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True Essence

True Essence

396 DJ Premier-inspired kits, beat sequences & drum library
$39.99 USD


One of the forefathers of the East Coast sound, DJ Premier tops most polls as arguably the greatest hip hop producer of all time. 'True Essence' features 396 drum samples created in tribute to Primo's distinctive raw sound, including 20 drum kits and 20 beat sequences inspired by his unique drum sequencing style.

The drum library consists of 336 sounds; 96 kicks, 96 snares, 96 hats, and 48 percussion sounds, all heavily layered and processed through our collection of vintage gear to ensure maximum crunch and warmth, while invoking the classic East Coast Primo sound.

A further 60 kicks, hats and snares make up the additional 20 drum kits, all of which are laid out identically in MPC program files, allowing for easy mixing and matching of sounds within your beats.

We also created 20 multi-track beat sequences in a Primo style, with each sequence giving you complete control over tempo, event data and assigned sounds, allowing you to easily create your own customised beat sequences in seconds.

The demo for this product features 2 beat sequences, 2 free kits and an additional selection of drum sounds from the pack - just transfer to your MPC, load up and immediately start exploring the different beats and sounds you can make.

'True Essence' is the essential requirement for any hip hop producer into classic East Coast sounds - now updated to be fully compatible with all MPCs, including the MPC Renaissance and JJOS!

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

Technical Specification:

Technical Specifications

  • Samples: 396 samples; 96 snares, 96 hats, 96 kicks, 48 percussion, 20 drum kits and 20 MPC beat sequences
  • 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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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.

How old are your sample packs - are the sounds fresh?

We are constantly creating new drum packs with fresh, modern sounds, while at the same time 'phase out' any older products that are past their shelf-life. We don't want to sell our customers 'old' sounds, so you can be confident that any pack you buy will have the most up-to-date hip hop drum sounds available.

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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