A Holiday Gift for you- Controllerist Sound Packs

Recently I played a gig in Southern California where a really nice fan came up and gave me a collection of his favorite sounds and samples for beat juggling. The sounds were great, but the only problem was that they were all single hits. With most dj software (except Ableton) you really need a collection of hits in one single file (like a scratch record) for cue point juggling. So, to pay it forward, I collected a few of my favorites, compiled them into several mp3s designed to be dropped over tracks and you can download them for free after the jump!

With 8 cue points, some good buttons and a few effects you can really transform a single Dj deck into a very playable instrument. Check out this live mix from San Francisco that I just recorded last Wed. You can hear me working in a few of the sounds form the sample packs bellow into the mix in a few specific spots @ 18:42 and 26:00.

Ean Golden – Live Set – Recorded in San Francisco (Dec 15th 2010)

[audio:http://djtechtools.com/audio/sample/Ean%20Golden%20-%20Live%20at%20EPR%20in%20San%20Francisco.mp3]

I have grouped the MP3’s into 2 groups for your controller playing pleasure:

By Key (With Mixed in Key Tags)

  • key of A#
  • key of A
  • Key of B
  • Key of C#
  • Key of C
  • Key of D
  • Key of E

Just drop the file over a similar tagged file and they should sound great.

By Hit Type

  • sample set 1
  • sample set 2
  • sample set 3

Here the hits, crashes, lazers and wooshes have been strategically placed in order based on playback. For example kick type sounds on the one and snares on the 3 with a turn around in the 4th cue position.

DOWNLOAD ALL THE SAMPLES HERE (ZIP)

NEXT UP

Give these files a go, in a future article I will cover how to get the most out them sonically using simple mixer and effects tricks to create a variety of voicings.

  • Nicky Carb

    HELLO
    Sorry to boder you…the zip file it is not there…could u please repair the link for a loyal follower? Thanks anyway…

  • I know it’s way too late… But does any body happens to have the audio file? The link is broken and I can’t find it anymore. I really liked this set but I lost my music. Please upload it again.

  • Sambo

    And 18:00 is Porter Robinson – Say My Name

  • Sambo

    25:00 is Afrojack – Pacha on Acid

  • Eddie

    Hi from Scotland! I was listening to the mix. Very nice, loved it, only Sandman was a bit lame, the other song (sorry, I dont know it) was too high and too random on it, but hey, I dont know anybody who can mix Metallica so that is sounds, apart from some very specific songs. My recommendation is try to use Pulling teeth instead what is very nice bit to play with.
    I absolutely love the style you have, it is very entertaining and a lot better than most of the ”Top” dj’s and electronic music gurus simply because one can not predict what is going to be next thing one will hear.

    One thing what I would like to say is please try to avoid too fast speed change on same song, it irritates a bit.

    I am listening to this and… man, sweet! Pendulum just get in, this mix is so awesome!!! 🙂 I hope to c u in live!!!

    Thank you for what you do!

  • Evan

    Song starting at around 32 minutes?

  • timo

    thanks for this….Ean you’re my professor of DJing.

  • [quote comment=”41835″]Anyone know the names of the track Ean starts cue point juggling at 10:45 and gets real heavy at 11:50?

    And also the track at 20:10

    Thank you![/quote]

    the track @ 10:45 is latin fever – wolfgang gartner, not sure about the others

    cheers mate!

    • Tim Parkes

      really? i think he means Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix)

  • Ruben Arce

    Thanls for the samples will go a long way for me in the future

  • DjRyanSpin

    [quote comment=”41835″
    And also the track at 20:10

    Thank you![/quote]

    Kid Rad – Over Again (Crème Prulée Remix)

  • THX for the sounds. I used some in my latest mix!

    can you dig where?

    http://www.mixcloud.com/grizzlyadams/best-of-beatevolution-2010-mixed-by-grizzly-adams/

  • ehy thanks man !

  • Mr.Nicklebe

    The zip file works fine now! Thanks who ever fixed that 🙂

  • Honestly Who

    me too, i was so excited too 🙂 please, admins, make the link work again pls

    btw, merry x-mas everyone =)

  • Mr.Nicklebe

    When I download the zip file I get the unexpected end of archive error. There’s nothing in the samples folder just one of those .DS_Store mac files.

    This makes me sad 🙁

  • DJ Master P

    Truly a cool gift for christmas, thanks a billion

  • KN

    Hey Ean,

    A tracklist for the mix would be great! Thanks for the controllerist pack! Can’t wait for the traktor update with sampling functionality, but until then does anyone know of any standalone programs that work with midi controllers (or even just a keyboard) to play samples?

    Thanks DJTT

  • Cabdoctor

    Anyone know the names of the track Ean starts cue point juggling at 10:45 and gets real heavy at 11:50?

    And also the track at 20:10

    Thank you!

