Releases ‘Tape To Dub Plate Vol 1

TAPE TO DUB PLATE VOL.1-masterTape to Dub Plate Vol 1 – Cymbal Hits’ is the first release in a unique new series of royalty-free drum hits and breaks from the indisputable heavyweight champion of the fat vintage drum sound, Mr Timmy Rickard (Monosole Music).

This first volume is filled with 50 of the finest Turkish handmade cymbals and hi hat hits, each one recorded directly onto analogue tape, mixed through using analogue outboard gear, mastered onto a 12″ dub plate, and finally sampled back off of the vinyl.

The result is the sound and vibe of the open hits and breaks that crate diggers spend so much of their time searching for.

The whole collection contains several types of cymbal hit; edge, bell, center,
rolls and hi hat, and for those who prefer a cleaner drum sound, every sample
is also provided in its original pre-dub-plate mix.

Sounds are provided in both 16 bit and 24 bit WAV versions, and in
an exclusive for customers we’ve also included MPC
program files for quick loading across your pads, with legacy MPC
SND versions of all samples included, making this fully compatible with all
MPC models straight out of the box!

Mixed using analogue compressors and eq’s stuffed with valves and
transformers, before being sent to a Neumann cutting lathe. Performed and
engineered with love by Timmy Rickard.

For more information including audio demos, go to http://www.mpcsamples.

Technical Specifications
• Samples: 50 unique cymbal samples, each with vinyl and pre-vinyl
mastered versions
• Format: 16 bit/44.1 kHz WAV, 24 Bit/96 kHz WAV, Legacy MPC SND
• Compatibility: Compatible with all MPCs, all versions of JJOS,
Maschine & all DAWS & audio software
• Publisher/Sound Design: Timmy Rickard (Monosole Music)
• License: Royalty Free
• Delivery: Download instantly after purchase.
• Price: $16.99

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M-Track_homepage_ref02Improved M-Track and M-Track Plus feature rugged all-metal chassis and studio–quality audio performance; M-Track Eight has expanded software suite

Cumberland, RI (October 22, 2014)— M-Audio (, synonymous with innovative music production technology, today announced the introduction of improved versions of the company’s best-selling M-Track and M-Track Plus audio interface products and an expanded software suite for the M-Track Eight.

These new products give songwriters the ability to participate in the world of computer-based recording with an intuitive, easy-to-use interface that boasts 24-bit studio-quality audio performance, along with a new rugged all-metal chassis, greatly improved pre-amps, and class-leading audio performance on the inputs.

M-Track Plus:

  • 24-bit, 96 kHz resolution
  • Metal chassis and low-profile design
  • (2) XLR+1/4” combo inputs with phantom power
  • Switchable input on both channels for recording of guitars, bass, and other instrument level sources
  • Zero-latency monitoring with USB/Analog Direct Balance control
  • (2) Balanced 1/4” main outputs with dedicated level control
  • LED metering
  • Headphone out with independent level control
  • USB-powered connectivity
  • Ableton Live Lite & Cubase LE included


  • 24-bit, 48kHz resolution
  • Metal chassis and low-profile design
  • (2) XLR+1/4” combo inputs with phantom power
  • Switchable input on channel two for recording of guitars, bass, and other instrument level sources
  • Zero-latency monitoring with USB/Analog Direct Balance control
  • (2) Balanced 1/4” main outputs with dedicated level control
  • LED metering
  • Headphone out with independent level control
  • USB-powered connectivity
  • Ableton Live Lite included

With these new products, M-Audio also announces a partnership with Waves Audio, Ltd. “The new M-Tracks are designed to provide professional recording quality to musicians and producers, and we could think of nobody better to partner with for professional effects than Waves Audio,” said J.C. Sutherland, M-Audio Product Manager. “For more than 20 years, their effects plug-ins have set the standard for digital signal processing, and we’re thrilled to be able to offer their world-class effects to M-Track customers.”

Included with the M-Tracks are AudioTrack, Eddie Kramer Effect Channel, and TrueVerb plugins, which add a professional touch to any production. These plugins, along with the included Ableton Live Lite, provide a solid foundation to start a home/portable recording studio.

M-Audio’s currently available M-Track Eight also benefits from the Waves plugin treatment. In addition to AudioTrack, Eddie Kramer Effect Channel, and TrueVerb, M-Track Eight adds the L1 Ultramaximizer and Manny Marroquin Delay as part of its included software suite.

