ProducersHot has released Urban Attack, a free collection of drum & percussion loops by Altair Damon, aimed at urban, trip hop, hip hop, trap etc.
All sounds are created with various percussion chops, some recordings and Altair Damon’s personal drum kit- the result being an unique collection of 14 loops at 24-bit .WAV format.
The BPM range covers the mid-tempo of urban dementia, where you’ll find unusual percussion sounds pumping out, fat basses, drops and unexpected changes.
The sample pack is a free download at ProducersHot.
More information: ProducersHot / Urban Attack
ThaLoops has announced the release of TLi Acoustic Guitar, a virtual instrument and one-shot samples collection made specifically for modern urban music productions.
The sound-set includes pick sound and finger sound instrument presets and 244 one-shot acoustic guitar chord samples. Each note for the instrument presets was recorded at 5 velocity ranges (p, mp, mf, f, ff) making it total of 452 wav samples.
Additionally sound-set is packed with 244 one-shot chord variations covering all 12 keys of an octave played by a professional guitarist. Both simple and extended chords (e.g A#dim7, D#m6, Esus4) provides user with a material to build acoustic guitar chord progressions.
Virtual instrument presets are provided in VST WIN/MAC, Audio Units, Kontakt and Soundfont formats. One-shot chord samples are programmed into Kontakt, Battery, Reason NN-XT, Halion and Soundfont presets.
Tli Acoustic Guitar is available for purchase for $32.95 USD.
More information: ThaLoops / TLi Acoustic Guitar
Loopmasters has announced Crate Digger Breaks and Cutz, a new Rawpacks bundle from Raw Cutz.
Raw Cutz brings the creative sampling techniques of the past into the future, with a fresh blend of inspirational Hip Hop sounds and samples created using vintage techniques and equipment to bring you the authentic sound of the underground.
Rawpacks 19 – 21 is a cool collection of samples from Durty Cratez, mid 30s and hailing from France, his tools of the trade include the MPC60 and MPC60 II… he is Hip Hops unwashed star, with plenty of past successes but we are unable to reveal his true identity currently for legal reasons. His main inspirations come from 90s Hip Hop aka the Golden Era, including producers such as DJ Premier, Lord Finesse, DITC. Expect loud, brash chops, with hard hitting beats and plenty of attitude.
This pack contains his second three packs for Raw Cutz – “New Arrival”, “Hip Hop”, and “Durty Wins”.
The sample pack is available to purchase for £39.95 GBP.
More information: Loopmasters / Crate Digger Breaks and Cutz
ThaLoops has announced the release of Cello 4 Hip Hop, a 1.4 GB virtual instrument for Kontakt and SoundFont, developed for urban music producers.
The cello worth 6k$ was sampled in a top studio using premium mics (A pair of Neumann U-87, Schoeps CMC641 and Blue Custom Microphone), run through a-class preamps.
The instrument includes 861 wav samples of various cello articulations covering 5 velocity layers per note and real trigger release sounds:
- Detache ( 5 velocity layers per note, polyphonic, vibrato with mod. wheel.)
- Legato (5 velocity layers per note, vibrato with mod. wheel.)
- Staccato (5 velocity layers per note.)
- Pizzicato (5 velocity layers per note.)
- Authentic Glissandos (octaves on every string C,G,D,A, solo and fifths.)
- Authentic Trills.
Unlike other virtual cello instruments, Cello 4 Hip Hop is an affordable professional library developed not just for movie scoring producers, but also for musicians who produce in genres such as urban hip hop and pop; strong, suede low end cello sound do not interfere with the powerful 808 layered hip hop kicks.
Compose catchy lead melodies and harmonies and layer modern synthesizers with the natural, edgy cello sound to add richness to your beats.
The Cello 4 Hip Hop library is available in Kontakt and SoundFont formats, priced at $34.95 USD.
More information: ThaLoops / Cello 4 Hip Hop
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.
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
Producer Loops has launched Urban Pop Vol 2, a new sample pack featuring urban pop construction kits.
‘Urban Pop Vol 2′ returns with another five commercial Pop Construction Kits infused with that sought-after Urban edge. Vocal-friendly chord progressions and up-to-date rhythm and bass sections make this an essential buy for producers looking to break through into the world of Urban Pop.
Fresh from Urban Elite comes ‘Urban Pop Vol 2′. This pack boasts a combination of radio-ready Pop vibes and an Urban edge that has been at the core of some of the biggest chart-toppers of the last few years.
Featuring over 200 ACID WAV files, this product includes all of the elements necessary to build up your own tracks, including strings, synths, individual drum stems, basses, and more.
In addition, you also get access to a number of percussive One-Shot samples ready for you to drop into your favourite sampler and create new complimentary beats.
The sample library is available to purchase for £19.95 GBP.
More information: Producer Loops / Urban Pop Vol 2
Producer Loops has released Urban Minimal Vol 4, a new sample pack by Simon Rudd.
‘Urban Minimal Vol 4′ is back with yet another five Construction Kits produced exclusively for Producer Loops by Simon Rudd of ‘The Fliptones’. Inside you’ll find scorching Urban jams drawing on a wide range of contemporary influences. This set also includes MIDI and one-shot samples and is provided in a variety of formats.
This pack brings together elements of Urban/Hip Hop music with the cutting-edge sounds of Dubstep, Dance and Minimal electronic styles to create a unique stripped-back vibe perfect for adding vocals and additional layering.
Sparse synths, reese basslines and powerful drum loops give ‘Urban Minimal Vol 4′ great cross genre appeal and will make this a versatile addition to your library of Producer Loops products.
The sample library is available to purchase for £19.95 GBP.
More information: Producer Loops / Urban Minimal Vol 4
Producer Loops has announced Urban South Vol 1, a new construction kits sample pack for Urban South music production.
‘Urban South Vol 1′ from Producer Loops brings you five incredible Construction Kits loaded with that essential Urban Swagger, featuring huge down-tempo progressions, catchy hooks and authentic drum programming.
Combining the sound of Urban styles such as Hip Hop and Trap with a variety of other influences, ‘Urban South Vol 1′ gives you all the tools you need to create your next Urban chart smasher.
From majestic brass loops and deep bass-lines to high energy synth leads and glitched out hats and vocal fragments, you’ll find it all spread out across five superbly produced Construction Kits.
The sample pack is available to purchase for £29.95 GBP.
More information: Producer Loops / Urban South Vol 1