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Week 10, I can't believe this. Sometimes it feels like time moves at 2x speed. Crazy!
This one is all about sample related news. I also have a little documentary style video about sampling in the works. I will be posting that on YouTube in the next couple days - hope you're excited for it!
Anyway, this is a really good one - LET'S GO!
→ The Ultimate AI Sample Finder
→ Anime Music Now Available To Sample
→ This Video Is Definitely Pushin' 🅿️
Waves, a leader in audio plug-ins, has just introduced a brand new sample management tool.
This AI powered app called Cosmos, assembles one unified database of the users samples and sounds and allows the user to search for a particular sound at any given time - in essence, this is the ultimate sample finder tool.
Waves says it uses Neural Networks technology to analyze your entire sound library, auto-tag the samples, then sort the samples for you, therefore making your files more organized and easily accessible.
Cosmos comes as a standalone app for your computer. It provides a search function, where a user can simply type the words “distorted” or “clap”, regardless of how your sounds are named, and any files linked to that sound will come up. The sound files can be previewed within the app and then the user can drag and drop the files into any DAW.
According to Music Radar, the user can view their samples in three different ways: Waveform, List and Cosmos. All of the one-shots and loops can be filtered and searched by instrument, BPM, key and sonic characteristics. WAV, AIFF, OGG and FLAC files are all supported.
The cherry on top to all of this is that it is free! In addition, if downloaded, you also get 2,500 royalty free samples from Waves. This management tool looks to be most beneficial to those producers who typically have a gigantic catalog of sounds and samples to sift through each session.
I absolutely love Cosmos. I had a chance a few months ago to test out a beta for it and it blew me away.
I will definitely be using this very often as I have a huge library of sounds and sometimes I wish I could just type "long 808" or "distorted snare" and just automatically get a list of all the sounds that fit that category. Pretty awesome - and it's free!
Tracklib has partnered with BANDAI NAMCO, the Japanese company behind video game classics such as Pac-Man and Tekken, to provide a catalog of original anime sounds. The licensing agreement between Tracklib and Lantis, which is the music label under BANDAI NAMCO, has been years in the making.
“We are excited to be able to bring Anime Music, which holds a large portion of Japanese pop culture, to all overseas creators. This will not only be about our original artists gaining new income; they will also gain whole new opportunities! We look forward to seeing songs created with our samples top the Billboard Charts in the near future.” - said Akiho Matsuo, Chief Producer of the Music Rights Department at BANDAI NAMCO.
Tracklib is ecstatic to have a partnership such as this one.
“Anime soundtracks are a major inspiration to artists and producers all over the world. We are very excited to now get them easy and legal access to BANDAI NAMCO foundational catalog for the genre.” - Pӓr Almqvist, Tracklib CEO & Co-founder said.
Tracklib has begun adding the new samples to its platform and looks to continue until the end of the year.
This makes me so freaking happy. Anime music is some of the best there is to sample.
As a huge fan of both music and videogames - I already what I'm gonna spend all my Tracklib credits on for the next year or so haha
A few days ago, I release the second episode of my "Recreating HITS From The Spotify Top 10" series.
These videos are such a blast to make and I love seeing the community enjoying them with me. In this video I recreated 3 Top 10 songs from scratch:
If you haven't watched the video yet - this one is a blast and you will definitely learn a thing or two!
Equipped with 20 different velocity sensitive sound gadgets you will get everything you need to create music right after download. We designed this plugin to be a go-to for modern music makers as it contains one of each element such as a snare, a kick, a sub bass, an 808, a piano and much more.
Plugin link - https://bit.ly/3LScjdP
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