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The Drum Broker releases International Breaks 101 on vinyl

International Breaks 101 Vinyl

The Drum Broker has released a remastered 12″ vinyl of its International Breaks 101 sample library featuring 101 breaks.

You won’t find these breaks anywhere else! Our dedicated digging team scoured the planet for these super dusty and rare break beats.

Ready to chop, loop, and layer, International Breaks 101 features 101 breaks from from the late 60’s to early 80’s. Our team assembled a comprehensive break beat kit with ultra rare gems from Russia, China, Thailand, India, Korea, Japan, Bulgaria, Turkey, France, Holland, Italy, Poland, UK, and Brazil.

If you are looking for more variety than your typical over sampled Soul Breaks, then this kit is is perfect for your production arsenal.

The 12″ vinyl is available to purchase for $14.99 USD.

More information: Drum Broker / International Breaks 101 Vinyl

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The Loop Loft launches special content for Native Instruments MASCHINE, KONTAKT and PreSonus Studio One

The Loop Loft Maschine Kits

The Loop Loft has announced the introduction of three new classes of music-creation content developed directly for and with partners at software developers, Native Instruments and PreSonus: MASCHINE Kits, KONTAKT Slice Machine 002 // Loop Loft Beats and Studio One Sound Sets.

Each of The Loop Loft’s new products is instantly available for download from thelooploft.com and its retail partners.

Loop Loft partner content

  • MASCHINE KITS – Groove producers and beat-makers will find The Loop Loft’s MASCHINE Kits the perfect content compliment to their Native Instruments MASCHINE production systems. With more than nine titles available starting at just $9, MASCHINE Kits are the perfect way for producers to expand their library of samples and sounds, instantly ready to make into beats.
  • KONTAKT SLICE MACHINE 002 // LOOP LOFT BEATS – Music-makers can create and manipulate their samples like never before using KONTAKT Slice Machine 002 // Loop Loft Beats for Native Instruments KONTAKT 5 software. This custom beat-slicing machine contains 225 of the finest drum breaks from The Loop Loft, prepped and ready for tweaking. Developed with Samplephonics, The Loop Loft created the Slice Machine to enable producers to easily add, move around and effect loop slices so that they can subtly change a beat, or totally glitch it out beyond recognition.
  • STUDIO ONE SOUND SET – Simon Phillips Session Tracks is the first sound set developed for PreSonus Studio One music-production software. Producers can use this broad-ranging collection of rock drum loops recorded by master drummer Simon Phillips to build chart-topping rock songs in Studio One. Simon Philips, whose drumming career highlights include stints with Jeff Beck, Pete Townshend, Gil Evans, Stanley Clark, Frank Zappa, Peter Gabriel, Joe Satriani, Mick Jagger, Toto and The Who, is also an accomplished recording engineer and producer.

All products from The Loop Loft are available immediately from thelooploft.com and retail partners.

More information: The Loop Loft

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Producers Choice intros Ultimate Production Toolbox by Pablo Beats

Producers Choice Ultimate Production Toolbox

Producers Choice has announced the release of Ultimate Production Toolbox, a sound lirary featuring 2.3GB of high definition samples, drums & instruments by Pablo Beats.

We teamed up with Pablo Beats to give you the most complete collection of production tools on the market. Industry quality drums, leads, basses patches, FX, vocal hits and more. Plus you can take 50% off the RRP for the first week only

Ultimate Production Toolbox features

  • 2.3GB in total – with a HUGE 1.5 GB instrument library for Kontakt 5 and Direct Wave. Including Bells, Slides, Basses, Pads, Leads, Piano’s and more.
  • Kicks – including everything from growling 808′s to the super clean
  • Claps If you purchased Pablo’s other kits – you know that it’s worth buying this kit JUST for the claps! They sound incredible. These claps are the best available right now!
  • SNARES – the snares included sound sharp and snappy. Very loud – You can hear the effort that went into the sound design. Pablo is king of super tight drums!
  • Hats, Percs & Cymbals – All top grade, crisp samples that you will rely on.
  • Stabs Plucks & Loops – From string and orchestra hits, to breakbeats, to piano loops, to layered stabs & more. All royalty free and ready to use in your tracks.
  • Vocal Samples – Chants, shouts & more – to add the finishing touch to your beats.
  • Sfx – Custom, creative and fresh risers, upsweeps and FX to add energy to your music.
  • Mixer Presets – For FL Studio Users. A great selection of ready to use presets to help you get a better mix! Mixer presets for mastering, drum channels and more.
  • Plugin Presets – For FL Studio Users. Presets for Harmless & Sytrus including leads, pads, basses and more!

