In a Nutshell
The seminal Drum&Bass Sample CD - many immitators, few, if any, peers.
160dB: The Drum&Bass Interface - MacUser UK, Nov 2003 - 4 Stars
Pros - Lovely sax and upright bass loops + Good price
Cons - Most drum loops too genre-specific
"Much of it is excellent. There are a lot of mellow flavours designed to juxtapose the relentless drums. In particular, the sax, Rhodes and upright bass loops are brilliant at defining a mood, featuring fluid energetic playing. Laid over any kind of drumbeat, these can be very inspiring, while the massive Atmosphere samples and FX automatically add a moody vibe to any scene. For £30, the jazzy instrumentation is worth getting.
All three CDs are solid collections of professional-sounding loops collected by genre, although mixing and matching loops across genres is a rewarding exercise. The quality of the samples is excellent, and which one you go for depends on your tastes."
KEY BUY WINNER “I could blather about how great this library is, but second listener Greg Rule sums it up best: ‘From the evocative pads and wicked synth basses to the expressive instrumental riffs and edgy loops, there are loads of club-ready components for launching a track. I defy any electronic music lover to give this library a test drive and not walk away buzzed.’” - KEYBOARD MAGAZINE
"Back with a bang...9/10" - Computer Music
"Overall - Essential purchase for Drum and Bass makers - 9/10." - Sounduser Review
Breaks, Upright Bass licks & FX, Basses, Atmospheres, Drum Hits, Misc. FX, Gated FX, Musical FX, Live Drum Loops, Rhodes lines, riffs, FX and patterns, Sax riffs & chops, and Analog Synth FX. 368.7 MBs of data, total number of samples: 497
Click on the link above to download a ZIP file of a some samples from 160dB in Apple Loop format - DEMO ONLY!
More info on the Producer
N-Jay is a pro D&B producer working on the underground UK dance scene.
Apple Loops are designed for use with Apple's 'GarageBand', 'Soundtrack', 'Logic Pro' and 'Logic Express'. The key and tempo of files can be quickly set to your requirements and files can easily be found thanks to programmed tags. Music has never been faster to create, edit and enjoy. These loops will ensure it also sounds amazing whether you're a novice or pro! Apple Loops can be used simply as Aiff files in many other applications although you won't be able to enjoy all the advanced features available when using one of the programs designed to read Apple Loops. Intel Compatible.
NB IMPORTANT: This CD is licensed only for use 'to picture' in AV applications. If you wish to use it commercially in non-AV-linked music you need to complete our on-line licence and provide proof of purchase of the Apple Loops version of this CD. There are no UPNs on this CD, we will simply acknowledge receipt of your completed licence form and this will authorise you to be able to use this CD commercially in non-AV-linked music.