Aquasky: Electro House And Breaks – Review in Wusik Sound Magazine
Since the advent of sample libraries in the 80’s many sample developers have hired known artists/producers to commission their sounds from. Nowadays, it’s widely popular for artists/producers to cut their own sample CD as it is to release an album. To launch Loopmasters’ “Artist Series” they picked Aquasky to kick things off. Now the two have teamed up to bring you “Aquasky: Electro House And Breaks”.
Known for their great production style, Aquasky have opened their sample vault to inspire the masses with their signature sound. Anyone looking to make an electro , house or breaks will be thrilled that this 1.5 GB of diverse sample material includes drum loops and fills, bass loops, music loops and vocal samples (the latter courtesy of Ragga Twins and Rebecca Riley). This library also has many one-shot drum kits, single bass hits, effect sounds and more than 200 instrument sounds. Supporting different sampler formats is a must nowadays for a sample library and I’m happy to see Loopmasters have included 147 instrument patches for popular programs such as Reason’s NN-TX, Kontakt, HALion, EXS24, Emulator X2 and Ableton Live.
When I auditioned the samples, a lot of them sounded superb. I would’ve liked if they were in 24-bit format but the standard 16-bit quality will do. From a production standpoint, Aquasky has really put a lot of attention to detail in bringing together this collection and it shows. I find the thumping basses very useful and the drum loops have a certain “bite” in them. Overall, this is a good library with highly usable material.