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The products of Sounds of Revolution have received critically acclaimed reviews from both national and international music magazines, press and  “heavyweights of music business”. Find out what they say…

RW Tiesto 102Tiësto
Again sounds of revolution brings us an excellent sample library. Very usable to get things on the tracks quickly with a wide variety of kicks, loops and synths but also stacked with loads of creative elements to finetune any production!

 

CompuRW Computer Music 102ter Music Magazine UK

[..] This sample pack is a serious contender for the best hard dance sample pack we’ve ever heard. [..] Oliver Schmitt has done his job well, crafting over 2,700 unique samples, all of which sound wide, deep, punchy and ready for use in cutting-edge dance music.

 

Music RW Music Tech 102Tech Magazine UK
The value of a good samples pack can often be judged on three things; the quality of the sounds, the amount that they inspire, and ease with which you can then incorporate the sounds into your own tracks. German sound wizard Oliver Schmitt spent nearly a year painstakingly creating all the sounds and loops for his first sample pack, Club Revolution VOL.1, which easily ticks all these boxes. […] contains a massive collection of extremely usable effects. The main samples comprise 650mb of 16bit, 44.1 WAVs. Whilst this may not match other packs recorded at 24bit resolution, it allows for twice as much content – and the sound quality is excellent. Also included are 522 patches for Kontact and EXS, which map every single sample and loop to the keyboard. This really is a professional pack made by a producer for a producer, and this is backed up by the long list of testimonials from cutting edge artists who are fans of Oliver’s work. There’s no hand holding here either: what you get are hundreds of individual hits, sweeps and loops that you can incorporate into any style of electronic music. Oliver clearly understands exactly what kinds of sounds make up a complete dance track and has covered every single base with staggering variety. The only drawback is that, with so many quality samples on offer, you’ll find it hard to decide which ones to use. VERDICT: An essential toolkit for anyone writing electronic music. Rating: 10/10 plus the Music Tech Excellence Award

RW Waveformless 102Waveformless

As always, the programming and sound design is extremely creative and interesting, making it stand out from other similarly-themed sample libraries. Sounds of Revolution have always made products with good production quality, but it feels like they upped things a notch this time around. The loops especially draw a better balance between loud/punchy and dynamic than before and sound professional and present without being smashed within an inch of their lives. Rating: 10/10

 
RW BangTheDJ 102Bang the DJ

The best part for us though is the loops section, You’ll find loops that are well constructed and flexible enough to use in any EMD genre. The loops are not over producer either like some sample packs. Oliver is a master of his craft and although he’s created some killer loops he has also left enough scope for the you to further edit, glitch ,stutter smash and mangle which is exactly what you want from a good sample pack. Rating: 10/10

 

RW Nic Chagall 102Nic Chagall / Cosmic Gate
Club Revolution Vol.1 marks a new milestone in sound design. It´s the most inspiring sample cd I have ever encountered! CR1 is one of the rare sample archieves that comes with really new, exclusively produced material. Each groove is to be seen as an artwork on its own – programmed perfection. But even better: There are tons of unheard-of drums/electro & percussions sounds, breathtaking and really new FX stuff etc, too. Most of the time SOR keeps the content quite dry, so i can do the creative stuff – perfect! CR1 is so much better than the standard sample libraries with their boring ripped content and it rocks in ways that other developers can only dream of. Revolutionary !

RW Blank Jones 102Blank & Jones
After being a fan of the sound sets for Vanguard and ES 2, Sounds of Revolution delivers a new exciting Sample Collection „Club Revolution Vol.1“. Really fresh and excellent sounding samples for update club music production. It’s not like the usual collection of loops, like other CD’s, which you heard like a 1000 times. They are exclusively produced for this CD, with much love for the details. Even the kick free loops are not just low cutted, they are just programmed without the Kick, leaving the sound spectrum untouched! This gives you much more opportunities and they are fitting perfectly into your sound context. Two Thumbs up!

 

RW Computer Music 102Computer Music Magazine UK
The latest instalment in German sound designer Oliver Schmitt’s Revolution series, this DVD boasts over a gigabyte of unique content, ranging from long, drawn out atmospheres to quick, stabby one-shot FX. There are also over 300 kick-free loops at 127 and 140bpm, making this a great disc for bolstering your top end and adding flavour. As with Oliver’s previous release, Club Revolution vol.1, the quality is top notch. All samples are well designed, well categorised and supplied in 24-bit WAV format. It’s no surprise that this release is aimed at dance-orientated producers, but we’d suggest that its ear-massaging qualities might give it a home elsewhere, too.“
Rating: 10/10

RW Music Tech 102Music Tech Magazine UK
FX Revolution is the second samples pack from German producer Oliver Schmitt, whose Club Revolution Vol.1 gained an MTM Excellence award back in issue 69 (our verdict on the release read ‚An essential toolkit for anyone writing electronic music‘). This time around, however, he’s turned his attention to synth effects, creating a massive library of dark atmospheres, ear piercing noises, sweeps and LFO madness. This multiformat DVD contains 1.14gb of 24bit WAV audio along with corresponding sampler patches for EXS and Kontakt. The 300+ kick-free FX loop samples also come in Apple Loop and REX2 formats, offering additional and welcome flexibility. The thin, cut-up vocals, raspy noise rhythms and glitchy filtered hi-hat grooves have all been designed to compliment your main beat, much like the loops in Oliver’s previous samples pack. The bulk of the library covers atmospheric sounds, impacts and one-shots, sweeps, backwards whooshes, a folder of extreme LFO based effects and various other heavily processed noises. The evocative atmospherics selection has a cavernous feel and the subtle detail makes it excellent for film soundtrack work or ambient intros.

The sweeps are complex and multi-layered, often combining moving white noise with rising synth lines. It’s a more-than-minor miracle that Oliver has been able to create in excess of 120 synth sweeps that actually sound different from each other.

If you’re after simple synth FX sounds, then you may want to look elsewhere, as the production in this collection is both intricate and intense. But while these sounds may somewhat over-shadow a track that’s been treated with more basic or sparse production techniques, they will certainly represent an excellent addition to any electronic music producer looking for a more progressive sound, as well as being a great resource for multimedia or game designers.“

//VERDICT// The deepest and most complete Synth FX library we’ve ever heard.

RW Plughugger 102Plughugger
Oliver Schmitt is a man driven by a passion. Just like Deadmau5, Oliver Schmitt knows the art of creating drum loops that sound spot-on modern with a minimum of ingredients. For someone like me – who rather add than take away – it’s almost like dark magic. But as the old idiom famously says ‚the devil is in the details‘ – and that’s what Oliver Schmitts loops are all about. Tiny details that you barely register but perceive as a whole.

[…] The reason for this is that these loops do not only lack the kick but also the snare. The omission of the snare might sound like a simple trick, but it makes the all difference in the world when it comes to actually use the loops in your own productions. This does it make very easy to build dynamic drums for entire track – with your favorite snares and kicks.

CONCLUSION
Being a somewhat decent producer myself – I marvel at the cunning steeped in this collection. The sounds are both carefully selected and masterfully processed. The usage of tonal elements is very clever and the loops are very dynamic – giving a feeling of ebb and flow. If you are after the kind of sounds that will help you concur the charts of modern trance pop, this is probably too advanced for your audience. But if you are into modern electro and techno – or want to spice up your productions with those genres – there are few collections that will make you stand out in the same way as these loops will. People will think your production skills are way more advanced that they really are. One final note about the price. In these days when you can grab gigabyte-sized libraries for 10-20 euros, a price of 64 euros is definitely high. But since the quality of these loops is so exceptionally outstanding – Kick Free Revolution files under investment, rather than expense.

Good: truly excellent kick free drum loops. Bad: Nothing really. It is well worth its price. Rating: “Get it now” AWARD!

RW Timo Maas 102Timo Maas

I have to say very cool library! All the sounds are very well recorded and manipulated. Other products sometimes are too „clear“…you use cool distortions / chorus / eventide effects etc…..also the kicks are super fat!

 

RW Waveformless 102Waveformless
Clicks & FX Volume 1 is the latest release from sample developers Sounds of Revolution. It’s a multi-format sample library consisting of 75 loops, 75 effects, and 354 „loop elements“. All the samples are created at a tempo of 127 BPM. As the name suggests, the loops here all have a glitchy/clicky sound to them that suggests IDM taken in a groovier direction. That is to say, while the clicky sound design has the glitchy sound of IDM, the grooves themselves are quite head-bobbing and appropriate for use in dance-oriented styles like electro and techno. In fact, most of the loops are positively oozing with groove, making it dead easy to add interest to even the most straightforward four on the floor kick and snare combination. Of course these would be useful to IDM artists looking for a funky, driving feel as well. The „Loop Elements“ consists of hundred of individual sounds ranging from single hit percussion sounds, to „micro grooves“ that consist of a part of a groove. Both can easily be arranged into your own beats or to augment the full loops provided in the set. Finally, there is the FX section. This consists of more one-shot samples, but taken in a more complex, sound-design-y direction. The odd glitches and percussion are filtered, bit-crushed, delayed, distorted, and more to provide ear-grabbing, interesting sounds to add a dose of coolness to your rhythms. Glitchy sounds obviously aren’t going to appeal to everyone, but this particular set would probably appeal top a wider range than many. Producers of techno, minimal, electro, tech-house and other „techy“ styles of music will get the most mileage out of these for sure, but honestly, any electronic style looking to add some unusual, attention-grabbing sounds to their grooves will find something to like here. As with all their libraries, the sounds and loops are full produced and ready to drop into your arrangement as-is, making it super easy to use in addition to sounding great.
Rating: 10/10

RW Keith Shocklee 102Keith Shocklee
Vintage Movie Vocals 2 by Resonance Sound brings you the madness to your method. Dj’s and producers will know exactly what to do with this pack. So have fun and create great skits!
Rating: 10/10

 

Ian RW Ian Carey 102Carey & Brad Holland
Being fans of classic Roland Gear (but not the factory sounds) Oliver really blew us away with his AMAZING banks. The JD800 has a new lease of life and is now in constant use. The JP8080 banks are hugely addictive with each patch being really relevant and useful, which is very refreshing considering the saturated market of mediocre soft synth patch banks. Congratulations SOUNDS OF REVOLUTION. We can’t wait to hear more… YOU GUYS ROCK!!

 

RW Waveformless 102Waveformless
[…] The bass loops kick off the collection with a wide range of contemporary flavors on offer. From gritty bit crushed squiggles, to fat analog moans, to hard digital coldness, just about every basic mood and style you’re hearing in minimal techno these days is represented here at least a bit. The programming is funky when it’s appropriate, strict when it needs to be, and the production techniques and sound design are top shelf. If something here doesn’t inspire you, you may be beyond help. […] Schmitt’s usual talent for creative and futuristic sounding programming continues here in abundance. All the sounds and production are absolutely current sounding and genre appropriate. All the beats are very well constructed and thought out, but even at their most cerebral, they don’t lose that Teutonic, head-bobbing funk. […] it is clear that Sounds of Revolution are aiming for the top. This library, like their prior offerings, is amazingly consistent and is almost complete devoid of filler material you’d never want to use. If minimal techno is your thing and you’re looking for a good sample collection to get you started, you could certainly do a lot worse than to check this one out! Rating: 10/10

 

RW Chase Buch 102Chase Buch
This is by far the best minimal techno series. I’ve previously downloaded volume 1 and volume 2, finally 3rd one is out and it sounds even better then previous ones. Live Bassloops are absolutely amazing and drum loops also stand out for me. Athmos and FX sounds are also rich and very useful. This pack offers too much and highly recommended for minimal and techno producers. Rating: 10/10

 

RW Keith Shocklee 102Keith Shocklee
SOR Abstract & Weird Vol 1 by Resonance Sound gives you that other world sound. Most us a producer take our time to search the land for the different sounds. Well search no more! This is the sound pack you need to be weird. Enough said… Enjoy! Rating: 10/10

 

RW Audio-Desk 102Audio-Desk
Oliver and his baby ‚Sounds of Revolution‘ (SOR) don’t need any introduction – the sample packs are used worldwide in enumerous productions. While waiting for more soundfood, maybe successors of ‚Club Revolution 1‘ and others, we came across a new mini series: smaller packages, but just as useful and precious as always: ‚Abstract&Weird‘ and ‚Clicks&Glitches‘. Interesting. Let’s do this!

