Thursday, January 17, 2019

Discovery – Omnisphere 2 Soundset by Triple Spiral Audio



SHIFT 3 by AUDIOMODERN - OUT NOW!




Following the success of SHIFT & SHIFT 2 packs, we are back with the third and final volume of the series “SHIFT 3” bringing over 1.40 GB of content with cutting-edge loops, samples and kits fusing elements of future Electronica and Foley Sounds.


SHIFT 3 PREVIEW

This forward thinking sample pack offers more than 450 finely crafted sounds to give you a fresh and yet rough approach on intelligent music. Containing a huge range of useful, creative and inspiring materials and a wide variety of foley elements.
From foley-infused drum loops to organic-electronic beats, top-loops, found sounds,one shot samples and more.

In detail this pack includes more than 300 Loops range from 80bpm to 140bpm and 150 Oneshots. All main loops include full mix and individual stems.

Dock “SHIFT 3” with your preferred major DAW and you’ll unlock 1.41 GB + of highly organic sounds, layered up into super-individual Drum Hit one-shots divided into folders of Foley, Hats, Kicks, Percussion and more..
All loops were then mangled, chopped, stretched and twisted into unique loops ready to be dragged straight into your chosen DAW.

All loops & samples are key and tempo-labelled for flexibility.
All loops and samples are 100% royalty free and come in 24 Bit Wav file format. 

CATEGORIES:
▸ Foley Only Loops
▸ Loop Elements
▸ Main Loops
▸ Stem Patterns
▸ Foley One Shots
▸ Mutated Drum One Shots







Tuesday, January 15, 2019

50% off “SynthMaster One” by KV331 Audio

'SynthMaster One’ is an easy to use wavetable synthesizer with an intuitive workflow.
With it’s simple layout, rich wavetable/waveform content and inspiring factory presets library, designing new sounds with SynthMaster One is a real joy!

An Incredible True Wavetable Synth With An Intuitive Workflow & Fantastic Sounds!

With dual wavetable oscillators, stunning filters and fast-paced interface, “SynthMaster One” sounds fantastic and stays out of your way while you work!
It comes with a wealth of features including:

  • Powerful wavetable oscillators.
  • An intuitive GUI that makes programming easy.
  • Gorgeous filters.
  • High-quality effects.
Not only does “SynthMaster One” sound amazing, it also supports switchable skins/interfaces for a completely customizable look, and several of them are included!



Get Inspired With Over 650 Presets & Incredible Sound Manipulation Tools!
  SynthMaster One” comes equipped with an easy to understand yet powerful interface, a massive amount of presets to draw inspiration from and also true Wavetable Synthesis abilities which open up new possibilities for sound design.
SynthMaster One Architecture
SynthMaster One’s architecture is intuitive and easy to negotiate, but boasts enough flexibility and depth to deliver a limitless range of electronic sounds.
It consists of two Oscillators with associated Sub Oscillators, the mixed outputs of which feed into two Filters, which in turn output to one or two envelope modulated amplifiers, followed by a series of master FX.
Routing Panel
The signal flow between the oscillators and filters can be reconfigured using the Filters menu here.
Browsing Presets
SynthMaster One” comes with a huge library of over 650 presets that can be searched and filtered in the browser by:

  • Instrument Type
  • Attributes
  • Music Style
  • Preset Author
  • Bank Name
For example, if you want to see all trance-appropriate sequenced mono Factory presets by Aiyn Zahev, select the Factory Presets, Aiyn Zahev, Sequence, Monophonic and Trance entries in the five browser columns.



    






Normally €54 – get it at 50% off before it’s gone!

