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The Loop Loft launches World Drums & Percussion Blowout Sale

The Loop Loft has announced a World Drums & Percussion Blowout Sale, offering a 50% discount on selected sample libraries for a limited time.

50% off World Drums & Percussion sample packs

Save 50% on thousands of grooves from around the world!

From Africa, to Brazil, to India, we have the authentic world loops you need, and now you can save 50% on these incredible collections!

The sale ends July 1st, 2013, 12:00AM EST.

More information: The Loop Loft / World Drums & Percussion Sale

Samplephonics releases Conga & Tumba Loops

Samplephonics Conga & Tumba Loops

Samplephonics has announced the release of Conga & Tumba Loops, the second title in the Utility series of sample packs.

Conga and Tumba Loops is possibly the most useful and versatile sample pack you will ever own. Expertly played by our main percussion man Gary Hammond, all loops and samples are presented separately as a close mic’d stereo file and a room mic stereo file enabling you to easily blend between the two for ultimate flexibility and control over the final sound.

The Tumba or Tumbadora as it is often known is the largest and deepest sounding drum, and the Conga slightly smaller and higher pitched. They originated from Africa but have been adopted by a number of different cultures and musical styles.

We spent a lot of time researching the drums, their history and how they are used in music today in order to create a unique sample pack that can stand the test of time.

Conga & Tumba Loops features

  • 192 MB Conga and Tumba loops in 24 Bit Wav, Apple Loops, and Rex2 formats.
  • The loops and samples are mapped out over 4 tempos of 110 BPM, 120 BPM, 128 BPM and 140 BPM in order to fit in with many contemporary musical styles.
  • All Loops contain a close mic and room mic version, all tempo categories contain main loops and fills/solos.

The sample library is available to purchase for £9.70 GBP.

More information: Samplephonics / Conga & Tumba Loops

Organic Loops releases The Sound of Mbira – African Thumb Piano sample pack

Frontline Producer The Sound of Mbira

Organic Loops has released The Sound of Mbira – African Thumb Piano, a sample library from Frontline Producer.

Frontline Producer is proud to present a Beautiful collection of sonically perfect African Thumb Piano loops and samples, for producers of many styles looking for the sublime sound of Africa.

These samples were carefully recorded to capture the Magic that is the Mbira, which is a thousand year old instrument that was used in ceremonies and accompanied by singing, dancing and storytelling.

The Sound of Mbira – African Thumb Piano features

  • Includes the sounds of 4 custom built Mbira’s:
    • The Rockwood – A gorgeous Mbira that has been on many world studio albums.
    • Nyama – A smaller, more compact Mbira.
    • Dan – A Mbira with minor tonality. It is very unusual to find a Mbira like this.
    • Ami – South African Mbira with a great sound
  • Over 1.26 GB content, recorded at 24-bit.
  • 313 Loops between 80-130 bpm and 162 One shot samples.
  • 7 ready to play patches for Halion, EXS, SFZ, Kontakt and Reason NNXT compatible soft samplers.

The Sound of Mbira is available to purchase for £29.95 GBP.

More information: Organic Loops / The Sound of Mbira – African Thumb Piano

Best Service releases World Percussion Compact

Evolution Series World Percussion Compact

Best Service has announced World Percussion Compact, a condensed version of the next generation World Percussion virtual instrument launched earlier this year.

The same product offers unprecedented sound quality and endless creativity for the most discerning composer. World Percussion Compact is designed to satisfy the elite film, TV, game composers and producers. It is a powerful and easy-to-use sample library using state-of-the-art equipment, a worldclass scoring stage, and a treasure trove of beautiful instruments.

It features amazing sounds from Africa, Asia, Middle East, and South America. It also offers 2 user controllable microphone positions, extensive array of velocities and round robin, and hundreds of unique midi grooves.

“Evolution Series World Percussion Compact retains the exact same sound quality as the standard edition, and a generous selection of instruments covering four parts of the globe.” Co-Creator and Music Composer Anthony Ammar said. World Percussion Standard edition offers the complete selection of instruments with extended features and world inspire sets.

“We are extremely excited to offer the Compact version which brings versatility to any production at an affordable price.”

World Percussion Compact features

  • All samples at 48khz 24bit.
  • Multiple velocities and round robin.
  • 2 user-controllable microphone positions.
  • All individual instruments in stereo.
  • Recorded at a world class orchestral scoring stage.
  • The most beautiful and unique sounding instruments available.
  • Hundreds of breathtaking midi grooves.
  • Driven by the powerful sampler “Engine”.

