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The Yamaha MR10 Revisted By Samples From Mars

Samples From Mars have released the MR10 From Mars, a pack containing one-shots and loops produced by the Yamaha’s classic MR10 rhythm machine, released in the early 80’s. The pack is available at the intro price of $9.00, increasing to $19.00 after the promotion. The offer ends September 2nd.

The MR10 is an unassuming powerhouse of a rhythm machine. It’s simple, funky, and has lots of lovely pulsing noise due to its small power supply. Sounding something like a more tune-able 808 crossed with a CR-78, it feels like a missing link in the canon of analog drum machines. Familiar, yet still in a class of its own and almost totally untapped by producers. This pack contains every possible one-shot as well as our favorite loops at a couple different tunings – so now you can use this weirdo machine in your music!

Released by Yamaha in 1982 as part of a line of budget producer gear, it’s the only analog drum machine they’ve ever manufactured, and it truly seems to have been released and then forgotten, perhaps due to its limited functionality. To be frank, it sounds incredible, but this little box is a (fun) pain to use. We wanted to give these awesome drums their time to shine and make them accessible and usable in a way that the original machine never was.

What’s included:

  • (204) Total samples at 24 bit 44.1k
  • (66) MR10 loops including clean, color, and stripped 
  • (138) One Shots, with clean and color variations of each sample
  • One Shots organized into (5) 16x hit kits
  • All Cymbals, Snares, Toms and Hi Hats sampled at 6 pitches
  • (4) Ableton and MIDI Groove files
  • Recorded though a Radial J-DI, API 1608 console, & Apogee Symphony MKII and Otari MTR-12 1/4″ tape machine, and processed with a Summit TPA-200B,  Overstayer NT-02A, API 2500 Compressor, and DBX 165A
  • 100% Hardware processing
  • 258 MB Unzipped

Available for:

  • Ableton includes (1) Individual Hits rack, (5) pre-made kits racks, and 66 loops as audio clips
  • Kontakt, Logic EXS, Reason NNXT, FL Studio and SFZ include: (6) Individual Hits instruments and (5) Kits Instruments
  • Maschine, Battery, and Reason Kong include: (5) pre-made kits.
  • MPC 1000 and MPC 2500 include: (5) pre-made kits on 2 programs
  • MPC Live and MPC X include: (5) pre-made kits on 2 programs

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