GEORGE DUKE SOUL TREASURES is a treasure trove for producers looking for instant soul for their tracks. Exclusively recorded for NI by American soul and jazz legend George Duke, over 500 soul-drenched keyboard loops are ready to go, and without the need to dig for samples through crates of dusty vinyl. All loops are perfectly sliced and tempo-synced, and you can easily edit and re-arrange all slices to create countless phrase variations – providing an immediate harmonic basis without requiring advanced musicianship for your hip-hop, R&B or soulful electronic tracks.
NI introduced George Duke Soul Treasures, a new software instrument that makes the charismatic keyboard work of soul legend George Duke available for music production.
Based on KONTAKT sampling technology, the instrument provides 500 licks that can be tweaked and re-arranged, providing a resource of royalty-free melodic elements for Hip Hop, R&B, Soul, Funk, Disco, House and similar genres.
It is designed to capture “the unique musical style of a living legend of the American jazz and soul scene, whose distinctive funky and soulful licks have been sampled relentlessly in recent and contemporary urban and dance music.” Together with his sound engineer Erik Zobler, George Duke has recorded over 500 original keyboard phrases on his personal grand piano, electric piano, Wurlitzer and clavinet models for his signature software instrument.
George Duke Soul Treasures can be used both with the free KONTAKT PLAYER and in the KONTAKT 4 software sampler. Due to the slicing and time-stretching functions in KONTAKT, all loops automatically sync to the song tempo of the sequencer, and can be modulated, re-pitched, and even cre-arranged in real-time via a keyboard trigger scheme.