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Producer Loops releases LA Pop Drums & Guitar Vol 1

Producer Loops LA Pop Drums & Guitar Vol 1

Producer Loops has launched LA Pop Drums & Guitar Vol 1, the first title in a new series of cutting-edge contemporary guitar and drum loops taking influence from the LA Pop scene.

Recorded and produced in the finest recording studios LA has to offer, this awesome pack brings the sound of LA straight to your studio. Featuring over 100 drum and guitar loops as well as one-shots, this incredible product also includes three bonus Construction Kits to get you started.

From fuzzy and chunky to clean and funky, each of the 27 guitar loops is perfectly complimented by a selection of 49 fresh Urban, Dance and Pop infused drum loops.

What’s more, 25 percussive one-shots are included for you to drop into your favourite sampler, allowing you to create your own complimentary drum and percussion loops.
Three bonus Construction Kits complete this product, featuring Dry, Wet and FX Tail loops for added versatility and freedom when mixing. Read on to find out more about this product and its feature set.

The sample library costs £24.95 GBP.

More information: Producer Loops / LA Pop Drums & Guitar Vol 1

Drum Broker releases Analog Soul by Erik Jackson

Erik Jackson Analog Soul

The Drum Broker has introduced Analog Soul, a drum kit pack by Erik Jackson.

The Drum Broker has teamed up with veteran & professional sound designer Erik Jackson to bring you an all new, all original, drum kit entitled ‘Analog Soul’.

These drums have been created and designed from the ground up using an arsenal of analog synths including the Moog Minitaur & Moog Sub Phatty. They were recorded through a Manly Pre-Amp, EQ’d & Shaped by an SSL Alpha Channel & Transient Designer. Erik used a Sonor Brush Kit for the acoustic drums which were recorded through his Avalon Pre-Amp.

Analog Soul features

  • 280 original drum samples.
  • Includes 71 hi hats, 71 kicks, 18 shakers, 71 snares, 49 live, vinyl fx, and bonus drums.
  • Equipment used: Moog Sub Phatty, Moog Minitaur, Manly Pre, SSL Alpha Channel, Transient Designer, Sonor Brush Kit + Avalon Pre.

The sample pack is available for $24.99 USD.

More information: Drum Broker / Analog Soul

Drumdrops releases Mapex Heavy Rock Kit

Drumdrops has announced the release of the Mapex Heavy Rock Kit, a sample library featuring the sounds of the Mapex Saturn drum kit of Jason Bowld.

Drumdrops Mapex Heavy Rock Kit

This Mapex Heavy Rock Kit was used on the Drumdrops multi-track album ‘Heavy Rock Drops’. This kit was recorded at the now shut down Garden Studios in Shoreditch, London. The kit is available to purchase in five different packs and is a must for all those who love rock drum kits.

This kit, which was a Mapex Saturn Kit comes with three Mapex Snares including a much sought after Black Panther Hammered Series snare in Phosphor Bronze. The kit also comes with three crash cymbals, a china crash and a ride cymbal. It has been recorded with 16 velocity levels and multiple articulations. This Mapex Saturn kit is owned by Jason Bowld (Killing Joke, Bullet For My Valentine) who uses it for all his recording sessions with some of the UKs leading rock producers. These kits are renowned as being one of the best rock kits.

The Garden Studios (R.I.P. 1978-2012) was responsible for recording many great UK rock bands from Siouxsie & The Banshees, The Cure, The The and The Arctic Monkeys amongst others. It had a unique recording room which defied all acoustics but just sounded great on drums. We were lucky enough to record this kit here shortly before it closed its doors for the last time. Martyn ‘Ginge’ Ford (Bullet For My Valentine, Trivium, Slipknot) was responsible for recording the kit through the vintage Neve 8026 console that resided at the studio.

The sample library is available for Kontakt (£52 GBP), as a multi-velocity pack (£15 GBP), single hits pack (£7.50 GBP), drum replacement pack (£15 GBP), and all sample pack (£30 GBP).

More information: Drumdrops / Mapex Heavy Rock Kit

The Loop Loft launches Spring Sale – 40% off

The Loop Loft has announced its Spring Sale, offering a 40% discount on all its packs and bundles for a limited time.

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The sale ends May 1st, 2014, 12:00am ET.

More information: The Loop Loft

Plugin Boutique releases BigKick – Kick drum designer plugin

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Plugin Boutique BigKick

Plugin Boutique has announced the release of BigKick, a kick drum instrument plug-in in collaboration with Credland Audio.

The drum kit is the rhythm and groove of any track and the kick drum is the hearbeat of the groove. We know how important it is to get the kick drum right in the mix. BigKick was created with the sole intention of allowing producers to achieve the results they have always wanted.

Developed to make kick drum design easy and enjoyable, BigKick has a carefully selected set of features to help you get results quickly. And, unlike many other tools, the controls are limited to values that produce useful kick drum samples. It also lets you make the best possible use of existing sound libraries in your collection.

Big Kick features

  • Kick drum synthesis – can replicate the majority of today’s and yesterday’s kick sounds.
  • Factory library includes >300 attack types and 110 presets.
  • Tuned kick drums.
  • Easily integrates with your existing sample libraries.
  • Easier to use than any previous kick drum design tool.
  • Drag-and-drop sample creation.
  • Auto-play mode for instant start and jamming.
  • No phase shift free sound shaping.
  • Overdrive.
  • High pass filter (again, phase shift free): avoid nasty surprises in the bottom end.

Big Kick for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/AAX) is available for purchase for £34.95 GBP.

