Loopmasters are proud to present Straight from the MPC, the debut sample pack from one of the leading lights of the Dutch electronic music underground – Tom Trago. Packed with unique sounds from his personal library, Tom has given unparalleled access to his sonic tools inside this 100% royalty free collection.
Tom Trago is a globetrotting DJ, producer, live performer and label owner who enjoys nothing more than championing both overlooked gems and fresh sounds from his own country. As a DJ, he first earned his stripes barely making a living playing in Amsterdam’s coffee shops as an enthusiastic teenager. While waiting for the evening to roll around, he would pour his heart and soul into making music, first blending elements of experimental hip-hop, jazz, Latin, Afrobeat, disco, boogie, and soul-flecked broken beat, before slowly developing a distinctively colourful, emotion-rich, synthesizer-fired style of music that also draws influence from house and techno.
Trago’s first big break came in 2006, when hometown label Rush Hour released his debut single, “Live With The BBQ”. In the years since, Tom has continued to turn out much-played, club-ready cuts, including such timeless jams as “Use Me Again (And Again)”, “Hidden Heart of Gold” and his 2015 hook-up with Seth Troxler as T&T Music Factory, “De Natte Cell.”
It’s on his acclaimed albums, though, that Tom showcases the full breadth and depth of his unique musical vision. This was first evident on 2009 debut full-length Voyage Direct (his record label of the same name followed in 2010), with the two sets that followed – Iris (2011) and The Light Fantastic (2013) – showing further signs of open-minded musical development, along with a penchant for collaboration with like-minded musicians, vocalists and producers. In the spring of 2018, Tom released his fourth studio album, Bergen, on Dekmantel, before heading out on tour with a brand new live show. As time moves on, Tom will continue to pour his heart and soul into music, whether DJing, performing live or making new tracks.
Straight from the MPC contains Tom’s finest sounds, recorded through his MPC sampler for an unparalleled lo-fi feel. Everything within has a uniquely processed and degraded sound, full of soul and flavour. You’ll find grooving drum loops, deep basses, gorgeous synth work, immersive SFX, rolling percussion, emotive keys and much more, all ready for your music out of the box. At tempos between 103-146bpm, you’ll be equipped for house, lo-fi house, deep house, techno, melodic techno and any other dance genres.
In detail, expect to find 271 MB of content, with all audio recorded at 24Bit 44.1KHZ. There are 22 Synth Loops, 21 Drum Loops, 19 Bass Loops, 15 Percussion Loops, 6 Top Drum Loops, 3 Combi Loops, 2 Keys Loops, 1 Snare Loop and 1 Ride Loop. One-shots are 32 Drum Hits, 19 Fx, 16 Bass Hits, 16 Percussion Hits, 15 Synth Hits and 3 Keys Hits. One-shots are 41 Soft Sampler Patches for Kontakt, EXS24/Sampler, NNXT, SFZ.
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