Win an Arturia AudioFuse Audio Interface

Arturia have launched a contest which is threatening to bring down the internet… well, maybe not that popular…
They’re offering one lucky person the chance to win their next generation audio interface, the AudioFuse

Arturia have launched a contest which is threatening to bring down the internet… well, maybe not that popular…

They’re offering one lucky person the chance to win their next generation audio interface, the AudioFuse

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Dark VX Kick: Free Sampled Kick Drum Plugin Instrument

Dark VX Kick is a new sample-based kick drum instrument from Chokehold.

This offers four channels that can be mixed together: Dry, Comprsd, Sub Kick, Room and Reverb. Each channel features its own samples, and you don’t have to use them all simultaneously if you don’t wish to.

There are four velocity layers, which even the developer admits isn’t a lot. But then Dark VX Kick is free.

It can be downloaded now from the Chokehold website for PC and Mac in VST/AU formats.

Dark VX Kick is a new sample-based kick drum instrument from Chokehold.

This offers four channels that can be mixed together: Dry, Comprsd, Sub Kick, Room and Reverb. Each channel features its own samples, and you don’t have to use them all simultaneously if you don’t wish to.

There are four velocity layers, which even the developer admits isn’t a lot. But then Dark VX Kick is free.

A sampled kick drum with 4 velocity layers, some round-robins and a lot of flexibility.

The samples on the “DRY” channel aren’t quite “dry”, they were processed by analog hardware EQs, a Harrison 32EQ and an SSL 611.

The “COMPRSD” channel was expanded and squashed with u-he’s Presswerk compressor.

The “SUB KICK” channel spills nothing but ultra-low sub-bass, just in case you need any subwoofers blown.

The “ROOM” Aux was necessary because the original samples didn’t really bring that sense of space into the mix, so I ran them through a Lexicon LXP Room processor to give them back some ambience.

The “REVERB” Aux does what it says, it recreates the sound of a modified Lexicon LXP Chamber.

All the mixer channels are independent samples, you could use this plugin for only the Sub Kick or the samples on the Reverb track if you wanted to. The individual mixer channels can be un-/muted completely by clicking on their respective mute buttons.

Like the Black Noh Snare, this kick drum is also very easy to handle – load the plugin, play MIDI note C1/36 and that’s it, no articulations, nothing.

There are four velocity layers:

  • 000-015: one soft sample
  • 016-066: medium layer with 3x round-robins
  • 067-111: hard layer with 3x round-robins
  • 112-127: one power sample

That’s not really a lot, but it’s a lot better than having machine-gun drums.

Have fun! 🙂

 

It can be downloaded now from the Chokehold website for PC and Mac in VST/AU formats.

Avid Announces Free Version of Pro Tools

NAMM (Hall A, Booth #6400), Anaheim, CA, January 22, 2015 – Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID) today unveiled Pro Tools® | First, a free version of the industry-standard Pro Tools that offers many of the same music creation capabilities used by top artists and recording studios worldwide. Delivering on Avid EverywhereTM and built upon the Avid MediaCentral Platform, Pro Tools | First is simple enough for beginners to learn, yet sophisticated enough for the experienced musician. Pro Tools | First enables anyone to experience the industry’s most trusted digital audio workstation at no cost, so they can turn their musical ideas into fully realized, professional productions that stand out from the crowd.

NAMM (Hall A, Booth #6400), Anaheim, CA, January 22, 2015 – Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID) today unveiled Pro Tools® | First, a free version of the industry-standard Pro Tools that offers many of the same music creation capabilities used by top artists and recording studios worldwide. Delivering on Avid EverywhereTM and built upon the Avid MediaCentral Platform, Pro Tools | First is simple enough for beginners to learn, yet sophisticated enough for the experienced musician. Pro Tools | First enables anyone to experience the industry’s most trusted digital audio workstation at no cost, so they can turn their musical ideas into fully realized, professional productions that stand out from the crowd.

