Forgotten Keys has launched Hammond AV-64, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The FK14 Kontakt Instrument is based on the Hammond auto-vari 64, model 101300. This is the later version released in the early 1980s, and featured 64 rhythms, 6 breaks and 10 analogue sounds.
Originally designed to sit on top of a home organ, indeed some top-of-the-range Hammond organs had the unit built in.
The FK14 is a faithful re-creation of most of the units features, with all sounds individually multi-sampled in high quality.
FK14: Hammond AV-64 features
- Virtual instrument based on the AV-64 101300 model.
- 10 multi-sampled sounds.
- 16 combinable re-created rhythms with 4 variations each.
- 6 rhythm breaks assigned to 12 rhythms.
- Volume, pan, tune and mute for each sound.
- Note input and audio output routing.
The library is available to purchase for £4 GBP.
More information: Forgotten Keys / Hammond AV-64
Patchbanks has announced Butcher Beats & Breaks, a sample library by Joe Nicolo featuring over 100 loops.
Patchbanks presents in coordination with nine-time Grammy award-winning producer, Joe “The Butcher” Nicolo (Cypress Hill, The Fugees, Lauryn Hill, Jazzy Jeff, Fresh Prince and Schoolly D), an all-original mash up of grimy beats and breaks for those in search of dirty Hip Hop loops to sample, chop, filter and create beats with.
Inside contains an assortment of musical beats and drum breaks sourced from unreleased 2” master tape sessions, along with newly produced compositions mixed-down with a dirty and dusty feel.
This is real Hip Hop. And a must have library add-on for music producers still in love with that old school sound!
The sample pack costs $19.95 USD.
More information: Patchbanks / Butcher Beats & Breaks
100 Akres has announced the release of Dirty Arse Drum Breaks Vol 2, a new collection of drum breaks by Timmy Rickard.
These royalty free drum breaks are provided in 16 bit/44.1kHz for use in most hardware and software samplers (please refer to your sampler’s manufacturer specs for compatibility).
This sample pack contains 98 brand new, original breaks ranging in tempo from 81 BPM to 119 BPM.
Played and engineered by Timmy Rickard, a recording chain of high quality, analog gear has been used which you can hear in the clear (but dirty) quality and warm tone of these drum breaks.
The sample pack is available to purchase for $14 USD. The Kontakt 5.1 version with some additional features also costs $14 USD. Additionally, a Limited edition (100) cassette is available for $19 USD (includes digital WAV format via instant download).
More information: 100 Akres / Dirty Arse Drum Breaks Vol 2
Future Loops has announced Rennie Pilgrem – Godfather Of Breaks, a multiformat collection of samples by breaks legend Rennie Pilgrem.
With a rich career of over 20 years, Rennie started playing on funk bands and producing acid house and techno in the early 90s. Together with Ellis Dee they formed Rhythm Section and later Rennie created Thursday Club Recordings (TCR) on which he has released over a hundred tracks and singles.
Rennie is considered responsible and the biggest influence on the nu skool breaks scene and has remixed all the big names of electronic music: Arthur Baker, Easy Rollers, Elite Force, Afrika Bambaata, Meat Katie, Timo Maas, Ferry Corsten, BT, Filter and many more.
Rennie Pilgrem — Godfather Of Breaks features sharply produced breaks in many different tempos (from 100Bpm to 150Bpm) and styles (from live drums to programmed breaks). Included are also Bass, Guitar, Piano, Synth, FX, Percussion, Pads, Chords, Strings, Vocals & Drum One-Shots.
With over 670 loops & one-shots, Godfather Of Breaks is offered in WAV & REX format and is 100% Royalty-Free.
The sample pack costs 29.95 EUR.
More information: Future Loops / Rennie Pilgrem Godfather Of Breaks
The Drum Broker has announced Bars, Keys & Anomalies, a sample pack by MSXII Sound Design.
The success of the Unkempt Breaks inspired a lot of this work, but with a different spin…added notes, melodies, grooves, riffs and such by way of a vintage drum kit, live bass and electric guitar, vibraphone, and Fender Rhodes 73. The entire experience was captured and condensed to show the details of the creation process. Peepeth!
The groove, styles, and feel of the late 60′s & early 70′s was at the forefront of the recording and mixing process. The “Bars, Keys, and Anomalies” recording chain consisted of an Avantone CV-12 through Universal Audio 8110 preamps through an SSL Duality for the majority of the recording. The sample pack is full of both warmth and dirt; ready to hit your sampler!
Bars, Keys & Anomalies features
- 48k/24bit recorded Live Drums, Bass, Fender Rhodes 73, Vibraphone and Electric Guitar.
- Vintage one-mic technique used with an Avantone CV-12 during most of the recording.
- Composed with the grooves, styles, and feel of the late 60′s and early 70′s soul.
- Uncompressed, multi-tracked .wav files for optimal mixing/mastering.
- Compatible with all major software DAWs including; Ableton Live, Apple Logic, ProTools,FLStudio,Propellerheads Reason, etc.
- Compatible with all hardware samplers that accept the WAV file format; Maschine, Akai MPC samplers, Roland MV8000, Yamaha samplers, etc.
The sample pack costs $24.99 USD. It is also available bundled with The Unkempt Breaks Collection at a 20% savings.
More information: Drum Broker / Bars, Keys & Anomalies
Frontline Producer has launched Dirty Breaks, a collection of drum loops and samples perfectly suited for Urban, Hip Hop, US Hip Hop, Breaks and more.
We have put together the most beautifully recorded “Dirty” you will ever hear, sonically capturing the very essence of rude, by using Class-A Pre’s, Mic’s, and other specialised toys and equipment from our musical porn dungeon.
Going straight in at smut level 8, we leave it up to you, the producer, to get to the ultimate level of sleaze YOU need for your mix. Concentrating on the playing and recording, we sent our Frontline drummer to the seediest corners of the studio, stuck on the red light, set up the handpicked kit, and applied the usual chains we do for all packs.
We whipped together a collection of the sweetest, most squeaky drum riffs and grooves you will ever need; each with the cutest accents you’ll hear this side of the Reeperbahn.
Dirty Breaks features
- Drum break loops: 51 x 80bpm, 84 x 90bpm, 65 x 100bpm, 98 x 110bpm.
- Drum samples: 22 clap hits, 37 cymbol hits, 30 hat hits, 13 kick hits, 56 snare hits, 9 stab hits, 22 tamb hits, 5 snare roll hits.
- 298 REX2 files.
- 15 soft sampler patches for NN-XT, HALion, SFZ, Kontakt & EXS24.
The sample pack costs £24.95 GBP.
More information: Frontline Producer / Dirty Breaks
Future Loops has announced the release of Stickybuds – Funk, Breaks & Bass, a royalty-free collection of samples produced by funk master, producer & DJ Stickybuds.
Stickybuds (aka Tyler Martens) has made a name for himself over the years creating legendary electronic funk music, topping the charts (Beatport / Juno) and performing all over the world , and has now teamed up with Future Loops to bring users a wide arsenal of Funk, Breaks and Bass Music samples.
With over 800 loops & one shots, Stickybuds – Funk, Breaks & Bass includes dirty and phat synths, groovy basslines, live drums, bone-crushing breaks, vintage & funky guitars, sound FX and more.
The sample pack costs 39.95 EUR.
More information: Future Loops / Stickybuds Funk, Breaks & Bass