Equinox Sounds has released Latin MIDI Kits Vol 1, a downloadable collection that features five Construction Kits in MIDI format, designed for creating a wide variety of Latin music such as Salsa, Merengue, Afro Cuban and Mambo. They tell us that this pack features a nice selection of piano montunos, bass loops, drums, percussion and fills all based on the "son clave" concept. As a bonus, this pack also includes 12 extra MIDI drum fills.
A spokesperson told us, "You'll get MIDI loops and phrases containing piano montunos, bass loops, drums, percussion and fills all based on the son clave concept. As these Construction Kits are supplied in MIDI format, they will provide you with as much flexibility as possible. You can edit and transpose them, assign any sound you want and get your own and original melodic lines. The editing possibilities are endless as you can play the performances at any tempo or pitch without artefacts."
What Equinox Sounds says about the producers:
Latin MIDI Kits Vol 1 has been created by producer and keyboard player Dave Bradshaw in collaboration with Ramon Banda, who's versatility on drums and percussion have allowed him to perform and/or record with many legends of Jazz and Latin music such as Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Cal Tjader, Freddie Hubbard, Carmen McRae, Mongo Santamaria, Celia Cruz, Eddie Harris, Al McKibbon and The Jazz Crusaders. As well as the innovators of today including Chick Corea, Dianne Reeves, Joey De Francesco, Arturo Sandoval and Terence Blanchard.
• 5 MIDI Construction Kits
• 12 Extra MIDI Drum Fills
• Key & Tempo Labelled
• 177 to 202 BPM Range
• 100% Royalty-Free
• Suitable for Salsa, Merengue, Mambo, Afro Cuban and more..
Pricing and Availability:
Latin MIDI Kits Vol 1 is currently available for $19.95 as a download.
We sat down with Rob to discuss the creative process and what lead him to using a modular