“Pro Tools is the audio workstation that redefined the music and post-production industries, providing everything needed to create high-caliber audio mixes,” said Chris Gahagan, senior vice president of Products and Technology at Avid. “With Pro Tools | First, we’ve taken the most powerful, proven, and trusted DAW and streamlined it into a version that’s available to everyone for free, whether they dream of a career in music and are just starting out, or are more experienced and want to give Pro Tools a try. Now users of all levels can start off their musical journey on the right path.”

With Pro Tools | First, artists can quickly turn ideas into professional-sounding songs by recording, using software instruments, and applying audio effects. To expand their creative toolset further, the integrated Avid App Store provides a world of affordable AAX plug-ins and “First” bundles on the Avid Marketplace that make creating, shaping, and enhancing sounds quick and easy.

To accommodate the mobile lifestyle of artists and aspiring pros, Pro Tools | First saves and manages sessions securely in the cloud, enabled by the Avid MediaCentral Platform. This allows users to log into an Avid account and access and work on music from any Mac or PC with Pro Tools | First installed. Anytime changes are made, the project syncs with the cloud as soon as it’s saved. As a special introductory offer, artists can work on and store up to three Pro Tools | First projects in the cloud for free.

In addition, Pro Tools | First will be compatible with Avid Cloud Collaboration when it becomes available, helping artists collaborate together from wherever they are in the world.

Availability

Avid Pro Tools | First will be available in Q1 2015 as a free download through Avid.com. For more information, please visit avid.com/protoolsfirst.

Logic Pro X 10.1 Packs Big Free Update with Useful Features

Logic Pro 10.1 introduces advanced new features for EDM and Hip Hop track creation and tons of enhancements to streamline all types of music production. Get more new sounds and more powerful tools that keep the creative process flowing.

Logic Pro 10.1 introduces advanced new features for EDM and Hip Hop track creation and tons of enhancements to streamline all types of music production. Get more new sounds and more powerful tools that keep the creative process flowing.

EDM and Hip Hop take the spotlight.
EDM and Hip Hop round out the bill in Logic Pro 10.1 with ingenious, time-saving beat-making tools and powerful control over every last detail of your tracks.

New drummers.
It’s beat programming taken to a new level. Choose from 10 new beat creators with pro skills in cutting-edge styles including Tech House, Trap, Dubstep, and more. They follow your lead to dial in the groove you’re going for.

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Drum Machine Designer.
Choose from awesome-sounding kits covering a range of electronic styles. Bend and shape the sound with the right controls always at your disposal. Mix, match, and swap out the kit pieces with hundreds of thumps, kicks, strikes, claps, and more. Then let your custom drum machine spark the creation of some fresh new beats.

Drum machine–style sequencing.
Press any note to generate a sequence with Note Repeat. Remove them just as simply with Spot Erase. Easily change rate, note length, and velocity on the fly to create intricate rhythmic patterns, build drama, and create big drops.

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Enhanced Piano Roll Editor.
The Piano Roll Editor gives you new ways to create and manipulate MIDI data. Add or subtract a series of notes in a single swipe with the new Brush Tool. Compress and expand a selection of notes with new graphic tools. See more in less space with the Collapse view and use the Drum Name view to spot those drum-hit notes with ease.

Region-based automation.
Your automated changes are now embedded within any region, so you can repeat or loop them with all those swirling, sweeping, twisting effect parameters going along for the ride.

Redesigned Compressor plug-in.
The Compressor plug-in now features a fully scalable, redesigned interface inspired by the look and feel of legendary studio favorites. With the new Classic VCA, there are a total of seven models. And the Histogram Meter view lets you see the results of your parameters, controls, and knob movements like never before.

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Customizable plug-in menus.
Sort and prioritize all Logic Pro and third-party plug-ins with ease. Put your favorites at the top of the menu. And create custom categories to keep hundreds of plug-ins ready, right when you need them.

New Patches and Instruments

With 10 new Mellotron instruments and over 200 patches focused on EDM and Hip Hop styles, there’s a lot to be excited about in this free update.

