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Analogue Drum Computer - Deep House & Tech Vol.1

Posted: 05-Aug-14


Biome Digital is pleased to present the first release in a new series called 'Analogue Drum Computer'.
Deep House & Tech Vol.1 features the highest quality, production ready, pounding drum & percussion
loops made on an Elektron Analog Rytm!

Also included are gritty chord & fx loops, shuffling hat loops, thunderous kick loops and analogue hardware
bass loops. All drum loops have been sent through the Analog Rytms distortion & compressor circuits for
loops that really pump!

Pack contains the following:
325 MB of audio content. 85 total files
79 eight-bar loops Including: Drums, Chords, FX & Bass
6 bonus FX hits

Web-Link: Deep House & Tech Vol.1
Web-Link: Video

XILS-lab takes the s(tress) out of sibilance with transparent de-esser plug-in par excellence

Posted: 04-Aug-14

Music software company XILS-lab is proud to announce availability of XILS DeeS - an easy-to-use de-esser plug-in for all major Mac (OS X 10.5 or higher) and PC (Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8) compatible formats for rapidly ridding voice recordings of all sibilant-related defects while powerfully preserving precious characteristics to produce perfect-sounding results - as of July 28...

Sibilance - a manner of articulation of fricative consonants (made by the friction of breath in a narrow opening, producing a turbulent airflow) and affricate consonants (combining a plosive with an immediately following fricative or spirant - continuous expulsion of breath - sharing the same place of articulation) - has been the bane of faithfully capturing the emotive human voice since serious recording began. Excess sibilance can be caused by compression, microphone choice and technique, or simply a vocalist's mouth. All are different, after all. Generally speaking, sibilance lies anywhere between 2-10kHz, depending on the individual in question. Questionable, however, are the almost inevitable audio artefacts resulting from de-essing - any (often overly-tortuous) technique intended to reduce or eliminate excessive prominence of such sibilant consonants, like z, and sh, for example. Which is exactly where XILS DeeS, the latest plug-in par excellence from XILS-lab, comes into play...

The first in a new plug-in product line designed to provide phenomenal production possibilities, XILS DeeS does exactly that by being extremely easy to use in the first instance - simply tweak the DETECTION FREQ. knob and apply REDUCTION as needed... no more sibilance! DETECTION can be applied quickly, combining with proprietary PLOSIVE detection to result in lively, natural voices. Getting clean, professional vocals, dubbing recordings, or restoring previously recorded voices to their natural glory has never been so easy or speedy. Job done? If you say so.

Yet there is so much more to XILS DeeS than first meets the eye (or ear). With its clearly labelled dual signal path with SOLO buttons as well as associated sound sculpting controls for each channel - VOICE EQ (colour coded in green) and SIBILANT EQ (colour coded in orange), XILS DeeS is as easy to understand as it is to use. Users can equally easily visualise what exactly it is that they are doing thanks to a realtime frequency graph showing four frequency bands sharing that same colour coding for instant correlation between eyes, ears, and brain. That's the way it should be, right?

In typical XILS-lab style, other advantages abound. Unlike traditional de-essing tools, XILS DeeS does not result in unwanted, unnatural-sounding filter sweeping effects, yet users can get truly creative with almost endless possibilities for altering, adapting, or applying polish to the character of voices with those two independent EQ'ing paths (with analogue-style, zero-delay feedback filters). Special effects, even? Why not! Why stick solely to working with vocals? Why not use XILS DeeS to transform drum sounds (by EQ'ing hi-hats or cymbals, for example) or even slap bass (by EQ'ing the more metallic-sounding element of such sounds)? Simple and special, see.

So, whether you want to bring back the emotional quality to vocals you'll never be able to record again, clean up your own voice recordings for a blog or a corporate video, ensure your customers of flawless dubbing technique, turn an amateur into a seasoned speaker, or adapt a voice into a specific sonic or musical context, XILS DeeS provides professional results - rapidly and spontaneously. Sibilance need not be so stressful! So why not let XILS DeeS take the s out of stress?

XILS DeeS is available to purchase as a straightforward serial number-protected plug-in for an introductory discounted price of €59.00 EUR (rising to €89.00 EUR on September 1, 2014) from the XILS-lab web store here:

XILS DeeS can be directly downloaded as a 32- and 64-bit-compatible effects plug-in for Mac (AAX, AU, RTAS, and VST) and Windows (AAX, RTAS, and VST) from here:

Check out several revealing XILS DeeS audio demos here:


Future Loops Releases RNB Sunset Sessions

Posted: 04-Aug-14

Future Loops has just released RNB Sunset Sessions, a collection of R&B Construction Kits in WAV & REX formats. RNB Sunset Sessions was produced with both Hip Hop and R&B producers in mind. With a mellow and summery vibe RNB Sunset Sessions features Beats, Bass, Synths, Guitar, Keys, Pads, FX & more.

RNB Sunset Sessions has over 3 GB of content and includes the individual drum loop elements such as Snares, Claps, Kicks, Hihats and One Shots for added mixing and production capabilities.

For more info, demos and free samples check out their website via the link.


Mixing to Noise - Hip Hop and EDM Profiling

Posted: 28-Jul-14

Samplecraze release new video on the subject of Mixing to Noise:

The processes described here will help you to conduct a level mix in literally no time at all. That is how potent and accurate the Mixing to Noise processes are. Try it and you will be amazed at the level of results achieved and the speed at which they are achieved.

The video covers the following subjects:

What is Noise?

Using a noise generator and understanding its parameters.

What are the different colours of Noise and what do they mean?

Calibrating Noise and Noise thru levels.

Using a spectrum analyser for response analysis.

Using a spectrum analyser in 1/3 and full octave modes for Noise analysis.

Filling the Ripped Profile.

Referencing profiles with noise with the K standard.

Analysing all three components for the profile, noise and applied response.

Calibrating the master bus to the K standard.

What are the K standards and what do they mean?

What is a response/profile?

Ripping responses/profiles from commercial mixes.

Employing ripped profiles with Noise for advanced mixing techniques.

Web-Link: Mixing to Noise - Hip Hop and EDM Profiling

Biome Digital Releases 'Big Drop!' Dance Music Presets For Massive

Posted: 22-Jul-14

Biome Digital has released Big Drop! Dance Music Presets For Massive.

119 expertly crafted presets suited to a wide variety of dance music genres, 242 Audio files ready for
you to get creative with and 212 MIDI files totalling a whopping 572 files! Audio & MIDI files are Key
labelled and range from 2 bars to 32 bars in length. Macros & controllers have been assigned where
necessary and many patches feature complex modulation routing.

Pack contains the following:

119 Presets in .NMSV Format*
242 Audio Files (range of styles & tempo)
212 MIDI Files.

*Requires Native Instruments Massive 1.3 or newer (not included)

3 purchase options available from

Big Drop - Complete 23.
Big Drop - Presets Only 19.
Big Drop - Audio & MIDI Only 11.

Web-Link: Buy From Biome Digital
Web-Link: Youtube Video Demo

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