Rich´s MIDI and Audio LAB offers a sample CD ROM, called Ice Kold Tekno, that promises to give you vivid, bizarre and fresh sounds. So, I just took a closer look. Interested? Then read my personal review.
The CD contains 26 banks with hundreds of samples all taken from the Korg MS-20. There are several banks in E III format, in Esi OS 2.1 and even Esi OS 3.0. The main banks are 32 MB big (wow) and give you access to an enormous amount of sounds. In the working process this saves your time in the search for a suitable sound for your song.
The diversity of the sounds itself is nearly unbelievable. You have unconventional drums, basses, FX, analog sounds you never ever thought to hear form your sampler.
Well you heard nice strings and classical instruments from your sampler, but these CD really shows what a precise and experienced programmer can get out the sampler.
I tested it on a Esi 4000, and to all those users I say: have you ever heard the full capacity of the filters of your sampler? Here you do.
To make a long story short: The Ice Kold Tekno is really a great work of an enthusiast and not only suitable for Tekno songs but also to put some spice into different songs.
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