  • Anonymous

    i need to know the name of that afrojack track that drops at like 5:25

  • Mitch

    I love this site. Thanks guys for everything!

  • Snowball777

    Much appreciated guys. Super cool, super cool!

  • HO HO HO HO HO MERRRRRRRRYYY CONTROLLERIST !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • KLH

    Nice mix! Does the club require that you perform in mono?

    -KLH

  • engel

    love!

  • Anonymous

    When is the article on how to use them going to be posted. Much needed, thanks.

  • JOSHROBBS

    WHAT YOU TALKING BOUT WILLIS! LOL SORRY COULDNT HELP MYSELF

  • Dj ChrisWills

    Wow sorry I tried to fix grammatical errors and posted again so sorry

  • Dj ChrisWills

    Wow I didn’t know giving my cd of my collection was going to turn out one amazing thing for Ean Golden and all of us. I went to see Ean Golden playing his gig in Costa Mesa and he was amazing he did awesome mix and I was right next to him on the end of his set we talked little be was very nice of him my dream came true, he is very nice professional person. This what happened before I was going to the club I burned the cd and I put in my back pocket on my jeans when I got to my car to seat the cd broke I was like OMG this didn’t happen the cd was broken. I was kinda late drove to the club got there on the time had the best time on my life watching Ean Golden spin he’s my idol was great no words he is fantastic. After he finished his set he started play with Charles FeelGood together so I thought hes gonna be here still, so I went out the club got the stamp to get back drove to my home and burned new cd and then went back to the club. When got back there Ean was there so I came up and gave the cd for him so I made this happen and u guys can realize with little things u put work on it can be turned to AMAZING thing. Thanks so much Ean Golden who made a revolution on the Dj Scene and thanks for everything u done for us.

  • Dj ChrisWills

    Wow I didn’t giving my cd of my collection was going to turn out one amazing thing for Ean Golden and all of us. I went to see Ean Golden playing his gig in Costa Mesa and he was amazing he did awesome mix and I was right next to him on the end of his set we talked little be was very nice of him my dream came true, he is very nice professional person. This what happened before I was going to the club I burned the cd and I put in my back pocket on my jeans when I got to my car to seat the cd broke I was like OMG this didn’t happen the cd was broken. I was kinda late drove to the club got there on the time had the best time on my life watching Ean Golden spin he’s my idol was great no words he is fantastic. After he finished his set he started play with Charles FeelGood together so I thought hes gonna be here still, so I went out the club got the stamp to get back drove to my home and burned new cd and then went back to the club. When got back there Ean was there so I came up and gave the cd for him so I made this happen and u guys can realize with little things u put work on it can be turned to AMAZING thing. Thanks so much Ean Golden who made a revolution on the Dj Scene and thanks for everything u done for us.

  • Dj ChrisWills

    Wow I didn’t now giving my cd for was going to turn out one amazing thing for Ean Golden and all of us.I went to see Ean Golden playing his gig in Costa Mesa and he was amazing he did awesome mix and I was right next to him on the end of his set we talked little be was very nice of him my dream came true, he is very nice professional person. This what happened before I was going to the club I burned the cd and I put in my back pocket on my jeans when I got to my car to seat the cd broke I was like OMG this didn’t happen the cd was broken. I was kinda late drove to the club got there on the time had the best time on my life watching Ean Golden spin he’s my idol was great no words he is fantastic. After he finished his set he started play with Charles FeelGood together so I thought hes gonna be here still, so I went out the club got the stamp to get back drove to my home and burned new cd and then went back to the club. When got back there Ean was there so I came up and gave the cd for him so I made this happen and u guys can realize with little things u put work on it can be turned to AMAZING thing. Thanks so much Ean Golden who made a revolution on the Dj Scene and thanks for everything u done for us.

  • RCUS

    THANKS EAN!

  • Aka

    Thanks for the sweet hookups guys! Keep pressing the great articles.

    Merry xmas deejays and producers!!

    My own little gift of knowledge, free tunes from NZ artists inc. Tom Cosm and Psymon Barnett, check out deliciousmusic.co.nz 🙂 all you ableton junkies be sure to check out cosm.co.nz too! Peace.

  • TeeJay

    What´s the name of this first song right at the beginning?
    Looking for this one for long time. Thanks and Cheers!

  • Mario

    woooow, thank you Ean, I hope everybody would apport so much like you do … as always,

    Thank You.

  • WOW!!!!!

  • chris.celebrity

    Awesome, as always. Thanks again Ean for showing us what can be done with a little creativity and effort.

  • you are THE MAN!

  • Yul

    Thanks!!
    Two thumbs up!!

  • Rico

    Thanks for the gesture chap 🙂

    However, the pack doesn’t work….

    Says the archive is damaged.

  • Mix sounds great! You’re gonna have to come visit us here in Cape Town South Africa. Thanks for the samples 🙂

  • Brian

    This mix sounds like it was straight off Radio One, minus Pete Tong drops! Epic!

