Library of news
As some of you may or may not know this month marks the 1st birthday for your boy music weapons. So to celebrate we are having a bunch of sales and announcing some other cool news. So without further delay here are the current sales we have enabled in celebration of this momentus occasion:
100$ OFF DRUM WEAPONS2, DRUM WEAPONS 3 AND SOUND ARSENAL WHEN PURCHASED TOGETHER WITH THE COUPON CODE
75$ OFF DRUM WEAPONS 3 AND SOUND ARSENAL WHEN PURCHASED TOGETHER WITH THE COUPON CODE
50$ OFF WHEN YOU BUY DRUM WEAPONS 2 AND DRUM WEAPONS 3 TOGETHER WITH THE COUPON CODE
100$ OFF WHEN YOU BUY DRUM WEAPONS 3, BANGIN BASS AND SOUND ARSENAL TOGETHER WITH THE COUPON CODE
In other news we have begun accepting BITCOINS as a payment option for all products on our store. Also the price of our hit plugin and what put us on the map “drum weapons 2″ has been permanently reduced to $99. The maschine expansion and reason refill versions of drum weapons 3 are shipping. The music weapons:loaded product containing all of our products has been updated to include all dw3 products and is even better of a deal as it was before.
Drum weapons 3 has a about to be released update to 3.02 which fixes a silly bug in the audio engine where white noise would appear randomly on a few patches, as well as fixing the 1 in a thousand dropped midi notes bug that was completely random as well. We also made it so the pads on the dw3 gui light up when the plugin is triggered via midi input from sequencer or external midi messages in addition to the keyboard module in the gui window guiding you for mapping (as requested). All this makes drum weapons 3 surely the most groundbreaking hiphop plugin ever created. There will also be a small amount of new patches added. Glitchy gui elements like the faders glitching out fixed as well.
Bangin Bass will be updated to 1.05 to benefit from the newly redesigned audio engine, as well as random patch mapping and pitch fixes for the bass library and a few patches will be added as well to round out the product.
Sound Arsenal will be updated to 1.05 to benefit from the new audio engine and completely eliminate all tiny bugs.
VSDJ will be updated to 1.03 to benefit from the new audio engine and completely eliminate all tiny bugs.
3 “Pure Vinyl” expansions will be added to the store for drum weapons 3, and possibly others.
The drum weapons 2 library will be ported into drum weapons 3 kits, and will be available as an expansion for dw3 users. It will be free of charge for users of both dw2 and 3.
Bangin Bass 2 has begun its development stage, building on the knowledge and skills we have attained building our last few plugins we are able to bring that expertise into developing a true one stop hiphop and urban music bass patch plugin. The patches will be better, there will be multi velocity layers, there will be more patches, it will have the new audio engine, it will have alot more options for editing on the gui including mono/poly and filters and more editing right on the gui. Of course it will look alot cooler as well
Hip-Hop ONE, our upcoming (fairly distant future) multichannel multitimbral multi out full fledged hiphop sound module is beginning its first stage. At its core it will be a single plugin to host all your music weapons plugins in one place with up to 16 instruments in each plugin instance patches from dw2/3, baning bass, sound arsenal, vsdj etc will all be available for use in hip-hop ONE. Along with a full featured 16 channel mixer with eq dynamics and time based effects. It will take on a look similar to the final drum weapons 3 gui, and we are even looking into adding mp60 and sp1200, tape, and tube emulation builtin as well as a basic sampler. We also hope one day (with the proper funding) to be able to part a hip-hop ONE -esque product into hardware format or at the very least offer a customized controller for the plugin. So yeah Hip-Hop ONE is BIG, but we no time table for that and it is pretty far into the future but it is our long term goal at music weapons to materialze that so you heard it here first!
Within a week or two i am launching my new site to buy and sell instrumentals in light of my new production work i see its only fitting to start a new era of that as well. So even though its our birthday here it music weapons, it is indeed you that will benefit from our birtday so its kind of an oppostie birthday wehre we give you stuff haha
Ok so i know i said last time was the final gui, but right as i was starting to create patches i had a massive brainstorm. So in short everything has changed with drum weapons 3. Although we still plan on releasing early jan ’14 there are alot of new features we want to implement to help give you the the best product possible. First off you can see by the new gui below the whole layout is different. We have added real functional faders, an extras channel and most of all added responsive “maschine like” pads. The pads change color based on what type of sound you are triggering. Also this gui opens us up to alot of future proofing when it comes to the rising popularity and low cost of touchscreen interfaces and tablet/pc hybrids. Our plan is to at launch or at worst with an early update have the pads actually transmit midi into your daw or software you host dw3 in. This means you will truly be able to use dw3 as a pad controller and require no additional midi hardware. And depending on the demand we have also discussed making a tablet/touchscreen optimized version and partnering with a company that offers low cost high quality 23″ HD LED touchscreens in bulk so we can offer essentially a “controller” bundled with dw3 and have the tablet/touchscreen interface be the exact size and optimized size and functionally for that usage.
