Archipelago is an adventurous collection for any producer looking to add the excitement and flavor of the Mediterranean to their sound. Capturing the essence of balmy island days and placing it at your fingertips, with a stunning collection of hand-played instruments including a Lute, Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Foley recordings, Melodica, and a variety of Mediterranean percussive instruments. Including sounds from a soulful Lute, found exclusively in Basement Freaks homeland, Crete Greece.
With a total 1GB of 212 Loops & 94 One-Shots, these sounds are perfect for adding rhythm into a composition and even some heavier, organic bass (check out the second half of the demo track for some inspiration!) Each melodic and percussive loop has been composed to suit a variety of modern genres and recorded with advanced & analog gear, whilst still maintaining the cultural essence that makes them so distinct and easy to dance to.
The acoustic instruments found in this pack were recorded with an AKG 314 & OCTAVA MK 012. The Fender Jazzmaster recorded through an AC15 Vox amp and tracked with a E 906 Sennheizer & a SM 57. With the Percussion recorded with an R102 Active Ribbon, and some AKG 314’s on a X/Y configuration. The final output went through a combination of SPL 9844 pre – amps, 4 AXR hybrid microphone preamps with Rupert Neve Designs SILK emulation and finally Warm Audio WA-76 limiters for Compression & Klark Teknik EQPs – KT for equalizing while tracking.
The samples range from 70 to 166 BPM and you’ll be sure to find a vast source of inspiration that are suitable for all levels of skill. Whether you want to match the loops to easily arrange an already professional sounding piece of music, use them as song starters, or process them as you please to play a part in a complex modern production. Each sample Key and Tempo labeled, you can easily drop them straight into a project ready to arrange as you please, showing just how versatile these samples can be.
Soak up the stunning sounds of the Mediterranean with these percussive instruments that are so authentic you can almost smell the wood! Archipelago by Basement Freaks out now on Black Octopus Sound.