Below are some of the new releases we have encountered this week on the Loops and Samples front. Just like the quality of the audio software we use these days the quality of the content we use (loops and samples) equally matches the high standards of this software. Below is this weeks selection.
Solid State Logic (SSL) recently came out with 3 new plugins in their Duende Series: the X-Valvecomp, X-saturator & X-Phase.Time for a test drive!
We would all like to see violence give way to peace, and killing to creation. Mexican sculptor Pedro Reyes wants to show the world that this is possible by transforming confiscated weapons into musical instruments. A new short film from Sennheiser explores the incredible art of Pedro Reyes as part of the audio specialist’s MOMENTUM project, which seeks to showcase the life and work of some of the world’s most inspirational people, sharing their projects and unique achievements in the world of sound.
Moog Music announced the official release of the Theremini; a re-imagining of one of the oldest electronic musical instruments, and Bob Moog’s first love – the Theremin. It is the only known instrument that you play without touching. Moving your hands in the space around its antennas controls pitch and volume. The Theremini combines a powerful sound engine derived from Moog’s award winning synthesizer, Animoog, with the traditional no-touch playing of a Theremin.
Apple today announced it has agreed to acquire the critically acclaimed subscription streaming music service Beats Music, and Beats Electronics, which makes the popular Beats headphones, speakers and audio software. As part of the acquisition, Beats co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre will join Apple. Apple is acquiring the two companies for a total of $3 billion, consisting of a purchase price of approximately $2.6 billion and approximately $400 million that will vest over time.
Native Instruments announced today ARCANE ATTIC – a new MASCHINE Expansion featuring gritty field recordings. Designed for unconventional beat making across all styles and genres, this Expansion was created, recorded, and designed by BOOM Library. ARCANE ATTIC also comes with new presets for MASSIVE and MASCHINE’s Drum Synths, with a selection of sounds that perfectly complement the out of the ordinary sample material.
Dangerous Music has released the new ‘Dangerous Compressor‘ a dual-mono/stereo compressor for tracking, mixing and mastering designed by legendary mastering gear guru Chris Muth.
Algoriddim is excited to announce there partnership with Spotify and a major update to djay for iPad and iPhone. With this latest release of djay 2.5 a free update for all existing users of djay 2. Now you can now mix over 20 million songs from Spotify on your iPad and iPhone.
Waves Audio introduces the Waves Abbey Road Collection. Developed in association with Abbey Road Studios, the Waves Abbey Road Collection features a lineup of exquisite plugins that meticulously model the fabled studios’ legendary microphones, consoles, tape machines and signature effects, as heard on countless historic recordings and pop masterpieces.
American pro audio software company Plugin Alliance is proud to announce availability of bx_refinement and bx_saturator V2, two new native plug-ins from high-quality German software developer Brainworx.
Native Instruments today released an update for iMASCHINE – the acclaimed beat sketchpad for iOS devices. The latest version of the app is optimized for iPad, adapting to its larger screen layout. The update also includes a generous set of new sounds, iTunes sampling, and more.
Native Instruments today introduced SESSION HORNS PRO – a major upgrade to the popular SESSION HORNS, offering 10 times the power, flexibility and detail of the original. SESSION HORNS PRO now provides users with an extended and comprehensive sample library of horn sounds, customizable horn sections of up to 6 instruments, and intelligent play modes for increased playability.
Wow that’s a nice giveaway from Denon DJ Europe. You can win a brand new SC2900 multimedia player! Oke, you won’t find them in every club, but these are powerfull players nonetheless. Every feature you might need are on the units, USB, Link and even Sync. You just don’t want to miss out on this opportunity.
Launchpad App lets you make, record and share music instantly on your iPad, simply by triggering and mixing sounds on a grid.
First, there was sE Electronics Reflexion Filter Pro, our ground-breaking acoustic screen with patented Multi-Layer and Air-Gap technology. After eight years as an industry- standard tool, the RF-Pro is still going strong, but for several years now we have been striving to perfect and improve on our own design patent, and now finally, we bring you ‘SPACE’.