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Wizoo Powered Nord AKAi

Wizoo Powered Nord AKAi

P2P | Sep 29, 2013 | 306 MB

Wizoo Powered Nord is from the German company Wizoo, who are probably better known for their music books, mainly Software and Synth Guides, but have now developed a rapidly expanding range of sample CD’s. The advertising for this CD states “This hot tamale makes other digital takes on analog sounds look like refried beans. Watch your sampler sweat when you feed it these killer sounds. Burning basses, red-hot pads, scorching leads, pyro polys and sizzling syncs. This CD-ROM turns your sampler or soundcard into a virtual Nord Lead with 64 patches.”  As with other Wizoo sample CD’s this collection sits in the “midrange” price bracket of just under $50, around half the price of what we’d call a full price CD. Logically therefore you get around half the contents of what you might expect from a full price CD, although in this case you do get a fair amount of material part of this is due to the duplication of samples as we’ll explain later… The CD comes in a gatefold “CD single” cardboard type package that opens up to reveal a booklet in the inside cover, very nice, though be careful not to stick your cup of tea on it as it’s not quite as “wipe clean” as your typical plastic case.

There is a little biographical information given on the producers of the collection on the Wizoo website – Peter Gorges who did the Nord Programming, Herbertus Maass who took the Nord sounds into the sampler world and Edwin Hettinger who did the sampling, post production and looping.

The documentation is excellent, the CD is broken down into individual samples, with the partition, volume, program, program name and in most cases a description of the program too. In addition, the 24 page booklet gives you a few pages in introduction and user tips on how to get the most out of the collection and your sampler. Overall a very nicely put together package.

Obviously all of the sounds have been sourced directly from a Nord Lead, a very popular analogue modelling synthesiser from Clavia. There has been little in the way of post production work on the sounds, the intention to give users to “turn your sampler into a first class synthesiser with all the legendary tonal attributes of analogue synthesisers.”

Wizoo Powered Nord AKAi
http://beelink.in/9700/Wizoo-Powered-Nord-AKAi/

Wizoo LoFi Junkiez Vol.2 CDDA WAV-ALFiSO

Wizoo LoFi Junkiez Vol.2

Team ALFiSO | 26.07.2002 | 294.79 MB

LoFi Junkiez is the first of Wizoo’s ‘TrashCan’ loops series. Based on lower bit sample, old drum machines and hard compression, they make a great starting point. I picked this disc up from the manufacturer several months ago hoping to be ecstatic about it, but ultimately becoming bored with most of the offerings. There just isn’t enough to keep one occupied. Described as Big Beat and Break Beat drum loops ‘Totally phucked up but phunk.eee’. LoFi Junkiez is mixed Wav/AIFF disc with both Stereo and Mono variations focusing on the Cologne techno stylings. The loops have a lot of energy and are pretty authentic, but you have your work cut out for you if ya don’t want to sound like everyone else. This disc is rather limited in scope. This may be both a godsend with all the discs trying to be everything for everyone, or a disappointment because there just isn’t enough here. The loops are presented in several formats, but ultimately, you will be looking at about 50 megs of information total with 90 loops for the most part, grouped into 24 variations on a theme with 18 free standing loops.

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This is the main problem with this disc. If you really want to use this to its fullest potential, you will need additional sound material in the same vein as this soundware. The disc is relatively inexpensive, so there is no reason not to buy the second in the series Lo Fi Junkiez Vol. II, but that betrays the logic of ‘cheap’ sound discs. The sounds are so idiosyncratic that this is probably the only source of ‘same sounding’ sounds around. Your other alternative is to break out ReCycle and have a go at it, building custom kits and either thinning the loops when ya need them thinned or randomizing the order when you need to mix things up. There are other cheaper alternatives to ReCycle, such as Beat Creator or Tuareg, both only available for Windows, but making this sort of thing a breeze.

What do I like about this? While the different versions artificially inflate the size of this disc, I was able to copy the Stereo AIFFs over to Zip and read these directly into my sampler with no additional processing. The loop points were perfect, although I prefer to simply retrigger in most circumstances, and everything synced. The loops are short and to the point, usually just single bar, so this means I could load all the variations, even in stereo, without taking up too much memory. Converting the loops for usage with the softsynths I use was even easier.

