Reviews

Superposition by Soundbytes

Producers, desktop musicians and modern composers are so spoiled nowadays. Never has there been such a good time to make music because there are plenty of instruments now that are affordable and within arm’s reach. The same thing can be said about virtual instruments and sample libraries. Fortunately, ModeAudio is on an epic mission to bring you ready-to-use samples for your daily productions. Meet Superposition, a 654 MB library of loops, samples and MIDI files. 

Satellite by Soundbytes

Are you looking to put some special depth in your ambient techno tracks? If so, take a look at ModeAudio’s Satellite Ambient Techno Loops, a 24-bit sample library suitable for music makers and desktop musicians who are producing electronic, house and techno and ambient tracks. 

Downtempo Synth Loops by Computer Music

*The following review appeared in print issue 310 of Computer Music Magazine.

Satellite by MusicTech

ModeAudio explores the contrasting worlds of ambient and techno in a new pack that mixes dense and beautiful atmospheres and submerged beats. There are 151 music loops covering textured pads, galactic synths, and shimmering effects alongside throbbing drum machine beats and cavernous bass riffs.

Soul City Beats by Computer Music

*The following review appeared in print issue 309 of Computer Music Magazine.

Fluorescence by Computer Music

*The following review appeared in print issue 309 of Computer Music Magazine.

Cosmic Dust by Soundbytes

Nowadays, there are plenty of composing tools at your disposal. Cosmic Dust – Hip Hop Loops is one of those helpful tools for beatmakers. It is a sample pack from ModeAudio designed for hip hop, downtempo, chill, nu jazz and more. 

Electric Boogie by Soundbytes

Electric Boogie gives house, synthwave and pop producers an eclectic sampling material of retro-injected loops and one-shots. Geared mainly for retro dance, Electric Boogie features sounds of vintage drum machines, analog synths, guitars, basses, dusty SFX and more. 

Desert Highway by SoundsMag

A pack we like in particular is Desert Highway, full of gorgeously woozy, modulation-heavy presets, with the analog side of Serum on full show. Deep basses, lush pads and quivering synth leads give this pack that hypnotised Trip Hop edge.

Piano Texture Loops by We Rave You

This Piano Texture Loops sample pack holds up to 15 bass loops, 26 piano loops, and 9 rhythm loops. Seeking texture, ambient, or warmth in your productions? ModeAudio will offer you a collection of delicate loops that will glue your soundtrack together. These 50 acid WAV loops are perfect when producing ambient, cinematic, downtempo, or minimal.

Deluge by We Rave You

Download 2 GB of ambient texture samples ranging in length from 1s – 1m6s. Dive straight into 75 atmospheres, 46 drones, 19 rhythmical loops, rhythmical tails, and 50 SFX. All of these hypnotical, metallic, and granular samples can be used for cinematic, ambient, downtempo, and minimal.

Plasma by We Rave You

ModeAudio included 140 granular WAV files ranging from bass & synth samples to percussion & texture samples. Plasma is a 1.4 GB-sized sample pack that can be used for film scores, soundtracks, or normal music productions. Expect layer after layer, SFX, atmospheric pads, dreamy soundbeds, and grainy textures.

Fissure by We Rave You

In total there are 435 drum samples included categorized into kicks, snares, hi-hats, percussions, toms, glitch SFX, and sampler patches. Expect robotic percussions, snappy hi-hats, distorted glitch samples, tights snares, and solid kicks. Many bit crushers and spectral effects have been used during the pre-mix process in order to achieve the sound ModeAudio imagined.

Visions by Andrulian

Introduction

ModeAudio have introduced Visions – ambient techno loops.  Blending rich, rustling textures, noise layers and deep Ambient soundbeds with pounding Techno beats, quaking basslines and glitteringly melodic synth riffs, this 532MB collection of royalty-free loops and samples delivers the hypnotism and haze of the dancefloor direct to your DAW.

