Producer, songwriter, composer, and singer Jens Esch is the leader of German “Neue Deutsche Härte” band Riefenstahl formed in 2002. In addition to several studio albums, Esch has also released pop, rock and electronic music works, as well as film and video soundtracks. He is used to working with industry giants like EMI, Sony BMG and Warner/Chapell.
Tag Archive: DrumXchanger
Dutch sound design label “Kusanagi” run by sound designer/producer/remixer Motoko has just released its first expansion kit for the SPL DrumXchanger: DrumXchanger Kits Vol. 1.
The pack brings you ten dance plus three glitch drum kits for our powerful DrumXchanger virtual instrument. These electro-influenced drum samples will add punch and sizzle to your mix, while the added glitch kits provide a more experimental edge.
We’ve got great news for all of those SPL DrumXchanger fans who have been enjoying the software with great satisfaction for the last weeks, but still missed an option to tweak sample sounds: MoReVoX has just released DRIVEDRUMS SPL DrumXchanger Edition!
MoReVoX DRIVEDRUMS is a drum sample library developed in order to add drum samples from subtle to aggressive distortion. The character of each distortion depends on the gear used to create it, which include tubes, analog tapes and preamps. All samples were tested and optimized for retriggering and stand-alone use.
Producer, musician and sound engineer Mirko Schaffer is a well known figure in the German rock scene. He started his career as a musician for the German-American hardrock band Kingdom Come. Ever since he has worked in the field of music production and sound engineering for artists such as Die Ärzte, Farin Urlaub, Xavier Naidoo, Ray Garvey (Reamonn), and Andru Donalds, just to name a few. As a composer, he is also responsible for the first – and so far the only – platinum soundtrack to a German movie “KeinOhrhasen” and its successor “ZweiOhrKüken”. The latter reached Gold status.
What a Messe this year! Our warmest thanks and congratulations to all those working day and night to make it possible! You rock!!
Were you one of the 110,000 lucky visitors at the Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound this year? If you weren’t you probably know by now that you should have been there!
Producer, drummer and instrument library developer Chris Marr is the man behind the sound of SPL’s brand new DrumXchanger. He has produced the “SPL Surrounded by Drums” DVD and, among other things, some sample libraries for Yamaha, Technics as well as ddrum3 and 4.
We asked Chris how he recorded the samples for DrumXchanger: “I played the drums myself. Every drum part was recorded with four microphones through two Channel Ones and two Track Ones. Additionally, I inserted a Transient Designer in every channel. The overhead signals were recorded and pre-amplified with a GoldMike MK2 with two Transient Designer. Ambience Close and Ambiense Far were also captured with a Transient Designer looped into each channel.”