Loopmasters releases Funky Underground Vol. 2 and Deep Dub Tek

Loopmasters Funky Underground Vol 2

Loopmasters has announced the release of Funky Underground Vol. 2 and Deep Dub Tek, two new sample libraries.

Back by popular demand The Funky Underground Vol2 Produced exclusively for Loopmasters by Darren Payton ramps up the boogie with an awesome collection of Bouncing Beats, Funky Fresh Filter Grooves, Deep Bubbling Basslines, Stunning Layered Chords, Tricked-Out Vocal Chops, Syncopated Melody Loops and a staggering collection of Stabs, Fx and One Shot Samples, Pre Eq-ed ready to drop straight into your mixes.

Funky Underground Vol. 2 features

  • 1.65 GB content, 781 loops at 126 bpm + 1431 individual Funky House sounds and samples.
  • Includes 122 bass loops, 82 drum loops, 8 drum fills, 60 kick snare loops, 25 percussion loops, 6 shaker loops, 124 top loops, 29 combi loops, 67 filtered bass loops, 34 filtered breakdown loops, 26 filtered drum loops, 92 filtered groove loops,68 music loops, 6 synth arps,32 vocal loops, 597 drum hits, 165 bass shots, 28 sfx, 164 chord hits, 435 stabs and 42 vocal chops.
  • 839 ready to play soft sampler patches formatted for EXS, Halion, Kontakt, SFZ and Reason NNXT samplers.
Loopmasters Deep Dub Tek

Deep Dub Tek was created exclusively for Loopmasters by Brighton based producer Statek.

Statek’s unique ability of creating dreamy, moody atmospheres comes into full force for Deep Dub Tek. Using the Virus TI, Yamaha FS1R, Elektron Machinedrum a host of Soft Synths and Fx with the inclusion of vocals supplied by Claudette D’ Silver every sound has been built from the ground up and has been painstakingly fine tuned so they will sit perfectly in the mix.

Expect to find, Over 1Gb featuring Subsonic Basses, Intricate Dub Beats, Crystal Sharp FX, Soft Sultry Vocals, Mix Slicing Drum Hits, Room Filling Atmospheres and Luscious Dub Delays.

Deep Dub Tek features

  • 1.10 GB content, 24bit sounds and loops forming 12 construction kits and bonus loops.
  • Includes 29 Bass Loops, 46 music loops, 30 fx loops, 56 drum loops, 18 vocal loops, 20 fx shots, 93 drum hits, 10 synth multi sampled instruments and 7 bass multi sampled instruments + 200 REX2 files.
  • 29 soft sampler patches for Kontakt, Halion, EXS24, Reason NNXT and sfz formats.
  • Also available as Apple Loops, Reason Refill and Ableton Live Pack.

Funky Underground Vol 2 is available to purchase for £29.95 GBP, Deep Dub Tek is £24.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / Funky Underground Vol. 2 / Deep Dub Tek

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Review: Loopmasters The Funky Underground, sample pack by Darren Payton

Loopmasters The Funky Underground is a sample library featuring loops and samples by producer Darren Payton.

Guaranteeing full fat freshness every time, the Funky Underground is a solid collection of some of the best sounds from the Underground, presenting here a collection of Funky Filtered Beats, Chronic Chords, Big and Bouncy Bass lines, and Superb Stabs – all EQ’d and processed ready for the biggest club systems, and ready to inspire your next club track.

Loopmasters The Funky Underground

The Funky Underground includes almost 500 loops, generally 8 or 16 beats in length at either 126 or 128 bpm, and a few at 124 bpm. The loops are categorized into basslines, drums, filtered loops, combi grooves, music loops, and vocals.

Right off the bat the bass loops are perfect for the intended style. Lots of deep soulful sounds, funky thumpy basslines, the muffled next-door-neighbor sound… it’s all there. For ease of use the keys and progressions are in the filenames, as with all melodic content in this library.

Drums come as 72 full force four-on-the-floor style beats as well as 142 loops with singled out instruments – kick+snare, percussion, shaker, and top loops. Most beats have that “in your face” vibe, tight and funky. The variations are useful for building up your tracks.

The filtered loops – 53 samples strong, are mostly melodic elements like bass, chords, etc. that have some kind of gate type filter action going on. Great for layering with beats or to use in breaks. The collection of music loops mostly features electric piano sounds, a good amount of synth loops, and a few others like organ, piano, and guitar. A total of 77 samples in this section.

A nice variety of vocal loops is also included. These 20 samples mainly feature cut up vocal recordings, processed and sequenced to create rhythmic loops. Quite some nice creative work done here. Finally, a selection of 21 combi grooves offers a combination of the sound categories just mentioned, minus the drums. Makes for some nicely processed melodic loops.

Besides loops you also get over 700 one-shot sounds, including Rhodes chords, various sound fx, melodic & vocal stabs, and more than 600 drum samples.

