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Drum Broker releases J-Zone ‘Lunch Breaks’ sample pack

J-Zone Lunch Breaks

The Drum Sample Broker has announced the release of J-Zone ‘Lunch Breaks’, a sample pack featuring original breaks performed and recorded by J-Zone.

Enter the world of J-Zone, one of Hip Hop’s most underrated and slept on rappers and producers. The Iconic NYC native earned his stripes as a veteran producer and MC with a string of critically acclaimed albums a la the late 90′s-2000′s.

J-Zone’s talent spans borders! As a writer, producer, MC, and now Drummer J-Zone has earned himself a cult following that deserves nothing less than full attention.

The Drum Broker is proud to introduce a special treat, J-Zone’s ‘Lunch Breaks’, a compilation of original and familiar drum breaks performed and recorded by J-Zone.

Lunch Breaks features

  • 31 Breaks – performed and recorded by J-Zone in 16-Bit/44.1kHz WAV Format.
  • Analog Flavor – Recorded using analog gear to tape.
  • Vintage Feel – 60′s Overhead & Kick Drum Drum Mic’ing techniques for vintage feel.
  • Compatible with all DAW’s & Drum Machines.

The pack is available to purchase for $24.99 USD.

More information: Drum Broker / J-Zone ‘Lunch Breaks’

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Industrial Strength releases Bashiri Johnson – Bitz & Piecez

Bashiri Johnson Bitz & Pieces

Industrial Strength has launched Bitz & Piecez, a percussion sample library by NYC percussion legend Bashiri Johnson.

The stunningly comprehensive Bitz & Piecez Vol.1 is testament to the Bash-man’s versatility and uncut originality. Culled from his decades-in-the-making personal collection of world instruments, it’s a head-spinning wealth of One shots, jungle-primed loops, and the authentic stems. This pack features over 1 Gb of Bashiri goodness at your disposal, there are grooves for any style you see fit.

A studio guru as well as a fabled live performer, Johnson is one of the most prolific and sought-after percussionists this side of the galaxy. Revered by producers and stars for his soulfulness and intuition, Bashiri is a world class musician and he has performed and recorded with the likes of Beyonce, Jay-Z, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Miles Davis and the Rolling Stones.

Precise and powerful, Bitz & Piecez Vol.1 was recorded by NYC’s famed Roc Isaacs, who put to tape such names as Run DMC, Mary J. Blige, and Ziggy Marley. Isaacs rendered the cream of Bashiri’s collection in glistening 24-bit, 44.1-kHz samples, while Industrial Strength’s Lenny Dee remixed all the stereo loops.

The sample pack costs £21.95 GBP.

More information: Industrial Strength / Bitz & Piecez

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Erin Barra to demonstrate Ableton Push at Tekserve

Erin Barra

Ableton artist, singer-songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and nationally touring artist Erin Barra will be discussing and demonstrating the new Ableton Push instrument at Tekserve, on July 18th.

Join us for an evening hosted by Ableton’s Huston Singletary and Tekserve, as they discuss Push and Live 9 with Erin Barra along with revealing tips and tricks of Push, Max for Live and Suite 9.

Giveaways sponsored by Ableton, Tekserve and Moog. A Q&A and after party will follow the event.

The event will be webcast globally via Livestream on http://erinbarra.com/

The event takes place at Tekserve (119 West 23rd Street, NYC) on Thursday, July 18th, 7pm.

Download Erin Barra’s latest mixtape, Comma at Bandcamp.

More information: Erin Barra

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The Loop Loft releases Hunter//Harland The Bunker Sessions Vol 1

Hunter/Harland Bunker Sessions Vol 1

The Loop Loft has launched The Bunker Sessions Vol. 1, a collection of over 5.6 GB of loops and multitrack sessions by Charlie Hunter and Eric Harland.

Recorded at the world-class Bunker Studios in NYC, seven-string guitarist Charlie Hunter and jazz drum master Eric Harland bring the inimitable soul and feel of live musicians, playing together at the top of their game, to anyone’s tracks.

The Bunker Sessions Vol 1 focuses on laid back pocket grooves and syncopated funk. Each session is meticulously organized and edited, allowing you to quickly drag and drop the loops and multitrack sessions to create your own custom arrangement.

The sample library costs $49 USD.

