John “Kones” Konesky, legendary axe god with US Rock Band “Tenacious D”, dims the lights, opens the Bourbon, flicks the switch and takes us out on to the highway, from the Beaches and Boulevards of LA to the Alabama swamps.
The pack aims to give maximum flexibility to producers wanting to bring a big splash of all American authenticity to any genre. With picks, slides, power chords, chugs, riffs and dynamics, Americana is blazing a trail to new frontiers with this beautifully recorded, inspirational collection.
Featuring riffs including 4, 8 and 12 bar versions, enchanting Acoustic melodies and Slide guitar. FX Riffs are also included with Delays, Echoes and Blues Distortion, Muted Notes and also plenty of riffs which move from Country to Hard Rock.
Americana Guitar Licks and Riffs is available to purchase for £24.95 GBP.
Real Strings 3 – ‘Dark Moods’ is the brand new sample pack of stellar quality loops by Pete Whitfield. These authentic samples were recorded in Pete’s studio where he records real strings for major labels, TV companies and radio/media companies as a highly sought after arranger.
With tempos ranging from 80 – 95 beats per minute, there are 432 Wav loops available for a variety of genres including Downtempo, Cinematic, Techno and Dubstep or Drum and Bass. Also included are 36 One Shot String samples to program your own melodies, plus 3 ready to play patches for Halion, EXS, SFZ, NNXT and Kontakt compatible soft samplers. A full pdf score of each performance is also included.
Real Strings Vol 3 – Dark Moods is available from Loopmasters for £29.95 GBP.
Organic Loops has released Acoustic Blues Guitar, a collection of acoustic blues guitar loops and samples, for producers of many styles looking for the sublime sound of acoustic guitar played by Sandy Buglass, a great player with feel and expertise, especially when it comes to Blues and Country styles.
Featuring Blues Riffs including 4, 8 and 12 bar versions, enchanting Acoustic melodies, Slide Guitar parts oozing character and style, Slow Plucked Riffs and Rhythms, and lots of natural Acoustic nuances.
FX Riffs are also included with Delays, Echoes and Blues Distortion, Muted Notes and also plenty of riffs which move into an almost country sound.
Acoustic Blues Guitar weighs in at 340MB and features 125 Loops, and 16 One Shot Hits, recorded at 24Bits and between 80 – 120 Bpm. Also included are 16 ready to play patches for Reason NNXt, Halion, EXS, SFZ and Kontakt compatible soft samplers. Apple Loops, Reason Refill and Ableton Live versions are also available to purchase separately.
Acoustic Blues Guitar is available from Loopmasters for £19.95 GBP.
Loopmasters has announced some new Summer Sale promotions, offering 20% off sample libraries from various labels.
Loopmasters Summer Sale
Drum Drops: Temple Of Boom, Drops In The Bronx Vol2 Multi Tracks, Drumdrops in Ska, Goody Goody Drum Drops, Drops In The Bronx Vol. 1 & 2, Drum Drops In Dub Vol. 1, 2 & 3, Fistful Of Drummers Vol. 1 & 2.
Booty Farm: Keith Mackenzie & Fixx Present – Booty Breaks Vol 2, Ed Solo Presents Bass Lab Vol 1, Ragga Vocals Vol 1 & 2.
Moster Sounds: Kelevra – Jackin, Tech & Electro, New York Rap Acapellas Vol 1, Organ Donors – Future Hard Dance, Sy and Unknown – Essential Hardcore, Baker Brothers Funk Session Vol. 1 & 2, Black Noise Warehouse.
RV_Samplepacks: Re:Produce 7 Touane, Sound Theory 01 Habersham, Re:Produce 5 Absence of Essence, Re:Produce 4 Kazell, Re:Produce 1 Komposit, Re:Produce 2 Stryke, Thomas Penton Complete Essential Series, Thomas Penton Essential Series Vol 1, 2 & 3,
Dubdrops: Bubbles And Chops, Dubstep And Grime Vocals, Soundsystem Vocals Vol. 1, 2 & 3.
