The Loop Loft launches Weekend Special Sale – 50% off loop packs

The Loop Loft has announced a limited time sale on 5 of its loop collections, offering a 50% discount this weekend only.

The Loop Loft Weekend Specials

Loop Loft Weekend Sale

  • Indie Rock Drums – $19.50 (regular $39 USD).
    We get it. You’re an indie artist and you’re not looking for over-produced drum loops that sound like outtakes from a 1987 Bon Jovi session. This is exactly why we’ve created our latest collection, Indie Rock Drums.
  • Complete Takes Vol 1 – $19.50 (regular $39 USD).
    From the four stick clicks counting off the track, to the final crash of the last measure, Complete Takes provides you with 3 full songs of pristine drums and percussion recorded live at The Loop Loft.
  • Everything But Sticks – $24.50 (regular $49 USD).
    Let’s be honest. 99% of the drum loops in existence use sticks. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but isn’t it time to do something different? This is why we set out to produce Everything But Sticks.
  • Long Loops MIDI – $14.50 (regular $29 USD).
    Are you tired of working with short, 1 to 2 bar loops? Do you find yourself altering loop patterns or manually programming fills for song transitions? Then Long Loops is the MIDI release you’ve been waiting for.
  • Brazilian Drums Vol 2 – $19.50 (regular $39 USD).
    Drawing on inspiration from blues greats like Buddy Guy, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Albert King, John Lee Hooker and B.B. King, we crafted six complete sessions featuring hundreds of loops and samples.

The sale ends November 24th, 2014.

More information: The Loop Loft / Weekend Specials

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Steinberg releases Metronomic Cinema for Groove Agent 4

Steinberg Metronomic Cinema

Steinberg has announced the release of Metronomic Cinema, the second expansion pack for the virtual drum workstation Groove Agent 4, and its condensed version Groove Agent SE 4, featuring acoustic, electronic and percussive drum kits specifically designed for movie scores.

Metronomic Cinema comprises thirty first-class kits and over 750 samples that are entirely new to the world of Groove Agent. Adding both recorded acoustic drums and the latest electronic sounds to one’s library provides a wealth of percussive and tonal elements covering ambient, heavy and epic styles.

Product marketing manager Matthias Quellmann commented: “This is a nod to the composers who use Groove Agent for big-picture scoring and enjoy unique percussive sounds to round out their instrumental palette.”

Metronomic Cinema features

  • 30 production kits across dozens of presets, inspired by contemporary motion picture soundtracks.
  • Hundreds of acoustic and electronic sounds covering ambient, heavy and epic styles.
  • Exclusive, meticulously recorded acoustic samples including drum kits, percussion, FX and melodic sounds.

Metronomic Cinema for Groove Agent 4 and Groove Agent SE 4 is available for purchase for 39.99 EUR, including German VAT.

More information: Steinberg / Metronomic Cinema

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AfroDJMac releases free Mode Audio Drums for Ableton Live

AfroDJMac has launched Mode Audio Drums, free Ableton Live pack featuring big EDM drums and unusual found percussion sounds by ModeAudio.

Mode Audio has been kind enough to send me two excellent drum racks to share with you. First is the Power Tools drums, which are high quality, room-shaking drums for many different styles of EDM drums.

And if you are into found percussion, where everyday sounds become drum sounds, you’ll enjoy the Undercover Kit. Both Drum Racks are but a small taste of Mode Audio’s Power Tools Drums and Undercover Found Percussion Sample Packs.

The pack is a free download at AfroDJMac.

More information: AfroDJMac / Mode Audio Drums

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Sample Magic releases EDM Spire Patches & Afro Percussion

Sample Magic has launched EDM Spire Patches, a collection of 101 presets for the Spire synthesizer by Reveal Sound, and Afro Percussion, a collection of traditional African percussion loops and layers.

Sample Magic Spire EDM Patches

SM101 breaks new ground with the freshest sounds for the hottest synth of 2014: Spire.

From brazen bass sounds to dirty bounce leads, adrenalin-spiking arps to crystalline plucks, soaring FX to punchy drum sounds, EDM Spire Patches delivers an essential serving of synth-spiration.

All killer, no filler!

The soundset is available for purchase for £14.90 GBP.

Afro Percussion features a collecton of ensemble loops, individual loops and one-shot samples.

Sample Magic Afro Percussion

SM Studio pays homage to the rich musical heritage of Africa with 280 authentic ensemble rhythms, intricate grooves, solo percussive loops, one-shots and kits created by one of the finest session percussionists in the business.

Faithfully performed with an array of the finest traditional instruments – including congas, bongos, timbales and shekere – Afro Percussion will inject authentic afro soul into any track.

The sample pack costs £14.90 GBP.

More information: Sample Magic

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Prime Loops releases Zulu Warriors Vol. 1

Prime Loops has launched Zulu Warriors Vol. 1, a sample pack by Sample Africa featuring a collection of 200+ super-authentic samples from the Zulu nation of Africa.

Prime Loops Zulu Warriors

Sample Africa is an African music sample library exclusive to Prime Loops, that offers super-authentic audio samples from the various tribes of the continent.

Our first Sample Africa release Zulu Warriors 1 delivers you over 200 super authentic samples and recordings straight from the African continent, arranged across 4 folders such as Is’gubhu (The Drum), ukuLiliza (Ululation), amaKhwele ok’lusa (Herdboy whistles), Izaga (War Cries) and much more.

Zulu Warriors Vol. 1 features

  • 388MB content, 24bit/44.1 kHz WAV.
  • Tempo: 64.5 – 140 Bpm.
  • 33 Vocal Loops.
  • 61 Vocal One-Shots.
  • 40 Herdboy Whistles (dry & wet).
  • 50 Ululation (dry & wet).
  • 57 Drum Loops.

The pack is available for purchase for £39.95 GBP.

More information: Prime Loops / Zulu Warriors Vol. 1

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