Review: Dread Recordings Vol 1 – Titan sample pack

Loopmasters Dread Recordings Vol 1 - Titan

Dread Recordings has teamed up with Loopmasters for a series of drum and bass packs by artists signed on the label of DJ and producer Ray Keith.

For the first volume in the series, Titan brings a sample pack featuring over 460 MB of loops and samples.

Birmingham Born and bred Titan started his musical journey as a sound engineer and whilst experimenting with MC-ing he grew more interested towards the production side and slowly over time built up a solid and mostly self-taught production skillset fired up by an industrious work ethic which to this date has earned praise by his fans and fellow peers alike.

The pack includes 52 bass loops, 82 drum loops, 10 music loops and 41 synth loops (also in REX format). The one-shots comprise 104 drums, 27 sound fx, 9 stabs, 37 synth noises, and 74 bass samples. Sampler patches for Kontakt, HALion, etc. are also included. All loops and samples have bpm and key info where applicable.

The bass loops are sub heavy, with a nice gnarly distortion on quite a few of them. The drum loops have good variety in tone and style, with most of them being 8 beats in length. From the music loops section I particularly enjoyed the ninja & korus flutes; the other loops (piano, violin, organ, Rhodes) didn’t stand out too much to me. The synth loops offer good variety of sounds with interesting melodies and tones. Nice job on the Shadow Boxing type sound (Doc Scott), love that one.

The bass samples are really good, musical and full of character with lots of filter action. Drum one-shots are nothing too special but useful nonetheless and the sampler patches include 10 drum kits made with these sounds. The fx samples are quite nice and in the music section it’s the same as with the loops; the ninja flute sample scores. Lastly, the synth samples offer a nice selection of interesting, well designed sounds.

Check out the demo below to hear a selection of sounds from the pack in action.

So what do I think?

Product: Dread Recordings Vol 1 – Titan
Format: 24-bit samples + patches
Price: £24.95 GBP
Like: Great loops, quality synth & bass one-shots
Don’t like: —
Verdict: 8/10

Titan delivers an interesting mix of old and new. A lot of the material has that Jungle vibe from the mid 90’s but with a more modern touch.

On the whole the pack offers a good amount of quality loops and samples, with the bass and synth sections being my favorites.

Loopmasters has a free taster pack available to download so go check it and see how you like these sounds.

More information: Loopmasters / Dread Recordings Vol 1 – Titan

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Loopmasters releases Dread Recordings Drum & Bass Vol 2 – Mr Explicit

Loopmasters has launched Dread Recordings Drum & Bass Vol 2, a sample pack featuring the sounds of Mr Explicit.

Dread Recordings Drum & Bass Vol 2 Mr Explicit

Celebrating 20 years in the business and following on from the Ray Keith, Bladerunner and Titan sample collections available at Loopmasters, Dread Recordings present their next weighty collection of Jungle and D & B sounds ready to tear up the dance floor.

Dread Recordings Volume 2 sees Mr Explicit step up to the podium for a bad ass collection of Natty Breaks, Filthy Basses, Haunting Pads and Crunchy SFX tweaked and tuned ready for producers looking for inspiration for their next DnB and Jungle Anthems.

Norwich born Mr Explicit or “The Scientist” as we call him at Dread (he will spend hours in the studio tweaking each sound in fine detail) joined the Dread camp around 5 years ago with the massive tune “Dark Assassin”, 3 incredible Vinyl EPs later and his latest remix is of “Dark soldier” coming soon on Dread is going to be Huge!

Dread Recordings Drum & Bass Vol 2 features

  • 481MB of content (24-bit/44.1kHz).
  • Includes 19 bass loops, 59 drum loops, 15 drum shuffle loops, 14 synth pad loops, 117 drum one shots, 26 sfx hits, 30 pad sounds, 19 reese bass shots, 51 bass stabs.
  • 107 REX2 files.
  • 130 soft sampler patches for Kontakt, HALion, EXS24, NN-XT and sfz formats.

The sample pack is available for purchase for £24.95 GBP, with individual parts sold separately starting at £7.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / Dread Recordings 02 – Mr Explicit

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Loopmasters releases Dread Recordings Drum & Bass Vol1 – Titan

Loopmasters has launched Dread Recordings Drum & Bass Volume 1, a sample library by Titan.

Dread Recordings Drum & Bass Vol.1 Titan

The Mighty Drum & Bass Label Dread Recordings team up with Loopmasters for the first in a series of royalty free Drum and Bass sample packs created exclusively by Dread artists.

Celebrating 20 years in the business and following on from the Bladerunner and Ray Keith sample collections available at Loopmasters, Dread Recordings kick this brand new series off with an awesome collection of Jungle and D & B sounds by Titan featuring Bad Ass Breaks, Filthy Basses, Menacing Synths and dubbed out SFX tweaked and tuned ready for producers looking for inspiration for their next DnB Roller.

Birmingham born and bred Titan started his musical journey as a sound engineer and whilst experimenting with MC-ing he grew more interested towards the production side and slowly over time built up a solid and mostly self-taught production skillset fired up by an industrious work ethic which to this date has earned praise by his fans and fellow peers alike.

The sample pack is available for £24.95 GBP, with individual parts sold separately starting at £6.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / Dread Recordings – Titan

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Loopmasters releases Bladerunner presents Dread Drum & Bass

Bladerunner Dread Drum & Bass

Loopmasters has announced the release of Dread Drum & Bass, a collection of samples from Bladerunner of Dread Recordings.

In 2004, Bladerunner’s talents were spotted by Ray Keith. He was signed to Dread Recordings and remixed jungle classics Renegade Terrorist, The Chopper and Dark Soldier.

He went on to remix other big tracks such as Black for DJ SS on Formation Records and Sound Control by Randall and Andy C. Including regular airplay on BBC Radio 1, 1 Xtra and appearances on Kiss100 and D&B Arena TV, Bladerunner has featured in Knowledge magazine and ATM with cover mixed CD’s. Recent hits Snake Fist and Back to the Jungle also topped the BBC Radio 1 Drum & Bass charts.

This powerful collection of copyright free Drum & Bass samples comes in at an impressive 612 MB and includes 347 24Bit samples, with 164 Loops at 175 Bpm, and 183 One Shot Samples. 104 Ready to play patches are included for Reason NNXT, Halion, EXS, SFZ and Kontakt compatible soft samplers. Apple Loops, Reason Refill and Ableton Live Suite versions are also available to purchase separately.

The sample pack is avaialble to purchase for £24.95 GBP. Loops and one shot samples + patches are available separately for £14.95 GBP each.

More information: Loopmasters / Bladerunner presents Dread Drum & Bass

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