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    EastWest Joey Kramer Loops

    Sample Library

    **** 4 stars. Although he's served time with vintage US rockers Aerosmith, there's more to Joey Kramer's playing than a 10-ton backbeat...

    Reviews Jul 2002
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    Keyfax Reggae Grooves

    Twiddly Bits MIDI Files

    Keyfax have been creating all kinds of musical phrases, loops and flourishes in MIDI file format for their Twiddly Bits range for as long as we can remember, but this new set represents a departure from previous trends...

    Reviews Jul 2002
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    AMG 160dB Drum & Bass sample library.

    160dB Drum & Bass Interface

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    **** Score = 4/5. This library offers around 100 drum loops, divided into Breakbeats and Live Drums categories, plus music loops consisting of gated effects and short licks played on Rhodes, sax and upright bass...

    Reviews Jun 2002
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    Big Fish Audio Celtic Instruments

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    **** Score = 4/5 stars. Celtic Instruments is a collection of 13 multisampled instruments supplied on two Giga-format CD-ROMs (which are compatible with HALion).

    Reviews Jun 2002
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    AMG Intravenous sample library.

    AMG Intravenous

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    **** Score = 4/5. Supplied as a two-CD set containing both audio and WAV-file content, the underlying concept is "the creation of grooves that enter the bloodstream as fast as possible", hence the name Intravenous.

    Reviews Jun 2002
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    Garritan Orchestral Strings

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    After creating the ultimate harp library, has Gary Garritan managed to succeed again with the most ambitious sampled string library ever undertaken?

    Reviews May 2002
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    EastWest Breakz From The Nu Skool

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    **** Score = 4/5 stars. Programmer Brian Transeau delivers 436 breakbeats, mostly four bars long, divided into two categories, "Dirt Breakz" and "Live Breakz", with tempos ranging from 66 to 180 bpm.

    Reviews Apr 2002
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    Propellerhead Strings

    Reason Refill Collection

    **** Score = 4/5 stars. This 170Mb collection features the Moscow Session Strings working through a varied selection of fully‑arranged riffs, which have been processed with Propellerhead's Recycle 2.

    Reviews Apr 2002
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    EastWest Twisted Textures

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    ***** Score = 5/5 stars. Categorised by emotions, Twisted Textures is a very useful and admirably varied collection of short, self-contained sonic mood pieces.

    Reviews Apr 2002
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    Big Fish Audio Noize Loops

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    **** Score = 4/5 stars.  If you want some Aphex/Atari Teenage Riot madness or truly brutal loops to scare your granny, Noize Loops will not disappoint...

    Reviews Mar 2002
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    Dan Dean Solo Brass

    Sample Library

    ***** Score = 5/5. This is the first Dan Dean library to feature up to eight velocity layers for the smoothest ever transitions of timbre from soft to loud...

    Reviews Jan 2002
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    Tekniks Geneticz

    Sample Library

    **** Score = 4/5 stars. Geneticz is a collection of processed loops and sounds programmed by Digital Davy, a Dutch DJ and techno/gabba producer.

    Reviews Jan 2002
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    Zero-G Return To The Planet Of The Breaks

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    ***** Score = 5/5 stars. Return serves up 76 tracks of live beats ranging from 57 to 169bpm (though one loop pogos in at 194bpm).

    Reviews Jan 2002
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    AMG The Vinyl Frontier 2: Boiling Point

    Sample Library

    **** Score = 4/5 stars. Vinyl Frontier 2 focuses on urban breakbeat styles such as hip-hop and drum and bass.

    Reviews Jan 2002
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    Malmsjo Acoustic Grand

    Sample Library

    * Score = 4

    Reviews Dec 2001
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    Backbeat

    Sample Library

    * Score = 5

    Reviews Dec 2001
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    Electric Ghetto

    Sample Library

    * Score = 5

    Reviews Dec 2001
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    Kodish Drum 'n' Bass

    Sample Library

    * Score = 2

    Reviews Dec 2001
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    NY Cutz 2 - Off Da Hook

    Sample Library

    * Score = 5

    Reviews Nov 2001
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    Underground Garage

    Sample Library

    * Score = 4

    Reviews Nov 2001
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    Journey To The Light

    Sample Library

    Rating: *** 3/5 Stars

    Reviews Nov 2001

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