Popularity in producing one’s own music has soared in recent years and so too has the sample pack market. Gone are the days of having to solely use expensive hardware gear to find the right sounds for your next hot track, now it is possible to download a pack that will give you a head start and an extra bump of inspiration when deep into a studio session. Some of the greatest creative musical breakthroughs have come from a cleverly flipped sample, so remember sampling is a tool that should be harnessed, not abused.
One such company that has begun to stand out amongst the myriad of loop packs is Sample Market. This British company has always had an eye on the emerging underground sounds that shape the scene in which we dedicate so much time and passion to. So much so that they have invited one of minimal’s leading names – Priku.
In each pack, there is a huge amount of choice in sounds, from unique basslines to wicked FX and pinpoint accurate drum sounds faithfully recorded and collected for ease of use. One thing remains constant: the studio-quality 44.1kHz. 24-bit WAV’s are the industry standard product that you will receive each and every time and they will be ready to be shaped and edited or simply dropped straight into your tracks.
Having always favoured minimal and deep house over most other genres, Sample Market have included a huge 1.24 GB library including Drum Loops, Synth Loops, Textures, Bass Loops, Modular Percussion loops, Arp Loops, Chords, Acoustic Loops and Single Hits from which to craft unique dancefloor bombs with. Faithfully reproduced from Priku’s modular kit, drum machines, and synths this release is one of the few pack series on the market that is truly focused on minimal music.
Using their website is also a cinch and their packs can be divided up into musical genre, VST presets, instrument, or even the label that it was released under, there is also a free sample section where you can try out just how good their samples really are free of charge. For those of you that wish to keep up to date on other advancements in the production world Sample Market also has its own blog.