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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.

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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.

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Loopmasters releases Tim Healey and Marc Adamo Alternative House

Loopmasters Tim Healey and Marc Adamo Alternative House

Loopmasters has released Tim Healey and Marc Adamo Alternative House, a sample collection which melts the Jackin, Electro Tech sound of the dancefloor with Heavyweight basslines, analogue tones, and supercharged House beats for future house producers worldwide.

As DJs, producers and long-term collectors of electronic music, Tim and Marc have had the good fortune to check out what is vogue around the globe. And in 2009, it is all about the bass: Simple jacking grooves and bass-lines that pin you to the wall with their astonishingly huge, uber-stereo, over -processed intensity.

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.

Tim Healey and Marc Adamo Alternative House is available for download now in various formats for £34.95 GBP (DVD to follow soon).

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Loopmasters releases Xmas Giveaway – Pack 2 & 3

Loopmasters has released Xmas Giveaway – Pack 2 & Pack 3, two free sample libraries.

Loopmasters Xmas Giveaway - Pack 2

Pack 2 features material from the new Artist Series, in which Loopmasters introduces world-famous producers in new roles.

A direction that we are sure to follow – releasing audio material from musical trendsetters and gurus – it has already enabled us to lead the way with a brand new way of publishing artists. As more and more people worldwide successfully hop on the producers’ bandwagon, we give them something that is even better than studio tips and tricks. We let top producers into their studios. Excellent sonic quality and the unique vibes that shake, rattle and roll are knocking at your door. So open it up wide: Aquasky, Marshall Jefferson, Chris Cowie, Harley & Muscle, Joey Youngman and Trafik share their tools with you in this free Pack. On top of that you will also get a slice of Dubstep, Minimal Houserock, Hip Hop Guitars & Bass and Funk Guitars. This stuff could be Nitro to your productions. And it is FREE!

Loopmasters Xmas Giveaway - Pack 3

Pack 3 is filled with material that is unavailable elsewhere in the world.

That is right! We are giving you loops and samples from artists that are on our release roster for 2009. Be the first to hear and use the audio building blocks that nobody has heard or used before. We will not explicitly reveal all our publishing plans, however, we can tell you that you will find loops from Zed Bias, Classic, Full Cycle, 2020 Vision, Nextmen, Todd Terry, Way Out West, Tim Healey and Marc Adamo. All of these will be widely available next year. And now – go ahead! Satisfy your curiosity! And be the first kid on the block with these cutting edge samples. Lay your tracks with the best of the best. And have pure fun this holiday.

All Xmas Giveaway Packs are available for download to registered users (registration is free).

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