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Native Instruments releases Circuit Halo for Maschine

Native Instruments has announced the release of Circuit Halo, a new Maschine expansion library that combines intricately-sampled vintage synths and drum machines with contemporary patterns.

Native Instruments Circuit Halo
CIRCUIT HALO’s sound set combines multi-sampled synths, classic drum machines, custom glitch modulation effects, and new presets for the included MASSIVE and REAKTOR PRISM synths.

CIRCUIT HALO features a premium collection of samples from vintage synthesizers such as the Roland Juno 60, Casio VL-Tone, Prophet 5, Yamaha DX7, Sequential Circuits Pro One and Six-Trak, and a Korg MS-20. Each instrument was meticulously multi-sampled to capture the characteristic warm low end and idiosyncrasies such as pitch drift that analog equipment adds to productions. The combination of vintage sound with the latest in glitch modulation effects and arrangement styles gives producers a new way to blend classic sounds with production techniques.

The drum sounds in CIRCUIT HALO come from a mix of vintage and modern drum machines – many customized for a unique sound. Boutique outboard gear such as a classic 80s British talkback compressor and 1/2″ analog tape were used for detailed tone shaping and a good dose of warmth and character. Lush reverb reminiscent of the 80s sound was also used to add depth and vintage flavor to the expansion.

CIRCUIT HALO’s four Special Kits contain a wealth of glitched-out, grainy sounds, noises and sweeps, sound effects, and percussion and stabs. All-new PRISM presets provide organic leads, pads, mallets, and flutes while MASSIVE presets deliver textured, morphing leads, basses, and stabs.

A condensed version of CIRCUIT HALO is also available as an iMASCHINE Expansion for creating beats on-the-go. The iMASCHINE Expansion features two projects, four drum kits, and two multi-sampled instruments. Tracks can be exported to MASCHINE STUDIO, MASCHINE, and MASCHINE MIKRO for completion.

CIRCUIT HALO was created in cooperation with Danish sound design expert Joël Krozer of 6 Bit Deep.

Circuit Halo is available for purchase for $49 USD / 49 EUR / £44 GBP. Requires Maschine 2. The iMASCHINE expansion is available at the iMASCHINE in-app store for $0.99 USD / 0.89 EUR / £0.69 GBP.

More information: Native Instruments / Circuit Halo

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PinkNoise Studio releases Analog Night Kontakt Edition

PinkNoise Studio Analog Night Kontakt Edition

PinkNoise Studio has launched Analog Night Kontakt Edition, a sound library for Native Instruments Kontakt based on the best sounds of the Yamaha AN1x synthesizer.

Yamaha AN1x is a powerful retro-analog synth, it uses DSP modeling of analog waveforms to recreate the coveted sounds of analog synths with modern digital specifications.

ANALOG NIGHT was originally released by Eric Corminier (Reason.Fan) for propellerhead’s REASON. Now it has been entirely rebuilt starting from the scratch. The new Kontakt edition provides vivid, dynamic and rich-sounding leads, bass, polyphonic keys and pads, giving you a new powerful synth in your favourite sampler.

Analog Night Kontakt Edition features

  • 500 Kontakt patches (in 10 categories: All layers, Arp & Sequence, Bass, Bells & Brass, Experimental & FX, Key & Organ, Lead, Monosynth, Pad & Atmosphere, Strings).
  • 1.12 GB of stereo samples (1834 wav files).
  • 12 MIDI controllable knobs for realtime tweaking and for MIDI automation of the most important synth parameters.
  • Extensive editing techniques: multiple velocity layers, alternate triggering and sample starts to achieve fat, lively and vivid synth sounds.

The library is available for purchase for 30 EUR.

More information: PinkNoise Studio / Analog Night Kontakt Edition

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Audiobombs releases FM Series Vol.1 for Ableton Live

Audiobombs FM Series Vol.1

Audiobombs has announced the release of FM Series Vol.1, a free sound pack for Ableton Live.

This is the first in a series of FM multi-sample packs from Audiobombs.com. We’ve scoured through hundreds of 4-OP FM patches with our trusty TX81Z and we’re hand picking some of our favorites to sample and make available as free Ableton instruments.

