IK Multimedia has announced that SampleTank 3, the latest version of its software ‘sound and groove workstation’ for Mac and Windows, is now shipping.
SampleTank 3 offers a massive 33 GB sound library (containing over 4,000 instruments), 64-bit compatibility, completely redesigned user interface, 55 high-quality effects, new loop and groove management and enhanced sample engine. Continue reading
Rhythomatix, a new Live Pack, is now available from Sample Logic and Ableton.
Developers are calling Rhythomatix an “arsenal” of percussion sounds and loops, intended for creating “epic” builds – whether layered together exclusively, or with other sounds from your library.
The 442 sounds included in Rhythomatix are derived from both real-world acoustic material and from synthesis – ranging from tiny blips and bongo hits to cavernous explosions. The Pack comes with a generous amount of processed percussion sounds from all around the world. A few synths round out the selection and add color to the mix.
Sample Anatomy recently released a new Deep House sample pack, Deepwave Sessions.
Created by Deep House Artist Rishi K, Deepwave Sessions covers a wide variety of styles of Deep House “from laid back and chilled to spacey to dark and pumping.”
Deepwave Sessions consists of over 450 MB of samples, loops and MIDI files of basslines, drum beats, percussion loops, melodies, arpeggios, stabs and more.
iZotope have teamed with Black Octopus, creators of sounds for music production, to release Modern Grooves, a new expansion pack for BreakTweaker, iZotope’s drum sculpting and beat sequencing plug-in.
The expansion includes more than 300 sounds with 40 presets: modern, clean and crisp sounds “with a dash of retro throwback,” all “designed to have a timeless feel” and work well with a wide range of material. Continue reading
It’s all right. Virtual instrument and sample library-maker ILIO has announced EDM Eclipse: Solar. This collection of 130 new patches for Spectrasonics’ Omnisphere is the counterpart and contrast to ILIO’s sister collection EDM Eclipse: Lunar.
As described by its creators, Solar is
“geared for adrenalin-inducing power using hard-hitting synths, sick basses, leads, pads, SFX, and a variety of tempo-locked sonic goodies… [with] roughed up … edges, added some funk, and even included some triplet-timed, tempo-synced groove monsters.”
EDM Eclipse: Solar exploits the capabilities of the modulation wheel to allow users rapid sound-altering control. Many patches are also optimized for use with The Orb, giving the user/performer even more real-time control, on the stage or in the studio. Continue reading
Ueberschall has released a new free loop library, Free Elastik Soundbank Summer 2014.
The package contains 678 MB of free sound material: 303 loops and samples taken from 16 different Ueberschall libraries: Continue reading
This hour+ video, via the London Electronic Music Event, takes a look at the art of sampling. Continue reading
Goldbaby has introduced Thermionic Solid State Drums, drums and FX created using a collection of 11 old and new analog drum machines and 6 synths.
Here’s what they have to say about the sample library:
Samples were recorded through a 1073 pre, then a Fat Bustard II valve mixer and various other high end studio gear.
Lots of the sounds have multiple samples for velocity mapping. Most of the kicks and congas are tuned. Also included are a bunch of analog sourced layering tools which are incredibly useful for beefing up kicks, adding sizzle to snares or transient clicks to kicks…