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Wave Alchemy launches Winter Sale – Up to 50% off sample libraries

Wave Alchemy Winter Sale - 50% off

Wave Alchemy has announced a Winter Sale, offering up to 50% discount on its sample libraries.

It’s that time of year again… The time when we celebrate the season’s festivities and say a big thank you for your support throughout the year of 2012!

Our winter sale is now on and so from the 14th December 2012 until 15th January 2013 we are offering huge discounts across our entire sample catalogue.

Bargains include a staggering 50% off our award-winning SFX Collection 02 and 25% off our finely crafted Loop Tools & Grooves collection.

More information: Wave Alchemy / Winter Sale


Wave Alchemy releases Drum Tools 01 Deluxe sample library

Wave Alchemy has introduced Drum Tools 01 Deluxe, an updated version of the Minimal Techno & Tech House drum sample library.

Wave Alchemy Drum Tools 01 Deluxe

Drum Tools 01 Deluxe massively expands the sonic capabilities and tonal character of the original collection… Now featuring over 3800 additional tape variations recorded at three saturation levels to a Studer A80 MK1 analogue tape machine via a vintage Neve 1073 pre-amp!

Drum Tools 01 Deluxe offers over 5800 exquisitely produced minimal drum samples. All drum sounds in the collection have been built from the ground up using a jaw-dropping array of analogue circuitry and exclusive high-end outboard gear. Great care has been taken to capture the tone / vibe and warmth of the equipment used and all sample editing and file naming has been done by hand for maximum precision.

Drum Tools 01 Deluxe features

  • 1950 24-bit 100% royalty free electronic drum hits.
  • 3854 additional tape saturated drum hits recorded to 1/4” tape via a Studer A80 Mk1 tape machine.
  • A professionally dithered 16-bit version of the full library for hardware sampler enthusiasts.
  • 472 premium kick drum samples arranged by tone (deep minimal, punchy, solid, processed, 808 & fx).
  • 251 snare drum samples arranged by type (classic, layered, punchy, processed & noise).
  • 594 exotic percussion samples created with a wealth of highly sought-after studio gear and divided into such folders as ‘blips & pops’ ‘toms & tones’ ‘world’ ‘analogue synth’ ‘driven digital’ & ‘miscellaneous’.
  • 125 luxurious claps and snaps.
  • 141 hi hat & creative noise samples.
  • 75 glitch shots devised from exclusive analogue circuitry.
  • 62 minimal stabs and chord hits.
  • 88 sound effects samples.
  • 26 uniquely layered crash cymbal sounds.
  • 58 drum creation tools including snaps & sub enhancers.
  • Ableton Live 8 pack (requires latest version of live).
  • 13 drum kits including sampler patches for Battery, Kontakt, Reason NNXT, Halion, EXS24 and SFZ.
  • 42 bonus tb-303 licks + much more.

The sample library is available to purchase for £54.95 GBP.

More information: Wave Alchemy / Drum Tools 01 Deluxe


Wave Alchemy releases Loop Tools & Grooves sample pack

Wave Alchemy Loop Tools & Grooves

Wave Alchemy has announced the release of its new Loop Tools & Grooves sample library.

The art of programming drums with computers can all too often lead to ‘machine tight’ drums which can be less than inspiring to listen to. Today it is all about injecting your beats with character and movement, allowing your productions to breathe…

Introducing Loop Tools & Grooves – a huge selection of over 700 carefully produced and expertly processed ‘kick free’ top loops, tribal percussion, drum fills and builds, layering tools, vocal cuts and acoustic percussion ensembles specifically designed to add movement and character to your productions.

Loop Tools & Grooves combines cutting edge layering and sound design techniques with creative outboard processing to give you a set of highly effective and useful groove assist tools for dance music production.

Loop Tools & Grooves features

  • 680MB of sample content (1.7GB inc additional formats).
  • 725 24-bit, 100% royalty free wav loops & samples.
  • Includes 175 top loops, 112 tribal percussion loops, 118 acoustic percussion loops, 103 experimental electronic loops, 85 groove assist & layering tools, 69 vocal loops/cuts, 63 drum fills/builds.
  • WAV, REX 2 and Apple Loops formats included.
  • All loops have been recorded at a tempo of 126 BPM.

The sample library is available to purchase for £34.95 GBP.

More information: Wave Alchemy / Loop Tools & Grooves


Wave Alchemy releases Bass Pedals Light + Ableton Live pack

Wave Alchemy Bass Pedals

Wave Alchemy has announced Bass Pedals Light, a slimmed down version of the Kontakt instrument, and an Ableton Live Pack version of the sound library featuring the sounds of the Moog Taurus.

