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The 60s Funk Kit

The 60s Funk Kit

Now compatible with all MPCs and Maschine. Capture the unique sound of a 60s funk session with this fully multisampled vintage drum kit recorded to 2" tape.
$24.99 USD
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Description

Voted as one of the "Best Drum Kits of 2013" by BBoyTechReport.com, 'The 60s Funk Kit' is a multisampled vintage drum kit recorded direct to analogue tape that perfectly captures the unique sound and vibe of the great funk records from the 60's and early 70's, laid out in ready-made drum kits for all MPC models, JJOS and Maschine!

Inspired by the kits used by legendary drummers such as Clyde Stubblefield, Jabo Starks and Zigaboo Modeliste and built around a 1960s Gretsch Round Badge kick drum and a Ludwig Black Beauty snare, it's packed with a traditional gritty tone full of the warmth and character you’d expect to hear from classic vintage drum recordings.

Check out the demo - all drums and percussion came from this kit and were entirely sequenced in an MPC1000 using the included MPC finger-drumming kits:

Every instrument in the kit has been recorded by drummer Richard Preston (Tombongo) using 12 unique takes from soft through to hard velocites, giving you a very realistic sounding kit that's perfect for creating your own unique drum performances in an MPC or Maschine. In total there are 192 unique drum and percussion samples covering 16 unique instrument articulations including kick, snare, rim shot, snare drag (a short snare roll), pandero snare (a snare and tambourine skin-to-skin), hi hat (including open and edge), ride (including bell), crash, hi and low toms, claps, tambourine and shaker.

All samples are provided in three formats; 24 bit WAV, 16 bit WAV and legacy MPC SND format, and we’ve also included a number of ready-made MPC programs and Maschine groups, carefully tweaked and optimsed for all MPC models (including JJOS) and Maschine 1.8/2.x that load up intuitively laid out finger-drumming kits:

  • The Velocity Sensitive Kit - this is the main kit provided for all MPCs and Maschine, where each pad is set up using 'velocity switching', playing back a different velocity 'take' depending on the velocity you hit the pad with.
  • The Round Robin Kit  – made specifically for the MPC Software and MPC5000, this kit uses the 'layer cycle' feature to take advantage of the four unique 'takes' per velocity we've provided for each instrument. Each time you hit a pad it will play back one of these four different instrument timbres, producing very natural sounding hi hat runs and snare rolls.
  • The JJOSXL ‘Full Monty’ – JJOSXL is the only MPC OS that allows you to combine velocity switching and round robins together on each individual pad, so this kit takes full advantage.
  • The Low Memory Kit  – this kit is more basic and features just a single sample on each pad, giving a much smaller memory footprint, perfect for most legacy MPCs. This one has added velocity-sensitive timbre emulation (V>Att, V>Pitch etc).

Fully Compatible With All MPCs, all JJOS and Maschine

Simply transfer the sounds to your MPC or Maschine, load up a compatible kit program and instantly start recording your own drum performances into your sequencer. Download the detailed User Guide to find out more about how to use the kit in your own songs:

Download User Guide

We've recorded this kit very traditionally to capture the natural sound of a 60s drum session, and as such all samples are presented completely raw with absolutely no added effects, no additional EQ and no dynamic processing. Simply great instruments recorded with quality vintage studio gear and laid down directly to 2 inch analogue tape for that unique warmth, tone and colour provided by tape saturation.

The 60s Funk Kit is the must-have drum kit for all MPC & Maschine heads looking to create realistic, vintage sounding drum performances - available exclusively from MPC-Samples.com!

