The Bible of Salsa Volume 1

The Bible of Salsa Volume 1

$198
  • First Volume in The Bible of Pop, Latin & Salsa
  • 35 GB compressed to 19.6GB (11,077 Samples)
  • 5 Deep Sampled Instrument Categories
  • Brass, Baby Bass, Piano, Vocals, & Percussion
  • Multiple Rhythmic Variations Sampled in 11 Substyles
  • Polyphonic Phrase Legatos
  • Brand New Advanced User Interface
  • Recorded in the Capital of Salsa, ‘Cali Colombia
  • Blends Seamlessly with Volume 2 and Volume 3
  • Delivered by Download
  • Kontakt 5.8.1 Full Retail (or later) Required
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The Bible of Pop, Latin, & Salsa Volume 1 


We traveled to Cali, Colombia, the self-proclaimed “World Capital of Salsa,” to record the most in-depth Salsa collection ever produced and push the limits of modern sampling. Surrounded by stellar musicians and the amazing energy Latino artists have, we spent months recording what would become this jewel that is “The Bible of Latin & Salsa.”  

This First Volume contains thousands of tempo-synced rhythmic patterns, improvised phrases and multi-sampled phrases in unison specifically tailored towards Salsa music and its many, many sub-styles including Timba, Guaracha, Bolero, Boogaloo, Guaguanco, Yoruba, Columbia, Slow Salsa, Fast Salsa, Choque and Plena.  

Each Brass, recorded in amazing detail, provides thousands of custom phrases to create the perfect Salsa song. The piano rhythmic patterns (montunos) have a huge range of chord choices played in root position along with the most common inversions for this type of music. The beauty of sampling independent phrases is that you can get real performances from real players with the touch of a key. 

A four-voices choir was recorded with each of the voices isolated, giving you perfect control over each of them. An authentic Baby Bass was recorded both amped and through DI-box, playing all the rhythms for ease of use. Press one key and get the perfect ‘tumbao.’ Each instrument also includes real multiple dynamic layers and a wealth of essential controls, giving you the ultimate flexibility over each phrase. A new standard for phrase-based sampling.  

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PREPARED
RHYTHMS
&
PHRASES

STRAIGHT
FROM
THE
SALSA
CAPITAL
OF
THE
WORLD

Instruments

Volume 1 contains 19 phrase/rhythmic-based instruments separated into five categories (Baby Bass, Brass, Percussion, Piano, and Vocals). The Brass contains Tenor Saxophone, Solo Trumpet, Solo Trombone, and a Unison Ensemble. Our massive percussion section includes Bongos, Cajon, Conga (5 types), Large and small cowbells, Drums, Guiro, Maracas, Shekere, and Timbales.

Sub Styles

The challenge we face as sample developers when capturing ethnic instruments or genres is authenticity. Eleven different sub-styles, including Salsa (slow and fast), Timba, Guaracha, Bolero, Boogaloo, Guaguanco, Yoruba, Columbia, Salsa Choque, and Plena are included in this first Volume. Each of these styles offers an entirely different pallet of complex patterns!

Phrases

Each of the Brasses contains thousands of custom phrases recorded in two tempos and six keys (3 major, 3 minor). Because all the phrases are improvised, they all are unique. We also included unison phrases. These phrases can be manipulated in an infinite number of ways, as each of the instruments is isolated, offering independent control.

ARTS, SPECS AND REQS

Instruments:  

Baby Bass Phrases: 

  • Salsa Cascara (120 BPM) 
  • Salsa Mambo (120 BPM) 
  • Salsa Cascara (200 BPM) 
  • Salsa Mambo (200 BPM) 
  • Timba Cascara (170 BPM) 
  • Timba Mambo (170 BPM) 
  • Timba Bomba (170 BPM) 
  • Timba Moña (170 BPM) 
  • Guarcha Cascara (140 BPM) 
  • Guarcha Mambo (140 BPM) 
  • Boogaloo Cascara (180 BPM) 
  • Plena Cascara (240 BPM) 
     

Tenor Saxophone Phrases: 

