Download key generator for George Duke Soul Treasures Library for Kontakt
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.
This instrument contains acoustic, Rhodes, Wurlitzer and Clavinet pianos recorded by George Duke and his personal engineer Erik Zobler, using highly sought-after vintage equipment. Two version of each phrase are available - clean and 'Tubes & Tapes'. The signal was routed through various analog outboard gear before finally being sent through a Requisite Audio tube optical limiter, and recorded to an Ampex analog tape - adding that authentic, warm, soul brother flavor.
FLEXIBLE EDITING AND REARRANGING
Each phrase is divided into several slices, which can be triggered individually from any point in the loop, making it easy to re-arrange and create countless variations. Sound parameters like tune, volume, attack and stretch can be adjusted on the fly with every step visible via the Waveform Display.
Timing is flexible KONTAKT's timestretching delivers pleasingly smooth results. You can also drag and drop a MIDI file into your host sequencer including the timing information for triggering the slices giving you maximum flexibility when building and finalizing the tracks in a DAW.
Eight different filter types and studio-quality convolution reverb and provide additional sonic possibilities, with each effect chain triggerable via a MIDI keyboard.
GEORGE DUKE MASTER OF THE GAME
With five Grammy Awards to his name, George Dukes career has been a long and illustrious one, from the early days in the 60s as the George Duke Trio, right up to his recent work with Jill Scott. Georges distinctive, funky style can be heard on records by such legends as Cannonball" Adderley, Frank Zappa, Billy Cobham and Jean Luc Ponty, as well as on his own impressive discography. His production duties have included working with such luminaries as Smokey Robinson, Anita Baker and The Pointer Sisters, among many others, and have often been in collaboration with his long-time engineer and friend, Erik Zobler. A new generation of fans sprang up with the advent of hip-hop, as crate diggers found and used George Duke samples in numerous productions, including tracks by Kanye West, Ice Cube, MF Doom and even Daft Punk.