Austin-based producer, sound designer and educator Francis Prève has unveiled a new ‘Ableton-centric’ soundware company, SympleSound, at this year’s SXSW. The first products from the company are its Analog Collection – a set of extensively multisampled versions of vintage analog synths, like the Oberheim SEM and RolandSH101, along with some newer (but discontinued) models like… Read More New ‘Ableton-centric’ Soundware Company, SympleSound
Elektron has introduced the Vintage Drum Machine Sound Pack for Analyog Rytm. Elektron says that this collection of vintage drum machine samples, created by Goldbaby, offers ‘sounds that have proved to be just what we wanted to hear’ They’re vintage for a reason.
Audiomodern has introduced ModulARPS – a loop-based sampler instrument for NI Kontakt, also available on WAV, AIFF & REX ModulARPS offers an array of sequence loops. divided into folders Bass, Beats, Melodies, Textures, Drones, Rhythms and all designed to fit together. It is designed to work in a range of musical and sound design scenarios. All loops have been created… Read More Audiomodern Intros Modularps, aka ‘Twisted Modular Goodness’
Mouse on Mars has introduced Fluxpad – a sample based groovebox/workstation with a unique approach to sequencing. It’s developed by Mouse on Mars’ Andi Toma & Jan St. Werner, with developer Jan T V Falkenstein. In Fluxpad you “paint“ in your music with your finger, which leads to completely different results than a traditional sequencer… Read More Mouse On Mars Intros Fluxpad (Sneak Preview)
Canadian Ableton-Certified Training Center, Beat Drop, has recently released a free “Stank Pack.” The sample pack draws on a collection of classic and modern gear, with drum sounds sampled from the Oberheim DX and Roland TR-8. Bass lines were crafted with Oberheim’s OB-8 and Novation’s Bass Station II. Leads were made with the Novation Bass… Read More Free ‘Stank Pack’ For Ableton Live, Ableton Push
Optigan.com has introduced two new sound discs for the vintage Optigan, Glitchdelica & Guitarscape. Glitchdelica is an experimental rhythmic pattern generator. Forgoing the usual drums/chords/keys convention entirely, each button and key features a different loop, drawn from Optigan.com’s Pea Hicks’ archive of oddball instruments, electronics, and other sound sources.
GForce Software has released The Streetly Tapes – Vol 3, the final part of its Streetly Tapes trilogy of expansion packs for M-Tron Pro. The Streetly Tapes – Vol 3 contains 26 tape banks curated from the original EMI tape-based ‘Tron M400 archive.
At the end of last year, RealiTone introduced RealiDrums – a new virtual instrument that is guaranteed to give you the drum sound that you want. Here’s a quick intro to RealiDrums, via Sonic State, from Realitone’s Mike Green.