releases Urban Guitar Bites logo has released Urban Guitar Bites Samples for Akai MPC.

Urban Guitar Bites has over 960 sounds, comes in all MPC formats PGM/SND/WAV, and is offered on MPC Zip Disk, MPC CD-ROM, or as a MPC Download that transfers onto MPC floppy disks, compact flash, zip disks, and more.

Urban Guitar Bites features

  • Performed nylon guitar riffs and sample bites, musically “raw” and “organic”
  • Extensive programming of 240 guitar bite samples from 30 different urban guitar kits resulting in 960 sounds
  • 30 guitar kits, with guitar bites performed at both 87 BPM and 97 BPM tempos, indicated in all SND/WAV file names for each kit
  • PGM files auto-load 32 guitar bite sounds across MPC banks A-D covering a myriad of guitar styles such as the Neptunes, Kanye West, Swizz Beats, Dr. Dre, Timbaland, DJ Premier, Bomb Squad, plus MPCsounds’ own signature styles

The download costs $29.95 USD, and the ZIP disk and CD-Rom versions cost $39.95 each.

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Trunkeret & Ikonisk, a 74-minute album on a single floppy disk

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Batch Totem have released an album Trunkeret & Ikonisk, on a single floppy disk.

Trunkeret & Ikonisk by Batch Totem

Trunkeret & Ikonisk consists of 19 audiotracks on a standard 1’44 mb Floppydisk. The audio is encoded in the GSM 6.10 WAV format at various bitrates
the disk holds 74 minutes of audio, that can be played on a computer with standard audio-players like Winamp, Windows Media Player and Itunes without any external codec installed.

The audio has not been converted from existing material, but composed directly in the spectral domain, using the GSM format as a chosen timbral limitation. The aim has not been to fit as much data as possible on a lowlevel medium as the floppydisk, but rather to explore the musical possibillities inherent in the specific medium and audioformat. On certain tracks the amplitude and low bitrates produce ‘ghost’ frequencies according to the Nyquist theorem, and the algorithm of the audio codec meaning that very high frequencies and white noise can occur at very low bitrates. Using listening equipment with a subwoofer is recommended.

You can listen to a free sample track called A Minor Prism Glow Number.

The full album costs 8 EUR and can be ordered from Ristretto.

Link via Music Thing