The Drum Broker has released a new drum break sample library, Internationals Breaks 101, mastered for and pressed in vinyl.
Here’s what they have to say about the collection:
Ready to chop, loop, and layer, International Breaks 101 features 101 breaks from from the late 60?s to early 80?s. Our team assembled a comprehensive break beat kit with ultra rare gems from Russia, China, Thailand, India, Korea, Japan, Bulgaria, Turkey, France, Holland, Italy, Poland, UK, and Brazil.
If you are looking for more variety than your typical over sampled Soul Breaks, then this kit is is perfect for your production arsenal.
Sound designer Justin Dolby has released Smack My Batch Up, a free Max/MSP application for generating new sounds from samples with plugins.
Smack My Batch Up is a software tool for generating new sounds by processing old ones with VST plug-ins. The processing is automated so you can leave it running (once it has been set up), leaving you free to go and do other things. You can give it a folder of sounds and it will pass each one in turn through the effects and record them back onto your hard disk, ready for when you get back.?
Atomic Shadow has announced the Panoramic Wave Generator – a new Kontakt instrument, inspired by the early days of sampling.
Here’s what he has to say about the Panoramic Wave Generator:
I still have an old Akai S-612 and it is one of those things that I never get tired of. You can take a sound and stretch it across the entire keyboard. Depending on your sound it can sound like a howling demon in the low registers or a shrieking bird of prey on the high notes. Of course it has something like 2 seconds of sampling time.