Producer Loops has announced the release of Supalife Glitch & Breaks, a new sample pack by Eddy Beneteau of Supalife Records.
It includes some of the most insane turntable wizardry around plus everything from vocal fragments to synth leads and white noise, all scratched beyond recognition into new rhythmic phrases.
These scratch loops alone would be enough to create a worthy sample pack, but ‘Supalife Glitch & Breaks’ also includes a selection of infectious beats, bass lines, melodies and chord progressions, as heard in the MP3 demo.
And because every loop has been formatted as REX you can play them like instruments and easily re-arrange the scratch loops into new patterns using any compatible software (such as Stylus RMX or Dr OctoRex in Reason 6.5).
Supalife Glitch & Breaks is available to purchase for £22.46 GBP.
Native Instruments has announced the availability of TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2, the world’s first 2+2 channel control mixer.
Z2 is constructed of aircraft-grade aluminum and provides two stand-alone channels with two full Remix channels, a high-quality soundcard, and a host of new features that offer DJs top-of-the line performance coupled with tour-ready reliability. These hardware and software advancements make TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2 the first professional club mixer from Native Instruments.
TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2′s aircraft-grade aluminum chassis forms the foundation of the KONTROL Z2′s state-of-the-art design. Two stand-alone channels are each equipped with premium Innofaders™ and dedicated EQ and filter knobs. The KONTROL Z2′s installation height is optimized for integration into standard club setups for the best possible ergonomics during performance. Club sound systems receive pristine audio thanks to 24-bit Cirrus Logic converters and balanced XLR outputs while a separate booth output and microphone input ensure accurate monitoring inside the DJ booth.
The KONTROL Z2′s 2+2 design unites analog and digital DJing techniques. Rear panel inputs provide connectivity for both turntables and CDJs, offering connectivity for both purely analog as well as timecode-based setups. Multi-colored LED cue point controls placed next to the KONTROL Z2′s intuitive master section and two additional TRAKTOR Remix Deck™ rotary knobs provide side-by-side control of TRAKTOR PRO software and analog sources, and a built-in USB hub allows direct connectivity to controller hardware. With TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2, DJs now have access to all aspects of their workflows with one powerful command center.
Purchase of TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2 includes download of TRAKTOR PRO 2.6 – the latest version of NI’s flagship DJ software. The KONTROL Z2 integrates perfectly with the new features in the 2.6 update including the new Flux Mode and Macro FX. Flux Mode tracks the time during complicated scratch and effect performances, allowing for creative loop rolls or effects while returning the song accurately to the beat.
The 11 Macro FX – specifically created for TRAKTOR – have been designed according to classic DJ workflows, and condense complex effect performances onto a single control knob on the hardware. Wormhole, Bass-o-Matic, and Zzzurp give DJs new ways to create exciting buildups and breakdowns. Flight Test, LaserSlicer, and Event Horizon offer DJs extra impact for punch-ins, and mixing effects such as Polar Wind, Dark Matter, and Strrretch give DJs more expressive control over track transitions.
TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2 also includes TRAKTOR SCRATCH timecode vinyl and CDs* – rounding out this powerful control mixer with scratch capability. The KONTROL Z2 package is designed to provide options for all popular club workflows, setups, and controller configurations.
5 times DMC World Champion DJ Craze performs an impressive turntablism routine on the TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2.
TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2 is now available at retailers worldwide and at the NI Online Shop, priced at $899 USD / 799 EUR.
Native Instruments has announced TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2, the world’s first 2+2 control mixer combining the industry’s leading DJ controller design with a high-quality soundcard and a host of new features, all housed inside an aircraft-grade aluminum chassis.
New creative features inside the acclaimed TRAKTOR PRO software expand creative possibilities while premium-quality Innofaders™ assure rock-solid dependability when DJing, making KONTROL Z2 the first professional club mixer from Native Instruments.
The KONTROL Z2′s 2+2 design unites analog and digital DJing techniques.
Two standalone channels provide connectivity for turntables or CDJs while two additional channels offer control over TRAKTOR Remix Decks, cue points and effects. DJs now have access to all aspects of their setups from one intuitive control hub. This combination of hardware and software accommodates a host of workflow preferences from vinyl and CDJ setups to elaborate controller configurations.
TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2 was designed to deliver the reliability and pro sound quality essential for professional club DJing. Its installation height delivers the comfort required during performance while the aircraft-grade construction provides necessary stability when on stage and reliability when on the road. The KONTROL Z2′s 24-bit soundcard and professional XLR outputs deliver high-quality audio to club sound systems while a separate booth output and microphone input allow KONTROL Z2 to integrate into any DJ booth. Advanced HID technology delivers seamless integration with CDJs including enhanced visual and tactile control of key features. A built-in USB hub adds connectivity for additional controllers without having to use the host computer’s USB ports, making it easy to integrate add-on controllers such as KONTROL F1 and X1.
