Straight Ahead Samples releases Layback/Throwback for Kontakt

Straight Ahead Samples Layback/Throwback

Straight Ahead Samples has announced the release of Layback/Throwback, a collection of Hip-hop, Neo-Soul, Jazz, Funk samples & loops by producer/multi-instrumentalist DJ Harrison.

Channeling the spirit of artists & producers like J-Dilla, ?uestlove, Madlib, D’Angelo and Herbie Hancock, LAYBACK/THROWBACK creates a sonic world all its own.

Using the palette of drums, bass, guitar, piano, rhodes, synths, organs, and percussion, producer/multi-instrumentalist DJ Harrison shares hundred of looped grooves, melodic and chordal ideas, and distinct production choices and sound effects that are meant as inspirational leaping-off points to get the create juices flowing and provide ridiculously groovy accompaniment to your tracks.

Layback/Throwback features

  • Over 300 super-groovy and vibey loops. Drums, basses, guitars, pianos, rhodes, synths, organs, multi-percussion.
  • 3 formats. Kontakt 5, Maschine, and wav.
  • Tons of Effects. Filters, distortions, compressors, bit-crushers, delays and reverbs. (Kontakt version only)
  • Sampled Drum Kit blends seamlessly with the loops. Using the same recording and drum setup as the loops, we sampled DJ Harrison’s kit to be able to blend with the drum loops.
  • Mutli-mic sampling of drums. Mix the individual microphones on the drum kit to your own liking and apply effects to each individual channel. (Kontakt version only).
  • MPC Drum Triggers. With the touch of a button, turn on different MPC kick and snare samples that are triggered exactly with the drum grooves recorded in the loops. Mix them in to your liking with the mixer.
  • Transpose Pitched instruments up or down by half-steps, up to 1 octave.

The library is available for purchase for the introductory price of $49.99 USD (regular $69.99 USD). Purchase comes with versions for Kontakt 5, Maschine, and wavs.

More information: Straight Ahead / Layback/Throwback

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Straight Ahead Samples launches July 4th Bash

Straight Ahead Samples has announced “Massive Sales for July 4th”.

Straight Ahead Samples Sale

In addition to our new updates and freebies, we’re having a massive sale for the week of July 4th!

Straight Ahead Samples Sale

  • SA! Rhythm Section Bundle for the unprecedented low price of $249.99
  • Get either SA! Jazz Drums or SA! Brushes & Mallets for the low price of $109.99 each
  • And this is your chance to steal SA! Bass for only $49.99

The sale ends Monday July 7th, 2014.

More information: Straight Ahead Samples

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Straight Ahead Samples releases Straight Ahead! Bass for Kontakt

Straight Ahead! Bass

Straight Ahead Samples has announced the release of Straight Ahead! Bass, a virtual upright bass guitar instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Taking from all that was learned on our Drums and Brushes & Mallets libraries, SAS dove right away into creating a realistic upright bass library. Our focus is similar to our drum libraries; the sound and the feel.

Featuring our new “Accented Legato” script which is more than just stock legato transitions, this mimics the way players truly move from note to note.

Straight Ahead! Bass features

  • Deeply sampled beautiful, 7/8 size double bass.
  • 3 microphone positions w/ user-controlled interface.
  • Multiple articulations.
  • 4 velocity, 4 round robins.
  • “Accented Legato” scripting for realistic legato playing.
  • Arco.
  • 3.19 GB size.

The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $69.99 USD until December 31st, 2013 (regular $89.99 USD). Requires Native Instruments Kontakt 5 full version.

More information: Straight Ahead Samples / Straight Ahead! Bass

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Straight Ahead Samples launches Labor Day Sale

Straight Ahead Samples has announced a Labor Day sale, offering a discount on its virtual instrument libraries and bundles.

Straight Ahead Samples Labor Day sale

Week-long sale on all SAS products.

Here’s your chance to get individual libraries for $99 each and get the Complete Jazz Drums Bundle for only $189!

The sale ends September 6th, 2013.

More information: Straight Ahead Samples

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Straight Ahead Samples releases Straight Ahead! Brushes & Mallets for Kontakt

Straight Ahead Brushes & Mallets

Straight Ahead Samples has announced the release of Brushes & Mallets, a drum sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

We are very pleased to announce our new Kontakt 5 sample library: Straight Ahead! Brushes & Mallets.

Following the success of SASamples flagship Straight Ahead! Jazz Drums, Brushes & Mallets is the logical next step in being able to create authentic jazz tracks.

Brushes & Mallets features

  • Left & Right Hand Samples, brushes & mallets – 8 round robin & up to 7 velocity levels.
  • Everything sampled with snares on & off!
  • Brush patterns, tempo-synced, recorded in multiple tempos/feels (swing, 3/4, 6/8, straight).
  • Multiple fills in each tempo/feel patch.
  • Recorded by the same drummer as SA!JD on the same kit to allow the 2 libraries to be used seamlessly together.
  • Double-time feel switch.

The sample library costs $179.99 USD. It is currently on sale for the introductory price of $99.99 USD (45% off).

More information: Straight Ahead / Brushes & Mallets

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