  • 50% off the normal price (normally €54)!
  • 800 Inspiring Factory Presets – from a world class team of sound designers: Arksun, Aiyn Zahev, Bulent Biyikoglu, Gercek Dorman, Nori Ubukata, Rob Lee, Ufuk Kevser, Selcuk Ergen, Vandalism, Vorpal Sound and Xenos Soundworks
  • Semi-Modular Architecture – 2 Oscillators with 2 Sub Oscillators, 2 Filters, 4 ADSR Envelopes, 2 LFOs
  • 16 Step Arpeggiator/Sequencer.
  • Wavetable Synthesis – true wavetable synthesis which opens up new possibilities for sound design.
  • Stereo Oscillators – each of the 2 oscillators have stereo output, and can have up to 16 voices “unison”.
  • Zero Delay Feedback Filters – All of the 4 filter categories are developed using the zero delay feedback filter technology. With advanced filter parameters like input gain, drive and acid, you can get that “analog” sound from the filters!
  • 11 different effect types: Distortion, LoFi, Ensemble, Phaser, 6 Band EQ, Compressor, Vocoder, Delay, Chorus, Tremolo, Reverb.
  • Microtuning – SynthMaster supports Scala tuning, so tuning can be set either for each preset or globally by loading from a Scala tuning file.
  • Preset Browser – SynthMaster features a comprehensive preset browser with separate search criterias for instrument type, preset attributes, music style or preset author.
  • Importing MIDI patterns as Arpeggiator Sequence – just drag and drop the MIDI file onto the arpeggiator view on the plugin window.
  • Cross-platform VST and AU: PC VST, Mac VST/AU. On Windows, it runs as a standalone application as well.
  • Perfect for Trance, Underscore, Chillout. Psytrance and much more!  





Thursday, January 10, 2019

93% Off the Ultimate Sound Designer Toolkit by Sound Ideas (Save $1385)



The Ultimate Sound Designer Toolkit by Sound Ideas

INSANE STEAL!!! For just $99.99, get the massive 15GB+ Sound Designer Toolkit 1, 2 & 3 by Sound Ideas. This is truly an essential “Must-have” for any musician and sound designer. The scope of sounds offered is so diverse that for $99 you are getting the holy grail of cinematic sound design. The sounds included are great to fuse as musical elements in any production. Originally $1485, now available for just $99.99 for a limited time only (you save a whopping $1385). You don’t want to miss this!


Sound Designer Toolkit 1
Originally a five disc set, and now a hard drive or download, this set of production elements includes three discs worth of various stingers, rumbles, booms, whooshes and hits, plus two discs worth of musical effects, hits, accents and music beds.

If you are looking for a specific stinger to use, you’ll find it in this collection! The musical effects include various categories, from feel to instrumentation. Musical beds and stingers range from a more corporate feel to a relaxed, tranquil feel. Drums, brass, guitars and keyboards can also be found on this royalty free, top-of-the-line collection.

Sound Designer Toolkit 2
1621 Production Elements as a Download

The second installment of the Sound Designer Tool Kit Series has an over 1,600 incredible production elements.

This set overflows with endless stingers, trailer elements, explosions, destructions, impacts, whooshes and comedy to use in your production. These production elements were designed to encompass a variety of categories: dark, scary, horror, eerie, monsters and aliens, space and sci-fi, nature, animals, and weather. Additionally, there is also a collection of Musical instrument accents and beds – from solo instruments to symphonic

Sound Designer Toolkit 3
2,088 Fully Designed Production Elements as a Download

Sound Designer Toolkit 3 from Hollywood Edge is a masterful collection of fully designed elements created for Hollywood Edge by Kamen Atanasov. This package of over 2,000 production elements includes everything from Accents to Ambiences, Stingers to Tones & Impacts to Explosions, designed to provide a full mix of Scary, Dramatic, Magical & Sci Fi elements for your productions. The 2,088 broadcast wav files were created as 24 bit / 48 k broadcast wav files and come fully embedded with searchable metadata – Sound Designer Toolkit 3.
$1485 Value



Toys After Dark by PLUGHUGGER for OMNISPHERE 2.5



Toys After Dark is a glimpse into what's going in the toy factory after closing time. It is a playful and experimental soundset based on circuit-bent toys and musical instruments, such as math toys, old Casio keyboards and talking toys such as the Furby.

While the purpose of circuit-bending is to bring out new sounds and textures from simple electronics - the nature of circuit-bended gear are generally chaotic, crazy, wacky, weird, noisy and often completely bonkers. Trying to make sense of circuit-bended sounds is an exercise in patience, but that what we did with this soundset. Omnisphere 2 comes loaded with an extensive library of circuit-bent sounds and we spent quite some time listening though all the recordings for the most interesting parts. Armed with a collection of cool sounds, we started putting together our own sounds: rhythmic loops, tonal single sounds, textures and even drum loops.

All of the tonal singles have been tuned to make sense in a musical context - as much as a circuit-bent sound can be tuned - as are many of the loops and sequences. But to keep the chaotic vibe of circuit-bending some of the rhythmical material were not tuned.

Together with the single sounds we also created 50 multi sounds where created even more complex sounds and advanced rhythmic loops.

