Funk/Soul Productions and Big Fish Audio presents Retro R&B: 15 big construction kits (over 2GB of total content) inspired by popular UK-style R&B artists such as Meghan Trainor, Amy Winehouse, Clairey Brown and the Banging Racketts, Gin Wigmore, and others.
Retro R&B features live drums, bass, guitar, Hammond Organ, piano, Wurlitzer Electric Piano, hand percussion, claps, finger snaps, and a horn section consisting of trumpet, two tenor saxes, and bari sax. These loops are loaded with character, and dripping with UK-style post-modern Soul and R&B.
Retro R&B has been formatted in the most widely used formats on the market today: Apple Loops, Acidized WAV and REX files, making it usable in virtually every piece of software and hardware in use on the market today. In addition, this library comes fully formatted for Kontakt as part of the Big Fish Audio KLI Series which transforms this loop library into a truly moldable and musical writing instrument.
Retro R&B has been formatted in all the industry standard file types: Apple Loops, Acidized WAV and REX. Every piece of commonly used hardware and software will be compatible with at least one of these fully developed and usable formats.
Each audio file has been expertly cut and edited to loop perfectly and has been recoded in the highest quality 24-bit rate to ensure absolutely top quality end results.
If you work primarily with Apple Products be sure to utilize the extra loop tagging functionality in Garageband and Apple Logic as well as Apple's proprietary time stretching and pitch bending algorithms.
If you're working inside Protools, Cubase, Fruity Loops, Ableton Live, Sony ACID or any other DAW on the market, the Acidized WAV files are the perfect fit for time stretching and pitch bending capabilities. The Acidized WAV files can also be used as standard wav files in almost any music tool in production today.
Beat-makers and artists who love sampled melodic slices work well with our REX/RMX format that takes advantage of all the powerful programming found in Stylus RMX and the Dr. Octo REX player in Propellerheads Reason DAW.
Libraries in the KLI Series (Kontakt Loop Interface) include a custom interface for tweaking loops and sounds beyond what was previously possible. Each loop is given its own patch and can be extensively edited by manipulating the various slices of the loop. In addition, groups of loops that play together have been given their own patch as well making it easy to quickly arrange and mix loops on the fly. Each patch in the Kontakt player will automatically sync with your DAW's host tempo making integration with your production seamless. For a general overview, please watch this video:
This library comes with three different patch types and tons of features:
Kit Combos - 16 patches are included in the “Kit Combos” section. Each patch contains all the loops from the main body of the track to create quick and easy arrangements. Modulation Keys are located in the C0-C1 octave range, loops start at C2 on the keyboard.
Single Instruments - There are 18 “Single Instruments” patches which include full menus of each group of instruments arranged by kit. For example all the Keys from the whole product can be found in the patch called “Keys.nki”. (Loops start at C1 on the keyboard)
Sliced Loops - There are 484 “sliced loops” patches. Each loop from the product has been given its own patch and can be edited extensively using the “loop fx” interface. The full loop can be triggered at C0. The loop can be played backward at D0. Individual slices start at C1 on the keyboard.
Demo Patch - One patch is included containing each kit’s full mix file for easy previewing.
FX Suite - Each patch includes a suite of pre-selected FX to shape the sound and processing of the samples.
Tuning - Each patch with a mixer can also be tuned up and down individually by channel.