Review: Exmoor Emperor Celestial Downtempo

Enjoy some right royal creative inspiration courtesy of production gurus Exmoor Emperor with this multi-faceted sample collection.

Exmoor Emperor Essential Downtempo

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Price £30
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UK production duo Henry White and Nathan Feddo, who go by the collective moniker Exmoor Emperor, have joined forces with Loopmasters for this pack of warped and atmospheric, electronic soul and pop samples. Its 141 loops stretch from 75 to 145bpm and cover inventive drum and percussion grooves that boast compelling use of panning and reverb, as well as some heavy and warm-sounding analogue basses. There’s also a folder of music loops that include lo-fi pianos, detuned synth pads, retro leads, and haunting vocals.

You also get 19 MIDI files and a selection of drum, percussion, effects, music and bass one-shots with accompanying sampler patches. The production throughout is atmospheric and there’s enough variety here to make this a suitably useful starter kit for budding composers in myriad genres.

Key features

  • Warped, electronic soul and pop
  • 883MB of 24-bit audio
  • 141 loops and 67 one-shots
  • 19 MIDI files
  • 56 patches for Kontakt, EXS24, HALion, NN-XT, Sfz