HB&R Review: EDM and Progressive House
The Loopmasters maestros have come up trumps yet again with this excellent collection.
EDM (Electronic Dance Music) has come a long way over the past couple of years and you could even say the genre has ‘matured’ with much more experimentation nowadays to take it away slightly from the usual staple diet of four-to-the-floor. Same as house – hence the ‘progressive’ tag. This library will inject some fresh pizazz into your outpourings and make your DAW sit up and beg for more.
You get the usual shedloads of sounds in a range of keys from Abm and Bbm through to good old Fm and G.
The sounds are spread across three of the main dancefloor tempos – 125,126 and 130 – and are easily mixed and matched from folder to folder without loss of quality if, say, you want a drum loop from the 126bpm folder slotted into a 130bpm track.
No worries here whatsoever and although sound creator Andy Lee has busted a gut to give you everything you need, don’t be afraid to slap on a plug-in effect whenever you fancy; again, with no loss of quality at all.
The drum loops stand out from the crowd and are joy to work with – you also get loads of one-shots in the drum hits folder if you fancy making up your own kit and percs.
All in all, EDM & Progressive House gets a well-deserved 10 out of 10 and when you’ve heard the sounds you’ll raise a glass to Andy and beg him to hurry up and turn out another stunner! Check out the demo at www.loopmasters.com – you will not be disappointed.
One-shots, sampler patches, synths & FX wav packs and Bass loops wav pack are available separately at various prices. Please see the website for more details. Here is the official blurb:
Loopmasters proudly present EDM and Progressive House produced exclusively by our most dedicated and bestselling in-house sample guru, Andy Lee.
This incredible sample collection sees Andy’s instinctive talent of knowing what will work on the dance floor put to good use yet again with Massive Main Room hooks, Euphoric drops and Addictive Grooves.
Each sample in this collection has been perfectly tuned, eq-ed and effected with every subtle nuance from each sound coerced out, making them club-ready and dropping them into your productions will be a breeze!
Expect to find 1.37 GB of samples including Big Room Synth Loops, High Impact Drum Loops, Anthamic Melodies, High Energy Basslines, Huge Verb SFX, Punchy Drum Shots, Searing Synths and Ravealicious Leads. In detail, you get:
1.37GB 771 Loops, 376 One Shot Samples in 24Bit n 44.1Khz including,
144 Bass Loops
300 Drum Loops
324 Synth Loops
3 SFX Loops
311 Drum Hits
5 Synth Multi-Sampled Instruments
771 Rex2 Files and 28 Ready to Play Soft Sampler Patches for Kontakt, Halion, Exs24, Nnxt and Sfz Formats. Also Available in Apple Loops, Reason Refill and Ableton Live Pack.
Alongside the best software processing and synthesis, a large amount of new and vintage synths were also employed from Moog, Dave Smith Instruments, Roland, Korg and Oberheim.
If you’re looking for Powerful Main Room Samples taking inspiration from Artist such as Avicii, Thomas Gold, Tim Mason, Kim Fai, Tim Berg, Pryda, Axwell, Firebeatz, Nicky Romero and Hardwell, alongside labels such as Spinnin Records, Wall Recordings and Axtone, Size Records and LE7ELS then don’t miss this library.