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Biome Digital - Big Drop!

BIG DROP!

DANCE MUSIC PRESETS FOR MASSIVE!

119 expertly crafted Dance Music Presets suited to a wide variety of genres, 242 Audio files ready for you to get creative with and 212 Midi files totalling a whopping 572 files! Audio & Midi files are Key labelled and range from 2 bars to 32 bars in length. Macros & velocity have been assigned where necessary and many patches feature complex modulation routing.

If there's one thing you need in your music, it's a Big Drop!

Pack contains the following:

  • 119 Presets in .NMSV Format*
  • 242 Audio Files
  • 212 Midi Files

*Requires Native Instruments Massive 1.3 or newer (not included)

Genre: Electronic / Various
Category: Presets / Audio / Midi
BPM: 120 - 175
Number of Files: 572
Full Pack Size: 1.15 G (zip size 1.05 G)
Presets Only: 67.9 MB (zip 9.76 MB)
Audio & Midi Only: 1.15 G (zip 1.04 G)

Format: NMSV, Audio (24 bit/44.1khz .wav), Midi (.mid)


Big Drop! - All
£23.00

Presets Only
£19.00

Audio & Midi Loops Only
£11.00

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Steinberg - Nuendo 6.5

Nuendo 6.5 now shipping


Nuendo 6.5 is now shipping to distributors and dealers worldwide. Also available through the Steinberg Online Shop, Nuendo’s latest point update features automated loudness processing and professional bass management, TrackVersion playlists, track visibility management, enhanced AAF support and much more. A clear emphasis lies on the ADR taker system, with enhancements for voice and foley recordings, such as new playback/recording modes, automated naming and pre-record buffer.

Nuendo’s popular add-on package, the Nuendo Expansion Kit, will also be updated to version 6.5.

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Beat Assist - Esfera


Esfera it´s a plugin considered for ambient and special effects.

This plugin created by beatassist.eu is designed so that the user may create various ambiental sounds within a flash.

The synth is divided by three oscillators:

  • Bass
  • Athmosphere one
  • Athmosphere two

Each oscillator counts with modulation, amp envelope, modulation envelope, two filters, one using "Q" factor.
Athmosphere one and two oscillators are also gifted of pitch envelope and filter envelope regarding cutoff/Resonance and both..
The three oscillators have a Sync LFO with two targets at choice, speed up from 8 bars to 1/16b, 4 waveforms and release sync option that relies on Note/Transport Run/BarStart and Off or Random!
This synth also have a Chorus effect and a Stereo Delay effect that can be connected to Athmosphere one and two.
The Reverb effect that is provided, opens for both Athmosphere one and two at once. (Bass oscillator
does not have these options).

There is a Stepper effect in this VSTi that has 6 different target options for multiple effects considering the oscillators features. Reverse and foward option is also available for the Stepper.

Portamento and poly/mono mode are also included in this simple but effective VSTi.
The SoundBank was created by T. E. King and its only the beginning of what this VSTi can do! You can create a lot more sounds that drive you to ambiance in a short time and give the background you love for your tracks no matter wich genre you produce.

Esfera runs on Windows XP/Vista/Win 7 32-bits and Win 7 64-bits bridged.

Esfera is Free.

SPECIAL THANKS TO T. E. KING!

To download Esfera for Windows 32-bit please go to the Free VST Instruments tab.

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Producer Loops - LA Pop Sessions Vol 6


'LA Pop Sessions Vol 6' is the final installment in this stunning series that perfectly captures the vibe of West Coast Pop in five stunning Construction Kits packed full of memorable hooks and radio-ready chord progressions. Recorded and produced in the finest recording studios LA has to offer, this awesome pack brings the sound of LA straight to your studio. If you're looking to create Pop with attitude, 'LA Pop Sessions Vol 6' is for you, bringing you the cutting-edge sound of American Pop that's dominating the airwaves, in a feature rich Construction Kit format.

