In this review, we'll go check one of the best-selling ModeAudio sample pack: Hybrid Drums. Hybrid Drums is a Hits & Patches sample pack with 367 layered drum samples and extras as follows:
- 75 Kick Samples
- 75 Snare Samples
- 75 Hi Hat Samples (Open & Closed)
- 50 Clap Samples
- 36 Tom Samples (High, Mid & Low Drums)
- 26 Cymbal Samples (Ride & Crash)
- 30 Rim & Shaker Samples
- 10 Drum Kit Sampler Patches
- 5 Channel Strip Settings
- 10 MIDI Files (Tempo-Labelled)
The samples vary from very powerful solid-sounding acoustic kits to rich drum synth samples. I checked out the version for Ableton and they are fit to wear including Ableton files with samples already built into Racks.
Macros for shaping the sound to your particular taste have been pre-applied to the racks, and various channel strips populated with loops and sequences also help for inspiration and easy drawing of your own fresh sequences.
The various kits included are layered between the acoustic kits and the synth kits. This allows for different stages or 'hybrids' of acoustic and drum synth layering depending on what you're looking for.
In short, the sounds are immaculate. The sonic quality is first class and perfect if you're producing Ambient, Downtempo, Dubstep, EDM, Hip Hop, House, Minimal, Pop, R&B, Techno, or Trap.
If you're looking for a flexible high-quality sample pack to sit down and create with instantly, Hybrid Drums pack is well worth the price.