McDSP has launched the Compressor Collection, a bundle of dynamic range processors for Reason, including the C670, FRG-4RE, and Moo Tube compressors.
Reason users rejoice! Now you can harness the legendary power of McDSP audio software within Reason as a Rack Extension!
Choose from 3 uniquely and meticulously hand-crafted compressors (or just get the entire collection) to add that warmth and presence that your music has been waiting for!
McDSP Compressor Collection features
- C670 Compressor – The C670 Rack Extension plug-in is a surprisingly flexible compressor in a three knob package. Modeled after vintage equipment valued at over $30,000, the C670 is as classic as they come, in a far more reliable software version complimented by new features not found in the original device.
- FRG-4RE Compressor – The FRG-4RE Rack Extension plug-in is a feed-forward reactive gain compressor (FRG), referred to by McDSP engineering staff as ‘the frog’. The FRG-4RE’s features include a modern compression topology, separately adjustable attack and release controls, and a wide compression ratio control spread, ranging from nearly 1:1 to 20:1.
- Moo Tube Compressor – The Moo Tube Rack Extension plug-in is a software emulation of modern tube based hardware compressors. When you want to fatten up your tracks, don’t have a cow. Get some Moo in your music with the Moo Tube compressor.
The Compressor Collection is available to purchase for 99 EUR. The Rack Extensions are also sold separately for 39 EUR each.
More information: McDSP / Compressor Collection
Drumdrops has released version 2.0 of its 1963 Premier Outfits 54 single shot multi-velocity drum kit for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Drumdrops has sampled up a classic sounding 60s drum kit, a 1963 Premier Outfits 54 which belongs to Producer Ben Hillier (Blur, Depeche Mode).
The sample packs are a must have, for anyone wanting the sound of a classic sounding British 1960s kit. It has been recorded in great detail providing up to 16 velocity levels and the Kontakt 5 pack comes with multiple round robins.
Changes in Premier Outfits 54 Kit v2.0
- Fixed a bug where the tuning knob readout changed going between tabs.
- Fixed a bug loading certain convolution reverbs.
- Fixed a bug where reverb send 2 was not having any affect after reloading a saved preset.
- All the reverb sends are now post fader.
- Crashes have been moved to separate instruments so they can be individually tuned / loaded or unloaded.
- Improved the compatability of the Roland V-drum MIDI map.
- Included new maps for the Yamaha DTX-900 and Slate SSD4.
- Added three new mix presets.
- Added one more convolution reverb.
The 1963 Vintage Premier Outfits 54 kit is available to purchase at a 20% discount until January 31st, 2014. Use coupon code PREMIER20 at checkout.
The update is free for customers who have purchased V1 of the Kontakt 5 pack.
More information: Drumdrops / 1963 Premier Outfits 54
Soundiron has announced the release of Phonautograms v2.0, an upgraded and expanded collection of atmospheric instruments for Native Instruments Kontakt.
This historic instrument is drawn from some of mankind’s earliest known sound recordings, drawn from archival source carefully restored by First Sounds. Based on inventor Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville’s 1860 “Gamme de la Voix” vocal scale recording, this collection features playable vintage chromatic sustains, as well as newly crafted modern sound-designed creative ambient and electro-percussive content.
For the new version we’ve expanded the sample content by tenfold and added a custom Kontakt user interface that features automatable dynamic volume swelling, note attack, note release, sample start offset and pitch transposition. We also added nearly 200 MB of new ambient material crafted from the source in the form of 31 synths, evolving soundscapes and dark atmospheres. We also created a variety of newly resynthesized percussive hits and FX from the source, building a unique kit with 41 electro kicks, snares, hats, toms and fx. Our custom DSP effects rack is also featured for Kontakt, featuring customizable distortion, EQ, filter, delay and much more. The convolution reverb effect contains 70 custom-recorded environmental and FX impulse responses.
The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $5 USD until December 25th, 2013 (regular $10 USD). During this sale, a free copy of the special edition Sleighbells multisample library (283 MB) is included with a purchase of Phonautograms.
More information: Soundiron / Phonautograms
TW-Sounds has released FB-01 Vol.2, a collection of sounds from the vintage FB-01 FM synthesizer by Yamaha.
This is the Bundle Vol.2 of all sample libraries from the FB-01. It includes the Part I and Part II of the Vol.2.
The samples are recorded from the old vintage FB-01 FM Synthesizer from Yamaha. The Bundle include 20 Instruments mapped in Kontakt 5 with a GUI for manipulation of the sounds. Include also EXS24 and wav files.
