Review: Patchbanks Rhythm & Breaks Vol. 1


Hey what’s good fam?

Back with some more classic samples from patchbanks

Let’s just dig into it!

So what’s Rhythm & Breaks Vol. 1?

rhythmandbreaks1It’s a collection of original classic, soulful, and underground style music samples as well as drum breaks.

This isn’t a construction kit, you don’t get the stems, but you get the full mix with the drums and music, then you get just the drums, and just the music mixes.

So it’s a dope way to get the feel of classic samples yet you still get the flexibility of open drums and open music.

They come in aiff format so they are ready to use in most software samplers, and you can convert them for use in hardware samplers if need be.

Quick Specs

How does it sound?

Reel to Reel Tape RecorderIf you like classic soulful samples then you’re gonna dig this.

I’ve been using samples from these guys for years, back when I was only using the mpc, and they continue to improve and create quality content.

I love how flexible it is with the full mix, as well as the drum breaks and music sub mixes. This gives diggers so much room to work, if you just want a certain part of the music but don’t need the bass, you can do that. If you just want to chop up the bass/low end, you can, and if you just want some open drums…chop those too.

Everything has a gritty, classic, underground vibe to it, with the samples being long enough to really get some good chops out of.

So what’s the bottom line?

Again, you know exactly what to expect from Patchbanks, what I dig is that they are exploring different ways and formats of bringing us quality classic sample material.

4andhalfsubsI give Rhythm & Breaks Vol. 1 a rating of 4.5 out of 5 subs, there’s plenty of content to keep you busy and the quality remains top notch throughout the library. 

I’m normally not one to really mess with drum breaks often, but the way this library was presented definitely made me want to quickly grab some and chop them up.

Dope drums, dope music, and just an overall dope library.

Go check it out, or any of their other classic sample content, you definitely won’t be disappointed, these guys have been at this thing for years and their content shows why they remain one of the best to do it.


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