Mike Huckaby, legendarul producător de house, pune la dispoziția producătorilor un pachet de fragmente muzicale proprii intitulat The Groove Sample Kit.Urmând exemplul lui Legowelt, care a lansat de curând propria colecție de fragmente sintetizate Korg, Mike Huckaby a pus la dispoziția fanilor proprii o colecție înregistrată din mai multe surse. Mike are deja o tradiție de a lansa asemenea pachete, care însă nu au fost gratuite, ci au fost lansate exclusiv pe CD.
De data aceasta, pachetul The Groove Sample Kit este gratuit și este lansat prin revista germană Groove.de. Acesta poate fi descărcat de la link și are doar 51 de mb împărțit în 16 bucăți, care sunt însă pregătite pentru mai multe formate.
Fiecare fragment are și o mică poveste alăturată acestuia:
Samples 1-3: „I sampled my brother, Craig Huckaby playing percussion in a noisy cafe in Toledo, Ohio. I used iMaschine by Native Instruments to capture the recording. After listening to the recordings, we were really interested in the dirty sound that was captured within the samples from being within this environment. I then proceeded to transfer the samples to my computer. Then I was able to warp the samples into perfection using Ableton Live. This was a win-win situation because my brother’s percussive playing was completely undetermined at the time of recording the samples.“
Sample 4: „This sound was recorded and created in the Waldorf Studio of Vancouver, Canada, using the Alesis Andromeda synthesizer.“
Samples 5,6 & 11: „Both samples were created by using the Waldorf Wave as a starting point. The samples became finalized by using the Blofeld by Waldorf Electronics for the final sounds.“
Sample 7: „This sound was recorded and created in the Waldorf Studio of Vancouver Canada using a Rhodes Chroma synthesizer.“
Sample 8: „This sound was also recorded and created in the Waldorf Studio, this time using a Rhodes Polaris synthesizer.”
Samples 9-10: „Both samples were created using a Korg Triton workstation.“
Samples 12-13: „These sounds were recorded and created in the Waldorf Studio of Vancouver, Canada, using a Yamaha CS 80 synthesizer.“
Sample 14: „This sound was recorded and created in the Waldorf Studio using a Roland SH-101 Synthesizer.“
Sample 15: „This sample was created by using a granular synthesis ensemble I created within Reaktor by Native Instruments. I sampled the end of a vinyl record which contained pops and clicks. Through granular sampling techniques found within Reaktor, I was able to extract harmonics from the sample which you can hear after the initial sample is played.“
Sample 16: „This is another sample created by using the granular synthesis ensemble I created within Reaktor. I recorded myself typing the words Deep Transportation on a typewriter. The results of these two samples using Reaktor are mindblowing!“