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The Loop Loft launches Maschine Kits

The Loop Loft has introduced Maschine Kits, a collection of sample packs for Native Instruments Maschine.

The Loop Loft Maschine Kits

Maschine Kits from The Loop Loft contain hand-selected samples from our most popular collections.

Loop Loft Maschine Kits

  • Eric Harland Drums – The Eric Harland Maschine kit captures the signature sound of one of the world’s top jazz drummers. Wide open-toms, crackling snares and dark, trashy cymbals make this kit a must-have for anyone producing jazz and funk tracks.
  • Cinematic Drums 1 – Explosive bass drums, thunderous tom toms, ominous percussion and a plethora of unique tones make the Cinematic Drums Maschine Kit the perfect solution for anyone composing music for movies and television.
  • Everything But Sticks – Let’s be honest. 99% of the drum samples in existence use sticks. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but isn’t it time to do something different? This is why we set out to produce Everything But Sticks for Maschine, a collection of samples that take a new and fresh approach to the drum set.
  • Simon Phillips Drums – This Maschine Kit features samples from master drummer Simon Phillips (The Who, Jeff Beck, Mick Jagger, Toto etc). Simon’s signature Tama kit and Zildjian Cymbals provide the perfect bed of sounds for rock and pop productions.
  • Brazilian Drums & Percussion 1 – The Brazilian Percussion Maschine Kit features samples from drummer Celso Alberti (Steve Winwood, Airto, Flora Purim, Herbie Mann). These authentic percussion samples are perfect for layering grooves in a wide variety of genres.
  • Singer Songwriter Drums – The Singer Songwriter Drums Maschine Kit features drum and cymbal samples from our popular Art of Brushes Vol 3 release. This is the perfect kit for someone seeking “earthy” and warm drum sounds that easily blend with other acoustic instruments.

The Maschine Kits are available to purchase from $9 USD.

More information: The Loop Loft / Maschine Kits

Loopmasters releases Jazz Drums Vol1 – Mark Fletcher

Jazz Drums V1 Mark Fletcher

Loopmasters has introduced Jazz Drums V1 – Mark Fletcher, the first in a new Jazzmaster Series of sample packs.

We launch the series with an incredible collection of Jazz Drums courtesy of Mark Fletcher whose enviable rhythmic performances prove he can he swing with the best of them, and indeed the musicality Mark expresses when playing the drum kit has to be heard to be believed, with everything from musical tom flurry’s, intricate brush work to subtle cymbal embellishments, Mark Fletcher is the man to call when you need something a little special for a session.

Mark Fletcher’s CV reads a bit like a modern jazz lover’s record shelf. From Ronnie Scott and Pete King, Hatfield and The North and Gary Husband to the final line-up of Soft Machine to feature Elton Dean and Hugh Hopper, if you know their names Mark Fletcher has probably played with them. Fletcher’s style is deeply aggressive whilst rock solid whether swinging, grooving or dancing round odd metres. He is equally comfortable playing a manic Cobham style solo, a steady shuffle or even delving into Elvin Jones or Tony Williams territory. And if you don’t think brushes can be played loud just come to one of his gigs.

The Session has been neatly chopped into separate grooves with each groove containing up to 10 stems of different microphone placements including 2 Different Kick Mics, Snare, Hats, Toms, Overheads and Front and Rear Ribbon Mics giving you the producer the chance to mix and master the drums anyhow you see fit. Included in the collection are also 73 full Drum Loops ready to drop into your productions alongside an extensive Drum One Shot collection of Hits and Drum Sfx such as Rolls and Flams.

Inside this authentic collection of jazz breaks and grooves expect to find just over 2 GB GB of 24Bit jazz breaks and grooves at 87, 100, 115, 138, 160 and 180 BPM including Swinging Rides, Intricate Brushes, Musical Tom Grooves which will work not only in Jazz but any modern Breakbeat style from Lounge to Drum and Bass.

The sample library costs £39.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / Jazz Drums V1 Mark Fletcher

Hot Music Factory releases Jazz Amazing Keys 2

Hot Music Factory Jazz Amazing Keys 2

Hot Music Factory has released Jazz Amazing Keys 2, a sound library featuring 5 jazz construction kits.

‘Jazz Amazing Keys 2′ is the second installment from Live SoundZ Productions that brings you the jazz of the decade. This jazz is giving you some of the most incredible chords and riffs played by some of the most professional musicians in the jazz music world.

These construction kits are influenced by the likes of Marcus Miller, Chick Corea, Bobby Sparks, George Duke, Wayman Tsdale and many more. Filled with hot riffs, piano, sax, funky rhodes, brass, organs, bass, and drums.

Jazz Amazing Keys 2 features

  • 24 Bit WAV and MIDI Files.
  • Keys and Tempos are included.
  • All files provided as Royalty-Free.
  • Kits in the styles of Marcus Miller, Chick Corea, Bobby Sparks, George Duke, and many more.

The sound pack costs $24.99 USD.

More information: Hot Music Factory / Jazz Amazing Keys 2

Equinox Sounds releases Chilled Jazz MIDI Kits

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Equinox Sounds Chilled Jazz MIDI Kits

Equinox Sounds has introduced Chilled Jazz MIDI Kits, a collection of MIDI construction kits.

‘Chilled Jazz MIDI Kits’ features five Construction Kits in MIDI format for creating smooth relaxing Chillout Jazz and Lounge music. Each Kit is provided with it’s component parts and comes labelled with the original tempo when recorded.

