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Top 5 Drum Processing Tips

Top 5 Drum Processing Tips

After the release of our Tech House Drum Tools sample pack earlier this week, we have put together our top 5 drum processing tips, for you to apply and achieve the professional sound you’ve been looking for! Check out the full pack here: Tech House…

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PLATINUM PRODUCER WITH APC (AKAI PROFESSIONAL)

PLATINUM PRODUCER WITH APC (AKAI PROFESSIONAL)

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE ABLETON EXPANSION PACKS + 50% DISCOUNT VOUCHER   Thanks for purchasing your APC Mini, APC Key 25 or APC40 MKII from our friends over at AKAI Professional. Now that you have registered you can download our exclusive Ableton Live…

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DRUM & BASS 3 – OUT NOW ON SAMPLE TOOLS BY CR2

DRUM & BASS 3 – OUT NOW ON SAMPLE TOOLS BY CR2

Sample Tools by Cr2 are proud to be back with yet another pack in the DnB series with Drum & Bass 3. This pack supplies you with more of what you need to create heavy-weight DnB bangers. INTRODUCING: Drum & Bass 3 Drum & Bass…

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2019 IN REVIEW

2019 IN REVIEW

What a year it’s been for Sample Tools by Cr2! We’ve released more sample packs than ever, including our first Artist Pack with Purple Disco Machine, and we launched our Platinum Producer Membership subscription service. To celebrate 2019 we’ve compiled a list of our favourite…

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5 Tips For Punchy and Tight 808’s

5 Tips For Punchy and Tight 808’s

Whether you’re producing Trap, Hip-Hop, RnB or Lofi, 808 Bass Drums are one of the most used and important elements, even sometimes in House and Pop. To celebrate our latest Trap pack, Festival Trap 3, we have put together 5 tips and tricks for getting your 808’s…

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Q&A on Drum & Bass Production

Q&A on Drum & Bass Production

To celebrate the release of the long awaited Drum & Bass 2 sample pack, we’ve done an extensive Q&A with the producer of the pack. 15 questions to give you an in-depth look into what inspired the producer when creating the pack, what techniques he’s…

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NEW RELEASE: Purple Disco Machine Vol. 1

NEW RELEASE: Purple Disco Machine Vol. 1

We are extremely proud to be launching our very first artist sample pack, and what better way to kick off our exclusive artist series with a sample pack from the chart topping DJ/producer Purple Disco Machine! Having started his career in 2009, Purple Disco Machine is…

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Sound Design: 5 Tips & Tricks

Sound Design: 5 Tips & Tricks

Sound design is one of the most important yet misunderstood aspects of music production and can confuse professionals and novices alike. Often when people hear “Sound Design”, they instantly think of synthesisers and LFO’s. However, it is in fact the manipulation of audio with prior…

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5 Ways to Make Your Drops More Exciting

5 Ways to Make Your Drops More Exciting

To celebrate the release of Bass Music 3 we’ve put together a brief list of tips and tricks to help you make your drops more exciting. When producing Bass House, as with most genres, simplicity is key. However, you want to prevent your tracks from…

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Top 8 Side-Chain Plugins

Top 8 Side-Chain Plugins

There’s no going around it, in modern-day music side-chaining has become an unmissable mixing tool for any producer. Whether one uses it to make sure the kick punches through, or for more creative purposes, side-chaining is essential to make the mix sound right. However, despite…

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