PrintIt’s another first here at Sample Magic: the release of our maiden Drum & Bass collection.

It’s been an oft requested genre in the Sample Magic inbox so why the wait I hear you ask? We’ve always loved D&B and for that reason we wanted to take the time to create a library of sounds that reflects the broad spectrum of D&B, from the deep and atmospheric liquid vibes right through to the complex bassline savagery of the neuro style.

In SM31 Drum & Bass we hope we’ve delivered a collection that will form the foundations of killer cuts for years to come. Why not check out the demos and see for yourself? And be sure to leave your feedback in the comments section too.

It’s also a week for seconds, as we release SM101 Club Kicks 2. After the resounding success of the original last year we thought it was about time we gave you a second hit of massive club kicks that will kick-start any electronic track, from tech-house and minimal to electro to progressive, dubstep to complextro.

Primed for the ‘floor via our top secret signal path, they’re a welcome addition to any electronic producer’s beat bank. Check out the kicking demo here.

Finally, there’s just enough time to remind you about the Sample Magic Summer Schooltaking place 3 – 7 September at Alchemea in the heart of London.

Following from the success of our Secrets of House courses, and based around feedback from the people who matter most – you! – we’ve created a new five-day course which is longer, more in-depth and more hands on and which covers all electronic genres, from house and techno to dubstep and beyond!

Led by producer, lecturer and Future Music regular Bruce Aisher and with guest sessions from leading music industry professionals – including mastering engineers, music lawyers and Sample Magic co-founder Sharooz – you will leave with a greater understanding of the tools and techniques used to create cutting-edge dance music, as well as insights into the wider workings of the electronic music industry – from recording contracts and publishing to copyright and business know-how.

And to celebrate the launch we’re offering an earlybird 10% discount which means you can grab one of the strictly limited places for only £540 – but be quick as they won’t be around long!