Sampleism has released BOCS Volume 1 – a sound library inspired by the sound of Boards Of Canada.
These sounds have been created using the same types of methods used by the group. Vintage analog synths, 4-tracks, valve amps VHS recorders were used.
As a result, the sounds have a ‘dirty, dusty, and dream like quality’.
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The latest episode of The Sound Test Room takes a look at Strom for iPad, ‘an incredibly fun sampler’ for the iPad that offers tight integration with the Elektron Analog Rytm. Continue reading
Korg today released another video preview of the Volca Sample, a new sample player/sequencer that lets you edit and sequence up to 100 sample sounds in realtime. Continue reading
99Sounds has released 99 Drum Samples – a free collection of electronic and acoustic drum hits, which have been built from scratch and processed with internal and external audio gear.
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Today software instrument developer Output announced the release of a set of free “organic, electronic and percussive” loops.
The large package of loops was created using Output’s REV, the world’s first suite of instruments, loops, rises, pads, pulses, swells and more — all in REVERSE.
Using REV’s four engines (Instruments, Timed Instruments, Loops and Rises), the loops feature a variety of reverse textures for use across multiple musical styles.
The loops package includes WAV, Apple Loops, Kontakt and REX2 file formats.
Pricing and Availability. Output’s REV loops package is available free of charge for download. For more information, or to download the loops, visit Output Sounds.
Compositional tools creator Spitfire Audio has released the first phase in its eDNA (Electronic DNA) project, eDNA01 – EARTH.
eDNA01-EARTH is a collection of 1,900-plus basic instruments “mangled” into 1,001 custom patches, across a half dozen groupings they’re calling ‘cartridges’ for Native Instruments’ Kontakt for Mac (OS X 10.7 and up) and for PC (Windows 7).
Spitfire Audio describes the extensive collection as “the most original, haunting, beautiful, epic, fat, angry, and downright unpleasant sounds you’re ever likely to set ears upon — here, there, or anywhere (else)”.
Sample Logic has announced their latest release, Cinematic Keys. Cinematic Keys is a complete collection of over 850 “traditional and mutilated” instruments and multis derived entirely from recordings of keyboard instruments.
Powered by Native Instruments’ Kontakt Player, Cinematic Keys includes over 8GB of material ranging from traditional pianos (Grand, upright, electric) as standard multi-sampled instruments, as well as strummed, plucked, e-bowed and other sampled keyboard sounds.
Elektron has introduced Divine 909, a new Roland TR-909 sound pack for the Analog Rytm.
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