Ableton Releases Soniccouture Mallets Pack

Ableton_SonicCouture_mallets2Ableton has released a new pack for Live, Mallets by Soniccouture.

Mallets brings two “expertly sampled” melodic percussion instruments, marimba and vibraphone, to Ableton Live. The dark, velvety timbre of the marimba and the vibraphone’s shimmering oscillations were captured using full-range concert models and include the lower octaves often missing from sampled mallets.
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Free Bass Guitar Instrument For Ableton Live

univox-free-ableton-live-instrumentAfroDJMac has released a free Ableton Live instrument, made by sampling a 1970′s Univox bass.

The instrument was recorded coming through a guitar amp, a bass amp, and a room mic picking up both amps. You can mix between the two.

Controls on the Device rack allow you to morph the bass into something totally new.

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Sample Logic Rhythomatix

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.
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Surreal Machines Releases Dub Machines Delay Effects

Surreal Machines,a new company co-founded by Ableton’s Matt Jackson and collaborator Pete Dowling, has released Dub Machines – Analog Echoes in Live, a new pack of two Max for Live delay effects, Magnetic and Diffuse.

Dub_Machines_magneticModeled on classic tape-echo machines, Magnetic features multiple physical tape models and three virtual tape heads to choose from. Using convolution reverb, impulse responses from a variety of classic reverbs and machine noises are also available. Continue reading