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"Strange. Dark. Evolving. Unsettling. Weird." All of these things are perfect descriptors for Atom Hub's Kontakt Library The Planet - Deep Scan (henceforth known as Deep Scan). Deep Scan does a great job at carving out its own unique place in the sample library market, by perfectly setting a vibe and executing on it in every way. The library provides a level of immersion and almost plays like a composition in its own right. "Is IT communicating with us? Is IT... living? Who are THEY? Is there ANYBODY at all?" The Sounds Its probably better if you just take a listen...
The Sound Design Bundle by Krotos Audio is a collection of audio tools suited for advanced sound design manipulation. It includes Dehumaniser 2, Reformer Pro, and Weaponiser Fully Loaded. Dehumaniser 2 is a unique sound design tool that produces studio-quality monster and creature sounds in real-time using your voice (read my review of that here). Weaponiser Fully Loaded is kind of like a giant sample pack of weapon sounds combined with a powerful sound design plugin to morph the sounds into your own brand new weapon sound - the main collection is guns but they also offer expansions for swords...
Ecliptiq Audio are a relatively new company focused on creating Kontakt libraries with absolutely stunning GUI's, and an incredible amount of control. Warp was the first installment of Ecliptiq Audio's new series of Kontakt libraries featuring their Qadra engine - specializing in atmospheric pads and soundscapes. Dawn is the second installment of Qadra and specializes in plucks, keys, and synth one-shots. Each library is available for $79, but you can purchase both in the Qadra Series bundle for $119. I'm pairing the libraries together they actually do come together in a bundle on Ecliptiq Audio's website - together they make...
Dehumaniser 2 by Krotos Audio is an amazing plugin designed for extreme vocal sound design. With Dehumaniser 2 you can design monster voices, goblin voices, radio voices, demon voices, and a whole lot more. Being someone who does extreme vocals and vocal processing, I REALLY wanted to check this plugin out so i'm very glad that Krotos was able to get me a copy for review. If you're interested Dehumaniser 2 is available now for $399 here. They also have a more minimalistic version called Simple Monsters for only $99, if you don't need all the functionality of Dehumaniser 2....
Anyone thats watched my YouTube channel for a while might know that I love to use orchestral sample libraries in electronic mixes. It creates a much more interesting sound than just some pad sound in Serum. So when I heard that someone had released an orchestral sample/loop pack with a focus on integrations with pop and hip-hop, I was interested! Pop Strings: UK is a collection of 6GB of loops and one-shots featuring solo strings, ensemble strings, bass lines, piano, keyboards, hip-hop beats, and synth parts. Regular $99, but on sale for $49 at the time of writing this blog...
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