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Carl Cox ‘My Life in Music’

05.15.15

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After more than twelve months of hard work alongside arguably the most well known DJ on the planet, samplify and Carl Cox are very proud to announce the worldwide major release of ‘Carl Cox Collective – My Life in Music’.

We loved working on this project. It appealed to our strengths. Sound Designers, Producers, composers and musicians. Coupled with avant-garde experimentation using a rare collection of classic vintage gear and the latest digital technology. All 100% written, recorded and produced in-house at our wonderful recording studios here in St Kilda, Melbourne.

It started with Carl bringing in thousands of records to define the sound of his life in music. That in itself was a memory we will never forget. Carl DJ’ing to us for days on end, privately and for free! He is such a wonderful guy that working hard to achieve something we wanted the media to define as ‘ground breaking’ was always an honour an inspiration, never a chore – or a job!

The end result has us very proud of the quality. But much more importantly the great man himself Carl Cox is ecstatic. Loopmasters is the company behind the release and they are the worlds largest supplier of sample packs. Here is their press release:

One of Loopmasters proudest moments to date has arrived as we can finally announce to the world a collaboration with the most charming DJ in the business, a musical ambassador, a veteran of acid house, a champion of techno, a dance music pioneer, label owner and King of Ibiza – The legendary Carl Cox.

My Life In Music is an incredible collection of original Loops and One Shot Samples written and recorded by Carl Cox and the talented production duo samplify aka Davide Carbone and Josh Abrahams and features over 1.6Gb of solid club loops and sounds including Rich Fat Bass Lines, Vintage Drum Breaks, Searing Leads, Warm Pads and a special collection of Mixed Groove Hooks to cut up, filter, re sample and remix in your sampler of choice.

With Carl Cox at the helm the Carl Cox Collective set about creating, arguably the most ambitious royalty free sample project to date: To document and recreate the energy from a lifetime of musical memory’s inside the mind of the planet’s most popular DJ/Producer. Everything in this collection has been written and recorded from scratch with real instruments and classic vintage gear alongside some notable modern music software all painstakingly re sampled, printed to tape or reverse engineered to create a certain vibe, emotion or memory, locked and stored inside the brain of Britain’s most respected DJ.

The Kit list used in making this incredible collection included the Audient ASP4816 Recording Console, Adam S3X-H studio monitors, Logic Pro X, Ableton Live 9, Maschine, Moog Sub 37, Vestax PMC580 Pro  DJ mixer, Elektron Sidstation, Access Virus, Korg MS-20, DSI Prophet 08, Fender Rhodes 54, Gretsch Catalania Club Drum Kit, Yamaha U1 Piano, Korg Maxi-Korg, Roland Juno-106, Roland JD-800, Moog Micromoog, Yamaha CS-30, Wurlitzer EP200, Roland SH-09, Roland TR-909,Roland Jupiter 6, Nord Lead Original, Carbon Electra Soft Synth, Focusrite Red 2 and Joe Meek SC3 DAD.

In Detail expect to find 1.61Gb of 24Bit 44.1KHz Loops and One shot Sounds including 36 Bass Loops, 88 Break Loops, 53 Drum Loops, 63 Mixed Groove Loops, 39 Lead Synth Loops, 72 Musical Loops, 185 Drum Shots, 30 Bass Stabs, 25 Chord Hits, 30 SFX Sounds, 40 FX Builds, 35 Lead Sounds, 22 Pad Shots, 364 Rex2 Files and 128 Soft Sampler Patches for Kontakt, Halion, Exs24, Nnxt and Sfz formats.

The Collection is also available in Apple Loops, Reason Refill and an extended Ableton Live Pack that contains special layered and performance rack instrument presets.

This collection is perfect for Main Room and Techno producers looking for royalty free samples for their next big production, make sure you check out all three of the main demo songs to see how flexible and loaded with inspiration this collection is so crank it up, and sample The Carl Cox Collective – My Life In Music NOW!

 

 

And check out the product here:

http://www.loopmasters.com/genres/40-Techno/products/3862-Carl-Cox-Collective-My-Life-In-Music

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7/7/15 Update:

Music Radar 10/10 ‘One of the most essential sample pack purchases we’ve ever heard’

DJ Mag 9/10 ‘perfect for peak-time floor fillers, killer sounds that sound big in the main room floors and massive open-air arenas’

4/6/15 Update: Carl Cox Collective – My Life in Music has stormed to number one in the prestigious Loopmasters charts and the reviews are rolling in. Here are some snippets:

Timo Garcia: ‘One of the best packs I’ve heard in a long time. Essential!’ 10/10
Bassbin Twins: ‘There is a hell of a lot of vibe in this collection – an epic set’ 9/10

 

Shanghai Motor Show 2015

05.15.15

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Alongside our long term creative partners at Imagination, samplify has once again composed several pieces for Ford and their major worldwide car reveals. This time it was at the world biggest car market in Shanghai.

Several cars were launched alongside the wonderful projection mapping and big screen staging that Imagination are world renowned for. Music and sound design is such an integral part of the audio and visual experience so we needed to create something that is able to make a huge impression but also leave a lasting impact.

We love working to the creative briefs supplied by Imagination. Not only are they musically challenging but they need to suit several types of environments and mediums such as live, TV, Internet at Cinema. The sound design needs to be futuristic and impactful and the music needs to have a big emotional impact and be well suited to the product.

We have been composing for Imagination and Ford for several years now and have clocked up over 100 pieces. It’s a partnership that keeps improving and we are really proud of our work for Ford and the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show.

Here are some examples:

Fixed on FIxed

12.15.14

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samplify have composed the music for this wonderful documentary from Raechel Harding. Fixed on Fixed was shot in Melbourne and profiles five female bicycle riders and their love of riding fixed gear bikes.

Davide and Josh composed seven original pieces for the doco and synced them to picture. We were happy to hear from viewers requesting the soundtrack so we made it available by releasing it across all digital retailers.

You can purchase it on iTunes here:

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Here’s the full film:

Fixed On Fixed from Raechel Harding on Vimeo.

 

Tahiti Tourism

09.16.14

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samplify have composed the music for a series of campaigns for the Tahiti Tourism board. In conjunction with FutureBrand, samplify have been responsible for the sonic re-branding of these incredible series of islands. The campaign is live on the internet and across cinemas in Europe, UK and Japan.

We loved working on the project and are really proud of the results. We wanted to make something that appeals worldwide but yet was somehow distinctively Tahitian. With the help of local artists and our own sound design we created a aural soundscape that reflected the natural beauty, tranquility and power of this incredible part of the world.

Here are links to our full length piece and our 30 second TVC and cinema cut down.

Rebrand’s ‘Best of’ Award 2014

03.01.14

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samplify created a bespoke sonic identity for a series of videos for Fiji Airways that has been awarded winner of Rebrand’s ‘Best of’ Award.

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samplify worked alongside FutureBrand to write and produce the soundtrack for a series of films created to showcase the rebranding of Fiji Airways. This included the films that appear on the winners page of the 2014 Rebrand Award. You can also read more about it on FutureBrand’s website.

samplify also composed the music for the launch film of the brand that included a walkthrough of the brand new Airbus A380 fleet:

We are super proud of creating a unique and authentic sonic identity for Fiji Airways that has been recognised by one of the worlds best accolades. Congratulations to FutureBrand on their brilliant work. We love working with them as they are a wonderfully creative team. Here’s to more awards in 2014!