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
, Gaurav Dayal
, Producer Loops
, samples and sound libraries
Posted in news
on Nov 22, 2010
Loopmasters has released Kings Of Bhangra, a multi format collection of 5 construction kits fusing traditional Indian musical elements with contemporary Bhangra.
Suitable for everything from Bollywood soundtracks, right through to contemporary Western pop with a world music vibe, this pack is an essential for the producer seeking to add authentic Indian spice to their productions.
Kings Of Bhangra features
- 120 world class instrument and percussion loops in 5 construction kits, recorded on the finest instruments played by the most experienced musicians.
- 17 instrument loops (including Algoze, Sarangi, Tumba and Tumbi), 69 kit files split into 5 kits each including full Audio mix, 34 percussion loops (including Dhol, Dhol ensembles, Dholak and Thad).
- 265 MB content, 24 bit quality.
- Apple Loops and Rex2 Loops packs available seperately.
Kings Of Bhangra is available to purchase from Loopmasters for £19.95 GBP.
More information: Loopmasters / Kings Of Bhangra
Future Loops has announced the release of Vox India – Vol 1, a sample library with over 600 Indian vocal loops taken from the Total India collection.
Vox India – Vol 1 includes vocals in Classical Music styles (Carnatic and Hindustani) and also Indian Folk genres (Boul, Qawwali, Konnakol and Rabindra Sangeeth) making it a precious sample pack for any producer looking for vocals to provide an instant allure and ethereal vibe to their tracks.
Vox India – Vol 1 features
- 804 MB content taken from the Total India collection.
- 616 Vocal WAV Samples; 317 female vocal loops and 299 male vocal Loops.
- Includes Boul, Carnatic, Hindustani, Konnakol, Qawwali, and Rabindra Sangeeth vocals at tempos between 65 and 120 BPM.
Vox India – Vol 1 is available to purchase as a download for $29.96 USD / 22 EUR / £18 GBP.
More information: Future Loops / Vox India – Vol 1
Precisionsound has announced the release of Indian Surmandal, a sample library for Kontakt, HALion, and EXS24.
“Surmandal” also known as “Swarmandal” is a small Indian harp. It is generally used to accompany vocalists playing arpeggios and notes with the right thumb in Hindustani Classical music.
The Surmandal was used in The Beatles songs “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” and “Within You Without You”, plucked with a guitar pick like we have done here with the “Indian Surmandal” SampleSet.
Indian Surmandal features
- 867 24bit WAV files.
- 16 programs for all versions of Steinberg HALion, Logic EXS24, and NI Kontakt v1 and v2 + 2 program for NI Kontakt v3 and v4.
- Surmandal Plectrum — The “Surmandal” programs are the plectrum picked Surmandal from C1 to G4 with all notes and half notes sampled. The mappings are E2 to G5, the G5 is stretched to C6 and E2 is stretched down to C2. Every note has been sampled in 4 velocity layers and has 4 samples for every layer, these have been programmed as “round robin” for the Kontakt and EXS24 programs. The HALion programs have all samples mapped as velocity layers instead, a total of 16 velocity layers.
- Surmandal Thaats — A Thaat is a musical mode in Hindustani music which always has seven notes (excluding the repeated tonic) and is considered the basis for the system of organizing and classifying ragas in North Indian classical music. There are ten generally accepted Thaats, all included in the Indian Surmandal SampleSet: Bilawal, Khamaj, Kafi, Asavari, Bhairavi, Bhairav, Kalyan, Marwa, Purvi & Todi. These are strummed up/down in different speeds and also clusters of notes for each Thaat.
Indian Surmandal is available to purchase as a download for $69 USD (DVD available for +$11 USD). All formats are included.
More information: Precisionsound / Indian Surmandal
Future Loops has released Sarod Loops, a sample pack featuring sarod samples from the Total India collection (recorded in Chennai, Calcutta and Mumbai).
With over 14 GB Total India is a massive collection available only as a boxed 4-DVD set, but now and after much demand from our users you can download the Sarod loops and one-shots as a separate pack.
If you already own Total India please note that the tabla content is the same. If you do not own Total India please note that you can save money by getting the complete collection.
The Sarod is a beautiful stringed instrument of the lute family common to the Indian classical music traditions of the north region. Along with the Sitar, the Sarod is an extremely popular instrument and is highly recognized for its deep, weighty sound. It’s reverberant quality makes the Sarod a mystical instrument that can instantly give any track a luscious, mysterious vibe.
Sarod Loops includes performances by true masters and captures the magic of this beautiful instrument, bringing you nearly 100 delightful Sarod melodies that will fit exotically into any music style from world music, to chill-out, from drum n’ bass to house music.
Sarod Loops features
- 296 MB content (143 MB before duplications), 451 samples in total.
- 255 Sarod Samples.
- 98 Loops (available in Acid Loops, REX and Apple Loops).
- Over 150 One Shots that will allow you to construct your own melodies and vibes.
Sarod Loops is available to purchase as a download for $19.96 USD.
More information: Future Loops / Sarod Loops
Loopmasters has released Distant Rhythms, a sample library featuring Indian percussion by EarthMoments.
The essential percussion package has been optimised with the closest attention to detail, staying true to the sound with authentic royalty free samples. These samples were recorded using tube Pre-Amps and Mics on 96kHz in studios across India.
This huge sample pack has been created and maximised to the highest standards, exclusively delivered by top Indian percussionists in the Indian music scene today, and can be used to create a variety of styles with Indian percussion signatures.
Distant Rhythms features
- 730 MB content (compressed ZIP), 24bit quality.
- 458 WAV Loops, 916 REX Loops.
- Includes a range of Indian percussion instruments: Bass Dholak, Ghatam, Kanjira, Tabla, Khol, Moresing, Mridangam and Naqqara.
- Recorded on 96kHz using Class A preamps and Tube mics at Clementine studios in Chennai.
Distant Rhythms is available to purchase for £14.95 GBP.
More information: Loopmasters / EarthMoments Distant Rhythms