Dougles Fitch – Rare Rhythm Paints

13 May

Purchase Here: Dougles Fitch – Rare Rhythm Paints

Dougles Fitch is our new go to guy when it comes to completely original and rare percussion samples. As a master percussionist and multi instrumentalist, Dougles is bringing a new dimension of unheard rare rhythms to The Drum Broker catalog.

Rare Rhythm Paints is a conceptual sound pack focused on natural textures to add color and ambiance to your track. Featuring sounds and textures from instruments all over the globe it is ideal to create natural shape and texture to fill in the spaces between your kick and snare or intro, outro, bridge, and so on. 

This is a must have sample collection for the die hard beatmaker and producer looking to break out of the stale percussion paradigm!

Sample Pack Features:

  • Over 180 original one shots, loops and textures/ambient
  • All original recordings and samples
  • Comes in Stereo WAV 16/44 formatting
  • Compatible with any DAW (Protools, Reason, Logic, Ableton, Fruity Loops, etc)
  • All sounds are royalty-free
  • “WET” folders with processed sounds
  • “DRY” folders with untouched audio samples.

 Hear the percussion in Action:

Soul Surplus – Port Rich Vol. 2

3 May

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Purchase Here: Soul Surplus – Port Rich Vol. 2

Port Rich Volume 2, is the second original sample collection from Soul Surplus. Included in the second collection are 10 original tracks full of soul and ‘vibes’, perfect for producers and creators to utilize as their foundations for new creations. In this volume, the main focus was on texture. The team pushed to create a sound that closely emulates the sound right from your turntable.

We offer hassle-free sample clearance, so you’ll never have to worry about jumping through hoops to get your music approved for distribution. All sounds included are compatible with any DAW or sampler (44.1K).

Instruments used in this collection:

Instruments used in this collection: Fender Rhodes // Access Virus // Roland Jupiter // Moog Opus 3 // Moog Minotaur // Yamaha DX7 // Fender Precision Bass // Lakland 55-02 Bass // Notation Ultranova Synth // Fender Stratocaster Guitar // Novation Bass Station II

Lofi Snippets of the Samples:

Adrian Younge – Psych, Dark Soul, & Electronic Impressions

31 Mar

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Purchase it here: Adrian Younge – Psych, Dark Soul, & Electronic Impressions 

Adrian Younge defines the golden era of recording as music produced within 1968-73’. This canonical period contains some of the best and most experimental records of all time, yet many do not understand the reasoning behind this.  With exception to composition and musicianship, the nucleus of this phenomenon rests solely in the use of vintage instrumentation, analog hardware and discrete recording equipment.

Where modern DAWs have sought to emulate this era of production, Younge has spent the last 20 years creating a museum quality production house; a studio created for the purpose of revitalizing his golden era without cutting corners: Linear Labs studios.   It’s an analog fortress, with no computers, and is touted as one of the best production houses in the world.  In purchasing this library, you now gain rare access into the audio stems of Adrian Younge: a bespoke world of meticulously crafted productions, curated for the sole purpose of sampling.

  • All music engineered, produced and composed by Adrian Younge
  • Recorded at Linear Labs Studios
  • Overdriven recordings into the fattest analog tape: 2” reels
  • All vintage hardware based production, with no Plug-ins
  • Stereo WAV 24-bit formatting
  • Exported loops and individual audio stems

Instruments include:

  • Harpsichords
  • Fender Rhodes Electric piano
  • Hammond organ
  • Vibraphones, Glockenspiels, and Marimbas
  • Analog synthesizers
  • Fuzz guitars
  • Electric Bass
  • Sitars
  • Orchestra (Strings, woodwinds, brass, etc.)
  • Carillons
  • Mellotrons
  • And more

Lo-Fi Previews of the Samples:

Free Samples – International Loops (Rare and Original Compositions)

28 Mar

International Loops Vol. 1

Download for Free here: International Loops (Rare and Original Compositions)

Welcome to International Loops, a free sample pack assembled by Beatnick Dee the digger behind the International Breaks series.

International Loops is a collection of ultra rare and original samples & loops from around the Globe. The Drum Broker is putting this project out as a FREE download in collaboration with Beatnick Dee. If you like the material, you’ll love the drums from International Breaks & Beatnick Dee’s digging services. He’s provided rare material and samples to some of Hip Hop’s top producers including: Adrian Younge , Alchemist, DJ Muggs, Fredwreck, House Shoes, M-Phazes, S1, Emile Haynie (eminem, ASAP Ricky, Lana del Rey), P-Money, 88 Keys, Buda & Grandz (Dave East, Rick Ross), DJ Day, Lewis Parker (Ghostface, Joey badass), Vanderslice and more

Enjoy. Now go make some bangers!

Sample Pack Includes:

  • 12 Original and Ultra Rare Samples in WAV Format

International Loops Sampler:

Soul Surplus – Port Rich Vol. 1 (Digital Download)

23 Mar

Soul Surplus - Port Rich Vol. 1

Purchase Here: Soul Surplus – Port Rich Vol. 1

Port Rich Volume 1, is the first original sample collection from Soul Surplus. Included in the first collection are 10 original tracks full of soul and ‘vibes’, perfect for producers and creators to utilize as their foundations for new creations.

