The Loop Loft has announced the release of Long Loops Vol 3, a new MIDI pack featuring grooves designed to make your drum patterns sound as human as possible.
Are you tired of working with short, 1 to 2 bar loops? Do you find yourself altering loop patterns or manually programming fills for song transitions? Then Long Loops is the MIDI release you’ve been waiting for.
Recorded live by a top studio drummer, Long Loops features grooves ranging in length from 4 to 16 bars, with each loop containing slight “human” variations throughout the beat and appropriate fills in the last measure of each phrase. The result? You can now quickly build up entire verses, chorus, hooks and breakdowns by simply dragging and dropping a single loop into your arrangement.
The pack is available for purchase for $29 USD.
More information: The Loop Loft / Long Loops Vol 3
ThaLoops has released Timbo Hip Hop Drumz, a new pack that is bringing the raw, acoustic sound of true tape saturated kicks, snares, beat-box and percussion samples for modern music production.
The sound-set was designed to match the style of Timbaland, Danjahandz and Kanye West. Every drum sample is mastered to perfection to cut right through your beatz!
Packed with 191 (.WAV) blazing hip hop drum samples: 51 kicks, 58 layered snares/claps/sidesticks, 54 beat-box sounds and 27 percussion samples.
Kick and snare samples are organised into 3 kits: Timbo Diamond, Timbo Gold and Timbo Platinum. BeatBox and Percussion samples go under XTRA folder including formats for Battery, Kontakt, EXS24, Halion and Soundfont.
The pack is available for purchase for $17.99 USD.
More information: ThaLoops / Timbo Hip Hop Drumz
Push Button Bang has launched Live Dubstep & Trap Drum Stems, a collection of live acoustic drums and MIDI for Dubstep, Trap or 140 bpm break based productions.
As with the original House drum stems, this huge collection of head nodding grooves features individual track drum stems – separate hi hats or cymbals to sit on top of your 808s, thumping tom or snare rolls and builds to add tension to the crescendo, Individual Kick and snare basic groove components and of course a complete selection of full kit loops which can be dropped into the track for immediate full drum backing stems in seconds!
You can use it to get immediate results with the full loops by simple drag and drop into a channel into your track, or combine multiple drum part stems with your programmed kick and snare to give your drums a professional, hypnotic human groove.
The sample pack is available from Loopmasters for £29.95 GBP. MIDI files and audio loops are also sold separately for £19.95 GBP each.
More information: Push Button Bang / Dubstep & Trap Drum Stems
Beatmatch.info has announced Digital, a free sample pack.
“Digital” is a must have collection of close to 300 high quality royalty-free synthetic drum sounds, effects and one shots.
Thanks to Maschine extension update you can now use “Digital” with Native Instruments groove production workstation. Maschine extension includes 4 drum kits and 16 music grooves optimised for use in minimal techno, electro & detroit techno music productions.
- 295 Sound Files.
- 4 Drum Kits.
- 16 Music Grooves.
- WAV Format.
- 100% Royalty Free.
The pack is a free download at Beatmatch.info.
More information: Beatmatch / Digital
Plugin Boutique has released version 1.5.0 of BigKick, a kick drum instrument plug-in for Windows and Mac.
It’s got the same great kick drums, but with more creative options, bug fixes and better performance. And with a clearer GUI.
Changes in KickDrum v1.5.0
- You can play the pitch of the kick drum with your MIDI keyboard.
- Vastly extended hold and decay times and a great new envelope shape for those really long kicks and booms.
- Drag and drop import for attack samples. Drag sounds straight from your track into onto the Load Sample button – it’s very quick and easy!
- New (much warmer) distortion and waveforms for more creative and aggressive sounds.
- Hyper-clean trance drum kicks with the new tough kick drum model.
- Massively improved preset handling, including folder creation, renaming, easier preset browsing, preset-pack creation tools and much more.
- Presets sit right in the mix more quickly with the new built in EQ. Or, if you want, leap out and smack you in the face with the punch control.
BigKick for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available for purchase for £39.95 GBP.
More information: Plugin Boutique / BigKick
The Loop Loft has announced the release of its Double Drums Vol 1, a collection of over 260 double drums loops and samples.
There’s a reason Double Drums have played a crucial role in music for the past 40 years. With two different drummers playing at the same time, a certain magic and depth occurs from multiple rhythmic and sonic layers grooving together. With Double Drums Vol 1, we give you this same magic directly in your DAW, allowing you to easily layer and arrange songs with two different drummers playing at the same time.
Just drag and drop grooves from the multiple “kit” folders and begin exploring the possibilities of what Double Drums can do to your tracks. In addition to the hundred of loops provided in the collection, samples are provided from all six different drum kits used in the recording process, allowing you to create your own beats using the exacts same sounds in the audio loops.
The sample library costs $28 USD.
More information: The Loop Loft / Double Drums Vol 1
Samplephonics has announced the release of The Analogue Drum Tapes Volume 1: Loops, a sample library from producer Paul Rez featuring drum loops by a world class session drummer.
Inside you will find a collection of 395 full, saturated fat analogue drum loops weighing in at 950MB and available to download in 24 Bit Wav, Apple Loops, Acidized Wav and Rex2 Loops format.
Designed for ultimate flexibility and perfect for resampling and layering as well as being the sole rhythm section for your track, these drums will cut through anything you throw at them! Including multiple variations, fills and tempos, all intelligently labelled and organised for ease of use and max flexibility.
Produced by our good friend (and incredibly gifted producer) Paul Rez with the help of a world class session drummer and engineer in a gorgeous boutique studio. This, the first in the series, is a knee slappingly delightful collection of juicy analogue drum loops.
The sample pack is available for purchase for £40 GBP.
More information: Samplephonics