Roqstar has introduced three new sample packs: Finger Tap Arps Vol 1 by Vanilla Groove Studios, Progressive Tech Horizon by Busloops, and Maybach Vinyl by Vinyl Audio.
From the makers of Odd String Thing, and Nylon String Arps, comes another world first. ‘Finger Tap Arps Vol 1′ brings you 61 finger tapping loops to liven up your tracks. Recorded using high end guitars and an overdriven tube amp, to give each loop superior tone and texture, all loops are included ‘dry’, giving you all the flexibility you need to twist and warp them to your heart’s desire.
Busloops presents their latest collection ‘Progressive Tech Horizons’, a sample pack featuring arps, beats, basses and keys in 16-Bit WAV and AIFF formats ready to drop into your mix. Great for Progressive and Tech House.
The Maybach Vinyl pack adds a wide range of musicality to your library. With drums, guitar, strings, bass, Rhodes, piano and so much more, this product is a complete set of real musical elements. Chop these loops on your MPC, Native Instruments Maschine, or with Ableton’s Push and take Hip Hop to the next
The sample packs are now available from Roqstar, starting at $10 USD.
More information: Roqstar
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on Nov 28, 2013
The Drum Broker has announced its Black Friday Sale, offering 50% off all Drum Kits, Breaks, Samples & $10 USD off select USB Drives.
Our annual Black Friday sale is here! It starts 12AM EST Nov 29th, 2013 and runs exactly 24HRS. Take advantage of MASSIVE savings! All drum Kits are 50% off and MPC, SP-1200, Maschine, TR-808, and NS-10M USB Drives are $10 off.
All you need to do is use Promo Code: BLACKFRIDAY at checkout!
On Instagram? Start hashtagging your studio porn, drum machines, usb drive photos, beat videos, and more using the #drumbroker hashtag
We have a slew of new stuff dropping including Cardiak Flatline’s Kit, Bad Friend Breaks 2, Minty Breaks 3, Minty Drums 3, 9th Wonder’s Drum Kit, some original breaks from Stixx (along with new Vinyl/LP’s), and an Akai MPC60 Flash Drive.
More information: The Drum Broker
Future Loops has launched Dusty Breaks & Vintage Drums 2, the second volume from its old-school, vinyl flavored collection of drums in WAV & REX format.
“Dusty Breaks & Vintage Drums 2″ features various different drum kits each with its own processing and effects, for a unique vintage and retro sound.
With over 1600 drum loops & one shots, “Dusty Breaks & Vintage Drums 2″ was specially recorded for Hip Hop, Breaks, Funk, Soul & Chill-Out productions.
The sample pack costs 49.95 EUR.
More information: Future Loops / Dusty Breaks & Vintage Drums 2
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on Nov 21, 2013
Numark has announced the availability of the NS7 II, a dramatically enhanced and updated version of the industry’s most advanced and best-selling 4-channel motorised DJ controller/mixer.
Numark has set a breathtaking pace for digital DJ’ing for more than 20 years, empowering DJs with cutting-edge technology to continually advance the art form to hitherto unparalleled heady heights. In 2007, Numark and Serato® unleashed the original NS7, a clever controller/mixer combo that brought a level of performance with digital media that had never before been achieved, accurately reproducing the look and feel of vinyl, beautifully blurring the boundaries between different DJ’ing eras so successfully that it made them almost indistinguishable. Since then, the powerful practice proffered by the NS7 has defined top-tier DJ performance, perfectly setting the bar by which all other controllers can be justifiably judged. Until now, that is!
Now Numark is pushing contemporary DJ performance capabilities even further forward with its all-new NS7 II, incorporating iconic technology from Akai Professional, music production technology trendsetter and creator of the MPC legendary lineup. The NS7 II’s 16 MPC® pads can be instantly assigned to control five dynamic performance features in Serato DJ — namely, CUES, AUTO/ROLL, LOOP, SAMPLER, and SLICER. Moreover, each pad features RGB illumination, allowing for an almost endless amount of colour variations via MIDI. Vinyl platter control has never felt more familiar courtesy of its high- and low-torque motorised platters with real slip mats and real vinyl sitting on 3,600 ticks of resolution!
