Loopmasters releases Frontline Producer Label Sampler

Frontline Producer Label Sampler

Loopmasters has launched the Frontline Producer Label Sampler, a sample library featuring content from 6 previously released titles.

The Frontline Producer specializes in collections of superbly recorded samples, loops and sound fx, recorded both in house and at some of the countries finest recording facilities. We spend our time fiddling with only the best Mics, Class A pre amps and high end compressors, then microscopically editing the loops to get them tune ready to drop in to your productions.

Recorded at 24 bit and at 96 kHz, we provide future proof samples for the modern working producer. Frontline Producer – medically insane about Audio.

Frontline Producer Label Sampler features

  • 33 Loops from Americana.
  • 33 Loops from Dubstep Metal Guitar.
  • 34 Loops from Mbira African Thumb Piano.
  • 42 Loops from Studio Bass.
  • 31 Loops from Ultimate Strings.
  • 29 Loops from Vintage Keys.
  • Total of 300 MB content, 24-bit quality.

The sampler is available to purchase for £9.95 GBP.

More information: Frontline Producer / Label Sampler


Essential World sample pack from Loopmasters

Loopmasters Essential World

Loopmasters has released Essential World, an organic collection of 200 loops and sounds perfect for your world, ambient, chill, soundtrack and cinematic productions.

Essential World includes a great collection of samples and loops that showcase an inspiring cross-section of World samples from Across the Loopmaster’s range – from Latin Horn Ensembles to Urgent Tribal Drums onto Stunning Complex Indian Melodies. For multimedia productions to Ambient Masterpieces and everything in between – the spectrum of applications is vast and the samples are ready to meet the challenge.

Essential World features

  • 120 vocal loops and 80 sounds and fx from: Da Lata Afro Brazil Parade Vol1, Indian Sessions Vol2, Latin Horns, Musa MBoob presents tribal Drums, The Sound Of Mbira African Thumb Piano.
  • Includes 40 Horns Loops, 15 Indian Percussion Loops, 14 Indian Vocal Loops, 11 Sitar Loops, 20 Tribal Percussion Loops, 20 Tribal Percusssion Hits, 20 African Thumb Piano Loops, 20 African Thumb Piano Hits, 20 Afro Brazilian Loops, 20 Afro Brazilian Hits.
  • Coupon code to get 20% off the full pack.

The sample pack is available to purchase for £9.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / Essential World


Organic Loops releases The Sound of Mbira – African Thumb Piano sample pack

Frontline Producer The Sound of Mbira

Organic Loops has released The Sound of Mbira – African Thumb Piano, a sample library from Frontline Producer.

Frontline Producer is proud to present a Beautiful collection of sonically perfect African Thumb Piano loops and samples, for producers of many styles looking for the sublime sound of Africa.

These samples were carefully recorded to capture the Magic that is the Mbira, which is a thousand year old instrument that was used in ceremonies and accompanied by singing, dancing and storytelling.

The Sound of Mbira – African Thumb Piano features

  • Includes the sounds of 4 custom built Mbira’s:
    • The Rockwood – A gorgeous Mbira that has been on many world studio albums.
    • Nyama – A smaller, more compact Mbira.
    • Dan – A Mbira with minor tonality. It is very unusual to find a Mbira like this.
    • Ami – South African Mbira with a great sound
  • Over 1.26 GB content, recorded at 24-bit.
  • 313 Loops between 80-130 bpm and 162 One shot samples.
  • 7 ready to play patches for Halion, EXS, SFZ, Kontakt and Reason NNXT compatible soft samplers.

The Sound of Mbira is available to purchase for £29.95 GBP.

More information: Organic Loops / The Sound of Mbira – African Thumb Piano


Bolder Sounds Celtic Pipes, version 2 adds KSP scripting (+ free Thumb Piano released)

Bolder Sounds Celtic Pipes

Bolder Sounds has released version 2 of Celtic Pipes, a sample library featuring a comprehensive set of Bagpipes, Uilleann Pipes and Pub Pipes.

We’ve sampled every single musical note these instruments make, samples are also presented in both short and long loop lengths, mapped out in authentic note ranges with extensions on the highest sample. You can set a drone into motion within the use of the sustain pedal in the lower octaves, and then wail away on the melodic (chanter) part of the pipes mono phonically using pitch bend and continuous controllers without affecting the drones, all on the same midi channel, making for stunningly realistic pipe samples.

The Kontakt version of the Celtic Pipes has been updated to version 2 with newly added KSP scripting. It is a free upgrade for exisitng owners.

Celtic Pipes is available to purchase for Kontakt 3+, EXS24, and Gigastudio 2 for $29.96 USD until 24 July, 2010 in the Bolder Sounds Summer Sale (regular price $39.95 USD).

Bolder Sounds has also released a free Thumb Piano sample library for Kontakt 3+ and Apple EXS24.

This thumb piano (also called Kalimba, Sansa or Mbira) comes from a family of instruments originally from Africa. The range of this particular instrument is 2 octaves plus a major 3rd.

It was sampled with both plucks from the flesh of the thumb as well as the finger nail of the thumb for a brighter sound. Also each sample zone has 3 round robin samples assigned to it. So if you play the same key 3 times in a row, each time you will hear a different sample.

Bo Clausen has contributed some wonderful KSP Kontakt scripting as well which is documented in more detail later in this manual. Thank You Bo!

More information: Bolder Sounds / Celtic Pipes / Thumb Piano


Soniccouture Array Mbira, thumb piano powered by Kontakt 4 Player

Soniccouture Array Mbira

Soniccouture has released Array Mbira, a sample library for Kontakt featuring a 5 octave thumb piano from Array Instruments, made especially for Soniccouture.

The Mbira is originally a folk instrument from Africa. Sometimes called a Thumb Piano, Sanza, or Kalimba, they are generally home-made and consist of several metal tines attached to a gourd or piece of wood, which are then plucked with the thumbs. They are mostly small, with a handful of notes.

Array Instruments, a U.S. company started by Bill Wesley and Patrick Hadley, have taken the concept of this ancient African idiophone to a whole new level, not only in terms of instrument design but also in purity of sound, and range of pitch. The Array Mbira is no toy, it’s a highly advanced musical instrument built to exacting specifications.

Array Mbira features

  • 9 GB Library (4GB on disc with Kontakt sample compression) – 4 GB download.
  • 24bit 44.1khz Stereo Sampling – separate, phase aligned Pickup and Microphone channels.
  • 5 octave range: C1 – B5.
  • 8 Velocity levels, 3 alternate round robins: 4,112 samples in total.
  • Note off damping samples (8 samples per note) with configurable levels and midi control.
  • KSP Strummer module allows realistic MIDI controlled strumming of played notes.

Array mBira is available to purchase as a Kontakt Player 4 instrument for PC and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) for 69 EUR for the download, 79 EUR on DVD (ships 1 August).

Note: You can get 15% off with promo code : LNSZ3OKEW6 (Offer expires 30th July 2010).

More information: Soniccouture / Array Mbira


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