After the unmitigated success of its predecessor, Dual Shaman are back with a second over 300MB volume of vinyl crackles, dusty layers, crowd noises, and found-sound loops to inject warmth and life into your beats.
Clocking in with 105 bpm-synced loops at 125bpm, this sterling follow-up to Volume 1 features urban ambiences, rural soundscapes, crowd noise, dusty crackles and found-sound foley created from all-new and original field recordings from across the globe - from Berlin nightlife to alpine vista.
These raw sounds are layered with vinyl crackles, field-recorded percussion, light industrial whirrs and clicks, ambivox loops and loose shakers, which are further processed in the analogue domain.
Just lay one (or more) of these loops behind a kick and snare for a warm, airy rhythmic fullness that breathes detail at all the right frequencies for house, deep house, tech, urban and chillout productions.
Whats in the collection?
Folders are devoted to Busy (full-bodied found-sound and crowd loops with percussive hints), Light (subtle top-end ambiences), Xtra Groove (more obviously rhythmic - just fire up a kick and roll), Xtra Vox (tannoy announcements, loud crowds and up-close utterances).
Theres also a bonus folder of one-shots, sub-divided into folders of 32 machine (whirrs, clanks, clinks, hammers) hits and 48 organic hits (vox, water drops, doors, claps, glass, rattles) for added sampler action.
To get the most out of the loops try adding stereo wideners and sidechaining them to the kick and / or snare.
Ideal also for filling out mix space in breakdowns or for automated volume rises in builds.