Review: Boonie Tunes Vol. 1 from Maschine Masters


Yo what’s good fam!

Back with a new sample review for you, this time it’s a collection of royalty free samples from Maschine Masters.

Let’s dig in!

So what is Boonie Tunes Vol. 1?

boonietunesvol1This is a collection of over 50 sample/loops in various styles created from the sessions and ideas of Boonie Mayfield aka Boon Doc

He pulled sketches, ideas, and loops from his own sessions that weren’t being used, covering everything from jazzy and soulful to cinematic and psychedelic.

You get the tempo within the sample name so you have an idea of where to start.

Basically it’s a buffet for producers that love to chop and slice without having to worry about paying royalties or sample clearance.

Quick Specs

How does it sound?

Reel to Reel Tape RecorderI’ve been a fan of Boonie for a long time, one of the first dudes I used to watch make beats on YouTube, him and F Major aka Justin Myracks.

I also enjoyed his transition from strictly boom bap into a full fledged musician, playing out the music he used to look to for samples.

What I dig about this collection is how diverse it is, covering all the styles that Boonie is known for.

You have plenty of sample to work with thanks to the length of the loops, but they aren’t just basic ideas, these are actually song starters, musings, and other creative pieces that were never completed.

I think they sound really good, original, and most of all they spark inspiration.

So what’s the bottom line?

I really dig products like this, it gives those of us that like to mess around with chopping samples and safe and legal way to do so if you don’t want to worry about chasing down and clearing samples.

4andhalfsubsOverall I give this volume of Boonie Tunes 4.5 out of 5 subs, it’s diverse enough to keep you busy, and original enough to spark plenty of ideas. 

If I had any suggestions I would say going forward some of the samples could have used a better mix, I found a few where the synth part really jumped out from the rest of the sounds. Not too many though, and that could have been the idea of the sample.

There were maybe one or two that were so good I wish they were longer, just to see where he would take them, but hey, that’s where chopping and getting creative comes in.

This is definitely something to checkout for the sample heads out there, Boonie most definitely has his own style and it’s on full display here.

Go on over and grab a copy

Let me know what you think about it!


  1. Hi St Joe, as a musicianship exercise each day go to the piano and strike the middle C key at 440 KHz etc. Then hum the actual note and visualize the note written on paper. Go away and all day just try to sing that one note in tune at that pitch practice this for an entire week. Each day just only striking the middle c key note and trying to remember the pitch in your mind then singing it later. From that sing the words for each note as So Fah Ti Lah DOh etc for each note from the middle C note. Do this exercise for an entire month and only that one exercise.

    Try to imagine in your mind that sound and as though you sat at the piano and remembered that note only. Also before doing this exercise. Sit quietly at the piano in complete silence for five minutes and try to meditate and empty out all thoughts in your mind before listening to the Middle C Note.

    if you try to do this for several months it will train your ear and mind to hear the note on sheet music staves without a computer. This is one of the keys to learning how to be a composer.


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