Loopmasters releases Raw Cutz Label Sampler

Loopmasters has launched the Raw Cutz Label Sampler, a collection of 286 samples from the Raw Cutz Super Pack sample library.

Raw Cutz Label Sampler

Raw Cutz is the new Hip Hop sample label created by the guys behind Equipped Music, E-Lab and Loopmasters, so to give you a taster of the super cool gritty samples available we have hand-picked some of the finest cutz from The Raw Cutz Super Pack that work flawlessly together or can be used solely to add some strength to your existing productions at one affordable price.

Selected Samples in this unique pack are from the Full Raw Cutz Super Pack release available exclusively at Loopmasters, already gaining awards and great reviews from Future Music, Rekkerd, DJ Mag and more!

The Raw Cutz Super Pack Full release features all 30 launch releases from www.rawcutz.com and is the primo sample collection for anyone who is serious about their music, whether it be for Hip Hop, Downtempo, Urban, House or other forms of Electronica and features over 5000 sounds created with pride and passion.

In this Raw Cutz Label Sampler expect to find 30 Raw and Dusty Break Loops (82-99bpm), 150 Raw Cut Inspirational Music Samples, 33 Fat Raw Kicks, 19 Crisp Raw Snares, 23 Raw Hi Hat Samples, and 30 Break Rex Files all in 24 Bit Quality!

The label sampler is available to purchase for £9.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / Raw Cutz Label Sampler

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Review: The Raw Cutz Super Pack – 5,000 Breaks, Cuts & Samples

Raw Cutz is a new label by Erik Svahn of E-Lab and Equipped Music, and Loopmasters sample boutique owner Matt Pelling.

Together Erik and Matt have formed Raw Cutz, and hope this site will inspire musicians old and new to make exciting Hip Hop, House, Drum and Bass and other experimental forms using some of the inspirational sounds, swung beats, processed kits and found sounds that Raw Cutz and its Producers will be releasing regularly on this imprint.

Raw Cutz Super Pack

The Raw Cutz Super Pack takes the 30 launch releases from the new imprint, and bundles them in a giant pack with no less than 5,645 individual samples, good for 3.3 GB content.

Whether you are looking for Punchy Kicks, Crisp Snares, Mellow Rhodes, Ethereal Vocals, Dubbed Out Basses, Glitched Jazz Guitars, Drifting Flutes, Funky Horns, Ambient Sounds, and Dusty Breaks – these smoking beats are guaranteed to add the flavour, punch and inspiration to your productions that you have been looking for.

Raw Cutz Super Pack features

  • 300 81-99BPM Raw Break Loops
  • 3,510 Raw Cut Music Samples
  • 778 Raw Kick Samples
  • 468 Raw Snare Samples
  • 331 Raw Hi Hat Samples
  • 302 Rex2 Files

The pack comes with everything listed above in respective folders. You do get file listings of each of the 30 individual packs that make up this super pack, but if you want to find the sounds that are from the same pack you’ll have to use the file name tags to locate them.

A collection of 300 break loops (10 loops per pack) is good for 110 individual breaks, and 190 no kick/no hihat type variations. They have a nice vintage vibe, though when you audition the bunch some of the themes start to sounds a bit the same-ish. Of course nothing keeps you from chopping the breaks up, and since you also get over 1,500 one-shot drum samples so can easily make your own breaks anyway.

For me, the next bit – the “Raw Cut Inspirational Music Samples” – is what this pack is all about.

One of the first sample libraries I bought was E-Lab’s Xclusive Wav Xtension (10-disc pack including the X-Static Goldmine series). I remember it cost an arm and a leg (back then anyway), and it seemed that a lot of the content was simply lifted of existing recordings – nicely processed, but not very original nonetheless. Some samples were blatantly ripped from commercial tunes, but I always loved the vibe of these samples. Especially the melodic one-shot stabs/hits are fantastic, and this is the kind of sampling that in my opinion has its merit.

The music samples on the Raw Cutz Super Pack are much the same. Bass, guitar, electric piano, flute, saxophone, organ, atmospheric sounds, etc.
Short 1 or 2 second sounds, all with that fantastic vintage funky, soulful vibe. While the sounds mostly have a Hip Hop feel, you can easily use them in other genres as well. Many samples have that lovely delay and reverb processing that you would hear on early drum & bass records.

The Loopmasters website says:

These exclusive samples have been crafted carefully by our top producers using technology including MPC and SP1200 samplers, Technics 1210 mk2 decks, Analogue Tape Machines and vintage mics and instruments including Fender Jazz Guitars, Double Basses, Horns, Rhodes Pianos and much more besides.

I have read that text a few times, and I guess it doesn’t actually exclude crate digging. To be honest even if these samples weren’t created from scratch I don’t really care. Sampling has always been part of Hip Hop music production, and I would feel totally comfortable using these samples in my work.

Check the sound examples below to get an idea on what kind of sounds you can expect.

So what do I think?

Product: Raw Cutz Super Pack by Loopmasters
Format: 24-bit Wav samples
Price: £149.95 GBP
Like: beautiful one-shot hits/stabs, well processed for that vintage vibe
Don’t like: breaks could have bit more variation
Verdict: 8/10

This pack is perfect for beat makers. The Raw Cutz Super Pack will save you tons of time, no need to go crate digging!

