Loopmasters has released a new VIBE series sample pack titled Ska & Rocksteady, a truly authentic collection that draws from early Ska and Rocksteady with some added modern Ska influences.

This VIBES collection will appeal to fans of Skatalites, Prince Buster, Jackie Mitto, Lee Scratch Perry and The Maytals all the way through through to The Beat, The Specials and Manu Chao. The idea when shaping and forming the collection was to reference the early Ska/Jazz era to the slower Rocksteady which eventually led to Reggae.

7 studio musicians featured in creating this pack: 2 drummers, an upright and electric bassist, a keyboardist/organist, a guitarist, a saxophonist and a trombonist. Music was studio recorded live in isolated booths using vintage equipment/neve desk. The featured instruments are electric guitar, ukulele, double bass, electric bass, Hammond organ, clavinet, piano, melodica, saxophones, trombone and drums. All are available within in both one-shot and loop form.

The pack includes 687 loops (also in REX2 format), 100 drum hits, 133 instrument hits, and 140 patches for your favorite software sampler.

Ska & Rocksteady is available for £34.95 GBP. Parts are sold separately starting from £9.95 GBP.

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