Gui and functionality improvements aside here is a list of some of the new features in dw3:
- “Maschine Like” pads that light up different colors according to drum sound type
- DW3 gui interface pads will transmit midi so your can use it like hardware
- 23″ Touchscreen/DW3 Bundles will be available
- DW3 Maschine Expansion will be available and included also with the dw3 vsti/au
- WAV Collection and Reason Refill Included in install as well
- Over 6000 Sounds Now in DW3, 12-16 different sounds per kit
- Real MP60 and SP1200 Variations within each kit, as well as transition snare
- New “TRUE ANALOG TECHNOLOGY” classic console and reel to reel utilized
- DW3 will be backwards compatible with all dw2 patches and expansions
- Same mapping as dw2, insert dw3 where dw2 like nothing changed
- 32 and 64 bit versions, pc and mac compatible
- Upgraded Crystal Clear 64-Bit Audio Engine, it sounds crazy
We still are debating if we are going to offer dw3 preorder, if we do it will be limited edition versions of the product with free extras. But yeah be excited about dw3 WE ARE!
AND DONT FORGET YOU CAN GET DRUM WEAPONS 2 FOR LIMITED TIME 50% OFF WITH THE COUPON CODE “DRUMLEGEND”
HERE IS THE AWESOME NEW GUI FOR DW3!
For a few reasons we have decided to have a 50% off sale on by far our most popular and successful plugin DRUM WEAPONS. this is the plugin that put us on the map, it made the music weapons name spread like wildfire. it was the first of its kind, a real authentic boom-bap hiphop drum VSTi/AU plugin with included WAV collection and refill.
Now normally when someone offers a huge sale on a product it is because it hasnt been selling or the company itself is desperate….that is not the case at all here. DRUM WEAPONS has been successful beyond our wildest dreams, with it widely being regarded as the single best piece of true hiphop oriented software ever created, hundreds upon hundreds of ecstatic customers now have DRUM WEAPONS 3 to look forward to.
So with the release of DRUM WEAPONS 3 coming early 2014 we think its only right to send our homie DW2 out with a bang!!!
You might be thinking to yourself “Why Buy DRUM WEAPONS 2 when DRUM WEAPONS 3 is coming out so soon?” well there are a few reasons…
- You can easily use your DRUM WEAPONS 2 library and xpansions within DRUM WEAPONS 3…DW3 will be BACKWARDS COMPATIBLE!!!
- All DW2 customers will receive a discount on DW3
- DW2 will be discontinued shortly into the release of DW3, so basically its get it while you can.
- DW2 is the illest thing to hit hiphop production since the sp1200, if you dont have it you are truly missing out and now you can get it half off for a limited time!
SIMPLY USE THIS COUPON CODE
TO GET IT 50% PERCENT OFF
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UPDATED FINAL GUI AT BOTTOM!
we are now 300 kits into drum weapons 3 and here is what we are thinking will be the final gui of the plugin. i want to retain the hardware type look and also have it somewhat retro. the pitch knob actually stays when switching patches and saving now. and im working on the ability to create your own kits within the plugin. of course all of this is after i actually get the kits assembled, then i take them to the big boy studio and toy with the sp1200 mp60 console and reel to reel. but needless to say the kits are amazing, unlike dw2 where the kits were direct bounces out of beat projects from over the years. dw3 was made from the ground up..and each kit has 12 different sounds with transitional snares hat kick and snare variations of raw, mp60 and sp1200 version within each kit…and that is before it even hits the legendary neve console and the studer tape deck music weapons is your only source for real quality hiphop sounds period. if you havent already grab drum weapons 2 its been getting rave reviews for months. dw3 will be available for a discount to dw2 customers http://www.musicweapons.com/shop/drum-weapons/
UPDATE: i made some changes, ill post the pic here when im done
HERE IS THE UPDATED FINAL GUI
current sales, we just started a 25% off sale with the coupon code “merryxmas” and you can buy 2 dw xpansions and get one free with the coupond code “freexpansion”
also we have a completely new and fully functional affiliate section now, offering 20% commission meaning you get 20% of any sale you refer to us, as long as they buy within 7 days of you sending them here. there is also a large amount of graphic and video material for you utilize and put your affiliate link. sign up here http://www.musicweapons.com/affiliate-area/
in case you have not noticed by now the site has completely changed and expanded. it will now be more than a simple store, we will include educational material, free stuff, random banter, hiphop and production related news and all that fun stuff. so the site will be more than just a place to come and buy stuff haha. hope you guys like it!