Patchbanks releases KRM Music Library

imagePatchbanks proudly presents KRM Music Library, an original collection of vintage samples produced with new production and analog mixing/mastering techniques for true authentic sounds designed for hip hop sampling.

Inspired by vintage sounds circa 1970s: Inside contains a playlist of 25 mixed stereo compositions mastered from analog tape, with various live sessions composed in the genres of soul, jazz, 70’s movie soundtrack and other rare music often sampled for creating melodic hip hop and underground beats.

This collection features live ensemble performances and compositions of instruments such as: brass/woodwinds, flute, orchestral instruments, organ, piano, whurlitzer, rhodes, vibraphone, bass, electric/acoustic guitars and other distinct sounds played on vintage records.

All tracks have been recorded, mixed and processed with the finest outboard gear available, including names such as API, SSL, Neve, UA1176s, LA-2A, Toft ATB, RE-201 Space Echo, vintage spring reverbs and other top end names. To top it off, every mix was recorded to analog tape for a bit of saturation and a touch of hiss and hum.

  • Compositions: 25 Samples (Mixed Stereo)
  • File Type: Aiff 24bit
  • Music Styles: Hip Hop, Underground, Soul, Jazz, Vintage Soundtrack
  • Range: 60-102bpm
  • File Size: 368MB

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Harrison Releases the Next Generation Product in the Mixbus DAW family Mixbus32C

“Mixbus was hailed by the industry as a breakthrough for ‘in the box’ mixing by incorporating decades of console building experience into a cost effective mixing platform for today,” says Gary Thielman, President of Harrison Consoles. “Mixbus32C takes that concept to the natural next step by using the full resources of today’s technological advancements to precisely emulate not only the operational advantages, but to faithfully emulate the analog performance of a traditional Harrison analog console.”



Because of the way the Mixbus32C mixer page is laid out, the most commonly used controls are displayed and are accessible at all times using a rich, high contrast GUI design that gracefully and accurately emulates the original hardware version of the original Harrison 32C console. This traditional layout not only looks good but allows the engineer to approach the console as if it were a musical instrument, directly affecting the art of mixing and contributing greatly to the success of any given mix.

Harrison has pioneered the use of high performance computer technology over the last 20 years to provide unmatched processing power in the world’s largest mixing environments. By keeping up with these incremental technological steps through the decades, Harrison can now faithfully emulate the beautifully designed analog signal processing designs of the past and incorporate them into a full function “True Analog” mixing console within the digital audio workstation environment. 

Ben Loftis, Mixbus Product Manager added, “Each Mixbus32C channel strip incorporates an exact emulation of the original Harrison 32C parametric four-band sweepable EQ with a separately switchable filter section including second order high-pass and low-pass filters. Every resistor, capacitor, and transistor was modeled. To run this complex DSP on every channel strip was impossible just 5 years ago.”

Mixbus32C also provides 12 stereo mix buses, each with individual level control, latency compensation, and associated master channel incorporating the highly successful Harrison tape saturation, bus compression, and tone control functionality.

“The last 32C analog console was produced 33 years ago,” says Ben, “we are thrilled to be able to finally bring it back.”

Introducing Mixbus32C Video:


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Native Instruments introduces QUEENSBRIDGE STORY MASCHINE Expansion

NI_Queensbridge_Story_Maschine_ExpansionBerlin, April 28, 2016 – Native Instruments today introduced QUEENSBRIDGE STORY – a new MASCHINE Expansion created by one of New York hip hop’s biggest producers, Havoc. The samples in this expansion were curated by Havoc himself and span his nearly 30-year career. QUEENSBRIDGE STORY is aimed at producers looking to tap into the classic sound of one of hip hop’s living legends. QUEENSBRIDGE STORY runs in the latest MASCHINE software on MASCHINE STUDIO, MASCHINE, or MASCHINE MIKRO and is available exclusively at the NI Online Shop. A compact version for iMASCHINE is also available via the iMASCHINE in-app store.

QUEENSBRIDGE STORY traces the career of legendary producer Havoc – the man behind the sound of Nas, 50 Cent, Notorious B.I.G., and many more. Each sample was carefully selected for the expansion by Havoc from his personal sample library. The kits and instruments he compiled deliver a gritty blend of hip hop’s second golden age and a new-classic style heard on the records of some of hip hop’s most prominent artists.

