We've bundled together the 60s Motown Drops album of loops and the 60s Motown Kit samples to bring you one mega package of Motown glory!
60s Motown Drops features 30 drum tracks inspired by the legendary Motown Records sound, engineered, performed and produced by Timmy Rickard. This album takes its inspiration from the sound of the 1960's Detroit era of Motown Records, when the 'Funk Brothers' were the main musicians behind this pioneering sound and style.
This release is influenced by artists such as The Four Tops, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye and Gladys Knight And The Pips. Motown Drops delves deep into the catalogue of this revered record label, and includes not only the Funk Brothers signature grooves, but also a wide variety of lesser known tracks, making this release as varied as it is classic.
The 60s Motown Kit we sampled is a 1960s Ludwig club date kit with a 20” x 14” kick drum one 12” x 8” rack tom and a 14” floor tom. Four snares were used – two Ludwig Pioneer Snares, a Ludwig Hollywood Snare and a Slingerland Shelbyville Snare. We used two cymbals, a Zildjian Trans Stamp and a Zildjian Constantinople Hammered cymbal (both doubled up as rides and crashes) and some Zildjian vintage hi-hats. Across the tracks there is tambourine, claps and congas. All the drums used Remo Ambassador heads. Mic wise we used Neumann Valve U47’s & 67s, Coles ribbon mics, a Sony C38b and an AKG Valve C28. Mic pre’s used were UA2-610’s, Telefunken V76s and a Neve 1073. All of the mics were recorded without EQ or compression except the overhead microphone which used an EAR valve EQ and compressor.
We paid the utmost attention to the to original Motown recordings to try and make the drum sound as authentic as possible. We noticed that on a lot of the recordings, the drums had a crunchy, overdriven sound. We've replicated this in some way by driving the mic amp's and analog eq's and compressors during both recording and mixing which give the drums some intentional mild distortion at the higher velocities. We realise that this may not be the sound for everyone and if you're at all unsure then please check the sound demos. These are accurate examples of the sound of the kit using exactly the same samples supplied in our packs.
Buy purchasing this bundle you save a massive 30% compared to purchasing each product separately!