Drum Broker intros Erik Jackson presents Midnight Melodies

The Drum Broker has launched Midnight Melodies, a sample pack featuring original samples by Erik Jackson.

Erik Jackson Midnight Melodies

First we have a Wurlitzer electric piano struck with Mallets and Plucked with guitar pick. Processed through EMI Vintage Plate Reverb. The Strings were plucked to create melodies, broke down in to 3 chordal categories. A minor – C minor – G minor. I also went back to the Wurlitzer and created pads to add to the melodies. These are lush sounding pads to add to the melodies. The sounds are not cut as perfect loops, I left the tails on for chopping them into new samples. They can be looped though.

The pads and the melodies were recorded through a Neve 5316. I also went back to the Wurlitzer and plucked the 3 minor scales I used for the melodies. You can easily load these scales onto your pads and play. Any pad you hit will sound good.

Next I recorded bass-line scales from the Moog Sub Phatty and Minitaur. These were recorded through the SSL AWS 900. There are also some chopped breaks to add to your arsenal, dig deep, dig in and create something different.

This entire sample pack is created in 3 chords and scales – A minor – C minor – G minor. Load the proper sounds in your sampler and tear it up. This is a very creative pack, made for very creative individuals.

The sample pack is available for purchase for $24.99 USD.

More information: Drum Broker / Midnight Melodies

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50% off AAS Lounge Lizard EP-4 at Plugin Boutique

Plugin Boutique has announced a Friday Flash Sale on the Lounge Lizard EP-4 electric piano instrument by Applied Acoustics Systems.

50% off AAS Lounge Lizard EP-4

Lounge Lizard EP-4 is an electric piano synthesizer plug-in delivering authentic Rhodes and Wurltizer sounds in a everything you need package.

Lounge Lizard EP-4 features

  • Entirely based on physical modeling for outstanding sound quality.
  • Top quality preset library.
  • Real time calculation of sound—no samples.
  • 32-bit floating point internal processing.
  • Sample rates up to 192kHz.
  • Easy sharing of presets.
  • Unlimited undo/redo capability.
  • Standard plug-in formats support.
  • MIDI program change support.
  • High quality integrated master effects: chorus, delay, and reverb.
  • Host tempo synchronization.
  • Dynamic voice allocation and CPU overhead protection.

Lounge Lizard EP-4 is available from Plugin Boutique at a 50% discount until September 22nd, 2014.

More information: Plugin Boutique / Lounge Lizard EP-4

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The Loop Loft releases free Rhodes & Wurlitzer loops feat. Jonah Smith

The Loop Loft has released a free sample pack featuring Rhodes & Wurlitzer loops by Jonah Smith.

We’re happy to bring you some incredible (and free) loops using vintage Rhodes and Wurlitzer keyboards from an old friend of The Loop Loft (and amazing musician), Jonah Smith.

The 78 MB download contains loops in REX2, AIFF and WAV (24bit/48kHz audio) formats, so you can use the loops in any music software.

More information: The Loop Loft / Rhodes & Wurlitzer loops

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HeadlessBuddha Samples releases Lo-Fi Wurly

HeadlessBuddha Samples has launched Lo-Fi Wurly, a virtual Wurlitzer piano instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

HeadlessBuddha Samples Lo-Fi Wurly

Few months ago, Sanches got his hands into his friend’s 200A Wurlitzer to record some lines for his psychedelic rock project. That Wurly sounded so raw and full of character and soul to his ears that he decided to keep some samples for him. He used two sets of gear to record these samples: The first was pretty lo-fi-ish and gritty; the second was more of a warm and semi-clean recording.

Lo-Fi Wurly features

  • 1 Kontakt instrument.
  • 4 Velocity layers.
  • A custom GUI with 4 effects (distortion, phaser, delay and convolution reverb).
  • 550 MB of 44.1kHz/16 bit .wav format samples.
  • All recorded on an old cassette tape recorder.
  • A set of 17 custom impulse responses.
  • Custom vibrato script controlled via Mod-wheel.

The sample library is available to purchase for $16 USD.

More information: HeadlessBuddha Samples / Lo-Fi Wurly

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Arturia intros VOX Continental-V virtual organ instrument

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Arturia has introduced VOX Continental-V, a virtual instrument emulation of the vintage Vox Continental 300 organ.

Arturia VOX Continental-V

As a high-end software recreation of the Sixties-vintage Vox Continental 300 transistor-based combo organ, VOX Continental-V is the latest addition to Arturia’s acclaimed Analog Classics lineup where it sits alongside an authentic recreation of another archetypal Sixties staple, Wurlitzer-V (based on the classic ‘Wurly’ electric piano).

Like the transcontinental history of the original Vox Continental, the road to creating VOX Continental-V was a long and winding affair. Arturia started its latest software developmental journey in the company of a rare Vox Continental 300 dual-manual model, capturing every nuance of the original right down to key contact timing and background noises — no elbows needed! Next, Arturia acquired a rare Jennings J70 — developer Tom Jennings’ Vox organ forerunner — and added a J70 Mode to the VOX Continental-V voice engine. End users have effectively ended up with two ultra-rare organs for the price of one as a result — with more tones to play with, which musically is a good thing to have!

The end result is surely the most authentic dual-manual Vox Continental 300 emulation that money can buy. Notable VOX Continental-V features include upper manual, lower manual, and bass pedal sections; multiple output effects processors; and independent channels per manual. Moreover, Expanded Mode adds a full compliment of drawbars for each harmonic; a new waveform drawbar on each section; several popular effects; Leslie™ and guitar amp simulator outputs; and an expanded percussion section. Similarly, Services Mode allows for individual tuning of each pitch — just like an original Vox; alterable key contact timing (to simulate older key contacts); and authentic background noise bleed control.

VOX Continental-V for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/AAX/Standalone) will be available in late April, priced at 119 EUR / $129 USD.

More information: Arturia

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