Sample Diggers has returned with its latest sample pack The Future is Funk, a heavyweight installment of future funk sounds designed to bring feel good and funky vibes to your music, with aesthetic touches that borrow from Vaporwave, French house and Disco. The Future is Funk brings you a respectable 508 MB helping of sounds […]
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.
Ghosthack has launched its new Synthwave Essentials sound pack, a collection of atmospheric and retro synth electronica. The pack induces over 350 one-shots, loops and MIDI files geared towards Synthwave music production. Expect vintage drum machines, lush cinematic melodic loops, funky basses, stem-separated drum loops, beautiful soundscapes, dreamy sequencers, deep drones and much more – […]
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 […]
Freaky Loops has launched its new sample collection Vaporwave, a fresh batch of loops and samples that is ready to evoke the spirit of the ’80s nostalgic sounds in a more pitch-perfect modern way. This pack comes with some truly amazing retro sounds combined with modern electronica and spiced with lo-fi aesthetics. You can expect […]
Prime Loops has launched a new round of Weekly Deals, offering up to 50% off on a selection of sound packs and bundles. This week the sale includes: Vaporwave Aesthetics – 690MB+ of 80s inspired Vaporwave Samples featuring tons of synth & bass loops and their variations, plus a wide selection of Linn-style drum loops […]
BeatSkillz has released a new rompler instrument called Synthwave KZ, featuring a collection of 100 sounds inspired by the works of artists such as Kavinsky, The Midnight, Com Truise, Mitch Murder, Dynatron, Time Cop and more. Synthwave / Vaporwave & Nuwave are 80s revival genres of music with a modern twist. This style has soon […]
Sample Magic has launched Breaks and Beats, a collection that aims to offer the ultimate drums, breaks and samples collection for the aspiring beat producer. Inspired by the sound of the underground beat scene and golden era hip-hop – Breaks & Beats is an expansive 900MB collection of classic MPC drums, dirty and dusty reworked […]
Soundiron has released new sample library Cruiser, a Kontakt instrument that captures that signature nostalgic sound of vintage ’80s synths, perfect for vaporwave, chillwave, nu-disco, new retro wave and more. This classic 49-key subtractive synthesizer was built by the Italian electronics company Siel way back in 1981. Sold to the European markets as the Siel […]
Loopmasters has announced the release of Vaporwave City, a hazy and dream-like collection of lo-fi sounds with influences from smooth jazz to lounge music, but with an authentic and ethereal 80s edge that sets it apart from the rest. Delivering maximum aesthetic effect in a variety of formats (loops, one-shots, sampler patches and Rex2 files), […]