purchase for 19.95 EUR.
More information: Future Loops / Urban Swingerz