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.

Drum Leveler Plugin + FREE copy of Simon Phillips Session Tracks

Drum Leveler is a new beat detection-based downward and upward compressor/expander. By selectively applying gain to single drum beats, Drum Leveler easily achieves the desired target level for each beat, without affecting bleed noise or beats that are out of the user-defined processing range.

Drum Leveler is a new beat detection-based downward and upward compressor/expander. By selectively applying gain to single drum beats, Drum Leveler easily achieves the desired target level for each beat, without affecting bleed noise or beats that are out of the user-defined processing range.

Unlike traditional envelope-followers that detect incoming levels and utilize VCA to apply gain changes, Drum Leveler runs an advanced new algorithm that takes full advantage of the digital domain – allowing unparalleled control over your drums’ dynamics.

Drum Leveler is powerful yet easy to use. It will help you achieve solid driving grooves, improve clarity and add punch to any percussive performance.

Drum Leveler brings a new, radical approach to drum’s dynamics control. We’d like to encourage you to take the time and explore Drum Leveler to utilize its full power.

FEATURES

Transparent, beat detection-based simultaneous upward & downward compressor/expander
Applies gain to each beat individually to achieve set target level
Gain reduction and expansion is transient-accurate to the drum beat for artifacts-free transients reproduction
Dual threshold levels allows processing any level range to affect only specific beats within a track such as ghost notes or bleed without affecting other beats
Mono, Stereo, Dual Mono and Mid/Side operation modes
Easy to use and intuitive user interface
FORMATS
Drum Leveler is available for Mac & PC in AAX, RTAS, VST and AU formats, in 32 and 64 bits where applies.

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Bonus – Free Gift!


Receive a FREE copy of the deluxe edition of the Simon Phillips Session Tracks collection ($119 USD value) with the purchase of The Drum Lever. The deluxe edition contains complete multitrack drum sessions as well as WAV, REX, AIFF & Stylus RMX formats!

Offer Expires January 15th, 2015

Free Big Kick Plugin – Plugin Boutiques Big Kick Giveaway

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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

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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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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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Advance Music Production Suite offers $5,000 Worth Of Plugins & Samples for $599

Advance Music Production Suite is a comprehensive collection of industry-leading software for creating, mixing, and mastering your music. It’s $5,000 of software on a 500GB hard drive, plus exclusive access to over $1,000 in hardware discounts.

Advance Music Production Suite is a comprehensive collection of industry-leading software for creating, mixing, and mastering your music. It’s $5,000 of software on a 500GB hard drive, plus exclusive access to over $1,000 in hardware discounts.

Over 70 cutting-edge, full version titles
Virtual instruments, FX, samples and more
20,000+ instrument, patch and sample sounds
Tutorials, training and collaboration tools

The content comes from the following developers:

  • AIR Music Technology
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  • D16
  • FabFilter
  • Fxpansion
  • Gobbler
  • iZotope
  • PSP Audioware
  • Prime Loops
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Also included is Akai’s MPC Essentials software, subscriptions to Sonic Academy and Gobbler, and more than $1,000 worth of potential savings on Akai Professional and M-Audio gear.

“Advance Music Production Suite was created to be an all-in-one solution for contemporary music production,” says Andy Mac, Product Development Manager at AIR Music Technology. “By offering a comprehensive suite of music production content at an incredible value, we are providing every musician with the sought after tools needed for taking their songs or tracks from start to finish.”

AIR Advance Music Production Suite is available now for $599.

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