Review: Loopmasters Acoustic Blueprints
An especially useful toolkit for TV composers that includes a wealth of inspirational plucked and strummed acoustic riffs.
Acoustic Blueprints key features:
- Stringed acoustic licks and riffs
- Guitar, bass, mandolin, ukulele, dulcimer and more
- 268 loops
- 12 song kits
- 400MB+ of 24-bit audio
- WAV+REX2 or Apple Loops+REX2 formats
- 90 to 130bpm
Acoustic Blueprints is a new pack from Loopmasters that’s jammed with a plethora of plucked-instrument loops, including acoustic guitars, electric bass, mandolin, slide guitar, ukuleles, dulcimers and more. The files are spread across 12 song kits, with 268 loops totalling just over 400MB of 24-bit audio in your choice of WAV and REX or Apple Loops and REX formats.
In terms of style, there’s a fair bit of variety, including folk, blues, funk and pop influences, and all the riffs are expertly played with tight and clear performances. On the production side, the recordings are quite close and dry so they can be easily mixed, although we found that some of the loops felt like they’d been artificially cut off in volume, possibly via a gate.
That said, it’s quite subtle and not a major issue, and overall, there are plenty of inspiring riffs that could easily form the backbone of a TV music cue, or indeed a track in many a genre.