Review: Loopmasters Afrotrap Spirit
A unique but well-programmed collection of world-music inspired beats await in this pack from Loopmasters.
Price £29.95 (Loopcloud ready)
This new pack from Loopmasters features world-music infused percussion, guitars and mallet riffs alongside punchy drums, hard bass and synth loops, which add a heavier sound-system flavour. There are 313 loops in a range of formats with some well-programmed, energetic drum and percussion grooves and some excellent, upbeat mallet patterns; there are also some mostly decent, but occasionally basic-sounding, synth parts. You also get 100 bass and music MIDI files so you can experiment with your own sounds.
To round things off, there are 120 sampler patches and one-shots that cover tight drums, a blend of organic and electronic synth and bass hits and a handful of useful effects sounds. The more organic-sounding parts of this pack arguably outshine the synthetic ones, but when things come together, it makes for a compelling combination, with crisp and spacious production throughout.
- 1GB+ worth of 24-bit audio
- 98 to 130bpm
- 313 loops, 246 hits, 10 multi-samples
- 120 patches for Kontakt, EXS24, NN-XT, HALion & SFZ
- 100 MIDI files