iZotope has released two new sound libraries for Iris, its ‘visual synthesizer’. Altered and Modular, its largest sound libraries to date, will join Glass, Wood, Voice, Toys, and Food to round out the Iris+7 bundle, available now.
Here are the details on the new sound libraries: Continue reading
The Drum Broker has released a new drum break sample library, Internationals Breaks 101, mastered for and pressed in vinyl.
Here’s what they have to say about the collection:
Ready to chop, loop, and layer, International Breaks 101 features 101 breaks from from the late 60?s to early 80?s. Our team assembled a comprehensive break beat kit with ultra rare gems from Russia, China, Thailand, India, Korea, Japan, Bulgaria, Turkey, France, Holland, Italy, Poland, UK, and Brazil.
If you are looking for more variety than your typical over sampled Soul Breaks, then this kit is is perfect for your production arsenal.
Here’s an audio preview: Continue reading
Native Instruments has introduced Pulswerk – a new Maschine Expansion designed for minimalistic house and techno.
In addition to 30 drum kits, Pulswerk contains 20 ‘Special Kits’, created with pitched sound sources.
The Expansion also features Multi-Effect Kits, containing pre-sequenced, tempo synced effect chains and 60 specially-designed Massive presets. Continue reading
SampleScience and Junebug (from Electronisounds) have released a new sound library, Perfect Chill Chaos.
Perfect Chill Chaos is a collection of downtempo sounds, samples, loops and REX2 files.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
You’ll find a wealth of chillout, ambient, organic and electronic beats, loops, tones, hits, stabs and textures to feed your DAW!
Dusty rhodes loops, dubbed out fx and noizes, vintage lo-fi ambiences, crisp beats and dirty beats!
All loops are at 100bpm. ALL drumloops are in WAV and REX2 formats. Continue reading
Sound designer Justin Dolby has released Smack My Batch Up, a free Max/MSP application for generating new sounds from samples with plugins.
Smack My Batch Up is a software tool for generating new sounds by processing old ones with VST plug-ins. The processing is automated so you can leave it running (once it has been set up), leaving you free to go and do other things. You can give it a folder of sounds and it will pass each one in turn through the effects and record them back onto your hard disk, ready for when you get back.?
Here’s a video overview of Smack My Batch Up: Continue reading
Sample Logic is releasing their new CYCLONE for Kontakt tomorrow (April 22):
CYCLONE, which was announced just last week, offers over 325 instruments and multis, Sample Logic’s signature Multi-core Effect Sequencers, Triggers, and Arpeggiator, with the addition of several new features such as:
- A “powerfully voracious” LFO section
- The first-ever Kontakt additive synthesis engine, Wave
- An easy to modulate and sequence “Pitch” section
- A new group mixer section for blending samples and synthesis
Win A Free Copy:
Synthtopia is giving away a free copy of Sample Logic CYCLONE when it debuts next Monday. To enter the giveaway, add yourself to our email newsletter list (see the sign-up box, at the right of this webpage) before the end of the day today (Sunday, April 21).