October 8, 2012

8th October 2012: This week’s new sample library releases

Samplephonics Static FX Samplephonics Static FX sample library is an icy collection of crickles, crackles, pops, clicks, rises, dives, sweeps, crashes and one shot glitches. RRP: £17.40 / €21.75 Format: WAV, Kontakt, NNXT, EXS24   Samplephonics Ethnic Folklore Samplephonics present ´Ethnic Folklore´, a stunning sample library of ethnic string instrument loops and samples including guitar, oud, balalaika, bouzouki and dulcimer. RRP: £29.70 / €36.95 Format: WAV, Kontakt, NNXT, EXS24  …

July 27, 2012

Supreme soprano saxophone library for Kontakt from Zero-G

There have been a variety of saxophone sample libraries released over the years but very few (if any?) have focused entirely on the soprano sax. It’s interesting then that sample library veterans Zero-G have decided to make the soprano the subject of their most recent offering. The Sax Supreme library from Zero-G contains over 1200 samples that have been recorded in an anechoic chamber and then programmed to use with the…

June 14, 2012

Funky bass guitarist Simon Goulding talks about recording Samplephonics’ latest sample library

This week sees the release of Samplephonics‘ latest sample library courtesy of bass guitarist Simon Goulding who has had the privilege of playing with many top name artists including the Bee Gees, Robbie Williams and The Drifters. Live Funky Bass Guitar is perfect for anyone who produces soul, funk, funky house, french style electro-house and pop. The loops and samples were created using a number of different bass instruments to…

May 16, 2012

Sound designer Roger Grønberg talks about Modular Beats and his love of all things analog

This week sample pioneers Zero-G released their latest sample collection – Modular Beats. Crammed with stand-out beats and kits, no samples or drum machines were used in the making of this library as the sounds and loops were all created using only modular synthesizers and analog monosynths. Roger Grønberg, a sound designer from Norway who specialises in physical modelling and sound invention, reportedly put over 4000 hours of work into…

May 15, 2012

Ian Boddy on creating his new Analogue Workshop sample library series

Earlier this month, synth sound design extraordinaire Ian Boddy kicked off the new Analogue Workshop series of sample packs under his Waveforms label with the release of Distortion & Feedback. This pack is crammed with 300 samples covering everything from earth shattering drones, twisted pads, piercing modulations, weird transmissions and more. We caught up with Ian to find out more about the new series, which pieces of his enviable collection…

November 18, 2011

Eranga Jayawansa on producing Zero-G’s Beats from the East sample library

This week saw the release of Beats from the East – the latest collection from sample pioneers Zero-G/Zfonic. The library combines authentic ethnic percussion such as tabla, dholak, kanjira, ghatam with the latest technology to present a massive and unique collection of loops that can be used for many types of music. We caught up with the library’s producer Eranga Jayawansa to get the lowdown on the creation of Beats…

October 12, 2011

Freshtone Samples on recording Vintage Drums and why it stands out from other ‘Fills’ collections

With their debut release The Lost Tapes Vol 1 proving to be our biggest selling sample library of 2011, there have been high expectations for Freshtone‘s second release – Vintage Drums: The Fills – and it doesn’t disappoint. We caught up with the Freshtone guys Matthew Corbett and Mike Wilkie to find out how the recording process went and what makes this new sample library stand out from other drum…