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Samplephonics launches Hip Hop Crate Diggers

Samplephonics Hip Hop Crate Diggers

Samplephonics has released Hip Hop Crate Diggers, a samplers paradise, containing a beautiful palette of sounds, textures, musical phrases, crisp drum breaks and real instrument loops and samples.

This masterpiece of a sample pack has been create by producer Rigglebeats, who has spent years collection the sounds from old records no longer bound by copyright, as well as creating new recordings and giving them the vinyl treatment to capture this authentic sound.

Expect everything from real string loops, crispy one shot samples and stabs, evolving musical phrases, vinyl crackle, tape hiss, rounded double bass grooves, and a variety of sampler instrument patches for Reason NN-XT, Kontakt and EXS24.

The sample library costs £34.70 GBP.

More information: Samplephonics / Hip Hop Crate Diggers

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Standard Beat Company releases Timed Vinyl

Standard Beat Company Timed Vinyl

Standard Beat Company has announced the release of Timed Vinyl, a new loop library.

Our most loop heavy set to date, Timed Vinyl takes creative license with the inherent rhythms of vinyl record noise. Timed Vinyl includes 17 construction style beats (a total of 53 loops) in .rex, 24bit WAV, Reason ReFill, and Apple Loops format. Also included are 17 unprocessed vinyl samples in 24bit WAV format.

Timed Vinyl was composed using all original samples. Loops were sequenced using additional samples from beatserv’s Dark Downtempo 3, Clash, and Standard Beat Company’s In Search Of Angels.

The sample library is available to purchase for $29 USD.

More information: Standard Beat Company / Timed Vinyl

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Review: Goldbaby Dirt and Layers sample pack

Goldbaby Dirt and Layers

Goldbaby’s latest sample pack Dirt and Layers features a collection of samples to enhance your drum and percussion sounds by adding some dirt, layers & more.

The dirt category comprises 140 sounds, including vinyl and tape noise, digital hash, guitar amp and pedal hum and more.

The dirt sounds can add subtle or not so subtle texture to your individual instruments or whole mixes. Add some vinyl noise to give the impression that your instrument was sampled off vinyl. Add some tape noise to make your recordings sound like they were done on tape before noise reduction was invented. Use the damaged cassette noise to fake your cassette sampling skills.

No less than 830 drum layering sounds are found in the layers category. These include kick drum subs, snare top sounds, sucking sounds, transients, and more.

The drum layering sounds are a fantastic tool kit for augmenting and beefing up drum sounds. Give your drums more depth and texture by experimenting with different layers. Boost the bottom end of kicks with tuned subs or add a transient layer to help it cut through a mix. Crispen snares with various top layers or add body and substance using the sauce and body layers.

For instant gratification you can drop one of the 50 loops (REX) in your track to get the authentic, characteristic sounds of vinyl, dirt patterns, etc.

While the pack is clearly designed to enhance your drum sounds and add character to (any) audio, many of the sounds are also great for using as is, or as the basis for further processing. If you like your odd percussion sounds like me, you will be in for a treat. Transient clicks and kick subs are probably best used layered with existing drum sounds, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use them any other way. Hugo also included things like synth fx, random noises and vocoder sounds, so you really have a good variety of sounds.

Maschine and Geist users will be happy to hear that Dirt and Layers includes browser integration for these instruments, so everything is nicely ordered/tagged and good to go right off the bat.

Check this nice video demonstrating how you can use these tools to layer sounds in Maschine.

So what do I think?

Product: Dirt and Layers by Goldbaby
Format: 970 wav samples (24-bit) / 50 REX loops
Price: $29 USD
Like: Excellent tools, top notch sound design, browser integration, Goldbaby quality
Don’t like: –
Verdict: 9/10

I think this is one of Goldbaby’s best sample packs to date. Hugo has always delivered work of the highest quality, but to me Dirt and Layers is a bit special, something like a treasure trove.

Making sure you have good quality source material to work with is really important, but there usually is room for improvement. Dirt and Layers is like a toolbox filled to the brim with the best tools for the job.

Depending on the vibe you are trying to create you will want to add some of those character noises, fatten up your drum sounds, or add some excitement with sound fx type samples. This pack has it all.

And if you like a more experimental sound, you’re going to be using these samples for a lot more than layering or simply adding character. Get your creative juices flowing!

