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.

Slate Digital Revival Virtual Mix Rack Plugin Review FREE Sonic Enhancer Plugin

Revival is the product of years of research into what makes things sound ‘better’. The Slate Digital Team analyzed what it was about classic analog gear that could turn tracks into audio masterpieces, and broke the process down into two knobs. That may sound a bit crazy, but wait till you hear Revival.

Steven Slate of Slate Digital released The Virtual Mix Rack plugin with a free Sonic enhancer plugin called Revival.

Revival is the product of years of research into what makes things sound ‘better’. The Slate Digital Team analyzed what it was about classic analog gear that could turn tracks into audio masterpieces, and broke the process down into two knobs. That may sound a bit crazy, but wait till you hear Revival.

Revival borrows aspects of tubes, tape, transformers, and world class analog filters to create two processes. Shimmer adds depth, clarity, space, width, and air like you’ve never heard. Thickness adds warmth, punch, body, and fatness.

Revival can be used on individual tracks, such as to create air on a pop vocal or add fatness to drums, but is also amazing in mastering to bring out details in full mixes. And best of all, you can download the Virtual Mix Rack which includes Revival and the Mix Bundle (two analog modeled eqs and compressors), and Revival’s license will never expire. That’s right, Revival is FREE!Here’s Graham Cochrane Review

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Gibson Les Paul Guitar Virtual Instrument Both Pickups Sound Demo AGG Ample Guitar

Gibson Les Paul Guitar Virtual Instrument. This is the default sound ( Both Pickups) without amp plugins. Download the dry audio file to test with your own plugins.

Gibson Les Paul Guitar Virtual Instrument. This is the default sound ( Both Pickups) without amp plugins. Download the dry audio file to test with your own plugins.

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See iTunes 12’s Sleek Redesign In Action

Alongside the fall release of OS X Yosemite, iTunes will be getting its own new look. In this video, Cult of Mac show you exactly what to expect in the upcoming iTunes 12.

Alongside the fall release of OS X Yosemite, iTunes will be getting its own new look. In this video, Cult of Mac show you exactly what to expect in the upcoming iTunes 12.

Using Arpeggiators in EDM Video Tutorial

This tutorial will show you how to use arpeggiators to create music. We’ll show you two different approaches: using your synth’s internal arpeggiator, and using a separate plugin, which is handy if your synth doesn’t have an arpeggiator. In this tutorial we’ll be using Access’s Virus TI synth, but other software should work in a similar way.

This tutorial will show you how to use arpeggiators to create music. We’ll show you two different approaches: using your synth’s internal arpeggiator, and using a separate plugin, which is handy if your synth doesn’t have an arpeggiator. In this tutorial we’ll be using Access’s Virus TI synth, but other software should work in a similar way.

Subtractive Synth Basics [Videos]

You can make pretty much any sound you want using subtractive synthesis – or virtual analog – including effects, pads and strings, leads, and bass. In this video series Mo Volans will show you how to create:

You can make pretty much any sound you want using subtractive synthesis – or virtual analog – including effects, pads and strings, leads, and bass. In this video series Mo Volans will show you how to create:

Video 1 – Noise effects with FabFilter One, an inexpensive but effective synth.
Video 2 – Pad and strings sounds with FabFilter One.
Video 3 – Classic lead patch.
Video 4 – Classic bass patch.
Video 5 – Classic sample and hold patch with u-he’s Diva.
Video 6 – Classic acid bass patch.
Video 7 – Mod matrix with Logic Pro’s ES2 synth.
Video 8 – How to use multiple modulators to modulate one another with Logic Pro’s ES2 synth.

Piano Mysteriously Washes Ashore Under NYC’s Brooklyn Bridge [Video]

A baby grand piano has mysteriously appeared under the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, right on the Manhattan side of the East River.

 

A baby grand piano has mysteriously appeared under the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, right on the Manhattan side of the East River.