Sample Logic has released Acoustix (http://www.samplelogic.com/acoustix.html), an US$99 toolkit of morphed acoustic instruments, percussives, atmospheric soundscapes, pads, and tempo-synced audio loops for cinematic music production. Mac and Windows compatible, it’s designed for musicians, performers, and producers of all types.
The instruments (presets) and clips (loops) are integrated into Ableton Live. Each instrument uses Live’s Rack format, with the 8 Macro Controls mapped to provide top-level control for immediate “tweakability.” This also means that all of the instruments and loops are ready to be mapped to a hardware controller or automated directly in Live.
Effects and parameters include: Attack & Release, Reverb, Filter Delay, Arpegiator, Filter Cuttoff & Resonance, and much more. Also, all clips and presets are production ready, custom tailored and mastered using Live’s audio effects. Acoustix works exclusively with Suite 8, Live 8 or Live Intro and is available only as a direct download. The product contains:
° 200 instrument Racks of various styles ranging from ambience, impacts, transition effects, kits, melodic and arped multi sampled instruments, and multi layered ensembles;
° 63 tempo synced rhythmic loops provided as both audio and MIDI clips formats;
° 14 template sets (multiple instruments and clips preselected record enabled and ready to be launched, played, and performed);
° Live demo sets that show Acoustix in action and can be manipulated, performed, or re-arranged.