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Back In Time Records Korg Universe Vol 1 AKAI SCD-AMPLiFYiSO
Korg Universe Volume 1 is from the German company Back in Time Records who specialise in the production of sample CD's of older classic synths, we have also reviewed Minimoog Classics and Korg Universe Volume 2. Korg Universe 1 is the companion volume to Volume 2 and covers the sounds produced from 17 Korg synthesisers and drum machines, from classic mono synths like the 700S to the Wavestation AD. There is no duplication with Volume 2 and I'd find it hard to think of anything produced by Korg in the 1970-91 period that isn't covered by one of these sample CD's.

he synthesisers and drum machines have been accurately recorded with no additional sonic processing. In this volume there are over 1500 individual samples, however to facilitate the the accurate representation of the sounds of these machines there is extensive use of multi-sampling. Therefore there are fewer unique sounds than otherwise may appear at first sight. The advantage of multisamples is that it enables a wider, more accurate rendition of the actual sounds across a wider audio range than just a single sample would do. A single sample played a couple of octaves away from its sampling point can often sound nothing like the original sound would have done at the same point. As this is a CD-ROM release the inconvenience of multi-sampling is removed and the added sonic accuracy produces a more playable range of notes from each sound.

As an added bonus the package comes with a floppy disk of data for the Korg Trinity workstation with some 150 program, combination and effects templates. Unfortunately I didn't have access to a Trinity to test these but no doubt adds to the value somewhat if you own one.

Like other Back in Time products the presentation is excellent. You get a little booklet, here it runs to 36 pages and quite excellent. The samples are broken down by partition and then by "phase" or program and then further broken down into each individual program. The phases run to a maximum of 8Mb. Each sound is listed out then with its memory requirement. Additionally though as a nice touch is some background information and the odd photo of the machine being sampled. 

There is also a page or two of additional user information, mostly about the Trinity disk, but also about key ranges and so forth.

The machines sampled for this collection are as follows:- Synthesisers - 700S, 800DV, PS-3100, Trident MkII, Poly 800, DW 8000, DS-8, Wavestation AD, T1, CX3 Portable Organ, SG 1D Digital Piano, P3 Piano, 03 Orchestra Module and drum machines Wavedrum, minipops 120W, MR16 & DDD1.
Delectable Records Killer Tech House Beats
Killer Tech House Beats from Delectable Records is ready to drop straight into your Tech House productions featuring all the powerful Tech Drum Beats you were looking for.
Indulge yourself in this powerful collection of killer groove Drum Loops, if you are into Tech House or House this sample pack contains an inspirational collection of heavy, emotive sounds to enhance your productions.
Whether you are looking for technical drum patterns or simple techy Drum Loops to build your tracks with - this prestigious collection of club-ready Loops represents a relentless blend of bullet-proof beats.
Producers looking for a deep intense sound will find an unmissable pack made of 280 beat Loops and 55 extra Loops, covering all the sounds you need to beat your rhythm, in detail you will find 35 Mixed Beats each one including Blistering Full Drums, Driving Tops, Powerful Grooves, Warm Kicks and Sub Kicks.
Delectable Records have also included an extra Pack containing 26 Crispy Hat Loops and 29 Loops of Cracking Snares ready to fit into your tracks giving your unique production the edge!
Full Drums as well as separate Snare, Sub Kick, and Hats were hand crafted with custom DSP routines treated with Manley passive EQ then limited and compressed with Manley Mu, created right to allow you complete control and unlimited possibilities to mix.
This great library is suitable for Tech House, House, Electro, Minimal to Deep Tech and is inspired by prolific artists in the scene such as Joris Voorn, Gui Boratto, Paul Kalkbrenner, Tiger Stripes, Ian Pooley, Zoo Brazil, Loco Dice, Radio Slave amongst others of the most well known and respected artists and producers. 
Killer Tech House Beats will leave you speechless... Create your next techy bomb with these Killer Beats!

