Top Loops & Instruments – January 2016

Big Fish Audio At The 2016 NAMM Show!

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be back at The NAMM Show in Anaheim this year! Catch us at Booth #6514 in Hall A to see some of our new products for 2016! We also have some great product giveaways and handouts, so make sure to stop by and say hi!

 

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NAMM runs January 21-24, 2016. Click the schedule below to enlarge.NAMM 2015 Schedule

Top Loops & Instruments – December 2015

Top Loops & Instruments – November 2015

A word from the producers of The Crate 2!

 

Hey everybody,

I wanted to take a minute to talk about The Crate 2, the sequel to one of our best selling sample Libraries “The Crate: Ultimate Urban Samples”.  This library is really an amazing project that has tons of value and will really be a useful studio tool should you choose to pick it up.  To really see how cool The Crate 2 is first we need to take a look at its predecessor The Crate:

A few quick specs on The Crate, 6.8 GB original content, 24-bit and 16-bit WAV files. That was pretty much it. There is no formal REX, RMX, Apple Loop, Acidized WAV or Kontakt formatting done on The Crate, we just set out to provide some amazing samples and made sure we packed it full of drum hits and samples.  The result was an incredibly dynamic library that is being used all throughout the industry today.  

Fast forward a few years to our production department reminiscing over how much work and raw hours it took to organize, rearrange, rename and put together The Crate, when they had a brilliant idea: “Lets make part 2 BIGGER, and FULLY FORMATTED!”  Lets look at some quick specs for The Crate 2, 9.7 GB original content, Fully formatted loop content in REX, RMX, Apple Loops and Acidized WAV, 4,400 drum/percussion hits and 184 completely original sample based synths formatted for Kontakt.

Anybody who has ever tried to get a raw audio file to time-stretch, pitch-bend and lock with tempo/barlines knows how much work goes into formatting a loop library.  On top of the loops we created fully functioning sample based synth pads, basses and leads for when you have something in your head that needs to get on a track and the loops just don’t cut it.  

Countless hours recording, editing engineering and formatting has been invested into one of the most exciting libraries we have ever put out and we are so happy to say that The Crate 2 is FINISHED and ready for you to use and inspire.

Go check it out, listen to the demos, and make SURE to watch the walkthroughs so you can really get a feel for what The Crate 2 has to offer and don’t forget to tell us what you think!

 

Happy music-making my friends!

 

 

 

Top Loops & Instruments – October 2015

Top Loops & Instruments – September 2015

New! Vintage Rhythm Section Now Available.

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Vintage Rhythm Section is a virtual instrument for Kontakt 5 designed to emulate the classic rhythm section sounds of R&B, Soul, Funk, Jazz, and Rock records from the 1960′s and 1970′s.

Vintage Rhythm Section (VRS) is easy to use, with a simple interface that lets you work quickly and intuitively. If you’re producing retro or indie-style music on a budget, or if you’re a TV or film composer working on a tight deadline, VRS can be used to create live-sounding drums, bass, guitar, keyboard, and percussion tracks.
 
 

 
 
CAPTURING THAT VINTAGE RHYTHM SECTION SOUND

Like its sister-products, Vintage Horns and Vintage Strings, Vintage Rhythm Section was not designed to be a shiny, perfect-sounding virtual instrument. Instead, we tried to capture the way rhythm sections sounded back in the 60′s and 70′s, including some of the minor imperfections that added character to those instruments and made them sound so good.

For VRS, we sampled a large collection of vintage instruments – some amazingly still in mint condition, and others looking every bit as “vintage” as you’d expect a piece of 40-50 year-old gear to look.

Wherever possible, we used the same types of amps and mics that were used in the 60′s and 70′s. Some of this old gear was pretty funky-sounding, which probably would have disqualified it from being used on most other types of sample libraries. But for VRS, it was just what we were looking for.
 
 
Click here to find out more about Vintage Rhythm Section.

Top Loops & Instruments – August 2015

The Foundry Now Available From Big Fish Audio & Sonicsmiths!

The Foundry is now available from Big Fish Audio and Sonicsmiths! A revolutionary new musical sound design tool featuring over 18,000 core sounds. Break free from presets using The Foundry’s Adjective Assignable Randomizer Engine! Save $50 for a limited time! www.bigfishaudio.com/The-Foundry

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