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.
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.
Drum Kit Spec
Yamaha Club Custom kick 20″
Ludwig Vistalite Toms 13/16″
Hayman Toms 12/16″
Ludwig 400 14×5 snare
Ludwig Acrolite 14×5 snare
Ludwig Vistalite snare 14×6.5 Snr
Premier 1960’s Royal 14×4 snare
Zildjian K light Constantinople 22″
Zildjian K Dark Medium 22″
Zildjian K special dry 21″
Zildjian Crash of Doom 20″
Zilidian A custom sizzle Ride 20″
Zildjian 16″ Avedis Hats
Zildjian 15″ special dry hats
Zildjian 14″ Constantinople hats
Paiste 10″ PST stack
Paiste 14″ PST stack
The Multitrack Sessions contains full length unmixed multitracks of every groove, with separate wavs for all the different mics used on the kit. This pack is great if you want full control over the sound over the kit.
The Stems and Mixes pack contains stems of typically the kick, snare and overhead mics, along with both an unmixed and mixed stereo track. Perfect if you want some control over the mixing process, but need a bit of a starting point.
The Loops Pack contains both processed and unprocessed stereo mixes of all the tracks, broken down into seperate grooves and fills. These are ready-to-go loops perfect for loading straight into your track without any need for mixing or processing.