Spectrasonics Retro Funk (CD-Audio Only). WAVES file format, loads into ANY sampler player, loop software, audio player, or DAW recording software, Mac and Windows
Spectrasonics takes Retro into the future!
- Awesome Live drum & percussion grooves
- Authentic Vintage Sound, Feel & Style
- Multiple world-class Drummers, Studios and Engineers
- Transitional Song Construction Elements
- Ultra-Wide Sonic Variety
- Unprecedented Control
A fresh take on the killer vintage sound. The sonic texture of
these loops makes them ultra-flexible, bringing massive "vibe" to any modern
track. Producer Eric Persing's mixes create a
unique, dry sonic attitude in this library, making it ideal for layering with
other groove elements.
Vintage mics, warm Analog tape compression and antique
drums all contribute to the funkiness. And with Groove Control˘â, the grooves are at
your command, effortlessly blending their timing and human feel to match your
music. Turn a GoGo groove into Deep House, a JB Boogaloo into Drum & Bass, a
Fatback P-Funk groove into Alternative Reggae, or an R&B stomp into a Pop
Ballad! It's scary how quickly you can sound like a remix genius!
have been numerous drum loop products produced in the past, but never before
with this level of quantity, quality, flexibility and variety. The authenticity
in Sound, Feel and Style is unprecedented.
Producers Eric Persing and Bob Wilson (Liquid Grooves), went to
great lengths to insure that every groove was performed with maximum inspiration
and is truly "the real deal".
Normally, a drum loop library features the
same drummer playing one kit, in one studio, all recorded in one day -resulting
in the same basic sound throughout the collection. It may be good, but the lack
of variety gets old quickly. In one of the biggest departures from other drum
loop discs, Retro Funk was created from months of recording sessions with
multiple world-class drummers -each recorded by different engineers in numerous
legendary Hollywood studios like Captial Records, The Enterprise and O'Henry's.
The focus is on live drumming with serious feel, vintage drums and a huge
variety of original grooves and fills from four incredible drummers!
featured players on Retro Funk include:
Gregg Bissonette (Santana,
Joe Satriani, Don Henley)
Bob Wilson (Liquid Grooves,
George Benson, The Crusaders)
John Ferraro (Larry Carlton, David Benoit,
Albert Lee, Aaron Neville)
Eric Boseman (Liquid
Grooves, James Newton-Howard)
Create your own complete drum track with
Song Construction Elements including Variations, Fills, Fill Bars, Intros,
Breakdowns, Ride and Sidestick patterns, Add-on Cymbals, Claps, Vinyl noise and
funky live Percussion loops too! This massive stash of grooves is destined to be
another Spectrasonics legend.
"a nifty bunch of top session drummers focusing
on laid-back and super-cool funk drumming. Groove Control˘â is an amazingly
useful addition to any CD-ROM, and Retrofunk uses this feature to the
full...this is a release that deals in sheer quality...more than enough
authentically '70s drumminq sounds and stvles to keep retroheads and ex-hippies
happy. But where this release succeeds best is in providing all the flavour and
spirit of retro soul/funk while at the same time fusing it with a 'must-sample'
sound quality and an infectiously musical groove. There is a fantastically wide
range of drum sounds on offer, from ultra-tinny hi-hats to 'squanky' snares and
bass drums that sound as if they are stuffed with cotton wool. But it's not all
tongue-in-cheek, and there are some amazingly tight and powerful funk-rock kit
sounds that would give even hard rockers a run for their money...Ultimately,
Retrofunk's flair, precision, musicianship and sheer usefulness certainly rate
it as one of the best drumming discs."
-Sound on Sound 5 Star review
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