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Sony Announces New Sony Sound Series: Loops & Samples

(October 29, 2004)

Recognizing the broad popularity and increasing professional demand for music loops, samples and effects, Sony has restructured its Loops for ACID libraries into the new "Sony Sound Series: Loops & Samples" line. The new versions now feature three tiers: Premium Collection ($99.95, MSRP), Standards Collection ($59.95, MSRP) and Classics Collection ($29.95, MSRP).
The three new categories of loops and samples offer increased depth, flexibility and variety not only for the music creation and production community, but also for producers who need content for film scoring and audio sweetening.

"Our line of Sony Sound Series products has long been recognized as one of the finest in the industry," said Dave Chaimson, vice president of marketing for Sony Media Software. "With a collection that numbers more than 125 titles and provides content in an unprecedented diversity of genres and styles?all developed by the world's finest musicians and sound developers?we're continuing on an aggressive path to enhancing our already famous world-class anthology."

Optimized for use in Sony's ACID music creation programs, these collections of WAV files can be used in any PC or Macintosh® program that supports this format. Applications that recognize the ACID file format metadata will benefit from being able to use this information for time stretching and pitch shifting purposes as well.

"Musicians looking to take their productions to a new level will greatly benefit from the depth and breadth of these new collections," said Paul Foschino, senior manager of pro audio in Sony Electronics' Broadcast and Production Systems Division. "Their availability through our retail sales channel offers a perfect complement to our pro audio equipment and software and provides customers with endless music creation and production options."

Sony Sound Series: Loops & Samples Product Description

The Premium Collection: 2-CDs/24-Bit: MSRP $99.95 for each title

The following loops and samples collections will soon be available from the Premium Collection:

Jerome Dillon / Keith Hillebrandt: arhythmiA, Volume One

Jerome Dillon / Keith Hillebrandt: arhythmiA, Volume Two

Songwriter's Acoustic Guitar Companion; Expanded Edition

Sonic Excursions for Acoustic Guitar; Expanded Edition

The Standard Collection: MSRP $59.95 for each title

The following loops and samples collections are now available from the Standard Collection:


ACID Techno Expander Pack

American Piano

Aural E: Eclectic Electronica

Bass Taster

Bass X

Bill Laswell: Volume I False Encryptions

Bill Laswell: Volume II Undocument

Bill Laswell: Volume III Letter of Law

Blip: Glitch Electronica

Bradley Fish: Restrung

Bradley Fish: Unstrung

Bunker 8: Extremely Abrasive Synths

Bunker 8: Nu Groove Pop

Cinematix Volume 1

Cinematix Volume 2

Designer Dance Tools

Discrete Drums: Volume I

Discrete Drums: Volume II

Downtempo Beats

Drum Tools

Either/Or Electronica

Electro Lounge

Electronic Point-Blank

Esoterik Beatz

Essential Sounds III

Euro Techno

Futurist Drum 'n' Bass

\George Pendergast: alt.rockdrums

Groove Spectrum R&B Drums

Headstrong Grooves

Horncraft for R&B

Hydroponic Hip-Hop

ILONA!: Universal Female Vocal Toolkit

Jade Hill: Rock/Pop Guitars

Jade Hill: Total Spanish Guitar

James Johnson: Slow Silhouette

James Johnson: Spektral Minimalism

Jazz Trap Kit

Joe Vitale: Latin Percussion

Joe Vitale: Organ Donor

Knutrix Drum `n' Bass

Ma Ja Lé: Electronic Imprints and Astrobeats

Ma Ja Lé: Ethereal Textures

Mac Money: Electro Hip-Hop

Mac Money: R&B 101

Machine Language

Machine Language II

Mellow Jazz/Funk Elements

Mick Fleetwood: Total Drumming

Nashville Wire: Pedal Steel Guitar

New Roots Reggae

New York Dance

Nigel Ayers: Myths of Technology

Numina I: Emotional Peak Sounds for Cinema

Numina II: More Peak Sounds for Cinema

On the Jazz Tip

Orchestral 1: Classical

Orchestral 2: Modern

Orchestral 3: Cinematic

Orchestral 4: Rock & Pop


Robert Rich: Ambient Atmospheres & Rhythms

Rudy Sarzo: Workingman's Bass

Siggi Baldursson: Zero-Gravity Beats

Soul Jazz Experience

Steve Tibbetts: Friendly Fire

Stylus Pressure: Urban Grooves on Digital Wax

Sweet & Low Bass

Techno Club Grooves

Tony Brock: Rock Drummer


Trance NRG

Troy Klontz: Rhythm & Twang

Ugly Remnants: Volume One

Ugly Remnants: Volume Two

Underground Soundlab

Vintage Analog Synths

Westside Underground

The Classics Collection: MSRP $29.95 for each title

The following loops and samples are now available from the Classics Collection:

ACID DJ Expander Pack

Ambient Grooves

Ambient Realms

Bunker 8: Extremely Abrasive Beats

David Torn: SPLaTTeRCeLL

DJ Puzzle: Scratch Tactics


Electro-World Percussion

Fluid Dynamics: Computational Drum 'n' Bass

George Pendergast: Essential Percussion

Joe Vitale: Junkyard Rythms

Mac Money: Hip-Hop/R&B Vocals

Metarock Visions

Methods of Mayhem: Industrial Toolkit

Paul Black: Blues Guitar

Psychedelic Guitar

Rapoon: Sci-Fi Tribal

Rapoon: Textures & Soundscapes

Siggi Baldursson: Drumsugar

Twine: Build

Twine: Intelligent Dance Music

Universal Groove Elements

Vince Andrews: Jazz Solos and Sections

World Percussion

World Pop

Vir Unis: Bug Report

Vir Unis: Infusion

Note: The Classics Collection titles are only available direct from the Sony Media Software store. Please visit


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