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The Drum Broker Black Friday Sale – 50% off

Drum Broker

The Drum Broker has announced its Black Friday Sale, offering 50% off all Drum Kits, Breaks, Samples & $10 USD off select USB Drives.

Our annual Black Friday sale is here! It starts 12AM EST Nov 29th, 2013 and runs exactly 24HRS. Take advantage of MASSIVE savings! All drum Kits are 50% off and MPC, SP-1200, Maschine, TR-808, and NS-10M USB Drives are $10 off.

All you need to do is use Promo Code: BLACKFRIDAY at checkout!

On Instagram? Start hashtagging your studio porn, drum machines, usb drive photos, beat videos, and more using the #drumbroker hashtag

We have a slew of new stuff dropping including Cardiak Flatline’s Kit, Bad Friend Breaks 2, Minty Breaks 3, Minty Drums 3, 9th Wonder’s Drum Kit, some original breaks from Stixx (along with new Vinyl/LP’s), and an Akai MPC60 Flash Drive.

More information: The Drum Broker

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Review: The Raw Cutz Super Pack – 5,000 Breaks, Cuts & Samples

Raw Cutz is a new label by Erik Svahn of E-Lab and Equipped Music, and Loopmasters sample boutique owner Matt Pelling.

Together Erik and Matt have formed Raw Cutz, and hope this site will inspire musicians old and new to make exciting Hip Hop, House, Drum and Bass and other experimental forms using some of the inspirational sounds, swung beats, processed kits and found sounds that Raw Cutz and its Producers will be releasing regularly on this imprint.

Raw Cutz Super Pack

The Raw Cutz Super Pack takes the 30 launch releases from the new imprint, and bundles them in a giant pack with no less than 5,645 individual samples, good for 3.3 GB content.

Whether you are looking for Punchy Kicks, Crisp Snares, Mellow Rhodes, Ethereal Vocals, Dubbed Out Basses, Glitched Jazz Guitars, Drifting Flutes, Funky Horns, Ambient Sounds, and Dusty Breaks – these smoking beats are guaranteed to add the flavour, punch and inspiration to your productions that you have been looking for.

Raw Cutz Super Pack features

  • 300 81-99BPM Raw Break Loops
  • 3,510 Raw Cut Music Samples
  • 778 Raw Kick Samples
  • 468 Raw Snare Samples
  • 331 Raw Hi Hat Samples
  • 302 Rex2 Files

The pack comes with everything listed above in respective folders. You do get file listings of each of the 30 individual packs that make up this super pack, but if you want to find the sounds that are from the same pack you’ll have to use the file name tags to locate them.

A collection of 300 break loops (10 loops per pack) is good for 110 individual breaks, and 190 no kick/no hihat type variations. They have a nice vintage vibe, though when you audition the bunch some of the themes start to sounds a bit the same-ish. Of course nothing keeps you from chopping the breaks up, and since you also get over 1,500 one-shot drum samples so can easily make your own breaks anyway.

For me, the next bit – the “Raw Cut Inspirational Music Samples” – is what this pack is all about.

One of the first sample libraries I bought was E-Lab’s Xclusive Wav Xtension (10-disc pack including the X-Static Goldmine series). I remember it cost an arm and a leg (back then anyway), and it seemed that a lot of the content was simply lifted of existing recordings – nicely processed, but not very original nonetheless. Some samples were blatantly ripped from commercial tunes, but I always loved the vibe of these samples. Especially the melodic one-shot stabs/hits are fantastic, and this is the kind of sampling that in my opinion has its merit.

The music samples on the Raw Cutz Super Pack are much the same. Bass, guitar, electric piano, flute, saxophone, organ, atmospheric sounds, etc.
Short 1 or 2 second sounds, all with that fantastic vintage funky, soulful vibe. While the sounds mostly have a Hip Hop feel, you can easily use them in other genres as well. Many samples have that lovely delay and reverb processing that you would hear on early drum & bass records.

The Loopmasters website says:

These exclusive samples have been crafted carefully by our top producers using technology including MPC and SP1200 samplers, Technics 1210 mk2 decks, Analogue Tape Machines and vintage mics and instruments including Fender Jazz Guitars, Double Basses, Horns, Rhodes Pianos and much more besides.

I have read that text a few times, and I guess it doesn’t actually exclude crate digging. To be honest even if these samples weren’t created from scratch I don’t really care. Sampling has always been part of Hip Hop music production, and I would feel totally comfortable using these samples in my work.

Check the sound examples below to get an idea on what kind of sounds you can expect.

So what do I think?

Product: Raw Cutz Super Pack by Loopmasters
Format: 24-bit Wav samples
Price: £149.95 GBP
Like: beautiful one-shot hits/stabs, well processed for that vintage vibe
Don’t like: breaks could have bit more variation
Verdict: 8/10

This pack is perfect for beat makers. The Raw Cutz Super Pack will save you tons of time, no need to go crate digging!

The 3,500+ sounds are just what you need to create the perfect vibe for your Hip Hop tracks.
Yes, the breaks are nice, the single drum sounds are very useful, but for me, this pack is all about the brilliant stabs, chords, hits, bass & guitar licks, atmospheric fx, etc.

The samples are processed with care to get a great vibe, totally inspiring and full of character.

Get your samplers ready, serious head bobbin’ is inevitable.