More information: Goldbaby / Dirt and Layers

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Serato intros Dan Tippett Artist Series Control Vinyl

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Serato Dan Tippett Control Vinyl

Serato has announced the release of the Dan Tippett artist series control vinyl, a 2×12″ picture disc set with Serato’s re-mastered NoiseMap Control Tone.

Brand new to the Serato Artist Series Pressings comes this New Zealand inspired double set by local Auckland artist, Dan Tippett.

Dan conceived this piece to create the feeling of our land, Aotearoa, to tell the story of Serato and where we are from. A mythical postcard from our home. This is extremely limited and available on the Serato Online Store and selected retailers.

And here’s the best bit… one set will have a gold rim. The lucky person to find this gold rim set will win a trip to visit Serato HQ in New Zealand, meet Steve and AJ (the inventors), hang out with the team and come to our 15th birthday party!

The Dan Tippett control vinyl costs 69 USD.

More information: Serato / Dan Tippett Control Vinyl

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Producers Choice releases The Cratez Drum Kit Bundle

The Producers Choice has introduced The Cratez Drum Kit Bundle, a bundle of three drum kits.

Fresh from production team The Cratez (Produced for Three Six Mafia, Wu-Tang and more) – these kits are a ‘must have’ for fans of classic hip hop one shot drums.

These kits were made with drums sampled direct from vinyl, then processed using top of the line plugins and hardware to achieve that classic thick hip hop drum sound!

The kits come in HQ 24-bit WAV format – and will work in ANY DAW – including Logic, FL Studio, Reason & more.

Producers Choice Cratez Drum Kit Bundle

Cratez Drum Kit Bundle features

  • Dusty Fingers – comes sampled from vinyl for a classic, old school hip hop feel. Includes 20 kicks, 20 snares & rims, 20 hats, 20 drum breaks/loops, 20 percussions.
  • Trill Kit – full of ‘dirty south’ drums – full bodied kicks and sharp, trap style snares for big beats. Includes 15 kicks, 15 snares, 15 cymbals, 15 closed hats, 15 open hats.
  • First Class Kit – full of luxurious, anthem type sounds from their stash. If you’re looking to make huge Maybach Music style hip-hop anthems then this kit is for you. Includes 10 cymbals & chimes, 15 hi-hats, 15 kicks, 5 rims, 10 snaps, 15 snares, 10 tambourines.
  • 277MB content in total, 255 samples 24-bit WAV.

The Cratez Drum Kit Bundle is available from Producers Choice for $29 USD.

More information: Producers Choice / Cratez Drum Kit Bundle

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Producers Choice releases Boom Bap Nostalgic for Kontakt

Beatzunami Boom Bap Nostalgic

The Producers Choice has released Boom Bap Nostalgic by Beatzunami, a collection of three Boom Bap Drum Kits for Native Instruments Kontakt.

WARNING – if you like super clean drums then this kit is NOT for you!

Our new Kontakt drum library – Boom Bap Nostalgic is filthy, gritty and raw. Only for people who LOVE that old school vinyl hum and crackle!

These samples have that gorgeous, warm crackly goodness that only comes from real, vintage processing using the Akai MPC60 and Akai S950. These legendary samplers added that sexy 12-bit crunch to this library!

Boom Bap Nostalgic features

  • 3 Full Drum Kits: Gritty, Punchy & Raw.
  • 1 Patch of Noise, Crackles & Vinyl Hum.
  • 1 EMU SP12 Bass Patch.
  • 1 Patch of Drum Rolls and Fills.
  • ADSR controls to manipulate and control the samples.
  • Vintage Mode: Gives extra punch and flava to samples.
  • Multi Instrument settings with Stereo Out and Multi Outs for easy mixing.
  • Samples Include: Kicks, Snare, Cymbals, Toms, Percussion etc..

The Boom Bap Nostalgic pack for Kontakt costs $29 USD. For a limited time, a free copy of the HD SSL Vinyl Drum Kit ($34 USD) is included.

More information: Producers Choice / Boom Bap Nostalgic

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Producertech offers 50% off Learn to DJ – Beginners Guide

Producertech idjcourse promo

Producertech has announced a 50% discount on the Learn to DJ – Beginners Guide video tutorial.

Anyone wanting to learn to DJ but without a clue where to start can now come to us for help! Our Beginners Guide provides lessons on all the basic skills needed to DJ on any format, from vinyl decks and CDJs to software like Traktor.

The final two modules teach a multitude of scratching techniques and provide an insight into the life of pro DJ Santé.

The course is available to purchase at 50% off by using coupon Code LMIDJ50 at checkout.

More information: idjcourse

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