Salaryman

Salaryman

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After 4 years spent exclusively behinds the decks playing throughout France alongside the biggest D&B names, he started producing in 2006. And since then his aim stays the same: develop his own approach to Drum&Bass by blending genres influential to himself, mainly Reggae, Trance, Funk, Trip Hop, Rock, Hip Hop & Jazz. That's certainly why he's nowadays renowned as an eclectic artist, not limiting his skills to the boundaries of just one style.The upper level was reached in 2014, when he signed his first track on THE leading label in the Drum & Bass scene: Ram Records. On 2015, he came back to Ram (and its sister label ProgRam) and also entered another D&B superstar label: Technique. Then 2 years later happened the landmark event of his career so far: the release of his own single on Ram! This ability to reach the biggest imprints in the game proves that he's now a well established artist.


Reviews

  • If you’re looking for producing laid-back music giving room for acoustic instruments, drums and percussions, you will find some very useful tools in this pack. With this ‘Chilled Hip Hop Instrumentals’, RV adds another nice release to its catalogue but I would have appreciated that it would be a little bigger than just 500Mb.


    Loopmasters is definitely one of the best brands when it comes to team up with worldwide-known masterminds. And it proves it once again! Hard-kicking drums, swaying saturated basses and industrial techy synths: the Italian Drum&Bass maestro known as Maztek open the gates of the Neurofunk realm for anyone who dares to step through it. Neuro releases have been legion throughout the past couple of years but if you’ve got just one to buy, it should be probably this one.


    Neurotoxin Drum & Bass

    Rating: 8/10

    This new pack from Loopmasters is definitely dedicated to the most furious part of Drum&Bass, not only restricted to Neuro but also Jump Up and what we call “Mainstage”. Delivering a high quality of samples, it’s probably the synths that will hook you thanks to punchy melodies and expressive sounds. If you want to play with fire, try this!


    “Signals” will lead you into the ethereal world of Downtempo Music with this impressive 2,5 Gb collection of samples. Oscillating between synthetic and organic sounds, this pack will give you the key to build spellbinding soundscapes for your chilled productions. Another nice Trip Hop release from Loopmasters!


    The darkness has taken over again and now, braises yourself for the apocalypse! As the title says, this new sample pack is designed for the boldest ones. Tough basslines, hard hitting drums, gloomy atmos and techy synths: everything here will help you unleash the demons on the dancefloor! Another big D&B release from the Loopmasters camp, if you’re digging tracks from Mefjus, Black Sun Empire and Cause4Concern, then grabs this pack now!


    Avenax - Vocal Acapellas

    Rating: 10/10

    Even the most minimalist producer wouldn’t spit on vocal sample pack because it always humanizes a production and basically it can’t be synthesized by any computer (at least not for now!) And you can rely on this pack to bring some warmth straight to your speakers! Shamefully I haven’t heard about Avenax before but I don’t have any doubt that her ethereal voice influenced by Soul and Jazz will take you away.

    Vocal Bass Music

    Rating: 8/10

    If you like both Bass Music and vocals, well it seems you’re a lucky devil because there’s a brand new sample pack which is waiting for you! Mainly designed to produce what we call nowadays ‘Mainstage Bass Music’, this pack offers however loads of possibilities. For producers who’s looking for creating radio-friendly tracks ... but not only!


    Vadim is back with a new sample and once again it’s a murderation! With this mastodon of 2.6 Go, this veteran UK producer delivers anything you need to produce a big skanking Dub tune: drums, basses, horns, guitars, synths ... and even vocals!! And something tells me that I’ll hear some of these samples soon in other genres too, especially Jungle!


    Cassell The Beatmaker

    Rating: 8/10

    Sample packs exclusively dedicated to drums are numerous nowadays but when Loopmasters teams up with Cassel The Beatmaker, they’ve got something more to deliver. Combining some eclectic percussive elements such as human beatbox, electronic beats and of course the warmth of real drum sets, this sample pack offers a big diversity of drum sounds. Featuring loops from 80 to 175, this pack will please to any producer without any doubt!


    No one would contest that the Brazilian music of the 20th century had a phenomenal impact on the Electronic scene, especially thanks to its innovative rhythms. And most seemingly this influence still lives nowadays. So sample packs featuring typical Brazilian drums and percs are always useful when it comes to add some finesse to your drums sections. And if you chose this new sample pack from Organic Loops, you won’t be disappointed! However, although it offers a wide range of drum loops, a few drum hits would have been relevant.


    Nerve: Tech DnB

    Rating: 7/10

    The Tech/Neuro sample packs are numerous these days and it’s now time for Freaky Loops to show us their skills in the darkest side of Drum & Bass. ‘Nerve: Tech DnB’ is a tiny pack but definitely well crafted. The basses are nasty, the drums gritty and the synths epic so basically anything you need for creating a Neuro banger! I just wish they will come back with a bigger sample pack soon...


