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May 9, 2014
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Ableton Magic Racks: Mix Essentials
Five Racks for dance music production.

Want to take your mixes to the next level? Fire up Magic Racks: Mix Essentials - five powerful Ableton Racks designed for intuitive and precision sculpting of a track’s key elements.

Each rack has been expertly built to cater to the demands of modern dance music producers - rigorously tried, tested and tweaked to offer incisive mixing options with the simplest of controls for maximum dancefloor impact.

Built exclusively from Ableton’s native tools and FX, each macro-controllable rack offers deep-level and highly-targeted enhancement of the key mix components in any dance track, from kick drum to hi-hats, synths to bass.

You won't find choice overload here; just eight macros per Rack with finely honed controls for the most important aspects of each sound. From common workflow tools to complex signal chains containing saturation, precisely honed EQ, parallel compression and limiting, each one is controlled via a single macro knob to make powerful sound-shaping simple and intuitive.

But customisation is also key, and all Racks are fully-editable - open them up, tweak parameters, change routings, swap in and out tools - so they fit your workflow seamlessly.

Compiled by Live power-user and long-time SM sound designer Hedflux, Magic Racks: Mix Essentials is the ultimate pairing of workflow optimiser and creative mix tool, allowing you to make intuitive production tweaks to the pivotal components of a track both in the studio and as part of Live sets.

What's Inside

The Racks:
1. Kick Tweaker > Tighten, deepen and fine-tune any kick drum. No transient is left un-tweaked in this comprehensive kick drum tool.
2. Snare Shaper > Precise tonal and envelope controls to whip snares, claps, sticks and stacks into shape.
3. Bass Toner > An essential of so many dance productions. Use Bass Toner to add weight, warmth and width to any weedy bassline or to sculpt and sharpen overbearing subs.
4. Percussion Processor > Give life, movement and energy to percussion, hi-hats and tops
5. Synth Modulator > Creative tools to morph melodics with 8 simple macro controls.

For full details and to see the Racks in action, check the video here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aue4cCL1YqA

For more information visit: http://www.samplemagic.com/details/320/ableton-magic-racks-mix-essentials
Downtempo Electronica
Languid beats and soothing synths for chilled electronica.

Delve into 750MB+ of fragmented beats, soothing synths and off-centre instrumentation to soundtrack a hot summer daze or late-night stargaze.

Packed with sparse rhythms, bliss-inducing melodics, rich multi-layered music loops, organic textures and more, Downtempo Electronic filters elements of chillwave, lo-fi electronica and future hip-hop just in time for summer.

All loops are key- and tempo-labeled where applicable. The collection is split across two tempo groups: 85bpm and 140bpm.

What's Inside

  • Beat Loops > 160+ loose, deep and chunky beats fusing analogue, digital and organic hits. Many offered with up to four stripped mixes.
  • Inspiration Loops > Melodic and rhythmic combo song-starters to spark the imagination. Filled with real pianos, xylophones, bells, chimes and more, each one comes with stripped variants for full mix freedom.
  • Music Loops > Rich melodic motifs broken out into constituent stems. Mix, match and rework to create unique ideas.
  • Synths & Keys Loops > Analogue washes, spritely leads, resampled keys and delay-drenched progressions - all key-labeled for ease.
  • One-Shots > Expertly-crafted selection of drum hits and stash of lush key-labeled synth shots.

Download contains:
450 x 24-bit Wav loops.
50 x 24-bit Wav one shots.
450 x Apple loops.
450 x Rex2 files.
Sampler Patches for NN-XT, Kontakt, Ableton Drum Racks, EXS24.

For more information visit: http://www.samplemagic.com/details/321/downtempo-electronica 
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