WNAMM10: Sampleholics Acoustic Drums For Stylus

Plug a few holes and do it cheap      22/01/10

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4:19 mins

Sampleholics are new sample library company and with their new-ness is a refreshing honesty. This first collection of acoustic drums, filling the holes in the Stylus RMX catalogue - namely open hats, toms and cymbals as well as many other more available drums sounds is just $25. 

Why? And here's the straight talking bit: 

Why so cheap? Why are we selling a top notch collection at a price that basically ensures we will never recoup our investment (we're over 10 grand just in hiring the drummers. Not including any of the other costs involved in putting together a collection like this.) Simple. Because we're building a mailing list. You see, we're going to be rolling out some new instruments very soon. Instruments we know you'll want, because they're instruments WE'VE been wanting. So selling a must have collection like this at a ridiculous price is the fastest way to create a buzz and get attention to our company.



  • Kicks. From punchy close miked, to full on room sound. We even have a set called 
  • Caveman that you have to hear for yourself.
  • Snares. Close mic? Yep. Natural room ambience? Yep. Caveman? Yep.
  • Toms. Toms and hi-hats are what RMX lacks most, so yeah, we did it right.
  • HiHats. Yes, with open hats!
  • Ride cymbals. Tons. With alternates (L/R) for each cymbal, so patterns will sound realistic
  • Crash cymbals. Tons more.
  • And a whole bunch of extras, like cowbell, side sticks, rims, and brushes


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5 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
mysticradio    Said...

why do producers INSIST......on always inputing midi and running out of ram. why not use a receptor and input everything AUDIO....... solves the ram problems anyways.

22-Jan-10 09:48 AM

Steve    Said...

I bought these and can't get them to work so am gonna have to chat with the supplier.

I have all the right versions etc that are discussed in the instructions and have followed them to the letter..

Ah well what do yo expect fro $25

22-Jan-10 11:54 PM

Jon    Said...

WOW, what a deal on some great sounding drums! Got these at NAMM and they sound GREAT! Can't believe its only $25!!

Whats great about these drums is A) RMX was always lacking in acoustic kits so these fill a large need and B) they simply sound great out of the box! Full of life, depth and quality, allowing me to get to writing instead of tweaking drum sounds.

Cant wait to see what they come up with next!!

23-Jan-10 01:05 PM

Mike (Sampleholics)    Said...

Steve, I'm not sure why the Sage Converter didn't work correctly (it has for most people who bought this, but two other people have reported the same problem.)

I sent you a link for an already Sage-converted folder that you can just drop in to the User Libraries folder. This should solve he problem.

FWIW, we'll be making both options available on future purchases, so this problem shouldn't be an issue anymore. Under no circumstances will anyone buying this be left with non-working software. Yes, $25 isn't much money, but we're treating this the same way we would treat an expensive library. :)

And thank you, Jon! I'm glad you like the set. :)

23-Jan-10 03:53 PM

hiltonius    Said...

nice demo, loved the honest approach. loved it enough that i'm gonna buy this and GIVE them my email address......

29-Jan-10 07:58 AM

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