Legacy Library

Retro Funk
Live Vintage Drum Grooves


S.A.G.E. Xpander for Stylus RMX

Killer variety and groove factor from the same team of talent behind BackBeat. Presented in the same song construction format as BackBeat, but with a dryer and more classic sound. Very versatile in many styles (not only Funk and Soul) and works incredible well with the Stylus RMX Chaos Designer! Intros, Fills, Fill Bars, Breakdowns and separate Claps, Cymbals & live percussion loops too!

The featured players include:
Gregg Bissonette (Santana, Joe Satriani, Don Henley)
Bob Wilson (Liquid Grooves, George Benson, The Crusaders)
John Ferraro (Larry Carlton, David Benoit, Albert Lee, Aaron Neville)
Eric Boseman (Liquid Grooves, James Newton-Howard)

If you're a fan of classic live drumming like BackBeat... Retrofunk is the essential companion!

Audio Demos
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This is a very live and loose sounding track from Guitarist Larry Mitchell. One of the coolest things about this track is that the Trilian Bass parts were played by Larry on his MIDI Guitar, which really makes a big difference in the realism of those bass parts. All of the drums are coming from the Retro Funk SAGE Xpander. Good example of how Retro Funk is very useful for Rock stylus too.

FEATURES: Trilian, Stylus RMX, Retro Funk, Omnisphere and Live Guitar

© Spectrasonics and Larry Mitchell

Phonattik - Mike Zick
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Mike has some good times with RMX and the Retro Funk Xpander!

FEATURES: Stylus RMX, Retro Funk, Trilian, Omnisphere and Vocal Planet

© Spectrasonics and Mike Zick

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© Spectrasonics and Hans Joerg-Scheffler

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© Spectrasonics

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Review Quotes

"This is a release that deals in sheer quality. Top LA session drummers focusing on laid-back and super-cool funk drumming...more than enough authentically '70s drumming sounds and styles to keep retro-heads happy. Provides all the flavor and spirit of retro soul/funk while at the same time fusing it with a 'must-sample' sound quality and an infectiously musical groove. There is a fantastically wide range of drum sounds used in the grooves...amazingly tight and powerful funk-rock kit sounds that would give even hard rockers a run for their money...Ultimately, Retrofunk's flair, precision, musicianship and sheer usefulness certainly rate it as one of the best drumming discs.
-SOUND ON SOUND 5 star review

*All other manufacturers' product names used in this instrument are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Spectrasonics. These trademarks of other manufacturers are used solely to identify the products of those manufacturers whose tones and sounds were studied during Spectrasonics sound development.

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