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Well Known German based producer Juergen Driessen has ignited many studios and productions in the past with his phenomenal Drumcodes Vol.1, considered by many to be one of the finest Techno and Tech House sample CD’s available. Originally released by Mutekki Media Drumcodes Vol.1 its was and still is one of our favourite goto sample libraries for anything House, Techno and Minimal. It’s instant appeal comes from the pure amount of high quality and truly original sounding material.

 Unfortunately Mutekki Media is no longer with us, However if you missed Drumcodes Vol.1 when it was originally released but you’d still like to check it out, you can still do so at Inspire Audio where Drumcodes Vol.1 has been thankfully re-released along with a complete library of insanely brilliant sample sets and synth sound banks under the new Inspire Audio label.

 

Drumcodes Vol.1



 

There probably isn’t much point going into to much detail with this pack because pure and simply if you know a Techno producer or you produce Techno yourself or maybe even seen one of the many Techno production tutorial clips on the web using these samples you’ll know how good this set is. How ever for those of you who really don’t know about this sample set I’ll run through it quickly.

 Originally created by two club producers Jurgen Driessen and Peter Jurgens Drumcodes Vol.1 is a near perfect mix of everything needed to make a dance floor melt, Considered on many production forums to be the stable of the modern Techno and Tech House producer the 1900 plus fantastically crafted samples will have your tracks rocking in no time. Although the samples are geared toward the Techy genres there is enough scope with in this sound set to cover you with most forms of EDM

 Drumcodes Vol.1 has everything you need from crunchy 8bit samples and Minimal percussion right through to tonal FX and Drum loops,  Everything is here for those using reason or logic too with EXS24 patches, apple loops and Rex2 loops perfect for DR.Rex and syncing those loops to tempo

 For those of you who prefer to craft from single hits will be pleased to know that this 1.15Gb sample set holds plenty of hit samples including Kicks, Claps, Snares, Hats and other percussion sounds as well some nice Roland TR-808 sounds, textures, synth sounds and great bass samples.

 I’ve mentioned this in the past on other forums and I’m happy to say it again I honestly consider Drumcodes Vol.1 to be a genuine work of art and something every Techno and Tech House producer should have.

 

Tech Specs:

 24 Bit Quality

1.15GB

 Contains:
  • Over 1900 Samples
  • 138 8Bit Samples
  • 35 Bass Sounds
  • 193 UltraWave Bass Drum Samples
  • 93 Bass Drum samples
  • 139 Clap Samples
  • 66 Snare Samples
  • 14 Crash Samples
  • 150 Hi Hat Samples
  • 07 Ride samples
  • 45 Fx
  • 28 Tonal FX
  • 478 Drum Loops
  • 30 Minimal Percussion Samples
  • 10 Rim Shots
  • 87 Sequences and Riffs
  • 04 shaker samples
  • 80 Synth Shots
  • 24 Textures
  • 23 Tonal sounds
  • 270 TR808 Drum Samples
  • 478 Apple Loops
  • 478 Rex2 Loops
  • 55 EXS24 Sampler patches

 


Drumcodes Vol.2


 

 

When I first got this pack I was hopeful of two things, the first that it was perhaps better than the original if that is at all possible or that it continued on from Drumcodes Vol.1, Secondly that it had some vocal cuts, glitches and vox loops something that I’ve often thought would make the original a perfect sample set.

 I’m going to be honest about this I don’t actually think Drumcodes Vol.2 is “better” than the original in terms of quality and it also has a lot less quantity, however there is defiantly something about this sample set, It doesn’t really do anything the original couldn’t but it does some how sound fresher and more……… something!!

 The one thing that does stand out in Drumcodes Vol.2 have to be the bass loops and although we may only get treat to 40 of them, They are easily 40 of the best bass loops in any sample set I’ve heard and my favourite section of the set!

 The single hits, Loops and FX are all as good in terms of quality as Drumcodes Vol.1 you just don’t get as many of them. Unfortunately there are still no glitches or vocal cuts and vox loops but when you consider the price of Drumcodes Vol.2 you’ll soon realise just how well we are already being looked after by Mr Driessen.

 Although I wouldn’t necessarily say Drumcodes Vol.2 is better than the original I would say that its on par thanks to those bass line loops and great price. If you’ve already got Vol.1 then Drumcodes Vol.2 makes a perfect add-on although it still is a great sample library even if you’ve not got the original.

