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.

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