, Hip hop
, Kilamanjaro Studios
, samples and sound libraries
Posted in news
on Mar 16, 2012
Loopmasters has released Hip Hop Instrumentals, a laid back selection of replica vintage Breaks, Beats, Basses and lush Musical Elements from the studio of London’s Chemo.
Chemo began as a Producer and DJ for south London group ‘Frontline’ along with MC’s Syanyde and LeEo. Alongside rapper Conflix he created the Character Assassins series of mix tapes which were notable for featuring ‘Assassin Sessions’ which were recordings made in one take to simulate the live Cypher element of Hip-Hop events.
“I wanted to create a pack of drums, melodies and other textures with an organic feel. Suited perfectly for dusty, golden age Hip-Hop, but also for more experimental Trip-Hop / Downbeat production. I try to maintain an analog warmth and grit with my productions and anyone who, like me, is mesmerized by the crackle of a vinyl, should find this kit most satisfying!”
Weighing in at 1GB, Hip Hop Instrumentals includes 276 24Bit samples, with 172 lops between 84 – 126 Bpm, and 104 one Shot Samples. Also included are 9 ready to play patches for Kontakt, Halion, EXS, SFZ and Reason NNXT compatible soft samplers. Apple Loops, Reason Refill and Ableton Live versions are available to purchase separately.
Hip Hop Instrumentals is available to purchase for £24.95 GBP.
More information: Loopmasters / Hip Hop Instrumentals
SampleScience has announced the release of Dusty Eclectic Goldmine Vol. 1, its first commercial sample library.
Dusty Eclectic Goldmine is a collection of sounds consisting mainly of breakbeat loops. The focus is on dirty, lofi sounds that would fit well into a mix of Boards of Canada & Aphex Twin tracks. The collection also include a dialogue folder full of sound clips from vintage advertising & educational movies. Those public domain cuts have been selected to be usefull for anyone seeking worthwhile sound bites to put in their mix. They have been sampled with Ninja Tune records & early 1990 IDM in mind. The rest of the collection consist of inspiring music loops as well as FXs, one shots, field recordings & vinyl crackles.
I hope you’ll enjoy this collection. While designing the sounds, I had in mind to put up a sound library similar to the good old e-Lab X-Static Goldmine libraries. Don’t hesitate to chop, remix & re-arrange the loops & sounds to your taste! It is by no mean a string the dots/construction kit type of library. It is meant to be sampled & chop in a creative way.
The wav files works well in Sony MediaSoftwares Acid music production software as well as any other softwares that loads 24 bits wav files. The library is also available in REX2 format.
Dusty Eclectic Goldmine Vol. 1 is available to purchase for $5 USD.
More information: Dusty Eclectic Goldmine Vol. 1
Loopmasters has released Abstract Hip Hop, a sample library by Delectable Records
Featuring unconventional beats, separate drum parts including snare Loops, Top Loops, Kick Loops and deep Percussive elements, readymade rhythms, basslines and vocal cuts. This fine release contains all you need to create sharp, fresh Hip Hop/Trip hop productions. All samples have been carefully processed to bring to all break beat music producers the perfect sample package.
Created in House by our Delectable Sample guru’s taking inspiration from artists like Dj Krush, Madlib, Dalek, Clouddead, Aesop Rock, Massive Attack, Daniel Nakamura, Dj Shadow, Portishead and Mick Harris’s Scorn Also taking inspiration from the Bristol ‘Trip Hop’ scene Abstract Hip Hop takes not only a non-traditional take on hip-hop, but also includes more conservative elements of the rap community like classic dub-drops and dirty cuts directly sampled from vinyl.
Abstract Hip Hop is available to purchase for £24.95 GBP.
More information: Delectable Records / Abstract Hip Hop
Related: audio interface
Posted in news
on Dec 21, 2011
Time+Space has announced the Phonorama by ESI, a USB audio interface for recording analog audio to digital formats.
If you’re looking to transfer your old tapes and records to mp3 or wav files quickly and with a high quality result, the ESI Phonorama is the perfect solution.
The USB interface features an adjustable phono preamp and comes bundled with the powerful and convenient BIAS SoundSaver audio restoration solution for Mac and PC.
The PHONORAMA USB audio interface features a phono preamp that can be matched to MM (moving magnet) and MC (moving coil) systems with its RCA inputs. It also features a convenient ground connection screw. For transfers of signals from tape and other sources, the phono preamp can be turned off for line signals. There is also a stereo line and headphone output.
Bundled with PHONORAMA is SoundSaver, the easy all-in-one analog media archiving solution from BIAS. It allows capturing of your favourite records and tapes, either manually or with the automatic record timer. Then remove unwanted noise, tape/needle hiss as well as click and crackles, before exporting separate tracks as mp3, to your iTunes library or as WAV files for CD recording.
The ESI Phonorama is avaialble to purchase for RRP £76.95 GBP / 89 EUR.
More information: Time+Space
ToneBytes and Softrave has released Analog Noise, an effect which adds the sound and atmosphere of analog recordings to your tracks and mixes.
The purpose of the plug-in is to add sounds typically found in the recordings of existing devices. For this goal, Analog Noise has 21 sound profiles, including the sound of magnetic tape with various coverings, the sound of vinyl records, and the sound of the signal of various tube and transistor devices, such as Hammond Sounder, Moog Liberation, Akai Ax-73, JVC MI-5000, etc.
With the help of the embedded equalizer, it is possible to either emphasize or mute those parts of the noise profile you want. The features of the equalizer are selected in such a way that it keeps its use of noise sounding natural.
A big range of noise level settings makes it possible to saturate the sound a little, or to greatly distort it. This allows Analog Noise to be used not only for adding effects to sound, but also as a source of the sound of different noises to be used in experimental styles of electronic music.
Analog Noise for Windows (VST) is available to purchase for $20 USD / 15 EUR.
More information: ToneBytes / Analog Noise
Sounds To Sample has released Dust & Air Loops 2, a sample library by Dual Shaman.
After the unmitigated success of its predecessor, Dual Shaman are back with a second 320MB volume of vinyl crackles, dusty layers, crowd noises, and found-sound loops to inject warmth and life into your beats.
Clocking in with 105 bpm-synced loops at 125bpm, this sterling follow-up to Volume 1 features urban ambiences, rural soundscapes, crowd noise, dusty crackles and found-sound foley created from all-new and original field recordings from across the globe – from Berlin nightlife to alpine vista.
Dust & Air Loops 2 features
- 225 Wav loops, including 90 bonus 90bpm Dust and Air loops, 24-bit wav.
- Folders are devoted to Busy (full-bodied found-sound and crowd loops with percussive hints), Light (subtle top-end ambiences), Xtra Groove (more obviously rhythmic – just fire up a kick and roll), Xtra Vox (tannoy announcements, loud crowds and up-close utterances).
- Bonus folder includes one-shots, sub-divided into folders of 32 machine (whirrs, clanks, clinks, hammers) hits and 48 organic hits (vox, water drops, doors, claps, glass, rattles) for added sampler action.
Dust & Air Loops 2 is available to purchase for 14.95 EUR.
More information: Sounds To Sample / Dust & Air Loops 2