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Reviewer: JK Swopes | Rating: 4/5 Back to Vintage R&B product details

So what is Vintage R&B?

It's a library that captures the sounds of that old school Motown and Stax Records. It brings that live, raw, authentic sound from the 60's and 70's right into your sampler. No need to dig in the crates and pay huge royalties, you can just throw some of these loops together, slice, dice, and create. Live drums, horns, guitar, keys, bass, etc...all recorded in that old school style.

Quick Specs
- content: 1.9gb wav, 1.9gb apple, 1gb rex, 2.15gb multi track drum files
- format: apple loops, rex, wav, rmx
- price: $99.95

How does it sound?

This is another superbly recorded and performed collection from Big Fish It's funky, it's live, and it's got that "groove" you would expect from a collection of vintage records. Everything is recorded tight and "in the pocket" ready to add instant feel to your music. The drums are nice, and fun to chop up, of course there are some funky brass riffs in here that many will love. Good quality, good production, and true to it's intentions.

What's the bottom line?

I like this collection, I'd use the loops together to make custom samples that I could then chop up. I was expecting a lot more vintage keyboard sounds.  There aren't very many rhodes, wurly, or clavi sounds. Plenty of organ and piano, but I expected more keyboards...and some more strings. All in all, it sounds like you'd expect, and is definitely a good library. I give it 4 out of 5 subs, good solid collection that fills a specific need. I'm definitely looking to more in this style from Big Fish, as they were able to capture the feel dead on. The inclusion of multi track drums adds to the value and allows you total control over the drum tracks without losing the groove.

JK Swopes

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