The sample pack is on sale now for $34.95 USD.

More information: Producers Choice / Ultimate Production Toolbox

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Bass Boutique intros Deekline & Ed Solo Present Bounce n’ Shake

Deekline & Ed Solo Bounce n' Shake

Bass Boutique has launched Bounce n’ Shake, a Bassboutique sample library by Deekline & Ed Solo.

Deekline & Ed Solo step up to the plate to bring you their long awaited debut sample pack. Complete with beats, bass and booty banging FX for your decks. It is loosely based on their genre-defining new album ‘Bounce n Shake’

The UK production duo know a thing or two about constructing solid party bombs. This sample pack is all killer no filler, boisterous, brazen and laden with that quintessential bass driven beats Deekline and Ed Solo do so well.

Taken from their recent album ‘Bounce n Shake’ and every sample in this pack has been carefully handpicked to cover a wide range of styles, sounds and possible uses.

This barrage of bass, jungle, soul, breaks, dubstep, drumstep and drum ‘n’ bass samples is a must have for every producers artillery kit.

The sample pack is available to purchase at Loopmasters for £34.95 GBP.

More information: Bass Boutique / Bounce n’ Shake

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XLN Audio releases Black Velvet ADpak + Loud Beats & Songs MIDI Pak

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XLN Audio Black Velvet

XLN Audio has launched Black Velvet, a new ADpak for the Addictive Drummer virtual drum instrument for Windows and Mac.

The Black Velvet ADpak is the sound you always wished you could afford! A modern classic dressed in black captured with a large, epic sound. Created with the grunge/post-grunge era in mind, with roots in alternative rock transcending to an expensive arena rock-band sound, this takes you on a journey from Seattle to LA. This ADpak is made with the highest demands on everything throughout the whole recording chain, capturing the unmistakable raw attitude in a luxurious package.

The included presets covers different clean setups to gritty alternative rock and grunge to slick, expensive and larger-than-life grandness. Black Velvet offers an almost unreal diversity – go from a tight, fat and controlled sound to unleashing some kind of monster by just pushing the room fader! Simply put, it’s epic!

XLN Audio Loud Beats & Songs

XLN Audio has also released the Loud Beats & Songs MIDI Pak, a collection of MIDI songs and beats made as a compliment to the Black Velvet ADpak.

This MIDI Pak is not only “Loud, Large and Luxurious” like the Black Velvet ADpak, it’s sophisticated, hard-hitting and detailed – cut-through beats and songs played hard in different grooves and variations.

Loud Beats & Songs covers many different styles from alternative rock, grunge, post-grunge to modern rock and experimental pop. Songs divided in parts (e.g. intro, verses, choruses, bridges) and beats with different variations, tempos and grooves (e.g. hihat, ride, crash, tom, fills) in 4/4 and 6/8. Mix and match beats, fills and grooves – arrange a complete song in minutes!

The Black Velvet ADpak costs 59.95 USD/EUR, Loud Beats & Songs is 19.95 USD/EUR, and a bundle of both is available to purchase for 69.95 USD/EUR.

More information: XLN Audio

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Zenhiser releases 1989 Drum Beats sample pack

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Zenhiser 1989 Drum Beats

Zenhiser has announced the release of 1989 Drum Beats, a collection of 296 drum loops from the 80′s.

Every year in the 80′s delivers a wealth of drum beat style and 1989 was the year the 80′s went out with a bang! Capturing the essence and style of all the main pop & clubbing hits from 1989 this eighties drum beats packs is an outstanding archive of what was great in the music of the 80′s.