The KONTROL Z2′s spacious layout ensures straightforward access to the high-quality knobs and premium-quality Innofaders™. The two primary channels each feature a dedicated three-band EQ, filter and fader section, while two separate, chunky rotary volume knobs offer control over the TRAKTOR channels. Four additional multi-colored LED buttons for each TRAKTOR channel assigned to control cue points and Remix Decks are placed in their own section on the KONTROL Z2 and an intuitive master section lets DJs comfortably browse files inside TRAKTOR and access advanced controls such as Sync and Quantize.
New Macro FX specifically designed for TRAKTOR combine multiple TRAKTOR effects on a single control on the hardware. Customised to classic DJ workflows such as breakdowns, punch-in or blends, Macro FX condense complex effect performances to a single action increasing the possibilities available to creative DJs. All new Flux Mode tracks the time during complicated scratch and effect performances, allowing for creative loop rolls or effects while returning the song accurately to the beat.
TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2 also includes the latest version of NI’s flagship TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2 software and TRAKTOR SCRATCH timecode vinyl and CDs rounding out this powerful hardware control mixer with software options for all popular club workflows.
Controller guru Ean Golden showcases the new TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2.
TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2 is available to pre-order now for $899 USD / 799 EUR. It will available at retailers worldwide and at the NI Online Shop from November 1, 2012.
Here at Zenhiser we are going full hog with the classic retro sound, it’s where dance musics roots are and as with everything cool it will come full circle to be cool again.
‘Vinyl House Drum Samples’ encompasses everything that was cool in the early 90′s house scene, it doesn’t matter whether you were rocking to the deep house sound in the US or strutting your stride to early UK garage, this house drum kit grabs all those elements and thrusts them to your face in an awe inspiring snippet of those classic clubbing sounds.
The sample pack is available to purchase for $25 AUD.
Blu Mar Ten has released the JungleJungle: 1989 – 1999 sample pack, exploring some of the sounds use in early drum & bass productions.
This pack is made up of samples taken from tracks in our record collection. It started as a bit of fun to kill time in between proper music work and suddenly became quite large, so it seemed a shame not to share it.
These are not some secret special sounds only available to ‘jungle legends’. Anyone with the tracks and some time to waste could have made this pack.
Format – All samples taken from vinyl or CD and saved as 16bit WAVs.
No mp3s were involved at any point in the process.
All samples are cropped & normalized.
The earliest sample in the pack is from 1989 and the latest is from 1999.
This pack was created for fun and is not to be sold. All rights remain with the original creators of the samples. If you use these samples for commercial purposes you need to seek the appropriate clearance.
The sample pack is a free download at Blu Mar Ten.
Peter Adany has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Helix, an exacting turntable for DJs, producers & record fans, with unprecedented features & graphics.
Helix Beatmix demonstration.
So you are not into DJing, but you still love music? You can enjoy your favorite songs in a more engaging way. It’s like the satisfaction of playing your favorite vinyl LP, but in an advanced way: with an elegant, color-customizable turntable on your iPad, PC or Mac.
Do you play your own instrument? This app lets you easily and precisely adjust the pitch of songs so you can play in tune with your music.
The project is looking to raise $30,000 by Saturday September 15th, 2012.
ToneBytes has announced the release of its Noise Bundle, a collection of three plug-ins at 25% off.
From 15 Aug 2012 to 15 Sep 2012 get all the noise plugins for only $45 in one bundle that includes: Analog Noise, Ambient Nature Noise, Industrial Noise
Noise Bundle features
Industrial Noise — is an easy-to-use virtual effect plug-in for Windows which adds the sound of different mechanisms, machines and technical devices to your recordings. The purpose of the plug-in is to add sounds typically found in various industries, plants and factories. It has 21 sound profiles, including the sound of motors, pumps, fans, tools, and machines and much more other.
Ambient Nature Noise — is an easy-to-use virtual effect plug-in for Windows which adds the sound and atmosphere of alive and lifeless nature to your recordings. It has 21 built-in sound profiles, including the sound of birds, insects, bats, trees and other flora and fauna, and the sounds of lifeless nature such as sound of waterfall and rain, wash, fire crackling and much more other.
Analog Noise — is an easy-to-use virtual effect plug-in for Windows which adds the sound and atmosphere of analog recordings to your tracks and mixes. It has 21 built-in sound profiles, including the sound of magnetic tape with various coverings, the sound of vinyl records, and the sound of the signal of various tube and transistor devices, such as Hammond Sounder, Moog Liberation, Akai Ax-73, JVC MI-5000, etc.
The Noise Bundle for Windows (VST) is available to purchase for $45 USD until September 15th, 2012 (regular $60 USD).