giovedì 29 marzo 2012

Da Loopmasters arriva Noisefactory Essentials Vol. 1 – Dance Effects

Loopmasters ha rilasciato Noisefactory Essentials Vol. 1 – Dance Effects, la prima release nella nuova serie di samples scelti in base alla categoria (e non più al genere).

When you’re in the process of producing, often you‘re in need of sounds of a particular category to keep your flow alive. So now, with “Noisefactory Essentials” you don’t have to browse through big libraries anymore to find the most suitable FX Sounds.

We’ve picked the best Uplifters, Downlifters, Impacts, Misc FX and FX Loops and put them in this library. The sounds are categorized in 128 BPM and 130 BPM and most of them perfectly prepared for 4/8/16/32 Bars. As always with Noisefactory, usability is King!

Il sample pack include: 39 Uplifters, 18 Downlifters, 11 Impacts, 20 Misc FX and 12 FX Loops.

Noisefactory Essentials Vol. 1 è in vendita a £9.95 GBP. rilascia Tyrell N6 v.2.0, synth gratuito ha rilasciato la versione 2.0 di Tyrell N6 by u-he, il virtual analog synthesizer gratuito per Windows e Mac.

Tyrell N6 2.0 ha un nuovo layout ed una nuova interfaccia, un analog chorus effect ispirato al Roland Juno-60 e alcune migliorie all'engine sonoro.

Tyrell N6 v2.0 per Windows e Mac (VST/AU) è disponibile come download gratuito sul sito Una nuova skin "anni 80" creata da nBeat è scaricabile grauitamente qui.

Zenhiser ha rilasciato 2012 Clubbers Kicks

Zenhiser ha rilasciato 2012 Clubbers Kicks, un nuovo sample packs con una collezione di 201 kick drum samples.

Zenhiser’s back with an incredible array of club kick drums designed specifically to assault all dance floor sound systems.

Designed and crafted in true Zenhiser style these ultra new kick drums have been made for a variety of club styles including house, electro house, dubstep, trance, progressive house, underground techno, techno and more.

2012 Clubbers Kicks è in vendita a $24.99 AUD.

mercoledì 28 marzo 2012

Orban aggiorna Loudness Meter (gratuito)

Orban ha aggiornato il suo Loudness Meter gratuito per Windows e Mac alla versione 2.0.3.

2.0 is a major upgrade that adds extensive new feaatures. The software accepts two-channel stereo inputs and displays instantaneous peaks, VU, PPM, CBS Technology Center loudness, ITU BS.1770-2, EBU R 128 loudness, and Reconstructed 8x Over-Sampled Peaks. All meters include peak-hold functionality that makes the peak indications of the meters easy to see. The VU and PPM meters are split to indicate the left and right channels. The PPM and VU meters also displays the instantaneous peak values of the L and R digital samples. Logging to text files for importing into spreadsheet or graphing software is supported.

Orban Loudness Meter è disponibile come download gratuito.

FXPansion annuncia Etch

FXPansion annuncia Etch, un filtering effect basato sulla tecnologia circuit-modelled DCAM .

Etch’s dual filters let you switch between 4 models for all manner of fat and warm subtractive tone-shaping, with a comb filter type providing mind-bending psychedelic effects.

Additional distortion and compressor stages are provided for beefing up signals, and FXpansion’s TransMod modulation system lets you animate Etch’s circuits over time. Use inter-modulating LFOs, envelopes and more to drive the filter cutoffs, distortion level, compression amount or any other parameters.

Etch does amazing things to all kinds of audio material and is great for subtle warming, deep tone sculpting, wild sweeps, special effects and experimental sonics.
FXpansion Etch analogue-modelled filtering device

  • DCAM-modelled filtering, distortion and compression.
  • OTA-array, SVF, Sallen-Key and comb filter types.
  • Wide variety of multi-mode filter responses.
  • 4 distortion types and a simple, effective 1-knob compressor.
  • 2 LFOs, envelope follower, sample-and-hold and triggered envelope.
  • TransMod system for deep modulation possibilities.
  • Secondary side-chain input and full MIDI control in compatible hosts.
  • 32-bit and 64-bit support.
  • VST, AU and RTAS plugin formats on Windows 7 and Mac OSX 10.6.2 or later.

