The Loop Loft launches 5 new Holiday Specials – 60% off

The Loop Loft is offering a 60% on 5 new packs during its Holiday Specials sale.

The Loop Loft Holiday Specials

Every week during the holidays we’ll be showcasing a different collection of 5 Loop Loft titles – all at 60% off!

Holiday Specials

  • Dry Drums Vol 2 – from $19.60 USD (regular $54 USD). The punchiest, fattest and driest drums on the planet are back. Dry Drums Vol 2 picks up where the first popular collection left off, with even more grooves and samples that cover a range of styles including blues, funk, hip hop, rock and folk.
  • Drumatic Beats – MIDI Drum Loops – $11.60 USD (regular $29 USD). Ghost notes. Variation. Pocket. Dynamics. After looking around at the other MIDI loop collections in the marketplace, we realized these were 4 crucial elements that were missing, so we set out to create our first release consisting entirely of custom MIDI drum loops, “Drumatic Beats”.
  • Bundle of Brushes – from $37.60 USD (regular $136 USD). If you’re looking for brush loops, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve bundled together Vol 1, Vol 2, Vol 3 & Vol 4 of our popular Art of Brushes series to give you the entire collection at a 25% savings.
  • Aaron Comess – Looped Vol 1 – from $19.60 USD (regular $54 USD). From funk, folk, pop, jazz and rock, Aaron Comess has done it all in his illustrious career as one of NYC’s premier drummers. Widely known for his work as a founding member of the Grammy-nominated, ten million album-selling band Spin Doctors, Comess bring his signature style and sound to this incredible new Loop Loft collection.
  • Dirty Drums Volume 1 – $11.60 USD (regular $29 USD). Looking for drum tracks that have a bit of dirt on them? Something different from the majority of highly polished, squeaky-clean sounding loops. Well, look no further. Dirty Drums Volume 1 contains a wide array of grooves and tempos that will bring an extra edge to any of your productions.

These deals will be available until December 19th, 2014.

More information: The Loop Loft

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The Loop Loft releases The Art of Brushes Vol 4

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The Loop Loft The Art of Brushes Vol 4

The Loop Loft has announced the release of The Art of Brushes Volume 4, a new collection of drum loops and samples.

The brush loop and sample collection you’ve been waiting for is finally here. Introducing The Art of Brushes Volume 4 – The warmest, most expansive brush library ever produced.

To capture a wide and dynamic sonic palette, we utilized a host of classic snare drums in 6 different recording sessions. Vintage Slingerlands, chrome Ludwigs and maple Gretsch snares were just a few of the drums used to produce this in-depth collection of brush loops and samples.

The sample pack is available for purchase for $39 USD.

More information: The Loop Loft / The Art of Brushes Volume 4

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Analogue Drums releases Pizazz – Jazz Brushes Kit

Analogue Drums has launched Pizazz, a drum sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Analogue Drums Pizazz

Pizazz is a vintage jazz kit played with brushes. Based around a toneful ’70s Rogers kit with a selection of classy cymbals and a versatile Rogers Dynasonic snare, Pizazz provides the classic brush backdrop for jazz and other genres. The mix of the kit can be taken from crisp and articulate to smooth and spacious with a few fader adjustments.

Several snare articulations, two separate pairs of toms (high and medium tension), two kick drums both sampled open and dampened, two pairs of hihats, and two rides give you a heap of options for selecting the tones that work best for your track. Check the kit details below.

The kit was sampled at The Manor through a selection of fine vintage and modern recording pieces, finished with outboard compressors.

Pizzaz Jazz Brushes features

  • Kontakt instrument files with multi-out and stereo versions.
  • Trigger TCI/PRS presets for kick/snare/toms with separated mic layers.
  • 4176 sample .wav files in unencrypted 24bit, 44.1khz format.
  • Reference manual (PDF).
  • 2.1GB Zip file (3.15GB unzipped).

The library is available for purchase for $29 USD.

More information: Analogue Drums / Pizazz

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The Art of Brushes Vol 1 free with purchase at The Loop Loft

The Loop Loft has announced it is offering a free copy of its The Art of Brushes Vol 1 with any purchase, for a limited time.

Free brush drum loops at The Loop Loft

It’s time to brush off your loop library and add some warmth to your tracks with a free copy of The Art of Brushes Vol 1. This customer favorite will automatically be presented to you at checkout when you purchase anything this week at The Loop Loft!

Ready to add the warmth of brushes? Just pick up anything from our catalogue!

The offer expires February 5th, 2014, at 12:00am ET.

More information: The Loop Loft

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Native Instruments releases Abbey Road 50s Drummer for Kontakt

Native Instruments has announced the release of Abbey Road 50s Drummer, a new Kontakt 5 Player-powered instrument featuring the sound of two classic drum kits from the 1950s.

The kits provide the distinctive drum sound of the era, which was necessary to compete with the electrified instruments gaining popularity at the time. Recorded with both state-of-the-art and period equipment at Abbey Road Studios in London, 50s DRUMMER also includes a groove library, mixer presets, and a new set of brush articulations, delivering the authentic feel of rock and roll, rhythm and blues, country, and jazz from the 1950s.

Native Instruments Abbey Road 50s Drummer

ABBEY ROAD 50s DRUMMER features rare instruments from the very earliest years of popular music. The first kit is an early 1950s Gretsch Cadillac Green Nitron with a 20″ bass drum, 12″ rack tom and 14″ floor tom. Its toms are tuned low, providing a smooth, open sound that still allows excellent placement in a mix full of amplified instruments. The second drum kit is a late-1950s WFL kit. The WFL provides 20″ kick drum, 12″ and 13″ rack toms, and a 16″ floor tom. The WFL kit’s toms are tuned high, offering a brighter tone that perfectly complements the Gretsch. Each kit features three different snare drums from the same period, offering a wide tonal variety and added degree of customization. The kits are outfitted with a selection of 1950s Zildjian A and K cymbals to round out their authentic vintage tone.

50s DRUMMER was recorded at London’s Abbey Road Studios in the legendary Studio Two. Alongside traditional microphone techniques, vintage RCA 44-BX and AKG D12 microphones, a REDD.17 valve mixing console and valve tape machine were used for 50s DRUMMER’s vintage channels. Users can dial in these ‘vintage channels alongside the modern state-of-the-art equipment for a seamless tone spectrum, ranging from completely modern to period-accurate vintage and anywhere in between.

New brush articulations were also recorded especially for 50s DRUMMER to reflect the playing techniques of the decade. Its extensive groove library encompasses early rock and roll, rhythm and blues, country, and jazz, as well as a wealth of contemporary rhythms, affording users an effortless way to begin sketching out complete drum recordings. Regardless of genre, producers looking to add original 50s flavor to their productions will relish the recording quality, ease of use, and attention to detail in ABBEY ROAD 50s DRUMMER.

The Abbey Road 50s Drummer library is available to purchase for $99 USD / 99 EUR.

More information: Native Instruments / Abbey Road 50s Drummer

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