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As promised, today is the day Preferred Classics releases the exclusive Looper Tool created by Mr. Pickles, a Detroit DJ, record collector, music producer and scratch specialist. Mr. Pickles is a perfectionist who believes that attention to detail is something that mirrors music creation. It’s like paying attention to the 1/4 measure of a bass drum or kick in one sequence of a record. Those that know music will appreciate the 2 second change others won’t even hear. When Mr. Pickles gave Preferred Classics exclusive rights to release his Looper Tool to the masses two weeks before he releases it through other mediums, we were honored and know that this marks a special spot in our history together.
This is something that easily could be sold for any amount of money just based off the music and resource it gives to creators alone, but Mr. Pickles understands that his time, energy, sweat and tears will be appreciated invaluably. This is a practice tool, a tool that can be used for scratch DJays to practice with, for emcees and rappers to practice their rhymes to, for music heads to get inspired and for his followers to listen to.
Whatever your use for this tool, know that Mr. Pickles has involved himself one hundred and ten percent. There was a ‘beta’ version prior to this official release that had no flaws or hiccups but Mr. Pickles still vowed to make it better. Levels were checked and rechecked and the details down to the images were chosen deliberately.
The overall concept was and still is LOVE and that is why we are grateful to be the brand to express it with a FREE download today.Zipped file is made for Windows/Mac (not a music file). File contains readme/Chopped Pickles .exe / .swf
Here’s an explanation from Mr. Pickles himself!
“Chopped Pickles Looper is a practice tool for musicians of all types to practice with other instrumentation. This is a flash file that can run on a PC or Mac computer.
This is not a new concept. This is a typical tool for scratch musicians as myself to practice different techniques of manipulating recorded sound captured on vinyl records.
Each letter is a different 8 or 16 bar loop that does just that, loop. The sound will play until the stop button is pressed. The audio is layered as to be sparse enough to allow for other instrumentation to be played over top. Even vocals are something you could use it for.
The beats contained in the letters Chopped were made on a Boss RC-20XL mono Loop Station foot pedal and Technic 1200 turntables. The beats contained in the letters Pickles were made on various Akai Samplers.
Share this with those individuals in your life that may appreciate what you can do with your spare time to learn new skills.”
#100dovinyl kick starter mix – stream and download now
On August 1st our 100 Days of Vinyl project will go live here and in true PC fashion we will like to gift you with a couple goodies for ya ear. If you haven’t already, go check out our Q & A session with Mr. Pickles so you can fully understand the gravity of this post. First off, a BIG thank you to all those who participated and will participate in 100 Days of Vinyl. There is still days available and awaiting your entry, go here to participate.
Our main man, Mr. Pickles has been creating this ‘drop’ for quite some time now and he has given Preferred Classics the opportunity to release it FIRST! When he first told me about his looper tool file, I was kind of confused because at the time it was a brand new concept to which I had no clue about. We had the ‘beta’ version of the Chopped Pickles (#choppedpickles) looper for over two weeks and we constantly play it in our office. – On Rotation.
First let me give you the basics about what a looper tool is before going further.
A looper pedal is a piece of hardware that allows you to simply input long or short pieces of music (into a loop) played live, play it back and play along with the playback – it reminds me of a basic sampler, or beat machine such as the MPC, without its technicality. Guitarist love looper pedals because of its simple foot start/stop feature that allows you to input a loop while playing a set or recording. Basically it is digital memory. But, Mr. Pickles is not a guitarist – he is a vinyl scratching, music producing, turntable KING and he has been so kind to allow Preferred Classics to again, EXCLUSIVELY release his looper pedal set. But wait there is more.
The details are not to be overshadowed in this project and awareness has to be shared about the capacity of this release or else it just wouldn’t be right.
This is a two part post:
1. The 10 minute soul-packed mix by Mr. Pickles giving a few treats from his own record collection that will get anyone ready to start digging! We simply reached out to Mr. Pickles to give us a quick snippet of a mix that will introduce the project and allow for him to play some music. The SOUL mix is short enough for you to want MORE and long enough for you to WANT more. Take ten minutes out of your life RIGHT NOW and press play below, we promise the 10 minutes will turn into 30 (but we are not counting)! You can also download and relive this moment forever.
We hope this gets you pumped up for the next 100 Days of Vinyl!
2. Back to the looper pedal tool and the EXCLUSIVE Chopped Pickles loops. If you are a rapper/artist this is for you. If you are a scratching vinyls left and right this is for you. If you love music this is definitely for you! Chopped Pickles is an executable file that opens up (in flash). You will have total control over the loops and each letter in the looper title will play a different loop. Each letter in the looper title will give you a new adventure. Each letter in the looper title will allow draw you in for HOURS! This looper title is : C H O P P E D P I C K L E S – That’s fourteen fresh loops for you to get busy with! Download the file
August 1stnow / and thank us later. Don’t forget to thank Mr. Pickles for creating this and giving it FREE to the world!
The Mr. Pickles Chopped Pickles Looper tool will be available
August 1st/ Now.07/28