To get Omar away from his busy schedule was no mean feat, but once we got him in the studio, the result was pure gold.
Omar had a massive chart topping hit in the 90’s with There’s Nothing Like This, but that was only the beginning and since then he has gone from strength to strength, releasing numerous albums, also doing collaborations with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Common, Erykah Badu, Angie Stone, Estelle, Rodney P, to name a few.
Omar’s unique signature sound and vocal tone is unmissable and for Sample Diggers to be able to bring you this exclusive pack is a real honour. Omar Lye-Fook has been described by some as the father of British Neo Soul, a title that is well deserved.
With radio support from Giles Peterson, Trevor Nelson and a genuine respect from his fans, not only in the Soul scene, Omar also has a following in the Hip Hop, Garage and House scenes too and has been remixed by top producers such as Zed Bias, Henrik Schwarz and many more. Omar’s latest album “The Man” has been well received and recently he did a Boiler Room appearance live from Giles Peterson’s basement alongside his brother The Scratch Professor, who is also another talent from this extremely musical family.
With this pack we have touched all bases, but the focus is straight from the heart Soul. The samples range from 80-120Bpm and were recorded through the Universal Audio 6176 and a Focusrite ISA preamp, to add that extra warmth at the input stage. The pack offers clean and processed versions of the Samples and there are also produced loops at 120Bpm aimed at the Garage and House producers. There are also spoken word samples, ad-libs, One Shots, short ideas and sound designed Vox FX that can be used in a variety of genres. All the samples and loops are tagged in the file name by tempo and key, making them easy to use in any DAW or sampler.
Working with Omar was a real pleasure, he is a true gent and a good laugh. If you want the real sound of UK Soul in your productions, be sure to grab this pack NOW!
Make sure you check out the demo track and samples, or download the free taster pack.
The pack features over 400mb of royalty free original samples recorded at 24Bit, 44.1Khz
Note: The vocal samples are completely royalty free but the use of Omar’s name in any production is forbidden without prior consent.
Backing track for the demo was produced by Danny Modular.