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The Loop Loft releases ReFill Bundle, drums & percussion for Reason

The Loop Loft ReFill Bundle

The Loop Loft has released the ReFill Bundle, a collection of drums and percussion ReFills.

We’ve bundled all five of our custom Reason 5 ReFills together, providing you with the latest collections from The Loop Loft consisting of world percussion, brush drums, funk essentials, cinematic drums and super-soulful saxophone.

If you’re a serious Propellerhead user who is looking to expand your sound and loop library with new patches for Kong, Dr Octo Rex and ReDrum (and you don’t mind saving 35% at the same time), then this is the bundle for you.

The Loop Loft ReFill Bundle is available to purchase for $115 USD (save 35% on regular price of $175 USD).

More information: The Loop Loft

Cymbal Masters release Virtually Erskine – Peter Erskine Drum Sample & Groove Libraries

Virtually Erskine

Cymbal Master has announced the release of Virtually Erskine – Peter Erskine Drum Sample Library, an expansion for BFD2 and BFD Eco featuring two of Peter’s personal drum kits.

The Virtually Erskine Sound Library features Peter playing two of his kits recorded and produced in high definition by John Emrich.

This collection features Peter Erskine playing every articulation. All recordings were done in Peter’s private studio and represent the same pristine sound featured on many of his most recent releases.

Virtually Erskine Drum Sample Library features

  • Played by Peter Erskine (Weather Report, Steely Dan, Steps Ahead, Diana Krall, Jaco Pastorius).
  • Formatted for FXpansion BFD2 and BFD Eco.
  • Includes 2 of Peter Erskine’s complete drum kits: a DW Jazz Series kit and DW Collectors VLT kit (for fusion, rock & pop) recorded in his own personal studio to capture his signature “sound”.
  • The Jazz kit is played with both sticks and brushes.
  • Every drum hit, sample & articulation played by Peter Erskine himself.

Cymbal Masters has also released the Virtually Erskine MIDI Grooves Library, featuring over 400 MIDI grooves of Peter playing 12 unique styles in 3/4 and 4/4, including Jazz, Swing, Rock, Funk and Afro-Cuban styles. The files are formatted for BFD2, BFD Eco as well as General MIDI which can be used with any GM compatible drum software or hardware.

The Peter Erskine Sample Library for BFD is available to purchase from Platinum Samples for $80 USD. The MIDI Grooves Library is $40 USD.

More information: Virtually Erskine

The Loop Loft releases The Art of Brushes – Ableton Live Pack

The Loop Loft The Art of Brushes - Ableton Live Pack

The Loop Loft has released an Ableton Live Pack version of The Art of Brushes, a collection of drum loops.

We’re proud to announce our first Ableton Live Pack – “The Art of Brushes”. Taking one of our most popular collections of loops and samples, we meticulously customized every aspect to integrate seamlessly inside of Ableton Live. We produced a complete series of Live Sessions that will instantly get you up and running with a variety of drum grooves and fills. We also supplied hundreds of clips, giving you endless options of loops and transitions. The drums racks consist of samples taken directly from the loop sessions, providing the ability to create your own beats from scratch or utilize MIDI grooves, while keeping the sonic characteristics consistent with the original loops.

With styles ranging from funk, jazz, folk, ambient and rock, The Art of Brushes Live Pack will provide you with the grooves, sounds, flexibility and inspiration you need to push the envelope inside of Ableton.

The Art of Brushes – Ableton Live Pack features

  • 205 Clips
  • 4 Drum Racks
  • 8 Live Sessions
  • 5 ReDrum Patches
  • High Quality, 24-bit 48 khz Audio
  • File size: 243 MB

The Art of Brushes – Ableton Live Pack is available to purchase for $39 USD.

More information: The Loop Loft

The Loop Loft releases The Art of Brushes, Reason 5 ReFill

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The Loop Loft The Art of Brushes ReFill

The Loop Loft has released The Art of Brushes, a ReFill for Propellerhead Reason 5.

The Art of Brushes is a collection of customized Dr Octo Rex, Kong and ReDrum patches for Reason 5. Combining the warmth and timbre of vintage drums and hand-hammered cymbals, this collection explores the sonic landscapes and grooves that are unique to fine brush performances. NOTE – No sticks were harmed (or even used) during the recording of this ReFill.

The Art of Brushes ReFill features

  • 238 REX2 Loops.
  • 26 Dr Octo Rex Patches.
  • 4 Kong Patches.
  • 5 ReDrum Patches.
  • High Quality, 24-bit 48 khz Audio.
  • File size: 172 MB.

The Art of Brushes ReFill is available to purchase for $39 USD.

More information: The Loop Loft

The Art of Brushes Vol 2, sample pack by The Loop Loft

The Loop Loft The Art of Brushes Vol 2

The Loop Loft has announced the release of The Art of Brushes Vol 2, a new collection of drum loops.

A collection of loops and samples focused entirely on brushes, this second volume contains over twice as many files as the original, giving you the sounds and grooves you need to produce authentic drum tracks in a wide range of styles.

From folk, to Americana, to bebop, to electronica, the depth and airiness of the brushes combined with the warmth and timbre of vintage drums and hand-hammered cymbals provide the perfect foundation for even the most discerning producer and songwriter who needs truly professional sounding (and feeling) drum tracks.

