Loopmasters officially launched early in 2003 with the aim of producing flexible sample libraries for producers and musicians who required top quality playing from seasoned professionals to integrate into and inspire their music. From its inception, the company marched in sync with the sudden explosion of popularity of the computer-based DAWs like Steinberg Cubase, Apple Logic, Propellerheads Reason or Ableton Live, to name a few. Loopmasters populated the market of pro-quality sound design and was among the first to release samples from renowned performers, producers and DJs such as Deadmau5, Re-Zone, Coldcut, Full Cycle, Mad Professor, Meat Katie, Santé, Dom Kane, Marshall Jefferson, Audiojack, Terry Grant, Steve Mac and many dance music icons. For the past 10 years, Loopmasters have provided customers with the best and cutting edge samples and music software that money can buy… and the beat goes on!..
The Loopmasters label continue close cooperation with known and established producers. The scope of musical genres released under this label covers various electronic music niches like Minimal House, Techno, Drum and Bass, Reggae as well as single-instrument sample libraries consisting of Loops and Sampler Presets.
Loopmasters’s close ties with the industry have yielded specialised Artist Series (with participation of established artists) and Label Series (with known music labels such as 2020 Vision, Tidy Trax or Full Cycle Recordings. Loopmasters is also a portal, commercially dubbed “The Sample Boutique”, which sells sample packs online. The portal also features other sound design labels and the full catalogue of titles is growing at a weekly rate. The portal allows quick sample pack browsing by Label name, music genre or format.. The products are usually delivered as digital downloads and they are available in various delivery formats: Full Pack (which usually includes .WAV files + presets for popular samplers: Kontakt, Battery, EXS, Halion, NN-XT), AppleLoops, Ableton Live packs and REX2. All sample packs sold at Loopmasters are provided royalty free – whoever purchases the license to the sounds does not have to clear the samples for use in any music, TV or multimedia production. With a few exceptions most audio material is offered at 44.1 kHz / 24-bit quality.
Loopmasters have also a blog – LoopBlog, which provides original and curated content for music producers and includes interviews with producers/DJs and music production tips & tricks. Although LoopBlog exists under a separate URL (http://www.loopblog.net <http://www.loopblog.net/>) the links in its articles are often integrated with the products featured on Loopmasters.
The Sample Boutique currently carries sample packs from the following third party labels: 5 Pin Media, AMG Gold, Akai Professional, Cluster Sound, EarthMoments, Discovery Sound, Drumdrops, Dubdrops, eLab, Equipped Music, Galbanum, Global Underground, Goldbaby, Industrial Strength Records, Infrasonik, Mutekki Media, Organic Loops, Prime Loops, Producer Loops, Puremagnetik, Push Button Bang, RV_Samplepacks, Trackteam Audio, Wave Alchemy, Wavescape Studio and Zenhiser.