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Prime Loops releases NYC Piano Sessions

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Prime Loops NYC Piano Sessions

Prime Loops has released NYC Piano Sessions, a sample library featuring over 600mb of mastered, 24-bit royalty-free audio content.

Flexible tempo’s range from 60 and 190Bpm, and this sample pack is available in all the most popular formats for your favourite production platform. For the creation of ‘NYC Piano Sessions’ Prime Loops recruited a highly skilled producer, engineer & multi-instrumentalist Richard “Wilx” Wilkinson. Wilx is also the author and engineer behind Prime Loops’ best selling sample pack releases “R&B Progressions” and “Guitar Anthology”, so there’s a high possibility that you have come across his work already!

When we asked Wilx about the main idea behind his latest sample pack he simply answered:

“I wanted to get a big variety of very usable loops. Rather than post-processing everything to an inch of its life & squeezing a potentially flexible loop into only one genre niche, I’ve left the loops relatively unprocessed. There’s a good selection of simpler, building-block loops – like the blues loops which you can stick together to get a 12-bar blues sequence. And there’s also a decent amount of loops with more ‘character’ which will hopefully serve to add some inspiration for your next production.”

This sample pack has a wide range of stylish Piano progressions ready for your Music Productions, TV & Film Soundtracks, Background Compositions, Game Themes, Animation Projects, Sync Music and a lot’s more.

Prime Loops NYC Piano Sessions

  • 600+ MB 24bit samples.
  • Over 200 uplifting Piano Progressions for R&B, hip hop, pop, dance, rock, blues, jazz or classical music.
  • Formats include: Wav, Rex2 Loops, Apple Loops, MPC Format, Acid Loops, Ableton Live Pack, Stylus RMX Loops, and many more.

NYC Piano Sessions is available to purchase as a download for £19.95 GBP.

More information: Prime Loops / NYC Piano Sessions

Loopmasters releases Todd Terry – NYC Classic House

Loopmasters Tod Terry - NYC Classic House

Loopmasters has released Todd Terry – NYC CLassic House, an exceptional royalty free sample collection from one of House music’s early pioneers and most successful DJs, Todd Terry.

With a history of success through the last 3 decades it seemed the right thing for us to call this collection ‘NYC Classic House’, and we are convinced that producers worldwide will draw inspiration from the loops and samples found on this unique collection from the man himself.

Grammy Award nominated DJ/Producer Todd Terry has been engulfed in dance music since he first started listening to European dance music records while growing up in Brooklyn. By 1988, Todd Terry hit big in England and Europe, and his notoriety was making its way back to the U.S.

In addition to DJ appearances, Todd was cutting his classic underground tracks A Day In The Life, Weekend, and Can You Party, released under monikers such as the Todd Terry Project, House Of Gypsies, and Royal House. Following with the release of ‘Keep On Jumpin’, Todd continued to break new ground as a Producer/Remixer. From SNAP to Annie Lennox to George Michael to Bjork, Todd’s mixes bridge the ground between club cool and commercial accessibility. In 1995, his remix for Everything But The Girl’s Missing became a worldwide smash, giving the British duo their first ever hit. Todd is one of the world’s most celebrated figures in dance music. With almost two decades of dance floor domination under his belt the quality of his productions continue to go from strength to strength.

Todd Terry – NYC CLassic House features

  • Over 500 samples (600+MB in total).
  • 39 House Basslines, 60+ House Drumloops, 36 Musical Loops, 10 Vocal Loops, 80 Bass Sounds, 190+ House Drum Hits from Todds collection, 90 Fx Samples, and 15 instrument Samples.
  • 46 Ready to play patches for Reason NNXT, Halion, Kontakt, EXS, and SFZ.

Todd Terry – NYC CLassic House is available in various formats for £24.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / NYC CLassic House

Short links for April 14th, 2009

Some interesting things I found recently:

Tweet A Sound

# Tweet A Sound

Tweet A Sound is a desktop application that uses Twitter as a platform for sharing sonic tweets. Pushing the idea of “social sound design”, Tweet A Sound allows you to design a sound and share it in a community of like-minded folks. It is an opportunity for fun interaction with sound.

The sound engine is based on FM Synthesis and has a waveshaper, a delay, feedback and a flanger. You can get a ton of interesting sounds out of these.

Tweet A Sound was built in Max/MSP and is available for download for Mac. A Windows version should be out soon.

# Nine Inch Nails : access

Free app for iPhone/iTouch now available.

