Analog Drum Synthesis With The Korg MS-20 Mini (Plus Free Sample Library)

In this series of videos from Wave Alchemy, sound designer Matt Urmenyi offers tips and advice on how to synthesize drum sounds with an analog synthesizer.  using a Korg MS-20 Mini.

In the 5-part series, Urmenyi demonstrates how to use the MS-20 Mini to create kick drum, snare drum, cymbal, tom and conga sounds.

To accompany this video series, Wave Alchemy has released a free sample library of analog drum sounds, synthesized using the Korg MS-20 Mini. MS-20 Mini Drums offers 483 drum samples and can be downloaded for free.  Continue reading

Free Korg Electribe ER-1 Sample Library From Legowelt

korg-electribe-er-1-drum-machineDutch producer Legowelt (Danny Wolfers) has released a free sample library, featuring the 90’s-tastic virtual analog sounds of the Korg ER-1 drum machine.

The free sample library includes 150 .wav samples made with the Korg ER-1, including ‘Earthshaking Bass drums, crispy snares, audacious claps, sizzling hi hats, warbly FX + lots more!’ Continue reading

New Site, 808 Kicks, Offers Free ‘Transistor Kicks’ Sample Library

B808M-Transistor-Kicks-FreeA new sample source, 808 Kicks – The Boom Boutique, has launched and is giving away a free sample library to introduce their work.

Here’s what they have to say about the 808 Kicks:

The Boom Boutique pays tribute to the original boom box – the legendary TR-808. We offer the highest-quality drum sounds and kits, either sampled directly from the 808, refined using analog or digital effects, or inspired sound emulations with even more bang for your buck.

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Rumore Scares Up ‘Cinematic Impacts’

rumore-cinematic-impactsAlessandro Alcinesio has released Rumore Cinematic Impacts, a free collection of “cinematic impact” sound effects for use in film scoring and electronic music production. In Italian, rumore means “noise,” and Cinematic Impacts is the first in what will most likely become a Rumore series of sample libraries by Alcinesio, aka HAL9K.

The library contains 50 cinematic impacts with long release tails, ranging from classic sonic booms to eerie horror noises and weird sound effects. Continue reading