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Aquasky launches new sample label Monster Sounds

Monster Sounds

Drum and Bass legends Aquasky have joined forces with Loopmasters to launch Monster Sounds, a new sample label.

Alongside exclusive sample packs from Aquasky themselves alongside their cut up house alter-ego Black Noise, Aquasky have dug deep into them rolodex to bring you packs from top artists and producers from around the world in various cutting edge genres and styles, with the aim to release a pack every few weeks. Watch out for packs from Sy & Unkown, The Baker Brothers, Lee Mortimer, Kanji Kinetic and Organ Donors alongside some very exciting vocal-based packs tapping their huge network of top MCs and rappers focusing on the different sounds emanating from across the States kicking off with East Coast Rap Pack and Dirty South Rap Pack!

Brent from Aquasky explains, “There will be two levels to what Monster Sounds is about. Firstly presenting a fantastic line up of some of the very best musicians/producers that we know. Secondly to offer packs designed for the working producer that concentrate on key instrumentation or vocalisation, a staple for any professional recording studio.”

Monster Sounds aims to provide inspirational royalty free audio content for music producers and DJ’s alike. Incorporating pro Sessions from well-known artists or tailoring specific musical and vocal content for the professional recording studio.

Monster Sounds launches with sample pack ‘Warehouse’ from Aquasky’s own alias Black Noise.

More information: Monster Sounds

Loopmasters releases Drum & Bass – Dubstep & Breakbeat sample pack

Loopmasters Drum & Bass - Dubstep & Breakbeat

Loopmasters has released Drum & Bass – Dubstep & Breakbeat, a collection of some of the best samples from existing Loopmasters Drum and Bass, Dubstep and Breakbeat sample collections.

From Dark and Dirty sounds, Cone Blowing Subs, Tearing Breaks and Cinematic Soundscapes, to evolving Musical Pads and Synths – Producers from the Darkside will love this collection of some of the best samples to come from Loopmasters in recent years in one handily priced package.

We have handpicked some of our best samples from collections including Aquasky, Bop, Broken Beats, Danny Bryd, Dark Matter, Deekline Wizard, Drumsound and Bassline Smith, Dubstep, Full Cycle, Hyper, KJ Sawka, Nick Thayer, Pure Dnb, Ray Keith, and DJ Untold.

Drum & Bass – Dubstep & Breakbeat features

  • Over 240 drum loops, 140 bass loops and 147 separate inspirational music loops.
  • 24-bit REX2 format; loops can easily be tweaked in music software such as Reason, Logic, Cubase, Ableton Live, Fruity Loops, Sonar and Stylus RMX.
  • 100% Royalty Free.

Drum & Bass – Dubstep & Breakbeat is available to purchase for £24.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / Drum & Bass – Dubstep & Breakbeat

Time+Space announces Loopmasters Artist Series competition

Time+Space Loopmasters Artist Series competition

Time+Space has announced the Loopmasters Artist Series competition, your chance to win 1 of 4 Loopmasters Artist Series Bundles.

The Loopmasters’ Artist Series features exclusive collections of royalty free samples from some of the best known producers worldwide.

Originally launched in Autumn 2007, with the release of Aquasky and Trafik, the Artist Series has grown considerably throughout the past year with eight titles now available and plenty more planned for 2009.

The latest producers to join the Artist Series are …

Drumsound and Bassline Smith: Drum and Bass Studio Technique
Coldcut: Sound Science
KJ Sawka: Live Drum & Bass Drums

… and to celebrate the release of these three new titles, we’re giving you the opportunity to win one of four Artist Series bundles each containing all eight DVD titles and worth £320!

All you need to do is answer this simple question: Which two titles were the first to be released in the Artist Series?

The competition is open to anyone, anywhere and the closing date for entries is 28th February 2009. Winners will be announced on or around the 1st March.

Visit the Time+Space competition page for more information.

Loopmasters releases Xmas Giveaway – Pack 2 & 3

Loopmasters has released Xmas Giveaway – Pack 2 & Pack 3, two free sample libraries.

Loopmasters Xmas Giveaway - Pack 2

Pack 2 features material from the new Artist Series, in which Loopmasters introduces world-famous producers in new roles.

A direction that we are sure to follow – releasing audio material from musical trendsetters and gurus – it has already enabled us to lead the way with a brand new way of publishing artists. As more and more people worldwide successfully hop on the producers’ bandwagon, we give them something that is even better than studio tips and tricks. We let top producers into their studios. Excellent sonic quality and the unique vibes that shake, rattle and roll are knocking at your door. So open it up wide: Aquasky, Marshall Jefferson, Chris Cowie, Harley & Muscle, Joey Youngman and Trafik share their tools with you in this free Pack. On top of that you will also get a slice of Dubstep, Minimal Houserock, Hip Hop Guitars & Bass and Funk Guitars. This stuff could be Nitro to your productions. And it is FREE!

Loopmasters Xmas Giveaway - Pack 3

Pack 3 is filled with material that is unavailable elsewhere in the world.

That is right! We are giving you loops and samples from artists that are on our release roster for 2009. Be the first to hear and use the audio building blocks that nobody has heard or used before. We will not explicitly reveal all our publishing plans, however, we can tell you that you will find loops from Zed Bias, Classic, Full Cycle, 2020 Vision, Nextmen, Todd Terry, Way Out West, Tim Healey and Marc Adamo. All of these will be widely available next year. And now – go ahead! Satisfy your curiosity! And be the first kid on the block with these cutting edge samples. Lay your tracks with the best of the best. And have pure fun this holiday.

