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Loopmasters releases Indie Dance and Nu Electro sample pack

Loopmasters has released Indie Dance and Nu Electro, a new sample library by Tim Healey and Marc Adamo.

Loopmasters Indie Dance / Nu Electro

If your music melts Glitched Synths and Raw Guitars, mashing Breaks and Pop attitude with Nu jack Punk, Funk and Electro Grime – Loopmasters present a full phat vat of of samples fresh from the ghetto studios of Tim Healey and Marc Adamo – presenting Indie Dance and Nu Electro!

Indie Dance and Nu Electro is a fresh palette of Nu Skool sounds and samples for musicians who are listening to the sounds of Vitalic, Grum, Cassius, Prins Thomas, Crazy P and Fred Falke, or labels including Boys Noize, Ed Banger, Turbo, Gomma, DFA or Kitsune.

Fusing Raw Analogue Synths, Drum Machine Mayhem, Processed Basses, FX and Glitchy Musical Loops, Indie Dance and Nu Electro is the new sound of the underground and beats to the sound of loops between 106 and 130 BPM.

Indie Dance and Nu Electro features

  • 1GB of fresh and funky soundbytes in 24bit audio quality.
  • Includes 213 loops and 233 single shot samples: 82 Fresh Synth loops, 104 Heavy Drum Loops, 27 Super tight Bass lines, 10 Single Shot Bass tones, 112 Single Shot Processed Drum Samples, 62 Dayglo FX, 35 Juno Samples, and 15 Searing Synths.
  • 53 ready to play patches for Reason NN-XT, HALion, Kontakt, EXS24 and SFZ compatible soft samplers.
  • Apple Loops, Reason Refill and Ableton Live versions are also available separately.

Indie Dance and Nu Electro is available to purchase for £29.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / Indie Dance and Nu Electro

Loopmasters releases DJ Mixtools 13 – Build & Breakdown FX V1 sample pack

Loopmasters DJ Mixtools 13 - Build & Breakdown FX volume 1

Loopmasters has released DJ Mixtools 13 – Build & Breakdown FX V1, a new sample pack featuring an exclusive collection of handpicked build and breakdown FX for progressive DJs and producers looking for the transitional sounds to complement their live sets or productions.

Created to complement the existing DJ Mixtools packs, and useful for styles from House through Dubstep, Drum and Bass, Trance and Minimal, you can elevate the mix, drop out, breakdown and rebuild your tracks with these superb samples from Marc Adamo.

The 120 samples in this collection include 36 long build and breakdown loops between 8 and 64 bars in length, 40 One shot Samples including Booms and reverses, echoes and delays, 25 One Shot Risers, and 15 long evolving sweeps.

If you like deep, futuristic dance floor sounds and are looking for a great pack of add on DJ Tools or transitional FX to complement your set – then this pack from Loopmasters DJ Mixtools series has your name all over it!

More information: Loopmasters / DJ Mixtools 13 – Build & Breakdown FX V1

Loopmasters releases DJ Mix Tools 11 – Trance V1, sample pack by Dino Psaras and Marc Adamo

Loopmasters DJ Mix Tools 11 Trance V1

Loopmasters has released DJ Mix Tools 11 – Trance Vol. 1, a new title in the Mix Tools series of sample packs created by some of the most respected producers in the scene.

DJ MIXTOOLS TRANCE Vol1 gives you four tracks delicious Trance sounds, mixed and mastered into club ready track elements. Labels like AJUNABEATS and ARMADA have inspired Dino Psaras and Marc Adamo in creating these awesome DJ Tracks, as well as inspiring DJs to experiment with stems and lock grooves and to re-define the art of DJ mix.

The four tracks in this pack are designed to be equally effective as single elements to enhance a mix, or to work together both in terms of tempo and in terms of musical key and feature progressive grooves, bass and synth parts which evolve throughout the mix as well as massive effects drops, breakdowns and builds.

DJ Mix Tools 11 – Trance Vol. 1 is available to purchase as a download for £14.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / DJ Mix Tools – Trance V1

Loopmasters releases Designer Dance FX, sound fx sample pack by Marc Adamo

Loopmasters Designer Dance FX

Loopmasters has released Designer Dance FX, a collection of sound fx samples for dance music.

For smart producers looking for the most fashionable FX sounds and samples, Loopmasters are very proud to present “Designer Dance FX”, a collection of the most upfront, perfectly processed sounds, competently engineered with the Dance floor in mind.

This fully formed collection of elegant sounds has been created for Producers looking for the Perfect Impacts, Bleeps, Rises, Drones, Echoes, Gated Sonics, Transitional Tones and Uplifters; which together creates what we think will soon be considered the “Ultimate Dance FX Collection”for all modern music genres.

