Hey what’s good fam! I’m still getting back in the groove after NAMM but glad to be back with a new review for ya.
Today I’m checking out some smooth keyboard chops from Modernbeats.com
You know how we do it so let’s just get into it!
What is RnB Keyz Chopz?
It’s a huge collection of 660 one shot keyboard samples
The style of the samples is geared towards RnB, Hip Hip, and Urban music styles
The concept is to provide you with a bunch of smaller one shot riffs and chops which allow you to put them together in many different ways.
They provide the samples in various auto loading formats for the most popular software samplers
This makes it quick to load and experiment with the sounds as soon as you get the product.
- content: 660 oneshots, 266MB, 33 patches
- format: WAV, Acid, Halion, Battery, Kontakt, NN-XT, Refill, EXS24, Soundfont, FLStudio
- price: $29.95
How does it sound?
These sample have a nice and smooth sound to them.
They are well recorded and there is quite a bit of diversity in terms of the styles and techniques covered in the phrases that the chops come from.
It’s not one type of sound either. You get some EP, Acoustic Piano, and even some more bell-like keys and synthy parts.
The tempos are slow, at 64 and 69 bpm which adds to the smooth feel of the library.
However, with them being chopped up into smaller pieces, you can make these samples work in many different tempos even without time stretching or altering the tempo in any way.
Overall I feel they have a nice sound do them and the format of them being chopped up allows you to come up with new ideas very quickly.
So what’s the bottom line?
I personally feel you can never go wrong with some good key samples.
This library has a lot to offer in terms of the auto load patches as well as the fact that you have access to all of the samples individually.
I give RnB Keyz Chopz 4 out of 5 subs, it’s a straight forward product that sounds good and sparks inspiration quickly.
They have a few other “key chop” libraries that I’m gonna have to checkout as I find it’s very easy to play around with the chops and come up with new ideas and concepts on the fly.
Also, as with all Modernbeats purchases, you qualify for a free song submit when you order. That means you get to submit one of your tracks/songs through their placement opportunity system for free….can’t argue with that!
So head on over and check it out: http://www.modernbeats.com/rnb-keys-chops-samples.php
Leave me a comment below and let me know what you think