Loopmasters interviews Goldbaby’s Hugo Tichborne + free taster sample pack

Loopmasters has released a free taster sample pack as part of an interview with Hugo Tichborne of Goldbaby Productions.

Goldbaby at Loopmasters

Goldbaby samples are purveyors of quality sample based instruments, with a passion for vintage drum machines and synthesizers. The label has a fantastic reputation for creating useful and interesting instruments for use in many different genres of music. With a huge roster of multiple award winning sample collections under their belts already, Goldbaby are also in demand by leading software companies for sample content, having worked with Native Instruments, FXpansion, Dave Smith Instruments, iZotope and XLN Audio amongst others!

The free pack includes samples from Goldbaby’s Urban Cookbook 2, MPC60 Vol 3, SP1200 Vol 2 and When Alien Drum Robots Attack Vol 2. The download includes kicks, snares, claps, HH, Cymbals, Toms, FX and a few REX loops.

More information: Loopmasters

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Hal Leonard publishes Behind the Boards – The Making of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Greatest Records Revealed by Jake Brown

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Hal Leonard Book has announced Behind the Boards: The Making of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Greatest Records Revealed, a book by Jake Brown.

Jake Brown Behind the Boards

The term “soundtrack of our lives” is one commonly tossed around by artists, fans, critics, and historians when discussing rock ‘n’ roll’s timeless hits, spanning every subgenre from pop to hard rock and country to new wave. Now, music biographer Jake Brown takes music lovers into the studio to see how that soundtrack was actually created.

Behind the Boards: The Making of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Greatest Records Revealed is the first definitive rock record producers’ anthology of its kind. Written for both fans and academic audiences interested in the art of sound recording and record producing, the book features intimate first-hand accounts of the making of some of rock’s greatest hits via interviews with the producers who recorded them.

“Every Breath You Take” by the Police, “Comfortably Numb” by Pink Floyd, “In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana, “Beautiful Day” by U2, “When the Levy Breaks” by Led Zeppelin, and “You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC all are featured in Behind the Boards, as well as works by Bob Dylan, the Pixies, the Rolling Stones, KISS, Bob Marley, the Who, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Waits, and many more. Brown’s research reaches as far back as Jimi Hendrix’s 1968 album, Electric Ladyland, (Historic Studio A at Electric Lady Studios is shown on the book’s cover) and peers into the future with an exclusive look inside the making of Aerosmith’s upcoming album, Music from Another Dimension.

Featuring exclusive interviews with 31 of producing’s biggest names of today – or any day – including Daniel Lanois (U2, Peter Gabriel), Dave Jerden (Jane’s Addiction, Alice in Chains), Bob Rock (Motley Crue, Metallica, The Cult), Butch Vig (Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins), Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix), Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, KISS, Alice Cooper), Don Was (Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Elton John), and Jack Douglas (Aerosmith, John Lennon), Behind the Boards is the last word on how some of the greatest records in music history were made, told by the men and women who made them.

The book is available from Hal Leonard for $29.99 USD.

More information: Hal Leonard Books / Behind the Boards

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Win Guy J’s Transitions EP sample pack by Loopmasters

Loopmasters is offering you a chance to win a copy of Transitions EP, the recently released sample pack by Israeli producer Guy J. This is the first in a brand new Artist EP series of sample libraries featuring full tracks and all components used to make those tracks.

Guy J

2012 sees Guy kick off an exciting new project with his close colleagues and friends at Bedrock: his very own imprint “Lost & Found”, a sub-label for John Digweed’s long running mothership where he’ll release music by himself and his favourite producers.

Then there’s the small matter of a release on Cocoon, one of the most highly regarded labels in techno and beyond, and some exciting collaborations in the pipeline with some other inspiring artists.

Loopmasters Transitions EP

He’s also launched a new series in partnership with Loopmasters which sees a full blown Artist EP released together with all the loops, hits and stems used to create it. Guy J – “Transitions” is a beautiful collection of four deep hypnotic House and EDM tracks together with all the associated sample used in the production of them.

This brand new concept takes four fully produced tracks from Guy J and gives you all the components used to make those tracks for you to dissect, remix and restructure all completely royalty free. Included are all the usual formats normally seen in our award winning sample library’s such as Loops, Hits, Rex files and Sampler Patches, giving you not only four fully mastered ready to play out club tracks but all the audio used to create it to play with.

All you need to do for a chance to win the Transitions EP pack is read the Guy J interview at LoopBlog and answer the following question:

  • What is Guy J’s main piece of studio gear?

You have until Sunday 23rd, 2012, 11.59pm CET to submit your answer.
The winner will be selected randomly from all the correct entries, and announced the following Monday. Good luck!

More information: Loopmasters / Guy J Transitions EP 01

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Tom Salta talks on video games scoring and Spectrasonics

Tom Salta

Time+Space has posted an interview with Tom Salta on video game scoring and why he is a fan of Spectrasonics instruments.

“There’s something about Eric [Persing]’s sensibilities when creating libraries that really resonates with me and the kind of sounds that inspire me. I consider him the godfather of sound designers and I know he has inspired many of the people creating sound libraries today.” – Tom Salta

From working with the likes of Whitney Houston, Peter Gabriel and Mary J Blige in the early days of his career through to composing soundtracks for some of today’s most popular video games including Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X and Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, Tom Salta has established a solid reputation as one of the industry’s most versatile composers.

His album ‘2 Days or Die’ (produced under the alter ego of Atlas Plug) has the rare distinction of every track having been licensed for film trailers, games, TV shows and commercials including last year’s Toy Story 3 trailer, and his game scores have earned him numerous award nominations including the MTV Video Music Awards and BAFTA.

Tom is a fan of Spectrasonics plug-ins so Time+Space got in touch with him to get the lowdown on why he uses the plug-ins, how he composes for games, and the gap he recently discovered in the sample library market…

And once you’ve read the interview why not enter the competition to win one of three Atlas Plug albums signed by Tom himself!

More information: Time+Space

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Propellerhead’s Music Making Month an Unmitigated Success

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Propellerhead Music Making Month

Propellerhead just has capped off its tremendously successful Music Making Month, a series of activities that spanned the entire month of May to inspire and help people with their music creating endeavors.

During the month, Propellerhead held 25 live streaming interviews, clinics and Q/A sessions plus an additional dozen tutorials and videos with music professional and insiders on topics as varied as song inspiration and lyric writing to synthesis techniques and mixing/effects tricks to promotional ideas and placement opportunities. All sessions and materials are now archived and can be viewed at: www.propellerheads.se/mmm

“This was a great opportunity realized—to give back to our community by offering them access to the music people, knowledge and resources that circulate in and around Propellerhead,” said Ernst Nathorst-Böös, CEO. “We’ve been amazed how much the community itself added—making the live sessions networking events unto themselves through chat, links and other real-time conversations.”

More information: Propellerhead Music Making Month

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