Recorded in 2013 at the all-analogue ‘Gizzard Recording’ in London, ‘Breaks For Beat Makers Vol.1’ features 98 old school hip hop loops captured on 2″ tape using vintage microphones and outboard gear.
Each loop is supplied as separate .wav stems for the bass drum, snare drum and left and right overhead channels, unmixed, just as it was off the tape – allowing you to add EQ, dynamics and effects to your own taste.
Every care was taken each step along the signal path to ensure that we captured a truly awesome drum sound!
Recorders: Studer A80 2″ 16 Track Tape Machine
Digitising: UAD Apollo
Desk: Alice Stancoil, 1970′s Quadraphonic desk
Mics: Calrec 600, Shure 545 , Calrec CM 100, 10” speaker
Drums: Yamaha Club Custom kit, 1960’s Gretsch Progressive Jazz, 1970’s Gretsch USA Bop kit
Snare drums: Ludwig 400, Ludwig Black Beauty, Noonan 2 piece brass, Carrera maple
Cymbals: Vintage Zildjian A’s and K’s