original_168-1370947276With the Ibiza summer well under way and festival season clicking into gear across Europe, you might have thought the SM team would be taking some time off to let our hair down.  But you’d be wrong.  June has been another jam-packed month of new releases, new courses, price reductions and press reviews.

This month has already seen the release of four new products.  The highlights of which are undoubtedly the zeitgiest-surfing Future House and our debut trance collection, Trance Melodics.

Future House plots a cultured line through the lineage of UK garage, deep house and techno, delivering 400MB of loops and hits inspired by house trailblazers such as Dusky, Julio Bashmore and Shadow Child.  Check the demos here and grab the sound of cutting edge house music.

SAM - SM101 BANNERS Part 4Trance has been and often requested genre here at SM HQ but we knew when we did it, we wanted to do it right.  That’s why we’ve enlisted the services of trance luminaries Eat Static, who serve up 225MB of euphoric riffs, searing leads, throbbing basslines and ecstatic pads to sum up the sound of underground and psychedelic trance.

And they didn’t disappoint.  They dusted off their hardware synths and racks of A-grade outboard units – including the Roland TB-303, Roland SH5 and Korg Poly 6 – to create 101 of the chunkiest, lushest and warmest melodic loops we ever heard.  Don’t believe us?  Check the demo to hear for yourself.

With the latest sold-out Summer School starting on Monday, there’s still time to book your place for the September course.  But with only 12 spaces available and a handful already sold, we recommend you act quick to secure your place.

Or perhaps our Production Academy is more your thing?  Our newest course is based upon the best-selling Producer’s Manual by Sound On Sound editor-in-chief Paul White and includes sessions from White himself, Mastering Engineer of the Year Matt Colton and is led by Jon Olliffe, who has worked with Nick Cave, Ms Dynamite and PJ Harvey, amongst many others.  You can book one of the 12 places for the earlybird price of £600 for a limited time only.

original_1-1340364476Finally, there’s just time to mention changes to our back catalogue prices.  We’ve permanently reduced prices on classic Sample Magic collections (SM01 – SM16) by 30%, so you can get some of our most celebrated collections for an unbeatably low price.