New Kick Drum Synth Plugin – Big Kick

PlugInBoutique_Big_KickPlugin Boutique has just released their first plugin, Big Kick, designed specifically from kick drum synthesis.

Features:

  • Kick drum synthesis – can replicate the majority of today’s and yesterday’s kick sounds*
  • Factory library includes 300 attack types and 110 presets
  • Tuned kick drums
  • Easily integrates with your existing sample libraries
  • Easier to use than any previous kick drum design tool
  • Drag-and-drop sample creation
  • Auto-play mode for instant start and jamming
  • No-phase-shift free-sound-shaping Overdrive
  • High pass filter (again, phase-shift-free): avoid nasty surprises in the bottom end.

Here’s a video demo: Continue reading

Elektron Analog RYTM (HD Audio)

Eli at Austin’s Switched On let us know about this quick demo they made of Elektron’s new drum machine, the Analog Rytm:

During our trip to NAMM 2014 we were allowed some hands on experience with Elektron’s new 8-voice analog drum machine and sampler, the Analog RYTM.

We quickly learned the ropes and began an improv track.
Audio was recorded directly!

They outline these key features: Continue reading

The Analog Rytm Coming Q1 2014 For $1549

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2014 NAMM ShowElektron has officially introduced Analog Rytm, described as a ‘one stop solution beat machine’.

Key Features:

  • 8 drum voices, each with: Specialized analog percussion sound generator. Sample playback. Analog multimode filter. Analog distortion.
  • 12 velocity & pressure sensitive pads
  • Analog master compressor & distortion
  • Reverb & Delay send FX
  • World class Elektron step sequencer
  • Chromatic, Performance, and Scene modes
  • Performance oriented beat control
  • Individual voice outputs

See the Elektron site for full details.  Continue reading

Rob Papen Brings His Punch To Reason

rob-papen-punch-dbRob Papen has released PunchBD-RE – a  bass drum synthesizer for your Propellerhead Reason Rack.

Here’s what he has to say about PunchDB-RE:

PunchBD-RE is a versatile and easy to use bass drum synthesizer for your Reason Rack. With PunchBD-RE you get two modelled synthesizer drum modules, a click/noise module and a sample module to help you shape the main beat for your productions. From Dance and electronic and Hiphop to soundtrack. PunchBD-RE has it covered.

With further filters, envelopes, modulation routings and CV on the back you can take your bass drum sounds one step further to provide a solid sound to your productions. The bass drum is an essential part of building a track and this is where PunchBD-RE will deliver!

Here’s Rob Papen introducing PunchBD-RE: Continue reading

Arturia Updates Spark Software Engine

Arturia_Spark_1point7Yesterday, Arturia announced the release of Spark 1.7, a major update to the software engine that drives its SPARK Creative Drum Machine and SparkLE Creative Drum Machine hybrid hardware/software instruments.

The Spark 1.7 software engine allows faster loading times for Spark Creative Drum Machine and SparkLE Creative Drum Machine users.

Key changes in SPARK 1.7 Continue reading