Mini-review: Goldbaby Productions MPC60 Vol 3
Goldbaby Productions just released the third and final volume of its MPC60 series of sample libraries.
This is the last in the MPC60 series of sample packs. It includes: Layered Drums, Vinyl Drums, Various Drum Machines, FX and even some synth sounds…. all sampled on the MPC60. Then captured as 24 bit wav files. These are some seriously solid samples dripping with the 60’s legendary sonic character.
Taking a look at the sound sources for volume 3 of the MPC60 series you may notice some familiar names like the Oberheim DMX, Emu Drumulator, Roland CR-78, MFB522, Vermona DRM and Linn LM-1 drum machines. It looks like Goldbaby went crate digging in his own sample collection!
The 1,053 wav samples are categorized in various folders for easy browsing. Besides the drum machine samples there is also a folder with layered drums. This is one of those tricks most hip hop producers will know about. Layering a drum hit will give you a fatter, bigger drum sound.
A “Vinyl” folder features even more drum samples, sampled from vinyl. I can’t tell you how these were done exactly but I know a lot of work went into creating them — think vintage equipment, tape, additional processing like the UBK Fatso, etc. — and it shows. These samples sound so good it’s ridiculous.
Production ready sounds aplenty, great authentic vibe. Although MPC60 Vol 3 features mostly drum sounds there are also some nice synth and effects samples.
MPC60 Vol 3 also comes with some kit patches in various formats (Battery 3, ReFill, iDrum, Guru) for instant satisfaction.
So what do I think?
Format: 24bit/44KHz wav (+ Battery 3, Guru, iDrum, Refill)
Price: $24 USD (all formats included)
I wasn’t planning on doing another Goldbaby review for a while because I’m running out of things to say about these fantastic sample libraries. So here’s the bottom line: Goldbaby delivers, time after time.
MPC60 Vol 3 is a wonderful collection of high quality lo-fi (?!) samples. They sound absolutely outstanding and will do great in any production that needs to have that vintage sound. Hip Hop producers will love these.
More information: Goldbaby Productions