10 Best Keyboard Expansions & Sound Libraries

List Updated April 2020

Bestselling Keyboard Expansions & Sound Libraries in 2020


e-GO! Library Today's Top 1000 Books with 250 Bonus Classics, Green

e-GO! Library Today's Top 1000 Books with 250 Bonus Classics, Green
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020

Kurzweil Kore 64 ROM Expansion for Kurzweil PC3 and PC3K

Kurzweil Kore 64 ROM Expansion for Kurzweil PC3 and PC3K
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • 50 new setups included
  • Over 100 new synth programs
  • New Stratocaster and Les Paul samples
  • Realistic alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax, trumpet, and trombone samples
  • 10 times the samples and 30 times the data of your existing PC3/PC3K drums

Ultimate Support TBR-180 Tribar Arms- 2 18" Support Arms for Use with CMP-485 Super Clamp Assembly On the AX-48 Pro

Ultimate Support TBR-180 Tribar Arms- 2 18
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Extraordinarily strong tier support arms
  • For use with Ultimate Support CMP-485 Super Clamp (sold separately)
  • To be used on an Ultimate Support APEX AX-48 Pro keyboard stand
  • 18" Tribar arms for supporting deeper, larger keyboards, synths, and workstations

Seamless MEGA Controller ProtoShield V3 Prototype Expansion Board For Arduino

Seamless MEGA Controller ProtoShield V3 Prototype Expansion Board For Arduino
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • MEGA controller
  • Prototype Expansion Board

Ultimate Support TBR-130 - Two 13" Support Arms for Use w/ the CMP-485 Super Clamp Assembly On Apex Series Keyboard Stands

Ultimate Support TBR-130 - Two 13
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Extraordinarily strong tier support arms
  • For use with Ultimate Support CMP-485 Super Clamp (sold separately)
  • To be used on an Ultimate Support APEX AX-48 Pro keyboard stand
  • 13" Tribar arms for supporting mid- to small-sized keyboards
  • Ultimate Support APEX STANDARD TRIBAR 13" PAIR

COMIC BOOK LIBRARY DVD-ROM COLLECTION - GIT CORPORATION

COMIC BOOK LIBRARY DVD-ROM COLLECTION - GIT CORPORATION
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • 100 complete comic books highlight the storylines of this famous band of heroes
  • The first 10 adventures of 10 classic Marvel characters on 1 super-powered CD-ROM
  • Includes the Fantastic Four, Captain America, Avengers, The Sub-Mariner, Iron Man, and Silver Surf
  • Character bios and 3 free bonus Comics

Mpow A1 Neckband Bluetooth Headphones Magnetic Wireless Headset, Hi-Fi Dual Acoustic Chamber Wireless Earbuds, 5-Min Quick Charge, In-Ear V4.1 Bluetooth Earphones with Mic, Remote

Mpow A1 Neckband Bluetooth Headphones Magnetic Wireless Headset, Hi-Fi Dual Acoustic Chamber Wireless Earbuds, 5-Min Quick Charge, In-Ear V4.1 Bluetooth Earphones with Mic, Remote
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • SPRINGY SOUND FROM DUAL CHAMBER: Delivers Hi-Fidelity and springy rich sound with neodymium delivers and dual acoustic chamber which focuses the airflow produced by the driver to expand its range output
  • QUICK-CHARGING BATTERY: Mpow A1 features a quick-turnaround that gives you 2 hours of playback from a 5-minute charge (The specific playback time may vary with different charging divices). Please note: Use the 5V adapter to charge the headset
  • MAGNETIC & NON RETRACTABLE DESIGN :Magnetic design gives you a sleek look. Instead of retractable earbuds, you may choose to play in your ears or hanging around your neck with magnetic earbuds for tangle-free and anti-lost purposes, it's easily for your gym workout.
  • COMFORTABLE FOR ALL-DAY WEAR: Ergonomic lightweight neckband design with Flex-Form cable provides a flexible fit, oblique in-ear design reduce the pain and oppressive feeling, a variety of eartip options provide personalized snug and secure-fit wingtips offer added stability.
  • CONVENIENT CONTROL&HANDS-FREE CALL: With easy to use controls, you can seamlessly switch back and forth as you go about your day. Built-in microphone allows you to set free your hands when taking calls.

Yamaha UD-FD01 USB-FDD Unit

Yamaha UD-FD01 USB-FDD Unit
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020

Yamaha PSRS670 61-Key Keyboard Production Station w/Keyboard Stand & Bench

Yamaha PSRS670 61-Key Keyboard Production Station w/Keyboard Stand & Bench
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • 416 Voices (including MegaVoices), 34 Drum/SFX kits and 480 XG Voices
  • New Intelligent Arpeggio function with instant access to a library of arpeggiated synth phrases and patterns
  • 230 Styles including a brand new DJ category
  • Two live controllers for instant control over effects and other functions, including filter, arpeggio and track mute
  • Expansion Memory - add new Voices, drum kits and styles for extra versatility and enhanced performance

Kurzweil German D Grand EXP ROM Expansion Option for Use With PC3K series (GDGEXP-ROM)

Kurzweil German D Grand EXP ROM Expansion Option for Use With PC3K series (GDGEXP-ROM)
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • All new acoustic piano samples derived from the Artist Stage Piano series
  • For use with PC3K series
  • Expertly sampled and voiced by industry-leading sound designers
  • 31 new piano programs and 16 setups
  • User-installable

Make Beats More Unique Without Upgrading Sound Library

This article was made to show beat makers and producers how to make more unique beats without upgrading their sound libraries.

Instead of getting new sounds, I figured out some other ways to make my beats sound more unique. As a beat maker, I knew I had to think outside of the box, because that's the best way to make good music. In this article I will share with you some ideas based on my own experience that might help you make more unique beats without getting any new sounds.

Manipulate your current sounds

With each sound you hear during everyday life, there are unlimited amounts of additional sounds you can create by adjusting a few things. A lot of beat making software that is available today include plug-ins and effects. Using these tools is the best way to start making your beats sound unique again.

As an example, pretend you have a bell sound that you like to use. Unfortunately, you have used it so many times before, that it's beginning to sound repetitive when you add it your music. Try adding some effects to that sound. There are so many things that you can do that will make it sound like a completely new sound altogether.

A great trick is to add reverb, or strong EQ to your sound. With enough tweaking, you can create something that has never been created before. There are lots of other effects that can be added as well. Even something as simple as reversing the sound, so it plays backwards can be a great way to get started. It is not as much about your sound library that makes your beats unique, it's what you do with your sounds.