Peace Love Productions has announced the release of Brazillian Lounge, a collection of live loops sessions.
Brazilian Lounge (Live Loop Sessions) is the work of professional keyboardist Thiago Pinheiro of Brazil who has performed with such talents as Stevie Wonder, drummer Guilio Figueroa, keyboardist John Hobart, and bassist Evren Edler. Thiago together with Guilio, John and Evren recorded the live sessions in Studio City, California at the infamous Studio City Sound.
Under the command of producer Jason Donnelly and engineer Thom (Owner of Studio City Sound) these live sessions are tracked, hand quantized, and looped to perfection for that smooth and jazzy Brazilian Lounge style. The focus here was to showcase a piano and rhodes heavy collection that could effectively feature Thiago’s limitless creativity. In this piano and rhodes heavy collection are essential bass lines, percussion, brass, organs, guitars, and drums to give it construction kit appeal.
Each piano and rhodes performance is 16 to 32 bars in length with a lot of different creative templates to choose from. There are thousands of sections to cut and edit to make your own new material. At over 2 gigs these live handcrafted timeless loops and one-shots is the one that you will have a life-long appeal to. Your go to for the most amazing and complex melodies and rhythms the great people of Brazil have to offer. Inspired by groups with the likeness of Thievery Corporation. 24 bit 44.1kHz Stereo. NI Battery Kontakt and EXS drum kits included.
Numerous hip hop classics have been built around dusty, swinging breaks played on live drums. With Hip Hop Drums, we present a collection of breaks and single-shot sounds with the same timeless feel as the classics, all configured and customized for Ableton Live.
The Brazilian Drums and Percussion Ableton Live Pack brings the infectious grooves and sounds of world-renowned drummer, Celso Alberti (Steve Winwood, Airto, Flora Purim, Herbie Mann), directly into your own Live sessions.
Hip Hop Drums for Ableton features
464 Live Clips, 117 Presets, 12 Live Sets.
365.3 MB content (219.6 MB download size).
Requires Live 8.2.2 or higher.
Celso Alberti – Brazilian Drums for Ableton features
The Loop Loft has announced a limited time sale for its ReFill Bundle, a collection of 8 ReFill libraries for Propellerhead Reason.
This weekend we’re slashing the price of our ReFill Bundle in half, giving you instant access to all eight of our custom Reason ReFills (a $129 savings)!
Now’s your chance to load up your Reason library with a wide range of Loop Loft content including Brazilian, Funk, Jazz, Cinematic, and World Drums, as well as electric bass by Janek Gwizdala (Mike Stern, Randy Brecker) and saxophone by Bob Reynolds (John Mayer, Richard Bona).
ReFill Bundle includes
Janek Gwizdala Fodera Sessions ReFill
Celso Alberti Brazilian Drums & Percussion ReFill
Indie Rock Drums ReFill
Cinematic Drums ReFill
Funk Essentials ReFill
World Percussion Vol 1 ReFill
The Art of Brushes ReFill
The Bob Reynolds Collection ReFill
The ReFill Bundle sale ends Monday August 1st at 12:00pm EST.
Future Loops has released Total Bossa Nova, a sample pack that brings you the best of Bossa Nova music in over 2 GB of original samples.
Total Bossa Nova was entirely recorded in Brazil, featuring performances from experienced Bossa Nova musicians that live and breathe the genre. The result is a very diverse sample pack where you can find: Upright & Electric Bass, Nylon & Electric Guitars, Percussion, Pianos, Rhodes, Saxophones, Flutes, Trumpets and even Male & Female Vocals in a total of 24 different Instruments.
Featuring over 1300 Loops, Total Bossa Nova was recorded in Tempos that range from 65 Bpm to 93 Bpm and multiple keys, to bring you a wide and complete taste of the Bossa Nova Sound.
Total Bossa Nova promises to be highly useful for someone looking for authentic Brazilian sounds but also for anyone who wants to add a tropical vitamin boost to any pop, dance, electronic or upbeat tune.
Total Bossa Nova is available to purchase for 44.97 EUR.
