Native Instruments introduces Marble Rims expansion for Maschine

Native Instruments has announced the release of Marble Rims, a new Maschine expansion pack offering producers the laid-back, sun-kissed flavor of classic and contemporary SoCal hip hop.

Native Instruments Marble Rims
Adding to the scope of included kits and sounds, MARBLE RIMS delivers exclusive recordings from renowned West Coast artists and producers.

Producers can choose from a palette of 40 lovingly-sampled instruments ranging from SoCal staples such as analog basses and leads, soulful electric pianos, and layered percussion, to live sampled guitar licks, one-shots and beat sequences. Benchmark keyboard instruments and synths such as the Fender Rhodes Mark 1, Hammond B3 Organ, a Minimoog Model D, and more were all carefully sampled then equalized using vintage EQs.

Exclusive to MARBLE RIMS are a collection of samples taken from live sessions with some of the most iconic producers and musicians of the urban West Coast. Guitar licks and one-shots featuring Marlon Williams of Warren G fame were recorded using custom and vintage equipment.
Highlighting some of the unique equipment Marlon used was a 1978 Gibson Les Paul custom and a 1978 vintage Fender Stratocaster. Six urban kits and drum samples by rhythm virtuoso Dae One deliver classic West Coast beats along with samples designed by Hallway Productionz, and Amplified.
Adding to the Expansion’s bold character are four special kits containing MIDI sequences by legendary keyboardist Kenneth Crouch.

The expansion pack is available to purchase for $49 USD / 49 EUR.

More information: Native Instruments / Marble Rims


Loopbased intros West Indian Soca Rhythms Vol 3 + 25% off Strategic Audio packs

West Indian Soca Rhythms Vol 3

Loopbased has announced West Indian Soca Rhythms Vol 3, a sample library by Strategic Audio.

‘West Indian Soca Rhythms Vol 3′ from Strategic Audio is the third in the series of the wildly popular title which features five amazing Soca/Calypso/World/Dance Fusion Construction Kits.

Soca is a subgenre of indigenous Caribbean genre Calypso and it’s name is derived from it being a mixture of Soul and Calypso.

Each kit in this new pack is inspired by the styles of prominent Soca artists such as Machel Montano, Kes the Band, Lil Rick, Kerwin DuBois, Biggie Irie and Bunji Garlin, along with being fused with the Pop and Dance influences of artists such as Avicii and David Guetta.

The sample pack is available to purchase for 16.50 EUR. Loopbased is offering a 25% discount on selected Stragic Audio titles for a limited time.

Loopbased has also introduced 11 new sound packs by Electronisounds, Awakened Audio, Gigaloops, Vanilla Groove Studios, YnK Audio, MIDI House, Pulsed Records, Jungle Loops, and Loopboutique.

New at Loopbased

New packs at Loopbased

  • Glitch Step Tek (Electronisounds) – GLITCH STEP TEK brings you 5 thick contruction kits, combining elements of Glitch-Hop. Dubstep & Tekno! These are not your average construction kits – We took these kits into wide-open inspiration territory!
  • Bass 1 (Awakened Audio) – ‘Bass 1′ from Awakened Audio contains 100 Bass Loops at Tempos 128, 140 & 170 BPM and like all Awakened Audio creations is focused on Inspiration and Creativity, all with the Sonic Quality, Forward Thinking Sound Style & Approach.
  • Dark Voices Vol. 6 (Gigaloops) – Dark Voices Vol. 6 is a collection of over 100 one shot vocal samples, easy to used for producing music,web site, radio show, podcast and all media promotion. In This sample pack offers fx vocal dark compressed vocals for professional use.
  • Crunchy Rock Guitar Loops Vol 1 (Vanilla Groove Studios) – 74 gritty rock loops to add some steel and fire to your tracks. Recorded using high end guitars and an overdriven tube amp, to give each loop superior tone and texture, all loops are included “dry”, giving you all the flexibility you need.
  • Cash Flow Diaryz 2 (YnK Audio) – ‘Cash Flow Diaryz 2′ from YnK Audio is a hard-hittin’ collection of five Dirty South/Trap Construction Kits. This pack includes some of the hottest Trap beatz you have ever heard, inspired by the likes of Yo Gotti, Rick Ross and 2 Chainz.
  • Dance Vibes (MIDI House) – ‘Dance Vibes’ from midi house brings you 25 dynamic dance riffs in MIDI file format. With these awesome MIDI Dance riffs you will get all the elements to create your Summer Anthem of 2014.
  • Top Artists’ Signature Sounds Vol 1 (Pulsed Records) – ‘Top Artists’ Signature Sounds Vol 1′ is the first part in this brand new series from Pulsed Records, focusing on the sounds of the biggest names today. This product was designed by Oscitone.
  • Nylon Sorrows Vol 1 (Vanilla Groove Studios) – Add some emotive magic to your tracks with ‘Nylon Sorrows Vol 1′. This pack contains a soothing collection of 53 brooding guitar loops, ranging from 66 to 160 BPM and arranged in 5 easy to use Construction Kits.
  • The Potion (Jungle Loops) – ‘The Potion’ from Jungle Loops is a hot new product bringing you five banging Construction Kits. This product is inspired by artists such as Chief Keef, Gucci Mane, King Louie, Fredo Santana and many others.
  • The Potion for Sylenth (Jungle Loops) – ‘The Potion For Sylenth’ from Jungle Loops is a collection of presets for the Sylenth1 VSTi. Inside you can find 35 perfectly made sounds. This pack is inspired the top producers in the Trap game such us Young Chop, Lex Luger and Mike Will.
  • Urban Bundle 2 (Loopboutique) – ‘Urban Bundle’ is the second Hip Hop Bundle from Loopboutique featuring three hot products in one huge download. You will find here over 609 unique loops and One-Shots in the Hip Hop genre.

More information: Loopbased


Producer Pack releases Soca Xplosion

Producer Pack Soca Xplosion

Producer Pack has released Soca Xplosion, a new sample library featuring construction kits for Soca music.

Its time to blow your horns and wave your hands in the air, its carnival time as Producer Pack brings to you another fantastic Exclusive sample pack – Soca Xplosion created by Soca / Calypso producer Eddie Charles.

Soca Xplosion features

  • 22 construction kits, 148 Drumloops in wav, 133 Drumloop in Rex2 format.
  • The loops from each construction kits can be easily layered up, in your sequencer to quickly create patterns for your next Soca hit track. Each construction kits give you the basics such as Drumloops, Bass Guitar, Brass, Guitar, Keys, Steel Drum, Melodies and more.
  • Over 900 authentic Soca style loops. Music styles include Soca, Dub, Roots Reggae, Dancehall and Calypso.

Soca Xplosion is available for download for £19.95 GBP.

More information: Producer Pack