Enter the unique grooveland of legendary percussionist Bashiri Johnson and conjure worldly pulses with this second Earth-shattering installment of live percussion sounds from Industrial Strength Samples.
Bitz & Piecez Vol. 2 places you in the producer's chair of one of the planet's most sought-after percussionists. Johnson unites human history's rhythmic breakthroughs into this prodigious collection of global percussion samples. All sounds are channeled straight from the veteran groove maven's personal collection of world instruments.
The extensive audio soundset demonstrates the Bash-man's versatility and lifelong knowledge of ancient and modern rhythms alike. Johnson's decades-in-the-making stash of rare instruments appears here in a head-spinning array of Jungle-primed Loops, precise One Shots, and original effects. More than 1 gig of grooves await any style—including DnB, Dubstep, Pop, Hip Hop and Underground Electronic Dance Muisc.
Precise and powerful, the Bitz & Piecez series was recorded by NYC's famed Roc Isaacs, who put to tape such names as Run DMC, Mary J. Blige, and Ziggy Marley. Isaacs rendered the cream of Bashiri's collection in glistening 24-bit, 44.1-kHz samples, formatted in Apple Loops, Wav, and Rex.2 for total versatility, ready for use with New Battery 4, Maschine, and Logic.
Throughout his career, the prolific Johnson has earned hundreds of credits as a studio guru, songwriter, and fabled live performer. Revered by producers and stars for his soulfulness and intuition, Bashiri has performed and recorded with the likes of Beyonce, Jay-Z, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Whitney Houston, George Michael, Carol King, James Taylor, Aretha Franklin, Miles Davis, Brandy, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones. The epic list continues—
—and so does the percussion party: Check out Bitz & Piecez Vol. 1 for this pack's sister set. Volume 1 is bursting with its own plentiful array of organic effects and home-grown grooves.
These drum and percussion sounds collapse continental borders to arm your collection for the globalized age. Grab all the bits and pieces you need to push your rhythms into the next generation of authentic groove-making.
"Bashiri has created another blockbuster toolkit for composers and performers. Bitz & Piecez Vol. 2 is an A+ collection of rhythm loops, phrases, and sound effects that covers a wide range of musical styles and applications, both acoustic and electronic. From film scoring and record production to content creation and live performance, this library delivers."
– Greg Rule (www.gregrule.com).
"Master Percussionist Bashiri Johnson Launches “Bitz & Piecez” Vol. 2 – Rare Instruments & Loops"
– David Weiss (www.sonicscoop.com)