First up we're pleased to announce the release of SMP06Â Thomas Schumacher: Berlin Techno, 300+MB of dark and driving loops and hits from techno trailblazer Thomas Schumacher, featuring beats, synths, bass, FX and vox. FollowingÂ Hed Kandi's recent best-selling opus,Â the Sample Magic Presents imprint is going from strength to strength, and Thomas Schumacher - the man with a mighty respect for the Moog - doesn't disappoint. Â You can listen to a range of demos from the pack here.
On a more tawdry note by far, it's time for the next title on our new SM101 label, this time in the shape of SM101Â Dubstep & D&B Patches. Programmed from the ground up by long-time SM friend and programmerÂ Steve 'Hedflux' Young, this is about as twisted as you can get from NI's Massive. Dirty leads, blistering basses, floor-shaking wobbles, savage stabs, vast pads and insane FX are the order of the day. Just watch those bass-bins!
And there's lots, lots more going on. Not only have we got scores of awesome sample packs in the schedule up to Christmas - from disco guitars to authentic breaks; from tech to vintage house - we're also in the early stages of planning a mind-blowing weekend in London packed with production classes, Q&As, business advice, round-table discussions and a few special guests. Watch this space!
Oh, and we've just released an all-singing, all-dancingÂ iPad Edition of The Secrets of House Music Production. More on that very soon...