Havoc first rose to fame as a member of Queens, NY duo Mobb Deep. During this period, his signature production style was featured on recordings from Nas, The Notorious B.I.G., P. Diddy, Method Man, and many more. In his second decade in the business, Havoc also took up MC duties on his own solo releases and contributed production to 50 Cent. Now, approaching the 30-year mark in a career of highlights, Havoc’s sound can be heard on new tracks from Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo.

A compact version of QUEENSBRIDGE STORY is also available as an iMASCHINE Expansion, for creating beats on the go. Tracks can be exported to MASCHINE STUDIO, MASCHINE, and MASCHINE MIKRO for completion.

QUEENSBRIDGE STORY is available now at the NI Online Shop for $49 / 49 € / £44 / ¥ 6,820 / AU$ 79 and runs in the MASCHINE 2 software.

The iMASCHINE expansion is available at the iMASCHINE in-app store for $0.99 / 0,99 € / £0.79 / ¥ 120 / AU$ 1.29.

Additional information on QUEENSBRIDGE STORY is available at:

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Best Service releases Chris Hein Solo Violin

heinsoloviolinChris Hein – Solo Violin outshines all previous violin libraries. Never before, a sample library of this extent has been dedicated towards a single string instrument: Recorded with greatest care and endless details, precisely edited and merged into a practical and musical instrument for NI’s Kontakt Player offering an elaborated custom-tailored user-interface with comprehensive scripting. Chris Hein – Solo Violin features high-grade sound quality and incredible realistic articulations. This library offers everything you have been missing with previous virtual string instruments.

You receive over 10.000 samples (4 gigabytes of sample data), 38 articulations, four different legato transitions as well as extensive phase-alignment of all samples t guarantee smooth inaudible crossfades of up to eight velocity layers. This feature-set allows the creation of authentic violin-arrangements unprecedented on a computer.
Chris Hein – Solo Violin delivers outstanding, detailed and highly expressive results as a solo instrument or as part of an ensemble – in all relevant genres ranging from classical music and film scores to gypsy-jazz, folk and pop ballads.

And there is even more: Chris Hein – Solo Violin provides sound-designers, composers of film- and game soundtracks and experimental musicians with special effect-sounds and uncommon articulations with partly exceptional dynamics, such as flautando, flageolets and ponticello. Therefore, the pitch range of the virtual instrument has been expanded in comparison to the original violin. The special effect sounds are further supported by the internal tenfold DSP-effects-rack. Feel free to create complex sound clusters, dense atmospheres and surreal sound worlds out of a single violin for incredible moments of suspense.

By using the Ensemble Maker, the solo instrument can easily be turned into an ensemble being able to take advantage of all available articulations. A voice division in the stereo image and fine detuning intensifies this effect.

Chris Hein – Solo Violin equally serves demanding string instrument enthusiasts as well as composers needing more than just excellent sounding samples but also comprehensive details, a full offering of articulations and a versatile adaptation to their preferred workflow.

On one hand, the instrument offers a comprehensive full sample set with all articulations being ready to play on the keyboard. Thanks to the library’s modular approach on the other hand, significantly reduced variations may also be called up with fast load times and low memory requirements.

By using the clean start configuration, the instrument is initially loaded in a sustain variation while further articulations and functions can simply be added at any time if needed. This way, you may as well work fluently and efficiently on compact and mobile production systems using a lot less memory.

More details

Chris Hein Solo Violin  MSRP    € 179.-         $ 179.-     £ 139.-

Available boxed or download

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Time+Space announce distribution partnership with Zynaptiq

ZY_intro_NMTime+Space announce distribution partnership with Zynaptiq

Time+Space has announced an exclusive distribution partnership with Zynaptiq, a leading software company famed for its state-of-the-art audio processing plugins including Unveil, Pitchmap, Morph and Unmix Drums, to name a few.
The deal, which covers the UK and Ireland, commences with immediate effect and coincides with the announcement of new plug-ins Wormhole – an effects processing plug-in for creating otherworldly sounds, and Adaptiverb – an evolutionary reflectionsless reverberation plugin, both due for release soon.
Of the partnership, Time+Space’s Head of Sales & Marketing Joel Heatley said “Zynaptiq are true innovators who create amazing audio software so we’re very pleased and excited to offer their powerful and creative products to our customers.”
We’re excited to be working with Time+Space”, said Jason E. Davies, VP of Global Sales and Business Development for Zynaptiq GmbH. “Their reputation for excellence in distribution of pro audio software is impeccable and we look forward to their assistance in expanding our reseller network in the UK and Ireland.”
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MasteringBOX makes history by releasing first mastering app for Android

masteringbox_android_appVALENCIA, SPAIN: MasteringBOX is proud to announce availability of its namesake MasteringBOX mastering app for Android devices — the world’s first mastering app for Android, actually, allowing musicians and amateur producers to master their tracks using only a smartphone or tablet… and all for free!

