Best Service Drumasonic Bundle

Exeptional virtual Drums

This bundle contains Drumasonic 2 und Drumasonic Luxury

Drumasonic at a Glance

drumasonic bundleAs the name suggests, drumasonic represents a high-end approach: A comprehensive virtual drum sound library with top of the line recording quality, flexibility and sonic versatility, developed with minute attention to detail, meeting the high standards required by professional drummers and mixing engineers. All signals were converted with high-end equipment directly after the preamps. The goal was to provide the discerning musician, sound technician or producer – in the sense of authentic drum miking – a variety of phase-coherent, freely combinable and routable signals out of a selection of distinct recording rooms. With its integrated high-end eects, powerful groove modifying, playing and recording features, a modular preset system, and many more sophisticated features, drumasonic will quickly reveal itself to you as a comprehensive drum software solution. The importance of maximum phase correlation – especially for multi-channel recorded drums – should not be underestimated: if the phases of such transient-rich signals cancel each other out, even the finest recordings will sound poor and thin. The meticulously optimized phase correlation of every signal combination among with the most responsive microphone preamps is one of the great secrets of drumasonics outstanding sound with its extraordinary impact and clarity. 

Compatible with Kontakt or Kontakt Player 5.4.3 or newer

Exceptional virtual Drums: 

Excellent E-Drum-playability, as well as an exceptionally realistic hihat simulation make drumasonic the new high-end tool for professional studio drummers, songwriters and producers. Version 2 features over 30,000 samples – more than 4 times the number of drumasonic 1.5 – and an all new engine & user-interface: Sticks, rods and brushes, each with and without snare carpet, new bass drum and snare models and a new percussion section expand the sonic palette , that can be flexibly extended with the shortly available Add-On Packs.

The brand new Groove player offers stand-alone recording, MIDI drag & drop, intelligent shuffle groove and recognition as well as exceptional musical Quantize and Humanize functions. Using the integrated mapping Converter, it is possible to load & convert third party Grooves. Drumasonic offers up to eleven separate microphone signals per instrument, direct outs, high-end effects and modular mixer presets for various styles. As a “Powered by Kontakt” Library, Drumasonic 2 uses all the strengths of the latest NI Kontakt 5 engine!

DRUMASONIC LUXURY:

An all new drum kit, the same “luxury” drum-engine:

Drumasonic Luxury expands the Drumasonic universe with 3 bass drums, 2 snare drums, 5 toms, 3 hihats, 2 rides, 4 crashes, recorded in an extremely “pushing” room.

While it features the drumasonic 2.2 Engine, Luxury comes with its own interface & more than 30.000 samples!

Drumasonic 2 features:

  • Drumasonic 2 comes with 3 bass drums, 6 snare drums, 5 toms, 4 hihats, 5 rides, 9 crashes and various percussion instruments, recorded in two different rooms. Two of the snare drums can be played with sticks, rods, or brushes and have true round robin samples.
  • Great e-drum playability: enjoy natural-sounding flams, rolls, cymbal chokes and incredibly realistic hihat control.
  • Built-in preset system: choose from a selection of pre-mixed drum kits, or create your own mix.
  • Integrated groove player with extremely flexible and musical groove modification capabilities, providing shuffle, quantize, delay, velocity per instrument category and much more.
  • Shipping with a groove library containing hundreds of production-ready grooves, fills, and percussion loops.
  • The integrated mapping converter allows for seamless integration of 3rd party groove libraries.
  • Versatile integrated mixing engine providing state-of-the-art effects, such as EQ, compressor, transient shaper, tape saturation, convolution reverb, delay, and master limiter.
  • Superior phase correlation: no matter which mic signals you combine, drumasonic will always sound fat and natural.
  • Streamlined interface: mix your drums faster and easier than ever before.
  • Over 30,000 samples — more than 4 times the number of drumasonic 1.5.
  • Advanced voice reduction technology and efficient purge features: deactivate unused instruments, microphones, articulations or beaters to save memory and optimize the performance.

