Getting these packs are probably the easiest way of having a sound palette similar to Madlib, Dilla, Pete Rock and DJ Premier.
Can you recreate the clavinet, Rhodes, bass loops like these with kontakt and v collection emulations? Yes but think of the time you’ll be spending? Can you recreate the drum hits crate digging? Think of all the time you’ll be spending.
I still sample with my EPS, SP1200, etc but there’s times where my levels are off or I just realized that the material doesn’t sound good on a lo-fi sampler and I should just record the sample at 24 bit / 44.1. That time I spent was an hour. I could of been finger drumming for and hour or doing some mixdowns already. The luxury of a good sound library is that they only are giving you the good takes and they had to deal with the bad recording hour.
So yea I’ll go get the collection myself too. Sometimes I get lazy in my own sessions and I will dig into other HipHop libraries. You can probably use these sounds for trip-hop, DnB (if you pitch the drums), even glitch stuff.
No I don’t work for rawcutz, I’m just a member who likes to bang drum pads throughout the week.