50% off “Bloq” by Sample Magic

50% off “Bloq” by Sample Magic

“Bloq” is a vintage synth and drum machine virtual instrument for Kontakt that also includes customised Racks for Ableton Live 9 and Logic EXS-24 / Ultrabeat versions.

Over a year in the making, Bloq is the result of months of arduous and carefully crafted sound design and sampling from Sample Magic co-founder Sharooz’s extensive personal archive of vintage instruments.

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3GB of Iconic Synth and Drum Machine Sounds for Kontakt!

Featuring over 3GB of sample data presented in carefully collated and customised presets, “Bloq” by Sample Magic has been made using some of the most iconic and revered synthesisers and drum machines of all time.

Drawing from an enviable line-up of 19 synthesisers and 22 drum machines, every key of every patch was painstakingly sampled through a variety of high quality preamps at 24-bit resolution via the Prism Orpheus soundcard, resulting in a collection of sounds that is perfect for electronic, dance, pop, hip hop and much, much more!

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The Ultimate Collection of Classic Synth Patches!

Bloq assembles a wide array of synths from Sharooz’s personal collection, recorded through Neve, Focusrite, and Empirical Labs processing.

The instruments range from the Roland Jupiter-6 and 8 to the Sequential Circuits Pro One, and also includes modern products such as the DSI Prophet 08 and Elektron Analog Four. The library includes versions in Native Instruments Kontakt 5, Ableton Live, and Logic EXS and Ultrabeat formats.

In Synth mode the main Graphic User Interface (GUI) is presented. This is where the most commonly used controls are.

You can select patches by clicking buttons either side of the patch display to cycle back or forth through patches. Clicking on the patch display will reveal a drop down menu that allows all presets to be browsed and a selection to be made.

Each sound can be thickened by detuning and balancing two unison voices and then modulated with tremolo, auto-pan and pitch-modulation.

Further voice shaping is done using a line of filter and envelope sliders and there are three LFOs that can be used to drive the modulators and certain filter parameters.

At the foot of the interface is the processor section, fitted with a compressor, EQ and tape simulator. There are send effects too (a phaser, chrous, delay and reverb).

And The Beat Goes On With These Vintage Drum Machines!

On the percussion side “Bloq” covers a lot of ground in it’s 22 classic drum machines, including classics like the TR-808, TR-909 and TB-303 as well as  more obscure gems like the Sequential Circuits Drumtraks and the MXR 185.

The Bloq drum machine’s interface also includes a compressor, EQ, tape emulator, delay and reverb and has a set of eight virtual drum pads.

The eight pads play the respective sounds within a given kit  and can also be triggered using the keyboard keys C1 to Bb1. Each voice can be soloed or muted using the S and M buttons to the left of the pad, while clicking the display above the pad allows any sound to be selected within any kit.

The Learn button allows each pad to be assigned to a key of your choice, simply click Learn and press the key to which you wish the currently edited voice/pad to be assigned. The sampler mode can be toggled between Modern and Vintage sampler mode, which replicates a 12-bit drum sampler such as the Akai MPC 60 or Emu SP-1200.

With filter and envelope tools, transposition, and the ability to easily create hybrid kits with drums from multiple sources Bloq Drums offers plenty of flexibility, including allowing each pad to be individually treated with transient shaping, ADSR, HPF and LPF filters, FX sends, tuning and the ability to assign each hit to up to 16 separate outputs.

For Logic users, the drums are assembled into a collection of Ultrabeat kits, with all of its integrated features available for tweaks and touch-ups. As for Ableton, each machine is collected into its own massive drum rack, with oodles of smartly designed macros.

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A Sequence(r) of Cool Events!

Both the synthesizer and drum machine have a 32-step sequencer with tools for modifying the pitch, length, octave and accent of each step, however, the synthesizer’s sequencer adds a chord function with a row of dials that modify how the chords are played, while each of the drum machine’s eight sounds have their own channels.

The 32-step sequencer layout has 32 faders representing the pitch of each step. These can be pulled up and down to adjust by semitone increments. Clicking and dragging the step numbers above the faders can increase or decrease the number of steps from 1 – 32. The yellow fader below the numerical value display adjusts the pitch of the velocity of the sequence step, toggling between three modes – Off, Unaccented and Accented.

