Don’t get this for the NN-XT/Redrum patches; they’re more bonus goodies. The WAV and REX files are the stars, and the slice editing isn’t too bad. You can stray a bit from the root tempo, but for wider stretches, tweaking the “slice” markers gives much better sound quality with most files.
It’s hard to pull off rock loop CDs, but this one’s good. Last week I needed a “generic rock bed” under the narration for a video; Raw Power would have been perfect. The loops mesh well together, and the playing is crisp. This CD won’t win any awards for innovation, but it’s cost-effective and works — if you need some rock “library” music, buy this instead. You’ll be able to customize the sound more, and have fun while you’re doing it.