Billed as a golden era hip-hop library, Smokers Blend turns out to be somewhat more than that....
If you're 420 friendly and have a green thumb, you'll love digging through this 1.23GB...
A lot freaky good rhodes loops. Also liking some of the beat loops, but a lot of them are actually out of phase. Maybe the kids today don't care about phase! Really liking some of the bass loops too, especially the tone of some of them. A lot of good unique hits to chop out and play with here. Overall, would deffo come back for more.
Always Keen to check out the sound packs from RV, and never disapointed when it comes to their dusty blend of Jazz Breaks, Classic Old Skool Hip Hop, with a classic touch of Jazzy Blue Note instrumentation.
From the get go you get 4 folders full to the brim of everything you could want, starting with Rex files which is so good for flexibility into loading into vaviours Daws or Samplers.
Then you get Sampler Patches, whats not to love, this is where your creativity can take your production to another level and in any direction you want, and take total control of the instrument patches.
Included next is the Sounds and FX, firstly you get all the Drum Hits you would ever need from Cymbals, Hats, Kicks, Percs, Snares, this is so good were you can start proggramming your own beats from Boom Bap, to Jazz, Bass Hits, Piano, Chords, you name it's all in here, not forgetting vocals and synths.
Finally if that wasnt enougn you get the last folder of Wav files, over flowing with all the instruments you could wish for, truly superb.
If I was being ever so picky, I would love to see midi files in these packs, but this is just a minor obsevation in the grand scheme of things. This is a must for any producer songwriter etc looking for the perfect classick pack of sounds for this genre.
RV is always at the top of the game! This is a sick pack to have. Dope drums and one shots. You can make some serious heat with Smokers Blend! Anything from dreamy 3am vibes, to that nitty gritty east coast feel.