Sparks By Soundbytes
Anyone producing dubstep, techno, electro, house and downtempo music knows how important it is to have the best instruments/gear possible and high-quality samples when creating tracks. This is where Sparks comes in; a collection of 465 drum hits with a modern take in today’s electronic music.
With less than 100 MB, this is a good collection of drum samples for use in creating your own drum kits inside your sequencer’s drum rack. It includes 120 kicks, 100 snares, 85 percs, 35 claps, 20 crash cymbals and 15 shaker samples.
The review version I have includes twelve sample patches and four channel strips (drum processing) for Ableton Live. From subby kicks to tight snares and crisp hats to bright shakers, the samples sound very fresh, crisp and production-ready.
This is a very superb pack I must say. I especially like the 85 fuego (fiery!) percussion files because there are some useful gems on there, but the bass kicks stand out particularly.