Diginoiz releases ‘808 Adventures’ drum one shots

Ladies and gentleman! This time we’ve decided to collect some classics in one place! We took vintage gear, including the most popular drum machine ever – the TR-808, and produced some great sounding drum one shot samples. Our main purpose was to get high quality drum samples with warm sound and best dynamics. Finally we think that we’ve made it! What more can we say? Perfect for all genres, from urban, trap, south, hip hop, r&b to club and pop music. To get this pro and unique sound we’ve used vintage SSL, Manley and Api hardware, recording everything on the Apogee Symphony. You will simply love this drum pack!


‘808 Adventures’ contains 139 drum one shots, 90 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, Stylus Rmx, Emagic EXS24 and many more.


All loops & samples in this library are licensed to you ‘Royalty-Free’ so you can use them in your commercial compositions with no extra costs.


Every purchase you make is contains 1 Zip file (69 MB after zip compression).


• 139 drum one shots (24-bit WAV)

• 139 drum one shots (16-bit WAV duplicate)


• 139 drum one shots (24-bit AIFF)


More informations, free audio demo & demo pack visit:


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BigKick_UIPluginBoutique (www.pluginboutique.com ) – Loopmasters’ sister site selling music software –  has just released their first proprietary plugin, “Big Kick”.  Created in collaboration withCredland Audio, Big Kick was Developed to help producers make kick drum design easy and enjoyable and includes a set of features to help them get results quickly.  With ease of use in mind, the interface is simple to grasp and controls are limited only to those useful in achieving the plugin’s purpose of producing great drum sounds.

Key Features of the plugin include the following:

  • Kick drum synthesis – can replicate the majority of today’s and yesterday’s kick sounds*
  • Factory library includes 300 attack types and 110 presets*
  • Tuned kick drums
  • Easily integrates with your existing sample libraries
  • Easier to use than any previous kick drum design tool
  • Drag-and-drop sample creation
  • Auto-play mode for instant start and jamming
  • No-phase-shift free-sound-shaping Overdrive
  • High pass filter (again, phase-shift-free): avoid nasty surprises in the bottom end.

*Preset designers include Audialize, Cutline, Daniel Daly, D-Product, Freemasons, Jamie Anderson, Jim Credland, John Lead, Kris O’Neil, Niche Audio, Rasmus Faber and Timo Garcia.  With some extra input from Nick Sentience.

“Big Kick” is available for both Mac and PC and is available in both 32 and 64bit formats.

A quick video overview of the plugin can be viewed HERE.

Full product details available HERE.


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Time+Space launch Easter plugin and samples deals with up to 50% off

timespacesaleTime+Space have launched an array of Easter deals on virtual instruments and samples with savings of up to 50% from top brands including Rob Papen, Zero-G, Big Fish Audio, Impact Soundworks and more.

Available for one week only, deals include…

50% off Rob Papen RG Rhythm Guitar Synth
Buy Zero-G Epica get Modular Beats worth £60.95 for free
50% off selected Acoustic Samples instruments
50% off selected Big Fish Audio sample collections
30% off Impact Soundworks Impact Steel and Sitar Nation

PLUS these offers are in addition to existing Time+Space April deals including…

Up to 45% off iZotope RX 3 audio repair and restoration software
50% off Toontrack EZX expansions for Superior and EZdrummer
30% off all Samplephonics collections
25% off Hybrid Two’s Project ALPHA

Head on over to the Time+Space Special Offers page to view all deals:

Easter 1-week deals end 22nd April 2014.

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FabFilter celebrates tenth anniversary milestone with one-time discount sale

page2image9648AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, April 14, 2014: FabFilter is celebrating its tenth anniversary of creating powerful audio plug-ins with superb sound quality and innovative interfaces. The company is proud to toast this occasion by announcing a generous ten-day sale, with a discount of 40% off all bundles and plug-ins, from April 14 to 24: www.fabfilter.com/shop. In addition, FabFilter will make a charitable donation to Stichting MEMO, a local organization bringing children in their early years in contact with young professional musicians and their passion for making music.

Ten years ago, FabFilter released its first plug-in, FabFilter One, a basic but powerful synthesizer, promising exceptional sound quality and an eye for detail in both audio processing and design. That promise still holds true today, and the dedication to superb signal processing and well-designed, modern user interfaces and workflow remains undiminished.

FabFilter One and its Volcano followup ultimately led to the Creative plug-in range, with FabFilter Saturn being the latest addition. Renowned for their unique drag-and-drop modulation system and smart interface design showing only the components that are actually being used, all Creative plug-ins positively succeed in balancing a huge range of inspiring possibilities with enviable ease of use.

With the release of the high-quality compressor plug-in Pro-C in 2007, FabFilter laid the foundations for the ongoing Pro series, highly regarded for their high-quality transparent sound, beautiful interfaces, and well-thought-through workflow. Co-founder Frederik Slijkerman: “FabFilter Pro-Q, our EQ plug-in, is one of our absolute bestsellers and still one of the best examples of what FabFilter is all about: beautiful sound, fantastic workflow! We were really able to realize our vision of power converging with simplicity and elegance.”

