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Sony Creative Software debuts Quartet Artist Integrated sample library
Sony Creative Software has announced the formation of its Artist Integrated Quartet of Sony Sound Series loop libraries with the release of two new Premium Collection tier titles: “Parthenon Huxley's Six-String Orchestra” and “Matt Fink: Rock & Pop Keyboard Essentials.” The new titles, used in conjunction with the existing “Tony Franklin: Not Just Another Pretty Bass” and “The Best of Siggi Baldursson: The Drum Loops,” expand on artist integration — a concept in sample library design that provides music producers with sonic excellence and significantly increased workflow speed.
Artist Integrated library development begins when new music is played over song structures made using existing Artist Integrated catalog titles. Fresh performances are edited and organized into new Artist Integrated logo-bearing titles that each contains 15 flexible song session templates. End users can combine sounds from corresponding sessions across libraries to efficiently make new music.
Matt Fink is a veteran of Prince’s band. For the “Rock & Pop Keyboard Essentials,” he used his extensive personal collection of vintage and modern gear to generate 1.2GB of content only available on the title. Similarly, renowned guitarist and hit songwriter Parthenon Huxley used a massive assortment of lead and rhythm guitar tracks played through classic, vintage gear in creating the “Six-String Orchestra” title.
While the Artist Integrated titles are designed to work together, each Quartet library can be used independently as well. All tracks are formatted as ACIDized .WAV files, making them compatible with Sony Creative Software’s ACID music creation software and any other programs that support the .WAV file format.
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