This Ableton live set includes three classic FM sounds sampled directly from the Yamaha TX81Z. Each Ableton instrument includes several zones (and velocity layers when the patch utilized it) for a realistic reproduction of the original hardware.

The download is free at Audiobombs. It includes sets for Live’s Sampler and Simpler.

More information: Audiobombs / FM Series Vol.1

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Samplephonics releases 34 Classic Drum Machine Samples

Samplephonics 34 Classic Drum Machine Samples

Samplephonics has launched 34 Classic Drum Machine Samples, a new sample pack featuring the sounds of the Yamaha RX5 and Oberheim DX.

The sounds of the 80′s instantly brought to a DAW near you. Next up in the Samplephonics vintage drum machine series is a collection of 34 pristine drum hits from two of the industries long lost heroes; The Oberheim DX and The Yamaha RX5.

Having graced such classic records as New Orders’s ‘Blue Monday’, the Oberheim DX has long been established as a pioneer in the evolution of the ‘New Wave’ era as well as featuring on countless, groundbreaking Hip-Hop records.

The sample pack is available for £5 GBP.

More information: Samplephonics

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Drumdrops releases Yamaha Hybrid Kit for Kontakt 5

Drumdrops has announced the release of Yamaha Hybrid Kit Kontakt 5, a multi-sampled drum kit for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Drumdrops Yamaha Hybrid Kit for Kontakt

The kit was built to be given away in a Computer Music Magazine Recording Special magazinr, however customers loved it so much that we built a Kontakt pack, which is on sale at a great introductory price so customers can check out exactly how Drumdrops Kontakt kits sound and work with our interface.

The kit is owned by producer Ben Hillier (Depeche Mode, Nadine Shah, Graham Coxon) and resides in Miloco’s Pool Studio in London. The kit has been used by loads of artists in the studio and is a current favourite of producer Stephen Street. The drums used to make up this kit have come from a combination of Yamaha kits but together they make a great studio recording kit. The kit works well at different tuning pitches, but its big size and its Ludwig 402 snare makes it suitable for deeper rock orientated tracks or ballads or even pop tracks. Combined with the Drumdrops Kontakt interface you can change the sound of the kit to suit almost any drum track.

The kit comprises a large 24″ bass drum, a wonderfully deep 18″ floor tom and a 14″ rack tom. The snare is a Ludwig 402 14″ x 6.5″. The cymbals used were Zildjian Dark 13″ Hi-Hats, a Zildjian Constantinople 22″ Medium Ride and two Zildjian Crashes – an 18″ Constantinople Medium Light Crash and a huge 20″ Zildjian Oriental Crash Of Doom.

The kit was recorded by resident Drumdrops engineer Ben Thackeray and mixed by grammy winning mix engineer Matt Lawrence. The drummer was Adam Falkner, a busy UK session drummer and musical director. Recent highlights include touring and recording with Dido, Babyshambles, Amy Macdonald, and One Eskimo.

Yamaha Hybrid Kit features

  • Groove Player – There are 704 MIDI Grooves included in the MIDI Groove Player that are played by drummers Jason Bowld and Jonathan Atkinson.
  • Step Sequencer – The sequencer has eight channels allowing any eight of the articulations of the Mapex Kit to be selected and played. The sequencer contains 32 steps for each channel.
  • Groove Slicer – The Groove Slicer cuts each MIDI groove into thirty-two sections. These sections can then be played back in a different order to the original depending on what which of the three modes are selected.
  • Mic Blend – Here you can control the mix on the microphones used for each channel. You can vary the balance of the close microphone with the overheads and room microphones.
  • An 8 channel mixer – Each channel comes with a Mute, Solo, Phase Reverse and 2 Aux sends.
  • Convolution Reverbs – 4 studio Impulse responses and many classic reverbs and effects are included.
  • Velocity Curves – The ability to change the velocity curve and tuning of each drum.
  • Randomisation – Randomise the tuning, velocity, EQ and timing for added realism.
  • Round Robin Samples – Multiple Round Robins included for extra authenticity.
  • Channel Effects – 4 band EQ and Transient Master included on each channel.
  • Stereo Effects – A buss compressor and Tape saturator on the mix buss.
  • DAW Compatability – Ability to route each channel to your DAW.
  • Mix Presets – Multiple Mix presets included mixed by a variety of engineers, musicians and producers.
  • Two versions – A full version and lite version for use on laptops.
  • MIDI Compatability – Multiple MIDI maps included with full compatibility with the Roland TD-12, TD-20 and TD-30 V-drums and the Yamaha DTX-900.

