Motown Funk

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Unbroken - A Rockier Drum Groove by Kike Paglia

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'Ain't no sunshine' sample pack groove

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'Ain't no sunshine' live recording

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'I Want You Back' Jackson 5 Sample version

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'I Want You Back' Live version

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Check out the sound of the 60s Motown Kit

Listen to some of the previews we have constructed using the sample packs from the 60s Motown Kit

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  • The Drum Kit - 60s Motown Kit - The Drum Kit

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    Most people will know of the reputation of Ludwig drums, famously used by Ringo Starr from a little known 60s Liverpudlian band, and later by John Bonham of Led Zeppelin. They sound fantastic, warm and responsive with a lovely dark tone from the thin three ply mahogany, poplar and maple shells with maple reinforcing hoops. Made before music became really amplified and loud, these drums were designed to sound good rather than generate loads of volume and as such they are wonderfully full and tonal, especially when recorded and mic’d up. Although obviously a 1960s kit, drummers continued to use this model though the 70s, and do so to this very day in fact... they just record so well. The drums are shallower than many modern drums which helps focus their sound and control their decay.

    We used Timmy’s 1960s Ludwig club date kit with a 20” x 14” kick drum, one 12” x 8” rack tom and a 14” floor tom. Four snares were used – two Ludwig Pioneer Snares, a Ludwig Hollywood Snare and a Slingerland Shelbyville Snare. We used two cymbals a Zildjian Trans Stamp and a Zildjian Constantinople Hammered cymbal (both doubled up as rides and crashes) and some Zildjian vintage hi-hats. We also sampled a tambourine, claps and congas. All the drums used Remo Ambassador heads.

  • The Articulations Broken Down

    • Kick - Ludwig Hollywood Kick Drum
    • Dimensions - 22" x 14"
    • Articulations - Hard & Soft beaters
    • Multisampling - 24 velocity layers with 5 round robin samples, 5 microphones
    • Snare 2 - Ludwig Pioneer Snare Ducko
    • Dimensions - 14" x 5"
    • Articulations - Centre, Edge, Rimshot, Sidestick, Snare off
    • Multisampling - Upto 30 velocity layers with 5 round robin samples, 6 microphones
    • Snare 4 - Slingerland Shelbyville '65
    • Dimensions - 14" x 5"
    • Articulations - Centre, Edge, Rimshot, Sidestick, Snare off
    • Multisampling - Upto 30 velocity layers with 5 round robin samples, 6 microphones
    • Rack Tom - Ludwig Club Date Rack Tom
    • Dimensions - 12" x 8"
    • Articulations - Centre and rim
    • Multisampling - 24 Velocity layers, 5 round robin samples, 5 mics
    • Crash 1 - Zildjian Trans Stamp Crash Ride
    • Dimensions - 28"
    • Articulations - Centre, Edge and Bell
    • Multisampling - Up to 10 Velocity Layers, 5 round robin samples, 5 mics
    • Tambourine - Tambourine
    • Articulations - Shake and Hit
    • Multisampling - Up to 8 Velocity layers, 5 round robin samples, 5 mics
    • Hand Clap - Hand Clap
    • Articulations - Hit
    • Multisampling - Up to 8 Velocity layers, 5 round robin samples, 5 mics
    • Snare 1 - Ludwig Pioneer Snare Blue
    • Dimensions - 14" x 5"
    • Articulations - Centre, Edge, Rimshot, Sidestick, Snare off
    • Multisampling - Upto 30 velocity layers with 5 round robin samples, 6 microphones
    • Snare 3 - Ludwig Hollywood Snare
    • Dimensions - 14" x 5"
    • Articulations - Centre, Edge, Rimshot, Sidestick, Snare off
    • Multisampling - Upto 30 velocity layers with 5 round robin samples, 6 microphones
    • Hi Hat - Zildjian Vintage Hi-Hats
    • Dimensions - 14"
    • Articulations - Fully Closed to fully open in 6 stages - Bell and edge, Floot pedal shut and open.
    • Multisampling - Upto 12 Velocity layers, 5 round robin samples, 6 microphones
    • Floor Tom - Ludwig Club Date Floor Tom
    • Dimensions - 14"
    • Articulations - Centre and rim
    • Multisampling - 24 Velocity layers, 5 round robin samples, 5 mics
    • Crash 2 - Zildjian Constantinople Crash Ride
    • Dimensions - 18"
    • Articulations - Centre, Edge and Bell
    • Multisampling - 10 Velocity layers, 5 round robin samples, 5 mics
    • Congas - Congas
    • Articulations - Open and Slap
    • Multisampling - Up to 12 Velocity layers, 5 round robin samples, 5 mics