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A True Legacy

The Legacy continues…

Back in September of 2000, Big Fish Audio released  the smoothest, sexiest, absolute sweetest R&B grooves to date. Producers looking for a sound sexy enough to make them turn off the ringer found exactly what they wanted with the birth of Off The Hook. From Keyboard Magazine to Electronic Musician, reviews were telling anybody who would listen… “These grooves are crying out for some vocal arrangements!…”, “The word that keeps coming to mind is smooth!” Within a few short months the bar was set and Off The Hook became the highest standard for urban kits.

Twelve years later, from MTV to HGTV… The Food Network to the NFL Network, sounds and loops from Off The Hook titles can constantly be heard on numerous television shows. From legendary rap moguls to teen heartthrobs… pop princesses to sultry R&B kings, Off The Hook elements have been used on countless music projects by the best producers in the business.

Based in Atlanta Georgia, Anthony Myers is the talented producer behind the entire Off The Hook Series. “Back in the day the sample library market was flooded with house, techno, funk, and live drum products.” says Myers… “There was no exclusive RnB product and I felt we could fill the void and Off The Hook was born.” Anthony admits he was taken by surprise by the success and demand… “Who would’ve ever imagined the success and how it has lent to the offspring of products.” Currently, there are 11 Off The Hook titles and more on the way! Myers is a dedicated perfectionist who understands that the key to a great sample library is current music with tons of content and top notch musicianship and production couple with quality mixes.

 

Off The Hook producer Anthony Myers at the NAMM Convention in Anaheim, CA.

 

From the smoothest R&B kits ever made in Off The Hook 1-3, to the hottest urban guitar loops in Off The Hook Guitars, to the sounds of the most current Pop in Off The Hook Radio Pop, producers have been asking for more and more for over a decade! The Legacy that started back in 2000 continues to bring  the goods to those producers who will accept nothing less than the most authentic Hip Hop, Pop and R&B kits.

  

  

  

 

The latest release in this epic collection reminds us of why the very first release created the Legacy that is Off The Hook!

 

 

 

 

 

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Loops

This week in loops

Hello everyone!  I hope that you’re all well and excited for this weekend, because we’ve got some big releases this weekend.

MVP Loops releases 2 bangin’ libraries with Maybach Ambition and Good Gurl vs Bad Gurl.

Sizzle Music releases a new Electronica library in the styles of David Guetta, Pitbull, Afrojack, Mohombi & Aviccii by the name of Electro Sensation.

Freshtone releases another well done drum library in Freshtone Vintage Drums: The Fills.

Last but not least, Big Fish Audio releases Fury: Modern Indie and Pop Rock as well as Ol’ Skool: Vintage Hip Hop.  Both of these libraries deserve a listen solely based on the fact of how great the quality and time that was put into them.  They will not disappoint!

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General - Instruments - Loops

Top Loops & Instruments – January 2012

The first month of 2012 picked up where 2011 left off with Guitar Soundscapes continuing to hold the top loops spot. This massive collection of cinematic and ambient guitars is proving to be a top choice for Film, TV, Sound Design, Documentaries, Games, Film Trailers, Commercials and Contemporary Cinematic, Ambient music and even deep motional Rock. Also back among the top sellers was the distinctive collection of contemporary brush loops in Brush Artistry II.

The top virtual instruments for January 2012 were dominated by MOJO: Horn Section and Fractured: Prepared Acoustic Guitar, but also featured some new titles including the latest from UVI,  Emulation II. This ultimate resource of Old School flavor features a set of unique instruments that accurately reproduce that popular feel from the 80s: from warm digital sounds to the most analog-ish textures. Also new to the top seller list is Neo Soul Keys. This premier virtual instrument is and expertly crafted urban sounding electric piano that is designed to reproduce the exact sound, feel, and playability of a real electromechanical instrument, with the detail and expressiveness of a real cabinet and the most beautiful vibrato.

 

TOP 10 LOOPS TOP 10 INSTRUMENTS
     
1. Guitar Soundscapes 1. MOJO: Horn Section
2. Ambient Skyline 2 2. Fractured: Prepared Acoustic Guitar
3. Rock Cinema 3. Electri6ity
4. Big Bad Horns 4. RiG: Urban Workstation
5. Brush Artistry 2 5. Acoustic Legends HD
6. Country Roots 6. Gypsy Jazzy
7. Pop Rocks 7.Violence
8. Suite Grooves 2 8. Emulation II
9. Epic Drums II 9. World Impact: Global Percussion
10. Quirky Guitars vol. 2 10. Neo Soul Keys
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