Sample Magic BLOQ MULTiFORMAT
Bloq is the debut virtual instrument from Sample Magic. Featuring over 2.6GB of sample data and presented in carefully collated and customised presets, Bloq has been made using some of the most iconic and revered synthesisers and drum machines of all time.
Over a year in the making, Bloq is the result of months of arduous and carefully crafted sound design and sampling from Sample Magic co-founder Sharooz's extensive personal archive of vintage instruments.
Drawing from an enviable line-up of 17 synthesisers and 13 drum machines including the Roland TR-808, TR-909, TB-303, Jupiter 8, Jupiter 6, SH-101, Arp Odyssey, Sequential Circuits Pro-One, Prophet 5, Clavia Nord Lead 4 and Akai MPC 60 to name but a few, every key of every patch was painstakingly sampled through a variety of high quality preamps at 24-bit resolution via the Prism Orpheus soundcard.
The samples were further processed with the SSL G-series and DBX 160 compressors, Empirical Labs Distressor, Focusrite ISA 430 and Neve 1073 channel strip for unrivalled sound quality.
Sample Magic's trademark design acumen means Bloq contains two beautifully crafted GUIs complete with retro-styled knobs, switches, LEDs, wooden side panels and a unique fader-style step sequencer.
FEATURED SAMPLED INSTRUMENTS
Roland Jupiter 6
Roland Jupiter 8
Dave Smith Prophet '08
Clavia Nord Lead 3
Clavia Nord Lead 4
Teenage Engineering OP-1
Elektron Analog Four
Korg Poly 800
Korg Poly 61
Sequential Circuits Pro One
Roland Juno 106
Roland TR 808
Roland TR 909
Roland TR 707
Roland TR 606
Roland TR 626
Roland CR 68
Sound Master SR 55
Sequential Circuits Drumtraks
Akai MPC 60
Korg Super Drums
Just Bloq Drums.
Just Bloq Synths.
2 x Kontakt instruments
2 x Ableton 9 drum and synth racks
1 x EXS-24 instrument
1 x Ultrabeat instrument
PLEASE NOTE: Bloq requires a working version of Kontakt 5 with either Ableton Live 9 or Logic Pro 10.1.1 as the software is not included in the package. Bloq for Ableton requires Live 9 and Bloq for EXS24 requires Logic Pro X.
Sample Magic Vintage Breaks Vol.6
Vintage beat masters Hal Ritson and Alex Reeves return for the sixth instalment of their acclaimed retro live beats series.
The dream team behind our best-selling Vintage Breaks series serve up 101 all-new breaks and beats recorded with the same breathtaking attention to detail which has cemented their reputation as the finest purveyor of authentic retro-vibe live drum loops in sample land.
As always, the boys have pulled out the finest (and rarest) vintage kit – classic drum kits, revered mics, beautiful pre-amps and iconic outboard processors – to immaculately record Reeves’ stunningly authentic playing styles with the use of classic, often long-lost, mic'ing techniques.
Vintage Breaks Vol 6 once again brings to life the drum sounds from across the decades, from the 60s to the 00s: old-school funk and soul, classic-era disco, sample-heavy hip hop, organic house, blistering drum & bass and dubstep all feature in the hugely diverse beat collection.
If you’re looking for classic live drums with an unmistakable old-school studio vibe then look no further than Vintage Breaks Vol 6.
All loops are tempo-labeled and offered in Apple Loops and Rex2 format for added flexibility.
101 x 24-bit Wav files
101 x Apple Loops
101 x Rex2 files
Bunker 8 Digital Labs Min Tech 3 MULTiFORMAT DVDR-DYNAMiCS
'MIN TECH 3' from Bunker 8 is a collection that features 8 minimal techno construction kits. Each kit contains a full sample mix, an instruments only mix, a drum mix, plus all of the elements separated. With this collection you will be laying down those minimal beats in no time. Bunker 8 presents' MIN TECH 3' a return to the best selling Min Tech series. This third installment in the series features powerful sub strata basses, snip kicks and snares, skippin' hi hat patterns and off the wall synthetics. These samples employ the very latest production techniques and programming to propel you a dance floor filla.