Etch è in vendita al prezzo lancio di 55 EUR per tutti gli utenti registrati di Geist, DCAM: Synth Squad, Tremor, BFD2 e BFD Eco fino al 30 Aprile 2012. Il prezzo regolare sarà di 79 EUR.

Loopmasters presenta Epic House Riffs

Loopmasters presenta Epic House Riffs, una nuova sound library da 5Pin Media.

Step on up and get ready for some serious pumping club house featuring groovalicious drums, uber phat bass lines, bouncy chords and soaring melodies brought to you in full by Andre Touhey (MIDI producer for the award winning Classic House Piano and Soulful House Sounds from 5Pin).

Inspired by big names such as Avicii, Swedish House Mafia, Tocadisco, Eric Prydz and Thomas Gold to name just a few, Epic House Riffs delivers a skillful combination of MIDI and Audio Loops, which will put you on course to creating huge dance floor destroyers.

Epic House Riffs boasts a whopping 164 MIDI files spread across 10 construction kits, featuring Bass, Leads, Chords, Piano Chords, Pads, Strings, Melodies and Arps. All of the MIDI files are clearly labelled with musical part and key information for quick and easy recognition to use with any third party MIDI compatible sound source or any 5Pin Media Synth Presets or Sample Patches.

  • 10 Construction Kits, 1.09 GB content (24 bit quality).
  • Includes 120+ drum loops, 60 bass loops, 200+ music loops in Wav and REX formats.
  • 164 MIDI Files + 22 Bonus Groove Templates.

Epic House Riffs è in vendita £24.95 GBP.

Waves V9: nona release dei plugin più famosi del mondo

Waves Audio rilascia finalmente la versione V9 della sua vasta gamma di plug-ins.
Supporto ai 64-bit, assenza di iLok, caricamenti e tempi di processing più veloci sono solo alcune delle caratteristiche degne di nota.

Caratteristiche e novità
  • 64-bit support.
  • No iLok required.
  • Easy activation to computer or USB flash drive.
  • Move and manage your licenses via USB flash drive or License Cloud.
  • One-click license recovery for lost or damaged devices.
  • New plugins added to premium bundles.

Per maggiori informazioni sui prezzi dei vari plugs singoli e dei bundles vi rimandiamo al sito Waves.

Plugin Alliance rilascia Noveltech Character e De-Esser Collection

Plugin Alliance rilascia Noveltech Character e De-Esser Collection by SPL.
Il primo è un maximizer che promette faville e grande semplicità d'uso, mentre il secondo promette "la fedele emulazione del miglior De-Esser analogico disponibile sul mercato".

CHARACTER™ intelligently enhances the relevant characteristics found in the source, automatically adjusting complex sets of parameters rather than only statically boosting e.g. one specific frequency region.

This revolutionary approach allows you to get to the desired results much faster – with almost instant gratification, requiring only three intuitive user parameters!

The SPL De-Esser Collection – these plugins KICK S. This plugin collection contains of 2 Analog Code plugins, emulating the best analogue De-Esser available. No other De-Esser gets the job done so easily while keeping the original vocal signal so “untouched”.

While the CLASSIC DE-ESSER is available right away we are finishing the DUAL-BAND DE-ESSER plugin right now and will add it to the installer as a FREE UPGRADE to all existing users by April 1st.

Character e SPL De-Esser Collection sono in vendita al prezzo lancio di $99 USD (prezzo di listino $149 USD) e $149 USD (prezzo di listino $199 USD) rispettivamente, fino al 4 Aprile 2012.

