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Percussionism

Percussionism is a dream for musicians looking to inject some reality into their productions with an awesome collection of looped and single hit percussion samples from all over the world.

Our price $28.26 USD

£24.95 GBP

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Percussionism is a dream for musicians looking to inject some reality into their productions with an awesome collection of looped and single hit percussion samples from all over the world.

 

Whether you need a funky shaker groove, Latin Rhythms, some African drums, or some technoize to skim over the top of your tracks - Percussionism has the right samples for your productions.

There are full percussion mixes, FX mixes and individual loops of all drums and percussion included in the full mixes for tempos ranging from 60BPM to 160 BPM. Many styles are covered including Latin percussion, African drums, Egyptian loops, Progressive, Jazz, Funk and Indian percussion grooves along with more unusual and completely original loops and atmospheric percussion FX!

Percussionism is the definitive percussion sample cd and comes in WAV/Rex2/Reason formats and is compatible with PC and Mac computers. No matter what style of music you are making, Percussionism won’t wont be far from your Sampler, check it out today!

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Features over 2,500 superbly recorded and played percussion samples including over 550 Rex2 loops, 1300 single hit sounds and 650 WAV files, and instruments such as Tambourine, Shakers, Gongs, Talking Drums, Congas, Bongos, Wind chimes, Spring Drums, Bells, Bass Drums, Berimbau, Djembe, Bougaraboo, Bendir, Bodrahn, Cymbals, Tabla, Blocks, Triangle, Sudo, Snares, and many more!



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Press Reviews

Music Tech, November 2004

by Music Tech Magazine

Music Tech, November 2004

Loopmasters’ latest release extends the Origin series to include a wide selection of percussion loops ranging in tempo from 60–160BPM and taking in styles from Latin America, Africa, India and even Egypt. Alongside this you’ll find over 1,200 ‘single-hit’ sounds from instruments such as shakers, gongs, talking drums, djembes, tablas, bodhrans and so on These are grouped and numbered for easy mapping, and include a good selection of atmospheric sounds.

In truth, there’s little material here that hasn’t appeared in other collections, but that takes nothing away from the quality of the playing or the samples.

The 2,500+ samples featured on the CD break down into 550 REX2 loops, 1,300 single-hit sounds and 650 .WAV files. Like other titles in the Origin series, little use has been made of effects and EQ, so what you’re hearing is as close to the natural instruments as it’s possible to get.

Authenticity and quality are the hallmarks of this latest Loopmasters title. Buy with confidence.

(Score 8/10)

PERCUSSIONISM Sound on Sound, December 2004

by Sound on Sound Magazine

PERCUSSIONISM Sound on Sound, December 2004

If you like the sound of things being beaten with hands or sticks, then Percussionism from Loopmasters might be right up your street. The list of percussion instruments used is pretty extensive: as well as the more usual tambourine, shakers, congas, and bongos, more exotic instruments such as berimbau (a bow with a single steel string), djembe, bougaraboo (like the djembe, only taller) and bendir are included, amongst others. The single CD is packed with some 550 REX 2 loops, over 650 WAV loops, and a further 1300 single-hit WAV files.

I experimented with the WAV loops and single hits in Sony Acid Pro v4. These are split into tempo groups ranging between 60bpm and 160bpm, but, provided that the usual limits are observed, they can easily be time-stretched to mix and match between the original tempos. As well as individual instrument loops, the collection also includes some full-mix and processed loops. All the instruments seem to have been both well played and well recorded. The various drums do not appear to have been over-processed, so there is plenty of attack to things like the conga and doumbek loops, for example. In terms of balance, there seem to be marginally more 'shaken' than 'beaten' loops — I counted over 90 basket or egg-shaker loops, some 60 tambourine loops, nearly 50 shekeree loops, 50 cabasa loops, and over 100 jinglestick or rainstick loops.

Given the diverse set of instruments, it is not surprising that these samples could be used to add the flavour of a whole range of musical styles. As well as the more obvious Latin, African, or Eastern influences, however, a good number of the loops could easily work in a jazz, funk, or pop context. I often find that starting a songwriting session with a few percussion loops provides an inspiring alternative to some straight drum loops and, within a few minutes of mixing and matching within this collection, I was itching to pick up a guitar or bass to play along. There is also plenty here that would work when writing to picture if the music required just an element or two to suggest an Indian, African, Latin or Egyptian influence.

For those who like to build their own sampler patches, the huge number of single hits provide plenty of scope for experimentation — more than 230 bougaraboo hits ought to be enough for all but the most dedicated of percussion samplists! Most of the instruments are sampled less intensively than this, but there is still plenty of variety for most. In the main these single hits are also well recorded, although a little more level on some of the samples would not have gone amiss. This one minor criticism aside, Percussionism is a job very well done and, for a single CD, packs in plenty of content. Good value, good quality, and inspiring — now that can't be bad can it? John Walden

(Score 5/5)


Percussionism, the oldest of the...

by V.I. Magazine (USA)


Percussionism, the oldest of the libraries reviewed here, is (surprise) a library of percussion sounds and loops produced by Harvey Summers. The loops are organized into 23 folders based on tempos ranging from 60 to 160 bpm. Most folders contain a fully-mixed percussion bed plus two to five remixes, as well as breakdowns of the individual instrument tracks (such as bass, snare, different conga licks, and shaker). A few folders contain simpler arrangements such as just udus, or bougaraboo plus bells.

Typical length is 2 or 4 bars. This is augmented by over 350 1-bar shaker, cabassa, jingle stick, rainstick, and tambourine loops organized in 80, 100, 120, 140, and 160 bpm folders. There’s also a good number of single-shot sounds, including over 70 “atmospheric percussion” samples of gongs, rainsticks, spring and talking drums, water bowls, and wind chimes, plus hundreds of single hits of a wide variety of percussion instruments with corresponding Reason patches.

The style of the percussion beds leans towards heavy African (which I like), although there are certainly Middle Eastern through Western styles and influences as well. (If your tastes lean more South American than South African, check out the Loopmasters AfroLatin Producer library.) These parts are not overplayed, making it easier to mix them with other loops. The recording quality is good, with a very immediate feel that doesn’t lose the room’s vibe. Overall, an excellent toolkit to add to your library.

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