Stand out from the crowd - these are all download exclusives!
These titles are listed elsewhere, there may well be some that are left out, but this section is designed to highlight the titles that are only available here as digital downloads...
A great selection are available here for instant download including...
Completely Bonkers - Apple Loops
This vast collection is forward-thinking, hard-hitting and radically stylish. Hundreds of punchy, rhythmic grooves across all tempos and crossing all cultural boundaries sit with masses of divinely spiritual ambiences from the sacred to the profane. Useful for virtually all styles of music as vital extra ingredients or simply perfect for inspirational new directions this expressive, dramatically visionary production is ideally suited for those who want something new and different with an extremely professional edge. If you don't like the normal boring rubbish, don't go crazy, get 'Completely Bonkers'.
"There's everything from lush angelic choirs to creepy backgrounds — I was immediately tempted to fire up my sampler and start composing a score for an imaginary film... when I listened to the samples I was, in the main, impressed. I think this sample collection would be a useful addition to your sample library if you like your samples slightly off-the-wall, and it might just spark off some creative ideas or provide that extra piece of ambience needed to add depth to the track you're working on. 4 stars." - Sound On Sound
The Art of Sampling - JJ Jeczalik - WAV
A massive collection of over 1000 off-the-wall sounds, many Art of Noise classics (THE drum sounds, engines, Tom Jones' fly, etc.), plus Brass, Bass, Guitar, Drums, Percussion, Wind, Sung & Spoken Vocals, Sound FX, Synth, Strings, Orchestra, and much more! An ideal CD for someone looking for something different.
More info on the Producer JJ is best known for being a founder of innovative sample pioneering 80s band Art of Noise. Art of Noise was essentially JJ, Anne Dudley, and Gary Langan with ZTT overlords Trevor Horn and Paul Morley contributing production and PR skills to the core musicians. Tracks such as 'Moments In Love' and 'Close (to the edit)' are benchmarks in the evolution of sampling and remain classics to this day. After their initial successes the musicians broke away from ZTT and took to producing tracks with well-known icons such as Max Headroom, Tom Jones, Dan Ackroyd, and Duane Eddy. JJ has also been involved remixing artists such as Stephen 'Tin Tin' Duffy, Shakin' Stevens (!) and more recently has been engrossed in the worlds of film, TV, advertising and multimedia.
Review Highlights "For a collection of odd noises and use-able instruments, this CD is ideal...a refreshing change. 8/10." - Future Music "Nice to see serious samplists being catered for...seriously classic...classic...well atmospheric...Quirky...Slice Of Sampling History." - Sound On Sounds "Un rendez-vous a ne pas manquer. Five Stars." - Keyboards (France)
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Bass by Al - Al Slavik - ReFill
Over 700 Bass Loops and over 100 One Shots performed by Al Slavik! A great selection of unique bass samples and riffs. About Al Slavik: Over the years Al has played on hundreds of albums in Europe and the UK. Apart from his work as a Bass/Stickplayer he’s also an artist, composer and producer in his own right. To find out more you can visit his website www.Alslavik.com
The Vinyl Frontier - REX
A lower-tempo Portishead-style, trip hop collection of dance loops produced by Simeon. This collection has a gritty vinyl feel and includes long grooves with variations that are followed by all the hits used to create them so users can create their own edits. Hits are included both normalised and at their mix levels for easy loop re-creation.
"...uniformly excellent...successful fusions of techno, R & B and even jazz drumming forms...wonderfully gritty but bright...can provide a solid but interesting backbone to almost any track...When drum-loop sample CDs are this good and presented with this much thought, it makes you glad you own a sampler. A class act all the way. - 5 stars" - Sound On Sound
58 extended drum grooves with numerous possible loop variations within each. Plus hundreds of specially selected hits used to create these grooves in normalised and original versions. Tempo ranges from 77-111 bpm. The data section features selected loops from each groove that will loop seamlessly.
Check out demo on Audio Demos page