OUT NOW: Originals Abe Laboriel Jr Drums🥁

Spitfire Audio
edited February 25 in General

A drum kit library performed by renowned session drummer Abe Laboriel Jr. — most well-known as Sir Paul McCartney’s touring drummer since 2001.

Recorded at the iconic Henson Studios, Los Angeles, at the heart of this library is a versatile selection of highly detailed and deeply sampled single hits, offering complete control of the character of a groove across a wide dynamic range.

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  • Do the loops in this plugin have a sync to tempo, or is the bpm fixed?

  • Yes, they are syncing up in Ableton.

    The Tom Kit (120bpm) with a load of Hype & Reverb slowed down to 80bpm sounds great. Big rocky vibes.

  • Lot's and lots of cut outs with the drum loops. Sometimes they play, most often the don't

  • Sarah
    Sarah admin
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    Hi @PaulW - sorry to hear you're having issues with Abe Laboriel Jr Drums!

    What are your system specs?

  • My system specs are:

    Windows 11

    AMD RYZEN9 3900x

    64 Gig Ram

    Libraries installed on Samsung 970 Evo Plus SSD

    Daw is Studio One Latest version



  • Sarah
    Sarah admin
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    Thanks @PaulW - I've just created a support ticket for you so we can dive further into this!

  • Thanks @Sarah . I'm going to do a check my end as well as I noticed something very odd last night with Studio One. It seemed to be switching mute onto some tracks randomly. I'll let you know if I find anything.

  • @Sarah I think it is something to do with Studio one. I've just had the drums drop out again and noticed that somehow something had triggered a mute on that track.

    edited March 22

    I’m using Abe and don’t understand how the loops syncs as you change keys. Let’s say the loop is 60bpm but the loop still synchs with a logic session at 90bmp etc…all good on that ) the keys should catch :synch with whatever key is chosen next (like a fill or alternate version of the loop? I must be doing something wrong or not understanding.

    Also does anyone have a manual of exactly what colored keys represent what exactly on the interface keyboard ?

  • I'm enjoying using the Library but that would indeed be useful.

  • I sent spitfire some examples of the same loop not syncing timing wise…. Let’s see what’s up. It’s a shame because if editing is the only way to use the loops then you can’t audition for composing or playing live

  • I’m using logic . When you switch keys on the midi keyboard within the same loop are your loop variations staying /syncing in time with each other? Or do you need to edit them after to stay in time ? Thanks

  • how can I map individual drums to pads on mpc renissance?