The pack contains a selection of loops and one shots. The loops in particular are very groovy, and as someone who likes to cut up a lot of loops and use individual parts – I think I’ll find myself using this sample pack quite a lot.
For me, the kicks stood out the most in the included one shots. Most of the 14 kicks are very clean and punchy. The hi-hats are deep and would work great for techno/tech/minimal producers.
The snares are a great addition and thankfully there aren’t any over-used, regurgitated sounds that most sample packs seem to include.
Recommendation: if you’re looking for more modern EDM sounds, you probably won’t find them in here. In my opinion, this sample pack would be ideal for someone who has a techno influenced or classic club sound.
Rating: 7/10 – more experienced producers may find that this sample pack ‘lacks’ something. Either way there are great sounds which I’m sure will be beneficial.
2. Deep House Tools
I’m no deep house producer by any standard, but I can tell you that I listen to a hell of a lot of deep house. I know what sounds good and what doesn’t, put it that way!
What attracted me about this sample pack was the size. When you’ve got a sample pack containing over 500MB of sounds, then you know there’s gonna be something in there that you can use. And I found that was certainly the case.
Deep House Tools contains mostly loops with some one-shots chucked in there also:
- Drum loops (full, and no kick)
- Organ loops (these are great)
- Percussion loops
- SFX loops
- Synth loops
A lot of these loops are GOOD. Really good. In fact I’d recommend this pack to any deep house producer… The drum & percussion loops are groovy, the synth loops are incredibly smooth, and the few organ loops are a great place to start for a basis of a new track.
The one-shots are very high-quality also, the claps really stood out for me, which is surprising considering it’s deep house (no offence to any deep house producers).
Recommendation: if you’re a deep house producer (or wanting to be one), you’ll like this. Trust me. I’m not even a deep house producer, and I love it.
Rating: 9/10 – it’s a little more on the expensive end, but well worth it.
3. Drumstep Revolt
Finally we’ve got Drumstep Revolt, a bit of a ‘heavier’ one, you could say.
This pack contains 4 different sets of loops (bass, drums, synths, and FX) and a series of drum one-shots to compliment them.
I had a bit of a play around with the pre-made loops and I have to say that they sound very good in terms of sonics. The basslines are well designed, the SFX loops sound professional, and the one-shots are powerful, especially the snares.
I would have liked to see a few more fills, as I think that’s what a lot of producers are after at the moment, but other than that – this pack is a great for an aspiring drumstep/dubstep/drum & bass producer.
Recommendation: beginner and experienced producers alike will find this sample pack useful
Rating: 8/10 – could do with a few extra bits, but it’s a great product overall.