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Through Thursday June 18, 2015
May 3 - 03:48 AM, by Echo Sound Works Plug-ins > Echosoundworks
Plug-ins : Echo Sound Works Releases Boom Drums - pcmusicThe Boom Drums are both vintage and modern sounding. We recorded brand new acoustic drums and layered those with old school, vintage sounding samples. To top it all off, we ran everything through an Empirical Labs Compressor to add some analog thickness.

The Boom Drums come with 345 24 Bit WAV samples that can be used in any DAW. It even comes with 7 Maschine kits.

75 Kicks
80 Snares
70 Claps
80 Hi Hats
40 Percussion
7 Drum Kits Formatted for Maschine
15 24 Bit WAV Drum Loops From The Audio Demos
May 3 - 02:18 AM, by Detunized.Com Virtual Instrument > Detunized.com
Virtual Instrument : Detunized releases Electromagnetic ReFill - pcmusicSounds from inside computers

Detunized has released Electromagnetic - a collection of ReFill Combinators and instrument patches that source their sounds from various computers upon booting, reading from CD-ROM, accessing WiFi, formatting hard disks or floppies.

All these often unwanted and disturbing noises where captured with several contact microphones and induction coils that revealed a deep look into the streams of electrons and bits. Once pulled to daylight it shows that these serenades of hums and crosstalks have far more potential than just producing a wall of buzz. So a good amount of the sourced noises is even capable of forming tunable sounds, rhythmic structures and sophisticated beat patterns.

Including 70 Combinators that are built up of 198 subpatches with access to more than 150 samples Electromagnetic addresses to sound designers and composers likewise.
The chromatically mapped "All-Combinators" provide an instant overview of the source material but at the same time they invite for thrilling explorations of what is going on noise-wise in everybodies computer.
The "Autorun" Combinators offer exciting patterns that reside at the borderline between rhythmic structure and otherworldly soundscapes.
The "Beat and Bass" section hosts beefy bass sounds and synched drum patterns that lay the foundation of rock solid IDM tracks. Beat and Bass also contains two fully staffed Kong Kits with single hits that range from versatile to funny.
The "Boots and Drones" Combinators are the perfect starting point for background layers whenever it comes to the scoring of thrilling moods, eerie ambiences or depressing atmospheres.
Once having mastered this dark area of sound fields there is still the "Keys and Pads" section to discover. This is the right place where a selection of lovely keyboards and evolving pads is awaiting deployment.

ReFill specifications:
70 Combinator Patches with multiple mapped controls and switches
2 Kong Kits
32 Kong Modules
158 NN-19 Patches
6 NNXT Patches
158 Samples (24 Bit, 44.1 kHz)
230 MB overall content (extracted)

Audio: https://soundcloud.com/refills-by-detunized/sets/electromagnetic-refill

Electromagnetic ReFill is available to purchase as download for 29.00 Euro at the Propellerhead Shop.
May 2 - 09:23 AM, by d-cipher Virtual Instrument > Rob Papen
Virtual Instrument : Rob Papen launches eXplorer III bundle - pcmusicSelf-confessed synth freak and world-renowned sound designer Rob Papen knows a thing or two about creating the sounds that people want to hear. He’s even published an informative instructional book/DVD set based on his subtractive synthesis masterclasses called The 4 Element Synth — perfectly pitched for the long-running analogue revival, but is best known for his namesake software company, dedicated to producing its trademark Inspiration Soundware.

Several years after its inception, Rob Papen, the company, collectively has 11 superlative software products to its well-known name: Blade (representing the cutting-edge of today’s synthesizers), BLUE-II (so-called ‘Crossfusion synthesis’ since it covers so much musical ground so effectively), Predator (‘phat’ analogue synth with killer presets and first-class features), Punch (speaker-busting, body-rattling drum machine), SubBoomBass (ultra-deep bass synth with built-in step sequencer), RG (electric and acoustic guitar grooves with sequencer and synth effects), RP-AMOD (modulation effects to spice up vocal tracks, enliven instruments, or even beef up drums and loops), RP-Delay (with six delay lines, eight filters, four LFOs, reverser, and more), RP-Distort (for distorting and dramatically altering tracks), and RP-Verb (advanced, transparent, and musical algorithm reverb).
Price: 699$.
May 2 - 04:14 AM, by d-cipher Virtual Instrument > Native Instruments
Virtual Instrument : Native Instruments releases TRAKTOR DJ version 1.4 - pcmusicNative Instruments has released the latest version of the world's most popular pro DJ app – TRAKTOR DJ 1.4 for iPad and iPhone. Along with new effects and usability improvements, this free update introduces seamless Mixcloud integration in TRAKTOR DJ and a new partnership with the sharing platform designed for DJs, radio presenters, and Podcasters. To celebrate this collaboration, Native Instruments is holding a special DJ mix competition to win a trip to Ibiza.

