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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Massive Sound Design Recipe Book

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Rishabh Rajan has released the NI Massive Sound Design Recipe Book – a free iBook.

In this book, sound designer and producer, Rajan, shares 8 self-contained sound design projects that are recipes to get your synth skills honed.

Each project includes zoomable screenshots and audio examples so you can follow along. You will learn how to create monophonic sawtooth leads, basses, click organs, retro strings, wobble basses, eerie pads, EDM snare sounds and more. Continue reading

iMaschine Update Adds Audiobus, Inter-App Audio

imaschineNative Instruments has released an update to iMaschine, adding Audiobus, Inter-App Audio and more.

Here’s what’s new in iMaschine 1.2.0:

  • Audiobus integration – chain the sound from iMaschine into apps such as GarageBand
  • Inter-App Audio integration – stream audio output to other apps. Supports transport control and sync on iPad, supports transport sync on iPhone.
  • Non-destructive Sample Start/Stop position editing
  • Improved workflow for Track/Song Import via iTunes
  • Covers and artist names shown when browsing iTunes songs
  • Fixes display issues on iPhone 6+ devices
  • GUI and workflow improvements
  • Miscellaneous bugfixes

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Sabroso! – A Mini-Documentary On The Electronic Music Of Colombia

Sabroso! A Road Trip to Colombia’s Caribbean Coast – is a new mini-documentary that takes a look the electronic music scene of Colombia and how the area’s musical heritage has shaped its contemporary music scene – a blend of traditional influences and modern sounds.

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Native Instruments ‘Flagship’ DJ Controller Traktor Kontrol S8 Now Available

Traktor-Kontrol-S8Native Instruments has announced that their “flagship, all-in-one” DJ controller, Traktor Kontrol S8. is now available.

Key Features:

  • Full color displays
  • Touch-sensitive hardware controls
  • Enhanced track decks
  • 4-channel standalone mixer

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Native Instruments Intros Traktor Kontrol S8 ‘Flagship’ DJ Controller

Traktor-Kontrol-S8A couple of weeks ago, Native Instruments offered a sneak preview of their “flagship, all-in-one” DJ controller, Traktor Kontrol S8.

Now Native Instruments has officially announced Traktor Kontrol S8 – a new $1,200 top-of-the-line DJ controller for Traktor Pro 2.

Key Features:

  • Full color displays
  • Touch-sensitive hardware controls
  • Enhanced track decks
  • 4-channel standalone mixer

Wondering what $1,200 gets you in a DJ controller? Check out the details below…..

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