BeatHive.com has released the Best of BeatHive, Volume 1 loop collection. The DVD-ROM contains over 1,200 of the highest rated loops uploaded to the website.
The collection is designed to boost the creative arsenal of any music producer, composer or songwriter. It is available for $99 USD + US or International shipping. It is available in the EU at EquinoxSounds.com for 76 EUR.
11 producers have loops in the collection and present a variety of genres and instruments. There are hip hop construction kits, world beat kits, break beats, electronica synths and drums, acoustic guitars, percussion, rock drums, experimental sounds, and even pedal steel.
All loops have been highly rated by BeatHive.com users, and come in both ACIDized WAV and Apple Loop AIFF formats for use in a variety of music production programs like ACID, Live, GarageBand and Logic. The collection also contains a preview index with an interface similar to the website.
BeatHive.com is an online marketplace where musicians buy and sell loops. Producers from around the world open a loop shop, upload their content, and sell through the BeatHive database. Musicians audition, rate, and buy 100% royalty-free loops on an individual basis, or in “packs” at a discount.