With Ibiza in full bangin’ flow, it’s time for the annual Sounds To Sample Summer Sale – our chance to give you a few more sounds for your hard earned. And this year’s sale is a cracker. Here are my tips of the best sounds on offer.
The Sample Maestros are offering a range of deals, most popular of which is the Funky House Grooves Big Box – the definitive deep, soulful, disco and funky house collection, featuring a blistering 2,600+ samples with a massive 50% off. Comprising the award-winning Funky House Grooves 1 and 2, this is a must-have for all those who make house with a melodic, organic edge. Don’t take our word for it either – check out the many 5-star reviews.
It’s not just about house though; Sample Magic are also offering the Breaks & Tech-Funk Big Box – the ultimate breakbeat, nu-school breaks, dubstep and tech-funk breaks sample collection featuring a whopping 1,800+ Wavs and incorporating the best-selling Breakbusters and Tech-Funk Breaks – all at half price.
If you haven’t yet checked out Florian Meindl’s excellent Riemann Kollektion series of sample packs then when better time than with the whole series bundled together for 50% off? Featuring sounds from top-line producers, including Martin Eyerer, Ramon Tapia, Format:B, Shlomi Aber and Florian Meindl, this is a Minimal, Tech and Tribal-Tech smorgasbord that will keep you busy for months.
Zero-G have slashed a BBQ-tasty 20% off all their titles, from the authentically kitsch lounge classic Kocktail Kollection through their stunning – and best-selling Classic Disco to Satin Grooves and more recent dance titles including Electro House and Progressive House. For their full saver range – including chillout, world and urban collections, see here.
H2rogen’s product line has become something of a turn-to essential for those making progressive, tech and electro house, and in this first bumper Big Pack beats you get 675+ filthy peaktime beats, tops, synths and FX – all at 50% off. Well worth a spin.
Ex Sample Magic producer Colin Flynn is the man behind Samplestar, and his label – only launched earlier this year – has delivered some absolute gems. And now they’re retailing at 20% off! Highly recommended is the Nu-Rave / Prog / Ital Disco-inspired Electrik5, and for a deeper sound, 127>DeepMelodicTech.
For all your hip hop, urban and R&B needs, the FatLoud team are about as good as you get. Highlighted by Sound and gear’s SaintJoe as having “a production edge that makes their packs at the same time energetic and very now”, they’re offering a cool 50% off a whole range of their recent offerings, including Club Claps, Dust and Modern Sessions. Also worth investigating is the superb value PRO Series Bundle featuring 2.5GB worth of pristine orchestral samples at 50% off.
Two words: Voodoo Grooves. If you don’t have it yet, it’s the biggest selling pack on the site – and with good reason: it packs in over 800 stunning tribal grooves and chants – ideal for any peaktime tribal bomb – for less than £20!
And if you’ve been delaying your purchase of the MASSIVE K-Size Editions – that’s the K-Size FX Edition, K-Size Minimal Edition and K-Size Tech-House Edition, then now’s as good a time as any, with 5% off everything.
Best of the rest…
For the more leftfield side of sound design and soundtrack production, you could do much worse than check out the various top-rated Haunted House releases – all retailing at 20% off. Our favourites include Monster Kicks – for kicks that really do bite – and the incredible value Ambient Worlds Complete.
Diginoiz may be the new kids on the sample block, but they’ve already garnered fans for their brand of tight hip hop. Check out their High Heel Vocals for 200+ velvet verses, luxurious layered choruses and sassy, sultry solos – at 33% off.
There’s more… many, many more, and far too many to namedrop. You can check out the full list here.