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PowerFX releases World Loop Spice Rack

PowerFX World Loop Spice Rack

PowerFX has released World Loop Spice Rack, a sample library containing 1,220 melodic and percussive loops and riffs of authentic ethnic instruments from Africa, Australia, China, India and the Middle East.

World Loop Spice Rack features

  • Rhythmic
    • Arabic Percussion: Bendir, Bolone, Darbouka, Karkabou, Rai Percussion ensemble, Tabakai, Takhalt, Zalamit, Frame drum, Dumbek.
    • Indian Percussion: Tabla, Dholak, Bass Dholak, Ganjira, Udu, Mridangram.
    • African Percussion: Djembe, Talking Drum, Log drum, Crash box.
    • Australasian Percussion: Clap Sticks, Monkey drum, Knee drum.
    • World drumset: From West Africa and the Caribbean.
  • Melodic
    • African Instruments: Marimba, Mbira, Eygptian Lute, Vocals.
    • Middle Eastern: Kamenche, Rabab, Setar, Tar, Jimbash Saz, Riq.
    • Chinese Instruments: Pipa, Di Zi, Jing Ho (One String Peking Opera Violin), Gu Zheng (Chinese zither), Rehu (string violin).
    • Indian Instruments: Sarod, Sitar, Surbahar, Pungi, Vocals.
    • Also included: Digeridoo, Charango, Berimbau, Bouzuki.
  • All loops are acidized wav files in 16 bit 44.1 with tempo and key (when applicable) information in the file name.
  • Size: Download 598 MB (.RAR) uncompressed 890 MB.

World Loop Spice Rack is available for $79 USD.

Visit PowerFX for more information and audio demos.

Btw, I don’t know what the guys at PowerFX were thinking when they came up with that cover… Ah, see Bil’s comment below. The old cover is no more. Nice job guys!

comment releases Soul Vocals Vol. 2

Related: , , , Posted in news on Jan 22, 2008 - comment 1 comment Soul Vocals Vol. 2 has released Soul Vocals Vol. 2, a collection of male vocals designed for vocal seasoning on any style beat production.

Inspired by Musiq Soulchild, Bryan Mcknight & Tank, this kit features a powerful male voice that is clean, precise and gritty at the same time.


  • 128 phrases, riffs and vocal stylings (24bit & 16bit).
  • 6 different tempos and up to 3 keys each.
  • Soul Vocals Vol.2 gives you Create hooks, verses, and bridges in minutes while maintaining full creative control of your work.

Check out the phrase list for details on key signatures, tempo and phrase titles.

Soul Vocals Vol. 2 is available as an instant download for $49.99 USD (CD-rom and other media available as well).

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AudioWarrior releases Axe-N-Skin

AudioWarrior Axe-N-Skin

AudioWarrior has released Axe-N-Skin, a collection of drum loops and guitars riffs for Kontakt.

Axe-N-Skin features

  • Single Bass Beats
  • Double Bass Beats
  • Flexible Tempo | Flexible Pitch
  • Create completely new arrangements & chord progressions from single loops & riffs
  • More Than 300 Total Megs of Volcanic Audio
  • Quick-Compose Drum Beats, Drum Loops, Drum Fills that you can sync to the Guitar Riffs
  • Guitar Loops & Riffs that you can sync to the beat
  • Odd | Even -Time Signatures
  • Stereo-Mix allows advanced user processing, headroom, and overall control

Axe-N-Skin is available for download for $49 USD.

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Review: Inspiration Sounds Funked Up Complete (Sample Pack)

Inspiration Sounds Funked Up Complete

Inspiration Sounds has recently finished the Funked Up Series of downloadable sample packs with the release of Funked Up Complete.

The Funked Up Series aims to provide a timeless collection that producers could use in a wide variety of different production genres.

Funked Up Complete includes all five packs from the Funked Up Series, plus an additional 35MB of Funky House drumloops (only available in Funked Up Complete).

Funked Up Complete features

  1. Guitars, 564 guitar loops and riffs suitable for a wide variety of different production styles (clean and distorted versions of each loop).
  2. Horns, 120 of the cheekiest funky horn riffs ever recorded.
  3. Percussion, over 400 live acoustic Percussion Loops and Samples performed exclusively by one of the UK’s leading percussionists.
  4. Bass Guitars, 640 of the funkiest bass loops and riffs ever assembled (featuring a 5-string Bass and P63 Bass).
  5. Vocals, 92 vocals suitable for any style of dance music production.
  6. Funky House Drums, 52 funky drumloops, only available in Funked Up Complete.

All content was produced in a state-of-the-art recording studio using Pro Tools HD (TDM) mixed through a Control 24 mixing desk with Focusrite Class A Preamps.

When first auditioning the samples, you might think they lack a bit of that “phat” funky sound.

This is intentional, as leaving the samples dry (without effects) allows you to mix them exactly the way you want to. There’s nothing worse than samples that have been over-processed making it hard to fit them in a mix.

Check this lovely demo featuring Bass Guitars and Percussion to hear what these dry samples sound like.

Key and tempo information can be found in most filenames. The Percussion and Bass Guitars loops are BPM synced so they can be stretched to various tempos while maintaining a high quality. It’s a breeze putting a funky track together with Funked Up Complete.

You don’t necessarily need to stick to Funk music either, as these samples can easily be used in a variety of other styles.

So what do I think?

Funked Up Complete has funk, no doubt about it. I believe Inspiration Sounds has accomplished their goal of presenting a collection of usable loops and samples. You basically have everything you need to create funky tracks.

The versatile Bass Guitars and Percussion samples are my favorites. Obviously these samples are great for funk music, but they can easily be used in many other genres.

Funked Up Complete sells for £59.95 GBP, more than £20 GBP off the total price of the individual products, so if you’re looking for a complete package of funky loops and samples you should definitely check it out.

More information: Inspiration Sounds / Funked Up Complete


Inspiration Sounds releases Funked Up Guitars

Inspiration Sounds Funked Up Guitars

Inspiration Sounds has released Funked Up Guitars, a sample pack that includes Guitar Loops and Riffs suitable for a wide variety of different production styles.

Funked Up Guitars is ready to rock your productions! Includes 564 of the most dynamic and exciting guitar loops and riffs ever recorded. Everything was played by internationally renowned Guitarist, Cliff Moore.

Funked Up Guitars features

  • 195 MB Sample Pack (Compressed into a .ZIP File).
  • Includes Clean and Distorted versions of each loop.
  • Keys are in C, D, E, F, G, A & B.
  • Total of 564 Loops, Riffs and Slides.
  • File names indicate key and tempo.
  • .WAV Format, PC/Mac Compatible.

Funked Up Guitars is available for download for £19.95 GBP.

Visit Inspiration Sounds for more information and audio demos.