Happy holidays! Two of the industry’s heavyweights, Ableton and Native Instruments, are taking Santa’s job and delivering free goodies to producers and DJs around the world this week.
ABLETON DRUM PACK
First, Ableton has just released a free 483 MB comprehensive package of some of the top drum loops in the Sample Magic back catalog. The package includes 409 24-bit WAV loops optimized for Ableton Live 9, and the loops cross multiple genres, including house, techno, electro, dubstep, D&B, and more. Listen to a taste below:
To get in on the giveaway, you’ll need to be a registered Ableton Live 9 user on Ableton.com ( pirates and slow-to-upgrade users are out of luck), and just visit this page to get your free download.
NATIVE INSTRUMENTS’ “HIGH OCTANE” HOLIDAYS
Native Instruments is also placing presents under the tree for DJs and producers. First up is Supercharger, a “one-of-a-kind tube compressor” that’s been designed for “warming up a vocal or crushing your drums completely”. It’s available for a free download until December 31st, after which is becomes a $49 plugin.
If you’re after a different digital software download from NI – like Maschine expansion packs, Traktor Pro, or Komplete instruments/effects, they’re offering a $25/€25 off coupon code. This code won’t work for hardware or upgrades, and it expires December 31st.
Inspired by four different Maschine expansions released in the last few months, NI has also crafted four Remix Deck Sets for Traktor (Static Friction, Lazer Dice, Pulswerk, and Electric Vice) that are a free download (77.8MB) as well.
And one more discount from NI: Apple has chosen Traktor DJ as an “App Of The Year”, so the team has decided to drop the price of the app down to $9.99/€8.99 for the iPad version and $1.99/€1.79 for the iPhone version. Not quite the free download that we saw over the summer, but still worth mentioning here.