  • Exchange messages and photos with other NIN fans in your neighborhood and around the world.
  • Access NIN news, photos, custom wallpapers, and your nin.com inbox.

Download here.

Kacie Kinzer Tweenbots

# tweenbots | kacie kinzer

Kacie Kinzer built some cute robots, set them loose in NYC, and documented the willingness of people to help the bots find their way.

Tweenbots are human-dependent robots that navigate the city with the help of pedestrians they encounter. Rolling at a constant speed, in a straight line, Tweenbots have a destination displayed on a flag, and rely on people they meet to read this flag and to aim them in the right direction to reach their goal.

The new bots look too cute!

Toontrack now shipping NY Studio Legacy Series Vol. 2

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Toontrack NY Studio Legacy Series Vol.2

Toontrack has announced it is now shipping NY Studio Legacy Series Vol. 2, the first SDX expansion pack for Superior Drummer 2.0.

Toontrack Music are delighted to announce the worldwide shipping of the very first SDX expansion pack for Superior Drummer® 2.0, the “New York Studios Vol.2 SDX”.

The SDX contains unique recordings from legendary New York Studios Allaire and Hit Factory N.Y. and MIDI played by super session drummer Nir Z.

New York Studio Legacy Series Vol.2 SDX is available for $179 USD / 139 EUR.

Visit Toontrack Music for more information.

Short links for December 4th, 2008

Some interesting things I found recently:

Open Reel Ensemble

# Califaudio: Open Reel Ensemble – Califaudio posts about the Open Reel Ensemble: scratching 4 reel-to-reel analog tape recorders to make some really cool music.

They hook up a keyboard, microphones, computers loaded with Max/MSP, USB interfaces, lights and solenoids to old-school reel-to-reel decks and mic the strange sounds of their voices, singing bowls and tabla.

# NYC: Handmade Music Now Monthly – 12/11 Event, Call for Works, Beep-It Workshop – Peter @ CDM reports that Handmade Music, the regular series of DIY music tech parties CDM hosts with Etsy.com and Make Magazine in New York, is back.

# Partners In Rhyme – Free Drum Loops – A nice collection of free 16bit/44kHz .wav drum loops from Partners In Rhyme (hip hop, rock, techno, drum n bass and jungle drum loops)

Wii Drum High

# Wii Drum High

HE Zhao's open source Wii peripheral drum-kit project:

With Nintendo Wii remote, Nunchuk and Wii Balance Board, it is easy to produce drum kit sounds from programming of their acceleration, joystick and weight data. These data can be transmitted from Wii controllers via Bluetooth to PC or Mac without Wii consoles. Wii Drum High integrates all three kinds of Wii controllers to stimulate a complete drum set of Hi-hat, Snare, Base drum, Crash cymbal, Ride cymbal, Mid tom and Low tom. Up to 4 sets of Wii remote and nunchuk can be used at the same time. (one of my colleague succeeded in connecting 5 wiimotes to a PC, but I've never tried)

# SevenUpLive for the Monome 40h and 64 – a Java application that combines 8 different monome applications into one interface. With it, your monome communicates with Ableton Live 7 via MIDI and allows MLR-like functionality along with other goodies like sliders, sequencing melodies, creating patterns of beats, saving/loading/queueing your songs, and more.

Short links for October 8th, 2008

Some interesting things I found recently:

# Hardsamples.com/samplestation.net Contest – Win some Hardsamples Packs in this music production contest for hardstyle and hardcore producers.

# arduinoboy – Arduinoboy is software for the Arduino hardware platform that allows serial communication (MIDI) to the Nintendo Gameboy for music applications such as LittleSoundDJ, Nanoloop, and mGB.

# Earth From Above comes to NYC – Photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand will bring his work back to the United States – to New York City for the first time in 2009.

Earth From Above - NYC
May 1 – June 28, 2009 — World Financial Center Plaza, Battery Park City (free to the public)

Aiming to inspire people to think globally about sustainable living, Arthus-Bertrand has been photographing unique views of our planet, seen from the sky, since 1994 – and has produced an exhibit of over 150 4-ft. by 6-ft. prints which will be on display in New York City at the World Financial Center Plaza and along the Battery Park City Esplanade from May 1, 2009 to June 28, 2009. When completed in New York City, the Earth From Above exhibit will also move on to California in 2010.

More info on Earth From Above here.

