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Dark Side of the Tune releases Sledgehammer to Happy, Pitch Dark, and Pretty Empty
Dark Side of the Tune has released Sledgehammer to Happy, Pitch Dark, and Pretty Empty, three new vibe-driven loop-based sample and sound effect libraries,
created with experimental recording and production techniques to create gritty textures.
Dark Side of the Tune sample libraries
Sledgehammer to Happy evolves the art of distortion and effects in a homogenized world.
Distinguished by eclectic combinations of distorted beats, analog synths, circuit bent toys and other found objects, Sledgehammer to Happy offers refreshingly gritty, rhythmic texture woven with trashy beats. Sounds are heavily processed with analog and digital equipment, then manipulated and sequenced. Overdriven bass lines and speeding tempos deliver in-your-face edge.
Pitch Dark delivers a haunting feel of lost-in-space uncertainty and conflict: sci-fi drones and low frequency hums join dissonant yet ethereal sounds for a post-apocalyptic feel.
Bent equipment, analog synthesizers, LFO modulated strings, basses and lush drum beats flesh out a finished sound for experimental artists looking to add a futuristic battleground ambience to their productions.
Pretty Empty brings irony to emptiness.
For the contemplative artist wanting stripped down music with lamenting, dreamy sounds, Pretty Empty delivers a different definition of nothingness.Watery synth lines, minor chords and bit reduced drums with slower tempos fill the void to birth sounds that are blue, clean, atonal and counter-rhythmic.
Each of the sample libraries contains a collection of (~240) 48Khz/24bit wav samples in two kits (110bpm & 180bpm). The kits are available for purchase for $20 USD each, or together as a CD-Rom+download package for $49.95 USD per library. All three libraries can also be purchase in a special edition bundle — Tritone — for $119.95 USD.
Visit Dark Side of the Tune for more information and some audio demos.