The Control Centre releases Analog Kicks + Rickenbacker 4001 (free)

The Control Centre Analog Kicks
The Control Centre Rickenbacker 4001

The Control Centre has announced the release of Analog Kicks and Rickenbacker 4001, two sample libraries for Ableton Live.

Analog Kicks is a Drum Rack for Ableton Live featuring a set of electronic kick drums created with MOOG Opus 3 and Doepfer Dark Energy analog synthesizers. The 48 24bit 44k WAV files are velocity-mapped across 16 drum pads.

Rickenbacker 4001 is a free Instrument Rack for Ableton Live, featuring a multi-sampled Rickenbacker 4001 electric bass guitar. The 25 16bit 44k WAV files included in the pack were recorded by Dean Nekro.

Analog Kicks is available to purchase for $5 USD. The Rickenbacker 4001 pack is a free download. Both sample packs require Live 8.3 (or higher).

More information: The Control Centre


NSA Custom Series Drumkit, free acoustic drumkit samples by Dean aka ‘Nekro’

Dean (aka ‘Nekro’) wrote in to share a nice collection of acoustic drum samples, recorded a few years ago when Dean was working with Pro Tools HD, using Drumagog & Sound Replacer.

Dean writes:

The people whom I have shared them with seem to find them good/usuable and I still use them myself layered with Toontrack’s rompler’s for as ‘real’ a drum sound as possible.

NSA Custom Series Drumkit
NSA Custom Series Drumkit

The sample pack includes a total of 777 samples, 16bit/44kHz mono .wav format (132 MB).

There are separate folders for cymbals, hihat, kick, snare, and tom sounds. Most file names include info on the recorded channel — L/R/M(ono), and if you take a close look you should be able to figure out how to use the multi-samples to create sampler patches (none are provided in the download pack, if anyone makes some please share).

Here’s a tune in which Dean is using the samples offered here in combination with Toontrack’s Superior Drummer 2 and EZdrummer, followed by some preview clips for all of the samples included in the pack.

The pack is available as a free download below (Zip archive, 53.9MB)

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Many thanks to Dean for sharing these great samples.