It’s certainly a good time to be a frugal computer musician these days. Soundware developers dboxSamples have just released a nice sample library for (in Kontakt, Battery, EXS24, Ableton, Halion, NN-XT & Soundfont formats) which you can download from their website at no charge.
Their Aid01 MC-808 is a collection of classic drum hits – more than 1300 kicks, snares, hats, claps, toms, hits and EFX that were first heard on some of Roland’s most classic beatboxes and recreated in their MC-808 Groovebox. In dboxSamples set of sounds you’ll get plenty of TR-909, TR-808, TR-707, TR-606 sounds and more.
- 59 Factory Drum Kits – 16 Sounds per kit – 3 Kicks / 3 Snares / 3 Hats / 3 Toms / 2 Cym / 1 Clap / 1 Rim
- Single Elements – 78 Snares / 57 Kicks / 69 Perc / 36 Toms / 33 Hits / 32 Fx’s / 32 Chh / 27 Ohh / 14 Zaps / 12 Crashes / 11 Noises / 9 Rides / 9 Vox / 8 Rim
- 50 Xtra Factory Midi patterns
- 1397 x 24bits wav files
- Kontakt, Battery, EXS24, Ableton, Halion, NN-XT & Soundfont
And all this for free. Pretty great deal, don’t you think? So head over to dboxsamples.com to check out their audio demos and download the product. Don’t forget to take a look at their other stuff there as well – they’ve got plenty of quality sound libraries, effects and virtual instruments to choose from.
I’m looking forward to using these samples in my own productions – let me know how you go with them yourself.