Loopmasters rilascia Hauswerks – A Spectrum of Haus,

Loopmasters ha rilasciato Hauswerks – A Spectrum of Haus, nuova uscita della "Artist Series" che stavolta contiene un sample pack  prodotto da Hauswerks, principalmente orientato verso la Deep House e la Tribal House.

Until 2010 Hauswerks (a.k.a Colin Barratt) has been one of the unsung heroes of Electronic music in the U.K. This ranges from his own productions and remixes to being the engineer behind so many established names, including Mark Knight, The Machine, Filthy Rich, Paul Thomas, Daley Padley, Sonny Wharton, Chris Special, Paul Cooper and many more!

Featuring a huge selection of useable samples for all forms of House – the collection does pay special attention to the more Deep and Tribal areas of House music which are so popular on a worldwide basis at the moment. Also included are a great selection of old school Keys and Synth sounds, calling on inspiration from Berlin to Chicago and featuring Dark and Distorted elements alongside plenty of Drums and Percussion.

The collection weighs in at 760Mb and includes580 samples recorded at 24bit, with 329 Loops between 122 – 126, and 250 One shot samples. Also included are 22 ready to play patches for reason NNXT, Halion, EXS, SFZ and Kontakt compatible soft samplers. Apple Loops, Reason Refill and Ableton Live versions are also available to purchase separately.

The Hauswerks è in vendita a £24.95 GBP.

martedì 27 marzo 2012

FatLoud rilascia FatLoopShop Tester Pack Q1/2012, sample pack gratuito

FatLoud rilascia FatLoopShop Tester Pack Q1/2012, una collezione gratuita di samples estratti dagli ultimi sample packs di FatLoud.

FatLoopShop Tester Pack Q1/2012 contains over 120 hot loops & samples selected from latest releases on FatLoopShop: Beuty Strings, Death Kiss, High Heel Vocals 3, Hip Hop Producers Kit, Motivation Synths, Rhythm & Body, Dope Keyz Volume 2, Lil Dope Brass, Lil Dope Piano, Urban Orchestra Uralblack Edition.

The Tester Pack è disponibile come download gratuito agli utenti registrati FatLoopShop (la registrazione è gratuita).

ILIO rilascia EDM Fire, soundset per Omnisphere

ILIO presenta EDM Fire, una collezione di 100 nuove patches per Spectrasonics Omnisphere pensate per la EDM (Electronic Dance Music).

Loaded up with staple sounds such as wobble basses, pulsing basses, pads, atmospheres, leads, risers, percussive loops, and BPM-driven modulated synths, EDM Fire patches are certain to bring a modern vibe to music productions.

While EDM Fire focuses primarily on Electronic Dance Music styles, they are a great fit for pop, hip-hop, and even film, promo, and television music production. Each patch has been meticulously crafted, pulling from both Omnisphere’s powerful synthesis engine as well as its vast arsenal of included sonic samplings.

EDM Fire focuses on the use of the modulation wheel for fast, sound-altering control. Many patches are also optimized for use with Omnisphere’s The Orb, providing even more real-time control on stage and in the studio.

  • 21 Bass sounds.
  • 11 Lead synths.
  • 10 Pads and synth strings.
  • 7 Percussive rhythm loops.
  • 4 Risers.
  • 9 Ambient, ethereal, textures and tones.
  • 37 Tempo-Driven plucks, stabs, pulsing synths, and moving tones.
  • Includes bonus patches from John (Skippy) Lehmkuhl’s up and coming Omnisphere™ Power Pack.
  • Registered customers are entitled to free updates and bonus patches when they become available.

EDM Fire per Omnisphere (richiede versione 1.5 o superiore) è in vendita a $14.99 USD.

Audentity rilascia Ernesto Vs Bastian Dune Soundbank

Audentity rilascia Ernesto Vs Bastian Dune Soundbank, una collezione di suoni per DUNE, il software synthesizer di Synapse Audio.

