New IK Multimedia SampleTank 3 Libraries

Okay, this is freaky because just the other day I sat down with my current drum sample library and started tweaking some sounds to try to get something closer to Neil Peart’s drum sound on Rush’s Snakes And Arrows album. And I was using IK Multimedia’s excellent T-Racks for EQ and compression. And now I open my email and boom: IK Multimedia releases Neil Peart Drums. Using Peart’s Snakes And Arrows kit. It’s a sign!!!

PRESS RELEASE: IK Multimedia is pleased to announce the availability of 3 exciting new exclusive sound libraries for SampleTank 3 for Mac/PC: the Neil Peart Drums, Billy Cobham Drums and American Acoustic Guitar collections.

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COOL GEAR ALERT: BeatBuddy

BeatBuddyWow, here’s one for the I Can’t Believe Nobody’s Done This Before files: BeatBuddy is the first guitar pedal drum machine, giving you hands-free control of your beat while you’re rocking out. There’s an IndieGoGo campaign underway to fund it and it reached $30,000 within the first 30 minutes, and as I type this it’s up at over $102,000. It will come pre-loaded with 10 unique drum sets, over 200 songs (verse/chorus beat progressions) in a variety of styles, tempo adjustment via a knob or tap tempo, MIDI sync so you can integrate with MIDI-based loopers and effects, headphone jack and full stereo sound. Imagine what you can do with this as a soloist, busker, teacher or clinician. And Singular Sound, the team behind BeatBuddy, have aligned with GoranGrooves Studio, a world-class drum recording service in Miami, to create content for the BeatBuddy. The sound samples are recorded and processed with meticulous care using top of the line equipment, drums and percussion. Read More …