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Syntaur's new MegaDisk for the Akai MPC samplers takes a different approach from previous sound sets: it packs as much punch as possible onto a single floppy disk. The result is a collection of 31 complete instruments, of incredibly small file size. This means that the sounds won't tax the memory in the sampler, and they load up in quickly.

But don't such small file sizes mean thinner sounds? "Not at all," says Sam Mims, Syntaur's owner. "The sounds on this disk are as high-quality as our other products, and they're great for HipHop and other styles of music. The small file sizes just mean a lot of extra work on the programming end to make a good-sounding product."

Orchestral strings, brass, ethnic instruments, bells, flutes, jazz and orchestra hits, and much more are included on this disk, all presented in a HipHop flavor.

The MPC MegaDisk is available now for $18.95.

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