The product titles pretty much say what’s inside: you won’t find a huge main loop collection and some standard percussion samples – these sample packs are taking care of the subtile but yet extremely important part of a decent track: they offer everything you need to perfectly fill the sonic gaps in your track plus to add the special touch to make it (even more) unique.

Abstract & Weird is a specialty you might need some experience for. Listen carefully to trance productions of guys like Sean Tyas or explore some harder stuff of the progressive electro genre: there they are, those special sounds, weird, not really percussion, not very obvious, but they all do one thing: making a track unique and groovy. Until now we couldn?t find any similar sample collection to this one, which makes sense: as mentioned before, these kind of samples do need some producer experience and creativity to handle – otherwise they’re just some non-fitting musical elements. You need to work on them, maybe add a huge amount of high quality reverb and others…in other words, once again: you need creativity. If you think you’re ready for that, you might be the happiest person ever with this perfectly handcrafted sample pack. Rating: 10/10

RW Tiesto 102Tiësto
This library is unique in it’s contents, because it’s programmed with kicks which were taken out later. So they are built to work with big kicks! Not just cut loops to create room for a kick. Now that’s the kind of hard work we like to hear!“

 

 

RW Plughugger 102Plughugger
Conclusion: […]I can’t think of anything better than Minimal Techno Revolution right now. The skills of Oliver Schmitt when it comes to drum loops are considerable and he truly masters the art of creating sparse and highly intelligent loops that both inspires and leaves room for your own drum sounds, which is a rare combination. On the whole, a very good library for anyone who needs to get back to techno.

 

RW Adam Beyer 102Adam Beyer
Very well put togheter collection of usable loops, will defenatly incoporate some of them in my production!“

 

 

RW Jason Nevins 102Jason Nevins
SOR Kick Free Revolution is a must have for any producer or remixer. All the percussive loops are top notch and original. You’ll find only current progressive loops that will fit perfectly in any electro, club, house or dance track. The minute I got my hands on the SOR series- I put the sounds & loops to work in all my productions and big name remixes. A huge bonus is that not only do you get the product as standard .wav files- you get REX files, Apple Loops, EXS files (for all of us Logic users)and Kontakt files which give you total flexability. Go download this stuff now !

 

RW Music Tech 102Music Tech Magazine UK
Once again, Schmitt has crafted a stunningly produced example of cutting-edge electronica. This is a large and well thought-out library packed with immaculate engineering and club-ready sounds.
Rating: 9/10 + MusicTech Choice Award

 

RW Funkagenda 102Funkagenda
Loving your latest sample collection KICK FREE REVOLUTION Vol.1 ! Loads of usable stuff… Will deffo be using for my forthcoming live set up!

 

 

RW Kiko 102Kiko
KICK FREE REVOLUTION is the best sounding loop libraries I have ever encountered. The most inspiring loops ever. These loops are brilliantly fresh – sounding close to what’s booming out of most clubs‘ main floors. It´s fantastic !!!

 

RW Jonathan Grant 102Jonathan Grant (Above & Beyond
The sample pack KICK FREE Revolution is essential – what’s great is the material sounds very fresh. We’re already using this in our productions, and it’s very easy to drop them into apple loops and get working straight away.

 

RW Stefan Bodzin 102Stefan Bodzin
All the stuff beyond the kick is to find here!! up2date-loops that will push your production to the pro-level. innovative ideas & a very sophisticated sound-desing make this one a secret weapon 😉 TIP

 

RW Timo Maas 102Timo Maas
Very complex grooves and well constructions. The sounds are unique!

 

 

RW Tiefschwarz Sante 102Tiefschwarz + Santé
You really get inspired by the grooves. It´s a high quality production, it dosn´t matter what style you like, techno or house etc.., it´s perfect to get a new idea.

 

 

RW Tanzmann 102Matthias Tanzmann
SOR delivers nice grooves and interesting sound elements in a very good quality. I already chopped me some slices for my productions.

 

 

RW Dash Berlin 102Dash Berlin
KICK FREE Revolution Vol. 1″ is a well-constructed and innovative collection of usable and inspirational samples by German producer Oliver Schmitt. It?s fresh and original. Highly recommended!

 

RW Daniel Wanrooy 102Daniel Wanrooy
„Great samples, really different than the other sample packs, I use them in most of my tracks! Definitely recommended…“

 

 

RW Enersto Bastian 102Ernesto vs. Bastian
The Sound Of Revolution Series are not only one of the biggest and diverse sample packages available at the moment, but most important is that they are unbelievable usable! Looking for a fresh sounding loops for EDM or any other musicstyle…you got it. Looking for a tight fitting bass sound…no problem. At the moment we are working on a couple of new Ernesto vs Bastian tracks and remixes and all we can say about that is that we used quite a bit of the massive sounds of SOR. Recommended! 5 STARS!

 

RW Beat 102BEAT Magazine Germany
Das Soundset Revolution ES 2 serviert aktuelle, clubtaugliche Klänge für den Logic-Klangerzeuger ES2. Die 156 Sounds können auch in Version 5 der Windows-Variante von Logic verwendet werden. Mit druckvollen Bässen, weichen bis kreischenden Lead-Sounds, warmen Flächen und interessanten Effekten liefert das inspirierende Soundset eingelungenes Klangarsenal, um die Tanzfl ächen zu erobern.
Dank der Nutzung der Modulationsmöglichkeiten des Synthesizers und mittels des Modulationsrads steuerbarer Variationen lassen sich die Presets expressiv spielen.Rating: 5/6

RW Keys 102Keys Magazine Germany
Ein Fokus liegt auf Lead- und Sequencer-Sounds. […] Die 26 Bässe haben Biss und lassen sich flexibel verwenden. Pads und Strings reichen von atmosphärischen Landschaften bis hin zu rhythmischen Flächen. Viele Sounds wirken komplex und lebendig. ]—] …angesichts der guten Qualität und des breiten Spektrums empfehlenswert.

 

RW Logic User 102LogicUser
Das Soundset bietet vor allen fette Leadsounds sowie knallige Bässe. […] Trotz der mageren internen Effeksektion des ES2 klingen die Sounds äußerst druckvoll und kräftig ! […] Die Sounds decken eine enorme Bandbreite ab.

 

RW Jam El Mar 102

Jam El Mar
I am using Olivers Sounds since years and when I get stuck in finding the right fat bass or whatever I need I am always returning to Olivers Sounds with great success!

Rating 5/5

 
RW BT 102BT
Dude the SOR patches are fucking spectacular. I didn’t know my JP8000 and Virus could make sounds that good. Honestly, no joke: They are the baddest ass patches I’ve ever heard for those synths. THANK YOU MAN!

 

Ian GRW Ian Green 102reen
Being fans of classic Roland Gear (but not the factory sounds) Oliver really blew us away with his AMAZING banks. The JD800 has a new lease of life and is now in constant use. The JP8080 banks are hugely addictive with each patch being really relevant and useful, which is very refreshing considering the saturated market of mediocre soft synth patch banks. Congratulations SOUNDS OF REVOLUTION. We can’t wait to hear more… YOU GUYS ROCK!!


RW John-00-Flemming 102John 00 Flemming
Always remember to edit and experiment to add you personal mark to these, its fun! Rating: 10/10

 

 

RW Soundbyte 102Soundbytes Magazine
So what do I think of Prime Kicks Vol. 1? It’s great and affordable. The kicks, especially the analogue ones, are deep and fat – lots of oomph. The FX kicks are my least favorite, but they are there if you need something extreme with plenty of reverb tail. If you’re an EDM producer, you’re going to love this pack as the majority of the kicks sound great. There are also plenty to choose from.


RW Rekkerd 102Rekkerd.org
Minimal Techno Revolution Vol 3 includes a well-balanced, useful collection of loops and samples, and the overall quality of sounds is simply great. I would say this pack goes way beyond Minimal Techno, with interesting material for producers in a much wider range of electronic styles. In short, Oliver’s sound design and production skills make for a top notch sound pack that offers a lot of bang for the buck. Rating: 9/10

 

RW Computer Music 102Computer Music Uk
The fastidious Oliver Schmitt returns with the third instalment in his MTR series. With enough material here to keep you busy for months, the 127BPM (mostly kick-free) drum, synth and bass loops are bursting with vibe and rhythm, while the one-shot drums, FX and SID sounds are polished, imaginative and hard hitting. Rating: 9/10

 

RW Nueko 102Nueko.net
Everything has been worked out in great detail in taking care of every detail so manic every nuance, nothing was left to chance, the end result is an arsenal of sound that perfectly expresses the true essence of the new age Techno sound.

 

RW Computer Music 102Computer Music UK
Most of Minimal Techno Revolution Vol.2 is exactly what you`d expect: polished drum hits, abstract noises, sophisticated bass loops and the like. Rating: 8/10

 

RW Chase Buch 102Chase Buch
I’m not in to Minimal Techno but after listening the audio samples i decided to check this pack out… There are very useful elements for any kind of techno or house producers. I found bass and drum loops very catchy. Recommended… Rating: 9/10

 

RW Thrillseekers 102>The Thrillseekers
These sound banks have given me bags of inspiration, so huge thanks for your incredible work on these. Without doubt some of the best and most detailed patches I’ve heard from my Virus and JP. Even Vanguard sounds amazing with your banks loaded up. In fact, I’m using two of your patches on a track right now. Highly recommended!

 

RW Beat 102Beat Magazine Germany
Das ?Virus C/TI Soundset V2? aus dem Hause ?Sounds of Revolution? bietet kraftvolle Trance- Leads, knackige Bässe, sphärische Flächen und Drones, interessante Arpeggios und abgefahrene Effektklänge für die virtuell-analogen Synthesizer Access Virus C und TI. Dabei erwarten den Virus-Besitzer 128 aufwändig programmierte Klänge mit interessanten Modulationen. Fans von Trance-, Future-Pop-, Techno- aber auch Ambient-Klängen kommen bei diesem Set voll auf ihre Kosten. Highlights sind die edel klingenden Arpeggios und Pads. Rating: 5/6

RW Wusik 102Wusik Sound Magazine
I’ve noticed that Sounds-of-Revolution has been cranking out Vol. 2 of their previous titles. One of those title is Click & Glitches, a library focused on one thing: to offer cut-up loops and quirky miscellaneous debris of samples to producers. Style-wise, this volume is pretty much the same as the first one with the exception that it has 25 more files (107 MB). This library can be used in conjunction with other loops or drum mixes that requires certain charm or lacks edge over others. Although a micro pack compared to the multi-gigabyte libraries out there, but still has lots of useful sounds that are great for many genres.

RW Beat 102Beat Magazine
Der Name dieser großen Kollektion aus dem Klanglabor von Oliver Schmitt verspricht nicht zu viel: Hier britzelt, knackt, knirscht und zirpt es nach allen Regeln der Kunst. Die 125 enthaltenen Loops in 24-Bit-Qualität eignen sich nicht nur hervorragend zum Erstellen abgefahrener Frickel-Collagen, sondern auch zur Belebung unspektakulärer Drumloops. Dabei zeichnet sich das Sample-Material trotz aller Abstraktheit durch einen mitreißenden Groove sowie eine enorme Liebe zum Detail aus. Da sämtliche Loops in 127 BPM vorliegen, lassen sie sich leicht kombinieren. Eine erfrischend andere Loop-Kollektion, bei der vor allem Freunde von Minimal-Techno und -House oder Glitch voll auf ihre Kosten kommen. Rating: 5/6

 

RW Waveformless 102Waveformless
Although I really enjoy programming my own drums, loops can sometimes be lifesavers in adding a specific feel or groove. The trouble is, most loop collections are of full drum parts, so if you want to mix your own drum programming with the loops, you have to try and EQ out the kick, or your low end turns to audio mush. Wouldn’t it be great to have just the elements that lend the groove without all the other bits? That’s exactly the idea behind Kick Free Revolution Volume 3 from Sounds of Revolution.

Divided into categories of Kit Loops (electronic hats, thips, perc, and occasional simple snare parts), Hi-hat loops (just what it sounds like), Live Percussion Loops (acoustic percussion loops), Minimal Loops (bleepy/twonky electronic loops perfect for minimal and tech house), Mixed Loops (loops created with all sorts of sounds), Noise Loops (interesting loops created with white noise), Synth Perc (just what it sounds like), and Tonal Loops (loops with tuned percussion elements). The loops all clock in at 127 BPM, but if you’re using the REX/Stylus format, you can change the tempo of most of these loops across a fairly wide range of tempos without unwanted artifacts.