World Percussion Compact is available to purchase for $249 USD / 199 EUR. An upgrade from Compact to the full hard disk version is available for $419 USD / 359 EUR. Prices are MSRP excl. VAT.

A free update for World Percussion Standard Edition will be released soon, including a few minor bug fixes and a brand new World Inspire Set.

More information: Best Service / World Percussion Compact

Loopmasters launches EarthMoments Summer Sale

EarthMoments libraries

Loopmasters has launched the EarthMoments Summer Sale, a limited time sale on sample libraries from the EarthMoments labal.

EarthMoments On Sale Until The End Of August – All Products 20% Off. World Music At Its Best!

EarthMoments sample libraries

  • Business Class Refugees – Producer Collection – The unique bundle unlike other samples libraries contains irresistible sound signatures and loops of 10 tracks from their successful album Kartick & Gotam – Business Class Refugees (EarthSync), offering a special experience to DJs, Composers, Musicians and Music Producers to explore and create new perspectives of the tracks.
  • Distant Rhythms – The Distant Rhythms – India collection contains 443 samples of a range of Indian percussion instruments: Bass Dholak, Ghatam, Kanjira, Tabla, Khol, Moresing, Mridangam and Naqqara.
  • Electro Folk India Vol 1 – Electro Folk India Vol I Bundle is a boutique collection of samples created by a fusion of the analog and the digital. Live recordings of India’s folk instruments performed by top Indian musicians have been given unique digital treatments, creating a path-breaking samples bundle. The collection pushes all soundscape boundaries and is the future sound of music.
  • Electro Folk India Vol 2 – Optimised with the closest attention to detail and recorded using tube Pre-Amps and Mics on 96kHz, Volume I of this essential sound library of over 176 samples from the special series Konnakol Shiva, Galactic Khol, Bass Dholak on Pluto, Divine Mantra, Angel Sarangi, and more.
  • Indian Emotions – The Indian Emotions collection contains 567 samples of a range of known and unknown Indian instruments: Bhapang, Ektara, Dotara, Dilruba, Esraj, Santoor, Sarangi, Sarod, Sitar, Slide Guitar, Veena, Vichitra Veena, Violin, Bansuri flute, Flute and Harmonium.
  • Voice Of India – The Voice of India collection contains 400 samples of a range of Indian vocals styles: Bollywood, Mantras, Qawalli, Rajasthani, Konnakol, Baul, Carnatic, and Hindustani classical
  • World String Series: Desert Oud – The Desert Oud Bundle delivers 384 warm and organic acoustic Oud loops played expertly on an ancient Iraqi Oud, bringing to life the rich, exotic sound of Arabia and the magic of the deserts.
  • World String Series: Ethnic Violin – A must-have library, the Ethnic Violin Bundle is a warm collection of 335 ethnic violin loops played by exceptional musicians.
  • World Woodwind Series – Clarinet – The Clarinet Bundle evokes a warm range of cultural emotions from the classical to the ethnic – Eastern European Jewish Klezmer and Balkan to Middle Eastern, from down tempo to upbeat.
  • World Woodwind Series – Oriental Ney – The Oriental Ney Bundle is a hard-to-resist library of 246 organic and husky ethnic Ney flute loops played by exceptional musicians with unmistakable Turkish emotions, and definitive Middle Eastern colours, with signatures ranging from the down tempo to the upbeat.
  • World Drum Sessions Vol 1 Middle East – Performed by top world music drummer Yoav Bunzel, who has recorded over 15 pop and rock albums, this exclusive World Drums Sessions Vol I Middle East bundle contains live drum loops and patterns of Middle Eastern grooves.
  • World Drum Sessions Vol 2 Balkan Drums – Performed by top world music drummer Yoav Bunzel, who has recorded over 15 pop and rock albums, this exclusive World Drums Sessions Vol II Balkan bundle contains live drum loops and patterns of the irresistible Balkan grooves.
  • World Drum Sessions Vol 3 African Drums – Performed by top world music drummer Yoav Bunzel, who has recorded over 15 pop and rock albums, this exclusive World Drums Sessions Vol III Africa bundle contains live drum loops and patterns of the irresistible African grooves.
  • Yidaki Groove – This exclusive Didgeridoo Package has been optimised with the closest attention to detail, staying true to the sound with over 60 authentic samples that have been recorded using tube Pre-Amps and Mics on 96kHz, and performed by top Australian didgeridoo artist Stuart Fergie, who uses a specially customized and unique Yidaki (didgeridoo)

The EarthMoments Summer Sale is available until August 31, 2011.

