Logic Pro X 10.1.1 Out Now

Logic Pro X 10.1.1 is on the streets, a minor update with bug fixes and stability improvements.

What’s New in Version 10.1.1

  • Pre-fader sends are no longer affected by VCA Faders
  • VoiceOver can once again access audio channels as well as the track header volume and pan controls
  • The Brush Tool no longer gets stuck in fixed pitch mode when selected after using the Pencil Tool
  • Resolves an issue that could cause the Download Manager to appear empty
  • Additional bug fixes and stability improvements

Note: according to Celemony, this update is supposed to fix a problem with transferring a variable tempo to Melodyne.

Cracklebot – Free Kontakt Instrument

Cracklebot, made by Fairly Confusing Waveforms, is an automated drum machine based on vinyl noise samples for Native Instruments Kontakt 4.2 or higher.

From the developer:

I sampled worn and dirty, empty grooves from my vinyl collection. Lead-ins, lead-outs, silent parts in between tracks, those have been chopped to 115 short slices or pops, crackles, scratches and noises. Cracklebot sequences them into tempo synchronized noise grooves. The machine can create new, random patterns on a single click, so it’s quite fun play with.

Cracklebot requires the full version of Native Instruments Kontakt 4.2 or newer.

Video, download link are here:

Cracklebot by Fairly Confusing Waveforms

Fix Logic Remote Issues after iOS 8 Update

If Logic Remote does not connect with your Mac running Logic Pro X, GarageBand, or MainStage 3 after upgrading your iPad to iOS 8, take these steps to resolve the issue.

First make sure you’re running the latest version of Logic Remote.

Logic Pro X

  • Quit Logic Pro X.
  • In the Finder, choose Go > Go to Folder.
  • Type ~/Library/Preferences and click OK.
  • In the window that opens, locate the “com.apple.logic.pro.cs” file and delete it.
  • Restart your Mac.
  • Open Logic Pro X.
  • Open Logic Remote on your iPad.
  • Tap Logic Pro X in the Connect window on your iPad.
  • Confirm the connection in the Logic Remote connection dialog in Logic Pro X.

100+ Free Drum Samples by Realdrumsamples

Hey guys! Just wanted to share with you this new collection of free drum samples by realdrumsamples that I’ve been enormously impressed with lately. They offer a kick-ass 100+ free drum samples pack on their homepage available for anyone to download.

A small selection of music industry heavyweights already using the drum sounds are:

  • Los Da Mystro (Rihanna, Mariah Carey, R. Kelly)
  • Souldiggaz (Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Hudson)
  • Young Fyre (Rick Ross, Lil’ Wayne, T-Pain)
  • Claudio Cueni (Dr. Dre, 2Pac, Nas)

What the Pros Say…

Jay Fisher, who made the samples, is getting some great feedback.

American hip-hop producer, audio engineer and mixer Neal Pogue (Outkast, Pink, Nicki Minaj, LL Cool J) says:

“I love what I heard! The 808’s, snares and percussions, these sound so great. Can’t wait to start using them.”

Multi-platinum recording engineer and record producer, Dave Aron (U2, Dr. Dre, The Notorious B.I.G., Snoop Dogg) says:

“I like the wide variety and sonic quality. I really like ’em.”

Producer, mixer and engineer Jean-Marie Horvat (Beyonce, Timbaland, Trey Songz, Justin Timberlake) simply says:

“They sound Amazing.”

Exclusive Discount for Logic Pro Expert readers

If it could even get any better, I’ve also been able to get an exclusive discount on their Premium Packages for Logic Pro Expert readers. Just enter LPE20 for a 20% discount at the realdrumsamples website, should you decide to buy them. You can always try out the free drum samples first by clicking the button below, all that’s required is your name and email address.

Go get ‘m!


Free TR 707 Samples by Samples from Mars This Weekend

Good news on the Free Drum Samples front: Samples from Mars are offering a collection of 800 free TR 707 samples this weekend only.

Free TR 707 Samples

The free drum samples come from a modded Roland TR 707. They’ve been recorded to a mastering reel to reel tape machine through an Apogee converter.

For every TR 707 voice, a new oscillator has been added to the machine which controls the sample rate of each drum. Fully counterclockwise, this results in all sorts of circuit bent sounds which you can find in their own folder. Starting at around 3 O’clock on the knobs, the TR 707 drums become more coherent sounding, starting at a low pitch and ascending upwards.

What you’ll get

  • 800 24bit TR 707 Samples
  • Ableton Pack containing fully mapped drum rack
  • Original, Pitched and Circuit Bent Variations
  • Recorded to tape, through tubes and API preamp
  • Compatible with any DAW or Sampler
  • Bizarre, Original & Unique Drums

This free download will expire Monday October 5th at 12 pm EST.

Download here (requires your first name and email address).