The Blues Sessions. Blues Sessions 2 is an incredible sample collection capturing authentic Blues performances on Drums, Guitars, Blues Harp, Resonator Mandolin and Bass by some of the country’s best session musicians at Harvey’s Broadoak studio recorded through some incredible equipment including RCA ribbon mics from the 40’s, Sony Valve mics (C37A) from the 50’s, Neve and RCA pre amps, and mixed on a classic, 70’s Raindirk series III console, formerly owned by Olympic Studios.
The collection is dripping with the atmosphere and mojo associated with blues recordings from the last 100 years, not over-clean, over-produced or sanitized, so you’ll find lots of these sounds are raw, edgy, and in some cases, quite noisy due to the authentic ‘period’ equipment used in their production. This is all intentional and will add bags of character to your productions. Also included are some loops of ‘room tone’ and ‘mic & valve amp’ noise, hum and buzz. These can be used to help blend sound together, or you may like to run them underneath your whole mix for added atmosphere!
This vast and comprehensive sample pack includes over 3 GB 24-bit, 44.1kHz.of loops and hits. We have separated each instrument into separate downloads and in each folder you will find Acidised Wavs, Apple Loops, Rex2 Files and in the Drums and Guitars packs you also get one shot samples and sampler patches.
Everything has been recorded to include room mics for added vibe, in many cases, such as with the guitars, the direct signal is panned all the way to one channel, while the room mic is panned opposite, so you can balance the wet/dry signal yourself – or just use them as is.