    We all know that any producer is always looking for drum beats to feed his soundbank. But when it comes to find some well-recorded live drum loops, it’s quite a hassle! Fortunately legendaries Mark Fletcher and The Jungle Drummer have teamed up to bring this impressive collection to your ears. And they have not restricted their work to just record their drum skills but have also apply some relevant FXs to enlarge the range of possibilities that this pack offers.


    Loopmasters brings the sun of Brazil to your studio thanks to the skills of the legendary Patife and his bro Vangeliez. Mainly acoustic, this sample pack offers bright and clean sounds, especially the guitar stems which are delightful!


    Hip-Hop Classics

    Rating: 7/10

    Singomakers is going back to the roots with a collection of sounds which recalls instantly the 90-00ish Hip Hop. No Trap or Dirty South, what we’ve got here is aimed to be used in ‘true’ Hip Hop tunes. And this “Hip Hop Classic” delivers everything needed to reach this goal, from drums to vocals, as well as instruments, synths and basses.


    After the first episode released a few years ago, Reso strikes back with D&B Intelligence vol.2! And for this one you can expect a big bunch of incredibly well shaped samples of which this D&B mastermind holds the secret. It’s a 10/10 on this without any doubt!


    The title of this pack says it all but what it doesn’t say is that it’s big as f**k!! About 3 Gb exclusively dedicated to impacts, risers and drops ... which are basically the types of FXs the most useful! Soundbox already proved its skills in FX making throughout the first five volumes. So don’t worry, if you have money left for only one FX pack, head to this one and you won’t be disappointed.


    Bass Music Carousel

    Rating: 10/10

    Dabro is now a well-established brand in the Bass Music industry and it proves it once again with this sample pack. Always searching for offering the most heavyweight sounds, they strike back with 2Gb of extremely well crafted monster sounds meant to wreck the dance floor! Featuring tempo sync samples from 110 to 174 BPM, Bass Music Carrousel browses the full spectrum of Bass Music and does it very well!


    Loopmasters provides here a nice addition to its ‘Artists Series’ with this collaboration with Signal. This rising star in the Drum&Bass scene delivers highly well designed sounds tinged with a subtle technoid touch. This sample pack will definitely help anyone who’s searching for bringing the typical nowadays Neuro sounds in their studio!


    At last a nice sample pack dedicated to Deep Drum&Bass came along! Offering hi-quality samples (which the best part is definitely the eclectic collection of drum loops), Artisan Audio brings here everything requested for producing some big Deep Neuro bangers. The bass samples are also amazing. I just wish this pack was a bit bigger so it would have become a must-have, no doubt about that!


    Not just one more House vocals pack, this one brings some Soul to your speakers! I didn’t know about Mike Russell before but his gnarly voice is definitely on a higher level. Featuring tempo-synced samples between 120 to 126BPM, this sample pack is definitely dedicated to House and will fit easily any tracks from this genre. But just using a little timestretch on it would add a nice Soul touch to any genre.


  • US House Vocals

    Rating: 9/10

    US House Vocals is definitely not just one more House acappella pack. Including original songs with every separated layer, it delivers a beautiful collection of vocals, very catchy but not mainstream for all that. Quite a newbie in the world of sample packs, Vital Vocals hit the big time with this one!


    House Hooks & Phrases

    Rating: 9/10

    Who never needed some vocals hooks for setting his productions on fire? No one I think. So here’s a sample pack you might use whether you’re involved in House or not. With this House Hooks & Phrases, Samplestate delivers a legion of short vocal samples which will bring a touch of House to your tunes.


    Smokers Blend 2

    Rating: 8/10

    Reggae and Dub producers, it’s time to come inna di dance!! (well, rather inna di Studio actually but anyway...) RV unveils here a big selection of high precision samples that will bring your productions to another level. Drums, guitars, live basses, pianos, rhodes, scratches, synths ... you’ve got here pretty everything needed to create the most iree music!


    Drum & Bass Shadows

    Rating: 7/10

    As the title says, Drum & Bass Shadows is intended for the producers from the dark side of this genre. And it does it well! Representing the high level standard from Loopmasters, this sample pack delivers warm beats, naughty basses and gloomy synths in order to unleash the darkness all over the world.


    Liquid Funk DnB Vol 2

    Rating: 6/10

    Famous audio comes back to Drum& Bass with the volume 2 of their Liquid-Funk DnB series. From the deepest tunes to the soulful rollers, this sample pack explores a pretty big range of typical sounds from the Liquid-Funk. This new release from Famous Audio should run over the likes of most fans of funky D&B.