DUNE is an acronym for “Differential Unison Engine”. This new technology takes the well known unison concept to a new level. So we can safely say that Dune vst is a revolutionary breakthrough in synthesizer land
Bastian, studiohead and mastermind behind EvsB, produced clubhits like Killer Tone, Dark side Of The Moon, Thrill & Every Inch A King has again programmed brand new sounds.

Expect bass-sounds, inspirational arpeggiator lines, sharp and edgy leads and so much more. All the 66 sounds are ready and steady for your own tracks
With patch names like: “A Riff Bigger Then Your Mother’s Ass”, “Krachtwerf”, “Eat Your Heart Out Virus”, “Wunderschon Geheimniss” and “The Looper isn’t A Hooker”, you already know that you don’t have to expect the usual bread & butter sounds

The Ernesto Vs Bastian Dune Soundbank è in vendita da Sounds To Sample a 23.95 EUR.c

lunedì 26 marzo 2012

Sounds To Sample rilascia Drumphunk Disco! Disco!

Sounds To Sample rilascia Drumphunk Disco! Disco!, un nuovo sample pack da Drumphunk.

Gabe Ramos & David Anthony are back wit h t heir resurgent disco riffs and expertly crafted drums. This pack is filled with 430mb of pure disco grooves.

The disco loops are divided into 2 construction kits, allowing you to chop and/or effect every element of the loop to your liking.

  • 2 disco loop construction kits, packed with string, guitars, keys, beats, and baselines. Both kits are tempo-labeled for your convenience.
  • 24 added drums loops with strong disco influence.
  • 10 full disco loops taken from the construction kit and effected through various filters.
  • Total of 114 loops at 120 & 125bpm, 24-bit Wav and Apple Loops formats.

Disco! Disco! è in vendita a 18.99 EUR.

Soulviasound annuncia Percussive

Soulviasound annuncia l'uscita di Percussive, un nuovo sound pack progettato per Maschine, Ableton Live 8 e Battery 3.

I campioni sono stati registrati con multi velocity da percussioni tradizionali e non, e poi post-prodotte e accordate in MASCHINE 1.7, Ableton Live 8 (in Drum Rack) e Battery 3.

Il sound pack include:
  • 10 Drum Kits for MASCHINE 1.7, Abeton Live 8 & Battery 3
  • over 550 samples 24bit/44.1Khz
This sound pack can be used used in MASCHINE 1.7, Ableton Live 8.2.7 and Battery 3.2.3 or you can use the samples in your favourite drum maschine. If you don’t know about MASCHINE and never have had the chance of playing it, you should consider testing it or watch the videos on NI web site because it has a really nice work flow.

Percussive è in vendita 19.99 EUR.

Zenhiser rilascia Turbo Risers 02

Zenhiser rilascia Turbo Risers 02, il secondo volume dedicato (appunto) ai "riser sound fx" ossia agli FX con effetto "salita" molto comuni nella Dance.

We love our rise fx and fall fx here at Zenhiser and believe a producer can never have enough of these samples, they are absolutely essential to add tension, drive, anticipation and the all important rush to music productions. With this in mind we decided to create a new selection of rises, falls and drops with one thing in mind, Power and Drive! After a few weeks of synthesis manipulation and plug in overload we came up with “Turbo Risers 01 & 02″.

As with all Zenhiser samples and loops our style and quality has developed over the years which has taken us into a more stylised sample pack collection, this has pushed “Turbo Risers” into a brand new sound for our rise and fall fx section. Spanning 200 killer uplifters, downshifters, super fast rise fx shots and incredibly long rise section this is a sample pack that can not be missed. We decided “Turbo Risers” had to be fast, accessible and supply a varied range of sound fx risers, falls and drops at the drop of the hat.

Turbo Risers 02 è in vendita da Loopmasters a £16.95 GBP.

Future Loops rilascia Dance Percussion 02

Future Loops annuncia il rilascio di Dance Percussion 02, un sample pack con oltre 450 percussion Loops & One Shots pensati per il mondo della Dance.

