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Analogue Drum Computer - Deep House & Tech Vol.1
Posted: 05-Aug-14


ANALOGUE DRUM COMPUTER
DEEP HOUSE & TECH VOL.1

Biome Digital is pleased to present the first release in a new series called 'Analogue Drum Computer'.
Deep House & Tech Vol.1 features the highest quality, production ready, pounding drum & percussion
loops made on an Elektron Analog Rytm!

Also included are gritty chord & fx loops, shuffling hat loops, thunderous kick loops and analogue hardware
bass loops. All drum loops have been sent through the Analog Rytms distortion & compressor circuits for
loops that really pump!

Pack contains the following:
325 MB of audio content. 85 total files
79 eight-bar loops Including: Drums, Chords, FX & Bass
6 bonus FX hits


Web-Link: Deep House & Tech Vol.1
Web-Link: Video


XILS-lab takes the s(tress) out of sibilance with transparent de-esser plug-in par excellence
Posted: 04-Aug-14


Music software company XILS-lab is proud to announce availability of XILS DeeS - an easy-to-use de-esser plug-in for all major Mac (OS X 10.5 or higher) and PC (Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8) compatible formats for rapidly ridding voice recordings of all sibilant-related defects while powerfully preserving precious characteristics to produce perfect-sounding results - as of July 28...

Sibilance - a manner of articulation of fricative consonants (made by the friction of breath in a narrow opening, producing a turbulent airflow) and affricate consonants (combining a plosive with an immediately following fricative or spirant - continuous expulsion of breath - sharing the same place of articulation) - has been the bane of faithfully capturing the emotive human voice since serious recording began. Excess sibilance can be caused by compression, microphone choice and technique, or simply a vocalist's mouth. All are different, after all. Generally speaking, sibilance lies anywhere between 2-10kHz, depending on the individual in question. Questionable, however, are the almost inevitable audio artefacts resulting from de-essing - any (often overly-tortuous) technique intended to reduce or eliminate excessive prominence of such sibilant consonants, like z, and sh, for example. Which is exactly where XILS DeeS, the latest plug-in par excellence from XILS-lab, comes into play...

The first in a new plug-in product line designed to provide phenomenal production possibilities, XILS DeeS does exactly that by being extremely easy to use in the first instance - simply tweak the DETECTION FREQ. knob and apply REDUCTION as needed... no more sibilance! DETECTION can be applied quickly, combining with proprietary PLOSIVE detection to result in lively, natural voices. Getting clean, professional vocals, dubbing recordings, or restoring previously recorded voices to their natural glory has never been so easy or speedy. Job done? If you say so.

Yet there is so much more to XILS DeeS than first meets the eye (or ear). With its clearly labelled dual signal path with SOLO buttons as well as associated sound sculpting controls for each channel - VOICE EQ (colour coded in green) and SIBILANT EQ (colour coded in orange), XILS DeeS is as easy to understand as it is to use. Users can equally easily visualise what exactly it is that they are doing thanks to a realtime frequency graph showing four frequency bands sharing that same colour coding for instant correlation between eyes, ears, and brain. That's the way it should be, right?

In typical XILS-lab style, other advantages abound. Unlike traditional de-essing tools, XILS DeeS does not result in unwanted, unnatural-sounding filter sweeping effects, yet users can get truly creative with almost endless possibilities for altering, adapting, or applying polish to the character of voices with those two independent EQ'ing paths (with analogue-style, zero-delay feedback filters). Special effects, even? Why not! Why stick solely to working with vocals? Why not use XILS DeeS to transform drum sounds (by EQ'ing hi-hats or cymbals, for example) or even slap bass (by EQ'ing the more metallic-sounding element of such sounds)? Simple and special, see.

So, whether you want to bring back the emotional quality to vocals you'll never be able to record again, clean up your own voice recordings for a blog or a corporate video, ensure your customers of flawless dubbing technique, turn an amateur into a seasoned speaker, or adapt a voice into a specific sonic or musical context, XILS DeeS provides professional results - rapidly and spontaneously. Sibilance need not be so stressful! So why not let XILS DeeS take the s out of stress?

XILS DeeS is available to purchase as a straightforward serial number-protected plug-in for an introductory discounted price of €59.00 EUR (rising to €89.00 EUR on September 1, 2014) from the XILS-lab web store here: http://www.xils-lab.com/pages/STORE.html

XILS DeeS can be directly downloaded as a 32- and 64-bit-compatible effects plug-in for Mac (AAX, AU, RTAS, and VST) and Windows (AAX, RTAS, and VST) from here: http://www.xils-lab.com/pages/XILS-DeeS_Download.html

Check out several revealing XILS DeeS audio demos here: http://www.xils-lab.com/pages/XILS-DeeS_Audio.html


Web-Link: www.xils-lab.com/pages/XILS-DeeS_Audio.html


Future Loops Releases RNB Sunset Sessions
Posted: 04-Aug-14


Future Loops has just released RNB Sunset Sessions, a collection of R&B Construction Kits in WAV & REX formats. RNB Sunset Sessions was produced with both Hip Hop and R&B producers in mind. With a mellow and summery vibe RNB Sunset Sessions features Beats, Bass, Synths, Guitar, Keys, Pads, FX & more.