More information: Plugin Boutique / BigKick

The Loop Loft releases Funk Drums 2 MIDI pack

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The Loop Loft Funk Drums 2

The Loop Loft has released Funk Drums 2, a new MIDI loops pack.

Your DAW is about to get much, much funkier. Funk Drums Vol 2 – MIDI Drum Loops gives you instant access to seven complete sessions of ultra-funky drum grooves inspired heavily by James Brown, Funkadelic, The Meters, Daft Punk & D’Angelo.

The result? Loops that feel great and incredibly “alive”, while giving you complete control over the drum sounds. Just drag, drop and dance.

The MIDI pack is available for $29 USD.

Funk Drums 2 is also included in the MIDI Drum Loop Bundle, which now includes 13 MIDI packs at a 50% discount over a purchase of individual packs.

More information: The Loop Loft / Funk Drums 2

Analogue Drums releases Boxer for Kontakt + Hot Box Bundle

Analogue Drums Boxer

Analogue Drums has launched Boxer, a drum instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Boxer is a punchy alt rocker with a boxy edge. It has an unpretentious direct sound with alt rock and pop written all over it. A solid kick, toneful toms, and three snares cover plenty of ground, each snare giving the kit a completely different feel. The kit works equally well for laid back grooves or fast and frantic flurries. Hear the kit for yourself by checking out the demos.

The kit was sampled at Sing Sing South studio in Melbourne, Australia, in a mid-sized tracking room, though a Neve desk, with the usual assortment of high end hand-picked mics, and processed with select outboard pieces.

The kit has been mixed with an indy production in mind, if you want to take the mix further there is plenty of scope to put your stamp on it.

Boxer is available for purchase for $29 USD.

Analogue Drums has also introduced the Hot Box Bundle, comprising the Boxer, Bombastix, BlackSmith, and FatStacks drum packs, priced at $79 USD.

More information: Analogue Drums

Loopbased intros Biotech Hazard: Cinematic Drum Loops

Biotech Hazard: Cinematic Drum Loops

Loopbased has introduced Biotech Hazard: Cinematic Drum Loops, drum loops sample library by Temporal Geometry.

‘Biotech Hazard: Cinematic Drum Loops’ brings you 500 versatile drum loops divided into five kit groups with tempos ranging from 100-140 BPM. Whether you’re scoring for a video game or a film you’re sure to find a solid foundation to your track in this collection of action-soacked futuristic drum loops.

This pack has been built around 5 different kits of drum beats, using up a total of 500 different drum sounds which, along with the sheer variety of rhythmic patterns that it features, makes for a varied and dynamic library.

The sample pack costs 12 EUR.

Loopbased has also added another 12 sound packs to its online product catalog, including titles by Pure Analogue, Vinyl Audio, Papas St. Germain, Uneek Sounds, HighLife Samples, and more.

Loopbased packs

New packs at Loopbased

  • EDM Big Room Tools (Pure Analogue) -Five awesome Construction Kits, inspired by the biggest names in the genre. Key-labeled and recorded at a uniform tempo of 128 BPM, this is your fast-track to huge Big Room hits.
  • Diginoiz Piano Themes (Diginoiz) – The most important element in modern Pop/R&B music is definitely the melody! ‘Diginoiz Piano Themes’ contains radio ready, extremely melodic Piano loops taken from previous Diginoiz sample packs.
  • Maybach Vinyl 2 (Vinyl Audio) -Classic collection of five Maybach Music inspired Construction Kits with style and melodies influenced by hit production team J.U.S.T.I.C.E League and American rapper, Rick Ross.
  • Psy Trance Energy (Electronisounds) – Eight high-energy construction kits that will instantly inspire you! This library is packed with hypnotic samples and everything you need to get up and running with new Psy Trance tracks.
  • Astral Acoustics Volume 1 (Papas St. Germain) – At an introductory price of 50% off. This new sample pack contains 420 MB of samples sourced from Papas St Germain’s own acoustic guitar playing. All sounds are sourced from acoustic guitar.
  • Trap Superpack Vol 3 (Premier Sound Bank) – The third installment in what is one of the flagship series from Premier Sound Bank. This series is packed with over 200 high quality samples and loops including drums, synths, vocals, and much more.
  • NI Massive Bundle 2 (Uneek Sounds) – Total of 641 presets for Native Instruments Massive. With a total of 12 packs included, with this bundle you’ll have all Our current NI Massive packs at an unbeatable price.
  • World String Loops – Ronroco Vol 2 (Vanilla Groove Studios) – Building on the success of our first volume, Roncoco loops volume 2 contains 69 stunning Ronroco loops.
  • Dune Monsterpack 2 (Trance Techno Soundbanks) – Powerful soundbank designed to bring you the sound of EDM for users of SYNAPSE AUDIO DUNE synth. You’ll find 261 high quality presets as well as 17 FLP Files and 17 MIDI construction kits.
  • FL Studio Trance Project Vol 2 (HighLife Samples) – Full template project for FL Studio. It is a 100% royalty-free template project that you can use to learn how all the sounds can be fit together to create a full, solid sounding tune.
  • Vinyl Philosophy (Vinyl Audio) – The Hip Hop vinyl/sampled sound is very creative, giving you more of that Maybach, Rick Ross, and Jay-Z style. Vinyl Audio has a very unique and creative sound.
  • Critical Hi Hats Vol 1 (Uneek Sounds) – Designed for the modern electronic music producer. This pack contains 122 high resolution, Hi-Hats for any genre in the electronic music field.

The packs are now available as a download from Loopbased.

More information: Loopbased