Native Instruments has teamed up with Sofi Tukker, !llmind, Jamie Lidell, Telefon Tel Aviv and Flohio, among others, to launch the free Community Drive 2021 sound pack. The pack comes in support of Girls Make Beats, with Native Instruments announcing a $30,000 donation.
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Girls Make Beats is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to elevate and empower girls by expanding the female presence of producers, DJs and engineers in the music tech community. The organisation was founded in 2012 by Tiffany Miranda and works with young girls from the ages of five to 17.
According to a study conducted by USC Annenberg, only 2 per cent of music producers and 3 per cent of audio engineers on the Billboard Hot 100 charts are female. Girls Make Beats aims to create opportunities for young girls to break barriers in the industry, providing courses on hardware and software, and hosting educational seminars, summer camps, industry panels and networking events.
Native Instruments’ Community Drive 2021 pack boasts over 165 samples, 74 loops, 91 one-shots and 104 presets for Native Instruments plug-ins and hardware. Sofi Tukker, !llmind, Telefon Tel Aviv, Saltyyyy V, Flohio, Phase Fatale, The Pocket Queen, Miss Tahloulah May, Zola Jesus, Wize, Jamie Lidell, Stichiz, and Meangirl have all contributed sounds to the pack.
Last year, Native Instruments’ Community Drive raised $150k for seven global charities that supported musicians affected by COVID-19.
Native Instruments CEO Constantin Koehncke says of the release: “Our team is so thankful for all the amazing artists that graciously bestowed us with their sounds, samples and presets – we’re looking forward to hearing what producers will create with this pack!”
Miss Tahloulah May said that “this year’s Community Drive is an investment in the next generation. So I had to be a part of this. I love that because they empower women, girls, by enhancing the female presence in the musical industry.”
You can download the pack for free and choose to make a donation to Girls Make Beats at native-instruments.com.