Sample Magic Abstract Hip-Hop 2 Review

Thoughtful and characterful riffs ideal for hip hop, downtempo and electronica.

Sample Magic Abstract Hip Hop 2

Price £29.99
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Abstract Hip-Hop 2 key features:

  • 828 Instrumental hip hop loops & hits
  • WAV, Apple Loops, Rex2
  • 92 MIDI files
  • 5 patches for Machine, Battery EXS24, NN-XT, Live, Kong
  • Custom Racks and patches for Live, Logic & Reason

Sample Magic’s best-selling Hip-Hop series returns for a second outing, and contains 1.4GB worth of dusty instrument loops and crunchy beats in the style of Bonobo and Quantic. You’ll find tight live bass, deep and thoughtful keys, synths and pianos, and a range of guitar chord hits and moody chord shots. The drums come with full and component parts, and are well programmed, but with a slight over-reliance on snare rolls and flams. Elsewhere there are 25 music kits that don’t always hold together, but include some excellent textures and song starting riffs. There is also a bunch of chunky drum hits with sampler instruments, 25 Serum patches, and 92 MIDI files, plus custom bass and chord racks with FX for Live, Logic and Reason. Although not perfect, this is an inspiring treasure trove of sounds with some excellent vintage processing.