Equipment List:

  • Round badge Gretsch Kick Drum & Toms (20x14, 14x14, 12x8)
  • Ludwig Black Beauty snare
  • 14" 5-star Super Zyn Hi Hats
  • 18" Zildjian K Custom Medium Dark Crash
  • 22" zildjian K Constantinople Medium Thin Low Ride
  • Studer A80 2 " Sixteen Track Tape Machine
  • Alice Stancoil 1970's AM Series Quadrophonic Mixer
  • Various microphones: Coles 4038, Calrec 600, Sure 545, Calrec CM 100, AKG 414
Technical Specification:

Technical Specifications

  • Samples: 192 multisampled drums covering 16 unique articulations with 12 samples per articulation
  • Format: 24 bit WAV, 16 bit WAV, MPC SND, Maschine 1.8/2.x Groups
  • Compatibility: Compatible with all MPCs, all versions of JJOS & Maschine 1.8/2.x
  • Publisher/Sound Design: Tombongo & Pad Pimps
  • License: Royalty Free
  • Download Size: 134MB
  • Delivery: Download instantly after purchase.
  • Price: $24.99

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Reviews

"How does it sound? In a word… Great! I fell in love instantly with the warm sound of the drums in The 60s Funk Kit. The thing that hit me most was the density of some of the kicks and the realistic spring ring in some of the snares.

Bottom line is that this is, if you are looking for a nice live drumming experience that allows you to program beats with a finger drumming aesthetic, The 60s Funk Kit is the kit to have at a mere $25. Even beyond that fact there is so much flexibility in this kit and the manual will help you get the most out of it. This is definitely one to have in your library of kits.  I think the next wave in dope drum kits is multi-sampled kits. At least I hope so and I’m looking forward to future kits from MPC-Samples.com in that regard."
Corry Banks, BBoyTechReport.com (Review)

"I love these multi-sampled packs, the last one (Dirty Drummer) was great and I brought this new one instantly. The quality of the kits and the way the whole thing is put together is very good, great for any type of music really!"
vinyl_junkie_1620 (MPC-Forums member)

"Really nice work Tutor!! Best Live Drum pack out there!! Keep it up man!!"
DJ DanTuf Soundcloud

"Must say this kit and some of the others I have heard MPC Tutor sell are exceptionally good. I don't make hip hop so not much call for these type of sounds but I can tell a superb sound when I hear it.

I have all sorts of super duper multisampled kits that came with various software I purchased but I find them all bland and characterless. The stuff here is way better because they ooze large amounts of inspirational character. "
labcoats (MPC-Forums member)

"Tutor has totally changed the game !! I use this so often now, it feels like my own drum kit, I love pushing the sounds in this pack to really bring that tape out, stunning job on this pack. No one else is touching your packs at the moment."
Obi-Dan-Kenobi Soundcloud

Product FAQs

What is a multisampled drum kit?
Rather than use just one sample for each instrument in a kit, a multisampled drum kit contains multiple recordings of each instrument, all hit with a range of velocities. The sounds are then assigned to MPC drum programs to create a very realistic sounding finger drumming kit that can be used for live performing or for sequencing in your MPC or DAW.
Have you applied compression, effects and EQ to this kit?

Absolutely not! There's millions of over-compressed and over-EQ'd kits out there already, but there's not many that focus on capturing the natural and authentic sound of a vintage drum kit. The only compression you'll find here is the natural compression created by recording to analogue tape.

By not applying additional processing, we've kept this kit as versatile as possible, leaving you to add compression, EQ and effects to suit the song you are working on.

So how do I use this kit?

In the MPC, just select a PGM file compatible with your MPC model, load it up into your MPC, assign to a sequencer track and start playing, just like any other MPC program. In Maschine, double click the MGRP file from the Maschine browser or add it to your User Library (full instructions are included).

We've already configured everything for you, but you can tweak the program parameters and layout to your own unique taste.

So do I need a lot of free memory to run this kit in an MPC?

It's definitely best used on MPCs with at least 32MB of memory available, especially if you want to use the full velocity switched kit. However, we have included a low memory kit (under 6MB), but this only uses a single sample per pad.

Which samplers is this kit for?

The kit programs we provide will work in every single MPC model, including all versions of JJOS, and we've also included Maschine Groups that work in Maschine version 1.8 and 2.x.

Additionally, as the sounds themselves are provided in standard WAV format (16 bit and 24 bit) you can load up the sounds into any modern software or hardware sampler and DAW.

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