Swamp Breaks

This pack contains a selection of 24 breaks recorded live and to reel to reel tape for classic vintage vibes and authentic tape saturation. 

 
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Drum Breaks

Swamp Breaks are a set of 24 original Zydeco inspired drum breaks. The breaks were recorded in a historical recording facility in the North Hollywood Arts District of Southern California.

The breaks contained here are the result of a discussion of Zydeco drum grooves during the recording session for the "Big Room Theory Breaks". The recording techniques and equipment remained the same. The drummer, Dominic Feedman, began to play a number of Zydeco inspired drum breaks that we have now compiled into one dope sample pack called Swamp Breaks.

The Swamp Breaks having been recorded in a huge professional live room were mixed to allow headroom in your own production. The breaks were subsequently recorded to reel to reel tape for classic vintage vibes and authentic tape saturation. 

Swamp Breaks are not squashed down with compression. The dynamics are alive and well allowing the kicks to thump and the snares to crack. Because there is great headroom, with no clipping, Swamp Breaks allow for ample application of your favorite compressor, maximizer and other plug-in effects for maximum bang, inspiration and creativity.

As with any of our breaks, Swamp Breaks can be looped or easily chopped in your sampler of choice. There are a good variety of snares and kicks within the breaks. Also, there is enough punch and tape warmth that if you pitch the breaks down when you chop them, you'll  have instant gritty boom-bap one shot samples. We aim to inspire!

The drum kit
  • 20" Maple kick drum
  • Pearl Maple free floating snare
  • Slingerland Gene Krupa 1960s Chrome Over Brass snare 
  • 13" zildjian hybrid hi-hats
  • Sabian O-Zone 16" crash cymbal
The recording chain 
  • SSL preamps and eq
  • SSL 9000 board
  • API preamps and EQs
  • 1073 Preamps 
  • light CL1B compressors 
  • Reel to Reel tape saturation

 

Download contains:

24 x Drum Breaks.

16 Bit 44.1kHz WAV Format

33.4MB (Unzipped)

Note: breaks for chopping & sampling, not labelled