Producer Oliver Schmitt’s production style generally leans towards the heavier end of the spectrum with most of the loops very aggressively compressed and the high end EQ tweaked. There is plenty of that here, but there are also lots of lighter sounding material should that fit your musical context better. In fact, I’d say the best part of this collection is the variety of what is offered here. There’s plenty of loosely swinging hats for house or techno, ethnic percussion for adding a more exotic feel, Kraftwerkian laser rhythms for an electronic edge, straight forward dance grooves, you name it. It’s a fun collection to audition loops from because you’re never quite sure what the next loop is going to sound and feel like. This makes it very easy to recommend to musicians looking to add a little inspiration to their drum tracks. Rating: 09 / 10

RW Computer Music 102Computer Music UK
There’s not much change to SOR’s winning formula here: 777 percussive house loops at 127 bpm without any kicks to get in the way of your own humongous bass drum sounds. It’s quality stuff, and while there are no surpises, there are some solid loops; especially in the melodic section where things get a little more interesting thanks to some pitch touches that add inspirtation to the otherwhise fairly dry material. Rating: 08/10

 

RW Wusik 102Wusik Sound Magazine
This is not a collection that is going to provide your full rhythm track, but rather the perfect sort of thing if you want to add a distinctive edge to your existing beats. Rating: 9/10

 

RW Computer Music 102Computer Music UK
This weird and wonderful pack comrises 200 loops at 127bpm in various formats including WAV, REX files and sampler patches. There’s plenty of phasing, flanging, filtering, extreme EQ and distortion going on, resulting in loops with unique timbres and feels. It’s as slick as you’d expect from Sounds of Revolution. Take a listen to the demo before you invest, as it’s an acquired taste. 7/10

 

RW Atjazz 102Atjazz
The stranger the better, no boundaries sample pack and no specific genre. This pack allows the user to go wild and re-sample. I personally really enjoy using this as part of my bank of sounds. Very interesting & very usable. Wonky, wobbly & wonderful. Rating: 8/10

 

RW Cutline 102Cutline
As the vintage Ronseal advert says “it does what it says on the tin.” Here Resonance Sound give you a chunky pack filled with vintage movie samples that instantly conjour up the golden era of the big screen and will add some instant old skool sampler style sheen to your tunes. We’ve already found a space for one of these sample in a track and there’s loads of usable bits in here for all kinds of genres. Great stuff! Rating: 10/10

 

RW Axel Karakasis 102Axel Karakasis
Vintage Movie Vocals is a nice pack of phrases and catchy sounds to add extra edginess and a twist to any electronic music production.
A touch of cinematic wittiness that can give bonus points and transform tracks with finer details. Rating: 8/10

 

RW Beat 102Beat Magazine
Wer jedoch genau den Siebzigerjahre-Touch sucht, erhält eine Menge durchsetzungsfähiges und originelles Material.

 

 

RW Computer Music 102Computer Music UK
There isn’t a kick in sight here, but that’s no bad thing. All the loops are designed to spice up your drums by adding an extra crispy rhytmn. There are 100 of the tightest, bounciest top lines you’ve heard, and the good news is that the’ll sit well in any club-based genre. What’s more, the REX support means that they’ll stretch to any BPM. Rating: 9/10

 

RW Wusik 102Wusik Sound Magazine
Here we have a small sample pack (dubbed micro series) from Sounds-of-Revolution entitled ‚Hats & Tops Vol.1″. This is a ’specialty‘ collection comprising 100 hat and top loops, and nothing else. It is very convenient to those looking for a specific kick-less loop without having to sort out folders and folders of samples. Use the samples to augment into your drum mixes or use as is as fillers in gaps or
transitions in breakdowns. All 24-bit files were programmed from scratch and applied with the latest processing tools for maximum sound and fidelity. Best if used for house or any EDM.

RW Prok Fitch 102Prok & Fitch
We’ll be rinsing these!! Loads of bright groovy shuffles. Plenty of variety and will save loads of time sifting though different hats to find the right balance for the top layer of our tracks. Essential ‘Top’ material for anyone making house music. Rating: 9/10

 

RW Sergio Flores 102Sergio Flores
This does just what it says on the label: it is a really useful collection of top-loops. I would mostly recomend this to pumpin’ Tech House producers on the lookout for nicely swingin’ and jackin’ loops, as an addition to their beats. The sound quality is good, with a lot of brightness…Recomended! Rating: 8/10

 

RW Yves Eaux 102Yves Eaux
If you like it driving this pack works for you. All loops are tight, crispy and burst of energy. Perfect addition to your tracks. Rating: 8/10

 

 

RW James Harcourt 102James Harcourt
An interesting pack that provides nothing but hi hat and top end lines – no kicks or bass lines here, as the title would suggest. You can get a quick hi hat fix here if the placement of one-shots is too arduous! Useful for those who enjoy working with loops … Rating: 7/10

 

RW Wusik 102Wusik Sound Magazine
Tribal Progressive Revolution Vol. 1 is the latest offering from Sounds-of-Revolution that caters to the electro-tribal, tribal-tech, house, and progressive house crowd. This sample pack contains 2.80 GB of sophisticated modern sounds such as drums, bass and synth loops with tempos in 127 BPM. Like many of the Sounds-of-Revolution titles, Tribal Progressive is no exception in delivering an assortment of loops in the ‚kick-free‘ (meaning no bass kicks) department, as well as loop kits and live recordings. All in all you get 1200 files that are in WAV, Apple AIFF and REX2 formats, plus sampler patches for Kontakt 4 and EXS24. What’s great about this sample pack is that the style presented here really varies. It can be ideal in a wide variety of genres without having to think if the loops fit into a certain mix or not. With that being said, Tribal Progressive is a good starter library that is loaded with first-rate samples.

RW Computer Music 102Computer Music UK
This is all about progressive deep house paired with tribal rhythms and textures. It’s the same high quality we’re used to from SOR maestro Oliver Schmitt, and it’s open-ended nature means any electronic genres should benefit from this bulging pack. The price might reel in only the most dedicated progressive experiments, though. Rating 08/10

 

RW Apfelwahn 102Apfelwahn
[…] Das durchhören macht Spaß und inspiriert direkt einen Beat aus Loops und Einzelsounds zu arrangieren. Überzeugen können mich hier vor allem wieder die bearbeiteten Kick-Samples. Auch die Claps und Snares sind absolut amtlich. Wer hier noch keine Sounds in seinem Sortiment hat, wird im Bereich Electro vorerst nichts vermissen. Die Loops, Fill-ins und FX sind ebenso ‚frisch‘ und stellen auch eine willkommene Ergänzung zu bestehenden Sammlungen dar. Schön finde ich, dass es auch etliche Variationen eines Loops gibt, mit denen man einen Song gut aufbauen kann. Die Samples sind alle mit externen und ‚virtuellen‘ Effekten bearbeitet. […]

Abschließend bleibt zu sagen, dass ich auch an diesem Sample-Pack wieder jede Menge Spaß hatte und vergebe daher mit Vergnügen unseren Redaktionstipp für Tribal Progressive Revolution Vol.1 […]

Auch bei dieser Library stellt Oliver Schmitt wieder unter Beweis, dass er in Sachen Qualität und Sorgfalt bei der Auswahl und Nachbearbeitung seiner Samples nicht nachlässt. Der Nutzwert ist auch hier wieder sehr hoch. Auch der Preis geht in Anbetracht der hohen Qualität und der Formatvielfalt absolut in Ordnung. Wer also frischen Wind in seine Sammlung bringen oder einen guten Grundstock legen möchte, kann hier beherzt zugreifen.

RW Thrillseekers 102The Thrillseekers
Loving your banks for the Virus TI and Sylenth. Wow! Already using some of your patches in some upcoming productions. Always great to have new and inspiring sounds that stand out. I`ll definitely be keeping a close eye on you in the future 🙂

 

RW Computer Music 102Computer Music UK
Despite the name, Abstract & Weird’s 200 rhythmic loops aren’t a total break from SOR’s club-friendly vibe. It’s all about ring-modulated percussion and heavily processed FX, and none of it would sound out of place in the Beatport tech house Top Ten. It’s varied, fresh and inspiring, and just as good for creating memorable drops as it is for layering with more traditional beats. Rating: 8/10

 

RW Wusik 102Wusik Sound Magazine
This new sample pack by Sounds-of-Revolution aims to be a good reference library for composers of experimental, IDM and noise music. Abstract and Weird Vol. 1 gives you the necessary ingredients to cook up some „off-kilter“ music.

There are 200 24-bit WAV files (198 MB) REX and Apple Loops AIFF supported, as well as sampler patches for EXS24 and Kontakt. So what do you get? All kinds of otherworldly, peculiar and mostly FX-ridden sounds are presented in this library. There are FX, atmospherics, uplifters and all kinds of twisted sounds from the mind of programmer Oliver Schmitt.

I love this library’s superior quality in terms of how the loops were recorded. The spiky and glitchy drum loops are top notch and the best offering. They are specifically designed for flexibility in creating experimental electronica and other electronic sub-genres.

RW Apfelwahn 102Apfelwahn
Ich mag Menschen, die mit Herzblut bei der Sache sind und nicht nur unbedingt daran denken, wie man aus ein und demselben Content noch mehr Euros herausholen kann. Oliver Schmitt von Sounds of Revolution gehört mit Sicherheit dazu. Bei ihm galt schon immer die Devise: Jedes Sample wird händisch erstellt und nicht aus bestehenden Samples gefiltert. Dies hat sich auch in seinen bisherigen Libraries gezeigt. […]

Beide Libraries bieten für einen absolut attraktiven Preis unverbrauchte Loops an, die sich fast in jeder Produktion gut machen können. Es sind keine Loops, die man nur auf Techno oder Minimal beschränken sollte. Als treibende ?dreckige? Elemente können sie sowohl in Techno, Minimal, Pop, Rock oder auch Schlagerproduktionen verwendet werden. Es spart einem einiges an Zeit, das diese Loops trotz des geringen Preises in allen wichtigen Formaten vorliegen. Da kann manch teurere Library sich ein Beispiel dran nehmen. Die Qualität der Loops ist wie gewohnt hoch und als Sahnehäubchen packt OIiver Schmitt noch etliche kostenlose Loops seiner anderen Libraries dazu. Daher kann ich der neuen ‚micro series‘ von SOR nur den Redaktionstipp und meine uneingeschränkte Kaufempfehlung aussprechen.

 

RW Computer Music 102Computer Music UK
100 Loops here from SOR?s golden-eared Oliver Schmitt, claiming to be just what you need to add ?charm and groove? to your clean productions. The collection is made up of heavily swung distorted twitches and pops that bounce and spark out of your speakers. This focused pack gets our thumbs up, and the production is top-notch. Rating: 8/10

 

RW Audio-Desk 102Audio-Desk
Oliver and his baby ‚Sounds of Revolution‘ (SOR) don’t need any introduction – the sample packs are used worldwide in enumerous
productions. While waiting for more soundfood, maybe successors of ‚Club Revolution 1‘ and others, we came across a new mini series: smaller packages, but just as useful and precious as always: ‚Abstract&Weird‘ and ‚Clicks&Glitches‘. Interesting. Let’s do this!

The product titles pretty much say what’s inside: you won’t find a huge main loop collection and some standard percussion samples – these sample packs are taking care of the subtile but yet extremely important part of a decent track: they offer everything you need to perfectly fill the sonic gaps in your track plus to add the special touch to make it (even more) unique.

Clicks & Glitches is a really lovely package to work with: all those extremely groovy, special click sounds are provided as basic loops, meaning that you don’t get perfectly grooving loops but truly inspiring material to work with: everything inside a loop is perfectly processed, but you have to work on most of the loops to make them fit into your track ? which isn’t of any disadvantage at all!

‚Clicks&Glitches‘ makes you instantly cut, copy and rearrange the loops – at least it inspired our creativity from the very first moment. For every fan of electro house and progressive, for sure also other genres, there’s no better collection of these kind of sounds.
Rating: 10/10

RW Apfelwahn 102Apfelwahn
Ich mag Menschen, die mit Herzblut bei der Sache sind und nicht nur unbedingt daran denken, wie man aus ein und demselben Content noch mehr Euros herausholen kann. Oliver Schmitt von Sounds of Revolution gehört mit Sicherheit dazu. Bei ihm galt schon immer die Devise: Jedes Sample wird händisch erstellt und nicht aus bestehenden Samples gefiltert. Dies hat sich auch in seinen bisherigen Libraries gezeigt. […]

Beide Libraries bieten für einen absolut attraktiven Preis unverbrauchte Loops an, die sich fast in jeder Produktion gut machen können. Es sind keine Loops, die man nur auf Techno oder Minimal beschränken sollte. Als treibende ?dreckige? Elemente können sie sowohl in Techno, Minimal, Pop, Rock oder auch Schlagerproduktionen verwendet werden. Es spart einem einiges an Zeit, das diese Loops trotz des geringen Preises in allen wichtigen Formaten vorliegen. Da kann manch teurere Library sich ein Beispiel dran nehmen.

