Groove Monkee releases Retro Funk MIDI pack

Groove Monkee

Groove Monkee has released Retro Funk, a collection of classic funk MIDI loops from professional drummer Mike Adamo.

Arranged for easy song writing, the sets include intros, outros, grooves, variations and fills. Among the variations offered are: hat and ride variations, groove plus fill variations and extra drum fills.

The pack includes loops for BeatBuddy, the first 3rd party set of drum loops supporting the platform.

Retro Funk features

  • 560 Royalty Free MIDI Drum Loops.
  • Played by professional drummer Mike Adamo.
  • Grooves, Fills, Intros and Outros.
  • Variations: groove variations, fill variations, ride variations with and without fills.
  • 4-bar and 8-bar midi loops.
  • Formats: Addictive Drums (all), Abbey Road, BeatBuddy, BFD (all), Eco, EZdrummer (all), GM, Superior Drummer, Session Drummer, Steven Slate, Studio Drummer and many more.

Retro Funk is available for purchase for $19.95 USD.

More information: Groove Monkee / Retro Funk

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The Loop Loft intros Funk Essentials Vol 4 for Ableton

The Loop Loft Funk Essentials Vol. 4

The Loop Loft has announced that its Funk Essentials Vol 4 sample pack is now also available for Ableton Live.

Six unique sessions serve up a wide range of authentic funk drum grooves, ranging from James Brown-inspired syncopation, laid-back Stax backbeats and Motown-infused pocket, all customized for Ableton Live and Push. Crisp, dry snares. Fat, punchy kicks. Incredibly funky grooves. The Funk Essentials Vol 4 Live Pack brings back the vintage sound and feel of live funk drums from the late 60’s and 70’s.

This massive Live Pack includes 19 custom effects for Ableton as well as six drum racks, hundred of audio and midi loops and Live construction sets to get you up and running.

Each session was recorded utilizing different drum kits, cymbals and mics, resulting in six distinct “vibes” of both loops and samples. Whether you’re triggering one of the hundreds of drum loops in Live, or programing your own beats with the six custom drum racks, you’ll have the vintage and authentic funk drum sound that has been sought after for decades.

The pack is available for the introductory price of $29 USD until February 6th, 2015 (regular $39 USD). Other formats are also available.

More information: The Loop Loft / Funk Essentials Vol 4

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Patchbanks releases Grand Funk Boogie Jams

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Patchbanks has announced the release of Grand Funk Boogie Jams, an all-original collection of drum jams for old school music lovers looking for those memorable grooves produced from the late 70s and early 80s era.

Patchbanks Grand Funk Boogie Jams

Inside contains various flavors from classic radio hits to dusty rare groove compositions that were recorded with live drums and vintage drum machines for nothing but pure authentic sounds.

With 100 extended loops running for an approximate total of 44 minutes playing time, provides plenty of selection throughout each two-track recording to select pattern variations that are generally broken-down by percussions from the core drums. Sound wise: each mix was pre-mastered on a vintage console and processed with SSL analog dynamics along with high-end tape emulators to add a touch of vinyl-like saturation.

If you’ve got the funk for old school drums, this collection is unequivocally the real deal.

Grand Funk Boogie Jams features

  • 100 Drum Loops (Mixed Stereo).
  • 24bit Aiff format.
  • Music Styles: 80s Funk, Boogie, Disco, Rare Groove.
  • Range: 100-124 bpm.
  • 627MB content.

The sample pack is available for purchase for $24.95 USD.

More information: Patchbanks / Grand Funk Boogie Jams

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Sample Magic releases Funk House & Ableton Instrument Racks

Sample Magic has announced the release of Funk House, a new sample pack featuring sounds for deep, sleazy, funk-fuelled house.

Sample Magic Funk House

Fusing elements of classic disco, bass-driven deep house and neon nu disco, SM White Label administers a funk injection with 400MB of booty-shaking beats, groovy bass, shimmering synths, soulful vox, funky guitars and keyboard licks primed for late-night disco-house sleaze.

The pack is available for purchase for £16.90 GBP. Individual parts are also available in Click+Mix packs.

Sample Magic has also released Ableton Instrument Racks, a collection of sample-based instruments for Ableton Live.

Sample Magic Ableton Instrument Racks

After three chart-topping Ableton products in 2014, we’re proud to announce Ableton Instrument Racks: five sample-based instruments for the key elements of dance music production: kick, snare, bass, synths and hats

Integrating hardware and digital sound design with Ableton’s native processing tools, each instrument rack comes loaded with 64 patches alongside 8 powerful macro controls to create a comprehensive production toolkit for almost every genre of electronic music.

Ableton Instrument Racks is available for purchase for £19.90 GBP.

More information: Sample Magic

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The Loop Loft launches Funk Essentials Vol. 4

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The Loop Loft Funk Essentials Vol. 4

The Loop Loft has announced the release of Funk Essentials Vol. 4, a collection of over 200 loops and samples.

Crisp, dry snares. Fat, punchy kicks. Incredibly funky grooves. Funk Essentials Vol 4 brings back the vintage sound and feel of live funk drums from the late 60’s and 70’s. Six unique sessions serve up a wide range of authentic funk drum grooves, ranging from James Brown-inspired syncopation, laid-back Stax backbeats and Motown-infused pocket.

Each session was recorded utilizing different drum kits, cymbals and mics, resulting in six distinct “vibes” of both loops and samples. Whether you’re dragging and dropping the grooves into your DAW or programing your own beats with the samples, you’ll have the vintage and authentic funk drum sound that has been sought after for decades.

Funk Essentials Vol. 4 features

  • 210 loops & samples (24-bit/48hHz audio).
  • Tempo: 79-188 BPM.
  • 320 MB instant download.
  • 100% royalty free.
  • WAV, Stylus RMX, REX2, Ableton Live Pack and AIFF (Apple Loops) formats.

The pack is available for the introductory price of $24 USD until January 6th, 2015 (regular $29 USD).

More information: The Loop Loft / Funk Essentials Vol. 4

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