Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Tool Time

"Will said skills pay the bills?"
The nerdcore hip-hop community is alternately accused of overselling the merits of its artists and, mysteriously enough, maliciously hating on its own. (Figure that shit out!) But whether you feel the scene coddles or degrades its talent, the one point with which you'll likely agree is that its creators seldom share their recording and production secrets.

With this in mind artist/producer Klopfenpop recently released a DJ toolkit tailored specifically to the needs of the nerdcore community. Cobbled together from Mortal Kombat, Simpsons and Street Fighter II sound clips, glorious 8-bit noise and vocal hooks from the nerdcore elite like Frontalot and Wheelie Cyberman, it boasts a fine selection of samples with which to build your own geeky remix empire.

Peep Klopf's rundown of the contents:
1. "8-bit scratchscapes"
This is your obligatory variety bag of delightfully scratchable
white noises. These, however, were all generated on the noise
channel of the 2A03 chip found in the NES, recorded and compiled
by myself.

2. "Nerdcore Speechifications"
Your standard acapellas rap sample track, but from only the
finest nerdcore emcees on this one.

3. "Beat Fighter II"
This contains all of the audio from the RAM sampled audio from
Street Fighter II.

4. "Kombat Kuts"
A sampling, albiet not exhaustive, of sounds found in the early
games of the Mortal Kombat series.

5. "The Pimposons"
Speech samples from the TV show The Simpsons.

6. "bleep bloop"
Familiar game sounds created with the 2A03 sound chip found in
the NES recorded and compiled by myself.

7. "Sex, Drugs, and Hip-hop"
Vintage speech samples from various education documentaries from
the mid-twentieth century about sex and drugs. All of these
samples were extracted and compiled from the original source
material by myself.
Klopfenpop's Nerdcore DJ Toolkit Volume 1 is available free of charge from Nerdcore Now. Download it today for a better tomorrow.


Church said...

Nifty. I'm going to have to play with this.

Z. said...

Yeah, I've been noodling with it myself. :)

MC-3PO said...

I gave it to Bill Beats, who is always looking for cool toys to play with. I have to give props to Klopfenpop on this one -- his generosity is definitely great.

Z. said...

It is indeed, 3P, and I'm sure Bill will do strange and wondrous things with these new-found tools.

Klopfenpop said...

Thanks guys! I can't wait to hear what people do with this. I hope this inspires other folks in the scene to release some of the things in their personal toolboxes to the public--I certainly plan to continue!

Z. said...

You're doing good work, Klopf, and I hope you realize how much we appreciate it. :)

Klopfenpop said...

Original release page is own, here's the current direct download link: