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Instrument samples | How they can improve your music productions

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Instrument samples | How they can improve your music productions
By 28 June 2015 546 Views No comments

Instruments Samples for music production are favoured by many. DJs understand the power that instruments can bring to their releases. The music producers who create the music tracks with instruments integrated have a trial to achieve the perfect result. Many years ago, instrument synths were mostly used during the majority of productions. This was perfectly acceptable and in. As time goes on and the listeners ear becomes keenly aware about the lack of quality compared to the live instruments, then this becomes the preferred.


How can I get live instruments sampled for my music production?

How can I get live instruments sampled for my music production? Well there are enough instrument loops packs out there for you to choose from if you’re looking for loops. One shots on the other hand, you can purchase an array of playing styles and volumes to layer over your MIDI controller. Then you can create your own instrument layers with recorded live instruments.

My uncle actually did this for a Steinway Piano and the quality is simply mind-blowing. Having such a wonderful instrument available in your studio is incredible. Many music producers however haven’t had the chance to master the piano or even read musical notes. The problem with this is that creativity is hampered by the lack of understanding all available tools.

Being acquainted to classical music can really help one with the melodic creativity side of ones music productions. Being able to utilise and understand the instruments to the fullest helps in developing the perfect combination for a melody.


Instruments and the keys

Instruments come in multiple shapes and sizes. However the rule of keys remains the same. Every melodic instrument can be played in major and minor keys. A key is simply a designated scale missing out certain notes to create an ambient effect.

It’s of course the human brain that makes the variation of the instrument key major sounding happy and minor sounding sad. Instruments have this powerful effect and hence is therefore desired. As few people are wonderful instrument artists, those who aren’t must resort to either purchasing instrument loops from sample packs, or hiring a musician to record an original melody for them. This of course comes with expense, but in the long run, it’s worth it.


Custom instrument samples by our Studio Artists

Custom instrument samples by our Studio Artists can be purchased exclusively. If you really want to be the only one who has a special instrument layer, then we can help you achieve this. You may ask, what categories of instruments are there to consider? I’ve listed the categories below and wish to add that individuality is vital. So take some time to figure our which will suit your style best.

  • String instruments - These include instruments such as Violin loops, Cello loops, Viola loops
  • Percussion instruments -Cow Bells, Bells, Glockenspiel, Congas, Tambourine, Zap, Tabla, Timpani, Hand clapping, Shakers
  • Keyboard instruments - Upright Piano loops, Grand Piano loops, Harpsichord loops, Organ loops, Accordion loops and many more.
  • Brass instruments - Horns, Trumpet loops, Trombone loops, Tuba loops, Bazooka loops, Alphorn loops
  • Woodwind instruments - Flute loops, Clarinets loops, Oboe loops, Saxophone loops, Bassoon loops
  • Plucked instruments - Guitar loops, Bass-guitar loops, Harp loops.
  • Aerophone instruments
  • Mallet instruments - Xylophone loops, Vibraphone loops, Glockenspiel loops, Bells, Marimba loops, Gong loops
  • World instruments

No matter what you’re looking for, we either have it in our Sample Store, or you can hire one of our excellent top musicians with much recording experience to create your own personal custom instrument layer for you. This means you will have your own exclusive layers of instruments for your personal use.


When asking for an instrument recording, what should I look out for?

When hiring a musician to record an instrument layer for you, the main factors are to focus on the compatibility of the sample and your music track. Our ghost producers can help you figure this out if working with them on your next track. If you’re going it alone, then if in doubt, please send over the track to the musician who is going to be recording your choice of instruments for advice. The following main things to look out for are:

  • Instrument Key - which key you need the instrument to be in, the range starts a key A up to key G#.
  • Instrument BPM - which BPM your track is so that the recorded melody matches your track perfectly and only slicing is required if desired.

That’s it really, have a look around through our Sample Store for instrument loops and packs and if you don’t find what you want, or desire exclusivity, then please feel free to browse our Studio Artists.