Inspired by the sought-after Moog Taurus Mk1 bass synthesizer, Bass Pedals combines powerful analogue source sounds with modern sound shaping capabilities to create a versatile and fully programmable bass synthesizer!

Bass Pedals Light offers the same functionality, extensive GUI controls and core content as the standard version, minus the 3 X round robin sample variations – which in turn reduces the library size from 4.5GB to just 1.9GB.

The Ableton Live Pack version does not have the graphical interface as seen in the Kontakt version, macro controls only. The Live version contains 1400+ raw Moog Taurus multi-samples (2GB) which are mapped to create 39 Sampler/Simpler presets and instrument racks with assigned macros for easy editing.

Bass Pedals Light for Kontakt costs £22.95 GBP, the Live Pack is £19.95 GBP.

More information: Wave Alchemy / Bass Pedals


Free Bass Pedals Demo for NI Kontakt at Wave Alchemy

Wave Alchemy Bass Pedals

Wave Alchemy has announced a free demo version of its Bass Pedals sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Due to popular demand we are now offering a completely free ‘slimmed down’ demo version of our Bass Pedals Synthesizer

Users of Kontakt 4 (and above) can now demo a small range of what is possible with our powerful sounding Bass Pedals synthesizer instrument…

Bass Pedals Demo features

  • 5 multi-sampled Moog Taurus patches, each with 3x round robin sample variations. The full version includes 28 heavily multi-sampled Taurus instrument patches.
  • Also included is an NKI file named ‘bass pedals default’. Loading this will enable you to tweak the synthesis parameters and create new sounds using the instrument’s ‘Raw OSC Page’.
  • The Bass Pedals demo requires a full version of either Kontakt 4 or 5 to run as expected. The Bass Pedals demo will work for 15 minutes in Kontakt Free Player under ‘demo mode’.

The Bass Pedals Demo is available to download for registered Wave Alchemy users (registration free).

More information: Wave Alchemy / Bass Pedals Demo


Wave Alchemy Bass Pedals—Kontakt sample pack inspired by Moog Taurus Mk1 bass synth

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Wave Alchemy Bass Pedals

Wave Alchemy has introduced its Bass Pedals, a Kontakt sample library featuring an endless source of wall-shattering subs, filthy bass drones and obese analogue tones.

Bass Pedals for Kontakt 4 (and above) is powered by over 3200 meticulously recorded multi-sampled sounds, driven by a custom scripted Kontakt 4 engine and intuitive graphical interface.

Inspired by the sought-after Moog Taurus Mk1 bass synthesizer, Bass Pedals combines powerful analogue source sounds with modern sound shaping capabilities to create a versatile and fully programmable bass synthesizer!

Wave Alchemy Bass Pedals
Wave Alchemy Bass Pedals – Preset page Kontakt interface (click image for more).

Bass Pedals features

  • 4.5GB core sound library including 3207 multi-sampled 24-bit WAV samples.
  • Heavily scripted custom Kontakt 4+ instrument and intuitive graphical interface (requires full version of Kontakt).
  • 28 heavily multi-sampled (including 3 x round robin) Taurus MK1 patches.
  • 40 carefully programmed Bass Pedals presets and starting points making use of the instrument’s Raw Oscillator page.

The sample library is available to purchase for £34.95 GBP. Full version of Kontakt 4 or 5 is required.

More information: Wave Alchemy / Bass Pedals


Review: Wave Alchemy SFX Collection 02

Wave Alchemy SFX Collection 02

For SFX Collection 02, the guys of Wave Alchemy collaborated with producer Matt Lange of IsoRhythm, to deliver a library of sound effects for electronic music, cinematic scores, and game audio productions.

SFX Collection 02 delves deeply into new sonic territory by combining creative digital effects processing, granular re-synthesis and intricate automation with analogue synths, legendary effects devices and unique field recordings.

The library features a total of 826 samples (over 2GB in size), categorized in no less than eleven distinct types of fx sounds:

  • Cinematic Slams (68)
  • Cymbal FX (59)
  • Downshifters (55)
  • Impacts (55)
  • Noise Tools (83)
  • Risers & Falls (55)
  • Soundscape & Ambience (26)
  • Synth Impacts & Stabs (23)
  • Twisted Transition FX (91)
  • Uplifters (64)
  • Xtra – Analogue Synth FX (247)

The cinematic slams typically come with a bit of buildup in front of the slam, and a rather long reverberated tail behind it. Impressive, big sounding hits with a rather tense, disturbing undertone. Just what you would expect and hope to get.

The cymbal effects include both short (1 sec) and long (up to 35 sec) sounds. Includes your typical swoosh-type stuff as well as heavily processed samples. There is actually surprisingly much variety in sounds here.

