Loopmasters has launched Heavyweight Dub and Reggae, a collection of dub samples direct from the studio of producer Dubmatix.
Heavyweight Dub & Reggae solidly begins with the heavy Dub foundation created by the legendary King Tubby in the 1970s where the control room, mixer and equipment become another instrument and a means to create fresh new sounds for the dance. Heavyweight Dub & Reggae takes this concept and brings into modern day Soundsystem culture; EDM, Electronic and almost any genre of music looking for add depth and weight to their overall sound!
At a massive 2.4GB, Heavyweight Dub and Reggae features Loops, One Hits, and Sampler Patches with a Dub-laden feel featuring Live Instruments, Drums, Keys, Vocals, FX and of course the all-important low end Bass frequencies! Over 400 Loops feature Live Drums washed in lush Dub Delay, a colourful spectrum of Keys including Pianos, Organs and Synths, Horn sections, Sax and Live Bass.
Every sample has an edge and weight that invokes a raw analog sound, heard in the early sounds of dub & reggae but modernised for today’s music. Each sound goes through a long process of creation, selection and sonic shaping until a real sense of sound and uniqueness develop – sound by sound, FX by FX and edit by edit.
In excess of 140 One Shot samples are included with meticulous production applied throughout – with Bass, Drums, FX, Music and Vocals ready to be played and programmed in your music – as well as 45 sampler patches to choose from! All sounds have been played live, delivering natural swing and syncopation made possible by moving away from the block!
At tempos from 64-160BPM, this heavyweight collection is made for Dub, Reggae, Dancehall, Roots and other Dub-centric genres! As always all content is key-labelled for instant integration in your projects.
The lengthy gear list includes Roland RE150 Space Echo, Roland RE-20 Space Echo, Roland Chorus SRE-555 Echo, Korg Minilogue, MoogerFooger, Traynor TR-2 Spring Reverb, BOSS Digital Reverb, Yamaha MOTIF, Warwick & Fender P Bass, Strat, Gretsch, Epiphone Guitars + Various 60s Japanese guitar oddities, Ibanez Harmonics HD1000, Neuman U87, Yamaha Gro-112 II Tube Guitar Amp, Gretsch Jazz Drum Kit and Ludwig Breakbeat Drum Kit.
The sample pack is available for purchase for £34.95 GBP, with parts also sold separately.