DEEP TECH & MINIMAL HOUSE (Loopmasters)
Legendary house producer Andy Lee's supremely recorded 24-bit/44.1kHz collection of multi-tempo edgy, dirty, and twisted samples draws a contemporary sonic line between Deep, Tech, and Minimal House â€“ ideal inspiration for cutting-edge producers intent on capturing the current sound of global dance floors... or even influencing the future of those genres!
Content: 84 groove bass loops; 300 club-ready drum loops, including tops, variations, and percussion; 54 tweaked loops; 21 lead lines; 110 sequences and chord patterns; 16 vocal loops; 30 ready-programmed bass sounds; 40 synth stabs; 83 spoken vocal phrases; 22 SFX samples; plus 555 drum samples and one-shot hits.
Tech Specs: 1.2GB downloadable original content (3.5GB DVD to follow), featuring 1,332 ACID'ised WAV files, 596 Apple Loops (DVD and download), 587 Rex2 samples, and 79 soft sampler patches (HALion, KONTAKT, EXS24, and SFZ formats).
Price and availability: From Â£29.95 to Â£34.95 (depending on format) also on DVD for Â£39.95
KJ SAWKA: LIVE DRUM & BASS DRUMS (Loopmasters)
"Hi! I'm KJ Sawka; I play Jungle and Drum 'n' Bass beats." So says drummer Kevin Sawka, sensationally capable of playing the most complex Jungle and Drum 'n' Bass breakbeats by hand (and feet) â€“ all without any loops or extended samples! If you don't believe the hype then check out the video (This highly versatile and original collection contains an array of live Drum 'n' Bass samples and loops performed by the talented man himself, using various custom kits and recording techniques to give producers ultimate percussive flexibility.
Content: 351 dry live Drum 'n' Bass loops captured through a vintage Neve console; 46 processed drum loops; 100-plus live drum hits from multiple custom kits; percussion and top loops; plus 19 pre-programmed drum kits for creating user patterns, including full kits, percussion, cymbals, kicks, snares, and processed kits.
Tech Specs: 1.37GB (DVD), featuring 500 ACID'ised WAV files, 400 Drum 'n' Bass loops, 100 drum hits, 500 Rex2 samples, plus Apple Loops, Ableton Live Pack, and Reason ReFills (also available on DVD and via separate download).
Price and availability: Â£29.95 to Â£34.95 (depending on format) also on DVD for Â£39.95
DARK DUB (Push Button Bang)
Dark by name, dark by nature... Dark Dub represents a musical journey into the darkest depths of Dub â€“ the perfect sample collection for modern urban producers working in the Dubstep, Grime, Breaks, Drum 'n' Bass genres. Any dark modern electronica, in fact!
Content: A selection of highly usable single drum hits and effects elements, effects textures, instant seamless into backdrops, and panoramic evolving soundscapes (including 175 bass loops, 580 single drum loops, 100 rhythm loops, 100 texture samples, 128 musical melody loops, 140 hits and SFX samples, 195 single bass sounds, and 45 transition samples).
Tech Specs: 700MB collection (before file duplications) featuring 1,450 WAV samples, 500 Rex files, and 350 ready-to-play patches for soft samplers (Reason NNXt, HALion, KONTAKT, EXS24, SFZ), plus 100 ReDrum drum kits for the Reason ReFill version.
Price and availability: Â£29.95 (download only)
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