Soul City Beats by MusicTech

ModeAudio’s latest takes its influences from 90s hip-hop and includes plenty of head-nodding beats and soul-drenched organics. There are 144 music loops that cover tight, funky drum rhythms, deep basslines, smooth keys, grooving synth riffs, dusty ambiences and glitch sound effects, plus 61 classic drum machine samples with a healthy amount of retro crunch.

Burst by Computer Music

*The following review appeared in print issue 308 of Computer Music Magazine.

Dispersion by Computer Music

*The following review appeared in print issue 308 of Computer Music Magazine.

Cosmic Dust by Bedroom Producers Blog

Cosmic Dust (£18) is ModeAudio’s recently released collection of royalty-free loops and one-shots that highlights the more eccentric side of Hip-Hop. We’re taking a closer look at the sound collection and giving away two FREE copies to two lucky BPB readers.

Surge by Beat

Movie score composers watch out! ModeAudio has put together an attractive bundle of cinematic ambient samples with Surge, which comes in at over 1.6 GB. In terms of content, there are 40 Atmospheric Sounds, 30 Drones, 34 Sound Effects and 44 Textures for your ears. The duration of the sounds ranges from one second to almost 1.5 minutes. The textures are creepy, rather gloomy and monotonous, sometimes distorted and only rarely turbulent. However, these form a good basis to build atmospheres or sound effects on, and craft the perfect soundscape. For the atmospheres, a lot of reverb was used to simulate large spaces and dimensions. You can also sink into the depths of the oceans or distant galaxies. The surreal sound effects fit very well.

Surge by Computer Music

Moody atmospherics to make your blood curdle and backbone shudder in this spooky 1.65GB sample set. Swelling tones, flecked with weather-worn wind and rain noises ebb and flow as dense, soupy sound clouds pour like a deluge out of your speakers. Drones, pads, FX, tones abound. With sweeping sounds running from a few seconds to well over a minute (and getting lost in the wilder ones is half the fun). Perfect for adding a dramatic dimension of widescreen cinematics to your productions.

Crush by Computer Music

Cavernous kicks and seismic snares in this colossal collection of lo-fi drum hits and kits. Each thudding sound in this 376-strong set has that old skool bit rate crunch and MPC-style punch. And they all come processed to their limits, for maximum potency.

Dispersion by MusicTech

ModeAudio’s latest release includes a wealth of expansive and beautiful ambiences and drones, from shimmering string harmonies, and morphing textures, to propulsive basses. Also included are delicate kick, drum and noise patterns for adding some rhythmic detail. There are 178 loops in total, which are divided into 16 sets, plus 72 drum samples, and 16 drum MIDI loops. It’s a hazy and atmospheric collection that could be used to add texture to any ambient, chillout or cinematic piece.

Distorted Texture Loops by Computer Music

Strategically stepped-on samples and musical bedding, made out of some dynamically warped instruments and sound sources. Fuzzed-out bass and pedal-fed electric guitar sounds, harmonically mutated voice swells, or stressed synth and string sounds — there’s plenty here to capture your imagination. Each swishing, hissing, swirling soundscape has been deviously deformed and disfigured into riotously tense and textured sonic shapes and shades.

Amplify by Soundbytes

A 60+ MB library of one-shots for producers of industrial, techno, noise, hip hop, rock and etc, Amplify is a stage-ready collection of 381 overdriven and saturated samples. ModeAudio’s goal is to take several drum machines (Roland TR505, Roland TR808, Roland TR909, Alesis HR16 and Korg Volca Beats) and run them through distortion pedals and delay effects. 

Electric Boogie by Computer Music

*The following review appeared in print issue 303 of Computer Music Magazine.

Meteorology by Computer Music

*The following review appeared in print issue 303 of Computer Music Magazine.

Redshift by Computer Music

*The following review appeared in print issue 302 of Computer Music Magazine.

