Review: Freshtone The Lost Tapes Vol. 3

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Price £36 Contact Time + Space 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 […]

Review: Loopmasters Halftime Drum & Bass

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Price £34 (Loopcloud ready) Contact Loopmasters This impressive new pack from Loopmasters takes is cues from artists such as Ivy Lab, Alix Perez, Eprom and Sam Binga and includes 1.75GB of dark and moody loops and hits. There’s inventive sound design, programming and processing throughout with some longer, layered and evolving loops that make good […]

Review: Loopmasters House Alchemy Presets

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Price £14.95 Contact Loopmasters This is the 121st instalment in Loopmasters long-running Patchworx series and features a range of floaty arps, tech-house basses, searing leads, ravey organs and deep keys presets for Logic’s Alchemy synth. There are 64 presets in total, but in theory, each preset has eight morphable snapshots, so you actually get quite […]

Review: Loopmasters Nu Jazz & Neo Soul

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Price £24.95 (Loopcloud ready) Contact Loopmasters This new pack from Loopmasters combines the musicality of jazz and soul with the production sounds of modern R&B and hip-hop, with 629MB of 24-bit audio in a range of formats. The warm-sounding chord progressions stretch across crunchy keys, fat synths and well played guitars and you’ll also find […]

Review: ModeAudio Atlas

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Price £18/$22.18 Contact ModeAudio Atlas fuses shoegaze guitars and analogue chillwave riffs with upbeat, organic live drums to form a mesmerising blend of electronic and live sounds across 10 Construction Kits. The pack weighs in at 563MB, with 203 loops of guitars and bass guitars, bass synths, pads, effects and lead synths, synth effects and […]

Review: Loopmasters Afrotrap Spirit

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Price £29.95 (Loopcloud ready) Contact Loopmasters This new pack from Loopmasters features world-music infused percussion, guitars and mallet riffs alongside punchy drums, hard bass and synth loops, which add a heavier sound-system flavour. There are 313 loops in a range of formats with some well-programmed, energetic drum and percussion grooves and some excellent, upbeat mallet […]

6 best Loopmasters d’n’b sample packs

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Martyn Nytram Dread Recordings Vol 8 Best all-rounder If you’re looking for a good all-round pack, then this Loopmasters release covers both classic and familiar jungle vibes and more aggressive and original new sounds. Producer Martyn Nytram has raided his vaults for a killer collection that nods to the old school while sounding fresh and […]

Review: Loopmasters Vibes 10 – Street Beats

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Price £29.95 (Loopcloud ready) Contact Loopmasters In this latest addition to The Vibes series, we step back in time to the colourful world of electro breakdance that was in full flow during the 80s. As you’d expect, there are plenty of FM-style digital synth riffs and lashings of reverb (where appropriate), across the 287 loops […]

Review: Loopmasters Mark Fletcher Funk & Soul Breaks

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Price £14.95 (Loopcloud ready) Contact Loopmasters This new pack from Loopmasters finds expert drummer Mark Fletcher in full breakbeat mode with a collection of 270 live funk and soul drum loops, which are split into five folders covering tempos from 61 to 138bpm. There are a range of styles on offer, from tighter grooves to […]