This layered MPC drum kit is taken from my legacy MPC drum layering packs, ‘The Infinity Kit‘. 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 all modern MPCs 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. 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.