Review: Sound Of Doctor P And Dubstep Vs Hip Hop By Prime Loops

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Here's my review of two recent Prime Loops sample pack releases: "The Sound Of Doctor P" and "Dubstep vs Hip Hop". Also, check the bottom of this article to participate in a email draw where the winner will receive both sample packs! The Sound of Doctor P is a quite new installation in the Prime Loops's Artist Series collection. It's been produced by Doctor P who has made a name for himself under several artist aliases such as Sounds Destructive, Slum Dogz and DJ Picto. This package is aimed for Dubstep, Complextro and Drumstep style of music, but as always…

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Rad sounding collaboration of Dubstep and Hip Hop samples.

Here’s my review of two recent Prime Loops sample pack releases: “The Sound Of Doctor P” and “Dubstep vs Hip Hop“. Also, check the bottom of this article to participate in a email draw where the winner will receive both sample packs!

The Sound of Doctor P is a quite new installation in the Prime Loops’s Artist Series collection. It’s been produced by Doctor P who has made a name for himself under several artist aliases such as Sounds Destructive, Slum Dogz and DJ Picto.

This package is aimed for Dubstep, Complextro and Drumstep style of music, but as always with samples and sample packs, you can use them for whatever genre you want.

The package has been divided into 6 folders: basslines, full drum loops, no kick drum loops, drum one shots, sfx loops and synth hooks.

How does the content sound?

The drum loops and no kick loops sounds – as you probably guessed – dubsteppy. The production quality is crisp: very well mixed and mastered. If you build your track upon these, you can’t go wrong – you will definitely have a solid foundation for a punchy track. I only wish there was more.. 🙂

The one shot drums provide plenty of punch, oomph and snap for making your own drum grooves.

Basslines and synth hooks sound mighty powerful, raw and growly. They are also key-labeled for convenience.

The uplifters, downlifters, beams and impacts in the sfx loops folder sounds heavily “aliens and spaceships” -oriented, but they should work pretty well in the mix.

Despite the fact that Dubstep has almost been “done to death” in the sample markets, The Sound of Doctor P still sounds good to me. If you’ve been into Dubstep or surrounding genres for a while, you probably won’t find any groundbreaking or never-heard-before material from this pack, but for certain, you’ll get professionally produced loops and single hits that will definitely supercharge your music.

Here’s some details of the pack:

  • Bass loops: 47
  • Full drum loops: 20
  • No kick drum loops: 12
  • Sfx loops: 20
  • Synth hooks: 44
  • Drum one-shots: 17 kicks, 23 claps & snares, 20 hihats, 7 percussions, 7 rides & crashes
  • The loops and hooks are between the tempo range of 110-175bpm.
  • Basslines and synth hooks are key-labeled
  • Total size of the pack: 372MB+
  • Formats: WAV, REX2, AIFF, Reason Refill, Ableton Live Pack
  • 24 Bit Quality
  • Price: £19.96 (or $31.32 or €23.63)
  • Check audio demos

Next, a little insight to the other sample pack.

Dubstep Vs Hip Hop

Dubstep vs Hip Hop is a mixture of two huge genres, Dubstep and Hip Hop. You’ll find loops and elements which’ll seamlessly mix together the trademark sound of both styles.

Let’s take a little closer look to the content:

The drum loops has been divided into two folders – Dubstep drum loops and Hip Hop drum loops. The Dubstep drum loops -folder contains drum grooves that are sequenced in the usual style of Dubstep but many of them with drum sounds that are typical to Hip Hop. And to me it sounds like a pretty working combination!

The Hip Hop drum loops -folder contains more traditional hip hop grooves. They stomp and hit hard in the sub frequency range and are also a good source for Trap as well, but will blend nicely to a Dubstep track too. The production quality is top-notch as usual with Prime Loops samples.

The bass loops are also divided into two separate folders – Dubstep and Hip Hop. The Dubstep folder contains basses that are more on the filthy, raw and wobbly side whereas Hip Hop folder encloses mostly 808 and alike sub basses. Good sounding stuff nonetheless.

Synth loops are also divided into two folders, Dubstep and Hip Hop. The Dubstep synth loops are mostly traditional leads with few wobbles and little formant filtering while majority of the Hip Hop synth loops concentrates on orchestra style strings and brass loops. The latter is my favourite – it’s an easy way to add a little orchestral flavor to a song!

The SFX loops consists of few uplifters, downlifters and beams. If I would have to say what’s the weakest link of this sample package I would say it’s the SFX loops. And no, I don’t mean they sound bad – it’s just that there’s only handful (7) of them.. 🙂

The one-shot drums offers a nice set of drum samples for making your own grooves. In the kick drum folder you’ll find couple of 808 kicks, some stompy and phat kicks and couple of tighter and punchier ones. The claps, snares, percussions and hihats backs the kicks nicely so you are pretty well equipped for sequencing your own beats. There’s also an fx folder which includes a set of risers, downlifters and other sound effects.

All in all, the Dubstep vs Hip Hop is a pretty strong package offering a nice set of modern and well produced building blocks for two mammoth genres. It’s also a great source of inspiration. I would say you can’t go wrong with this pack.

Here’s some details:

  • Dubstep drum loops: 43
  • Dubstep synth loops: 15
  • Dubstep basslines: 37
  • Hip Hop drum loops: 33
  • Hip Hop synth loops: 25
  • Hip Hop basslines: 17
  • SFX loops: 7
  • Drum one-shots: 19 kicks, 16 snares, 11 claps, 8 cymbals, 8 percussion, 16 hihats, 15 fx
  • The bass and synth loops are key-labeled for convenience
  • The drum loops, synth loops and basslines are between the tempo range of 125-155bpm
  • Total size of the pack: 480MB+
  • Formats: WAV, REX2, AIFF, Reason Refill, Ableton Live Pack
  • 24 Bit Quality
  • Price: £17.56 (or $27.55 or €20.78)
  • Check audio demos

And last but not least, get this:

With the permission of Prime Loops I’m holding a simple email draw where the winner will receive both of these awesome sample packs for free! Here’s how you enter:

  • Just submit your name and email to the form below. The winner will be randomly picked among the entrants using the RandomPicker.com drawing tool.
  • The draw is valid till 18 September 2013.
  • Winners will be announced here and in my Facebook page. I will also send an email to the winner.

Good luck!

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Petri Suhonen is an electronic music hobbyist. He has been producing music with computers over a decade on such styles as trance, downtempo, ambient & experimental electronic using FL Studio.

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