This collection features 8 full construction kits. You will get over 1.5GB of PREMIUM content. All immaculately recorded. In addition to the construction kit content, this collection features dry and processed loops exported straight from vintage machines. These loops are ideal right on their own, or as idea starters for your next creative minimal vibe.
• 1.59 GB of Files
• 92 Acid Loops
• 92 Apple Loops
• 37 Wet Drum Loops
• 37 Dry Drum Loops
• 7 Single Hits and Samples
• 7 Battery 2 Kits
• 7 Kontakt 2 Kits
• 7 DS404 Kits
• 7 EMU kits
• 7 Gigasampler Kits
• 7 Halion Kits
• 7 Sampletank Kits
• 7 Soundfont Kits
• 7 Wusikstation Kits
About the Construction Kits:
All 8 Construction Kits have been carefully edited and sample edited so that each loop is completely seamless and will perform flawlessly on any DAW/development you happen to choose. Bunker 8 have been developing sample content for over 18 years, they have provided industry leading content to the best producers, soundtrack composers, video game audio specialists and composers in the industry. Each kit contains a full sample mix, an instruments only mix, a drum mix, plus all of the elements separated and set out for you to mix and match until the groove sits tight. .
Bunker 8 uses proprietary sample looping technology so that each cycle of either format seams perfectly throughout your jams. That means you can stretch these loops really far with limited or no digital artifacts.
Greatest Quality Assured:
These are made by the same world famous producers who brought you "Hitzone 1,2,3", "Hybridizer 1, 2, 3," "101 Below," etc. It’s like having Sigmund Droid and Ruptured Surround Sound right with you at the controls.
Loopmasters Vintage Rhodes
Vintage Rhodes from Loopmasters is the ultimate collection of Royalty Free Electric Piano Loops and Multi Samples primed and ready for your Deep House, Jazz, Soulful and Funk productions.
For this pack we spent weeks restoring an original late 70’s, 73key Rhodes Mk1 to its original glory. Every detail of this beautiful instrument was painstakingly restored, from tines, hammer tips, felts, key-beds and more.
Once we were satisfied this iconic instrument sounded its best, we multi-sampled it into classic Neve 1073 preamps for a pure vintage 70’s signal path, then recorded that directly into pristine high end A/D converters from Universal Audio.
We created up to 6 layers of velocity sensitive multi-samples, capturing everything from the quietest tone, to the wonderful rasp of the overloaded pickups when pushed hard, capturing the soul and essence of our beautiful Rhodes MK1. The result is one of the most accurate and well programmed sample based recreations of one of the 70’s best loved instruments. As an alternative grittier version we then re sampled the whole instrument again through the same signal path but added a Thermonic Culture Vulture to the chain, crunching up that classic sound with warm valve saturation and distortion.
The collection also features over 300 ready to drop loops and single shot chords recorded at 24Bit 44.1 kHz at tempos between 110 to 127BPM covering everything from deep and smooth to funky and jazzy. The Loops are arranged in a variety of themed folders with a wide tonal range from the classic clean sound to a processed and re sampled sound with enough progressions, lead solos and hooks for you to dip into and come back to time and time again.
In Detail expect to find 1.46Gb of 24Bit 44.1kHz Loops and Multi Sampled Instruments including 185 Chord Progressions, 65 Processed Loops, 27 Funk Box Loops, 15 Valved Blues Loops, 24 Latin Loops, 14 Soulful Loops, 20 Major Chord Shots, 26 Minor Chord Shots, 2 Multi Sampled Rhodes Instruments, 338 Rex 2 Files and 48 Soft Sampler Patches for Kontakt, Halion, Exs24, Nnxt and Sfz formats.
