The best sample packs this week include dark cinemascapes, lo-fi loops great for a number of genres, a free collection of brass instruments, and all sounds you need to create sound design for film.
BOOM Library Cinematic Darkness Design
This sample pack provides the darkest atmospheres for film and cinema. All sounds are ready to slide into your projects so this can help if you have a deadline or have to provide a quick project turnaround. Included are terror sounds, screams, tension risers, glitches, gloom and doom that are instantly accessible. It comes in VST/3, AU, and AAX plug-in formats. These sounds has been used in some very popular films, and at just $109 it’s a steal.
ADSR Sounds Mixed Emotions
This 2GB collection contains synths, drums, bass, melodies, one shots, loops, song kits, even 94 Serum presets for creating lo-fi productions. There is a great organization to everything, with all loops labeled by key and tempo. The samples evoke a wide range of emotions that are useful for many genres. It’s on sale right now for just $17, but normally only runs $28. Everything is royalty free.
The latest in FreeMusicProduction.net’s series focuses on brass instruments. It’s not easy to emulate these types of instruments digitally, but the control set has a nice range of parameters like envelope and LFO. There are also a host of on-board effects. Overall, the sounds come off as a bit of a hybrid between horns and synth. It comes in VST/3 and AU formats but only works within the HALion ecosystem.
Sample Logic Trailer Expressions 3
Perfect for bold, ambient atmospheric sound design, this sample pack includes textures, drones, vocals and other harmonic elements. The third version includes an even more advanced control set with unique features, like Reverse and Stretch, that allow you to manipulate the sound in unique ways.
The interface is streamlined, making it easy to integrate the plug-in into your workflow. It comes with a host of signal processing as well like reverbs and delays, EQ, and full control over the ADSR. The quality of the sounds and expansiveness of the controls make the $199 price point worth every bit.