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Tone2 announces Classic FM soundset for Nemesis

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Tone2 has announced Classic FM, a soundset for the Nemesis synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.

Classic FM features 200 inspiring presets with the rich tones and character of the classic FM hardware that defined the 80s.

A delight for those looking to add that classic FM vibe. Characteristic synths, crispy electric pianos, creamy leads, emotional pads, retro-ish bells and warm keys & organs.

The soundset will be available soon.

More information: Tone2 / Nemesis

Sontronics launches ARIA valve condenser microphone

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Sontronics ARIA

Sontronics has announced the launch of its new ARIA valve condenser microphone with a fixed cardioid pattern, designed by Sontronics founder Trevor Coley specifically for getting the best from your vocals.

The Sontronics ARIA will give you stunning results on every male or female vocal recording, thanks to its silky-smooth characteristics, its accurate response and Sontronics’ trademark smooth high-frequency roll-off. Housed inside the chromed grille is a large, 1.07-inch, edge-terminated capsule that captures all the detail and subtleties of any male or female vocal, while the hand-selected European 12AX7/ECC83 tube lends a character that you’d expect to find in a classic vintage valve mic costing many times more. For that extra level of control, the accompanying SPS-2 power supply unit boasts pad (0, -10dB) and filter (linear, 75Hz) switches as well as a tube-ready LED, letting you know when the mic is warmed up and at its best to record.

“I’ve been working on the concept of a vocal-specific valve mic for a long time,” explains designer Trevor Coley, “and the ARIA is the culmination of months of research and beta-testing, which I’ve been lucky enough to do with some incredibly talented musicians and producers. The result is a go-to microphone that really is a must-have for anyone serious about achieving the best, smoothest, warmest possible results from any vocal recording. Sontronics ARIA really will take your breath away!”

During the past 12 months of ARIA’s development, the mic has been beta-tested by top artists and musicians including Oscar- and Grammy-winning producer/writer Paul Epworth (Adele, Florence & The Machine, Paul McCartney), Mercury award-winning singer/songwriter PJ Harvey, and also several engineers at Abbey Road Studios, all of whom now admit they can’t live without their ARIAs! These and other users have all told us that ARIA’s sound and quality is easily matched to mics (both modern and vintage) that cost ten times more.

The ARIA microphone is supplied in its own velvet-lined wooden box, which comes in an aluminium flightcase together with its elastic spider-style shockmount, a ring mount and the SPS-2 power supply and connecting cable. Like all Sontronics mics, the ARIA is covered by Sontronics’ LIFETIME WARRANTY.

The Sontronics ARIA is available to purchase for £899 GBP (inc. VAT) / 899 EUR (plus tax) / $1,199 USD.

More information: Sontronics / ARIA

100 Akres releases Timmy Rickard – Dirty Arse Drum Breaks vol 2.5

Dirty Arse Drum Breaks Vol 2.5

100 Akres has announced the release of Dirty Arse Drum Breaks vol 2.5, a new drum breaks sample library by Timmy Rickard.

Dirty Arse Drum Breaks volume 2.5 is the perfect sample pack to compliment volume 2. These royalty free drum breaks are delivered in 16 bit/44.1kHz format. Containing 112 brand new, original breaks ranging in tempo from 82 BPM to 118 BPM, Timmy’s breaks are sure to add that feel of authenticity to your beats and productions.

Played and engineered by Timmy Rickard, a recording chain of high quality, analog gear has been used which you can hear in the clear (but dirty) quality and warm tone of these drum breaks.

The sample pack is available to purchase for $14 USD.

More information: 100 Akres / Dirty Arse Drum Breaks vol 2.5

Loopmasters releases Classic Synthology sample pack

Loopmasters Classic Synthology

Loopmasters has announced the release of Classic Synthology, a 1GB collection of classic synthesizer sounds.

Classic Synthology from Loopmasters is a nostalgic trip back in time to the hot and sweaty cable strewn studios of yesteryear, when analogue synthesisers and rhythm machines resembling overgrown calculators carved out a whole new genre of music for the world to hear.

Recorded and produced by Harvey Summers at Broad Oak Studios, Classic Synthology takes its inspiration from many of the early electronic music pioneers including Vangelis, Kraftwork, Brian Eno, FSOL and Orbital to name but a few and is intended to be used by todays cutting edge soundsmiths looking for historical sounds from the analogue behemoths of the past.

This collection includes sounds of now legendary synths including Yamaha CS-80, Arp 2600, Minimoog, Moog Taurus Mk1, Korg MS20, Korg M1 combined with a select few modern analogue counterparts heavily processed through boutique vintage equipment including Neve and RCA pre amps, a classic, 70′s Raindirk series III console, Eventide H3000 D/SX and a AMS DMX 15-80S for a truly authentic vintage sound.

The sample library costs £29.95 GBP. Individual parts are also sold separately.

