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Wave Alchemy

808 Drums

808 Drums is for producers of house, techno, hip-hop and everything in between
808 Drums - 808 Drums is for producers of house, techno, hip-hop and everything in between
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The classic TR-808 Drum Machine has massively influenced electronic music production for over 30 years. Its place in the vaults of electronic music history is clear! The famous "Sub-boom" from this legendary device has made it one of the most popular sampled drum machines to date.

Wave Alchemy's 808 Drums faithfully captures the "808 sound" by using a careful sampling process born out of shear passion for the original instrument. Each Drum sample has been recorded using a unique, high-end signal chain designed to capture the depth and character of the original machine. Further outboard processing, precision editing and creative sample layering brings these classic TR-808 samples firmly into the present giving you a "modern take on a classic sound".

In true wave alchemy style the TR-808 has been lovingly sampled with great care taken to capture the tone of the equipment used. All drum samples have been recorded through an API 512 pre-amp with many of the sounds featuring different saturation settings from outboard devices such as the Cranesong Hedd, Empirical Labs Fatso, Distressor and Thermionic Culture Vulture.

808 Drums is ideal for producers of house, techno, hip-hop, minimal, down tempo and everything in-between.
What's included in the 808 sample pack:

- 560 24-bit 100% royalty free Roland Tr-808 drum samples
- 259 kick drums
- 102 clap & snare drum samples
- 109 tom & conga samples
- 53 hats & cymbal sounds
- 37 percussion samples

Sound Sources:

- Roland TR-808
- Emu SP-12, SP1200

Sound Shaping:

- Thermionic Culture Vulture Mastering Version
- Sherman Filterbank 2
- Moog Filters & Envelopes
- Korg MS-20
- Empirical Labs Distressor
- SSL E Series EQ
- SSL E Series Compressor
- SPL Transient Designer
- API 512c Pre-amp
- SPL Gainstation Pre-amp
- Empirical Labs Fatso
- Cranesong Hedd

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  Wav:  71.7 MB

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License Agreement

The Following End User License Agreement is included with 808 Drums. This License is only valid for the individual who has purchased an unopened, new and lawfully made copy of 808 Drums from a dealer or distributor authorized by Big Fish Audio.

"1. What am I purchasing? When you purchase one of our sample libraries you are NOT obtaining OWNERSHIP of the sounds in the library. You are in fact purchasing a LICENCE to use the sounds within your musical compositions, whether or not your compositions are released commercially. The original producer of the sounds will always remain the OWNER of the sounds. Once purchased your license is NONTRANSFERABLE which means that the license is authorized only to the original purchaser. You are not permitted in ANY way to share the purchased sample library with others. We work closely with the BPI and other International organizations to monitor illegal internet file sharing. If you are engaged in the illegal file sharing of our products we WILL gain sufficient evidence to prosecute you in line with current copy write laws. 2. How can I use Wave Alchemy Samples? Once you have purchased one of our sound libraries you have a singleuser license which permits you to use samples from that library in your own musical compositions. You may release such compositions commercially without payment of any further royalties or fees for such usage. You cannot use the sounds from our sample libraries in isolation for a commercial release or project. For example you are not authorized to create another sample CD or sound library with any of the sounds from our products. Doing so will infringe copyright law and you will be liable for prosecution under the copy write design and patents act 1988. You are permitted to use the sounds in library or production music as long as you follow the guidelines above and use sounds in musical compositions rather than in isolation."

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