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ST2 In Session No. 2: TAIKI NULIGHT

ST2 In Session No. 2: TAIKI NULIGHT

Sample Tools by Cr2 presents to you ST2 In Session, a brand new series consisting of exclusive Q&A’s with featured artists. ST2 In Session is especially designed to give you a deeper insight into how artists go about their productions, and how they cope with obstacles…

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How Has COVID-19 Changed The Way We Consume Music And How Can Music Producers Adapt?

How Has COVID-19 Changed The Way We Consume Music And How Can Music Producers Adapt?

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the music industry, in particular the live sector, and this has greatly influenced the way the public consumes music. People don’t (or at least shouldn’t) go to parties anymore, live events…

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5 USEFUL SERUM TRICKS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT

5 USEFUL SERUM TRICKS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT

Serum by Xfer Records is undoubtedly one of the most popular and most powerful digital synthesisers on the market at the moment. While it is one of the most versatile soft synths out there, it is also one of the most complex. With endless wavetables…

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ESSENTIAL HOUSE: Production Tips Pt. I

ESSENTIAL HOUSE: Production Tips Pt. I

Our recent sample pack Essential House is on track to becoming one of our most popular releases yet! So, to help you get even more out of this stellar pack, we’ve put together a number of useful tips to help you take your House productions…

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OUT NOW: FESTIVAL EDM ANTHEMS

OUT NOW: FESTIVAL EDM ANTHEMS

Looking to produce the biggest Festival EDM Anthems? This pack is what you need! An all-in-one production toolkit providing you with bigger than life synth hooks, badass baselines, hard hitting drums, swirling FX, and much much more…   Check out the full pack here: Festival…

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Top 5 Drum Processing Tips

Top 5 Drum Processing Tips

After the release of our Tech House Drum Tools sample pack earlier this week, we have put together our top 5 drum processing tips, for you to apply and achieve the professional sound you’ve been looking for! Check out the full pack here: Tech House…

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2019 IN REVIEW

2019 IN REVIEW

What a year it’s been for Sample Tools by Cr2! We’ve released more sample packs than ever, including our first Artist Pack with Purple Disco Machine, and we launched our Platinum Producer Membership subscription service. To celebrate 2019 we’ve compiled a list of our favourite…

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5 Tips For Punchy and Tight 808’s

5 Tips For Punchy and Tight 808’s

Whether you’re producing Trap, Hip-Hop, RnB or Lofi, 808 Bass Drums are one of the most used and important elements, even sometimes in House and Pop. To celebrate our latest Trap pack, Festival Trap 3, we have put together 5 tips and tricks for getting your 808’s…

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NEW RELEASE: Purple Disco Machine Vol. 1

NEW RELEASE: Purple Disco Machine Vol. 1

We are extremely proud to be launching our very first artist sample pack, and what better way to kick off our exclusive artist series with a sample pack from the chart topping DJ/producer Purple Disco Machine! Having started his career in 2009, Purple Disco Machine is…

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Sound Design: 5 Tips & Tricks

Sound Design: 5 Tips & Tricks

Sound design is one of the most important yet misunderstood aspects of music production and can confuse professionals and novices alike. Often when people hear “Sound Design”, they instantly think of synthesisers and LFO’s. However, it is in fact the manipulation of audio with prior…

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