BPB Releases Free ‘Game Boy Drum Kit’ Sample Pack

Bedroom Producers Blog and SzcZ have released Game Boy Drum Kit, a free drum sample pack.

Game Boy Drum Kit features the sounds of a black Nintendo Game Boy running LSDJ software. The pack contains 64 unprocessed Game Boy samples in 24-bit WAV format, along with a set of NKI and SFZ patches.

The included samples are completely dry and unprocessed. In addition to the standard selection of 8-bit drum hits, the pack also contains a “bonus set” of classic chiptune style arpeggios, SFX hits and pulse wave bass samples.

Game Boy Drum Kit includes two types of NKI patches. The first one, GB Drums, is a simple Kontakt instrument with a set of basic control parameters; the second one, Game Bot, is an advanced experimental drum machine crafted by SzcZ (aka Fairly Confusing Waveforms).
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Output Debuts SIGNAL Pulse-Generating Instrument

Output have announced the release of their new, powerful pulse engine, Signal. This software instrument, created for use with Native Instruments’ Kontakt, focuses on generating pulses, combining “the warmth of fat analog and digital synths” with “the beauty of organic instruments.”

Output_SIGNAL_boxWorking from the premise that “nearly all music is centered on a pulse,” Output, who also created the REV software instrument, gathered a team of 70 designers and developers to build an instrument “that pushes beyond conventional limits of synths and samples.” Continue reading

Spitfire Releases ‘Extended Family’ Sample Libraries

EFM_SD01_DUSTBUNDLE_3DCompositional tools creator Spitfire Audio has announced the first releases in its “Extended Family” series of sample libraries, all produced by third-party developers. The first libraries released are SD01 Dustbundle, and Redcola Trailer Giant volume 1.

British sample developers Sound Dust have created the first library, SD01 Dustbundle, a purpose-built bundle comprising all six of the company’s top-selling, “most inspiring, and delightful” virtual instruments for Native Instruments’ Kontakt platform. The bundle has instruments sampled from vintage 19th century Scottish Dulcitone keyboards, tonewheel organs, a “plastic ghost piano,” and the hilariously named Grand Thrift Autoharp.
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8DM Debuts Deep House, vol 1

Today 8DM announced the release of the first volume in their new Deep House library.

Deep House Vol. 1 is a set of “chillaxing” Deep House multi-samples from drums, claps, synth perc, beats, organs, deep synth basses, “pluckey, spacey” ambient sounds, and white noise.

8DM Deep House Vol. 1 is available in three different formats: Maschine, Kontakt and Wavpack. The Wav-Pack alone contains over 2.6GB of samples. 8DM also offers all the formats in a comprehensive bundle.
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Sample Logic Debuts Xosphere – ‘The Most Powerful Atmosphere Creation Tool Ever’

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Sample Logic has introduced Xosphere – a new Kontakt instrument described as “the most powerful atmosphere creation tool ever invented”.

Xosphere provides advanced tools to simultaneously morph up to 8 unique atmospheres running through 4 morph module oscillators. At the heart of this are the Morph Knob and Morph Animator, which allow for seamless morphing between 2 atmospheres.

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Aria Sounds Releases ‘Ethnic Flutes’ Library

aria_sounds_ethnic_flutes_vst_bundle_kontaktAria Sounds has released the Ethnic Flutes bundle for Kontakt. The library features the Chinese xiao, Indian bansuri and Bolivian pan flute.

All three flutes were recorded with “an exceptionally skilled ethnic flutes specialist, with some brilliant new facilities and equipment, with stunning true legato” on the Bansuri and Xiao. The pan flute is available only with the bundle.
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Output Releases Free REV Loops

Today software instrument developer Output announced the release of a set of free “organic, electronic and percussive” loops.

The large package of loops was created using Output’s REV,  the world’s first suite of instruments, loops, rises, pads, pulses, swells and more — all in REVERSE.

Using REV’s four engines (Instruments, Timed Instruments, Loops and Rises), the loops feature a variety of reverse textures for use across multiple musical styles.

The loops package includes WAV, Apple Loops, Kontakt and REX2 file formats.

Pricing and Availability. Output’s REV loops package is available free of charge for download. For more information, or to download the loops, visit Output Sounds.

Spitfire Audio Releases eDNA Earth, Senseless Chaotic Hell To ‘Strip the Enamel Off Your Teeth’

Compositional tools creator Spitfire Audio has released the first phase in its eDNA (Electronic DNA) project, eDNA01 – EARTH.

eDNA01-EARTH is a collection of 1,900-plus basic instruments “mangled” into 1,001 custom patches, across a half dozen groupings they’re calling ‘cartridges’ for Native Instruments’ Kontakt for Mac (OS X 10.7 and up) and for PC (Windows 7).

Spitfire Audio describes the extensive collection as “the most original, haunting, beautiful, epic, fat, angry, and downright unpleasant sounds you’re ever likely to set ears upon — here, there, or anywhere (else)”.
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