Dubspot and New York-based producer, sound designer, and audio engineer Mike Kiraly present Dubspot Sounds V4, a FREE collection of handcrafted Chord Collages, Hybrid Kick Drums, and Breakbeats suited for any genre.
Dubspot Sounds V4 by Mike Kiraly
For this edition of Dubspot Sounds, Mike Kiraly melded music technology and uniquely captured sounds with clever sound design approaches to craft a brilliant selection of sonically enhanced samples suited for any genre.
Get inspired with carefully designed chord phrases that are distinctive, unusual, and melodic. Mike also employed multiple instruments, processors, and techniques to design a collection of layered, hybrid kick drums with a goal to capture the grit and mid-range heft of electronic kick drums found on older recordings combined with the depth and precision of modern drum sounds. Also included is a selection of breakbeats mixed to perfection, and sculpted with the finest analog gear for the fullest and fattest sound possible.
Sample Pack Details
- All loops are tempo-labeled
- 163 MB Download
- 65 24-bit / 44.1 kHz Wav files
- 20 Chord Collages
- 30 Hybrid Kick Drums
- 15 Breakbeats
The Story Behind the Creation Process by Mike Kiraly
Cut The Chord
This group of samples began life as a collection of basic chord progressions recorded from a variety of analog and digital synths. These original samples were intentionally boring. No effort was made to created complicated patches or modulation routings. I wanted simple samples to be used as raw material for more complex collages of sound. To develop musically coherent riffs, I organized the raw samples based on the underlying scale of the raw chords. Once grouped together, I began cutting, pasting, and processing to create looping chord phrases that were distinctive, unusual, and yet still melodic.
Gear Used: Modal Electronics 001, Modor NF-1, DSI Prophet 12, Akai AX60, Roland V-Synth, Native Instruments Reaktor, Sherman Filterbank 2, Eventide Eclipse, Yamaha SPX2000, Shadow Hills Dual Vandergraph
Old School? New School? Both?
There can be something magical about the drum sounds heard on early house and techno records. I couldn’t say for certain, but I suspect that the raw power originates from multiple factors. The character was surely influenced by not only the machines they were created on but also the methods used to record them. Classic drum machines, early samplers, cheap mixing desks, multi-track cassette recorders, and vinyl pressings would be just some of the contributing factors involved in why these drum sounds had such impact.
However, no matter how amazing those samples sounded back then, they can come up lacking when compared to current tracks. Here I employed multiple instruments, processors, and techniques to design a collection of layered, hybrid kick drums. The goal was to capture the grit and mid-range heft of electronic kick drums found on older recordings and then combine them with the depth and precision of modern drum sounds. Vintage analog machines sampled with an MPC are partnered with digital kicks recorded through pristine preamps. Chopped up vinyl samples married to modern synthesized sounds. I tried whatever I could to unite both the old and the new.
Gear Used: Technics 1200, Akai MPC 2000XL, Elektron RYTM, Elektron Machinedrum, Vermona DRM mkIII, Nord Drum 2, Neve 1073LB, Rupert Neve Designs 542, API 535-LA, API 2500, Drawmer 1978, Empirical Labs Distressor, Bettermaker 502P
Give Me a Break
I like breakbeats. That’s all I have to say about that.
Gear Used: Elektron RYTM, Elektron Machinedrum, Vermona DRM mkIII, Nord Drum 2, Olympia Noise Co. Patterning, Roland Octapad & TR-8, Native Instruments Maschine, UA 2-610, API 550b, API 2500, Eventide H9, Roland Scooper, Mutable Instruments Clouds, TipTop Audio Z-DSP
About Mike Kiraly
Mike Kiraly has spent the past ten years absorbing everything he could about the tools and techniques of his trade as a producer, sound designer, and engineer based in New York City. Currently dividing his time between personal productions and freelance engineering for other artists, Mike has amassed over 50 credits on a wide variety of releases since 2007. His unique production ethic has always gravitated towards an intricate approach, relying heavily on imaginative sound design. The last four years have seen his portfolio broaden in scope, including on-site work as an audio and video cable technician for NBC Universal during the Olympics in Beijing, Vancouver, and London. In 2012, Mike undertook a new challenge with the launch of the video tutorial series Sound // Concept. Hosted and promoted in cooperation with popular electronic music portal Pulse Radio, this passion project was an outlet for Mike to pass along creative techniques to eager producers looking to expand their skill set.
Finding the right sound can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. Learn the fundamentals of synthesis and sampling and gain the depth of knowledge to shape sounds the way you want them or make your own sounds from scratch.
About This Program
Become ﬂuent in the language of sound design and synthesis with this comprehensive program. This six-level Sound Design program uses Native Instruments’ Komplete as a platform for learning synthesis and sampling techniques. Starting with an introduction to the properties of sound, this comprehensive series of courses covers the major techniques used for contemporary sound design.
You will learn to create your own sounds with a variety of techniques and add a personal sonic signature to your tracks. We introduce you to the latest synthesis and sampling technologies and show you how to use the world’s largest and most diverse sound library. In the advanced levels, you will acquire total control over all aspects of the Komplete instruments while practicing genre-based sound design.
- Sound Design Level 1: Introduction to Komplete
- Sound Design Level 2: Synthesis with Massive, FM8 and Absynth
- Sound Design Level 3: Sampling with Kontakt and Battery
- Sound Design Level 4: Advanced Sound Design
- Sound Design Level 5: Reaktor Ensembles and Production Techniques
- Sound Design Level 6: Reaktor Programming and Instrument Building
Visit the Music Foundations course page for detailed information on this program here.
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