Best VST Plugins For Reggae Music
How to choose the best VST plugins and loops which are most suitable for your reggae 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 reggae 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 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 regarding reggae 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 Babylon Roots Reggae||100||99||7.48GB||$129.95|
|2||Irievibrations Modern Roots Reggae||98||97||1.59GB||£29.95|
|3||Big Fish Audio Lion Reggae Productions||96||97||3.85GB||-|
|4||Big Fish Audio Dread Roots Reggae||91||90||1.02GB||$99.95|
|5||Loopmasters Ultimate Dub||85||88||3.1GB||$58.14|
|6||Loopmasters Reel to Reel Reggae Vol 2||82||82||1.48GB||£29.95|
|7||Dubmatix Reggae Soundclash||80||82||1.58GB||$38.74|
what is Sound naturality of Loops?
In this character, I measure how much the instruments of the loops can come close to a real sound of the real instruments. This can measure by comparing the loop sounds 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 Reggae vST Loops one by one in to action ...
1. Big Fish Audio Babylon Roots Reggae
This is rank number one which includes 20 roots reggae construction kits. This is the best reggae VST loops library which I found at the moment when I am writing this article. This plugin includes the sound of musical instruments of guitars, lazy horns, and bubbling organ chops. The file size is 7.48 GB and you can run this plugin using Kontakt player or Momentum plugin. Here I added an official overview video of Babylon Roots Reggae from YouTube by Big Fish Audio channel. Take your time to watch it.
2. Irievibrations Modern Roots Reggae
This is rank number two which is a soulful collection of Dub infused sounds. This is the second-best reggae VST loops library which I found at the moment when I am writing this article. This plugin includes 50 Drum Fill Loops, 38 Keys Loops, 36 Percussion Loops, 26 Drum Loops, 20 Bass Loops, 11 Hat Loops, 10 Guitar Loops,5 Brass Loops, 89 Drum Hits, 88 Dub Fx, 5 Bass Multis, 3 Piano Multis, 1 Synth Multi, 220 Rex2 Files, 28 Soft Sampler Patches, and 10 Kong. The file size is 1.59 GB and you can run this plugin by using Kontakt player. Here I added an official soundtrack of Irievibrations Modern Roots Reggae from Soundcloud by Loopmasters channel.
3. Big Fish Audio Lion Reggae Productions
This is rank number three which includes 16 construction kits. This plugin holds the third position in the list of best reggae VST loops library at the moment when I am writing this article. The file size is 6.48 GB. This plugin includes 1447 total patches, 41 kit combo patches, 27 single instrument patches, 1345 sliced loops patches, 32 drum track stem patches, 1 drum kit hits patch, and 1 demo patch. You need the full version of Kontakt 4.2 or higher to use the KLI version of this product. Here I added a demo video of Lion Reggae productions from YouTube by Delcan Audio channel. Take your time to watch it.
4. Big Fish Audio Dread Roots Reggae
This is rank number four which delivers traditional melodies and rhythms of roots of reggae. This plugin holds the fourth position in the list of best reggae VST loops library at the moment when I am writing this article. The file size is 1.02 GB. It includes the sounds of drums, bass, piano, guitar, horns, timbales, tambourine, organ, conga, guiro, and cowbell. You can run this plugin by using the Kontakt player. Here I added the cover image of Dread Roots Reggae from Big Fish Audio web site. Click here to listen to demo tracks of this library.
5. Loopmasters Ultimate Dub
This is rank number five which delivers a handpicked collection of the finest bassline Bizness and top-heavy riddims. This is the fifth-best reggae VST loops library at the moment when I am writing this article. This plugin includes 10 loop types which are 159 drum loops, 150 bass loops, 124 keys loops, 97 horn loops, 93 perc loops, 89 synth loops, 80 top loops, 52 guitar loops, 17 fx loops, and 15 vocal loops. The file size is 3.1 GB. You can run this library by using the Kontakt player. Here I added an official soundtrack of Ultimate Dub from Soundcloud by Loopmasters channel.
6. Loopmasters Reel to Reel Reggae Vol 2
This is rank number six which delivers 20 massive kits of country-pop songwriting styles. This plugin holds the sixth position in the list of best reggae VST loops library at the moment when I am writing this article. The file size is 1.48 GB. This plugin includes 37 basslines, 96 drum loops, 40 horn loops, 18 guitar loops, 51 mixed instrument loops, 9 keys loops, 5 flute loops, 12 bongo loops, 29 drum fills, 123 drum samples, 20 bass shots, 49 reggae musical hits, 17 live mixed, dubscape sfx, 58 sfx, 22 vocals, and 17 mad professor interview clips. You can run this library by using the Kontakt player. Here I add an introduction video of Reel to Reel Reggae Vol 2 from YouTube by Loopmasters channel.
7. Dubmatix Reggae Soundclash
This is rank number seven which includes Reggae vibes and soundwaves. This plugin holds the seventh position in the list of best reggae VST loops library at the moment when I am writing this article. The file size is 1.58 GB. This plugin includes 83 bass loops, 102 drum loops, 62 guitar loops, 29 horn loops, 42 keys loops, 9 melodica loops, 52 organ loops, 28 percussion loops, 30 piano loops, 38 synth loops, 14 organ hits, 17 drum fills, 56 drums One-shots, 76 fx hits, 3 piano hits, 26 guitar hits, and 5 synth hits. You can run this library by using the Kontakt player. Here I added an official soundtrack of Dubmatix Reggae Soundclash from Soundcloud by Loopmasters channel.
Let's Look At Some Drum Libraries To Enhance Your Reggae 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 reggae 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 reggae music.
|1||XLN Audio Authentic Reggae Riddims||-||$19.95|
|2||Toontrack Reggae EZX Library||1.2GB||€75|
|3||FXpansion BFD Imperial Drums||29GB||£99|
|4||Platinum Samples Real Reggae||-||$35|