Organic Loops has launched Funk & Soul Keys, a timeless collection of iconic keys from Bill King, a man whose production credits include Janis Joplin and the Pointer Sisters.
Bill King has toured both the east coast and west coast of America with soul bands for decades. Inspired by the music of the 1960s, including Otis Redding, the Markeys, Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland, Lowell Folsum and Wilson Pickett – Bill has dedicated his life to playing and producing music with Funk and Soul at its heart. He’ll take you on a journey back to the days when Ray Charles was playing a Wurlizter, Booker T. Jones was on the Hohner Clavinet C, and every club had a Hammond B-3 organ, and an acoustic piano.
Bill King Funk and Soul Keys comes with over a gigabyte of inspiring licks and short but tasty nuggets of pure soul. As if that wasn’t enough the collection was recorded and produced by Bills son Jesse King aka Dubmatix so each loop has been given the full Dubmatix rub. Expect to hear filter tweaked envelopes, fussy wah riffs and dubbed out verbs and delays. This is a collection you can dip in and out of for years to come as you discover the sonic treasure it has to offer.
Showcasing the seminal instruments of the 1960s era, you’ll find 470 Loops with solid-gold Funk and Soul throughout – warm Hammonds, vintage Organs, snappy Clavinets, Pianos, Harpsichords and assorted Keys aplenty. Each folder is organised into riffs and chords for your production pleasure – crafted, played and recorded in 24 Bit quality, capturing the warm nuances of these vintage classics.
A word from Bill: “The pack is all about my 1960s’ set-up – there is a purity in playing those first classic keyboard combinations. Piano, Organ, Clavinet, and Electric Piano. They make up the core of Aretha Franklin’s early recordings, Stax Records, Chess, Motown, ABC – this was the set-up!
At tempos from 73-125BPM, this selection of sounds are ideal for producers looking for that perfect authentic sounding Soul, Disco, Motown, Northern Soul sample to drop in there Hip Hop, Dub, House, Breakbeat productions. All content is key-labelled for instant integration in your project, and tempo synced to match your style.
The sample pack is available for purchase for £19.95 GBP.