MPCsounds.com has expanded its library of HipHop sample disks with the release of "Neptunian Drumz" for the Akai MPC2000, MPC2000xl, MPC3000, and MPC4000. Each of the 9 drum kits contain 24 kick drums, 20 snares, and 20 hi-hats and percussion sounds, with a different sound on every pad in all four banks. Created in the style of Neptunes, Just Blaze, and the KeeMaster himself, the sets feature deep ambient kick drums, "snap-clap" layered-style snares, and many diverse percussion sounds, such as shakers, snaps, claps, ethnic percussion, chimes, and more.
These sounds have been tweaked, hyped, and mastered, then programmed extensively on the MPC itself. The library was created by Kyle Kee (aka "KeeMaster") of MPCsounds. Kee has a list of HipHop, rap, and RnB credits as an engineer/producer with Jive, Sony, Motown, Universal, Interscope, Cash Money Records, and many others.
"Neptunian Drumz 1, 2, and 3" are each 3-floppy-disk sets selling for $29.95, or the whole series is available on a 100-Meg Zip Disk for $89.95. Syntaur Productions is the exclusive distributor for MPCsounds.