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Deconstructed Rhythm

Deconstructed Rhythm

Hip hop drum samples inspired by the legendary J Dilla
$39.99 USD


J Dilla was one of the greatest hip hop producers of all time , a brilliant mind who inspired a generation of beat junkies. ‘Deconstructed Rhythm’ is our tribute to the drum sound of Dilla, featuring 496 brand new and original drum samples inspired by his production style and split over an extensive drum library and 20 ready-made MPC drum kits.

Section one contains a drum library of 336 original kicks, snares, hats and percussion samples, separated into folders and laid out into MPC program files. Heavily influenced by the drum production style on albums such as Ruff Draft, Donuts, Champion Sound and The Shining, we’ve created a unique collection of hip hop drum sounds which combine both modern and classic production techniques utilising extensive layering, creative EQ, and dynamic processing. To complete the sound, we cut everything to vinyl  and re-sampled, giving a warm vintage crunch to all samples.

The Dilla influence continues into the second part of the pack, with a further 160 unique drum samples organised into 20 drum kits. Each kit contains 8 perfectly matched drum and percussion sounds: kick, snare, closed hat, open hat, clap, shaker/cabasa, crash cymbal and a ride cymbal - all sounds are laid out identically over the bottom two rows of MPC pads (using a modified GM assignment), with panning, volume levels and velocity sensitive program parameters set up for you, giving you true ‘performance’ drum kits. 

'Deconstructed Rhythm' is a real labour of love - a unique and fresh drum collection that tips its hat respectfully to one of hip hop’s greatest musical alchemists. Buy now and download it instantly after purchase - compatible with all models of MPC, including the MPC Renaissance and all versions of JJOS.

Try before you buy - download the demo to get a full kit from the pack plus a selection of sounds from the drum library. Just transfer to your MPC and then load up the PGM files to hear the kits in action!

*Please Note: 'Deconstructed Rhythm' contains sounds entirely created by which were inspired by the production style of J Dilla. This product is in no way endorsed nor affiliated with the J Dilla Estate.

This product is part of a series - buy the entire collection & save $120.00

Technical Specification:

Technical Specifications

  • Samples: 496 samples. Drum Library: 96 kick, 96 snare, 96 hat and 48 percussion samples. Drum Kits: 20 kits each with 8 samples per kit (20 x kicks, snares, closed hat + open hat, crash, ride, claps, shaker)
  • Format: Contains WAV and MPC SND versions of all sounds and PGM files that auto-assign the sounds across the pads.
  • Compatibility: All MPC models, all versions of JJOS, NI Maschine and any software sampler and DAW.  Will this work with my sampler?
  • Sound Design/Publisher: Eddie Bazil
  • License: Royalty Free
  • Delivery: Download instantly after purchase.
  • Price: $39.99

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"Hey, I just bought those dilla drums, and I gotta say these drums are sick man. I was going through the kicks, and they are good, some of them sound so good I can hardly believe it!! good job man. thanks."
Self Inflict Recordings

Product FAQs

Will this work with my sampler?

The sounds and kits in this pack work with all MPC models including the new MPC X and MPC Live, as well as all legacy MPC models (WAV and MPC SND format samples are included). The WAV files are also compatible with all software samplers and DAWs (e.g. Kontakt, Battery, Maschine Logic, Cubase, Reason etc).

Do you use unique sounds in all your packs?

Yes, most definitely. Each time we create a new product, we sit down and create/record all sounds for that pack entirely from scratch, so it is impossible for us to repeat identical sounds across different products in our catalogue.

What gear do you use to create your sounds?

We have an extensive collection of classic and modern studio equioment including a Neve Mixing Desk, two Urie 1176, Chiswick Reach, Pheonix Compressor, Manely Massive, Various Akai MPCs, Emu SP1200 and an exhaustic array of hardware and digital signal processors (too many to list!). Plus for many packs we utilize local recording studios and musicians to get the signature sound we need.

Do your drum samples work in any other samplers or software?

Yes! Our packs all contain WAV files which will load into all DAWs, software samplers, Maschine, Kontakt, Battery and many hardware samplers.

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Buy The Complete Samplepack Series & Save $120.00
Why not buy 'Sound of the Underground - Special Edition'? This contains all 6 samplepacks in this series and saves you $120.00 compared to buying each samplepack individually!
Sound of the Underground - Special Edition contains the following 6 samplepacks:
  • Deconstructed Rhythm
  • Cut & Paste Mixology
  • East Coast Phat
  • Creative Force
  • True Essence
  • Hip Hop Evolution
Buy Separately: $239.99
Buy Together: $119.99
You Save: $120.00 (50%)
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