Dance Percussion 02 features live performances all recorded at the club-friendly tempo of 128 BPM and is aimed at a variety of dance genres : from House, Techno and Progressive to Electro, Breakbeat or Chill-Out.

Dance Percussion 02 includes Bongos, Congas and Djembe and the rhythmic patterns range from fast paced to tight and groovy. Dance percussion is was built for producers looking for dancefloor bursting percussive elements, organic elements to smooth out grooves and deep impact intros and breakdowns.

Dance Percussion 02 è in vendita a 19.95 EUR.

lunedì 5 marzo 2012

Da oggi è più facile trovare Logic Templates: Clicksound apre il suo online shop

Clicksound annuncia il lancio del suo nuovo online shop, dove potrete trovare templates per Logic Pro e Ableton Live.

Unlimited creativity and unrestricted control over musical ideas is now available for producers of any ability at the click of just a few buttons. is a first-class online shop for instantly downloadable, professional, affordable, royalty-free, totally customisable MIDI Construction Templates. The site advances a new approach for building a track by giving elemental ideas, inspiration and providing solutions to restrictions that can come with sampling any type of music from Dance right through to Classical.

Clicksound’s MIDI templates are expertly crafted by a select roster of artists who are working and/or releasing records in the music industry. Thanks also to Clicksound’s contacts with and support from manufacturers such as Native Instruments, Rob Papen and Garritan, many templates have been created using popular plug-ins/virtual instruments such as Blade, Massive, Predator and GPO4. Equally, Loopmasters have also supplied many of the sounds used within the Dance templates that are all included in the downloadable product at no extra cost.

Per celebrare la nascita del nuovo negozio (dal 5 Marzo 2012) offrirà un Micro Template gratuito a coloro che si registreranno gratuitamente sul sito

Da 15 preset gratuiti per NI Massive ha rilasciato un soundset con 15 patches (by Payam Tavakoli) gratuite per Native Instruments Massive.

One of our very generous community members has taken the time to put together a very nice set of sounds for all of to download absolutely free!

Payam Tavakoli has really outdone himself with this nice collection of very polished presets for NI Massive. You can get some great use out of these no matter what genre of music your focus on, but as you can hear in the SoundCloud player here there is a nice range of instruments for popular dance styles as they are, without any tweaking. Nice leads, driving bass and sweet pads make up the bulk of this set, and we hope you enjoy putting them to good use as much as we have!

Il soundset è disponibile come download gratuito su

Aiyn Zahev Sounds rilascia Tundra, soundset per Dune

Aiyn Zahev Sounds rilascia Tundra, un soundset per DUNE, il virtual synth della Synapse Audio.

When the madness of this world drives us to retreat, we can go to the quiet wastelands of the arctic tundra. Here we can be still and listen to the music in our imagination…

  • 128 Presets for Synapse-Audio’s D.U.N.E.
  • Including many Bass, Pads, Leads, Plucks, and Arpeggiator presets

Tundra è in vendita a $20 USD.

D’vine Sounds rilascia Massive Sounds Vol 2

D’vine Sounds annuncia il rilascio di Massive Sounds Vol 2, un soundset per Massive, il software synth di Native Instruments.

After the huge success of “D’vine Sounds Vol. 1” we had to make a follow up! In this soundset you will find brand new Leads, Wobble Basses, FX, Pads, Polysynths, Plucks, Basses and more!

Inspired by everything from funky vintage leads by Funkadelic, through the awesome airy leads of Avicii, to the screaming dubstep sounds of Skrillex, this is what you need to put yourself on the contemporary dancescene and stay there!

No matter if you are into Dubstep, Pop, Funk, HipHop, Trance or House, this pack of new sounds will get you inspired and help you get the results you are looking for.

  • 100 brand new sounds! You won’t find these anywhere else.
  • All sounds come with 8 assigned macros for easy sound tweaking.
  • All sounds have been categorized in the browser so they are easy to find.
  • All sounds deliver quality, this soundset has been in the making for a long time.

