Tronsonic has released The Expressive Tron, a free sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt (5.2.1+).
The Expressive Tron features 4 tape banks from an original (un-serviced) Mellotron M400: Flute, Strings, Cello and Male Choir:
- These are not pristine Mellotron samples – re-recorded to worn tape for characterful sound design.
- Utilises Tronsonic’s ‘microtape plus’ format, which features tape echo style sequencer and fx section.
- 5 patches per bank; 5 multi patches.
Visit tronsonic.com for your free download – no need to register.
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Dark Ambient is the second in the series of Analogue Workshop sample libraries from renowned sound designer Ian Boddy. Featuring 300 samples and over 500 Kontakt patches culled from his collection of vintage and analogue modular synths, these sounds dwell very much in the darker realms of ambience and electronic music.
The patches run the full gamut from subsonic drones, evolving pads and haunting modulations to weird, surreal atmospheres. The one-shot section contains a range of crunchy, deep, weird short percussive sounds and FX that can be used to spice up any drum kit or add impact to key moments in your musical compositions.
A new custom designed graphical interface has been scripted in Kontakt to provide even more variation & programming opportunities in the way the sounds are presented. This is rounded out by a set of impulse responses for the convolution reverb taken directly from analogue modules such as spring reverbs & bucket-brigade delays to further enhance the overall sound character.
Realitone has released Realivox Blue. Realivox Blue is a solo female vocalist sampled into Kontakt, and features a word/phrase builder which allows the user to type in their own words. Over 12,000 samples are used to make the wordbuilder work.
True sampled legato is employed, for smooth transitions in legato phrases. Legato can be either monophonic or polyphonic.
Also featured is the ability to double or triple the voices, useful for either creating an ensemble, or to simply thicken a lead voice. Combined with the polyphonic legato feature, Realivox Blue can emulate small choirs in a single instance.
Optionally available in Kontakt Player format.
Price: $149. Introductory price is $99.95 for users who own the full version of Kontakt, or $114.95 for users preferring the Kontakt Player version.
Nord has announced a major addition to the Nord Sample Library, the sounds of the legendary Fairlight digital sampler.
The Fairlight was the first commercially available polyphonic sampler when launched back in 1979 and it opened up the doors of sampling to many artists and producer during the 80′s.
The 300+ sounds in this collection were all sampled from a newly overhauled Fairlight CMI System IIx, with detailed mapping to capture the characteristic Fairlight sound. The Nord Sample Library is compatible with the Nord Wave, Nord Electro 3/4, Nord Piano 2 and Nord Stage 2.
Ueberschall announces the availability of Wonky Toys.
Elastik Inspire series brings you Wonky Toys, a sound collection that captures the character and mood of sub-genres such as wonkystep, streetbass, aquacrunk or purple sound. Wonky Toys includes drum and percussion loops to give you a complex, and sometimes unusual, rhythmic feel in a meld of hip hop and dubstep influences. Pre-mixed loops and single track drum recordings as well as additional drum mixes processed for a lo-fi and dirty sound will get you started while you can build your track with a range of dark and disturbed instrument loops and sound FX. Instruments include synth-based basses, chords, leads, arps, pads and FX while there are also more conventional instruments such as guitars, brass and strings to colour your sound. A series of sound FX, processed vocal samples, a huge variety of percussion and 8-bit sounds round out the collection giving you all you need to start your next wonky cut.
Complex rhythms with a dark and dirty edge
This 1.14 GB-Library does not contain conventional construction kits. Rather, Wonky Toys is a pool of ideas consisting of 445 loops to be freely combined. So to speak, this library is a single huge construction kit.
The content has been carefully edited for modern productions with high standards while meeting high demands to flexibility at the same time. The soundbanks modular inspire structure allows the content to be used in various productions, from film dubbing, web and apps to other music projects. In addition, the library offers all samples to create authentic styles – delivered in highest quality as you can expect from Ueberschall.
Unsettling sounds to define the mood.
Ueberschalls Elastik Inspire Series redefines the workflow when using loop libraries. All loops and tonal phrases of Wonky Toys and all other Inspire products will match perfectly to each other, even across different genres. Each sample is automatically stretched and fitted to the current song tempo. Using Ueberschall‘s Elastik 2 player and its elaborated tagging-system enables you to create new tracks almost on the fly – fast, easy and clearly laid out.
In addition, you may instantly exchange loops of the same instrument-group using the intelligent random-replacement-function. All Inspire Libraries contain so-called Inspire Kits. These kits offer a combination of instruments, which can then be varied immediately using the random function.The results are always perfectly matched as all samples of the Elastik Inspire-series are carefully adjusted and designed for this purpose. This leads to endless new ideas and inspiration for millions of new tracks.
