Your search for the ultimate 808 kit is finally over! Drum Machine Evolution is the exciting new release from Canedrive & Pad Pimps, featuring a phenomenal collection of classic drum machine sounds extensively resampled and layered with a sublime array of analog sources that most self-respecting studios would die for: ASR 10, Emu SP12, Akai S950, analog tape and vinyl.
Canedrive's 'Analog Shootout' folder contains what is without doubt one of the best sounding 808 drum kits you'll ever hear, and that's just the 'clean' version! Things get really interesting when we fire up the resampled versions, as each one gives the 808 kit completely unique tone, texture and oodles of grit.
From the saturated warmth of analog tape, the unparalleled 12 bit crunch of the Emu SP-12, the tight and chunky tones of the Akai S950 to the distinctive retro vibes of vinyl - that's a massive range of warm & crunchy sonic delights on tap. The demo below showcases the 808 kit through all six of its variants on the same 4 bar beat:
The second drum kit from Canedrive is a composite kit comprising of the best-of-the-best from multiple drum machines (including the 909 and the Korg Volca) and like the 808 kit features 16 unique drum and percussion sounds, plus the additional resampled variants (96 samples in total). Hear this kit in action within the demo for Canedrive's 'Pulse' samplepack:
If that wasn't enough, Pad Pimps come along and take the electronic/analog blend even further with their 'Hybrid Drum Library' folder. This contains a scorching library of 144 drum machine kicks, snares and hats resampled through the 12 bit Akai S900 and then expertly layered with acoustic drum samples and a variety of analog tones & textures to produce a shuddering blend of electronic and analog drum timbres. You can download some example hybrid sounds from the collection here.
The entire collection features both WAV and MPC SND versions of all sounds making it compatible with all MPC models (including JJOS), all modern software samplers and NI Maschine. Additionally all kits come with MPC program files that will load up the kit across all your pads in a finger-drumming friendly layout.
Drum Machine Evolution is a complete must-have collection for any drum machine fanatic! Available to download instantly after purchase, exclusively from MPC-Samples.com.