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Eastwest: Stormdrum 3


  • Features the best instruments from the private collection of Mickey Hart.
  • Features additional instruments from the Remo private collection, hand picked by Remo himself.
  • Played by master percussionists Mickey Hart, Greg Ellis and Chalo Eduardo.
  • Produced by Nick Phoenix, "Two Steps From Hell" composer and creator of Stormdrum 1 and 2, epic percussion collections.
  • Includes tempo synced percussion performances directed and played by Mickey Hart, with Greg Ellis, Chalo Eduardo and Nick Phoenix
  • Includes 5 user-controllable mic positions for each instrument.
  • Recorded in the world famous EASTWEST Studio 1, the home of major Hollywood soundtracks and television themes.
  • Includes new PLAY 4 64-bit/32-bit software on both MAC and PC, more user control and detail than any other collection.

Stormdrum 3 is the first virtual instrument to include EastWest's new PLAY 4 software. In PLAY 4, EastWest replaced some third party components; added Avid's new AAX format that will allow Pro Tools 11 users to use EastWest's virtual instruments 64-bit, greatly improving performance; added new time-stretch software optimized for loops (with sync to sequencer); added a new mixer page (with sub-channels for mic positions), added background loading, and other new features. To top it all off, EastWest now offers SSL FX from Solid State Logic, the industry leader in mixing technology; and an upgraded EastWest reverb. The new FX section is available as an optional upgrade for all legacy EastWest PLAY collections, but will be included FREE for SD3 users. In addition, customers who place a pre-order for SD3, scheduled to ship July 15, will be able to use the SSL/EW FX section for other PLAY collections as an additional bonus when available. The FX section includes a SSL EQ and Dynamics Channel Strip, Transient Shaper, and SSL's legendary Stereo Bus Compressor; plus an upgraded "true stereo" reverb from EastWest plus new features. Now, with it's combination of the new PLAY 4 software, the best sound processing tools available, and world class percussion instruments, Stormdrum 3 is the most advanced percussion virtual instrument to date and a must-have.
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Big Drums: These are the larger drums that do not fall in the Taiko family. Many of them include large, deep and booming sounds, but others are more complex in nature. There are some real gems in here from Mickey's magical warehouse of one of a kind hand drums. Highlights in the epic genre here are The Beast, Double Headed Tree Drum, Lord Of Toms Ensemble and Dragon Ensemble.

Gongs Clocks Waterphones: These instruments provide the iconic sounds of several gongs and waterphones, some played underwater! The "Clockworks" patches are the result of Nicks field recordings in 6 antique clock shops.

Metals: This group includes bells, deep bowls, chimes, and cymbals collected by Mickey on his world travels. Some are well known like the Brazilian berimbau (which is played on a metal wire), others are unusual, such as hammered copper pots and handmade doorstop drums.

Shakers: The instruments in this group include several made from naturally occurring objects, such as snake rattles, seed pods, and deer hoofs, in addition to the more common ganza, modern shakers and Mickeys mighty rainsticks. Playability here is key.

Small Drums: Here you'll find a very large collection of smaller drums. Some have names you're probably familiar with, such as bongos, frame drums, and tambourines. But there are so many others that will surprise and delight you. Many of the Indian drums in this category are particularly special, such as the tuned tablas and madal. Performance techniques are stellar.

Taiko Family: This collection includes taiko drums ranging from huge to small. Many of the sampled instruments came from the collections of Mickey Hart and Remo to create a wide variety of sounds. Others came from the top taiko builders in Japan. They are played both individually and in ensembles. This is the Holy Grail of taiko samples. Finally.

Woods: In this group you'll hear unpitched sounds from wooden resonators; tuned chromatic instruments, such as a gourd marimba and a balaphone; the mighty gourd drum, a playable 12 ft. long redwood tree branch and wonderful scraped sounds, such as the Thailand frogs.

Price: $395

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Producer Loops: Supalife Progressive House Vol 2


Supalife Progressive House Vol 2 is here, bringing you a staggering collection of smooth futuristic House Construction Kits. Featuring silky vocals, pensive pianos, funky synths and dramatic builds, this is a feature-packed product which raises the bar for House production.
Producer Eddy Beneteau is back, turning his phenomenal production talents to Progressive House to bring you a sound well ahead of the curve. Lush pads and buzzing synths mingle with rich spatial FX and pounding bass lines, all underpinned by accessible and memorable progressions, melodies and hooks.

With well over 3.5 GB of uncompressed content, you're sure to find inspiration for your next House, Dance or Progressive Electronic production.

MIDI Files Included:

Like so many other Producer Loops products, 'Supalife Progressive House Vol 2' includes MIDI files for the majority of musical phrases heard in each Kit, allowing you to seamlessly mix your favourite synths and samplers with the sounds contained in the pack.

Advantages of MIDI:

While the supplied ACID/Apple Loops/REX content is extremely flexible and powerful, MIDI has the added benefit of allowing you to go to extremes of pitch and tempo beyond which the loops were originally recorded, with no time stretching or pitch shifting artefacts. Furthermore, you can make tweaks to the riffs so they fit perfectly into your existing mixes.

