Dave Parkinson House Essentials
- Dec 04 2015
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Produced in collaboration with production heavy weight Dave Parkinson, we are proud to present Dave Parkinson House Essentials.
Over the years Dave has collaborated with the likes of Mark Knight, D.Ramirez, Paul Thomas, Felix Da House cat and many other talented producers, so it made sense for his next product to be one dedicated to house music. The sample pack covers a wide range of house sub genres including deep, future, classic, tech and uplifting variants. The full package weighs in at just under 10GB (uncompressed) and is literally overflowing with creative inspiration from one of the most established and sought after producers in the scene today.
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, many others. His discography spans the entirety of dance music, covering almost every genre imaginable from house to trance, to more traditional indie band music. His knowledge of engineering, production and ‘tightness’ of his mixes is simply unparalleled, being behind some of the most prolific dance tracks of the last twenty years and rocking clubs for equally as long.
With this sample pack we wanted to capture the ‘true’ Dave Parkinson signature sound and well over a year of hard work have went into making this product possible. We strongly feel Dave went above and beyond in terms of quality and usability and has truly brought the entirety of his sound palette to a much wider audience. We actually like to think of this sample library as four individually crafted products seamlessly combined to deliver a truly innovative, hybrid and up-to-date 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 product - when you see the shear amount of content included it’s literally a no-brainer and you know from the first sample it’s something truly game changing.
"I've been a long time fan of Dave’s productions so when i found out about his House Sample pack i was rather excited to say the least! This pack is probably the most comprehensive pack out there which i’ve been using to great effect since getting my hands on a copy. There is literally everything you need to make full, house productions - In fact, i did a little experiment the other day and made a full track using Dave’s samples without needing anything else. All beautifully produced and organised really well, you’ll find everything you need right there - AMAZING! " - D. Ramirez
"Loving Dave Parkinson’s House Essentials pack. It’s the complete pack really! Not only are there loads of cool, refreshing samples and loops, but there is also some incredible MIDI and Logic files to load. You have everything you need to make your own track yet be incredibly creative at the same time. What a great way of getting into the mind of one of the best producers in the business!” - Paul Thomas
"We've worked with Dave on numerous tracks and have used this house pack on some of our more recent projects. With so many quality sounds to choose from this really should be any house producers go to sample pack!" - Kane Harris
Sample Pack Content
First off we have a complete and comprehensive sample pack containing thousands of drum one shots (kicks, open hats, closed hats, snares, cymbals, percussion, etc.), hundreds of drum, percussion and top loops, a highly comprehensive FX section (all neatly categorised, named and labelled), actual usable melodic and bass line loops (each provided with associated MIDI files and in most cases presets), hundreds of synth, bass and stab one shots, synth presets and much more.
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 in during those late night studio sessions.
Here is a detailed breakdown of the sample pack content.
Drum One Shots
All drum one shot samples are engineered to pristine quality and diverse enough to use across a wide range of house sub genres.
- 150x Claps
- 150x Closed Hats
- 50x Cowbells
- 50x Crash Cymbals
- 350x Kicks
- 150x Open Hats
- 200x Percussion One Shots
- 50x Reverse Cymbals
- 50x Rides
- 50x Shakers
- 150x Snares
- 50x Tambourines
- 150x Toms
Drum & Percussion Loops
The drum and percussion loop section is hugely expansive, with the individual loops split equally across 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129 and 130 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.
- 700x Total Drum/Percussion Loops
- 200x Full Drum Loops (including kick)
- 200x Stripped Loops
- 200x Percussion Loops
- 50x Shaker Loops
- 50x Drum Fills
Dave is well known for his innovative, creative manipulation of FXs and the FX section is arguably a complete sample library in its own right. All 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.
- 100x Atmospheres
- 50x Down Lifters
- 50x Hit FX
- 50x Impact FX
- 50x Uplifters
- 20x Vinyl FX
- 50x White Noise FX
Synth One Shots & Stabs
Want to get a tighter bass drop at your climax? Use bass one hits 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.
- 200x Bass Hits (key labelled)
- 50x Brass Hits
- 150x Synth Stabs
- 100x Tech Stabs
Vocal hits and loops 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 epic.
- 150x Vocal Hits
- 100x Vox Loops
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 8 separate tempos.
- 160x Bassline Loops
- 171x Bassline MIDI Files
Stuck for inspiration? Dig into Dave’s synth loops to instantly get your creative juices flowing. The synth loops are split across all eight 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.
- 160x Synth Loops
- 209x Synth Loop MIDI Files
Secondly we have 10 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 quick 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.
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 Parkinson Sound Banks
The third part of the sample pack is the two Dave Parkinson sound banks. One bank of 60 Sylenth1 presets and 50 Logic Pro ES2 Presets (one of Dave’s favourite synths!).
These are patches exported directly from the work on the sample pack and his own existing projects, so you are getting the genuine "bread and butter” sounds he uses daily in the studio. All sounds are named and organised in traditional Freshly Squeezed Samples fashion.
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 actual 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 House Cat and many others.
Sample Library Properties
- 100% Royalty Free.
- Produced an engineering veteran with over 25 years combined experience.
- 10 complete construction kits including all loops and MIDI files.
- 110 combined synthesiser presets included for Sylenth1 and Logic ES2.
- All samples are rooted, volume normalised and labelled.
- Chart and club proven samples - ready to use out the box.
- Road tested by the leading producers in the industry.
- MIDI files are included for all construction kit elements, bass lines, leads and pad loops.
- Technically 4 products in one - comprehensive sample library, construction kit pack, sound banks and logic pro x project files.
- In short, the way a sample pack should be!
This product includes a combination of WAV files, MIDI files, construction kits (combined WAV + MIDI files) and synthesizer presets (sound banks). 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 (10 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 multiply 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, FXB, PST 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!
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