More information: Loopmasters / Classic Synthology

Rattly And Raw releases The Cassamplerette for Kontakt

Rattly And Raw Cassamplerette

Rattly And Raw has announced the release of The Cassamplerette, a cassette-based sampler instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

We found 49 appropriate instruments and also a huge amount of drums and percussion and recorded them painfully and slowly to the Cassamplerette at as many pitches as we could get per instrument!

We then transferred and edited all these recordings to Kontakt through a killer signal path (vintage neve pres and prism conversion) and created a digital version of the Cassamplerette but with all the convenience that Kontakt offers!

The Cassamplerette features

  • 50 real instruments lovingly recorded note by note from Cassamplerette tapes and made into fully controllable Kontakt instruments!
  • An additional 150 presets. These often have additional FX, layers and functionaiilty making them like extra instruments!
  • 1.8 gig in size.
  • A comprehensive GUI giving control of, FX, distortion and other parameters.
  • Live timestretching controls ranging from subtle envelope shaping to outright sonic butchery.
  • An input velocity manager.
  • A separate ‘Wonkiness’ control.
  • A separate cassette tape noise control.
  • The sound of cool instruments playing back from crusty, bendy, lofi cassette tape!

The library is available to purchase for £30 GBP.

More information: Rattly And Raw / The Cassamplerette

Gospel Musicians release FM TiNES electric piano library

Gospelmusicians FM TiNES

Gospel Musicians has announced the launch of FM TiNES, a dedicated electric piano library that focuses on the 80′s sound.

FM TiNES is a sample and synth library containing over 20GB of the prettiest and most inspirational electric pianos ever heard. Our goal was to cover the complete genre of electric piano patches and not just FM. From D50 type bells, beautiful pads, lush strings, and multi-layered FM EPs, FM TiNES will be the number one electric piano library to go to for that 80s/90s sound. And because we are vintage synth addicts, we included FM emulations of the classic o1W Dyno, the JD Crystal EP, a Dyno-My-Piano, and who could forget the MKS-20 EPs.

FM Tines is a complete 80′s electric piano library and synth with an assortment of pianos, pads, strings, bells in which to use along or layer with. Given the library has 4 separate element slots, you can mix, match, layer, EQ, and filter each individual element/oscillator to your liking. The final stage includes the newly SparkVerb™ by UVI which is available for all three elements.

FM TiNES features

  • 148 patches and 75 distinct EP sounds
  • Size: 20GB (Huge Detailed and Exhaustive Library).
  • Recorded at 44kHz/24-bit directly from the Yamaha SY99 analog outputs.
  • Converted to 16-bits using iZotope’s MBit+ for maximum quality (We have decided to convert to 16-bit to save on hardrive space and RAM).

FM Tines for UVI Workstation Player and MachFive 3 is on sale for $99.99 USD until February 1st, 2014.

More information: Gospelmusicians / FM TiNES

Precisionsound releases Multimonica II sample library

Precisionsound Multimonica II

Precisionsound has announced the Multimonica II, a sample library featuring a vintage analog synthesizer that combines vacuum tube synthesis with a fan-powered reed organ, and is equally at home in electronic and acoustic music.

The Hohner Multimonica II was designed by the German engineer Harald Bode in the mid-1950s. A predecessor to the Clavioline tube synthesizer, the Multimonica II combined vacuum tube synthesis with a fan-driven reed organ.

We sampled both the synthesizer and organ sections of the Multimonica II, capturing every setting and register for each note on the original instrument. After fine-tuning and seamlessly looping the samples, we rebuilt the Multimonica II within virtual samplers for use in your music.

For the synth section, you get the true sound of the analog instrument with huge improvements in control and stability, way beyond what’s possible with the real thing.

Multimonica II features

  • 205 stereo and 350 mono 24-bit WAV samples.
  • 8 multisampled synthesizer settings.
  • 5 multisampled accordion-style registers.
  • 2 programs for NI Kontakt 3-5 with scripted performance controls and GUI.
  • 14 programs for NI Kontakt 2.
  • 20 programs for Logic EXS24.
  • 13 programs for SoundFont.
  • The total size of the library compressed is 345 MB.

Multimonica II is available to purchase for $59 USD (CD/DVD backup for additional $9.95 USD or/and digital backup for $3.95 USD). All formats are included when you buy Multimonica II.

More information: Precisionsound / Multimonica II

Wildfunk releases Vintage House Stabs

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Wildfunk Vintage House Stabs

Wildfunk has announced Vintage House Stabs, a sample pack featuring 100 one-shot samples.

An essential collection of distinctive old school House stabs.

“Vintage House Stabs” contains many authentic recreations of famous stabs/chords/hits from the late 80′s and early 90′s.

Re-sampled, dusty, noisy, raw… instant retro sound! Also suitable for 2-Step, Garage, Dance and even for Rave.

The sample pack is available to purchase for 19 EUR.

More information: Wildfunk / Vintage House Stabs