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Computer Music "Built on an impressive array of classic machines... Bloq sounds great, works well and hits just the right price point." 9/10

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Resident Advisor "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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Sound On Sound "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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DJ Magazine "A thoroughly comprehensive bit of kit.. a very good introduction to the classic sounds that have been a staple in electronic music" 8.2/10

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Keyboard Magazine "A top-notch collection of sampled vintage gear for dance music producers."

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Bloq

Label: Sample Magic

A vintage synth and drum machine virtual instrument for Kontakt, with patches for Ableton and Logic.

VERSION 2 UPDATE

Featuring:

- 15 new drum kits 
- 60 new drum patterns
- new synth patches and improved functionality 

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

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.

Download a free demo here: BLOQ - Free Demo

Drawing from an enviable line-up of 19 synthesisers and 22 drum machines including the Roland TR-808, TR-909, TB-303, Jupiter 8, Jupiter 6, SH-101, Linn LM-2, Arp Odyssey, Sequential Circuits Pro-One, Prophet 5, Clavia Nord Lead 4 and Akai MPC 60 to name but a few, every key of every patch was painstakingly sampled through a variety of high quality preamps at 24-bit resolution via the Prism Orpheus soundcard.



The samples were further processed with the SSL G-series and DBX 160 compressors, Empirical Labs Distressor, Focusrite ISA 430 and Neve 1073 channel strip for unrivalled sound quality.

Sample Magic's trademark design acumen means Bloq contains two beautifully crafted GUIs complete with retro-styled knobs, switches, LEDs, wooden side panels and a unique fader-style step sequencer.

FEATURES

> Over 7600 unique samples at 24-bit resolution, with every key, velocity, pitch, decay and tone setting of every patch faithfully represented.

> 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.

> Drawing on Kontakt's extensive scripting engine, features an expressive 32 step sequencer, 3-band EQ, chord memory functionality, 8 track drum pattern composer with shuffle and randomise controls, powerful FX engine including reverb, delay, chorus, phaser, 3 tempo-syncable LFOs, tremolo, auto-pan, pitch mod, unison voice stacking, multiple hi-pass and low-pass filter types, tape drive, vintage modelled compression and the ability to instantly decimate and bitcrush sounds to 12-bit quality.

> Split into two modules, Bloq Drum and Bloq Synth, Bloq Drum allows 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.

> 100+ synth patches, 50 drum kits and 200 inbuilt unique drum patterns by award-winning sound designer, producer and Sample Magic co-founder Sharooz showcasing the best sounds from each kit.

> Lossless audio compression makes switching between patches a breeze, regardless of processing power or RAM.

> Vintage sampler mode allows for instant emulation of the iconic EMU SP1200 12-bit sampling drum machine.

> Customised script programmed by Matt Fudge of Divergent Audio, creator of the award-winning Transistor Revolution series.

FEATURED SAMPLED INSTRUMENTS

Synthesisers:

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 MC-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

Drum machines:

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 Download $62.25

Download contains:

  • 2 x Kontakt instruments
  • 2 x Ableton 9 drum and synth racks
  • 1 x EXS-24 instrument
  • 1 x Ultrabeat instrument

PLEASE NOTE: Bloq requires a working version of Kontakt 5 with either Ableton Live 9 or Logic Pro 10.1.1 as the software is not included in the package. Bloq for Ableton requires Live 9 and Bloq for EXS24 requires Logic Pro X.

What's Inside

Just Bloq Drums.

$31.03
Click
& Mix

1 x Bloq Drums for Kontakt, Ableton and Logic Pro X.

Just Bloq Synths.

$43.49
Click
& Mix

1 x Bloq Synths for Kontakt, Ableton and Logic Pro X.