NEW Loopmaster Packs, Traktor Remix Sets, Rankin Audio Samples, Classic A Guy Called Gerald Sample Pack & More
Welcome to Sample Pack Saturday. NEW essential studio production tools, sample packs & DJ Loops featured on Traxsource to take your production & sets to the next level.
The Loopmasters DNA sample line is a new sample series aimed at sound designers, vintage synth enthusiasts and any producer looking for authentic vintage synth sounds on a budget.
In the Loopmasters studios we have had the privilege to sample, use, admire and abuse many different synths over the years and so finally the DNA series is born. The concept behind this brand new royalty free collection is simple, to focus on the building blocks of great sounding vintage synths by multi sampling the raw analogue waveforms with subtle use of filter only so once loaded into your favourite soft sampler, you can go to town with modulations and effects.
First up for the DNA series is the incredible Korg MonoPoly first launched in 1981, it was one of the last 100% analogue synths to hit the market and is very much a pro synth. It has all the features you would expect to find on a large modular system including 4 very fat VCO’s which can be shared in 4 voice Polyphonic mode or linked in Unison for a versatile monophonic lead.
Each VCO has its own level, tune, and waveform type control. Waveforms include triangle, saw, pulse-width, and pulse-width modulated. It has a great sounding filter section as well as 2 envelope generators (one for the oscillators and one for the filter).
Synapse Audio Dune v1.35 retail versions required for all patches to work perfectly. ‘Alonso Dune Clubstars Soundset’ features 100 sounds, primed and ready for your next dancefloor hit. This soundset is stocked with top quality patches for your next anthemic House, Dirty Dutch, and Electro House tracks. All patches have modwheel controller assignments to let the user easily tweak each sound to their liking.
The long awaited debut LP from Dark Sky is not entirely what you might expect from the London trio. After a string of club focused 12“s they delve deep to deliver a tender and uplifting offering entitled ‘imagin.’ Through heavy consumption of music from across the spectrum the trio’s work has refined, and clearly echoes their heritage as kids of the 90’s, referencing numerous influences the decade processed – the album bears traces of funk, post rock, a thick layer of trip hop, even balearic house, bossa nova, disco, 80ies pop and ambient. This Traktor Remix Set release features the 2 most club friendly tracks of the album. ‘Odyssey’s’ dark spacey arpeggios and growling bass line reminds us of their seminal electro-roller ‘Confunktion,’ but comes delivered complete with euphoric almost balearic stabs and straight stacked 4 × 4 hi-hats. ‘Vivid’ is providing a perfect soundtrack to the late summer.
What on earth is Jersey Club i hear you cry? Well it’s essentially a fusion of B’more booty shakin’ breaks, smooth, sexy R&B hooks and dirty 808 driven Trap beats. But perhaps it’s most iconic motif is the classic squeaky bed spring sound that gets everyone in the club well and truly in the mood! Being pioneered by artists like Cashmere Cat and Trippy Turtle, released by labels like Diplo’s, Mad Decent and having recently had a Boiler Room special, Jersey Club has the blogs and the forums buzzing. If you wanna produce a banger that?s both hype enough to get the ravers on the dance floor and sensual enough to get the lovers in the corner snogging, you?ll find all the elements you need in this pack. Musical loops include lush electric piano chords, big brassy synth stabs, chopped and screwed vocal cuts, epic synth lead solos, moody Moog bass lines and delightfully plucky arpeggios. Beats wise, you?ll find choppy breaks, hood beats and bouncy triplet kick patterns. You?ll also find 30 drum hits including big snares, crisp claps, powerful kicks and of course, big 808 subs! And of course, it wouldn’t be complete without some expertly recorded squeaking bed springs (best not to ask about the recording session). So cue the demo and get ready to bounce! Contains 3 Vocal Samples taken from Soul Rush – Future House Vocals 2.
CLASSIC SAMPLE PACK OF THE WEEK (2010)
Original Released: March 2010
Loopmasters are very proud to present a brand new Techno inspired collection of cutting edge samples and soundscapes from one of the godfathers of Dance Music and its many twisted forms. A GUY CALLED GERALD – Deep Techno Sessions is a collection of atmospheres, ambient loops, chord progressions and Progressive Drum samples created by Gerald himself for future producers who mix Detroit, Berlin and Retro-Progressive influences to shape the sounds of tomorrow.
Since the 80’s, Manchester UK native, A GUY CALLED GERALD, born Gerald Simpson, has proven to be among the most innovative modern music figures. His influence is international and has spawned new genres of music culture. From his early experimentation with Techno and Acid House to his groundbreaking contributions to Drum ‘n’ Bass music, AGCG’s music has evolved regardless of his individual successes in each of those genres.
In this unique and classic collection of samples producers can expect to find Edgy and Ambient Soundscapes, Deep FX, Sublime Notes, Fractal glitches, Hard Noise and an abundance of classic, retro, progressive and future proofed soundbytes that only a true multi genre studio technician with the pedigree that Gerald has could create.