From the same family as mandolin and lute, the teardrop shaped bouzouki’s history dates back to antiquity, evolving from a six-string instrument to eight strings in the latter half of the 20th century. The front of the body is flat and is typically inlaid with mother-of pearl designs. Played with a plectrum, the bouzouki has a sharp metallic sound.
Still widely played in Greek folk music, the bouzouki has become increasingly popular in contemporary American folk and progressive bluegrass music.
For this signature Bouzuki bundle, EarthMoments sampled and recorded a young prodigy from a traditional Greek family, whose playing has distinct influences of contemporary music styles.
While the soundscape carries a strong classical signature, the sets of both traditional and contemporary phrases gives you the flexibility to easily incorporate the samples into your compositions.
World String Series – Bouzouki features
426 MB content, 24-bit quality.
16 120BPM 3.4 Bouzouki Loops.
60 155BPM 3.4 Bouzouki Loops.
47 75BPM Bouzouki Loops.
20 85BPM Bouzouki Loops.
10 120BPM Bouzouki Loops.
15 Free Tempo Bouzouki Loops.
The sample pack is available to purchase for £24.95 GBP.
EarthMoments has released the Laya Project – Producer Collection, an exceptionally high quality bundle of rare recordings, from the award winning production Laya Project, a journey of music and visual discovery through six countries affected by the 2004 tsunami.
The Laya Project – Producer Collection contains authentic and organic folk instruments and vocals, recorded in the remote villages of Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, India, Sri Lanka and Maldives using warm Neve and SSL preamps and Neumann vintage tube mics.
Without any digital inputs, the Laya Project – Producer Collection is a boutique collection of acoustic ethnic samples and loops, and astonishing vocals in different languages.
The Royalty Free Collection of samples is categorized under the six countries of the Laya Project, and includes visual clips from this award winning film that continues to tour festivals and screening houses till today. www.layaproject.com.
The Laya Project sample library is available to purchase from Loopmasters for £34.95 GBP.
The EarthMoments Sampler is a tester from the essential must-have library by EarthMoments. Step into the EarthMoments world to taste and feel our boutique world collections.
EarthMoments is a team of producers and engineers with specialist studios in India, Israel and the United Kingdom, with top of the line source networks in Australia, Asia, Middle East, and Africa. Our worldwide collaborations bring the most talented musicians and exciting sounds right into your Studio – a global platform for sharing ideas, creative works and world sounds.
If you really like the samples from any included pack within the product then use the included coupon code to get 20% off the full pack at any time!
The EarthMoments Label Sampler is available to purchase for £9.95 GBP.
EarthMoments has released Oriental Orchestra, a sample library featuring live strings recordings recorded in world-class studios around the world.
Recorded on metronome clicks, the live strings – without any keyboards or digital inputs – link to the rules of western music, allows music producers coming from any style or genre to easily use these complex orchestral lines in their music. Oriental Orchestra Bundle contain 3 types of string sections: Quartet, Octet and Ensemble.
A classic western orchestra plays oriental lines, and unique scoring that is inspired from the rich cultures of India, Turkey and Far East. The Royalty Free collection also includes orchestral scores from the award winning projects of the EarthSync label: Laya Project, Nagore Sessions, No Stranger Here, and Voice Over The Bridge.
Oriental Orchestra features
671 MB content, 24-bit quality.
202 Loops and Samples.
Quartet, Octet and Ensemble sections.
All files Key and Tempo labeled.
Oriental Orchestra is available to purchase for £39.95 GBP.
EarthMoments has released Turkish Clarinet, a sample library from the World Woodwind Series.
EarthMoments releases a new heart-warming bundle in the ultra special World Woodwind Series: the Turkish Clarinet Bundle, a must-have library of 242 long and organic ethnic Turkish clarinet loops played by exceptional musicians.
The Turkish Clarinet Bundle evokes the warmth of cultural emotion, emerging from the deep roots of the classical to the vibrant modern.
The clarinet inspired by the rich ethnic Turkish instruments and sounds through the ages, creates soundscapes that range from down tempo to upbeat, with the unmistakable flavours of Turkey.
