yo whas good! Today I’m checking out another product from timespace.com
It’s a cinematic library from Zero-G called Dark Skies….
It’s more along the lines of some evolving, ambient, soundscapes and pad like sounds…
Anyway, you know I like this type of stuff so let’s check it out
What is Dark Skies?
It is a huge collection of ambience, drones, fx, soundscapes, and other weird noises, sounds, and fillers.
It’s not a library dedicated to musical instruments in the traditional sense…..
but more along the lines of sound design elements for film, games, and other media.
Of course you know I feel you can use this stuff in regular music productions as well!
They come in regular wave files as well as many popular sampler formats.
- content: 4.3gb, 1027 instrument patches, 940 wav and apple loops
- format: wav, apple, kontakt, exs, nn-xt
- price: $130.39
How does it sound?
If dreams and nightmares had a sound….these sounds could be part of that orchestra
I was really impressed by the attention to detail in the sounds, the depth and complexity, even sometimes the perfect simplicity, really shows off the power of the library.
The overall “feel” and sound has a production ready aura about it.
These sounds just feel “ready to go” for everything form movie trailers to the next apocalyptic zombie dog video game saga.
What is really interesting are the “construction kits” these containt various elements for a movie or cinematic score, in instruments that you can play.
They are broken down by style and there are quite a few here, ready for that instant “blockbuster” sound.
I also enjoy the rest of the library which comes with different ambiences organized by “type” as well as single hits and fx.
The sound definitely fits the name of the library perfectly.
What’s the final verdict?
If you’ve been around here long enough, you know I show the stuff I like, you also know the stuff that I really enjoy to mess with!
That said, I really enjoyed this one, I didn’t know what to expect, but anything that comes in playable formats like kontakt instruments always interests me.
I do wish there was some more scripting involved so that you could tweak the sounds directly from the interface, but the quality of the sound still shines through so I can forgive that
I give this library a 4.5 out of 5 subs, it’s really well produced, useful, and most of all it’s very playable.
I thought it would be just a bunch of loops that I can play from the keys, but you can really play these instruments and soundscapes which is awesome.
I’m starting to dig what timespace has going on over there with Zero-g and some of the other labels they carry.
Definitely give a listen to the demos over there and see what you think about them: Dark Skies at timespace.com
let me know what you think below