More information: Loopmasters / EarthMoments

Native Instruments releases Discovery Series: West Africa

Native Instruments has announced the release of Discovery Series: West Africa, a new instrument that centers on the infectious polyrhythmic grooves of traditional African music.

For use in KONTAKT 4 and in the free KONTAKT PLAYER, the instrument provides the full sonic spectrum of a West-African percussion ensemble, and represents a unique and highly versatile resource for film scoring as well as contemporary pop and club music styles.

Native Instruments Discovery Series: West Africa

Recognising the substantial influence of traditional African grooves on contemporary Western music, WEST AFRICA provides the typical percussion and melody instruments of the region, combined with a versatile array of authentic and instantly usable polyrhythmic patterns. The instrument faithfully recreates a typical six-person percussion ensemble centered around multiple types of Djembe and Dunun drums. This setup is complemented by Calabash and Krin, as well as unique melodic instruments like the Kora and Bolon harp, various Balafons, the distinctive Ngoni, and the Fula flute. All instruments were recorded with painstaking precision in Native Instruments’ studios in Berlin, resulting in 3 GB of studio-quality sample material.

WEST AFRICA features a specifically designed sequencer that provides over 70 pre-programmed ensemble patterns with complex West-African grooves, complete with solos, fills and single hits that can be intuitively triggered via the keyboard. Patterns automatically sync to the tempo of a host sequencer, and can be easily edited or created from scratch using an intuitive visual interface. With advanced options to modify the feel and intensity of the groove, a choice between heptatonic and chromatic instrument scales, and a wide range of ensemble configuration options, WEST AFRICA provides all necessary means to recreate the profound sonic impact of traditional West-African music with all its intricacies and universal appeal.

Discovery Series: West Africa is available to purchase for $119 USD / €99 EUR.

More information: Native Instruments / Discovery Series: West Africa

Sonokinetic Maasai, Authentic African Tribal Music for Kontakt

Sonokinetic Maasai

Sonokinetic has announced the release of Maasai, a sample library for Kontakt featuring authentic african tribal music.

Sprung from ancient traditions and rituals, music has captured the souls and spirits of millions of people since the dawn of time. These deep roots of the origin of music are found best on the original motherland of the human race. “Africa”

Recorded on location deep within the Kenyan tribal village communities we discovered an unprecedented rich culture of rhythms and songs, and chants that capture your imagination. Scraping the surface of this vast cultural heritage Russ Landau and Sonokinetic invested in producing a collection of samples that are unmatched in authenticity, realism, power and beauty. Lomax would have been jealous and anxious if he’d knew what would be possible with modern technology.

This first volume of a new sample line we’re introducing, is based on field recorded genuine original ethnic music with a high mark on originality and usability.

The intelligent scripting and use of the Kontakt sample format makes this sample pool of live performed music and dance fit right in, or be the base to work from for, your compositions and production. Emmy award winning composer (of the CBS tv Series “Survivor”) Russ Landau and Sonokinetic dive into the world of ancient African music.

Maasai for Kontakt 4.1 or higher is available to purchase for 49.90 EUR.

More information: Sonokinetic / Maasai

EarthMoments World Drums Sessions – Vol 03 African, sample pack by Yoav Bunzel

EarthMoments World Drums Sessions Vol. 3

Loopmasters has released World Drums Sessions – Vol 03 African, a sample library from EarthMoments featuring drum loops by Yoav Bunzel.

Performed by top world music drummer Yoav Bunzel, who has recorded over 15 pop and rock albums, this exclusive World Drums Sessions Vol III Africa bundle contains live drum loops and patterns of the irresistible African grooves.

World Drums Sessions – Vol 03 African features

  • 148 samples (24bit) of live loops of African groove samples (in WAV & REX format)
    • 30 110BPM Drum Loops
    • 32 120BPM Drum loops
    • 22 120BPM 6/8 Drum Loops
    • 30 140BPM Drum Loops
    • 36 140BPM 6.8 Drum Loops
  • Recorded on 96kHz using Class A preamps and Tube mics at Clementine studios in Chennai.

World Drums Sessions Vol 3 is available to purchase from Loopmasters as a download for £29.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / World Drums Sessions – Vol 03 African