24 Bit Quality 
649MB
35 Drum Loop Construction Kits, included Full Mix, Top Loops, Kick & Sub Mix, Drum Tops, Full Drum Loops, Grooves, Kick and Sub Loops 26 Extra Hat Loops 29 Extra Snare Loops
Fox Samples The House Grooves
‘The house grooves’ from Fox Samples is a hot new product bringing you nothing but heat for the summer! Containing nothing but the best house vibes. With summer here, this one will definitely give you what you need for the parties!

included:

1- Five Construction kits at 128bpm

2- Midi Files

3- 24bit WAV files

4- All loops are tempo and key labeled

5- Over 380MB of content

6- 100% Royalty Free


Frontline Producer Picked Bass WAV REX-AUDIOSTRiKE
The Frontline Producer is back in the room with our Brilliant Brand New Release of Rocking Royalty Free samples that is "PICKED BASS”

Edgy, Pushed Cranked up amps, and wound up basses played with a pick and attitude that will add that live rock bass sound to whatever and where ever you need it.

Trying to get that rock sound is almost entirely down to the audio chain but starts with a pick. We took precision basses, Vintage Cabs, Neve pre-amps and then squashed the results through our Apogee IOs and into Pro Tools HD where they were meticulously edited.

Expect to find Bass Loops that have been picked and played by passionate performers with rock and roll oozing through them. The Collection has been recorded at tempos of 110 120 and 130 BPM. They are suitable for a wide range of musical styles from Rock, Funk or TV & Film compositions but they will add an undiluted raw essence to modern dance productions such as House, Electro, Dubstep and Hip Hop.

Picked Bass aims to give maximum inspiration and total Creativity for the Pro-Producer of today. We have given you as much flexibility as possible and have included 2, 4, 8 bar loops in 3 different tempos to cover all bases. Carefully and lovingly recorded, we have chosen only the best combination of instruments, vintage cabinets, mics, class A pre amps and compressors to take us into the digital Domain.

In Detail expect to find 567Mb of 24Bit 44.1kHz Loops in the keys of A, D and E with 41 Loops at 110BPM, 55 Loops at 120BPM and 56 Loops at 130BPM and 154 Rex2 Files

PICKED BASS is a fantastically played and recorded selection of royalty free session samples, with inspirational melodies, great progressions and awesome edgy lines, so check out the demo and sample Picked Bass from Frontline Producer NOW!

24Bit 44.1kHz Loops
keys of A, D and E
55 Loops at 120BPM
154 Rex2 Files
41 Loops at 110BPM
56 Loops at 130BPM
Freaky Loops Ultimate Tech Sounds WAV-AUDIOSTRiKE
'Ultimate Tech Sounds' by Freaky Loops is the ultimate library for every producer of House - whether you are a beginner or an expert. This pack contains over 603 MB, including 387 24-Bit loops and samples ranging from 120 BPM to 126 BPM, with a perfect combination between classic and modern sound, essential for current productions.

All loops are key and tempo-labelled for flexibility. From bowel-shaking basslines to subtle-hooked leads and chords, head-nodding drums, to spaciously hypnotic percussions, sharp hi-hats to anthemic combi loops, extended FX rushes to classic stacked stabs, rolling drum grooves, to funky sub basses and much more.

'Ultimate Tech Sounds' has everything you need to construct your own futuristic Tech-House sounds.

In detail, this pack includes 131 Drum Loops, 50 Music Loops, 50 Combi Loops, 44 Bass Loops, 18 Vocal Loops, 10 Drum Fills, 34 FX Hits, 50 Drum Hits (10 Claps, 10 Hi-hats, 10 Kicks, 10 Percussions and 10 Snares) - everthing you need to inspire you, and take your productions to the next level.

Whether you are making House, Tech-House, Techno, Deep House, Tribal, Minimal, or other forms of electronic music, this unique collection is a great starter point for new inspiration, or for adding a hook to your track.

'Ultimate Tech Sounds' brings you the finest funky shuffled grooves and after-party vibes.

If you need some magic in your next project, this one does it.

Product Details:

• 24-Bit Quality
• 603 MB
• 131 Drum Loops
• 50 Music Loops
• 50 Combi Loops
• 44 Bass Loops
• 18 Vocal Loops
• 10 Drum Fills
• 34 FX Hits
• 50 Drum Hits

Production Master 212 Kick Drums Vol.1 WAV-AUDIOSTRiKE
Just drag and drop - all of these samples are meticulously crafted to satisfy even the most experienced producer and are suited for various styles such as EDM, House, Deep House, Big Room, Electro, Complextro, Hardstyle, Dubstep, Drum & Bass, Trance, Techno, Hardcore, Melbourne Bounce, Trap and more. 

