Hello Everybody! hope you all have had a great month and for those of you who went to NAMM a great show!
This month I want to highlight two of my favorite libraries that are breaking ground in the Electronic Cinematic genre. These are not your standard cut and dry cinematic loops, they break the boundaries of film scoring and give a pro-ready setup for some amazing possibilities.
First up, we have Altered Reality: Dark Cinematic Elements. This library is the definition of out of the box, from glitchy lightning infused impacts and transform sounds to ambient atmospheres of different worlds, Altered Reality has it all. The depth of quality in these samples is unmatched. Without needing any outside reverb or compression of any kind, the sounds are huge in quality and depth of design. Altered Reality contains over 500 loops, 404 one-shots and is organized between those two categories. The product has been formatted in WAV, REX, Apple Loops, and Kontakt as part of our KLI Series. With so much diverse content and infinite layering possibilities, Altered Reality will be an invaluable resource for a long time.
Next is Titan Filmscapes – Electronic, Industrial and Dramatic Filmscapes. Titan Filmscapes is a hot new filmscapes product by Dieguis Productions and it sets the bar for contemporary film scoring. Titan Filmscapes showcases composers and films such as Hans Zimmer, Cliff Martinez, Chemical Brothers, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Dark Knight, Inception, The Social Network and many more. Titan is incredibly diverse, with instruments ranging from electric guitar to ambient pads to marimbas and even flute. The product has been formatted in WAV, REX, Apple Loops, and Kontakt as part of our KLI Series. Boasting over 800 Acidized WAV loops and taking home 4 out of 5 subs from SoundsandGear.com, this product is a hands down winner and a must have for any working on a film score.
The month of May brought the release of several new products for Big Fish
Audio, none more anticipated than Vir2’s Electri6ity. With more than 24,000
24-bit samples and the most advanced scripting to date, it’s no surprise that
Electri6ity quickly claimed the top instrument spot of the month, even though it was released two weeks in. Judging from the initial response from its user base, I have a feeling this product is in for a long
ride at the top.
On the loop side of things, Cinematic Percussion grabbed the top honors, followed
closely by Kings of the South: Dirty Crunk Kits and Urban Inspiration. Also
breaking into the top ten were two new products from Nova loops, Urban Pop
Heat and Hustla Anthems.
One of our most popular partners, Cinesamples, just announced that they’ve got a new series of percussion libraries up their sleeve for release later this month. Those of you who enjoyed Drums of War should have a lot of fun with their new offerings! They tell us there are extensive dynamic layers and round robining, three mic positions, and tempo-synced crescendo rolls that’ll benefit the suspended cymbals and snares. As a composer myself, I’ve gotten great mileage out of Cinesamples‘ huge action drums and meticulous attention to sonic detail, so I can’t wait to get to work with these.