Drumasonic LUXURY features:

  • Unique drum kit, providing 3 bass drums, 2 snare drums, 5 toms, 3 hihats, 2 rides, 4 crashes, recorded in an extremely “pushing” room.
  • Now including a third “bonus” snare drum!
  • All included kits can be played with sticks, rods or brushes – with or without snare wires, with several round robin sets.
  • Up to ten microphone signals per instrument allow for a virtually unlimited mixing flexibility and sonic diversity.
  • Great e-drum playability: enjoy natural-sounding flams, rolls, cymbal chokes and incredibly realistic hihat control.
  • Built-in preset system: choose from a huge selection of pre-mixed drum kits, or simply create your own mix.
  • Integrated groove player with extremely flexible and musical groove modification capabilities, providing shuffle, quantize, delay, velocity per instrument category and much more.
  • Shipping with a groove library containing hundreds of production-ready grooves, fills and elements.
  • The integrated mapping converter allows for seamless integration of 3rd party groove libraries.
  • Versatile integrated mixing engine providing state-of-the-art effects, such as EQ, compressor, transient shaper, tape saturation, convolution reverb, delay, and master limiter.
  • Superior phase correlation: no matter which mic signals you combine, drumasonic will always sound fat and natural.
  • More than 30,000 samples, condensed into a streamlined user interface: mix your drums faster and easier than ever before.
  • Advanced voice reduction technology and efficient purge features: deactivate unused instruments, microphones, articulations or beaters to save memory and optimize the performance.

Drumasonic Bundle               MSRP    € 199.-          £ 149.-         $  199.-

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Patchbanks Releases Interstellar Grooves Vol.1

imagePatchbanks presents Interstellar Grooves Vol.1, a brand new original series of chilled soul-fi grooves and soundtracks for hip hop sampleheads looking for the latest-greatest royalty-free samples available within the online sample domain.

Inspired by musical performances and movies during the late 1970s, an era best recognized for its warm analog signature sound that legendary hip hop producers are well known to source as samples. This collection contains a distinct playlist of 20 original recordings — now improved with longer playtimes for more sampling options and added layers for full stereo-width richness.

Soulful grooves with a warped retro-futuristic space theme: Inside contains various classic instrument sounds such as effected guitar riffs/ambience, analog moog/synths and FX, detuned pianos and EP keys, vintage spring reverb strings and plenty more unique instrument sounds that are perfect for sampling looped hooks, especially when pitched up faster.

To top it off, each recording was mixed and mastered through an analog console and vintage tube compressors with subtle tape saturation to add a little dirt and dust.

  • Compositions: 20 Samples (Mixed Stereo)
  • File Type: Aiff 24bit
  • Music Styles: Hip Hop Samples, Soul, Retro, 70s Film, Soundtrack
  • Range: 64-112bpm
  • File Size: 318MB
  • Price: $34.95

http://www.patchbanks.com/interstellar-grooves-vol-1/

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Toontrack release EZkeys Movie Scores MIDI

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Watch a movie scene. Then mute the sound and watch it again. It will become painfully obvious that one of the most integral ingredients in creating dramatic tension, suspense, horror or any portrayable emotion is music.

Movie Scores EZkeys MIDI includes a truly inspirational collection of piano MIDI for either the scoring writer or the traditional songwriter looking for new, innovative hooks and tidbits for their songs. From daunting and menacing horror-esque passages to tension-packed builds for suspense, frail emotional pieces and classic, romantic material.

Close your eyes, listen and you can see the scenes play out before you. Start writing!

About EZkeys: By combining a world-class piano player, songwriting partner, arranger with a meticulously sampled instrument, EZkeys marks the next step in creative music software.

The EZkeys software includes an extensive and pro-played MIDI library (over 700 MIDI files), compatible with any EZkeys sound library. The MIDI covers all major styles from pop, rock, and gospel to country and jazz. Performed by a session pianist and playedin full song section blocks (intro, verse, chorus etc), you simply just drag and drop your selections to the timeline to build the foundation to a professionally played piano track.

This combined with EZkeys’ revolutionary smart transpose functionality, writing songs has never been easier. When you drop a MIDI file on the timeline, EZkeys will analyze and separate all chords. The smart transpose wheel will allow you to change or alter single chords as well as transpose full songs on the fly while still keeping the rhythm and feel of the MIDI intact. Works on included as well as any imported third party MIDI

http://www.timespace.com/product/EZKM13-120/1/new/toontrack_ezkeys_movie_scores_midi_pack_%28serial_download%29.html

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iConnectivity™ Releases iConnectAUDIO4+

4/16/2015 2015 Musikmesse, Frankfurt, Germany – iConnectivity, developer of innovative interfaces for musicians, announces the immediate worldwide availability of iConnectAUDIO4+™, their next-generation audio and MIDI interface for Mac, PC and iOS.

