Review: Freshtone The Lost Tapes Vol. 3

The third instalment in one of our favourite sample library series, Lost Tapes, Vol 3 excels at authenticity.




A superb, authentic and highly usable collection of loops that should be an essential purchase for TV composers and hip-hop producers in particular.

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Price £36
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Lost Tapes, Vol. 3 is the long-awaited follow up to one of our favourite sample libraries of all time and once again features a collection of authentic funk and soul loops that have been expertly played and painstakingly crafted using retro equipment and techniques. The pack is available in Acid WAV and Apple Loops formats, with 89 full jams, 87 cut-down jams, and a whopping 981 drum, percussion, fills, bass, guitar, keys and brass loops.


The kit used is too long to list, but includes Gibson and Fender guitars, Hammond and Wurlitzer organs, old Premier and Ludwig kits, a Studer tape machine and a selection of rare ribbon mics, to name a few. The result is once again an exquisite, vibe-filled journey into classic 60s and 70s funk and soul, with a huge amount of high-quality content that sounds like it’s been sampled straight off of a record.

Key features

  • Vintage funk and soul loops
  • Acid WAV and Apple Loops
  • 5.8GB
  • 1,157 Loops
  • 81 to 144bpm

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