Fairly Confusing Waveforms has released Cracklebot, a free vinyl noise machine for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Cracklebot is automated drum machine based on vinyl noise samples. I sampled worn and dirty, empty grooves from my vinyl collection. Lead-ins, lead-outs, silent parts in between tracks, those have been chopped to 115 short slices or pops, crackles, scratches and noises.
Cracklebot is sequencing them into tempo synchronized, noise grooves. The machine can create new, random patterns on a single click, so it’s quite fun play with.
Elektron Music Machines has announced its new Elektron Grammofon record label.
The Elektron Grammofon imprint will be the home for 12” vinyl records by artists using Elektron instruments. The releases will be limited to 300 copies and all profits will go to charity.
The first act on Elektron Grammofon will be the legendary electronic music duo Plaid. Formed in 1991 and acclaimed for a string of highly influential releases, their place in the electronic music pantheon is given.
The Plaid 12” will be available for purchase through the Elektron website late spring.
The Vinyl Revolution continues! Prime Loops proudly presents Rhythm Lab’s second instalment of fat, solid and kicking vinyl-style one-shot drums.
Download 500 lovingly recorded drum one-shots, all professionally edited and processed for a wide range of genres such as Breakbeat, Drum & Bass, Dubstep, House, Hip Hop, Nu Disco, Trip-hop, UK Garage and many more.
Just load these vinyl-style drum samples into your favorite sampler and make hot and groovy vinylistic beat!
The sample pack is available from Prime Loops for £7.95 GBP.
Sample Magic has announced the release of Vinyl & Tape Melodic Shots, a sample pack featuring an essential selection of melodic shots oozing analogue character.
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.
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.
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