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Focusrite and Novation have announced a new bundled software collection. They tell us that Xcite+
comes on a DVD-ROM filled to the brim with royalty-free loops and samples alongside a host of powerful applications ideal for getting the new user started, or to expand the experienced userâ€™s creative toolbox. This new software collection will be included free with Novation's ReMOTE SL COMPACT
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Ableton Live Lite 6 forms the foundation of this collection while Novationâ€™s Bass Station bass synth, the Waldorf PPG Wave Lite classic synth and the Arturia Analog Factory SE plug-ins, combine to provide a powerful virtual instruments collection. Waldorf's D-Pole Lite FX classic filter plug-in is also included.
Drums and beats can be crafted with FXpansion's BFD Ultra lite acoustic drum plug-in and a demo version of the Guru sample player with library. Waldorf's Attack Lite analogue drum module plug-in also provides alternative drum flavors. Alongside these comes Mike the Drummer; a collection of 572 live drum loops ranging from 79 to 191 bpm, with loop lengths ranging from 1 beat to 4 bars, as well as extended freestyle solo sections. Individual drum hits
and REX files are also available.
These drum loops are however, just the beginning. An entire gigabyte of royalty-free samples, exclusively compiled by LoopMasters, provide a selection of loops and samples that Focusrite and Novation say are large enough to satisfy the appetite of even the most demanding artist.
Finally, a free 1-year membership for i-dance (worth $25) is included. I-dance.com helps dance music producers to get feedback on their music and connects them to worldwide record companies when they're ready.
The Xcite+ Pack bundle is Windows XP, 32 bit Vista, Mac OS X and Intel Mac compatible.
Pricing and Availability:
The Xcite+ Pack bundle will be bundled with products from September 2007.