Urban Cookbook Vol 1 – 3 by Goldbaby Review

Goldbaby, the company behind this fine products has done a lot of sound design and packs for Native Instruments. You may already use some of the patches without knowing it. Urban Cookbook Vol 1 – 3 has been released some time again and still contains many usable vibes. Goldbaby did send a review copy with no strings attached.


You download the packages and install it for the different player into the required locations. You can easily use it in Machine, using Kontakt (Full Version of Kontakt is required) can be done – you are quicker with just using the wav files.

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The samples in Cookbook Vol One, Two and Three are of immense quality. With the help of vintage gear, the sounds have been recorded and mangled through gear like tape, synths and other equipment.

In all three volumes, you get a lot more sample content and the kits. With the wav sample content, you can build your own kits and mangle it in external tools. The included loops, fx loops, grooves, and beats are fitting into many productions.

With Serato Sample and similar tools, you can chuck some longer pieces and use the new content easily. Overall Vol 1 – 3 is packed with different content signed by excellent Goldbaby vibe. Across the bundle, you get percussive instruments and loops with Claps, Cymbals, Hi-Hats, Punchy Kicks, Snares, Toms, and additional sounds to layer: noise, bass, chords, vocals, and synths.

Urban Cookbook Vol 1

Urban Cookbook Vol 1 – Solid vintage vibe drum sounds

  • 3398 x 24 bit wav samples
  • 200 x Rex loops
  • Maschine 1& 2 – 142 x Kits, 7 Projects, and 13 Instruments
  • Geist – 49 x Presets and 145 kits
  • Battery 3 – 135 x Kits
  • Kontakt 4 -136 x Kits (full version only not the free player)
  • Logic Pro – 141 x EXS-24 Patches
  • Reason 5 – 49 x Kong, 140 x NNXT and 9 x Combi
Urban Cookbook Vol 2

Urban Cookbook Vol 2 – More delicious beats

  • 3090 x 24 bit wav samples 
  • 211 x Rex loops
  • Maschine 1 & 2 – 128 x Kits, 6 Projects, and 33 Instruments
  • Geist – 49 x Presets and 144 kits
  • Battery 3 – 121 x Kits
  • Kontakt 5 -159 x Kits (full version only not the free player)
  • Logic Pro – 149 x EXS-24 Patches
  • Reason 6.5 – 49 x Kong, 102 x NNXT and 15 x Combi
Urban Cookbook Vol 3

Urban Cookbook Vol 3 – All new sweet beats

  • 3070 x 24 bit wav samples 
  • 109 x Rex loops
  • Maschine 2 – 127 x Kits, 8 Projects, and 39 Instruments
  • Geist – 49 x Presets and 131 kits
  • Battery 3 – 104 x Kits
  • Kontakt 5 -142 x Kits (full version only not the free player)
  • Logic Pro – 148 x EXS-24 Patches
  • Reason 6.5 – 49 x Kong, 109 x NNXT and 11 x Combi


The way to use this sounds is native or take it to new levels with plugins from third parties like Kush AudioKiloheartsGoodhertz and others.

User interface & Usability

I did use the WAV files with an easy to use a third-party audio tool.

Rating:  Four out of five stars

The sounds included are excellent if you are into producing Electro, EDM, lofi (with some mangling), Hip Hop, Dance or just need some great sounding Drum & Bass. During the review, GoldBaby has become one of my favored indie producing studios that I will always check out for new sounds.

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