'Lack Of Afro: Analogue Soul' is an all-you-can-eat package of ridiculously infectious loops and samples for Hip Hop, Funk, Soul and Breaks producers worldwide. Musically multi-talented Lack of Afro, aka Adam Gibbons, drops a pure samplist's dream come true with an exciting collection of royalty-free live instrumental loops and sounds.
The detail that has gone into this pack is staggering. Adam has captured the pure essence of vintage vinyl from authentic recording processes to those magical "in the moment" musical phrases found in Classic Funk and Soul records. You may never need to crate dig again!
"Real instruments are at the heart of the Lack of Afro sound and I wanted this pack to reflect that. Centred on Funk, but also combining elements of Hip Hop, Soul & Jazz, everything was recorded to tape for added analogue warmth."
Lack of Afro has achieved a startling amount in the few years since his first releases on Freestyle records back in 2006. With four highly acclaimed albums under his belt, touring live and DJing across the world, and producing and remixing everyone from Tom Jones, The Pharcyde, The New Mastersounds through to Wax, Herbal T & Kraak & Smaak, Adams eclectic and progressive musical take on production harnesses musical styles ranging from funk, soul and hip-hop creating contemporary yet vintage musical escapades.
The Lack of Afro story began in 2006 after signing to Freestyle Records resulting in the release of the stunning debut single "Wait A Minute", which turned out to be one of the labels fastest selling 12"s ever. The subsequent album "Press On" saw Adam playing nearly all the instruments himself and deservedly so, hailed by iDJ magazine as "one of the greatest albums of the modern Funk era".
In 2009 with "My Groove, Your Move", Lack of Afro dispelled the difficult second album syndrome without even breaking a sweat and his 2011 album "This Time" was a trailblazing, soulful ride showcasing the musical depths of this multi-instrumentalist mastermind.
Adam has really pulled out the stops in recording this sample pack and has made extensive use of his treasured studio collection including a Fostex R-8 reel-to-reel tape machine, Universal Audio LA-610, Neumann TLM 102, 1950's Premier drum kit, Hammond L-100 , Fender Rhodes Mk 1, Wurlitzer Piano, Hohner Clavinet, upright piano, Nord Electro, Fender Jazz bass guitar, Fender Mustang guitar, Epiphone Sheraton guitar, Epiphone Valve Jr amplifier, LP congas, LP bongos and shakers.
Expect to find over 1 GB of ridiculously infectious sounds including 279 loops and 186 One-Shot samples, all recorded at 24-Bit/44.1kHz, including funky old school sounding breaks, blistering keys and organ riffs, syncopated live bass, rock solid percussion loops and an incredible collection of multi-sampled real instruments from Adam's personal collection.
In detail, expect to find three full Funky Construction Kits, 33 Bass Loops, 87 Drum Breaks, 34 Guitar Loops, 33 Hammond Loops, 53 Percussion Loops, 11 Piano Loops, 21 Wurlitzer Loops, four Clavinet Loops, 109 Drum One-Shots, 26 SFX, three Multi-Sampled Keys Instruments, 284 REX2 Files and 18 Soft Sampler Instruments for Kontakt, Halion, EXS24, NN-XT and SFZ formats.
The collection is also available in Apple Loops, Ableton Live Pack and Reason Refill to purchase separately. All single sounds in this pack have been tagged, ready to use in Native Instruments Maschine, making locating the sounds within the Maschine browser effortless.
Lack of Afro has received huge support since the beginning from BBC Radio 1, Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music and has played multiple live sessions at Maida Vale studios in London. His tunes have been featured in TV and film in both the UK and US, from being employed as a composer on forthcoming ABC sitcom "Mixology", through to Sky Sports to HBO’s Entourage.
'Lack Of Afro: Analogue Soul' is an all-out Funk attack of hard to create samples and should be an essential collection for any producer.
• Adam Gibbons (bass, drums & percussion)
• George Cooper (keys & drums)
• Lukas Drinkwater & Adam Gibbons (guitar)
• Mike Bandoni (drums)
Format Options Explained:
• Zip (main) format includes ACIDized WAV and REX2 Loops – all single (non-looping) sounds and Sampler Patches for Kontakt, Halion, NN-XT, and EXS24 soft samplers.
• Apple Loops format includes Apple Loops and REX2 Loops – all single (non-looping) sounds and Sampler Patches for Kontakt, Halion, NN-XT, and EXS24 soft samplers.
• Reason ReFill format includes WAV and REX2 Loops – all single (non-looping) sounds and Sampler Patches NN-XT and Kong. Comes as a .rfl compressed file only for use within Propellerheads' Reason.
• Ableton Live Ready Pack format includes Pre-Warped WAV Loops and REX2 Loops – all single (non-looping) sounds and Sampler Patches for Ableton Sampler. Comes as a self install .Alp File that will import all clips and instruments into your library.
• 1.9 GB
• 3 Construction kits
• 33 Bass Loops
• 87 Drum Breaks
• 34 Guitar Loops
• 33 Hammond Loops
• 53 Percussion Loops
• 11 Piano Loops
• 21 Wurlitzer Loops
• 4 Clavinet Loops
• 109 Drum One-Shots
• 26 SFX
• 3 Multi-Sampled Keys Instruments
• 284 REX2 Files
• 18 Soft Sampler Instruments for Kontakt, Halion, EXS24, NN-XT and SFZ Formats
Apple Loops, Ableton Live Pack and Reason Refill to purchase separately.