19th May 2008
Featuring over 400 live urban drum loops, ModernBeats has released its first live loop library entitled "Live Rhythmz". The loop library showcases live drum styles ranging from urban hip-hop, to pop, to jazz fusion, to live funk, to raw rock rhythms. Live Rhythmz is organized into 4 popular hip hop industry tempos: 87BPM, 92BPM, 97BPM, and 102BPM. Each of the tempo groups contain 25 original live loop themes including 4 variation loops within each theme: "Main", "Break1", "Break2", and "Fill". Plus, some themes feature a bonus "Crash" variation loop, which is just like the main yet with an added crash at the start of the loop.
Live Rhythmz was recorded and produced using state-of-the-art gear including Apogee converters, SSL E and G series EQs, SSL channel strip plug-ins, SSL stereo bus compressor in Duende modeled on the SSL 4000G series analog console, Vintage API 312 and Neve 1073 cloned microphone preamplifiers, Vintage Urei Blackface 1176, DBX 160, plus ADL tube compressors, Vintage API 550a, 560b, 550b equalizers, AKG D112 and Audix D6 microphones for kicks, Shure SM57 and Shure SM57 microphones for snares, Sennheiser MD 421 mk2 microphones for toms, AKG 460b microphones for hats, Audio-Technica 4033 microphones for overheads, Rode NT 4 stereo microphone for room.
Priced at $69.95 Live Rhythmz comes in sample-accurate, stereo, ACIDized WAV format and is offered on CD-ROM or as a download.