Loopmasters Live Downtempo Review – Thoughtful and Emotive Loops

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Live Downtempo is a new pack from Loopmasters by Aneek Thapar, Jonathan Atkinson and Matt Pike that’s perfect for thoughtful hip hop and emotive electronica from 85 to 105bpm…

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Price £39.95
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Live Downtempo key features:

  • Downtempo live and electronic loops and hits
  • 2.3GB worth of 24-bit audio
  • Wav, Apple Loops and REX formats
  • 475 Loops, 794 one-shots, 25 MIDI files
  • 130 Patches for Kontakt, EXS24, NN-XT, SFZ, HALion, Kon

It weighs in at a very healthy 2.3GB worth of 24-bit audio, which includes warm analogue and live basses, beefy 808 beats and processed live drums, dreamy pianos, dusty keys, nostalgic guitars and glitched synths. There’s also a whopping 130 sampler patches covering a range of drum, bass, FX, keys and texture hits.

This is a pack that takes risks with its production, and although these don’t always pay off, the results are mostly very characterful, inspiring and interesting to listen to.

As such, some may find the processing a little much in places, and there are plenty of unusual sounds that we couldn’t see ourselves using. Luckily though, the good vastly outweighs the bad, and in a pack this large, that means you get a lot of great loops and sounds.

9 MT Choice

A varied and sometimes unusual, but mostly excellent, collection of heavily processed and evocative loops and sounds.

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Alex Holmes

Alex has been a computer musician for 15 years, having a keen passion for beats, bass and all forms of electronic music. He;s currently involved in three different dance-music projects.

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