MPC-Samples releases Tape to Dub Plate Vol 1 – Cymbal Hits

MPC-Samples has announced the release of Tape to Dub Plate Vol 1 – Cymbal Hits, the first release in a unique new series of royalty-free drum hits and breaks from the indisputable heavyweight champion of the fat vintage drum sound, Mr Timmy Rickard (Monosole Music).

Timmy Rickard Tape to Dub Plate Vol 1 - Cymbal Hits

This first volume is filled with 50 of the finest Turkish handmade cymbals and hi hat hits, each one recorded directly onto analogue tape, mixed through using analogue outboard gear, mastered onto a 12″ dub plate, and finally sampled back off of the vinyl. The result is the sound and vibe of the open hits and breaks that crate diggers spend so much of their time searching for.

The whole collection contains several types of cymbal hit; edge, bell, center, rolls and hi hat, and for those who prefer a cleaner drum sound, every sample is also provided in its original pre-dub-plate mix. Sounds are provided in both 16 bit and 24 bit WAV versions, and in an exclusive for MPC-Samples.com customers we’ve also included MPC program files for quick loading across your pads, with legacy MPC SND versions of all samples included, making this fully compatible with all MPC models straight out of the box!

Mixed using analogue compressors and eq’s stuffed with valves and transformers, before being sent to a Neumann cutting lathe. Performed and engineered with love by Timmy Rickard.

The sample pack is available for purchase for $16.99 USD.

More information: MPC-Samples / Tape to Dub Plate Vol 1

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Shattered Glass Audio releases SGA1566 tube preamp plugin

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Shattered Glass Audio has announced the release of SGA1566, a free tube preamp effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Shattered Glass Audio SGA1566
Shattered Glass Audio’s SGA1566 can be used to add warmth to a track, as a saturation compressor, or to add “dirt” with tube overdrive.

SGA1566 is loosely based on a single channel vintage tube preamplifier. We have made some changes to the original schematic, added tone controls, and made it stereo.

To achieve the most authentic analog sound, the whole circuit is simulated in real time using the high performance circuit simulator. However, this level of sound fidelity comes at a price of high CPU utilization.

For cases where such a CPU hit is prohibitive, we have added a model that is significantly less CPU intensive but slightly less accurate than the circuit simulation.

SGA1566 features

  • Authentic analog sound through real-time high-performance circuit simulation.
  • Preamp featuring two 12AX7 voltage amplification stages.
  • CPU friendly model of the circuit.
  • Two-band active Baxandall EQ that can be placed either at the beginning or at the end of the signal chain.
  • Up to 4x oversampling.
  • Mono or stereo processing mode.

The plug-in is available to download for Windows and Mac (VST/AU).

More information: Shattered Glass Audio / SGA1566

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MeldaProduction releases MAmp & MRecords, plugins updated to v8.06

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MeldaProduction has released MAmp and MRecorder, two new effect plug-ins for Windows and Mac.

MeldaProduction MAmp

MAmp is a great sounding vintage amp. Whether you are looking for a soft saturation to enhance the harmonic content or a great sounding creative distortion, MAmp is the perfect tool for the job.

MRecorder is a simple free utility, which saves incoming input as WAV file.

MAmp features

  • The most advanced user interface on the market – stylable, resizable, GPU accelerated.
  • Unique visualisation engine with classic meters and time graphs.
  • 2 exceptionally versatile modulators.
  • Adjustable oscillator shape technology.
  • 2 multiparameters.
  • Tube saturation.
  • M/S, single channel, up to 8 channels surround processing…
  • Smart randomization.
  • Automatic gain compensation (AGC).
  • Safety limiter.
  • Adjustable up-sampling 1x-16x.
  • MIDI controllers with MIDI learn.
  • Very fast, optimized for SSE/SSE2/SSE3 processors.
  • Global preset management and online preset exchange.
  • Supports VST, VST3, AU and AAX interfaces on Windows & Mac, both 32-bit and 64-bit.
  • No dongle nor internet access is required for activation.
  • Free-for-life updates.

MAmp is available for the introductory price of 19 EUR (regular 39 EUR).

MeldaProduction has also updated all its effect plug-ins to version 8.06, a big update providing several new features, performance and workflow improvements, fixes and more.

More information: MeldaProduction

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Analogue Drums releases Pizazz – Jazz Brushes Kit

Analogue Drums has launched Pizazz, a drum sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Analogue Drums Pizazz

Pizazz is a vintage jazz kit played with brushes. Based around a toneful ’70s Rogers kit with a selection of classy cymbals and a versatile Rogers Dynasonic snare, Pizazz provides the classic brush backdrop for jazz and other genres. The mix of the kit can be taken from crisp and articulate to smooth and spacious with a few fader adjustments.

Several snare articulations, two separate pairs of toms (high and medium tension), two kick drums both sampled open and dampened, two pairs of hihats, and two rides give you a heap of options for selecting the tones that work best for your track. Check the kit details below.

The kit was sampled at The Manor through a selection of fine vintage and modern recording pieces, finished with outboard compressors.

Pizzaz Jazz Brushes features

  • Kontakt instrument files with multi-out and stereo versions.
  • Trigger TCI/PRS presets for kick/snare/toms with separated mic layers.
  • 4176 sample .wav files in unencrypted 24bit, 44.1khz format.
  • Reference manual (PDF).
  • 2.1GB Zip file (3.15GB unzipped).

The library is available for purchase for $29 USD.

More information: Analogue Drums / Pizazz

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Arturia releases iProphet synth app for iPad

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Arturia has announced the release of iProphet for iPad, an authentic emulation of the vintage Prophet VS digital vector synthesizer by Sequential Circuits.

Arturia iProphet

Rediscover a legendary synthesizer from the 80’s, the Prophet VS. Take place in the line of outstanding musicians who created and played on this amazing instrument. Deep pads, intense leads, unique FX’s, an iconic realm of sounds is now at your fingertips.

iProphet features

  • 4 digital oscillators.
  • 95 different waveforms.
  • Multimode filter: Low pass, Band pass, High pass, Band reject.
  • Vector Joystick.
  • Multipoint looping envelope generators.
  • Audiobus.
  • Core MIDI.
  • Interapp-audio.
  • Tabletop™ Ready.
  • Modulation matrix.
  • Output effects: Chorus, Overdrive, Digital delay.
  • Preset import/export.
  • Compatibility with Prophet V presets.
  • Apple’s Inter-app audio (to work in conjunction with Garage Band and other audio apps).

The iProphet for iPad is available for purchase from the iTunes App Store for $9.99 USD /8.99 EUR. A bundle with iMini is $17 USD.

More information: Arturia / iProphet

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