Die Qualität der Loops ist wie gewohnt hoch und als Sahnehäubchen packt OIiver Schmitt noch etliche kostenlose Loops seiner anderen Libraries dazu. Daher kann ich der neuen ‚micro series‘ von SOR nur den Redaktionstipp und meine uneingeschränkte Kaufempfehlung aussprechen.

RW Wusik 102Wusik Sound Magazine
Well, this is something different. I have never reviewed a ‚micro pack‘ before and this is the first, though certainly not the last. This pack lives up to my expectations, with some pretty useable esoteric loops that can add a little ‚extra‘ to your compositions. It’s primarily geared for minimal techno but other electronic music producers can benefit from this as well. All loops are recorded in the standard 127 BPM and are offered in different formats such as 24-bit WAVs, REX, Apple AIFF loops, plus EXS24 and Kontakt 4 patches. Clicks and Glitches Vol.1 comprises 100 loops (107 MB) that can also serve as top loops for drum mixes lacking that certain charm. A hundred loop library and for only 10.92 Euros (plus tax/VAT)…. you can’t go wrong with this.

RW Joop 102DJ JOOP / Leon Bolier
We’re using Oliver’s sounds ever since we got the patches. Crystal clear, deep, warm & really well designed, very useful for us! Looking forward to new sounds from this man!

 

 

RW Headstrong 102Don Jackson (Headstrong)
Oliver Schmitt’s sound sets are a must have library for any dance producer. The variation in patches is superb and the pads are stunning‘ most of all they are usuable and not throw away sounds! – Excellent.

 

RW Martin Buttrich 102Martin Buttrich (Timo Maas / Loco Dice
The sounds of SOR convinced me from the first moment I played them. The purity and complexity of the patches is incredible. You get really inspired when it comes to new melodies. SOR is the all in one solution for modern music production – no matter what style you prefer!

 

RW Kuffdam 102Kuffdam
Sounds Of Revolution has the sounds for trance music that really suits my Kuffdam style. Great work on the high quality samples and I’ll be using these on forthcoming products.

 

RW First State 102First State
If you produce electronic dance music you need the best samples out there. SOR delivers these! Everyone knows the times when you are in the studio without any inspiration, just staring at the screen wasting your precious time. If you then check the SOR samples inspiration will instantly hit you like an avalanche. Unique samples which give the inspiration a producer needs. We especially like the beatloops which are unique and well designed and used in our new tracks. Putting them in your tracks makes your production instantly sound profi. We can recommend the SOR series for every starting and advanced producer!!!

RW Brooklyn Bounce 102Dennis Bohn (Brooklyn Bounce)
When I first tried the sounds of SOR I was very impressed. The superb quality of the patches makes my production life much easier. The patches are ready to use – only very little additional processing is necessary. The best thing of SOR: Their sound design is really different!

 

RW Lützenkirchen 102Lützenkirchen
I think the whole SOR series are a grail of good stuff actually useful to find their way in real records. Even if I don´t really use loops, the way the loops are produced in this series makes it easy to chop and cut them up into easy-to-isolate one-shot samples. I chopped up big parts from Minimal Tech Revolution and Kick Free Revolution. Takes time, but its really worth it. No resampled samples from other sampled stuff that took their samples also from other tracks/samples. No overused dynamics or effects and stuff, so you can easily tweak them to your own style. Thats what the most important for me and the biggest failure and mistake of nearly all other sample libraries. The amount of useful one shot samples that I got out of this series is massive. And I absolutely love the experimental section.

RW Tempo Giusto 102Tempo Giusto
The sound banks are quite original and different in comparison with other sample providers, offering more depth, uniqueness and possibilities to your compositions. My favourite out of the packages is the Minimal Techno Revolution sound bank, and recommend everyone to check it out!

 

 

RW Apfelwahn 102Apfelwahn
[…] Es ist sehr gut kategorisiert und die einzelnen Files enthalten neben der Kategorie die Angabe der Tonart (wo nötig) und des Tempos. Die Sounds sind, wie ich ehrlich gesagt erwartet hatte, zum Teil herrlich erfrischend. So stellt uns Oliver z. B. bei den ‚Proc Live Rec‘ Sounds wieder mal vor die Frage: „Was zum Teufel hat er da nur aufgenommen und verfremdet?“. Aber auch der Loop-Liebhaber kommt auf seine Kosten. Die Drumkits sind in Construction Kits vorhanden, welche sich bis hin zur Variante mit Kick steigern. […] Das gefällt mir: In diesem Fall wirklich die schiere Masse an guten, knackigen Sounds und der als günstig zu bezeichnende Preis. Die Qualität hat dabei nicht gelitten und Oliver Schmitt liefert hier sowohl Quantität als auch Qualität ab. Es wurde nicht unnötig geloopt und alle Samples wurden wie immer exklusiv produziert. Die Kategorisierung ist auch gut gelungen. Hier findet man genügend Material für die nächsten Tracks. Alles in allem eine wirklich umfassende und hervorragende Auswahl ohne Ausreißer! Und wenn man Minimal wörtlich nimmt (so wie es ursprünglich auch gemeint war), dann reichen die 2.168 Files für jede Menge frischer Tracks! Testnote 1

RW Computer Music 102Computer Music
Minimal Techno Revolution comprises a huge library of one-shots and loops, totalling over 2000 samples. Each folder is meticulously filed, with subfolders making it easy to find the sound you need. Every sound is upfront, tight and powerful, and what’s more, it’s easy to get inspired and start working on ideas right away. One of the best things about the included loops is how they don’t try and take over a project they’re EQ’ed to sit tightly without intruding. The kicks are fantastic, offering weight and power. If you can’t find something you like in this package, you’re in the wrong business. Rating: 9/10

RW Wusik 102Wusik Sound Magazine
This comes from German sound designer and sample developer Oliver Schmitt aka „Sounds of Revolution.“ Another part of the Revolution series, Minimal Techno Vol. 1 is his latest sample set featuring over 3.16 GB (including 1.1GB content of 2167 WAV files) of loops and one-shots in pristine 24-bit quality. It is delivered in different formats, so you’ll get REX2, AIFF Apple loops and patches for EXS24 and Kontakt 3. The vast majority of the loops fall into the minimal techno sub-genre but Sounds of Revolution also designed the loops to be useful in other electronic music production as well. The 1500 single sounds of bass, synths, fragments, kick drums, claps, sound effects, electronic percussion and toms offer immense variety that can be beneficial to those who want to construct their own custom kits. As for the overall delivery and programming of the loops, and as I expected from a Sounds of Revolution product, this is a high quality sample pack worthy of praise

RW Beat 102Beat Magazine
Bekannte DJs und Produzenten wie DJ Tiësto oder Blank & Jones zählen sich zu den Fans und Unterstützern der Sample-Kollektionen des Sound-Designers Oliver Schmitt. Mit Minimal Techno Revolution Vol 1 legt er ein 3,16 GB großes Sample-Paket vor, das sein Renommee noch untermauern wird. Insgesamt erwarten Sie über 2000 Samples, darunter etwa 700 Bass-, Drum- und Synthesizer-Loops im WAV-, REX2- und Apple-Loops-Format sowie etwa 1500 One-Shots als WAV-Dateien inklusive einzelnen Drum- und Effektsounds, Klangfragmenten und Bass- und Synthesizersounds. Letztgenannte liegen für eine direkte Spielbarkeit auch als EXS24- und Kontakt-Patches vor. Das musikalisch hervorragend einsetzbare Klangmaterial kann sich hören lassen: Druckvoll, futuristisch und vielseitig tönt es aus den Boxen. Klasse!

 

RW Tiesto 102Tiësto
An excellent follow up of the Kick Free Volume 1 set. Easy to fit in any production because it has everything ranging from tight and dry hihat loops to creative beats with effects, clicks, percussive sounds and extreme beats. The loops are labeled, so that makes it even easier to find the sounds needed.

 

RW Tom Middleton 102Tom Middleton
If you’re making House/Tech grooves, then Oliver’s pack of pristine, swinging kick-less starting points and groove enhancers will set you up for months, if not years! Fantastic value as per usual, with nearly 1 and a half Gigs of diverse ‘tops’ across the spectrum from tribal to glitchy/minal electronic styles. Plus 70 solid Kicks to add..never seem to get enough Kicks right(!) All in all, gets a massive ‘LIKE’ from me.
Rating: 10/10

RW Enersto Bastian 102Ernesto vs. Bastian
The Sound Of Revolution Series are not only one of the biggest and diverse sample packages available at the moment, but most important is that they are unbelievable usable! Looking for a fresh sounding loops for EDM or any other musicstyle…you got it. Looking for a tight fitting bass sound…no problem. At the moment we are working on a couple of new Ernesto vs Bastian tracks and remixes and all we can say about that is that we used quite a bit of the massive sounds of SOR. Recommended! 5 STARS!

 

RW Woody van Eyden 102Woody Van Eyden
The sample packs and soundsets of „Sounds of Revolution“ are a MUST have for any producer looking for quality production material. They totally hit my creativity spot and I already have my favorite sounds and loops after just skipping through the libraries a few minutes. These will find their way into my productions for sure!

 

RW Inland Knights 102Inland Knights
Another fine sample pack!…..Great selection of loops and hits here..guaranteed to work with many ganres! Rating: 8/10

 

 

RW Josh Gallahan 102Josh Gallahan
In my opinion, KFR2 is the most unique and inspiring loop sample bank since years. It has lots of brilliant filler loops, percussions and extraordinary samples. This guarantees a very fast and creative workflow. And the quality of the sounds is an own state of the art. Can’t wait for Vol. 3! btw: I love apple loops 🙂

 

Lützenkirchen
I think the whole SOR series are a grail of good stuff actually useful to find their way in real records. Even if I don´t really use loops, the way the loops are produced in this series makes it easy to chop and cut them up into easy-to-isolate one-shot samples. I chopped up big parts from Minimal Tech Revolution and Kick Free Revolution. Takes time, but its really worth it. No resampled samples from other sampled stuff that took their samples also from other tracks/samples. No overused dynamics or effects and stuff, so you can easily tweak them to your own style. Thats what the most important for me and the biggest failure and mistake of nearly all other sample libraries. The amount of useful one shot samples that I got out of this series is massive. And I absolutely love the experimental section.

RW Recording-de 102Recording.de
[…] Dies ist die erste mir vorliegende Library eines Drittanbieters, welche sich an die Konventionen des Sage-Converters hält (61 Rex Files pro Ordner). Man kann die Ordner also diesmal in einem Rutsch in den Converter ziehen und gut ist. Klasse! […] Wie bei einem SOR – Produkt erwartet, sind alle Loops auf hohem Niveau und mit Gespür für den Praxiseinsatz programmiert. Sehr schön finde ich die Aufteilung in Kategorien und die sprechenden Namen der Loops. Das macht die Suche einfacher, als nur nummerierte Loops zu durchsuchen. […] In den Kategorien gibt es etliche Loops, die in verschiedenen Variationen vorliegen. Sie sind sehr gut geeignet um einen Song dynamisch aufzubauen. Die Loops sind alle erfreulich unaufdringlich und passen somit gut ins Arrangement. […]

Ein kleiner Ausflug zum Thema „RAM vs. Preis“: An dieser Stelle muss ich mal ein „ernstes“ Wort zum Thema Speicherbedarf loswerden und eine Lanze für Sounds-of-Revolution brechen. Was mir mittlerweile bei diversen Tests aufgefallen ist: Mehr MB bedeutet meist mehr Gegenwert, welcher sich üblicherweise im Kaufpreis niederschägt. Daher hat es sich „eingebürgert“, dass etliche Produzenten die Loops sogar bis zu vier Mal (!) hintereinander bouncen um anschliessend mit dem „großen“ Samplecontent zu werben. Wenn man genauer hinschaut, ist das in diesen Fällen eine Mogelpackung. Leider fällt das auch bei einigen Tests nicht direkt auf. Wir werden auf dieser Webseite in Zukunft noch genauer hinschauen und Euch über solche Libraries informieren, wo unnötig lang geloopt wurde aber mit großem Content geworben wird. Positive Beispiele gibt es natürlich auch: Die Loops von Sounds-of-Revolution sind alle nur so lang, wie nötig. Es wurde nicht derselbe Loop mehrfach wiederholt, nur um den Speicherbedarf in die Höhe zu treiben. Wenn es mehr als einen Takt gibt enthält der zweite auch eine kleine Variation. Die 424 MB sind „echte“ 424 MB an frischen Loops. Der von Oliver Schmitt aufgerufene Preis von nur 46,95 EUR ist für mich ein Dankeschön an seine Kunden und eigentlich im Vergleich zur Konkurrenz viel zu günstig. Da hätte er wesentlich mehr nehmen können und bräuchte kein schlechtes Gewissen zu haben.