We hope you enjoy this classic slice of 70’s inspiration so make sure you check out the demo track and download the free to use taster pack and then get ready to sample Vintage Rhodes from Loopmasters TODAY!1.46Gb 24Bit 44.1kHz 185 Chord Progression Loops 65 Processed Loops 27 Funk Box Loops 15 Valved Blues Loops 24 Latin Loops 14 Soulful Loops 20 Major Chord Shots 26 Minor Chord Shots 2 Multi Sampled Rhodes Instruments 338 Rex 2 Files 48 Soft Sampler Patches
Sample Magic Vinyl and Tape Drum Machines MULTiFORMAT
For the latest instalment of our Vinyl & Tape series we dust off our extensive collection of analogue and digital drum machines to create our most comprehensive drum collection ever. Each sound has been lovingly tracked to tape and cut to vinyl then re-sampled through our top-flight signal chain to deliver a drum hits collection like no other. Deep, warm and analogue-injected, Vinyl & Tape Drum Machines comes loaded with 1,300+ all-new one-shots crafted for discerning beat-makers.
Spanning iconic and essential to rare and overlooked, we’ve painstakingly sampled over 20 drum machines from across the decades in order to create the ultimate hardware-derived one-shot collection. Packed with 1,355 brand-new sounds served in five unique processing flavours (6,775 files in total) and bundled with 20 custom-curated drum kits for all major samplers, it’s the ultimate in analogue-flavoured inspiration.
Drum machines used:
Sequencial Circuits Drumtraks
Jomox Airbase 99
Dave Smith Tempest
Vermona DRM1 MKIII
Korg Rhythm 55B
Korg Volca Drum
Bonus live sounds:
Yamaha, Ludwig & Mapex drum kits
Whilst these machines sound great as they are, we’ve upped the ante to deliver even more old school character. Tracked to tape and cut to vinyl at one of London’s leading studio and mastering houses with the finest outboard in the industry, every sample comes imbued with authentic analogue warmth.
Meticulously curated from over 20 iconic drum machines, the hits have been initially processed through the SM chain (including Apollo UAD and Neve pre-amps, Prism Orpheus soundcard and assorted vintage mixers) before being tracked to Qauntegy GP-9 tape on a Studer A80, cut to vinyl with a Neumann VMS70 lathe, SAL 74C rack and SX74 cutting head and then lightly treated through the Phoenix Thermionic compressor via an all-analogue chain of Focusrite Blue 315 pre-amp, Maselec MEA-2 EQ and Waves Maxx BCL limiter.
Divided into folders of Tape, Vinyl, Cassette and Desk, the same hits are given new leases of life in each, from subtle air in the Desk version through to hardcore transient-trashing in the Smashed folder, offering different flavours for different production needs.
Vinyl > The classic vinyl sound – think warmth, body, fullness, air – is what this folder is about. Ideal for all manner of beat creation across all genres, hits were finalised using the Phoenix Thermionic valve compressor then cut to vinyl with a Neumann VMS70 Lathe, SAL 74C rack and SX74 cutting head.
A80 Tape > Warm, rich and lightly overdriven, these sounds have been imbued with the timeless sound of tape through a classic Studer A80 machine.
A80 Tape + Tascam Cassette > Combining the rich-sound of professional grade tape and DIY electronics this folder eschews high-fidelity audio for punch, grit and attitude. The Tascam Domestic 22-2 1/4” tape deck modulates pitch and highlights rich harmonic distortion for hits useful in a wide range of classic and lo-fi genres.
Desk > The cleanest drums of the lot, these hits are run through a Focusrite Blue 315 pre-amp, Maselec MEA-2 EQ and Waves Maxx BCL limiter (reducing no more than 1-2dB of gain) for lightly massaged body and warmth.
Smashed > We max-out the input, distorting it through the desk for a hardcore, distorted vibe. Think L.I.E.S, Opal Tapes, Trilogy Tapes or White Material Records - seriously distorted filth and crunchy character!
Kicks > 246 club-ready kicks, sub-divided into folders of Live, Mid, Processed and Subby.
Snares > 272 stompin’ snare one-shots, sub-divided into folders of Hi-End, Layered, Live and Synthetic.
