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Richard Preston Presents: Tombongo Funk Sessions

Richard Preston Presents: Tombongo Funk Sessions

Original, authentically recorded old school funk breaks.
$29.99 USD


Tombongo Funk Sessions features 87 live, old school funk drum breaks performed by UK drummer Richard Preston, authentically recorded at Gizzard Studios (London) using vintage drums and microphones directly onto 2 inch tape.

The breaks are organised by tempo ranging from in 65 to 130 BPM - just load up a break into your MPC and chop away. Also fully compatible with any DAW and software sampler.

Tombongo Funk Sessions - a unique source of original, authentic live funk drums. Available to download instantly after purchase and 100% royalty free.

Equipment List:

  • Recorders: Studer A80 2″ 16 Track Tape Machine
  • Digitising: RME Fireface 800
  • Desk: Alice Stancoil, 1970′s Quadraphonic desk
  • Mics: Coles 4038, Calrec 600, shure 545 , Calrec CM 100, 10” speaker
  • Drums:1966 Ludwig Superclassic, Ludwig 400/Black Beauty, vintage Zildjian A’s and K’s
Technical Specification:

Technical Specifications

  • Samples: 87 WAV drum breaks, 348 multitrack stems (kick mic, snare mic, left and right overhead mics)
  • Format: WAV
  • Compatibility: Work with all MPCs and DAWs
  • Publisher/Sound Design: Tombongo
  • License: Royalty Free
  • Delivery: Download instantly after purchase.
  • Price: $29.99

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"Bought this yesterday.....already used a break for a beat!! Top notch stuff......really dope!"
Central Parks Soundcloud

"These are great recordings!!!! Very useful for layering with your kits and using by themselves as well."
Es-K (Cold Busted Records) Facebook Soundcloud Home

Product FAQs

Are these completely original breaks?

Yes, completely new, recorded by Richard Preston using authentic equipment and techniques to create a classic 60s/70s funk vibe. They are completely royalty free, so once you've purchased the pack you can use them in your beats as you please, with no sample clearance payments, and no accreditation required.

How do I use multitrack stems?

These are the recordings taken directly from each mic used in the original recording. The kick and snare stems are from mics placed very close to these specific instruments, so for example, the kick stem will feature a much louder and drier kick, while the overhead mics have louder hats and capture more of the room reverberation.

Assign these to their own individual tracks and you can control the mix of the drums - for example, you could increase the kick volume and add a low boost that would only affect the kick drum, leaving the rest of the kit untouched.

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