Raw Vermona DRM1 follows a simple concept in our sample catalogue: sampling drum machines in its pure rawness, without any processing.
Most contemporary sample packs focus on highly un-dynamic samples. Audio-destructive processes like normalisation and digital compression are the norm rather than the exception.
We are not saying this is a bad decision. We do this ourself on other sound packs, and it’s a good way to imprint character of certain styles or eras to your sounds. There’s been an ongoing Loudness War going on in the Music Industry, and everybody is on the same one-way-only train: my library has to sound louder than yours.
Here at HelloSamples we think that there should be a market for more dynamic sounding samplepacks. And here is our little contribution.
1100 ONE SHOTS
235 ABLETON KITS
30 AKAI MPC KITS
52 MASCHINE KITS
WHY SHOULD WE CARE ABOUT DYNAMIC RANGE IN SAMPLE PACKS?
“For a start, compression and normalisation are process that are almost impossible to counter. Of course you can use expanders to regain some dynamic range, but the negative artifacts of compression and volume normalisation will still be there.
If you think twice, most serious producers have their own set of preferred tools and dynamic processors So if you want to use dynamic sounds in say, a more “laid back” production, you just can’t do it with regular libraries.
When dealing with synthetic analog sounds, dynamics are key. Unlike real drum and instrument samples, synthetic sounds are already very undynamic, so having the option to “let them breathe” a bit is certainly a good idea.
It’s as close as having the machine yourself. The “real deal” doesn’t sound compressed, it breathes and it sounds RAW!”
– BORJA RUIZ & PEPE COCA