At the 2009 Winter NAMM Show, Big Fish Audio released and showed a variety of new sound libraries, including libraries focusing on house music, Bollywood sounds, crunk, soul horns, chil-out music and jazz.
Here are the details:
Mirrorball: Silky House Music
Sweet disco house with a touch of R&B pop. Mmm, mmm, it doesn’t get any better than this! It’s almost chocolaty, it’s so tasty. Ranging from slower radio-friendly tracks to full- tempo club house, all with an extra helping of sugar. The rhythms are strong and propulsive, and the basslines make it hard to stay seated. Go ahead, dance around your studio if you want! You can kiss your low-carb diet goodbye with these 32 construction kits. All the drum tracks and hits are included, so you can forge your own beats and twist and turn the loops however you’d like. Mirrorball is truly a silky house experience.
Traditional Indian rhythms and today’s Hip Hop, Pop and R&B tracks don’t typically work well together; this is where Bollyhood Beats comes in. Big Fish Audio presents the perfect combination of drum beats and some of the hottest Indian percussion you’ve ever heard. Each kit contains a full mix of the percussion and the drums together, a full percussion-only mix, and each individual percussion part playing separately. Instruments recorded for this library include: tabla, dholak, duff, manjira, ghungroo, clay pot and various types of shakers. This massive multi disc library was recorded by one of India’s top percussion players. Having these live Indian rhythms perfectly melded to the styles of today’s modern music will give your tracks the edge over the competition.
Studio Guitars: The Michael Ripoll Project
Studio Guitars: The Michael Ripoll Project comes to us by one of the most sought-after guitar players in the music industry. His list of credits is entirely too long to mention but a handful of artists include, Carrie Underwood, Mary J. Blige, India Arie and Stevie Wonder. From rock to country and pop to jazz Michael Ripoll is the guy you want. Fortunately, Michael was able to record a massive library for the Big Fish Audio catalog. If you’re looking for guitar loops and licks for rock, pop, blues, funk, country or jazz this collection trumps all other guitar libraries. You’ll notice not only the quantity here, but first-rate recording, variety and quality editing. The product has many different kits of guitar loops in many different styles. Each kit has a large variety of loops that all work great together or individually. You’ll find electric and acoustic guitars, leads and rhythm parts, as well as intros, fills, choruses, verses and everything in between. If you’re looking to add just a little guitar spice to your track or to find inspiration to build entire songs around, then look no further than Studio Guitars: The Michael Ripoll Project.
Funk Soul Horns
Take a massive 6-piece horn section (2 trumpets, trombone, alto sax,tenor sax, and bari sax)… record over a thousand classic, funky and soulful horn licks in 24-bit quality sound… provide full-section mixes plus individual instrument tracks for every one of those licks… throw in over seven hundred additional trumpet, trombone, alto, tenor, and bari sax solos… and what do you get? Funk Soul Horns, the first sample loop library that allows you to mix horn section parts the way you want to, using the instrument arrangements that work best for your musical creations. With Funk Soul Horns, you can create horn sections with saxes only, brass only, trumpet and tenor, minus the bari, or any combination you choose. Control EQ, panning, and effects on any or all individual horn tracks. Change keys and tempos as needed, with Apple Loops, Acid, REX, and RMX formats. Looking for a solid library of classic horn section licks and solos for your Funk, Soul, Hip Hop, or R&B productions? Try Funk Soul Horns.
Off The Hook Dirty South 2
Big Fish Audio lets the crunk juice flow once again with Off the Hook Dirty South 2. After breaking new ground with volume one, Dirty South 2 comes back strong with a fresh new collection of authentic southern Hip Hop flava. This fluid mix of crunk-style Hip Hop hits you right in the face with the sounds you need to get it done. The construction kits are packed with drums and beats, synths, piano, bass, guitars, Rhodes, strings, percussion and a whole lot more. In the styles of Lil’ Wayne, Young Jeezy, TI, Young Joc and more, this Off the Hook set takes Dirty South to a whole new level.
