Sample specialists Big Fish Audio present new update to KLI series

Big Fish Audio KLI 3.0At last month’s NAMM show, Big Fish Audio announced a new version of their KLI 3 format, with the first title to adopt the new version already released – Hit Life Modern Hip Hop.

KLI stands for Kontakt Loop Interface, and each KLI title includes a custom interface for tweaking loops and sounds beyond what was previously possible. Each loop is given its own patch and can be extensively edited by manipulating the various slices of the loop. In addition, groups of loops that play together have been given their own patch as well making it easy to quickly arrange and mix loops on the fly.

Here’s a quick look at what the new version brings to the table…

Big_Fish_Audio_Hit_LifeKLI 3.0 delivers flexibility to loop content that KLI 2.0 never had and allows you to quickly arrange and mix tracks in the Big Fish Audio Kit Combo Patches and make completely original drum tracks using the custom drum patches that include both multi-track drum loops and one-shot samples. New features in KLI 3.0 also include…

  • Loop Groups have individually assignable FX banks
  • All groups have a dedicated BUS send pre-assigned
  • Larger, more user-friendly interface
  • Brand new step customization tools to completely re-shape loops and loop slices
  • Better pitch bending layout to preserve the character of non-pitched loops
  • User-assignable Sliced Loop presets

Of the new version, Shane Roberts from the Big Fish Audio production team said, “KLI 3.0 is the new standard for modern loop integration.  Powerful time stretching and pitch bending capabilities combined with a simple user interface and creative functionality make KLI 3.0 an absolute necessity for working producers, musicians, hobbyists and sound designers.”

As mentioned above, Big Fish Audio Hit Life Modern Hip Hop is the first title to be released under the new version, so here’s a closer look at the updated format…

Kit Combos – Each patch contains all the loops from the main body of the track to create quick and easy arrangements. Modulation Keys are located in the C0-C1 octave range, loops start at C2 on the keyboard.


Sliced Loops – Each loop from the product has been given its own patch and can be edited extensively using the “loop fx” interface. The full loop can be triggered at C0. The loop can be played backward at D0. Individual slices start at C1 on the keyboard.


Single Instruments – These patches include full menus of each group of instruments arranged by kit. For example, all the Synths from the whole product can be found in the patch called “Synths.nki”. (Loops start at C2 on the keyboard)


Drum Kits – These patches include all multi-track drum loops (starting on C2) and all single hits (starting on C4) giving you complete access to create your own custom drum parts.


FX Suite – Each patch includes a suite of group-assignable FX to shape the sound and processing of the sample groups individually utilizing the powerful Kontakt audio BUS system.


Demo Patch – One patch is included containing each kits full mix file for easy previewing


More Big Fish Audio titles released under the KLI 3.0 format are coming soon, in the meantime click here for full details about Hit Life Modern Hip Hop

Posted by Melanie Doidge

Having worked in marketing for over fifteen years with experience in various industries, Time+Space and the world of music production continues to be the most exciting of them all. With our brands consistently pushing the boundaries of technology with their products, the terrific DJs, Composers and Producers using them and the feedback from magazines and our customers, there's always plenty to tell the world about. Musical experience? I reached Grade 6 in piano back in my school days and am currently in the throes of trying to resurrect my abilities!


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