Hey I always like to learn about new companies, weather they are new entirely or just new to me!
Today I had a chance to checkout some urban/hip hop samples from Renegade Media.
I hadn’t heard of them before so I was a little leary…especially when someone claims to have urban music in mind.
I’ve ran into many who have tried and failed…so let’s take a look at this one.
I’m checking out their product called Blast Vol 1
What is Blast Volume 1?
It’s basically a construction kit collection dedicated to modern urban productions.
It has loops, kits, drums, single shots, music loops, etc….
According to the website
” With so many wack libraries flooding the market, our goal was to provide you with street certified Construction Kits, Single drum shots and Drum and Keyboard Loop idea starters/building blocks”
That’s a pretty bold statement huh? Especially when you say you have hip hop, rnb, southern, crunk AND urban/tribal music covered.
- content: over 500 sounds, 13 construction kits, 1.18gb wave
- format: acid, apple, rex, refill
- price: $79.99
How does it sound?
Of course all we care about is the sound…is it corny? Is it usable, is it wack…or can we find something to inspire?
This collection has a nice sound, very contemporary and more on the urban pop side of things in my opinion.
That’s not a bad thing though, as the productions are recorded well AND they included single shot drums, you know I love that.
They also have some extra sounds not in construction kits, a few musical loops, drum loops, percussion loops, etc.
Everything has a clear sound too it, sometimes it can get almost “too clean” if that’s possible
But overall to style fits, the production has variety, and there’s enough to play with.
So what’s the bottom line?
For my first experience with this company, it’s pretty good.
I liked the samples, I liked the fact that they included “musical ideas” or music loops that were pretty much full samples ready to chop.
I also liked some of the extra loops and riffs they included.
It has a definite modern/pop vibe to it but still has a hard urban feel as well…a nice mixture
Overall I give this a 4 out of 5 subs…it was good for sure, but the price to content ratio held it back from a higher rating in my opinion. For the price you would expect a few more kits and samples for sure.
that aside, it’s definitely something to look at, if you’re like me and always looking for fresh sounds then this won’t disappoint you at all.
Check them out over on their website, and see what else they have: Renegade Media Group
let me know what you think