New Illmind Drum Kit! !llmind Blap Kit Vol. 8

2 Jun

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Illmind Blap Kit Vol. 8

Download Here: !llmind Blap Kit Vol. 8

“The time has finally arrived! BLAP-KIT Volume 8 is probably one of the most anticipated drum kits to date. To think we’ve come this far, raising the bar on sound design every single time. This collection is all about TEXTURE. What makes a drum sound pleasant to the ears? Texture. For this collection, our focus was on variety and uniqueness. Nowadays in an era where everyone is using the same types of drum sounds, we wanted to create a drum kit that alleviates this problem. We’ve got an innovative collection of kick drums, snares, claps, tribal drum loops, drum loop textures designed to layer, as well as a HUGE handful of percussion one-shots that act as ear candy when used in the right situations. There are an infinite amout of possibilities with this collection when layering each sound. I’ve also included ‘sound effect’ one-shots, never before done on previous Blap-Kits. Your imagination will run wild with the possibilities of how to use these textures in your music. Compatible with ANY DAW, this collection is current, innovative & is sure to set the standard in modern music for years to come.” – !llmind

  • Over 140 NEW drum sounds (kicks, snares, hi-hats, claps, various percussion, sound effects and tribal drum & textured drum loops) in 16-bit/44 WAV format.
  • Compatible with ALL DAW systems (Logic, Reason, Ableton, FL Studio, Protools, etc)
  • Vintage Reverb Machines Used: AMS RMX16, L480 & Baldwin Amp.
  • All drum sounds were sampled into an Ensoniq ASR-10 AND Akai S-20 at 33khz/12-bit for maximum warmth + punch!
  • All drum sounds carefully multi-layered & molded by !llmind to create truly, never before heard drums. Guaranteed.
  • NO saturation/flat “pancake” sounds.
  • Carefully mastered just “under-zero”. NO nasty “digital-clipping”.
  • All drum sounds were hand-picked, created, and stripped by !llmind himself from his personal drum stash.
  • BONUS sweeps + a collection of special “texture-one-shot” sound effects
  • ALL sounds are completely royalty-free!
  • Artwork by Nikola

Available for Digital Download

Remix Kato’s New Single “Anarchy” For A Chance To Win Packs From The Drum Broker & More!

27 May

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Details Here: Remix Contest

Hip hop producer Kato On The Track is known for his extensive production catalog from some of the most exciting names in the scene, including Chamillionaire to Dizzy Wright. He has produced the latest single for artistJarren Benton featuring EarthGang called “Anarchy”, and he’s inviting the Blend community to remix the hit for a chance to win sample packs and more.

 Kato can’t wait to hear everyone’s remixes and shared “Anarchy is me and Jarren’s latest single gearing up for his forthcoming project Slow Motion Vol. 2, which I have some additional production on, all produced in Reason 8. I’m REALLY excited to see what the Blend community can do with this remix to bring a different sound and energy to the song! I look forward to collaborating more with a lot of you very soon.”

Publish your update by July 6th for Kato to hear all submissions. He’ll announce 3 winners to win prizes from the Drumbroker and Kato himself, including one-on-one beat critiques and sample packs. Check out the prizes: 

1st: The Drum Broker’s NS-10M USB Drives with some drum kits, Free Kato On The Track t-shirt, 1-month free trial to Beat Club (includes Skype session, exclusive tutorial videos, beat critiques, music industry discussion topic videos, etc.)

2nd: The Drum Broker NS-10M USB Drives with some drum kits, 1-on-1 beat critique session w/ Kato via Skype

3rd: Kato On The Kit Sample Pack

We look forward to hearing your remixes!

Check out this video of how Kato created “Anarchy”:

Free Samples! Ableton Live 9 – Rack Life 64 by MSXII

21 May

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Free Samples for Ableton Live by MSXII! Follow this link: Rack Life 64 Download

Free Samples! In collaboration with Ableton, MSXII Sound Design is proud to present Rack Life 64!  This is a free Ableton Pack jammed with uniquely catered sounds from the sought-after MSXII libraries.  1 drum rack, packed with 64 sounds and 5 example patterns to get your groove started immediately!  Don’t sleep on this!

