Quick OverviewSoftware Ilio Skippy's Big Bad Beats
From the day they opened their doors in 1994, ILIO has been committed to producing useful, timeless and inspiring sample libraries for musicians. Tapping years of experience in sound design and electronic composition, their knowledge of the quality demands of today's music scene is the driving force behind every title they release.
SpecificationsFrom the mind of groove guru John "Skippy" Lehmkuhl comes Skippy's Big Bad Beats. This funkified library combines old school attitude with totally new grooves, presented in ultra hi-fi sonic fidelity to light your tracks on fire. Great for R n' B, dance, techno, trance, soul, or anything requiring movin' groovin'. Not just another remixed loop library, BBB gives you tons of new grooves (66BPM - 145BPM) each with multiple mix variations, including full mix, simple mix, no kick, no snare, high-end only, old record mix and more, so you can actually write a complete song with breaks and turnarounds. And with Groove Control your options for changing tempo, feel and mix are truly limitless.
The sounds are fresh, fat and in-your-face. The grooves will hit you where it hurts.
Skippy has programmed sounds for Korg since 1988 and has worked on tons of high profile sessions, on both coasts, showing off his groove skills. This is his first Sample CD and we know it won't be his last. You gotta check it out!
Big Bad Beats - The Concept Detailed
Skippy's Big Bad Beats was designed to be a unique product when compared to other drum loop libraries. Let's take a moment to explain the thought process behind this collection of grooves so that you can understand how to get the most out of the library.
At the root level, BBB is conceived as a collection of 34 high-fidelity stereo dance, hip hop and pop grooves. Making any of these loops "lo-fi" is as easy as running them through distortion, EQ or effects boxes, if you like. These starter grooves are then broken down and remixed into alternative versions that you can use at different places in your song for rhythmic variety. Instead of only one loop that never changes in a four-minute song, with Big Bad Beats, you can arrange the different mixes at different times, or use the full mixes for the intro and the small mixes for the verses. You can also use the no-snare version just before going back into the full mix version for the chorus outs, and so on.
Instead of making 1,700 loops that have nothing in common with each other, we've created a library that has variations within the same basic groove. This way, you determine what mix to use, when and where, instead of being limited to only one loop for the entire song.
After carefully selecting the 300+ loops, every last one of them was put through a process developed by ILIO and Spectrasonics, utilizing proprietary software, called Groove Control. This process literally explodes the library into millions of possible groove mixes, tempos and attitudes. So you have the option of using the recorded grooves in the traditional way, or with the Groove Control method, or both! As we say, only your imagination limits you.