More Info Here

FREE Modern Compressor With A Bit Of “Vintage” Style Bite & Uniquely Warm Sound

Audio Damage’s Rough Rider is a modern compressor with a bit of “vintage” style bite and a uniquely warm sound. Perfect for adding compression effects to your drum buss, it also sounds great with synth bass, clean guitar, and backing vocals. Definitely not an all-purpose compressor, Rough Rider is at its best when used to add pump to rhythmic tracks. Of course, you can use it however you’d like. The Compressor Police aren’t gonna come to your house and give you a citation. Slap it on a track and crank some knobs.

Audio Damage’s Rough Rider is a modern compressor with a bit of “vintage” style bite and a uniquely warm sound. Perfect for adding compression effects to your drum buss, it also sounds great with synth bass, clean guitar, and backing vocals. Definitely not an all-purpose compressor, Rough Rider is at its best when used to add pump to rhythmic tracks. Of course, you can use it however you’d like. The Compressor Police aren’t gonna come to your house and give you a citation. Slap it on a track and crank some knobs.

The front panel layout is done the same as many hardware compressors, so it will be immediately obvious how to use it. A brief overview of the controls:

Ratio: The ratio knob is logarithmic in operation. Completely anti-clockwise is 1:1, and completely clockwise is 1:1000. The 12 o’clock position is 1:10, so everything to the left of center is single digits, and everything to the right is “atom bomb squish,” essentially.

Attack and Release: They left off the actual time values, so you’re gonna have to use your ears, like the he-men did it in times of myth.

Meter: That honking big dial in the middle of the UI is the gain reduction meter. It basically shows how much compression is occurring.

Sensitivity: usually called “threshold” now, but we think “sensitivity” always made more sense. Turn to the right, you get more compression, essentially. Turn it all the way to the right, and you’ve got a distortion box, the sound of which is tuned by Ratio, Attack, and Release.

Makeup: 30 dB of gain to compensate for the attenuation caused by the compressor.

Active: From the front panel, this is simply an off/on switch, but if you automate it, strange things happen…

MIDI Learn: Like all of our products, the VST version has MIDI Learn. Download any manual from the current product line for an explanation of how this works, as it is common among all our VST products.

Rough Rider is available as a VST effect for Windows, and an AU or VST for OSX. The OSX versions are Universal Binaries, and require OSX
10.4.0 or later.

Download Here

Over 20 GB’s of Samples, Loops, Sounds, Vocals, Drums & More

The Producers Choice ‘Everything’ bundle. It includes absolutely EVERYTHING from their huge range of samples, loops, sounds, maschine kits, kontakt libraries – Over 20GB all packed into one bundle!

The Producers Choice ‘Everything’ bundle. It includes absolutely EVERYTHING from their huge range of samples, loops, sounds, maschine kits, kontakt libraries – Over 20GB all packed into one bundle!

If you want the quickest, best value way to secure ALL our kits then you’ve got it. Explode your sample library today with over 20GB of the best samples on earth.

Here’s what you get:

