The fairly self-explanatory Dub Techno and Techno Stabs libraries are both available now
Two new sample packs just launched by Sample Magic should be of interest to tech-minded readers.
In the red corner, we have Techno Stabs. Doing precisely what it, er, would say on the tin, if sound libraries came in tins, this pack consists of some 103 techno loops, served as 24-bit WAV, Apple Loops, Rex2 and MIDI files, along with an additional 101 one-shot WAV samples. All of which can be yours for just £14.90 - or £10.43 if you're quick enough and grab 'em at the special introductory price (which was still possible at time of writing).
In the blue corner, meanwhile, there's Dub Techno. Again, the title gives you a pretty clear idea of the kinds of sounds on offer, but this one's a slightly meatier proposition and comes with a number of different download options. The full pack - priced at £19.90, or £13.93 if you're quick - consists of 569 24-bit WAVs, 221 Apple Loops, 221 Rex2 files and 135 MIDI files, plus three custom kits for Maschine 2, Battery 4, Kong, EXS24 and Ableton Drum Rack, and six sampler formats for Kontakt, NN-XT, EXS24 and Ableton Drum Rack.
As if that wasn't confusing enough, there's also the option to download just specific types of sound, thanks to Sample Magic's 'Click And Mix' pricing system. You can have Drum Hits (310 WAVs, plus the kits and sample formats) for £12.90, or Drum Loops (78 WAVs/Apple Loops/Rex2 files) for £9.90. There's also Synth Loops (75 WAVs/Apple Loops/Rex2 files plus 67 MIDI files) for £7.90, Bass Loops (36 WAV/Apple Loops/Rex 2/MIDI files) for £5.90, Pad Loops (36 WAV/Apple Loops/Rex 2/MIDI files) for £5.90, Just FX (25 WAVs) for £3.90 and Just Atmospheres (13 WAVs) for a mere £2.90, so you don't have to spend money on sounds you're not going to use.
For full details and to hear samples, hit up samplemagic.com.