—Sasha Soundlab offers samples and instruments direct from the legendary DJ—
STUDIO CITY, CA—January 30, 2011 — AudioRaiders announced the release of Sasha Soundlab, a unique library of samples and software instruments for DJs, dance-music producers, and composers. The AudioRaiders team spent weeks listening to sounds in Sasha’s studio, and the result is this surprisingly affordable collection, which contains over 4,000 individual sounds. Included are lead, pad and stab synths; synth basses, drum and percussion kits, customizable loops and grooves and custom effects banks. Sasha Soundlab is the first product to capture the soul of one of dance music’s most iconic producers.
“It’s definitely a treasure trove,” says Sasha. “You can produce a record from top to bottom with it. You can make your beats in it—you can do everything from within this Soundlab.”
There are an astounding 220 fully customizable software instruments in Sasha Soundlab. The instruments all sampled from vintage analog synthesizers—some quite rare—and custom programmed by Sasha, himself. Included are 20 analog basses, processed through tube gear to give them maximum depth and punch; 26 classic synths; and seven stab and chord banks, featuring over 152 of Sasha’s signature sounds.
You also get 69 drum-and-percussion sample banks, comprised of over 950 individual hits. Pre-compressed and production ready, the samples include kicks, hi-hats, toms, percussion and glitches. In addition, over 100 loop instruments are provided, featuring not just drums and percussion, but also rhythmic beds, bass, and heavenly melodic phrases. All of the loop instruments are spread over an octave so they can be easily played in any key.
To top it off, the Soundlab lets you tap into Sasha’s prodigious effects collection, with 11 custom FX banks, containing over 400 stunning, boutique effects that utilize guitar pedals, circuit bent toys and a wide range of processors. The sonic possibilities are endless.
Sasha Soundlab is the first product of AudioRaiders’ Soundlab Series, with more sound collections, from other influential artists and producers, to come.
Sasha Soundlab is available now for $99.
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AudioRaiders was founded by a team of DJs and producers who’ve performed all over the world, released tracks on influential labels and shared the stage with the biggest acts in dance music. When they’re not on the road, they’re in the studio working on tracks and remixes. The mission of AudioRaiders is to break down barriers so that users can access the sounds, studios and secrets of influential artists. The recording and performing experience of the AudioRaiders team has given them access to the studios and sounds of a range of influential musicians and producers. When putting together products for the Soundlab series, the team spends weeks in an artist’s studio, sorting through hours of audio files and hand-picking the best ones. Once the sounds have been chosen, they’re brought to AudioRaiders’ Los Angeles-based development team, who spend many long nights making sure the samples are properly sliced and balanced. Then they use the power of the Native Instruments Kontakt engine to incorporate each sound into a customizable software instrument. Find out more at www.audioraiders.com.