Produced by long time veteran of the scene, Stakka
Also available as a download
FIRESTORM is the ultimate Drum & Bass multi format sample beast produced by long time veteran of the scene DJ / Producer Stakka. This massive 24bit 1Gb library has been 2 years in the making and puts cutting edge production at your fingertips.
Stakka, using his talents in D&B production has painstakingly programmed each preset to allow you access to a definitive collection of pristine D&B sounds. It´s going to be a sure winner for any aspiring D&B producer and even for the veterans in the scene, taking the ´vibe killing´ preparation time out of finding sounds and recycling beats and thus allowing you to do the fun stuff in the studio, ie. getting on a vibe fast and rolling out a killer tune!
At 1Gb in size with over 950 samples, it is packed to the brim with fresh and exciting sounds, all professionally prepared to aid the process of writing any style of Drum & Bass. The classic sounds in this library can cross genres, and could also be a useful tool for Broken Beat, Downtempo, Techno and House producers too.
15 x Full Construction Kits
110 x Breakbeats / Drum Loops
63 x Bass Presets
50 x FX Presets
160 x Percussion & Drum Kit Presets
60 x Percussion Loops Presets
137 x Rave Chord, Stab & FX Presets
14 x Pads Presets
Shaun Morris, aka Stakka, has been a DJ in the UK rave scene since 1988, and producing since 1991 with the first Rave / Hardcore white label EP release under the name Stakka. From 1991 through to 1993 Stakka developed his studio techniques and skills with a string of white label releases.
1993 was the start of the Stakka & K.Tee recording partnership with the release of ´Ruffneck Ragga´ and ´The Ladder´, on a south London label called Just Dance Recordings. The following year Stakka & K. Tee submitted a demo on their new material to Ant Miles who invited the promising producers into the studio to mix the tracks down for release on Liftin´ Spirits in 1994. Working with Ant and later with Andy C during their 3 years with those labels taught Stakka and K. Tee essential arranging and production techniques. They incorporated these techniques into the 9 releases they put out during that time, most notably ´Rugged & Raw´, ´Andromeda´, ´Orange Sunshine´ from the first Ram LP ´The Speed of Sound´ and the Andy C collaboration ´Danger Zone´.
By 1996 Stakka & Skynet began working on ´Black Dawn´ the sound seemed to need a home of its own. Audio Blueprint Recordings rose with ´Black Dawn´, paving the way for the cinematic and dark sci-fi journey the label intended to provide. This was shortly followed by their second label, Underfire which was meant to counterbalance the sound, steering the dancefloor to a more quirky and funked out place. As Stakka & Skynet explored the boundaries of their imagination, they created a string of pseudonyms to express different styles. Working undercover as Spy, Psion, Skynet, Kraken, Profound Noize and other names, their true identities were never fully revealed and much hard work has gone uncredited. Skynet eventually re-emerged as Nathan´s solo artist name.
In 1997, with Underfire and Audio Blueprint producing releases, Stakka met Ali Ash, aka Skinny/Nu-Balance, and Ed Keeley, aka Friction. Coming together for various collaborations, Skinny, Friction, and K. Tee became an integral part of the Underfire and Audio Blueprint sound. Over the 5 years Stakka & Skynet worked together and ran the four labels, they released 41 x 12´´ & EP´s, 5 compilation CD´s, the 3 full length LP´s ´Voyager´, ´Blazin´ and ´Clockwork´ and 16 remixes. They put their own nasty twist on tunes from Africa Bambaataa, Morcheeba, Usual Suspects, Cause 4 Concern, and for labels such as Warner and Creation.
Stakka, now living and operating from his studio in Brooklyn, NY, launched Cargo Industries at the start of 2003. The label is a mutated hybrid offspring of his style, past recordings, and label affiliations. With this in mind, recruits K. Tee, Friction, and Skinny are currently working with Stakka under the collective name The Militia.