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Lo Life by ModeAudio Review

Lo Life is a loop and sample collection for a Lo-Fi House producer. The content works for Downtempo, EDM, House, Pop, and Synthwave. This sample pack guides you in our journey down to Lo-Fi Samples land. ModeAudio did send a review copy with no strings attached.

Installation

After purchase, you can download the different zip files, unpack them and have access to:

WAV Samples:

150 Acid WAV Loops / 43 Acid WAV Tail Samples / 83 WAV Drum Samples / 104 MIDI Files

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REX2 Loops: 

150 REX2 Loops / 43 REX2 Tail Samples / 83 WAV Drum Samples / 104 MIDI Files

Reason ReFill: 

150 WAV Loops / 43 WAV Tail Samples / 150 REX2 Loops / 43 REX2 Tail Samples / 83 WAV Drum Samples / 19 Dr. Octo REX Patches / 104 MIDI Files

Ableton Live Pack: 

150 Acid WAV Loops / 43 Acid WAV Tail Samples / 83 WAV Drum Samples / 104 MIDI Files / 10 Live 9 Projects* (*Please make sure you have Ableton Live 9+ installed to use these project files)

I did not look into or receive the Ableton Live Pack.
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Sound

Lo Life includes REX2 Loops, WAV Samples, Reason ReFill and Ableton Live Pack. According to the producer, the content is 100% Royalty-Free when you use it in your production.

The collection comes lush synth, instrumental loops, chords loops, and drum grooves, produced with analog gear for the vibe. This vintage sounding sample pack contains synth leads, chords, keys, pads, mallets, basses, drums, percussion and washes of vinyl static presented from 106 – 122 BPM.

Lo Life in Reason

The sound of the included WAV files is excellent. To further push the sound and blend it in you can look into using the excellent Vulf Compressor or  Wow Control by Goodhertz.

I found many of the 100 MIDI files helpful, you can use them to get a project going and change them accordingly.

Lo Life Package includes:

  • 23 Bass Loops
  • 63 Drum & Percussion Loops (Kicks, Tops Drums & Toms)
  • 17 Synth Chords Loops
  • 36 Synth & Instrumental Loops (Leads, Pads, Keys, Mallets & Vocals)
  • 11 SFX Loops (Vinyl Static & Synth SFX)
  • 12 Kick Samples
  • 13 Clap & Snare Samples
  • 22 Hi Hat Samples (Open & Closed)
  • 36 Percussion Samples (Snare Rims, Toms, Shakers & Bongos)
  • 43 Synth Tail Samples
  • 104 MIDI Loops (Key & Tempo-Labelled)

User interface & Usability

You can use the WAV files or if you have Reason the Reason ReFill files are exceptional. There is no UI as such included as the collection is mainly about WAV files samples.

Rating:  Four out of five stars

Lo Life is a focused and small library of lo-fi with a vintage vibe. The special sauce from Lo-Fi sounds comes from that they are not as perfect and pristine as possible.  This pack is nice for inspiration and quick wins to get a song started or add the lush vibe you need to any genre.

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