Samples From Mars has released its annual bundle pack featuring everything that was sampled in the current year.

2021 was an action-packed year of both experimentation and focusing on what we do best. We sampled our rarest keyboard to date, checked the classic S950 sampler off our list, captured our favorite rave synths, began our experimental Fragments series, ran two competitions, and squeezed in a new drum release just in time for our big Black Friday sale.

Besides the previously released 360, Kawaii Dreams, the Minipops, Tape Fragments, Trumpet Fragments, and the S950, the 2021 From Mars bundle contains an exclusive new pack. The Private Reserve features a collection of production-ready drum samples sourced from Samples From Mars’ in-house acoustic drum kit, various percussion, and music sessions.

We’re always looking to add diversity to the SFM collection, and have been getting a lot of requests to sample our in-house acoustic drum kit (a beautiful, late 60s Rogers). So we did just that – recording one-shots of the entire kit (plus all of our studio percussion) directly to tape, processing and re-sampling the results through various devices (like the MPC3000, SP1200, and SP404).

We then combined these sounds with a smattering of electronic samples used in my own music – the goal here being to provide more production-ready, effected electronic sounds than our classic drum machine packs can. After combining, sorting and processing all of the sounds to our heart’s content, everything was pieced back together to form a hybrid, acoustic-electronic drum library unlike any other pack we’ve ever made.

The Private Reserve is only available as part of the 2021 From Mars bundle, All the Drums, and the Everything bundle. Packs and bundles are on sale at up to 97% off for a limited time.

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