Back with another soundhound, it’s been a minute but I got some catching up to do!
Today I’m checking out a new library from the Dopeloops label over at Fatloud.
You know we like Fatloud around here, but this is my first time checking something from their new Dopeloops label.
This one is called Monster Music XL
Let’s check it!
So what is Monster Music XL?
Well, you know how Fatloud does the sample libraries I like when they just put a bunch of sounds in their respective folders as opposed to putting them in construction kits?
That’s what this is.
They call it a “complete extra large urban production toolkit”.
That means it’s got drumloops, drum hits, fx, chords, keys, strings, synths, bass, and various other sounds all in styles geared toward urban music production
- content: 2.5 gb of samples (multiple formats)
- format: wav, rex, apple, refill
- price: $59.85
- link: fatloudsamples.com/monster
How does it sound?
That’s all that matters of course? So does it stand up to the Fatloud standards which I have set in my mind?
In a word, yes!
The thing I like about it is that, while it still has the same quality and creativity we’ve come to expect from Fatloud, the Dopeloops producers definitely got their own sound. They fellas over at Fatloud did a good job picking up a new set of producers that compliment their style and feel yet bring something unique and new to the Fatloud team.
I really get an airy/open feel from this library, the drums are airy and open yet still heavy, the keys and flute riffs are played in various styles that are useful in various styles of urban and electronic music.
The recordings are clean and precise with no clicks or pops and there’s plenty of length to the samples which is perfect for chopping.
The chords are also very useful for creating your own riffs or improvising on top of the riffs and loops already here.
Some of the sound design in the fx is quite amazing honestly, they really paid attention to detail there and I can bet we’ll hear a lot of these fx for many years.
(side note, a separate library dedicated to these types of transitions and fx would be very dope coming from an urban label)
Quality, variety, and creativity pretty much sum up the sound I hear when listening through this library
So what’s the bottom line?
The bottom line is Fatloud added even more heat and ammo for the urban producer by signing and launching the Dope Loops label. I will admit, I was sleeping on them, not because I didn’t think they sounded good, but I had been pretty burnt out on construction kits as a whole so I’ve been looking for more instrument packs, plugins, and libraries in the format of the XL series.
I’m glad I checked them out because they got some series goodies going on!
I really like how it is presented as a full toolkit for creating urban and urban electronic styles of music.
You really get everything you need down to the single drums and chords.
I give this library 4.5 out of 5 subs, it’s really original and inspiring.
Next time I would like to see more by the way of drums like kicks, snares and claps, but what’s dope is they include a lot of different percussions and percussive sounds that can be subsituted for claps, snares, and kicks quite easily.
Overall, I think it’s dope, and I suggest you go check it out, listen to and download the demo samples at fatloudsamples.com/monster
leave a comment below, lemme know what you think