The Yamaha Hybrid Kit Kontakt Pack is now available from Drumdrops. The first 250 customers can get the Pack for free, the next 250 customers will be charged £2 GBP, the next 500 customers will be charged £5 GBP and then the pack will be only £10 GBP for all other users.

More information: Drumdrops / Yamaha Hybrid Kit Kontakt 5

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Dexed free FM synthesizer plugin v0.5 released

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Dexed is a multi-platform, multi-format synthesizer instrument plug-in that is closely modeled on the Yamaha DX7.

Dexed
Dexed uses music-synthesizer-for-android for the synth engine and JUCE as a plugin wrapper.

The goal of this project is to be a tool/companion for the original DX7. Sound engine with ‘float’ value parameters, different waveform à la TX81z would be great but anything that goes beyond the DX7 should and will be a fork of this project. This is to keep the compatibility with the original machine.

Dexed features

  • Multi platform (OS X, Windows, Linux) and multi format (VST, AU and others that I don’t use); by using JUCE.
  • The sound engine music-synthesizer-for-android is closely modeled on the original DX7 characteristics.
  • 144 DAW automatable DX7 parameters available from one single panel.
  • Fully supports DX7 input and output Sysex messages; including controller change. This means that you can use this with a native DX7/TX7 as a patch editor.
  • Each operator have a realtime VU meter to know which one is active.
  • Can load/save any DX7/TX7 sysex programs. It is also possible to save a single program into a different sysex file.

Dexed is available as a free download under the GPL v2 license. Binaries for Windows 32/64-bit VST and Mac VST can be downloaded from the Github page.

More information: Dexed

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MakeMusic and Abbey Road Studios release Garritan Abbey Road Studios CFX Concert Grand

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Garrian XFX Concert Grand

MakeMusic and Abbey Road Studios have announced the release Garritan Abbey Road Studios CFX Concert Grand, a new virtual piano instrument.

To create this new instrument, Yamaha’s flagship CFX Concert Grand piano was recorded in Abbey Road Studios’ historic Studio One by renowned engineers, blending the latest technology with legendary equipment and acoustics.

“We are very pleased to announce that we have released the CFX Concert Grand,” said Gary Garritan, MakeMusic director of instrumental sciences. “This is the most detailed and advanced project our team has completed. We are honored to have this partnership with Abbey Road Studios, and the support of Yamaha, and are excited about the enthusiastic reaction this virtual piano has received so far. Today we’re proud to make an instrument with this kind of power, richness and clarity available to everyone.”

Garritan Abbey Road Studios CFX Concert Grand provides users three discrete microphone perspectives:

  • Classic – captures the natural tonal character, clarity and nuance of the CFX.
  • Contemporary – produces a bright and brilliant sound with definitive attack from the hammers.
  • Player – delivers the unique experience of playing from the piano bench in Studio One.

The CFX Concert Grand includes the powerful ARIA player, and is designed to be a perfect addition to music notation-based programs, like Finale, as well as to all sequencers and digital audio workstations.

“It’s been an absolute pleasure working with Gary and the MakeMusic team on the CFX project,” said Mirek Stiles, head of audio products at Abbey Road Studios. “The ability to mix both close and ambient signals, as if you are in Studio One, is simply breathtaking. This beautifully sampled instrument is worthy of the Abbey Road Studios name.”

The CFX Concert Grand is available for purchase for $299.95 USD.

More information: Garritan / CFX Concert Grand

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