The sound of modern salsa at your fingertips

Salsa Percussion Loops is a genre-authentic audiophile sound library for SampleTank 4 in our new series of multitrack audio loops libraries. Created by acclaimed Cuban Producer and Musician Alex Rivas, each preset contains the full mix on note C1 with the stems of each track provided chromatically going up the keyboard.
The best SampleTank effects from T-RackS, AmpliTube and Syntronik are assigned so that the user can instantly filter, EQ and compress each preset to taste using the SampleTank macro controls. An additional resonant low pass filter is assigned to the mod wheel for real-time performance.

Salsa Percussion Loop sounds

Salsa Percussion Loops gives you the real-world tools you need for any part of the arrangement of a salsa song. You get all the percussion instruments necessary to make a salsa song from beginning to the end: timbales, congas, timbale with kick and snare, bongo, multiple types of hand bells and guiros. Intro, Verse, Cascaras, Fill, Chorus, Pre-Chorus, Cha-Cha and Cuban Style Bomba are all waiting for you.

Salsa Percussion Loops also includes a playable “Salsa Percussion Kit” preset with 59 different percussion timbres that lets you play on top of the loops, or use them to build your own Latin percussion tracks from scratch. All in all, you get a total of 155 presets for SampleTank 4.

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The origin of Salsa Percussion Loops

Producer Alex Rivas says about the library, “After years of struggling to find an authentic sounding salsa library, I decided to create my own with a modern approach and inspired by current salsa artists. I carefully chose the musicians, instruments and gear to make this project come to life, so now you, too, can make your own
genuine salsa songs.”

Authentic salsa tracks from serious
salsa players

Authenticity is key to Salsa Percussion Loops. The recorded musicians are straight from Cuba, Venezuela and Colombia. These three countries have one thing in common: They live and breathe salsa music. Alex and his team recorded the most common rhythms and parts of a salsa song, so you are covered no matter what you need. And as a Cuban native, salsa music is in Producer Alex Rivas’ blood, and he knows you will feel it, too.


The best tools for the best results

Looking for an authentic and modern salsa percussion library? Salsa Percussion Loops is all you need to create a salsa song from beginning to end. Audiophile 24-bit recordings using top studio gear from Neve, API, Avalon, Universal Audio, AKG, Mojave and more. The loops are recorded at three different classic salsa tempos — 95, 100 and 105 BPM — so every preset is unique. Additional presets using the SampleTank PSTS engine are provided to automatically sync to any host tempo.

SampleTank 4

The new SampleTank 4 has been re-designed from the ground up to be every musician’s “go to” workstation for music creation, with a completely new rescalable interface, a massively expanded sample library and a new cutting-edge sound engine with efficient disk streaming, to deliver more powerful music creation tools than you ever imagined. What might usually take dozens of plug-ins can be accomplished right inside SampleTank 4, for lightning-fast workflow that keeps your inspiration going.

Salsa Percussion Loops works inside SampleTank 4 CS, offering you all the features of the new SampleTank 4 engine and over 4 GB of fresh sounds to get started.



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About the creator

Salsa Percussion Loops was created by Cuban Producer Alex Rivas, a Grammy-nominated musician who played all over the world with some of the greatest Latin pop and salsa artists such as Franco de Vita, Reik, Kalimba, Fruko y sus Tesos, and the Latin Brothers among others. The list also includes American Pop and Contemporary Christian Music Artists like Danny Gokey and Jason Crabb.

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