As you might have noticed every saturday we post our Sample Saturday post. Here we list the new Sample CD’s that have been released or featured that week by their distributors. This week however I noticed a somewhat different concept then your average sample pack/library. Loopmasters introduced their new series called DJ Mixtools. And this caught our attention. With DJ Mixtools you get more then just samples and loops!
With this new series you get the tools to ‘spicen’ up your DJ set. In each edition of the DJ Mixtools series there are four complete tracks, but next to this complete track you also get the seperate key elements, the stems! This means you get the seperate tracks like the beats/drums, bass lines, percussion, FX, etc. With this concept you get loads more choices on what to use in your DJ mix for example. You now have access to remix, chop up and loop the parts in any which way you like. There is no need anymore to look for the best part in a complete track that you want to use in your mix. Plus, because of the concept, these DJ Mixtools are very useful not only for DJ’s but for live-artists as well.
As we are used from Loopmasters the tracks (full or seperate) sound very good. As each pack is created by some of the most respected producers in the scene and are professionally mastered using state of the art analogue EQ, compression and limiting. All DJ MIXTOOLS are ROYALTY FREE which means they can be legally released in a mix or as part of a fresh production.
At the moment there are three flavours/styles:
– DJ Mixtools 01 – Minimal Underground Techno
MINIMAL UNDERGROUND TECHNO features four kicking Techno tracks broken down into progressive stems covering drum grooves, percussion tops, synths, effect builds, breakdowns and drops offering creative techno lovers the opportunity to mix, blend, remix, loop and effect any or all parts together to create their own unique mix or DJ tool to work the crowd.
– DJ Mixtools 02 – Swedish House
Taking inspiration from the big room sounds of DJs and producers like AXWELL, INGOSSO and STEVE ANGELO etc. SWEDISH HOUSE features four tracks broken down into progressive stems covering drum grooves, percussion tops, synths, effect builds, breakdowns and drops providing the tools to lift Dj sets and productions in this popular style.
Dipping into styles including ELECTRO HOUSE, PROGRESSIVE and TRIBAL HOUSE with elements that could easily provide the backbone of a new production or that something special to elevate a MAIN ROOM DJ SET.
– DJ Mixtools 03 – Tech House & Deep Minimal
If you like the deep, futuristic dance floor sounds of DUBFIRE, MARK KNIGHT and TRENTEMOLLER then you need to get your hands on this cutting edge selection of royalty free mix stems.
Other packs to follow include Minimal Underground Techno, Tech House, Deep & Soulful, Deep Minimal, Dubstep, Drum ‘n Bass and Trance with plenty more on the schedule.
# Sep 10 – Tech House and Deep Minimal Vol 2
# Sep 24 – Minimal Underground Techno Vol 2
# Oct TBC – Dubstep and Trance (2 packs)
Below is a sample mix/demo from the popular Swedish House genre: