'Mark Fletcher: Jazz Drums' is an incredible collection from Loopmasters. Mark Fletcher's enviable rhythmic performances prove he can he swing with the best of them. The musicality Mark expresses when playing the drum kit has to be heard to be believed, with everything from musical tom flurries, intricate brush work to subtle cymbal embellishments.
The brand new and exciting series of "Jazz Masters" sample packs features some of the UK's top Jazz session players captured live in the Loopmasters studio.
Mark Fletcher's CV reads a bit like a modern Jazz lover's record shelf. From Ronnie Scott and Pete King, Hatfield and The North and Gary Husband to the final line-up of Soft Machine to feature Elton Dean and Hugh Hopper. If you know their names Mark Fletcher has probably played with them.
Fletcher's style is deeply aggressive whilst rock-solid whether swinging, grooving or dancing round odd metres.
He is equally comfortable playing a manic Cobham style solo, a steady shuffle or even delving into Elvin Jones or Tony Williams territory. And if you don't think brushes can be played loud, just come to one of his gigs.
The session has been neatly chopped into separate grooves with each groove containing up to 10 stems of different microphone placements including two different kick mics, snare, hats, toms, overheads and front and rear ribbon mics, giving you the producer the chance to mix and master the drums any way you see fit.
Included in the collection are also 73 full drum loops ready to drop into your productions alongside an extensive drum one-shot collection of hits and drum SFX such as rolls and flams.
Included are swinging rides, intricate brushes, and musical tom grooves which will work not only in Jazz but any modern Breakbeat style from Lounge to Drum and Bass.
In detail there are 1169 samples including 19 grooves at 87 BPM, 15 grooves at 100 BPM, 24 grooves at 115 BPM, 28 grooves at 138 BPM, 15 grooves at 180 BPM, 73 fully mixed drum loops, 131 drum shots and drum FX, 73 REX2 Files and six soft sampler patches for Kontakt, Halion, EXS24, NN-XT and SFZ format.
The collection is also available in Apple Loops format for use with Logic.
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.
• 2.26 GB
• Multi-Tracked Stems
• 24-Bit quality
• 19 grooves at 87 BPM
• 15 Grooves at 100 BM
• 24 Grooves at 115 BPM
• 28 Grooves at 138 BPM
• 15 Grooves at 180 BPM
• 73 Fully Mixed Drum Loops
• 131 Drum Shots & Drum FX
• 73 REX2 Files
• 6 Soft sampler patches for Kontakt, Halion, EXS24, NN-XT and SFZ format.
The collection is also available in Apple Loops format.