  • C Major (170 BPM) 
  • F Major (170 BPM) 
  • Bb Major (170 BPM) 
  • F Minor (170 BPM) 
  • Bb Minor (170 BPM) 
  • C Major (220 BPM) 
  • F Major (220 BPM) 
  • Bb Major (220 BPM) 
  • F Minor (220 BPM) 
  • Bb Minor (220 BPM) 
     

Trombone Phrases: 

  • C Major (170 BPM) 
  • F Major (170 BPM) 
  • Bb Major (170 BPM) 
  • F Minor (170 BPM) 
  • Bb Minor (170 BPM) 
  • C Major (220 BPM) 
  • F Major (220 BPM) 
  • Bb Major (220 BPM) 
  • F Minor (220 BPM) 
  • Bb Minor (220 BPM) 
     

Trumpet Phrases: 

  • C Major (170 BPM) 
  • F Major (170 BPM) 
  • Bb Major (170 BPM) 
  • F Minor (170 BPM) 
  • Bb Minor (170 BPM) 
  • C Major (220 BPM) 
  • F Major (220 BPM) 
  • Bb Major (220 BPM) 
  • F Minor (220 BPM) 
  • Bb Minor (220 BPM) 
     

Phrases Unison: 

  • Salsero 
  • Candela 
  • Baila 
  • Cantando 
  • Fiesta 
  • Queloque 
  • Llevalo 
  • Chaca Chaca 
  • Salson 
  • Movimento 
  • Buelta 
  • Ocho 
  • A Tiempo 
  • Maraquero 
  • Figura 
  • Creando 
  • Sonero 
  • Teso 
  • Niche 
  • Africando 
  • Compleja 
  • Esplit 
  • Asi Noma 
  • Parranda 
     

Piano Phrases:

  • Salsa Cascara (120 BPM) 
  • Salsa Mambo (120 BPM) 
  • Salsa Cascara (200 BPM) 
  • Salsa Mambo (200 BPM) 
  • Timba Cascara (170 BPM) 
  • Timba Mambo (170 BPM) 
  • Timba Bomba (170 BPM) 
     

Piano Chord Types: 

  • Major Root Position 
  • Major 1st Inversion 
  • Major 2nd Inversion 
  • Major 6/2nd Inversion 
  • Minor Root Position 
  • Minor 1st Inversion 
  • Minor 2nd Inversion 
  • Minor 6/2nd Inversion 
  • Dom 7 Root Position 
  • Dom 7 1st Inversion 
  • Dom 7 2nd Inversion 
  • Major 7 1st Inversion 
  • Major 7 3rd Inversion 
  • Major 9th 3rd Inversion 
  • Minor 7 (b5) 1st Inversion 
  • Minor 7 (b5) 3rd Inversion 
  • Dom 9 Root Position 
  • Dom 9 1st Inversion 
  • Dom 9 2nd Inversion 
  • Minor 7 3rd Inversion 
  • Minor 9th 3rd Inversion 
  • 9/13 3rd Inversion 
     

Vocal (Traditional and Nasal):

  • Salsero Muevete 
  • Vamospa La Fiesta 
  • Ay Que Se Biene Mi Gente 
  • Que La Fiesta 
  • No Pare Jamas 
  • Vamonos Pa Cali A Gozar 
     

Percussion (assorted by instruments or by rhythm): 

  • Bongos 
  • Cajon 
  • Clave 
  • Congas 
  • Cowbell 
  • Cowbell Large 
  • Drums 
  • Guiro 
  • Maracas 
  • Shekere 
  • Timbal 
     

Rhythms:

  • Bolero (80 BPM)
  • Boogaloo (180 BPM)
  • Columbia (150 BPM)
  • Guaguanco (180 BPM)
  • Guaracha (140 BPM)
  • Plena (240 BPM)
  • Salsa Slow (120 BPM)
  • Salsa Fast (200 BPM)
  • Salsa Choque (180 BPM)
  • Timba (170 BPM)
  • Yoruba (140 BPM)

Requirements:  

  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or later required 
  • Not compatible with the free Kontakt Player 
  • Minimum: Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU. 8 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended. For TMPro Patches, i7 or equivalent is highly recommended. 
  • The Bible of Pop, Latin & Salsa: Volume 1 requires 19.8 GB of Hard Drive Space 
  • Sample resolution: 48Khz / 24Bit stereo .wav, .ncw format