AMG Black 2 Black 1 AKAi: Black ll Black is a sample CD primarily aimed at producing R&B rap and reggae music – all the drums are swingin’ funky loops; the instruments are dubby and the vocal fills are soulful. There is a nod in the direction of styles such as garage and ragga, but this is pretty much for those wanting to create funky grooves. The drum loops are well organised, some with versions split into different layers. The vocal hooks are well performed and recorded (if a little cliched in places for example the ‘Baby’ track), nd the instruments are all very clean. One interesting area is the ‘Sample school’, which features grouped loops and instruments for you to put together sequences. After each section covering reggae, ragga, and swingcat) there is a demo to show you how things can work. Although based in quite a tight set of musical boundaries, Black ll Black is a very good example of how to construct a sample CD. The sounds are useful, well recorded and organised. If you write in any of the styles mentioned above, you could certainly do worse than buy this.