Native Instruments acquires Loop Loft!

Native Instruments acquires loops & samples producer, The Loop Loft

 

Leading content library to bolster Sounds.com offering

 

Berlin 24th Jan – Native Instruments today announces its acquisition of The Loop Loft, a leading content library specialised in recording top musicians to make the highest quality digital content available to all music creators.

The move coincides with the launch of Sounds.com, Native Instruments’ new online platform for loops, samples, and sound packs for music creators of all genres with over 500,000 sounds at launch, from more than 200 partners.

Sounds.com subscribers can access loops and samples from high calibre drumming and acoustic artists like Nate Smith, Matt Chamberlain and Omar Hakim, further diversifying the platform’s content offering.

The move also sees The Loop Loft Founder, CEO and accomplished musician Ryan Gruss joining Native Instruments as Director of Products – Content, based in Los Angeles. In the new role, Ryan will create content for Sounds.com as well managing a specialized development team focused on creating new content across the NI portfolio.

Commenting on the acquisition, Ryan Gruss added: “When we learned of Native Instruments plans for Sounds.com we immediately saw an opportunity to amplify our offering to new audiences. Native Instruments’ rich heritage of sound design is a musicians dream and I’m excited to get hands on and steer the development of new instruments and content in 2018.”
 
Daniel Haver, CEO and Co-founder at Native Instruments commented: “We’ve always admired the authenticity and ambition of The Loop Loft; we could tell it’s a service built by passionate musicians with a bold online vision. We’re excited to welcome Ryan and his team to NI and anticipate increased volume, quality and diversification of content and instruments across our brands.”

The Sounds.com beta launched on January 17 in the U.S. Customers can try it now with a free selection of loops and samples, or go Pro and subscribe to the full library at a special introductory price of $9.99 per month.
 
Simplicity and ease-of-use are central to the Sounds.com experience: All loops and samples are available to browse and preview, with no sign-up required; sounds are tagged and easily sortable by genre, key, BPM, and other attributes; and search functionality is powered by Native Instruments’ own MIR (Music Information Retrieval) algorithms, which helps users find exactly what they need, when they need it.
 
More details about the platform’s vision and progress will be shared with media and industry peers at the ‘Native Summit’ partner conference, held at this year’s NAMM event in Anaheim, CA, from January 25-26. If you are interested in attending, please get in touch with the Native Instruments PR team.

HexInverter.net Midi2CV Eurorack Module keeps Maschine in sync

Available as a kit or completed module this sucker is deep with features.check it out at Hexinverter.net

The ACXsynth MIDI2CV Eurorack module is an 8HP, 4 channel CV/Gate interface with a robust feature set you can build yourself!

The original circuit and firmware were designed by the talented Alain Coupel of ACXsynth. His design is used here with permission. Dmitry, a forum member, took it upon himself to update the firmware with a slew of new and exciting features!


FEATURES

 

  • 12bit DACs with high quality Intersil opamps for great CV accuracy
  • Monophonic mode offers full control of one voice (mod, pitch wheel, etc.) as well as sequencer control (start/stop, reset, sync)
  • Split and duophonic modes accessible through advanced features
  • Sync output emits MIDI clock pulses for driving sequencers
  • MIDI channel auto-learn at startup means no configuration if only basic functionality is desired

Dominant Drums Maschine Expansion is NOW OUT!

Dominant Drums

Dominant Drums Full

Well this one has been a long time coming. I went out and did some extensive on location recordings. I altered drum kits, Bolted on sheets of metal to tom toms, ran them through crazy analog effects, and generally beat the living hell out of everything that I could find to make the best sounding hard hitting drums around.

Dominant Drums consists of

  • 25 fully Maschine optimized kits,
  • 6 synths,
  • 5 multi fx groups,
  • 200 patterns
  • 400+ browser tagged samples.   
All just to make you happy. 🙂
check it out Click the header to head straight over to Bigfishaudio.com!

Grey Forge “Dark Techno” expansion for Maschine

grey forge product

GREY FORGE delivers dark, brooding techno with expressive control for live performance.

Here we have the latest in a long line of Native Instruments official expansion packs.
This one is designed for a dark techno ambience and I have to say it delivers. The Sounds all have a really nice cohesive flavor to them. One shots ring out with a nice tail and give you a damp dark feeling. Emotive drums that really remind me of just down in the dumps kinda days and the percussion sounds are very easy to mix.

Here are the details at a glance:

Full MASCHINE projects 9
Included Drum Kits 45 kits (14 drum synth kits with custom, pre-mapped macro controls)
Drum Synth presets 230
MASSIVE presets 40
Download size 146 MB
System requirements MASCHINE STUDIO /MASCHINE /MASCHINE MIKRO 2.0 or higher,
MASSIVE (1.3.1 or higher).

all for only $49.00

Not bad for such easily usable sounds. Highly recommended.

Free Sound Pack Fluxwithit Animodule sound pack!

  Animodule eurorack synth modules are some of the most character filled Eurorack modules out. 

 

I thought it was time to share some of the joy of owning these modules with the rest of you… FOR FREE.

Animodule eurorack modules are hand built in Pennsylvania and consists of everything from VCO’s to Filters to logic modules, VCA’s , envelopes… everything you need to make your synth amazing.

Over the past 6 months I have had the joy of getting to dig deep into these modules and I have to say they are just bursting with character all their own.  I highly recommend if you are building a eurorack synthesizer to check them out!

ANiMODULE STORE FRONT

Here is the free sound pack consisting of 50 new sounds, and 1 fresh demo kit for Maschine 2.0

Fluxwithit Animodule free sounds pack

Enjoy!

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