SM101 Live Hi-Hats Vol.2 WAV
Superlative second volume of groove-laden 100% live hi-hat lines expertly recorded to add the irrepressible energy of live drumming to programmed beats – whatever your genre.
Regardless of genre, dance music is all about the groove. But adding that elusive groove isn’t always easy. Mimicking the subtleties of a real drummer in programmed beats can be a painstaking process. But with much of the groove being locked into the hi-hat patterns, dropping in a live hi-hat loop can transform a rigid beat into a dynamic groove.
And here we serve up 101 of these precision-cut and tempo-labeled loops from one of the world’s top session drummers. Designed for total pan-genre appeal, these killer lines will appeal to producers across the dance music spectrum, whether it’s house or disco, chillout or drum ‘n’ bass, dubstep, hip-hop or beyond – with loops ranging from 100 through to 174bpm.
When recording these loops we took the same approach as in the Vintage Breaks titles. A wide range of tried and tested recording techniques were explored, using different rooms, classic vintage mics, preamps, compressors and cymbals to create a range of sonic colours: from organic retro to tight and modern.
The result? Smooth, crispy hat lines at a range of tempos recorded with enough character to instantly start the groove but with all production options left open for you to use how you wish. Pan them, EQ them, effect them and sculpt them until they fit your mix.