February 6, 2013

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Big Boss V1 – Trap Loops Sample Pack

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Platinumloops has just released a new sample pack entitled ‘Big Boss V1’ which is a Trap Music Sample pack for lovers of dark and dirty southern rap music with that slightly menacing atmosphere made famous by Rick Ross. You know the score, trap music has that edgy gangster sound with sub popping 808 kicks and […]

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January 30, 2013

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New Cinematic Dubstep Samples from Platinumloops

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Platinumloops is back with a second installment of Cinematic Dubstep Samples and this one scores high in the production quality department. Not content with delivering some of the heaviest dubstep bass drops known to man Platinumloops also aims to bring some lush melody back to your beats with a touch of cinematic drama that they […]

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January 21, 2013

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Disco Strings V1 – New Sample Pack from Platinumloops

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If you’re old enough you’ll remember the days of disco, outrageous parties, glittering clothing, nightclub scenes that bordered on religious experiences for some and most importantly, awesome music. Part of the signature sound of the disco era was the high quality orchestral string arrangements that featured so heavily in songs by artists like Donna Summer, […]

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December 19, 2012

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Hardcore Christmas – Dance Music Loops

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Once again Platinumloops have managed to mix a comical idea with a dash of top notch audio production to create ‘Hardcore Christmas Music Loops‘. What ought to be tacky concept actually sounds pretty damn good and extremely useful for any producer that works in the commercial industry. They’ve masterfully recreated some classic Christmas Carols into […]

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December 11, 2012

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Christmas Music Loops

Hip Hip Christmas Music Loops

Ever needed to create a Christmas carol parody in a modern style but just couldn’t face the hard work? Well, Platinumloops has got you covered with their latest sample pack release entitled ‘Hip Hop Christmas‘. It’s a collection of 9 popular Christmas Carols that focus around a Hip Hip style of production and range from […]

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November 8, 2012

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Baddass Breakbeats straight to your DAW.

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The live drum loop specialists at Silicon Beats have just announced Baddass Breakbeats V1 and Baddass Breakbeats V2. These killer sample packs feature live drum breaks and fills that boast a retro ‘sampled vinyl’ sound that works well for many genres but particularly well for hip hop and funk. You could even slow these monster […]

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October 30, 2012

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New Cinematic Dubstep Samples from Platinumloops

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Fresh out of the mastering suite is the latest release from Platinumloops entitled ‘Cinematic Dubstep V1‘. With super dramatic orchestral sequences expertly matched to some devastating dubstep bass drops, Platinumloops have created something truly unique with this sample pack. Take a listen to the preview. You get everything from atmospheric violins to concrete busting bass […]

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October 18, 2012

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How to use Massive’s Stepper

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Massive has plenty of powerful tools for sound design and synthesis.  If you’re not familiar with the Stepper, then you will undoubtedly want to be.  The Stepper can be used to modulate any parameter within Massive, but today we’ll use it to construct a vintage gaming melody. Take a listen to the sound we’ll create: […]

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October 17, 2012

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Sitar Loops – Essential Ragas V1

Sitar Loops

This is one has been around for a few years but still deserves a mention for it’s sheer authenticity and powerfully melodic sitar riffs. Regardless of the type of music you produce, chances are your tracks could seriously benefit from such soul stirring sitar samples as these by the masters of production at Platinumloops. (more…)

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October 13, 2012

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Global Automation in GarageBand

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Amongst other things, you can automate global changes in Garageband via the master track.  This could range from simple volume fades to complex filter sweeps.  Rather than drawing in automation for each track in your arrangement, there are times when you can consolidate changes by working with the master track. Today we’ll learn how to […]

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