Smash Up The Studio has released Electro Funk: Key Loops, a collection of classic 80′s electro funk keyboard loops performed on vintage analogue synthesizers.
Seriously funky synth hooks as well as cool bass grooves, piano’s, rhodes and a host of other keyboard sounds. Highly authentic riffs and chord progressions all in classic early to mid 80′s style. Also contains 4 construction kits as featured in the preview track.
Smash Up The Studio presents “Electro Funk: Key Loops” a journey back to the post disco era of boogie, funk and soul in the early 1980′s. A time when top musicians started replacing traditional funk elements such as horns, drums and bass with synthesizers and drum machines creating a completely new and original sound.
This pack focuses on keyboard and synth styles and has been professionally performed by a top keyboard player to accurately reproduce those amazing funky riffs and sounds using vintage synthesizers of the era including Moog, Sequential Circuits, Roland, ARP and others.
All loops are tempo labelled and with a few exceptions are mostly mid tempo, (between 105 and 115 BPM was the standard of the day) and vary in length from 2 to 16 bars. All loops have been recorded in 24 bit audio.
Midi loops have also been included for extra versatility.
Electro Funk: Key Loops features
- 70 loops in 24 bit Wav and Apple Loops formats.
- 70 Midi Loops.
- 4 Construction kits in 24 bit Wav format, each kit has been broken down into separate samples so you can arrange the tracks to your own personal requirements.
- Total content 562.2 MB.
- Produced and performed by Steve Burton for Smash Up The Studio.
- All content is royalty free.
Electro Funk: Key Loops is available to purchase for $39.95 USD / £ 24.95 GBP.
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Smash Up The Studio has released Cool Keys RnB 3, a collection of keyboard loops, performed by a top pro keyboard player Steve Burton.
As with all Smash Up The Studio products most loops are complete musical chord progressions on which you can build your track. Whether using the MIDI loops and your own instrument plug ins, or the Wav’s, which were created using a wide range of classic synthesizers and professionally programmed.
Also included are the 5 construction kits you hear in our preview track, all the sounds are included as separate samples, so you can build each track to your own requirements. The drums are purely for demonstration purposes and are not included.
The loops range in tempo between 65 and 130 bpm and have been recorded as 24 bit Wav’s and Apple Loops. The MIDI files are also included for those producers who like to experiment with their own sounds and personalise the loops to their own taste.
All in all, a fantastic resource for both producers and songwriters alike. Whether a novice or a pro this pack will take your tracks to a higher musical level.
Cool Keys RnB 3 is available to purchase for £19.95 GBP.
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Equinox Sounds has announced the release of MIDI Keys: Soul Machine, a downloadable collection from Smash Up The Studio.
In producing ‘Soul Machine’ Smash Up The Studio has tried as accurately as possible to re-create those wonderful chords and classic grooves for the modern day producer, so if you are looking for a more musical collection of Soul/RnB loops, this is the real deal.
Featuring bass lines, piano loops, rhodes loops, MIDI guitar loops for acoustic and electric styles, and synth loops in various styles including bendy moogs, funky polyphonic hooks and floaty/ambient style progressions. You’ll find 80 MIDI loops ranging from 2 – 16 bars in length.
In addition to this, the pack also contains 7 MIDI construction kits. These kits contain all the melodic MIDI parts for each of the 7 tracks created for the production of the preview track, that’s everything you hear, including the guitars, (which are also MIDI). Drum beats are not included.
Produced by Steve Burton for Smash Up The Studio. All content is royalty free.
Smash Up The Studio MIDI Keys: Soul Machine is available to purchase as a download for $29.95 USD.
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Equinox Sounds has announced the release of MIDI Keys: Ibiza Summer Chill, a collection of MIDI Keyboard loops straight from the chilled out Ibiza house scene by Smash Up The Studio.
If you are not a keyboard player but want to recreate the great music you hear in the clubs, ‘Ibiza Summer Chill’ is for you. This pack was designed specifically for fans of the more musical chilled house scene so huge in Ibiza today.
There are cool latin flavors with piano and midi guitar loops, funky bass grooves for midi electric bass and synth bass, superb loops for rhodes piano, jazzy lead lines, gorgeous chords for pads and wicked synth loops perfect for fans of deeper house. All in all; 80 superb 4 bar MIDI progressions.
