'Tom Middleton: Deep Bass House' is a fresh and original sample collection with enough biff boom pow to make Batman's cape flap! A beard needing little introduction, Tom Middleton, aka Cosmos, aka Tom The Jedi has clocked up 23 years in the industry under as many names as there are genres. You'll find bundles of raw, dry, crusty synth essentials.
Tom was formerly one half of pioneering electronic act Global Communication and Electro Funk outfit The Jedi Knights. Schooled in '89 by none other than Aphex Twin, he learned the mystical arts of sampling, analogue synthesis, lo-fi bedroom production and vegetarian MIDI gastronomy.
Tom has shared the stage with little-known local upcoming artists like Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Duran Duran and The Mighty Boosh and remixed many underground and obscure talents like Prince, Coldplay, The Verve, Florence and The Machine, Paloma Faith, Goldfrapp, Orbital, Underworld and Leftfield.
The current Bass House sound which Tom and Lars 'Funk D'Void' dubbed 'Liquatech' over four years ago blends elements of late 80's B-Boy Electro, Detroit Techno, Strictly NY Garage and Warp Bass and Bleeps, R&S Euro Rave, UK Jungle to mid-90's Bukem style Liquid Drum & Bass production trickery and the pre-Dubstep era MJ Cole 2-Step sound.
The prominent use of the 808 kick drum for playing basslines characterises the whole Bass House movement.
Throw in the essence of Tom's 'Sound Of The Cosmos' musical philosophy which combines all his inspirations with trademark cinematic space, atmosphere, deep, warm and emotive pads, chords and strings, memorable bleep toplines, broken chords and cinematic sci-fi SFX, and there you have it!
Expect to find bundles of raw, dry, crusty synth essentials including, multi-oscillator, stadium-sized synths, cone-wobbling sub-basses, radiophonic sci-fi SFX, layered snare claps, pre-swung hats and percussion and how about the lowest kick you've ever heard? Note G octave minus one, weighing in at around 25 Hz! Try that for size, Luciano and co!
In detail, 'Tom Middleton: Deep Bass House' weighs in at 1.23 GB of 24-Bit Quality samples including 39 Bass Loops, 57 Music Loops, 38 Kick Loops, 9 Mixed Drum Loops, 35 Percussion Loops, 19 Snare Clap Loops, 44 Top Loops, 6 Tuned Drum Kits, 236 Drum Hits, 11 Bass One-Shots & Stabs, 16 Bass Multi-Sampled Instruments, 22 Synth Multi-Sampled Instruments, 46 One-Shots and Stabs and 43 SFX.
You'll also find 268 REX2 Files and 115 Soft Sampler patches in Kontakt, Halion, EXS24, NN-XT, and SFZ formats. A full Ableton Live pack, Apple Loops and Reason 5 Refill are also available separately.
No expense has been spent on meticulously recording for authenticity, raw phatness and vibe using super high-end Tandy, Sanyo and Radioshack circuitry. Bouncing to TDK C90 tapes on a Walkman for that lush low end bump and sound rounderising. Tom thought popping stuff through the Neve console and pinning the Studer A800 would be a bit too lo-fi and trendy.
Highlights include early 90's Detroit Techno studio classics like the Ensoniq Mirage, Yamaha DX100, Roland SH101, Roland D-50 and Korg M1. Included are vintage Japanese drum machines retuned (where possible) to the key of C for Tom's patented Harmonic Drum programming with all your favourites ready to rock, including 78, 606, 707, 727, 808 and 909's.
And if that's not enough, Tom has authentically recreated or sourced from old disks some of Dance music's legendry sounds including, Rhythm Is Rhythm's 'Strings Of Life' string patch, Orbital's 'Chime' DX100 bass patch, Nitro Deluxe's 'Let's Get Brutal' piano stab sampled and featured in Inner City's 'Good Life', amongst 100's of others.
808 State 'Pacific State' string chord samples are included, and don't forget the Sueno Latino 'Bird Call' sample for pure Balearic nostalgia off an old EMU disk, it's all here, you lucky tweople!
If you're looking for the sounds from labels such as, Hotflush, Dirtybird, Hypercolour, MUM, Lo:Rise and Audiotonic, and producers such as Synkro, Joy Orbison, Scuba, Julio Bashmore, Rodriguez Jr, Claude Von Stroke, Robert Babicz, Vincenzo and Maceo Plex, then look no further!
• 24-Bit Quality
• 1.23 GB
• 39 Bass Loops
• 57 Music Loops
• 38 Kick Loops
• 9 Mixed Drum Loops
• 35 Percussion Loops
• 19 Snare Clap Loops
• 44 Top Loops
• 6 Tuned Drum Kits
• 236 Drum Hits
• 11 Bass One-Shots
• 16 Bass Multi-Sampled Instruments
• 22 Synth Multi-Sampled Instruments
• 46 One-Shots & Stabs
• 43 SFX
• 115 Soft Sampler patches for Kontakt, Halion, EXS24, NN-XT, SFZ
A full Ableton Live pack, Apple Loops and Reason 5 Refill are also available separately.