The Cycle Kit has collaborated with The Beat Community Facebook group to launch a free MPC expansion pack.

The Dark Mood pack features the sounds of a sampled Yamaha Piaggero NP31, a lightweight 76-key portable digital piano.

The Cycle Kit & Beat Community Dark Mood

The Piano was processed using UAD SSL 4000 G Bus Compressor and Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder. There are also two bundled Akai plugins assigned to the program as additional processing (large Reverb and Master compressor). Each sample lasts approximately 4 seconds and sampled between C0 thru C5 over 4 velocity layers. Only 4 seconds of every note was sampled because we wanted to keep the size of the piano below 250 megs. The kit is 249 megs unzipped and will work in both MPC as a standalone instrument and in controller mode.

This piano works well for Trap music and vintage R&B Soul but it can be used of anything.

Dark Mood is a free download from Google Drive.

More information: The Cycle Kit / The Beat Community