Yo what’s good fam!
Hope all is well with ya, back to start your week off with a review of some dope piano loops from Mike Kalombo
He’s a dope produce that came up through YouTube and ended up working with So So Def, been watching him for years so when he asked if I wanted to check these loops out I definitely was interested as someone who enjoys his music.
Let’s check it out?
So what is Mike Kalombo Piano Loops Vol 1?
It’s a collection of 55 piano loops in various styles and tempos ready to be chopped, looped, and altered.
If you’ve ever watched him produce, you know he’s got a nice style on the keys, very organic and naturally melodic.
Some may say his playing is not perfect, and that’s fine with me, he learned by ear and I really dig the stuff he comes up with.
So basically this is a huge collection of him just playing around through various ideas on the keys.
- content: 55 loops
- format: WAV, maschine 1.8 and Maschine 2.0 kits, projects, and tagged samples
- price: $14.99
- product page: http://maschinemasters.com/downloads/mike-kalombo-piano-loops-vol-1/
- his drum sample kit: http://soundpackflyerkits.com/klassic
So how does it sound?
I really dig the diversity here, and the natural sound of the loops.
Even with the tempos labeled, you can feel it go off tempo in different spots similar to how musicians did when playing live…..
I mean if you’ve ever sampled from vinyl and older music you know what I mean.
I feel that adds to the character of the samples and allows you to get creative when chopping and putting stuff together.
Some may say why use someone else’s loops, I say the same reason people hire musicians, to give you a different element to your own music.
The loops themselves are also very long which gives you quite a bit of content to chop and work with, there are many different breakdowns and progressions within each loop.
So what’s the bottom line?
I come across a lot of loops, and there are many libraries out there, this one has it’s own style and I dig the personality of it, I love that it goes faster and slower in some parts, makes it feel more organic and live, which also gives you the challenge of figuring out how to play with them.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not all over the place, but the subtle changes really make for a lively sample.
I give these piano loops 4.5 out of 5 subs, it’s a great sounding library with plenty of variety and the price is definitely a winner
The only thing I would like to see added is key information for those looking to grab loops in a specific key quickly.
Go on over and check it out, and keep your eyes open for volume 2
Leave a comment below and let me know what you think