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For our first Ableton Live Pack we grabbed our dusty hidden gem the Kawai XD-5 percussion synth and give it some well deserved attention! We sampled all of the waveforms and made Ableton racks and Simplers to make them accessible to you easily and completely free.

The Kawai XD-5 is a digital sample based percussion synth made in 1990. It is more than a percussion synth though. Dont even think its a simple boom bap synth. The magic happens when you play the samples as keys, chords, melodies – you get amazing timbre, grit, vibe, mojo – all those buzz word things.

Featured in this pack –

  • Drum rack with all the XD5 drum and percussion samples
  • Bass instrument rack with all the XD5 bass samples and selected XD5 samples we thought would work well for bass
  • Instrument rack with all the XD5 instrument samples that aren’t in the bass rack ie electric piano, chimes, organs
  • All the musical percussion samples are housed in Simplers so you can use them polyphonically
  • All racks have a Tooths vintage style effects channel – tape delay, reverb, tube distortion and leslie style panning, all with Macro control

We are huge fans of electronica, trip hop, and that general gritty digital vibe – if you are too you’ll want this.



Currently working on the next packs – a Moog Voyager overdriven pack and a modular Juke pack.

Enjoy this and any feedback hit us up.

  • Edward Jones

    3:35 pm - Sat, Sep, 2013 - Reply

    Would love these files in WAV format so I can use in Fruity and Nanoloop!

    • Tooths

      5:28 pm - Sat, Sep, 2013 - Reply

      Sure thing… ill zip the wavs and upload it for you and anyone else that may want it.

      • Edward Jones

        5:40 pm - Sat, Sep, 2013 - Reply

        Thanks so much, I really appreciate it.

        • Tooths

          11:10 pm - Sat, Sep, 2013 - Reply

          There it is 🙂 Enjoy

          The next pack will be up very soon, a distorted Moog Voyager library

          • kai neugebauer

            8:41 am - Thu, Dec, 2013 -

            The Download of the Ableton Pack isn’t working for me 🙁 Am I doing something wrong?

          • tooths

            11:06 am - Sat, Dec, 2013 -

            Hi, it should be as easy as download, unzip and open… try downloading again and email me if it doesnt work – ill send it to you personally. Cheers!

  • Lena

    7:17 am - Fri, Mar, 2017 - Reply

    Hey Guys, thanks for that samples i still using them & like them after 3 years. Mabye you could make a second Pack if you still own that machine.

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