 

Tech Specs:

24 Bit Quality

811 MB

 Contains:

  • 10 Bassdrums
  • 10 Clap Samples
  • 10 Hi Hat Samples
  • 88 8Bits Samples
  • 40 Bassloops
  • 20 FXs
  • 30 Human Snippets
  • 50 Minimal Percussion
  • 30 Synth Loops
  • 100 WAV Loops
  • 170 Rex2 Loops
  • 170 Apple Loops
  • 10 EXS Soft Sampler Synths
  • 10 Kontakt4 Monolith Synths

 

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Loops and Snippets Vol.1 & Vol.2


 


 

Loops and snippets Vol.1 and Vol.2 have such similar content that we’ve decided to review them together. It’s not that they use the same sounds and loops but more that they are both aimed solidly at Minimal and Deep Tech House as well as both sets also sounding as if they have been processed similarly, Both have around the same quantity and quality too.

 It’s worth mentioning that its not often that you’ll find a good solid sample set for less than £25 these days unless you’re buying dodgy copies from ebay or illegally downloading them from torrent sites but Inspire Audio have some how managed to release two really high quality sample sets for less than £13 each.

 You’ll get plenty of quality Tech House, percussion, tops and synth loops for your money with either pack as well so don’t worry that the price means you have to sacrifice quality or quantity. Both packs also contain some well put together interesting and very original loops labeled JD’s Weird loops and as with the other packs enough single hit action to keep even the most fussy Tech House producer going.

 I honestly don’t know how Juergen Driessen came up with his prices but he’s been more than generous to his customer with whats on offer in both these packs at these prices. If you’re into your Tech House then you’ll love either pack but we recommend you buy both as they work great together and would still cost less than many competitive sample sets.

 

Tech Specs:

24 Bit Quality

425MB

 Contains:

 

  • 19 Weird Loops
  • 09 Percussion Loops
  • 11 Synth Loops
  • 48 Tech House Loops
  • 41 Tops and Tweaks Loops
  • 60 Bass Drum Snippets
  • 60 Clap Snippets
  • 40 Hi Hat Snippets
  • 100 Percusion snippets
  • 128 Rex2 Loops
  • 128 Apple Loops
  • 7 EXS24 Soft Sampler Patches

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Tech Specs:

24 Bit Quality

494 MB

 Contains:

  • 21 Weird Loops
  • 10 Percussion Loops
  • 30 Synth Loops
  • 48 Tech House Loops
  • 43 Tops And Tweak Loops
  • 60 Bass Drum Snippets
  • 30 Clap Snippets
  • 36 Hi Hat Snippets
  • 62 Percussion Snippets
  • 17 Synth Snippets
  • 152 Rex2 Loops
  • 152 Apple Loops
  • 5 EXS Soft Sampler Patches

 

FX Pearls Vol.1



 Another re-release originally released on Mutekki Media, FX Pearls is still a really great sound FX set, It was great when we first heard it a few years ago and its still great years later. It’s considerably cheaper now than it was years ago and at little over £10 would make a great addition to any of the previously mentioned sample packs.

 If you’re a DJ/Producer you’ll most likely have heard some of these Fx hits, Sci-Fi Fx and sweeps in your favourite tracks. Even though some of the sounds have been used in literally hundreds of tracks they still manage to sound fresh and perfectly fitting.

 FX Pearls Vol.1 isn’t going to cover any new ground and its not going to be something you’ve never heard before but it is still one of the better FX packs available and at a price you’d simply be stupid to not buy a copy.

 

Tech Specs:

24 Bit quality

530MB

 Contains:

  • 338 FX Samples
  • Fx Hits
  • Scifi FX
  • Ambiences
  • Sweeps
  • Mutant Voices
  • Noises
  • Delay FX
  • Scratches
  • Pitch and Harmoniser Fx
  • Shocks
  • Drum Loops
  • 9 EXS24 Soft Sampler Patches

 

Here’s an idea!!!

 How many times have you gone shopping online for sample sets only to end up buying more than one set?

 When you take into consideration how much each sample set costs you’d could easily be parting with anything up to £100 or possibly more for just one or two sets and  If you are seriously considering spending that sort of money why not consider buying all the samples on offer from Inspire Audio

It really is combined one of the best and most original library of sounds for all your Minimal, Tech and Tech House productions you’ll own and you can pick the complete collection up from here for just over £85.00, Thats over 3.5 gigabytes of truly great inspirational loops, single hits and sound FX for less than a meal out with the other half.

 

You’d be crazy to miss out on these.

 

Check Out Inspire Audio for all their latest releases.

 

or Alternatively you can grab Jurgen’s sample sets and synth sound sets from here.

 

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