Fazit: Olliver Schmitt hat es wieder einmal geschafft, eine hochwertige Sammlung an Loops abzuliefern. Die Sortierung ist gelungen und etliche Formate werden bedient. Dazu gibt es noch 70 sehr gute Kicks als Bonus. Und das zu einem Preis, der wirklich absolut konkurrenzlos ist. Wer hier nicht zugreift, ist selber Schuld.

KFR2 ist daher mein erster Redaktionstipp 2010! Rating: Redaktionstipp

RW Sound&Gear 102Sounds and Gear
If I had to choose one word, it would be „groove“. This is a collection of funky, groovy top loops?you know…the stuff that moves the track along? No synths, no bass, no pads or fx, straight up top loops. Glitches, blips, and other funkiness to give your track that ‚life‘ […] How do they sound? Authentic…at least to me. Now I may not be an authority on house music, but I know a groove when I hear it…and I also know the types of sounds I look for. Experimental glitches, blips and bleeps…funky breaks and percussion, all with room to add your own kicks and drums to the mix. Well recorded, well produced and just plain fun to play. This is the first sample collection I have reviewed from them, and I can see why people like their products. They give you what you need, nothing more. I look at top loops as the icing on the cake, or if you want to go minimal they can be the whole cake! But they have to sound good and be recorded well, these loops live up to that challenge. So what’s the bottom line? This is a good collection for those that like to step out of the norm when it comes to sounds they incorporate into their music. Or it’s great for those specifically looking for some funky house grooves to add to their productions. I give this collection a 4 out of 5 subs. I like the overall feel of the collection, and it’s very useful. I did feel it got a bit repetitive in some parts, but not much, mainly in the glitchy sounds and loops but then again, a glitch is a glitch and the way they were produced provides enough variety. Taking into account the target of the collection? ‚top loops‘ it lives up to and provides a great collection of grooves you can quickly infuse into your tracks.

RW Computer Music 102Computer Music
Now we’re talking. SOR’s Oliver Schmitt returns with another impeccable pack for dance musicians. This library provides over 500 percussive loops for all four-to-the-floor dance genres: minimal, electro, trance and house of any flavour will benefit from this collection of glitchy, clicky, processed joy, categorised according to their general style. The clever bit is that all loops are programmed from scratch, but come sans kick drum. Thus it’s easy to use them in your productions and drop your own kicks in there (70 bonis kicks are thrown in too). We could even imagine some of these loops working their way into DnB and breaks tunes: the superior production quality means that you’ll be satisfied even if you just grab a short section of each loop. This one is just shy of classic status – it’s not quite unique enough for that – but that’s certainly not to disrecommend it in any way.
Rating: 9/10

RW Plughugger 102Plughugger
Conclusion: Kick Free Revolution 2 is a good collection of loops that you can use to quickly spiff up your tracks. All in all, this collection offers a nice balance of traditional kick-free loops and slightly more experimental material. While the classic kick-less loops walks pretty much in the middle of the road, that is not a bad thing. Good hihat/percussion patterns have worked wonders in all time of modern music and will continue be in high demand. The highlights of this collection is when Oliver Schmitt is exploring minimalistic grooves and is playing around with odd time signatures – that’s when you forget that you’re listening to a sample library and start producing just by sheer pleasure. […]

Good: Good, original material which spans from classic dance music hihat/percussion patterns to the odd (but not too odd) and fresh.
Bad: No big critisism here.

RW Logic User 102Logic User
Im Vergleich zum Vorgänger KICK FREE REVOLUTION Vol.1, der für mich schon die „beste No Kick Sample Cd 2009“ war, sind hier noch weitere Loop Kategorien vorhanden. Das ganze wirkt somit noch strukturierter und eine Ecke abwechslungsreicher […] Bei vielen Loops wurden interessante Variationen/Steigerungen produziert – ideal für den perfekten Songaufbau. […]

Doch nun zur Kernfrage – wie klingt das Ganze ? Wirklich einzigartig und auffallend frisch! Kein Wunder, steht doch der Name SOUNDS OF REVOLUTION seit dem ersten Sample Pack für völlig neu produzierte und wirklich innovative Loops, wie man Sie bei keinem anderen Anbieter findet. Das Ganze klingt sehr unaufdringlich – man wird also nicht mit übermässigen Effekten wie Hall & Delays überfordert. Das steigert die Kreativität enorm und der Produzent bleibt flexibel. Die Loops fügen sich somit perfekt in jedes Arrangement ein.

Im Vergleich zu manchem Mitbewerber gibt es auch hier wie immer keinerlei gerippte Loops, bei denen z.B. einfach per LoCut Filter die Kickdrum entfernt wurde. Dadruch, dass das gesamte Frequenzspektrum bedient wird, sind die Loops sehr universell einsetzbar. Das macht KICK FREE REVOLUTION Vol.2 auch aus – völlig neue, ungehörte Loops, die wunderbar grooven und die perfekte Basic bilden eine ordentliche Rythmusstruktur aufzubauen.

Schmitt stellt wieder einmal sein Gespür für den Praxiseinsatz unter Beweis. Neben sinnvollen Kategorien ist auch das Auffinden des einzelnen Loops hier sehr gut gelößt, da jeder Loop namentlich benannt wurde – weitaus effektiver als lieblos durchnummerierte Loops.

Was mir auch hier wieder einmal lobenswert aufgefallen ist: Gerade heutzutage, wo immer wieder mit grpßem GB-Kontent geworden wird, gehen Hersteller oft dazu über, gerade Loops unnötig lange zu bouncen, um den Kontent künstlich in die Höhe zu treiben. Kritisch betrachtet ist das aber eine Mogelpackung und dient nur dazu den Käufer zu blenden.

Bei KICK FREE REVOLUTION Vol.2 wurden die Loops nur so lange gebounced wie wirklich nötig. Ein Detail was SOUNDS OF REVOLUTION von so manchem Mitbewerber massiv unterscheidet. Daher ist der Preis in Anbtracht des Gebotenen ein echtes Schnäppchen!

Ihr ahnt es schon: Meiner Meinung nach die besten Kick Free Loops 2010
Rating: 10/10

RW Apfelwahn 102Apfelwahn
Beide Packs (wie auch alle anderen SOR-Produkte) sind an den Bedürfnissen von Producern ausgerichtet, mit denen der Sounddesigner Oliver Schmitt in regem Kontakt steht. Dort kommt es weniger darauf an, einen komplett durchgestylten, möglicherweise auch noch mit Hall versehenen Beat, geliefert zu bekommen – ganz im Gegenteil: gefragt ist eigenständiges Material ohne Bass Drum und Snare, da vor allem diese beiden Schlaginstrumente Stil und Klang eines Grooves beinahe unveränderlich festlegen. Viel flexibler kann man arbeiten, wenn diese beiden prägenden Akteure fehlen. Und auch was den Sound betrifft, sind im Producer-Bereich frisierte und bis ins letzte aufpolierte Sounds weniger gefragt. Hier schätzt man ebenfalls den Freiraum der nachträglichen Gestaltung.

Für Producer gibt es aber noch ein anders „no go“: Viele auf dem Markt befindliche Libraries greifen auf bereits veröffentlichtes Material zurück. Mittels steilflankiger Filter wird ein Teil des Frequenzspektrums ausgeblendet (in der Regel die Bass Drum, d. h.: die unteren Frequenzen) und der Rest in diversen EQ-, Filter- und Effektbearbeitungen mehrfach gebounct zu einem größenmäßig beeindruckenden Paket aufgeblasen. Abgesehen davon, dass solche Produkte urheberrechtlich mehr als grenzwertig sind, ist das Ergebnis nur eingeschränkt inspirierend, und große Teile solcher Libraries erweisen sich schlicht als langweilig oder unbrauchbar. Anders bei Oliver Schmitt und SOR: Hier ist jeder Loop ein bis ins Detail ausgearbeitetes Unikat, und – das sei vorweggenommen – ideenreich und kreativitätsfördernd. […] Amtliche Club-Beats gehen sehr leicht von der Hand; fast ist diese Library zu gut, denn wer seine eigene Kreativität einmal schlummern lassen will, kann sich hier bestens bedienen. […] Dabei hat der Sound etwas Puristisches, und wenn zuvor davon die Rede war, dass eigene Kreativität bei diesen bis ins Detail bestens vorgefertigten Loops nicht zwingend gefordert wird, so gilt dies nicht für die Klanggestaltung. Hier lohnt es sich, mit Kompressoren, EQs bzw. Filtern und auch mit Reverbs einzugreifen, was – wie eingangs dargestellt – ganz im Sinne des Erfinders ist. […] Mit beiden Libraries liefert Oliver Schmitt einen sehr guten Basis-Sound ab, der von hohem Engagement bei der Produktion zeugt und über einen eigenen Charakter verfügt. […] Die Preisgestaltung ist sehr fair und kundenfreundlich.[…]
Rating: Testnote 1

RW Wusik 102Wusik Sound Magazine
There are a lot of drum loop libraries that offer great drum patterns. They are useful, they sound full and are ready to use by themselves no doubt, but the problem sometimes is that it’s hard to integrate them into your own drum mixes. Enter Kick Free Revolution Vol. 1 and 2, a collection of drum loops crafted with very little or minute low-end. The idea behind a kick free library is nothing new, yet it is clever. It’s intended to give producers a mix and match option for building new and unique drum patterns.

The first volume includes 684 loops all recorded at 127 BPM. Most of them would be suitable for electronic music such as Techno and House, but depending on your creativity, you can use these sounds any way you see fit. The samples are broken down to three main categories: „Experimental“ will give producers effects and „something different“ sounds, „Main“ contain samples that are more of your typical everyday loops and „Perc“ would work perfectly if you need realistic percussion elements. While Vol. 1 is delivered in DVD disc format, Vol. 2 is a downloadable product at Sounds-of-Revolution and Sounds/To/Sample sites. Continuing where Vol.1 left off, this library of 611 loops has basically the same formula as the original but it includes 70 deep, round kicks as a bonus. Oliver Schmitt, the man behind SoR, has sprinkled this collection with more diverse-sounding materials than the the first one. You’ll find a bunch of hi-hat patterns, 140 club-oriented sounds, tonal loops with 52 melodic beatlines and 100-plus glitched-out loops for experimental enthusiasts. They say that sequels are supposed to be better than the original, and Vol. 2 delivers. Although both libraries are kind of pricey, they are superbly programmed with many usable sounds.

RW Future Music 102Future Music UK
Reviewers favourite Olli Schmitt and his Sound of Revolution label return with volume two of Kick Free Revolution, 600+ loops of tight tops at 127bpm.
For your buck you get ‚140 definitive big-room bangers‘ as well as some really sweet click and glitch loops, which although geared towards the house world can be thrown anywhere with a bit of tweakage. Add some hats, percussion, tonal offerings and 24-bit formats and it looks like Mr Schmitt has produced another gem. Oh and in case you lack the bottom end to make full use of this top-heavy package Mr Schmitt gives you 70 kick drums covering all bases. Bonus! Rating: 9/10

RW Audio-Desk 102Audio-Desk
It’s not hard to guess we were amazed reviewing this product. And besides a sometimes too excessive stereofield usage we were not able to find negative aspects. You get top-notch quality, huge variety and usability ‚Sounds of Revolution‘ has proven once more why their products are one of the best out there. We’re looking forward to Vol. 3! Rating: 10/10

 

RW Martin Roth 102Martin Roth
The patches of SOR are outstanding – the variety of the sound design is covering many genres from kickin’ clubsound to experimental electronic music. For me absolutely essential in the studio!

 

RW Keyboards 102Keyboards Magazine
Im Gegensatz zu vielen anderen Soundsets nutzen die Sounds auch die Anschlagstärke des Virus. Dadurch erhalten Sie lebendige Klänge.

