Back In Time Records Korg Universe Vol 1 AKAI SCD-AMPLiFYiSO
Korg Universe Volume 1 is from the German company Back in Time Records who specialise in the production of sample CD's of older classic synths, we have also reviewed Minimoog Classics and Korg Universe Volume 2. Korg Universe 1 is the companion volume to Volume 2 and covers the sounds produced from 17 Korg synthesisers and drum machines, from classic mono synths like the 700S to the Wavestation AD. There is no duplication with Volume 2 and I'd find it hard to think of anything produced by Korg in the 1970-91 period that isn't covered by one of these sample CD's.
he synthesisers and drum machines have been accurately recorded with no additional sonic processing. In this volume there are over 1500 individual samples, however to facilitate the the accurate representation of the sounds of these machines there is extensive use of multi-sampling. Therefore there are fewer unique sounds than otherwise may appear at first sight. The advantage of multisamples is that it enables a wider, more accurate rendition of the actual sounds across a wider audio range than just a single sample would do. A single sample played a couple of octaves away from its sampling point can often sound nothing like the original sound would have done at the same point. As this is a CD-ROM release the inconvenience of multi-sampling is removed and the added sonic accuracy produces a more playable range of notes from each sound.
As an added bonus the package comes with a floppy disk of data for the Korg Trinity workstation with some 150 program, combination and effects templates. Unfortunately I didn't have access to a Trinity to test these but no doubt adds to the value somewhat if you own one.
Like other Back in Time products the presentation is excellent. You get a little booklet, here it runs to 36 pages and quite excellent. The samples are broken down by partition and then by "phase" or program and then further broken down into each individual program. The phases run to a maximum of 8Mb. Each sound is listed out then with its memory requirement. Additionally though as a nice touch is some background information and the odd photo of the machine being sampled.
There is also a page or two of additional user information, mostly about the Trinity disk, but also about key ranges and so forth.
The machines sampled for this collection are as follows:- Synthesisers - 700S, 800DV, PS-3100, Trident MkII, Poly 800, DW 8000, DS-8, Wavestation AD, T1, CX3 Portable Organ, SG 1D Digital Piano, P3 Piano, 03 Orchestra Module and drum machines Wavedrum, minipops 120W, MR16 & DDD1.
Muzik 4 Machines Sample pack Volume 1
- Sounds extracted from my songs
- Personal sample banks
- Some Sounds created exclusively for this release (exclusive sounds available only on splice.com)
- Over 200 loops played live on the ER1 MK II feeding into a TurboRat and a Wha pedal, plus a comprehensive bank of kicks, snares and noises from the ER1
- The Whole ESX sample dump
Electronisounds Electro Synth Box
130 Multi-Sampled synth instruments, plus over 450 BONUS samples
681MB! Multi-sampled Leads, Pads, Organs, basses, & More. Program your own multi-samples or use them as one-shots!
Need some super-sweet new sounds to kick your tracks into high gear? These multi-samples were taken from a wide variety of hardware synths, most of them are original patches, programmed by Junebug.
You'll find every kind of synth sound you can imagine here. Load the WAVs into your hardware or software sampler of choice, programme your key split, and boom, you're playing super killer synth sounds!
Not into programming your own multi-sampled presets? Not to worry, just use these sounds as one-shots and don't program any key splits! These sounds are highly useable as one-shots, with no programming needed.
'Electro Synthbox' includes a colossal number of sounds, such as Acordo, Air Pad, Hardcore Lead 1, Jungle Bass 2, Kyoto Pluck, Plucky Lead, Pressing Lead, Rabid Lead, Retro Lead, Temple Wind, The Fly, Trip Hop Piano 1, Vox Pad, and many more.
As an added bonus, they've packed in 43 MB of drum hits collected from other Electronisounds titles. You'll get over 325 individual drum hits to program phat beats with! 'Electro Synthbox' also includes a folder of Demo samples including 34 MB of Demo samples from other packs.
Bringing these sounds to you in standard WAV format means anyone programming music on a PC or Mac can use thse sounds! These loops and sounds will slide effortlessly into any WAV compatible music-sequencing programme such as ACID, Sonar, Cakewalk Project 5, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Cubase, Fast Tracker, Orion, Fruity Loops, Impulse Tracker, Cakewalk Club Tracks, ReLoop2, Buzz, Leaf Drums, MasterBeat, Recycle, and more.
These WAVs will also work directly with the AKAI S5000 and S6000, Roland SP-606 or any other hardware or software sampler that can read standard WAV samples.
• All samples 16-Bit/44.1kHz stereo
• 130 Multi-sampled synths
• 450 Bonus samples
Puremagnetik Analog Bass Vol 2 For Live 7-AMPLiFY
Analog Bass Volume 2 aims to re-create the unique character of the MS-20 for use in modern digital workstations. Sampled with the highest quality conversion, Puremagnetik has captured the authentic sound of this legendary monosynth. Puremagnetik has gone a step further and combined external MoogВ® and DoepferВ® modulation sources with the MS-20 to create new sounds impossible to produce with the MS-20 alone.
