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Producerloops Ibiza Chillout Vol 1

Posted: 22-Oct-14


'Ibiza Chillout Vol 1' from the all new "Anthology" label brings you a MASSIVE 8.44 GB (unzipped) of blissed out and emotive Construction Kits featuring stunning acoustic guitar performances, ethereal vocal samples and ambient FX to transport your productions straight to the white sandy beaches of Ibiza. MIDI and OMF are included as well as ACID and Apple Loops for maximum versatility. 'Ibiza Chillout Vol 1' is available to purchase as a full product or in separate kits, allowing you to pick and choose the right atmosphere for you.

Each of these five kits perfectly capture the sun-kissed vibe of one of the most popular clubbing destinations in the world and are infused with a dreamy post-party vibe.

Nylong strung guitars, percussion, lush synths, smooth electric bass, subtle whispered vocals and detailed sonic landscapes combine to create the true sound of Chillout in this 8.44 GB library by the incredibly talented Gregor Theelen.

As well as over 1000 ACID WAV loops you'll also find Apple Loops, over 300 MIDI files and OMF files which allow you to dissect the original arrangement as well as collaborate with other producers across multiple software platforms.

Add to this dry and wet variations and you've got an incredibly versatile product sure to inspire countless new productions. Read on to find out more.

The Anthology Label:
This brand new label focuses on delivering only the highest quality products aimed at professional producers and composers seeking authentic performances, expert arrangements and a high calibre of composition.

OMF files are included as standard for producers who need to work across multiple platforms or to industry standards.

About The Producer:
Gregor Theelen is a classically-trained composer with decades of experience in working with large orchestras in recording studios. When it comes to styles, Gregor is a Jack of all trades. He loves working in the classical field, Jazz is his passion and he will never have doubts about working on a House, Lounge, Rock, Funk or any other project, as long as there is room for sincerity, authenticity and experimentation. The past decade, Gregor Theelen's Chillout/Downtempo/Lounge music has been used in numerous famous compilations and best selling mix-CDs, such as Buddha Bar. You can check out Gregor's extensive credits here. Besides this, he is a well known sound designer and connoisseur of old analogue synthesizers.

Producer Loops and Gregor Theelen would like to thank guitarist Bas Kooman for his wonderful input. His creativity and skillfull playing
will enhance your musical output enormously.

MIDI Files Included:
'Ibiza Chillout Vol 1' includes MIDI files for the majority of musical phrases heard in each Kit, allowing you to seamlessly mix your favourite synths and samplers with the sounds contained in the pack.

Advantages of MIDI:
While the supplied ACID/Apple Loops content is extremely flexible and powerful, MIDI has the added benefit of allowing you to go to extremes of pitch and tempo beyond which the loops were originally recorded, with no time stretching or pitch shifting artifacts. Furthermore, you can make tweaks to the riffs so they fit perfectly into your existing mixes.

Dry/Wet Files:
Most of the loops in this product are provided in both dry and wet variations, meaning you can either drag and drop them straight into your DAW complete with FX or apply your own FX mix using plugins or hardware of your choice.

OMF Files:
With the included OMF files you can import each audio clip into your sequencer at precisely the right location, allowing you to re-structure the original song, or add your own complimentary instrumentation.

Royalty-Free:
All of the loops in this product are 100% Royalty-Free, so once purchased, you can use these loops in your commercial releases without having to pay any hidden costs.

Specifications:
  • 8.44 GB of content
  • 5 Construction Kits
  • 5 OMF Mixes (For your sequencer)
  • ACIDized WAV Files
  • Apple Loops/AIFF Files
  • Loops sync to BPM
  • 44.1 kHz/24-Bit
  • PC/Mac Compatible
  • Royalty-Free (No Exceptions)


Price and Availability:
'Ibiza Chillout Vol 1' is available for instant download exclusively at ProducerLoops.com for £49.95 / 62,91 EUR / $66.30 USD. More information is available at the Producerloops website via the link.


Web-Link: www.producerloops.com/Download-Anthology-Ibiza-Chillout-Vol-1.html


Solid State Logic launch new L300 live console

Posted: 22-Oct-14


A bit of slightly late news, but Solid State Logic has announced the release of L300, the new compact live console with the signature sound of SSL and the power to handle large scale productions.

Since the introduction of SSL’s first live console in 2013, the speed with which operators can achieve outstanding results with our consoles has been praised by leading engineers around the world. The L300 builds upon this success and offers a new more compact option that is perfectly suited to Touring, Installation, Houses Of Worship and Theatre.

SSL believe that offering a more compact console should not mean compromising and reducing quality or features. Both consoles offer the same immaculate, huge SSL sound and the same superb operator experience. There are no compromises in build quality and both consoles use and can share the same Remote I/O.

The L300 is physically smaller than the L500, so it is a more compact, lower cost option… with no hidden performance compromises – it’s that simple.

L300 will ship with new V2.5 console software which introduces 27 new features and updates which are also applicable to the L500 console.

Explore L300 online at www.solidstatelogic.com via the link.


Web-Link: www2.solidstatelogic.com/l300


Future Loops Releases Releases Warehouse Sessions - Underground Techno

Posted: 22-Oct-14


Future Loops has just released Warehouse Sessions – Underground Techno a collection of royalty-free dance samples. Warehouse Sessions – Underground Techno explores a darker and warmer side of Techno. With over 500 samples, this collection includes hard drums, syncopated leads, creative synth works, deep basslines & infectious progressions.

