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Equipped Music Sampler + 20%off all Equipped sample packs at Loopmasters

Equipped Music Sampler

Loopmasters has released the Equipped Music Sampler, an exclusive collection of samples developed for kool-kats longing for laid-back side of music.

Whether you produce alternative hip-hop, lounge house, chillout tracks or soul music, the Equipped Label Sampler gives you a selection of samples that will knock your socks off and inspire you instantly.

The musical qualities of the samples are of the highest usability, the sound production is perfect and styled to sound slightly ‘vintage’. But be not afraid! They don’t sound ‘old’, they just have the flavor Having a defined sonic output the Equipped samples are an inspiring set that will stir the heart and soul of any ambitious producer.

Equipped Music Sampler features

  • 40 Loops and samples from Smokers Relight Deux Vol. 2.
  • 40 Loops and samples from Loungin House Vol. 2.
  • 40 Loops and samples from Premier Beats Vol. 3.
  • 40 Loops and samples from Slo Motion V1 – Tokyo soundscapes.
  • 40 Loops and Samples from Slo Motion V2 -Tokyo soundscapes.

The sampler is available to purchase for £9.95 GBP.

Loopmasters has also announced a limited time sale on Equipped Music sample libraries, offering a 20% discount until September 18th, 2012.

More information: Loopmasters / Equipped Music

Future Loops releases Sax Lounge

Future Loops has announced the release of its Sax Lounge saxophone sample pack.

Future Loops Sax Lounge

With a smooth jazzy vibe Sax Lounge was designed to blend in multiple styles from Hip Hop, Lounge and Chill Out to Electronica, Dance or any other production genre that can benefit from some sweet saxophone samples!

Sax Lounge includes Alto, Bari and Tenor Saxophones and was recorded in 6 different tempos (60 BPM, 80 BPM, 100 BPM, 120 BPM, 140 BPM and 160 BPM) and besides the versatile loops included in this collection you’ll also find over 270 Pre-Sliced One-Shots!

With over 500 samples, Sax Lounge offers you plenty of jazz, funk and soulful Sax sounds to play with, all 100% Royalty-Free and ready to mix in your tracks!

Sax Lounge is available for 23.97 EUR. Get 25% off your order by using coupon code FUTURE25 until April 8th, 2012.

More information: Future Loops / Sax Lounge

Ueberschall releases Chillout Breeze Elastik Soundbank

Ueberschall Chillout Breeze

Ueberschall has introduced Chillout Breeze, a new sound library for its Elastik Player.

Chillout Breeze is the ultimate collection of mind bending, laidback, smooth and lush down tempo tunes. The 10 construction kits deliver a perfectly designed amount of sounds and are professionally produced, composed and arranged.

A close look into the 1.5 GB package, finds more than 419 24-Bit loops and samples between 75 bpm to 113 bpm of supremely engineered and recorded instruments. Featuring accoustic and electric guitars, inspiring drum arrangements, mellow breaks and beats, chord progressions, pads, strings plus the right fx sounds for calm moments in music. BPM information and root key (key signatures) are also embedded in all loop file names.

Any producer will be ready to create unique smooth tunes, lounge projects, radio & tv commercials, film cues and web applications of high quality. Integrate the library into your project to give the whole production a totally new style and touch of sound – no matter what genre. All samples have been pre-cleared and are 100% original & royalty-free without any additional licensing fees.

Chillout Breeze is available to purchase for 49 EUR / $69.95 USD.

More information: Ueberschall / Chillout Breeze

Loopmasters releases Atalanta Chill

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Loopmasters Atalanta Chill

Loopmasters has released Atalanta Chill, an ambient and downtempo sample collection for elelctronic music pioneers worldwide.

Atalanta; provide an altogether more laidback and less affected alternative music policy. They make beautifully lush down tempo tunes bundled up in jazz, funk, soul and electronica. This is no super market muzak or watered down chill out nonsense though, but real deal hardcore ‘Lounge’. Part head music, part film soundtrack, the Atalanta sound effortlessly blends the organic with the electronic, the live with the programmed and the blissful with the melancholic.

Featuring Lush Live Bass Grooves, Delayed Synths, Mellow Breaks and Beats, Acoustic Guitars, Pads, Pianos, Wurlitzers, Atmospheric Guitars, Spacey Pads, Sweet Riffs and Uplifting Strings – this is a consummate collection of subtle lounged out decadence which could work well in music from Deep House, Dub, Drum and Bass, Leftfield styles and Dubstep along with being perfectly suited for Cinematic styles.

Atalanta Chill weighs in at 950MB and includes 367 24Bit Samples, with 243 Loops between 75 – 90 bpm, plus 124 One Shot Samples. 12 Ready to play patches for Reason NNXT, Halion, EXS, SFZ and Kontakt soft samplers. Apple Loops, Reason Refill and Ableton Live versions are available to buy separately.

Atalanta Chill is available to purchase for £29.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / Atalanta Chill

Soundtrack Loops announces new website features

Drum Trigger for Dubplate Techtonics

Soundtrack Loops, a provider of royalty free loops and samples in multiple formats, is pleased to announce their new HTML 5 based listening lounge.

Now customers can listen to demo songs from most titles in one location. The new demo players are in HTML 5. This ensures compatibility in popular iOS devices that don’t support Flash.

There is also a new Drum trigger device on the site that allows producers to use one shot hits from the most recent release Dubplate Techtonics in real time directly from their iOS devices.

