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Plugin Boutique Flash Friday Sale – Addictive Keys Studio Collection 50% off

Plugin Boutique has launched a limited time sale on Addictive Keys Studio Collection, a bundle of three essential instruments for songwriters by XLN Audio.

XLN Audio Addictive Keys Studio Collection

Everyones’ needs might be different, but everyone needs outstanding keyboard sounds. That’s why we created the Addictive Keys Studio Collection. With the majestic Studio Grand, the intimate Modern Upright, and the warm and gorgeous Mark One, you’ll be ready no matter where your inspiration takes you.

  • Includes full Addictive Keys engine
  • Three essential instruments
  • Incredibly fast load times

The collection is 50% off at Plugin Boutique until July 7th, 2014.

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XLN Audio releases Addictive Drums 2

XLN Audio has launched Addictive Drums 2, an update to the virtual drum instrument for Windows and Mac.

XLN Audio Addictive Drums 2

With Addictive Drums 2, we’re taking it to the next level. More world-class instruments, more amazing sound shaping features, more tools for rhythm creation and transformation, and total freedom to pick only the kits and add-ons that are right for you.

All this while maintaining the fast, clean, musician-centric interface that made us successful in the first place. We hope you’ll love what we have made.

Changes in Addictive Drums 2

  • Sound shaping improvements
    • New Transient Shaper gives more or less ‘snap’ to individual kitpieces or your overall drum mix.
    • The new Tone Designer makes a drum sound more or less dampened, letting you add or remove ringing with ease.
    • Two Delerb processors combine Delay and Reverb effects that are ideal for drums. A unique ‘Swirl’ thickening feature and advanced EQ give sound designers lots of exciting new options.
    • Six additional Kitpiece Slots let you build kits with up to 18 individual drums.
    • New FlexiSlots let you load additional Kicks, Snares, HiHats, and more.
    • Kitpiece Linking lets you easily link drums for a fatter sound.
    • Specialty “Trigger” Kitpieces (sine waves, white noise, one shot drum samples, etc.) open up a world of new sound design options. You can link them to acoustic drums to give more “oomph” or even use them on their own to create new analog and digital drum machine sounds!
    • New Response section lets you tweak performances to fit them into a mix.
    • Two MultiFX inserts on every channel for even more sound design options.
    • New 4 band EQ with additional Low and High cut controls.
  • New beat creation tools
    • New Beat Transformer lets you tweak any existing rhythm to make it fit into a track and to make it uniquely yours. No more cookie-cutter beats!
    • New Grid Search system lets you quickly find the beat you hear in your head!
    • Improved Beats Browser lets you easily browse beats to find your inspiration.
    • The Record MIDI feature saves time by letting you record MIDI directly from your host software into Addictive Drums 2.
  • Workflow enhancements
    • You can now Drag’n’Drop Audio directly from the Addictive Drums 2 engine. Play a drum—or even a whole rhythm if you like—and simply drag it as an audio file straight into your music software’s timeline or desktop.
    • New “Sound Ideal” search system lets you sort all your presets from ‘clean’ to ‘distorted’ to help you narrow down and find the right sounds quickly.
    • Snapshots makes A/B comparisons super easy. Take snapshots of all your settings and instantly recall any four snapshots instantly.
    • New CloudSync system means your presets are always up to date and with you no matter where you choose to work.
    • Standalone version of AD2 is your perfect jamming companion. Fire it up quickly and start playing along without dealing with your music software. The new Tempo control makes it easy to adapt beats to your needs.
    • Many improved Copy/Paste features.
    • New great sounding presets and ExploreMaps for all your existing kits lets you get your drum track sounding great in no time.
    • All Presets now include a MIDI preview to let you hear the preset played as the sound designer imagined. Use it to find inspiration or write all new music.
    • Users can now preview all ADpaks and MIDIpaks (even ones they don’t own) from directly from Addictive Drums 2.

Addictive Drums 2 is available for purchase in three bundles with ADpaks, MIDIpaks, and Kitpiece Paks, starting at 149.95 EUR. All ADpaks (including the newly released Fairfax Vol.1) are now powered by the Addictive Drums 2 engine, and are available for purchase for 79.95 EUR each.

