With the download and voting stage of the KVR Developer Challenge 2014 in full swing we're posting a series of news items highlighting each release. You can download the entries for free and make a donation to the prize fund if you wish to do so here.
ADD-1 Drums Part 1 by beatZ is a drum sample pack. Basically ADD-one is a drum machine from the 80s containing ROM samples from different drum sounds. With the help of an external disk drive users can also record their own samples. But the most interesting part is the engine behind the 12-bit converters. Analog envelopes and analog filters are used for the signal path and features like LFO and auxiliary envelopes give many possibilities to sculpt the sound of the waveform.
This unique drum machine is actually not as famous as many of its counterparts but it's getting more popular thanks to praising reviews recently published on the web.
Maybe because this piece of gear is a hard to find obscurity, there is not one sample pack dedicated to this instrument. Well, until now.
With this sample pack we present you the first drum collection exclusively made with the ADD-one. Everything is recorded directly from the output in 24-bit and 44.1 kHz. We extensively made use of the synthesis engine, the filters or the possibility to layer samples.
This package contains 420 WAV-files located in two folders.
The 4 Velocities folder contains samples recorded with four different velocities. The samples with the 1 at the end are recorded with the lowest velocity whereas the samples indicated with a 4 at the end were done with the max velocity. The numbers 2 and 3 are the velocities between as you can guess ;)
The One-Shots folder contains a nice collection of one-shot samples. We got kicks, snares, cymbals & hats, claps, percussion, toms and sounds we labeled sounds/FX. Some of them can be used together, they are the same sound treated with different pitches, envelope or filter settings. The file names and the numbers should indicate which samples belong together. (To be honest, we finished this pack on the last minute so maybe the names and numbers are a little bit chaotic. So we are!)
We hope you enjoy our work. Use these samples for your new beats and fresh tunes.
Advanced Audio + Application Exchange
New this year is a grand prize from KVR Audio and A3E (Advanced Audio + Application Exchange). The winning developer will have the opportunity to present their entry at the A3E show in Boston, September 23-24, 2014.
The winning developer will be provided with transportation to Boston, two nights stay at one of the A3E host hotels for the nights of Monday, September 22 and Tuesday, September 23, 2014.
The winner will also receive a complimentary A3E Audio Developer Conference pass, special recognition on the A3E website and at the A3E event in Boston, as well as a dedicated announcement and press release to A3E's global industry communities.
We have several additional sponsors this year. Remember, anyone who enters, donates or votes will be eligible for the prize drawing for any of these (and more to come) prizes.
Thanks to the following for their donations of additional prizes: