Hey what’s up fam! It’s Friday so you know what time it is, time for some Big Fish!
Today I’m checking out a follow up to Dark City…titled Dark City 2…go figure!
let’s check it!
So what is Dark City 2?
This is the follow up to Dark City, which is a collection of cinematic loops and ambiences
The concept behind these libraries is more of a darker, gritty sound.
This library not only comes with the wav files but you also get the midi files with it so you can use your own instruments with the loops and arrangements.
This seems to be growing in popularity lately as I look at a lot of different libraries, which is cool.
So basically it’s a collection of ambient sounds, drones, dark melodies, percussion and even a few guitars.
- content: 4.9GB (1.16 GB WAV),
- format: MIDI, WAV, Apple, Kontakt 5, Rex, Acid
- price: $69.95
- product page: http://www.bigfishaudio.com/detail.html?516172
How does it sound?
There is a nice selection of darker ambient tones and loops in this library
I really enjoyed some of the pads and ambiances, as well as the guitars and bass.
The percussion was decent but I was more into the melodic elements of the library, they proved to be a bit more useful for my tastes.
Overall the library lives up to it’s name in sound and style, there’s definitely more of a dark organic feel here, not so much “hi-fi” or “blockbuster” style sounds.
These loops and riffs can work well in a variety of situations from sound design to ambient and electronic music.
Anything you’re making that may benefit from something a bit darker but not too distorted or altered could be supplemented with these sounds.
So what’s the bottom line?
I dig it, I think it’s a straight forward library that gives you exactly what the title says.
I give Dark City 2 a 4 out of 5 subs, it’s very usable, not overbearing in style so it can mix well into a lot of different styles of music.
My favorite parts would have to be the ambient pads/beds and the guitars
If you need a little infusion of dark and mellow loops that aren’t “overproduced” then you may want to take a look at these
Checkout the product on their site: http://www.bigfishaudio.com/detail.html?516172
leave a comment below and let me know what you think