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.
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.
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!
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.
This project can be used to make music with small dc electro motors, controled by a small keyboard.
A project i have been working on for to long.. In it i use a keyboard to control DC electronic motors to make music. There there are endless possibilitys.
# Tiny Subversions: First demo, MeggySynth – Darius Kazemi is writing a music synthesizer program for the Meggy Jr. RGB kit: This is my first run of a little live performance sound and video device I'm calling MeggySynth. It's definitely just a proof of concept, I'm hoping to make things more impressive all around. I'll be using the A/B buttons for pitch shifting, too.
This is the first public view of the Fretless Fader system I designed for use with the Controller One (posted February 22, 2009). With this you can cut and change notes through 2 octaves without taking your hands away from the vinyl and fader.
Impress is the deliverance of the touch screen from its technical stiffness, coldness and rigidity. It breaks the distance in the relationship of human and technology, because it is not any longer the user which is subjected to technology, but in this case the display itself has to cave in to the human. Impress is a chance of approach of user and technology, above all, from technology.
It is a matter of a flexible display consisting of foam and force sensors which is deformable and feels pleasantly soft. Impress works with the parameters position and time like other touch screens as well, but in addition to that, it reacts, above all, on the intensity of pressure.
Yapruder @ Instructables shows us how to quickly and easily make a musical instrument capable of melodic percussion and noise experimentation.
The thumb piano, known as a kalimba or mbira and by many other names, is a lamellaphone that uses plucked prongs called tongues, keys or tines to generate acoustic vibrations. The length of the tine determines the pitch.
Generally, the thumb piano uses some kind of mechanism to create a great deal of pressure to anchor the tines across 2 bridges which allows the free lengths of the tines room to vibrate. The tines are usually of the same material and gauge (thickness) to ensure consistency so the pressure is distributed equally holding everything in place and in tune.