Dave Parkinson House Essentials Volume 2
- Dec 02 2017
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After the huge success of Dave Parkinson House Essentials Volume 1, we are proud to present volume 2 of this popular sample pack series.
Over the years production heavyweight Dave Parkinson has collaborated with the likes of Mark Knight, Simon Patterson, Eddie Bitar, D.Ramirez, Paul Thomas, Felix Da Housecat, and many other talented producers, so it made sense for him to bring his signature, innovative house-oriented sound to the masses. This sample pack covers a wide range of house sub genres and related styles, including tech, progressive, funk, disco, and even techno. The full package weighs in at over 9GB (uncompressed) and is literally overflowing with creative inspiration from one of the most established and sought-after producers in the scene today.
Sample Pack Content
First off we have a complete and comprehensive sample pack containing 1200+ drum one shots (kicks, open hats, closed hats, snares, cymbals, percussion, etc.), 600+ drum fills, drum loops, percussion loops, and top loops, a highly comprehensive FX section of 300+ samples (all neatly categorised, named and labelled), 200 usable melodic synth and bass line loops (each provided with associated MIDI files and in most cases presets), just under 400 synth stabs and bass shots, as well as 200+ versatile vocal loops and hits.
Every sample is clearly named and numbered with appropriate BPM and key labelling information appended to each filename. Along with this, all files are carefully categorised into a well thought out folder structure in classic Freshly Squeezed Samples style, so it’s both quick and easy to find the sound you are looking for during those late night studio sessions.
Here is a detailed breakdown of the sample pack content.
All drum hit (one-shot) samples are engineered to pristine quality and are diverse enough to use across a wide range of house sub genres.
- 150x Claps
- 150x Closed Hats
- 50x Crash Cymbals
- 50x Dirty Kicks
- 100x Kicks
- 50x Retro Kicks
- 150x Open Hats
- 150x Percussion Hits
- 25x Reverse Hats
- 50x Rides
- 50x Shakers
- 150x Snares
- 150x Toms
Drum & Percussion Loops
The drum and percussion loop section is hugely expansive, with individual loops split equally across 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, and 128 BPM tempo ranges, making them suitable for all sub genres of house (and dance music in general). Each folder contains completely unique loops for that specific BPM. All loops are available in full, stripped, and percussion-only variants for easy mixing and matching in your productions.
- 120x Bongo Loops (123, 124, 125, 126, 127 and 128 BPM)
- 120x Drum Loops (including kicks) (123, 124, 125, 126, 127 and 128 BPM)
- 120x Hat loops (123, 124, 125, 126, 127 and 128 BPM)
- 120x Shaker Loops (123, 124, 125, 126, 127 and 128 BPM)
- 120x Stripped Loops (123, 124, 125, 126, 127 and 128 BPM)
- 60x Drum Fills
Dave is well known for his innovative, creative manipulation of FX and the FX section is arguably a complete sample library in its own right. All of the FX are broken down into easy-to-navigate sub folders for quickly finding the transition or one shot you need to spice up your track.
- 50x Downlifter FX
- 50x FX Hits
- 15x FX Loops
- 50x Rise FX
- 50x White Noise FX
- 50x Impacts
- 50x Atmospheres (Keyed)
Synth Loops & Stabs
Stuck for inspiration? Dig into Dave’s synth loops to instantly get your creative juices flowing. The synth loops are split across all six BPM ranges with each loop written specifically for the given tempo. A large majority of these melodies are fundamentally "song starters” with some truly creative melody writing showcased in each one. All synth loops come with corresponding MIDI files so you can quickly chop and change to fit your own tracks.
- 90x Synth Loops (Keyed) + MIDI Files + Logic Project Files (123, 124, 125, 126, 127 and 128 BPM)
- 150x Synth Stabs (Keyed)
- 20x Filtered Disco Loops
Vocal Loops & Hits
Vocal loops and hits can be the secret ingredient needed to spice an otherwise lacking breakdown, not to mention adding drive to your build ups and climaxes. Used correctly, vocal loops can turn a track from average to truly epic.
- 150x Vox Hits
- 60x Vox Loops (123, 124, 125, 126, 127 and 128 BPM)
Bass Loops & Shots
Dave has been behind some of the most prolific bass lines and drops in the dance music history and this section of the sample pack truly showcases his ability to sculpt and compose bass sequences that truly rock your low, mid, and top end. Every bassline loop is key-labelled, with all MIDI files included for each loop (including the individual layers). The bass loops are organised by BPM, spanning across 6 separate tempos.
Want to get a tighter bass drop at your climax? Use bass shots in your sampler for tighter envelope control and more punch in your mix. All the one shots are engineered to perfection and instantly usable straight out of the box.
