I wish you all a Merry Xmas & Happy Holidays!
2013 has been a year of transition – I have moved my main studio to Copenhagen and various projects have been started.
It has also been a year with a lot of production challenges. Because we always try to make the best possible products it means that often I decide to start over 1,2 and even 3 times before I feel a products is good enough to release. However this is what makes a SCARBEE product great – so just be patient a little more and we will have some nice stuff for you in 2014.
2013 has also been a year where we have had to make some difficult decisions about potential co-works with various companies. Though there has been several flattering offers, we have felt that first priority is that SCARBEE can continue to release products based on passion and love in the future.
Thomas Hansen Skarbye
So please go and vote for it here:
Here is the description that follows the nomination:
“When it comes to sampling then it takes a lot to beat Thomas Scarbee, a top musician, friend of music industry legends and perfectionist sampler, what do you expect? His Native Instruments Scarbee Rickenbacker was no exception and took Russ back to his 80s post punk days.“
April 4, 2013
The partnership between SCARBEE and Native Instruments have now changed from “exclusive” to “non-exclusive”. We will continue to co-develop successful products with NI in future, but in addition to that, SCARBEE can now release own products based on slightly different concepts.
One of the things we are likely to examine, is the idea of releasing series of sample libraries for Kontakt, where ex. the user can buy additional content for the main product. This will be very attractive for the user and also a natural and inspiring workflow for my team and I as we like to release more often – and also produce more specialized expansions.
We will also release standard Virtual Instruments that comes with Kontakt Player – it all depends on what suits the concepts best.
These products will be sold EXCLUSIVELY from our website: www.scarbee.com
Finally this change also means that SCARBEE can work with other companies – including hardware companies.
This is something we have wanted to look into for many years.
Read the full review here.
March 11, 2013
Jan 15, 2013
SCARBEE RICKENBACKER® BASS has just received its first Editors Choice Award from Pro Tools Expert. “Stunning bass, stunning sampling… Huge thumbs up from me…. sell your bed and buy it!” Says Russ Hughes. It’s a very positive review that makes the whole team behind this project very proud! Go and see the full video review here!
Jan 10, 2013
Native Instruments and SCARBEE are proud to present SCARBEE RICKENBACKER® BASS, capturing the unmistakable, iconic sound of a Rickenbacker® 4003 for the first time in software. SCARBEE RICKENBACKER® BASS features meaty, low end thunder and crisp, detailed midrange punch thats effortlessly cuts through a mix. Painstakingly sampled by Thomas Skarbye, ideal for distortion, and the first SCARBEE bass to be played with a pick, this officially licensed instrument delivers all the character and versatility of the original.
Jan 10, 2013
Today SCARBEE has launched a brand new web site in Responsive Design that will make the user experience much better on mobile phones and tablets. For the next weeks will will continue to enhance site with more content and design.