Sample Magic launches Vinyl & Tape Melodic Shots

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Sample Magic has announced the release of Vinyl & Tape Melodic Shots, a sample pack featuring an essential selection of melodic shots oozing analogue character.

Sample Magic Vinyl & Tape Melodic Shots

Looking for melodics with that ripped-from-vinyl vibe without the royalty headaches? Look no further than Vinyl & Tape Melodic Shots: 1,750+ of the finest bass, synth, keys and pads tracked to tape and cut to vinyl in an expansive selection of deep, rich, thick and warm melodic tools.

As well as all the files being offered in four custom analogue flavours, we’ve also bundled in 50 fully-mapped instruments for Kontakt, EXS24, Ableton Sampler and NN-XT for instant old school melodic inspiration.

The pack is available for purchase for £34.90 GBP. Click+Mix packs are also available.

More information: Sample Magic / Vinyl & Tape Melodic Shots

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Serato updates Serato DJ to v1.7.2

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Serato has released version 1.7.2 of its Serato DJ professional DJ software for Windows and Mac.

Serato DJ delivers all the features and performance to meet the demands of DJs at the top of their game and sets the new standard for controller DJs. Our best feature set for all-in-one controllers.

Changes in Serato DJ v1.7.2

  • Support for OS X Yosemite — Now with official support for OS X Yosemite.
  • MIDI Output Lighting — Map various features to your secondary MIDI controller and have the LED’s illuminate in response to your actions. Create custom mappings that are highly visible in the club.
  • Sticker Lock — Keep your routines tight with Sticker Lock. A new feature based on a Scratch Live feature that allows you to place a sticker on your control vinyl that will line up exactly when your track starts or cue points everytime. Combine this feature with drop to cue and instant doubles for more control without having to look at the screen.
  • Instant start for motorised platters — Instant Start feature added for all controllers with motorised platters. To enable, turn your controllers start time knob to the zero position.
  • Support for Remote 1.2 — Serato Remote 1.2 introduces PLAY, SYNC, QUANTIZE and CUE POINT NAME DISPLAY features to all Serato DJ users. Along with some quality and stability improvements. Play & pause tracks, activities sync and toggle quantize directly from Serato Remote without having to touch your laptop or controller. Know exactly what cue you’re triggering with Cue point names and colors inherited directly from Serato DJ.
  • Various maintenance and bug fixes, details here.

Serato DJ is available for purchase for $129 USD.

More information: Serato / Serato DJ

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Native Instruments launches Heavy Holidays sale on Traktor Kontrol Z2

Native Instruments has announced a limited-time holiday special on its Traktor Kontrol Z2, a hybrid DJ control mixer designed for Traktor Pro 2 software.

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol Z2 Heavy Holidays

TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2 unites analog and digital DJing technology with two standalone channels, dedicated control channels for two Remix Decks, and an integrated 24-bit audio interface – the perfect pro-mixer for both classic and digital control with TRAKTOR. With a robust aircraft-grade aluminum enclosure, the Z2 is equipped with top-notch knobs and buttons, multi-colored cue point controls, and advanced Innofaders™ for durable, fluid mixing. TRAKTOR’s Macro FX and Flux Mode are directly accessible from the Z2’s dedicated buttons that allow for spontaneous creativity.
The rear panel’s two RCA inputs provide connectivity for both turntables and CDJs for analog vinyl/CD and or timecode-based setups. And for controllerists, an integrated USB hub even allows connectivity for multiple TRAKTOR KONTROL F1 and X1 controllers, expanding setup possibilities with plug-and-play simplicity.

TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2 includes the latest version of the flagship TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2 software. Trusted by countless professionals, TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2 offers DJs up to four virtual decks, intuitive looping and cueing functionality, timecode control, and a wide range of over 30 effects. In addition, integrated Remix Decks technology allows DJs to instantly record, loop and sample audio for on-the-fly remixing. For DJs who combine the flexibility of digital DJing with classic analog systems, the Z2 also comes with TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2 timecode vinyl and CDs.

Traktor Kontrol Z2 is available for purchase at a $200 USD / 200 EUR discount until December 31st, 2014.

More information: Native Instruments / Traktor Kontrol Z2

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Sample Magic releases 90’s House Chords, Grime and Vinyl & Tape Drum Hits: Limited Vinyl Edition

Sample Magic has launched three new sound packs.

90’s House Chords is a new MIDI pack featuring a collection of classic chords and retro riffs for house anthems.

Sample Magic 90's House Chords

Inspired by the finest 90s house hits and updated for modern dancefloors, 90s House Chords serves up 101 anthemic riffs, loose licks and classic chord progressions in MIDI format.

From rampant house riffs to louche deep house motifs, we reveal the musical alchemy behind timeless house melodics and place virtuoso inspiration at your fingertips.

The pack is available for purchase for £9.90 GBP.

Grime is a new White Label series pack with rude boy riddims, bad boy bass and scything synths direct from the UK underground.

Sample Magic Grime

SM White Label delivers one of the rawest, dirtiest and darkest collections ever. Packed with minimalist machine beats, menacing bass and twisted synths, Grime mines the boundary-pushing UK underground and strikes sonic gold with 450MB of soundsystem-shredding loops and hits for futuristic grime bangers.

Grime is available for £16.90 GBP. Individual Click & Mix packs start at £7.90 GBP.

Vinyl & Tape Drum Hits: Limited Vinyl Edition ships with a limited edition hand-numbered 12″ vinyl containing 1,200+ of our finest drum hits.

Vinyl & Tape Drum Hits: Limited Vinyl Edition

Grab an exclusive piece of Sample Magic history with this limited 12″ vinyl edition of our best-selling Vinyl & Tape Drum Hits collection.

Mastered and pressed at the respected Curved Pressings in London, this exclusive and bespoke vinyl contains all 1,296 drum hits used in the creation of the collection. Striclty limited to 100 copies and no repress!

The full pack costs £49.90 GBP, with Click & Mix parts sold separately starting at £13.90 GBP.

More information: Sample Magic

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The Drum Broker intros J-Zone Drum Breaks 12″ Vinyl + Cassette Tape

The Drum Broker has announced that J-Zone Lunch Breaks will soon be available on 12″ vinyl and cassette tape.

J-Zone Drum Breaks 12-inch Vinyl

Enter the world of J-Zone, the self-proclaimed jack of all trades / master of none. Truth be told, J is one of Hip Hop’s most underrated rapper / producer / author / drummers. The Iconic NYC native earned his stripes as a veteran producer and MC with a string of critically acclaimed albums in the late 90’s-2000’s and recently made his mark impact as an author with his honest and humorous look at the music biz in “Root For The Villain.”

Redefinition Records & The Drum Broker are proud to bring you this special treat: J-Zone’s ‘Lunch Breaks’ is a compilation of original and familiar drum breaks performed and recorded by J-Zone. This break record/album is a must have for any drum aficionado, beatmaker, producer, or J-Zone fan. As a writer, producer, MC, and now Drummer, the Chief Chinchilla has earned himself a cult following that deserves nothing less than full attention. These are must have drums!

Includes 9 bonus tracks not available on the digital version.

The 12″ vinyl LP record is available to pre-order for $19.99 USD; the cassette tape can be pre-ordered for $11.99 USD. Estimated shipping is October 14th, 2014.

More information: Drum Sample Broker

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