M-Audio is now shipping its new ProSessions sound + loop libraries. The ProSessions sound + loop libraries deliver inspiration across a wide variety of genres and styles including hip-hop dance, pop, Latin, R&B, rap, drum & bass, techno, world beat and more. Designed with songwriters, producers and remixers in mind, each ProSessions sample is edited by hand for rock-solid professional timing and easy integration into other grooves. Each CD delivers over 400MB of samples in multiple formats for today's Mac and PC software--AIFF, WAV, REX2 and ACIDized WAV.
The initial CD-ROM titles in the ProSessions sound + loop libraries include:
Vol. 1--Discrete Drums: World Rock and Percussion delivers rock drums from star-maker producers and engineers. The disc includes drum song sections and matching percussion loops, along with the individual samples to roll your own. Drummer Chris McHugh and percussionist Eric Darken are produced by Rick DiFonzo (Roger Waters, Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, Belinda Carlisle, Cyndi Lauper, Joan Osborne) and engineered by Steve Marcantonio (John Lennon, J. Geils, Belinda Carlisle, Lita Ford, Duane Eddy, Vince Gill, Heart) at Nashville's famed Sound Kitchen.
Vol. 2--Discrete Drums: R&B Drums and Percussion delivers laid-back, funky grooves. The disc includes drum song sections and matching percussion loops, along with the individual samples to roll your own. Drummer Chris McHugh and percussionist Eric Darken are produced by Rick DiFonzo (Roger Waters, Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, Belinda Carlisle, Cyndi Lauper, Joan Osborne) and engineered by Steve Marcantonio (John Lennon, J. Geils, Belinda Carlisle, Lita Ford, Duane Eddy, Vince Gill, Heart) at Nashville's Sound Kitchen.
Vol. 3--These Drums Are Loud delivers natural pop/rock drum loops recorded and edited with one goal in mind--instant inspiration for your songwriting sessions. Most of these grooves include song sections and other variations for arrangement flexibility, as well as fills, rides and/or crashes. Natural room reverb puts the icing on the cake.
Vol. 4--Worldbeat Cafe offers a tropical blend of Caribbean and Brazilian rhythms, including full- and partial-mix grooves and variations to build song sections. This collection emphasizes popular Latin percussion instruments including congas, quintos, tumbas, timbales, cowbells, handbells, bongos, claves, agogo bells, triangles, chekeres, and a variety of shakers and ganzas. Also featured are lesser-known percussion instruments such as surdo, pandeiro, tamborim, Udu, ankle bells, cajon, and more.
Vol. 5--Latin Element sizzles with a huge palette of instruments and rhythmic loops from south of the border--tejano, salsa, Latin-jazz, merengue, Afro-Cuban and more. Add some of the that popular Latino spice to your hip-hop, R&B, drum & bass, house and other electronic dance music--or turn up the heat in traditional Latin songs.
Vol. 6--Latin Street delivers a deep, funky vibe packed out with pure Latin hip-hop and R&B nastiness. Produced by Latin songwriter/composers, James Galvez, this array of loop-based tracks and one-shots blends and destroys musical boundaries.
Vol. 7 & 8--Hydrosonix Discs 1 & 2 (sold separately) throw down a progressive mixture of hip-hop, trip-hop and R&B--all thoroughly modern, yet organic and sexy. Sultry samples soar over funky, head-bobbing grooves. Bass, guitar, synths, leads, FX and more accent cutting-edge hip-hop lab work. This CD is jammed with smooth grooves, music loops, drum loops, beats & breaks, one-shots and tons more.
Vol. 9 & 10--Hella Bumps Disc 1 & 2 (sold separately) deliver a toolkit for hip-hop/rap artists. You get tight drum kits, including killer individual samples to construct your own kits. There's also a slew of unique new melodies and thick bass lines.
Vol. 11--Mechanically Separated is an edgy, moody industrial aberration. Strange and dangerous, angry and dark, yet thoroughly musical. An entrancing juxtaposition of imagery and energy built on a foundation of intermingled repulsion and desire. These sounds, textures and sonic tools are loving explorations of decay, emptiness, and fear.
Vol. 12--Electro Crash is loaded with analog sounds, loops and effects to pour that special juice onto your electronic tracks. This collection was made exclusively using vintage analog synthesizers and drum machines with the assistance of analog and digital sequencers and control voltage and gate converters--no software synthesizers were used. You get REX files for use in Reason, Cubase and Logic, as well as individual samples for use with other programs and hardware samplers.
Vol. 13--Vector Field offers up a strange brew where dangerous synths meet melodic outcries, twisted nature and psychoacoustics. These 21st Century electron flows were created exclusively with a collection of analog machines from Korg, Oberheim, Sequential Circuits, Yamaha, Metasonix and Studio Electronics. Absolutely no virtual synths were used in the creation of this CD.
Vol. 14--Sounds Logickal is a deviant collection of sounds culled from the library of raw software experiments, abused synthesizers and hacked samples of artist/producer Jeremy Dickens. Dickens' recording project, Logickal, explores the more experimental side of techno and electronica--exploiting technological failures and glitches in the pursuit of new dance music. This collection includes everything from otherworldly ambient weirdness to laid-back loops to off-kilter funky grooves.
The ProSessions sound + loop libraries are available now. Each title retails for $49.95 MSRP.