Particular Audio has launched Space Rangers – Phrases, a collection of analogue and digital loops of swirling melodic phrases, crunchy glitches and collapsing harmonics.
Created as a fusion between psychedelic electronica, ambient space music and glitchy IDM, the Phrases sub-package in the Space Rangers series is the farthest reaching into the concept – as much as possible devoid of any restrictions in terms of staying within a style. As with the earlier packs, the sound designer crew at Particular forged sequences of sounds from various analogue and digital modular systems, passed them through a setup of high quality outboard processors, and fed them back in again through yet another series of digital effect processors – creating endless variations with the twist of a knob. But this time nothing was forbidden. The weirder the better!
All loops are made for recombination, so layer and connect textures together to create new textures and call – response patterns. The length of the loops vary depending on the variation and motion in the sound, so cut, slice, realign and reassemble to meet your songs requirements. Swing, lag, push or any timing inherent, as well as pitch or chord, are yours to to manipulate and abuse.
In detail expect to find 172 phrase loops between 80 and 130 bpm. All in all 437 MB of 48 kHz 24 bit wavefiles.
The sample pack costs £19.95 GBP.
More information: Particular / Space Rangers – Phrases
Mark Sargison has released Kaleidoscope Vol 1, a collection of samples aimed at electronica and IDM producers who are more adventurous in their approach to making music.
All of the sounds were lovingly created using a huge range of sound sources and were processed using techniques that I have developed over a fifteen year period.
The brief I set myself when making these samples was to produce samples in the vein of artists such as Boards of Canada, Bibio and Four Tet but also more abstract electronica artists such as Fennesz, Tim Hecker and Seekae. Although these artists were an influence on their production, the final samples are still unique enough to be used within a wide range of musical genres.
This collection contains samples of three different tempi, 80BPM, 110BPM and 140BPM. These tempi were selected as most types of electronica can be produced with them. All of the samples are loops, although some are much longer and have been created in this way so that there is a range of tones and patterns within a single sample.
The Kaleidoscope Vol 1 series of sample packs is available to purchase from Sampleism, starting at £2.99 GBP.
More information: Mark Sargison at Sampleism
Soundtrack Loops has announced the release of DnB Dark Speed, a new set of royalty free loops for producing IDM and drum and bass.
DnB Dark Speed by Soundtrack Loops and SoundSpice (aka Perimeter Sound) contains 23 bass-lines, 84 mixed beats, 33 SFX (hits and risers), 11 percussions, and 51 synth licks. 202 loop in total.
Each loop is tempo synced to 160 BPM. Created with idea of producing IDM, Glitch, Drum n Bass, and Dubstep in mind.
Files contain BPM and Key information as well as metadata for popular DAWs on both Windows and Mac.
DnB Dark Speed is available to purchase for $24.95 USD.
More information: Soundtrack Loops / DnB Dark Speed
Samplephonics has released Contrast, a collection of expertly produced loops and samples from renowned music producer and sound designer EVAC.
An exceptional sample pack full to the brim with intricate drum and rhythm loops, tight one shot drum and effects samples, beautiful atmospheric pads and gnarly twisted synth loops.
Evac’s tight production style, attention to detail, and his understanding of the way different producers work is evident throughout this sample pack.
Although hard to pin to particular genre, the sounds draw influence from a range of experimental music genres including IDM, glitch hop, ambient dubstep, future garage and drum and bass.
- 342 Loops and Samples, including Ambient Music Loops, Dirty Synths, Intricate Drum Patterns, One Shots, Rex2 Files, Sampler Instruments, Twisted Rhythm Loops.
- Formats: 24 Bit Wav, Apple Loops, Rex2 Loops, Reason Refill, Acid Loops, Kontakt, NN-XT, Structure, EXS24
- 478 MB total content (382.7 MB compressed).
The sample pack is available to purchase for £27.40 GBP.
More information: Samplephonics / Contrast by EVAC
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on Apr 12, 2012
Goldbaby Productions has announced its Urban Cookbook Vol. 1 sample library.
Want to cook up some delicious beats… well then you probably need my cookbook. The ingredients are full of saturated fat, MSG, a heap of sugar and are not suitable for a low cholesterol diet. The recipes are perfect for these dishes: Hip Hop, Dub Step, Drum & Bass, Breaks, Grime, Dance Hall, Electro… Although chefs making other dishes like: IDM, House and Techno will appreciate the varied high quality ingredients. Punchy Kicks, Solid Snares, Hi Hats, Toms, Percussion, Claps, Cymbals, Layering tools, FX, Vinyl Hits, Chord Hits, Bass tools and Rex Loops… just over 1 GB of the freshest ingredients.
With patches for Maschine & Mikro, Battery 3, Kontakt 4, Geist and Logic’s EXS-24. You will need the full version of Kontakt 4 or 5 to use the Kontakt patches. The free player will only load them in demo mode.
Goldbaby’s Urban Cookbook Vol. 1 is available to purchase for $49 USD.
More information: Goldbaby Productions / Urban Cookbook Vol. 1