Reader Bianca wrote in to tell me about a new sample pack for both BeatMaker 2 and NanoStudio.
The Sample Squad iOS Mega Pack includes includes 8 packs (128 unique samples in total) with presets for both apps, for $3.49.
The packs are derived from exotic hand drums, metallic objects, and a bit of studio trickery on a few of them:• Bodhran
• Frame Drum
• Brass Vase
• Aluminium Bowl
• Metal Grate Plus
• Metal Strikes
• Resonant Metal Tube
Here's a nice sounding demo that includes some of the samples from all 8 packs.
I've had a pretty strict rule about not posting Sample Packs here, unless they include quotes from Throbbing Gristle members in the press release. I'm letting this one slide just to bring up the conversation and get your feedback. From my perspective Samples are totally generic sounds, they can be used or gotten from anywhere. There is little that makes them iOS specific. Hell you can make them yourself for NanoStudio with Will's free web app. I'd like to know what you guys think. Do you want to see iOS specific sample pack news? Let me know in the comments!