CM Sample Index :: FIRST   |   PREV   |   NEXT

CM82 - Hip-Hop & Dance

16bit 44_1

CM Classic Brass

These samples were made by:
C Y C L I C K     S A M P L E S

This sample collection provides the raw materials for a simple horn section of Trumpet (Bb), Trombone and Tenor Saxophone. For each of these instruments we have recorded a complete multisample in three layers (hard, medium and soft expression). These are found in the 'Standard' folder of each instrument. The Trumpet and Trombone also have a 'Harmo Mute' folder which contain two layers (hard and soft expression) of multisamples played with a harmo-mute in the bell of the instrument, which creates a highly characteristic sound. For the Tenor Sax we have provided, along with the standard three layers, a multisample of 'growled' notes and a few 'clacks' from the pressing of the valve keys on the instrument, which may prove useful for creating a sampled instrument. The 'Horn Section Chords' folder has four chords (major, minor, seventh and diminished) played in four ways (stabbed, held, swelled and faded) in four keys (C, E, G and A). The horn section was recorded in stereo with a dab of reverb.

Things to note:

The individual multisamples were made by close miking each instrument with a wide diaphragm condenser microphone and no reverb or other effects have been added. As such these samples are 'raw' and leave no aspect of the sound of the instruments diminished. In this raw state they can sound a little harsh, but with some reverb they will soften and become fuller in a mix. The multisamples for the Tenor Sax and the Trombone follow the white notes of the piano (i.e. C major), but due to the nature of the Bb Trumpet the Bb was preferable over the B, so we have made the multisamples for this instrument in F major.

We hope you find these samples useful.

Many, many thanks to:
T H E     E L E C T R O N I C     G A R D E N

A little explanation of the DS404 patches may be needed here. There are four sets of “chords” patches for the DS404. These are made up of the multisampled brass section wave files. For each type of chord (diminished, minor, major and sevenths), there are fades, held chords, stabs and swells.

We have mapped these in octaves, beginning with the fades (F1 through E2), then the held chords (F2 through E3), then the stabs (F3 through E4) and finally, the swells (F4 through E5). The sounds are all very natural, and we left them in that state so you could play most realistic performances. All of the solo horns are multi-layered patches, and are likewise unadulterated. This means that all of the inconsistencies of the real live human performers are there to be heard. We have had a lot of fun making these patches, and spent hours playing at being Hollywood composers with those chords. Great fun!

As always, the raw .wav samples contain embedded pitch and loop-point data where applicable, in case you want to roll your own patches.

Scot Solida
The Electronic Garden, April, 2003

Brass Samples

Bb Trumpet

Chords 7ths

Chords dim

Chords major

Chords minor




Funky house hats'n'FX (16-bit)

MAGIX Sound Essentials 3 Disco#BFCA

250 disco loops from Magix's latest Sound Essentials DVD. This dancefloor-filling collection comprises bass, brass, drums, effects, guitar, keys, pads and percussion, alongside strings, vocals and synth lines.

For more information on the contents of the full version, which includes over 10,000 loops, visit the Magix website:

Zero-G Pro Pack For GB Demos

63 Apple Loops from Zero-G's 11,000-strong Pro Pack for GarageBand, spanning a wide range of sounds, from guitars and banjos to synth sweeps, African voices and more. The folder also contains MP3 demos of songs made using other elements of the Pro Pack. While Apple loops were originally designed for GarageBand, they can be opened in any application that supports AIFF files, without the automatic pitch-shifting and timestretching that Apple's new format offers.

24bit 44_1

Loops and Hits

The perfect accompaniment to our multisampled lead instruments, this monster collection of loops and construction kits can be used to add flava to your existing tracks or as the inspiration for new ones.

There are over 1,000 dance and hip-hop loops and hits, as well as 6 hip-hop construction kits in the following tempos and keys:

Kit Tempo Keys
Kit01  84 bpm F & A#
Kit02 131 bpm E & A
Kit03  97 bpm G & C
Kit04  94 bpm D & G
Kit05  84 bpm A & D
Kit06 101 bpm C & F

130 BPM Hand Percussion Loops


Better Basses

Drum Blocks Volume 1

Loops & parts (24-bit)

Single Hits

Swells Pads and Filters


A collection of hip-hop and dance orientated lead sounds in Halion, Kontakt, NN-XT and DS-404 format, guaranteed to put a dip in your hip and a glide in your stride!

The Electronic Garden have called some of their favourite synths into action for the creation of these instruments, including the Moog Rogue, Nord G2, Korg prophecy, Microwave XTk, Kawai K5000, Alpha Juno and the gargantuan modular system.

35 presets for each sampler are included, drawing on over 700 24-bit samples (except for the DS-404 which are 16-bit only) for the ultimate in phatness and fidelity.



FIRST   |   PREV   |   TOP   |   NEXT