McIntosh & Charles were already veterans of the UK soul scene with they band The Cool Notes having had a string of hits in the Eighties. However their Black II Black sample CDs were groundbreakers and gave them a second wave of success with the first two volumes making waves all over the World and being used on countless productions with great success. Aside from The Cool Notes their credits include Eternal, East 17, 49ers, Five Star, S Club 7, Slamm, Erik, Pascal Gabriel, Sam Fox, and many more.
With Volumes Three and Four the classic mix is back - but taken a step further. All your favourites are here, but better than ever. Loops straight from the top draw, broken down into alternate mixes, Cone Rippin' Brass Licks including full sections and trombone, Funky Dope Guitar Licks, Big Mama Vocals and Vocoded Hook (subject to commercial licence like Killer Vocals), Bin Bustin' Bass Lines and Finger Snappin' Keys. Any Black II Black fan will not be disappointed!
Review Highlights for both volumes
"Now, R&B is definitely not my thing, but there is so much on these two CDs, covering swing to house, all well recorded...if it's your bag, then it's an excellent purchase." - Dream
"The third volume in Joe Charles and Steve McIntosh's Black II Black series is something special...Overall, the content is slickly soulful - somewhere between New Jack Swing and R&B - but each of the loops and licks is so well put together that they'll work in a wide variety of applications...the range of usable samples is enormous...Basically, if you're in the market for making seriously funky tracks, you can't afford to miss this collection." - The Mix
Contents of Volume 3 - A massive collection of 1454 WAV files in total
Legendary Black II Black Beats (broken down into multiple mixes) - Cone Rippin’ Brass Licks - Funky Dope Guitars - Thunder Thumpin’ Live Bass - Big Mama Vocals - Vocoded Vocal Hooks - Finger Snappin’ Keyboards
Please note audio demos apply to both volumes and are not specific to either, demo downloads are. Both volumes were produced in parallel so share the same quality and style but don’t actually duplicate any samples of course. NEW RELEASE