AudioThing is offering a 20% discount on all products for December 2013.
Until the 31st, you can use the coupon code XMAS13 at the checkout to get the discount.
AudioThing is also giving away one sample library every day until December 25th, to a random subscriber from their Newsletter. Winners will receive an email with a download link.
See the AudioThing site for details. And see our guide to Holiday Deals For Musicians for more end-of-the-year deals.
Developer Max Million has released Discrete Energy – a new sample library that ‘provides the backbone for Glitch | IDM | Breaks or other forms of EDM music production’.
- WAV Files
- 48 kHz/24-Bit
- PC/Mac Compatible
AudioThing has introduced Pong Glockenspiel - a VST/AU 32/64bit plug-in for both Windows and OSX.
Pong Glockenspiel is a VST/AU sample-based plugin made by recording a toy glockenspiel played with ping pong balls. Two velocity layers (hard and soft) are cross faded to have a smooth transition while the 3 round robin (repetitions samples) avoid the “machine gun” effect of sampled instruments. There are also included two ambient instruments, two synth pad instruments and two slowed down instruments crafted using the original samples.
Here’s an audio demo: Continue reading
AudioThing has released a new Toy Marimba instrument for Kontakt.
Toy Marimba features “a small tuned percussion instrument” made of rosewood and rope. Product developers describe how they created the virtual instrument:
“This handmade toy instrument was found in a distressed state and some work was required to restore its original functionality. It was sampled with wood and bamboo mallets, with 3 Round Robin repetitions and 3 velocity layers for the main hits. Slides and glissandos (up/down with 3 speeds) are also included along with slowed down samples crafted for wooden and airy textures.”
Toy Marimba Details: Continue reading
Native Instruments has released Static Friction – a new ‘tech house’ expansion pack for Maschine.
The Expansion features 33 drum kits loaded with new kicks, snares, hi-hats, and claps, as well as seven Special Kits containing analog spring reverb samples, Ride and Snare kits optimized for live performance, and additional Spoken and Radio Voice Kits for additional textures. Continue reading
Realitone has released Realibanjo, a banjo sample library for Kontakt.
Realibanjo features a Pattern Player, as well as animated graphics, something you don’t see very often (maybe never?) in a sample library.
“The first thing everyone asks us about are the graphics,” note Realitone’s Mike Greene. ”We designed the GUI with a static cartoon banjo player and his dog.”
“But then we started thinking, ‘Why not make them move to the beat?’ The animation took more time than we expected, but it makes the instrument fun, so we think it was worth it.” Continue reading