 

 

 

RW Daniel Wanrooy 102Daniel Wanrooy
Great samples, really different than the other sample packs, I use them in most of my tracks! Definitely recommended…

 

 

RW Sied van Riel 102Sied van Riel
Kick free, Electro House, FX revolution… I use them all as they are quality !! I don’t think I have 1 track produced without them in it somewhere or somehow. Top of the bill stuff for anything you can possibly imagine !!!

 

RW Enersto Bastian 102Ernesto vs. Bastian
The Sound Of Revolution Series are not only one of the biggest and diverse sample packages available at the moment, but most important is that they are unbelievable usable! Looking for a fresh sounding loops for EDM or any other musicstyle…you got it. Looking for a tight fitting bass sound…no problem. At the moment we are working on a couple of new Ernesto vs Bastian tracks and remixes and all we can say about that is that we used quite a bit of the massive sounds of SOR. Recommended! 5 STARS!

 

RW Computer Music 102Computer Music UK
The fourth title in this series contains 2.58GB of content. Single hits include kicks, snares. chords, synths, basses, percussion, cymbals and FX. There are plenty of Oliver Schmitt’s famous kick-free loops, as well as general percussive, bass and synth loops. The standard of production here is absolutely first-class, and while the stylistic focus is often dark, dirty and gritty, this fine library will prove its worth to any dance music producer. Rating: 10/10

 

RW Future Music 102Future Music UK
Oliver Schmitt, aka Sounds of Revolution, is rapidly becoming one of FM’s favourite sample creators. In this latest package, he adds an Electro element to his usual Techno and House style. With synth samples, chords, grooves, vocals, drum loops and plenty more, no stone has been left unturned in Schmitt’s hunt for the best Electro House sounds. Everything’s presented in WAV, Apple Loops and REX plus EXS24 and Kontakt patches to get started. With 2.6GB of content, this disc has plenty of quality sounds. Rating: 10/10

RW Music Tech 102Music Tech UK
There’s actually a surprising amount of variation in the countless dance-based samples packs that land on the MTM doormat. Despite the recent massive influx of electro house based sound libraries, each one has a slightly different angle that sets it apart. This latest pack from German sound wizard Oliver Schmitt, for instance, leans towards the more experimental and dark edge of electro and techno, offering a choice selection of familiar and new twisted sounds.

The sample pack contains 333 bass, drum and synth loops in 24bit/44.1 WAV, Apple Loops and REX2 format. The bass and synth loops are all expertly produced but not too over cooked or compressed, with a little subtle stuttering and ambience for added character. The drum grooves have several versions of each loop for added flexibility, ranging from thin kick free percussion to full multi layered beats.

Although these loops are excellent, the main focus of the pack is the huge collection of instantly playable sounds, with patches mapped out for EXS24 and Kontakt. There are hundreds of heavy electro basses, lush housey chords and synths, twisted bleeps, effects and whooshes, plus more than 1,200 soft and hard drum and percussion samples. Schmitt has also added folders of more experimental sounds with processed live-recorded rhythms, scratches and vocal phrases, even including some effected recordings of his two-year-old son!

All of the above adds up to a massive pack with excellent production and a lot of variety. Whilst the more traditional Electro-House sounds are all catered for, experimentation is the key, with some highly original and quirky hits and grooves that could be used to help your music stand out from the crowd.

//VERDICT// Excellent selection of traditional and more cutting-edge and experimental electro sounds. Rating: 9/10

RW Recording-de 102Recording.de
Fazit: Für mich ist die Scheibe ein klarer Redaktionstipp. Die Qualität der Samples ist durchgängig hochwertig. Alle Sounds sind 1a in Handarbeit produziert. In dieser Library steckt viel Arbeit und das Wichtigste: Man hört das auch. Die Loops wurden von Oliver Schmitt alle neu programmiert. Daher gibt es diese auch in verschiedenen Variationen und die No-Kick Varianten decken den kompletten Frequenzbereich ab. Da wurde nichts mit Filtern weggeschnitten. Der Preis ist im Verhältnis zum gebotenen Inhalt und dessen Qualität durchaus als günstig zu bezeichnen. Man erhält sowohl eine sehr gute Auswahl an Einzelsounds (Schwerpunkt Drums/Percussion) als auch durchwegs frische Loops, FX und One-Shots (nicht nur) für dieses Genre.

RW Sound&Recording 102Sound & Recording
Oliver Schmitt von Sounds of Revolution hat einen bemerkenswerten Output an Sampling-DVDs und bereichert damit die Palette bei Mutekki. Diesmal ist Electro House dran. Sehr viele Unterordner liefern auf dieser DVD unzählige Einzel- und Loop-Samples der Kategorien Drums (komplette und einzelne Elemente), Bass, FX, Scratch, Synths und Vocals. Die Dateien sind dann aber leider nur noch durchnummeriert, dafür gibt’s aber auch wirklich spielbare Sampler-PRograms, sodass es nut bei den Loops ins Gewicht fällt. Das Ganze ist wie immer auf sehr hohem Niveau, grooved exorbitant und liefert ganz ohne Construction-Kit-Korsett prima Sounds für den professionellen Sample-Alltag. Dass dabei die Top-Riege aktueller und alter Klangerzeuger verantwortlich zeichnet, macht den Druck und den authentischen Sound aus. Daumen rauf!

RW Logic User 102Logic User
Die DVD beinhaltet alles, was zeitgemäße Tracks erfordern. Wie bei SOR üblich, gibt es wieder eine manigfaltige Loopsektion, die wie immer völlig neu und bisher ungehörten Loops bietet. Neben den obligatorischen Kick Free Loops sind diesmal auch Drumloop Construction Kits vorhanden, bis hin zu Bass- und Synth Loops, was z.B. besonders Ableton User freuen dürfte, da man so on the fly ein Live Set verfeinern kann. Das Ganze ist aber auch im Studioalltag für jeden Produzenten eine echte Bereicherung.

Weiterhin finden sich unzählige druckvollen Drums, Bass-, Synth-, Chord- und Effektsounds bis hin zu einer Vocalsektion mit interessanten gesprochenen Phrasen, sowie kurze Fragmente von Kinderstimmen (sein 2 jähriger Sohn!), die einem Track eine interessante Note verleihen können – klasse Idee! Zudem sind stark effektierte Live recordings vorhanden, die immer wieder sehr interessant klingen, da man sich immer wieder fragt wie dies wohl erzeugt wurde. Der gesamte Kontekt ist sehr gut strukturiert und äußerst abwechslungsreich.

Klasse finde ich dass neben den sog. „Overview“ Instrumenten – bei denen auf jeder Note ein anderer Sound gemappt ist – zudem fertig gemappte Sampler Instrumente für jeden einzelnen Bass- und Syntsound vorhanden sind. So kann man äußerst schnell den geeigneten Sound per „Overview“ finden und diesen anschließend als spielbares Sampler Instrument laden. So viel Luxus findet man bei der Konkurrenz nur selten. Details wie sinnvolle Modwheel Belegung (meist Cutoff, was besonders für Loops interessant ist) oder passende Kontakt Kategorien runden das Bild ab.

FAZIT: Das hier in allen erdenklichen Richtungen experimentiert wurde, ist nicht zu überhören und macht den Reiz dieser DVD aus. Mir ist kaum eine DVD bekannt, die derart facettenreich und inspirierend ist. Die Qualität der Samples ist äußerst hochwertig, da die markanten Frequenzbereiche herausgearbeitet wurden. Zudem wurde – wie bei SOR üblich – auf lieblos gefilterte Low Cut Loops verzichtet – alles ist echte Handarbeit. Auch haben mir die Drum Loop Variationen sehr gut gefallen, da man hier schnell einen tollen Spannungsbogen erzeugen kann. Das Ganze eignet sich auch sehr gut für andere Dance Genres. In dieser DVD steckt sehr viel Arbeit und in Anbetracht des Gebotenen sind knapp 80,- Euro als preisgünstig zu bezeichnen. Ein FREE SAMPLE PACK, sowie Demo Tracks gibt es auf der Herstellerseite. Rating: 10/10 Punkte – Redaktionstipp!

RW Amazona 102Amazona.de
Fazit: […] Tatsächlich überzeugen hier vor allem die leisen Töne – feine Snares, schöne tighte Percussions oder ein druckvoller Sinusbass in einer langen, deepen Kick. Solo abgehört klingen viele Sounds unspektakulär – aber in den Mix lassen sie sich bestens einfügen. Ohne Poser-Sounds an den Markt zu gehen ist ein lobenswerter mutiger Ansatz, der den Produzenten darüber hinaus sicherlich sehr viel Zeit gekostet haben wird. Viele andere Sample-Schrauber sollten sich ein gutes Beispiel daran nehmen.

 

RW Wusik 102Wusik Sound Magazine
This sample pack from Sounds of Revolution takes inspiration from the dirty side of house genre and includes a variety of electro staples such as banging drum loops, gritty basses, punch-thru-the-mix synthlines, cool chords, vocals and gnarly effect samples. SOR’s head honcho Oliver Schmitt, packed plenty of samples to play with (2.58 GB of content) along with popular audio formats supported. With WAV, Apple AIFF loops, REX and Kontakt patches there are plenty of quality sounds here. If you’re experimental like me, the samples are easy to work with because most of them were left dry for further processing. This is a big plus because, sometimes, I’d like to torture my samples beyond recognition. If you’re seeking a library chuck full of electro elements make sure you consider auditioning, demoing or purchasing this pack.

RW Keys 102Keys
Sounds of Revolution bleibt auch bei dieser Library seiner Linie treu und bietet einen großen Pool an Add-On Loops, Drums, Percussions und Synthesizersounds, die straight auf einen Style ausgerichtet sind. […] Angesichts des Umfangs von etwa 1 GB (WAV-Content) dürfte man neben dieser Library so schnell keine weiteren Electro House-Samples mehr benötigen.

 

RW Beat 102Beat Magazine
Oliver Schmitt konnte sich in den letzten Jahren einen hervorragenden Ruf als Sounddesigner für Synthpatches und Clubsamples erarbeiten. Auf dieser DVD widmet er sich stilsicher dem House-Genre und bietet nicht nur über 1200 knackige Drumsamples, sondern auch kraftvolle Basssounds sowie inspirierende Bass- und Synthesizer-Loops. Mit von der Partie sind ebenfalls Kick-freie Loops, Construction-Kits und Vokalsamples, darunter auch Kinderstimmen. Neben 2156 WAV-Dateien beinhaltet der Silberling auch 333 Apple- und REX Loops. Alle Bass- und Synthesizersamples liegen als sofort spielbare Patches für die Sampler EXS24 und Kontakt2 vor. Rating: 5/6

 

RW Future Music 102Future Music Magazine UK
One thing that sets Sounds of Revolution apart from the rest of the companies putting out sample DVDs right now is their love of kick-free loops. Most of the samples here would be suitable for producers of just about any kind of House or Techno and with 684 kick-free loops all at 127bpm. They’re fantastically versatile sounds which will add to your productions rather than just being a set of finished loops that do all the hard work for you. As with FX Revolution, this is a pricey disc but you get what you pay for. Rating: 9/10

RW Computer Music 102>Computer Music UK
Sound design whiz Oliver Schmitt returns to Mutekki Media, responding to user requests for more of the kick-free drum patterns that cropped up on his previous titles. The idea is that with very little low-end, these 680 dance-based loops are easy to integrate into your own drum mixes. All loops are at 127bpm, so it would seem the emphasis is on house music, and there are three categories: Experimental has strange loops with lots of quirky hits and FX; Main contains more typical loops, very up to date and easy to adapt to many styles; Perc covers more realistic percussion, such as congas and bongos. This title isn’t as exceptional as Schmitt’s previous output, but it is highly usable. Rating: 8/10

RW Logic User 102Logic User
Die Loops bestechen wie auch schon bei der FX Revolution Vol.1 durch einen klaren, druckvollen und rauschfreien Sound. Die Loops sind alle samt neu und keine abgewaschenen Beats die man schon 1000 mal gehört hat. […] Im Gegensatz zu dem ein oder anderen Mitbewerber hat man sich hier nicht an einen Lowcut Filter bedient und einfach alle tiefen Frequenzen abgeschnitten, sondern gleich ohne Bassdrum produziert. Meiner Meinung nach die beste ‚No Kick Sample CD 2009‘.