Platinum Essentials 3
Keith Clizark continues to make multi-platinum hits for top Hip Hop and Rap artists. He also keeps giving you the tools to do the same with Platinum Essentials 3. Back with more hits, the king of west coast Hip Hop presents 40 construction kits fully broken down for your production needs. This is pure authentic west coast flavor at its best — drums, bass, piano, synth, guitar, strings, percussion and more… all put together by the west coast mastermind himself. If you need multi-platinum sounds, get Platinum Essentials 3.
Is it cold in here, or is it just the chillin’ tracks? This second installment of the ‘Chill’ line applies a cold compress on the frenetic headache of modern life. Sub-zero tempos, slippery breakbeats, and a vibe that lets you relax into hypothermia. Chill 2 is sometimes jazzy and fluid, and sometimes tense like the rumble of distant thunder. It features 30 cold cuts of construction kits, and over 4 Gb of material we’re keeping on ice, just for your newest productions! Grab a cold one: Chill 2.
Impressions: Jazz Construction Kits
An impressionist painter doesn’t look to create an exact replication of their subject but rather an abstract interpretation of it. Jazz is an American born musical artform. Truly great jazz performers splash colors of musical tones and rhythms into the air for the enjoyment of all who hear. Inspired by great jazz artists such as Miles Davis, Buddy Rich, Duke Ellington, Herbie Hancock, Max Roach and Art Blakey comes Impressions: Jazz Construction Kits. Played and recorded to perfection, these kits are stunningly beautiful. The kits contain drums, electric and upright bass, piano, electric guitar, saxes, clarinets, flute, and trombone. The beat is swinging and the melodies are truly works of art. This massive library will inspire your own music to new levels. Whether you need a swinging rhythm section or a great jazz trumpet solo, Impressions: Modern Jazz is the library you need.
Off The Hook Guitars
When it comes to Hip Hop and RnB loops, Off the Hook has set the standard. Once again, Anthony Myers raises the bar with this incredible offering dedicated to urban guitar loops. Off the Hook Guitars gives you smooth acoustic and electric guitar loops, licks, leads, wah wah, riffs, rhythm parts, and more. These 50 live recorded construction kits contain several guitar parts that work great together, or they can be used individually to give you that sexy guitar feel you’ve been lookin’ for. As a bonus, you get the drum mixes as well. It all comes in WAV, REX, Apple Loops, Acid and with a special RMX installer.
Twisty downtempo, Fatboy-style breakbeat, west coast breaks, even drum n bass…if your beat is broken, The Electron Smasher crushes it to pieces. It contains nearly 600 loops, and over 100 drum loop construction kits, so you’ve got tons of variations. And you can mix it up and layer, build up and break down, stretch your tracks to the breaking point and then some. You also get a great assortment of drone-y, ambient, textural loops to give your tracks that thick underpinning they need. With Electron Smasher, none of the pointy edges have been sanded down! When it’s crunch time, throw some of these beats into your mix and watch your track grind its way to the top. Dare we say it, but it might just become a breakbeat “smash” hit!
Crank’d: Urban Rock
Are you ready to bridge two of the most popular genres of music with one library? Crank’d: Urban Rock takes on the persona of a hip hop junkie and a rock star, and does it all with class and a dash of electricity! With nearly 30 kits of slammin’ rock infused hip hop beats, there’s no telling how many hits you’re gonna “crank” out. Crank’d brings you bangin’ hip hop beats and edgy rock melodies, or catchy hip hop melodies with riveting rock rhythms. All that’s left to do is enjoy the pumping ride and let the beat take over! Now crank it up!
A collection of high-energy, cinematic drum and rhythm beds expertly played by top-knotch percussionists and organized into 40 construction kits (nearly 3.5 GB of wav data). Each kit features multiple loops and extended performances, employing an array of percussive instruments from Japanese taikos to ethnic drums, orchestral percussion, massive toms, field snares, metals, effect percussion, and a lot more. An essential tool for producers, composers, and sound designers, EPIC DRUMS is an ideal way to add impact to your musical creations, at an affordable price.
