Afro Drops是传奇人物Tony Allen的第一个采样包。托尼是著名的提供鼓的部分，由Fela Kuti创建的Afrobeat流派。在这张样本专辑中，我们为您带来了23首具有Afrobeat魔力的鼓声。节奏复杂，但听起来毫不费力。所有的曲目都有五分钟左右的长度，包含了大量复杂的填充物和Tony专业演奏的凹槽。大部分的曲目都带有打击乐。从82 bpm到164的节奏，有跨越Tony 50年职业生涯的非洲节拍乐曲，包括一些灵感来自他与Damon Albarn制作的曲目。
托尼-艾伦彻底改变了整个大陆的音乐景观，影响了西方流行音乐的进程。1940年出生于拉各斯的Tony从未学习过传统的非洲打击乐。他听了美国伟大的bebop鼓手Art Blakey和Max Roach的录音后，发明了一种技术，并通过磨练他对钹的掌握，特别是非洲鼓手很少使用的hi-hat和tom-toms，逐渐完善了这种技术。当他在1960年代与Fela Kuti相遇时，他们先是在著名的高生活爵士乐队Koola Lobitos中合作，然后以Kuti的Afrobeat让世界为之沸腾。
录音采用Tony值得信赖的Pearl Masters Premium Studio套件，配备Pearl Masters小鼓和Tony Allen定制小鼓，并采用近距离麦克风，这套套件就是Tony Allen的声音。所有的鼓音轨通过不同的音乐部分变化，提供一系列的动态和填充……所有这些都为你准备好了使用，或轻松地编辑到你自己的安排。
Tony Allen的《Afrodrops》是在伦敦的13号录音室录制的。一个Tony经常录制的工作室。它是一个Neve VR录音室，有一个大小适中的直播间，提供了一个很好的紧凑的鼓声。鼓声由工程师Stephen Sedgwick录制和混音，他曾多次与Tony合作，包括The Good The Bad The Queen, Rocket Juice and the Moon和Dr Dee。
Multi-tracks的大小约为2 gig，是完整的现场多轨和歌曲构建循环。这些包包括一个节奏图和OMF文件导出到其他DAW。我们还提供Pro Tools、Logic、Cubase、Reason、Reaper、Studio One和Ableton Live的模板，音频为24Bit WAVs。多轨歌曲循环被锁定在节拍上，并被切割成歌曲结构，如Intro、groove、groove fills和Outro。
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Afro Drops is the first sample pack to be released anywhere from the legendary Tony Allen. Tony is renowned for providing the drum parts to the Afrobeat genre created by Fela Kuti. With this sample album we bring you twenty three drum tracks of Afrobeat magic. The rhythms are complex but sound effortless. All of the tracks are about five minutes long and contain plenty of intricate fills and grooves played expertly by Tony. Most of the tracks come with percussion. Ranging in tempo from 82 bpm to 164 there are Afrobeat grooves spanning Tony’s 50 year career including a few grooves inspired by tracks he produced with Damon Albarn.
Tony Allen revolutionised the musical landscape of an entire continent influencing the course of Western pop music. Born in Lagos in 1940 Tony never took up traditional African percussion. Listening to the recordings of the great American bebop drummers Art Blakey and Max Roach, he invented a technique that he gradually refined by honing his command of the cymbals, in particular the hi-hat, little used by African drummers – and the tom-toms. When he met up with Fela Kuti in the 1960s they collaborated first in the renowned highlife-jazz band, Koola Lobitos before setting the world on fire with Kuti’s Afrobeat.
Recorded on Tony’s trusty Pearl Masters Premium Studio kit with a Pearl Masters snare and a Tony Allen custom snare and close mic’d, the kit is the sound of Tony Allen. All the drum tracks change through different musical sections offering a range of dynamics and fills…all ready for you to use as is, or to easily edit into your own arrangement.
Tony Allen’s Afrodrops was recorded at Studio 13 in London. A studio where Tony has frequently recorded. It is a Neve VR studio with a good sized live room that provides a great tight drum sound. The drum tracks were recorded and mixed by engineer Stephen Sedgwick who has worked with Tony many times on projects including The Good The Bad The Queen, Rocket Juice and the Moon and Dr Dee.
All twenty three tracks can be purchased multi-tracks (unmixed), stems (mixed), drum loop packs or MP3 practice tracks.
The Multi-tracks which are around 2 gig each in size come as full length live multi-tracks and song construction loops. These packs include a tempo map and OMF file to export into other DAW. We also provide templates for Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Reason, Reaper, Studio One and Ableton Live and the audio comes as 24 Bit WAVs. The Multi-track Song Loops are locked to the beat and cut into song structures such as Intro, groove, groove fills and Outro.