Now, I have to admit I am not so well-versed in sound fx vocabulary, so I am not completely sure what exactly is the difference between downshifters and falls, and uplifters and risers. They all have this sense of something going up or coming down, with movement in pitch, lfo type effects, etc. Great for bridging different parts of your music/composition. Again, lots of unique, quality material here.

When it comes to the impact samples I can identify with some of the sounds and mentally place them in a familiar scene, while others are quite much out of this world. These are no simple run of the mill impact thuds.

For the noise tools section, Wave Alchemy used some vintage synths, analog effect units and experimental fx chains and re-synthesis to create noise-based effects, resulting in lots of sweep type sounds. These could also have gone in some of the other categories but I guess the sound sources and processing is what got them grouped in a bunch.

If I wasn’t already hugely impressed by the sound design on all these samples, the soundscape & ambient section shows a fantastic selection of inspiring, complex, yet usable sounds. Both cinematic and musical ndash; slightly creepy at times ndash; just amazing stuff really!

While reading, why don’t you have a listen to Wave Alchemy’s demos below for a quick impression.

The synth impacts & stabs section brings more impacts, but with a distinct synthesizer flavor this time. As such, these are generally more tonal than the previously mentioned cinematic impacts. They basically sound like a synth hit processed to bits.

This library just keeps blowing me away. The twisted transition fx are just stunning. These are heavily processed and truly creative transition sounds including morphing granular effects, transformed foley recordings, undulated Doppler FX, spectral trickery and all manner of other sonic destruction!. Yes, this is the icing on the cake. Crazy wild effects like you’ve never heard before.

The last folder in this library reads “xtra – analogue synth fx”. One might think these are just a few bonus sounds, but get this: no less than 247 extremely raw sounding audio effects which have been created using our extensive collection of high-end analogue studio equipment are included here!
These “dry” sounds include lots of similar sounds to the ones in other folders, but unprocessed. Very useful.

All of the samples in this library have descriptive titles, and 16 sampler patches are included for easy auditioning of the sounds.

So what do I think?

Product: SFX Collection 02 by Wave Alchemy
Format: 24bit Wav + Kontakt, EXS24, Halion & SFZ patches
Price: £44.95 GBP, individual sections are £7.95 GBP each
Like: Superb quality, fantastic sound design
Don’t like: –
Verdict: 9.5/10

I don’t need to write a lot here. Simply said, SFX Collection 02 is a stunning sound effects library. It is impressive in every way, from sound design to sound quality. It has a huge sound, a perfect blend of cinematic & electronic, incredibly versatile and not limited to any kind of genre at all really. These sound effects are good to go.

I reckon is the one that has set the bar to a new level for this type of sound fx sample libraries.

Check it out at Wave Alchemy, and make sure to download the free demo pack with 60 sounds.

More information: Wave Alchemy / SFX Collection 02


Loopmasters intros Complete Drums bundle by Wave Alchemy

Loopmasters has introduced Complete Drums, a bundle of five sample libraries by Wave Alchemy.

Wave Alchemy Complete Drums

Complete Drums includes 8421 pristinely produced 24-bit electronic drum samples. A great chance for first time customers to sample our award winning drum sounds, Complete Drums bundles together and includes ALL of the Following Wave Alchemy Products.

Complete Drums features

  • Drum Tools 01 – Over 1950 unique electronic drum samples which have been crafted from the ground upwards by the creative layering and processing of drum machines, exotic synthesizers & field recordings.
  • Syncussion Drums – 1885 beautifully crafted drum samples from the ultr-rare and extremely raw sounding Pearl Syncussion SY-1 analogue drum synthesizer! Also includes 800 drum hits recorded to 1/4″ tape via a Studer A80 Tape Machine.
  • Drum Machine Collection – 3200 expertly crafted drum sounds from the most sought after drum machines in existence! Sound sources include the Roland TR-808, TR-909 and TR-606, Jomox AirBase99, Xbase 999 and Mbase 11, Vermona DRM MK11, MFB Schlagzwerg and Drumfire DF-2000.
  • Tech House & Minimal (No Loops) – 401 drum sounds taken from our popular Tech House & Minimal library. Expect punchy drums and creatively glitched percussion sounds.
  • Deep Tech & Progressive (Drums Only) – 662 drum sounds taken from our Deep Tech & Progressive library. Expect to find deep kicks, snappy snares and a huge folder of synthetic / tribal percussive sounds.

The sample library bundle is currently available at 20% off, priced £79.96 GBP (regular £99.95 GBP).

More information: Loopmasters / Wave Alchemy Complete Drums