Hey what’s good fam!
Back with another review for you, this time it’s some cool samples from Samplephonics
Let’s check it out!
So what is Vintage Keys Slice Machine?
The Slice Machine is their own custom Kontakt interface that allows you to play their loops slice by slice, you can tweak and manipulate individual slices in a loop.
I checked one of their earlier versions that was a drum loop library and always wished we could adjust the slices ourselves.
Well, in this version you can! Yep, you can actually add and move your own slices around directly in the Kontakt interface 🙂
This one is dedicated to vintage keys, stuff like ep, piano, organ, synth, clav and even some string loops.
With all the built in fx and tweaking you can do on a per slice basis, it’s really a flexible library.
- content: 500mb, 492 samples,
- format: apple, wav, acid, Kontakt 5 (full version)
- price: $68.13
- product page: http://samplephonicsounds.com/keyslice
How does it sound?
It’s a nice collection of vintage style keyboard riffs and loops, plenty of character and variety to go around.
Some of the pianos loops yeild some awesome chords to chop up and the synths and strings also have a vintage vibe to them.
The vibe isn’t so vintage it can’t be used, but it’s the kind of funky stuff we like to chop up from old songs and records, so plenty of stuff to use.
My favorites were probably the ep, piano, organ, and some of the string loops.
I’m not a big clav fan personally, some of the synths were awesome as well.
Overall, it’s a really good collection of loops, well recorded with plenty of variety and various tempos to work with.
So what’s the bottom line?
Just the samples themselves make a great collection of sounds, plenty of different loops to work with.
What really makes it fun to work with is the slice machine, being able to create and edit your own slices directly in Kontakt is very powerful.
Overall I give Vintage Keys Slice Machine 4 out of 5 subs, it’s a solid collection of vintage loops with a very intuitivie interface that allows you to tweak and chop the loops as needed.
I think they did a great job with the slice machine, the only other things I would like to see would be the ability to adjust the start point and a midi select option so we can select the slice we wish to edit by hitting the key on the keyboard.
Other than that, it’s really flexible and a great way to work with your loops directly in contact.
Go on over and check it out: http://samplephonicsounds.com/keyslice
Leave a comment below and let me know what you think