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iConnectAUDIO4+ is a multi-host audio and MIDI interface for MAC, PC, and iOS that enables new possibilities in creative workflow by combining several of iConnectivity’s innovative technologies in a uniquely flexible device.

iConnectAUDIO4+’s Multi-Host technology supports multiple audio and MIDI peripherals, and also multiple computing devices, all at once. iConnectAUDIO4+ can do the job of multiple interfaces and numerous cables. Any combination of up to 2 Mac, PC, and iOS devices as well as up to 9 connected MIDI peripherals can share iConnectAUDIO4+’s high quality audio inputs, outputs and MIDI I/O.

iConnectivity’s multi-host and Audio and MIDI passThru™ technologies bridge iOS; Macs and PCs in a professional environment, with many practical applications. Control a virtual instrument (or any music program) on one computer device from another one. Audio and MIDI flow back and forth without extra cables, and with no audio degradation. All the computer devices act like a single integrated machine.

The Host Port is another unique technology. Many peripherals use USB for MIDI I/O, but an iOS device can only access one of them with its single port. The iConnnectAUDIO4+ Host Port eliminates that limitation, enabling users to connect up to 8 Class-Compliant USB MIDI devices at the same time by using a standard USB powered hub.

On the stage, iConnectAUDIO4+ can also operate stand-alone without a computer. It mixes/merges audio, and hosts sophisticated MIDI routing and processing set-ups (both 5-pin and USB).

iConnectivity’s iConfig software for iOS, MAC, PC (included) offers complete control over iConnectAUDIO4+’s I/O, providing direct control over audio and MIDI routing. Snapshots are then stored in flash memory on the device.

iConnectAUDIO4+ features at a glance:

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  • Multi-host Device ports – use 2 computer devices (Mac/PC/iOS) at the same time
  • Host port for connecting up to 8 MIDI peripherals (with Class-compliant devices connected to a powered hub)
  • Audio and MIDI passThru routes audio digitally between two computing devices.
  • Standalone computer-less operation – mix/merge audio and host 5 pin DIN + USB class compliant MIDI
  • 4 XLR – ¼” TRS combo analog inputs.
  • 4 Premium microphone preamplifiers with 48v phantom power
  • 4 ¼” TRS balanced analog outputs
  • ¼” Headphone output with independent mix
  • 1 X 1 regular 5 pin DIN MIDI in/out.
  • 29 routable MIDI ports: Mac, PC, iOS, 5 pin MIDI DIN and class compliant USB MIDI devices
  • Comprehensive audio mixing and routing between connected USB computing devices and analog outputs
  • iConfig software (Mac, Windows, iOS) makes it simple to set up filtering/routing/merging scenes – which are also stored in flash memory on the device.
  • High-resolution audio – up to 24-bit/96kHz AD/DA conversion.
  • Capacitive touch user controls
  • Charges an iOS device.

iConnectAUDIO4+ is available now at iConnectivity resellers worldwide. For more information please visit www.iConnectivity.com or your favorite iConnectivity reseller.

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iConnectAUDIO4+ image gallery: http://iConnectivity.com/iConnectAUDIO4plus/gallery

The features of iConnectAUDIO4+ are patented and patent pending. See www.iConnectivity.com/patents for more information.

Product features are subject to change. iOS; iPad; iPhone and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

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Ploytec produces fanciful firmware update for its super-small synthesizers

leukos-plain_press_picture_001SCHOPFHEIM, GERMANY: hardware and software developer Ploytec is proud to introduce its latest (V2.1) firmware update for its πλ2 MIDI- and πλ2 Leukos USB-powered, super-small footprint, software editing-enabled duophonic synthesizers at Musikmesse 2015, January 15-18 in Frankfurt, Germany…

The synth world was, quite frankly, taken aback by something so small sounding so huge when Ploytec’s ‘playful’ πλ2 made its impressive musical debut last year. This MIDI-powered, super-small synthesizer — with a super-small footprint fit for fitting into the smallest spaces — was soon joined by its USB-powered, super-small sibling, πλ2 Leukos, seriously satisfying those with a hardware craving to make music while on the move, wherever their inspiration might (literally) take them — with or without eminently portable laptops or an Apple iPad — with Camera Connection Kit — in tow (though these are always helpful to have at hand to power πλ2 Leukos, of course). Without wishing to sound silly, surely it’s impossible not to be impressed? It’s a knockout concept, after all!