 

RW Amazona 102Amazona.de
nice synthetic sounding […] immense groovy […] very varied […] absolut inspiring and a must buy!

 

 

RW Sound&Recording 102Sound & Recording
[…] Immerhin gibt es jeweils zwei oder mehr Varianten, sodass auch Steigerungen möglich. […] Kick Free ist jedenfalls sexy: Dance-orientiert, rhythmisch und inspirierend klickert, rasselt und dengelt es und wartet auf kreativen Einsatz. Kaum ein akustischer Sound trübt das Bild, alles wirkt synthetisch und dynamisch, auch die perkussiven Loops. Eine echte Empfehlung!

 

RW Keys 102Keys Magazine
[…] Im Gegensatz zu den Vengeance-Libraries von Mutekki zeichnet sich Kick Free durch eine größere Formatvielfalt aus. Neben den WAV-Dateien in 24 Bit gibt es auch die Formate AIFF und REX sowie fertige Mappings für EXS24 und Kontakt. Kick Free Vol. 1 widmet sich nur einem Thema, dafür aber mit großer Aufmerksamkeit. Diese Fundgrube ist eine echte Empfehlung.

 

RW Recording-de 102Recording.de
…] Wie der Name schon sagt erwarten einen hier „Kick Free Loops“. Der Untertitel verspricht, dass es sich um „Unique Loops by Oliver Schmitt“ handelt. Das ist mittlerweile schon fast ein Gütesiegel in der Branche und auch ich konnte mich nun schon mehrfach davon überzeugen, dass die Loops sich erfreulich von manch anderer Library abheben. Alle Loops liegen hier in 127 BpM vor. Natürlich lässt sich das Tempo variieren. In Stylus ohnehin und in Kontakt ist Timestretching aktiviert. Dem müssen doch mal irgendwann die Ideen für neue Loops ausgehen, ist während des Tests einer meiner Gedanken. Aber weit gefehlt: Neben seinem Sohn ist sein größtes Hobby nach eigenen Aussagen das Schrauben an wirklich handgemachten Loops, die erst dann gebounced werden, wenn Sie richtig grooven. Und das trifft hier zu. Wer sich selber überzeugen möchte, der kann sich unter www.sounds-of-revolution.com freie Samples herunterladen.
Ein großer Vorteil aller SOR Sample-DVD’s ist die Formatvielfalt. Da sollte wirklich für jeden etwas dabei sein. Vom Produzenten bis hin zum (Ableton-)Live-Künstler. […]

Fazit: Einmal mehr stellt Oliver Schmitt unter Beweis, worin seine Leidenschaft liegt: Im programmieren von Loops, die sich sonst nirgends finden lassen und die perfekt für den nächsten Clubhit geeignet sind. Die perfekte Ergänzung zu dieser DVD ist für mich Club Revolution Vol.1 mit etlichen Einzelsounds, welche aus der „Kick free“ eine „Kick Ass“ Library machen 😉

RW Wusik 102Wusik Sound Magazine
There are a lot of drum loop libraries that offer great drum patterns. They are useful, they sound full and are ready to use by themselves no doubt, but the problem sometimes is that it’s hard to integrate them into your own drum mixes. Enter Kick Free Revolution Vol. 1 and 2, a collection of drum loops crafted with very little or minute low-end. The idea behind a kick free library is nothing new, yet it is clever. It’s intended to give producers a mix and match option for building new and unique drum patterns.

The first volume includes 684 loops all recorded at 127 BPM. Most of them would be suitable for electronic music such as Techno and House, but depending on your creativity, you can use these sounds any way you see fit. The samples are broken down to three main categories: „Experimental“ will give producers effects and „something different“ sounds, „Main“ contain samples that are more of your typical everyday loops and „Perc“ would work perfectly if you need realistic percussion elements. While Vol. 1 is delivered in DVD disc format, Vol. 2 is a downloadable product at Sounds-of-Revolution and Sounds/To/Sample sites. Continuing where Vol.1 left off, this library of 611 loops has basically the same formula as the original but it includes 70 deep, round kicks as a bonus. Oliver Schmitt, the man behind SoR, has sprinkled this collection with more diverse-sounding materials than the the first one. You’ll find a bunch of hi-hat patterns, 140 club-oriented sounds, tonal loops with 52 melodic beatlines and 100-plus glitched-out loops for experimental enthusiasts. They say that sequels are supposed to be better than the original, and Vol. 2 delivers. Although both libraries are kind of pricey, they are superbly programmed with many usable sounds.

 

RW Jam El Mar 102Jam El Mar
SOR is a must for any electronic musician. Their versatile and fast applicable sounds fit excellent to any playback. The JD800 sounds are perfect for styles like trance. The sounds of SOR belong to my fixed sound repertoire.

 

RW Torsten Strenzel 102Torsten Strenzel
My first contact with SOR was through their famous JD800 trilogy with its unbelievable atmospheres and complex modulation pads.Today I use most of their sets in my productions. Sound programming could not be better – awesome!

 

RW Amazona 102Amazona.de
…es gibt auch sehr viele Nuancen, die ich aus dem JD800 so noch nicht gehört habe. Besonders die Pads und Retro-Sounds haben mich beeindruckt. […] außerordentlich gute Patches

 

Keys Magazine Germany
Als musikalische Einsatzgebiete kommen hauptsächlich Techno und House, sowie verwandte Stile in Frage. Wer bereits über mehrere Basis-Sets verfügt, kann mit diesem empfehlenswerten Produkt kaum etwas falsch machen.


 

 

RW Tiesto 102Tiësto
Another classic added to our collection! This is a great sample library with loads of new and fresh fx sounds. Not just to use, but to be inspired by!

 

 

RW Nic Chagall 102Nic Chagall / Cosmic Gate
I´ve been a fan of SOR´s products in the past. Oliver Schmitt continually finds ways to raise the bar for sound design. If you´re looking for inspiration and reeeeeally brandnew fx samples/loops, SOR is the only ticket.

 

RW Jonathan Grant 102Jonathan Grant (Above & Beyond)
This material is delicately put together and is brilliant for adding polish to productions. It saves us a lot of time with the details in so we can concentrate on being creative musically in the studio.

 

RW Woody van Eyden 102Woody Van Eyden
The sample packs and soundsets of „Sounds of Revolution“ are a MUST have for any producer looking for quality production material. They totally hit my creativity spot and I already have my favorite sounds and loops after just skipping through the libraries a few minutes. These will find their way into my productions for sure!

 

RW Josh Gallahan 102Josh Gallahan
You can never have enough FX sounds and with FX Revolution Vol. 1, Olliver Schmitt delivers another masterstroke. Fresh and inspiring, neverending

 

 

RW Tyler Michaud 102Tyler Michaud
Oliver Schmitt’s Sounds of Revolutions sample packs are absolutely incredible. Fresh out of ideas? Fire up his sample packs and watch the new ideas and inspirations come flowing. Useful for all genre’s of music. I’d put it in the top 5 packs I’ve used to date 10/10
Rating: 10/10

 

RW Future Music 102Future Music Magazine UK
hen we reviewed Oliver Schmitt’s most recent sample collection, Club Revolution, we were seriously impressed with its Techno sounds and he’s delivered the goods again this time, with over three hundred loops at 127 and 140bpm and nearly a thousand FX hits.

It’s not hard to see why Oliver’s samples continue to draw endorsements from Funkagenda, Kiko and Jason Nevins. The quality’s absolutely top notch and the slick, professional sound of the samples can’t be faulted. An excellent collection which is only let down by the high price.“
Rating: 9/10

RW Logic User 102Logic User
[…] Wie man es von SOUNDS OF REVOLUTION gewohnt ist, sind die einzelnen Sounds übersichtlich in Gruppen unterteilt so das man schnell findet was man sucht. […] Mir fällt auf das die Sounds exterm klar und rauschfrei sind. […] Die Apple Loops lassen sich problemlos einbinden und bestehen auch größeren Tempowecheln.[…] Mit FX Revolution Vol.1 setzt Oliver Schmitt hohe Maßstäbe. Gerne würde ich diese Formatvielfalt auch von anderen Herstellern sehen.

 

RW Amazona 102Amazona.de
„…really wicked effect loops, in parts with vocals and pretty experimental. […] Again a must buy!

 

 

RW Beat 102Beat Magazine
Nothing to complain!

 

 

RW Professional-Audio 102Professional Audio
„[…] Schmitt setzt auf Klasse statt Masse. […] Qualität und Bedienkomfort. […] Die Samples klingen allesamt absolut rauscharm und sind auf hohem, professionellen Niveau produziert. […] Die Atmos entführen uns beim Anspielen unmittelbar in futuristische Klangwelten, sphärische Space-Sounds, lösen wabernd, knackende Ambient-Geräusche ab. Das exzellent klingende Sounddesign kommt mal esotherisch lieblich wie Yoga-Stunde, dann aber wieder dunkel bedrohlich wie aus einem Horrorfilm. Im nächsten Moment brodelt und pfeift eine cineastische Endzeitstimmung und wechselt über ein schräges Glockenkonzert. Gefolgt von Klängen, die an futuristisches Türenquitschen und Szenen aus einem Raumschiff erinnern, landen wir schließlich bei heftigen Panning-Effekten und Unterwasserklängen, die auch dem modernen Dokumentarfilm gut zu Gesicht stehen. Wer´s am liebsten extrem schräg mag, ist mit dem Madness-Ordner gut bedient: Zu hören sind ritardierende oder schneller werdende Modulationen mit an- und abschwellender Lautstärke, knorrige Psycho-Sounds und verrückte Klangexperimente. Außerdem hat Schmitt noch eine ganze Menge kreativer Backward-, Sweep- und Percussive-Sounds programmiert, die eingefahrene Hörgewohnheiten mitunter kreativ erweitern. Die One-shot-Sounds sind in drei Gruppen unterweilt: long, short und tonal. Klanglich finden sich hier Fetzen aus dem bereits Gehörten wieder und bilden eine wahre Fundgrube fürs Sounddesign und die Computerspiele- und Filmvertonung. Die Loops […] erweisen sich als perfekte Add-on Beats zu bestehenden Arrangements. Sie lassen sich problemlos untereinander kombinieren und elegant zu bestehenden Grooves hinzufügen. Sehr kreativ läßt sich beispielsweise mit den zahlreichen zerhackten Vocal-Loops arbeiten. Die Schleifen grooven bereits in sich, so dass schnell eine Basis aus mehreren Loops kreiert ist. „So klingt die Zukunft“

FXR1 ist eine Ergänzungslibrary für Electro-, House- und Dance Produzenten auf hohem klanglichen Niveau. Ihre wahre Stärke liegt aber in der Vielzahl inspirierender Klänge, die sich gleichermaßen fürs Sound-Design als auch das Vertonen von Filmen oder Computerspielen eignen.

RW Sound&Recording 102Sound & Recording
[…] Klanglich wird eine Menge geboten, von sanft und weich bis sägend-aggressiv mit viel Distortion und Ringmodulation. […] Alles wirkt betont elektronisch und synthetisch, ist gut sortiert und schnell auffindbar. Die Formatvielfalt tut ihr übriges und hält nun vielleicht dauerhaft Einzug bei Mutekki.

 

RW Recording-de 102Recording.de
„…Dieses Sample Pack sticht ein wenig aus der Reihe der anderen hervor. Zielen die bisher erschienenen Titel klar auf die Riege der Dancefloor Produzenten und/oder Live-Künstler ab, spricht diese DVD durchaus auch Produzenten anderer Genres an. Nicht nur im Filmbereich, sondern auch im Bereich der Werbung und der Computerspiele werden FX Sounds immer wieder benötigt. […] Für mich sind auch die Loops mehr als nur ein Bonus: Sie sind einfallsreich und wie immer State-of-the-Art! Und vor allem: Nicht unnötig lang geloopt, nur um auf viele Megabytes zu kommen.

