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Pete Lockett World Percussion
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Genre: World

Additional Styles: Percussion

This sample pack is a detailed glimpse into the world of session percussionist Pete Lockett.  Pete has laid down grooves for the stars, including Peter Gabriel, Jeff Beck, Bjork, Amy Winehouse, Texas, Robert Plant, Damien Rice, Pet shop boys and many more.  He also arranged and recorded all the percussion on the last five Bond 007 movies.

He is one of the most versatile multi-percussionists in the world, having immersed himself in percussion and drums from every part of the globe, from Indian to Arabic and from Japanese to Latin. His trade mark is to combine all these influences into a new World percussion sound which sits perfectly within modern Western music styles.

This royalty free percussion sample pack created exclusively  for Loopmasters contains everything from Japanese Taiko to Indian Tabla, from groovy funk Bongos to Arabic darabouka and frame drums.

The disk is divided into two sections.  Firstly the ‘GROOVE SETS’ section which covers five popular tempos, 70, 90, 110, 130 and 170 BPM. For each tempo there are numerous percussion sets broken down into their individual loops.  

Secondly the individual instrument section has numerous loops at various tempos on instruments such as Bongos, Tabla, Cajon, Clay pot etc.  Also featured is a special top end section which covers shakers, tambourines and Triangle along with a folder of ‘swishes’ and ‘Airtoesque’ sound effects.  

Specifically, producers can expect to find 930Mb of 24Bit Percussion Samples including 450 loops including a huge variety of expertly played and recorded percussion to be used in all manner of music styles.

David Arnold.  Composer for last five 007 Movies: “I have used Pete on many of my Hollywood film scores and am always impressed with the range of sounds and grooves he creates .His ability to make drums sit comfortably in any setting makes the process so much easier.  A great creative percussive mind who consistently improves any idea you throw at him”

Craig Armstrong.  Moulin Rouge, Incredible Hulk and numerous Hollywood hits: "Pete is one of the most talented percussionists in the World. Pete is an amazing addition to any film score"

Award winning musician Pete Lockett is one of the most versatile and prolific percussionists in the World. His percussive skills range from traditional Carnatic and Hindustani music of North and South India to traditional Japanese taiko drumming; from blues, funk and rock to classical, folk and from Arabic to Electronic.

Pete has recorded and/or performed with Björk, Peter Gabriel, Robert Plant, Dido, Bill Bruford, Jeff Beck, David Torn, Vikku Vinayakram, Ustad Zakir Hussain, The Verve, Steve Smith, John Spencer Blues Explosion, Texas, Trans-Global Underground, Nelly Furtado, Phil Manzanera, David Arnold, Evelyn Glennie, Jon Hassell, Lee Scratch Perry, Primal Scream,  Damien Rice, Jarvis Cocker, Craig Armstrong, Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden),  David Mcalmont, Natasha / Daniel Bedingfield, U Shrinivas, Ronan Keating, Nitin Sawhney, Afro Celt Sound System, Vanessa-Mae, Errol Brown, Rory Gallagher, Simon Phillips, Pet Shop Boys, Beth Orton, Hari Haran,  Kodo, Amy Winehouse, Mel C, A R Rahman,  Eumir Deodato, Julian Lloyd Webber, BBC concert orchestra, Reshma, Sinead O'Conner and many more!

Pete arranged and recorded all the percussion for the last five 007 ‘Bond’ films and many other Hollywood blockbusters.  He has also recorded in the Indian film industry, most recently in Chennai with AR Rahman on the blockbuster, SIVAJI, (Rajini Kanth).

Pete Lockett has a number of collaborative projects which are regularly touring: Projects include Kingdom of Rhythm, with Indian master drummer Bickram Ghosh,  Taalisman with guitarist, Amit Chatterjee, Parallax Beat Brothers, Taiko to Tabla and Network of Sparks featuring Bill Bruford.

Pete has taught and lectured Worldwide, including The Royal College and The Royal Academy of Music in London.  Technique articles in drum magazines number over a hundred and include MODERN DRUMMER’ in the US, DRUMMER MAGAZINE and RHYTHM in the UK as well as magazines in South Africa, Australia, Italy and Poland.

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  • 932 MB
  • 24 Bit Quality
  • 70 - 170 BPM
  • 455 Acidized Wavs
  • 403 Rex2 Loops

Percussion Sets @ 70 bpm - 170 bpm
Arabic Percussion Set @ 126 bpm
Individual Instrument Folders

Instruments Used Include:

  • 02. BONGOS
  • 04. CAJON
  • 05. CONGAS
  • 06. GHATAM (C Pitch)
  • 08. SHAKERS
  • 09. TABLA
  • 11. TRIANGLE

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Nick Thayer
This pack is JAMMED (no pun intended) full of great sounding percussion.
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Marco Carola
Excellent percussion package. All of them sounds juicy and very detailed. Top percussion pack!
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Stereo Mcs
a shed full of drums and things you can bang and shake
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Tom Middleton
Peerless and flawless live percussion performances, it's self evident why Mr Lockett is so sought after in the industry. You need this in your library!


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