Toys After Dark contains 231 sounds:
101 Arpeggios and Sequences
19 Hits and Bits
22 Synth Bass
2 Synth Mono
30 Synth Poly
7 Textures
50 Multi patches

PRICE: €4.90 / 75% OFF
(NORMAL PRICE €19.90)

UNTIL 20th OF JANUARY

Use coupon code BROKENTOYS to get the discount.


  





Tuesday, January 8, 2019

64% off “Synthwave Drums” by Beatskillz


Synthwave Drums” is a resurgence of the 80s drum sound in the 2010s and follows the principals of the retro production styles.
Synthwave Drums not only brings you all the popular drum machine sounds, but also brings dry and processed versions that sound exactly like the records you’ve heard!



Step Back In Time – A Vintage 80’s Drum Machine Plugin!
The 80s defined the era of Synthesizers and Drum Machines. This is the time when great musicians suddenly had electronic instruments at their disposal, and a new genre of music evolved. Certain drum machines defined and made the 80s sound instantly recognizable.
With “Synthwave Drums” Beatskillz have done the hard work of capturing this magic for you, giving you over 100 preset banks of 12 sounds per preset. That’s over 1200 drum sounds! They didn’t just stop there, their plugin GUI has been lovingly designed to inspire you and put you in the mood for “synth wave”!

The Drum Sound That Defined the 80’s – Locked & Loaded!
Often when you buy emulations or samples of just the drum machines, the sounds are too raw and sound nothing like the sounds of the genre.
These drum sounds came from early samplers and analog synthesis. Romplers/Samplers were 8 and 12 bit and made any sample put into them sound “unique” and it did not sound like the original recording.
Lower sample rates of 10-22khz and early D/A converters also played an important role in defining the Drum Machine Sound!
PRESET BANKS – Each Kit / Bank contains 12 drum sounds

  • 63 MULTI DRUM KITS
  • 13 KICK SNARE COMBO KITS
  • 5 CLAPS BANKS
  • 4 CYMBALS BANKS
  • 8 HI HAT BANKS
  • 4 PERCUSSION BANKS
  • 2 REVERSE SOUNDS BANKS
  • 2 REVERSE CYMBAL BANKS
  • 12 TOMS BANKS
Contains a TOTAL of 113 Sound KITS/ BANKS
A total of 1356 Drum One Shot Sounds!
.WAV one shot folder of all samples also included



Normally €69 – get it at 64% off before it’s gone!

  • 64% off the normal price (normally €69)!
  • The ultimate vintage 80’s drum machine plugin!
  • Contains a TOTAL of 113 Sound KITS/ BANKS
  • A total of 1356 Drum One Shot Sounds!
  • WAV one shot folder of all samples also included
  • OSX 10.6.8 or later
  • 2 GB RAM / 300 MB HD
  • VST2 / AU compatible (32-bit or 64-bit host)
  • Windows XP SP2 or later
  • 2 GB RAM / 300 MB HD
  • Screen Resolution: 1024×768
  • VST2 compatible (32-bit or 64-bit host)
  • Perfect for 80’s Synthpop, Synthwave, Dreamwave, Outrun styles and much more!



 

                         







Monday, January 7, 2019

Best Music Software Gear of 2018


MONOLITH Atmos & Abyss by String Audio (Kontakt Library)



Ambient Tape Machines: C1 by Genera Studios- REVIEW

                      



Ambient Tape Machines: C1 by Genera Studios

Total Sample Size - 805MB

184 Samples

Over 70 Snapshot Presets

Intuitive GUI with Plenty of Control

Custom Dual Arpeggiators

Open script for all you KSP scripters out there!

Recorded at 24 Bit and 48kHz

Full version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or above is required (will not work in Kontakt Player)

Features:
3 sound sources with volume, pan, tuning, and tape speed controls
Two ADSR’s for VCA and VCF (with VCF ENV depth)
Switchable LFO synced to your host tempo (with mod depth)
Vibrato depth and rate control
4-pole LPF and HPF
Delay, Reverb, and Saturation Controls
Custom dual arpeggiators for LPF cutoff and resonance