One-Shot Samples:

Each Construction Kit features one-shot melodic and drum samples, allowing you to create new beats, fills and loops to compliment the existing material. Simply load them up into your sampler of choice and create an infinite number of new beats and phrases.

Dry/Wet Loops:

For users looking to simply drag and drop, the 'wet' files contain all of the effects processing heard in the audio demos. But for producers looking to create their own effects mix, 'dry' loops are also included. Don't like the wet loops? No problem, add your own effects.

Unlooped Riffs/Tails:

This sample library also comes with unlooped/tail versions allowing you to end a phrase with the decay of the reverb/delay applied to the loop, another "Producer Loops" exclusive product feature.

Royalty-Free:

All of the loops in this product are 100% Royalty-Free (including the vocal loops), so once purchased, you can use these loops in your commercial releases without having to pay any hidden costs.

Product Specifications:

  • 5 Construction Kits
  • ACIDized WAV Files
  • Apple Loops/AIFF Files
  • REX2 Loops
  • Reason ReFill
  • Loops sync to BPM
  • 44.1 kHz/16-Bit
  • PC/Mac Compatible
  • Royalty-Free (No Exceptions)

Price: £39.95 - €46.88

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Togu Audio Line: TAL-BassLine-101


TAL proudly announces TAL-BassLine-101 after a year of hard work. We think it's one of our most accurate emulations. The release will be in a few weeks.

Some features:

  • Features of the hardware.
  • 24dB resonance low-pass filter (ZFD).
  • Original (RC) and linear portamento mode.
  • Built in arpeggiator with some additional modes.
  • Powerful step sequencer with up to 64 steps and recording option.
  • Carefully calibrated after our studio hardware device.
  • Different sync modes (MIDI clock, Midi note trigger, Host).
  • Sequencer MIDI export with drag and drop.
  • Sequencer / arpeggiator MIDI out for VSTi version.
  • De-Clicker mode for slower envelopes :/
  • Additional poly mode.
  • Around 250 factory presets.
  • Introductory price of 40$ for the first 2 months after release date.

We will rise the price for TAL-BassLine-101 and TAL-U-NO-LX to 60$ after this introductory period.

Price: 40$ -  60$

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Nomad Factory: Cosmos


Nomad Factory is proud to unveil COSMOS the latest addition to the Nomad Factory plug-ins collection. COSMOS is the ultimate tool for sonic enhancement and low-end fattening that will elevate the sound of your tracks to soaring new heights.

This audio sweetening plug-in faithfully emulates legendary audio hardware that is used in professional studios worldwide. COSMOS can be used in virtually any application:

  • Embellish a recording or enhance single instrument
  • Harmonically excite an entire mix
  • Enhance any TV/Film Post-Production project
  • Improve the sound of a Broadcast/Podcast

Naturally, COSMOS excels in the recording studio whether you need lead vocals to pop out more in a mix or boost the low end of a bass guitar. The plug-in is especially useful when placed on the mix bus to enhance an entire mix. Engineers have been using comparable hardware for decades and now COSMOS delivers the same sonic signature that can be found on countless hit records and award-winning productions.

COSMOS is designed to improve clarity and punch without increasing gain, which results in a more balanced sound. The plug-in uses harmonic enhancement instead of traditional EQ boosting to bring out desirable frequencies in your audio material. COSMOS works great to improve the sound quality of any audio source, including compressed mp3 files, podcasts and voice-over work.

COSMOS also features a tunable synth sub-generator that can give your audio a huge boost in the low frequency department. For years, audiophiles have used this secret technique to fatten bass parts, kick drums and give mixes a thunderous bottom end. COSMOS’ built-in limiter and imaging add an extra dimension of control and stereo enhancement.
About COSMOS

COSMOS is the ultimate tool for sonic enhancement and low-end fattening that will elevate the sound of your tracks to soaring new heights.

This plug-in is designed to improve clarity and punch without increasing gain, which results in a more balanced sound. The plug-in uses harmonic enhancement instead of traditional EQ boosting to bring out desirable frequencies in your audio material. COSMOS also features a tunable synth sub-generator that can give your audio a huge low-end boost.

COSMOS Plug-In Features:

  • INPUT : Shows the level of the input signal.
  • OUTPUT : Shows the resulting output level of the plug-in.
  • SUB-BASS TUNING : Dials in the frequency of the synth sub generator.
  • SUB-BASS DRIVE : Boosts the drive amount of sub bass.
  • BOTTOM DRIVE : Increases the drive of the bottom frequency shelf (less than ~600Hz)
  • EXCITER DRIVE : Increases the drive of the upper frequency shelf (above ~600Hz)
  • LIMITER SWITCH : Turns On/Off the built in limiter.
  • LIMITER GAIN : Boosts the gain of the limiter without clipping the signal.
  • STEREO IMAGING : Widens and enhances the stereo field of the signal.
  • POWER bypasses the entire unit

Price: USD $149.00

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