With a total 1.18 GB, you’ll find ready to mix Loops and One Shots in WAV & REX format.

Check out the demo and download the free promo pack at Future Loops website via the link.


Web-Link: www.futureloops.com/product-warehouse-sessions-underground-techno.php


Future Loops Releases Releases Trap Nights - Dark & Underground Kits

Posted: 14-Oct-14


Future Loops has just released ‘Trap Nights - Dark & Underground Kits’ a collection of Trap construction kits in WAV & REX format. Trap Nights - Dark & Underground Kits brings an eerie and chilling approach to Trap and includes intricate drum machines, arpeggiated synths, creepy leads, low 808s, orchestral beds and more. Each Construction Kit includes ready to mix melodic elements (bass, brass, synth, fx, bells, guitars, etc..), full mix drums and individual parts (kick, snare, hats, claps, etc) as well as drum one shots.

Trap Nights - Dark & Underground Kits includes over 500 samples & loops, all 100% royalty-free.

Check out the demo and download the free promo pack at their website via the link..


Web-Link: www.futureloops.com/product-trap-nights-dark-and-underground-kits.php


Neosphere - Dark Ambiences and Textured Sound Effects

Posted: 08-Oct-14

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Bluezone releases 'Neosphere - Dark Ambiences and Textured Sound Effects', a new sample library offering a wide range of inspirational backgrounds, ethereal pads, dark soundscapes and textured SFX for video game sound designers, editors and modern music producers.

Easily downloadable and affordable, this sample pack brings you highly flexible ambient drones, production-ready metal hits, intimidating impacts, brooding ambiences and pitch-dark soundscapes highly usable in every project.

Over 1,5 GB of exclusive sounds : All these samples were created from hardware synthesizers and field recordings, and have then been twisted to add an inspiring alternate-reality sonic character.

Design your own universe : If you need to create hyper-detailed music backgrounds for abandoned labs or mysterious abyssal atmospheres, adding these sound effects and ambiences will allow you to build complex sequences.

This sound library is royalty-free and comes to you in 24-bit high definition : you can inject these inspirational elements into your commercial projects without having to worry about any additional licensing fees.


Contents:

• Sound Effects • Ambiences • Drones • Textures

Technical Specifications :

• 1.47 GB Data / 178 Files • Format : WAV • Instant Download • Requires Winzip or similar utility to unpack • Suitable for use in all major sequencers • Royalty-Free with no extra cost • Ready to use in commercial production

http://www.bluezone-corporation.com/samples/neosphere-dark-ambiences-and-textured-sound-effects-download


Web-Link: Neosphere


LinPlug - 100 new exceptional, "transforming" sounds by Yemski for Spectral

Posted: 03-Oct-14


The second LinPlug-exclusive sound set for Spectral is available. LinPlug are happy to announce 100 new exceptional, "transforming" sounds created by Yemski are available NOW. We have a demo up on our website in a new area we created for all the upcoming sound sets from some of the finest sound designers on this planet. Yemski has been working as a sound designer for more than 10 years and created remarkably well accepted sounds for several of the finest instruments on the market, including the Albino, our MorphoX, CrX4 and Spectral synthesizers.

As all sound sets of our series are very attractively priced, so is this with just 24.90 US$ (18.90 Euro). Please check the demo via the link to get a glimpse of this amazing set.


Web-Link: www.linplug.com/sounds.html


Native Instruments releases KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards + the next-gen of KOMPLETE

Posted: 02-Oct-14


Native Instruments today released the KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards, and the latest generation of KOMPLETE and KOMPLETE ULTIMATE software bundles. The S-Series keyboards and accompanying KOMPLETE KONTROL software unite all KOMPLETE Instruments under a single, unified playing experience. KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series debuts several industry innovations never before available in a hardware controller. The release also welcomes the next generation of Native Instruments’ acclaimed KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects suites, including six brand-new instruments, as well as several new additions. The prices of these bundles remain the same, increasing the saving to almost 90% over the cost of the instruments and effects when bought separately. KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards, KOMPLETE 10, and KOMPLETE 10 ULTIMATE are available now in stores and at the NI Online Shop.

The KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards were designed to deliver the tightest integration yet with the entire KOMPLETE Instrument portfolio thanks to the KOMPLETE KONTROL software – included with purchase of KOMPLETE 10 and KOMPLETE 10 ULTIMATE. The all-new KOMPLETE Browser™ delivers a tag-based system to access all KOMPLETE Instrument presets from one plug-in interface. Native Map™ technology saves producers time and accelerates workflow by automatically mapping key KOMPLETE Instrument parameters to the touch-sensitive controller knobs. The keyboards’ Clear View display provides a clear overview of all tweaks directly on the hardware. Light Guide™ shows key switches, zones, and more on multi-color LEDs positioned just above the keys. KOMPLETE KONTROL keyboards feature premium Fatar keybeds and are available in a choice of 25, 49, and 61 keys.

KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards also deliver powerful Smart Play™ features. Scales, chords, and arpeggios light up across the keyboard as they are played. Chord mode maps chords onto single keys across octaves on the keyboard, allowing users to add rich harmonic progressions to their tracks quickly and easily. The integrated scale mapping features deliver fast access to new melodic possibilities – virtually any musical scale can also be mapped to the white keys so melodies are easy to play and always in tune. Notes of the currently selected scale light up on the Light Guide™ for optimum visibility. An arpeggiator works seamlessly with every KOMPLETE Instrument directly from the hardware. The ultra-sensitive Touch Kontrol™ can mimic the behavior of pitch and mod wheels, and physical objects like springs and bouncing balls for interesting modulation curves – far beyond what conventional mod wheels are capable of.

The release of KOMPLETE 10 and KOMPLETE 10 ULTIMATE sees the release of six brand-new KOMPLETE Instruments. ROUNDS, KONTOUR, and POLYPLEX are three new REAKTOR-based instruments designed to take full advantage of the advanced features of the KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards. THE DEFINITIVE PIANO COLLECTION presents three new acoustic pianos – THE GRANDEUR, THE MAVERICK, and THE GENTLEMAN – sampled in unprecedented detail, delivering a varied and nuanced sonic range. Along with these new instruments, each bundle comes with several new additions since KOMPLETE 9 was released. KOMPLETE 10 now features 39 products, over 12,000 sounds, and over 130 GB of instruments and effects, including DRUM LAB, SESSION HORNS, and SUPERCHARGER. KOMPLETE 10 ULTIMATE delivers 75 products, over 17,000 sounds, and over 440 GB of instruments and effects, such as ACTION STRIKES, MOLEKULAR, and RISE & HIT - all stored on a USB hard drive for convenient installation.

Registered users of KOMPLETE 9 and KOMPLETE 9 ULTIMATE will receive a free download for the KOMPLETE KONTROL software, giving them the same functionality on KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards as KOMPLETE 10 and KOMPLETE 10 ULTIMATE users.

Pricing and availability

Pricing for KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards:
KOMPLETE KONTROL S25: $499 / 499 €
KOMPLETE KONTROL S49: $599 / 599 €
KOMPLETE KONTROL S61: $699 / 699 €

Pricing for KOMPLETE 10 and KOMPLETE 10 ULTIMATE:
KOMPLETE 10: $499 / 499 €
KOMPLETE 10 ULTIMATE: $999 / 999 €

KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards, KOMPLETE 10, and KOMPLETE 10 ULTIMATE are available now online and in retailers.

Upgrade, update, and crossgrade paths for KOMPLETE 10 and KOMPLETE 10 ULTIMATE also available online and at retailers worldwide.

Additional information, new hands-on feature videos, and new sound demos of the KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series products are available at: www.native-instruments.com/kompletekontrol


Web-Link: www.native-instruments.com/kompletekontrol
Web-Link: www.native-instruments.com/komplete


Solid State Logic Release XL-Desk. The killer new mid scale analogue console

Posted: 02-Oct-14


XL-Desk is a modern twist on the classic analogue studio console. It's designed for tracking or mixing engineers who require an analogue console within a DAW centric studio, but don't want or need the integrated DAW control and analogue level automation other SSL console products have made the new hybrid studio standard.

XL-Desk is in many ways a traditional 24 into 8 analogue console but it packs in an incredible collection of features. It has 20 channel strips: 16 dual input mono (switchable between main input or DAW return) and 4 stereo channels. The first eight channels have VHD mic pre's. There is an 18 slot 500 format rack built in that can be used for processing or mic pre's. XL-Desk ships with a legendary SSL Stereo Bus Compressor module in slots 17 & 18 (hard wired to Mix A). The rack has its own dedicated high spec' power supply. There are four main Mix Buses (A, B, C, D) with buses B, C and D able to be summed into Mix A. The Buses and channels can access the 500 rack and each have a separate insert point for processing. There are two mono aux sends and two stereo return inputs. Direct outputs on every channel, stereo return and mix bus enable convenient stem printing. Each channel has a Cue Stereo Bus section (with Pan and Volume) used to provide one of the headphone mixes while tracking. At mixdown the mono channel DAW return signals can be routed to the CUE ST bus and then summed into Mix A, so there are 16 main faders + 16 Cue ST inputs + 4 Stereo channels providing 40 summing inputs (using the stereo returns and insert Sum functions you can squeeze in over 50 summing inputs). There is also a fully-featured monitoring section with bass management (3 sets of speakers + subwoofer), Foldback A and B with individual talkbacks for headphone mixes and a built in Listen Mic input + classic compressor circuit, with its own direct output.

Key Features
  • 20 + 1 fader, over 40 input SuperAnalogueTM SSL console
  • 8-built in Variable Harmonic Drive (VHD) preamps
  • 16 dual input mono channels (switchable between main input or DAW return)
  • 4 stereo channels (switchable to mono for tracking)
  • The legendary Stereo Bus Compressor, with new high-pass filter sidechain
  • 18-slot 500 format rack built-in, accessible from channels or mix busses
  • In addition to a 500 rack insert each mono channel also has a standard insert point
  • 4 stereo Mix Buses with their own insert points and access to the 500 rack
  • One stereo and 2 mono aux sends. Two dedicated stereo return inputs
  • Direct outputs on every channel, stereo return and mix bus for stem printing
  • Fully-featured monitoring section with bass management
  • Foldback A and B with individual talkbacks for headphone mixes
  • Built in Listen Mic input + classic compressor circuit, with its own direct output
  • AFL and Solo-In-Place solo modes, with Solo Clear and Solo Safe (Protect) modes
  • Balanced D-Sub rear panel inputs/outputs & Front panel headphones & iJack sockets
  • High quality internal PSU


XL Desk will be available from the end of October 2014.

