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NAMM 2014 Wrap-Up! News, New Releases & Presentation Videos!

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NEWS AND NEW RELEASES FROM NAMM SHOW 2014
ACOU6TICS COMING THIS FEBRUARY!
Acou6tics Vir2 Instruments demonstrated their latest upcoming release, Acou6tics. This meticulously recorded virtual instrument invites you to re-imagine the acoustic guitar with six different acoustic instruments: a steel-string guitar, twelve-string, nylon string, ukulele, mandolin, and guitalele. This highly-anticipated follow-up to Electri6ity is a must-have for producers, songwriters, and composers.
More info
Acou6tics Video
NEW FROM CHRIS HEIN!
Winds Complete Chris Hein was on hand to demonstrate his three new products at the Big Fish Audio booth. With almost 7,000 samples, Chromatic Harmonica is the most detailed harmonica VI in the world. Uniq Horn boasts the most comprehensive collection of French Horn samples available. Winds Complete provides a new dimension of unmatched flexibility and dynamic nuance in orchestral woodwinds.
Winds info     Harmonica info
Uniq Horn info
Winds Complete Video
BEST SERVICE UNVEILS ALTUS AND CANTUS
Altus Eduardo Tarilonte showed off two new virtual instruments from his vocal series, Cantus and Altus. Cantus brings you a real Gregorian Monk Ensemble featuring the sounds of the dark Middle Ages, while Altus brings you a real counter tenor for your Renaissance and Baroque music for films, documentaries, video games and new age music.
Cantus info     Altus info
Cantus Video
VIP LOOPS ANNOUNCES FUSE!
Fuse Kenny Moran from VIP Loops previewed the upcoming virual instrument, Fuse, at the Big Fish Audio booth! Fuse is a dual-engine library for Kontakt with tons of synths, sounds, and FX. More info to come. Fuse Video
MVP LOOPS DEMOS SOUND SQUAD
Sound Squad Multi-Platinum Producer, Trevor Lawrence Jr., demos this incredible Kontakt library with 38 Kontakt instrument patches and over 1,400 loops, samples, and one-shots.
More info
Sound Squad Video
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This week in loops

Hey Big Fishers! Hope you all had a super productive week! Here’s some new loops to get a kickstart on your next music project.

From Producer Loops we have a big batch of fresh titles!
Reality Check 3: 5 Hip Hop, Trap and Dirty South Construction Kits
The Potion: 5 banging, must-have Trap Construction Kits
– FDB: Feel Dat Beat: New Trap Construction Kit that brings the bass rattle sounds of Grand Hustle
– V.I.P Melodies Vol.3: 30 tunes in MIDI format perfect for producing Commercial Dance and House
– 90’s MIDI Key Loops: A superbly authentic collection of 90’s House keyboard loops in MIDI format

Boom just released their new, massive Sound FX product – Thunder and Rain!

From Loopmasters, we have:
– Deep House Bass: 1.2 GB of that essential low down punch
– Darkstep Vol.2: Over 590MB of tech and hard darkness
– Big Bad Kicks 2: Over 90MB huge EDM drum sounds

From Prime Loops:
– Complextro Anthems: 355MB of epic basslines, drum loops, one-shots, fx loops, and synth leads

That’s it for this week! Peace!

 

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We’re At NAMM 2014!

We had a great kick-off day at NAMM yesterday – hope you were able to stop by. If you weren’t, come hit us up at Booth 6514! Check out our product presentations and get the scoop on some great products we have coming out this year.

NAMM booth

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Production Department Picks of the Month January 2014

Happy New Year Everybody! this month we are kicking off the new year with some really great orchestral products.  Putting together an orchestral section and mixing it well can be very difficult and extremely time consuming, so this month I want to highlight two of my favorite products for arranging quick and easy orchestral and string sections for any genre.

 

Cinematic Orchestral Themes

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Cinematic Orchestral Themes contains 20 full-length cinematic orchestral tracks, composed, orchestrated and conducted by “Beethoven-Award” winner Kostas Varotsis.  Each track is a full stereo mix split up by SECTION rather than INSTRUMENT.  The benefit of this is that the whole track comes pre-mixed and ready to be arranged in any order you want.  This library is perfect for putting together ultra-fast full orchestral pieces with little to no mixing.  No more time spent balancing, EQ-ing and adjusting, just simple arrangement and you are on to the next step.  Cinematic Orchestral Themes is formatted in Apple Loops, REX and Acidized WAV.  All loops and samples are recorded in the highest quality 24-bit rate and cut for easy arrangement.  This product is a must have for producers who need extremely high quality sounds without sacrificing too much time in this fast-paced industry.

 

Urban String Sessions

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Urban String Sessions is a product that fuses Classic and Urban genres in the styles of One Republic, Fort Minor, Rihanna and more.  These loops were recorded with just enough players to make a lush sound but not too many to overwhelm your tracks.  These strings are inspiring, simple and catchy; everything the Hip-Hop/RnB producer needs to make a track pop.  Each loop is also broken out by section giving you greater flexibility over the mix as well as the ability to create more extensive arrangements by bringing in and out different sections throughout your music. This product includes nearly 700 MB of original content, 214 total loops and is formatted in Apple Loops, REX and Acidized WAV formats.  Urban String Sessions provides you your own professional studio string players without breaking your studio budget.

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Top Loops & Instruments – December 2013

TOP 10 LOOPS TOP 10 INSTRUMENTS
       
1. Elevate 1. Cinematic Thunder: Epic Orchestral
2. Guitar Sessions: Contemporary Pop
2. Hatsune Miku V3 English
3. Hip Hop Crate Diggers 3. Shevannai: The Voices of Elves
4. Guitar Soundscapes 4. Electri6ity
5. Ambient Skyline 3 5. Zodiac
6. Hard Rock: Decade of Distortion 6. Acoustic Legends HD
7. Purple Drizzle XXL 7. Chris Hein Chromatic Harmonica
8. Sound Squad 8. Vintage Horns
9. Indie Pop 9. Vintage VI
10. DAFT – Digital Analog Funk Theory 10. Epic: Cinematic Drums & Sound
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Loops

This week in loops

Welcome back readers! Hope you all had a great New Years! I’ve got some stellar products to share with you.

 

Producer Loops got up a large batch of titles, I’ll highlight a few:

Total MIDI: Trance – 9 MIDI collections for creating the best Trance tunes

Particular Flow: Cinematic Sequences – 100 loops devoted to Cinematic synth sequences

West Pound – 5 heavy West Coast/Hip Hop Construction Kits inspired by the greatest artists

 

Prime Loops released two titles, The Sound of BAR9 and Rachel Clark Vocal Sessions.

 

Loopboutique with ChillstepGhetto, Trap and Urban Bundle.

 

Vanilla Groove Studios released Finger Tap Arps Vol.1 – 61 finger-tapping loops to liven up your tracks.

 

That’s it for today. Have a relaxing weekend. Peace!

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