The sound library also includes sampler patches for these single shots. As per usual, the patches simply map each sound across the keyboard, and in the case of drum hits each patch has a collection of the same type of samples (e.g. kicks, snares, etc.) mapped for auditioning or quick swapping of sounds. A number of drum sounds have also been mapped into 10 drum kits. While I generally don’t use these patches I will make an exception for the drum kits.

Listen to the audio demo below to get an idea of the sound of The Funky Underground.

So what do I t think?

Product: The Funky Underground by Loopmasters
Format: 24bit WAV & REX + sampler patches (Apple Loops, Ableton & ReFill also available)
Price: £29.95 GBP
Like: top notch production, inspirational, one-shot sounds
Don’t like: —
Verdict: 9/10

Funky, soulful, fresh… this sample library hits the spot alright. The Funky Underground is a collection of high quality loops and sounds for house music.

The loops are well produced, with tons of catchy melodies and beats that pack a punch. The additional one-shot sounds are a good match, featuring useful sounds for adding flavor to the loops or you could even create completely new beats and melodies with these samples.

Darren Payton shows that he is a skillful producer by delivering loops and sounds that are not only processed perfectly (EQ’d, filtered, etc) but also have that musical quality that instantly inspires.

If you are into house music you will want to check out The Funky Underground. You can’t go wrong with this one, I promise.

More information: Loopmasters / The Funky Underground

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Loopmasters releases The Funky Underground, sample library by Darren Payton

Loopmasters The Funky Underground

Loopmasters has released The Funky Underground, a sample library by producer Darren Payton.

Guaranteeing full fat freshness every time, the Funky Underground is a solid collection of some of the best sounds from the Underground, presenting here a collection of Funky Filtered Beats, Chronic Chords, Big and Bouncy Bass lines, and Superb Stabs – all EQ’s and processed ready for the biggest club systems, and ready to inspire your next club track.

Darren Payton, who created our best selling Fidget House titles earlier in the year has put all his expertise together for this one, and pulled out the stops to bring together a fresh and exciting pack inspired by artists such as The Inland Knights, Joey youngman, Miguel Migs, Freaky Behaviour, Scrubfish, and Tommy Largo. Labels that have proved influential to the Funky Underground sample pack include Drop Music, Jackin Tracks, Flapjack, DigiFunk, Maracuja and Greenhouse Recordings.

The Funky Underground features

  • 630MB content, 24-bit quality.
  • 500 loops at 124,126 and 128bpm, including deep and bubbling bass loops, club ready drum loops and variations, inspirational music loops, filtered loops, vocal loops, and combi grooves.
  • 721 individual Funky House sounds and samples, including swooshes, single drum samples, FX echoes, chord stabs, and single stab sounds.
  • 75 ready to play soft sampler patches formatted for EXS, Halion, Kontakt, SFZ and Reason NN-XT samplers (Stabs, Drum Kits, Chords etc).

The Funky Underground is available to purchase in various formats for £29.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / The Funky Underground

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Loopmasters releases Fidget House 2

Loopmasters Fidget House 2

Loopmasters has released Fidget House 2, a collection of Fidget House samples by Darren Payton.

Fidget House 2 is the sequel to the much praised debut release from Darren Payton, whose production skills impressed us so much we had to sign him for a second volume. His production of glitched out, funked up and washed out house beats, alongside those heavy hoovered, sidechained and warped basslines hit the spot every time and have warranted all the enthusiastic emails we have had from Fidget House producers worldwide looking for more sounds from the Payton studio – well here they are people!

Artists such as Trevor Loveys, Herve, Fake Blood, Digital Filth, Switch and Jack Beats have exaggerated the initial elements of fidget and progressed things on to new levels which make this genre more challenging from a production perspective and perfect for the dance floor as the mash up medium of choice for many producers and clubbers worldwide in 2010.

This pack is even bigger than the first one and we are sure that even producers of Minimal, Electro, Tech and Jackin House music will find plenty of sonic ingredients to add to their mixes for inspiration and solid dance floor friendly grooves.

Fidget House 2 features

  • 950 Fidget House Samples.
  • 625Mb: 455 Loops and 300+ Drum Hits.
  • 67 Heavyweight Cone Wobbling Basslines, 35 Slick and Glitchy House Drumloops, 122 Broken Band Glitch Loops, 35 Groove Clicks, 75 Top Loops, 46 Filtered Music Loops, 18 Synth Loops, 9 Bleeps, 20 Sweeps, 28 Twisted and Broken Vocal FX, 22 Bass Stabs, 35 Vox Stabs, 53 FX Stabs, 5 Drum Kits plus more than 300 Single Drum Samples ready for making your own Fidget House Beats.
  • 31 Ready to play patches for all popular soft samplers.

Fidget House 2 is available to purchase in various formats for

More information: Loopmasters / Fidget House 2

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