XL-Desk is available with the 500 format rack empty or fully loaded with 16 x SSL E-Series EQ modules priced from: GBP £11,750, euro 14,749, USD $19,999 excluding VAT or local taxes.


Web-Link: www.solidstatelogic.com/music/xl-desk/


Producerloops Liquid Drum & Bass: The WAV Sessions Vol 1

Posted: 02-Oct-14


'Liquid Drum & Bass: The WAV Sessions Vol 1' is a stunning addition to the "Liquid Drum & Bass" series bringing you fully processed and rendered WAV versions of all the loops heard in 'Liquid Drum & Bass: The MIDI Sessions Vol 1'. Inspired by some of the biggest names in the scene, this product is ready to drag-and-drop into your DAW and makes an excellent companion to the original MIDI loops. This product also includes Apple Loops and REX files for maximum versatility, and Reason ReFill files are also available.

Created in the style of legenary Drum & Bass artists such as Halogenix, Blackmill, Seven Lions, Phaeleh and Seba, 'Liquid Drum & Bass: The WAV Sessions Vol 1' brings you a stunning selection of basslines, pads, keyboards, instrument melodies and leads.

The key of each loop is included in the filename allowing you to seamlessly integrate them with your existing project. Key and tempo data is also embedded within the files.

All of the synth, FX and drum loops heard in the demo for the original MIDI version are included here. Enhance your "Liquid Drum & Bass" experience today with this selection of polished pre-rendered ACID/WAV, Apple Loops, REX and Reason ReFill files.

Contents:
  • Basslines
  • Choirs
  • Guitars
  • Pianos/Organs
  • Leads
  • Pads
  • Strings
  • Trumpet

Royalty-Free:
All of the files in this product are 100% Royalty-Free, so once purchased, you can use them in your personal and commercial tracks without having to pay any extras. However, these files cannot be re-produced or modified slightly for use in a competitive loops product, without legal implications.

Formats:
  • 5 Construction Kits
  • 241 24-Bit Loops
  • Apple Loops & REX Included
  • Includes Reason ReFill
  • Loops Sync to BPM
  • 100% Royalty-Free
  • PC/Mac Compatible

Specifications:
  • 241 Files
  • 24-Bit Quality

Price and Availability:
'Liquid Drum & Bass: The WAV Sessions Vol 1' is available for instant download exclusively at ProducerLoops.com for £19.96 / 25,61 EUR / $26.93 USD. More information is available at the Producerloops website via the link.


Web-Link: www.producerloops.com/Download-Producer-Loops-Liquid-Drum-Bass-The-WAV-Sessions-Vol-1.html


Harmonic Geometry by Richard Devine

Posted: 01-Oct-14


Applied Acoustics Systems are very excited to release the Harmonic Geometry sound bank for String Studio VS-2 and AAS Player – their second Sound Bank Series title by artist and sound designer Richard Devine.

With Harmonic Geometry, Richard Devine explores their string modeling synthesizer in all its facets. In his distinctive style, he brings us elaborate timbral perspectives and intricate textural spaces using the many shapes and forms of String Studio VS-2. These ingenious constructions materialize into an eclectic collection of sounds spanning modern sci-fi territories, ambiences, surprising percussions, resonant vibrational effects, and exotic instruments. Harmonic Geometry comprises 130 presets divided into eight categories: Pad, Effect, Arpeggiator, Plucked, Synth, Keys, Percussion, and Ambient.

The Harmonic Geometry sound bank for String Studio VS-2 and AAS Player is available now at the introductory price of only $29 – a $10 discount – until October 20th, 2014. During this period, Harmonic Geometry is also included in every purchase of String Studio VS-2 which is offered at the special price of $179 – a $59 discount. This is the perfect opportunity to get String Studio VS-2!

To buy, get more information, and listen to a preview of Harmonic Geometry, visit the links.


Web-Link: www.applied-acoustics.com/harmonic-geometry/
Web-Link: www.applied-acoustics.com/string-studio-vs-2/


Spitfire Audio elemental eDNA release

Posted: 01-Oct-14


Compositional tools creator Spitfire Audio is proud to announce availability of the first phase in its eDNA (Electronic DNA) project, EDNA01 - EARTH - a mouth-watering, once-in-a-lifetime collection of electronic sounds served up from the most valued collection of orchestral recordings on the planet, creating the next generation of soundware for the next generation of music makers, as of September 12...



For the last five years Spitfire Audio has been cherry-picking its way through the best musical moments from seven years' worth of orchestral recordings and placing them through a series of extraordinary analogue and digital signal-warping chains to create the largest sound set of jaw-dropping, next-generation, organic-sounding electronics ever heard anywhere on earth. Either this is some of the best hyperbole ever written or something special has been happening behind closed doors, waiting for the right moment to be unleashed upon the unsuspecting music-making masses, more often than not already jaded by the morass of identikit, mainstream, and clichéd dance and pop sounds already available elsewhere. EDNA01 - EARTH is far from this, and far more besides, however. Hearing will be believing, believe us.


Web-Link: http://www.spitfireaudio.com/edna01-earth


Future Loops Releases Melbourne Bounce & EDM Drops

Posted: 26-Sep-14


Future Loops has just released Melbourne Bounce & EDM Drops, a collection of royalty-free EDM samples & loops in WAV, REX & MIDI formats.

