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"This is a very well thought-out collection and it´s obvious that a lot of time has gone into making sure that production feels just right." – Music Tech (Rating 9/10)
"As a first release this is an excellent start for Freshtone. The sounds are right on the money and truly authentic of the era, including some great funk and pop/rock guitar, excellent drum loops and spot-on Hammond organ. [...] Lost Tapes represents excellent value for money." – Sound on Sound
"Even if you don´t make funk, this is ripe for sampling - think DJ Shadow, RJD2 or even Daft Punk. So much to choose from, beautifully recorded and well worth the asking price." - Computer Music (Rating 10/10)
"These loops do indeed sound very authentic. Kudos to Freshtone for actually making a 70′s library that sounds like it comes from this era." - Protoolerblog.com
A massive collection of fresh new construction kits and loops capturing the sonic magic of the golden age of analogue soul and funk.
‘Lost Tapes Volume 1’ resonates with the textural sensations of an age, with that human touch, spontaneous and exciting. 43 choice cuts featuring the instruments, and the playing style of the era, with the gestures of soul, pure and funky, and sounds of the ghosts of pop’s past.
In Acid WAV, AIFF and Rex 2 format, ‘Lost Tapes’ was recorded in a unique environment. The tracks were played on a wide range of sixties instruments from legendary manufacturers such as Burns, Baldwin and Dan Electro into vintage Selmer and Vox amplification.
Premier and Ludwig kits also from that decade were recorded using a selection of rare ribbon mics. Old tone wheel Hammond B3 and A100 organs further evoke the past. All tracks were recorded onto an old Studer 1” tape machine via an EMI Redd desk which once resided in the famous Decca Studios.
The result is a refreshing, genuinely authentic collection of old skool tracks that evoke a bygone era and genuinely captures the spirit of the age. These wonderful loops will enable writers and producers to sculpt some classic tunes, so enjoy!