Akai Pro updates MPC software to v1.7.2

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Akai Professional has released a version 1.7.2 update of its MPC software, with which Akai Pro wishes to foster a community of expansion builders.

This new update brings a number of useful bug fixes, stability enhancements and two new features.

Q-Link Assign
Streamline the way you can assign Q-Links in main mode. Now you can simply drag a pad to the pad panel straight in the Q-Link from the GUI. The Q-Link will automatically be assigned to the pad.

Expansion Files
Now available with the MPC expansion builder app. Simply drag in a directory and enter the details of your pack; the title, name, cover image, version number and some info about your creation, then hit “Do It”. The expansion builder will create an XPN file that you could share to the world. Drag that XPN file into MPC 1.7.2. No windows of Mac installers needed, just a seamless expansion installer experience.

To celebrate this update they have teamed up with Sonivox, the creators of the current MPC Expansions, to bring you a 50% discount (now $99.99 USD) on Playa Producer Pack (The discount is automatically applied in cart).

More information: Akai Professional

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Drum Broker launches Marco Polo – Pad Thai Vol.1

The Drum Broker has launched Marco Polo – Pad Thai Vol.1, a collection of samples taken from Marco Polo’s productions.

Marco Polo - Pad Thai Vol.1

My first official Drum & Bass kit for Producers & Beatmakers: “Pad Thai” (Vol. 1)

This kit includes .WAV files (compatible with all DAW’s e.g. Pro Tools, Abelton, Cubase, Reason, Maschine, Logic, Reaper, FL Studio…) All sounds recorded raw and unprocessed directly from my blue Akai MPC 2000 XL. I’ve also included all my bass tones & printed bassline stems for each song.

The pack is available for purchase for $29.99 USD.

More information: Drum Sample Broker

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Drum Broker intros The Minty Bundle, 15 Piece, Analog Bits Drum Kit Vol. 2, Tape to Dub Plate Vol. 1 & All Dirty Breaks Everything Vol 2

The Drum Broker has launched some new sample packs and bundles by Minty Drums, Snare Jordan, Timmy Rickard and !llmind.

Minty Drums The Minty Bundle

The Minty Bundle

The Minty Drums lineup is hands down one of The Drum Broker’s finest selection of drum samples & break beats. Whether its the super rare Minty Breaks Series or the one shot Minty Drums kits, these are essentials for your drum arsenal.

All original sound design and ultra rare breaks make The Minty Bundle the quintessential drum library and BUNDLED FOR SAVINGS! Infinite drum sample possibilities can be achieved by stacking, layering, and tweaking these samples to taste.

The bundle is available for $99.99 USD.

Snare Jordan 15 Piece STEMS

Snare Jordan – ’15 Piece – STEMS’ (Jake One + G Koop)

15 Piece is a sample library created by Grammy nominated producer Jake One and Grammy nominated multi instrumentalist G Koop. All samples are guaranteed master use clearance. Jake and Koop created this library with the hip hop producer in mind specifically.

15 Piece was created for the sample based producer who is looking for original, unique sounds to chop into slaps. No more dealing with outrageous sample clearance prices.

All of the samples were recorded using a wealth of vintage instruments in G Koop’s studio. G Koop has done replays for Drake, Talib Kweli, MF Doom, Rick Ross and countless others. His attention to detail in sound design sets him apart from other musicians. All samples are bounced as high quality wav’s.

15 Piece is available from the Drum Broker for $99.99 USD.

Analog Bits Drum Kit Vol. 2

Analog Bits Drum Kit Vol. 2

The Drum Broker is proud to announce another all original drum kit featuring never before heard drum samples in the classic MPC60 flavor! We created 53 samples from scratch and ran them through the classic Akai MPC60 sampler circuitry for pristine character.

Like the predecessor, Analog Bits 2 features plenty of analog colouring, bit crushing, and crunch that will easily cut through your mix. The snare on the demo should give you a pretty good idea of what these samples sound like!

The pack is available for $9.99 USD. A bundle of Vol. 1 & 2 costs $19.99 USD.

Tape to Dub Plate Vol. 1

Timmy Rickard – Tape to Dub Plate Vol. 1

Monosole Music presents the first in a series of royalty free drum hits and drum breaks recorded directly to tape, mixed using analogue outboard gear, mastered onto a 12″ dub plate, and finally sampled back off of the vinyl. This series aims to give you the sound and vibe of the open hits and breaks that crate diggers spend so much of their time searching for, whilst offering the cleaner pre-mastered files for those who prefer that sound.

