Sheffield, UK. 11th September 2013 – is very proud to announce the release of ‘The 60s Funk Kit’, an authentically recorded, multisampled MPC drum kit that perfectly captures the unique sound and vibe of the great funk records from the 60’s and early 70’s.

Inspired by the kits used by legendary drummers such as Clyde Stubblefield, Jabo Starks and Zigaboo Modeliste and built around a 1960s Gretsch Round Badge kick drum and a Ludwig Black Beauty snare, it’s full of the warmth and character you’d expect to hear from classic vintage drum recordings.

Every instrument in the kit has been recorded by UK drummer Richard Preston (Tombongo) over three unique velocities and features four ‘takes’ per velocity. There’s a total of 180 unique sounds and 15 unique articulations including kick (damped), snare (damped), rim shot, snare drag, hi hat (closed, open and edge), ride (including bell), crash, hi and low toms, claps, tambourine and shaker.

Samples are provided in 24 and 16 bit WAV format as well as legacy MPC SND and are completely unprocessed for a traditional and natural sound, giving you complete freedom to add your own EQ and processing during mixdown.

We’ve also included ready-made MPC programs carefully tweaked and configured for all MPC models (including JJOS) that load up intuitively laid out finger-drumming kits utilising features such as velocity switching and ‘round robins’ to help create very realistic sounding drum performances.

‘The 60s Funk Kit’ is an exclusive and can be downloaded instantly after purchase.



Equipment List:

• Round badge Gretsch Kick Drum & Toms (20×14, 14×14, 12×8)

• Ludwig Black Beauty snare

• 14″ 5-star Super Zyn Hi Hats

• 18″ Zildjian K Custom Medium Dark Crash

• 22″ zildjian K Constantinople Medium Thin Low Ride

• Studer A80 2 ” Sixteen Track Tape Machine

• Alice Stancoil 1970’s AM Series Quadrophonic Mixer

• Various michrophones: Coles 4038, Calrec 600, Sure 545, Calrec CM 100, AKG 414


Technical Specifications

• Samples: 180 multisampled drums (each in three audio format) plus MPC ‘kit’ programs

• Format: 24 bit WAV, 16 bit WAV, MPC SND

• Compatibility: Compatible with all MPCs, including all versions of JJOS

• Publisher: Tombongo &

• License: Royalty Free

• Download Size: 131MB

• Delivery: Download instantly after purchase.

• Price: $24.99


For more information including audio demos and a 17 page user guide, go to

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