August 15 Sample Logic releases IMPAKT, a new suite of over 850 “morphed” concert percussion instruments and multis. This collection of instruments ranges from “dramatically twisted” marimbas and xylophones, peaceful chimes and bells to “massively transfigured” tympani, gongs, bass drums, cymbals, and a range of world percussion instruments.
IMPAKT’s suite includes: Continue reading
Realitone has released Realibanjo, a banjo sample library for Kontakt.
Realibanjo features a Pattern Player, as well as animated graphics, something you don’t see very often (maybe never?) in a sample library.
“The first thing everyone asks us about are the graphics,” note Realitone’s Mike Greene. ”We designed the GUI with a static cartoon banjo player and his dog.”
“But then we started thinking, ‘Why not make them move to the beat?’ The animation took more time than we expected, but it makes the instrument fun, so we think it was worth it.” Continue reading
Sample library maker Camel Audio has released its new Minimal Techno library, which consists of “stripped down, unrelenting grooves, processed electronic drum kits, and deep basses with soul. Featuring modwheel-scanned and tempo-synced loops, chordal and sequenced synth stabs, noise hits and sweeps, all with extensive remix variations for
Minimal Techno features 75 presets and 264MB of new samples, including “classic” 808 and 909 samples for drum kits and 101 and 303 acid bass lines, plus a selection of “tightly-edited micro kits, a host of essential grooves, and plenty of inventive effects to create your own minimal moods.” Continue reading
Sonic Faction announces their new Beatdown Refill Packs, 4 new drum instruments for Ableton Live.
Inspired by and categorized by the varied electronic music scenes in Berlin, Los Angeles, Miami and Sydney, the Beatdown Refill Packs tout “drum sounds from the underground.”
Key features include:
UK company Samplephonics has released a new collection of presets and patches for Native Instruments’ Massive synth.
The Massive Deep House and Bass pack draws its inspiration from UK garage and deep house and bass and is “packed full of lofi organs, deep Rhodes-style loops, de-tuned chord stabs, lush analogue-esk [sic] pads and saturated poly synths.”
iThirtySeven has released iPro.DJSampler – a creative music sampler that they call ‘the coolest music app for the iPad’.
Here’s a video intro: Continue reading