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MusicTech Review

Berlin Techno Sessions key feature:

  • Driving, underground techno samples
  • 600+MB of 24-bit audio
  • 662 WAV files, 79 MIDI files
  • 5 Kits for Maschine 2, Battery 4, Kong, EXS24, Ableton, Kontakt and NN-XT
  • 2 Ableton instrument and processing racks

Berlin Techno Sessions is a new pack from Sample Magic that aims to capture the dark analogue sequences, driving drums and pulsating subs of after hours Berghain. There’s over 600 MB worth of 24-bit audio in a choice of formats, plus 79 MIDI files and a handful of drum kits with patches for Maschine 2, Battery 4, Kong, EXS24, Kontakt and Ableton Drum Racks.

Most of the loops are repeating patterns that could be used as building blocks for a track and are fairly simple. However, what it lacks in rhythmic and melodic complexity, it makes up for in the character and driving power of the production.

The loops and hits are detailed enough in the sound design to be interesting, but short and simple enough to inspire creative use and further manipulation. As an a