The Cool Notes, Eternal, East 17, 49ers, Five Star, Slamm, Erik, Pascal Gabriel, Sam Fox, and many more.
"...a professional product, chock-full of well-recorded and well-presented ready-to-run samples." 4 1/2 and 4 3/4 stars - SOS, Nov 94.
"...monstrously funky..." - Keyboard, USA, Jan 95.
"...all the necessary travel passes to drive a groovy soul train into the top of the charts." - The Mix, July 95.
"...a very good example of how to construct a sample CD." - Future Music, Dec 94.
Both these CDs are packed full of sounds specially recorded for these CDs that whilst being original have a very classic sound. Both CDs include sections devoted to:
Kickin' Jamz - Mid Jamz - Slo' Jamz
Garage/House Loops - Reggae Loops - M&C Loops
Percussion Loops - Shuffles - Rolls
Stereo Vocal Blocks - Vocal Hooks - Additional Vocals
Sax - Trumpets - Guitar
Hits - FX - Keyboards - Bass Lines
Basses - Useful R&B Samples
Snares - M&C, Rare, Swing, 70s/Disco, 80s, R&B, Garage/House, Reggae, Ragga & Misc.
Bass Drums - Percussion - Hats, Crashes, and Rides
Each CD also include the exclusive Black II Black Sample Schools. These are selections of sounds that are used to produce a track in a particular genre. All the samples used to create the track are there, and you can substitute sounds from elsewhere on the CD for those used to give an equally authentic, but different sound. If the track sounds like the type of thing you are aiming for, then these samples will be a great shortcut. Volume 1 features Reggae, Ragga, and Swing Schools, Volume 2 features Jazz House, Euro House, Mad House, Slo' Jamz, Gangsta Rap, and Swing 2 Schools.
More info on the Producer
Steve & Joe are veterans of the UK soul scene. The Cool Notes achieved chart successes during the eighties. They signed for PWL but the plan to 'sell soul back to the Americans' never came to fruition. They have however taken time out to produce and remix for the new breed of UK dance acts and are in the process of relaunching their careers again as The Cool Notes.
GENERAL - Akai Z/S5000 CD-ROMs work with all Akai WAV-based rather than S1000-based samplers. Such as the Z4, Z5, and S5000.
PRODUCT SPECIFIC - This CD-ROM features all the drum and performance loops sliced up in programs that you can load and either play each slice as it is mapped across the keyboard or use the supplied MIDI Files to re-create the original loop and edit as you wish. This is an extremely powerful system allowing you quick and easy loop editing. Non-performance samples and full versions of the loops are also included in banks for quick auditioning too if you prefer to work this way.