Designer Dance FX features

  • 1.4GB collection of 24Bit FX samples.
  • 600 expertly processed samples from the studio of Marc Adamo, including 22 Bleeps, 6 Chord Gates, 43 Cymbal FX, 38 Downshifters, 45 Drones and Tones, 40 Echo FX, 24 Gate FX, 29 Hits and Stabs, 56 Impacts, 40 Noise FX, 16, Reversals, 65 Supertight Risers, 8 Essential Sirens, 11 Sub Drops, 93 Transition Spot FX, 41 Uplifters, and 6 Unique Vox Builders.
  • 28 ready to play patches for Reason NNXt, Halion, EXS, SFZ and Kontakt compatible samplers.

Designer Dance FX is available to purchase for £39.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / Designer Dance FX

Review: Loopmasters Tech House & Deep Minimal

Loopmasters Tech House & Deep Minimal

After writing his book “The Secrets of House Music Production”, Marc Adamo is back with Tech House & Deep Minimal, a new sample library which — as the title suggests, is a collection of sounds geared towards tech house and deep minimal music.

For producers inspired by the music of Joris Voorn, Christian Smith, Dubfire, Slam, John Acquaviva, Claude Von Stroke, Radio Slave and Trentemoller, or labels such as Soma, Sci+tec, Rejected, ToolRoom, Great Stuff, PokerFlat, or BPitch – this collection is definitely one for you.

Packed to the brim with the latest sounds and created to generate some serious Dancefloor pressure, Tech House & Deep Minimal brings you 10 Huge Construction kits from one of the leading purveyors of UK underground dance music, covering Tech House, Deep House and the Progressive Minimal sound that is dominating current Dance music worldwide.

The construction kits generally consist of 10 to 20 loops, including bass, synth, percussion, beats, fx & top loops and various variations, so you can basically construct full tracks from these.

Besides the construction kits there are also bass, drum and synth loops folders, and a number of single shot samples and 9 corresponding sampler patches in various formats.

Tech House & Deep Minimal features

  • 809MB total content (nearly 500 Wav samples and a little under 300 REX2 files).
  • 10 construction kits: 184 Wav samples, 170 REX2 samples.
  • 187 single sounds: 100 drum samples, 27 FX hits, 40 synth stabs, 25 glitches.
  • 9 sampler patches for ESX24, HALion, Kontakt, NN-XT, and sfz.
  • Additional loops in both formats: 21 Bass loops, 49 Drum loops, 50 Synth loops.

Note that this is the content of the downloadable “ZIP (main)” package. Apple Loops, Refill and Ableton Live versions are available as well.

Check the Tech House & Deep Minimal demo track below.

So what do I think?

Product: Tech House & Deep Minimal by Loopmasters
Format: 24bit Wav/REX2 (+ sampler patches), Apple Loops, ReFill, Ableton Live
Price: £29.95 GBP

Tech House & Deep Minimal’s main focus seems to be on the construction kits. They do sound brilliantly produced, but if you are going to use these you’ll obviously run the risk of sounding just like the other guy who bought this sample library. That said, throw these loops in your mix and they will no doubt sound great.

The additional bass, drum and synth loops are similar to the ones in the construction kits (a few actually sound exactly the same), so you can easily drop in some of those samples for more variation. There’s quite a lot of original sounding material in the drum and synth loops.

The sampler patches simply map a folder of samples across the keyboard, which I don’t find very useful, but the single shot samples themselves are really good. The fx (rise, noise, etc) and synth stabs and chords are very inspiring. Maybe Marc should consider doing a sample library with single shot samples only.

Tech House & Deep Minimal is a high quality sample library providing fresh new loops and sounds for electronic music. The production quality is top notch and I can’t really find any fault with this library, except that the loops are generically named and do not have any information about which key they’re in.

More information: Loopmasters / Tech House & Deep Minimal

Loopmasters releases Tech House & Deep Minimal

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Loopmasters Tech House & Deep Minimal

Loopmasters has released Tech House & Deep Minimal, a new sample library by Marc Adamo.

For producers inspired by the music of Jooris Voorn, Christian Smith, Dubfire, Slam, John Acquaviva, Claude Von Stroke, Radio Slave and Trentemoller, or labels such as Soma, Sci+tec, Rejected, ToolRoom, Great Stuff, PokerFlat, or BPitch – this collection is definitely one for you.

Packed to the brim with the latest sounds and created to generate some serious Dancefloor pressure, Tech House & Deep Minimal brings you 10 Huge Construction kits from one of the leading purveyors of UK underground dance music, covering Tech House, Deep House and the Progressive Minimal sound that is dominating current Dance music worldwide.

Tech House & Deep Minimal features

  • 809MB content, 491 Samples.
  • 304 Loops: 21 Bass Loops, 10 Construction Kits, 184 Construction Kit Loops, 49 Bonus Drumloops, 50 Synth Loops.
  • 187 Single Sounds: 100 Drum Samples, 27 FX Hits, 40 Synth stabs, 25 Glitches.
  • 289 Rex2 Samples.
  • 9 Ready to play patches for Reason NNXT, Halion, Kontakt, EXS, and SFZ soft samplers.
  • Apple Loops, Reason Refill and Ableton Live versions available.