  1. Piano Sessions Bundle
  2. Vocal Warfare
  3. Foundations Loopkit
  4. Reverse Engineer
  5. 336 Drumkit Volume 2 By Sean Divine
  6. 808 Warfare
  7. Organic Drum Kit
  8. Music Business Mastery Program
  9. The Finesser Kit
  10. Ultimate Production Toolbox V3
  11. Stix Jam Pack
  12. Give The Drummer Some – Djay Cas
  13. Platinum R&B Vocals Vol 1
  14. Ski Beatz – Iron Fingers Drum Kit
  15. The 336 Drum Kit by Sean Divine
  16. Massive Arsenal
  17. Andrew Lloyd Drum Kit
  18. The Cratez Drum Kit Bundle
  19. Anno Domini Drum Kit Vol. 3
  20. Urban Strings Sample Library
  21. Massive Trap Presets Soundbank
  22. Boom Bap Nostalgic Kontakt Library
  23. Urban 808 Kontakt Library
  24. Hip Hop Domination
  25. Ultimate Production Toolbox 2
  26. Urban Heat Drum Library
  27. Ultimate Production Toolbox
  28. Kprim Sylenth Presets Soundbank
  29. High Impact 2 Drum Library
  30. Pablo Beats Sound Kit Volume 2
  31. Boom Bap Drum Kit
  32. Electro Drum Samples, FX & Loops
  33. Futuristic Drumz Kit
  34. Twisted Vocals & Drum Sample Library
  35. Experimental Trap Drum Kit
  36. Lex Luger Drum Kit
  37. Anno Domini Drum Collection Volume 2
  38. All 7 Superstar O Kits
  39. The Complete Drum Kit Bundle (5 Kits)
  40. Survival Drum Kit
  41. Sounds In HD Bundle (5 Kits)
  42. J Dilla Style Drum Kit (Boom Bap Phonetics)
  43. Sounds In HD – Ultimate 808 Kit
  44. High Impact – Sounds In HD Kit
  45. Mike Chav’s 808’s & Booms
  46. Drum Arsenal by Mike Chav (5 Kits)
  47. Industry Standard Drum Kit
  48. Dubstep Drum Samples Vault
  49. HD SSL Vinyl Drum Kit
  50. Distorted Blends Drum Kit
  51. 150 Hip Hop Breaks
  52. Tribal Fusions Drum Kit
  53. Acoustic Blends Vol 1&2
  54. Anno Domini Drum Kit
  55. Extreme Risers, Transitions & FX
  56. Infectious Harp Loops

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Free Big Kick Plugin – Plugin Boutiques Big Kick Giveaway

I’ll be giving away 2 copies of Plugin Boutiques BigKick Plugin. Enter your email address below and I’ll pick 2 random winners on Jan 2nd 2015.

Hey All,

I’m giving away 2 copies of Plugin Boutiques BigKick Plugin .

Enter your email address below.

I’ll send you some free drum loops now and pick 2 random winners for the BigKick Plugin on Jan 2nd 2015.

 

Signup here and get some free drum loops in your inbox !

 

BigKick is compatible with most major DAW platforms, and is available for both PC and Mac.

Mac: Audio Unit 32-bit and 64-bit, VST 2.4 32-bit and 64-bit, AAX for Protools 10.3.6 and later. Requires OSX 10.6 or later.
Windows: VST 2.4 32-bit and 64-bit, Windows XP SP3, Windows 7, Windows 8. AAX for Protools 10.3.6 and later.

Benefits

Achieve great bottom-end: design a drum that fits perfectly with your bass.
A quick and frustration-free solution: cut out hours of hunting through samples.
Get more out of your existing kick drum sample collection.
Start from scratch or use presets from D-Product, the Freemasons, Kris O’Neil and many more.

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Free Plugin A1 StereoControl AU/VST

A1StereoControl is a free audio plugin that enables you to expand or decrease the stereo width of your tracks using a single knob. The plugin can be used on single tracks, groups of tracks, or on a master bus.

A1StereoControl is a free audio plugin  that enables you to expand or decrease the stereo width of your tracks using a single knob. The plugin can be used on single tracks, groups of tracks, or on a master bus.

A1StereoControl Features

  • Increase or decrease stereo width from 0% to 200%.
  • Safe Bass algorithm: centers all bass frequencies below an adjustable value.
  • Expert Mode, with tooltips in the GUI.
  • Expert Mode features different pan laws, pan curves, balance mode and dual panning.
  • Resizable GUI, with two Colour Schemes
  • 13 Factory Presets.
  • Linear phase.
  • Phase Flip.
  • Swap left and right input channel.
  • Mono Mode.
  • Undo / Redo.

 

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Fender Stratocaster Guitar Virtual Instrument – Sound Demo Neck – Ample Guitar AGF

Fender Stratocaster Guitar Virtual Instrument with the neck pickup. This is the default sound without amp plugins. Download the dry audio file below to test with your own plugins.

Fender Stratocaster Guitar Virtual Instrument with the neck pickup. This is the default sound without amp plugins. Download the dry audio file below to test with your own plugins.

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