Massive Sounds Vol 2 è in vendita al prezzo lancio di 10 EUR (prezzo di listino 30 EUR).

venerdì 2 marzo 2012

Klanghelm presenta DC1A, compressore gratuito

Klanghelm ha rilasciato DC1A, un compressore gratuito per Windows e Mac.

DC1A is the little brother of the compression monster DC8C. I’ve taken one of my favourite settings from DC8C and tried to make it work in a two control context. Soundwise it’s comparable to the PUNCH mode in DC8C. It’s kind of a mixture of classic opto and FET designs.

I’ve always wanted to do a compressor with just an input and output knob, a compressor that just works: gentle, faithful, from almost invisible, smooth leveling to heavy pumping with a nice crunchy saturation and punchy enough to treat drums with.

DC1A looks like a one trick pony. But don’t get fooled by lack of further controls. You may be suprised on how many different material this little thing works. DC1A is heavily program dependent, so is the saturation.

DC1A è disponibile come download freeware (VST/AU).

Sonnox Oxford Plugins Spring Sale: sconto del 35% su plugs e bundles

Sonnox Oxford Plugins annuncia lo "Spring Sale", offrendo uno sconto del 35% su plugins e bundles per un periodo limitato.

Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to save 35% on all Sonnox plug-ins and bundles this month. Whether you have your eye on the award winning Pro-Codec or the ultimate Oxford plug-in collection – Sonnox Elite, now is the time to purchase and make great savings. Purchase Now.

  • The Sonnox Spring Sale begins at 00:00 GMT on March 1st 2012 and ends at 23:59 GMT on March 31st 2012.
  • A discount of 35% off list price is available on all Sonnox plug-ins and bundles.
  • This discount does not apply to upgrades, cross-grades, AAX exchanges or Education sales.
  • Offer is available both through authorized Sonnox resellers and from the Sonnox website.
  • Anyone purchasing Native plug-ins will be eligible for free AAX Native versions when available.
  • This offer cannot be combined with any other promotion.
  • Sonnox reserves the right to withdraw this offer or change these terms and conditions at its sole discretion at any time.

Sonic Academy rilascia la versione 1.01 di ANA Synth

Sonic Academy ha rilasciato la versione 1.01 di ANA Synth, un virtual analog synthesizer per Windows e Mac.

We believe that a great sounding main synth is key to great sounding productions but for too long these type of products have been priced out of reach for most aspiring producers. With ANA we aim to change that!
ANA has been designed from the ground up to create all the sounds you hear in modern and classic electronic music.

It is designed to be extremely user friendly and intuitive. Everything is set out clearly and with a logical flow. In the coming weeks we will continue to support the plugin with tutorials to help you really understand the fundamentals of good sound design and enable you to create sounds you never before thought possible.

  • 4 Oscillators with 57 Different waveform types.
  • OSC 1 & 2 can have 8 voices per OSC with width and detune.
  • 13 Filtered types including Vintage Analog and Formant (Talky) Models.
  • ADSR Filter, and Amp Envelopes with switchable curves.
  • ADSR Assignable Envelop with 27 targets.
  • Graphical Envelope – 16 nodes asignable to 27 Targets.
  • Chord Hold – Memorise up to 5 notes for instant one finger playback.
  • 2 Low Frequency Oscillators with 7 waveform types, 2 outputs each with 27 targets.
  • 2 Modulation sections with 9 sources and 27 targets.
  • FX Section with 10 Fx types including – Phaser, Chorus, Amp Sim, Exciter, Clip Distortion, Decimator, Compressor, Bass Enhancer, Delay and Reverb.
  • Legato and Slide Mode.
  • Preview – playback midi sequence while browsing patches to get a better idea of the sound.
  • 250 Presets included.

ANA Synth per Windows e Mac (VST/AU) è disponibile al prezzo lancio £49.99 GBP per i non-subscribers / e £29.99 GBP per i subscribers (prezzi di listino £59.99 GBP / £39.99 GBP rispettivamente).