You'll find huge snares, bold bass lines, real guitar licks, and a modern edgy sound in five incredible multi-format Construction Kits.

Supplied in a variety of formats, this versatile product is your gateway to instant Pop hits.

Read on to find out more about the professional feature set including tail/release loops and MIDI files.

MIDI Files Included:

Like so many other Producer Loops products, 'LA Pop Sessions Vol 6' includes MIDI files for the majority of musical phrases heard in each Kit, allowing you to seamlessly mix your favourite synths and samplers with the sounds contained in the pack.

Advantages of MIDI:

While the supplied ACID/Apple Loops/REX content is extremely flexible and powerful, MIDI has the added benefit of allowing you to go to extremes of pitch and tempo beyond which the loops were originally recorded, with no time stretching or pitch shifting artefacts. Furthermore, you can make tweaks to the riffs so they fit perfectly into your existing mixes.

One-Shot Samples:

Each Construction Kit features one-shot drum samples, allowing you to create new beats, fills and loops to compliment the existing material. Simply load them up into your sampler of choice and create an infinite number of new beats and phrases.

Dry/Wet Loops:

For users looking to simply drag and drop, the 'wet' files contain all of the effects processing heard in the audio demos. But for producers looking to create their own effects mix, 'dry' loops are also included. Don't like the wet loops? No problem, add your own effects.

Unlooped Riffs/Tails:

This sample library also comes with unlooped/tail versions allowing you to end a phrase with the decay of the reverb/delay applied to the loop, another "Producer Loops" exclusive product feature.

Royalty-Free:

All of the loops in this product are 100% Royalty-Free (including the vocal loops), so once purchased, you can use these loops in your commercial releases without having to pay any hidden costs.

Specifications:

  • 5 Construction Kits
  • ACIDized WAV Files
  • Apple Loops/AIFF Files
  • REX2 Loops
  • Reason ReFill
  • Loops sync to BPM
  • 44.1 kHz/24-Bit
  • PC/Mac Compatible
  • Royalty-Free (No Exceptions)

Reduced price:
£17.47 (EUR €22.08)

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Binary Music - Energy Bow Guitar

Energy Bow Guitar For Kontakt 5

The Energy Bow Guitar library is an expressive Kontakt instrument made from recordings of a Fender American Standard Strat played with an E‑Bow. Sampled chromatically from a drop tuned D2 to A5. We fitted a Seymour Duncan Little '59 humbucker for extra sustain and everything was recorded cleanly through an Inward Connections Vac Rac 4000 pre-amp. 24 Bit/44.1kHz.


Features include:

  • Clean samples with three round-robins per note.
  • 'Character' samples with three round-robins. These are still non-distorted samples, but feature the bow occasionally touching the strings and other performance blips and can be selected by a key switch.
  • Harmonic samples with three round-robins. These were created with the E-Bow switch in the fundamental cancelling position and the modulation wheel can be used to crossfade into them. There are patches with these tuned to the same note (or octave) of the note played and natural patches, where the harmonic is as recorded - sometimes surprising!
  • Release samples.
  • Tempo syncable LFOs for vibrato and tremolo.
  • Sample start offset. We've retained the natural attack of the strings beginning to vibrate, but starting later in the sample is useful for faster phrases. This can be adjusted by a knob or by velocity.


The Electronic Bow (sometimes called an Energy Bow) was invented in 1969 by Greg Heet and became commercially available in 1976. It uses two electromagnetic coils to make a guitar string vibrate at a sympathetic frequency - one coil acts as a pickup and determines the freuency that the other coil emits - in a sort of feedback loop. The blue LED is purely to help aim it at the correct string.

Many artists have used an E-Bow, including David Gilmour, The Edge, Sigur Rós, Noel Gallagher, Martin Gore and of course Peter Buck on R.E.M.'s "E-Bow The Letter" !

Kontakt Version

1GB Instant download. Full version of Kontakt 5.3.1or higher required.
£17 €20 $23

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