Product Review | Ambient Skyline 2

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SoundsAndGear.com 4.5 out of 5 JK Swopes
 
So what is Ambient Skyline 2?

It's another collection of smooth, chilled out, ambient sounds, samples, and hits. Drums, keys, pads, bass, vocals, woodwinds, fx, noises, ambiences, and anything else that can provoke that chillout feeling. It comes in the KLI format so it has a Kontakt interface ready for you to tweak and play Oh yeah...since they are in Kontakt, they samples are ready for automatically mapping to your project tempo


Quick Specs
- content: 6gb 24 bit wav (9.9 gb total in all formats)
- format: wav, kontakt, rex, apple
- price: $129.95


How does it sound?

Like a smooth drink during a spring sunset.....HA, you like that huh? No seriously, it's very much ambient and chilled, but very smooth and jazzy at the same time. Lush pads and keys as well as some woodwind samples really allow you to put the calming texture in your music.
I also love the vocals and other one shot samples, horns, guitars, random NYC street noises, and more. The recordings are done to pristine quality so no unwanted artifacts or defects in the audio There is sooooooo much content here, I tried to provide a deep overview in my video but I still didn't even scratch the surface, there's just so much here!
Sometimes and ambient library can be a little "too sparse" to where it only makes sense for background tracks, not the case here, you can create full productions with just this library, the content is that diverse and that useful.


So what's the bottom line?

If you're like me, and you love ambient music, definitely give this a look. It has all the right elements to allow you to use this for cinematic, urban, pop, or any other style of music you wish.
I really love some of the keys and ambiences, they really have that smooth "cloudy" feel to them.
I give Ambient Skyline 2 a rating of 4.5 out of 5 subs, it's a really smooth library that will surely please even the most critical ambient music makers.
The ONE thing I would really have loved to see, is actual playable drum kits. I know you have the slices but something that is just a really basic drum kit to match the styles here would help it out a lot. Even just one shot patches of kicks, snares, hats, percs, etc, would really take it to the next level.

Maybe in Ambient Skyline 3 :)

To see this product in action, check out JK's video review at SoundsAndGear.com
 

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