RNB Sunset Sessions has over 3 GB of content and includes the individual drum loop elements such as Snares, Claps, Kicks, Hihats and One Shots for added mixing and production capabilities.

For more info, demos and free samples check out their website via the link.


Web-Link: www.futureloops.com/product-rnb-sunset-sessions.php


Mixing to Noise - Hip Hop and EDM Profiling
Posted: 28-Jul-14


Samplecraze release new video on the subject of Mixing to Noise:

The processes described here will help you to conduct a level mix in literally no time at all. That is how potent and accurate the Mixing to Noise processes are. Try it and you will be amazed at the level of results achieved and the speed at which they are achieved.

The video covers the following subjects:

What is Noise?

Using a noise generator and understanding its parameters.

What are the different colours of Noise and what do they mean?

Calibrating Noise and Noise thru levels.

Using a spectrum analyser for response analysis.

Using a spectrum analyser in 1/3 and full octave modes for Noise analysis.

Filling the Ripped Profile.

Referencing profiles with noise with the K standard.

Analysing all three components for the profile, noise and applied response.

Calibrating the master bus to the K standard.

What are the K standards and what do they mean?

What is a response/profile?

Ripping responses/profiles from commercial mixes.

Employing ripped profiles with Noise for advanced mixing techniques.


Web-Link: Mixing to Noise - Hip Hop and EDM Profiling


Biome Digital Releases 'Big Drop!' Dance Music Presets For Massive
Posted: 22-Jul-14


Biome Digital has released Big Drop! Dance Music Presets For Massive.

119 expertly crafted presets suited to a wide variety of dance music genres, 242 Audio files ready for
you to get creative with and 212 MIDI files totalling a whopping 572 files! Audio & MIDI files are Key
labelled and range from 2 bars to 32 bars in length. Macros & controllers have been assigned where
necessary and many patches feature complex modulation routing.

Pack contains the following:

119 Presets in .NMSV Format*
242 Audio Files (range of styles & tempo)
212 MIDI Files.

*Requires Native Instruments Massive 1.3 or newer (not included)


3 purchase options available from www.BiomeDigital.co.uk:

Big Drop - Complete £23.
Big Drop - Presets Only £19.
Big Drop - Audio & MIDI Only £11.


Web-Link: Buy From Biome Digital
Web-Link: Youtube Video Demo


Producerloops Deep House Vocals Vol 1
Posted: 15-Jul-14


'Deep House Vocals Vol 1' begins a new series of deep, soulful House Construction Kit products featuring complete vocal tracks and individual phrases for you to edit and re-arrange. These chart-ready vocals and Kits are inspired by Clean Bandit, Disclosure, Jess Glynne, and Mr Probz. Each Kit in this 1.15 GB library features all of the instrumentation you need to create smooth House hits including lush pads, side-chained bass and various filter effects. All of this is backed up by useful features for advanced producers as well as MIDI files.

From deep phased basses to flowing pads and sparse synth melodies, 'Deep House Vocals Vol 1' includes all of the essential elements of the Deep House sound which is storming the charts once again. At the heart of each Kit is a complete vocal performance complete with individually separated phrases and adlibs which you can re-combine to create entirely new vocal arrangements.

On top of all of this, you'll find Dry & Wet versions of most samples, as well as FX Tails and also MIDI for those producers who want to get under the hood and re-shape these already versatile tracks into something entirely new.

MIDI Files Included:
Like so many other Producer Loops products, 'Deep House Vocals Vol 1' includes MIDI files for the majority of musical phrases heard in each Kit, allowing you to seamlessly mix your favourite synths and samplers with the sounds contained in the pack.

Advantages of MIDI:
While the supplied ACID/Apple Loops content is extremely flexible and powerful, MIDI has the added benefit of allowing you to go to extremes of pitch and tempo beyond which the loops were originally recorded, with no time stretching or pitch shifting artefacts. Furthermore, you can make tweaks to the riffs so they fit perfectly into your existing mixes.

Dry/Wet Loops:
For users looking to simply drag and drop, the 'wet' files contain all of the effects processing heard in the audio demos. But for producers looking to create their own effects mix, 'dry' loops are also included. Don't like the wet loops? No problem, add your own effects.

Unlooped Riffs/Tails:
This sample library also comes with unlooped/tail versions allowing you to end a phrase with the decay of the reverb/delay applied to the loop, another "Producer Loops" exclusive product feature.

Royalty-Free:
All of the loops in this product are 100% Royalty-Free (including the vocal loops), so once purchased, you can use these loops in your commercial releases without having to pay any hidden costs.

Specifications:
  • 5 Construction Kits
  • Complete Vocal Stems
  • Over 130 Individual Vocal Phrases
  • Adlibs, Verses & Choruses
  • ACIDized WAV Files
  • Apple Loops/AIFF Files
  • Loops sync to BPM
  • 44.1 kHz/24-Bit
  • PC/Mac Compatible
  • Royalty-Free (No Exceptions)


Price and Availability:
'Deep House Vocals Vol 1' is available for instant download exclusively at ProducerLoops.com for £34.95 / 24,90 EUR / $49.94 USD. More information is available at www.producerloops.com via the link.


