Mix yourself a cocktail, look to the stars, and prepare to be transported to the thrilling, fantastical world of Space Age Pop! Filled with cosmic orchestrations, kitschy organs, tropical percussion, wild guitars, and bright brassy big band horns, Space Age Pop! will fill your next music production with authentic whiz-bang sounds from another era.
This collection includes 10 construction kits meticulously arranged and orchestrated in the authentic style of space age sub-genres such as Jet Set Pop, Lounge, Exotica, New Sound, Bossa Nova, Cha Cha, Crime Jazz, Easy Listening, and Hi-Fi Bachelor Pad music. The library also includes over 600 out-of-this-world one-shot samples that are a treasure trove for samplists and hip hop producers. Your rocket ship to the cosmos awaits…you can bring your martini with you.
Space Age Pop! brings you the authentic sound of a mid-century studio orchestra, including:
We went all out on recording this project as authentically as possible. Working in some of New York’s best studios, we captured the sounds of a classic studio orchestra using the tools and techniques of the era. A brief list of the coveted classic gear we used includes, original Neumann/Telefunken tube U47s (3), RCA 44 ribbon mics (3), RCA DX77 ribbon mics (2), Altec and Ampex tube mixers, Pultec EQs, and a Fairchild-style compressor.
Each audio loop is presented with two mix options: wet and dry.
The WET samples are provided as they sound in the context of the complete mix, and have been rendered with any processing used to achieve the vintage authentic sound heard on the demos. The processing used may include extreme EQ, added harmonic distortion, tape effects, and additional reverb or other effects.
The DRY samples are provided with a somewhat more neutral sonic character. Any extreme effects or additional reverb has been removed or reduced to allow the user more freedom to customize the tone of the samples as they wish. Please bear in mind that the original raw recordings were intentionally made to sound vintage, so even the dry samples may still have a noticeable room tone, hiss, mic-bleed, or other “distressed-sounding” characteristics.
Range: 96 BPM – 298 BPM
Loops: 1300 +
One-shots: 600 +
Resolution: 24-bit 44.1kHz
Instruments: Trumpets, Trombones, Percussion, Guitars, Organ, Strings, Harp, Vibraphone, Bass, and more!
Made for: composers, producers, samplists, crate-diggers