Volume one is filled with 50 cymbal and hi hat hits. Using the finest turkish handmade cymbals, recorded directly onto analogue tape using modern and vintage microphones. Mixed using analogue compressors and eq’s stuffed with valves and transformers, before being sent to a Neumann cutting lathe. Performed and engineered by Timmy Rickard.

The pack is available for download for $24.99 USD.

All Dirty Breaks Everything Volume 2

!llmind All Dirty Breaks Everything Volume 2

“Drums, drums and MORE drums! As producers, we all know drum breaks are one of our main sources of inspiration. Those moments when the needle touches the vinyl, you hear a song, and all of a sudden, a solo drum performance happens! The dirtier & more texturized, the better.

Here, I’ve created a set of drum breaks for my fellow producers to loop, chop, eq, layer, hack & draw inspiration from, as I do. All 21 drum break loops are played by me, using a combination of live drum sets, transient effects & hardcore audio design & sound manipulation to deliver true punch, grit & vinyl DIRT. These drum break loops are sure to become a dangerous secret weapon in your drum arsenal.” – !llmind

This limited edition pack (only 100 copies will be sold) is available for $29.99 USD.

More information: The Drum Broker

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Drum Broker intros MSXII Collection Kit limited edition bundle

The Drum Broker has launched the MSXII Collection Kit, a bundle of 28 sample packs by MSXII Sound Design on an MPC60II flash drive.

MSXII Collection Kit

You might call this the deal of the century, but well settle for the deal of 2014!

This limited offer bundle includes EVERY KIT from the MSXII Sound Design team released before November 1st, 2014 + a 16GB Akai MPC60II Flash Drive for only $149*

MSXII Collection Kit features

  • Soulful Stems Vol. 2
  • MPC Drum Samples Vol. 3
  • Snares and Combo Kit Vol. 2
  • The B Roll Strings
  • The Fill Up Banks Vol. 2
  • The Sammich Kit Vol. 4
  • MPC Drum Samples Vol. 2
  • MPC Drum Samples Vol. 1
  • The Unkempt Breaks XL Vol. 1
  • The Sammich Kit Vol. 3
  • The Steinway Stabs
  • The Synth Immaculate Vol. 3
  • The Joe Deertay Vol. 2
  • The Beatbox Kit Vol. 2
  • The Jungle Kit
  • The Soulful Stems Vol.1
  • The Fill Up Banks Kit Vol.1
  • The Sammich Kit Vol. 2
  • The Snares and Hats Combo Vol. 1
  • The Beatbox Kit Vol. 1
  • The Synth Immaculate Vol. 2
  • The Mutha Plucka
  • The Rhodes and Vibes Kit
  • The Sammich Kit Vol. 1
  • Joe Deertay Vol. 1
  • The Synth Immaculate Vol. 1
  • Bars Keys and Anomalies
  • The Unkempt Breaks

The limited edition bundle is available for purchase for $149 USD (excl. shipping) until November 17th, 2014.

More information: The Drum Broker

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Drum Broker intros MPC Drums V.3 sample pack by MSXII

The Drum Broker has introduced MPC Drums V.3, a new sample pack by MSXII Sound Design.

MSXII Sound Design MPC Drums V.3

In what will be our final installment of our MPC Drums series, MSXII Sound Design once again brings you that crack!

If your production is lacking that “character” or “feel” to get you to the next level, start with your drums! We’ve got an MPC line up of drums that will surely get you going in the right direction.

That classic MSXII sound you’ve heard on our medleys, demos, and more! Drums right off of our floppy disks for your programming needs! Enjoy!

MPC Drums V.3 features

  • 57 drum sounds directly from the MSXII MPC vault in 16bit .wav form.
  • Classic Akai MPC saturation with pushed levels to characterize the drums.
  • Version 3 features a focus on more live drums that were chopped to taste.
  • Sounds heard from MSXII medleys including the MPC Drums Demo, Synth Immaculate 3 Demo, and more!

The sample pack is available for purchase for $24.99 USD.

More information: Drum Broker / MPC Drums V.3

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