Alex Holmes takes a trip down south with Loopmasters’ new Southern State Rhythm & Blues library…
Southern State Rhythm & Blues key features
- Traditional American rhythm-and-blues library
- 14 Construction Kits, 60 to 200 bpm
- WAV and Rex and Apple Loops and Rex formats
- 3GB+ worth of 24-bit audio
- Live drums, guitar, bass, keys and horns
The latest release in the Vibes series takes an authentic journey through the American Southern states with a collection that fuses elements of 50s rock, blues, soul, funk and more. The pack is divided into 14 Construction Kits of long phrases and variations, with chunky live drums and expressive guitars, bass, horns and keys.
Tempos range from a thoughtful 60 bpm up to a foot-stomping 200 bpm, and everything is well performed and beautifully mixed with a lively sound and a touch of reverb to help the parts gel. It would be nice if there were full mix previews of each kit, but in practice, it inspires you to be more creative and work with individual loops and parts.
A superb collection of live riffs, wth extended phrases that could be used to build authentic-sounding arrangements.