Short links for September 10th, 2008

Some interesting things I found on September 10th, 2008:

minitek 2008

# minitek electronic music festival

here it finally is: new york’s electronic music + innovation festival! minitek is going to be slightly different from other festivals you know, even very different at times.

first of all because the festival combines two aspects: electronic music and innovation. while it seems pretty straight forward at first, you’ll see soon that we’re going to explore innovation not only in respect to music but also to other forms of art, science and technology.

Electronic music talents from around the world, a range of experimental art and technology installations, new consumer technologies that have never been applied in a festival context – such as RFID wristbands, and lots more.

Also check here and let Peter Kirn know Who Do You Want Interviewed At Minitek?

# More Cowbell.DJ – More Cowbell is the online spin off of the Saturday Night Live special featuring Will Ferrell as Gene Frenkle, the cowbell player, and Christopher Walken as the music producer, Bruce Dickenson. More Cowbell.dj allows you to cowbell any song you want and even add some Walken to the mix. I got a fever and the only prescription is cowbell.

# Making Music with the Arduino: Wires, Solder, and Sound Round-Up

Michael Una writes:

I received my Arduino Diecemila in the mail last week and have started to experiment with using it to synthesize audio and video. I’m not very experienced with programming microcontrollers, so I’ve been doing a lot of research to see what’s out there, and it’s greatly encouraging to see that people are taking this little kit in fun directions.

# Pipe Organ Chair – This is a pipe organ chair that plays a tune when you sit down (insert your musical furniture joke here).

# Advanced Mega-Round-Up: Going Microtonal with Synths

Peter Kirn writes:

Digital software instruments give you opportunities to explore new sounds and timbres, so why not add tuning to the list? Kore@CDM contributor and sound designer Eoin Rossney helps us navigate the potentially intimidating world of microtuning. Microtonal sound simply refers, generally, to tunings beyond the now-standard 12-Tone Equal Temperament we find on modern pianos. First off, microtuning doesn’t have to sound dissonant or “out of tune” – like other choices with synthesis, it can simply give you some new sonic abilities. Native Instruments’ synths are well-suited to the task, as many having tuning capabilities built-in. If you’re using plug-ins to assist your microtonal voyage, Kore is a natural with its plug-in hosting capabilities. But the most important thing is just to dive in somewhere and see what happens – with no physical instrument to retune, it’s something anyone can do.

Short links for June 9th, 2008

Some interesting things I found on June 9th, 2008:

Intua BeatMaker

# Intua BeatMaker

The first music creation studio for the iPhone and iPod Touch

BeatMaker introduces a new generation of mobile instruments and music creation software. Inspired by hardware beatboxes, loop samplers and software sequencers, it combines them to turn the iPod into a unique, inspirational software instrument.

# Playing the Building | An Installation by David Byrne – a 9,000-square-foot, interactive, site-specific installation by renowned artist David Byrne. The artist transforms the interior of the landmark Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhattan into a massive sound sculpture that all visitors are invited to sit and “play.”

# Radiohead Nude remix on Sinclair ZX Spectrum – A remix of Radiohead's Nude played by a Sinclair ZX Spectrum computer, Epson dot matrix printer, HP Scanjet scanner, and an array of hard drives.

# Roland TB-303 # Roland TR-808 # Roland TR-909 – Pattern Library – Erik Zimmermann's "very happy" acid website

# Nine Inch Nails – New band, new tour sampler – I am proud to announce the final personnel lineup of nine inch nails for the foreseeable future. We’ve added, we’ve subtracted and we’ve wound up with unquestionably the strongest lineup I’ve EVER had.

# Music Thing: Chimera BC16 mini synth review – Tom Whitwell shares what he's thinking after a week with the Chimera BC16.

# A short review of the Tascam DR-1 – Brad Linder's friend and colleague Eugene Sonn recently purchased a Tascam DR-1 handheld digital audio recorder. He wanted to put it through the paces before deciding whether this low-cost recorder was a keeper.

# The Gerbil’s Revenge – Sasha Frere-Jones on Auto-Tune

Sacha writes:

No one has used Auto-Tune’s zero speed setting more consistently and successfully than the R. & B. singer T-Pain. Born Faheem Najm, in Tallahassee, he has become such a common guest on pop records that in a single week last year he was featured on four singles in the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including the No. 1 song, Chris Brown’s “Kiss Kiss.” In the same way that the dry, flat drum sounds in Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” will forever say “mid-seventies,” T-Pain and Auto-Tune will forever remind people of the late aughts.