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There are drums and there are drums and what distinguishes one drum sample pack from
another is originality. If what you want are the standard run of the mill dance drum
samples then it's best to leave this page now but if you have been yearning for some
uniquely edited and designed drum samples then I can guarantee that this pack will
450 drum samples broken down into 150 kicks, 150 snares and claps and 150 hi hats.
The idea and approach for the sound design remit on this pack was simple: Layering
Almost every single drum sample has been layered with one or even two complimentary
drum samples and then processed heavily with EQ and compression to allow for serious
'heavy' mangling. Additionally, these samples have undergone phase shifting with
some having their polarities inverted. This has allowed for the samples to be
stretched to be bigger and wider but without sacrificing the stereo field integrity.
Widening drum sounds is an art and too much can collapse the stereo image and too
little can negate the whole process. Finding a balance whereby the drum sample sits
in its own space but does not dominate the whole song is quite a task but I feel we
have achieved this at Samplecraze.
Maybe you have been bludgeoned by so many manufacturers' market speak that all the
above simply waters through. If that is the case then the best way for you to
appreciate and decide whether these samples are for you is to download the FREE
sample pack which has a few choice selections of drum samples taken from the pack.
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