Here at Multiples Pro we are very pleased to announce the release of our very first sampler plugin for Reaktor, MPSampler!
Originally developed by experimental musicians working with musique concrète and electroacoustic music, who physically manipulated tape loops or vinyl records on a phonograph by the late 1960s, the use of tape loop sampling influenced the development of minimalist music and the production of psychedelic rock and jazz fusion. However, hip hop music was the first popular music genre based around the art of sampling – being born from 1970s DJs who experimented with manipulating vinyl on two turntables. The use of sampling in popular music spread with the rise of electronic music and disco in the mid-1970s to early 1980s, the development of electronic dance music and industrial music in the 1980s, and the worldwide influence of hip hop since the 1980s on genres ranging from contemporary R&B to indie rock. Sampling is now most often done with a sampler, originally a piece of hardware, but today, more commonly a computer program. However, vinyl emulation software may also be used, and turntablists continue to sample using traditional methods. The inclusion of sampling tools in modern digital production methods increasingly introduced sampling into many genres of popular music, as well as genres predating the invention of sampling, such as classical music, jazz and various forms of traditional music. Often “samples” consist of one part of a song, such as a rhythm break, which is then used to construct the beat for another song. For instance, hip hop music developed from DJs repeating the breaks from songs to enable continuous dancing. The Funky drummer break and the Amen break, both brief fragments taken from soul and funk music recordings of the 1960s, have been among the most common samples used in dance music and hip hop of recent decades, with some entire subgenres like breakbeat being based largely on complex permutations of a single one of these samples. Samples from rock recordings have also been the basis of new songs; for example, the drum introduction from Led Zeppelin’s “When the Levee Breaks” was sampled by the Beastie Boys, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Mike Oldfield, Rob Dougan, Coldcut, Depeche Mode and Erasure, among others. Often, samples are not taken from other music, but from spoken words, including those in non-musical media such as movies, TV shows and advertising. Sampling does not necessarily mean using pre-existing recordings. A number of composers and musicians have constructed pieces or songs by sampling field recordings they made themselves, and others have sampled their own original recordings. The musicians in the trip hop band Portishead, for example, made some use of existing samples, but also scratched, manipulated and sampled musical parts they themselves had originally played in order to construct their songs. Source : Wikipedia
As you can imagine now that we have broken into Reaktor plugin development and seeing as we are the worlds leading purveyor of free sample libraries it makes sense to bring both streams together in the form of the MP Sampler. This is a fully featured sampler plugin for Reaktor and comes with the following features as standard:
- Envelopes for both Sampler and Filter
- LFO control of each of the envelopes
- 6 filter types
- 5 effects including the MPBC Bit Crusher as standard
We have also created sample-maps for all of the new Bass and Dust packs to get you started on using the sampler and we will continue to support it as a preferred format for all of our libraries and products.
How to: Load Samplemaps
|MPSampler v1||The full Reaktor Ensemble|
|Sub Bass||The full pack as loadable sample-maps for MPSampler|
|FM Bass||The full pack as loadable sample-maps for MPSampler|
|Dust : Skanner||The full pack as loadable sample-maps for MPSampler|
|Dust : Jupiter||The full pack as loadable sample-maps for MPSampler|
|Dust : ARP 2600||The full pack as loadable sample-maps for MPSampler|
|Dust : Dune||The full pack as loadable sample-maps for MPSampler|