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_reel flamingos

_reel flamingos means flamenco-inspired guitar loops captured on a mediocre analog tape machine, with an ambient Ableton instrument that sets a big mood.


Watch a walkthrough of what's inside here:


We're calling it flamingos because it's not really flamenco. It's flamenco for tourists of the genre, but super useful for more "genreless" productions.


When we say mediocre, we mean it in the best way possible. The guitar is new, and totally hand-made in Mexico, but a 1/4" Fostex 8-track (yes, 1/4" 8-track) machine in questionable condition was used to impart a very overblown vintage tape aesthetic to the samples. We pushed the guitar really hard to tape with no noise reduction options, but hiss, and warm rippling saturation was just the beginning. We recorded the guitar in stereo, but on the outside tracks, 1+8 to degrade the sound and stereo phase even further in just the right way.


On the way to tape, we sauced things up properly, and used vintage Beyerdynamic M160 ribbon mics, Neve preamps, and Pultec EQs in our marinade.


There's also a bonus Ableton instrument that plays the most exquisitely cinematic and ambient chorded tones and textures. Flamenco feels forever. This "quality" and sound might not be for everyone, but it's really for those that appreciate tape a little too much!


Flamenco fusion or fission? Tú decides.


• 25 flamenco guitar loops. (150MB)

• 1 Ableton Live 11 Suite session.

• 1 Ableton 11 Suite ambient instrument.

• 96k/24bit .wav sources.

• 100% Royalty-Free.

• Designed in Vancouver, Canada by Subsocial Studios.



For best results, we recommend updating to the latest version of Ableton Live for patch/preset compatibility.


Ableton error messages such as, "Only audio effects can be placed in this kind of track." or, "Preset can not be loaded. It's probably broken." - usually indicate that our presets were made in a version of Ableton that is newer than yours. If you run into issues, please contact us for help!


Important: Ableton Live files are not backwards compatible. We generally create new releases in the current version of Ableton Live. Currently, all of our Ableton releases are for version 11.0 or greater. Using older versions of Ableton Live will most likely not allow you to use our newest releases. Consider updating your version of Ableton to the latest version to ensure good compatibility.


Some of our Ableton releases are for specific editions of Ableton only (Intro, Standard, Suite). Please ensure you have the correct version before purchasing.

_reel flamingos

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