Review: Loopmasters Industrial Dub

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Price £20 (Loopcloud ready) Contact Loopmasters This new Loopmasters pack combines the bass and rhythms of dub and dubstep with the more aggressive and distorted sounds of the industrial genre. Bass influences come courtesy of artists such as Scorn and JK Fresh, with the more experimental elements inspired by Portishead and Lee Perry. It’s modest […]

Review: Groove 3 How to Practice Music Production

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Price $30 (£24), $15 (p/m subscription to whole site) (£12) Contact Groove 3 Adam Pollard, AKA Multiplier, is back with another Groove 3 production course, this time providing broader tips and concepts to help you improve your production skills. There are 22 streamed videos totalling one hour and 15 minutes of content, with each focusing […]

Review: Undrgrnd Sounds Cosmic House and Techno

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Price £35 Contact Undrgrnd Sounds Taking inspiration from acts such as Bicep, Palms Trax and Mano Le Tough, this galactically good sample pack combines deep-house atmospherics with hard-edged acid loops and tech-focused synths. The more than 1.5GB of audio here ranges from the saturated resonance of its loops to complex granular textures and swelling pads, […]

Review: Loopmasters Soulwave

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Price £25 (Loopcloud ready) Contact Loopmasters This pack combines soulful trap with the woozy nostalgic sounds of synthwave. Within it you’ll find folders of well-programmed bass loops with a warm analogue sound, and tight drums with plenty of kick edits and hat rolls, plus variations with and without kicks and snares. You’ll also find smooth […]

6 of the best software reverbs

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Best plate: UVI Plate Plate reverbs sound artificial but are a sensible option if you’re looking for clean tails that will sit comfortably in your mix. UVI’s take on plate reverb gives you classic sounds akin to the EMT 140 and 240 but also lets you go beyond them. Through physical modelling, you can edit […]

Review: Exmoor Emperor Celestial Downtempo

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Price £30 Contact Loopmasters UK production duo Henry White and Nathan Feddo, who go by the collective moniker Exmoor Emperor, have joined forces with Loopmasters for this pack of warped and atmospheric, electronic soul and pop samples. Its 141 loops stretch from 75 to 145bpm and cover inventive drum and percussion grooves that boast compelling […]

Review: Loopmasters Deep Rolling Drum & Bass

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Price £25 Contact Loopmasters Loopmasters’ latest combines rollings breaks, swelling pads and powerful modern basslines inspired by such artists as Enei, Skeptical, and Alix Perez. The174bpm loops include tight, crisp and punchy drums alongside moody pads, synths and arps. The best part of the pack is perhaps the pulsating bass loops, which blend weighty sub-bass […]

Review: BlueLab Panogram

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Price £30 Contact BlueLab This unique plug-in visualises and lets you manipulate sound energy across the stereo field. Its GUI lacks pizazz but it’s intuitive and easy to use. Adjustable controls allow you to tweak the visual display’s brightness, contrast and sharpness, and highlighting the section of the stereo field you want to examine is […]

Review: Acon Digital Acoustica 7.2

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Price £130 (Premium Edition), £40 (Standard Edition) Contact Acon Digital While it’s true that most audio tasks can be completed within the comfortable confines of your chosen DAW, if you’re looking to streamline your workflow, you shouldn’t count out dedicated audio-editing apps. If you’re planning on tagging a raft of audio, mastering an album, or […]