Yo what’s good fam, I’m back with another review for ya from UVI.
Yall know I dig the sound of the UVI libraries, this one is a little different in that it’s not just an instrument.
It’s also a bunch of loops and construction kits as well.
Let’s check it out
What is Gypsy Jazzy?
It’s a whole library dedicated to Gypsy style Jazz, Swing, House, and Electronic music
It is a new UVI soundbank and the first released to work with the new UVI Workstation 2 and it’s new scripting engine.
You get a huge collection of construction kits that capture the gypsy jazz style, perfect for fusing into your own electronic and jazzy productions.
You also get full, multisampled instruments, ready to play in your favorite daw or recording software.
In addition to this, you also get what is called UVIVirtualBand presets, which puts a whole gypsy jazz band on the keyboard, ready to play and follow the key/chords in your own songs.
- content: 4GB
- format: UVI Workstation 2, MachFive 3
- price: $199.00
How does it sound?
As usual, the recordings are well done. And while the instruments themselves sound nice, in particular I think the drums and the vocals are the standouts here.
I also enjoyed the Acoustic Bass samples as well. However the vocals really shined as well recorded phrases with enough variety and fx to really be useful.
Similarly, I like the drums, in particular the drum kits as they are all brush kits but they included some hybrid kits which make use of electronic bass drums in addition to the brushed kick, makes for a punchy yet organic sounding kick.
With the scripting engine, immediate control over your instruments is brought right to the front with most of them allowing you to turn on delay, reverb, and vinyl fx to give the sound of a true gypsy jazz record
What’s the bottom line?
This is a unique library, maybe even a little quirky, if you aren’t specifically looking for the type of sounds in the library then it may not be for you. However, if you ARE looking for a gypsy jazz styled library, I can’t think of another place to look.
I like that it’s not just construction kits, the fact that you get actual instruments you can play, in the style that matches the construction kits makes it very flexible.
Running in the UVI Workstation 2, changing the tempo to match your songs as well as adding other fx and enhancemnts is super easy.
I give this library 4 out of 5 subs, it’s a solid library, with enough variety in the vocals and other loops and sounds to keep anyone busy.
These samples would definitely add some variety to any electronic or house track, and even downtempo and urban stlyles could pull from this library.
I see this as really two libraries, a collection of stylized multi sample instruments, and a huge collection of construction kits, loops, and one-shot samples, all meshed together into one huge library.
Checkout the demos: http://www.uvisoundsource.com/gypsy-jazzy/product_info.php/products_id/65
Also make sure you download the latest version of UVI Workstation 2, as I’m definitely looking forward to more scripted libraries that bring control of the instrument to the forefront.
let me know what you think fam!