How often do we see new sound design companies come around?
How often do you find yet another person selling drum kits and “samplez”?
How many hundreds of thousands of people are on ebay claiming to have the best original sample libraries?
Now how often have you purchased these kits only to find it’s nothing more than somone that downloaded mp3s of their favorite producers and chopped up all the sounds from there songs?
Yeah…I thought so.
So who the heck is SamplifiedSounds.com?
This past weekend I woke up to a link in my inbox leading to a new sound design company…SamplifiedSounds.com
Okay, so I never heard of them…I’m always on the lookout for new up and coming sound companies, and new sounds…so I was curious.
I head on over to the website…it’s clean…simple, not flashy…not “blinged” out…very professional looking, as you can see from the screenshot.
But, looks mean nothing really now do they? You can have the dopest website and produce trash, or you can have a butt-ugly website yet the product is golden.
However, as people, human beings, looks do matter to us, and this website made me want to look a little deeper.
Turns out they are a new company out of Germany dedicated to urban hip hop, rnb and pop music samples.
Great! ANOTHER “urban” sound company….right? Well let’s see!
Starting off small…
Unlike many sample companies that try to start off way too big at first, samplifiedsounds busted on the scene with 4 sample kits. Yes just four, but wait a minute before you throw them out the door.
There are 3 kits of “sounds” and one drum kit. I would imagine they compliment each other nicely, at least I woudl think the drums go well with all the sound packs.
Digital Heat for your beats
So, today I wanted to take a look at “Digital Heat”, which is a sound pack they sent over for review.
Maybe it’s because it was the first on the site, or maybe it was the colorful keyboard on the box!
Heck…maybe it was the demo, or the description of the contents. Whatever, the reason why doesn’t matter, let’s get into the kit!
The description of the kit says it’s “the perfect set for creating contemporary r&b, hip hop, pop, and dance productions” that remains to be seen.
What I liked was that it said it contained “500 multi-samples, melodies, chords, hits, stabs, arpeggios, gated synths, plucks, pads, pianos, and guitars”…..
Heck to the yeah baby! I like a variety…you know how I do it! This sounds like a buffet of digital goodness…
What that variety like man?
Huge, there are tons of freakin sounds in this thing man, straight up! Not only is their single hits or whatever, but there are freaking multi-layered production loops. Perfect for chopping…you know that’s my thing!
Each sound usually has about 5-10 different variations…it’s kind of like mini sets of sounds. You can tell certain loops, chords or riffs go together.
But there’s enough here for even the most discriminating sound scientists.
What they sound like though?
If I had to give it one word… it would be DOPE. Yeah…I like the quality here, very clean, tight, not overly processed or over compressed…you can just plug and play if you want to…but you know I can’t do that!
The loops and riffs were not AS long as I would like…because when they are longer you can get more chops.
But no worries, I pulled out my cutting board and was able to get some killer chops so it’s all good with me.
What is your final verdict man, is it a good company?
I like the company, what I like is the variety, there isn’t a bunch of “I can make a sample pack too” type of stuff.
When many new companies come out, they all do the same stuff. They’ll make a synth pack that sounds like the next guy, then they’ll make an ATL pack, all that stuff. Nothing wrong with that at all…but I like originality too!
These riff and loops are very clean and ready to go. You can chop them or you can play the chords as is…it’s totally up to you.
For such a new company, that I’ve never heard of before, I was impressed. I’m looking forward to big things from this company and I can’t wait to dig in and check out the rest of the collection.
For this first outing I’m going to give them 4/5 subs.
Very impressed, and excited to see more from them. The come in with a standard of quality that I can get with. I love a good sound, a good kit, a good riff.
Something that is different, something original, something I can be inspired by.
If you’re looking for a break from what everyone else has, and want to be the firs to start incorporating these new sounds into your toolbox, I say you go on over and check out SamplifiedSounds.com
good job folks! I like.