Novation has released an update to Blocs Wave, adding ‘Slice Mode’, a new option that lets you chop up sounds, play slices in real-time and record your slice performance. Here’s what’s new in Blocs Wave 4:
Auddict has released “Drums of the Deep,” which they are calling “the ultimate drum library.” The Kontakt sample library, compatible with version 4 and up, is a collection of drums ranging from small to “earth-shudderingly huge.”
Snow Audio has introduced GLITCHD – an audio sample pack sourced from a classic 80’s circuit bent Speak & Read. The raw recorded glitched audio was processed through multiple rounds of sound design to create a collection of textured drums, ethereal soundscapes, robotic language and more. Included in the download are: Loops & Phrases Drums & Percussion Drones… Read More Snow Audio Intros GLITCHD Circuit Bent Sample Pack
Native Instruments today introduced Rising Crescent , which they are calling “the first Maschine Expansion to explore the sounds and rhythms of the modern orient.” Rising Crescent pulls from musical cultures in and around the Mediterranean, and combines them with modern bass production techniques. The expansion is aimed at producers of all genres in search… Read More Native Instruments Intros ‘Rising Crescent’ Maschine Expansion
In collaboration with artist and sound designer Daniel Stawczyk a.k.a. Status, Applied Acoustics Systems has released their Synbiosis sound bank for the Chromaphone 2 synthesizer and AAS Player plug-ins. Synbiosis is sound designer Daniel Stawczyk’s fifth volume in AAS’ Sound Bank Series and his first one for Chromaphone. This 130-preset collection includes arpeggiators, basses, bells,… Read More AAS Releases Synbiosis Sound Bank for Chromaphone 2
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’