Tech House & Deep Minimal is available to purchase for £29.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / Tech House & Deep Minimal

Sample Magic announces The Secrets of House Music Production

Sample Magic The Secrets of House Music Production

Sample Magic has announced The Secrets of House Music Production, an essential guide to producing cutting-edge house music.

After four years producing award-winning sample collections, Sample Magic share the secrets of house music production in this 144-page full-colour book packed with hundreds of walkthroughs, hints, tips and insights from some of the biggest names in the industry.

Written by Marc Adamo (DJ Magazine, Future Music) with contributions from Wolfgang Gartner, Way Out West, Sharooz and a foreword by Mark Knight, this is the first time the secrets of house music have ever been fully revealed.

The Secrets of House Music Production features

  • 144 page full-colour A4 book.
  • All parts of the production process are covered, including: making beats, drum sounds, basslines, structure, instrumentals, FX, mixing, vocals, mastering, remixes, programming ideas and more.
  • Every style of house is covered, from minimal to tribal, electro to progressive, soulful to jackin’.
  • In-depth tutorials reveal the tricks of the pros, with step-by-step tutorials using Logic, Cubase and Ableton.
  • A bonus CD includes 500+MB of exclusive samples to get you started.

The Secrets of House Music Production is available for pre-order now for £34.95 GBP.

More information: Sample Magic / The Secrets of House Music Production

Review: Tim Healey & Marc Adamo – Alternative House

Loopmasters Tim Healey and Marc Adamo Alternative House

DJ and producer Tim Healey has quite a number of releases, remixes and productions on his name.

From Tim’s MySpace page: Tim is a purveyor of super-trash ghetto-electro to the needy and sleazy dance-floors of the world. He is available in producer and DJ formats. On half of production-duo COBURN, he has released on labels as diverse as Data/Ministry Of Sound and Instereo, and he has wowed crowds at events as far-flung as Pacha, Sao Paolo and Fuji Rock Festival, Japan.

It was when Tim and producer Marc Adamo got together for Ghetto Blaster that the idea of Alternative House was born.

When we teamed up to produce the Ghettoblaster record, which we signed to Instereo, we decided to both archive our collections and create a slew of fresh sounds for a Loopmasters collection.
Here, we have assembled the building blocks for you to make produce of the most kick-ass sounds you’ve probably ever had in your studio.

Tim Healey & Marc Adamo – Alternative House features

  • Over 1GB content: 114 snarling basslines, 274 full fat drum loops, 73 inspirational music loops, 31 analogue synth patterns, 20 vox and FX loops, 132 bass multi-parts, 286 single drum samples, 54 FX and more than 100 synth sounds.
  • All the drum loops and single hits have been beefed up through the use of valve and solid state compressors.
  • Most of the synth sounds in this collection originate from hardware, either analogue or digital, and everything is run through a selection of outboard processing to funk up the sound.
  • 499 Rex2 files, over 60 sampler patches for Kontakt/Halion/Exs24 and SFZ formats.

The drum loops are available in full loops and elements, so you can mix and match them yourself. The — generally in-your-face sounding — basslines are available in three keys (A, G and E). Synth and music loops with hits and melodies in various keys (labeled in the filename) include a wide variety of sounds, a nice inspiration.

Alternative House also includes a bunch of one shot sounds of bass, glitchy percussion, sound fx and more. The included sampler patches turn these samples into instruments, i.e. drum kits, multi-sample basses, etc.

Tim and Marc used lots of hardware to create the samples: Nord Modular G2, Moog Voyager, Roland SH-2, Juno 60 and TB-303, Future Retro XS, and a home made Sid Synth to name a few. Various outboard processing was done to spice up the sounds.

Tim Healey and Marc Adamo Alternative House is available for download in various formats for £34.95 GBP.

So what do I think?

The drum loops are of good quality, but some variations are almost single shot type sounds (i.e. loops with just some claps or snare sounds). Nice to mix in with other elements I guess, but I prefer using regular single shot samples and sequence them myself.

Luckily there’s also a lovely collection of single shots, so no complaints there. Many samples are kind of glitchy and heavily processed. Not your run of the mill type sounds, which I can appreciate.

Alternative House provides plenty of bassline loops. Many of the sounds are quite rough and edgy, but they still mix very well. Tim and Marc said that “in 2009, it is all about the bass”, and to me, the basslines do indeed stand out in this collection.

The synth and music loops are pretty good as well. I will probably use them mostly for slicing and dicing in my sampler.

As a whole this product does sound a lot like something Tim & Marc would use in their own productions. All in all a very nice sample library for electronic music genres.

More information: Loopmasters / Alternative House