The Blues Sessions is a collection of great, authentic loops, performances and multi's, performed by some of the worlds greatest blues performers. The musicians featured on this collection have worked with such blues legends as Rory Gallagher, Davey Graham, Eric Bibb, Bert Jansch, Louisiana Red, Big Moose Walker, Woody Mann and Roy Rogers & His Delta Rhythm Kings. What's more, the collection has been recorded authentically, using the best vintage equipment and microphones, including RCA ribbon mics from the 40's, Sony Valve mics (C37A) from the 50's, Neve and RCA pre amps, and mixed on a classic, 70's Raindirk series III console, formerly owned by Olympic Studios in London, where it mixed hundreds of classic albums.
In addition to this material, a selection of genuine, vintage blues recordings - some more than 80 years old - have been carefully edited and included, complete with their original vinyl sounds.
All of the material on this collection has been crafted with feel and vibe being the absolute priority. No quantized or overly cleaned, sterile loops here, just heaps of vibe and mojo, the way blues should be.
In total, this vast and comprehensive sample pack (sold in four parts) includes over 3Gb of loops and hits, including:
Over 300 vocal samples including solo voices, male blues choir, vintage vocals & more.
559 Harmonica samples featuring bass and regular blues harps with clean and dirty, amped tones.
400Mb of Acoustic guitar samples comprising dobros, slide, picked and vintage sounds.
841Mb of Electric guitar samples including leads, licks and rhythm parts.
More than 700 Great drum loops ranging from slow swings, to stomping beats, a great range of sounds using sticks and brushes, vintage drum loops and more. There are also a range of drum kits included.
There are also electric & upright bass loops, a helping of keyboards from vintage Hammond to Rhodes etc.
Everything has been recorded to include room mics for added vibe, in many cases, such as with the guitars, the direct signal is panned all the way to one channel, while the room mic is panned opposite, so you can balance the wet/dry signal yourself - or just use them as is. Recorded and presented at 24-bit, 44.1kHz. This highly versatile sample collection is ideal for anyone looking to inject a bluesy vibe into their tracks - with great sound and feel.
Produced Recorded and Mixed by Harvey Summers at Broadoak Studios. Harvey is a well-know producer of roots music, film music and more, having produced records for John Pearson and his Wicked Messengers and Danny Thompson among many others. His Broadoak Studios in Sussex is renowned for its atmosphere, unique sound and superb collection of high-end vintage analog and also cutting edge digital equipment.
Contributing Musicians: John Pearson, John Ballard, Otis Albini, Jem Turpin, Roger Hubbard, Sacha Trochet, Harvey Summers.
Tech Specs: The Blues Sessions - Drums
24 Bit Quality
576 Drum Loops
26 Kicks Samples
40 Snares Samples
17 Hats Samples
30 Percussion Samples
8 Clap Samples
2 Crash Samples
576 Rex2 Files
10 soft Sampler patches for NNXT, Halion, Kontakt, SFZ and EXS24
Royalty free lifetime license; ZIP archive download
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