If 3′s a charm, then 4 is good luck. Six months after the release of the highly successful “Blap-Kit Volume 3″ in 2012, and the innovative “808′s & String Breaks” Edition, !llmind is proud to present BLAP-KIT VOLUME 4 to the masses! Featuring some of !llmind’s favorite drum kits, Volume 4 continues to celebrate punch, warmth, and compatibility with each sound. Again, each drum was carefully hand-picked and sonically shaped to make layering easy. Whether it’s grimy hip-hop, commercial trap, or anything that requires true sonic PUNCH, this kit is for you. These are some of !llmind’s RAREST sounds, never before heard or shared, until now. Stand out from the rest of the pack, and get your copy today.
Over 120 NEW drum sounds (kicks, snares, hi-hats, claps, snaps & tambourines) in 16-bit/44 WAV format.
4 EXCLUSIVE drum-break loops played by !llmind and created from actual drums, eq’d and processed.
All drum sounds were sampled into an Ensoniq ASR-10 AND Akai S-20 at 33khz/12-bit for maximum warmth + punch!NO reverb or delays added make layering easy and more flexible.
NO compression or saturation/flat “pancake” sounds.
Carefully mastered just “under-zero”. NO nasty “digital-clipping”.
All drum sounds were hand-picked, created, and stripped by !llmind himself from his personal drum stash.
Includes drum kits used on beats !llmind produced for Kanye West during the making of G.O.O.D. Music’s “Cruel Summer” LP.
BONUS !llmind custom made digital “sweepers”, never before heard.
Also includes 3 signature !llmind “bass tones” in key “C” – “B”, ready to easily map on your keyboard.
This is the very first full length release from Tombongo & Drummer Richard Preston and features 87 old school funk and soul drum loops released in multi-track format. These are original, royalty free drum breaks.
The multi-track packs offer separate .wav stems for the bass drum, snare drum and left and right overhead channels for each loop so that you can achieve independent control of the mix levels and greater control of EQ and effects.
Every care was taken to capture an authentic and truly awesome drum sound by using vintage drums and microphones, and recording directly onto 2″ tape at the wonderful Gizzard studios, London.
Recorded Using the following:
Recorders: Studer A80 2″ 16 Track Tape Machine
Digitising: RME Fireface 800
Desk: Alice Stancoil, 1970′s Quadraphonic desk
Mics: Coles 4038, Calrec 600, Shure 545, Calrec CM 10, 10” speaker
Drums: 1966 ludwig Superclassic, Ludwig 400/Black Beauty, Vintage Zildjian A’s and K’s
Example Breaks from Tombongo Funk Drums:
Oh Snap! The Drum Broker is bringing you some Dirty Arse Drum Breaks from Drummer Timmy Rickard & Monosole. If you are looking for original (royalty free) drum breaks, then you need to add Dirty Arse Drum Breaks Vol. 1 to your collection.
Instant Digital Download
163 Drum Breaks in 24 & 16 bit WAV formats
Organized by BPM folders (85bpm – 120bpm)
Drum kit mic’d with one Coles 4038 ribbon mic for a vintage sound
Compatible with all major software DAWs including; Ableton Live, Apple Logic, Pro Tools, FL Studio, Propellerheads Reason, etc.
Compatible with all hardware samplers that accept the WAV file format; Akai MPC samplers, Roland MV8000, Yamaha samplers, etc.
Beat Butcha is back with an all new EXCLUSIVE drum kit for The Drum Broker: The Protein Drum Kit – Pure Protein to Beef Up You Beats
Butcha is known for his work with Danny Brown, Mac Miller, G-Unit, Mobb Deep, Prodigy, Sean Price, Lloyd Banks, Curren$y, & Mr. Probz to name a few. But more importantly Butcha is known for having some of the dopest drums in the industry.
This time, Butcha chopped this exclusive collection of drums straight from the 2-tracks of of his best work and then EQ’d & Compressed the drums to perfection. The end result is Pure Protein to Beef Up You Beats.
It’s that time again folks! Propellerhead has released their latest and greatest version of Reason, Reason 7. If you came here looking for the Reason 7 Torrent go ahead and read the article Confessions Of A Pirate before proceeding.
