Posted on 05 August 2011.
You know what it is fam, Big Fish Friday….let’s get Cinematic….
Today checking out Dark City, a collection of loops and ambiences for the cinematic lovers out there
You know me…anything can be used for anything, so let’s check it out!
What is Dark City?
This is basically a collection of drum, percussion and melodic loops as well as ambiences and landscapes, designed for cinematic use.
This means it’s created for tv, movies, trailers, films, media, and stuff like that.
However, I feel sound is sound, so it can also prove useful for urban/electronic and even pop producers.
It’s all up to your imagination and creativity.
- content: 2.78gb
- format: rex, wav, acid, kontakt
- price: $99.95
How does it sound?
It sounds very lush and organic, more on the dark industrial side.
This isn’t a big, cinematic, epic library…it definitely stays within the realm of dark.
Not so much scary/horror sounding, just dark and sometimes mechanical.
The recordings are well done and there’s a lot of variety, especially in the melodics and evolvers.
Being able to load them up in kontakt is a plus for going through the library or even playing them directly from kontakt into your project.
You get a mixture of orchestral, synth, mechanical, weird, lush, and drums/percussion.
What’s the bottom line?
You all know I love the cinematic side of things. I love using these types of sounds in my productions.
This collection has enough content and variety to give you that cinematic landscape without paying epic prices.
It doesn’t have as much control from the kontakt interface as other dedicated libraries, but then again the price isn’t as high as those either.
I also love that you get access to the waves so it’s not stuck in kontakt, this allows you to use the library as a foundation for your own sound design.
I give this library 4 out of 5 subs, it’s a very solid release that stays true to it’s name, with the sounds being Dark and organic in nature.
leave a comment below and let me know what you think!