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Music Tech Review

Organic House is the latest samples library from club music experts Sample Magic, and focuses on the latest house genre to hit Ibiza and clubland. The sound in question fuses the warmth and smooth, rounded production of deep house with more up-tempo grooves and tech synths.

The pack is available as a download in 24-bit WAV, Apple Loops and REX2 formats, plus sampler patches for EXS24, Kontakt 3 and NN-XT. As with all Sample Magic packs you also get a digital booklet complete with a folder layout diagram, kit list and useful set of genre-specific production tips.

In total, you get more than 870MB of loops at 125 and 128BPM plus a folder jam-packed with kicks, snares, hats, hits and percussion. There's a good set of drum sounds here plus some superb bass, synth and instrument stabs, although it would have been nice if these were mapped out and playable.

Despite the relatively modest kit list of classic synths, drum machines and outboard processors being used to create the sounds, the overall warmth and production on offer is top-notch. The deep bass lines, Rhodes riffs and house organs all roll along nicely, with the main drum, percussion and top loops providing a strong groove while remaining spacious. Subtle hints of minimal techno glitch techniques help keep things sounding fresh and there's plenty of variety across all the folders.

The real star here, though, is the music loops folder, which contains 95 toe-tapping hooks that are both inventive and inspirational, with jazzy keys, disco stabs and cut vocal snippets expertly combined and twisted. Finally, there's a superb folder of imaginative FX and FX loops to add polish to your track.

This is another extremely high- quality release that demonstrates the cutting-edge production and finish we've come to expect from Sample Magic. Highly recommended.