Sample Magic - New Wave *

Product Details

  • Compatible with Studio One 3 Prime, Artist and Professional
  • Size. ≈ 873MB

The pioneering electronics of Kraftwerk, the post-punk of Joy Division and krautrock of Neu: these are the prerequisites to the birth of New Wave. Bands like Depeche Mode, Duran Duran and New Order fused driving beats, strident bass and soaring synths into a fresh sound that defined the eighties. Using classic hardware from the era for an authentic retro flavor—alongside sympathetic production techniques—we pay homage to the New Wave sound, giving it the Sample Magic spin along the way.

In the drum folders, vintage drum machines take center stage. From classics like the LinnDrum and Roland TR-808 to lesser-known modules like the Alesis DM5, we’ve dusted them all down to programmed stacks of drum grooves delivered in a range of variants: full, kick/ snare, kick-free, perc/hat only—at 115 and 125 BPM. There’s also folders of fills and one-shots for those who seek even more beat-making bounty.

It’s the same story with the melodics. Across three folders—synths, arps and sequences—you’ll find the Roland Juno-106, Nord Lead 2 and Sequential Circuits Prophet 2000 amongst many others. We’ve tried to go easy on the effects, leaving things dry enough to add your own delays, reverbs and so on—but processed just enough to shine in their own right. Guitars and bass also feature heavily in the collection. We’ve used a wide selection in the recording process alongside assorted pedals and mics to get a range of tones and vibes in the bass and inspiration loops folders. The entire collection is tempo- and key-labeled throughout to make the pack as useable as it is inspirational. Nowhere is this more evident than in the inspirational loops folder: 43 melodic motifs served with full mixes, individual stems ready to be used as out-right song-starters or dipped into or re-worked from the ground up.

System Requirements

Mac OS X 10.8.5 or higher
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor
(Intel Core i3 or better recommended)

Windows 7 x64/x86 SP1 + platform update, Windows 8.1 x64/x86, Windows 10 x64/x86
Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD® Athlon™ X2 processor
(Intel Core i3 or AMD Athlon X4 or better recommended)

Download file sizes are approximate.

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