Equinox Sounds has released MIDI Keys: Piano Loops For Film & TV, a downloadable collection from its content partner Smash Up The Studio designed specifically for producers making music for TV, Ads, Jingles and Film. This collection contains not just piano loops, but also complete short piano pieces perfect for TV ads and highly contemporary in style.
Equinox Sounds says "It seems whenever you turn on the TV at the moment and the commercial break comes on, nine times out of ten you will probably hear acoustic piano pieces, all of a similar style being used by many huge companies to help sell their products. You cannot beat the sound of a nicely recorded piano played by a pro, with feeling and expression. This is where this product comes into its own."
"With the advent of multi-sampled pianos you no longer need to go to a top studio with a session guy to record piano tracks on an enormous budget. There are now some sampled piano plug-ins out there on the market, all you need is someone who can play."
Smash Up The Studio have once again employed the services of keyboardist, composer and producer Steve Burton in the making of this product. The brief was "Can you make it sound like all those piano ads on TV?"
There are chilled loops, atmospheric loops, classical, easy listening, jazzy, all with one thing in common, you can imagine hearing them on the TV whether in an advert, show or movie. All loops range between four to sixteen bars in length and are all key and tempo labeled.
This pack also moves one step further than just a loop pack and also contains a selection of complete short MIDI piano pieces.
Whilst this MIDI pack is designed and played in the style of acoustic piano, the versatility of MIDI enables the user to use any sound they wish and to edit any aspect of the part to their own requirements.
- 51 MIDI piano loops: These loops are all original performances, un-quantised and exactly as played by the artist, the perfect base on which to build your mix. Key signature info and tempo is in the file name.
- 22 MIDI short piano pieces: These are complete short piano pieces that are not designed to loop. The performances were played in real time and do not adhere to any strict tempo, although there is a guide tempo included in the file name along with the key signature info.
- All content is royalty-free and comes in MIDI format.
About The Performer
Steve Burton is a session keyboardist, songwriter and producer based in London. His work has covered many genres, from R&B, House, Pop and Jazz, through to Film and Soundtrack. He has featured on many mixes by artists such as Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, Babyface, George Michael, Mary J Blige, Justin Timberlake, Seal Aretha Franklin, Destiny's Child, and many more.
Price and Availability
MIDI Keys: Piano Loops For Film & TV is currently available for $29.95 as a download.
More information and audio demo available from the Equinox Sounds website.
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