Loopmasters has introduced 60s Motown Drops, a new series of drum tracks inspired by the legendary Motown Records sound, engineered, performed and produced by Timmy Rickard.

This album takes its inspiration from the sound of the 1960’s Detroit era of Motown Records, when the ‘Funk Brothers’ were the main musicians behind this pioneering sound and style.

This release is influenced by artists such as The Four Tops, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye and Gladys Knight And The Pips. Motown Drops delves deep into the catalogue of this revered record label, and includes not only the Funk Brothers signature grooves, but also a wide variety of lesser known tracks, making this release as varied as it is classic.

To recreate the 60s Motown Sound is almost impossible. Kits varied from session to session but Timmy studied the sound and we think we have created a great representation of the sound. Recorded in a large live room at Livingston 1 studio in London, the room was mic’d up as if there was a full Motown band in the room – brass section, vocal mic, talkback mic and then two mics on the kit – a kick, and a kit mic placed above the bass drum, between the rack toms and below the ride. Mix these mics into a 60s kit and voila the Motown sound is created. For customers that purchase the multi-tracks you will have the audio from each microphone in the room so you can mix the sound exactly as you want it.

The pack is available as stems, multi-tracks, and loops, starting at £3.95 GBP per track.

Loopmasters also is offering a free 105BPM Track exclusively available in Multi Track, Stems & Mixes and Loop versions for a limited time.

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