The underlying theme of the sound set is the portrayal of 666, The Number of the Beast. From drones and disturbing cry-like textures to squeals and intense noise rhythms, these sounds were designed to paint fear-inducing backdrops, as well as evoke fright.
The instruments are based on 50 samples (20 loops, 15 one-shot events, and 15 hits). The source sounds for the samples include animal shrieks and growls, distorted vocals, a bass guitar being beaten, and drum loops. The samples range from very subtle to extremely jarring.
In addition to the 147 MB 666.exs instrument which uses all 50 samples, included are 20 instruments which make extensive use of the modulation capabilities of the EXS24 mkII sampler. Among them are tempo synced instruments, free-form textural instruments, impact instruments, as well as radical instruments that allow sample switching triggered by MIDI message cc#1 (Camouflage.exs). Many are designed to be played primarily with the modulation and pitch bend wheels (and less so with the keys). As they lend themselves more to performance than step sequencing, a midi controller is highly recommended when using this sound set.
The 147 MB download includes 21 .EXS files and 50 WAV files (24-bit/44.1 kHz).
Pricing and Availability:
666 is available now for $19.99