Live Downtempo is a new pack from Loopmasters by Aneek Thapar, Jonathan Atkinson and Matt Pike that's perfect for thoughtful hip hop and emotive eletronica from 85 to 105bpm. It weighs in at a very healthy 2.3GB worth of 24-bit audio, which includes warm analogue and live basses, beefy 808 beats and processed live drums, dreamy pianos, dusty keys, nostalgic guitars and glitched synths. There's also a whopping 130 sampler patches covering a range of drum, bass, FX, keys and texture hits. This is a pack that takes risks with its production, and although these don't always pay off, the results are mostly very characterful, inspiring and interesting to listen to. As such, some may find the processing a little much in places, and there are plenty of unusual sounds that we couldn't see ourselves using. Luckily though, the good vastly outweights the bad, and in a pack this large, that means you get a lot of great loops and sounds.
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