Sample Magic has announced Disco & Funk Keys, a sample library featuring Rhodes loops and samples by Julian Chown.
The iconic Rhodes piano gets the SM Studio treatment in this exquisitely played and recorded collection of song-starting progressions, topline solos, backing loops and chord one-shots for disco, house and nu-disco productions.
Oozing with warmth and character only a supreme signal path, classic mics and vintage amps can achieve, each sample has been artfully processed with compression, reverb and delay to offer stunning, track-ready riffs straight out of the box. But for ultimate production flexibility we’ve also included the 100% raw files – giving you the freedom to add your own processing for the perfect mix.
The success of the Unkempt Breaks inspired a lot of this work, but with a different spin…added notes, melodies, grooves, riffs and such by way of a vintage drum kit, live bass and electric guitar, vibraphone, and Fender Rhodes 73. The entire experience was captured and condensed to show the details of the creation process. Peepeth!
The groove, styles, and feel of the late 60′s & early 70′s was at the forefront of the recording and mixing process. The “Bars, Keys, and Anomalies” recording chain consisted of an Avantone CV-12 through Universal Audio 8110 preamps through an SSL Duality for the majority of the recording. The sample pack is full of both warmth and dirt; ready to hit your sampler!
Bars, Keys & Anomalies features
48k/24bit recorded Live Drums, Bass, Fender Rhodes 73, Vibraphone and Electric Guitar.
Vintage one-mic technique used with an Avantone CV-12 during most of the recording.
Composed with the grooves, styles, and feel of the late 60′s and early 70′s soul.
Uncompressed, multi-tracked .wav files for optimal mixing/mastering.
Compatible with all major software DAWs including; Ableton Live, Apple Logic, ProTools,FLStudio,Propellerheads Reason, etc.
Compatible with all hardware samplers that accept the WAV file format; Maschine, Akai MPC samplers, Roland MV8000, Yamaha samplers, etc.
The sample pack costs $24.99 USD. It is also available bundled with The Unkempt Breaks Collection at a 20% savings.
Gospel Musicians has announced version 3.1 of the Neo-Soul Keys 5X Ultimate, a virtual instrument library for UVI & MachFive, featuring 5 electric piano emulations.
Neo-Soul Keys® is our flagship product and combining our samples with the UVI Workstation makes for an amazing electric piano experience.
When combined with advanced scripting and the amazing effects of the UVI Workstation, this is our best version yet.
Changes in Neo-Soul Keys 5X Ultimate v3.1
24-bit sustain samples (10.5GB Total).
Added a new preset system so you don’t have to keep loading new presets every time. Now all of the presets are stored inside of one combo EP. You can also add your own presets within the new combo preset system. Just make sure you save the entire preset when making and saving within the system.
Includes Lite presets from the the 3X Lite version that was released previously. This version is for customers who use Mainstage and have to conserve CPU and RAM.
Now the sustain sample’s release matches the Kontakt version.
All LFO sync functions for effects, panning and volume are now accurate when syncing to a DAW. New algorithms have been applied.
Lower Volume Mechanics – Sometimes the Mechanical effects can be a little loud. A preset version is available that has lower volume mechanical effects for a more subtle mechanical sound.
Re-Calibrated the Amp Sims so that they don’t cause some patches to peak. Some amp sims have more energy than others and we calibrated the Amp sims thus not to peak.
Added two new UK Amp Sims for a super warm and deep bass sound. This is especially useful when playing key bass.
Created disk and arrow push-down icons for all preset menus. Previously there was no graphical indication when the effects preset’s arrow was pressed.
Added Volume and Pan vibrato/tremolo option. The vibrato panning function clashed in a weird way when combined with the chorus, flanger, and phaser. This is because these effects use panning already and combining the two summed the output.
The Auto-Wah now replaces the Funky Wah. As an update to the newest UVI workstation, there is now a new Wah-Wah effect that sounds great. Allows for you to use rate and depth for an Auto-Wah, or you can assign the Wah effect to a pedal controller by right clicking and learning.
The Suitcase tines are generally bright, but a darker Suitcase tine patch has been added for diversity and a darker EP tone.
Neo-Soul Keys 5X is available to purchase for $199.99 USD.
