MPC-Samples has announced the release of The Reaper, a multi-sampled acoustic upright bass instrument.

Perfect for filthy jazz-inspired hip hop bass lines, this MPC expansion can be used to create gritty, realistic sounding double bass performances.

MPC-Samples The Reaper

The instrument features over 80 samples acoustic double bass samples, all mapped to MPC instrument programs to provide out-of-the-box playback in most MPC models, with ’round robins’ for modern MPCs, sampled string and finger noises and incredibly low memory-usage (only 29MB for the MPC X/Live version and 18MB for legacy MPCs).

The MPC Expansion also features 10 ‘break and bass’ themes which consist of a sequence containing a matching bass line and drum break; all bass lines are also included as separate MIDI pattern files and all drum breaks are ‘patch phrased’ to auto-match any sequence tempo.

The Reaper is compatible with all modern MPCs including the MPC X, MPC Live, MPC Touch & MPC Renaissance/Studio (both MPC Software 2.x and 1.9), plus the following legacy MPCs; MPC1000, 2500, 500, 5000, 4000 and JJOS. Full installation instructions can be found in the included 19 page user guide.

For a limited time The Reaper is a completely free download. Simply add it to your cart and check out as normal (no charge and no payment details needed) and you’ll receive your download link direct to your inbox.

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