Roland and online music education tool Melodics have announced a new partnership, the Beat Maker Sample Pack x Melodics Series.
This series features professionally crafted sample content from global artists, in addition to companion lessons, to help further the development of finger drumming skills on the recently updated SP-404MKII Creative Sampler and Effector, a top instrument for the craft. The first release within this series, Messy Samples by Lionclad, is live today.
Messy Samples by Lionclad features Seoul-based producer Lionclad, who brings her finger drumming expertise to this one-of-a-kind sample selection. Users can enjoy a library of pre-recorded lo-fi backbeats, chill hip-hop groovers, and off-kilter rhythms, or use the sample material to create new remixes and compositions. This sample pack is available as a project, ready to load in the SP-404MKII with samples and patterns arranged in eight banks of ready-to-play loops and one-shot samples.
The 128 DAW-ready WAV files can also be imported into users’ favorite music production software and hardware samplers, and files are clearly labeled with tempo and key information to help streamline workflow.
In addition to Messy Samples by Lionclad, there will be five future beat maker sample packs through this partnership, each of which will include Melodics lessons that work exclusively with the SP-404MKII. Melodics lessons give finger drummers direct feedback on their rhythm and timing through a desktop and iPad app that behaves like a mix between Duolingo and Guitar Hero.
Messy Samples by Lionclad is available for free with a Roland account through Roland Cloud Manager. After downloading the pack, visit the SP-404MKII x Melodics page to access two free companion lessons specially created for this collection and the SP-404MKII hardware.
This and future releases within the Beat Maker Sample Pack x Melodics Series will be compatible with Roland hardware that supports sample imports, and will offer companion lessons through Melodics.
More information: Roland