MasteringBOX is an online mastering application with a smart artificial intelligence that can detect the dynamic and spectral characteristics of the track being mastered and apply appropriate adjustments, allowing amateur producers and independent artists alike to master their song, podcast, or live recording. The innovative MasteringBOX mastering website ( was launched in May 2015 and now any Android user can also access all of its features by downloading the MasteringBOX app for free from Google Play.

MasteringBOX has recently made a remarkable number of improvements to its mastering engine, significantly enhancing sound quality in many different music styles due to better detection and processing.

Additionally, a whole new set of features have been introduced. Premium (PRO and Unlimited) account subscribers can use the ID3 Tag Editor to add song information — including title, artist, composer, and album — and also upload and crop an image for the song’s cover art. This feature is compatible with MP3 and M4A formats. Indeed, in addition to the WEB OPTIMIZED (MP3 320KBPS) and CD QUALITY WAV (16BIT/44.1KHZ) formats, users can now obtain a MOBILE OPTIMIZED (M4A 128KBPS) format master.

All users can download their masters in MP3 and M4A formats for free while a premium subscription is required for WAV format masters. Meanwhile, there is also a new ‘pay-per-track’ option; occasional users can now order an individual master in WAV format — no need to subscribe to a premium account for this purpose.

Accessing premium MasteringBOX features — both in the Android app and the website itself — is simply a case of signing up for a PRO account at a reasonable €9 EUR monthly subscription (equivalent to €7 EUR per month when paid annually) for up to three uncompressed CD QUALITY WAV (16BIT/44.1KHZ) masters per month, together with EQ Control and ID3 Tag Editor & Cover Art. Thereafter, those needing unlimited uncompressed CD QUALITY WAV (16BIT/44.1KHZ) masters could consider the Unlimited account option, offering exactly that in addition to everything else in the PRO account for €19 EUR per month (equivalent to €14 EUR per month when paid annually). Can’t say fairer than that, surely?

Saying that, whatever paid-for monthly subscription a user may (or may not) opt for, rest assured that the MasteringBOX Android app accesses exactly the same features as the MasteringBOX online mastering application, such as Loudness Control, EQ Control, and ID3 Tag Editor & Cover Art. Users can log in or create a new account, upload their track, preview the master with before-and-after comparison, check their orders, download any previous masters, and much more besides… and all from the comfort of their favourite Android device. Mastering. Made Easy.

The MasteringBOX app will run on any smartphone or tablet running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) or higher; it is available in both English and Spanish and can be downloaded for free from the Google Play store here:

Watch a mesmerising MasteringBOX Android app video trailer here:

Anyone interested in using MasteringBOX can sign up for a FREE account — or PRO or Unlimited paid-for subscription services, respectively priced at €9 EUR (equivalent to €7 EUR per month when paid annually) or €19 EUR per month (equivalent to €14 EUR per month when paid annually) excluding taxes for EU residents — from here:

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Diginoiz releases Return Of The Hustle

Diginoiz_-_Return_Of_The_Hustle_CdFresh sound with no compromise! Great groove, catchy melodies plus an incredible vibe! ‘Return Of The Hustle’! New modern hip hop style construction kits straight from the hood! Ny, LA, Atl or Miami! Not matter where you are! Sounds you may know from the tracks of Rick Ross, Jay Z, Fabolous, Jadakiss and many others! You will find there 5 modern hip hop construction kits 467 Mb multi-format material ready to be a part of your incredible works!


‘Return Of The Hustle’ contains 5 construction kits, 67 loops, 467 Mb multi-format material (24-bit WAV, 24-bit Aiff and 16-bit WAV) ready to use in your favorite sampler or sequencer, both hardware and software, including: Logic, GarageBand, Soundtrack, Digital Performer, Sony Acid, Ableton Live, Adobe Audition, Cakewalk Sonar, Pro Tools, Emagic EXS24 and many more.


Every purchase you make is contains 1 Zip (357 Mb after zip compression),



  • 67 loops (24-bit WAV)
  • 67 loops (16-bit WAV duplicate)


  • 67 loops  (24-bit AIFF)


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