original_36-1339570649First up we’re pleased to announce the release of SMP06 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. Following Hed Kandi’s recent best-selling opus, 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. 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 SM101 Dubstep & D&B Patches. Programmed from the ground up by long-time SM friend and programmer 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-dancing iPad Edition of The Secrets of House Music Production. More on that very soon…

Until then.