The best sample packs this week include a trio of drum bundles with vintage vibes, a well-rounded group of samples for Serum and Sylenth1, multi-sampled orchestral sounds, and sci-fi sounds from the 70s and 80s for the TAL-U-No-LX Roland Juno emulation.
This is a sample pack of three drum kits that each bring a distinctive vibe all their own. All three kits were recorded at Hey Hey Studios in Georgia. Penny is a tight kit that conjures the classic sounds of the 60s and 70s. The drums were covered with dampening materials to reduce decay and sustain and were recorded with period-correct vintage microphones and equipment. Ruby is a little more modern sounding and great for rock, and Jolene is a perfect fit for country, pop, and indie. These particular drum samples really breathe while avoiding the “plastic” sound of many similar packs. Works for Windows and Mac Kontakt versions 4 through 6 in VST/3, AU, and AAX formats.
W.A. Production Future Bass Shadow
Inspired by the sounds of such renowned artists as The Chainsmokers, San Holo, and Flume, Bass Shadow provides audio/midi samples as well as 5 construction kits elements. The sounds include pads, leads, drums, chord progressions, and 25 presets for Serum and Sylenth1 applications. There are also synth, bass, one shots, risers with pitch modulation, and percussive elements like acoustic drums, cymbals, and percussion instruments and 25 included effects. All sounds are royalty free, and the pack includes a lot of value at just $19.90.
Sample Logic Symphonic AI
Developed in the Kontakt engine in tandem with Red Room Audio, this pack combines multi-sampled orchestral sounds with digital synthesis, the combination of which can create new sounds altogether. The application is 13GB across 938 instruments and presets, and the MIDI patterns can be dragged and dropped into the DAW. The tagging system makes it easy to navigate the large number of presets in order to speed up your workflow. It works with Windows and Mac in Kontakt 5.8.1 and higher in VST, AU, AAX, and standalone formats. It is currently on sale for $249.99, down from $500.
Gaela is a collection of 128 epic sounds for the TAL-U-No-LX Roland Juno emulation from Togu Audio Line. It includes sounds with a 70s and 80s science fiction feel, but with modern twists. These include bass sounds and loops, pads, leads, keys, percussion. The entire bundle is available until July 23rd for just $18, and there is also a free demo version.