We offer hassle-free sample clearance, so you’ll never have to worry about jumping through hoops to get your music approved for distribution.  All sounds included are compatible with any DAW or sampler (44.1K).

*With the Stems package, you’ll receive each individual instrument, which will give you even more flexibility for manipulation and sampling.

Instruments used in this collection:

Fender Rhodes // Access Virus // Roland Jupiter // Moog Opus 3 // Moog Minotaur // Yamaha DX7 // Fender Precision Bass // Lakland 55-02 Bass // Notation Ultranova Synth // Fender Stratocaster Guitar // Novation Bass Station II

Lofi Snippets of the Samples:

Free LoFi Drum Samples

6 Mar

BFD-Free LoFi Drums

Download Here: Free LoFi Drum Samples

Free Lofi Drum Samples by Breaks For Days featuring SP202 Lofi Processing by Bullyfinger

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Download is FREE! Enjoy

Marco Polo – Pad Thai Beat Contest

9 Jan

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Pad Thai Vol. 4 beat contest begins!!!

ATTENTION PRODUCERS:

Marco Polo x The Drum Broker present the official “Pad Thai Vol. 4” beat making contest.

Rules

1) All entries must own “Pad Thai Vol.4”. Your order # (via www.marcopolobeats.com or www.thedrumbroker.com) grants you entry. (You receive the order# when you purchase it). Please do not enter if you don’t own “Pad Thai Vol. 4”. Bundle purchases including Pad Thai Vol. 4 grant you entry as well. If you don’t own it, no problem, head over to www.marcopolobeats.com or www.thedrumroker.com and cop it!

2) Make a beat using any sounds from “Pad Thai Vol 4.” Of course you can use your own loops, samples, whatever you want just make sure something from “Pad Thai Vol. 4” is used to construct the beat. I’d prefer it to be obvious but even a few sounds is fine.

3) Email 1 beat submission to padthaibeats@gmail.com (only 1 beat please.) * VERY IMPORTANT * Please make sure you include your Pad Thai Vol. 4 order # + all your contact info in the email. Only submit your beat via mp3 attached to the email or a soundcloud link pasted into your submission email. Please do not send any download links or large attachments. The deadline for submissions is Monday January 23rd, 2017. We will announce the winner Monday, January 30th 2017.

PRIZES:

The winner receives the following:

1) Any drum & bass sounds from 2 of my released productions not included in “Pad Thai Vol. 4”. Just tell me the name of the songs and the drums & bass sounds are yours.

2) I will personally email/submit the winning beat to any rapper you want and let them know you got a banger (within reason of course…y’all know who I work with so please don’t ask for anything outlandish haha.) Past 3 winners have submitted beats directly to Pharoahe Monch, Masta Ace and Ed O.G

3) 1 free digital download of any album I’ve released.

4) 30 minutes with me in the studio via skype, phone or messenger (not in person, sorry Mischa don’t like guests). You can play me beats and get feedback or ask any production questions you want.. If you make hot shit I’m happy to help you get your beats to some MC’s. Rappers always need beats.

5) $150 store credit @ www.thedrumbroker.com . The Drum Broker is also offering up a NS-10M USB drive in addition to the generous store credit. $150 will get you a ton of HEAT from The Drum Broker.

Sound good?

Let the beat making begin and if you have any questions please ask them in the comments.

Good luck and most importantly have fun.

peace,

Marco x The Drum Broker

Reason 9 Beatmaking Video – Sickwitit x Shroom Dust Breaks

24 Dec

Watch Sickwitit knock out a banger using Shroom’s Dust Breaks & Propellerhead’s Reason 9

Get Shroom’s Drums Here: Shroom Drum Samples & Breaks

Follow Sickwitit: soundcloud.com/iamsikwitit

Gatekeeping your best distribution channel: Music Software Piracy

10 Dec

I ran across an interesting Reddit post today:

“I sometimes wonder if the reason Reason is getting less popular is because they piracy-protected it so well. I mean, FL is probably partially popular because 90% of its users can just torrent it. They’ve protected it so well that kids can’t download a recent version, therefore are not easily going to pick up on it, not create tutorials, not tell their friends etcetera. Not sure about this theory, just wondering. Wondering what you guys think.”

Why is this interesting? The Reddit poster poses an interesting theory where Propellerhead Software, the developer of Reason has stunted the proliferation of Reason as viable music production tool due to its Draconian licensing practices. This posture seems reasonable if you consider a few things. Not all software users are participating members of the profit driven licensing model. Many FREE tutorial and instructional videos available on YouTube are created by younger users without access to the funds or means to legally purchase (license) software and plugins. The best informational resources may be developed and distributed by these non-paying users.

The idea here is that the non paying, pirating users of Reason would make Propellerhead’s most effective street team and increase the software’s popularity and user base. Of course, this idea isn’t limited to just Propellerhead Software but extends to many types of developers and non-software distribution models (think about your own music). It’s a fact that many of us beatmakers and producers start out using pirated software and eventually purchase it at some point during our careers. This is becoming easier, more affordable, and enticing with subscription based software and plugin licensing.

What are your thoughts? Do you think piracy serves a greater marketing purpose? Are some developers too restrictive and draconian with their licensing?

Marco Polo – Pad Thai Vol. 4 (Destroyed Akai MPC2000XL)

28 Nov

Drops December 2016 at www.thedrumbroker.com