EarthMoments Turkish Clarinet is available to purchase for £19.95 GBP.
Loopmasters has launched the EarthMoments Summer Sale, a limited time sale on sample libraries from the EarthMoments labal.
EarthMoments On Sale Until The End Of August – All Products 20% Off. World Music At Its Best!
EarthMoments sample libraries
Business Class Refugees – Producer Collection – The unique bundle unlike other samples libraries contains irresistible sound signatures and loops of 10 tracks from their successful album Kartick & Gotam – Business Class Refugees (EarthSync), offering a special experience to DJs, Composers, Musicians and Music Producers to explore and create new perspectives of the tracks.
Distant Rhythms – The Distant Rhythms – India collection contains 443 samples of a range of Indian percussion instruments: Bass Dholak, Ghatam, Kanjira, Tabla, Khol, Moresing, Mridangam and Naqqara.
Electro Folk India Vol 1 – Electro Folk India Vol I Bundle is a boutique collection of samples created by a fusion of the analog and the digital. Live recordings of India’s folk instruments performed by top Indian musicians have been given unique digital treatments, creating a path-breaking samples bundle. The collection pushes all soundscape boundaries and is the future sound of music.
Electro Folk India Vol 2 – Optimised with the closest attention to detail and recorded using tube Pre-Amps and Mics on 96kHz, Volume I of this essential sound library of over 176 samples from the special series Konnakol Shiva, Galactic Khol, Bass Dholak on Pluto, Divine Mantra, Angel Sarangi, and more.
Indian Emotions – The Indian Emotions collection contains 567 samples of a range of known and unknown Indian instruments: Bhapang, Ektara, Dotara, Dilruba, Esraj, Santoor, Sarangi, Sarod, Sitar, Slide Guitar, Veena, Vichitra Veena, Violin, Bansuri flute, Flute and Harmonium.
Voice Of India – The Voice of India collection contains 400 samples of a range of Indian vocals styles: Bollywood, Mantras, Qawalli, Rajasthani, Konnakol, Baul, Carnatic, and Hindustani classical
World String Series: Desert Oud – The Desert Oud Bundle delivers 384 warm and organic acoustic Oud loops played expertly on an ancient Iraqi Oud, bringing to life the rich, exotic sound of Arabia and the magic of the deserts.
World Woodwind Series – Clarinet – The Clarinet Bundle evokes a warm range of cultural emotions from the classical to the ethnic – Eastern European Jewish Klezmer and Balkan to Middle Eastern, from down tempo to upbeat.
World Woodwind Series – Oriental Ney – The Oriental Ney Bundle is a hard-to-resist library of 246 organic and husky ethnic Ney flute loops played by exceptional musicians with unmistakable Turkish emotions, and definitive Middle Eastern colours, with signatures ranging from the down tempo to the upbeat.
World Drum Sessions Vol 1 Middle East – Performed by top world music drummer Yoav Bunzel, who has recorded over 15 pop and rock albums, this exclusive World Drums Sessions Vol I Middle East bundle contains live drum loops and patterns of Middle Eastern grooves.
World Drum Sessions Vol 2 Balkan Drums – Performed by top world music drummer Yoav Bunzel, who has recorded over 15 pop and rock albums, this exclusive World Drums Sessions Vol II Balkan bundle contains live drum loops and patterns of the irresistible Balkan grooves.
World Drum Sessions Vol 3 African Drums – Performed by top world music drummer Yoav Bunzel, who has recorded over 15 pop and rock albums, this exclusive World Drums Sessions Vol III Africa bundle contains live drum loops and patterns of the irresistible African grooves.
Yidaki Groove – This exclusive Didgeridoo Package has been optimised with the closest attention to detail, staying true to the sound with over 60 authentic samples that have been recorded using tube Pre-Amps and Mics on 96kHz, and performed by top Australian didgeridoo artist Stuart Fergie, who uses a specially customized and unique Yidaki (didgeridoo)
The EarthMoments Summer Sale is available until August 31, 2011.