    Live Downtempo

    Rating: 8/10

    With this colossal sample pack of nearly 3 GB, Loopmasters delivers a wide collection of cutting-edge samples specifically chiselled for Downtempo Music. As defined in its title, this sample pack features live sounds (especially some awesome drum loops and hits) but also synthesised samples, like for instance the classical but always useful 808 glitchy sonorities.

    Ghostek is back with (as per usual) some filthy neuro sounds for producing the darkest and nastiest Techno. And I’m pretty sure that this sample pack will charm loads of Neuro D&B producers as well! If only this pack was a bit bigger, it would have become a must-have for sure!


    If you’re a Trap producer lusting for some fresh new ideas, this little sample pack from Sample Diggers should feature anything you’ll need and even more. Mainly digitally orientated (like Trap itself), Chill Trap & Future RnB offers some great organic musical elements too.


    Soulful Gospel Vocals

    Rating: 8/10

    Here are some vibrant soulful vocals including both male and female stems in separated layers (either dry or wet) which mean loads of ways to play with it! Featuring a big range of BPM this sample pack offers the possibility to add its vocals in numerous genres, from Hip Hop to Drum & Bass including Techno, House and more!


    Brace yourself; the mighty Epica from Freaky Loops is back! Featuring splendid accapellas, emotional piano lines, ethereal synths, captivating vocal beds and loads of other fantasy elements, you have here anything you’ll need for breathing life into your compositions. This sample pack is definitely raising the bar and I could easily bet that I’ll hear some of these elements in the intros of some killer tunes soon!


    A sublime sample pack which features sounds crafted with high precision by the hands of the worldwide-renowned duo (now solo) called Commix. Whether rhodes, drums, basses, atmos or synths are incredibly well designed. The only bad point is I’d love to have a little more! Anyway, it’s a must have, especially for Liquid producers.


    Drum & Bass Fx 2

    Rating: 8/10

    Providing more than just FXs, Drum & Bass FX 2 delivers anything you need to pad your 174-ish productions, from drones to synths. Modulation is definitely the keywork of this new sample pack by RV and it does it successfully, offering wavy soundscapes and twisted signals with a touch of Science-Fiction.


    Quantum Drum & Bass

    Rating: 10/10

    Thin but sick! Just about 400MB but strictly nothing to waste! Each sample of this pack is sculpted with a high precision, especially the basses which will drive you mad. Mainly intended to Neuro and Deep producers, I’m pretty sure that any Drum&Bass composers would be happy to play with sounds taken from Quantum Drum& Bass. Definitely a must have.


    Call to Trap producers! If you’ve got money for just one sample pack, this would be the one! 1.4 Gb of hi-fi samples especially designed for your favourite music. Actually anyone in search for analog top-notch samples for his compositions will happily find what he’s looking for. Or if you rather want some warm drum loops and hits, just check what this sample pack has in store!


    What would be Trip Hop and Hip Hop without some scratches? Probably not that good. That’s why it’s always good to have scratch samples in your folders and especially this pack which is very good!! The distinctive characteristic of this one is that he features both scratched and unscrathed versions of each sounds so that you may go behind the decks and record your own routine then use it in your productions.


    A thick collection of samples for your Downtempo compositions. These sounds are also perfect if you’re looking for adding an organic touch to your productions. The drum parts are incredibly good as well as the gritty basses and beautiful key loops. And if you tweak the BPM, you’ll be happy to notice that these sounds may be useful on Dance Music as well, from Glitch-Hop to Drum&Bass.


    Melodic Drum And Bass

    Rating: 9/10

    Until then Dabro has used to deliver tough samples for heavyweight productions. For this time, this imprint explores the melodic side of Drum&Bass with this marvellous collection of clean ethereal sounds. Offering acoustic, organic and synthetic samples, this sample pack will certainly help you to reach higher musical fields.


    Bass Circus: DnB

    Rating: 8/10

    If you’re looking for well designed samples in order to produce the hardest and nastiest Drum&Bass, here’s a must-have. Including good inspiration kits, it can be also a good way for the newbies to start their first Neuro tracks. But this sample pack is not restricted to the dark side of D&B so that a lot of producers may find some unexpected sounds that will make their compositions sound thicker.


    Drum And Bass 3

    Rating: 8/10

    Probably the best volume from the Dabro’s D&B Collection so far. It contains either kits for starting a tune or separated sounds to embellish your productions. The drum parts are really good and on a higher level that what I'm expected to find in other sample packs. However don’t expect to produce some Deep Liquid with it, this pack is definitely designed for harder stuff.


    Slo-Mo Electronica

    Rating: 7/10

    De-structured drums, grimy basses, ethereal pianos reverberating synths and gloomy atmos & fxs, here's a complete collection for your chill-out compositions. Even if all these samples are set to 140 BPM, they may easily fit any genres thanks to a little time stretch, from Glitch-Hop to Drum&Bass.



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