Mo samples from motionsamples.com baby.
Today we are looking at their hip hop organs and pianos pack.
When they first sent it to me, I assumed it would be a bunch of underground keyboard riffs…
let’s see whatsup.
Mo Keys Please….
I’m a firm believer that you can never have too many piano, organ, clavi, basically any type of keys. Never too many.
Let’s see what’s in this set:
Over 200 loops of Hip Hop piano and organ melodies recorded live and from outboard keyboards.
Whether you’re a samplehead or not so great keyboardist, this original collection offers endless cold hooks and chords to sample from or drop into your beats.
This is an unregretful collection for the truest east and west coast Hip Hop producers
Is there a good variety of styles?
I liked the variety, it was surprising. Like I said, I assumed it would be full of underground hip hop stuff but it wasn’t.
There were some riffs in here that were pretty sexy, and even some stuff that reminded me of that down south FUNK.
You know, that Dungeon Family, Eightball & MJG type stuff…don’t tell me you don’t know about that?
That’s the SOUF before the “new dirty south” sound. You can still find it, just not on the radio as much.
Anyway, point being there is plenty of variety that everyone will be able to find something to use.
NY, LA, ATL, NO, wherever you be…you can use something in here.
Production quality and sound?
I don’ t know why I do this for motion, but I guess I have to let ya know lol. If you don’t realize it by now, motion puts out very good quality recordings.
The samples are never distorted, unless on purpose, and they are never clipping or anything like that.
Also, the production styles and instrumentation is on point as usual, they are not your generically played riffs, these joints are intricate, you can tell they got some really good keyboardists to lay these down.
How about the price?
They have this set priced good, right at 30 bucks.
Not the average sample pack price, it’s a little lower, but not too low to where you naturally question the quality, it’s sitting just right….
This keeps it in the budget and range for many people, and even if you’re only purchasing one pack a month, there is enough in here to keep you busy, with enough variety to keep you interested.
What’s the bottom line? What’s the rating?
This was a good, useful, inspiring collection. It seems everyone has their own idea of what a good piano or organ sounds like when it comes to hip hop and urban music.
Luckily for us, motion doesn’t force it’s own agenda here, they give you enough variation to please even the toughest critic… I’m from the midwest, so it’s a melting pot of various styles, and I love it all.
I gave this a 4 out of 5 subs.
It was a solid collection, nothing I’d feel bad recommending to my closest buddies, and a nice weapon to have in any producer’s arsenal.
This was a good collection of keys, and if you’re like me and you’re always looking for some dope key riffs, you just may find them in this collection.
I’m sure you’ll find something.