All Xmas Giveaway Packs are available for download to registered users (registration is free).

More information: Loopmasters

Review: Loopmasters Aquasky – Electro House and Breaks

The Loopmasters Artist Series features exclusive collections of royalty free samples from some of the best known producers worldwide.

One of the current titles in the Artist Series is Aquasky – Electro House and Breaks.

Loopmasters Aquasky - Electro House and Breaks
Loopmasters Aquasky – Electro House and Breaks

As someone who closely followed the drum & bass scene in the 90′s, the name Aquasky certainly does ring a bell. Releases on labels like Moving Shadow and Reinforced make sure Aquasky’s roots will not be forgotten.

In their more recent productions however, they have lowered the beats per minute a bit to suit the genre of Electro House and Breaks.

This is why, instead of Amen breaks and Reese bass lines, the Aquasky sample library contains 1.5 GB of breakbeats, house drumloops, “cone melting bass-lines” (not such a far throw from drum & bass after all) and inspiring melodic loops.

The Aquasky – Electro House and Breaks product page reads:

If you are looking to make serious Breaks or Electro House flavoured productions then look no further than this awesome release from Aquasky and Loopmasters, its full to the brim with useful inspiring sounds and its all been produced with great attention to detail and a no holds barred approach.

The Artist Series titles feature various formats (Acidised Wav, RMX friendly Rex2 Loops, Apple Loops, Reason Refill) and include patches ready for Reason, Kontakt, Halion, EXS24, Emulator X2, and Ableton Live.

Aquasky - Electro House and Breaks Kontakt instruments
Aquasky – Electro House and Breaks Kontakt instruments

So besides hundreds of drum, bass and musical loops, you also get about 150 bass multis & sounds, drum kits and hits, fx and instrument multis & sounds.

The loops are divided into separate folders for easy browsing: bass, drums, instruments and vocals. Many samples have several variations (i.e. hihats only) which is great for building intro’s. Of course you can always cut up the samples to create your own beats, or use the drum kits and hits to add your own accents.

Although I usually don’t use any vocal samples, the performances of Ragga Twins and Bex are a great addition; perfect for this genre.

Aquasky also included a full remix pack for Have a Good Time, the second 12″ from Passenger Records mix album “This Way Up”.

So what do I think?

This sample library is an excellent resource for anyone who is looking to produce electronic music. Lots of original material, combined with oldskool classics, makes a perfect mix for producing tunes with a unique yet familiar sound.

The guys from Aquaksy deliver samples that will lift your productions to a higher level; sounds which shine in quality and usability. Instant inspiration!

I was excited to find a lot of great instrument patches, which are useful in a wide variety of electronic music genres.

Aquasky – Electro House and Breaks offers great value for money and I can recommend it to anyone looking for quality beats and breaks.

More information: Loopmasters / Aquasky – Electro House & Breaks

Loopmasters releases Aquasky and Trafik artist series sample libraries

Loopmasters has released two titles in its Artist Series sample libraries: Aquasky – Electro House and Breaks, and Trafik – Progressive House and Electronica.

The Artist Series feature exclusive collections of royalty free samples from some of the best known producers worldwide.

Aquasky – Electro House and Breaks

Loopmasters Aquasky - Electro House and Breaks

Aquasky is an established name in Drum and Bass with many releases on labels like Moving Shadow Records. In more recent years they have become known for their awesome Bass-lines and Electro Breaks productions.

Whether you are looking for tearing Breakbeats, minimal 4/4 beats, Full flavoured drum kit samples, heavy Bass samples, or inspiring musical loops, filters and chords – you will find a truly unique and highly useable set of royalty free electro house and breaks samples contained in this package.

Aquasky – Electro House and Breaks features

  • 1.5GB DVD including:
    • over 1360 Acidised Wav Samples
    • 557 RMX friendly Rex2 Loops
    • 579 Apple Loops
    • full Reason Refill
    • plus 147 patches ready for Reason, Kontakt, Halion, EXS24, Emulator X2, Ableton Live
  • A full remix pack for their latest ‘Have a Good Time’ release which includes 4 drum loops, 1 Fx loops, 3 bass Loops and 2 bass Multisamples.

Trafik – Progressive House and Electronica

Loopmasters Trafik - Progressive House and Electronica

Trafik, Andrew Archer & John Elliott are signed to the world’s foremost independent dance music label Global Underground and have just put the finishing touches to their second studio album, entitled Club Trafikana.

If your music moves between House, Breaks, Minimal Sounds and more atmospheric Dance productions then you need to check out this original selection of samples from one of the most up and coming progressive dance acts of the moment.

Trafik – Progressive House and Electronica features

  • 1.5GB DVD including:
    • over 488 Acidised Wav Samples
    • 125 RMX friendly Rex2 Loops
    • 126 Apple Loops
    • full Reason Refill
    • plus 50 patches ready for Reason, Kontakt, Halion, EXS24, Emulator X2, Ableton Live

Both sample libraries are available on DVD or as an instant download for £29.95 GBP each.

More information: Loopmasters