Spice up your tracks with some Brazilian guitar flava!
You know what time it is baby! We back with another sample pack to review for ya!
This time we’re back in the P5audio lab looking at their brand new Brazilian Hip Hop Guitar kit they sent over for review!
I feel I must say this from the begining…I am biased towards instrument loops and riffs. I LOVE realistic sounding instrument licks, riffs, and loops that I can chop up.
I’m not much of a “construction kit” type of dude, but I love some licks and loops…it gives me much ammo to chop up and create with…
Aight, now that we got that out the way, let’s get into it!
What is the quality on these licks man?
Well, as with anything that is from p5, I’ve found mostly each of their kits to be very high quality.
Not too processed, but not too flat, not overly loud or distoreted…unless it’s on purpose.
No clicks, pops, and all that other stuff you find with amature sample companies.
I’m never concerned with quality when dealing with p5, they always come with the goods.
What about the sound dude?
Well, I guess sound and quality are different things…you can have some high quality crap…trust me, I know.
When I think sound, not only am I thinking about the tone of the samples, but also the style, if they say hip hop, will it sound cliche and make my music sound like everyone elses?
Or is it flexible to the point that “hip hop” just means edgy and flexible enough to make anything from rnb, to underground, to pop tunes?
Well, I will say, the sound is very impressive. What I noticed, was that…the samples didn’t “lead my production” in any direction.
They were dope no doubt, but it wasn’t like “oh, let’s run with this” they didn’t force my hand, and I think it leans more towards the Brazilian side than the strictly hip hop, which is always good in my opinion.
I don’t like to be boxed in, and when looking for instrument riffs and samples, that’s important to me…variety.
What about the variety…and amount of sounds?
Dude, p5audio…man, they always stuff the sounds in their kits! Don’t worry about getting 30 lil licks man, they fill it to the brim with sexy Brazilian goodness.
I don’t know the complete count but somewhere over 200 loops and over 800 licks…
What the! Yeah I said it, plenty of stuff here so you don’t have to worry about soundin like the next producer who buys the pack.
They also broke them down by tempo AND key.
Now, personally, I’m not all that knowledgable with the keys, so I just play what sounds good with the rest of my music…I can hear it, but I can’t tell you what it is lol.
But this is dope for remixers, composers, and all you higher educated musicianal types that know what key you’re working in.
I just wish they would automatically put everything in it’s own folder, the loops are in tempo folders but not the licks…I always go through and organize my p5 kits lol.
I don’t like a big folder with all the samples and kit files in it…I gotta have it more sexy than that baby!
Final verdict, what’s the rating yo?
All things considered, I’ve got to give it a 4 out of 5 subs…
I really like the sounds in this kit, they are very useful, and flexible.
I don’t feel boxed in to a specific sound even though it’s called “Brazilian Hip Hop Guitars”
I can pretty much do whatever I want with the licks and loops, chop em, mash em, rebuild them…add them to other elements to make my own “samples” that will then get chopped lol….very flexible.
I say quit playin and go over and check them out Brazilian Flava Hip Hop Guitars
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