This layered MPC drum kit is taken from my groundbreaking MPC drum layering packs, ‘The Infinity Kit‘ and ‘Infinity Kit 2‘. These sounds have been carefully processed to ensure that no matter how many sounds you layer together, and no matter which combination of sound you use, the results are always perfect with no phasing, no nasty artefacts, and no unwanted gain boosts. This was enough for MusicTech Magazine to award the sounds 9/10, ‘An excellent series of drum samples with a layering approach that yields incredibly deep and large-sounding drums.”
This is the by far and away the easiest and quickest way to create your own unique drum sounds. For example, in the MPC1000/2500/500/500/Ren/JJOS/4000, simply load up all the snares into memory, go to PROGRAM, select a pad and assign any four snares to that pad via the pad layers function (zones in the 4000/5000). In the MPC2000/XL/3000/60 simply use the SIMULT function. Once you’ve set up a pad with some layered snares, just scroll through the snares in memory until you hit on a combination you like – it’s that easy, each combination works perfectly every time.
This layered MPC drum kit contains 22 kicks, claps, snares and hats and also comes with an example layered program already set up for you (across 16 pads) – I’ve included versions for all MPCs. Load them up and experiment creating your own unique layers – remember to try combining different instrument types for more unique sounds. The complete ‘Infinity Kit‘ and ‘Infinity Kit 2‘ kits are available from my site, MPC-Samples.com, and each contain 192 clap, snares, hats and kicks (48 of each), as well as 8 layered programs each with 64 pads instantly giving an additional 512 layered MPC sounds immediatley, and an endless number once you begin your own experiments!