NS7 II features
- 7-inch motorized turntables with ultra-high-resolution MIDI (3600 ticks per rotation).
- 4-channel mixer and 24-bit audio interface built in.
- 16 multi-color MPC® pads from Akai Professional.
- Capacitive touch-sensitive filter, EQ, and effects knobs.
- Genuine vinyl discs and real felt slipmats for unmatched tactile control.
- The most intuitive and seamless control for Serato DJ available.
- Connect and mix CD players, turntables, MP3 players, or any other external source.
- Mixer can operate standalone, with or without your computer.
- High- and low-torque turntable settings.
- Comprehensive Loop, Sample, Slicer, and Hot Cue controls.
- Strip Search™ virtual needle-drop technology.
- Serato DJ software included.
- Curve-adjustable CP-Pro crossfader.
- Dedicated iZotope® effects controls.
- Rugged all-metal construction.
The NS7 II costs 1,199 EUR / $1,499.95 USD / £999 GBP.
More information: Numark / NS7 II
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on Nov 14, 2013
Stagecraft Software has launched Scratch Track, a virtual turntable instrument for Windows and Mac.
Add a turntable to your DAW with this simple plugin.
Supports almost every type of timecoded vinyl on the market (serato, traktor, MK2, torq, ms pinky), let’s you scratch tracks, samples, and even live input.
Has an adjustable crossfader curve for precision scratching, low latency, and cue points for playing samples in rapid fire. There is nothing else like it out there!
The Scratch Track for Windows and Mac (VST) is available to purchase for $20 USD.
More information: Stagecraft / Scratch Track
Serato has announced Serato Glass, a new series of 10″ control vinyl.
The new Serato Glass 10″ Control Vinyl comes in four colors.
See what we see through our windows for the very first clear 10” Serato Control Vinyl series. There are four different pieces in the series including an icy clear piece, a see through green, a red-eyed number and a stained purple joint.
Pressed with CV02.5 for the tightest tracking around, these are a one-off pressing and available now on the Serato Online Store.
The Serato Glass costs $39 USD.
More information: Serato / Glass Control Vinyl
Elektron has announced MPC Memories, a new sound pack for the Octatrack 8 track dynamic performance sampler.
The MPC Memories Sound pack pays a tribute to the MPC60, the beat making machine that forever changed the course of musical history.
Goldbaby has put this gem of an instrument to work and has used it to sample hundreds of vinyl hits, drum machine one shots, and FX sounds. From now on, the Octatrack can’t stop, won’t stop.
PC Memories features
- 79 MB content, 24 bit/44.1 kHz WAV samples.
- Includes 1 set, 1 project, 16 patterns, 4 parts, 16 scenes per part.
- In detail: 15 drum machine kicks, 13 drum machine snares, 5 drum machine claps, 18 drum machine toms, 10 drum machine hihats, 8 drum machine cymbals, 20 drum machine percussion, 27 vinyl kicks, 30 vinyl snares, 7 vinyl claps, 12 vinyl toms, 22 vinyl hi-hats, 12 vinyl cymbals, 28 vinyl percussion, 100 FX and melodic samples, 23 melodic vinyl samples.
MPC Memories is available to purchase in the Elektron Online Shop, priced at 30 EUR.
More information: Elektron / MPC Memories
AfroDJMac has introduced the ADM Vinyl Scratcher, a free vinyl scratcher effect device for Ableton Live.
Record scratching is a trademark in many genres of electronic music. But the idea of lugging around another piece of gear just doesn’t seem worth it to me (and a record player would be a rather larger addition). Oh yea, plus I don’t really know how to scratch on vinyl anyway.
I don’t feel bad admitting that because, despite the name AfroDJMac, I’m not a DJ. In my mind, what I do is closer to a singer with a guitar and some effect pedals than DJ-ing. So, since I can’t scratch vinyl or even want to learn at risk of having to carrying around extraneous equipment, I created an Ableton Live Rack to do the job.
The ADM Vinyl Scratcher for Ableton Live is a free download.
More information: AfroDJMac / ADM Vinyl Scratcher