updated 10:20 am EDT, Fri September 29, 2006
Sonic Reality Style Paks
Sonic Reality has begun shipping 17 new Style Paks based on different genres of music with 24-bit Rex2, Apple Loops, and Acidized Waves. The R.A.W. Style Paks offer drag-and-drop support with Stylus RMX and easy integration with all DAW and samlers such as Reason, Live, Apple Soundtrack, Garageband, Logic, Cubase, Project 5, and Kontakt. The company is also offering its R.A.W. Universal Groove Kit with more than 15,000 loops in Rex, Apple Loops, and Wave formats on four DVDs with thousands of groove elements not available in the R.A.W. Paks. A R.A.W. Gold Bundle includes the R.A.W. Universal Groove Kit and all 15 R.A.W. Style Paks, amounting to more than 43,000 loops on 19 DVDs. Sonic Reality R.A.W. Style Paks are $100 each, while the Universal Groove Kit is priced at $249. The Gold Bundle is available for $750.
The 15 individual Style Paks include Hip Hop: Dirty South; Electronic: Drum and Bass; Sixties Motown Grooves; Vintage Rock; Nashville Pop Grooves; Vintage Soul Grooves; World Grooves; Latin: Afro Cuban Grooves; Latin: Brazilian Grooves; Latin: Caribbean Grooves; Blues Grooves; Country Folk Rhythms; Jazz Grooves; Trip Hop Beats; and Urban Grooves.
Hip Hop: Dirty South
"From beats, bass lines and leads to full construction kits and beyond, this collection has all the essentials to create cutting edge Hip Hop tracks that have a fresh Dirty South style. Fresh new material for professional urban electronic music productions. Featuring over 500 loops in multiple formats."
Electronic: Drum and Bass
"Authentic European Drum and Bass. High-speed breakbeats and blistering, distorted bass lines. Mix and match beats and grooves with adjustable tempos and easy to combine construction kit elements. Featuring over 500 authentic Jungle/Drum and Bass loops."
Sixties Motown Grooves
"Sixties Motown offers authentic grooves done in the style of vintage Rhythm & Blues and Soul from the late 1960's and early 70's. From crackling 45 vinyl loops to the clean and warm classic Detroit studio sound, this collection offers rare drums and percussion that's not to miss! It's like having some of your favorite Soul master tracks to use in your own new music. Featuring over 600 drum and percussion grooves in multiple formats."
"Vintage Rock covers a wide range of live acoustic drum grooves with the style and sound of 60's, 70's and 80's Rock. This collection delivers a powerful assortment of loops with the authentic feel of top-quality vintage recording techniques for styles ranging from Retro to Modern Alt Rock and more! Covering groove styles made popular by Classic Rock bands from Britain such as The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd and more."
Nashville Pop Grooves
"This title offers a range of acoustic drum grooves spanning the styles of Country, Folk, Rock, Pop and more, all in one inspiring loop collection. Including drum and percussion rhythms, this library is a fantastic source for songwriting in many current popular music styles. Featuring over 600 drum and percussion grooves in multiple formats."
Vintage Soul Grooves
"Vintage Soul features classic Funk and Soul grooves from the 60's & 70's. A style made famous by labels such as Atlantic, Stax and Motown, Soul from the 60's and 70's has influenced much of the music of today including R&B, Pop, Dance, Rock and more. This collection offers authentic drum grooves, percussion and electric bass lines and is the ultimate source for adding that vintage flavor to your tune. Features over 350 drum and percussion grooves, plus over 280 vintage bass lines."
"Featuring a wide range of drums and percussion from all over the globe including tribal African rhythms, exotic percussion from the Far East, Native American instruments, Mediterranean, European Folk and more all in one package ideal for everything from doing film scores to world music to adding an Earthy vibe to electronic, rock and other music styles. Over 450 loops of individual and ensemble percussion, djembes, dumbeks, shakers, udu clay pots and more."
Latin: Afro Cuban Grooves
"A master collection of Latin drums and percussion in a variety of tempos played in traditional Afro-Cuban styles such as Mambo, Salsa and Songo. Featuring individual congas, shakers, bongos, blocks, bells and more plus full ensemble percussion and drum kit loops broken down to their elements for easy mixing and matching both within the library as well as for use with any other collection for adding a little spice and percussive feel to any style of music. Over 450 loops included."
Latin: Brazilian Grooves
"Offers a range of drum and percussion loops with authentic Latin flavor from the heart of Brazil. Featuring grooves in the styles of Samba, Baion, Batucada, Parlito, Pop, Funk, Bossa, Marcha and more. From individual and combined percussion such as congas, bongos, shakers, handbells, guiros, clave, maracas and more to full drum kit grooves this collection can add spice to any music production. Featuring over 550 drum and percussion grooves."
Latin: Caribbean Grooves
"Offers a range of drum and percussion loops with authentic Latin flavor from the Caribbean in the styles of Bolero, Guacuanco, Bomba, Calypso, Bembe, Bomba, Guiro, Mozambique, Yongo, Bata, ChaCha, Rumba, Danzon, Son, Merengue and more. From individual and combined percussion such as congas, bongos, shakers, handbells, guiros, clave, maracas and more to full drum kit grooves this collection can add spice to any music production. Featuring over 700 drum and percussion grooves."
"Features a variety of high quality 24-bit acoustic drum kit grooves in the style of rock and blues. Includes a variety of shuffle grooves and blues beats with fills, pick ups, snare rolls, snare builds, hat and ride variations, and brushes all at various tempos covering even the most subtle blues feel for incredible realism in creating drum tracks with blues authentic style. Featuring 500 acoustic drum kit grooves."
Country Folk Rhythms
"This title covers a wide range of instrument riffs and drum grooves for adding a little acoustic soul and twang to your musical productions. Includes a variety of different instrument riffs such as acoustic guitar, dobro, banjo, mandolin, fiddle and bass as well as drum and percussion grooves for a complete Rock, Country, Folk or Bluegrass rhythm section. Featuring over 600 acoustic drum kit grooves and instrument riffs."
"Offers a selection of jazz style acoustic drum rhythms with swing ride beats, brush grooves, big band jazz drumming and more performed by drummers like Danny Gottlieb who have played with Jazz legends such as Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea and more. Ideal for many styles of music such as Jazz, Acid Jazz, Trip Hop, Film Scoring and other genres. This collection includes drum loops in tempos of 70, 100, 120, 180, 240 BPM and more. Featuring over 430 Jazz and Big Band style acoustic drum kit grooves."
Trip Hop Beats
"Offers a variety of fresh urban/electronic construction kits made up of catchy bass lines, unusual effects, gritty beats and textures, synth leads, vocal licks and more. The ideal source for creating new IDM and Trip Hop tracks in similar styles of artists like Moby, Massive Attack, Bjork, Sneaker Pimps and other artists.
Features 28 construction sets with a variety of beats, synths, basses, guitar riffs, percussion, vocals and more from down tempo on up from 50 to 95 bpm. Over 490 Trip Hop and experimental riffs, grooves and effects."
"This title is a compilation of signature sounds and grooves used in many styles of Hip Hop, Rap, Electronic, Pop and modern R&B. From the variety of classic Lofi "Street Beats" to authentic Vocal Beatboxing and DJ-Style Vinyl Scratches this collection is an incredibly powerful and useful source of beats for any Urban-style music producer. Featuring over 50 hip hop bass lines, 270 fresh new vocal beats, 90 vinyl grooves and hundreds of authentic "Street Beats" plus over 590 urban-style grooves."