Claps > 188 cache of killer claps, sub-divided into folders of Hi-End, Layered, Live, and Synthetic.
Cymbals > 114 serious cymbals, sub-divided into folders of Crashes and Rides.
Hats > 196 essential hi-hats, sub-divided into folders of Closed (loose, tight) and Open (long, short).
Percussion > 340 powerful percussion elements, sub-divided into folders of Clicks, FX & Glitch, Shakers, Toms, Tuned & Tribal.
1,356 x 24-bit Wav files
20 x custom drum kits for Kong, Battery, Maschine 2, Ableton Drum Rack and EXS24
Sample Magic Toolroom Records Samples 01 MULTiFORMAT-SYNTHiC4TE
In collaboration with Toolroom Records, we're proud to announce the first in our exclusive new series of label-themed packs on our brand new imprint, Sample Magic Presents. Featuring a 535+MB collection of loops and hits, including many sourced from the personal collection of Toolroom head honcho Mark Knight, Sample Magic Presents delivers our award-winning quality at a perfectly matched price point. Essential.
656 x 24-bit Wav loops and one-shots
445 x Rex2 Loops
445 x Stylus-RMX Rex2 Loops
445 x Apple Loops
EXS24, Kontakt 2, HALion and NN-XT sampler patches
12 page digital booklet (including Mark Knight welcome, hints and tips, kit list, The Toolroom Story and more).
Reason ReFill containing 10 custom drum kits for the Reason 5 Kong Drum Designer, 5 additional patches for Kong with samples organized by hit type (Kicks, Hats, Snares & Claps, Percussion, and FX), 10 Dr. Octo Rex patches for Bass, Drum, Music, Synth and Top loops, 5 NN-XT sampler patches containing samples organized by hit type (Kicks, Hats, Snares & Claps, Percussion, and FX).
Back In Time Records Korg Universe Vol 1 AKAI SCD-AMPLiFYiSO
Korg Universe Volume 1 is from the German company Back in Time Records who specialise in the production of sample CD's of older classic synths, we have also reviewed Minimoog Classics and Korg Universe Volume 2. Korg Universe 1 is the companion volume to Volume 2 and covers the sounds produced from 17 Korg synthesisers and drum machines, from classic mono synths like the 700S to the Wavestation AD. There is no duplication with Volume 2 and I'd find it hard to think of anything produced by Korg in the 1970-91 period that isn't covered by one of these sample CD's.
he synthesisers and drum machines have been accurately recorded with no additional sonic processing. In this volume there are over 1500 individual samples, however to facilitate the the accurate representation of the sounds of these machines there is extensive use of multi-sampling. Therefore there are fewer unique sounds than otherwise may appear at first sight. The advantage of multisamples is that it enables a wider, more accurate rendition of the actual sounds across a wider audio range than just a single sample would do. A single sample played a couple of octaves away from its sampling point can often sound nothing like the original sound would have done at the same point. As this is a CD-ROM release the inconvenience of multi-sampling is removed and the added sonic accuracy produces a more playable range of notes from each sound.
As an added bonus the package comes with a floppy disk of data for the Korg Trinity workstation with some 150 program, combination and effects templates. Unfortunately I didn't have access to a Trinity to test these but no doubt adds to the value somewhat if you own one.
Like other Back in Time products the presentation is excellent. You get a little booklet, here it runs to 36 pages and quite excellent. The samples are broken down by partition and then by "phase" or program and then further broken down into each individual program. The phases run to a maximum of 8Mb. Each sound is listed out then with its memory requirement. Additionally though as a nice touch is some background information and the odd photo of the machine being sampled.
There is also a page or two of additional user information, mostly about the Trinity disk, but also about key ranges and so forth.
The machines sampled for this collection are as follows:- Synthesisers - 700S, 800DV, PS-3100, Trident MkII, Poly 800, DW 8000, DS-8, Wavestation AD, T1, CX3 Portable Organ, SG 1D Digital Piano, P3 Piano, 03 Orchestra Module and drum machines Wavedrum, minipops 120W, MR16 & DDD1.