INFO/DEMO/BUY: http://mage.si/u3Rc
Wizoo LoFi Junkiez Vol.2 CDDA WAV-ALFiSO
http://beelink.in/23747/Wizoo-LoFi-Junkiez-Vol.2-CDDA-WAV/

Downbeat Dance Grooves WAV-CHiC

Downbeat Dance Grooves

TEAM CHiC | 2003/07/17 | 399.01 MB

Downbeat’ covers the Dark and slow end of the audio spectrum. This volume features slightly more drumloops than Upbeat Dance Grooves and a good selection of Synth Basses, atmos, hits, arps, pads, fx and much more. Covering tempo ranges from 90 to 120 bpm, Downbeat is another versatile selection for musicians who want to inject an edge into their music! Jam-packed full of Dance sounds created and produced by Dave Hickman, the producer behind ZG Classics – Analog to Digital Volumes 1 and 2, as well as producing 5 of the ever popular Creative Essentials titles.

INFO/DEMO/BUY: https://mage.si/iSyhq
Downbeat Dance Grooves WAV-CHiC
http://beelink.in/7388/Downbeat-Dance-Grooves-WAV/

E-MU Xtreme Lead-1 Synth Module MULTiFORMAT

E-MU Extreme Lead-1 Synth Module

P2P | 9 July 2010 | 435 MB

.: NKi, EXS, FXP, WAV, SXT :.

The XL-1 introduces E-mu’s new SuperBEATS Mode, which allows you to effortlessly trigger, latch and unlatch synced loops and grooves from separate keys on your keyboard over 16 independent rhythm tracks. Great for live use by DJs and artists alike! Sounds of the Xtreme Lead-1 include techno basses, buzzed out synth leads, pads, dance drumkits, vocal stabs, hits, analog synths, DJ scratches, etc. The twelve assignable real-time front panel controls provide fast hands-on access.

E-MU Xtreme Lead-1 Synth Module MULTiFORMAT
http://beelink.in/20656/E-MU-Xtreme-Lead-1-Synth-Module/

E-MU Orbit 9090 Vintage Synth MULTiFORMAT

Orbit 9090 Vintage Synth

P2P | 15 July 2010 | 80.6 MB

.: NKi, EXS, FXP, WAV, SXT :.

The Orbit is first in E-mu’s new line of dance modules. This is strictly engineered for the techno artist. It has 8 MB of samples of all the great vintage analog sounds plus many familiar and typical sounds used in house, hip hop, trance, and techno. It includes an essential digital VCF-like filter that is (on many presets) usually controlled from the modulation wheel on your keyboard controller! It’s great for filling tracks with lush sweeping pads, or trancing along a 303 bassline pattern and filtering away. It is a beautiful golden single-space rack unit with a big easy to read LCD. Its sounds are, well they’re digital so they are a little harsh and ‘tinny’ but add a little ‘verb and some delay and it sounds damn good! It is already being used by lots of techno artists around the world including Todd Terry, Roni Size, ATB, and Orbital.

E-MU Orbit 9090 Vintage Synth MULTiFORMAT
http://beelink.in/20657/E-MU-Orbit-9090-Vintage-Synth/

E-MU Platinum Phatt EMU-ALFiSO

E-MU Platinum Phatt EMU

Team ALFiSO | 08-07-2003 | 821.69 MB

Over a gigabyte of phattness: beefed-out authentic instruments, hard urban vocal hooks, live drum grooves and the grittiest lo-fi funk.

E-MU Platinum Phatt EMU-ALFiSO
http://beelink.in/22002/E-MU-Platinum-Phatt-EMU-ALFiSO/

Acid Techno 2 WAV

Acid Techno 2 WAV

FANTASTiC | March 31 2017 | 580 MB

A second issue of the highly successful Acid Techno package with all analog functional hooklines, basslines and Beat Loops.


Acid Techno 2 WAV
http://beelink.in/31942/Acid-Techno-2-WAV/

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