It’s 2013 and Propellerhead has finally given us all of the features we have asked for. MIDI Out, Graphic EQ/Spectrum Analyzer, a nice Mixing Console, Plug-ins a.la Rack Extensions, etc, etc. So if you are still attempting to justify pirating the latest and greatest version of Reason 7 due to the lack of features, you should probably suck a fat dick. The initial response to the Confessions Of A Pirate article were absolutely ridiculous. It was like listening to a bunch of 8 year old children attempt to justify stealing candy because the candy didn’t contain x,y, & z ingredients that would make it the “best candy ever created”.
As an avid Propellerhead Reason user I’ve been supporting (financially and otherwise) the Reason ecosystem for the last few years and it feels good to get my adult on and legally download and support a company whose products I use daily.
Have you ever glanced around your studio and asked yourself, “Why the fuck do I need all this gear?”. If you answered no, you are either going to absolutely love the idea of injecting a little minimalism into your workspace or totally reject it. Honey badger and I don’t give fuck. There is no denying that we find ourselves (beatmakers, producers, musicians, insert your audio related occupation or hobby here) the victims product of capitalistic and consumerist clutter. Before you go into Red Scare mode, hear me out. Capitalism has blessed the audio production world with some innovative and arguably necessary products. In my humble opinion too many great products.
The by-product of cheap technology and development coupled with internet marketing is depression. We are bombarded with an endless stream of must have midi controllers, DAW’s, plug-ins, etc. Add the revitalization of the so called vintage gear craze to the equation and you might be feeling a tad bit inadequate in the gear department.
Over the last 10+ years I’ve owned my fair share of expensive hardware and dabbled in the expansive cloud of plug-ins and feature excessive DAW’s. You can easily find yourself down the rabbit hole chasing the latest and greatest or the oldest and sonically “best” equipment money can buy. You will certainly spend a substantial amount of time and possibly find yourself near bankruptcy chasing the perfect tool. In the end, you might go over the precipice and ask yourself “Why the fuck do I need all this gear?”
My latest experiment in producing music has been to inject a little minimalism into my workflow and production workspace. I find myself more productive and the creative process is beginning to be fun again.
I’ve made it no secret that I use Propellerhead’s Reason software to produce my music. I don’t use some strange combination of Reason & Pro Tools or Reason and Ableton Live. I don’t obsess over new features of version x,y, & z of a given product. I’ve learned to work within limitations of my DAW (especially with Reason). I can honestly give a fuck what your DAW or Drum Machine can do that mine can’t. Maybe you should too. I use a single production tool and plan to master it completely. The workflow makes sense and allows creativity to flourish. My plug-in (Rack Extensions) are minimal and essential and accomplish their desired task.
I’ll argue that you can never have enough sounds, so I’m always getting my hands on more drums samples, samples to chop, virtual synths, and so forth. Having a solid sound bank is crucial to creating fresh material, but without inspiration its useless.
I’ve narrowed down my multitude of midi controllers to a single device that integrates near perfectly with the Reason workflow (Nektar Panorama P4). I own a beefed up E-Mu SP-1200 for sound design projects and drums. Again, tools that I use frequently and add value to my creative production and workflow.
Overall I’ve reduced my setup to the bare minimum, the essentials if you will. I’ve reduced physical, mental, and virtual clutter to the point where I can master the few tools that I use most frequently and never have to worry about the latest and greatest and must have’s of the music industry.
Injecting a little minimalism into my life as a beatmaker has done personal wonders. Shit worked for me.
The next time you glance around your studio or bedroom, ask yourself, “Is all this gear necessary?”. The next time you spend hours on internet forums reading “This Machine vs. That Machine” posts, ask yourself, “Is this necessary?”.
In the end, most of our consumption does little to add value to what we do best… be creative and make music.
With the launch of Propellerhead’s Reason 7 on the horizon, now is a good time to brush up on your Reason production skills! Along with every incremental release of Prop’s production software comes a rush of excitement to get back to the beats and start playing with new features! When it comes to Propellerhead Reason tutorials, we are often inundated with EDM/Electronica centric how-to videos dubbed with corny British accents. As a hip hop producer & beatsmith it can be frustrating finding applicable tutorials and techniques centered around hip hop production. Don’t get me wrong, the EDM/Electronica guys have skills and we can apply most of their techniques to hip hop production (or production in general for that matter), however nothing truly beats a well done tutorial geared towards true heads!
Enter “Reason To Work”, a new site geared towards hip hop beatmakers and producers using Propellerhead’s Reason. Reason To Work, is the brainchild of Stompboxx Music’s M.Simp.
M.Simp is launching the producer requested site, www.reasontowork.com on 3.19.13! After 3 years of operation in Stompboxx, we have constantly received inquiries from young, up & coming producers about our technique behind the boards, marketing schemes, business practices, and overall approach to the industry as independents. Reason To Work will serve as an outlet to anyone that wants to journey with us musically. M.Simp will cover production topics in Propellerheads Reason such as compression, gating, drum layering, arrangement and programming. In addition to these topics, the site will also feature exclusive interviews from industry movers that will share their insight on the game. So much is ahead and we look forward to building with you! Support the Stompboxx by supporting this new venture by M.Simp!
Reason to work features excellent step by step video tutorials (free) on various production techniques including everything from parallel compression to routing Kong to 16-Outs.
Check out this example on routing Kong to 16-Outs:
M-Phazes & The Drum Broker just dropped his latest and by far one of the dopest drum kits out there, “The Vault”. In case the kit wasn’t dope enough, you can also get the dirty SP-1200 Version which features the renounwed 12-Bit grit of the E-Mu SP-1200.
Multi-Award winning producer M-Phazes has dug deep into his production vault and lifted the drums used in some of his best productions to date. Literally exported directly from the original session files, these drums are still layered with M-Phazes’ original effects processing. Mix and match over 100 customized drums taken from any of these 15 songs to create your own bangers:
Aint Gonna Wait — Ed OG
Assassins — Pharoahe Monch ft. Jean Grae & Royce Da 5’9″
Back On The Scene — Slaughterhouse ft. Dres
Flying Through The City — Bliss N Eso
Good Morning — Drapht
The Hit Man — Pharoahe Monch
I Can — Bliss N Eso ft. Jehst
Middle Finger — Emilio Rojas
Priceless — Pegz ft. Dialectrix & Joe New
Rock & Roll — Illy
Sex, Drugs & Video Games — David Banner
Still Standing — Pharoahe Monch ft. Jill Scott
Thanks For Tuning In — Mantra
The Raw — Saigon ft. Inspectah Deck & Bekay
You, Me & Everyone We Know — Jean Grae
Whilst many other drum libraries contain hundreds upon hundreds of drum samples, M-Phazes has opted to avoid throwing a random bunch of drums sounds together in a zip folder and calling it a drum library. Instead he’s giving YOU quality over quantity with a package of professional sounds all normalized and featured on songs from some of the best artists in the world.
OMG! Propellerhead Software announced Reason 7 today. Very excited! I’ve been using Reason to do all my music since around 2008 (Version 3) and I’m enthralled at the new line up of features. As if Reason wasn’t already the complete package, Reason 7 is bringing its A-Game with the following new enhancements:
MIDI Out (Yes its dated, but now I can sync the SP-1200 and other hardware devices to Reason 7 as my controller)
Auto Slice Audio & Bounce to REX
Mixing Features Available from the Rack
Spectrum Analyzer and Graphical EQ/Mixing for the Mixing Console
The contest will end on SUNDAY MARCH 31st at 11:59 PM, which means any submissions after this time will NOT be eligible.
The WINNER will be chosen (by !llmind himself) and announced by the end of first week of APRIL 2013 via LIVE USTREAM (date/time announced soon)
The WINNER of the second official “GOT BLAPS!?” contest will receive the following:
1. Limited Edition !llmind “ASR-10” USB DRIVE (Contains: BLAP KIT VOL 1 – 3 + unreleased drum kits & sound fonts, !llmind’s ENTIRE catalag of songs produced + released since 2002, and additional surprise material. USB Drive will be mailed out when it’s ready from manufacturing.)
2. FREE 1 hour online video consultation with !llmind (via google chat).
3. ALL future “Blap Kits” and !llmind Sound Banks released in 2013, for FREE (*minimum 1 kit or sound bank).
4. The opportunity to submit up to 10 beats to !llmind, to be constructively critiqued with detailed advice from !llmind himself. (*response provided via direct email from !llmind.)
5. First priority on a slot to perform in a future B.L.A.P. Showcase in NYC in 2013. (*travel expenses not included.)