Night Light by Computer Music

*The following review appeared in print issue 302 of Computer Music Magazine.

Stasis Melt by Bedroom Producers Blog

ModeAudio recently released Stasis Melt, a collection of royalty-free synthwave loops. Stasis Melt is a collection of 476 files, including 172 Music Loops, 92 Drum Samples, 90 Synth Tail Samples, and 122 MIDI Loops. In other words, it has just about everything you need to go “full Blade Runner.”

Plasma by Computer Music

*The following review appeared in print issue 301 of Computer Music Magazine.

Skylight by MusicTech

This unique pack of deep and relaxing string loops contains 25 sets of complimentary samples and is full of gentle and evocative progressions. All loops are 8 bars at 120bpm and include 120 string textures, 50 bass string textures, and 25 noise textures. ModeAudio used a custom ambient processing setup to create delicately evolving loops with the timbre of epic cinematic strings, but with a more drawn out and ambient flavour. The total pack weighs in at 791 MB in WAV or Reason ReFill formats, with the Reason version adding 25 Grain Sample Manipulator patches.

Alteration by Soundbytes

Here’s another piano-generated sample library from ModeAudio, and it’s amazing. Alteration is a prepared piano library consisting of 320 samples. It is not your regular piano pack, but what you get instead are little snippet piano sounds. Think of it as a collection of effects. 

Colour Field by Sounbytes

ModeAudio has not slowed down. Instead they're putting even more pressure on the gas pedal to give us their latest soaring sound pack release called Colour Field – Piano Texture Samples. This exquisite 660 MB collection of floaty texture sounds includes 48 piano triad, 24 7th loops, 24 9th loops, 24 piano 11th loops and 24 piano 7th (add13) loops. There are also 13 piano bass notes thrown in for good measure. All in all, it comes with a total of 157 texture loops. 

Synthetica by Beat

Influenced by the sounds of former hardware synthesizers and drum machines from the 80s, ModeAudio has published the 579 MB sound archive, Synthetica, with loops and single samples. Among the loops are Arpeggios (20), Basses (17), SFX and Textures (21), Synthesizers (47), Cymbals and Percussions (39). There are also 45 drum samples and four sound effects. The speed ranges from 80 to 140 BPM. In addition, you can access 81 MIDI files. The sound experience of the atmospheres varies from restless to soothing, which are often based on noise sweeps and like to wander back and forth in the stereo field. The synth loops are knitted from inspirational melodies and chords. The drum loops, which have been partially filtered or oversaturated, move far away from the usual 4/4 beat.

Post Rock Guitar Loops by Computer Music

*The following review appeared in print issue 300 of Computer Music Magazine.

Alteration by Computer Music

*The following review appeared in print issue 299 of Computer Music Magazine.

Dream Days by Computer Music

*The following review appeared in print issue 299 of Computer Music Magazine.

Synthetica by Soundbytes

Here’s another synthwave pack from ModeAudio in this month’s issue. When it comes to the synthwave genre, there’s a wave of interests everywhere. And that’s when Synthetica comes in to offer producers a dose of cinematically-charged samples. Synthetica: Synthwave Soundtrack Loops is a 579 MB library full of 80s-inspired retro sounds, especially synths. 

Astral Phase by Soundbytes

Astral Phase is a collection of samples inspired by 80s-style synth tracks. This sample pack is dripping with nostalgia. You know sounds that we’ve fallen in love with – big pads, neon arpeggios and driving bass lines – not to mention those killer synths with lots of delay. Well, Astral Phase has lots of that here; 176 music loops, 71 drum samples, 106 MIDI loops and 65 synth tail samples. If that does not get you going with your synthwave, retrowave and synth pop journeys, what will? 

