General Information

What is City of Drums and Beats?

City of Drums and Beats is a sample-pack featuring hard-edged urban music samples and loops alongside presets and kits for Geist2, Geist and GURU. Purchasing the product gives you access to Geist2/Geist and GURU versions which are separate downloads.

Its samples (in 24-bit WAV and RX2 formats) can also be used in any other software/hardware that can load them.

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What exactly is included?

Kits and other types of presets are provided in Geist and GURU formats, with their samples as standard WAV. Loops are provided as RX2 files. The supplied pattern banks can be used in Geist and GURU only.

  • 5 Full Geist presets (Geist format only)
  • 30 drumkits (kick/snare/hihat/other)
  • 16 menu kits (each containing only kicks, snares or hit sounds)
  • 11 loop kits (GURU format only)
  • 3 Pattern banks
  • 63 Rex loops and 440 drum hits in WAV format

The Loop kits are only available for GURU - they are not required for Geist due to its more advanced slicing functions.

Note that the GURU version contains some duplicated samples and is therefore a bigger download.

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Which versions of Geist and GURU are supported?
  • You must be running at least version 1.5 of GURU to use the kit files in the GURU version of City of Drums and Beats.
  • The Geist version requires Geist2 or Geist 1.0 or higher.

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Can the sounds be used in other software or hardware samplers?

Yes - individual samples can be used in any device that can load and play back 24-bit, 44.1 kHz WAV/AIFF/RX2 files. Note that the kit files and other presets cannot be loaded in any other software/hardware, but the samples referenced by them can be loaded.

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Please tell me more about the creator of these sounds.

Mike Acosta's prolific career as a DJ and producer includes a host of releases for labels such as SHR Recordings, Aqua Boogie, Miswax and Priority Records, remixes for numerous best-selling artists and a string of residencies at top west-coast clubs.

Through the 90’s the name DJ Michael Trance was synonymous with house music across the airwaves on the #1 radio mix-show on Saturday nights, PowerTools on L.A's Power 106 FM. PowerTools is hosted by Richard Vission, where Michael mixed and helped with the production of the show for several years. The show aired at midnight every Saturday where Michael Trance opened the show up with the infamous 'Classics Mix'. Michael’s end of the year Powertools Top 40 mega-mixes also became an instant smash with L.A club goers and his fan base.

Mike has also remixed tracks from Usher, Alejandra Guzman, Satoshi Tomeii, Gwen Stefani & most recently remixed tracks from ColdPlay, Rhianna, Empire Of The Sun, The Black Eyed Peas & Kesha now available on Rated H.Net. Some originals include Sunrise feat. Nina Lares & Drums Of Shango on Fresh Music L.A (available on iTunes, Rhapsody & Master Beat).

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What is the license transfer policy for this product?

Normally we allow license transfers with an accompanying fee, but the price point for this sample-pack is extremely low, and license transfers would not make sense.

Therefore, sales are final on this product - you are paying for access and use of the content for your productions only.

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