You’ll get MIDI loops and phrases containing drum loops, basslines, piano loops, saxophone, trombone and trumpet loops, keyboard loops, string lines, flute loops and more.

The MIDI pack costs $19.95 USD.

More information: Equinox Sounds / Chilled Jazz MIDI Kits

Toontrack launches Jazz EZkeys MIDI

Toontrack Jazz EZkeys MIDI

Toontrack has announced the release of Jazz EZkeys MIDI, a collection of MIDI files for the EZkeys virtual piano instrument.

When we asked jazz piano maestro Thiago Pinheiro (Stevie Wonder, Billy Cobham) to deliver a cross-section of jazz piano through the ages and boil that down into a songwriting-friendly EZkeys format, he took us on a jazz-fused ride starting with the standards through the sub-genres and ending up right where we are today.

For the songwriter looking for instant ideas, the guitarist wanting to jam or for someone who wants to learn more about the basics and essentials of jazz, this is the perfect tool!

Jazz EZkeys MIDI features

  • An extensive collection of chord progressions and playing styles for jazz inspired music.
  • Tempos and styles ranging from ballad to uptempo.
  • Covering straight or swing in 3/4, 4/4 and 5/8.
  • Played by professional session pianist Thiago Pinheiro.

The MIDI pack costs 25 EUR / $29 USD.

More information: Toontrack / Jazz EZkeys MIDI

The Loop Loft Jazz in January Sale – Save 30% off loops

The Loop Loft Jazz in January Sale

The Loop Loft has lauched its Jazz in January Sale, offering 30% off selected sample libraries for a limited time.

Our annual Jazz in January Sale is here! Save 30% on loops from the finest jazz musicians in the world including Eric Harland (drums), Charlie Hunter (guitar/bass), Bob Reynolds (sax), Janek Gwizdala (bass), Doug Wamble (guitar) and more!

Just use the discount below to save 30% on any of these incredible loop packs:

Discount Code: JAZZ

Hurry – Sale Ends January 31st at 12:00AM EST!

More information: The Loop Loft

Garritan Ultimate Collection – 6 virtual instruments on USB drive

Garritan Ultimate Collection

Time+Space has announced the Ultimate Collection by Garritan, a collection of 6 instruments on a USB flash drive.

Garritan is one of the world’s leading providers of virtual software instruments having received multiple awards and recognition amongst composers, producers and the pro audio press.

The limited edition Garritan Ultimate Collection combines six Garritan virtual software instrument libraries on one easy-to-install USB drive. Few other bundles offer the scope, variety of genre, or this number of superior sounding virtual instruments for just £449 / €559 (would normally be £774 / €894).

Garritan Ultimate Collection features

  • Classic Pipe Organs – Offers six different historical pipe organs and 75 different stops.
  • Concert & Marching Band 2 – Features an array of brass, woodwinds and percussion instruments.
  • Instant Orchestra – An instantly playable orchestral library with many pre-packaged orchestral sounds.
  • Jazz & Big Band 3 – With over 50 instruments you can create realistic-sounding Jazz and Big Band arrangements quickly and easily.
  • Personal Orchestra 4 – Create lush symphonic music with over 150 orchestral instruments.
  • World Instruments – Collection of over 350 expressive and exotic instruments from around the world.

Garritan Ultimate Collection for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/Standalone) is available to purchase from Time+Space for RRP £449 GBP / €559 EUR.

More information: Garritan Ultimate Collection

Toontrack releases Roots Jazz & Blues Presets + Roots SDX – Brushes Rods & Mallets MIDI updated

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Toontrack has announced the release of new Roots Jazz and Blues Presets Packs.

Toontrack Roots Sticks Blues Presets

Roots Sticks Presets – Blues

Any Roots SDX owner can attest to the fact that the instruments in this recording sound flawless, that the signal chains used to record them would leave any engineer in utter awe and that the the sonic qualities of the Blackbird Studio A-room speak for themselves.

What some may have overlooked, however, is the creative power of the Superior Drummer mixer and built-in effects! These blues inspired presets will add multiple effects and take you, your music and the raw Roots SDX sounds on a sonic ride through the land of the blues, from big and roomy to ringy, damped or tight and small!

Take these presets as a shortcut to a finished sound or as a starting point to shaping your own mix!

Toontrack Roots BRM Jazz Presets

Roots BRM Presets – Jazz

The second you hear the first strike of a snare, a bass drum or the sonics in the Blackbird Studio A-room, you’ll know that the Roots SDX sounds speak for themselves.

What someone might have missed, however, is taking advantage of the large mixer and built-in effects to further hone and take this already sensational recording to some place utterly new. So, here is something to get you started: Jazz presets!

These settings will add compression, activate chambers, EQs and take the raw core sounds on a journey from small club-type jazz to far out and reverberant cinematic drums.

The presets packs are available to purchase for 12 EUR / $15 USD each.

Toontrack has released a MIDI update for its Roots SDX – Brushes Rods & Mallets sound library.

Don’t miss that all owners of the Roots SDX – Brushes, Rods & Mallets will find an extensive MIDI update in their user account. Subtly brushed ballads, uptempo big band and funky swing are all covered in this large collection of drum MIDI entirely customized for brushes, rods and mallets. FREE for all owners – don’t miss!

More information: Toontrack