Hi everyone, I hope you are all well. I recently acquired an MFB Tanzbär Lite, fell in love with the sound and decided to devote some time to making a sample pack to share.
The MFB Tanzbär Lite is a compact drum machine from the late Manfred Fricke of MFB. It’s a raw, classic-sounding box that is more than reminiscent of a Roland TR-808, though it has a great deal of unique character. The box itself is constructed of metal, has cute little buttons and knobs and features a rather unique workflow that takes a little getting used to.
For starters, the pack features 167 painstakingly tuned and tagged samples from this compact Berlin powerhouse drum machine. This pack features 54 kicks, 8 snares, 8 claps, 21 toms, 21 congas, 21 cowbells, 12 claves, 9 cymbals, 9 hi-hats and… 1 rimshot!
All individual samples are encoded in 16-bit and 44.1khz sample rate. There are also seven sample chains provided in the pack - these are great used in any sampler. but are presented in 24-bit/44.1khz sample rate so they play nicely with the Elektron Octatrack - these chains also include the .ot files so the slices are already worked out.
Finally, there is an Ableton Live Drum Selector rack (will work in Live Suite only) which allows you to program a pattern and change the sample with the turn of an knob, as well as alter decay, pitch, distortion, compression etc of the whole kit.
The cost is £2.99 which I feel is fair for the amount of work that has gone into recording and presenting these files. I believe it is the most comprehensive archiving of the sounds of this unit currently available, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!