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Review: Goldbaby Dirt and Layers sample pack

Goldbaby Dirt and Layers

Goldbaby’s latest sample pack Dirt and Layers features a collection of samples to enhance your drum and percussion sounds by adding some dirt, layers & more.

The dirt category comprises 140 sounds, including vinyl and tape noise, digital hash, guitar amp and pedal hum and more.

The dirt sounds can add subtle or not so subtle texture to your individual instruments or whole mixes. Add some vinyl noise to give the impression that your instrument was sampled off vinyl. Add some tape noise to make your recordings sound like they were done on tape before noise reduction was invented. Use the damaged cassette noise to fake your cassette sampling skills.

No less than 830 drum layering sounds are found in the layers category. These include kick drum subs, snare top sounds, sucking sounds, transients, and more.

The drum layering sounds are a fantastic tool kit for augmenting and beefing up drum sounds. Give your drums more depth and texture by experimenting with different layers. Boost the bottom end of kicks with tuned subs or add a transient layer to help it cut through a mix. Crispen snares with various top layers or add body and substance using the sauce and body layers.

For instant gratification you can drop one of the 50 loops (REX) in your track to get the authentic, characteristic sounds of vinyl, dirt patterns, etc.

While the pack is clearly designed to enhance your drum sounds and add character to (any) audio, many of the sounds are also great for using as is, or as the basis for further processing. If you like your odd percussion sounds like me, you will be in for a treat. Transient clicks and kick subs are probably best used layered with existing drum sounds, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use them any other way. Hugo also included things like synth fx, random noises and vocoder sounds, so you really have a good variety of sounds.

Maschine and Geist users will be happy to hear that Dirt and Layers includes browser integration for these instruments, so everything is nicely ordered/tagged and good to go right off the bat.

Check this nice video demonstrating how you can use these tools to layer sounds in Maschine.

So what do I think?

Product: Dirt and Layers by Goldbaby
Format: 970 wav samples (24-bit) / 50 REX loops
Price: $29 USD
Like: Excellent tools, top notch sound design, browser integration, Goldbaby quality
Don’t like: –
Verdict: 9/10

I think this is one of Goldbaby’s best sample packs to date. Hugo has always delivered work of the highest quality, but to me Dirt and Layers is a bit special, something like a treasure trove.

Making sure you have good quality source material to work with is really important, but there usually is room for improvement. Dirt and Layers is like a toolbox filled to the brim with the best tools for the job.

Depending on the vibe you are trying to create you will want to add some of those character noises, fatten up your drum sounds, or add some excitement with sound fx type samples. This pack has it all.

And if you like a more experimental sound, you’re going to be using these samples for a lot more than layering or simply adding character. Get your creative juices flowing!

More information: Goldbaby / Dirt and Layers

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VirSyn updates iVoxel vocoder app for iOS to v2.5

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VirSyn has released version 2.5 of its iVoxel singing vocoder app for iOS, including Audiobus support and iPhone 5 graphics support.

The new version of iVoxel can be used in the Input, Filter and Output slots in the Audiobus signal chain. The carrier signal and the vocal signal can now be fed by any Audiobus compatible Apps. For more information about Audiobus please visit: www.audiob.us.

Changes in iVoxel v2.5

  • Audiobus compatibility with iVoxel as input, filter and output.
  • External sources for carrier and voice modulator via Audiobus
  • iPhone 5 compatible wide graphics.

iVoxel for iOS is available to purchase for $9.99 USD.

More information: VirSyn / iVoxel

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XILS-lab releases XILS V+ synthesizer plugin

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XILS-lab has announced the release of the XILS V+, a virtual synthesizer plug-in for Windows and Mac.

From a very long time, this wonderful and versatile machine was used by a lot of well know artists and musicians, from a long time now, it is waiting by a lot of computer users to be part of their sound arsenal.

The XILS V+ combines a Vintage 10 band Vocoder, Supreme Top Octave Divider based Strings and Human Voices, or any sophisticated layering of these three elements.

After more than one year of intense modeling deep in the basement of the Xils Laboratories, we offer you this complete recreation of a legend. Its unique vintage vibe and beauty that can only be brought back to life by precisely emulating different ancient and forgotten techniques.

XILS V+
XILS V+ – Strings, Human Voices, 10 band Musical Vocoder & more.

XILS V+ features

  • One finely tweak and emulated Top Octave Divider aliasing free oscillator, providing up to 49 voices of polyphony.
  • Access to a lot of parameters which its hardware model kept secret under the roof.
  • One strings section.
  • One human voices section.
  • One 10 bands vocoder.
  • A virtual keyboard ( from which notes can be saved in your presets).
  • An Advanced Stereo Space effect.
  • A simple but nice sounding reverb.
  • A Analog like resonant Phaser.
  • Up to 6 free assignable modulation nodes, with up to 14 sources and 24 destinations.
  • A special Glide function.
  • A finely tweak analog-like pitch tracker.
  • All parameters are MIDI controllable.

The XILS V+ for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX) is available to purchase for the introductory price of 99 EUR / $129 USD until June 30th, 2013 (MRSP 149 EUR /$194 USD).

More information: XILS-lab / XILS V+

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XILS-lab intros XILS V+ synthsizer/vocoder plugin

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XILS-lab has announced XILS V+, an instrument plug-in that combines a Vintage 10 band Vocoder, Supreme Top Octave Divider based Strings and Human Voices, or any sophisticated layering of these three elements.

