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The Pro Studio Kit - MPC Expansion Edition

The Pro Studio Kit - MPC Expansion Edition

Now Includes a 'standalone' Expansion for the MPC X/MPC Live! A high end acoustic drum kit fully multisampled for MPCs
$29.99 USD


Now Includes a 'standalone' Expansion for the MPC X/MPC Live!

The Pro Studio Kit’ is our latest fully multisampled drum kit for all modern MPCs and most legacy MPCs, bringing the premier sound of one of the world’s most sought after drum kits, the Sonor Designer Kit, directly to your MPC pads!

Sonor are the leading drum manufacturer of custom handmade drum kits and the Sonor Designer Kit is their flagship model, a hugely versatile kit with a deep and powerful tone used in many high-end recording studios across the globe.

We’ve painstakingly multisampled 16 different articulations from this kit with up to 7 dynamic variations per articulation dynamic levels recorded with a whopping 11 different mics to ensure we’ve captured all its natural tone, timbre and nuances. The complete articulations list comprises of:

  • Kick drum isolated this was recorded without the snare present and all other instruments dampened to ensure only the kick can be heard
  • Kick Drum with Snare this kick was recorded with the rest of the kit, this tends to give a more natural ‘kit’ kick sound.
  • Snare a snare drum hit in the centre of the head
  • Snare Side Stick - a hit on the snare rim using the fat end of the stick while resting the thin end on the head
  • Snare Rim Shot - a simultaneous hit of the snare head and rim
  • Snare ‘drag’ a short snare roll
  • Snare flam a very quick double snare hit
  • Snare Edge a hit on the very edge of the snare head
  • Closed Hat Bow a closed hat hit at the centre
  • Closed Hat Edge a closed hat hit on the very edge of the cymbal
  • Open Hat the same hi hat hit while 3/4 open
  • Crash Cymbal Edge hit on the edge of the cymbal
  • Ride Cymbal Bow a ride hit at the centre of the cymbal
  • Ride Cymbal Bell a hit to the bell of the cymbal
  • High Tom centre hit on a high rack tom
  • Low Tom centre hit on a low rack tom

The kit has a full-bodied, warm tone with plenty of natural character, making it a great all rounder for any style of music - without question, this is THE most versatile and realistic sounding acoustic drum kit you can get for the MPC. Check out the the kit being put through its paces with a number of different breaks:

As with all the kits in this series, we’ve created finger drumming friendly programs for all MPC models that map the instruments across the pads, utilising the unique features available for each specific model:

  • MPC X, MPC Live & MPC Software: 10 presets including a 4 zone velocity switching program and a 'cycle kit with up to 4 round robins
  • MPC1000/500/5000/2500/Free JJOS: a 4 zone velocity switching program
  • JJOS: 3 zone velocity switching for all other JJOS models, with round robins for JJOSXL
  • MPC4000 4 zone velocity switching
  • MPC2000/XL 3 zone velocity switching, plus a basic single zone low memory version

Just load up the program file for your sampler and start playing, we’ve done all the hard work for you so there's no additional set up required. Find out more about the kits along with full installation instructions in the User Guide.

New: We've also recently updated The Pro Studio Kit to be fully compatible with the MPC Expansion browser, with two installers provided; one for the MPC Software (2.0 and 1.9 supported) and one for the MPC X & MPC Live in 'standalone' mode. The Expansion edition now includes 10 kit presets, a thumbnail image in the standalone BROWSER, program previews and full sample tagging for all sounds and kits.

Compatible with all modern MPCs and select legacy MPCs

The Pro Studio Kit is the perfect ‘go-to’ kit when you need to create realistic studio quality drums tracks, be it real time finger drumming or step programming, and is the perfect companion to the 60s Funk Kit and Raw 70s Kit completely unique MPC drum kits from that push the limits of what is capable with an MPC, no matter which model you own.

