Over ninety long developing grooves offering literally thousands of juicy potential loops. 5 distinct sounds - Mellow Antique, Hard Funk, Dry Studio, The Basement Tapes, Natural Room.
Recorded at Metropolis Studios by top engineer, Daniel Lazerus.
Also features a selection of specially recorded Funky Hi-Hats section with solo hi-hat patterns, plus a section of extracted single hits to customise your breaks.
More info on the Producer
Neil Conti is one of the UK's leading drummers and, as well as being an integral member of Prefab Sprout over the years, has also worked with David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Annie Lennox, Deep Forest, Youssou N'Dour, Thomas Dolby, Primal Scream, Level 42, Cher, Steve Winwood and many more.
Brian Eno is widely acknowledged as one of the finest producers alive today.
"the whole collection has a strong, appealing and very distinctive sound" - Melody Maker
"...the playing is immaculate...a controlled looseness in the playing...the snare drum sounds like a snare drum should...Definitely the best live drumming CD." - SOS, Feb 93.
"...this compilation represents the coming together of everything that has been learnt about drumming in the last thirty years - taut performances, impeccable recordings, skilful tuning and above all, the value of the groove...I can recommend this CD wholeheartedly...If these funky drums are from hell, the Devil still seems to have all the best music." - MT, Mar 93.
"Un must! Five Stars." - Keyboards (France), Aug 93.
Prefab Sprout, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Thomas Dolby,
Primal Scream, Level 42, Paul Young, Deep Forest.
GENERAL: REX files are amazing! They are files created by Propellerhead's ReCycle that scan lice up any suitable rhythmic sample and produce a file that includes the sample data and sequence information. These files can be loaded by many of today's most popular software (Reason, Logic, EXS24, Cubase, Digital Performer, and many more!) and will automatically play at any tempo you choose. The software will also give you loads of additional options that allow you to control much more too - use the groove with other sounds, knock out a specific element or take out hits to use in your own loops, and much more! REX2 files are stereo and REX(1) files mono. MOST software supports both formats. You can even import REX files into ReCycle and export them to the huge number of samplers that supports. REXing files is a very skilled job. Some files are easy but a well-REXed library can take a huge amount of work to create. AMG released the World's first REX and REX2 CDs and have been pioneers of the format. If you've never used REX files check them out, once you've used them you'll never go back!
SPECIFIC: This CD features REX versions of every sample from the collection and WAV versions too.