Big Fish Audio Orchestral Hip Hop Melodies Vol 1

Submitted by on Mar 22, 2013

Hey what’s good fam! It’s another Friday so time for some Big Fish

Today I’m checking out some orchestral loops and samples from Pakotec Samples

Let’s just get into it!

So what is Orchestral Hip Hop Melodies Vol 1?

orchestralhiphopmelodiesThe concept behind these loops is to provide instant inspiration for urban music with an orchestral element.

Unlike construction loop sets, these loops are stereo 2 track samples, so it’s just like taking a sample from a record or some other media.

The sounds are orchestral but the style is definitely urban in nature.

You get them split up by key and all are labled with their tempo directly in the sound file for quick finding.

Quick Specs

How does it sound?

Reel to Reel Tape RecorderI really dig the quality and style of these loops.

And I like the fact that they are presented as “samples” and not so much as a construction loop set.

Grabbing one of these samples and chopping out pieces to use really works well for how I like to work with samples and loops.

The samples themselves are long with lots of variety and they are definitely well recorded.

There’s plenty of content here to chop up, or straight loop if that’s what you prefer.

Personally I dig chopping them up and can see plenty of tracks being sparked from these loops.

So what’s the bottom line?

As someone who likes to work with samples off and on, I really dig the content and the format of this library.

I get a lot of questions about libraries like this and I personally would like to see more of these instead of always dealing with construction loops.

4andhalfsubsI give this library 4.5 out of 5 subs, it’s well played with plenty of inspiration to keep you busy for a long time.

If you like to work with samples, or if you’re just getting into royalty free sampling and are used to digging through vinyl and classic music, definitely give this library a try.

Go on over and check their demos out or grab your own copy

Leave me a comment below, let me know your thoughts




  1. theTreecode says:

    good, informative vids

  2. BlaQQQue says:

    Hey Saint joe, I really like the pack but how do I add it to my maschine pack/library?

  3. Waldemar Pawlak says:

    Man i love Your reviews, and always wondering what is behind this curtain. intriguing ;D

  4. SoundsAndGear says:

    just go to your disk tab and you can import them if you want, I just access them directly from the disk/folder.

  5. SoundsAndGear says:

    I love it man, I probably use it for my bass 90% of the time, really dope. I’m looking to get the new sub phatty as well, love all the knobs man.

  6. SoundsAndGear says:

    thanks for watching, I will probably check it out

  7. Isham Solaris says:

    Looking forward to get your opinion if you have the chance one day to try it. Cheers

  8. Haralduz7 says:

    Great, man :)

  9. Charlie Hall says:

    Please do a tutorial and explain he legalities of using these samples and how to actually use them the right way because many of people do not read the fine print. Just an idea.

  10. SoundsAndGear says:

    They are royalty free, you can use them to make your own music you just can’t use them to make your own sample libraries to sell the sounds.

  11. SoundsAndGear says:

    thanks for checkin it out fam!

  12. SoundsAndGear says:

    thanks for checkin it out fam!

  13. StarBoyJonesProds says:

    Great video!! I just checked their website and it said buy download. Do they not privide boxed disc/product?

  14. SoundsAndGear says:

    no, only certain products are physical, most are download only

  15. KnockSquared says:

    Man these sound NICE. Great vid bro. I would chop the heck out of them..melodies

  16. thedetnice says:


  17. SoundsAndGear says:

    thanks bro for checkin it!

  18. SoundsAndGear says:

    thanks for watching!

  19. Eric says:

    Great, as usual …. Let me ask this, how long (average-ish) are each wav? 75 samples doesn’t sound like a lot, but if there’s a lot going on in each one, that’s a diff story

  20. Uprightest says:

    Good stuff fam!

  21. SoundsAndGear says:

    thanks fam!

  22. WellKnown Tone says:

    great as ususal!!!

  23. SoundsAndGear says:

    thanks fam!

  24. WellKnown Tone says:

    just copped ill be replyin with a video in a bit this is amazing.

  25. SoundsAndGear says:

    nice fam!

  26. Baddboy2000 says:

    SJ: Another “Great Review!!”…I purchased this immediately following your presentation. The sounds in this kit is a 5.0 rating. If only the kit was larger… The price is nice too. I agree with your 4.5/5.0.

  27. Blue Correria says:

    brother only sends you a great bid, thanks.

  28. ch19otr says:

    Dope!!!! Got to by that one. Nice beat Joe.

  29. SoundsAndGear says:

    word, thanks for watching fam!

  30. sparkfirehot says:

    Are the sounds acid format?

  31. damajahml says:

    Nice an Quick!! :)

  32. SoundsAndGear says:

    thanks for checking fam

  33. SoundsAndGear says:

    yes I believe so

  34. damadhat87 says:

    Bless…Love the vids, and ur maschine is dope as hell btw

  35. SoundsAndGear says:

    thanks for watching fam, appreciate the support!

  36. Maciej Tyryllo says:

    S J why aren’t they implementing multi audio and midi in maschine and more fx slots per master and group ?I’m sure NI guys will listen to you

  37. Maciej Tyryllo says:

    auto stretch loops to song tempo in maschine+ better rex support WTF

  38. SoundsAndGear says:

    I guess they have their own roadmap for when they will add things to the mix, there’s definitely a lot I want to see happen.

  39. XFragger CZ says:


  40. PUSHA304 says:

    Very nice!!!!

  41. MidiJerk says:

    Whats that little rack that you have underneath the monitor. Ty in advance.

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