you know what time it is…..big fish friday
today I’m reviewing some urban hip hop samples
this one is called “Rotation Hip Hop”
let’s check it out
What is Rotation Hip Hop?
The idea of this library is to provide you with a collection of “radio ready” sounds and samples.
Not just one style but any and everything you’d be likely to hear on any popular urban radio station.
The crunk club smashers, the urban rnb vibes…
the chopped/pop sample style music, synth based euro gangsta lol…
you get the idea.
This is just a large collection of popular and contemporary sounding samples
- Content: 2gb 24 bit wav files (4.68gb all together across formats)
- Format: wav, rex, acid, rmx, apple
- Price: $99.95
How does it sound?
It sounds like urban music…period.
I won’t lie, I was expecting some corny attempt to capture the current “trendy” style of music, I expected it to be one-sided.
This library has a lot of various styles from east to west, north to south, club to street, it’s all covered.
The production style is on point, the sounds especially keys and strings are organic, the drums bang, the synths are nice.
Everything is recorded and produced with a certain “sheen” on it, but yet still captures everything you’d expect from the particular genre it’s going after.
There are even some random vocal and other samples to give you that chopped, vocal, sample vibe yet still keeping it radio ready.
What’s the bottom line?
Bottom line is I was very surprised by this one.
I was really expecting another cliche’ “urban” library that wasn’t really a true representation of what urban music sounds like.
Especially with words like “radio ready” being used, but this was a nice, thorough collection of various sounds.
The keys were very organic, and I really loved the clean punchiness of the drums.
I give this library a 4 out of 5 subs, it’s really good…I can definitely see this getting quite a bit of use, from the drums to the various samples.
Go on over to Big Fish and check out their demos of rotation hip hop
this just let’s me know not to overlook a library because I think it will be corny, you just never know.