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XLN Audio releases Alternative Rock MIDI Pak

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XLN Audio Alternative Rock MIDI Pak

XLN Audio has released Alternative Rock, a new MIDI Pak for Addictive Drums.

Alternative Rock was born in the 80s, exploded in popularity in the 90s and continues to resonate with people all over the world today.

We think it’s because bands like Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins, R.E.M. and Kings of Leon are not afraid to break the rules of mainstream rock and compose eccentric songs with bold flavor and personality. Unlike the “assembly line” production methods commonly used in mainstream music production, these bands often write, perform and record songs together in the same room at the same time. This result in lively, dynamic performances and an energy that really comes through the recordings.

That energy is what inspired our Alternative Rock MIDI Pak. This Pak has over 200 catchy beats, breaks and fills that are lively, dynamic and full of attitude. No boring “wallpaper rock” here!

The pack is available to purchase for 19.95 EUR.

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Xchange Market Platform launches Epix Bundle 10

Epix Bundle 10

Xchange Market Platform has announced the release of Epix Bundle 10, a package of music and audio production tools derived from a unique collaboration of 25 of the world’s best known producers of music technology products.

This bundle includes 41 high quality software tools, utilities and tutorials at an unprecedented price accessible to the working musician.

At its heart is the award winning PreSonus Studio One Producer DAW with full mastering and a full suite of software titles providing access to thousands of instruments from creators such as Arturia, Cakewalk, Sugar Bytes, XLN Audio and much, much more. On top of this, the musician will be getting drum kits and beat making tools from Image Line, Steve Slate as well as effects and treatment tools from Antares, Celemony, IK Multimedia, OHM Force and others. Finish off the selection with DJ tools, libraries, tutorials and utilities and you have everything you will ever need.

Epix 10 Bundle is available for a limited time only at Guitar Center Stores, Guitar and, priced at $499 USD (street).

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XLN Audio releases Blues MIDI Pak

XLN Audio Blues MIDI Pak

XLN Audio has launched the Blues MIDI Pak, a MIDI expansion pack by Jörgen “Jugglo” Wall for the Addictive Drums virtual drum instrument for Windows and Mac.

Blues music is all about heavy emotions and soulful grooves. These things are almost impossible to express with quantized grids and programmed notes. No, blues rhythms need to be brought to life by the skilled hands of a professional drummer behind a great sounding kit. That’s why we created our Blues MIDI Pak.

This MIDI Pak has everything you need to produce an authentic, organic groove with a great shuffle feel. It covers a variety of styles spanning from the Chicago and delta blues of the early 50’s all the way to modern blues rock.

The MIDI Pak is available to purchase for 19.95 EUR.

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XLN Audio releases Writer’s Blocks MIDI Pak

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XLN Audio Writer's Blocks

XLN Audio has launched Writer’s Blocks, a new MIDI Pak for the Addictive Drums virtual drum instrument for Windows and Mac.

Let’s say you have a verse and a chorus but you’re not sure how to transition from one to the other. You have writer’s block. That’s why we created the Writer’s Blocks MIDI Pak.

Over 200 inspirational intros, fills and transitions in 4/4 time signature, all played by professional drummers. Everything you need to get from point A to point B, right past your creative block.

These inspirational blocks are well suited for styles including pop, rock, soul, folk and many others.

The MIDI pack is available to purchase for 19.95 EUR.

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XLN Audio releases Reggae MIDI Pak

XLN Audio Reggae MIDI Pak

XLN Audio has released the Reggae MIDI Pak, a collection of drum MIDI files by Niklas Niskanen for the Addictive Drums virtual drum instrument.

Drums are a critically important part of reggae music and it’s vital to get the rhythm right. That’s why we created the Reggae MIDI Pak. This Pak provides a big selection of classic beats and fills in styles like one drop, rockers, steppers, dancehall, ska and rocksteady. We also include great intro grooves and a large collection of drum fills ranging from established standards to slightly eccentric.

With Addictive Drums and this Reggae MIDI Pak, you have everything you need to build an inspiring beat, get in to the vibe, and make amazing riddims of your own.

Reggae MIDI Pak features

  • Over 120 classic reggae beats.
  • More than 80 inspiring drum fills.
  • Professional drummer.
  • Authentic performances.

The MIDI Pak is available to purchase for 19.95 EUR.

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