This morning, Novation announced their new Launchpad S Control Pack, a kit containing all the gear a musician would need in order to create and perform electronic music with Ableton Live.
The Launchpad S Control Pack is made up of the Novation Launchpad S and Launch Control, two custom-made protective sleeves for the hardware, Ableton Live Lite 9, and a large 1 GB pack of Loopmasters samples. Continue reading →
IK Multimedia today announced the updated GrooveMaker 2 (v1.1), their mobile loop based music making app and “groove generator.” The new version adds universal compatibility to provide iPad users with an intuitive groove making interface and full suite of tools and effects for creating music and grooves “on the go” on an iPad.
Today synth maker Novation announced three new goodies that celebrate the company’s heritage: a short film, a free sample pack, and a synth giveaway contest.
Movie: First, they’ve just today debuted a short film (above) that explores Novation’s heritage. (Well worth watching, if only to glimpse synth designer Chris Huggett’s workshop).
Sample Pack: Next, the company has also announced a free sample pack comprising over 800MB of loops, single hits, multi-sampled patches, and drum kits from its classic and “modern classic” synths. Continue reading →
Zenhiser has introduced TR-808 Drum Machine, a new sample library that they say is “The Biggest TR-808 Drum Machine Pack Ever Released.”
Here’s what they have to say about it:
We really went to town with the drum sampling of this 808 drum machine, developing new techniques of takes with altering decay and tone times to give you the music producer as much control as if you actually owned this awesome drum machine. Every preset has been sampled to perfection and quickly folder?d for ease of use so all you need to do is assign the drum samples to your DAW or sampler and voila, you have an authentic Roland TR-808 right there in your studio, ready to use and abuse!
To make the package even sweeter we spent hours creating similar versions of authentic drum beats from the decades ranging in bpm from 88 to 170, over 560 drum loops in total, now that?s a huge library of drum loops any producer in EDM or retro freak can not refuse. Just have a look at the specs below to see how comprehensive this drum machine pack really is, and as far as we know there is no other 808 sample pack this dedicated, detailed and comprehensive anywhere in the world.
At the 2014 NAMM Show, Roland is introducing their Hybrid Drum System, based on the TM-2 Trigger Module. The system is designed to let you augment a traditional drum kit with electronic percussion, but lets you load your own sounds – so you can use drums as sample playback controllers, too.
The TM-2 Trigger Module offers two trigger inputs, supporting a wide variety of pads and drum triggers from Roland. The canned sounds are optimized for augmenting live acoustic drums. You can also trigger your own custom WAV sounds, loops, and backing tracks via an SDHC card.
By combining the TM-2 with products such as Roland’s BT-1 Bar Trigger Pad, KT-10 Kick Trigger Pedal, or RT-series acoustic drum triggers, you can create a hybrid drum kit that blends acoustic and electronic elements together. Continue reading →
IK Multimedia this morning announced a new version of its mobile loop music-making app, GrooveMaker 2, for iPhone and iPod touch.
GrooveMaker 2 boasts a patented ‘groove generator’ engine that enables the user to create grooves, beats and songs in real time — no previous music-making experience required.
GrooveMaker 2 provides a new, more intuitive method of music-making by using groups of loops called songs (60 loops per song) that “always sound good together.” Users manipulate these to build grooves and complete songs.