After winning the App Store's 2013 editor's "App of the Year", TRAKTOR DJ 1.4 now offers in-app integration with Mixcloud. A valuable new feature, DJs can record their mix, then upload it to their Mixcloud profile directly from within the app. This allows the great benefit of sharing TRAKTOR DJ sets freely online in an instant without having to export and manually upload the file.

Three new unlockable effects have also been added to TRAKTOR DJ's creative features. Iceverb, Transpose Stretch, and Reverse Grain can be accessed for free when a notification window prompts the user to unlock. Playlist and subfolder editing have been improved for better in-app track management in addition to a variety of smaller stability and usability improvements.

The new partnership with Mixcloud brings together TRAKTOR DJ for iPad and iPhone with the largest community of DJs on the web. In celebration, Native Instruments offers DJs the chance to share their sound for a paid weekend getaway in Ibiza. Until May 31, 2014, mixes recorded and uploaded to Mixcloud using TRAKTOR DJ will be automatically be entered in the contest. Acid house legend A Guy Called Gerald will guest-judge the mixes and select the lucky winner.

TRAKTOR DJ 1.4 is now available for download in the App Store for $9.99 / 8,99 € / £6.99 / ¥1,000 for iPad and $1.99 / 1,79 € / £ 1.49 / ¥200 for iPhone. Current users can update their version for free.
Apr 10 - 06:10 AM, by Equalsounds Virtual Instrument > EqualSounds
Virtual Instrument : EqualSounds releases Epic Trailers Vol 2 Construction Kits and MIDI - pcmusic'Epic Trailers Vol 2' from EqualSounds is the second instalment from the series, bringing you 5 exciting Construction Kits offering enormous orchestral and synth sounds found in theatrical trailers across the globe. You'll find dynamic instrument arrangements, powerful percussions and a mixture of fast-paced rhythms, guitars and synths.

With over 1.8 GB of breath-taking music divided into instrument group parts, this instalment is a must-have tool for all composers, producers and editors looking for cinematic/ orchestral feel in their creations.

Details:

- 5 Uncompressed Mixed & Mastered Construction Kits
- 16 Score Parts
- 21 Mixed & Mastered track mixes (long & part versions)
- 16 Multitrack MIDI Files
- Up To 35 tracks per Kit
- Tempo, Keys and Time Signatures
- Over 1.1 GB of Content

Formats:
- WAV 24-Bit/44.1 KHz
- MIDI

Price: £19.95
Apr 10 - 01:11 AM, by Detunized.Com Virtual Instrument > Detunized.com
Virtual Instrument : Digital Domain - Three new multi-format libraries - pcmusicDetunized has released Digital Domain - a set of three new multi-format libraries.

Binaries - a collection of FM sounds taken from a vintage ISA soundboard.
Each Binaries patch is made of several velocity layers that reproduce the authentic sound of an 4 Operator OPL3 FM chip and brings you an unique mixture of pristine FM clarity and dusty Digital to Analog conversion.

Phase Facets - a library based on the Interactive Phase Distortion principle.
IPD synthesis was meant as an effort to simplify sound programming compared to calssic FM and it is capable of producing bright and lively tunes with sharp attacks and digital precision.
Phase Facets Universal delivers 31 multi-format patches that trigger "filter-less" and "non-substractive" sounds with rich harmonic content and agile brightness.

fTable - an enormous collection of synthesized waveforms that were created on a Hohner HS1E sampler. All sets of waveforms use the additive and hand drawing capabilities of this unit.
The samples are recorded through the samplers proprietary 16 Bit DAC that is a little harsh but also gives unique colorization to the sounds.

Each library supports samples and players that read these formats:
SFZ (Ploque Sforzando, Cakewalk SFZ player, Directwave and many more)
NKI (NI Kontakt)
SXT (Reason Sampler)
EXS (Logic Sampler)
FXP (Halion Sampler.
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