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Havana Meets Kingston

A distinctive sound seeped in rich musical heritage from two beautiful locations
Havana Meets Kingston - A distinctive sound seeped in rich musical heritage from two beautiful locations
Related Styles:
Jazz , Reggae , and Latin Jazz
Loop Type:
Instrument Loops
$8.95 - $51.95
EXS24, SoundFont, WAV, Live, Kontakt, NNXT, Logic Sampler
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Loopmasters are proud to present the debut sample pack from Havana Meets Kingston! This 100% royalty free collection comes from one of the world’s most original fusion acts, with a distinctive sound seeped in rich musical heritage from two beautiful locations.

'Havana Meets Kingston' is a world-first project bringing Jamaican and Cuban musicians together to record and perform together for the first time in history. Although the two Caribbean islands are just 160 miles apart, there has never been a project uniting the very distinct sounds of the islands - until now. Australian producer Mista Savona travelled to Cuba in 2015, flying legendary Jamaican musicians into the island to work with their Cuban counterparts, and released the very successful 'Havana Meets Kingston' album in 2017. The album featured a staggering 52 singers and musicians from the two islands, and has received universal critical acclaim. The second follow up album 'Havana Meets Kingston - Part 2' is complete and due for release in June 2022.

This very special Loopmasters pack contains over 2.5 GB of content, bringing some of Havana Meets Kingston’s favourite musicians from the project together in the studio to give DJs and producers access to a wide variety of sounds, rhythms, and textures from the project. Whether it’s piano sounds recorded on the Steinway at the Egrem Studios in Central Havana (where the famous Buena Vista Social Club album was recorded), or percussion rhythms recorded at Tuff Gong Studios in Kingston (Bob Marley's very own studio), this pack will help both lovers of Jamaican roots music and Latin music fans to fuse the sounds of both islands in new and exciting ways.

The musicians featured on the pack are true legends of their genres, and highly respected in their fields. Rodney Barreto on drums is considered Cuba's top drummer and is literally one of the greatest drummers in the world. His style is crisp, funky, and tight but with so much feeling and groove. Julito Padron's trumpet tone has been described as 'divine', 'hypnotic', 'sublime' and his sound and style is evocative of Cuba's rich musical history and an era that is almost lost in the past. The great Cuban percussion Adel González Gomez is featured on congas, bongos, timbales and a wide range of percussions in interesting feels and rhythms. Additional Jamaican percussion (such as the Nyabinghi drums) are provided by Junior Bongo, and guitars by Baz Turnbull. Jake Savona, the producer of the project, is featured on acoustic and electric pianos, Hammond organs and a variety of analog synths and quirky vintage keyboards, representing keyboard sounds and styles from both islands. Additional Cuban piano is provided by Victor Campbell.

The 'Havana Meets Kingston' projected was recorded at beautiful old studios in Cuba including the famous Egrem Studios in Havana, and the project has a focus on vintage analog gear and a sound and magic reminiscent of the great albums of Cuba from the 50's and Jamaica from the 60's and 70's. All the sounds on this Loop Pack have gone through vintage compressors, EQ's and effects units, and much of it through a 1980's Studer tape machine. We hope you enjoy accessing these sounds as much as we enjoyed recording them. 

Loops within play between 60-130bpm, making this collection perfect for reggae, dub and Latin styles of music, alongside any trip-hop, downtempo and experimental music you’re making.

In detail, expect to find 2.62 GB of content with all audio recorded at 24Bit 44.1KHZ. There are 217 Percussion Loops, 124 Organ Loops, 114 Piano Loops, 70 Drum Loops, 65 Horn Loops, 51 Electric Bass Loops, 40 Electric Guitar Loops, 27 Drum Fill Loops, 24 Wet Drum Loops, 13 Electric Piano Loops, 5 Synth Loops, 4 Acoustic Guitar Loops, 4 Upright Bass Loops, 3 Cymbal Loops, 2 Stick Loops, 1 Combi Loop and 1 Top Drum Loop. One-shots are 237 Percs, 228 Drum Hits, 85 Guitar Hits, 79 Horns, 60 Piano Hits, 47 Organ Hits, 44 Fx, 35 Bass Hits and 18 Piano Chords. You’ll also hear 144 Soft Sampler Patches (for Kontakt, NNXT, EXS24/Sampler and SFZ) and 59 Instrument Phrases.
Product Details:

2.62 GB
24Bit 44.1KHZ
217 Percussion Loops
124 Organ Loops
114 Piano Loops
70 Drum Loops
65 Horn Loops
51 Electric Bass Loops
40 Electric Guitar Loops
27 Drum Fill Loops
24 Wet Drum Loops
13 Electric Piano Loops
5 Synth Loops
4 Acoustic Guitar Loops
4 Upright Bass Loops
3 Cymbal Loops
2 Stick Loops
1 Combi Loop
1 Top Drum Loop
237 Percs
228 Drum Hits
85 Guitar Hits
79 Horns
60 Piano Hits
47 Organ Hits
44 Fx
35 Bass Hits
18 Piano Chords
144 Soft Sampler Patches
59 Instrument Phrases

Download Sizes

Version Compressed Download Size
Live Download includes
  Full Pack - Ableton Live 9.7.5+:  1.64 GB
Logic Sampler/NNXT/EXS24/SoundFont/Kontakt/WAV Download includes
  Full Pack - WAV:  2.4 GB
WAV Download includes
  Music WAV Loops ONLY:  1.04 GB
Logic Sampler/NNXT/EXS24/SoundFont/Kontakt/WAV Download includes
  One Shots & Phrases ONLY:  454 MB
WAV Download includes
  Drum & Percussion WAV Loops ONLY:  768 MB
WAV Download includes
  Bass WAV Loops ONLY:  140 MB

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License Agreement

The Following End User License Agreement is included with Havana Meets Kingston. This License is only valid for the individual who has purchased an unopened, new and lawfully made copy of Havana Meets Kingston from a dealer or distributor authorized by Big Fish Audio.

"All Rights not expressly granted to the user are reserved. The sound samples in this sample pack are licensed, not sold, to you to be reproduced within your original musical compositions only. All copying, lending, duplicating, re-selling or trading of this product or its content is strictly prohibited. Only the original purchaser of this product has the right to embody and reproduce the enclosed sound samples within their music compositions. The Licensee may use the Sounds in combination with other sounds in music productions (which include soundtracks of such as films, video productions, radio/TV programs or commercials, "

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