AudioThing has launched Soundscapes Vol.2, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Soundscapes Vol.2 includes soundscapes, textures and ambiences ready to use as Kontakt instruments or WAV loops. These sounds are divided into four categories: binaural, concrete, inductor and piezo.
Like Soundscapes Vol.1, the samples were recorded in different places across the world (Las Vegas, Dublin, Prague, Naples, and Cosenza) using studio or portable equipment. AudioThing used different types of microphones, including handmade piezo and inductor mics, a large condenser microphone and a binaural microphone set.
All samples are seamless loops, so if you don’t have Kontakt it is possible to load them directly into your DAW.
Soundscapes Vol.2 features
- 35 Kontakt Instruments (.nki).
- 35 Samples (48kHz / 24-bit).
- Formats: Kontakt and WAV (loops).
- Size: 207 MB.
- Samples derived from: binaural recordings, inductor and piezo effects, mixed objects/places.
The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of 10 EUR until March 14th, 2014 (regular 12 EUR). Requires Kontakt 4.2.4+ or 5, full version.
More information: AudioThing / Soundscapes Vol.2
Soundtrack Loops has released Funk Lounge, a collection of royalty free loops by Jason Donnelly.
Funk Lounge is 12 construction kits for producing Funk, Space Disco, Latin, Downtempo, Funky Breakbeats, and Chill Out. 160 broadcast quality loops (includes 13 promo loops from the Soundtrack Loops Funk Guitars pack).
Sounds include electric bass guitar, beats, brass, organs, synths, percussion, and SFX. Tempos synced with BPM and root note in file names as well as in the meta-data. 44.1kHz Stereo 24 bit.
The sample pack is available to purchase for $19 USD.
More information: Soundtrack Loops / Funk Lounge
Beatmatch.info has announced Minimal Techno: Mini Pack, a free compilation of carefully selected drum, synth & bass loops, originally included in previous Beatmatch.info loop packs.
Mini Pack consists of 17 drum loops (10 kick / 7 no kick), 10 midi files, 10 bass lines & synth loops.
All sound files are available in high quality WAV format.
The pack is a free download at Beatmatch.
More information: Beatmatch.info / Minimal Techno: Mini Pack
Loopmasters has announced the release of Nu Cumbia, a new sample collection straight from the heart of Latin America where heavily swung carnival rhythms merge with energetic club sounds to be played out in a psychedelic Dub arena.
Created exclusively for Loopmasters by Dub Salon, Nu Cumbia features Electronic and Acoustic recordings that fuse traditional Cumbia with Electronic Dance and Dub sounds, offering producers the first royalty free taste, of the sound that is shaking the Latin American clubs right now.
Producers can expect over 900Mb of pristine 24 Bit samples including Infectiously Swung Drums, Crisp Percussion, Super Fat Bass Lines, Psychedelic Guitars, Latin American Vocals, Traditional Accordion and Piano Licks, Dirty Synth Leads and Dubbed Out SFX all tamed through high end outboard equipment to squeeze every nuance out of each sample.
Nu Cumbia features
- 947MB content, 24 Bit 44.1Khz.
- 36 accordion loops, 33 bass loops, 50 drum loops, 8 bongo loops, 5 conga loops, 8 cowbell loops, 11 guiro loops, 26 maracas loops, 15 timbale loops, 45 psychedelic guitar loops, 31 synth lead loops, 33 synth and keys loops, 48 vocal loops.
- 88 drum shots, 14 bass stabs, 49 sfx, 13 guitar hits, 16 synth stabs, 62 vocal phrases.
- 350 RES2 files.
- 54 soft sampler patches for, Kontakt, HALion, EXS24, NN-XT and sfz formats.
The sample pack is available to purchase for £29.95 GBP. Individual parts are sold separately, starting at £6.95 GBP.
More information: Loopmasters / Nu Cumbia
Soul Rush Records has launched Garage & Bass House, a new sample pack by Newsome.
In his sound design for the pack he recorded various percussive sounds, one shots and longer phrases created from household objects which included chairs, plastic bags, cans, lighters, the slats on the back of a plastic dinosaur’s tail and more… recording each surface and object at alternating speeds, rhythm and pressure after which the samples were processed and manipulated to make the finished product.
Previously known as King Dinosaur, Brighton based artist James Berkeley aka Newsome has been ‘tipped for big things’ by Data Transmission and described as ‘Truly genius’ by Wonderland Magazine. With a fresh mix of energetic 2-step beats and haunting melodies Newsome has a skill of sourcing inspiration from a wide musical spectrum.
This collection contains 223, 24 bit samples, including catchy warm and soulful topline synth melodies, essential basslines, rich one shots, fresh grooves and percussive tops.
The sample pack is available from Loopmasters for £19.95 GBP.
More information: Soul Rush / Bass House and Garage
Famous Audio has launched Deep House & Disco Tracks, a sample pack featuring 5 full deep’ n disco house construction kits, complete with final mixes, stems, loops and oneshots.
“Deep House & Disco Tracks” stacked full to the brim of ingredients you need to create your next epic production. So you can mix and match between the kits and use them in many other styles of music..
You can expect to find here with 1.39GB of material spread over 146 files including shimmering synth-disco, pumping beats, glossy synths, immaculate music loops, bouncy basslines, electrofied FX, snappy snares, brazen claps, layered disco percussion, 80s arps, piano licks, spacey synths and more… All loops are key and tempo-labelled.
“Deep House & Disco Tracks” can be used in many genres such as Deep House, Jackin, Garage, Nu Disco, Funky, Tech and more.
The sample pack is available from Loopmasters for £19.95 GBP.
More information: Famous Audio / Deep House & Disco Tracks
Producer Loops has announced the release of its Swedish Pop Vol 6 sample library.
‘Swedish Pop Vol 6′ is the final installment of this stunning series bringing you a huge collection of powerful Pop, Dance and Swedish-House infused Construction Kits, created and produced exclusively for Producer Loops by Simon Rudd of “The Fliptones”. This fresh new product combines razor-sharp modern production with catchy progressions and radio-ready melodic hooks, perfect for your next production.
Inside you’ll find five pumping kits, all expertly mixed and mastered to the highest standard. Buzzing highs, rumbling lows and powerful rises and drops are all set against a steady pulse of percussion and side-chained elements. Ranging from commercial and radio-ready to dark and edgy, you’re sure to find inspiration in this pack.
The sample pack is available to purchase for £24.95 GBP.
More information: Producer Loops / Swedish Pop Vol 6
Multiples Pro has announced Arps, a free loops pack.
The Mini Series section of the free downloads area hasn’t been receiving much love from us recently so we wanted to line up a few releases over the next few months to build up the database.
First up is Arps, were we look at arpeggiated loops that can be added to existing or new productions.
- 100 individual arpeggio loops recorded using the Subtractor synth in Reason at 125bpm.
- 10 raw packs with 5 variations for each of the sounds allowing these to be used as song starters.
- 10 Distorted packs, again with 5 variations for each of the sounds.
The sample pack is a free download at Multiples Pro.
More information: Multiples Pro / Arps