This week we have another FREE Kit for your tweaking pleasure, and its called DarkBerg.
We have 2 very nice hi-hats/maracas/noisythings that can be tweaked in very creative ways. There is also a really “realistic” snare , kind of a jazzy snare, but with all the possibilities of it being synthetic. The cymbal is really cool too , a spacy vocal type of splash that will fit perfectly in your next techno track.
The sound pack is a free “Pay With A Social Post” download.
The Pink Piano is made from a First Act brand “Grand Piano” I found at a thrift store. It’s made of cheap wood and the sound is created by the clacky plastic keys hitting some metal tines inside. It sounds broken. My kid loves it and like all musical toys I buy, I planned to meticulously sample it.
The recording was done at 24-bit; 96kHz using a pair of small diaphragm cardioid condensers and an omni condenser in the center. Each note was recorded at 3 velocities. Noise reduction was applied, the three mics were mixed, then each note was cut with the perfect start time, length and each set of velocities was set to specific peak levels. Finally the files were mapped across the keys in KONTAKT. This was all incredibly time consuming.
- 1 KONTAKT instrument consisting of 103 stereo wav files.
- Format: 24-bit, 44.1kHz (converted from 96kHz source)
- Each key of the toy piano sampled at 3 velocities.
- Extra samples of smacking the soundboard, dropping it and other noises.
The sample pack is a free download.
Visit: Pink Piano
Attack has teamed up with some of the world’s best sound design companies and sample vendors to offer a series of free sample packs. The latest of our exclusive collections comes courtesy of Lenny Dee’s Industrial Strength Records.
The brainchild of NYC techno pioneer Lenny Dee, Industrial Strength Records has built a reputation as the go-to sample provider for producers seeking tough and industrial-tinged inspiration across a variety of electronic genres, from house and techno to breaks, dubstep, D&B and beyond. In a career that spans more than two decades, Lenny has worked with electronic heavyweights including Richie Hawtin, John Selway and Daft Punk and released music on R&S, Strictly Rhythm and XL – as well as his own imprint. It’s this rich electronic heritage which makes Industrial Strength samples some of the finest around.
Our latest sample bundle gathers together 75MB of loops and FX from 15 different Industrial Strength releases, covering everything from dubstep, electro-tech and hardstep all the way through to cinematic effects.
In the pack you’ll find a diverse mix of driving techno drum workouts, blistering drum breaks for dubstep and D&B, dirty and distorted talking basslines and expertly captured live and analogue drum hits, plus devastating riser, fall and bomb FX suited for almost every electronic genre. All samples are covered by the standard ISR licence (included in the download).
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Ongelegen has announced the release of Water, its 5th free sample pack featuring binaural recordings.
This release consists small scale performances of splashes, bubbles, drips and more which I tried to capture as big as possible. I say small scale as everything was recorded in the studio with a bucket full of water and a few other props.
I setup the dummy vertically with it’s face above the water. Several times things got a bit out of hand resulting in water getting on the floor and the dummy getting splashed in the face. Luckily both the floor and the dummy survived.
Binaural 05: Water features
- 139 sounds (431 MB) including splashes, bubbles, dripping, movement, squiches and more.
- Recorded with Fostex FR-2 – DIY Dummy Head (EM158) @ 24 Bit / 96 kHz.
- Metadata has been added to each file using Wave Agent by Sound Devices which should translate well to most applications which can read metadata.
The sample pack is a free download at Ongelegen.
Visit. Binaural 05: Water
Mildon Studios has released the Pringles Drumkit SFZ, a free sound library featuring the sounds of a pringles can.
It’s natural for us musicians to turn everyday objects (or snacks) into musical instruments, it’s in our blood. But even non-musicians can easily discover the musical potential of a half-empty can of Pringles. Listen to this delicious demo.
This famous canister starts crackling as soon as it leaves the table and doesn’t stop until you put it back down. With a little effort and the right slapping/shaking/tapping/chip-scratching/biting technique, we’ve turned this potato crisp popper into a complete drum machine.
We didn’t do a lot of processing to the samples to preserve the raw crumby sound, except for a few slaps and taps that had to be layered to get the ‘kick’ and ‘snare’ to sound big enough. A little bluemix here and there, some compression, that’s it.
We selected a few samples from about a hundred to be a part of this kit, so you can expect another crackly kit soon. It gave us a lot of fun, and now it’s your turn to make some crunchy beats!
The SFZ is a free download at Mildon Studios.
Visit: Pringles Drumkit SFZ
Audio Genetics Lab has released Epic Epic, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
What could be more epic than the actual word “Epic”? This collection of percussion,ambiences, and effects has been crafted from emotional, real performances of the word “Epic”, redefining the sampling world and industry in two thunderous syllables.
Feel the opening bellow of the “E”, the warm percussives of “p”, the crisp highs of the “i”, and the sharp snaps of the “c” in this one-of-a-kind performance instrument. Included for a limited time is the Extra-Special Extended Library patch which includes additional articulations,such as “Huge”, “Boom”, and more.
Epic Epic for Kontakt 4.2 or higher (full version) is available as a free download.