Samplephonics has introduced Disco Keys, a collection of Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Hammond, Piano, Synth and Clav loops designed for soulful, deep, funk and disco house producers.
Played by the exceptionally talented Taz Modi, this sample pack contains an extensive library of full fat, analogue sounds that are begging to be chopped up, re-arranged and layered to create entirely new grooves.
The sample pack is broken down in to 6 groove categories – Chords (simple Rhodes, Piano, Hammond and Wurlitzer chords), Construction Kits (full grooves of 4-5 parts), Leads (vintage synths, Rhodes, Wurly and Hammonds), Phrases (more developed chord sequences and musical phrases), Oneshots (stabs, single chords and effects) and Synth Basses, which contains the squelchiest, fattest synth grooves we have ever come across!
There are 418 royalty free loops and samples in total, and the sample pack downloads at 646 MB.
Make Noise Audio has announced the release of Velvet Rhodes, a sample library featuring the sounds of electric pianos.
A collection of 40 original electric keyboards samples based on the “Rhodes” sound.
These sample have been carefully pieced together using the latest digital software techniques to create warm and luscious sound elements for use in your own productions. The digital download includes 23 chords, 11 loops and 6 rif’s all in a 24bit WAV format.
The sample library is available to purchase from eBay for the introductory price of £2.50 GBP (RRP £5 GBP).
Frontline Producer has released Vintage Keys II, a new Ultimate Collection series sample library featuring 1.23GB of electric piano loops and single notes.
You asked for the chords, well here they are, midi parts, no problem and more of the same inspired playing over the classic, vintage keyboards and pianos that we have at Frontline HQ
Expect to find Instrument Loops such as Rhodes, Whirly, Hammond and Piano all performed live by passionate performers with bundles of groove and soul suitable for many styles and genres including House, Electro, Hip Hop, Funk, TV and film compositions and anyone looking to add a ‘Real Keys feel’ to their Mixes.
Samplephonics has announced the release of Vintage Keys, a new Slice Machine series virtual instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Introducing Vintage Keys, a beautiful collection of vintage keys loops and samples from our resident keys guru Toby Baker, who’s credits extend to the likes of Eric Clapton, BB King, Lulu, Sinead O’Connor, Brandy, Toni Braxton, Jocelyn Brown, Bebe Winans, All Saints, Garland Jeffries, Donna Summer, Elton John & Tim Rice, Cheryll Lynn, Candi Staton, Valentine Bros, Maxi Priest, Shola Ama, Imagination, Jaki Graham, Oliver Cheatham, Eagle-eye Cherry, Technotronic, Cookie Crew, Don-E, Frank Gambale, Kym Mazelle, Will Young, Liberty X, Skunk Anansie.
The sample pack contains a huge collection of 492 Rhodes, Wurly, Piano, Analogue Synth, Clav and Hammond loops, which are avaialable to download with our custom slice machine for Kontakt, or as 24 Bit Wavs, Apple Loops and Acidized wavs separately. The slice machine offers endless slicing, editing, remixing and effect processing, allowing you to turn the loops into entirely new creations, check out the video for a quick demo!
Vintage Keys features
492 24 Bit Keys Loops.
Custom Slice Machine for Kontakt, 24 Bit Wavs, Apple Loops, Acidized Wavs, available to download separately or as one complete package.
Slice Machine requires a full retail version of Kontakt 5 to work.
Vintage Rhodes, Wurly, Piano, Analogue Synth, Clav and Hammond loops.
Tempos: 80, 90, 110, 120, 140.
500 MB Download.
Vintage Keys is available to purchase for £39.70 GBP (requires Kontakt 5+ full retail) / £34.70 GBP (Wav/Apple Loops only).
‘Cross Rhodes Vol 1′ is knocking the RnB and Soul list off the chart. This smokin’ hot collection includes 10 Construction Kits featuring nearly 75 individual loops. You’ll find Moog, lead synth, keys, Rhodes, FX and more in this Royalty-free sample collection.
This product follows in the footsteps of the hit makers such as T-Payne, Omarion, Rihanna, Trey Songz and many more. ‘Cross Rhodes Vol 1′ brings you the true sound of RnB and Soul direct to your studio.