ILIO Entertainments announced the release of its newest sample libraries at this year's AES Convention in the Los Angeles Convention Center. The company debuted two brand-new releases; "Phat Fingers", a collection of funk guitar and bass and "World Winds", an extensive collection of wind samples from producer and performer Dirk Campbell.
"Phat Fingers" is ILIO's latest guitar tour de force produced by Dan Portis-Cathers. The collection delivers hundreds of funkified guitar and bass patterns, slides and fills, arranged into over 30 song construction kits. The collection features grooves that are up to five or six parts deep, with tempos ranging from 75 to 160 BPM. All of the samples are performed by Shane Roberts, a famed funk and fusion guitarist who plays regularly with guitar phenoms Stan Lassiter, Reggie Wooten, drummer Chester Thompson and sax player Jeff Coffin.
Acclaimed UK composer and multi-instrumentalist Dirk Campbell has sampled every instrument in his extensive wind collection for ILIO's "World Winds" sample collection. Some of the many rarities included in this collection are the Turkish and Persian Ney flutes, Irish Penny Whistle, Scots Highland pipes, Medieval Praetorius Bagpipes and the Nafir (Moroccan trumpet). The library's strength lies in its articulations (which include up and down bends, various types of grace notes and authentic phrases and performances) as well as straight notes. All of the samples are arranged in one keyboard layout making "World Winds" a versatile tool for any composer.
CD-ROM libraries range in price from $199 to $299 while Audio and WAV CDs range from $99 to $149. Each library is compatible with Akai, Giga, E-mu and Roland software sample systems.