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Big Fish Audio Quake: Cinematic Taiko Loops Taiko simply means drum in Japanese and this instrument has been widely used in both Japanese folk and classical musical traditions. There are different types and sizes of taiko but this sampled taiko from Big Fish Audio sounds larger than life. The aptly titled Quake: Cinematic Taiko Loops is a collection of high-energy taiko performances captured in loops. Weighing in at a total of 1.69 GB (657.3 MB of 24-bit Acidized WAVs), Quake contains 390 original loops with tempos ranging from 65 to 150 BPM. These samples have been meticulously recorded and looped with care giving producers an exciting tool from this ethnic percussion instrument. It has a very upfront sound, a great live feel with just the right amount of reverberation. If you're a producer or a composer looking to add that huge Hollywood-type percussion sound to your next cinematic masterpiece then Quake is well worth considering. WEB: www.bigfishaudio.com

Delectable Records Tech House Grooves Selection 01 This pack from Delectable Records (via Loopmasters) has the word "clubs" written all over it. Tech House Grooves S01 is definitely for professional and bedroom producers who are into Techno, Minimal house and Tech House. Included in this title are clubready grooves, sizzling hats, percussions, basses, vocal top loops, levare loops, FXs, and single sounds to create your own kits. The production is good and samples are super clean with a lot of punch. Delectable Records used some nice high-end gear to accomplish what they wanted by employing hardware gear such as the Manley Variable Mu Limiter, Manley Massive Passive Stereo Tube EQ, Tube-Tech SMC Multiband Compressor and the Shadow Hills Industries Mastering Compressor. If you want inspiration for your next house track, the samples here offer some good guidance in building that track. WEB: www.loopmasters.com

FORMAT: Apple Loops/REX/WAV/RMX/Acid

FORMAT: Wav, Aiff, Rex2, Stylus RMX, GarageBand

PRICE: $49.95

PRICE: ÂŁ 24.95

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Big Fish Audio Indie: Rock Collection Vol. 1 Big Fish Audio has packaged a 301 WAV collection of nicely recorded indie samples, each of which is suitable for creating indie rock and other rock genres such as pop. For me this collection is designed to help musicians and producers who can't find other musicians to record with and to give producers a tool to enhance their songs into fuller arrangements. Fortunately, this sample pack is offered in 10 "full song" construction kit format - meaning you get all sorts of elements necessary for making a complete track. You'll find a wide variety of sounds including bass guitars, earthy drums, driven guitars

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