Samplerbanks has announced the release of Electrolyzium 2, an Electro House pack with Complextro influence made by Sunny Lax.
The pack is full of shaky basslines, filthy synths, unsteady leads, raspy grooves, no-kick drums, fx one-shots, electro top loops and percussion elements for your pumping Progressive, Techno, Complextro and filthy Electro House tracks.
You’ll find many loops in Bass, Drum, Synth and Top Loops category, plus hundreds of Claps & Snares, Closed Hihats, FXs, Kicks, Open Hihats and Percussions, all featuring the watermark style of the Electrolyzium series.
Electrolyzium 2 features
- Nearly 1 GB original sounds, 100% royalty-free.
- 515 24-bit loops categorized into Bass, Synth, Drum and Top Loops sections.
- 902 one-shot samples.
- 20 ready to play patches for Reason NN-XT, HALion, Kontakt, EXS and SFZ compatible soft samplers.
- Formats: Ableton Live Pack, Reason Refill, ACID WAV and Apple Loops versions are available separately.
Electrolyzium 2 is available to purchase for $47 USD / 35.90 EUR / £29.95 GBP.
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Samplerbanks has announced Pure Minimal, a sample library by Nawarro, a professional producer creating remixes and EPs for Anjunabeats, Deep Blue, Blaubeat (Baroque) and Dowalve Records.
This sample pack was particularly inspired by the tribal and percussive movement as well as artists like Deadmau5, Sander van Doorn and Wippenberg.
Pure Minimal is a collection of glitched, processed and tweaked minimal music loops produced specifically for the dance music producer. The pack contains 308 Drum, 65 Bass and 36 Synth Loops recorded at 126, 127 and 128 bpm. Loops are available not just as ACID-ised WAV files, but the whole source material is available in Apple Loop, REX2, Reason 5 ReFill or Ableton Live Pack formats.
Add to the package the 100 Hats, 102 Kicks, 100 Percussions, 9 Riffs, 100 Claps, 50 SFX, 22 Stabs, 15 Vocal One-shots, 50 SFX and even 15 Egyptian vocal one-shot samples recorded during a trip! To round the list, all these samples are pre-mapped as 12 sampler banks kits for the popular software sampler formats: Kontakt, EXS 24, HALion, Reason NN-XT and SFZ.
Pure Minimal features
- 541 MB original sounds, 100% royalty-free.
- 409 24-bit loops categorized into Bass, Drum and Synth sections.
- 498 one-shot samples.
- 12 ready to play patches for Reason NN-XT, HALion, Kontakt, EXS and SFZ compatible soft samplers.
- Formats: Ableton Live, Reason Refill, ACID WAV and Apple Loops versions are available separately.
Pure Minimal is available to purchase for £19.95 GBP.
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Related: electric piano
, Jamal Hartwell
, Line 6
, samples and sound libraries
Posted in news
on Dec 14, 2011
Samplerbanks has released Neo Soul Keys, an electric piano sample library, now in the long-awaited Reason format as well.
Samplerbanks proudly present Neo Soul Keys – the electric piano recorded in the North Avenue Studio (Orange City, Florida) has a very specific “phat” and warm personality. Coupled with the personality of the mastermind and top gospel musician Jamal Hartwell (Gospelmusicians) behind the concept of Neo Soul Keys proved to be a winning combination!
Realism was absolute number one goal and with vintage modeled effects, complex impulse response algorithms, and tweak-able knobs for ultimate control Neo Soul keys offers the best EP experience ever produced in a plug-in.
Additional goal was to make sure that if musicians were not able to take an electric piano to the studio or to gig this plugin would be the very next thing – just load the iOS Garageband version into you iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch and take it whereever you go!
Neo Soul Keys features
- 2.6 – 1.1 GB sample data depending on format.
- 12 velocity layers for Sustain and Release samples.
- Additional multilayered sample sets for Key Down, Key Up, Staccato noises.
- Tine / Bark samples sets for more hollow / bite to get the Neo Soul feelin’.
- Vintage modeled vibrato.
- Reason 6 version – use of new effects like Pulveriser, The Echo, Line 6 Guitar Amp.
Neo Soul Keys is available to purchase as a ReFill for Propellerheads Reason 6 for £79.99 GBP, NI Kontakt Player 4/5 for £99.99 GBP, Apple Garagaband iOS 5 version for iPad / iPhone / iPod Touch for £ 79.99 GBP, and Yamaha MOTIF ES / XS / XF for £24.95 GBP.
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Samplerbanks has announced the release of Drum Sound and Beat Creation – Ultrabeat, a video tutorial by Sound Guru featuring more than 3 hours of advanced knowledge about creating your own drum sounds in Logic’s drum machine.
Yet while many people use its presets or load up the occasional sample, few use Ultrabeat to its full potential. With Ultrabeat you can create your own sounds from scratch, or emulate classic drum machines, before morphing them dynamically across complex patterns. In Ultrabeat: Drum Sounds & Beat Creation instructor delve deep to show you how every feature works, then you’ll use that knowledge to build your own awesome percussion sounds in the 3.2 hours of HD video.
The tutorials are split into two parts:
Part 1 explains Ultrabeat’s layout and how all its features work, from pattern creation to synthesis. Although Ultrabeat can seem intimidating, these videos break it down into simple chunks, and you’ll find it quick, easy and fun to edit and create your own sounds.
