The CD Rom “PRO Library 3900” consists of 3.900 Drum-, Percussion and Bass-Sounds. this CD is also a great deal for those, who are not interested in the PC software, because these Soundfiles in WAV format can be used with almost every Sampler or Sequenzer-Software. This great collection saves you the purchase of some other Sampling-CDs and offers you an extensive basis for a creative Groove-Design of diverse styles – from HARDCORE to WORLD-PERCUSSION.
Of course this library includes countless sounds and ready to use sets of the classical Analog-Beatboxes. Besides the legendary ROLAND Machines (TR 606 / 808 / 909, CR-78) you also find sound material of countless other drum machine classics (i. e. RY-30, R8, Procussion) up to exotics like the Vermona DR. Various sound processors were used for the production of additional odd Percussion-Sounds, from Vintage-Legends like the SIMMONS-Modules to the virtual WAVE-DRUM by KORG or itґs brandnew ELECTRIBE, just to name a few. Other innovative sounds were made with large-scale Synthesizer-Patches (i. e. VL, Nordlead, XT), other sounds were designed by computer. Therefore you have already from the start a very colorful range of sounds available to you, which you can of course manipulate with the many editing tools of the MASTERBEAT 2.1™.
Besides the previously mentioned “synthetic” sounds you will also find extremely high class material in the area of Acoustic Drums and Natural Percussion, i.e. World Class Drumkits produced by the “Drum-Dream-Team” Charlie Morgan and Steve Allan, that is responsible for the legendary Masterdrum-Series, that still sets the standard in the professional field. Charlie Morgan has been considered for years the world class of Studio-Drummers and can be heard in productions of stars like Elton John, Tina Turner, Go West, Kate Bush, George Michael, Matt Bianco, Chris De Burgh, Gary Moore and Pete Townshend and many more.
You will find more new acoustic recordings like a selction of sounds of 3 different Drum ґnґ Bass Kits as well as a great world percussion library with sounds from Asia to Afro and Latin. Also, there are many unique Orchestra Percussion Samples like Timpanies, Big Cymbals, Ludwig Orchestra Snares, Triangle and more.
In the field of BASS you get 180 Sounds (Basic-on-board Library) or more than 1300 Soundfiles with the PRO-Library. Besides of a special section with numerous sounds of the classic TB-303 Bassline you will find a great selection of Synthesizer Basses from vinatage to brand new releases. Further there is a collection of fine Bass Guitar Samples including Ken Smith, Warwick Thumb and others – up to recordings from an upright acoustic bass.
This library is rounded off by a selection of Special Sound Effects, Scratches, Vocal-Percussion and some other Sound-Highlights.
This is a very good selection of samples organized by theme on a CD-ROM, that can be expanded by the purchase of the “Pro Library” by another 3900 samples. The quality of the material is good through and through.
The drum sounds are fresh and modern, the die awfully stretched 808 and 909 samples are kept to a nice minimum. Instead, you get a large selection of up-to-date sounds from acoustical to electronic, which come in really handy. The warped effect sounds are also nicely limited, and substituted by a large size percussion library. I have seen and heard much worse organized drum libraries before. With these basic elements, really everybody should know what to do with. Besides the elaborate drum section, you can find tonal (mainly bass oriented) samples of good quality, as well as vocal samples and a few drum loops. This selection can be expanded by the purchase of the optional “Pro Library”. There is for example a good selection of really great bass samples, that cover quite a range.