Melbourne Bounce & EDM Drops was designed for anyone looking to produce EDM, Melbourne and Big Room style sounds with 15 Construction Kits that include ready to mix drums, melodic loops and one shots.

With over 700 samples, Melbourne Bounce & EDM Drops features full drums, leads, synths, drops, bass, vocal fx, top loops and one shots (including synth, leads and drums).

You can hear the demo and download the free promo pack at their website via the link.


Web-Link: www.futureloops.com/product-melbourne-bounce-edm-drops.php


iRig Pads from IK Multimedia now shipping

Posted: 25-Sep-14


IK Multimedia, the leader in mobile music creation apps and accessories, today announced it's shipping iRig® Pads, the full-featured, ultra-portable MIDI groove controller for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch as well as Mac and PC. It's the perfect companion for the mobile electronic music producer on the move: Now you can make beats, grooves and mixes anywhere you go.

Effortless portability
iRig Pads is designed to be effortlessly portable. It's smaller than an iPad and less than 1" thick - it's the smallest groove controller in the market. It has a slim, compact form factor and it's lightweight, which means that it can be slipped into any iPad or laptop bag or backpack and carried around with ease. For maximum portability, iRig Pads is a low energy consumption device - it draws its power directly from its host device and does not need a power source to be fully functional. It can be used with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch via its included Lightning cable (30-pin connector sold separately) without the need of an adapter as well as Mac and PC via its included USB cable.

Extreme versatility, custom controls
At the heart of iRig Pads is its 4x4 grid of 16 velocity-sensitive, backlit multicolour rubber pads. Each pad lights up in multiple colours - red, green, orange and every shade in between - depending on the velocity of your playing and the MIDI information sent by your chosen music app or software.

But iRig Pads does more than your average mobile pad-based MIDI controller. Its full spread of controls - two knobs, two buttons, one slider and one pushbutton rotary encoder - let you get creative. All controls are MIDI assignable and customisable: Up to 16 distinct MIDI maps or "scenes" can be saved, which allows for full control of apps and software on stage or in the studio. iRig Pads comes with 6 pre-programmed scenes designed to work with many of your favourite apps and software right out of the box.

Apps for Beats, Loops, Decks and more
To help you get in the groove, IK is working to make iRig Pads the ultimate controller for beats, loops and more by adding support for a growing suite of powerful apps and software. iPhone and iPad users will be able to make beats out of the box with the included SampleTank® free, and they'll soon be able to control grooves and launch loops with GrooveMaker® 2 free for iPhone and iPad and remix their preferred tracks with DJ Rig™ free (all downloadable from the App Store?).

On Mac/PC the included SampleTank 3 SE (worth $99.99/€79.99), available as a standalone and a plug-in virtual instrument for every major DAW, includes over 6.5 GB of sample contents, 400 instruments and 150 MIDI patterns, for a complete music production workstation, out of the box (coming soon as download from the IK user area). In addition, by registering their iRig Pads, users will be able to receive The Grid, an exclusive and free additional collection of 50 instruments (800 samples) and 50 MIDI patterns - designed exclusively for beat makers and groove performers who use iRig Pads - for SampleTank on iOS and Mac/PC (a value of $9.99/€7.99 for iOS and $39.99/€29.99 for Mac/PC).

And that's only scratching the surface - iRig Pads is also fully MIDI class-compliant, which means you can use it and customise its controls for use with virtually any MIDI-compatible app such as FL Studio Mobile, iMPC Studio and GarageBand or Mac/PC software such as MPC Studio, Ableton Live, Maschine, GarageBand and more.

Pricing and Availability
iRig Pads is now available from music and electronics retailers worldwide for $149.99/€119.99 (excluding taxes) as well as on the IK online store. Thanks to its generous feature set, included content value and universal uses for iOS devices as well as Mac and PC, iRig Pads offers the best quality to price ratio of any MIDI groove controller on the market.

For more information, please visit: www.ikmultimedia.com/irigpads


Web-Link: www.ikmultimedia.com/irigpads


Producerloops Progressive Electro House Session 3

Posted: 24-Sep-14


'Progressive Electro House Session 3' once again raises the bar to impossible heights in this gargantuan collection of Construction Kits, One-Shots, MIDI files, Sylenth Presets and OMF files. Huge builds, Earth-shattering drops and infectious grooves make this an utterly essential buy for producers of all levels and fans of artists such as Tritonal, Faithless, Alesso & Steve Aoki.

Within this vast product you'll find five slick and polished Construction Kits, giving you access to all the elements heard within the main mixes including deep basslines, dizzying synth FX, pounding drums and uplifting chord progressions. Each kit contains MIDI data for the majority of its melodic and percussive content.

Weighing in at 1.04 GB the Construction Kits alone would constitute a product, but it doesn't stop there. Also included is a toolbox of Progressive Electro House drum One-Shots and bonus loops totalling over 300 MB. You'll find everything from kicks and snares to percussion and FX.

As if this wasn't enough, this product also includes OMF files giving you access to the inner workings of each Construction Kit. Create a completely new mix and arrangement using this industry-standard format.

11 Sylenth Presets seal the deal, ranging from bass and FX to plucks and organs.

About Transmission:
Transmission is a brand with a difference. Do not mistake this for one of the plethora of other labels out there. Transmission is new and powerful, focused on outputting the highest quality music in a wide range of Dance and Urban styles. Each product includes professional-quality feature sets with the most up-to-date sounds, loops and samples available.

