Sonic Architect Hank Shocklee Joins Forces With Loopmasters To Create Sampling History With New Sample Pack – BOMB SQUAD: Tactical Beats And Sample Artillery
Music producer and composer Hank Shocklee and Loopmasters Sample Boutique have joined forces to redefine the sample pack, by releasing the samples to an album prior to the album release. BOMB SQUAD: Tactical Beats And Sample Artillery will contain a massive array of over 800MB of original BOMB SQUAD audio samples exclusivelysound designed and engineered by Shocklee for Loopmasters.
Sampling in music is now a part of the mainstream culture and Hank Shocklee, is responsible for bringing the art of sampling to the forefront by creating techniques such as filtering, multiband micro-loop sampling, introducing the use of sine waves to create kick drums and bass lines, truncating and mapping samples on keyboards and drum machines and using tuning to create warping in the late 80’s & early 90’s. With Shocklee’s creation of the group Public Enemy and his Bomb Squad production unit these techniques were introduced to the world stage via his landmark albums with Public Enemy such as It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back and Fear Of A Black Planet, two albums which consistently rank high amongst most of the “greatest albums of all time” lists such as those by Rolling Stone, Spin, Pitchfork, VH1, Vibe,Mojo, NME, The Village Voice and many others.
Shocklee’s name became synonymous with sampling shortly after creating the BOMB SQUAD style. He has been at the centerpoint of debates on copyright laws and studied by pop culture historians and academics alike. As a constant developer of numerous audio production and sampling techniques, he has been both an inspiring force for music producers and a disruptor of music industry politics.
In our current digital landscape, Shocklee has expanded his reach and grown into a film composer, media company and champion of electronic music worldwide. Always seeking new and innovative ways to transform the audio arts, Shocklee is gearing up for a new series of releases. The first via Loopmasters will be released on 24th June, 2011.
BOMB SQUAD: Tactical Beats and Sample Artillery will contain a bundle of royalty-free audio samples: hits, loops, beats, bass and the trademark noise Shocklee is well famous for. This will be followed by a BOMB SQUAD solo album titled Future Frequency later this fall which will consist of the very sounds you’ll hear in the sample pack.
According to Shocklee, “I’m always in the studio experimenting with sound and wanted to put out a project for the music producers and music production fans. All the samples in this pack were created by synthesis design and effects automation to create a more natural and organic sound with the use of analog effects recording techniques in a digital environment. I want to show people an inside look to the process and also make an interactive album by releasing the samples in my upcoming project ahead of time for anyone to use. Loopmasters has a high standard of quality and is the best sample company out.”