Web-Link: www.producerloops.com/Download-Producer-Loops-Deep-House-Vocals-Vol-1.html


Biome Digital Releases Club Clap 'n' Snare Loops Sample Pack
Posted: 12-Jul-14


Biome Digital has released Club Clap 'N' Snare Loops.

Here's what they say: "In Dance music Kick is King; but nothing without a solid clap/snare to back it up!
This pack has been created to give you that wide & dynamic punch heard in so many dance music hits. 85
loops are ready to drop straight into your tracks, 74 one shots are available for you to get creative with
and 2 Native Instrument Kontakt banks with all one shots mapped across the keyboard are supplied for
your convenience."

The pack contains the following:
40 Groove Loops (128bpm)
45 Straight Loops (128bpm)
74 One Shots

2 Kontakt Instruments with all one-shots mapped across the keyboard.
Available to buy now from www.BiomeDigital.co.uk


Web-Link: Biome Digital Club Clap 'n' Snare Loops
Web-Link: Youtube Video Demo


Biome Digital Releases Club Impacts Sample Pack
Posted: 12-Jul-14


Biome Digital has announced the release of Club Impacts, featuring 150 sound FX for electronic music
production.

Here's what they say: "This pack of impact FX is the perfect way to add tension, excitement and
suspense to your music. These sounds are not limited to any genre of dance music, but are also great
for sound design for game, TV, commercials and movie scoring. If you're looking to add that extra
something to make your tracks stand out then this is what you need, Listen to the audio demos to see
for yourself."

Pack contains 150 carefully designed, sampled and processed sound FX in the following categories:

13 - Audio Stops.
39 - Booms.
39 - Cinematic.
59 - Noise & Sweeps.

04 Kontakt Instruments containing all sounds. Mix and match sounds creating 1000s of unique
combinations. Requires Native Instruments Kontakt.

Available to buy now from www.BiomeDigital.co.uk


Web-Link: Biome Digital Club Impacts
Web-Link: Youtube Video Demo


Biome Digital Releases Club Risers Sample Pack
Posted: 12-Jul-14


Biome Digital has announced the release of Club Risers, featuring 200 sound FX for electronic music
production.

Here's what they say: "Nearly 700MB of uplifters, pitch risers, panners, noise sweeps and many more.
This huge pack of risers is a work of passion and full of energy, movement and excitement ready for you
to inject into your latest tracks. Sound sources include analogue & digital synthesizers, noise generators,
re-sampling & heavy fx processing. Files are individually named and contain number of bars for easy
selection."

The pack contains 200 carefully designed, sampled and processed sound FX in the following categories:

2-Bar - 47 Sounds.
4-Bar - 89 Sounds.
8-Bar - 48 Sounds.
16-Bar - 16 Sounds.

05 Kontakt Instruments containing all sounds. Mix & Match sounds creating 1000s of unique
combinations.

Available to buy now from www.BiomeDigital.co.uk


Web-Link: Biome Digital Club Risers
Web-Link: Youtube Video Demo


Future Loops Releases Artist Sample Pack : Jimmy Edgar - Modular Loop Systems
Posted: 30-Jun-14


Future Loops has just released Jimmy Edgar - Modular Loop Systems, a collection of over 1100 samples & loops produced by electronic musician Jimmy Edgar.

A true renaissance man the Berlin-based and Detroit native Jimmy Edgar has been playing instruments and experimenting with sound manipulation from an early age. As a man of many talents (musician, director, photographer, multimedia artist), Jimmy's creativity knows no boundaries and his music reflects that thirst for experimentation and innovation: whether it's Techno, Electro, IDM, Funktronica or glitchy Hip Hop his music is as much Human as it is Robotic.

With releases on labels such as the seminal Warp Records, !K7, Hotflush Recordings, Detroit Underground, Semantica Records and his own label Ultramajic, Jimmy Edgar is now teaming up with Future Loops to deliver a collection of carefully crafted and curated samples that delves deep into the realms of sampling , electronica and sound design.

What's Inside

Inside Jimmy Edgar - Modular Loop Systems you will find many samples and loops that make up for Jimmy's signature sound. It's a combination of Techno , Ambient, Electro, Funk, Experimental, Hip Hop, Glitch and everything in between - a journey through Jimmy Edgar's extensive collection of analog synths and sound manipulation gear.

Most of the collection was recorded from Modular synths but digital production is also represented with Digital Chords , Synths , Vox and Percussion loops .

The bulk of this sample library are the One-Shots folders where you will find over 800 unique one-shot samples: Modular FX, Modular Bass, Patch Chords, Modular Chords, Atmospheres, Drums and more.

Samples are all Royalty-Free and offered in WAV and REX formats.

Jimmy Edgar - Modular Loop Systems is available at Future Loops website.


Web-Link: www.futureloops.com/product-jimmy-edgar-modular-loop-systems.php