More information: Soundtrack Loops / Listening Lounge / Drum Trigger V 1.0

Ueberschall releases Nightshift, construction kits soundbank for Elastik

Ueberschall Nightshift

Ueberschall has released Nightshift, a collection of deep, smooth & laid-back construction kits for the Elastik Player.

The 18 construction kits deliver a perfectly designed amount of sounds and are professionally produced, composed and arranged.

With a range of 059 bpm to 091 bpm any producer will be ready to create unique smooth tunes, lounge projects, radio & tv commercials, film cues and web applications of high quality. Integrate the library into your project to give the whole production a totally new style and touch of sound – no matter what genre.

A close look into the 2.9 GB package, finds more than 950 loops and samples of supremely engineered and recorded instruments. High quality sounds, chilled accoustic and electric guitars, varied and inspiring drum arrangements plus the right fx sounds for the calm moments in music. BPM information and root key (key signatures) are also embedded in all loop file names.

Nightshift features

  • 2.9 GB, 18 Construction Kits, 950 loops.
  • Each complete kit contains up 2 sub-kits (main, intro/outro), some also contain variations.
  • Elastik Soundbank for Mac/PC/AU/VST/RTAS/StandAlone. Elastik Player included – no sampler required.

Nightshift is available to purchase for 99 EUR.

More information: Ueberschall / Nightshift

Loopmasters releases Monodeluxe Deep House

Loopmasters Monodeluxe Deep House

Loopmasters has released Monodeluxe Deep House, a new sample package created by one of the new luminaries of the Deep House, NuJazz, Lounge and Soulful Scene – Monodeluxe.

This inspirational collection of Deep, Loungin House samples created by Monodeluxe exclusively for Loopmasters will no doubt feature on many future classics, and includes a great selection of Beats, Musical Loops and One Shot Samples which are destined to inspire many hits in-the-making.

This collection is suitable for producers working in Deep House, Lounge, Downtempo, Progressive and Nu Jazz, and includes a fantastic range of Chords, Guitars, Sfx, Vocals, Guiatr, Drums, Bass and Musical Loops.

Monodeluxe Deep House features

  • Over 600 samples including 260+ single samples and 350 loops between 120 and 128 Bpm.
  • Includes 75 Deep and Funky Bass Loops, 123 Drum Loops, 96 Music Loops, 15 Guitar Loops, 38 Music Licks, 58 Blissed Out Chords, 122 Single Drums, 18 Guitar Sounds, 40 Deep SFX, and 28 inspirational Vocal samples.
  • 90 ready to play patches for Reason NNXt, Halion, Kontakt, EXS and SFZ compatible samplers (Chords, Drum Kits, Guitars, Vox).

Monodeluxe Deep House is available to purchase in various formats for £24.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / Monodeluxe Deep House

Review: Loopmasters Live Lounge, sample library by Andre Touhey

Loopmasters Live Lounge

I don’t know what you think of when something gets labeled “Lounge music” but I simply associate this genre with downtempo music that makes me feel like… well, lounging I guess. Mellow beats and nice melodies, that kind of thing.

With Live Lounge, Andre Touhey delivers almost 480 loops in both Acidized Wav and REX formats, over 420 single sounds & fx, and 37 patches in various sampler formats.

Note: For this review I used the ZIP (main) version which includes everything I just mentioned. The Ableton version also includes 12 additional Groove Templates and 3 FX Racks, and the Reason version has 12 Redrum patches.

The wav loops are categorized in four folders:

  • Bass (61 loops), includes acoustic, regular, and synth bass sounds.
  • Drum (68 loops), with tempos between 90 and 130 bpm, includes 12 drum loops done on a vintage drumkit.
  • Music (278 loops), brass, guitar, keys, motifs, strings, and synth sounds all in separate folders.
  • Percussion (67 loops), various percussion instruments like bongos, congas, shakers, woodblock, triangle, etc.

Everything is neatly organized and labeled with sound type, bpm and key information. If you would toss all these samples in one big folder you’d still have no problem finding things.

The loops are mostly 8 to 16 measures long, with great melodic themes and authentic sounds. Have a listen to the demo track for Live Lounge below.

Besides some useful drum hits and five multi-sampled instruments (bass, 2x organ, piano & rhodes), the single shot sounds include some unique and original things like scratched up beats, stabs and fx hits, beautiful rhodes chords and some lush pad sounds. You can load the samples in your sampler with the included patches for Kontakt, HALion, EXS24, sfz, and Reason NN-XT.

So what do I think?

Product: Live Lounge by Loopmasters
Format: Acidized Wav / REX + sampler patches (Ableton Live, Apple Loops, and ReFill versions also available)
Price: £29.95 GBP

This is one of the best sample libraries I have come across lately. The sounds are spot on for the genre; the right instruments & the right vibe.

I am impressed with the sounds in every single category, but if I’d have to pick some highlights I would say the guitar loops are brilliantly done, and the scratches and stabs in the single shot section are outstanding. Some of the beats combine laidback grooves with little glitchy programming, resulting in vintage sounds with an up-to-date vibe. Exceptionally creative sounds all around; Very funky, very chill. I don’t have to tell you this is perfect material for chopping up in your sampler.

In short Live Lounge is a complete package for creating tunes in the downtempo and soulful style of the Cafe Del Mar artists this sample pack was inspired by. 10/10

More information: Loopmasters / Live Lounge