Splice Sounds has launched some more titles in its series of exclusive sample packs and producer collections. Malay Sample Pack — Malay is a Grammy-winning producer and record engineer who has worked with the likes of Frank Ocean, John Legend, and Sam Smith. His sample pack features sounds that reflect his signature sound, spanning melancholy […]
AudioThing has released version 1.1 of Reels, a tape emulation plugin with built-in echo section and tape-stop effect. Reels brings a rough retro analog sound to your mixes. Based on an old Japanese portable tape recorder with a very distinct Lo-Fi analog sound, Reels emulates all the imperfections of consumer reel-to-reel recorders. We have modeled […]
Fidelity? High-quality sound? No – degradation! And if you don’t have a ragged VHS deck or cassette Walkman handy, these free effects racks in Ableton Live will sort you out.
Downgrade is the work of Tom Cosm, long-time Ableton guru. There are five effects:
— plus if you give him literally US$1 or more (you cheapskate), you get an additional Stutter rack.
Basically, you get loads of controls for manipulating downsampling, tape effects, saturation, distortion, modulation of various kinds, echo, vocoder, and more. It’s a sort of retro Vaporwave starter kit if you’d like to think of it that way – or an easy, dial-up greatest hits of everything Ableton Live can now do to make your sound worse. And by worse, I mean better, naturally.
Ableton have been gradually adding all these digital downsampling features (early on) and simulated analog tape and saturation effects and nonlinear modulation (more recently). Tom has neatly packed them into one very useful set of Racks.
Notice I say “Racks,” not Max for Live devices. That means these will mostly run on different editions of Live, and they’re a bit easier to pick apart and adjust/modify – without requiring Max knowledge.
Origin Sound has released its new sample pack Lo-Fi Cuts 2 – Soulful Jazz Beats, a new collection of 350+ meticulously crafted samples that tastefully possess all the sonic characteristics and imperfections of Lo-Fi audio. Lo-Fi Cuts 2 offers an abundance of authenticity and creativity in equal measure whilst not faltering on musicality, with every […]
Prime Loops has launched a new Soundbites series pack Jazz Sax, a collection of 70MB+ of smooth and Jazz-infused saxophone samples. Recorded at 85BPM across a variety of different keys, the loops are usable in multiple genres, especially Lo-Fi and Soulful Hip Hop. This new Mini-Pack follows the recent Ukulele collection. Step into the world […]
Sample Magic has just released its new sample pack Sleazy Beats 2, offering a fresh slice of Lo-Fi aesthetics, crate-dug designed melodics and MPC style beats. A diverse and dissonant collection covering the very best the lo-fi beat scene, Sleazy Beats 2 returns with a grab bag selection of hazy hooks, astral atmospheres, dusty MPC […]
Prime Loops has launched the new Organica sample pack by Phonat, a collection of sounds for keen producers of Ambient, Chill, Electronica and Downtempo. Organica is designed with finesse, keeping in mind producers of all skill levels, whilst retaining an off the wall character, typically associated with Phonats’ intricate sound. Start by diving into the […]
Ghosthack is offering a huge 55% discount on all its sound packs for a limited time. The sale includes Vaporwave Essentials, a collection of dreamy jazz and lounge inspired lo-fi nostalgia. This pack features 401 one-shots, loops and MIDI files for Vaporwave music production. Expect lo-fi drum breaks, deep melodic loops, warm sub basses, stem-separated […]
Function Loops has announced the release of Lofi Soul & Jazz, a brand new sample collection featuring a soulful fusion of chunky street beats and sweet jazzy jams. Expect a comprehensive selection of studio-ready loops, plus a selection of corresponding MIDI files and one-shot samples. Lofi Soul & Jazz includes: 5 construction kits (key and […]
Prime Loops has introduced Lo-Fi Cuts – Soulful Jazz Beats, a new Origin Sound sample pack full of rich environments and samples that possess a wealth of character and personality. A meticulously crafted selection of drum loops lay the foundations for Lo-Fi Cuts which includes separate stems for easily interchangeable patterns, in addition to a […]