For Zodiac Vol. 2 we wanted to expand on the best elements that made the first Zodiac one of our most popular sample collections ever. We have been taking a new approach when creating melody loops – which has led to some of the most inspiring and emotional melody loops we have ever done. To make this work, we used a similar approach to some of the biggest records of the year like DONDA and Certified Lover Boy, albums that have dozens of producers collaborating together. Every sample is a collaboration between our handpicked team of producers and engineers, all specializing in their own skill sets.
Main focuses of Zodiac:
- Emphasis on live performance with vintage synths, hardware gear, and fx pedals
- Creating full compositions instead of just simple loops. This means every loop has multiple sections and interesting arrangements.
- Collaboration between our best producers and musicians, letting each one focus on their strengths to create the best possible samples.
- Adding live instruments like guitar, bass, drums/percussion, piano, and more.
- Live soul & RnB vocals on top of a lot of the compositions
Includes 4 unreleased Cymatics packs
Aquarius: Vocal Samples Aquarius is a collection of lush soul, gospel, and R&B lofi background vocals like those being used in a lot of Hip Hop and R&B music now. You can actually hear a lot of these types of vocal samples being used in many of the melodies in Zodiac Vol. 2 – and they played a big part in making some of the most emotional and vibey melodies we’ve ever done. If you’re going for the emotional type of vibe felt in many Drake and Kanye songs, you’re going to love these bonus vocals.
Cosmos: Guitar Loops Cosmos is a specialty collection of modern Hip Hop and R&B guitars. Everything is live recorded by professional guitarists who have had their work used on major releases in the Hip Hop and EDM industries. In Cosmos you will find beautifly layered guitar loops that also include stems, which on their own make for great sampling sources.
Virgo: Percussion Loops Percussion loops can help a lot when it comes to setting the vibe for a song – they can provide texture, rhythm, and bounce to a track and are easy to build around. And these are not your average percussion loops… Every loop in Virgo was meticulously built to be an instant vibe creator. Meaning these great sources for creating inspiration – because when you hear them you instantly will begin to hear new ideas coming into your head.
Orion: Midi Collection Coming up with memorable melodies and complex chord progressions can be tough for any producer! So on top of the 250 MIDI that comes in the Main Zodiac Collection, Orion will provide you with another 250 MIDI files you can drag straight into your DAW and start finding inspiration. That makes a total of 500 MIDI you get with Zodiac Vol. 2 With that much MIDI you can spend countless hours experimenting and coming up with new melodies for your next big track.