The sequencer can store up to 8 Patterns by simply clicking on the relevant Sequence button and these can be synced to the host tempo of your DAW by clicking the green/red switch. The sequence rate can be toggled between 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32 speeds. The 4 knobs function as follows

  • Free – Increases the non-synchronized speed of the sequencer.
  • Accent – Increases the volume of the Accented Steps.
  • Swing – Increases the shuffle/swing of the sequencer.
  • Chord – See Chord Mode below

Chord Mode

Bloq Synth also makes use of Kontakt’s extensive chord memory functionality. Chord mode is set up by adjusting the Play Mode to Chord in the Synth menu and the chord shapes are adjusted in the Sequencer menu. The chord type can be varied using the Chord knob or clicking and dragging the Chord display.

The Key Features of “Bloq”

  • 3GB and over 7600 unique samples at 24-bit resolution.
  • Includes 2 x Kontakt instruments, 2 x Ableton 9 drum and synth racks, 1 x EXS-24 instrument and 1 x Ultrabeat instruments.
  • 100+ synth patches, 50 drum kits and 200 inbuilt unique drum patterns by award-winning sound designer, producer and Sample Magic co-founder Sharooz.
  • An expressive 32 step sequencer, 3-band EQ, chord memory functionality, 8 track drum pattern composer and a powerful FX engine.
  • Vintage sampler mode allows for instant emulation of the iconic EMU SP1200 12-bit sampling drum machine.
  • Includes customised Rack for Ableton Live 9 and Logic EXS-24 / Ultrabeat version with extensive treatments of every patch as presented in the Kontakt version. With numerous smart macro assignments including filter cutoff, reverb time, delay time, release time and various other commonly used creative control assignments, Bloq pushes compatibility and performance to the limit.
  • Download a free demo here: BLOQ – Free Demo

 

"Bloq" by Sample Magic

50% off "Bloq" by Sample Magic

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  • 3GB and over 7600 unique samples at 24-bit resolution.
  • Includes 2 x Kontakt instruments, 2 x Ableton 9 drum and synth racks, 1 x EXS-24 instrument and 1 x Ultrabeat instrument.
  • 100+ synth patches, 50 drum kits and 200 inbuilt unique drum patterns by award-winning sound designer, producer and Sample Magic co-founder Sharooz.
  • An expressive 32 step sequencer, 3-band EQ, chord memory functionality, 8 track drum pattern composer and a powerful FX engine.
  • Vintage sampler mode allows for instant emulation of the iconic EMU SP1200 12-bit sampling drum machine.
  • Perfect for electronic, dance, pop, hip hop and much, much more!
  • Requires the FULL RETAIL version of Kontakt 5 with either Ableton Live 9 or Logic Pro 10.1.1
  • Bloq for Ableton requires Live 9 and Bloq for EXS24 requires Logic Pro X.
  • Full list of drums machines recorded: Linn LM-2, Roland TR 808, Roland TR 909, Roland TR 707 Roland TR 505, Roland TR 606, Roland TR 626, Roland TR 727, Roland PB-300, Roland Rhythm 300, Roland CR 68Roland CR 78, Sound Master SR 55, Nord Drum, Sequential Circuits Drumtraks, MXR 185, Emu Drumulator, Oberheim DX, Akai MPC 60, Korg , Super Drums, Korg Volca Drums, Yamaha RX5
  • Full list of synths recorded: Roland Jupiter 6, Roland Jupiter 8, Roland Juno 60, Dave Smith Prophet ’08, Clavia Nord Lead 3, Clavia Nord Lead 4, Teenage Engineering OP-1, Roland , C-202, Roland SH-101, Elektron Analog Four, Roland TB-303, Yamaha DX7, Korg DW8000, Korg Poly 800, Korg Poly 61, Arp Odyssey, Sequential Circuits Pro One, Sequential , Circuits MultiTrak, Roland Juno 106
  • Download a free demo here: BLOQ – Free Demo

What People Think About 50% off “Bloq” by Sample Magic

  • "A really exciting instrument. The sounds are first rate. At this price it’s great value and I’d say an essential purchase for anyone even vaguely interested in electronic, dance, pop and hip hop production" 5/5
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  • "A top-notch collection of sampled vintage gear for dance music producers."
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  • "The choice and weight of the samples... Makes using classic sounds in software a wholly pleasurable experience... There's practically everything you'd want." 4.2/5
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