FB-01 Vol.2 for Kontakt and EXS24 is available to purchase for the introductory price of £4.99 GBP. The price will increase with future updates (10 new sounds by the end of February, and 10 more in Mid April, 2014).
Until January 4th, the Yamaha FB-01 Bundle is available for just £4.99 GBP, and FB-01 Part I (Kontakt) is free over the Holidays.
More information: TW-Sounds
Plugin Boutique has launched a 24-hour sale on Kork M500 Micro Presets, a virtual instrument Kontakt library by Tronsonic.
The instrument comes with different sets of presets from the original synth, sampled through a chain of vintage interstage transformers and valves.
A faithful replica of the classic late 70s micro preset synth, plus a few extras…
Featuring a custom ‘tape fx’ section, to emulate the effect of tape compression, as well as damage – listen to the audio demo to the left for an example of how this affects the dynamic of the synth.
Recorded without tape, to preserve the purity of the waveform. Near 100 year old interstage transformers were used in the sampling, along with valves to provide extra high end sizzle and dimension.
The library is available to purchase from Plugin Boutique at a 50% discount on December 20th, 2013.
More information: Plugin Boutique / Kork M500 Micro Presets
THAT SOUND has announced the release of Paul Mabury Drums, a collection of signature drum sounds recorded at the Sound Emporium.
Paul Mabury Drums is a collection of Paul’s favorite drums, tuned in his style, and recorded at the legendary Sound Emporium Studios in Nashville, TN.
This drum pack gives you 7 Kick drums, 10 Snares, Toms, and more that all sound fresh and real. Paul’s drums are vintage in vibe, but modern in application. His drum samples are a little rough around the edges, but sound perfect in songs. The huge variety of drum hits allows you to use them in almost every music genre.
Paul’s drums were recorded through a Trident 80B and then mixed by Dustin Burnett. Whether you are staring a song from scratch with Paul’s drums, or layering his sounds on an existing drum performance, you will instantly gain more sonic depth and color to your songs.
The sample library is available to purchase for $35 USD.
More information: THAT SOUND / Paul Mabury Drums
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on Dec 17, 2013
Arturia has announced that its V Collection 3.0 is available to purchase at a 50% discount for a limited time.
Arturia V Collection 3.0 – Welcome to your Dream Studio.
V Collection 3.0 brings together the sought-after sounds of several of the most legendary analogue synthesizers and classic drum machines that helped shape the sound of modern music-making into an attractively-priced premium software suite fit for transporting those sounds to today’s computer-based production systems. Indeed, thanks to Arturia’s tried-and-tested TAE® (True Analogue Emulation) technology-powered software instruments, those sounds are proving more popular than ever, making themselves heard on countless hit records, Hollywood film scores, blockbuster games, and all manner of praised productions around the globe.
V Collection 3.0 includes no less than ten of Arturia’s multi-award-winning 64-bit software instruments — namely, Mini V, Modular V, CS-80V, ARP2600V, Prophet V & Prophet VS, Jupiter 8-V, and Analog Lab, as well as the latest Oberheim SEM V and Wurlitzer V additions, plus Spark Vintage, a comprehensive collection of 30 classic drum machines.
The V Collection 3.0 is available to purchase for $199 USD / 199 EUR until January 16th, 2014.
More information: Arturia / V Collection
Cluster Sound has announced the release of Sigman, a multi-sampled Live Pack based on the vintage Korg Sigma, primarily designed for raw analog basses & leads.
In the late 70′s Korg experimented with a machine for players looking for a simpler alternative to knobby synthesizers. The result was the Sigma, a bi-timbric semi-preset synth with rocker-tabs, micro knobs and two X-Y joystick controls. The Korg Sigma is based on 19 VCOs grouped in two discrete sections (Synthe and Instrument) that can be cross-modulated and filtered with a LP/HP Filter. Each VCO is equipped with a single dedicated control including Korg35 filter circuits for shaping the sounds.
Sigman is based on 30 multi-sample recordings obtained by sampling the VCO presets and custom cross-modulated sounds. Sigman delivers 90 inspiring and meticulously crafted Live Racks with dedicated macro controls, part of which simulate the ring-modulator, the joystick filter and the single VCO knobs of the original Sigma.
- 800 MB content, 24 Bits/44.1 Khz.
- 90 Instrument Racks.
- 90 Live Devices.
- 40 Live Clips.
- 30 multi-sample recordings.
- One sample per note (3 octaves).
- Sampler / Simpler versions included.
- Perfect loop-points (no crossfading).
- Requires Ableton Live 9.
The Live Pack costs 24 EUR. Until December 24th, 2013, it is available to purchase for 9 EUR with coupon code SIGMAN9EU at checkout.
More information: Cluster Sound / Sigman