9 Soundware has released Mixer Feedback, the latest in its series of sample packs featuring DJ Shiftee, the winner of the 2007 DMC World Championships.
Mixer feedback loops by DJ Shiftee, the winner of the 2007 DMC World Championships. Along with being the titleholder in the prestigious event, he is also the winner of the 2003 DMC NYC (youngest champion ever, at age 17.) as well as a finalist for the DMC USA in both 2003 and 2004. In addition to being the winner of countless other DJ battles, he is also a member of the legendary Lo-Livez crew alongside members of The X-ecutioners and a highly acclaimed DJ that has opened for artists such as The Roots, Talib Kweli, and Aesop Rock, among many others. Literally being among the top DJs in the world, the musicality and virtuosity of his performances are simply jaw-dropping.
These loops showcase DJ Shiftee’s innovative techniques, in which he uses nothing but a mixer to create an astonishing variety of textures. By manipulating a feedback loop with the mixer’s onboard controls, he performs phrases ranging from simple feedback rhythms to blistering walls of noises and bassline-like phrases. The ingenuity behind the unique performance is simply extraordinary and gives new meaning to the phrase “mixer as a musical instrument”. Created in the spirit of experimental music traditions with the artistry of a world class DJ, these unusual samples would surely make for interesting additions to loop libraries in need of something different.
Many of these loops contain extreme waveforms. These continuously full-scale waveforms look like bricks in an audio editor. This means that they are VERY loud. Be very careful when auditioning sounds. 9 Soundware is not liable for damage to your speakers, your hearing, or YOU. Also, due to the nature of the mixer used, many of the loops contain hard-panned audio, where in some cases, audio is present only in one of the channels throughout the entire phrase. Stereo to mono conversion is not recommended, as doing so will produce phasing artifacts.
Mixer Feedback includes 131 loops (1 to 4 bars in length) at tempos 70, 80,90, 100, 110, 120, 130 and 140 BPM.
The 212 MB download contains files in WAV format.
131 WAV files (24-bit/44.1 kHz)