Hospital Records

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In collaboration with Loopmasters, Hospital Records release sample packs from their stable of artists. From Bop to the Byrd, there is a wealth of samples for producers of all skill levels to work with here!

On these pages, you will find all the info on the latest sample packs as well as production tips from our artists.

Latest Sample Packs

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Production: Syncopix

Monday, July 6th, 2009

As the series A&R’ed by Hospital continues, we thought it time to bring in one of the most unique and talented producers in the Hospital family: Syncopix. Sample pack number 4 pulls no punches as Deutschland’s finest brings you an awesome collection of synths, beats and uber cool samples. We caught up with Roland recently in his Hamburg Studio to show us more…

Coming straight out of Hamburg in Germany, Roland ‘Syncopix’ is one of the most interesting and innovative DnB producers around. Mixing awesome sound design and playful, creative ideas, the Syncopix sound is instantly recognisable.

“If you press two buttons then it’ll sound a bit like Chewbacca”
Syncopix

Syncopix has had a whole host of DnB releases since the late ’90s and made his debut on Hospital in 2004. The massive ‘General Hospital’ / ‘Traveling Man’ single followed, as well as his more recent ‘Icarus’ album on his eponymously titled label.

This awesome sample pack from the infamous Hospital Records stable contains all the starting points you need to make high quality DnB music, from uber-tight drum loops right through to Syncopix’s hallmark synth brass sounds and playful guitar sequences. As you would expect, German engineering pedigree and attention to detail are second to none on this finely crafted sample set.

Featuring over 400 Pristine Drum and Bass Samples, including 15 HiFi Drumloops, 13 Basslines, 43 Music Loops, 34 Percussion Loops, 160+ Speaker Shaking Single Bass sounds, 50+ individual drum and bass drum hits, 46 Hits and SFX Samples, and 29 Pads – the Syncopix sample pack is out now. Wunderbar!

Production: KJ Sawka

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

For number three we are switching things up by bringing you KJ Sawka. We believe this guy is the best in the business at D&B drumming, and his collection of loops, breaks and fills is simply astounding. A&R by Hospital this is also the first in the series that will have a simultaneous digital and physical release, with DVDs available to buy from the Hospital shop. To get your mouth watering, check out KJ Sawka’s sample vid below…

Hospital Records continue their Loopmasters sample pack series by bringing you Kevin Sawka’s goldmine of Jungle, Drum’n'Bass and Breakbeats utilizing no loops and no extended samples -only his two hands and two feet. If you can catch him in the right moment – live, at a show, or in a studio session – you’ll witness him perform each and every 808 bass kick, snare slap, and compressed high hat tick himself, in real-time – now you have the chance to capture the essence of this man within your own recordings – using the ‘KJ Sawka – Live Drum and Bass Drummer’ sample package from Loopmasters.

This highly versatile and original sample collection contains a vast array of live drum and bass drum samples and loops, utilizing many custom kits and recording techniques, played by a master of his art – and giving you the producer ultimate flexibility when approaching your productions, whether you are making Drum and Bass, Downbeat, Hip Hop or other Broken Beat styles.

“The Sample Pack solely consists of all Types of Drums- I used over 14 different drum sets”
KJ Sawka

With A & R coming from Hospital Records, the KJ Sawka Live Drum and Bass collection features over 600MB original content including 351 dry Live Drum and Bass Drum loops captured through a vintage neve console, 46 FX drum loops, over 100 live drum hits from multiple custom kits, Percussion and top Loops, and 19 drum kits pre-programmed for creating your own patterns, including full kits, percussion, cymbals, kicks, snares and FX kits. “KJ Sawka is the sort of drummer who could give Squarepusher a run for his renegade snares. Listening to him, you wonder, ‘Is it live or digital? Human or sample?’”

Production: Danny Byrd

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Danny Byrd, fresh from producing his album “Supersized”, has been back into the lab to bring you this wicked selection of beats and samples – a must for anyone trying to capture the fast soul sound. Whatever your level or your sound it is well worth checking out what the Byrd has to offer, and to help you futher Danny has recorded some sound advice on vocal chopping. Check it out below, and keep coming back the Hospital production page for more!

One of the very first artists to sign to Hospital Records – way back at the turn of the millennium, Danny Byrd‘s own inimitable take on soulful, vocal Drum and Bass has become a staple in the scene. His use of house and R&B influences immediately began turning heads with his first Hospital singles Do it Again and Changes. Then, later that year, when Radio One’s Fabio championed Danny’s remix of London Elektricity’s Wishing Well, his status as a soulful DnB heavy-weight was confirmed. It’s always been about quality rather than quantity for Danny Byrd with remixes for High Contrast and contributions to “Weapons of Mass Creation” albums making up his select output.

“Whatever your musical background there has never been a better time to start producing your own music”
Danny Byrd

2008 saw the launch of Danny’s long awaited debut LP Supersized, featuring the massive anthems Shock Out and Weird Science. This giant of album has already seen support from big hitters such as Annie Mac, Zane Lowe, and the mighty Andy C.

The Danny Byrd – Drum and Bass vol 2 collection from Hospital records and Loopmasters includes over 440 heavyweight royalty free samples, including 35 full Drum loops and 139 Drum Separate Loops, 22 Searing Lead Riffs, 52 Inspirational Music Loops, 12 Vocal Loops and 17 Shaker and Tambourine Patterns.

If that wasn’t enough there are 81 patches ready to play in most soft samplers which include 25 Drum Kit Patches, 90+ Single Drum Samples, 10 Beat Fill samples, 18 FX Risers, 30 Subsonic and Tearing Bass Hits/Patches, 20 playable Pad Chords and 9 FX hits.

Production Kit:
Apple iMac Core2Duo
Logic Pro
Mackie Monitors
Logic Control Surface
Mackie Big Knob
Akai MPC
Pleo robot dinosaur

Danny Byrd has put 110% into the making of this awesome collection of sounds and samples, and there will no doubt be hundreds of slamming tunes coming from producers worldwide in the coming months and years from Producers who decide that this is one sample pack is worth the investment.

If you are a Drum and Bass, Breakbeat or Urban producer looking for next generation sounds and samples to merge into your music and to take your production level up a notch, then you should definitely spend some time with Drum and Bass vol 2, a new generation sample pack for next generation samplists.

For more production tips and more, check out Danny Byrd’s own Production website, BeatClinic.co.uk