“We’re very excited about the new M-Track family of interfaces. They are solidly built, and with the added Waves plugin bundle users can produce impressive results that far exceed what the price points suggest.” – J.C. Sutherland, M-Audio Product Manager.

The upgraded M-Track and M-Track Plus will be available at the end of October and be sold through consumer and professional music retailers worldwide.  The M-Track Eight is available now.

Street pricing in USD for the M-Track family is as follows:

  • M-Track–$99
  • M-Track Plus–$149
  • M-Track Eight–$399
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Positive Grid Releases BIAS Desktop Amp Matching Modeler

BIAS DesktopSan Diego, CA (Oct 21, 2014) — Positive Grid ( proudly announces the launch of BIAS Desktop, a groundbreaking guitar amp modeler with Amp Matching™ technology that offers an entirely new concept of putting any tube amplifier tone and feel into a plug-in (AAX/RTAS/AU/VST) for Mac and PC.  BIAS Desktop features the most accurate, thorough and versatile guitar-amp modeler and designer engine, and it can accurately capture the tone of any tube amplifier, users can then share or download amp models from BIAS’s built-in ToneCloud® amp-sharing platform.

“Instead of providing a fixed number of amp models, BIAS Desktop represents an entire new concept on guitar sound: guitar players can now virtually design their own amps, using Amp Matching Technology to capture their golden tube amplifiers,” says BIAS Product Manager Calvin Abel, “and finally they can share or download thousands of amp models on ToneCloud, also we are currently working with worldwide artists and studios to expand this platform.”

The Amp Matching™ in BIAS Desktop utilizes a collection of underlying technologies that analyze and compare a currently designed BIAS amp model with the sound of any tube amp, the corresponding cabinet and microphone. It then executes the tonal compensation and enhancement needed to make this current amp model accurately match the target amplifier. For the first time in history, guitar players are free to design, modify and capture the most unique and individual soul of tone, into the digital domain and keep it ready for studio recording applications.

Built-in with BIAS, ToneCloud allows guitar players to share their custom amp models and download over thousands custom BIAS amps created by other users — including signature recording artists. Guitar players can share and download not just customized amp models only, using Amp Matching, every possible amp tone ever created becomes available. Positive Grid is currently working with worldwide artists and engineers to create professional custom amp models and studio amp matched models to expand this platform.

BIAS comes in two versions: BIAS Desktop ($99.00) includes all amp design modules and access to ToneCloud to download thousands of amp models. BIAS Professional ($199.00) adds Amp Matching Technology, Exclusive Amp Matching Models on ToneCloud, and three Amp Design Expansion Packs (Glassy Pack, Crunch Pack and Insane Pack).

Key Features

●      The most complete, accurate, and versatile amp modeling software available in the world

●      36 HD amp models included with the introductory release

●      Amp Matching captures any miced amp or recorded track and creates a matched model

●      Share and download thousands of artist- and user-created and matched amp models on ToneCloud

●      Fully customizable preamps, tone stacks, power amps, transformers, cabinets and mic selection and placement—mix and match!

●      Customize the look and feel of your own amp panel; change the name, tolex, panel and knobs.

●      Works the way guitarists think: tweak gain and overdrive, swap out tubes and transformers, change the cabinet and mic position, and shape the tone with different tone stacks and two 8-band equalizers

●      Included noise gate and room simulator

●      Create a virtually unlimited number of custom amps

●      Quick preset facility recalls each of your 8 favorite settings in turn with just one tap



●      Mac OS X 10.7 or later.

●      Supported Plug-in formats: Audio Units, VST, RTAS, AAX (32- and 64-bit).


●      Windows® 7 (SP1), Windows® 8.

●      Supported Plug-in formats: VST, RTAS, AAX (32- and 64-bit).

Related videos

BIAS Desktop – Introducing BIAS Desktop:

BIAS Desktop – Features overview:

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Heavyocity Announces DM-307 for Ableton

dm307NEW YORK, October 21th, 2014 – Heavyocity Media announces DM-307 for Ableton  – a highly-stylized collection of modular synth drums, live percussion and processed classic analog drum machines formatted for Ableton Live. Created from Heavyocity’s award-winning DM-307: Modern Groove Designerfor Kontakt.

