Spring – New Age Ambient Loops contains 234 files comprising of 22 ambience, noise texture and field recording loops; 12 bass loops; 20 instrumental loops; 18 pad loops; 10 rhythm and percussion loops; 23 synth loops; 73 midi loops and 56 tail samples. All of the loops are labelled by key and tempo which range between 80 and 112bpm.
The ambience, noise texture and field recording loops comprise a range of birds, wind and water recordings. The noise textures have rhythmic properties and subtle movement. The ambiences comprise a range of piano, keys, guitar and strings which have a warm, saturated sound.
The basses are typically synth bass sounds, subtle and atmospheric with some plucks in there too. Instrument loops have a great laid back ambient vibe with a wide range of instruments including organ, piano, glockenspiel, harp and vibraphone. There’s a range of warm, gentle pads with gentle movement.
Rhythms comprise a range of noise and percussive rhythms, effective but quite subtle leaving lots of space for other sounds. I really like the synth loops, a great range of melodies, riffs and chords with warmth and ambience.
Tail samples are an addition we’ve seen in other ModeAudio packs. On the face of it they allow you to apply a natural reverb tail to sample loops which is really useful in itself. However, they are also excellent sound sources in their own right that can be manipulated and mangled to add interesting elements to your tracks or could even be used as a starting point for new tracks.
The Midi loops folder is a very welcome addition. Typically 4 bar loops, these can be used with your own sounds or edited to create subtle or stark contrast and variations.