Earth Tone: World Percussion
Soak up the flavors of world percussion with Earth Tone: World Percussion. Big Fish Audio brings you the latest addition to their World/Ethnic section with this warm, enthusiastic library full of diverse and classic ethnic percussion instruments, including the bata drum, frame drum, hydraulic triangle, steel slip drum, talking drum, timbau, hadjini, large ocean drum and many, many more. Add a splash of the Middle East to your hip hop tracks, or a hint of South America to your jazz tunes. Earth Tone is a gateway to all things ethnic percussion. With 12 enormous kits and over 7 GB full of the most dynamic tones you can find in a library, this product will draw you back time and time again.
Elemental Studio Percussion
Everyone knows that having a great percussionist on call is a necessity in this business, but sometimes finding one is a difficult task. Big Fish brings you Elemental Studio Percussion, a complete library filled with the foundational studio percussion loops and sounds that every writer/producer needs. This isn’t Latin percussion, it’s not ethnic percussion; it’s straight forward pop percussion, rock percussion, jazz percussion, funk percussion… the ‘meat n potatoes’ percussion for the typical American sound. It’s packed with loops that will fill the percussion hole in that song that has been nagging at you. No more resorting to paying huge amounts of money for studio time and a pro player to hit those bongos for you…you’ve got it all on this user-friendly DVD, waiting for you to utilize it to its fullest extent!
Finally, something for the remixers! Remix Revolution brings you the goods from one of today’s most in-demand remix producers. With remixes that have reached #1 on Billboards Dance Charts, Jack D. Elliot has produced remixes for Britney Spears, Nick Lachey, N’ Sync, Christina Milian, Backstreet Boys, Ashley Tisdale and more. Now he’s giving you the tools to make that pounding remix you’ve been looking for. Remix Revolution includes 45 construction kits ranging from 122 to 142 bpm, with remix-style drums, bass, synth and more. This new gem gives you the loops and samples perfect for your next remix jam.
Symphonic Manoeuvres 2
Soaring strings and blasting horns, crashing percussion and airy woodwinds, Symphonic Manoeuvres 2 follows up where volume 1 left off. Complete flexibility was our goal in creating volume 2, so each section was recorded in total isolation. Whether you want to completely remix or rearrange the parts, it’s all possible! 10 massive kits are included. The kits include a string section, brass section, woodwind section, percussion, piano, harp and a choir. As a bonus, we’ve included a section of orchestral drones, orchestral hits, stings and choir chords. Not only is each part completely isolated, but both the room mics and close mics of each section are included. Whether you need a live orchestra for a film score or you need to sample a string section for your latest pop track, Symphonic Manoeuvres 2 is what you need.
Hip Hop Exotica 2
The Track Star team delivers this second installment of cross-cultural Hip Hop and World Beat. Producers Josquin des Pres and Fabien Renoult once again morph musical styles in these uniquely crafted, one-of-a-kind compositions. Hip Hop Exotica 2 soars over all continents blending the sum of most exotic Asian, Middle Eastern, Indonesian, Latin American and African instruments with east and west coast grooves. Sitar, santur, baglamas, bouzouki, flutes, koto, tzoura, marimbas, jubus, shamisen, oud and malawi flow over beds of scorching gangsta beats. The result is the most ground-breaking new millennium Hip Hop you’ve ever heard!
If you’re a composer or producer looking for that authentic Nashville sound or a songwriter who needs some killer Country Western instrumental tracks for your demos, Nashville Sessions is just what you need. Inside you’ll find 22 big construction kits plus over 140 extra loops and licks. Featured instruments include electric and acoustic guitars, drums, bass, pedal steel, fiddle, mandolin, and more — recorded by some of the most talented young session players in Nashville. These kits cover traditional and current Country and Western styles plus the most popularly-used Country and Western rhythms and chord progressions. Nashville Sessions is an ideal way to add some country to your creations.