Purveyors of samples and sampled instruments released some pretty darn cool products this week. Among the best sample packs this week include score inspired by noir and horror that can be manipulated with a number of included effects, a trio of stringed instruments, ragga loops, and tense cinematic soundscapes.
Cymatic Form Acousmatic Engine
Inspired by classic noir and horror films, this sample pack includes three themes and a staggering 500 editable instruments. The samples were created using a variety of unique methods and with unusual objects. What’s more, there are a massive number of effects that allow you to shapeshift the sounds. Effects include modulation, distortion, stereo field manipulation, spectral filtering, and more. It runs on Kontakt or Kontakt Player 5.8.1 and higher on Windows and Mac Systems. Add this dark and tense collection to your library for only $99.
Sound Magic Cadenza Guitars
This stringed instrument bundle offers three instruments – acoustic guitar, ukulele, and classical nylon string guitar. Sound Magic captured over 2,000 samples and more than 15 different techniques using their proprietary Hybrid Modeling Technology to add as much realism as possible. This includes legato, glissando, and vibrato techniques that closely model human touch with pick and fingerstyle performance options. Some fabulous instruments were used, like a Martin D-28 acoustic guitar, a Kremona Solea nylon guitar, and a Kala ukulele. It runs on Windows and Mac systems. For just $99 put three great instruments under your fingertips.
Singomakers Ragga Jungle
This interesting sample pack of chopped, screwed, and warped jungle sounds are perfect for a number of styles like reggaeton, gouse, EDM and more. It comes with all the loops, one shots, and vocals you’ll need to create productions in these styles. Included are drums, melodies, vocals, bass, drum elements, and construction kits. It comes as a bundle for $38.88, but individual elements can be purchased separately.
Ghosthack Cinematic Essentials 3
Add a contemporary edge to your scores with this latest pack in Ghosthack’s line. Cinematic sounds included are pulses, drones, tension builders, pads, and a number of different kinds of loops and stems across 400 total files. All samples are arranged by scale and key so you can seamlessly drop things into your timeline as inspiration strikes. Like all Ghosthack applications everything is 100% royalty-free. And at just $82.20, it’s a cost-effective way to augment your cinematic soundscape options.
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