Read on to find out more about the professional feature set included with 'Progressive Electro House Session 3'.

MIDI Files Included:
'Progressive Electro House Session 3' includes MIDI files for the majority of musical phrases heard in each Kit, allowing you to seamlessly mix your favourite synths and samplers with the sounds contained in the pack. 25 bonus MIDI loops are also included outside of the main Construction Kits.
Advantages of MIDI:

While the supplied ACID/Apple Loops/REX content is extremely flexible and powerful, MIDI has the added benefit of allowing you to go to extremes of pitch and tempo beyond which the loops were originally recorded, with no time stretching or pitch shifting artefacts. Furthermore, you can make tweaks to the riffs so they fit perfectly into your existing mixes.

One-Shot Samples:
Each Construction Kit features one-shot drum samples, allowing you to create new beats, fills and loops to compliment the existing material. Simply load them up into your sampler of choice and create an infinite number of new beats and phrases. This product also includes a large number of additional One-Shot samples not heard in the Construction Kits themselves.

Dry/Wet Loops:
For users looking to simply drag and drop, the 'wet' files contain all of the effects processing heard in the audio demos. But for producers looking to create their own effects mix, 'dry' loops are also included. Don't like the wet loops? No problem, add your own effects.

Unlooped Riffs/Tails:
This sample library also comes with unlooped/tail versions allowing you to end a phrase with the decay of the reverb/delay applied to the loop. This is particularly useful for beginner and intermmediate producers.

Sylenth Presets:
Lennar Digital's Sylenth is one of the most powerful Virtual Analog synth plugins on the market, and 'Progressive Electro House Session 3' provides you with 25 stunning presets for it. Use them to create new complimentary content, or as a starting point for your own patches.

About using the OMF files (Arrangements):
OMF format (Open Media Format) allows you to import complete arrangements of audio loops into virtually any sequencer (see below for list). Once the OMF has been loaded, you will see all of the regions of the track on screen, with chunks of audio data on separate tracks, all named by instrument (as if you'd produced the track yourself).

This format allows you to (i) Learn the secrets of how to create stunning Progressive Electro House tracks (ii) Remix the arrangements to create powerful new tracks which you can then release.

Dry loops were used when building the OMF files so feel free to add your own reverb and/or favourite FX to a phrase. PLEASE NOTE: The OMF files sum up all volumes of the individual tracks while all faders are set to 0 db. Therefore, please set your master fader to around -7 db (or less) to avoid clipping and take it from there.

List of Sequencers with OMF Import:
Here is a list of all sequencers that will import the full OMF arrangements. When you import these OMF arrangements you will be able to see them in your sequencer as if you had produced them yourself:

  • AudioDesk
  • Cubase
  • Digital Performer
  • Logic
  • Nuendo
  • Pro Tools
  • Pyramix
  • Sadie
  • Samplitude
  • Sonar
  • Soundtrack Pro


Royalty-Free:
All of the loops in this product are 100% Royalty-Free (including the vocal loops), so once purchased, you can use these loops in your commercial releases without having to pay any hidden costs.

Specifications:
  • 5 Construction Kits including MIDI and One-Shots
  • Over 320 bonus One-Shots and assorted loops
  • Industry-Standard OMF files for deep level editing
  • ACIDized WAV Files
  • Apple Loops/AIFF Files
  • REX2 Loops
  • Reason ReFill
  • Sylenth Presets
  • Loops sync to BPM
  • 44.1 kHz/24-Bit
  • PC/Mac Compatible
  • Royalty-Free (No Exceptions)


Price and Availability:
'Progressive Electro House Session 3' is available for instant download exclusively at ProducerLoops.com for £39.96 / 50,94 EUR / $54.55 USD. More information is available at the Producerloops website, via the link.


Web-Link: www.producerloops.com/Download-Transmission-Progressive-Electro-House-Session-3.html


Rob Papen’s Punch-BD - bangin’ bass drum virtual instrument

Posted: 22-Sep-14


Virtual instrument and effects plug-in developer Rob Papen Soundware is proud to announce availability of Punch-BD, a powerful kick-ass bass drum virtual instrument for Mac (OS X 10.6 or higher) and PC (Windows Vista, 7, and 8) — based around the BD module of its award-winning speaker-busting, body-rattling Punch drum synthesis/sampler software instrument — to enable users to comfortably create the biggest-sounding bass drums around, as of September 19... Stacking bass drums is a popular technique used by today's power-seeking music producers to give their tracks the kind of kick that will literally move dancefloors — and even mountains... maybe!

By introducing Punch-BD, Rob Papen provides its users with an attractive ability to stack up to six bass drums in total to comfortably create cutting-edge bass drums that will clearly cut through any musical mix. Moreover, its six sequentially-numbered BD pads can be divided across an external controller keyboard for performance purposes, or 'simply' stacked to creatively construct brand new bad-ass bass drum sounds suited to any style of contemporary music production. When selecting Seq, the fourth PLAY MODE, the bass drums that are active play in sequential order — perfect for more experimental applications, while Tune Seq PLAY MODE is essentially the same as Seq but follows the keyboard pitch. Each BD pad can be played solo or muted and has its own command menu with some speedy Copy and Swap functions for friendlier workflow.

