Originally Posted by Plasma
Do you use any of the Urban Fire Drum Kits?
I've been doing a ton of research on drum samples, and I think I've narrowed my search down to the Urban Fire series.
Would love to get some input, and even hear some samples of where you used them... Just want to further look into this before I drop $200 on some sounds.
Thanks for your help!
I have three kits from them, the anthology 1 & 2 as well as Urban Fire 5.
The best thing about the drums is that they sound very CLEAN.
The bad thing about the drums is that they sound VERY CLEAN.
Honestly. Unless you are lacking in samples, then buy the Urban Series bundles. If not, buy anthology first and then see if you like it.
The only problem I have is that sometimes you are looking for that real gritty sound and uncontrolled drum sound. For example, I have the OFFICIAL Boi-1da kick, and the drums are ridiculous, they even have clipping on them, but the knock hard and are very 'emotional' drums. I find myself going to these samples a lot rather than the Urban series.
DO not get me wrong, I do NOT regret buying ANY of the Urban Series since they sound very professional, I just feel like the Urban series seems to be geared toward electro/house/trance/pop genres rather than hip hop. Once again, it is MY PREFERENCE, definitely try it yourself. Whether you like it or not, you still have very professional drums at your disposable. Some people love using clean drums from the start, while others like to use shit. There is nothing wrong with shit as well as clean.