Coming full circle, fellow FabFilter co-founder Floris Klinkert claims, “FabFilter Pro-MB is really a result of the 10 years we’ve now been working on audio plug-ins. It combines advanced dynamics algorithms with a forward-thinking, modern interface, rethinking the concept of multi-band processing.”

Such sentiments are far from lost on FabFilter’s lengthy list of equally enthusiastic professional users. To quote a few:

All of the FabFilter plug-ins seem to be designed to be simple to use and easy to get great results with while sounding incredible.”

Tony Maserati (Grammy® award-winning mix/recording engineer and producer for Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Mariah Carey)

I’ve known Floris for a very long time. We even did some tracks together in the past! When I heard he was involved in making his own plug-ins, I was immediately interested and have followed him ever since. It’s fantastic to see the company being so successful today.”

Armin van Buuren (five times #1 DJ in DJ Magazine’s Top 100)

I first learned about FabFilter plug-ins from engineer and friend Dave Pensado. After checking them out for myself, I just had to have them in my mixing toolbox. I love the uniqueness and stellar quality they have. I recommend FabFilter as ‘must-have’ plug-ins for anyone who is a serious mixing professional.”

Khalig Glover (Grammy® award-winning engineer/writer/producer for Prince, Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Angie Stone)

FabFilter Pro-Q and Pro-C are so intuitive and versatile, and the sound is manipulated so eloquently and smoothly, that they have moved to the top of the list of plug-ins I reach for most often!”

John Jaszcz (Grammy® award-winning engineer/mixer for Kirk Franklin, John Michael Montgomery, Bootsy Collins)

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XILS-lab launches V2.0 update to XILS 3 EMS VCS3 emulation par excellence

XILS 3 v2.0 copyGRENOBLE, FRANCE: music software company XILS-lab is proud to announce availability of XILS 3 V2.0 — an updated version of its authentic-sounding software emulation of the groundbreaking late-Sixties-vintage EMS VCS3 portable analogue synthesizer, scaled up to also emulate EMS’ early-Seventies-vintage Synthi Sequencer 256 — as of April 7…

The British-built EMS VCS3 — or Electronic Music Studios Voltage Controlled Studio #3 to give it its full appellation (also affectionately known as ‘The Putney’ — after company founder Peter Zinovieff’s original pioneering electronic music studio location in the leafy London suburb — and, somewhat confusingly, ‘The Synthi’ — after its later SYNTHI VCS3 II incarnation) — made musical history upon its 1969 introduction as the first commercially portable synthesizer available anywhere in the world. Its innovative modular matrix-based patchboard dispensed with the telephone exchange-like cabling of other (much larger) modular systems in favour of making connections with (removable) coloured pins, so it could be comfortably housed in a small wooden (solid afrormosia) cabinet. Distinctive in both its physics laboratory test equipment-lookalike looks and strange-sounding sound effects, the VCS3 quickly found favour with the more experimental leading lights of the day, including the BBC Radiophonic Workshop (think Dr Who), Brian Eno (with Roxy Music), Jean-Michel Jarre, and Pink Floyd, to name but a few first-generation famous users, before being effectively killed off by a wave of powerful programmable American analogue polysynths and the more mainstream (and affordable) digital developments that ultimately changed music making forever.

But what goes around comes around. Today those strange sounds are sought after again and new VCS3s are available to order from a former EMS employee — at a premium price tag with an accompanying long wait, while XILS-lab’s cost conscious and award-winning XILS 3 software emulation for Mac (OS X 10.4 and above) and PC (Windows 7, Vista, and XP) proved popular with both first-time buyers beginning a wonderfully in-depth journey into the wonderful world of modular synthesis and also seasoned synth explorers, including renowned sound designer Richard Devine and original VCS3 aficionado Tim Blake (Hawkwind), as well as Peter Zinovieff himself, who commented kindly: “A great step forward!”

Time stands still for no one or no thing, however. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the here today, gone tomorrow world of music software. So what’s new in XILS 3 V2.0 for Mac (OS X 10.5 and above) and PC (Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP) from XILS-lab, then? The attractive, all-new GUI is clear for all to see from the outset. But beauty is not only skin deep in this ergonomically-enhanced case. It’s as easy to use as it is easy on the eye with workflow improvements in abundance. Users can now zoom in on all matrices, for example, while continuous modulation amount is now possible within the pin matrix itself — with advanced ‘swivelling’ pins providing so much more than eye candy (though they do look lovely)!

Likewise, polyphonic sequencer workflow is radically improved in the SEQUENCER 256 module, inspired by EMS’ trailblazing Synthi Sequencer 256 namesake. Needless to say, this three-layer sequencer with analogue-to-digital and digital-to-analogue converters to enable digital processing of control voltages to drive multiple analogue synthesizers or multiple parameters with storage of up to 256 ‘events’ was well ahead of its time when released in 1971. Here in the virtual world, XILS-lab has well and truly transported it to the present day with three independent layers, slew rates, and recording modes, together with added abilities like sequencer layers acting as modulation sources in a dedicated SEQ MATRIX — matchless, even by today’s most sophisticated DAW standards!

