‘Lack Of Afro: Soulful Breaks’ from Loopmasters is an incredible royalty-free collection of live
drum breaks dripping with all the vintage soul and character normally associated with classic vinyl
recordings. This wonderful collection features 62 solid soul drum grooves suitable for producers
looking for authentic, classic-sounding breaks for their Broken Beat, Hip Hop, Drum & Bass,
Downtempo, Breaks, Disco and Soul Funk productions.
Since the release of ‘Analogue Soul’ by Lack of Afro, Loopmasters have been bombarded with praise
for the drum loops in his collection and so at your request, they sent Adam Gibbons back to the
studio to devise a fiendishly funky break collection to literally beat all Break collections.
“I’ve tried to make the pack as comprehensive as possible and have used the exact same process I
use to get the LOA drum sound. In all there are 62 different beats, all with added percussion and
spread over 13 different tempos ranging from 80 to 140 BPM.
Everything was recorded to tape, and then transferred into Logic for editing. I also wanted to
allow producers the maximum flexibility so each beat has variations and combinations designed to be
mixed and matched according to taste”. – LOA.
Each of the 62 grooves have 10 loops and feature variations such as “Full” (drum kit, heavy kick,
heavy snare, tambourine, shaker, cowbell and conga), “Full No Perc” (all without the percussion),
“Heavy Kick” (just the heavy kick), “Heavy Snare” (just the heavy snare), “Just Perc” (just the
percussion together), “Just Kit” (just drum kit), “Just Conga”, “Just Cowbell”, “Just Tambourine”
& “Just Shaker”.
In detail, expect to find 1.83 GB of 24-Bit/44.1kHz loops and single drum shots with 62 Full Mixes,
62 No Perc Loops, 62 Heavy Kick Loops, 62 Heavy Snare Loops, 62 Conga Loops, 62 Cowbell Loops, 62
Just Kit Loops, 62 Percussion Loops, 62 Shaker Loops and 62 Tambourine Loops, plus 67 One-Shot Drum
Samples and 14 Soft Sampler Patches.
1950’s vintage Premier drum kit
Coles ribbon microphone
Universal Audio LA-610 Mk 2 pre-amp
Fostex R8 tape machine
Universal Audio UAD-2 1176 & Pultec Pro plug-ins
Grab these meaty, beaty big and bouncy Breaks before the crate diggers get there first.
Drums by Harry Harding
Percussion, Additional Programming, & Recording by Adam Gibbons