Dark Side of the Tune MPC kits come in 500 or 1000/2500/5000 format. Each complete kit fills all of the pads on your MPC, offering a simplified and straightforward program at an affordable price. In this collection, we leave out parameter settings, Q links and any pre-arrangement so you can create your own custom kits. Non-MPC users can also use these sounds to build custom drum kits in their favorite sampler.

Twisted Cistern

On a Rainy Northwest Day Something moves beneath the ground, echoing through pillars once consumed by water. The abandoned cistern at Fort Worden, formerly a bulwark against military attack, has surfaced as Dark Side of the Tune's latest venue for experimental sound, delivering space and dimension from a subterranean refuge.

Here, instruments become something more. Drums turn into droning sub-sonic waves. Tortured toys come to life. Dripping water and distant rumblings from ships collide with the space. The result transports listeners to a truly dingy Northwest environment.

Each MPC kit is available in 1000/2500/5000 format, and includes 32 sounds layered with a mono and reverb file.

Listen to Twisted Cistern sample reels:

Twisted Cistern CD ROM

Queen's English

In this spoken sample library, unexpected vernacular contrasts with wholesome British correctness, delivering dramatic audio clips without the licensing hassles from Hollywood.

Drawing on the disciplinary pronouncements of London-based dominatrix Miss T, producers can add new life to composition through urban street jargon, master & slave instruction, retro cookbook text, fetish descriptions, and other miscellaneous sound bites. Tone is bossy, imperious and crisp.

Listen to QUEEN'S ENGLISH sample reels:

Queen's English CD ROM

Drum Abrasion

Acoustic drums and various found instruments are roughly treated with warm tube saturation, tube mic’s and compression, creating a bigger and beefier organic palette.

Listen to DRUM ABRASION sample reel:

Drum Abrasion CD ROM

Bent-O-Box

Circuit bent toys run through analog distortion and modulation. Unearthly guttural noises and screeching digital mayhem meet MPC efficiency.

Listen to BENT-O-BOX sample reel:

Bent-O-Box CD ROM

Lost Percussion

New and vintage analog synthesized drums march forward rather than mimicking the past with circuit bending techniques and processing to make them bigger and better. All TR sounds (808, 909) are purposely avoided.

Listen to LOST PERCUSSION sample reel:

Lost Percussion

Sample libraries are available for download.

Time Wave 0

The Next WAV

Novelty accelerates in Time Wave Zero, a fully immersive, voltage-driven palette of custom drum, SFX, and synth voices for Maschine. Files are raw, ready to be sculpted using ASDR envelopes and looping, with many textures and variations taking beat production into a new era of distinction.

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Time Wave Zero contains 490 sounds/308 MB. Every sound was built from scratch using modern synthesizers in modular form, broadening the spectrum of sound production beyond vintage beat box character. Files are formatted for easy uploading into other sample programs.


Time Wave Zero

Twisted Cistern

On a Rainy Northwest Day Something moves beneath the ground, echoing through pillars once consumed by water. The abandoned cistern at Fort Worden, formerly a bulwark against military attack, has surfaced as Dark Side of the Tune's latest venue for experimental sound, delivering space and dimension from a subterranean refuge.

Here, instruments become something more. Drums turn into droning sub-sonic waves. Tortured toys come to life. Dripping water and distant rumblings from ships collide with the space. The result transports listeners to a truly dingy Northwest environment.

Listen to Twisted Cistern sample reels:

Twisted Cistern CD ROM

Queen's English

In this spoken sample library, unexpected vernacular contrasts with wholesome British correctness, delivering dramatic audio clips without the licensing hassles from Hollywood.

Drawing on the disciplinary pronouncements of London-based dominatrix Miss T, producers can add new life to composition through urban street jargon, master & slave instruction, retro cookbook text, fetish descriptions, and other miscellaneous sound bites. Tone is bossy, imperious and crisp.

Listen to QUEEN'S ENGLISH sample reels:

Queen's English contains 176 stereo samples recorded with tube equipment at 44.1 kHz. 24 and 16 bit files are offered to accommodate most samplers.

Queen's English CD ROM

Sledgehammer to Happy

Sledgehammer to Happy evolves the art of distortion and effects in a homogenized world. Distinguished by eclectic combinations of distorted beats, analog synths, circuit bent toys and other found objects, Sledgehammer to Happy offers refreshingly gritty, rhythmic texture woven with trashy beats. Sounds are heavily processed with analog and digital equipment, then manipulated and sequenced. Overdriven bass lines and speeding tempos deliver in-your-face edge.

Listen to SLEDGEHAMMER TO HAPPY sample reels:

This kit contains 64 drum sounds, 54 bass sounds, 37 guitar sounds, 39 synth sounds and 50 sound effects. All Sounds are WAV files in 48 KHZ 24 bit resolution on CD-ROM. A total of 244 sounds for you to use freely in your compositions. Includes two kits: 110BPM and 180BPM

Sledgehammer to happy CD ROM

Pitch Dark

Pitch Dark delivers a haunting feel of lost-in-space uncertainty and conflict: sci-fi drones and low frequency hums join dissonant yet ethereal sounds for a post-apocalyptic feel. Bent equipment, analog synthesizers, LFO modulated strings, basses and lush drum beats flesh out a finished sound for experimental artists looking to add a futuristic battleground ambience to their productions.

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This kit contains 60 drum sounds, 58 bass sounds, 38 guitar sounds, 38 synth sounds and 48 sound effects. All Sounds are WAV files in 48 KHZ 24 bit resolution on CD-ROM. A total of 242 sounds for you to use freely in your compositions. Includes two kits: 110BPM and 180BPM

Pitch Dark CD ROM

Pretty Empty

Pretty Empty brings irony to emptiness. For the contemplative artist wanting stripped down music with lamenting, dreamy sounds, Pretty Empty delivers a different definition of nothingness.Watery synth lines, minor chords and bit reduced drums with slower tempos fill the void to birth sounds that are blue, clean, atonal and counter-rhythmic.

Listen to PRETTY EMPTY sample reels:

This kit contains 54 drum sounds, 60 bass sounds, 43 guitar sounds, 38 synth sounds and 44 sound effects. All Sounds are WAV files in 48 KHZ 24 bit resolution on CD-ROM. A total of 239 sounds for you to use freely in your compositions. Includes two kits: 110BPM and 180BPM

PRETTY EMPTY CD ROM

Tritone

Suppressed by the Church and branded “Diabolus in Musica” by medieval musicians, Tritone was spurned until the end of the Renaissance. Now, Dark Side of the Tune offers modern producers a three-pack salute to dissonance in Tritone, the deluxe edition of Pitch Dark, Sledgehammer to Happy and Pretty Empty.

TRITONE CD ROM

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