Loopmasters has announced the release of Da Lata – Afro Brazil Parade Vol 1, a fresh and exciting collection of royalty free Brazilian and Latin American infused organic sounds from the studio of Christian Franck.
Da Lata are an act which have constantly fused many live musicians, singers, percussionists and DJs together over the years and are considered one of the leaders of the Jazz/Afro/Samba/Live Funk crossover genres who have maintained a constant presence in the Dance/Fusion crossover scene for the last decade and who are seriously respected for the quality of their productions and live performances.
For Producers looking for a royalty free collection of sounds to make Deep, Tribal, Progressive or Soulful House – or Future Funkateers creating groove infused Hip Hop, Downtempo or Future Soul and Broken Beat – this is a unique collection which you will be dipping into for years!
Da Lata – Afro Brazil Parade Vol 1 features
400MB of sun drenched samples (16 bit) and rich grooves between 68 – 134 Bpm.
Over 220 live played and programmed loops, and 60 single samples.
17 ready to play patches for all the main soft samplers including 14 instrument patches and 3 drum kits.
Available as a main Zip or separately in Apple Loops, Reason Refill or Ableton Live formats.
Da Lata – Afro Brazil Parade Vol 1 is available to purchase for £24.95 GBP.
Microhammer has released the February 2010 Release Bundle, a collection of 10 new instruments for Kontakt.
Microhammer is launching a series of new products around 15th of every month. All monthly releases will be followed by a bundle containing all the products at a highly favorable rate, so you can get it all. The bundle is only valid until our next release, so grab it while you can. We are proud to announce our second launch bundle, which consists of all the Microhammer February titles.
February 2010 Release Bundle includes
Berimbau, a single-string percussion instrument, a musical bow, from Brazil.
Spirit Flute, originally an instrument played by Native Americans. It has been used in countless New Age and World Music recordings and is known for its distinctive and at times – almost haunting sound.
Train Flute, hand-carved by skilled craftsmen who adhere to the ways of a simpler time, only the finest and richest tone-producing secret blend of woods were used in this instrument.
Slide Flute, the classic slide-whistle or slide-flute is a common staple of comedic and children’s music. The signature rise and fall is used both musically, as well as in old-school sound design and foley to signify objects rising or falling in space.
Kokiriko, a traditional Japanese percussion instrument. The instrument sounds like a long set of domino pieces clashing together and has a distinct clicky/clacky type of sound.
Smiley Drum, a 10-tongue major pentatonic variant of the classic propane drum concept, with a shallower, wider pan than most.
Clay Drum, this giant clay vase was chosen specifically for it’s unique sound and tonal resonance. Producing a wide variety of sounds, this clay drum is a both a percussive and melodic instrument.
Sand Drum, the unique surf-like sound is produced by a medium-sized enclosed drum about 1 1/4″ thick and filled with dozens of tiny silver metal beads.
Road Trip Vol. 1, little tidbits, oddities, improvisations and random gems found at various pit stops on a desert trip.
Windchimes, made from a selection of different wind chimes, however sampled in detail so the user can control the amount of chimeniness and use them as percussive instruments.
Format(s): Kontakt 3, SFZ and .wav
Note: Native Instruments Kontakt 3 / 4 full retail versions required.
Note: Free Kontakt Player will only work for 30 minutes with this product. Full version required to remove this restriction.
The February 2010 Release Bundle is available to purchase for the introductory price of $109 USD until 15 March, 2010 (regular price $172 USD). Instruments are also available to purchase separately, starting at $9 USD.
Joe Real (José Maria Côrte-Real) has released Axé, a freeware rompler VST instrument for Windows PC.
From Brazil, a small Coconut with metal bars, like the African Kalimba that Earth Wind & Fire made popular in the ’70s and the ’80s. With this Rompler you have more possibilities, the low notes sound like melodic drums, de medium and high sounds like the Axé. It can be very usefull for african music.
Joe Real Axé is available as a freeware VST instrument for Windows PC. You can download it here (RapidShare).