Big Fish Dark City 2 review

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?

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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.

Quick Specs

How does it sound?

Reel to Reel Tape RecorderThere 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 4subs 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

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18 Responses to “Big Fish Dark City 2 review”

  1. dxdsyn says:

    Is the audio glitchy on guitar samples or is it just youtube?

  2. dxdsyn says:

    Oh, it’s because of the tempo. Sorry :D

  3. mallorca1guy says:

    goodday brotherwhat is that purple thing behind you with all the knobs?look interesting!

  4. Baddboy2000 says:

    SJ: Big Fish Friday Yes!! Yes!!. The sounds maybe titled “Dark” yet they appear to have that “Building Up To Something/or Suspense” style.
    I like this kit & agree with your rating 4.0/5.0.

  5. Linkydj says:

    I wasn’t impressed by it, but the price is still pretty good for the content they give you.

  6. SoundsAndGear says:

    yeah it depends on the style you’re looking for, this is more for cinematic/media type stuff

  7. SoundsAndGear says:

    novation supernova

  8. SoundsAndGear says:

    yeah that’s why I went in to change it so you can get a better idea of it. It will automatically synch to the host tempo but I was in kontakt standalone so my tempo was set crazy low from another demo I did previously lol

  9. mallorca1guy says:

    looks interesting…

  10. FlegmaLivedinBeci says:

    how much is it?

  11. SoundsAndGear says:

    @FlegmaLivedinBeci price at the end of the video

  12. Linkydj says:

    That’s mainly why I’d use it but it just sounded too stock-soundish, still as i said for this price it’s a really good deal and i think if you are seeking something for a solid underscore you’d be pretty good with it. I like the new sample/software reviews but maybe you can make a video about your all time favorite packs/software that you use for say production and media.cheers.

  13. SoundsAndGear says:

    @Linkydj Yeah its more of a supplemental library in my opinion, not so much the main player.

  14. souljaworldtv says:

    Hey could u do a review of the Novation Super Nova? I hear it has alot of bass according 2 Havoc of mobb deep etc….but I’ve never had the chance 2 play w/one yet.

  15. dj jambone says:

    Sounds interesting…….. But do it has cinematic horns?

  16. SoundsAndGear says:

    We’ll see, I may do a video on it in the future.

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