For those that are new to msxaudio.com, this is the perfect way to get a taste of the sounds that have graced projects for the likes of VH1, MTV, Ryan Leslie, EA Sports, Skyzoo, E!, NBA Live 2K16, and more! Find out what producers worldwide are raving about!

Rack Life 64 features drums and compositional material from the famed kits listed below:

  • Soulful Stems 1-3
  • Joe Deertay 1-3
  • Sammich Kits 1-6
  • Building Blocks
  • Analog Therapy
  • Rhodes & Vibes 1-2
  • Dirty Horns
  • Bars, Key, and Anomalies
  • Unkempt Breaks
  • Dusty Drums 1-2
  • Synth Immaculate series
  • and more!
  • **Live 9 and up compatible**

Propellerhead Reason 9

20 May

Propellerhead Reason 9 was announced yesterday. Once again, the Swedish based music software company has failed to meet the mark and expectations of anxious users. Reason’s “New Features” (which have been present in most DAW’s for some time) have been re-packaged and marketed as ‘Groundbreaking’ in the latest YouTube video from Props. It would be pointless to remind the Swedes that their not so distant cousins at Ableton have incorporated most, if not all, of these features over the last few years. Lets not forget the squads over at Apple, Presonus, and various other software devs who have blessed beatmakers and producers with these standard features as well.

Imagine you are an expecting mother who has been pregnant for 7 months. You have been eagerly awaiting a healthy baby boy. You have painted his room, purchased a masculine baby wardrobe, and shared your excitement with every last one of your friends.

Suddenly you go into labor and out pops a pre-mature baby girl from your lady parts. The shock and disappointment are immense! These are the same feelings that most Reason users goes through with every “epic” software update out of Stockholm.

While Propellerhead’s Reason does have some charm and is a fully capable tool for producing music, its upgrade paths over the last few years have been a constant disappointment to the die hard user base. Propellerhead has been as successful as the US Government at taxing their users to death with subpar updates and features that fall short of ‘standard’ to the tune of $129+.

Whats great about the new version of Reason 9? Well… everything which includes:

  • Stability/Crash Proof
  • Audio to Midi
  • Bounce in place (Freeze)
  • Visual Themes
  • Some new devices

Again, these are only features that a die hard Reason user could get excited about because the rest of the Audio Tech Universe has been toying with them for years. Reason 9 does include some cool new devices which have been dubbed ‘Players’ that make composing and creating from scratch much easier. Infact, so easy that you don’t even have to understand music theory to make something that sounds as good as your favorite (fill in the genre) producer. With the ‘Scales & Chords’, ‘Dual Arpeggio’, and ‘Note Echo’ Players the most standard and creative composing tasks have been streamlined.

It’s hard to get excited about Reason 9 unless you’re already trapped in Propellerhead’s Reason ecosystem. No doubt, Reason users will be excited for this update. However, the rest of the music tech world will keep its eyes focused elsewhere.

Reason 9 is released on June 21 for €405/$449, with upgrades costing €129/$129. Users who bought Reason 8 on or after May 1, 2016 will qualify for a free upgrade.

Love the Kingsway Music Library? Then cop Analog Junkie Samples Vol. 1

13 May

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Download Here: Analog Junkie Samples Vol. 1

Kulprit Sound Manipulators are a collective of insane analog keyboard addicts. Hence the name of this amazing samples collection “Analog Junkie Samples Volume 1”. These originally composed samples are inspired by the synth textures of the past and present. Warm, analog, fat, melodic and with plenty of depth. Loop, chop, manipulate and layer to your hearts desire. Every synth stem is also included, so you can dig deeper than your creative mind can imagine. Whether it’s hip-hop, trap, experimental, dance, electronic or anything that deserves amazing texture and melody, this kit is a must have.
Product Details:
  • 17 loop samples (master clearance guaranteed)
  • Each loop labeled with tempo for ease of use
  • Created and composed by Kulprit Sound Manipulators using only vintage analog synthesizers
  • Includes audio stems for each instrument
  • Various playing styles, from staccato to big chords & much more
  • Multi-genre
  • Compatible with ALL DAW systems (Protools, Logic, Ableton Live, Reason, FL Studio, etc)

Beatmaking Video – V Don – Bodega Bamz “Bring Em Out” ft. Flatbush Zombies)

7 May

V Don knocking a beat out from Bodega Bamz latest project. V Don breaks down how he made ‘Bring Em Out’ featuring Flatbush Zombies on Fruityloops

Cop V Don’s Signature Drum Kits Here: V Don – Drum Kits

International Breaks 909

6 May

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Download Here: International Breaks 909

Class is back in session! If you’re flunking out of Break Beat University? It’s time to get your credits up and enroll in the next class of drum science!