This product is part of a series - buy the entire collection & save $26.99

Technical Specification:

Technical Specifications

  • Samples: 106 multisampled drums covering 16 unique articulations with up to 4 dynamic variations and/or round robins per articulation
  • Format: 24 bit WAV, 16 bit WAV, MPC SND
  • Compatibility: MPC X, MPC Live, MPC Renaissance, MPC Studio, MPC5000, MPC4000, MPC1000, MPC2500, MPC500, MPC2000/XL, JJOS
  • Publisher/Sound Design:
  • License: Royalty Free
  • Delivery: Download instantly after purchase.
  • Price: $29.99

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"I'd like to start of saying that your multi sampled drum kits are superb, I own all of them which I use in my MPC-2000XL and love them. The attention to detail for each version/MPC is also note worthy! It's not just satisfying to use but a lot more flexible than working with a loop."
Martin Bekk, Cranbrook, United Kingdom

"The MPC Pro Studio Kit is excellent!!!!!!!!. if you are a drum programmer you need to get this kit!!!!!!!!"
carl chestang, Charlotte, United States Facebook

"YEah Kit is Dope Tutor.... I've got good feedback from some live shows i've done with it. Sounds nice raw and funky on a big p.a.!"
Lord of Dazastah , Bedford, Australia Soundcloud Twitter

"Loving this series of kits. This one no exception. I can easily get authentic sounding detail using them as is or modify them to fit what I'm working on. Nice to be using natural drum sounds again. Looking forward to / hoping for more like this in the future."
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Product FAQs

What is a multisampled drum kit?
Rather than use just one sample for each instrument in a kit, a multisampled drum kit contains multiple recordings of each instrument, all hit with a range of velocities. The sounds are then assigned to MPC drum programs to create a very realistic sounding finger drumming kit that can be used for live performing or for sequencing in your MPC or DAW.
Have you applied compression, effects and EQ to this kit?

Absolutely not! There's millions of over-compressed and over-EQ'd kits out there already, but there's not many that focus on capturing the natural and authentic sound of a vintage drum kit. The only compression you'll find here is the natural compression created by recording to analogue tape.

By not applying additional processing, we've kept this kit as versatile as possible, leaving you to add compression, EQ and effects to suit the song you are working on.

So how do I use this kit?

In the MPC, just select a program file compatible with your MPC model, load it up into your MPC, assign to a sequencer track and start playing, just like any other MPC program. Full installation and usage instructions for each are included with the product.

We've already configured everything for you, but you can also tweak the program parameters, effects and layout to your own unique taste.

So do I need a lot of free memory to run this kit in a legacy MPC?

It's definitely best used on MPCs with at least 32MB of memory available, especially if you want to use the full velocity switched kit. However, we have included a low memory kit (under 6MB), but this only uses a single sample per pad.

Which samplers is this kit for?

The kit programs we provide will work in every MPC from the MPC X/MPC Live through to the MPC2000/XL, including all versions of JJOS. (MPC60/3000 not supported).

Additionally, as the sounds themselves are provided in standard WAV format (16 bit and 24 bit) you can load up the sounds into any modern software or hardware sampler and DAW.

How do I load this into the iMPC Pro iPad app?

The iMPC Pro (iPhone/iPad app) can currently only import WAV files (it doesn't support importing MPC program files), so you will need to transfer the WAV files via iTunes and then manually assign the WAV files to your pads. Akai has full instructions here.

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Buy The Complete Samplepack Series & Save $26.99
Why not buy 'The Multisampled Drum Kit Bundle'? This contains all 3 samplepacks in this series and saves you $26.99 compared to buying each samplepack individually!
The Multisampled Drum Kit Bundle contains the following 3 samplepacks:
  • The 60s Funk Kit
  • The Raw 70s Kit
  • The Pro Studio Kit - MPC Expansion Edition
Buy Separately: $89.97
Buy Together: $62.98
You Save: $26.99 (30%)
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