  • Brian

    Link for the mix is still prematurely terminating…Ean, you are such a tease.

  • aCiD/baSS

    Ean, you are Golden. Now it’s a merry christmakwanzakah.

  • aCiD/baSS

    Ean, you are Golden! Now it’s a merry christmakwanzakah. The world needs more DJ’s who like to share the love.

  • DJ BrainRush

    Set is super clean! Samples are too!

  • duerr

    right on, thanks Ean and DJTT staff. happy holidays to you!

  • thnxs a lot man!! your colaboration inspires the digital dj´s and accelerates the evolution of the controllerist generation, which i firmly believe is the future !

  • The Other Ean

    Cheers, beautiful stuff.
    Don’t forget to take an XMAS break dudes!

  • BadData

    Thanks Ean! You’re the bomb! 🙂

  • warpa4

    lets skip ahead to how you are midi mapping the effect “presets” and some interesting combinations for chained effects with the sounds provided, im playing around ghetto style until s4 update for pro

  • rhombus_77

    Wow, DJTT and Mr. Golden never cease to amaze me. You guys are the best. Happy Holidays!

    Matt

  • Matt Gnarly

    Very cool, thanks Ean

  • Meowmix

    Best xmas present.

  • Lucas Graczyki

    I’m a controller Dj myself that always have problems creating the right samples for juggling… so this makes an awesomw christmas present for me =DDDD thanks a lot TT

  • Tommy

    can you upload original pack for ableton users?

  • thingswillbethings

    you really find this inspiring? for me it’s sooo monotone. too lame..I prefer more melody. maybe that’s the point why I can’t get warm with minimal. 😉

  • stino

    very nice set!!! do you have a playlist? thanks!

  • Dill Wanner

    Files not opening… anyone else having isssues?

  • DoubleDutchdj

    Thanks Ean!

  • DJ HH

    any chance of getting a tracklist? because the set is soooo inspiring! tHANK YOU!

  • Bitpix

    Thanks a lot for sharing this Ean! you rock bro thanks for being an inspiration to me, and many others Merry Christmas to you and all the great ppl here in DJ TECHTOOLS.

  • Jonny

    Thanks Ean, Happy Christmas

  • hey ean,
    i just adore you as a dj. you are number 1 on my list of favourite dj´s because i love your style and how much effort you put into this site.
    is it possible to download your live set or even get a playlist? i know some of the songs but still not all of them.would be great.
    thanks in advance, BLASTNOIZE!

  • timotiwb

    awesome awesome set!!!

  • Aerodynamic is epic mannnnnnnnnnnnnnnn thanksssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

  • TREMENDOUS SET i can’t stop dancing thank you from argentinaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • DiGiTaLFX

    And where can I find out about vengeance packs? Sounds interesting to me!

  • Djmarc

    Oh yes, i need this to broke djs face in my country
    XD, thanks ean!

  • this should really read…

    to: all controller DJs
    who: play 4/4 music

    awesome sample set…. but it ain’t doing me shit.

    http://www.badmanpress.com/

    😉

    <3

  • Rickardo

    This is really what I’ve been waiting for!!!!

    Thank you so much Ean, you are THE man!!!

  • Remote

    Thanks for the sample DJTT!

    Can you throw up a setlist for that set Ean?
    I’m hearing all sorts of cool snippets from different tracks.

  • Anonymous

    I AM IN SF AND SEEN YOUR SET… AMAZING

  • Suhweeeeeeet. Thanks Ean and DJTT! You guys are the shiiizzznit. Happy Holidays!

  • b3nz0n8

    A Big Thanks and much love for the DJTT Crew.

    Happy Holidays to the DJTT Family!!

  • Set is LEGIT … thanks for the pack DJTT midi controllers ftw!

  • Priscilla

    Nice. Classic DJTT post.

  • n2hf1st

    uhm. not passing judgement with just a quick browse through these samples but it seems like 95% of them were taken wholesale from vengeance sound packs with no additional fx, as many of those sounds are easily recognizable. nice gesture but….

  • DjMora

    Thanks DJTT!

  • Padi_04

    download working fine btw

  • Padi_04

    he is truly golden

  • Ohhh, I sense some arcade button infused juggling goodness!

    Thanks for the samples 😀

  • Wunder

    Thanks DJTT Im gonna have to order a midi fighter to go with it!

  • Tyfurious

    Epic ;¬D

  • sorry guys, those links were acting up. I put everything in a zip file and that seems to be working well now.

  • archies’bald

    Sorry, but most of the links take me to previous pages of the DJ Tech tools site.

    Using Firefox and Windows 7.

    First link seems to have been fixed…..

  • KN

    This is great, thanks Ean! Can’t wait to try these out.

  • archies’bald

    I love this site.

    I’ve got an error on trying to open the ‘Big Fankie’s Disco’ set though. What have I done wrong….?