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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Samplerbanks has announced the release of Neo DJ FX, a complete collection of sound FX’s for Dance genres and Film, Game, TV / Post & Cinematic use.
Most professional dance tracks are distinguished from amateurs not just by the right selection of sounds, the proper adjustment of equalization and dynamics processors and the art of mastering, but also by the smart selection of sound effects. The vibe of a track is greatly influenced by the choosen FX sounds, giving a polished touch for the final product.
Have you ever experienced you composed a great song but there was something missing? A common agreement among experienced producers and DJs is that the subtle and mature use of some sound fx’s may conjure an empty track into a breathing creation. Nevertheless, you still have to compose great ideas and create the vibe, but the use of FX elements helps to achieve these goals in nearly every genre of modern contemporary music.
The Neo DJ FX collection from Samplerbanks fulfills this requirement by offering a complete range of SFX for music producers and DJs.
Neo DJ FX features
- 645 MB of cutting edge loops and samples (24-bit).
- Includes 38 Seamless Noise and 55 (both harmonic and enharmonic) Synth Atmosphere loops plus the following one-shots: 42 Combined FXs, 30 long Cymbals, 20 special Doppler sounds, 51 Rise/ 52 Fall Drones, 50 Swishes, 48 thundering Impacts, 30 metalic Hits and even 20 great electro-cyber crackles and noises, recreated from the famous Transformers movies.
- Software sampler presets included for Kontakt, HALion, EXS24, Reason NN-XT and sfz samplers.
Neo DJ FX is available to purchase as a download for $32 USD / £19.95 GBP / 22.95 EUR.
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Samplerbanks has announced the release of Logic’s ES2: Basic to Intermediate Synthesis, a tutorial video by Sound Guru.
Synthesis can seem extremely daunting. When you open up a synth like Logic’s ES2, you’re confronted with a huge array of buttons, knobs and sliders whose function seems obscure at best.
Even if you study the manual and can find your way around, it can still be extremely frustrating; hearing the sounds you want to make in your head, but unable to produce them. ES2 Synthesis: Basic to Intermediate guides you all the way from the foundations of synthesis to advanced sound design in 2hrs 35mins of HD video.
Logic’s ES2: Basic to Intermediate Synthesis is available to purchase for £21.99 GBP.
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