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ATV opens Sound Store

ATV Corporation has opened its ATV SOUND STORE web service, offering

additional instrument downloads for its aD5 module.

ATV SOUND STORE will offer an increasing collection of diverse and distinctive drum and percussion sound instruments to augment the five kits in the module.

Initially, the service will make available 37 drum, cymbal, and percussion

Instruments, sold on an a la carte basis, and priced between


To mark the launch of the ATV SOUND STORE, 21 drum and percussion instruments are available free-of-charge to existing aD5 users.

Toontrack adds 70s Rock

Toontrack has released a new The Seventies Rock EZX pack, reviving the sounds of

bands like Led Zeppelin, The Who the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac

The Seventies Rock EZX sets out to capture a broad musical scope – from the farthest end of epic, earth-shattering and reverberant down to classic, dampened and low-key.

The recording sessions were held at the Columbia Studio A in Nashville, one of the world’s most famed recording studios and features three fundamentally different kits: a bombastic-sounding, one-of-a-kind replica of Buddy Rich’s ’70s-era Slingerland as well as two different renditions of a mid-‘70s Camco – one with standard drum heads and one with towelled.

XLN Audio launches Trigger

XLN Audio has announced the launch of the Addictive Trigger, which it claims is the world’s first intelligent drum replacer.

Features include Audio Fingerprint that accurately identifies drum hits and SuperStart that automatically provides suitable detection settings.

The new Addictive Trigger + Drum Vault bundle comes with a selection of kit pieces from AD’s vast library.

Additionally, you can also load your favourite kit pieces and presets from Addictive Drums 2 into Addictive Trigger.

inMusic sues Roland

inMuisic, maker of Alesis, has filed suit against Roland Corporation, claiming infringement of three of its patents.

inMusic’s suit seeks to put a permanent stop to Roland’s sale of products that it says “infringe inMusic’s patented technology and asks the Court to require that Roland compensate inMusic appropriately for Roland’s unauthorized use of patented inMusic technology.”

The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. It is seeking action against three Roland products - PD-140DS V-Pad which it says violates its U.S. Patent No. 9,424,827; the VH-13MG hi-hat controller (U.S Patent No. 8,785,758) and the new KD-A22 (U.S. Patent No. 8, 039,724).

inMusic is seeking a temporary  restraining  order, a  preliminary  injunction  and  a permanent  injunction  against Roland as well as compensation for lost  profits  and “treble  damages  for  willful,  deliberate  and  intentional  infringement”.

The lawsuit follows a lawsuit filed by Roland that alleges patent infringement by inMusic/Alesis of eight U.S. patents relating to its electronic musical instruments.

Drumdrops goes disco

Drumdrops has released a Vintage Disco VST pack in Kontakt and BFD format.

The packs feature a 70s Rogers Big R Kit which tuned for the perfect disco sound. It comprises a 24"x14" Bass Drum, a Sonor Sonorlite 14”x6.5" and Sonor Maple 14"x7" Snare Drum,  a huge 18"x16" Floor Tom, and two Rack Toms, a 14"x10" and a 13”x8”. The cymbals used were 15" HHX X-Celerator Hi-Hats, a 17" Zildjian K Dark, an 18" Sabian HH extra thin Crash and a 20" Sabian Artisan Ride.

Percussion for this kit includes cowbells, tambourine and cabassa. It also includes some short and long claps from an original Claptrap.

The Kit was recorded at the Ironworks studio in Brighton, UK (Mike Pelanconi's studio).

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