This video demonstrates how a Garageband song created collaboratively using sample loops of Sweet Home Alabama on a mac and an ipad Garageband easily converted into a series of Roland MC-808 compatible sample loops and transferred quickly onto the MC-808.
1. The song is put together collaboratively using Garageband on the Mac and iPad
2. The samples are then extracted from the song using the fixed1t Garageband Archive audio sample extractor
The samples are then reviewed to check their type using the fixed1t audio samples data lister
The Samples are then converted into WAV, little endian files and renamed in line with the MC-808 fast sample loading convention, using the fixed1t Garageband to MC-808 sample convertor.
The video then shows you have to get the sample quickly onto the MC-808 and play them.
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Tonebuilder has introduced Driven Machine Drums: FR-909, a free sample pack featuring the sounds of the Roland TR-909 drum machine.
This is a new capture/take on the ever popular TR-909, this time combining outboard vintage NOS tubes and body compression in parallel.
Those signals are then combined and fed into a high-end mastering equalizer to further glue, shape, and focus the sound.
The entire 549 sound collection in 16-bit, 44.1kHz WAV format is available here, complimentary.
The download is available from the Tonebuilder Facebook page (no Facebook account required).
Ten Vintage synthesizers expertly programmed to create a ground-breaking Drum Library, our most comprehensive and intricately designed to date. Incorporating all-time classic analogue machines with modern High-End processing hardware and production techniques…
Introducing Synth Drums, offering over 5900 cutting edge, totally unique drum samples and percussive hits, each carefully crafted by hand, on a sound-by-sound basis.
Synths used in the creation of Synth Drums:
- Roland Jupiter 8
- Roland System-100 (101, 102, 104)
- Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 2
- Sequential Circuits Pro One
- Korg MS-20
- ARP Odyssey MK1
- Moog Minimoog Model D
- Oberheim OB8
- Roland Juno 106
- Roland SH-09
“We’ve designed this library to be as flexible as possible: as well as the extensive processed section, the unprocessed source samples are also included as they were originally recorded – straight-from-the-synth. A third section includes selected samples bounced through special processes to add character, tone, warmth and punch, using Vinyl and Reel-to-Reel ¼ inch Tape with multiple saturation levels.
We feel that this attention to detail will translate into a unique, creative and useful addition to any electronic music producer’s toolkit.”
Famous Audio has launched its New School Electro sample pack.
‘Famous Audio’ offers you full of pure electro madness featuring more filthy and phat basslines, super stereo chord & leads, crunchy vocal cuts, huge sleazy synths, headroom filling kicks, phat ass drums and crazy effects ready for that drag & drop action available in any DAW!
This pack provides you with that current electro sound that rocking the dancefloors today. Inspiration from the biggest electronic artist in the World from Skrillex, Knife Party, Feed Me etc.. If you are a Electro House, Complextro or Dubstep producer looking for next generation sounds and samples to merge into your music and to take your production level up a notch, then you should definitely spend some time with this pack..
You can expect to find here with 709MB of material spread over 303 loops & samples including amazing synths, freaky leads, distorted basses, talking baselines, monster growls, fattest drums and more.. All loops are key and tempo labeled so you can fit them into your workflow easily and/or mix and match with your other content.
The sample pack costs £29.95 GBP.
Here are the hottest vocal samples for your tracks, Ableton Live Ready. Enjoy the Swag YOLO!
Visit AfroDJMac’s site for more stuff like this, including Live Instrument downloads, tutorials and music! http://www.afrodjmac.com
Caelestis is a sample based generative music app that creates unique and very interesting results. It uses bouncing balls that generate notes as they bounce off the walls of the three different shaped rooms. The sound balls can be initiated at any velocity, and the shaped rooms can be rotated at different speeds to create interesting combinations. Each sample can be pitched by semitone increments, and assigned to one of three octave ranges. It is a free app with a $0.99 in-app purchase for importing and exporting samples and recordings. I should note that all file management is accessed through the Audio Copy section, and for referencing tempo, you need to run a drum app in the background. But I have to say that I find this app to be very impressive, with a great range of features, and it’s very easy to use. The unique layers of sounds and rhythms really make Caelestis … A Killer App!
Review by Nick Trass
SoundIron has introduced Ambius 2: Systematik – a flexible and adaptive sample based atmospheric synth, details below:
We wanted a broad collection of richly nuanced flavors with the ability to freely layer, blend and reshape a wide mix of percussive, tonal and textural elements into custom multi-layered dynamic and evolving instruments. We wanted a unified and powerful interface to combine detailed performance and tone shaping controls with a wide pallet of experimental and environmental convolution effects. We wanted a built-in tempo-locking step-sequenced filter and LFO engine that could be adapted to just about any other GUI control parameter on the fly without missing a beat. Ambius 2 is all of that and much more.
Here’s a video introduction to Ambius 2:
A detailed walk-through video and tutorial of Soundiron’s new Ambius 2: Systematik library. This cutting-edge hybrid synthetic/organic lead, pad, texture and ambience design library is built on powerful new adaptive groove-building tools and inspiring performance shaping features that you won’t find anywhere else. Create and tweak your own multi-layered instrument concepts with nearly 5GB of freely mixable content and dozens of unique presets, each with nearly limitless creative potential.
Here’s a nice treat from AfroDJMac featuring samples from the Minibrute, details below:
This free Ableton Live Pack features drum sounds created from samples of the Arturia MiniBrute. More specifically, I resampled sounds from the MegaBrute Collection for Ableton Live ( http://afrodjmac.com/2012/11/07/megabrute-ableton-live-pack/ ) and created some odd and unique drum samples. From there I organized them into Ableton’s drum rack and added various effects. All in all it is 24 different drum sounds all created from the analog beauty that is the Arturia Mini Brute!
Free Download Here: http://bit.ly/freesynth68
This is a video demonstration of Commodore 64 Synthesizer Sessions DELUXE, a KVR Developer Challenge 2012 entry created by Bedroom Producers Blog and Rhythmic Robot.
Commodore 64 Synthesizer Sessions DELUXE is a free sample library for Kontakt 4, SFZ and Zampler. It contains 411 audio samples recorded directly from three different versions of the Commodore 64 home computer.
The Commodore 64 Synthesizer Sessions Deluxe sample library contains 30 individual instrument patches. These patches cover a range of well known Commodore 64 era video game sounds, as well as some classic synth sounds which were recreated using the SID chip.
Our goal was to capture the true character of the SID chip, from its beautiful analog filter to the gritty digital oscillators. The 30 included patches are only a starting point, from which the users can further sculpt the sounds using the included SFZ, NKI and Zampler mappings.
Toby has produced & remixed over 100 songs and is known for his punchy synths, pulsing arpeggios and searing lead sounds. The Synth Essentials pack is perfect to give any project a modern edge.