Your P.H.D. in Drum Science requires that you add International Breaks 909 to your arsenal so you can become a Professor of Production!

Our dedicated digging team has scoured the planet once again to bring you the next must have rare global break kit.

Ready to chop, loop, and layer, International Breaks 909 features 101+ NEW  breaks from from the late 60’s to early 80’s. Our team assembled a comprehensive break beat kit with ultra rare gems from Russia, China, Thailand, India, Korea, Japan, Bulgaria, Turkey, France, Holland, Italy, Poland, UK, and Brazil.If you are looking for more variety than your typical over sampled Soul Breaks, then this kit is is perfect for your production arsenal.

Don’t sleep on these breaks!

Ultra Lo-fi Sampler:

Original Drum Samples – PVD Breaks Vol. 1

6 May

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Download Here: PVD Breaks Vol. 1

Authentic and original sounding drum breaks are hard to come by. We are so proud to present to you this special drum break collection. Played, produced and mixed by pro drummer Pat Van Dyke, this variety is a must have. It’s actually almost scary how much these sound like they were lifted straight from old vinyl. There’s lots of variety, and each break was recorded using various mic set ups and rooms. Let the demo speak for itself! An absolute must-have.
  • 26 Original drum break loops, played live (305.9 MB uncompressed)
  • Comes in 24-bit/96 WAV Stereo format
  • Various mic techniques implemented
  • Recorded and tracked in various rooms for texture
  • Compatible with ALL DAW systems (Protools, Logic, Ableton Live, Reason, FL Studio, etc)
  • All sounds mastered at 0.0db
Created by Pat Van Dyke
Format: WAV

Royalty Free Samples & Loops

6 May

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Download Here: S1 – Sphere Loops Collection Vol. 3

Grammy Award Winning Multi Platinum Selling Producer S1 (aka Symbolyc One) presents SPHERE Loops Vol. 3: Mangled Edition  library which includes all new break, percussion, and melody loops all created and engineered by S1. This Kit gives you 25 total original break/percussion loops that has been created, programmed, and textured by S1.  “All of my beats and songs usually starts with a loop of some kind whether its percussive or a melodic loop”, says S1.  These sounds were created with the Producer in mind who wants great quality sounds/samples and strong foundations to get their production ideas started. 

(All sounds are 16 bit/44.1kHz Wav.)

Demo includes sounds from the New “Sphere Loops Vol. 3” along with other sounds, VST’s.  Demo by S1, Jameil Aossey and Mike Ewing.

Boom Bap Drum Samples – Analog Boom Bap Vol.1

6 May

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Download Here: Analog Boom Bap Vol. 1

Analog boom bap is a collection of one shot drum samples and efx created with a dirty and authentic boom bap aesthetic in mind. The samples contained within were created with blends of vinyl samples (including plain ole dirt and static), hand percussion, analog drums and analog efx samples from various analog synths and drum machines.

All 201 samples were processed using variations of customized audio chains that include the finest analog filters (Minimoog Voyager Low Pass Filter), vintage samplers (MPC 60 II), analog mixing consoles and reel to reel tape machines available.

The result is a sample pack full of vinyl & electronic, dirty, saturated ‘synth-bap’ ready drums and efx that bang.

…And it’s only just begun!

This is volume 1…

Enjoy!

Technical Specification:

  • 201 samples
  • 12 Claps
  • 38 efx
  • 17 hats
  • 41 kicks
  • 45 misc. (jingle bells, click and clacks etc.)
  • 27 shakers
  • 21 snares
  • Format: WAV
  • Compatibility: MPC Software and All DAWS
  • License: Royalty Free