Zenhiser has introduced TR-808 Drum Machine, a new sample library that they say is “The Biggest TR-808 Drum Machine Pack Ever Released.”
Here’s what they have to say about it:
We really went to town with the drum sampling of this 808 drum machine, developing new techniques of takes with altering decay and tone times to give you the music producer as much control as if you actually owned this awesome drum machine. Every preset has been sampled to perfection and quickly folder?d for ease of use so all you need to do is assign the drum samples to your DAW or sampler and voila, you have an authentic Roland TR-808 right there in your studio, ready to use and abuse!
To make the package even sweeter we spent hours creating similar versions of authentic drum beats from the decades ranging in bpm from 88 to 170, over 560 drum loops in total, now that?s a huge library of drum loops any producer in EDM or retro freak can not refuse. Just have a look at the specs below to see how comprehensive this drum machine pack really is, and as far as we know there is no other 808 sample pack this dedicated, detailed and comprehensive anywhere in the world.
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Max Million has released a new sound library, the second and final part of the Discrete Energy series:
Discrete Energy II provides the backbone for Glitch | IDM | Breaks or other forms of EDM music production.
Includes 443 MB of highly original and inspiring audio content. Every sample is as usable and fresh as humanly possible.
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