Maximal Electro: A Cut To The Quick
Maximal Electro from Loopmasters is a feature packed collection of Twisted Electronic Textures, Glitches, Drums and Musical Loops for producers making Electro, House, Tech and Filtered Dance Music. Created by Electro DJ & Remix artist Utku.S – the head of Ventuno Recordings – who recently produced Loopmasters best selling French Electro House product.
A focus on the fundamental elements which make Maximal Electro such a hit – begins with the 124 ‘Club Ready’ drum loops produced as 2 – 4 bar grooves syncopated with FX, stabs and mangled hits. The driven beats of these inspirational drum loops offer a vast array of the different vibes and variations heard in current Electro House genres – all unique in character – and produced to the highest standard. Mixing and lining up rhythmic phrases from the different grooves in your loop based compostions is a breeze using Loopmasters samples, especially when beat juggling, or slicing audio parts using dedicated software applications such as: FL Studio’s Slicex, or FXpansions Geist.
Similarly, the Bass loops in the Maximal Electro collection provide a wide choice of colour variation ranging from; smooth, deep bass resonances to the coarse and gritty harmonically rich excited bass sounds, to the sounds of fat side-chained heavy Electro Basses. Creating a cohesive, complimentary and colourful bass part using Maximal Electro’s bass samples is, for the most part, as easy as auditioning the bass loops and then slicing and positioning the gestures to have them enhance the vibe of a groove.
The ‘Twisted Top’ loops in this unique Loopmasters Electro bundle certainly provide an edge to the upper mids and high frequency range. In isolation they sound thin, but in combination with the drums and bass the sit well with a little tweaking applied. The ‘Top’ loops are composed of mashed up shakers, congas, tambourines, additional hats and a variety of hits – their processed treatment makes for a busy loop; ideal as ear candy when mixed wide in the stereo field and for adding pace to a groove.
Working closely with Maximal Electro reveals a cohesive relationship between the separate elements in the collection which increases the speed of workflow in the DAW. Loopmasters sample libraries include ‘ready to play’ patches for software samplers like: Kontakt – Halion – EXS and Reason NNXT. The sampler patches for Maximal Electro include presets using the Synths, Pads, Basses and FX. Opening a corresponding sampler patch creates a bank of all the samples in the host application as a chromatically mapped sound bank ready to play!
My favourite Loopmasters patch type is the SFZ which is a format recognised by Camel Audio’s Alchemy synth. Loading Loopmasters SFZ files into a compatible software synth allows for a whole bunch of signal processing to be applied to the samples and loops using extended synthesis techniques, which is cool. The inclusion of sampler patches in all Loopmasters bundles is also a huge time saver and a ‘plus one’ credit for the necessity of QFE (quick fix engineering) in a busy studio environment.
In detail Maxmal Electro is a huge 1.7GB collection of Fresh, Funky and Filtered Electro samples which include: 687 extended samples, 545 24Bit Loops between 128 – 132 Bpm, and 142 one Shot Electro Samples. 105 Chunky Electro Bass Loops, 124 Club Ready Drum Loops, 76 Twisted Top Loops, 105 Glitched and Twisted Music Loops, 135 Music Loops, 12 Atmos Pad Fx, 15 Breakdown Fx, 12 Reversed Synth Samples, 60 One Shot Bass Tones, and 44 Synth Tones. Apple Loops, Reason Refill and Ableton Live packs are also available separately.
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