As implied by their shared PI L Squared alternative appellation, πλ2 and πλ2 Leukos generally stick to the principals of subtractive synthesis, whereby the working waveform— bred by two square wave (pulse) oscillators — then travels through an adjustable — lowpass, high-pass, and bandpass — digital filter stage to transform the frequency spectrum and/or raise resonance, if desired. Digital filtering duly dispensed, an additional analogue lowpass filter follows forthwith. Destructive, digital-like tones balanced by all-the-rage analogue warmth are available at the press of a key. Could there be more? More than likely. Moreover, in fact, an analogue saturation stage at the output offers dynamic compression, adding a respectable bass punch to the proceedings — perfect for those that need to make some Boom! shake-shake-shake the room-style noise!

pl2_modular_largeBut beneath those tiny black (πλ2) and white (πλ2 Leukos) square-shaped exteriors — living in perfect harmony with Ploytec’s PI L Squared alternative appellation — lie a wonderful world of options for further sound-sculpting and manipulative performance possibilities, like LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator) modulation, PWM (Pulse Width Modulation), ADSR (Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release) envelope, plus play modes to make music performance more playful, whatever your musical leanings — LFO and envelope speed synchronise automatically to an external MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) clock, whereby both πλ2 and πλ2

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Native Instruments reveals the Future of KOMPLETE KONTROL keyboards

NI_Musikmesse_2015April 16, 2015, Frankfurt – Native Instruments introduced major innovations for the company’s acclaimed KOMPLETE KONTROL keyboard portfolio during a dedicated event at Musikmesse in Frankfurt. The company announced the inclusion of the new KOMPLETE SELECT instruments and effects suite, a significant update to the KOMPLETE KONTROL software, and the Native Kontrol Standard™ (NKS™) – a new format allowing deep integration of third-party plug-ins. This move represents the next stage in Native Instruments’ long-standing mission to design forward-thinking, integrated software/hardware solutions for musicians and producers.

“Integration for us ultimately means to make a technical setup act and feel like a true musical instrument,” says Mate Galic, CTO of Native Instruments, “and we have put a lot of thought into Native Kontrol Standard to enable this crucial quality for the widest possible range of software instruments on the market.”

With the introduction of the KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards last year, Native Instruments established a new level of integration for software instruments. Building on the success of this platform, the company is now expanding on this exclusive technology. The addition of VST support this summer will open up the Komplete Kontrol software to third-party plug-ins. At the same time, Native Instruments will introduce the brand-new Native Kontrol Standard™ (NKS™). Going beyond the limitations of current formats, NKS allows plug-in developers to integrate their products at the same deep level as KOMPLETE Instruments. This will include full parameter mapping, Komplete Browser support, access to exclusive KOMPLETE KONTROL technology such as the Light Guide, and more. A comprehensive development kit, provided by NI, will open up the NKS framework to third-party developers. NI is already working with major software instrument manufacturers, as well as the wider development community, to ensure that the leading software instruments use NKS to provide the deepest integration possible with the KOMPLETE KONTROL system.

With the release of KOMPLETE SELECT in May, all KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards will include a premium selection of KOMPLETE 10 Instruments and Effects. All registered owners of KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards will also receive the KOMPLETE SELECT package. Among the included instruments are NI’s best-selling MASSIVE synth, the new sampled piano instrument THE GENTLEMAN, the true-to-life analog emulation MONARK synth, and the first-of-its-kind acoustic/electric drum laboratory DRUMLAB, providing a production-ready system out of the box. With the inclusion of the KOMPLETE KONTROL software in KOMPLETE SELECT, all single KOMPLETE Instruments can now be controlled from an S-Series keyboard. Owners now also qualify for special upgrade pricing to NI’s award-winning KOMPLETE 10 and KOMPLETE 10 ULTIMATE instrument and effect suites.

The KOMPLETE KONTROL software also delivers its first update. KOMPLETE KONTROL 1.1 will expand the software with a host of powerful features upon its release in May. Numerous improvements include the ability to route and record MIDI sequences created with KOMPLETE KONTROL’s Smart Play functions freely within a DAW environment, as well as sending MIDI to outboard gear. An improved preset management system allows quick saving and recall of user presets from within the KOMPLETE KONTROL software. New Touch Kontrol functionality allows users to control more of the software directly from the keyboard, providing a more immersive hardware experience without having to look at a computer screen. Furthermore, 2015 will also see an addition to the S-Series keyboard portfolio, proving Native Instruments’ ongoing commitment to developing the system.

KOMPLETE SELECT includes MASSIVE, PRISM, SCARBEE MARK I, SOLID BUS COMP, DRUMLAB, THE GENTLEMAN, VINTAGE ORGANS, MONARK, RETRO MACHINES, WEST AFRICA.