From a very long time, this wonderful and versatile machine was used by a lot of well know artists and musicians, from a long time now, it is waiting by a lot of computer user to be part of their sound arsenal.

Don’t wait any more, XILS-lab finely emulated the Top Octave Divider Oscillator, the strings and human voice filter, the wonderful Ensemble (chorus) circuitry and last be least the 10 bands vocoder. How close XILS-lab did ? juts judge by yourself seeing the A/B comparison video, listening to the various Audio demo.

Not only emulating the original machine, the XILS V+ offers you much more : some hidden parameters are now avalable for the user, three built-in effects (Stereo Space, Reverb, Phaser) and tone of modulation possibilities are also providing for a huge sound possibilities and character.

XILS-lab XILS V+
The XILS V+ emulation of the Roland Vocoder VP-330 Plus.

XILS V+ features

  • One finely tweak and emulated Top Octave Divider aliasing free oscillator, providing up to 49 voices of polyphony.
  • One strings section.
  • One human voices section.
  • One 10 bands vocoder.
  • A virtual keyboard which can be saved in your presets.
  • An Advance Stereo Space effect.
  • A simple but nice sounding reverb.
  • A Ananlog like resonant Phaser.
  • Up to 6 free assignable modulation dots, with up to 11 sources and 23 destinations.
  • A special Glide function.
  • A finely tweak analog-like pitch tracker.
  • Access to a lot of parameters which its hardware model kept secret under the roof.
  • All parameters are MIDI controllable.

XILS V+ for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX) will be available to purchase on May 25th, 2013, for 149 EUR.

More information: XILS-lab / XILS V+

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g200kg updates KeroVee & RoVee plugins

g200kg has updated its KeroVee pitch correction and RoVee voice changer plug-ins for Windows.

KeroVee is focused to so-called ‘Autotune effect’ or ‘T-Pain effect’, that is robotic but different from the vocoder. KeroVee can mix two independent transposed outputs of pitch-corrector and bypassed output.

RoVee is a VoiceChanger / formant tweaking plugin that works as a VST effect. That can convert voices to like male, female, toys or robotic. RoVee is a cut-down version of full featured pitch-correction plugin ‘KeroVee’.

g200kg KeroVee
g200kg’s free KeroVee pitch correction effect plugin.

Changes in KeroVee / RoVee

  • KeroVee 1.61: Fix squealing when low freq noise input.
  • KeroVee 1.60: Improved noise suppression.
  • KeroVee 1.60: Nuance parameter is added.
  • KeroVee 1.60: Optimized to SSE2. CPU consumption is improved.
  • RoVee 1.21: Fixed, value editing from keyboard is not functional.
  • RoVee 1.21: Fine adjustment of noise suppressing.
  • RoVee 1.20: Mis-octave noises are reduced by improved algorithm.

Both plug-ins are available to download for Windows (VST) free of charge.

More information: g200kg

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u-he releases Uhbik-G and Uhbik-P Rack Extensions

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u-he has announced two new Uhbik Rack Extensions for Propellerhead Reason.

Uhbik-G is a granular pitch-shifter / phase vocoder (via fast Fourier analysis) which delivers a wide range of dramatic contemporary effects.

u-he Uhbik-G

Effectively cuts audio material into snippets (‘grains’), then plays them back at a variable rate – even backwards. In the original tape devices, the radius of a rotating cylindrical tape-head determined grain size and the length of tape in contact with the cylinder determined the overlap between grains. But Uhbik-G is not bound by the physical limitations of rotating cylinders – you can make it huge or impossibly small!

Uhbik-P is a phaser effect, with up to 42 allpass filters in series delivering the deepest, richest phasing available.

u-he Uhbik-P

Bass frequencies can bypass the effect (‘bass sanctuary’) to ensure LF-stability. Feedback accentuates the comb filter effect, but unlike Uhbik-F the distance between peaks is kept fairly constant. As the signal is phase-shifted each time it is fed back, frequencies are created that were not present in the original signal – the main reason why Uhbik-P is also great for wild metallic effects!

Uhbik-G and Uhbik-P are available at the introductory price of $19 USD / 15 EUR each until January 31st, 2013 (regular $39 USD / 32 EUR).

More information: u-he / Rack Extensions

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Prime Loops launches Vocoder Vocals

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Prime Loops Vocoder Vocals

Prime Loops has announced the release of Vocoder Vocals, a collection of 150+ vocal phrases twisted and mechanised into modified forms to emerge as arp lines, basslines, chord progressions, FX, and lead lines.

So you can bust out those robot moves but can you deliver the dulcet tones of an accordant android? We thought not, which is why Prime Loops have been busy corrupting the circuitry to bring you ‘VOCODER VOCALS’ the ultra-advanced sample pack that guarantees to leave you speechless!

This astounding array of fundamental frequencies has been modulated, chopped and layered to modify your mix with angular android elements! This vocal sound pack puts a fresh spin on the legendary legacy of old skool hardware such as the Roland VP-330 and the Korg VC-10 and at a slice of the price of either of these classic machines!

Comprising 5 folders of vocal phrases that have been transformed to tailor to your tunes, this pack is ideal for DJs and producers in the realms of Dubstep, Drum n Bass, Dance, Pop, Tech and more! You can expect to find an incredible assortment of vocal phrases twisted into modified forms and emerging as Arp lines, Bass frequencies, Chord progressions, FX, and Lead Lines!

The sample pack is available to purchase for £16.95 GBP.

More information: Prime Loops / Vocoder Vocals

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