New York City percussion legend Bashiri Johnson and Industrial Strength Samples team have delivered a monster pack full up with hits and live percussions – – straight from the veteran groove maven’s personal collection of rare instrumentation.
VIDEO: Bashiri talks through some of his special instruments used to create his unique sounds on the package:
What you can expect from Bitz & Piecez Vol.1
Apart from being a studio guru and a fabled live performer, Johnson is one of the most prolific and sought-after percussionists. This collection bears testament to the Bash-man’s versatility and uncut originality.
It’s been pulled together from his decades-in-the-making personal collection of world instruments. It is a head-spinning wealth of One shots, jungle-primed loops, and the authentic stems – – and features over 1 Gb of Bashiri’s goodness of grooves for any style.
Precise and powerful, Bitz & Piecez Vol.1 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, while Industrial Strength’s Lenny Dee remixed all the stereo loops.
The pack is formatted in Apple Loops and Rex.2 for total versatility. The incredible amount of one shots in the collection are ready for use within NI Battery 4, NI Maschine, and Logic Exs.
Each loop is set up as a clearly labeled kit which contains all the original recorded stems and remixed variations.
Editor’s Sidenote: For a complete catalog of organic percussion shots and home-grown grooves – – look no further than Bitz & Piecez Vol 1. It is an exciting collection of true keepers and the purists in all of us.