Predictably, perhaps, Punch-BD features the same high-quality algorithms attributed to the ever-popular Punch's punchy sound.

In Drum MODE users can choose from four synthesis Models, together with a familiar-sounding range of Classic electronic bass drum samples, and also, according to Rob Papen himself, "...a nice range of built-in acoustic and fantasy bass drum samples."

Elsewhere, each BD pad includes its own distortion module offering no fewer than 19 distortion types, together with a three-band parametric EQ.

Each BD pad also features a preset section next to the overall 'BD kit' to speed up bass drum sound selection for contributing to the resultant stacked sound.

Sample MODE allows adventurous users to combine two samples per pad in several ways with many samples already installed from Punch to make percussive life easier. Enterprising and adventurous users can even choose to load in their own samples for full flexibility with drag-and-drop support, though those pressed for time will appreciate added quick edit parameters for adjusting the most important parts of any given drum sound.



Like its knockout bigger brother, Punch-BD packs four FX processors with no fewer than 31 high-quality FX types with several routing options into its feature-heavy hit list, lifted higher still with further filters, envelopes, and modulation routings with which to delve deeper via various editing pages — EASY, PADS, MIXER, MOD/FX, and MANAGER — when crafting and storing signature sounds that are alive and kicking while packing a whole lot of low-end punch for not a whole lot of financial outlay.

As a 64- or 32-bit (AAX-, AU-, and VST-compatible) plug-in, add it to your DAW and you, too, could soon be moving musical mountains! Simply stack those bass drums high and give your tracks the driving kick to take them wherever it is that they need to go.

Punch-BD can be purchased and downloaded directly from Rob Papen for €49.00 EUR/$59.00 USD from here: http://www.robpapen.com/Punch-bd-buy.html (Note: Punch-BD is available for free to EDM Bundle, eXplorer-III, Punch, and Urban Bundle owners… simply login via the Rob Papen homepage, go to My Products, then download the latest installer and installer guide.)


Web-Link: www.robpapen.com/Punch-BD.html


LinPlug releases Spectral 1.1

Posted: 22-Sep-14


Just a short news post ito say that Linplug Spectral has just now being updated to version 1.1 - The update includes: Many more fx parameter can be modulated (66 new ones in total) - Additional LP+ Filter now also with 6, 12 and 24 db/Oct - Matrix now with 24 slots - Improved Oscillator FM crossmodulation - and several other new features and bug fixes. A coplete list is at the very end of the Spectral page available via the link.


Web-Link: www.linplug.com/spectral.html


Future Loops Releases Ultimate Bass Music Sound Tools

Posted: 22-Sep-14


Future Loops has just released Ultimate Bass Music Sound Tools, a collection of royalty-free bass and synth samples - Ultimate Bass Music Sound Tools was produced for anyone looking for heavyweight, hard-hitting sounds and is perfect for Bass Music, Dubstep, Drum & Bass, Electro, Breaks and EDM.

This sample pack includes 400 bass and synth one-shots in WAV format.

Check out the demo for Ultimate Bass Music Sound Tools and download the free promo pack at the Future Loops website, via the link.


Web-Link: www.futureloops.com/product-ultimate-bass-music-sound-tools.php


Producerloops RnB Chillout Sessions Vol 6

Posted: 22-Sep-14


'RnB Chillout Sessions Vol 6' is the final installment in this popular series of laid-back RnB Construction Kits packed full of soulful chord progressions, lush ambience and unique flavour. With an extensive and professional feature set, this incredible pack, like the previous volumes, is sure to inspire your next chilled-out hit.

Combining the unmistakable sound of contemporary RnB with the subdued vibe of Chillout music, 'RnB Chillout Sessions Vol 6' brings you five distinctive Construction Kits complete with One-Shots, FX Tails, MIDI, and more.

Each song has multiple sections, and you'll find plenty of expertly effected and produced loops to form the basis of your next RnB track.

Read on to find out more about the extensive feature set of this library.

MIDI Files Included:
Like so many other Producer Loops products, 'RnB Chillout Sessions Vol 6' includes a selection of MIDI files for many of the musical phrases heard in each Kit, allowing you to seamlessly mix your favourite synths and samplers with the sounds contained in the pack.

Advantages of MIDI:
While the supplied ACID/Apple Loops content is extremely flexible and powerful, MIDI has the added benefit of allowing you to go to extremes of pitch and tempo beyond which the loops were originally recorded, with no time stretching or pitch shifting artefacts. Furthermore, you can make tweaks to the riffs so they fit perfectly into your existing mixes.

One-Shot Samples:
Each Construction Kit features one-shot samples, allowing you to create new beats, fills and loops to compliment the existing material. Simply load them up into your sampler of choice and create an infinite number of new beats and phrases.

Dry/Wet Loops:
For users looking to simply drag and drop, the 'wet' files contain all of the effects processing heard in the audio demos. But for producers looking to create their own effects mix, 'dry' loops are also included. Don't like the wet loops? No problem, add your own effects.

Unlooped Riffs/Tails:
This sample library also comes with unlooped/tail versions allowing you to end a phrase with the decay of the reverb/delay applied to the loop, another "Producer Loops" exclusive product feature.

Royalty-Free:
All of the loops in this product are 100% Royalty-Free (including the vocal loops), so once purchased, you can use these loops in your commercial releases without having to pay any hidden costs.

