Loopmasters has launched the Cassell The Beatmaker sample pack, a prolific collection of urban beats by Ivor Novello winning songwriting, drummer and music producer Cassell the Beatmaker.

Cassell’s musical career has lead him to work with an impressive list of new and established artists including names such as Plan B, The Streets, Duffy, Rizzle Kicks, Akala, Keziah Jones, Will Heard, MNEK, Beverly Knight, Kele-le-Roc, Pino Paladino, Faith SFX, Max Stone, New Machine, Lowkey, Ms Dynamite and many more.

Cassell started his career with London based HipHop/ jazz fusion band ‘Quite Sane’. After winning Capital Radio’s ‘Young London Band of the Year’ as a young teenager he went on to perform with renowned hip hop artists including TY, Estelle, Skinny Man, Floetry, Sway, Bashy, Kalshnekoff, Rodney P, Black Twang and Roots Manuva.

Within the impressive 1.16GB of backbeat content, Cassell’s has pulled out all the stops and has included all of his trademark chops, inflections and teamed up with specialist producers Ollie Raphael and Ed Moris at Delicious Digital’s studio to use some vintage recording techniques to compile the most authentic collection of Live Urban drum samples to date. Also included is an extra special session teaming Cassell up with beatboxer Faith SFX to build complex multi layered drum parts with Faith SFX doubling up the drums and adding melodic stabs and basses into the mix.

Cassell The Beatmaker features

  • 1.16 GB of content, with 890 individual wav files recorded at 24bit/44.1kHz.
  • 703 loops: 283 live drum loops, 100 hat loops, 90 top loops, 88 beatbox loops, 72 beatbox & drum mixed loops and 70 live drum fills.
  • 187 one-shots: 138 drum hits, 46 beatbox hits and 3 vocal phrases.
  • 20 soft sampler patches for Halion, NNXT, EXS24, Sfz and Kontakt.
  • 10 Kong kits.

The sample pack is available for £29.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters