Big Fish Audio releases Neo Folk sample library

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Big Fish Audio Neo Folk

Big Fish Audio has launched Neo Folk, a sample library featuring collection of 24 contemporary Folk construction kits for the modern producer.

With the recent enormous success of artists like Mumford and Sons, The Lumineers, The Civil Wars, Alabama Shakes, The Avett Brothers, etc., the past couple years have seen Neo-Folk saturating the airwaves. Not only brought in by artists and performers, Neo-Folk has become extremely popular in commercials, film, and TV music.

NEO-FOLK is an amalgam of roots music created by the confluence of the shared traditions that make up the Americana musical ethos, specifically those sounds that are merged from Folk, Country, Bluegrass, Roots Rock, and Blues.

The spirit of NEO-FOLK draws parallels to the ideals of Americana, Indie Rock, and Indie Folk, resulting in a distinctive roots-oriented sound that lives in a world apart from the pure forms of the genres upon which it draws.

This collection of 24 NEO-FOLK construction kits include all the Bluegrass and Folk instruments that embody the ever-popular genre: banjo, mandolin, dobro, fiddle, and guitar, each played with a rhythmic style based in Alternative Rock and Folk. The instruments are performed by an all star line up: Dennis Caplinger (JJ Cale, Eric Clapton) on guitar, dobro, mandolin, fiddle, banjo; session bassist Josquin des Pres; and groove master drummer Danny Barragan (Frankie J, Pitbull).

The sample library is available to purchase for $99.95 USD.

More information: Big Fish Audio / Neo Folk

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Toontrack releases Indie Folk EZX & Indie Folk MIDI

Toontrack Indie Folk EZX

Toontrack has announced the release of the Indie Folk EZX EZdrummer expansion library, focusing on capturing the organic, warm, intimate and ambient sound characteristic of the indie folk genre.

The EZX, aptly titled the Indie Folk EZX, was recorded at the Avast! Recording Co. in Seattle, home to bands such as Fleet Foxes, The Shins and Band Of Horses. It comes with three complete vintage kits: a 1960s Gretsch Round Badge sampled with both sticks and mallets, a Ludwig from the 1950s as well as a Slingerland Rolling Bomber kit dating back to the 1940s. Also included are two tambourines, a hi-hat mounted tambourine jingle, an extra kick and snare as well as a 28″ floor tom.

Indie Folk EZX features

  • Three (3) complete kits.
  • Two EZXs in one! Each kit is available in two variations: a standard multi-mic mix and a classic four-mic mix.
  • Custom drums from the 1940s to the 1960s.
  • Default kit sampled with both drumsticks and mallets.
  • Recorded at Avast! Recording Co. in Seattle, WA.
  • Included MIDI performed by sampling drummer Stephen Belans.

The EZX is available to purchase for $89 USD / 69 EUR.

Toontrack has also launched the Indie Folk MIDI, a collection of grooves and fills.

Toontrack Indie Folk MIDI

With the Indie Folk MIDI pack, Stephen Belans delivers a wide and useful range of grooves and fills for songwriters that are looking to expand their horizon, go outside their comfort zone or rethink what role the drums can play in a composition.

“Sometimes just a simple heartbeat/backbeat feel is all that’s needed. Other times, the drums find their place at far ends of the spectrum. Some grooves stick to a smooth ebb and flow with a natural evolution of intensities while other ones use more dramatic transitions that don’t rely on traditional rock defaults”, says Stephen.

The Indie Folk MIDI pack cost $29 USD / 25 EUR.

More information: Toontrack

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EarthMoments Electro Folk India Vol 2, Indian electro folk sample pack

EarthMoments Electro Folk India Vol 2

Loopmasters has released Electro Folk India Vol 2, a sample library by EarthMoments.

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.

Electro Folk India Vol II 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 is the future sound of music.

The Electro Folk India collection is the ultimate product for a wide range of music production styles, adding a whole new dimension to traditional sounds.

Electro Folk India Vol 2 features

  • 780MB content, 175 Loops in 24 bit quality.
  • Includes 14 Angel Sarangi Loops, 17 Bapang On Saturn No Pitch Loops, 28 Bass Dholak 90 Bpm Loops, 16 Divine Mantra Loops, 9 Flute Nebula Loops, 21 Galactic Khol Loops, 33 Kanjira Gravity Loops, 18 Konnakol Shiva Loops, 19 Neptunian Khol Loops.

Electro Folk India Vol 2 is available to purchase for £24.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / Electro Folk India Vol 2

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EarthMoments releases Electro Folk India Vol 1 sample pack

EartMoments Electro Folk India Vol 1

EarthMoments has released Electro Folk India Vol 1, a sample library featuring a collection of 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.

The Electro Folk India collection is the ultimate product for a wide range of music production styles, adding a whole new dimension to traditional sounds.

Electro Fold India Vol 1 features

  • 176 Loops including 14 Cosmic Sitar Loops, , 16 Dotara Sparks Loops, 10 Ghatam Trance Loops, 31 Kanjira Crossing (no pitch) Loops, 33 Konnakol loops, 13 Metal Jaltarang Loops, 34 Raider Moresing Loops, 25 Space Tabla Loops.
  • Recorded using tube Pre-Amps and Mics on 96kHz.
  • 24 bit audio quality, 719MB content.

Electro Folk India Vol 1 is available to purchase from Loopmasters for £24.99 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / Electro Folk India Vol 1

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Short links for August 14th, 2007

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on August 14th, 2007:

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