Organic Loops: Verbalism, Real Strings Vol. 2 – Cinematic Loops, Lick Me Guitars, Disco Strings, Real Strings, Acoustic Matter, Funk Guitars, Rock Hip Hop Guitars And Bass, Downbeat Guitars.
The summer sale promotions end September 15, 2011.
Loopmasters has released Verbalism, a new sample library by Organic Loops.
Verbalism from Organic Loops is the latest royalty free collection of vocal stabs, phrases and one shots from a great selection of versatile vocalists which has been recorded in great detail to provide producers of all types of modern music with a versatile palette of vocal samples to manipulate and inject into the mix.
Verbalism weighs in at 334Mb and includes 372 Vox phrases, 54 Vox Cuts and 20 Minimal Tech Vox Loops between 80 – 127 Bpm, all recorded at a crisp 24 Bits. From Shout outs to spoken parts, sung melodies, hooks and one shot samples for Techier House production – this is a great mixed bag to cut, chop, edit and enjoy.
Verbalism is available to purchase for £19.95 GBP.
The library features authentic strings samples recorded in Pete’s studio, where he also records real strings for major labels, TV companies and radio/media companies.
I’ve taken, for inspiration, the music of artists like Hybrid, Cinematic Orchestra and Bjork and the media scores that capture a similar feel.
There are 126 loops (mostly 4 bars) at tempos from 110 – 140; they each offer a distinctive character as individual loops, but they are also organised into 12 construction kits.
This is the 1st time I’ve tried this and the feedback from writers and producers is already very positive, so the next pack will do a similar thing but slower tempos and darker moods.
The 126 loops are available in 24 bit/44.1kHz wav format, as well as Rex2 loops (an Apple Loops version is available separately).
Divided up into 12 sequence kit folders the loops include chords, melodic lines, held notes, figures, etc. that work well together. Basically like construction kits.
The folders and files are well structured, indicating key, tempo, and type of sound.
Besides audio loops you will also find various scores for violin and cello as MIDI sequences, as well as in Sibelius format and printed scores in Acrobat PDF. Pete’s passion for his work shows.
Having these sequences is really useful as you can make modifications to the phrases and use your own sample library or virtual instrument. In the example below I used Tone2′s ElectraX synthesizer to play a phrase from sequence 3.
Realstrings Vol. 2 continues in the same vein as the previous two string sample packs by Pete Whitfield on the Organic Loops label. This is a collection of outstanding orchestral strings loops. Dynamic, emotional, dramatic, and real. The themes are inspiring and useful in many music genres like hip hop, chill, house, film and game soundtracks, etc.
The construction kit approach works well and having a collection of MIDI sequences is a big bonus.
“I love my work!” it says on Pete’s website.
His sample libraries are a reflection of this statement. If you are in need for some high quality strings loops you can’t go wrong with the Realstrings sample packs.
These authentic samples were recorded in Pete’s studio where he records real strings for major labels, TV companies and radio/media companies as a highly sought after arranger.
Not only does this collection boast the most inspiring chordal progressions, it delivers full string loops with breath-taking, epic results that you couldn’t possibly recreate without your own orchestra. Along with these massive resonating sounds, there are stripped-back versions giving you the option to mix and match for what is suitable for your production.
Real Strings Vol. 2 – Cinematic Loops features
264 MB content, 24-bit/44.1kHz audio quality.
126 individual loops, organized into 12 construction kits, each containing up to 12 string loops to sequence and layer, with a collection of chords, melodies, figures, alternatives and endings.
Loops at 110-140 bpm, formats: Wav, REX, Apple Loops.
Includes 12 MIDI files, each containing 9 or more phrases for programming and editing your own string parts.
Real Strings Vol. 2 – Cinematic Loops is available to purchase for £19.95 GPB.