July 02 2020 – Graeme Allen
We’re really proud to announce the release of our brand new loops pack - Neo Soul.
Neo Soul is a collection of 42 loops across 22 tempos of super-contemporary drum grooves taking influence from the founders of Neo Soul, such as Dangelo, Questlove and Maxwell right up to Chris Dave, Anderson Paak, Nate Smith and Tom Misch.
We enlisted the incredibly talented drummer George Cook for this pack, he's played for, amongst many others, The Japanese House, Collard and Calum Scott. He has recorded on albums for Eminem, Birdy, Marika Hackman, Jamie N Commons, X Ambassadors, Bruno Major and Rag N Bone Man.
Neo Soul was recorded by Billy Halliday (Frank Ocean, James Blake, Sampha, Duke Dumont)at Miloco's Livingston Studio 2 through their Custom Series 75 by Neve desk using only the finest mics from Neumann, Coles, AKG and AEA. Livingston Studio 2 is the perfect space for this kind of drum sound, with its snappy and tight sounding live spaces and massive array of high-end analogue gear.
The kit, owned by George, is a hybrid comprising Ludwig Vistalite toms and snare with a Yamaha Club Custom 20″ kick, and Zildjian and Paiste hardware (full setup on the product page).
As ever this pack is all fully live and organic, with strictly zero quantising to ensure the feel and groove is fully retained to give your tracks that extra special feel.