Seattle (January 29, 2009)–Dark Side of the Tune has released three new vibe-driven, loop-based sample and sound effect libraries, created with experimental recording and production techniques to create gritty textures.
The titles are “Sledgehammer to Happy,” “Pitch Dark,” and “Pretty Empty,” each of which includes live instrumentation. “Artistically, we focus on the darker sounds of the underground against he bright and shiny music of pop culture,” said Shawn Shirley, founder and chief sound designer for the company. “Our Northwest roots help us create modern vibes with a darker tone.”
“Sledgehammer to Happy” features combinations of distorted beats, analog synths,circuit bent toys and found objects, plus overdriven bass lines and speedy tempos.
“Pitch Dark,” sports bent equipment, analog synthesizers, LFO modulated strings, basses and drum beats for experiemental artists looking to add a futuristic battleground ambience to productions.
“Pretty Empty” provides watery synth lines, minor chords and bit-reduced drums for sounds that are bluie, clean, atonal and counter-rhythmic.
Dark Side of the Tune offers various options for purchase, from CD copy and download; download half sets with a choice of 110 BPM or 180 BPM; or the Tritone deluxe edition with all three launch sets. All sets are in 48 kHz 24 bit WAV files.
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