Part 2 delves into the exciting world of synthesising your own drum and percussion sounds. You’ll learn everything from how to recreate classic 808 sounds to making far out and unusual electronic percussion. You’ll also discover Ultrabeat’s rarely used sound morphing capabilities.
Drum Sound and Beat Creation – Ultrabeat £14.99 GBP.
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Samplerbanks has released Urban Bass Techniques, a video tutorial by Gospelmusicians, geared specifically for the beginner to intermediate bass player.
From Gospel to Neo Soul, Ivan Santiago shows you the top industry’s secret tricks of the tradeas that will completely change the way you play the bass guitar. You will learn things such as theory, scales, proper fingering along with very important bass techniques such as slapping, popping, fretting, harmonics, and “ghost notes.”
You will even learn the very secret techniques to “slugging” as it relates to Neo-Soul music. As an added bonus we even have the patented LMS technology that allows you to notes, and chords being played with the virtual bass right on the screen. You can be assured that all of the techniques are hot and can be applied immediately. Raise your bass playing to another level by watching this title.
Urban Bass Techniques is available to purchase for $51 USD/£31.95 GBP/€35.36 EUR.
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Samplerbanks has released Urban Drumming Techniques, a video tutorial on Urban style drumming by J. LaToya.
This is a drum video tutorial from top drummer J. LaToiya focuses on the beginner but may be useful if you already have been playing drums for a few years. She teaches you the basic concepts of various drumming techniques like licks, tricks, fills, gospel, slow R&B, Soul, Hip-Hop, some Jazz and how to apply them properly.
Rather than just playing along with tracks, you get the benefit of a full band (teamed up with Gospelmusicians’s Jamal), where they slow down the movements and really take their time to teach, while not being restricted to a set click track.
All-in-all “Urban Drumming Techniques” is a full fledged Urban instructional video that does not just focus on chops, but feel and placement!
Urban Drumming Techniques is available as a download for $60 USD/£37.95 GBP/€42.45 EUR.
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Samplerbanks has released Fundamentals Of Neo-Soul, a video tutorial by Gospelmusicians.
Samplerbanks is proudly present their latest label “Gospelmusician” run by keyboard wizard Jamal Hartwell. The Fundamentals of Neo-Soul Keyboard is one of the hottest and most coveted video tutorial program ever made, emphasizing the playing techniques and the joy of playing together – performed by Jamal and his session player friends.
Jamal grows from the Gospel / Neo-Soul background, however all these concepts can still be easily applied to every urban genre of music from gospel to R&B. If you are looking to finally make some smooth grooves with your tracks and become an urban producer, then this video course will give you all the tools to produce your first album. If you are getting a little bored with the same chords you’ve been playing all the time, now it’s time totally transform your style by adding a touch of neo-soul to your keyboard playing!
Fundamentals Of Neo-Soul features
- Neo-Soul Instructinal Video Tutorial – 4.9 hours, including Beat Making Lessons from Boonie Mayfield (YouTube super producer), lit keys video of theory.
- Sheet Music in PDF format.
- MIDI files.
- Extra bonus Neo-Soul movements.
- Extra WAV samples to load into your computer DAW / software sampler.
Fundamentals Of Neo-Soul is available to purchase for $50 USD / £31.95 GBP / €35.75 EUR.
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SamplerBanks has released Eclectic Vibes, an all-embracing journey into the aura of Nu-Jazz, Deep House, Electronica, Chillout, Lounge and Hip-Hop genres.
Eclectic Vibes is a first-rate tool to inspire both mainstream producers and alternative composers as well. Contrary to other sample packages, here you are absorbed in a broader spectrum of different musical flavors. Soulful house elements, jazz packages, chillout music riffs, dirty drum breaks from slow to speedy (70-190 bpm), acoustic double-bass phrases and synth basslines, electric guitars, natural piano recordings, funky sounds, vinyl glitches, consonant sound FX, melodic leads, pads and sexy female vocals are all in the sonic palette.
The mixing and the mild mastering of the samples are consciously varied and theme-dependent, though they still serve a single purpose: providing great inspiration along the challenging way of song composition.
Creator of Eclectic Vibes is Zo, professional composer and musician. Besides being a composer of several film and theater music he is the founder and mastermind of the “Singas Project” nu-jazz band. One of their song “Voice” was published on the 13th edition of Cafe del Mar from their first LP “Merry go round”, their album “Yolife” has been nominated to the best nu-jazz record of the country and their successful “This is Theater Honey” opened the door to several international jazz festivals. The progressive experimentation stamping the band fully infuses the nu-jazz sound of the Eclectic Vibes sample pack as well.
Eclectic Vibes features
- Over 1 GB of fresh original sounds, 100% royalty-free.
- 391 24-bit loops categorized into Bass, Drum, Vocal, Pad, Lead sections.
- 409 one-shot samples.
- 11 ready to play patches for Reason NN-XT, HALion, Kontakt, EXS and SFZ compatible soft samplers.
- Formats: Ableton Live, Reason Refill, ACID WAV, Apple Loops, and REX versions are also available separately.
Eclectic Vibes is available to purchase for $40 USD / £24.95 GBP / 28.50 EUR.
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