The Art of Brushes Vol 2 features

  • Includes 135 loops and 82 samples.
  • Tempo Range: 80-212 BPM.
  • 100% Royalty Free.
  • High quality 24-bit/48 kHz audio.
  • Available formats: WAV, REX2 and AIFF (Apple Loops).
  • Sets included: 80_FatAndLoose, 86_DarkAndFunky, 90_WarmAndWide, 120_TightAndRingy, 180_InThreeOrSix, 212_BeAndBop.

The Art of Brushes Vol 2 is available to purchase as a download for $24.95 USD.

More information: The Loop Loft

Best Service releases Cinematique Instruments

Best Service Cinematique Instruments

Best Service has released Cinematique Instruments, a boxed version of Cinematique Instruments products powered by Engine, the sample player based on Yellow Tools Independence Pro.

Cinematique Instruments sets a focus on weird, odd and rare instruments which adds a subtle and individual character to your music production. Cinematique Instruments nearly recorded everything they could get their hands on!

The library contains wonderful string instruments such as an autoharp, a 36 string instrument with a series of chord bars, a kantele, a traditional plucked 5-string instrument of the zitherfamily native to Finland, a wooden celtic nylon harp or a bowed psaltery, an instrument of the zither family such as a kind of a wooden soundbox with unstopped strings over it.

Beyond a nice collection of percussion sounds Cinematique Instruments features also strange and rare keyboard instruments such as the low-price, garbage Super-Sound EK-470 e-piano, the charming organ with its electric fan which blows air across reeds or the organic and warm Zeitter & Winkelmann Piano.
But there are also special sound paks called Glass, Metallic Objects, Experimental Box and Downbeat Box. These sound paks are an amazing source of individual und inspriring textures, pads, mallets and percussions instruments.They beat and knocked doors and sideboards of a metallic kitchen with timpani mallets, brushes, sticks, fingers and fists, they tapped with fingers and timpani mallets against lids, rubbed around the glass rim and they assembled instruments from unique sounds such as stationannouncements, trains, paper crumpling, acoustic and electronic noise, station hum, underground railway noise, pneumatic doors, crown cap shaking, glitches, noise, hiss, hum and other weirdness.

Cinematique Instrument´s goal and ultimate ambition is to inspire everyone by using its highly playable and unique instruments providing a lot of opportunities for your music production.

Cinematique Instruments is available to purchase for PC and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS), priced at 199 EUR.

More information: Best Service / Cinematique Instruments

FXpansion releases BFD Signature Snares Vol.2

FXpansion BFD Signature Snares Vol.2

FXpansion has released BFD Signature Snares Vol.2, the second instalment of Yamaha artist signature snares for your BFD2 library.

With the usual high levels of detail, multiple channels and multiple articulations, BFD Signature Snares Vol.2 is ready for you to sequence and mix using BFD 2.1′s powerful software interface.

The snares are captured in the same room as previous Yamaha expansion kits and the Jazz & Funk, Percussion and B.O.M.B expansion packs, in Omega Studios, Rockville, MD, USA. The tight, precise and very playable sound makes them sound great when combined with any kit-pieces in the BFD library.

BFD v2.1′s support for custom articulations allows these snares to offer ‘rim clicks’ in addition to the standard snare articulations, as well as positional sensing when used with electronic drums.

BFD Signature Snares Vol.2 features

  • Low-cost, download-only expansion pack for BFD2.
  • 5 signature snares: Gadd Signature Snare Drum (5.5″ x 14″), Chamberlin Snare Drum (5.5″ x 14″), Robinson Signature Snare Drum (5″ x 15″), Leim Signature Model (6.5″ x 14″), Garibaldi Signature Model (3.5″ x 14″).
  • Multiple articulations including rim-clicks.
  • Played with various beaters (sticks, brushes, mallets, rods).

BFD Signature Snares Vol.2 is available as a download-only product, priced at £35 GBP / 49 EUR / $70 USD for all registered BFD2 owners. Registered BFD2 owners with one or more of the Yamaha Expansion Kits (Maple Custom Absolute, Oak Custom, BFD Cocktail, BFD Heavy or Signature Snares Vol.1) can purchase BFD Signature Snares Vol.2 at a discounted price of £25 GBP / 35 EUR / $50 USD.

More information: FXpansion / BFD Signature Snares Vol.2

The Loop Loft releases The Art of Brushes Vol 1

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The Loop Loft The Art of Brushes Volume 1

The Loop Loft has released The Art of Brushes Volume 1, a collection of brush performances.

Have you been searching for a loop pack focused entirely on brushes? Well, you’re not alone. At The Loop Loft, we’ve received many requests for drum loops that incorporate the warmth and ambiance that only brushes and a coated drumhead can provide. After several months and eight separate recording sessions, we’re proud to bring you the first loop pack consisting of 100% brush performances.

With grooves ranging from jazz ballads to funky linear grooves to double time “train” shuffles to folk rock back beats, The Art of Brushes Volumes Vol 1 is the most dynamic and genre-spanning loop pack available anywhere!

The Art of Brushes Volume 1 features

  • Number of Loops: 103
  • Tempo Range: 68-212 BPM
  • Sets included: 68_JazzBallad, 75_PopBallad, 79_Chill, 103_Funky, 140_Granola, 144_BackBeat, 179_FiveFour, 212_Train
  • Instant Downloads, 100% Royalty Free
  • High Quality 24 Bit 48 KHZ Audio
  • WAV, REX2 and AIFF Formats

The Art of Brushes Volume 1 is available to purchase for $39.95 USD.

More information: The Loop Loft