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Dread: The Reggae Collection

Reggae construction kits, drum hits, keyboards, guitar, bass & more
Dread: The Reggae Collection - Reggae construction kits, drum hits, keyboards, guitar, bass & more
Related Styles:
Electronica/EDM , World/Ethnic , and Dub
Loop Types:
Construction Kits , and Live Performances
Acid, WAV
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  • Loops
  • Construction Kits
  • Sounds


Reggae is a hugely popular art-form, and yet rarely has it been represented properly in a sample CD, so Big Fish is extremely pleased to present Dread. Quit planting that stuff in your back yard, get back inside and make some sweet rhythms. These construction kits are gorgeous...the drums are authentic, the bass is low and throbbing, and in the 'pocket' like it should be. Also included: extra drum hits, loops, keyboard bits, guitar and bass loops, and lots more. This fat one will take you from dirty ol' raggamuffin dub to joyous island sounds, you can't find a better reggae disc. "If you want to 'Marleyfy' your music-making then this'll be just the ticket." - Computer Music. "Dread captures a wide range of contemporary reggae tastes... Reggae devotees will find lots of authentic, no-B.S. material on Dread, and if you're a composer-for-hire who's bluffed your way into TV spots for Caribbean restaurants and haven't a clue about reggae, this would be a great disc too." - Keyboard
Acoustic Guitar
Ambient FX
Ambient Guitar
Ambient Percussion
Audience Sounds
Bass Loops
Bass Tones
Choir Chords
Classical Guitar
Cork Bashment
Drum Fills
Drum Intros
Drum Loops
Drums & FX
Drums (Dance)
Drums - Hi Hats
Drums - Kicks
Drums - Percussion
Drums - Snares
Drums - Toms
Guitar Chords
Guitar Leads
Guitar Loops
Guitar Wahs
Hi Hats
Keyboard Loops
Kick Leads
Log Drums
Melody Loops
Metal Snare
Percussion Loops
Snare & Delays
Steel Drums
Synth Leads

Download Sizes

Version Compressed Download Size
WAV/Acid Download includes
  All:  469.8 MB

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License Agreement

The Following End User License Agreement is included with Dread: The Reggae Collection. This License is only valid for the individual who has purchased an unopened, new and lawfully made copy of Dread: The Reggae Collection from a dealer or distributor authorized by Big Fish Audio.

"The samples contained herein are licensed, not sold to you, the individual end user, by Big Fish Audio. This non-exclusive, non-transferable license is granted only to the individual end user who has purchased a lawfully made copy of this product from Big Fish Audio or a distributor authorized by Big Fish Audio. All samples remain the property of Big Fish Audio and are licensed only for use in the creation of a live or recorded performance that includes the licensed samples as part of a derivative musical work created by the licensed end user. This license expressly forbids resale, rental, loan, gift, or transfer of these samples in any format or via any medium, except as part of a derivative musical work. The samples may not be included, whether unmodified or as part of a derivative work, in any sample library or virtual instrument product. If you use this product in the creation of a music library, or music intended to be included in a music library catalog, you cannot use the demonstration mix track files or recreate the demonstration mix track, you can only use the other files to create a derivative musical work. When present, the demonstration mix track files contain the word “demo” in the file name. Some products do not contain any demonstration mix track files or demo files. All rights not expressly granted herein are exclusively reserved by Big Fish Audio."

Computer Music Magazine | 8 out of 10

45 varied construction kits and 262 individual audio files totaling an excellent 689 samples, make up this collection of reggae breaks, beats and loops. You'll find stacks of basslines, guitar riffs, breaks, keyboards, melody loops, drum hits and rhythmic loops, not to...

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Future Music | 7 out of 10

Reggae is a musical evergreen and, like a lot of music from the late sixties and seventies, it has aged well. It's influence on dance music is obviously, from the dubby bass in drum'n'bass to the Augustus Pablo-type noodlings of Gorillaz on their Clint Eastwood...

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Interface Magazine | Contents 9 Originality 8.5 Sound quality 8.5 Price/Performance 8.5

There are not many reggae sample cd's on the market, but the American firm Big Fish Audio made a change to that with this release. The basics of this CD is laid within 45 construction kits, which will give you beside the full mix every element of that mix without any...

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Keyboard Magazine | Pros: Full of authentic reggae flavor. Welcome balance of clean and lo-fi sound quality. Cons: No isolated guitar skanks. Bottom Line: An outstanding reggae toolkit.

I spent a couple years playing I a reggae band called Workmaster General and another year or so with the Equal Solution Band. I fell into reggae by accident, and it wasn't without resistance that I came to love its throbbing rhythms and the musical freedom offered by...

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Remix Magazine | 4.5 out of 5

Reggae sample CDs are fairly rare, but leave it to Big Fish Audio to produce a beauty. Dread: The Reggae Collection ($99) ships with two CDs containing essentially the same sounds in two formats (one audio and the other an "Acidized" WAV version that is precut into...

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