You will find 212 kick drums, arranged into 4 categories: • Clean • Processed • Fat • FX

There's no need for EQ or compression with this sample pack; just load the samples into your favourite DAW and you're ready to go. 

*Other Genres that this package may be useful in: 

• Funk / Soul / R&B
• House
• Progressive House
Dinma Dope Drums Samples II WAV
Dinma is back with another installment introducing a brand new series ''D.D.S II'' is a all new collection of Drums & Samples that can add a deep authentic touch with a plus the sample pack sets the kit over the top to help you get creative and inspire your creativity 

Details:

• 14 Kicks & 808s
• +D.D.S.II SamplePack
• 259 MB Of DDS Content
• 55 Wav Files
Soundspice Dub Extraction Vol.1 WAV MiDi-AUDIOSTRiKE
'Dub Extraction Vol 1' from Soundspice brings you the low down dirty moods of Dub & Dubstep in five new 140 BPM Construction Kit sets. Less wobbles and more bass, with vibe and tone to spare. Crisp and dirty at the same time, experience the below sound. 'Dub Extraction Vol 1' includes MIDI and 24-Bit ACIDized.wav files. 

From the creator of the 'Experimental Dubstep' series from Producer Loops comes this new collection of Kits. Backing off a bit from the typical Dubstep sounds, and focusing more on unique synth tones, big kicks, and just some really moody grooves. The Dub Extraction series brings a bit of grit and emotion into the digital Dub world.

'Dub Extraction Vol 1' includes five Construction Kits with alternate takes and MIDI files, this is a no filler set with tons of inspiration. 

124 24-Bit ACIDized.wav loops (all at 140 BPM) are included along with the MIDI parts so you can mix & match and add your own favorite VSTi sounds. 

There are a lot of possibilities here for you to really open these tracks up and make them sound like you want them to, and mix them right in along with your own songs.

Hear for yourself & grab the freebee pack to try-before-you-buy and get a hint of what to expect from this set.

Product Details:

• 5 Construction Kits
• 140 BPM
• 24-Bit ACID/WAV & MIDI Files
• 100% Royalty-Free
SampleCraft LLC Hybrid Injection KONTAKT
Hybrid Injection is a modern scoring and sound design tool for composers of film, TV and video games.

Requires Full updated version of Kontakt 5 (5.5.1.441) or above.

Key Features

• Over 150 .nki's
• Approx. 1.83GB installed
• 32 Step Sequencer
• Reverb,delay,filter,and amp controls
• 24bit Acidized Wavs
• Open wave file format. Allowing "drag and drop” samples right into your DAW projects
• Tempo Synced Arp,Tonal,Percussion and Tonal Loops
• Booms,impacts,lifts,drops,swooshes,fx and,dub-step growl one shot hits
• Playable Melodic synth,bass and pad instruments
• Percussion Kits
• Animated Interface Background
Novo Sounds TRAPMUNITION For Ni MASSiVE NSMV
Novo Sounds is proud to present "TRAPMUNITION.” Packed with 50 massive presets TRAPMUNITION is a must have arsenal addition to your collection. With Trap producers in mind, this carefully crafted high quality presets will push boundaries to a new age of Trap era. 

As the trap genre constantly evolves these are the most up to date modern trap sounds. From festival trap, club bangers to future trap and everything in-between TRAPMUNITION covers it all.

I have designed it in a way where it sounds new yet not too far from the current sounds. Don’t forget these presets can be creatively used in any other genre as well. Every preset is assigned 8 macros that actually have usable functions. With these macros you can slightly or dramatically change the sound of the presets to your satisfaction.

I have included bonus samples used in the demo track. AND What is the point of having these great Massive Trap presets without some hard hitting drums?

So I included a high quality 150 hard hitting Drum Sample Pack. Arm yourself today with TRAPMUNITION now! 50 presets in total but I’m all about Quality over Quantity any day.

Included are:
• 10 x 808’s
• 06 x Basses
• 11 x Leads
• 10 x Plucks
• 13 x FX/Riser
• 08 x Macros Assigned On Every Preset
• Requires: Massive 1.4 and up

Bonus:
• 150 HQ WAV Drum Kit Sample Pack
• 40 Kick
• 40 Snare
• 20 Claps
• 30 Hats/Cymbal
• 20 Percussion