Three Free Audio Sample Libraries

techno-loopsFunction Loops is giving away three sample libraries, offering close to 1 GB of loops and samples, as free downloads.

The free sample libraries include:

  • HARP (sub-label) sampler – 106 samples and loops covering EDM, Dubstep & Deep House genres.
  • Label Sampler Vol.3 – a taste of FL’s best-selling sample packs from the last months of 2013. Included are around 20 samples from each pack, close to 600MB of loops and samples.
  • Techno Drum Box - Fits great in genres like Tech-House, Progressive House, Techno , Tribal-Tech and many other low-bpm creations. All loops come in full/top/kick-only & stripped versions.

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Deep House Boutique Vol. 2

deep-house-boutiqueFunction Loops has released Deep House Boutique Vol. 2 – a sound pack pack of loops and single-shot sounds.

Here’s what they have to say about the new sound library:

Following the latest trends in Deep-Tech genre, these sounds are inspiring and easy to work with.

They’ve been processed with great care, by our in-house producer Ray Saul, in order to bring you the crunchiest, warmest analog sound on the market.

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Sample Anatomy Debuts Hybrid Bassline Tech

Sample_Anatomy_Bassline_Tech_Vol_1Sample Anatomy presents their new tech bassline pack, Hybrid Bassline Tech Vol 1.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

Bass lines are arguably one of the hardest elements of a track to produce. Its the seat of the song. Its what people are going to groove to. We’ve concocted 100 of the freshest, biggest and baddest tech baselines to get your House, Minimal, Techno or any other genre with a 4 on the 4 groove, a serious head start.

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Novation Launchpad S Control Pack For Live Performance

This morning, Novation announced their new Launchpad S Control Pack, a kit containing all the gear a musician would need in order to create and perform electronic music with Ableton Live.

The Launchpad S Control Pack is made up of the Novation Launchpad S and Launch Control, two custom-made protective sleeves for the hardware, Ableton Live Lite 9, and a large 1 GB pack of Loopmasters samples. Continue reading

IK Multimedia Releases GrooveMaker 2 For iPad

IKMultimedia_GrooveMaker_2_screenshotIK Multimedia today announced the updated GrooveMaker 2 (v1.1), their mobile loop based music making app and “groove generator.” The new version adds universal compatibility to provide iPad users with an intuitive groove making interface and full suite of tools and effects for creating music and grooves “on the go” on an iPad.

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Novation Celebrates With ‘Heritage’ Movie, Sample Pack and Gear Giveaway Contest

Today synth maker Novation  announced three new goodies that celebrate the company’s heritage: a short film, a free sample pack, and a synth giveaway contest.

Movie: First, they’ve just today debuted a short film (above) that explores Novation’s heritage. (Well worth watching, if only to glimpse synth designer Chris Huggett’s workshop).

Sample Pack: Next, the company has also announced a free sample pack comprising over 800MB of loops, single hits, multi-sampled patches, and drum kits from its classic and “modern classic” synths. Continue reading

A Brief History of Sampling

A Brief History of Sampling is a video remix, taking a journey through the history of sampling taking in some of the most noted breaks and riffs of the decades: Continue reading