A CLASSIC HOUSE Size 504MB Formats 24-bit/44.1kHz WAV Price £22.49 Featuring 300 loops and 335 one-shots, this new pack from Waveform includes everything you need to start creating some straight-up classic US-style house music, including drums, bass lines, funk brass and guitars, handclaps and 41 vocal loops. Webwww.soundstosample.com
VOICES OF ISRAEL Size 1.75GB Formats 24-bit/96kHz WAV Price £49.95 Claimed by its makers to be unique in the world of samples libraries, this features over 1,300 samples of Israeli classical singer Hadass Pal Yarden, who sings, chants, speaks and whispers her way through a range of material in the traditional ‘Sephardic’ style. Note that you’ll need Kontakt 4 to use this one. Webwww.timespace.com
LIQUID DRUM&BASSVOLUME3 Size Not quoted Formats 24-bit/44.1kHz WAV, ACID WAV,
Apple Loops, REX2, Reason ReFill, MIDI Price £24.95 Stadium D&B with its rock, electro and trance stylings may be all the rage, but if your tastes tend in more musical directions,
then check this latest in Producer Loops’ series, with five construction kits all at 177MB but still with a chilled-out funk/
jazz/soul vibe. You can also purchase the kits individually for
£7.95 each, if you prefer. Webwww.producerloops.com
From house to R&B to classical Hebrew chanting… Never let it be said that our samples round-up doesn’t cover all bases!
MIDNIGHT R&BGOLD Size 767–1,083MB Formats WAV, Apple Loops, REX2, Reason
ReFill, Stylus RMXPrice £24.95
Whether you’re producing R&B, neo soul or hip hop, you should find plenty to work with here, with ten full tracks presented in construction-kit form. Ranging from 50 to 95BPM, the pack includes drums, bass lines, lead lines, guitar parts, brass,
vocals and more. Webwww.primeloops.com
A NU-ELECTRIKSize640MBFormats 24-bit ACID WAV Price €28 Twenty-three construction kits at 125BPM, inspired by the likes of Justice, Digitalism, Fake Blood, Boys Noize, MSTRKRFT et al. If you’re wearing seven different day-glo colours at once and an over-sized trucker’s cap (or want to appeal to kids that are), this is the pack for you! Webwww.samplestar.com
STEVE LAWLER: DEEP PERCUSSIVE HOUSE & TECHNO Size 1.3GB Formats WAV, ACID WAV, Apple Loops, Ableton Live, Reason ReFill, REX2, HALion, Kontakt, EXS, SFZ, Stylus RMX, NN-XT Price £34.95 The Brummie master of dark and dirty house music supplies a whopping 1.3GB of sounds. The emphasis, unsurprisingly, is on drums, but there are plenty of bass and synth lines as well. Webwww.loopmasters.com
16 | February 2011 magazine Rycote’s new vision
New complete mic mounting solution
New from Rycote is the InVision Studio Kit, an integrated suspension and pop filter system for large-diaphragm vocal microphones. The system launched at NAMM 2011 and is based on the InVision Universal Studio Mount, which made its debut at NAMM 2010. The USM holds the mic in place with a four-screw locking system and will cope with any microphone from 18–55mm in diameter. To this is now added the InVision Universal Pop Filter, which features a mesh filter made of acoustic foam and offers up to 20dB of low-frequency attenuation to rid your recordings of pops and crackles.
The Invision Studio Kit is available now, priced £95. The Universal Pop Filter is also available separately, priced £35. Contact Rycote 01453 759338 Web www.rycoteinvision.com
SOUNDBYTES Learning Logic Logic-courses.com is a new website set up by Loopmasters and online music school Producertech Ltd, offering two separate Logic courses (beginner and advanced) totalling 13 hours of tuition. Registration is £149 per course or £225 for both.
Tone2 bundles four synths in one... X-RATED
ElectraX is a new software synthesizer from Tone2 – except that it’s actually four synths in one, according to its maker, featuring 13 different synthesis methods that can be combined in any way you see fit.
The multi-timbral synth features 64x4 voices and 560 presets. There are 23 analogue-modelled filter types, 45 oscillator types and more than 1,000 different waveforms, plus 18 effect types including an onboard vocoder and a master effects section complete with equaliser. Each of the four synths features three LFOs, a step LFO, four envelope generators, arpeggiator and dual multi-mode filters. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Web www.tone2.com
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