Sample Packs v1.3 + Melody Packs v.1.1 Update
We've been hard at work to bring you more 100% completely free updates to our sample packs and melody packs. This includes all our free Essential Sample Packs, our Pro Sample Pack Genesis, and all our melody packs. As usual we're always trying to bring the producer as many creative options as possible and this is a further attempt to both do that and bring our packs up to industry standards.
As with our previous updates this new version is 100% completely optional and is NOT required to continue using the packs if you've already downloaded them.
As of this morning we've updated the files which automatically sends an email notifying everyone who downloaded these packs about these new optional updates so if you didn't receive your email or are having trouble downloading this new version then please contact us and let us know.
These new updates have already been incorporated into our upcoming Essentials Pack 06: Modern Metal pack, our Memories and Vibez Melody Packs and will be in all our new sample packs and melody packs moving forward.
Sample Packs Version 1.3 Changes
There are 4 major changes in Version 1.3 that we're excited to share with you below:
1. Apple Loops (.aif files)
The first new change is that we've added Apple Loops to all our sample packs. Apple Loops are commonly known as the standard audio file type for Apple’s Garageband and Logic software applications. The reason for their popularity is that Apple Loops are formatted with extensive meta information which tells Garageband some valuable information such as instrument type, genre, bpm, key and much more.
2. Cubasis 3 Templates
The second new change is that we're now including at least one Cubasis 3 template per sample pack. These templates are just Cubasis 3 project files but they're designed to have everything you need to start a new song in that genre including an 8 bar loop of original mixed music to get you into the vibe and a full song arrangement mapped out in MIDI and Audio events on the timeline.
3. Added Bar Length To Filenames
We've now added the length of all the loops in the filename directly after the bpm. This will help give producers more information right up front so they can make quicker decisions about what loop to use and how to use it in their project.
4. Bug Fixes
And finally there were also some small bug fixes including modifying some incorrect RX2/ACID information and recutting some loops that were not an exact bar length of either 4, 8 or 16 bars.
Melody Packs Version 1.1 Changes
There are 4 major changes in Version 1.1 that we're excited to share with you below:
1. Apple Loops (.aif files)
The first new change is that we've added Apple Loops to all our melody packs. Apple Loops are commonly known as the standard audio file type for Apple’s Garageband and Logic software applications. The reason for their popularity is that Apple Loops are formatted with extensive meta information which tells Garageband some valuable information such as instrument type, genre, bpm, key and much more.
2. Rex Loops (.rx2 files)
The second biggest change is that all melody packs now come with RX2 files for use in Reason, Recycle and any DAWs/Apps that support it. The REX2 format allows audio producers to divide audio loops into "slices", using markers that denote a zero crossing in a waveform. By timing each slice to a specific playback time, REX2 loops can easily be included in songs that use different tempos.
3. All loops are now ACIDized
Acid loops are wav files that come from recording live audio. They contain pitch, length and transient data - much more than just simple audio files. Because of this they are extremely customizable for any key and bpm.
4. Bug Fixes
And finally the two big bug fixes were fixing loops that did not loop perfectly and making sure all loops were in a standard bar length of either 4, 8 or 16 exactly.
Overall we're extremely proud of these changes and we are committed to providing some of the highest quality music packs in the industry for both desktop and iOS music producers.