Somewhere, round a conference table in France, a heated conversation is taking place. It’s a product development meeting at Arturia. At one of end the table the accountant is arguing for the Nanobrute, a budget synth with two knobs and a key, at the other end, a designer is pushing for a Polybrute, a 6 voice synth based on the ‘brute architecture.
Who will win? My money is on the Nanobrute, my heart is with the Polybrute. Check out the samples below for a glimpse of what might be.
I’ve updated the Minitaur Construction Kit to work with Kontakt 5.
Basically, it’s a bunch of raw Minitaur samples that you can use to create your own patches. It makes use of multiple velocity layers and round robin sampling.
Get it here.
Just kidding. I don’t have anything just yet, but watch this space for a bunch of new stuff, including non-genre specific samples of the sexy new Microbrute, more SH-2 good stuff and an update to the Hybrid collection.
Here be 16 Roland JX-8P multi-samples for your software samplers (or hardware, if you’re willing to put in the effort remapping everything).
I think the JX-8P has to be my favorite of the JX line that I’ve played with, it’s not quite “phatt” as the 3p, but even that’s not particularly obese in itself. it has a really smooth and mellow tone that’s really easy to use in tracks and it’s more user friendly than the MKS-70.
The Roland love fest continues unabated with this collection of 10 bass sounds from the SH-2. The SH-2 does bass as easily as you and I breathe air (hopefully).
As usual, Kontakt users will (probably) have to use batch re-save to get the patches loading consistently and Reason people will need to do the “search samples” thing and then save each patch individually (unless they’ve improved sample handling since I last used it).
I use the term percussion here very loosely, what your getting are mostly one-shot FX, snares and a ton of kick drums. That said, you might find this collection of 98 individual sounds pretty useful if you have a drum sampler like an MPC or Machinedrum. These hit’s are pretty noisy, so if you like things real clean you’re in the wrong place.