Big Fish Audio Big Beat 2: Nu Skool Breaks

This sample pack offers some geriatric cuts, with a side-order of irony

If you're expecting a cutting-edge collection of New Skool Breaks style beats then look elsewhere – Big Beat 2 sounds very old-school indeed.

In fact, the mid-tempo loops on the disc sound very much like chopped up versions of classic drum breaks.

James Brown's influence is all over Big Beat 2 and if you have a few drum sample CDs from the first half of the 90s, the chances are you've got many of these beats already (or something very similar).

There are a few drum kits and synth riffs to round off the package, but all in all, this feels like a very dated selection indeed.

MusicRadar Rating

2.5 / 5 stars
Pros

Good if you never bought a drum sample CD in the early 90s.

Cons

But not if you did.

Verdict

An old skool selection in every sense and rather stale with it.

Formats

Apple Loops REX WAV

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