The Blues Sessions Review
In today's routine electronic sample libraries being released, it's good to see something different for a change.
The Blues Sessions is inspired by the sounds of blues artists such as Rory Gallagher, Davey Graham, Eric Bibb, Bert Jansch, Louisiana Red, Big Moose Walker and Woody Mann. Recorded at 24-bit/ 44.1KkHz, this library is as vast and comprehensive a sample source as you can get.
There are a total of 2.02 GB of really well-recorded loops and hits such as drums, harp, Hammond, keys, vocals and some genuine old blues recordings plucked from the vault. Thanks to the use of vintage equipment (RCA ribbon mics, 70's Raindirk console and Neve and RCA preamps) they've really captured the vibe and feel of that classic blues sound.
The performances are absolutely top notch, of course, as I've come to expect from Loopmasters. My favorites would be the harp loops as they will rip through your speakers.
The Hammonds and Rhodes have so much grit that they can be used in heavier style compositions. Overall, a great sample pack that's destined to be a classic.