A new sample source, 808 Kicks – The Boom Boutique, has launched and is giving away a free sample library to introduce their work.
Here’s what they have to say about the 808 Kicks:
The Boom Boutique pays tribute to the original boom box – the legendary TR-808. We offer the highest-quality drum sounds and kits, either sampled directly from the 808, refined using analog or digital effects, or inspired sound emulations with even more bang for your buck.
Native Instruments has introduced MAGNATE HUSTLE – a new MASCHINE Expansion tailored to urban pop styles.
The expansion pack features a set of guitar licks and chords, synths, and drum sounds plus new presets for Massive and the Maschine 2 Drum Synths. It runs in the Maschine 2 software on Maschine Studio, Maschine, or Maschine Mikro.
A compact version for iMaschine is also available via the in-app store. Continue reading
Elektron has released the SID Redux Sound Pack for the Analog Rytm.
Here’s what they have to say about it: Continue reading
Steamworx, a sound library for Alchemy by Camel Audio, has been adapted and optimised for Alchemy Mobile.
Steamworx’s 50-preset library of “cinematic netherworld” features keyboard instruments made from clocks, drum kits built with “steam-powered machines, fog-shrouded soundscapes and gothic” choirs. Created by game soundtrack designer, Steamworx sounds are suited to soundtrack, delicate ambient, sci-fi, industrial and, says Camel Audio, the “supernatural.”
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