The name Loopmasters is synonymous with high quality electronica samples. By now many desktop musicians and producers should know Loopmasters with their constant sample library releases. Dark Atmospherics 2 is a new collection of off-kilter sounds, sonic mutations, cuts, textures and odd drum loops. Dark Atmospherics 2 pretty much picks up where volume 1 left off and is a “genuine-to-the-genre” release that is simply great. This 44.1kHz/24-bit, 1.5 GB library can be utilized for minimal, techno, electronica, soundscapes, ambient and avant garde and etc. Dark Atmospherics 2 covers a wide variety of sounds including over 500 expertly programmed elements such as basses, modulated FX3, synths, atmospheres by Colin C. This pack also offers a killer collection of 200 drum loops (with tempos ranging from 85 to 174 BPM) that are suitable for glitch and IDM music. Sound-wise, the samples have a very high-tech and futuristic vibe – thanks to the hardware synths (Virus TI, Dave Smith Prophet 12, Waldorf Blofeld) and hardware processors (Eventide H910, Vertigo VSM) used as sound sources. They sound very clean and punchy, and are comparable to the latest electronic sample libraries out there. Bottom line: there are plenty of useable samples here that will work in any electronic music production, but the main selling point of Dark Atmospherics 2 are the excellent drum loops. Get this if you have the first volume.
Original Source: Sound Bytes Magazine