Best VST Plugins For Pop Music
How to choose the best VST plugins and loops which are most suitable to your pop music track? In this scenario, we need to consider about 2 types of VST plugins. They are loops and instruments. In this article, I am listing some marvelous VST loops and VST drum instruments that can push your pop music track to the next level. I will try my best to update this article every month when the arrival of competitive new products.
I do not discuss in details about VST drum instruments because I already discussed some of them in the article under the best VST instruments category. So, let’s consider the loops. Loops are live recorded instrument parts or arpeggios which can adjust according to the tempo of your music track. By using quality and suitable loops, you can increase the quality of your music track or song up to a professional level.
Please refer to the following table which contains important things that we should consider about pop VST loops. I explained each character one by one after the table. I am a sound engineer and please note that all of these rankings, scoring, and reviewing are done according to my own 10 year working experiences in the music composing field.
|Number||Name||Sound Naturality (%)||Blend/Mix Quality (%)||File Size||Price|
|1||Big Fish Audio Acoustic Pop||100||100||13.5GB||$129.95|
|2||Big Fish Audio Guitar Sessions Contemporary Pop Guitars||98||100||8.8GB||$129.95|
|3||Big Fish Audio Pop Life 2 Modern Pop Hits||98||99||4GB||$129.95|
|4||Big Fish Audio Country Pop||94||97||6.72GB||$129.95|
|5||Big Fish Audio Ambient Pop||92||95||14.9GB||$129.95|
|6||Big Fish Audio Steel & Wood Songwriter||100||100||2.8GB||$64.95|
what is Sound naturality of Loops?
In this character, I measure how much the instruments of the loops can come close to the real sound of real instruments. This can measure by comparing the loop sound with real instruments.
what is Blend / Mix quality of Loops?
By looking at this measurement, you can choose the best VST loop which can blend with other instruments. It means that how much the sound of the loop can hear separately and clearly when it playing with other instruments especially in songs. This is a very important character because mix quality is a major factor that affects the quality of a music track.
Let's take the best Pop vST Loops one by one in to action ...
1. Big Fish Audio Acoustic Pop
This is rank number one which brings the acoustic songwriting styles. This is the best pop VST loop which I found at the moment when I am writing this article. This plugin includes instrument loops, drum loops, vocal, multitrack drums, radio pop, and pop vocals. The file size is 13.5 GB. You need the full version of Kontakt 4.2 or higher to run this library. Here I add an official introduction video of Acoustic Pop from YouTube by Big Fish Audio channel. Take your time to watch it.
2. Big Fish Audio Guitar Sessions Contemporary Pop Guitars
This is rank number two has country, rock, pop, instrument loops, alternative, indie, pop-rock, and rock-pop guitar styles. This is the second-best pop VST plugin which I found at the moment when I am writing this article. The file size is 8.8 GB and you need the full version of Kontakt 4.2 or higher to run this library. Here I add an official introduction video of Guitar Sessions Contemporary Pop Guitars from YouTube by Big Fish Audio channel. Take your time to watch it.
3. Big Fish Audio Pop Life 2 Modern Pop Hits
This is rank number three which includes modern pop construction kits including dance, electronica/EDM, and dance-pop styles. This plugin holds the third position in the list of best pop VST loops at the moment when I am writing this article. The file size is 4 GB. This library contains 50 construction kits. You can run these plugins by using the Kontakt player or Momentum plugin. Here I add an official introduction video of Modern Pop hits from YouTube by Big Fish Audio channel. Take your time to watch it.
4. Big Fish Audio Country Pop
This is rank number four which delivers 20 massive kits of country-pop songwriting styles. This plugin holds the fourth position in the list of best pop VST loops at the moment when I am writing this article. The file size is 6.72 GB. This plugin includes loops of many instruments such as banjo, mandolin, pedal steel, slide guitar, acoustic guitars, baritone, electric guitars, bass, and drums. You need the full version of Kontakt 5.3.1 or higher to use the KLI version of this product. Here I add an official overview video of Country Pop from YouTube by Big Fish Audio channel. To understand more about this plugin, please watch it.
5. Big Fish Audio Ambient Pop
This is rank number five which delivers the loops of pop, ambient, and cinematic rock styles. This is the fifth-best pop VST loops at the moment when I am writing this article. The file size is 14.9 GB. This plugin includes 20 massive kits covering loops of many instruments such as acoustic guitars, electric guitars, ambient guitars, basses, bells, synths, Wurlitzers, Rhodes, pianos, pads and drums. You need the full version of Kontakt 4.2 or higher to use the KLI version of this product. Here I add the trailer video of Ambient Pop from YouTube by Big Fish Audio channel. Take your time to watch it.
6. Big Fish Audio Steel & Wood Songwriter Acoustic Sessions
This is rank number six which includes 25 songwriter acoustic session construction kits of guitar loops. This plugin holds the sixth position in the list of best pop VST loops at the moment when I am writing this article and personally this is my favorite plugin in Big Fish Audio. I highly recommend this library because these loops have an excellent sound quality and sound naturality. The reason that I put this on number six in the ranking list is, that this plugin is not directly designed for pop music. You can use this plugin not only for pop music but also for many others such as country, rock, folk, indie, and pop-country. The file size is 2.8 GB. Here I add the official introduction video of Steel & Wood Songwriter from YouTube by Big Fish Audio channel. Also, I added a song composed by me using some loops of this library. All the ukulele and mandolin parts that you hear in this song are made using this library.
Let's Look At Some Drum Libraries To Enhance Your Pop Track...
There are hundreds of VST drum plugins in today’s market. Their sound color, feel and characteristics are different from each other. Due to that, we have to choose the drum library very carefully to our pop music track because the beat is the major factor to shape the color of your music track. Here I added some VST drum libraries which are specifically designed for pop music.
|1||XLN Audio Studio Pop ADpak||-||$89.95|
|2||XLN Audio United Pop||-||$89.95|
|3||Organic Loops Pop Session Drums||778MB||$26.05|
|4||Toontrack UK Pop EZX Library||6GB||€75|
|5||Toontrack The Pop EZX Library||1GB||€75|
|6||Toontrack Dream Pop EZX Library||1GB||€75|
|7||Toontrack Pop Punk EZX Library||3GB||€75|