'Stereo MCs: Vaultage' allows you to explore the vaults of one of the most experimental Electronic Music acts, and for the first time have full access to some of the most precious and creative sample collections available worldwide. From the sketches from the early years of their hugely successful 20 year career, all the way up to outtakes from sessions from their new album, this pack captures the band perfectly.
One of the most successful Hip Hop acts to emerge from Great Britain, Stereo MCs formed in London in 1985, when rapper and producer Rob B. (born Rob Birch) and DJ and producer Nick Hallam formed the Gee Street label as a means of promoting their music.
They were the first Rap group to play at British rock festivals and they managed to fit everywhere and nowhere at once, appearing live with everyone from U2 to the Happy Mondays, from Living Color and Peter Gabriel to Jane's Addiction and De La Soul.
The Stereos were exceptions to every rule, the Rap band Rock fans could dig, the Dance act it was cool for Indie fans to groove to, sought-after as remixers, producers or collaborators.
Following the release of the album, 'Supernatural', Stereo MCs toured with the Happy Mondays and EMF before returning to the studio to record their 1992 breakthrough 'Connected', which spawned major hits like 'Step It Up', 'Creation', 'Ground Level' and the title track which led them to win 2 Brit Awards, receive a Mercury nomination and tour the globe.
'Stereo MCs: Vaultage' is a sonic smorgasbord, a diverse and concentrated collection of sounds which draw inspiration from the years of musical experimentation which the Stereo Mcs have pursued, featuring inspiration drawn from Hip Hop, Rock, Funk and electronic experimentation.
This pack includes outtakes from previous albums, unreleased tracks and sampled sounds from the huge array of live instrumentalists that the group have worked with over the years, and from the electronic machines that they have used throughout this period.
Whether you are making Hip Hop, Dubstep, Drum & Bass, House Music or Electronica, check out this pack for sheer diversity. This is the type of pack you will keep returning to when you find your other sound sources are lacking the inspiration you need.
Whether you find some Live Guitar Licks, Experimental Drums, Funky Bass Loops, Interesting Vocal Snippets or Rare Percussive sounds, this pack will provide you new avenues and ideas time after time.
Dusty Saxes, Howling Trombones, Brazillian Funk Grooves, Old Drum Machines, Processed percussion, Jurassic Beats, Congas, Bongos, Lush Pads and Strings, Funky Grooves, Live Drums, Dub Hits, Organs, Choirs, Guitar FX, Wailing Synths, Sax, Horns, Slides, Stabs, you will find all this and a lot more within this consummate sample collection.
'Stereo MCs: Vaultage' weighs in at 1.3 GB and features 955 24-Bit samples, with 394 loops between 80 and 150BPM, and 561 Single Samples. There are no less than 119 patches for Reason NN-XT, Halion, EXS, SFZ and Kontakt compatible soft samplers. Apple Loops, Reason Refill and Ableton Live versions are also available to purchase separately.
In detail, 'Stereo MCs: Vaultage' includes 55 Bass Loops, 23 Brass Loops, 23 Drum Fills, 107 Drum Loops, 7 Flute Loops, 32 Guitar Loops, 45 Keys Loops, 11 Mixed Loops, 53 Percussion Loops, 23 String Loops, 15 Vocoder FX, 15 Bass Hits, 16 Brass Hits, 43 FX, 14 One-Shot Guitar FX, 26 Vocal FX, 417 Single Drum One-Shot Samples, plus lots of Single Instrument Sounds, Reason Kong Kits and 13 Drum Kits!
"We made this pack of loops from a 360 degree look at where we've been, where we are and where we're going to, be it Drum-wise, Music-wise or Production-wise. There's extracts of outtakes from recordings dating from the very start of our 20 year career, all the way up to unused material from our new album 'Emperor's Nightingale', plus loops and music we made especially for Loopmasters for this release.
We felt it could be more of an additional songwriting tool and drum/groove library as much as a production device. It was built over a period of some weeks as we returned in and out of touring last year, so many of the loops will strongly contrast with each other, as each time we visited the pack was a new chapter and learning process. We hope you enjoy twisting it up as much as we have.Peace, Rob and Nick (Stereo MCs)."
Loopmasters are hugely proud to present this pack from the Stereo MCs, possibly the earliest true Dance Music export from the UK, and a band that have been hugely inspirational to a wide variety of artists worldwide, from the Jungle Brothers through to Madonna.
Format Options Explained:
• Zip (main) format includes ACIDized WAV and REX2 Loops and 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 and 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 and all single (non looping) sounds and sampler patches for NN-XT and Kong. Comes as a .RFL compressed file only for use within Propellerheads Reason.
• Ableton Live Pack format includes pre-warped WAV Loops and REX2 Loops and all single (non looping) sounds and sampler patches for Ableton's Sampler. Comes as an .ALP File, only for use within Ableton Live.
• 24-Bit Quality
• 1.29 GB
• 55 Bass Loops
• 23 rum Fills
• 23 Brass Loops
• 107 Drum Loops
• 7 Flute Loops
• 32 Guitar Loops
• 45 Keys Loops
• 11 Mixed Loops
• 53 Percussion Loops
• 23 String Loops
• 15 Vocoder Loops
• 15 Bass Hits
• 16 Brass Hit
• 1 Brass Multi-Sampled Instrument
• 43 SFX
• 14 Guitar Hits
• 19 Keys Shots
• 7 String Hits
• 26 Vocal Hits
• 417 Drum Hits
• 396 REX2 Files
• 119 Soft Sampler patches for Kontakt, Halion, EXS24, NN-XT and SFZ formats
Apple Loops, Ableton Live and Reason Refill packs available separately.