Fazit: Diese FX sind in der Tat eine absolute Bereicherung. Sollte ich wieder einmal auf der Suche nach Electro-FX sein, wird diese Library künftig meine erste Anlaufstelle. Aber auch die Loops sind wieder mal inspirierend. Aufgrund des sehr guten Sounddesigns, des Umfanges und des fairen Preises ist FX Revolution Vol.1 für mich ein klarer Redaktionstipp.“
Rating: 10/10 Punkte

RW Waveformless 102Waveformless
…] These are the types of sounds you bring out when you want to add that extra sparkle of interest to your arrangements – dramatic reverses, booming impacts, whooshing noise sweeps – that sort of thing. That description doesn’t really do this collection justice, though, as the production quality is extremely slick and the effects themselves are often quite layered and complex. […] The sound quality is beautiful and the sound design is creative and tasteful. Most of the sounds are actually several layers of sounds mixed and processed together for some very complex and high-tech effects (although low-tech is present here too if that’s your bag). Many of the sounds also have very wide stereo images and epic reverb applied to up the „wow“ factor. In other words, these are not subtle sounds. These are for when you want to get the listeners attention and take your track to that proverbial next level. […] The only thing that keeps this from being a full 10/10 is the price. […] But if that doesn’t scare you off, you will probably be extremely happy with this collection! Rating: 09/10

RW Apfelwahn 102Apfelwahn
Beide Packs (wie auch alle anderen SOR-Produkte) sind an den Bedürfnissen von Producern ausgerichtet, mit denen der Sounddesigner Oliver Schmitt in regem Kontakt steht. Dort kommt es weniger darauf an, einen komplett durchgestylten, möglicherweise auch noch mit Hall versehenen Beat, geliefert zu bekommen – ganz im Gegenteil: gefragt ist eigenständiges Material ohne Bass Drum und Snare, da vor allem diese beiden Schlaginstrumente Stil und Klang eines Grooves beinahe unveränderlich festlegen. Viel flexibler kann man arbeiten, wenn diese beiden prägenden Akteure fehlen. Und auch was den Sound betrifft, sind im Producer-Bereich frisierte und bis ins letzte aufpolierte Sounds weniger gefragt. Hier schätzt man ebenfalls den Freiraum der nachträglichen Gestaltung.

Für Producer gibt es aber noch ein anders „no go“: Viele auf dem Markt befindliche Libraries greifen auf bereits veröffentlichtes Material zurück. Mittels steilflankiger Filter wird ein Teil des Frequenzspektrums ausgeblendet (in der Regel die Bass Drum, d. h.: die unteren Frequenzen) und der Rest in diversen EQ-, Filter- und Effektbearbeitungen mehrfach gebounct zu einem größenmäßig beeindruckenden Paket aufgeblasen. Abgesehen davon, dass solche Produkte urheberrechtlich mehr als grenzwertig sind, ist das Ergebnis nur eingeschränkt inspirierend, und große Teile solcher Libraries erweisen sich schlicht als langweilig oder unbrauchbar. Anders bei Oliver Schmitt und SOR: Hier ist jeder Loop ein bis ins Detail ausgearbeitetes Unikat, und – das sei vorweggenommen – ideenreich und kreativitätsfördernd. Genug der Vorschusslorbeeren, wir werden sehen, wo in der Praxis die Stärken und Schwächen der SOR-Firmenphilosophie liegen. […]

Dabei hat der Sound etwas Puristisches, und wenn zuvor davon die Rede war, dass eigene Kreativität bei diesen bis ins Detail bestens vorgefertigten Loops nicht zwingend gefordert wird, so gilt dies nicht für die Klanggestaltung. Hier lohnt es sich, mit Kompressoren, EQs bzw. Filtern und auch mit Reverbs einzugreifen, was – wie eingangs dargestellt – ganz im Sinne des Erfinders ist.

Gleiches trifft auch auf die überwiegende Anzahl der Loops der FX Vol. 1 Library zu, die für Rhythmusanwendungen konzipiert und entsprechend „zerhackt“ sind. Einen hübschen Kontrast hierzu bieten die Abteilungen Atmos, Backwards und Impacts, die man in einen Sampler lädt. Außergewöhnlich sind die Sounds der Abteilung LFO-Madness, die meiner Ansicht der Höhepunkt dieser Library sind. […]

Mit beiden Libraries liefert Oliver Schmitt einen sehr guten Basis-Sound ab, der von hohem Engagement bei der Produktion zeugt und über einen eigenen Charakter verfügt. […]

FX Vol. 1 ist ein breit angelegtes Kompendium an Effektsounds aller Art. Auch Vocal-Schnipsel, Geräuschhaftes, Percussives und eine Vielzahl von rhythmischen FX-Loops laden zu abendfüllenden Entdeckungsreisen ein. Die LFO-Variationen sind eine echte Bereicherung.

Mit 79,99 Euro ist dieses Paket ein Preisbrecher, ohne dass man soundmäßig Kompromisse eingehen müsste.
Rating: Testnote 1

RW Wusik 102Wusik Sound Magazine
Last issue, when I reviewed Kick Free Revolution Vol. 1 & 2 from Sounds of Revolution, I gave both libraries high marks for their excellent quality. Lots of good dance sounds, I remember. In this sample pack, however, SOR’s Oliver Schmitt unveils himself as a diverse sound designer by serving modern FX samples for use in electronic and dance genre. Although Sounds of Revolution is known worldwide to make techno, house and dance loops, FX Revolution Vol. 1 is as equally impressive as his other releases. Included in this pack are odd noises, nice filtered sweeps, twisted LFO sounds, hard-hitting impacts & explosions, futuristic percussive sounds and a massive set of one-shots for building your own custom drum kits. I explored the 900+ samples by auditioning them in Sound Forge 9. I find that the sounds are carefully crafted and edited with the use of clever processing. What impressed me are the good selections of impact and explosion sounds, even the additional 300+ kick-free loops rock.

RW Tiesto 102Tiesto
Oliver Schmitt delivers a great sample cd: „Club Revolution Vol.1″ ! Not just loops with kicks filtered off, full spectrum! Big sounds, revolutionary and unique in it’s kind. He is one of the best sound producers we know! We’ve used several of his synthie sounds on our latest and future tracks, too. Besides that, he’s really a nice guy!“

 

RW Pulsedriver 102Pulsedriver
Da ich bereits seit einiger Zeit absoluter Fan der SOR Patches bin und diese regelmässig in meinen Produktionen einbinde, habe ich mir auch ohne Zögern „Club Revolution Vol.1“ zugelegt… Und ich musste nach wenigen Minuten feststellen: „Das ist die ultimative All-In-One Compilation“ für jeden ambitionierten Hard Dance Produzenten ! Die innovativen und aufwendig produzierten Add On Loops sind derzeit einzigartig und perfekt getrimmt, die Synth Sounds sind brachial… Um das ganze auf den Punkt zu bringen: Diese Sample Pack Reihe ist wirklich revolutionär – ein absolutes MUST HAVE. Ich war dermaßen begeistert, dass ich mir direkt und ohne zu zögern „KICK FREE Revolution Vol.1“ und „ELECTRO HOUSE Revolution Vol.1“ zugelegt habe. Danke Olli!!!

Tyler MRW Tyler Michaud 102ichaud
Oliver Schmitt’s Sounds of Revolutions sample packs are absolutely incredible. Fresh out of ideas? Fire up his sample packs and watch the new ideas and inspirations come flowing. Useful for all genre’s of music. I’d put it in the top 5 packs I’ve used to date 10/10″

 

 

RW IDJ 102International DJ Magazine
Using this sample set couldn’t be easier; some of its competitors should really take note! […] The simplicity of the product ist outstanding and the quality of the sounds are excellent – roll on volume two.“

 

RW Future Music 102Future Music UK
„One of its unique selling points is the inclusion of kick-free drum loops, a feature we’d like to see n more sample packs.“

 

 

RW Professional-Audio 102Professional Audio
Especially impressing are the experimental- and kick-free-loops, that can be used particularly well as add-on-beats. […] The samples are not just filtered major-beats, but sound transparent and clear. Sometimes electronic sterile, then again organic warm, all frequenzy areas are being served from the lower middles to the heights. […] In addition Schmitt has got a variety of single sounds for his library in order to compose also individual beats. […]

 

Very good sounding sounds, that are also interesting for all kinds of genres.RW Sound&Recording 102Sound & Recording
…] varied, authentic and powerful produced […] Here we don`t have only menue-programs, where you can audio test the same samples via the keyboard – added are real playable programs for each single tonal sound. Considering the frame of possibilities this is real luxury. […] Club Revolution can now compete with top dog Mutekki […] Oliver Schmitt sets a course regarding the sound: His samples sound even a bit rougher and cooler than the ones of Mutekki – a good alternative or supplement. Try it out!

 

RW Beat 102Beat Magazine Germany
Oliver Schmitt, mastermind behind the renowned sound forge „Sounds Of Revolution“ already could make an excellent name for himself as a designer for sound supplies for Synthesizer like JP-8000, Virus or also Nordlead. Now his first Loop-CD is being awaited and promises a lot: Already when first playing the drum-, bass-, breakbeat-, synth- and effect libraries one is enthusiastic about the solid sound and the thereby high assertiveness of the material. Here one never feels just to get one more „filling material“, all loops seem to be original and perfectly conditioned. A novelty are also the contained 575 no-kick-loops! High recommendation!

 

RW Keys 102Keys
The loops were programmed exclusively for this CD[…] a lovingly compiled production for dance styles“

 

 

RW Logic User 102Logic User
[…]programmed with much love for the details. Drumssounds or loops aren´t sampled/ripped from any other archieves.

 

 

RW Recording-de 102Recording.de
Treibend, frisch, groovy! Auch hier wurden sämtliche Kick free – Loops von Hand neu programmiert und zum bouncen die Kick gemuted und nicht etwa ein bereits vorhandener Loop gefiltert. Das Frequenzspektrum bleibt also komplett erhalten. Man hört, wie ich persönlich finde, im direkten Vergleich mit anderen „abgesampelten“ Loops einen klaren Unterschied. Diese Loops matschen nichts zu, sondern lassen sich extrem gut im Mix platzieren. Alle Loops wurden mit 140 BpM aufgenommen. Die Loops liegen zum Teil als Construction Kit vor. Die „2“ und „4“ ist meist so ausgedünnt programmiert, dass man sich aus dem mitgelieferten Fundus an Claps und Snares selber die passende aussuchen kann.

Wer zu den Loops eine passende Kick sucht, sollte ebenfalls unter den 311 mitgelieferten Kicks fündig werden. Von Hard-, Distorted- bis hin zu Soft- und Sub-Kicks ist wirklich alles dabei. Da auch die Kicks von Oliver Schmitt neu programmiert wurden, klingen sie entsprechend gut. Wie bereits im Interviewteil des Tests zu „Electro House Revolution“ zu lesen war, hat Oliver Schmitt die Kicks aus einzelnen Bestandteilen zusammen gesetzt und bearbeitet.

Aber auch die restlichen Kategorien werden gut bedient. Effekte, Percussion, Vocal-Bits, Claps, Snares, Cymbals, Percussion, Toms etc. Die Vielfalt und dennoch gleichbleibend hohe Qualität bei dieser CD ist wirklich bemerkenswert. Hauptgrund: Bis auf die „cutted“ Sounds (s. Übersicht) sind alle Samples sozusagen handverlesen. Unschöne Artefakte sucht man hier umsonst. Hier wurden die Single Sounds nicht aus einem Loop freigestellt wie bei anderen Libraries.

Eine gute Idee sind die „Overview“ Sounds. Man kann die Sounds der Kategorien Bass, Acid, Synth und Sounds schnell auf der Tastatur vorhören und lädt sich anschliessend den passenden Sound in den Sampler. […] Zum Redaktionstipp fehlt mir persönlich nur noch die Kompatibilität zu REX und Co. An der Qualität der CD ist ansonsten nichts auszusetzen!

Fazit: Auch der ersten Sampling-CD von Sounds-of-Revolution merkt man die Liebe zum Detail an. Nicht nur die Loops, sondern auch der überwiegende Teil der spielbaren Sounds wurde neu programmiert. Alle tonalen Samples enthalten im Namen die Tonart! So sollte es sein. Preis-/Leistung gehen nicht nur aufgrund der Vielfalt voll in Ordnung. Neben 1a Loops erhält man einen gut sortierten Fundus an Drum- und sonstigen clubtauglichen Einzelsounds in hoher Qualität. Wem so etwas noch in seiner Sammlung fehlt, der kann hier bedenkenlos zugreifen.

 

RW Wusik 102Wusik Sound Magazine
[…] Although this CD covers a wide spectrum of electronic dance genre, the highlight of this library is the 575 kick-free loops. These serves as „top“ loops that can be used to augment your main drum loops. Other worthy of mention are the juicy contents of the „Electro stuff“ folder. These are full of inspirational loops to start a song. If you may say, the idea of Club Revolution Vol.1 is to interest producers in having everything in one sample library, to have a good selection of sounds in differenz formats, and a variety of electronic genres that it can serve. Club Revolution meets the above purpose and more.