Analog Stabs Bright & Dirty is a library built on 100 stab sounds - 30 slow and 70 snappy - with a twist. Apart from the clean unprocessed stabs, we also used two of our favorite hardware samplers to give the stabs the authentic feel of yesteryear. The samplers we used was the Akai S1100 and the original Ensoniq EPS.
In order to capture the authentic sound of the samplers we sampled the sounds through a Midas Venice F24 mixing desk straight into the analog inputs of the samplers. No MIDI sample transfers or using Compact Flash cards.
All in all, Analog Stabs Bright & Dirty contains 300 audio files. 100 samples from the Akai, sampled at 44.1 kHz, and 100 samples from the Ensoniq with a lofi sampling rate of roughly half the sampling rate of the Akai, using the old “crunching-up” trick of sampling the stabs one octave higher and recording them back into the computer one octave lower.