New UK sample CD developers sampleLab announce their first 5 titles
Debate rages over whether 96kHz+ sample rates give any discernable audible difference, but no-one disputes that high bit rate recordings are infinitely sonically superior, and 24 bit recording has become the industry standard. Sadly, with the exception of a few very expensive libraries, most of us are still using 16 bit sounds.
SampleLab was formed to produce the most sonically accurate recordings possible by using only audiophile quality equipment and a fully 24 bit recording, editing and mastering process from start to finish. Many of our source recordings were made at the internationally renowned Rockfield studios, famous for it’s superb sounding rooms, natural reverb chambers and vintage EMT plate collection.
Classic mics, Neve preamps and Apogee convertors were used throughout by SampleLab’s demanding engineers to capture the performances of top session players. Then edited and processed with the finest TDM plug-ins to create hundreds or even thousands of samples for each CD, broken out by BPM and/or Key for ease of use.
Great care has been taken to ensure that loops are sample-accurate and every conceivable effort has been made to maintain the highest possible signal quality throughout. All sets comprise Audio, WAV, EXS24, Halion & Reason Refill files & patches across 3 CDs, also giving compatibility with virtually all software samplers, Akai Z series, Yamaha A series & many more, whilst comprehensive documentation details track listings, hints & tips.