Inspiration Sounds releases Pure Live Breaks Volume 2

Inspiration Sounds Pure Live Breaks Volume 2

Inspiration Sounds has released Pure Live Breaks Volume 2, a collection of drum grooves.

Top session drummer Gary Widlake thumps out a fresh selection of Original and Contemporary drum grooves for use in a wide variety of production genres.

Pure Live Breaks Volume 2 features

  • 275MB Content, ACIDized Wave Files.
  • Apple Loops & Rex2 Loops.
  • Loops from 95 to 130 BPM.
  • Dry and Processed versions.
  • All loops sync to BPM.
  • PC/Mac Compatible.
  • Royalty-Free (no exceptions).

Pure Live Breaks Volume 2 is available now for £19.95 EUR / €24.95 EUR / $39.95 USD. You can listen to an audio demo of Pure Live Breaks Volume 2 here.

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Review: Inspiration Sounds Pure Live Breaks Vol 1

Inspiration Sounds Pure Live Breaks Volume 1

Inspiration Sounds recently released Pure Live Breaks Vol 1, a collection of drum grooves played by International Session Drummer, Gary Widlake.

Pure Live Breaks Vol 1 features over 270MB of “rough and ready” drumloops recorded at tempos from 95-130 BPM.

You get a little over 120 dry loops and the same amount of processed loops, in Acidized .wav, REX2, and Apple Loops formats.

The drum kit used for the recordings sounds nice and clear, with a thumpy kick and crunchy snare. Although the sound of the drums is identical across the various loops, there is quite a variety of grooves which fit well in pop and funk music, and can easily be used in other genres as well.

Looping live drums is always a bit tricky, dealing with cymbals and such. Inspiration Sounds has done a great job crafting loops with natural sounding starts and looping points.

The processed loops sound a little more aggressive (multi-band compression, some reverb perhaps) and are probably better suited for pop/rock or electronic music.

So what do I think?

It’s rather hard to program drums to sound live, which is good for people like Gary. I’m quite taken by the work he has done on these grooves. They are diverse and many loops can be cut up so you can improvise on them in your music. I personally like the sound of the drums a lot: tight & crunchy, though laid back & groovy.

Inspiration Sounds has put up a demo track and some free samples, so check those to see if you think these are some of the freshest and phattest drum grooves around.

Pure Live Breaks Vol 1 is available for download for £19.95 GBP (about $40 USD).

More information: Inspiration Sounds