I hope everyone who celebrates it had a great Thanksgiving last week!
We back with another Big Fish Friday…and today we diggin deep into the sooooooooooooooul
Freshtone….Lost Tapes Vol 1, let’s go!
So what is Lost Tapes Vol 1?
It’s a long lost stash of classic soul and funk music from the 60s and 70s……
digitized forever so that those of us that love the vintage funk and soul can feed our samplers forever and ever.
it’s a library recorded with vintage instrument, in a vintage style, through a vintage desk, to a vintage tape machine
to give modern day producers, beatmakers, musicians, and sound designers, access to a truly authentic vintage sound
- content: 2.25GB
- format: rex, acid, wav
- price: $69.95
How does it sound?
This is all that matters and this joint sounds like a classic.
Seriously, I’m always looking for and getting asked for “samples that sound like old school songs” and this one is by far the most realistic I’ve come across.
Others capture the style for sure, but along with the style, there is an actual “sound” that goes along with the old school soul and funk music.
This is where Lost Tapes Vol 1 stands out. You can hear the old school recording gear, not special fx, but really old school stuff, you know how some old song would get super loud in certain areas almost to distortion….but it still sounds good?
The thickness and space on the drums, the smooth and biting contrast of the keys. Everything in here has that “vibe” that we spend days upon days digging and searching for.
Again, there are a few good libraries that capture the style of the 60s and 70s funk/soul music, but I’ve never heard one like this that actually captures the authentic feel and sound.
The drums alone are worth the price of admission, I’ll be chopping and making kits with this for weeks!
What’s the bottom line?
No long drawn out conclusion here, just go get the dang library!
Seriously, if you like vintage soul and funk, to chop, or use straight up in your music…get it.
The library is deep, plenty here to mess with, and overall it really does have that vintage sound
I give this 5 out of 5 subs, this is a must have for anyone that likes to make music with real authentic vintage edge
Neo Soul, Hip Hop, House, Lounge, Chillout, RnB, Funk, Soul…man, everyone can benefit from this.
Oh yeah…I was totally impressed by the drums, which I’m usually not in a large library, but these are the type of drums we used to have to spend years building up collections from vinyl, 8 tracks and vhs tapes to get.
I also love how the stuff is broken up into folders by sound type and not construciton kits. So I can grab keys, guitars, bass, whatever I wish.
This one is definitely on my “must have” list, I look forward to many more libraries from this company.
Check it out: http://www.bigfishaudio.com/detail.html?513518
What you think?