It’s a total funk sample issue – with a sprinkle of disco glitter (and why not!) as we deliver not one but four classic sample packs for your cool compositional pleasure.
First up, we go back to July 2017 for Sampled Funk & Soul, of which we had the following to say: “Want the authentic sound of sampled 70s vinyl without the copyright hassles? Then it’s time to roll up your sleeves and start diggin’ through this month’s royalty-free samples! In this 500-strong pack, you get crusty breakbeats, sexy bass riffs, funky guitar licks, ‘sampled’ cuts, S900style drum hits and more – all expertly designed to exude the authenticity and weight of classic funk and soul records.”
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