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The Loop Loft launches Jazz in July Sale – 30% off sound libraries

Jazz in July Sale at The Loop Loft

The Loop Loft has announced its Jazz in July Sale, offering discounts on its jazz titles for a limited time.

With summer heating up it’s time to cool things down with our annual Jazz in July sale. From today through the end of July, save 30% on our entire line of jazz loops, Multitrack Sessions, ReFills, Ableton Live Packs and MIDI tracks!

Now’s your chance to download loops from the finest jazz musicians in the world including Eric Harland (drums), Charlie Hunter (guitar/bass), Bob Reynolds (sax), Janek Gwizdala (bass), Doug Wamble (guitar) and more!

The sale ends August 1st, 2012, 12am EST.

More information: The Loop Loft / Jazz in July Sale

The Loop Loft launches Hunter/Harland Remix Contest – Win $2K+ in prizes

The Loop Loft has announced the Hunter/Harland Remix Contest, an opportunity to make a remix and win over $2,000 USD in prizes from SoundCloud, Propellerhead and The Loop Loft.

What happens when you take one of the most innovative drummers in the world and one of the funkiest guitar players on the planet, and remix them with your own tracks? This question begs to be answered and we want to give away over $2k in prizes to find out (and hear) your results!

Download these free loops featuring drummer, Eric Harland (Dave Holland, Zakir Hussain, Joshua Redman) and 7-string guitarist, Charlie Hunter (D’Angelo, John Mayer, Frank Ocean) and incorporate them into your own original track.

The Loop Loft Hunter/Harland Remix Contest
Use the sounds of Charlie Hunter and Eric Harland in your remix for a chance to win prizes!

Hunter/Harland Remix Contest prizes

  • 1st Place: Propellerhead Balance, a SoundCloud “Pro” Account for 1 Year plus The Loop Loft ReFill Bundle (a $1,315 USD value)
  • 2nd Place: Reason 6.5, a SoundCloud “Lite” Account for 1 Year plus The Loop Loft Charlie Hunter & Eric Harland ReFills (a $555 USD value)
  • 3rd Place: Reason Essentials, a SoundCloud “Lite” Account for 1 Year plus The Loop Loft Indie Rock Drums ReFill bundle (a $215 USD value)

The deadline for submitting your remix is August 16th, 2012.

Public voting is from August 17th to 22nd, after which the top 10 finalists will be announced. The all-star panel of producers, DJs and musicians (incl. Mocean Worker, Charlie Hunter & Eric Harland) will pick the top three winners, which will be announced on August 30th, 2012.

More information: The Loop Loft

30% off Ableton Live sample packs bundle at The Loop Loft

The Loop Loft has announced the Ableton Live Bundle, a collection of three Ableton Live Packs.

If you’re an Ableton Live user, this is the bundle you’ve been waiting for. Instantly download all three of our custom Ableton Live Packs and save 30% at the same time.

The Loop Loft is an official partner with Ableton and all of our packs are “Live Ready”, meaning they’ll install directly into your Live Library and work seamlessly with one click!

The Loop Loft Ableton Live Bundle
Get 30% off the collection of samples by Charlie Hunter & Celso Alberti + Hip Hop Drums.

Ableton Live Bundle includes:

  • Charlie Hunter Looped Vol 1
    Known for his virtuosic command of a custom 7-string guitar in his own band (as well as with Norah Jones, Mos Def, John Mayer, D’Angelo and countless others), Charlie Hunter brings his soulful and inspired playing to The Loop Loft for this special Artist Series release.
  • Celso Alberti Brazilian Drums & Percussion
    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 sessions. This Live Pack includes a series of sets arranged by Celso that provide an excellent starting point for each of the different rhythms, with the percussion instruments and drum kit loops presented on separate tracks.
  • Hip Hop Drums
    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 bundle is available to purchase for $110 USD.

More information: The Loop Loft / Ableton Live Bundle

Charlie Hunter Gets “Looped” in New Release from The Loop Loft

The Loop Loft has announced the release of Charlie Hunter: Looped, Vol. 1, an 859-loop, 1.68GB collection of the guitarist’s 7-string jazzy, funky, soulful and truly original playing.

Charlie Hunter Looped Vol 1

Hunter is renowned not only for numerous critically acclaimed releases and performances with his own group, but for work with artists like Norah Jones, Mos Def, John Mayer, and D’Angelo, among many others.

The collection includes 14 separate and distinct sessions, recorded exclusively for The Loop Loft. The grooves, which are played with all the feel, intensity, and subtlety that are the hallmark of Hunter’s work, include funk, jazz, blues, Latin, New Orleans, and even some dance-music influences. They provide you with a construction kit that’s the next best thing to having Hunter himself in the studio with you.

“If you can’t write a tune based on these grooves as the foundation, please consider taking that accounting correspondence course your parents have been hounding you about.” —Artist and producer Mocean Worker (aka Adam Dorn).

The Loop Loft painstakingly recorded Hunter’s playing using separate feeds from the two output jacks on his hybrid guitar/bass instrument, taking one from the bass pickup, another for the guitar strings. For each song in the collection, the loops are presented in three different ways: guitar-strings only, bass-strings only, and mixed. This provides you with plenty of flexibility for integrating Hunter’s playing into your music. Want to just use just the bass line from one of his grooves, and provide your own guitar playing? No problem, just import it into your DAW. Love that funky guitar riff he’s playing? Grab the guitar-only version and drag it into your track, edit and go. Or perhaps you like the full guitar/bass groove and want to build drums, keyboards, and other parts around it? Use the complete version.

In addition to being superb production tools, the loops in this collection can be used as a cool practice aid. Play along with Charlie and get a feel for his style. If you really want to dissect what he’s doing, slow down a part—maybe just the guitar or just the baseline—and listen to the subtleties. Hunter covers so much stylistic territory that any player will find it irresistible to break down his playing and try to figure out how he does what he does. (We’re not promising it will be easy, but surely fascinating.)

So take this unique opportunity to bring Charlie Hunter into your studio by purchasing Charlie Hunter: Looped, Vol. 1. This is no cookie-cutter loop collection, this is the real deal. In the words of Mocean Worker, “So, so, so, so funky!”

The sample pack is available to purchase as an instant download for $49 USD (Audio WAV, REX2 and AIFF (Apple Loops) / $59 USD (ReFill / Ableton Live Pack).

More information: The Loop Loft / Charlie Hunter Looped Vol 1