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Softsynth • Funky extension for the Toontrack EZ Drummer with drum set by Clyde Stubblefield and John "Jab'o" Starks. (Drummer for James Brown) • This is a unique and exclusive recording of two of the most important drummers in popular music. Clyde Stubblefield and John "Jabo" Starks. On their own or in tandem, Starks and Stubblefield were the principal drummers for the Godfather of Soul and Funk, Mr. James Brown. Fans and critics alike cite their collective era in Browns band as the pinnacle of Funk. Their combined drumming on the classic double-album "Sex Machine" is some of the most innovative, inspired and funky playing ever recorded. Samples and looped audio of their original beats and breaks would go on to become the foundation of Hip-Hop. Their breaks gave birth to countless genres reaching deep into the realms of underground, experimental and popular music. It is also crucial to note that the use of their breaks inspired innovation within the techniques of DJ-ing and sample based production, thus making Starks and Stubblefield the most sampled and influential drummers in modern day music. Toontrack® Music has sampled both their unique sound and grooves. Musicians, Producers and DJs will be amazed by the depth of soul found within these samples. From the tight sizzle of the hi-hats to the snap and crack of the snares, our unique sampler engine reveals the subtle mastery of these drummers in ways never available before. The included MIDI will inevitably become the backbone to a new generation of Digital Jockeys generations to come. The Funkmasters EZX® feature two kit interfaces, one for Clyde and one for ”Jabo”. The EZX® also features effects sliders in the EZmixer, a Vinyl effect created with the use of iZotopes Vinyl plug-in and a large Plate reverb resampled at Toontrack® Music Studios, Umea, delivering all that you need to create those real sounding Funk tracks. The Funkmasters EZX® is produced by Brad Bowden and Mattias Eklund from Toontrack® Music. The Funkmasters EZX® special features • Two kit interfaces, one for Clyde and one for Jabo. • Effects sliders in the EZmixer, a Vinyl effect created with the use of iZotopes Vinyl plug-in and a large Plate reverb resampled at Toontrack® Music Studios, Umea, delivering all that you need to create those real sounding Funk tracks. John "Jabo" Starks setup Kickdrum: • Yamaha Maple Custom 22" Snaredrum: • Yamaha Mahogany 6x14" Toms: • Yamaha Maple Custom 12" • Yamaha Maple Custom 13" • Yamaha Maple Custom 16" Hats: • 14" MEINL Byzance Medium Hihat Crash: • 16" MEINL Byzance Medium Crash Ride: • 18" MEINL Medium Ride Woodblock: • MEINL Woodblock Clyde Stubblefield setup Kickdrum: • Yamaha Birch Custom Absolute 20" Snaredrum: • Yamaha Birch Custom Absolute 7x14" Toms: • Yamaha Birch Custom Absolute 13" • Yamaha Birch Custom Absolute 14" • Yamaha Birch Custom Absolute 16" Hats: • 14" MEINL Byzance Medium Hihat Crash: • 18" MEINL Thin Crash Ride: • 20" MEINL Medium Ride Woodblock: • MEINL Woodblock
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