Native Instruments has announced the release of its latest expansion pack Crate Cuts, a collection of jazz, funk, and soul-driven chops for downtempo hip hop greatness.

The pack delivers the loose sound of classic soul, jazz, and funk, sampled for downtempo hip hop beats. It includes smooth analog tones, vinyl-style cuts, and custom kits recorded, produced, and chopped using classic gear and workflows.

CRATE CUTS captures the unmistakable sound of days spent diving through stacks of forgotten vinyl, sampling with classic gear, and the loose, anything-goes production ethic pioneered by iconic beatmakers like J Dilla, Madlib, and MF Doom.

Influenced by the buried treasure found in soul, jazz, and funk bins in record stores all over the world, it’s packed with original, royalty-free recordings on reel-to-reel tape, sampled using iconic gear, and chopped into custom kits along with punchy percussion, synths, and bass from MASSIVE and MONARK.

Crate Cuts features

  • 526 loops.
  • 367 drum samples: 83 hi-hats, 88 percussion, 57 snares, 53 kicks, 37 claps, 36 cymbals, 13 shakers.
  • 303 one-shots.
  • 50 Battery Kits.
  • 45 Maschine kits.
  • 20 Massive presets.
  • 12 Monark presets.
  • Maschine exclusive: 140+ patterns, 15 sampled instruments, 8 projects.

The expansion is available now, priced $49 USD / 49 EUR.

More information: Native Instruments