10 years ago -when Drum'n'Bass was very near it's zenith in popularity, - someone played KJ Sawka an LTJ Bukem track, and, as he says, "It scorched my brain. I dropped everything, and focused solely on how to recreate that on the drums."
Seeing Kevin Sawka on the drums is the only way to believe the hype. He can play the most complex of Jungle, Drum'n'Bass and Breakbeats utilizing no loops and no extended samples -only his two hands and two feet. If you can catch him in the right moment –live, at a show, or in a studio session- you’ll witness him perform each and every 808 bass kick, snare slap, and compressed high hat tick himself, in real-time – now you have the chance to capture the essence of this man within your own recordings – using the ‘KJ SAWKA – Live Drum and Bass Drummer’ sample package from Loopmasters.
This highly versatile and original sample collection contains a vast array of live drum and bass drum samples and loops, utilizing many custom kits and recording techniques, played by a master of his art – and giving you the producer ultimate flexibility when approach in your productions, whether you are making Drum and Bass, Downbeat, Hip Hop or other Broken Beat styles.
The KJ Sawka Live Drum and Bass collection features over 600MB original content including 351 dry Live Drum and Bass Drum loops captured through a vintage neve console, 46 FX drum loops, over 100 live drum hits from multiple custom kits, Percussion and top Loops, and 16 drum kits pre-programmed for creating your own patterns, including full kits, percussion, cymbals, kicks, snares.
"KJ Sawka is the sort of drummer who could give Squarepusher a run for his renegade snares. Listening to him, you wonder, 'Is it live or digital? Human or sample?'"
Tech Specs: Pack size 1.37GB, 500 Acidised Wav Files, 400 Drum and Bass Drum loops, 100 Drum Hits, 19 Patches inc ready to play kits, 500 Rex2 Samples, Apple loops Ableton Live Pack and Reason Refills.
KJ Sawka Sample Pack Video from Hospital Records on Vimeo.
Please Note: When selecting the appropriate download version for your requirements the Zip (Full) format includes Acidised Wav and Rex2 Loops – all single (non looping) sounds and Sampler Patches for all compatible soft samplers listed. Reason Refill and Ableton Live Packs contain all the samples from the collection, inc loops and single sounds. If in doubt we recommend you purchase the Zip(full) format.
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