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Mannie Fresh partners with Splice to release his sample pack Drum Lord Kit Volume I.

The first installment includes an array of loops, drums and vocals all used in the storied producer’s discography.

Fresh spoke about the partnership with XXL a few days after celebrating his 50th birthday.

“I’ve always had people ask why I haven’t done a sound pack yet. I just figured, why not partner with a company that I actually get sounds from, because Splice has always been my go-to if I was in a jam and I forgot something.”

He applauds the production platform’s accessibility which he says has gotten him out of a few jams.

“Sometimes you can be somewhere across the world and somebody asks you about doing a beat and I’m like, damn I didn’t bring nothing to do the beat. But I know where I can get a kick from or a snare from, because like I said they’ve been my go-to to do that. So that was kind of like the marriage. They are 100 with how they do it, how they put it out and how they support it.”

Fresh thanks “a friend who I do music with” for introducing him to the music production platform.

“My background is more old school like SP-1200 and MPCs, so I got into Ableton from him and then from Ableton he was like, ‘There’s this shit Splice and with Ableton it’s like peanut butter and jelly.'”

The Grammy-nominated producer’s most recent work includes production on Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V as well as working with the likes of Yasiin Bey, Rick Ross and T.I.

Splice users have access to a vast selection of plugins, sounds and artist packs available for purchase and rent-to-own. New users can sign up for free by visiting their website.

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