Splice Sounds has announced the release of Sounds of Surprise, a groundbreaking collaboration with rising indie saxophonist Mike Casey, Splice’s first ever exclusive saxophone artist royalty free sample pack.
The pack includes a wide range of riffs, loops, one shots, held notes, and seldom-recorded extended saxophone techniques/auxiliary sound effects.
Previous Splice official artist pack collaborations have included notable producer-artists like Deadmau5, Sonny Digital, Zaytoven, Karra, Lex Luger, & more. Quality sax sample packs are hard to find, let alone artist saxophone packs (as opposed to anonymously created packs a la “EDM Sax Volume 2).
Mike Casey is one of the most dynamic “jazz” musicians of the millennial generation. With nearly a million streams to his name in just the second year of his recording career – without record label backing or a manager/team, virtually unheard of for a jazz artist to hit these numbers completely DIY – Mike wears his heart on his sleeve and aims to tell a story above all.
Not one to rely on sizzle over substance, his compositions and playing style focus on rhythm, melody, space, lyricism, dynamics, contrast, communication and phrasing – not simply “displaying” skill for ego’s sake – while delivering each musical statement with power, honesty, and passion. Always searching deep within to communicate his emotions through art, he believes strongly in the power of music to be a force of good in the world, connecting people through positive vibrations.
Mike’s recent crowdfunded, self-released debut The Sound of Surprise broke 500,000 streams since its February 2017 release – no easy feat for a new jazz artist without label or management backing – with significant highlights from NPR Music, Jazz in Europe, Jay-Z’s TIDAL, Peet’s Coffee, jazz icon Sonny Rollins, Sofar Sounds NYC and Spotify – who recently featured him as the cover of its influential “State of Jazz” playlist, sandwiched between cover features from icons like Chick Corea & Brian Blade. Always searching deep within to communicate his emotions through art, Mike has enchanted audiences with mature lyricism and a formidable sound that commands the attention of the listener. 2018 marks the release of his sophomore album Stay Surprising – continuing on the theme of surprising the listener – which is exactly what he hopes you’ll do with his saxophone samples in this exclusive Splice pack.
Sounds of Surprise is now available to Splice Sounds subscribers. New users can get 1 month free access to Splice by using promo code YT2021 when signing up for a plan.
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