Originally released as part of M-Audio’s ProSessions series in 2009, this was one of the company’s best-selling loop libraries. At long last, the sounds are available again.
The 156 unique files (FLAC format) can be pitch-shifted and time-stretched in most DAWs by using the host’s DSP functions. All files were recorded at 100 BPM because speeding up tempo generally gives better fidelity than slowing down. For maximum fidelity when shifting pitch, all files were recorded in two keys (Bb and E) so you needn’t transpose pitch more than a few semitones to reach any key. Resolution is 44.1 kHz/16 bit.
At the time, reviewer Dave Hill Jr. wrote: “Anderton routes his trusty six-string through instrument inventor Roger Linn’s latest bending-edge musical contraption, the AdrenaLinn effects pedal. The results are a barrage of freakily filtered rhythmic and subtle harmonic explorations...You may not always recognize these sounds as emanating from a guitar, but that is entirely the point. Anderton, who often plays in Europe as an electronica artist, has made some creative yet practical sounds that could work in a wide variety of musical compositions.”
The two demo clips give a hint of what these loops can do in a musical context. All sounds except the drum track were provided by the loops, with no additional processing.
I’d like to thank Roger Linn for permission to reference the AdrenaLinn. Although unfortunately the AdrenaLinn is no longer in production, you can find out about Roger’s line of innovative products at rogerlinndesign.com. Enjoy the loops! - Craig Anderton