Ranging from slow sublime beats through to rapid clubbing floor fillers makes the 1980′s series a must for any producer looking to inject some retro flavour into their productions. Honestly it doesn’t get any better than these 80s drum beats and no one delivers such a massive array of 80′s sounds as Zenhiser. We love all you 80′s freaks!

The sample pack costs $25 AUD.

More information: Zenhiser / 1989 Drum Beats

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Ninja Tune releases Ninja Jamm mixing & jamming app for iOS

Ninja tune has launched Ninja Jamm, a free mixing and jamming app for iOS that lets anyone instantly remix music from the Ninja Tune label using touch control, state of the art effects and killer music from Ninja artists.

Ninja Jamm

The app is a revolutionary fusion of music and software for the iPhone brought to you by the musical innovators at Ninja Tune and the design wizards at seeper.

Combining aspects of DJing, remixing and producing, the app lets anyone experience the excitement of playing with electronic music. Ninja artists such as Bonobo, Amon Tobin, Mr Scruff and Coldcut, provide the tunes for you to jamm with.

As each tune plays, you can switch seamlessly between the original licks and bonus clips, created by highly trained remix Ninjas, whilst glitching and effecting each channel and firing oneshot samples over the top.

Unlike many other music apps, the Jamm experience is very hands-on and immediate- your human feel is their key to enjoying freestyle mix possibilities. You can touch, tilt, shake and use multiple fingers and thumbs to Jamm and record, create a killer version of a favourite Ninja Tune and instantly share it with the world through Soundcloud, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.

The Ninja Jamm app comes bundled with a free Tunepack, Beats and Pieces3 from Coldcut, the cut’n’paste classic from the DJ duo who helped define both the modern remix with Paid in Full and mashup with Journeys By DJ. More Tunepacks from Ninja artists are available for in-app purchase.

More information: Ninja Jamm

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Review: Loopmasters Hip Hop Instrumentals 2

Loopmasters Hip Hop Instrumentals 2

London based record producer and recording artist Chemo is back with the second volume of Hip Hop Instrumentals, a collection of 10 construction kits.

Each construction kit has everything you need to build inspirational Hip Hop productions including stems of each drum part, Bass Loop, Hook and Atmosphere along with its own separate drum kit for those who want to roll their own breaks.

With tempos varying between 70-114 BPM this dynamic pack is also perfect for Chill Out, Urban, Triphop, Downtempo and all worldwide hip hop genres.

The collection offers 109 loops and 126 single shot sounds, neatly organized in construction kit folders and labeled with bpm and key info where applicable.

Loops include complete drum beats and breaks, melodic instrument loops, atmospheric background sounds, and more. The single shot sounds feature the individual drum sounds of the construction kits so you can create variations or new parts. A collection of bonus drum loops and kit samples is also included.

Additionally, 27 sampler patches for the drum kits, bonus kits and atmos are available in popular formats, including 14 kits for Native Instruments Maschine.

Here’s what Chemo has to say:

“With this pack, I have made a conscious effort to concentrate on the drum kits and organic atmospheres and textures. I often find that the atmospheric sounds lying behind the main elements in a song can really give a dynamic texture upon which to base the rest of the composition. You will hear quite a variety of subtle vinyl crackle layers, ambient nature recordings, distant trains and even a sound layer recorded at a supermarket checkout”

So what do I think?

Product: Hip Hop Instrumentals 2 by Loopmasters
Format: 24bit WAV/REX, sampler patches
Price: £24.95 GBP
Like: Authentic sound, fantastic vibe, drum kit single shots
Don’t like: –
Verdict: 9/10

Chemo lays down some amazing vibes in this second volume of Hip Hop Instrumentals. The construction kits have a mellow feel, and are incredibly musical and well thought out. The drums and melodic elements of the kits are perfectly matched.

And then you have the steam train whistle, chirping of birds, water bubbling, vinyl crackles, random background noises, etc… The atmospheric sounds Chemo speaks about really set the tone, and make the kits truly original.

All kits have a distinct flavor, and the pack as a whole offers a consistent, high quality sound. Check it out!

More information: Loopmasters / Hip Hop Instrumentals 2

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