So is that all? No, not at all! Adding a second matrix with two additional envelopes, an LFO, comprehensive SAMPLE AND HOLD module, and VOLTAGE PROCESSOR, plus several new input modules — including GATE, ENVELOPE FOLLOWER, and PITCH TRACKER — means that there are hundreds of additional connections available to the discerning synthesist set on exploring XILS 3 V2.0 to the full as a superlative soft synth or as a powerful effects processor plug-in in its own right. In fact, there are over 800 different connections per patch with ‘only’ 583 simultaneous connections to boot… but who’s counting, anyway! Add a gorgeous 18dB filter emulation alongside a three-mode analogue chorus, delay, and phaser, plus much more besides, and what have you got? A truly ‘21st Century VCS3’ that is, indeed, a great step forward, that’s what! What’s more, 150 new presets and an improved (retagged) factory bank makes for a more meaningful starting point for your own modular journeying, wherever it may take you.

Whatever way you look at it, plumbing the depths of XILS 3 V2.0 could take several lifetimes. Literally, time stands still for no synthesist, sadly, so why not make the best use of whatever sound-sculpting time you have by exploring XILS 3 V2.0 to see and hear what it can bring to your own compositions? Certainly the pioneering Peter Zinovieff would wholeheartedly approve!

XILS 3 V2.0 is available to purchase as an eLicenser or iLok copy-protected virtual instrument and effects plug-in for an introductory discounted price of €120.00 EUR (rising to €149.00 EUR on May 1, 2014) from the XILS-lab web store here: http://www.xils-lab.com/pages/STORE.html (Note that this time-limited offer also includes the XILISTICS sound bank for XILS 3 with 160-plus presets worth €25.00 EUR, equalling an overall saving of €54.00 EUR!)

XILS 3 V2.0 can be directly downloaded as a 32- and 64-bit-compatible virtual instrument and effects plug-in for Mac (AAX, AU, RTAS, VST) and Windows (AAX, RTAS, VST) from here: http://www.xils-lab.com/pages/XILS32_Download.html

Check out several informative XILS 3 V2.0 tutorial videos here: http://www.xils-lab.com/pages/XILS32_Videos.html

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Positive Grid Apps Add Full Audiobus 2.0 Support

positivegridJamUp XT, JamUp Pro XT, BIAS, and Final Touch now offer unlimited app-to-app functionality

San Diego, CA (April 3, 2014) (ictw) — Positive Grid, creator of best selling mobile guitar apps JamUp, BIAS, and the recently launched Final Touch Mastering System for iPad, announces full Audiobus 2.0 support as part of the latest update for its family of apps.

Audiobus 2 consists of a live app-to-app audio for iOS with as many inputs, filters, and outputs as users want, allowing complex signal routing possible with an intuitive, easy-to-use user interface. With this update, musicians and producers will be able to virtually design infinite signal paths just limited by the power of their devices.

Now Positive Grid users will be able to create custom amps on BIAS, add effects on JamUp, record on any app of their preference, and then master final recording mixes on Final Touch – all simultaneously – and even be able to save their favorite preset. And with Audiobus 2’s new “State Saving,” users will be able to save and recall their configuration as part of an Audiobus preset.

To illustrate how Positive Grid apps integrate into Audiobus 2, the developer released a 40-second video called “Welcome, Audiobus 2,” that shows how guitar, keyboards, effects, and music production apps can be used together. The video features Positive Grid’s JamUp and BIAS as well as Arturia’s iSem, A Tasty Pixel’s Loopy HD, Rhism’s Guitarism, and Holderness Media’s Swoopster and Echo Pad.

Video link – Welcome, Audiobus 2: http://youtu.be/mom_RfJ7Hf0

Learn more about Positive Grid at www.positivegrid.com or follow the company via Twitter (@PositiveGrid) or Facebook (www.facebook.com/positivegrid).

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Win tickets to a unique event at the world famous Abbey Road Studios


To celebrate the upcoming release of Garritan’s Abbey Road CFX Concert Grand virtual piano, UK distributor Time+Space are giving you the chance to win a pair of tickets worth over £175 to “The Sound of Abbey Road Studios” – a series of talks taking place in April and May which mark a new opportunity to visit Abbey Road Studios’ world famous Studio Two.

Hosted by Brian Kehew and Kevin Ryan – the authors of the critically acclaimed book Recording the Beatles, the lectures will explore the evolution of recording techniques and equipment as well as offer demonstrations using both new and vintage equipment.

What’s more, renowned former Abbey Road engineer Ken Scott will also be in attendance to offer his unique insight into life at the world’s first purpose built recording studios.

To enter, simply complete and submit the entry form on the Time+Space website or Facebook page before the 12th April and the winner will be randomly selected shortly after this date.

To enter via Facebook visit: https://www.facebook.com/timespacedistribution/app_181518015386164

To enter via the Time+Space website visit: http://www.timespace.com/competitions/3409/

Competition closes 12th April 2014.

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