by: Chris Stack
Producer Sessions is a series from Dancing Astronaut meant to shine a brighter light on the producer community. Each volume will guide producers towards some of the freshest sample packs, plugins, FX, and presets out there.
This week, Splice released a unique sound pack from sound design connoisseur Noer the Boy. The pack is called “ModPack Vol. 1,” indicating this is only the first of more yet to come from the sonic explorer. Inside the pack are 80 high-quality samples of bass sounds, percussion elements, texture, vox one-shots, and synth loops. Producers interested in murky, dark, experimental sounds will find this pack useful.
Noer the Boy recently released his Ganzfeld EP off Noisa’s DIVISION label. His avant-garde style has caught the attention of the drum n bass heavyweights. Support from the Dutch trio dedication to perfecting their sound design is a good sign that Noer the Boy is within good company. The Wisoncon-born, Portland-based producer is also part of DJ Shadow’s Liquid Amber imprint.
Ganzfeld is an experimental bass exploration with rhythm constraints and sharp focus on sound engineering that also gives us a taste of what’s to come in the inaugural ModPack.
The Ganzfeld Effect is a phenomenon where the brain attempts to fill the missing visual information by boosting neural noise because of increased exposure to an unstructured and constant stimulation field. This causes hallucinations, so the album is a series of hallucinatory adventures, and it certainly sounds like it.
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A serious producer should have an extensive audio library, filled with a variety of organized samples and more companies like Splice are filling that need every year. These days, a subscription to Splice is a no-brainer for producers at any level. For $7.99 a month, Splice gives producers access to their entire library of high-quality samples, loops, FX, and presets, coming in at over 2 million sounds. At that price, producers get 100 credits per month to explore Splice’s massive library, save sounds they like, and download-to-own at a rate of 1 sample per credit.
Producers at the highest levels use Splice to find inspiration because it’s so easy with their massive library and quality partnerships. Some of the most popular sound designers have contributed to Splices’ library, including exclusive packs from KSHMR, Sonny Digital, deadmau5, Amon Tobin, Zaytoven, KRANE, Lex Lugar and more.
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