Gospel Musicians has released Neo-Soul Suitcase, a Fender Rhodes sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The Neo-Soul Suitcase Library for Kontakt 4 is a very specific urban sounding suitcase that is designed to reproduce the exact sound, feel, and playability of a real Electric Piano Suitcase with the detail and expressiveness of the Fender cabinet and, of course, the most beautiful vibrato. Our #1 goal was to make sure that if you were not able to take a real rhodes to your gig or studio, then this plugin would be the next best thing.
Our rhodes sound is a combination of samples (2.6GB), physical modeling, and complex impulse response algorithms that will give you the grit of hip-hop; the silkiness of R&B; and the soul in neo-soul. Our absolute number one goal was realism and with vintage modeled effects; complex impulse response algorithms; and tweak-able knobs for ultimate control, you will have the best rhodes experience ever produced in a plugin. With all of this, we can safely say that you can leave your Rhodes at home and replace it with the Neo-Soul Suitcase!
Neo-Soul Suitcase features
- Dedicated 2.6GB of sample data (44.1kHz/24-Bit).
- 12-Velocity layers of sustain, release, and staccato (bark) notes.
- Bass and Treble Boost.
- Tine/Bell Controls.
- Pedal Noise and Resonance sounds when sustain pedal is pressed.
- Key release noises, emulating a real rhodes.
- Velocity layered release samples.
- Dedicated Bark samples, for more aggressive sounds.
- Vintage Modeled Vibrato.
- Impulse Response Amp Modeling of Vintage Amps.
- Warm Phat Chorus for a Thick Layered Sound.
- Special EFX Section: Phaser, Flanger, Distortion, Delay.
- Vintage Modeled Spring Reverb.
- Kontakt 4 Advanced Scripting.
- Disk Streaming to Reduce Memory Usage.
- Easy MIDI Learn function for all knobs, sliders, and buttons.
- Real-Time MIDI controls that can be saved in a patch.
- Clean/Original Switch for raw samples or cleaned up sounds.
Neo-Soul Suitcase for Kontakt (requires full version) is available to purchase for the introductory price of $79.99 USD (regular $99.99 USD). For those who already purchased (or will purchase) the Fundamental of Neo-Soul DVD the Suitcase library is $49.99 USD. A Kontakt Player FREE version is expected this October.
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Samplerbanks has released Urban Bass Techniques, a video tutorial by Gospelmusicians, geared specifically for the beginner to intermediate bass player.
From Gospel to Neo Soul, Ivan Santiago shows you the top industry’s secret tricks of the tradeas that will completely change the way you play the bass guitar. You will learn things such as theory, scales, proper fingering along with very important bass techniques such as slapping, popping, fretting, harmonics, and “ghost notes.”
You will even learn the very secret techniques to “slugging” as it relates to Neo-Soul music. As an added bonus we even have the patented LMS technology that allows you to notes, and chords being played with the virtual bass right on the screen. You can be assured that all of the techniques are hot and can be applied immediately. Raise your bass playing to another level by watching this title.
Urban Bass Techniques is available to purchase for $51 USD/£31.95 GBP/€35.36 EUR.
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Samplerbanks has released Urban Drumming Techniques, a video tutorial on Urban style drumming by J. LaToya.
This is a drum video tutorial from top drummer J. LaToiya focuses on the beginner but may be useful if you already have been playing drums for a few years. She teaches you the basic concepts of various drumming techniques like licks, tricks, fills, gospel, slow R&B, Soul, Hip-Hop, some Jazz and how to apply them properly.
Rather than just playing along with tracks, you get the benefit of a full band (teamed up with Gospelmusicians’s Jamal), where they slow down the movements and really take their time to teach, while not being restricted to a set click track.
All-in-all “Urban Drumming Techniques” is a full fledged Urban instructional video that does not just focus on chops, but feel and placement!
Urban Drumming Techniques is available as a download for $60 USD/£37.95 GBP/€42.45 EUR.
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Samplerbanks has released Fundamentals Of Neo-Soul, a video tutorial by Gospelmusicians.
Samplerbanks is proudly present their latest label “Gospelmusician” run by keyboard wizard Jamal Hartwell. The Fundamentals of Neo-Soul Keyboard is one of the hottest and most coveted video tutorial program ever made, emphasizing the playing techniques and the joy of playing together – performed by Jamal and his session player friends.
Jamal grows from the Gospel / Neo-Soul background, however all these concepts can still be easily applied to every urban genre of music from gospel to R&B. If you are looking to finally make some smooth grooves with your tracks and become an urban producer, then this video course will give you all the tools to produce your first album. If you are getting a little bored with the same chords you’ve been playing all the time, now it’s time totally transform your style by adding a touch of neo-soul to your keyboard playing!
Fundamentals Of Neo-Soul features
- Neo-Soul Instructinal Video Tutorial – 4.9 hours, including Beat Making Lessons from Boonie Mayfield (YouTube super producer), lit keys video of theory.
- Sheet Music in PDF format.
- MIDI files.
- Extra bonus Neo-Soul movements.
- Extra WAV samples to load into your computer DAW / software sampler.
Fundamentals Of Neo-Soul is available to purchase for $50 USD / £31.95 GBP / €35.75 EUR.
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