Free Elektron Analog Keys / Four Sound Pack

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Elektron has released Synchrotron, a free sound pack for the Analog Four and Analog Keys synthesizers.

Nicholas Lem has created 128 sounds for the Analog Keys/Analog Four.

The Synchrotron Sound Pack consists of 100% royalty free sounds, ranging from ‘modularesque’ leads to ‘staticky drums’. Continue reading

NI Intros Astral Flutter, A ‘Psychedelic Hip-Hop’ Maschine Expansion

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Native Instruments has  introduced Astral Flutter – a new Maschine Expansion aimed at producers creating psychedelic hip hop

Astral Flutter includes new presets for NI’s Massive synth and the Maschine 2 Drum Synths. Additional construction kits feature sampled drums processed. A collection of patterns, characterized by the off-kilter beats and tight syncopations of experimental hip hop styles, are also included. Continue reading

Questionably Barbershop Is ‘4-Part Harmony In A Box’

barbershop-quartet-sound-librarySoundiron has introduced Questionably Barbershop – a 4-piece male vocal ensemble sound library, crafted in the style of an ‘old timey’ Barbershop Quartet.

Soundiron describes the new vocal library as ‘4-part harmony in a box.’

Here’s what they have to say about Questionably Barbershop:

Each one of our singers (Mike: Tenor Lead, Gregg: Baritone, Spencer: Bass and ‘Mikey’: Tenor Falsetto) performed 3 types of sustains and staccatos: Doo, Lah and Woh. Using our custom GUI controls, these 3 different sounds can also act as pure Oo, Ah and Oh vowel sounds, with adjustable durations and attack shaping.

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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