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DopeSONIX Crate Digger

Virtual Instrument by DopeSONIX

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"Full of classic hip-hop sounds.: keyboards, funky brass, guitar, vocal cuts, strings - you name it, its got it... 4/5 Stars".
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"The instrumentation is classic 90's Hip Hop and the sounds are absolutely gorgeous, this is essential... 8/10 Stars".
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Royalty-Free Hip Hop Samples

Crate Digger is an innovative VST / AU plug-in for PC or MAC. We have designed this “instrument” to give beat makers and crate diggers an instant library of royalty-free, vinyl style Hip Hop samples. The software contains 800 unique handcrafted samples distributed across 50 included patches and with a new “crate” expansion pack released monthly, you will never be short of ideas in the lab.

When we released our debut plug-in Beat Machine a year ago, we knew many beat makers drum problems had been solved, 6 months later when Bass Engine was dropped onto the public, the low-end problems encountered by so many was helped too.  It became obvious to us that to complete the Hip Hop producers toolbox we had to make a plug-in that would allow producers to recreate sample influenced beats without the common problems associated with digging vinyl.

Crate Digger has been inspired by the dusty, crackly atmospheres and chopped-up sampling techniques utilised by Hip Hop producers in the 1990s and early 2000s. Due to the limited amount of sampling time MPC’s had in this period, beatmakers developed clever ways to create sonic soundscapes utilising short samples of Jazz, Funk, Rock and Soul vinyl records.

Unlimited Beat Making Possibilities

Within this plug-in, you will find Rhodes chords, old synth riffs, chunky guitar stabs, orchestral runs and delicate piano melodies among a host of useful FX. We will also be releasing a new “crate” collection every month covering every style of sampling and sonic creation you can think of, meaning this software will forever be expandable.

You now have the almost infinite beat making possibilities at your fingertips while having none of the worries of sample clearance issues or having to shell out $$$ on rare second-hand 12″s.


  • 800 quality crafted classic samples including stabs, chops, loops, FX and more
  • 50 themed patches all EQ’ed mixed and key grouped for instant use
  • 100% Royalty-Free, all these samples are made from scratch by our own team of producers
  • 16 separate volume and pan controls
  • Velocity selection and Mono/Poly modes
  • Built-in flexible pitch and drive controls
  • Includes a built-in analog style reverb
  • New “crate” expansions will be released monthly
  • Ultra-low CPU usage [perfect if you own a laptop/tablet / low spec PC/MAC]
  • Ultrafast patch loading [flick through patches in lightning-quick times]
  • Program your chops manually or use a MIDI/USB controller/keyboard/MPDRoyalty Free Hip Hop Samples

System Requirements


  • OS X 10.4 and above (MacOS 10.15 Catalina is now supported)
  • 621 MB disk space required
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Audio Units (AU) or VST DAW compatible host required (64-bit only)


  • Windows XP / 7 / 8 / 10
  • 621 MB disk space required
  • 1 GB RAM
  • VST compatible DAW host is required (32 or 64-bit)

Optional USBs / MIDI Controllers:

  • Native Instruments Maschine
  • Behringer
  • Novation
  • M-Audio
  • Arturia
  • Line 6
  • Alesis
  • Korg
  • Akai
  • and more!

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