Yo whasup! Been a minute since I did one of these! Had to get my new location all ready lol.
Anyway, today I’m back chopping and slicing loops, checking out some ep sounds from primeloops.com
This one comes from their Smooth Keys library
So let’s check it out!
What is Smooth Keys?
Exactly what it sounds like, a collection of around 140 electric piano loops.
The styles range from pop and funk to rnb and jazz styles with even some ambient/chillout thrown in.
These aren’t short riffs, these are long loops and performances so there’s a lot to work with here.
The variety of styles definitely makes it a joy to work with
- content: over 140 loops
- format: acid, wave, apple, ableton, garageband, flstudio, roland fantom, roland mv,
- price: $14.06
How does it sound?
This is a very diverse sounding library, I expected them all to have a smooth jazz feel but they do not, there’s a nice mixture of some funky riffs as well as some really mellow, almost avant garde type stuff.
The recordings are done well and the loops are long enough to provide plenty of variety.
I also like that the key of the sample is included in the sample name along with the tempo, most companies include the tempo, but not all include the key. This definitely makes it quicker to work the samples into your compositions.
I even like the fact that some of the loops have a lil amp/dirt or distortion to them, works good for some of the funk/jazz loops
So what’s the bottom line?
Well if you’ve been around here for a while you know I’m an EP junkie, I just can’t get enough of them. What I really enjoyed about this library is the diversity, you can really find a lot of different sounding loops and phrases here.
That’s always a plus.
The recordings are done well so they have a great tone to them with no nasty pops, clicks, or other artifacts that riddle many amateur sound companies.
I found it very useful, I give this library 4 out of 5 subs.
The price to content ratio is nice too, for around 15 bucks, you definitely get a lot of content to work with, and not a bunch of “almost the same but slightly different” loops, there are really a lot of different styles covered.
Definitely go on over to primeloops.com and check it out if you’re into EP samples.
let me know what ya think, leave me a comment below!