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PowerFX releases World Loop Spice Rack
PowerFX has released World Loop Spice Rack, a sample library containing 1,220 melodic and percussive loops and riffs of authentic ethnic instruments from Africa, Australia, China, India and the Middle East.
World Loop Spice Rack features
- Arabic Percussion: Bendir, Bolone, Darbouka, Karkabou, Rai Percussion ensemble, Tabakai, Takhalt, Zalamit, Frame drum, Dumbek.
- Indian Percussion: Tabla, Dholak, Bass Dholak, Ganjira, Udu, Mridangram.
- African Percussion: Djembe, Talking Drum, Log drum, Crash box.
- Australasian Percussion: Clap Sticks, Monkey drum, Knee drum.
- World drumset: From West Africa and the Caribbean.
- African Instruments: Marimba, Mbira, Eygptian Lute, Vocals.
- Middle Eastern: Kamenche, Rabab, Setar, Tar, Jimbash Saz, Riq.
- Chinese Instruments: Pipa, Di Zi, Jing Ho (One String Peking Opera Violin), Gu Zheng (Chinese zither), Rehu (string violin).
- Indian Instruments: Sarod, Sitar, Surbahar, Pungi, Vocals.
- Also included: Digeridoo, Charango, Berimbau, Bouzuki.
- All loops are acidized wav files in 16 bit 44.1 with tempo and key (when applicable) information in the file name.
- Size: Download 598 MB (.RAR) uncompressed 890 MB.
World Loop Spice Rack is available for $79 USD.
Visit PowerFX for more information and audio demos.
Btw, I don’t know what the guys at PowerFX were thinking when they came up with that cover… Ah, see Bil’s comment below. The old cover is no more. Nice job guys!