Modern Grooves by Black Octopus: A New BreakTweaker Expansion Pack From iZotope

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

Here Comes The Sun! EDM Eclipse: Solar For Omnisphere

ILIO_EDM_Eclipse_SolarIt’s all right. Virtual instrument and sample library-maker ILIO has announced EDM Eclipse: Solar. This collection of 130 new patches for Spectrasonics’ Omnisphere is the counterpart and contrast to ILIO’s sister collection EDM Eclipse: Lunar.

As described by its creators, Solar is

“geared for adrenalin-inducing power using hard-hitting synths, sick basses, leads, pads, SFX, and a variety of tempo-locked sonic goodies… [with] roughed up … edges, added some funk, and even included some triplet-timed, tempo-synced groove monsters.”

EDM Eclipse: Solar exploits the capabilities of the modulation wheel to allow users rapid sound-altering control. Many patches are also optimized for use with The Orb, giving the user/performer even more real-time control, on the stage or in the studio. Continue reading

Goldbaby Intros Thermionic Solid State Drums

thermionic-solid-state-drumsGoldbaby has introduced Thermionic Solid State Drums, drums and FX created using a collection of 11 old and new analog drum machines and 6 synths.

Here’s what they have to say about the sample library:

Samples were recorded through a 1073 pre, then a Fat Bustard II valve mixer and various other high end studio gear.

Lots of the sounds have multiple samples for velocity mapping. Most of the kicks and congas are tuned. Also included are a bunch of analog sourced layering tools which are incredibly useful for beefing up kicks, adding sizzle to snares or transient clicks to kicks…

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AIR Releases Gigantic, Multi-Developer ‘Advance Music Production Suite’

AIR Music Technology has introduced the Advance Music Production Suite, a comprehensive collection of virtual instruments, effects, sample packs, and production resources pre-loaded on a 500GB hard drive.

A collaborative effort involving over a dozen developers, this wide-ranging collection offers > $5,000.00 worth of professional-grade music software, samples, and subscriptions to DAW users.

The Advance Music Production Suite features over two dozen virtual instruments, more than 15 effect plug-in processors, and over 15 sample packs, enabling musicians to compose, produce, mix, and master music with their DAW of choice.
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Twisted Tools Debuts Darkmorph Sound Library

Twisted Tools, the San Francisco-based software instrument and sound library company, has released Darkmorph, a new “sci-fi” sample library, focused on cinematic sound design and “dark groove” production.

Darkmorph features drums, impacts, bass morphs, pass-bys, ambience, user interface and robotic sounds, derived from both field recordings and designed sounds.

The package is made up of over 2.9GB of 24bit/96kHz metadata enriched .WAV files, along with the MP16e sampler for Reaktor and presets kits for Maschine, Ableton, EXS24, Battery, Kontakt and Reaktor.
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Aria Sounds Releases Catalyst Drum Sample Library For Kontakt

Aria Sounds recently released Catalyst, their “high end cinematic percussion” sample library. The library features drums and percussion instruments with four blend-able microphone positions (close, overhead, mid, far) for greater control over the sound, as well as up to five round robins per note, and multi dynamic layers.

Each drum in the Catalyst sample library was recorded with different types and sizes of sticks/mallets; and when combined with the multiple microphone positions, there are a wide variety of different sounds that can be gotten from each instrument.
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