Analog Bass Volume 2 features:
* Over 250MB of high quality sounds sampled directly from the legendary KORG MS-20.
* Optimized integration with Ableton Live, Kontakt, Logic and GarageBand.
* Custom Macro control mappings and racks for Ableton Live.
* Compatible with both Ableton Sampler & Simpler instruments.
* Easy Edit KSP user interface for Kontakt.
* High quality 24-bit 96khz content.
Future Music ’80s Drums and Synths WAV
1980s with this selection of classic drum machines, lovingly sampled retro kits, and vintage synth leads and basses.
Jason McGerr Sessions REFiLL SCD-BNT
Want Jason McGerr, drummer for Death Cab for Cutie, to play on your next track? Might be a problem. But if you'll settle for his drumming, his sound and his studio in ReFill form, there's always Jason McGerr Sessions.
All the Styles, All the Time
The Jason McGerr Sessions ReFill contains beats and rhythms suitable for a wide spectrum of musical styles; if you're looking for live played drums for your track, you'll find them here. It's that simple. A versatile drummer and a lover of good music in general, Jason provides you with drum loops and kits whose sound and playing styles range from basic bread 'n' butter pop beats through hip hop to live played glitch (!).
The Jason McGerr Sessions Refill was created specifically for Reason, and with Reason users needs in mind. Which becomes evident the moment you load it up. For instance, each of the featured drum loops comes with a multi-sampled kit made up of individual, full release sounds - letting you combine REX loops and indidvidual hits, for maximum flexibility. Need we add that every multi-sampled kit is available in close as well as ambience versions? Probably not.
On Location Drums
Every sound heard on Jason McGerr Sessions was recorded in Jason's own Two Sticks Recording Studio in Seattle, the very studio used to track the drums on the upcoming and highly anticipated Deathcab For Cutie album. The Sessions were recorded using Class A mics, preamps and outboard gear, capturing faithfully not only Jason McGerr's drums, but also the air and ambience of the room surrounding them.
More than 450 unique REX Loop variations, fills, lead-ins and endings, each with close and ambience version - Total number of REX Loops is over 900.
- More than 2,000 individual drum samples
- Three different versions of every drum kit. Can be used on their own or in various combinations
- Two multiple velocity snare sample collections that include ghost notes, drags, and rolls
- One kick drum recorded at multiple velocities with a felt as well as a plastic beater playing both into and off the drumhead
- 18 Song Starters to help you make the most of the JMS Refill
- 40 MIDI Files to be used with any of the included drum kits
- 38 ReDrum patches
- 12 Effects patches
- 38 NN-XT patches
- More than 25 Combinator patches including various Style Kits and Drum Machine performance patches
Forgotten Keys FK15 Bentley Rhythm Ace FR-3 V.4.2 KONTAKT
All the names dotted about on the front panel and serial plate of this early analogue drum machine denote it as: Ace-Tone, Bentley, Rhythm Ace Full-Auto FR-3. Quite a mouthful! I’m going to stick with FR-3 from now on. The FR-3 was a very similar looking machine to the Korg Mini-Pops 3 in that it had the usual range of preset rhythms plus a selector knob that assigned variations to the left most rhythm button, 2 buttons in this case. Being an early machine, inductor coils or tuned tanks are used to create the drum sounds. Some of the individual sounds can only be isolated for sampling by messing around inside the machine, which is often the case.
The drum machine used for this project was very kindly lent to me by Steve at SynthMagic. He had just had it serviced so it worked perfectly and sounded very clean. Check out his site if you haven’t already.
There are 8 sounds available on the FR-3 and they have all been isolated and sampled 8 times for the FK15. Unusually, the sounds are accented on certain beats. This is rarely seen on older machines and improves the rhythms considerably, especially the latin variety. The various accent levels have been sampled as well (8 times each) for all sounds that use it, making the rhythms very accurate to the original. When playing the sounds from your keyboard or DAW sequencer, these accent levels are assigned to velocity.
All the preset rhythms including the 2-beat and 4-beat variations have been re-produced for Kontakt. Rather than playing back sampled loops of the rhythms, the individual sampled sounds are triggered as and when needed. This is essentially how a real drum machine works except that the diode matrix has been replaced with Kontakt scripting and the sound generator circuit has been replaced with samples of said sound generator circuit.
The balance control of the FK15 adjusts the balance between the drum and cymbal sounds when playing one of the in-built rhythms. Far more control is to be had however by way of the Setup tab.
The Setup tab offers greater control over how the FK15 sounds and operates. There are volume, pan, tune and mute controls for each sound. Incoming MIDI notes can be mapped to any rhythm or sound and outgoing sounds can be assigned to any available Kontakt output. Random tune and volume controls add a little human element to the sounds.