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.
Underground Techno Vocals : Whether you are making Techno, House, or other forms of Dance Music – these samples recorded by pro session singers have been mangled, chopped and edited to provide you with the building blocks for some awesome grooves like those found in some of the most current dance anthems around today.
In detail, Underground Techno Vocals weighs in at 634MB, and includes 912 Vocal Samples, with 289 Loops at 125 Bpm, and 623 One Shot Vox. Also included are 14 ready to play Vocal Patches for Reason NNXT, Halion, Kontakt, EXS and SFZ compatible soft samplers. Apple Loops and Reason Refill versions are also available to purchase separately.
Hyper Vocals : Feeling out of words? Lost in the emptiness and minimalism of your instrumental realms? A single word or a little phrase can go a long way when it comes to serious dance music production – as a simple hook to your track, as a uniting shout-along moment for all or even as the last straw for those who barely hang on to reality on the dancefloor.
“Hyper Vocals” provide a golden box of phrases that will elevate your tracks to anthems. Electro, Dubstep, Miami Bass, Drum’n'Bass, Trance, Grime, Glitch or big room Techno – no matter what genre, these vocals will top off your production nicely.
The pack comes in four chapters: “Future Bots” brings you those ultra-dry, pitched and digitally twisted voices which appear to come right out of the 23rd century. “Machine Bots” showcases some of these Kraftwerky, steel-cold vocals that stiffen your spine in an instant. “Retro Bots” takes you back to the golden ages of the Daleks and Cylons with warmly droning analogue robot-speak. Last but not least, “Scary Robots” assembles a thorough selection of nightmarish man-machine utterings that seem to echo all the way from space.
All of the 127 vocal samples contained in this pack have been exclusively produced for Prime Loops. Each and every sample comes fully 24Bit mastered, pre-formatted for most major music software and hardware, tried and tested and is yours to use right out of the box – as well as a 100% royalty free, of course. No doubt: This selection of Vocals and Shouts will leave you speechless!
Price: GBP 9.95
Provoc Exciter lets you enhance the depth and brilliance of any vocal track. It can bring a dull or flat vocals to life instantly.
In addition to the Treble and Bass faders, it has a De-Hum feature that quickly removes hum and low-end rumble. There’s also a Gain fader with an input level control, and a dry gain control which lets you match the level of the raw vocals to the processed vocals for easy comparison using the on/off switch. Click on the scrollbar to access the De-Hum and Gain controls.
You can exclude certain EQ hotspots from being “de-hummed” if the vocals becomes too thin, or turn them on if the vocals is too heavy in the low-end. Plus and Minus buttons will appear in the De-Hum panel when it is turned on.
Exciters work by adding harmonics to the sound. In most cases, a subtle boost is enough to make it deeper or more brilliant. But if you want to add a lot of color to your vocals, you can drive it all the way. The presets are labelled according to their intensity. It is recommended to start with a subtle preset, and then work your way from there.
Price: USD 9.95
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Check out the video below as I demonstrate how I use these racks. I am constantly tweaking, experimenting, and improving them, and I hope that you find some use for them, perhaps in your own Live Sets or maybe even just as a source of inspiration to your own workflow. Let me know if you have any comments or suggestions. Maybe some of my techniques are being done in an overly complicated or redundant fashion, or maybe there’s a much more effective way to do it, I’d love to hear your thoughts on the matter.
The Vocal Rack and Dub Delay download is available at no cost from AfroDJMac.
PC3K8 downloads : Now available for free download on Kurzweil’s web site, the first two collections of samples and programs available in the library are from Kurzweil’s acclaimed Synthscapes and Take 6 Vocals.
Originally developed for the legendary K2 Series keyboards, these incredible sound collections have been brought forward to the PC3K series continuing Kurzweil’s commitment to non-obsolescence by design. Many more samples and program collections will be provided in the near future further adding value to owners of PC3K keyboards.
These extensive sound collections were developed with painstaking attention to detail and recorded in some of the world’s best studios. They helped to build the legacy of the famous K2 Series keyboards and now they’re available to enhance the latest generation of Kurzweil instruments. Synthscapes provides a palette of rich, complex digital waveforms, many of which are layered together and combined with analog filters. Bearing the name of the acclaimed vocal group, the Take 6 library features numerous vocal articulations, with a variety of single and ensemble voices.
Both sound libraries are available as a free download for PC3K Series users.