Production: Danny Byrd

August 29, 2008 in Production

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

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