Created by New York City’s renowned sound design team, the DM-307 for Ableton pack collection contains over 2000 individual loops, 15 multi-layered Drum Racks and 2900+ One-Shots presented in wav form.
The full Collection consists of 5 individual Ableton Packs covering a variety of contemporary musical styles:DM-307 for Ableton – Featured Artists, DM-307 for Ableton – Featured Cinematic Artists, DM-307 for Ableton – Hybrid Cinematic, DM-307 for Ableton – Ethno Rock and DM-307 for Ableton – Hip Hop.

The DM-307 for Ableton – Featured Artists pack includes loops created by today’s top techno and tech house producers Kaiserdisco, Martin Eyerer, Mendo, Pirupa and Uner. DM-307 for Ableton – Featured Cinematic Artists includes loops created by notable cinematic composers Joe Trapanese, Jason Graves and Kevin Riepl.

DM-307 for Ableton offers all playback and sound shaping functionality through Ableton Live.

DM-307 for Ableton will be available at
Release date: October 21, 2014

DM-307 for Ableton – Collection MSRP: $149 USD
DM-307 for Ableton – Featured Artists MSRP: $49 USD
DM-307 for Ableton – Featured Cinematic Artists MSRP: $39 USD
DM-307 for Ableton – Hybrid Cinematic MSRP: $39 USD
DM-307 for Ableton – Ethno Rock MSRP: $29 USD
DM-307 for Ableton – Hip Hop MSRP: $19 USD
DM-307 for Ableton – Free Pack MSRP: $0 USD

Customers who download the DM-307 for Ableton – Free Pack will receive a voucher via email toward DM-307 products (DM-307: Modern Groove Designer, DM-307 for Ableton – Collection, and the 5 DM-307 for Ableton packs) (Valid from Oct. 21 – Nov. 3)

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Positive Grid Introduces New JamUp Bundle Packs

positivegridSan Diego, CA (Oct 16, 2014) — Positive Grid ( introduces three new bundle packs for the popular JamUp guitar multi-effects app: All Access, All Amps, and All Effects. Now iOS guitarists and bass players can get the most out of the powerful mobile multi-effects processor at a greatly reduced price. The All Access pack offers the opportunity to own everything inside JamUp, including 40 amps and 50 studio quality effects; All Amps and All Affects packs can also be purchased separately to add more gear to the arsenal.
All Access Pack – $49.99
A vast range of amp and effect models, you can access to everything in JamUp, including 40 amps from acoustic simulation, clean, blues, crunch, boutique to metal, and 50 studio quality effects, plus the full 8-track recorder. Get the most out of the #1 guitar amp-and-effect app!
All Amps Pack – $29.99
Access to all authentic amp models in JamUp. It’s packed with a world-class collection of guitar amps to inspire your playing. From vintage classics to modern powerhouses, each amp delivers incredible sonic depth, character and touch nuance.
All Effects Pack – $29.99
Access to all effect models in JamUp. It features classic stompboxes, Positive Grid’s awesome modeling, and rare and eclectic studio effects, more effects will inspire your playing in endless new ways. Explore new song ideas and riffs using a broad collection of distortions, delays, mods, filters, reverbs and more.
All JamUp Bundle Packs are immediately available as in-app purchase on the JamUp Store.
For more details, visit or follow the company via Twitter (@PositiveGrid) or Facebook (
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Sample Logic 40% off Storewide Fall Sale!

slsaleSale Date: October 16th-19th, 2014


Fall is here… Join the party and receive an INSANE 40% off storewide discount. Use the coupon code “FALL40″ at checkout to receive your discount on all of our products. This sort of promotion does not come around often and will expire soon, so don’t be late!


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Arturia makes colourful analogue waves with massive-sounding SE edition of miniature MicroBrute

MicrobruteSE_Persp-White copyGRENOBLE, FRANCE: music software and hardware company Arturia is proud to announce availability of MicroBrute SE — a ‘special edition’ of its widely-acclaimed MicroBrute Analog Synthesizer, available in a choice of three tempting colours to suit whatever playful mood might make anyone’s musical day, be it Christmas or otherwise — as of October 15…