More information: The Loop Loft / Bunker Sessions Vol. 1

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Monster Sounds releases New York Rap Acapellas Part 2 sample pack

Loopmasters has announced New York Rap Acapellas Part 2, a collection of rap acapellas by Monster Sounds, featuring some of the best MC’s in NYC.

Monster Sounds New York Rap Acapellas Part 2

Many times in the studio you hit a wall when making a tune. The need for an MC to take the track from being great to being a remembered banger is so simple but tricky if you don’t know any decent mic controllers.

Monster Sounds label bosses Aquasky / BlackNoise have been fortunate over the years to have befriended and associated with many great vocalists and here they continue in the successful Rap Acapella series bringing the authentic performances to your studio.

Taking up where NY rap left off Their ‘go to’ man for this pack again was friend Dan Walker aka the awesome NineLives The Cat. Residing in Brooklyn, Dan has appeared on many great house and breakbeat tunes over the years with appearances on projects by Kelevra, Rennie Pilgrem, Ninja Sonik and Costello amongst a host of others. Dan is also part of the helter skelter art punk outfit “The Deathset” who have just recently signed to Steve Aokis “Dimmak” and who have been lucky enough to have had both Diplo and Spankrock adding flavours to their sounds on past records. NineLives has a plethora of past and upcoming original records many of which have been put out most recently by Boogie Boutique and Roca Records and has played a variety of underground NY parties pushed by the likes of Knife Fight and Radical Outing. NineLives The Cats tongue in cheek style is reminiscent of early Beastie Boys/RUN DMC styles of the 80′s.

New York Rap Acapellas Part 2 features

  • 651 MB content, 24-Bit Quality.
  • 286 vocal loops.
  • 216 one shot vocals and phrases.
  • 286 REX2 files.
  • 5 soft sampler patches for Kontakt, HALion, EXS24, NN-XT and sfz.
  • Apple Loops, Ableton Live Pack and Reason Refill available to purchase separately.

The sample pack is available from Loopmasters for £34.95 GBP.

More information: Monster Sounds / New York Rap Acapellas Part 2

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Big Fish Audio releases Hustle: NYC Beats

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Big Fish Audio has released Hustle: NYC Beats, a collection of 35 construction kits of pure NYC hip hop.

Big Fish Audio Hustle NYC Beats

Big Fish Audio is proud to present 35 construction kits of straight up east coast hip hop loops and sounds.

Produced in the styles of East coast hip hop greats, Hustle: NYC Beats has breakouts for each element in the construction kit. Full multitrack drums and drum hits folders are also included in this loop pack to give you total control over the beat. Recorded in the highest 24-bit quality and edited to perfection, this construction kit loop library is ready to drop straight into your latest project and shine.

Offered in Apple Loops, Acidized WAV and REX files, sound design has never been easier. these loops are compatible with every major DAW and sound editing software on the market, and the looping capability makes it easy to quickly arrange and produce tracks with custom beats and personal touch.

The sample library is available to purchase for $99.95 USD.

More information: Big Fish Audio / Hustle: NYC Beats

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Dubspot Gears Up For Upcoming Courses By Unveiling New Cutting-Edge Facilities

Dubspot has announced it continues to grow in 2012 with cutting-edge classrooms and new courses.

Over the past few years, Dubspot has grown from a single classroom in New York City’s West Village to a global institute, attracting students from all around the world. This rapid growth has led us to expand our course offering from Dubspot Online and build a whole new floor in our New York facility with four state of the art classrooms.

Each room is acoustically treated and equipped with the latest music technology for music production, sound design, mixing, software – based mastering and electronic music performance. Classes are kept intimate so that each student can work with our instructors to find and sculpt his/her own sound.

We are very proud of our new classrooms and hope you will come explore them for yourself. In the meantime, take a look at this video along with the photos below to catch a glimpse of the expansion process and see what we have been up to.

Upcoming Courses:

  • Ableton Live Producer Certificate: NYC 2/27
  • Sound Design Certificate Program: NYC 4/17 & 4/18
  • Reason: NYC 3/14
  • Mixing & Mastering: 3/13 & 3/25

Online courses in Digital DJing w/ Traktor, Ableton Live, and Music Foundations, just started and there is still time to enroll.

More information: Dubspot

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