This follow up to Lunar Cycles 1 takes a trip into the warped world of the L.A. Beats scene, taking its inspiration from artists such as Flying Lotus, Gaslamp Killer and Shlohmo. There's 668MB worth of 24-bit audio over 237 loops and 199 one-shots, plus 66 sampler patches, and 46 MIDI files to round things off. From the wonky beats and organic percussion, to the dusty pads and glitch guitars, this is an absolute masterclass in sample manipulation and using FX to create interesting grooves and textures. There are also plenty of interesting one-shots including musical hits and riffs, drums, foley sounds, fx, vocals and textures and bass hits that could easily help generate new riff ideas. This is a treasure trove of inspiring and evocative loops with plenty of variety that makes it useful beyond just the hip hop, trip-hop and lo-fi genres.
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