Monday, May 12, 2014

Free Novation Bass Station II Instruments

A few months back, I reviewed the Novation Bass Station II for Keyboard Magazine. As modern analog synths go, the BSII packs a lot of analog power into a small footprint. So while I had it in my studio, I couldn't resist snagging a few samples of it to share with everyone.

For those who aren't up to speed on the Bass Station II, it's a dual-oscillator analog monosynth with a sub-oscillator and tons of nifty filtering modes, along with a nasty little distortion. As the name implies, it excels at bass, so that's the focus of this new pack.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

"Glow Ballz" - Now available on Beatport

My first release in two years - a collab with Matt Lange, called "Glow Ballz" just arrived on Beatport today via Academik Records.

Here's the link.

If you're a fan of my free presets and loop packs, please take a moment to check "Glow Ballz" out and if you dig it,  buy it :)


Sunday, February 9, 2014

Free Moog Sub Phatty Ableton Instruments

Moog's Sub Phatty (the basis for their new Sub 37, incidentally) takes their Phatty engine and adds a sub-oscillator and new "Multidrive" circuits that are capable of some really in-your-face sounds.

Since I've been using it for close to a year, I figured it was time for another round of Moog-based Simpler patches. Because the Multidrive is so unique and the extra sub-oscillator adds textural complexity, I focused on those for this pack.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

"Glow Ballz" Arrives on Beatport: February 11, 2014

My new collab with Matt Lange, "Glow Ballz", arrives tomorrow - February 11 - exclusively on Beatport.

Here's a sneak preview on YouTube.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Korg Volca Beats Loop Pack

I just reviewed the new Korg Volca Series for Keyboard Magazine and the full report will be coming in the March 2014 issue. Until then, let's just say I'm quite taken with the Volca Beats groove box. Sooo… 

Since these analog babies are backordered, well, everywhere, I figured it might be a cool idea to post a loop pack for y'all.

To keep things useful and interesting, I mixed up the pack with some full grooves, some kick/snare patterns, some hats and some top percussion loops.

Everything is 24-bit/44.1 and all loops are two bars long. I even did a bit of multiband compression and limiting, so they're good to go.

Also, it's worth mentioning that every loop is 123 BPM, because house.

You can download it all here:

Francis Prève's Volca Beats Loop Pack

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