All loops are performed at 125 BPM and each loop is labelled with the instrument it was originally designed for. Having said that, with MIDI, the editing permutations are endless and you can make these loops fit your own personal requirements whilst still maintaining the high level of musicality in the original performance.
All content is royalty free. Produced performed and programmed by Steve Burton for Smash Up The Studio
MIDI Keys: Ibiza Summer Chill is available to purchase as a download for $29.95 USD.
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Equinox Sounds has announced the release of MIDI Keys: Beach Bar House Grooves, a collection of funky deep house grooves in MIDI format by Smash Up The Studio.
With the same high standard of keyboard work this pack leans slightly more towards the chilled house scene, with plenty of mouthwatering chord progressions perfect for Fender Rhodes or lush synthesizer pads, whilst still maintaining that balance of funky stabby deep house hooks and lead lines.
MIDI Keys: Beach Bar House Grooves features
- 40 MIDI keyboard loops: designed for rhodes, synthesizers etc. These 4 bar loops are the perfect musical structure on which to build your track.
- 20 MIDI Bass loops: played in the latest styles.
- 20 MIDI Lead lines: ideal for lead synths.
- 20 MIDI Pad loops: treat chords perfect for those ambient sounds.
- 4 MIDI Construction kits: these kits contain all the MIDI keyboard loops you hear in our preview track, including the solos.
- All loops were originally recorded at 125 BPM although with MIDI the editing possibilities are endless as you can play the performances at any tempo or pitch without artifacts.
- All loops are royalty free.
MIDI Keys: Beach Bar House Grooves is available to purchase as a download for $29.95 USD.
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Equinox Sounds has announced the release of MIDI Keys: Funky Synth Bass, a collection of funky synth bass loops in MIDI format by Smash Up The Studio.
This MIDI Keys product brings you ultra cool and funky synth bass loops in classic P Funk style. Maintaining a high level of musicality and depth of feel and expression, these loops are the perfect solution for producers who crave real musical quality but do not have the luxury of top musicians available to them.
The collection contains sixty 4 bar MIDI bass loops ranging between 65 and 115 BPM. Each loop is tempo labelled, although being MIDI you can choose whatever tempo you wish, as well as countless other editing facilities at your fingertips. All you need do is find a cool sound.
All loops are royalty free.
MIDI Keys: Funky Synth Bass is available to purchase as a download, priced at $29.95 USD.
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Equinox Sounds has released MIDI Keys: Keyboard Riffs Of The 60′s & 70′s, a collection of versatile and timeless keyboard riffs in MIDI format by Smash Up The Studio.
‘MIDI Keys: Keyboard Riffs Of The 60′s & 70′ brings you 60 versatile and timeless keyboard riffs featuring memorable chord progressions reminiscent of a classic era in music. Each of these tempo labelled MIDI loops is extremely adaptable and can cross over into any number of styles.
While the pack contains some loops particularly suited to acoustic piano, there are others designed for some of the classic electronic keyboards of the time such as the Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer Piano, Hohner Clavinet D6 etc and also loops for organ. There are 60 MIDI keyboard performances in total and each loop is tempo labelled for ease of use.
‘MIDI Keys: Keyboard Riffs Of The 60′s & 70′ is currently available to purchase as a download for $29.95 USD.
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Equinox Sounds has released MIDI Keys: Deep Jazzy House Grooves, a collection of superb chords, groovin’ bass lines, lead melodies and solos by Smash Up The Studio.
‘MIDI Keys: Deep Jazzy House Grooves’ contains probably some of the best keyboard work available as MIDI today. In fact, work of this standard is usually reserved for high profile producers with endless budgets and the ability to hire the best musicians available.
MIDI Keys: Deep Jazzy House Grooves features
- 50 MIDI keyboard loops, perfect for synthesizer, rhodes, pads, strings etc. These loops range from funky more syncopated deep house riffs to chilled jazzy grooves in the style of Fender Rhodes or loops ideal for synthesizer pads. All contain great chord progressions and each loop could easily form the musical structure for an entire mix.
- 20 MIDI bass loops performed in the style of the very latest deep house tracks.
- 20 MIDI lead lines, memorable melodies great for lead synths, plus 2 amazing 16 bar Moog solos.
- 5 MIDI construction kits.
- All of the loops in this collection were originally recorded at 125 BPM and range in length between 2 and 16 bars. However with MIDI the editing possibilities are endless.
- All content is royalty free.
MIDI Keys: Deep Jazzy House Grooves is available to purchase for $29.95 USD.
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