Istanbul’s Finest Middle Eastern Strings As Music Sample Library

Gabi Masso Oriental String Sessions Vol. 1-3 (PowerFX, 2008)

Swedish company PowerFX continues with its world music line of music samples with the release of the mesmerizing Gabi Masso Oriental String Sessions Vol. 1-3 downloadable sample CD.

&The samples included on Gabi Masso Oriental String Sessions Vol. 1-3 are high quality Middle Eastern string arrangements performed by top Turkish session players. The string fest consists of 11 violins, 3 violas and a cello recorded together in 24-bit stereo. Gabi Masso is is originally from Syria but he has lived in Sweden most of his life. He composed the captivating music played in the ‘Gabi Masso Oriental String Ensemble Sessions’.The impressive collection features over 420 loops, including Middle Eastern rhythms such as baladi saidy and wehda. The set includes both acid and apple loops.

Gabi Masso Oriental String Sessions Vol. 1-3 is available for immediate download for $119 direct from www.powerfx.com. Individual volumes are available at $49 each

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.

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