The 3,500+ sounds are just what you need to create the perfect vibe for your Hip Hop tracks.
Yes, the breaks are nice, the single drum sounds are very useful, but for me, this pack is all about the brilliant stabs, chords, hits, bass & guitar licks, atmospheric fx, etc.

The samples are processed with care to get a great vibe, totally inspiring and full of character.

Get your samplers ready, serious head bobbin’ is inevitable.

More information: Loopmasters / Raw Cutz Super Pack

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Loopmasters releases The Raw Cutz Super Pack

Loopmasters Raw Cutz Super Pack

Loopmasters has announced The Raw Cutz Super Pack, a platinum package featuring all 30 launch releases from Raw Cutz – the new Hip Hop sample label created by the guys behind Equipped Music, E-Lab and Loopmasters.

If you know the history of sampling then you may well be aware of some of the sample packs that changed the game – and many of these including Smokers Delight, Premier Beats, Vinylistics and the X-Static Goldmine Series were all produced by Erik at Equipped and his team. Since teaming up with Matt from Loopmasters – the pair have drawn on their knowledge, experience and contacts to bring forward a new Sample Label which is inspired by the machines, instruments and techniques of the past, with a vision for the music of the future – this is Raw Cutz!

The Raw Cutz Super Pack is the primo sample collection for anyone who is serious about their music, whether it be for Hip Hop, Downtempo, Urban, House or other forms of Electronica and features over 5000 sounds created with pride and passion.

Whether you are looking for Punchy Kicks, Crisp Snares, Mellow Rhodes, Ethereal Vocals, Dubbed Out Basses, Glitched Jazz Guitars, Drifting Flutes, Funky Horns, Ambient Sounds, and Dusty Breaks – these smoking beats are guaranteed to add the flavour, punch and inspiration to your productions that you have been looking for.

The sample pack is available to purchase for £149.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / The Raw Cutz Super Pack

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Equipped Music Sampler + 20%off all Equipped sample packs at Loopmasters

Equipped Music Sampler

Loopmasters has released the Equipped Music Sampler, an exclusive collection of samples developed for kool-kats longing for laid-back side of music.

Whether you produce alternative hip-hop, lounge house, chillout tracks or soul music, the Equipped Label Sampler gives you a selection of samples that will knock your socks off and inspire you instantly.

The musical qualities of the samples are of the highest usability, the sound production is perfect and styled to sound slightly ‘vintage’. But be not afraid! They don’t sound ‘old’, they just have the flavor Having a defined sonic output the Equipped samples are an inspiring set that will stir the heart and soul of any ambitious producer.

Equipped Music Sampler features

  • 40 Loops and samples from Smokers Relight Deux Vol. 2.
  • 40 Loops and samples from Loungin House Vol. 2.
  • 40 Loops and samples from Premier Beats Vol. 3.
  • 40 Loops and samples from Slo Motion V1 – Tokyo soundscapes.
  • 40 Loops and Samples from Slo Motion V2 -Tokyo soundscapes.

The sampler is available to purchase for £9.95 GBP.

Loopmasters has also announced a limited time sale on Equipped Music sample libraries, offering a 20% discount until September 18th, 2012.

More information: Loopmasters / Equipped Music

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Time+Space March offers: Buy Rob Papen BLUE get free RG, Zero-G SoundSense buy 1 get 1 free, save on Equipped Music titles

Rob Papen BLUE + free copy of RG

Time+Space has announced a number of great offers for March.

Time+Space March 2009 offers

Buy Rob Papen Blue, get free copy of RG (save £129)

As announced last week, Rob Papen has released a brand new update for the virtual rhythm guitar player – RG. This latest update delivers a new ‘Distorted’ sound bank including edgy unheard-before grooves which turn RG into a heavily packed and highly explosive rock guitar bomb!

Experience these brand new edgy sounds for yourself with our fantastic March offer. When you buy and register a copy of Blue throughout March 2009 you can get a copy of RG absolutely free! That’s a saving of £129!

Simply purchase Blue as normal either through Time+Space or a participating dealer before 31st March 2009 and then send proof of purchase with the rebate form (downloadable from timespace/com) to us and we´ll send the free RG to you directly with no extra charge.

Time+Space Zero-G SoundSense promo

Zero-G SoundSense, buy 1 get 1 free

Zero-G’s SoundSense series has been created to provide music producers with professional quality sounds at fantastic value for money.

Priced at just £29.31 each, the series currently includes 10 titles covering a range of genres from Chillout and Ambient to Electro and Hip Hop and until 31st March when you buy one SoundSense title you can receive another one absolutely free! Just purchase your chosen title and add a message in the Notes box (during the checkout process) outlining which free title you´d like to receive! Offer ends 31st March 2009.

Time+Space Equipped Muisc promo

Selected Equipped Music titles @ £59.95 each

Equipped Music’s titles never fail to get great reviews thanks to their high quality and usability across a number of genres.

Throughout March, you can buy Premier Beats, Slo’Motion or Smokers Relight Deux for just £59.95 each – that’s a saving of over £28!

Or, buy all three together for £159.95, saving you £104!

More information: Time+Space

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