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Okay, it's ChristmasTime in March! I had these old Mixman Sample packs from their old StudioPro software (this used to be like a beat matching software that would take clips and allow you to mix them into a song, think of it as a very basic stem player, but hey it was the 2000's). The samples sound amazing and some of the artists are just fantastic, I have had these CDs in my closet for years and just now got around to pulling the samples. These are not MULTI-SAMPLES, just single samples that can be imported into the SYNTH of the Deluge as OSC1 or OSC2, or into Kits as a single sample.
DISCLAIMER: It is unclear to me what the legality of using these samples royalty-wise is concerned - I certainly don’t want to get anyone in trouble, I am not a lawyer, and I do not have any legal knowledge on the matter. I do not want to take money away from a company or copywriter that is still selling these, but they were released 30 years ago, and as of Feb, 2022, the parent company Time&Space are out of business, so I don’t think this is a concern, but if anyone has any additional info please let me/us know!
Anyway, here is the link to the WHOLE FOLDER, and below is a description of each CD. It's over 3GB of samples so pick and choose what you like or grab em all! Have fun happy to get these on the site finally.
K-KLASS - Tribal House - European techno-house full of loops, synths, keys, kicks, and hats
Heaven 17 - Electronic Dance - Elements of dub, electro, ambient, house, d & b, breakbeat, with baselines, pads, hits, and FX
Darwin Chamber - Electrobreakbeat - Clean 303, 808, and 909 elements and loops, guitars, turntables scratches, and vocoders
Hardcore - European Hardcore by DJ Brisk & DJ Douglas - Acid lines, kicks, claps, 303, rhythm loops. Think eating drugs
LoFi Transmission - Techno House - Rhythm, melody, and vocals, lots of keys and leads and some baselines
Smoke - Trip Hop - Guitars, keys, pads, and nice FX, super loungy and smokey think Portishead but on your Deluge
TREMOR - Drum & Bass - Bass tones, riffs, pads, melodies, really nice kicks and drums
GLOSS - House - Lots of great drums here and nice strings and vocals as well
Street Level - Hip-hop - Nice fills, kicks, turntable effects, FX, scratches, and some baselines and vocals as well
SKINNY PUPPY - Artist - Percussive loops, keys, baselines, all curated by Skinny Puppy
George Clinton - Artist - Really nice funk baselines, mixed grooves, guitars, pianos, and sax samples. Funk it UP
Enjoy, and let me know if they load okay. Most should be short clips that might not require extensive clipping.
Here's a weird one, I love my Deluge so much but the cheeks were sorta just okay (I mean, hey I am not complaining they are nice!). I started racking my brain as to how to do something special with them, and I was able to acquire a very small piece of kauri wood from New Zealand that had been processed a long time ago. If you don't know about kauri wood, it's the oldest wood known to mankind (over 45,000 years old!) and fell into peat bogs where it was preserved. Google it, it's likely some of the most beautiful wood you have ever seen! Especially those pieces that have mega-curls in them! SO, why not mix some New Zealand ancient wood with some New Zealand modern technology and see what happens?! I'm from Boston what do I know?
Okay here is a prototype I still need to finish. I want to preserve the same design and size of the original cheeks (so that things like the DeckSaver will still fit) - question is, would other folks be interested in these types of cheeks? I may have some with a living edge as well if I end up running out of wood, I want to make sure to use every last bit of this wood. I will be hand drilling all of the screw-holes (so as not to split the wood) and will make the outer cheek and inner cheek out of the same wood (although I think this will be a two-piece unit same as the original cheeks, either glued or nailed together). I want to hand make everything.
I am not taking pre-orders or anything, and maybe you can find some kauri wood and do a DYI approach, but is there interest in these cheeks? And if they were somewhere around $75 for a pair, does that seem reasonable? If it sounds like I have ate a bunch of drugs, I will just make a set for myself and call it a day. I don't want to cut up the wood unless I think there is some interest!
Okay stay tuned! I still need to finish the edges and figure out the best top coats so this is very much a work in progress....
BitFarm, i am trying some resin finishes on some of these to make them pretty tough.
I have the inner cheeks perfected now and will likely offer a few types of finishes. I have used Tung Oil on some pieces and it makes them a bit darker but really brings out the grain.
Here is an example of the resin coated ones again the goal for me was to preserve the natural grain of the kauri!
Thanks folks stay tuned!
Just an update and a word of CAUTION!
I found out what's happening, all of the files with a "#" in the name (like all the sharp notes) will get duplicated when updating to a GoogleDrive folder, regardless of whether you ask it to merge existing files or not. I assume this is because GoogleDrive interprets these as versions of the same file because of the "#"?! Not sure, but what is terrible frustrating is the notes without a "#" in the same will not be duplicated, so it adds to the confusion.
Anyway @cassbob these should all be removed now so have a look. There are about a dozen sounds that I need to re-do, but give me 8 hours until I get home from work and I will upload those tonight.
I think this only affected the MoPhatt samples, but if anyone else finds any weirdness, let me know and I will fix them! If you downloaded this ROM set previously, maybe download a fresh copy tomorrow so you have no redundant samples taking up Deluge memory.
What a weird property of uploads, maybe we should keep this to ourselves for when the robots are attempting to take over???
Yes it’s authentic! I mean it didn’t come with documentation but it’s pretty hard to fake once you see it in person. I purchased this piece from a seller on Etsy, it is no longer legal to export this wood (to the U.S. anyway) unless it has already been processed into something else.
Working now on creating some cheeks made out of 3D printed material so as to save as much of the wood as possible. The last bit is getting a good finish on the outside that preserves the look of the wood and protects it. I will let folks know when I have some I will try and do some living edge cheeks as well!
Thanks so much I am psyched that you can use these and are exploring the sounds. Love this little box and how much people are connecting on it!
By the way, check the shared folder for a little surprise!
There is a user that created .xmls for all of these on one of the other posts? - but creating the synth is as easy as finding a sound you like and loading it as a multisample! The kits of course need to be built manually…