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Sony Premiers Two New Loops & Samples Collections

Featuring Steve Ferrone, Greg Ladanyi, and Vince Lawrence (January 20, 2005)

Sony Media Software launches two new collections from the extensive Sony Sound Series: Loops & Samples line: Steve Ferrone & Greg Ladanyi: Drums From The Big Room and Vince Lawrence: Chicago Fire, A Dance Music Anthology. The drum loops collection features one of musics greatest drummers, Steve Ferrone, and legendary producer Greg Ladanyi. The Chicago Fire collection was produced by house music phenom Vince Lawrence, the Windy City native who is known as one of the original creators of ?house music.

Steve Ferrone & Greg Ladanyi: Drums from the Big Room is a five CD collection of mixable, multitracked drum performances presented in 24-bit format created by one of the worlds most talented producers, Greg Ladanyi, and one of musics most in demand drummers, Steve Ferrone. Ferrone first came to international prominence while playing with the Average White Band, and has performed with Anita Baker, Chaka Khan, Duran Duran and Eric Clapton. Currently, he is the drummer for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Ferrones tasteful musicality and powerful groove has made him one of the most popular drummers in music today.

"Some of the material thats lying around nowadays is kind of weak, you know? states Steve Ferrone. ?I think this stuff gives you more than just a basic tick tock drum beat. Just the feel and the sound of it is more inspiring for a musician to sit down and start writing with.

The collection was produced by Greg Ladanyi, who worked on three Don Henley albums, including ?Building The Perfect Beast, two albums for Fleetwood Mac, including ?Behind The Mask, four of Totos, including the Grammy winning ?Toto IV, and six for Jackson Browne, including ?Running On Empty, ?Hold Out and ?Lawyers In Love. The collection features rock, pop, R&B, jazz, and reggae sessions. This collection offers an unprecedented level of control, as it allows the end user to isolate and mix the drum kit elements individually, as well as blend in three different axes of room ambience.

"Youll have great sounding drums that were all recorded acoustically on a digital platform, and its all organic; the real deal. Its not about playing four bars. Its about capturing the feel and power of real playing the moment it's happening, notes Ladanyi.

The second collection, Vince Lawrence: Chicago Fire, A Dance Music Anthology, is a five CD collection that explores in detail five different aspects of the club music experience: Deep House, Electro, Old School, Progressive, and Drum 'n' Bass. Produced by dance music innovator Vince Lawrence, the boxed collection is an authentic, perfectly balanced set of construction kits that provides everything consumers need to make complete tracks with the unmistakable Chicago sound.

Lawrence is an internationally recognized innovator in dance music and co-author of the first recording officially designated as "house music. Credited with the initial organization of Trax Records, a seminal Chicago House label, Lawrence has exposed some of the dance world's greatest prodigies, including Marshall Jefferson (?Move your Body, ?Ride the Rhythm, etc.), Adonis, Byron Styngly, Farley Jackmaster Funk, Ron Hardy, Screamin' Rachel and Jesse Saunders, while inspiring many others.

?Were thrilled to be able to offer two, outstanding new collections of content by premier performers and producers such as Ferrone, Ladanyi and Lawrence, says Dave Chaimson, VP of Marketing for Sony Media Software. ?These exclusive additions to our immensely popular line of loops and samples collection provide our customers access to the best musical samples in the industry and these boxed sets are absolute must-haves for anyone looking for best-of-class content for creative expression.

Optimized for use in SONY ACID music creation programs, these collections of WAV files can be used in any PC or MAC 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. Both collections are currently available at a suggested retail price of $249.95 at software retailers worldwide or at for more information.

About Sony Media Software
Sony Media Software manages the following media creation software titles: Sound Forge® software, Vegas® software, CD Architect software, DVD Architect software, ACID® PRO software, Sony Sound Series music and sound effects libraries, Sony Vision Series graphics, animations and stock footage libraries, Noise Reduction Plug-In, Vegas Movie Studio software, ACID Music Studio software and Sound Forge Audio Studio software. The team also runs the ACIDplanet online service (, a worldwide community for progressive musicians.

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