New ‘Ableton-centric’ Soundware Company, SympleSound

symplifiedAustin-based producer, sound designer and educator Francis Prève has unveiled a new ‘Ableton-­centric’ soundware company, SympleSound, at this year’s SXSW.

The first products from the company are its Analog Collection – a set of extensively multisampled versions of vintage analog synths, like the Oberheim SEM and RolandSH101, along with some newer (but discontinued) models like the Moog Little Phatty and Doepfer Dark Energy Mk I. Continue reading

Audiomodern Intros Modularps, aka ‘Twisted Modular Goodness’

Audiomodern has introduced ModulARPS – a loop-based sampler instrument for NI Kontakt, also available on WAV, AIFF & REX

ModulARPS offers an array of sequence loops. divided into folders Bass, Beats, Melodies, Textures, Drones, Rhythms and all designed to fit together. It is designed to work in a range of musical and sound design scenarios.

All loops have been created using a large modular synthesizer and various analogue effect units. Continue reading

Mouse On Mars Intros Fluxpad (Sneak Preview)

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Mouse on Mars has introduced Fluxpad – a sample based groovebox/workstation with a unique approach to sequencing.

It’s developed by Mouse on Mars’ Andi Toma & Jan St. Werner, with developer Jan T V Falkenstein.

In Fluxpad you “paint“ in your music with your finger, which leads to completely different results than a traditional sequencer with piano rolls or step buttons. Continue reading

Free ‘Stank Pack’ For Ableton Live, Ableton Push

BeatDrop_Stank-Pack_For_Ableton_LiveCanadian Ableton-Certified Training Center, Beat Drop, has recently released a free “Stank Pack.”

The sample pack draws on a collection of classic and modern gear, with drum sounds sampled from the Oberheim DX and Roland TR-8. Bass lines were crafted with Oberheim’s OB-8 and Novation’s Bass Station II. Leads were made with the Novation Bass Station II. Pads were created with the Oberheim OB-8. Effects were made with the OB-8 or the Bass Station II. The samples’ signal path was a Focusrite 2i4 interface fed directly into Ableton Live.

Each pad contains a Simpler that provides the ability to shape envelopes, control LFOs, control filters and alter playback mode. Two return tracks were made within the Drum Rack to add space with reverb and delay.
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Two New Sound Discs For The Optigan, Glitchdelica & Guitarscape

Optigan.com has introduced two new sound discs for the vintage Optigan, Glitchdelica & Guitarscape.

Glitchdelica is an experimental rhythmic pattern generator. Forgoing the usual drums/chords/keys convention entirely, each button and key features a different loop, drawn from Optigan.com’s Pea Hicks’ archive of oddball instruments, electronics, and other sound sources.  Continue reading