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Label: Sample Magic
Inject some steel drum sunshine into your beats.
Explore the distinctive indigenous sounds of the Caribbean with SM Studio’s Steel Drums. Packed with sunshine sounds and calypso rhythms, this expertly played and recorded collection of loops, one-shots and fully-mapped kits will add unique grooves and acoustic timbres to your programmed beats instantly.
This stunning collection has been performed by worldwide respected steelpan musician Samuel Dubois and formatted in the Sample Magic studio to ensure pristinely captured audio oozing with analogue warmth and character.
Recorded at 120bpm and played in a variety of keys, the precision-cut loops are served at either 8 or 16 bars with variation throughout to give you extended groove inspiration.
We've deliberately gone light on the processing. Bar some subtle EQ and compression, we’ve left the loops processing free to give you the flexibility and freedom to add your own FX to fit any mix.
In addition to the loops we’ve also recorded 128 one-shots for instant use in your sampler of choice. And to put the power of steel drums directly at your finger tips we’ve created two fully-mapped multisample steel drum kits for the major samplers.