- 90x Bass Loops (Keyed) + MIDI Files + Logic Project Files (123, 124, 125, 126, 127 and 128 BPM)
- 240x Bass Shots (20 Per Key)
Be sure to check out both audio demonstrations for a comprehensive insight into what is included in the pack. All the audio demonstrations are available to hear via audio player playlist button on the top right of this page.
Dave has included 4 complete, truly usable construction kits each containing the individual stems and associated MIDI files for each melodic element. Each construction kit has its own distinct mood, but thanks to the intuitive file naming, you can quickly and easily swap out loops, samples and MIDIs and try out thousands of potential combinations.
Each construction kit is key and BPM labelled for ease of use.
- 4x Construction Kits - Including stems + MIDI Files + Logic Project Files
Logic Pro X Project Files (Templates)
As a special bonus, we have also included all the Logic project files used to make the construction kits (as heard in demos), including all synthesizer presets, samples, and all the mixing and mastering in place for you to study and utilize as the ultimate educational tool.
Each template includes the full arrangement with all MIDI data, synthesizer presets, mixing/levelling, FX chains, and automation in place. All mixing is performed natively using only internal Logic Pro X FX chains. Every channel is named, coloured-coded, grouped, and easily identifiable in the arrangement view.
The templates are provided 100% royalty free and can be used as a base for your upcoming tracks or as an educational and inspirational tool. Explore the arrangement, find out how the drums, basslines, leads, plucks and FX have been made and put together, expand your synth preset library, and discover specific mixing and mastering techniques used by professional producers.
While producing this pack, Dave was inspired and influenced by the following talented producers and artists:
Mark Knight, Eric Prydz, Paul Thomas, D. Ramirez, Felix Da Housecat, and many others.
Sample Library Properties
- 100% Royalty Free.
- Produced by an engineering veteran with over 25 years combined experience.
- 2,720 total loops and samples
- 4 complete construction kits including all loops and MIDI files.
- All samples are rooted, volume-normalised, and properly labelled.
- Chart and club-proven samples - ready to use out the box.
- Road-tested by leading producers in the industry.
- MIDI files are included for all construction kit elements, basslines, leads, and pad loops.
- Technically 3 products in one - comprehensive sample library, construction kit pack, and logic pro x project files.
- In short, the way a sample pack should be!
About Dave Parkinson
For anyone unfamiliar with Dave’s work, for the past 25 years he has worked and collaborated with many of the leading names in the industry including Simon Patterson, John Askew, Jordan Suckley, Paul Oakenfold, Mark Knight, Eddie Bitar, Tall Paul and many others. His discography spans the entirety of dance music, covering almost every genre imaginable, from house and trance to more traditional indie band music. His extensive knowledge of engineering and production as well as the ‘tightness’ of his mixes is simply unparalleled, as he is behind some of the most prolific dance tracks of the last twenty years and has been rocking clubs for equally as long!
With this sample pack we wanted to capture the darker and funkier side of the ‘true’ Dave Parkinson signature sound and well over a year of hard work has gone into making this product possible. We are convinced that Dave has gone above and beyond in terms of quality and usability, bringing a fresh new take on his sound palette to a much wider audience. We actually like to think of this sample library as three individually-crafted products seamlessly combined to deliver a truly innovative, up-to-date, and unique hybrid library of sounds and inspiration for your studio sessions.
For anyone after truly cutting edge, modern-sounding house sounds you simply can’t go wrong with this truly game-changing product. When you see the sheer amount of content included it’s a no-brainer!
This product includes a combination of WAV files, MIDI files, and construction kits (combined WAV + MIDI files). All the files are compatible with Image-Line Fruity Loops, Ableton Live, Apple Logic, Steinberg Cubase and any digital audio workstation (DAW) that supports WAV and MIDI files.
To use the included project files, you need Apple Logic Pro X.
The included files are compatible with both Microsoft Windows and Apple OS X Mountain Lion.
Please note this product is a very large download (9.23 GB), but for your convenience we have offered the product as both a single file download (download this by clicking the standard "Download" button) and also as multiple split parts (Drums, Basses, FX, etc.), which are available under the "Additional Files” section of the download page.
- Availability: Instant Download
- Format(s): WAV, MID, LOGICX
- Type: Sample Library
- Label: Freshly Squeezed Samples
- Product Series: Artist Series
With this, you've got yourself the ultimate package of high quality, highly popular, and fully club-oriented samples!
Book Studio Time with Dave
To book studio time with Dave Parkinson at his Stellar Studio please contact [email protected].
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