KOMPLETE SELECT is included in all KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards, and is also available free to all registered KOMPLETE KONTROL owners. Owners will receive a download link and serial number via e-mail upon software registration. Similarly, registered MASCHINE users will also receive KOMPLETE SELECT as a free download, opening their MASCHINE-based productions to a vast range of new sound.

The KOMPLETE KONTROL 1.1 software update is available as a free download from Service Center.

Additional information on KOMPLETE KONTROL is available at:
www.native-instruments.com/thefutureofkompletekontrol

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IK Multimedia releases AmpliTube UA app for all Android devices

April 16, 2015 – IK Multimedia, the leading player in mobile guitar tone technology, has just announced the release of AmpliTube® UA. It’s the first real-time guitar amp and effects processing app for all Android phones and tablets that gives musicians the freedom to rock out any time and anywhere with their favorite Android mobile device. The companion app to the soon-to-be-released iRig® UA universal digital interface, AmpliTube UA gives musicians with Android devices – version 4.2 or higher and that support USB host mode/USB OTG – the ability to experience the flexibility and full tonal power of a portable customizable guitar rig complete with 3 stompbox effects, an amplifier, a cabinet and a microphone.

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Superior guitar tone on every Android smartphone
In 2010, IK Multimedia pioneered the mobile music creation market with the introduction of the iRig interface and AmpliTube for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. With over 17 million downloads on mobile devices worldwide, AmpliTube is the leading guitar app – it’s a global sensation that continues to inspire guitarists, bass players and other musicians with its ease-of-use, vast library of virtual gear and limitless tone sculpting possibilities.

An industry first, AmpliTube UA now brings this famous creative ease to Android. It lets users build great sounding virtual guitar and bass rigs by selecting from 21 included gear models that include 5 amplifiers, 9 stompbox effects, 5 cabinets and 2 positionable microphones. AmpliTube UA’s flexible signal path lets players change the order of effects and amps, and even add effects “after” the amplifier in the signal chain to provide even more creative tonal options.

An expandable amp and effects library of world-class brands
Like all versions of AmpliTube, the base collection of gear can be expanded from within AmpliTube UA. There are currently 22 models available via in-app purchase. All are based on iconic pieces of gear from world-class official brands like Fender™, Orange®, Ampeg®, Soldano® and more. There’s also exclusive content available from our artist’s series like AmpliTube® Slash and AmpliTube® Jimi Hendrix™ collections.

Universal Android processing
To get the most out of AmpliTube UA, it needs to be paired with the forthcoming iRig UA digital audio interface (due out in May). The combination of iRig UA and AmpliTube UA delivers universal zero latency processing and high-quality sound on the Android platform. Together they give musicians the ability to play in real-time with no audible device processing delay, a market first for Android devices.

This previously impossible feature is now a reality due to iRig UA’s built-in high performance 32-bit DSP, 24-bit A/D converter, 44.1/48kHz sample rate, and low-noise instrument preamp. With its premium specifications, iRig UA is able to provide great sound, amazing playability and unprecedented cross-platform compatibility.

AmpliTube UA functions in a “preview” mode when an iRig UA is not connected to the device. This lets musicians build, control and apply custom guitar rigs that can be used with the provided “dry” audio demo. iRig UA is required for audio-in and guitar processing functionality.

iRig UA’s on-board digital signal processor works in conjunction with AmpliTube UA app. As all of the processing is handled onboard iRig UA, and not on the Android device, it’s able to provide consistent zero-latency performance (down to just 2ms round-trip total latency) independent of the make and model of the connected smartphone or tablet. Or, in other words, it offers the plug-and-play performance that mobile musicians with Android devices crave.

The perfect pair
The pairing of iRig UA and AmpliTube UA is perfect for on-the-go practice and performance. iRig UA features a 1/4″ input for a guitar, bass or other line-level instrument, a micro-USB to OTG cable and a 1/8″ stereo output with volume control for headphones or connection to a live sound speaker, amplifier or mixer. It also sports a 1/8″ AUX input that lets musicians connect any sound source so that they can practice and jam along to their favorite tunes with the power of AmpliTube’s tone.

Pricing and availability

AmpliTube UA can now be downloaded as a free app via the Google Play store. Get it on Google Play

iRig UA is available for pre-order for $99.99/€99.99 (excluding taxes). iRig UA will ship May 2015 from music and electronics retailers worldwide, and from the IK online store.
For more information, please visit:
www.amplitube.com/ua
www.irigua.com

To see the official video of AmpliTube UA in action, go to:
www.amplitube.com/ua/video

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