New Drum Machine App For iPad, Vatanator


Vatanator is a new drum machine for iPad that is designed to emulate vintage drum machines, but with modern features.

It comes with 140 built-in drum machine presets, but also offers the ability to add your own samples. It features advanced MIDI integration, MIDI learn and iOS must-haves, like AudioCopy, Audiobus, Inter-App Audio & Ableton Link.  Continue reading

Sample Logic Intros Morphestra 2 Virtual Instrument

morphestraSample Logic has released Morphestra 2, a virtual instrument that they describe as a ‘morphed cinematic orchestra’.

Morphestra 2 weighs in at over 25 GBs and offers 5,000+ morphed cinematic instruments & multis, derived entirely from true orchestral recordings.

Morphestra is powered by Native Instruments’ Kontakt 5 platform (full version or Kontakt Player).

Here’s the official intro video: Continue reading

Auddict Debuts Eight-Player French Horn Ensemble, Octohorn

Auddict_OctohornAuddict has introduced Octohorn, an eight-player French Horn ensemble, offering seven mic positions to offer precise control over the ensemble sound.

The seven mic positions are designed to cover the whole sound-scape, and chord and octave sampling minimize “sample layering” in tracks.

The multiple mic positions let you mix between the perspectives; Decca tree sides and mid, flanks, room, woodwind spots, close ribbons and close LDCs, with the flexibility aimed at replicating a real scoring session.

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Arturia iSpark A Powerful iPad Drum Machine, Compatible With Spark 2

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Arturia has released iSpark for iPad – an iPad version of its Spark virtual drum machine.

iSpark is designed to let you play drum patterns in-real time and to tweak your sound on-the-fly. It also integrates a powerful and flexible 64-step sequencer.

iSpark combines Arturia’s TAE technology with with a modular engine and multi-layered samples – so it can do drum and percussion sounds – but also sonic effects and virtual analog synth sounds.

Here’s the official intro video: Continue reading

Free 3GB Rompler, Orion Sound Module, For Mac & Windows


SampleScience has released Orion Sound Module, a free 3GB rompler that features 97 virtual instruments, for Mac & Windows.

According to the company, Orion “is perfect to sketch out ideas before using bigger libraries that can tax the RAM and CPU very quickly.”

Here’s what they have to say about it: Continue reading

AudioThing Latin Percussion Recreates Vintage Analog Drum Machine


AudioThing has introduced Latin Percussion, a sample-based plugin emulation of the Sound Master Latin Percussion, a rare analog drum machine from the 80’s.

The instrument features 6 classic latin sounds: Bass, Low Conga, High Conga, Bongo, Claves, and Maracas, which can be pitched, panned or mixed independently. You can additionally shape the sound with the Overdrive and Reverb.

Here’s a video demo: Continue reading