More information: Loopmasters / Raw Cutz Super Pack

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Loopmasters releases Atmospheric Vinyl Breaks by Chemo

Loopmasters Atmosphere Vinyl Breaks

Loopmasters has released Atmospheric Vinyl Breaks, a new sample library by Chemo.

Producers can expect to find 30 all new Atmospheric Vinyl Drum Breaks plus all the separate components and bonus Drum hits from the mind of chemo, the UK’s premier break producer.

With tempos varying from 78 -132 bpm each one of the 30 drum construction kits comes with its own Drum hits, Drum loop parts and Atmospherics, giving you a huge variety of inspirational sounds to deconstruct and rebuild in the studio.

These 30 Hip Hop and Downtempo Breaks capture a variety of vibes including live shuffling grooves, dark and moody beats, Gritty grooves and live played experimental breaks. In Chemos words these drums are “crusted, tainted, mangled, flanged, taped and injected with secret psychedelic compounds”.

The sample pack is available to purchase for £17.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / Atmospheric Vinyl Breaks

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Forgotten Keys releases FK14: Hammond AV-64 for Kontakt

Forgotten Keys has launched Hammond AV-64, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

The FK14 Kontakt Instrument is based on the Hammond auto-vari 64, model 101300. This is the later version released in the early 1980s, and featured 64 rhythms, 6 breaks and 10 analogue sounds.

Originally designed to sit on top of a home organ, indeed some top-of-the-range Hammond organs had the unit built in.

Forgotten Keys Hammond AV-64
The FK14 is a faithful re-creation of most of the units features, with all sounds individually multi-sampled in high quality.

FK14: Hammond AV-64 features

  • Virtual instrument based on the AV-64 101300 model.
  • 10 multi-sampled sounds.
  • 16 combinable re-created rhythms with 4 variations each.
  • 6 rhythm breaks assigned to 12 rhythms.
  • Volume, pan, tune and mute for each sound.
  • Note input and audio output routing.

The library is available to purchase for £4 GBP.

More information: Forgotten Keys / Hammond AV-64

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Patchbanks releases Butcher Beats & Breaks

Patchbanks Butcher Beats & Breaks

Patchbanks has announced Butcher Beats & Breaks, a sample library by Joe Nicolo featuring over 100 loops.

Patchbanks presents in coordination with nine-time Grammy award-winning producer, Joe “The Butcher” Nicolo (Cypress Hill, The Fugees, Lauryn Hill, Jazzy Jeff, Fresh Prince and Schoolly D), an all-original mash up of grimy beats and breaks for those in search of dirty Hip Hop loops to sample, chop, filter and create beats with.

Inside contains an assortment of musical beats and drum breaks sourced from unreleased 2” master tape sessions, along with newly produced compositions mixed-down with a dirty and dusty feel.

This is real Hip Hop. And a must have library add-on for music producers still in love with that old school sound!

The sample pack costs $19.95 USD.

More information: Patchbanks / Butcher Beats & Breaks

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100 Akres releases Dirty Arse Drum Breaks Vol 2

100 Akres Dirty Arse Drum Breaks Vol 2

100 Akres has announced the release of Dirty Arse Drum Breaks Vol 2, a new collection of drum breaks by Timmy Rickard.

These royalty free drum breaks are provided in 16 bit/44.1kHz for use in most hardware and software samplers (please refer to your sampler’s manufacturer specs for compatibility).

This sample pack contains 98 brand new, original breaks ranging in tempo from 81 BPM to 119 BPM.

Played and engineered by Timmy Rickard, a recording chain of high quality, analog gear has been used which you can hear in the clear (but dirty) quality and warm tone of these drum breaks.

The sample pack is available to purchase for $14 USD. The Kontakt 5.1 version with some additional features also costs $14 USD. Additionally, a Limited edition (100) cassette is available for $19 USD (includes digital WAV format via instant download).

More information: 100 Akres / Dirty Arse Drum Breaks Vol 2

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Future Loops releases Rennie Pilgrem – Godfather Of Breaks

Rennie Pilgrem Godfather of Breaks

Future Loops has announced Rennie Pilgrem – Godfather Of Breaks, a multiformat collection of samples by breaks legend Rennie Pilgrem.

With a rich career of over 20 years, Rennie started playing on funk bands and producing acid house and techno in the early 90s. Together with Ellis Dee they formed Rhythm Section and later Rennie created Thursday Club Recordings (TCR) on which he has released over a hundred tracks and singles.

Rennie is considered responsible and the biggest influence on the nu skool breaks scene and has remixed all the big names of electronic music: Arthur Baker, Easy Rollers, Elite Force, Afrika Bambaata, Meat Katie, Timo Maas, Ferry Corsten, BT, Filter and many more.

Rennie Pilgrem — Godfather Of Breaks features sharply produced breaks in many different tempos (from 100Bpm to 150Bpm) and styles (from live drums to programmed breaks). Included are also Bass, Guitar, Piano, Synth, FX, Percussion, Pads, Chords, Strings, Vocals & Drum One-Shots.

With over 670 loops & one-shots, Godfather Of Breaks is offered in WAV & REX format and is 100% Royalty-Free.

The sample pack costs 29.95 EUR.

More information: Future Loops / Rennie Pilgrem Godfather Of Breaks

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