Recreate Witness by Roots Manuva

In a new video, Point Blank instructor and Live expert Ski Oakenfull deconstructs an all-time UK hip-hop classic. With its juxtaposition of tough-as-nails, syncopated drums … Read more

Rhythm Roulette w/ Sporting Life

Watch Sporting Life create gold out of old-ass cassette tapes. Sport switched up the flow of things, sampling from three cassette tapes instead of going for vinyl records. Needless to say, the results are ill. After finding a tiny part of a sample on an unidentifiable tape, Sport created a drum loop that channels the vibes of the late Koopsta Knicca’s music. From there, he layered drums into the beat and his own vocals drops, shouting out Wiki of Ratking, who makes an appearance in the episode as well.

 

Vinyl Snackler

AfroDJMac & Animus Invidious released a Free Ableton Live Rack made by sampling 128 Vinyl Records. Capturing the grooves before the music begins, they looped the vinyl … Read more

Ultravox Bass Guitar

By now, Certified Train Brian Funk aka AfroDJMac has established himself as a top resource for free Packs – his latest give-away is, incredibly, number … Read more

TR-808 Drum Rack

As drum machine sounds go, you can’t get any more classic than the Roland TR-808 (check out some of our favorite 808 tracks for a … Read more

SubPhatty Multidrived Synth Sounds

Want to know how the new SubPhatty sounds like? Multi samples from the SubPhatty presets, programmed as instruments for NI Maschine, Ableton Live and MPC.

Voyager Bass Tones

Time for some low end frequencies. Painstakingly sampled Moog bass patches recorded mono with a UA 6176 preamp, then directly into the MPC input.

Korg Volca Samples

Korg Volca Bass

AfroDJMac put together a sweet sounding Ableton instrument rack using samples of Korg’s Volca Bass analog synth. There’s a lot of power and depth to … Read more