27th September 2011
FXpansion has released Classic Hip Hop, a Geist Expander featuring authentic old-skool '80s and '90s hip hop sounds. Created by Mr Hoodie from The Groove Criminals, the samples include a comprehensive selection of drum hits, hats, percussion, stabs and noise alongside breakbeats and melodic instrument loops.
The story behind Classic Hip Hop is a boombap romcom: a rose-tinted first love affair... with shell toes and beats. The samples reflect a purist ethos developed by years of painstaking dedication to the culture. Sounds are sampled through legendary 12-bit samplers for the right amount of grit, while an extensive collection of classic synths and drum machines was also used to create the raw material. Live musicians were recorded to tape, processed through ancient samplers or pressed onto dubplates and sampled back.
Classic Hip Hop is suitable for any style of music needing funky, authentic hip hop vibes, and features samples and presets for FXpansion's Geist sampling drum machine. The individual samples and loops can also be loaded into any other device capable of loading 44.1kHz, 24-bit WAV and RX2 files.
- Geist Expander for classic vintage hip hop sounds.
- Over 1300 WAV samples.
- Over 190 breakbeat RX2 loops.
- Over 85 instrument RX2 loops.
- 5 full song presets.
- 8 engine presets.
- 11 kit presets.
- 4 pattern banks.
Pricing & Availability
Geist Expander: Classic Hip Hop is a download-only product and is available now from the FXpansion web shop
Pricing is £18 / €21 / $29 for all registered Geist owners. Geist is £157 / €189 / $249.