The perfect mix of hip hop and dubstep influences
The Elastik player is ideal for loop-based music production. All loops in Wonky Toys can be customized with just a few clicks to match any existing projects in speed and pitch. The browser manages all installed Elastik libraries together, so you have all the available loops in instant access. This means that not only loops of one, but all installed Elastik libraries can be combined with each other. Effects such as Resample, Reverse, Formant and multimode filters also allow effective editing of the loops for creative sound design.
Price: EUR 49.00
Geist Expander: Vintage DrumBox is a collection of synthesized analogue drum samples for FXpansion’s Geist. Created by Mr Hoodie from The Groove Criminals, Vintage DrumBox is the result of obsessively sampling a set of strange, esoteric and crusty old machines. FXpansion says that the included sounds are warm, rounded and perfect as an antidote or accompaniment to more modern timbres. The pack also features a bonus selection of riffs and arps from some classic analogue synths.
Some highlights of Vintage DrumBox include early preset accompaniment and organ-top boxes like the Hammond AutoVari and Watford Rhythm Generator, Amdek and Electro Harmonix percussion tone generators and rare drum machines such as the Vermona DRM-1. Legendary analogue BBD delay, tape echoes and spring reverbs are judiciously used to add further textures and flavours.
Vintage DrumBox features loops, kits and presets for FXpansion’s Geist software. Samples are supplied in 24-bit 44.1kHz WAV and RX2 formats and can be loaded into any software or hardware that supports them.
- Geist Expander with analogue drum samples
- Over 1200 WAV samples
- Over 500 RX2 loops
- Kit, Engine and full Presets
- 5 Pattern Banks
Pricing and Availability:
Pricing is USD $29.00, EUR €25.00, GBP £22.00 inc VAT for all registered Geist owners.
100 Akres has announced Deebox Chopra, a new sample library in Native Instruments Kontakt and Wav formats.
Deebox Chopra is a drum rompler which features drum sounds from an iconic 80s drum machine run through a series of high quality analog outboard gear to 2″ tape to add a bit of “hiss” and extra warmth.
The easy to use LCD interface allows you to choose between eight signal chains that were pre-tweaked by our engineer to bring out different tones of the recorded electronic drum kit. These presets range from clean with low hiss to gritty tape distortion with a flick of the tape distortion switch.
Deebox Chopra features
- 49 drum sounds, 8 different signal chains.
- Recording chain used includes: 2″ tape machine, DBX 160xt , API 550 eq, Pultec eq, and a Holy Grail pedal.
- Attack, Decay, Sustain, and Release knobs available for further drum tweaking (Kontakt version only).
- Tape distortion switch for extra crunch added to the drum sounds (Kontakt version only).
The library is available to purchase for $19 USD (Kontakt) / $14 USD (Wav).
Nord Wave – Vintage Digitals Vol1, by Don Solaris.
Here’s what he has to say about the sound library:
Instead of going for the factory presets of various machines and sampling those, we went one step further. We went for the original ROM waveforms. And more importantly, their original loop points. The goal was high – to ensure 100% authentic sound. No cross-fade looping techniques here, everyone can do that nowadays and did we mention it totally kills the soul of the sample (due to the x-fade process itself).
Hence we used totally different approach and you bet these loops in here required a lot of screwdriver work to match original factory loop points. But the result is 1:1 original playback where you can no longer distinguish a copy from the source.
available at: http:///donsolaris.com/nord
This Nord Wave library is 99 multisamples made from the following machines:
- Roland U-20
- Roland JD-990
- Roland JV-1080
- Yamaha SY-22
- Yamaha SY-85
- Yamaha TX16W
- Ensoniq SQ-1
- Kawai K-1 rII
Zenhiser has launched Classic 90′s Synths, a sample pack featuring a collection of over 210 loops and samples.
We’ve packed Classic 90s Synths with 93 original synth loops including piano loops, organ hooks, string lines and synth hooks.
There are multiple variations of some synth lines which means a delivery of 211 synth samples in total making this Zenhiser pack ideal for people who want the option to tweak or alter their lines.
With so many sexy samples from the Nineties club sound can you honestly not buy this pack, it’s your responsibility as someone who spent the decade on the dance floor’s or as a producer who wants to inject this groove tastic sound into their tracks.
The sample pack costs $35 AUD.
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.
TR-808 Drum Machine Specs:
- 808 Drum Loops – 561 loops
- 808 Bass Drums – 240 samples
- 808 Claps – 16 samples
- 808 Clave – 16 samples
- 808 Conga Low – 36 samples
- 808 Conga Medium – 36 samples
- 808 Conga High – 36 samples
- 808 Cow Bell – 16 samples
- 808 Cymbal – 72 samples
- 808 Hi Hat Open – 36 samples
- 808 Hi Hat Closed – 16 samples
- 808 Maraca – 16 samples
- 808 Rim Shot – 16 samples
- 808 Snare – 216 samples
- 808 Tom Low – 36 samples
- 808 Tom Medium – 36 samples
- 808 Tom High – 36 samples
TR-808 Drum Machine is available at Zennhiser for AU $35. Audio previews are available at the site