Gothic Instruments Dronar Atmosphere Creator Free Edition
Instrument purveyor Time+Space distributes the many Gothic Instruments Dronar and Sculptor titles for Native Instruments Kontakt, and last week they put out a Dronar Free Edition to showcase some of the sounds and capabilities of several Dronar titles. The free version consists of 20 presets with all the included samples from four Dronar titles: Hybrid, Guitarscapes, Live Strings, and the new Dark Synthesis—five presets per title. Each preset has four layers: low, mid, high, and FX, and because Dronar focuses on complex soundscapes and atmospheres, the amount of long, evolving samples included to compose these cinematic textures amounts to a 1GB download.
Dronar Free Edition is completely free for Kontakt 5.6.8 or higher users (or limited to 15 minutes at a time in the free Kontakt Player host). It includes four of the six editor pages within Kontakt to make the sounds more expressive: the Main, LFO FX, Master FX, and Arpeggiator pages (Rhythm Editor and Expert pages are not included).
Wave Alchemy Acidlab Miami Drum Samples
In honor of its Summer Sale that goes until July 16th, virtual instrument and sound pack-maker Wave Alchemy has released 50 free 808-style drum hits called Acidlab Miami drum samples. This collection has the distinction of being recorded to analog tape via an Ampex ATR-102 tape machine. It includes hats, claps, cymbals, toms, kicks, snares, and other percussion sounds.
The download also comes with a 10% off coupon for Wave Alchemy’s shop.
Function Loops Free 150 MB Vocal Pack
Taken from a selection of its vocal sample packs, Function Loops has gifted us an 150MB folder of about five dozen vocals loops, ranging from 105 to 138 bpm in the genres of bass, G-house, EDM, progressive, house, moombahton, techno, trance, pop, and more. There is a mix of both dry and effected loops; all of the loops are tempo labeled and most are key labeled, as well.