REVIEW 
 

Ambient Tape Machines:C1 by Genera Studios is an ambient soundscape Kontakt Library created by recording samples on a cassette tape and playing them back with a variation of speed using a vintage Library of Congress C1 cassette player. Genera Studios wanted to capture the warmth of true analog to create something truly unique. I was excited to hear this was another ambient library since I really liked Lush Atmosphere, which I reviewed earlier in 2018. 
There is a total of 184 samples used in this library and 70 snapshot presets. You will have to copy the Ambient Tape Machines snapshots folder and place them in the user folder of Kontakt found in the Native Instruments folder to have access to all the presets
 The folder in Kontakt can be located by following the path below, depending on your system.
Mac OS Snapshots Folder:
System Drive/Users/<your username>/Documents/Native Instruments/UserContent/Kontakt/

PC Snapshots Folder:
C:\Users\<your username>\Documents\Native Instruments\User Content\Kontakt\


 This is another Kontakt library from Genera Studios that is very affordable, weighing in at only $20. The GUI is simply laid out with all the controls, ADSR, and dual arpeggiators on one page. Genera Studios teamed up with 2 musicians and sound designers to create many presets in this library.  Jetfire Prime contributed a collection of incredible ambient and FX sounds. Franklin Vanderhyde of Music For Film and Media contributed diverse patches in almost every category.
There is some really great presets in this library and some that are perfect for a haunting underscore. Very deep, dark, and thick ambient sounds drenched in some spacey reverb. It was amazing to hear what came out of the samples recorded from the C1 cassette player. There is a lot of atmosphere and unique sounds within this library that can be easily manipulated into something of your own.
To do this review fairly though, I must address a couple issues I had with this library. For one, I found myself adjusting the volume between some of the presets a little more than I would have liked but it's an easy fix.  One other thing I would have liked to have is some FX assigned to the mod wheel because I always use my mod wheel. This is one issue I hope gets addressed in future libraries. 
I did do a video demonstrating the presets in this library so you can get a clear understanding of what Ambient Tape Machines:C1 contains. I also included the great demonstration video from Genera Studios.
As a budget Kontakt instrument I think it's a great companion to other ambient libraries. It took me a few days to play with it but I really found potential in this library. Even though a some of the presets fell a little short to my needs, others really delivered.  For now, this low cost library comes in as a high recommendation and another job well done by Genera Studios.

4 Out of 5 Stars!


To Learn More Visit: Genera Studios








77% off “Frozen Plain Bundle” by Frozen Plain for Kontakt

Frozen Plain Bundle” offers an incredible selection of unique sounds for you to use in your music. Each of these Frozen Plain libraries has been designed to have a powerful and easy to use set of controls allowing you to further customize the sound.
Inspired by blending colours, natural phenomena (the Northern Lights) and steel string sounds, these libraries are perfect for Underscore, Ambient, Chillout music and much more!

1.1 GB Content – 3 Inspirational Libraries for Kontakt!
With a total of 74 .nki presets, this bundle offers an incredible selection of unique and unusual sound & sound design possibilities for you to use in your music.

  • Colourform $49 – Make atmospheric and unusual sounds by blending colours in a totally unique way.
  • Arctic Strings – $49 – Atmospheric strings inspired by the real life spectacle of the northern lights.
  • The Chordophones – $35 – Steel string sounds that can be blended and morphed in very interesting ways.
Every Frozen Plain library has been designed to have a powerful and easy to use set of controls allowing you to further customise the sound.
These libraries are perfect for Underscore, Ambient, Chillout music and much more!



Normally €118 – get it at 77% off before it’s gone!

77% off the normal price (normally €118)!
3 Libraries – An incredible selection of unique sounds for you to use in your music!
Colourform
429MB of Content
19 core patches, each with 12 layers of sound
76 total NKI patches (57 presets)
Unique visual inspirational GUI
Atmospheric sounds made from abstract sources: pitchforks, glass bowls, creaky gates, spanners, rain and thunder, fire, water, miscellaneous metal, CRT screens, bowed glass and plucked strings
Arctic Strings
390MB of Content
Scripted Legato, Portamento/Glissando
Basses, Cellos, Violas and Violins all in 1 patch
8 Presets
13 Effects including Delay, Sequencer, Chorus, Reverb
Automatic Harmonise controls – lock to thirds, octaves, chords and more
The Chordophones
282MB of Content
9 nki presets
3/4 round robin on up to 2 velocity layers
28 Custom IRs
Features the FrozenPlain Effects Engine v2.0: Arpeggiator, Reverb, Atomise, Echo & more!
6 layers of sound to mix in and for unique sound design
Great sound design tool (pads/ambiances)
Note: Requires the Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.1 or higher (NOT compatible with the Free Kontakt Player)
Perfect for Underscore, Ambient, Chillout Music and much more!