Arturia’s award-winning MiniBrute Analog Synthesizer rapidly reset the price/performance ratio benchmark when soaring through the subtractive synthesis sound barrier upon being launched in 2012 to much critical acclaim and subsequent success. Afterwards, Arturia built upon that success last year when introducing a ‘special edition’ of its namesake sibling, the MiniBrute SE, sharing the same physical footprint, but building upon this amazingly compact and bijou analogue monosynth in both looks and features. That same year, Arturia adventurously took the ‘shrinking synth’ concept one step further with its equally big-sounding little-brother, the MicroBrute Analog Synthesizer, an even smaller semi-modular monosynth with inbuilt step sequencer, boasting MIDI, USB, and CV connectivity with a whole host of unique features — guaranteed to bring big smiles to go with those massive sounds! Similarly, today the MicroBrute has been given the ‘special edition’ treatment to become the MicroBrute SE — same physical footprint and full feature set! So what’s with those colours? Blue, orange, or white, they all sound the same… that is to say, sounds massive. But who’s to say you can’t make a bold style statement with a massive-sounding synthesizer, however small it may be? Thanks to the colourful MicroBrute SE, now you can!

But beneath those colourful, compact and bijou bonnets resides a living and breathing, fully-fledged analogue synthesizer that belies its diminutive dimensions and is actually anything but basic. For starters, just like its MiniBrute SE bigger brother, the OSCILLATOR that beats at its musical heart features SAW, TRIANGLE, and SQUARE waveforms that are all mixable to help shape the resulting sound without the limitations imposed by comparable contemporary and vintage synths alike. Additionally, the new Overtone oscillator generates additional harmonic content, ranging from one octave down to a fifth above the base OSCILLATOR pitch, while the Sub > Fifth control can continuously sweep spectrum. Moreover, Metalizer adds complex harmonics to the TRIANGLE waveform for creating harsh, harmonically-rich sounds, while Ultrasaw adds a lively and bright ensemble effect to the SAWTOOTH waveform — perfect for crafting sounds suited to dance anthems. And let’s not forget the all-important Pulse Width control for creating nasal-thin tones or rich square sounds. Simply speaking, never before has such a small, single-oscillator synth sounded so big… or looked so good!

Of course, filtering helps shape any analogue synth’s sound — be it big or small, and here the MicroBrute SE definitely does not disappoint. Indeed, its distinctive-sounding Steiner-Parker FILTER plays a big part in helping give the MicroBrute SE a unique sound — again, just like its big brother. This filter design dates back to the Steiner-Parker Synthacon, an analogue monosynth built by the namesake Salt Lake City-based synth manufacturer between 1975 and 1979. Its HP (high-pass), BP (bandpass), and LP (lowpass) modes make for far more filtering flexibility than that found in synths many times the price! And that’s before factoring Arturia’s acclaimed Brute FactorTM into the musical equation, adding anything from subtle overdrive to full-blown intermodulation havoc — choose your settings, and let the fun begin!

Speaking of having fun, the eight-Pattern step SEQUENCER is an almost endless source of inspiration and rhythmic creativity — step input notes and rests to create storable sequences that can be played back and switched between on the fly at a variable Rate or synchronised to external MIDI clock. Meanwhile, MIDI, USB, and CV GATE connectivity, of course, combine to ensure that the MicroBrute SE is ready and willing to talk to the outside electronic musical instrument world, wherever it may find itself. It’s even blessed with an external audio Input with an adjustable Input Level control, so why not use it to process whatever you feel like sticking into its 1/4-inch socket — within reason, of course!

The front panel-mounted MOD MATRIX moreover allows adventurous users to control many aspects of the MicroBrute SE’s massive-sounding single voice for different internal sources, as well as controlling them via external synths and modules. MicroBrute SE comes complete with two stackable jack cables for that very purpose. Preset sheets also come as standard, so no need to worry about forgetting those adventurous sound settings!

With a space-saving 25-note mini-keyboard and weighing in at only 1.75kg, the MicroBrute SE is as compact as it is colourful, yet positively punches well above its weight with a rip-roaring analogue sound spanning woofer-flapping bass, screaming leads, ear-opening effects, wave-folded growls, punchy drum sounds galore, and much in-between and beyond. Pick one — or even all three — up from an authorised Arturia dealer or retailer today! To make this perfectly portable package even more portable, Arturia has helpfully included a stylish carry bag guaranteed to turn heads wherever the stylish synth goes. Go ahead. Make a bold style statement while making a massive sound!

A ‘limited’ run of 4,000 MicroBrute SE units are available for purchase in a choice of three tempting colours through Arturia’s global network of dealers and retailers for €329.00 EUR/$329.00 USD.

For more detailed information, please visit the MicroBrute SE product webpage here:

Watch the colourful MicroBrute SE promotional video here:

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