Specifications:
  • 5 Construction Kits
  • ACIDized WAV Files
  • Apple Loops/AIFF Files
  • Loops sync to BPM
  • 44.1 kHz/24-Bit
  • PC/Mac Compatible
  • Royalty-Free (No Exceptions)


Price and Availability:
'RnB Chillout Sessions Vol 6' is available for instant download exclusively at ProducerLoops.com for £19.96 / 25,14 EUR / $27.14 USD. More information is available at the Producerloops website via the link.


Web-Link: www.producerloops.com/Download-Producer-Loops-RnB-Chillout-Sessions-Vol-6.html


IRCAM Launches IRCAM Lab TS - Next Generation Time Stretching Application

Posted: 22-Sep-14


The Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics and Music (IRCAM) today proudly announces the launch of IRCAM Lab "TS" as for "Transpose/Stretching". "TS" is a very impressive time stretch, pitch shifter, remix, formant, noise tweaker that will blow creatives minds with its powerful algorithms based on the unique phase vocoder engine (SuperVP). IRCAM Lab is a new company dedicated to the development of IRCAM's applications and plug-ins based on decades of pure research and technological innovation.

IRCAM Lab today proudly announces the launch of "TS" (Transpose/Stretching) a powerful stand alone application that revolutionises the way audio signal can be processed. Unlike other time stretching applications, "TS" uses an advanced phase vocoder engine (SuperVP) as for the analysis/synthesis functionalities of "AudioSculpt". Phase vocoder technology provides high-quality sound processing in real-time and offers amazing results even when used to transpose or stretch audio waveforms radically. It is able to transpose and/or pitch a WAV or AIFF audio file with extremely accurate results and minimal artefacts making it possible to process professional recordings with transparent results. A life saver for audio engineers and broadcast technicians!

But "TS" is much more than a simple time shifting tool. the application can transform an audio signal at extreme settings making it a totally new sound! Simply drag a WAV or AIFF file into "TS" and stretch it down by 100%. That will give you a quick idea of how powerful it is. Now use the formant, transient, sinus or noise sliders to sculpt your sound and create totally original audio textures. Sound designers, DJ's and musicians will be amazed by the unlimited possibilities offered by "TS" to create totally new sounds. From a basic drum loop to pianos, voices or any other audio signal, "TS" can make something totally wild and original out of it...

IRCAM Lab "TS" also includes real time Midi remote control and a live editing export feature. That enables users to export totally original sounds created in "TS" as easily as clicking the mouse. A DJ's dream come true!

Learn more from the product page at Plugivery (Official distributor)

http://www.plugivery.com/products/p1680-TS/

IRCAM Lab TS is available through-out September at the introductory price of ONLY $99 (MSRP $249).

*At this time, IRCAM Lab TS is only available for Mac OS X. Windows versions will be released very shortly as a FREE upgrade to all users.


Web-Link: www.plugivery.com/products/p1680-TS/


Producerloops Progressive Trap Vol 1

Posted: 20-Sep-14


'Progressive Trap Vol 1' kicks off this exciting new series of Construction Kit products, combining the hugely popular sound of Trap with more Progressive and leftfield elements, taking the genre into more musically rich territory. Each of the five Construction Kits also features MIDI and One-Shot files for maximum versatility.

Trap has emerged to become one of the most popular Urban styles of music in recent times, and with the conventions of the genre so firmly established, it takes something a little special to stand apart from the crowd. Enter 'Progressive Trap Vol 1'; a brand new series of blazing hot Construction Kit products.

You'll find massive 808 kicks, rapid-fire hats and tight snares, all set against a rich sonic background of pads, glitched vocals and lush chords. The resulting sound takes Trap into more musical territory, although you could easily create a more typically sparse Trap arrangement using the supplied loops, One-Shots and MIDI files.

MIDI Files Included:
Like so many other Producer Loops products, 'Progressive Trap Vol 1' includes MIDI files for the majority of musical phrases heard in each Kit, allowing you to seamlessly mix your favourite synths and samplers with the sounds contained in the pack.

Advantages of MIDI:
While the supplied ACID/Apple Loops/REX files are extremely flexible and powerful, MIDI has the added benefit of allowing you to go to extremes of pitch and tempo beyond which the loops were originally recorded, with no time stretching or pitch shifting artefacts. Furthermore, you can make tweaks to the riffs so they fit perfectly into your existing mixes.

One-Shot Samples:
This pack also includes One-Shot samples, allowing you to create new beats, fills and loops to compliment the existing material. Simply load them up into your sampler of choice and create an infinite number of new grooves and phrases.

Royalty-Free:
All of the loops in this product are 100% Royalty-Free (including the vocal loops), so once purchased, you can use these loops in your commercial releases without having to pay any hidden costs.

Specifications:
  • 5 Construction Kits
  • 145 Individual Files
  • MIDI Included
  • ACIDized WAV Files
  • Apple Loops/AIFF Files
  • REX2 Loops
  • Reason ReFill
  • Loops sync to BPM
  • 44.1 kHz/24-Bit
  • PC/Mac Compatible
  • Royalty-Free (No Exceptions)


Price and Availability:
'Progressive Trap Vol 1' is available for instant download exclusively at ProducerLoops.com for £29.95 / 37,63 EUR / $40.58 USD. More information is available at the Producerloops website via the link.


Web-Link: www.producerloops.com/Download-Producer-Loops-Progressive-Trap-Vol-1.html


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