Flood by Beat

ModeAudio‘s 1.8 GB sound archive, Flood, specializes in ambient drones and textures. The range of sample duration from one second to almost three minutes is very large. The 189 samples are composed of Textures (41), Drones (37), Atmosheres (18), Basses / Subbasses (49) and Short Sound Effects (44). The atmospheric sounds and textures are particularly appealing, among which there are common monotonous machine-like drones, as well as backward granulated synthetic water splashing to violent storms. As for sound effects, there are short splashes, mystical cracking in stalactite caves, filtered shadowy figures, electroscans and other whimsical sounds. 

Altitude by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 298 of Computer Music.

Post Rock Guitar Loops by MusicTech

This bitesize pack from ModeAudio helps showcase the versatility of the guitar, with a blend of majestic twinkles and softly strummed chords, alongside more distorted leads and driving sequences. The bulk of the pack contains 46 electric guitar loops in dry and wet versions, many of which have been composed to layer well together, plus 12 bass guitar loops, and 8 drum loops. Tempos range from 75 to 120bpm and it’s available in your choice of 112 Acid Wav loops or 112 REX2 loops.

Friction by Beat

To dive into the haze of cinematic soundscapes, ModeAudio offers Friction, a powerful 2 GB sample package that can be used preferably for moves, games and tv soundtracks. There are Atmospheres (55), Basses (43), Sound Effects (33), Textures (35) and Rhythmic Samples (35) to discover. The length of the samples vari- es from four seconds to almost 3 minutes. The spectrum of atmospheres, from delicate to harsh, is versatile. The percussive-rhythmic elements, are crunchy, rough, and sometimes distorted. Metallic, edgy, discordant and gloomy sound effects flourish. The bass would be well suited in the film for the background of underwater scenes, thunderous nights or terrifying environments. 

Dream Days by MusicTech

Bringing a sense of serenity to our list this month, we have a smooth collection of mellow instrument riffs, tranquil synths and head-nodding drum patterns courtesy of ModeAudio. You can expect to find 459MB worth of dusty LoFi hip-hop, which breaks down as 155 loops, 107 drum samples and 85 MIDI loops. From thoughtful piano riffs and guitar licks, to deep pads, noise textures and field recordings, everything has a warm organic touch, with a good mix of electronic and acoustic sources.

Luminous by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 296 of Computer Music.

Colour Field by MusicTech

Because the sound of a piano is instantly familiar, it’s the perfect source material for this collection of 157 piano texture loops. ModeAudio has reshaped the pianos’ tonal qualities into a beautiful, ambient patchwork of layers, using cutting-edge processing tools to tease out resonances and reshape envelopes. It’s a hauntingly beautiful library that includes various well-labelled chord voicings, plus a set of 13 single bass notes, all as 8-bar loops at 120 bpm.

Replica by Rekkerd

ModeAudio’s most recent soundset takes a stroll down a shadowy world of looming architecture, synthesis and dark dreams.

Static by Soundbytes

Aptly named as Static, ModeAudio’s noise texture library floats between atmospheric and experimental. Here you’ll find samples that are in the ModeAudio vein – lots of synthetic sounds tilted towards the grandeur side of electronica. 

Friction by Soundbytes

ModeAudio has released Friction, a 2 GB collection of stellar ambient samples. The focus of this pack is to give producers and desktop musicians alike a set of cinematic drones and textures to use in ambient, soundscapes, cinematic, soundtrack and experimental electronica productions. 

Friction by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 295 of Computer Music.

Altitude by MusicTech

ModeAudio is one of the first places to turn for deep and thoughtful sounding sample collections, and its latest release is no exception. Altitude features 593MB of sweeping synths, shimmering textures, pulsating rhythms and smooth ambient layers. It’s the mix of more cinematic and organic textures blended with emotional synth work that makes this pack stand out. You’ll find 160 loops in total, plus 20 sound effect samples and 60 key and tempo-labelled MIDI loops.

Astral Phase by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 294 of Computer Music.

Prism by Soundbytes

One hundred seventy-three (173) files in total for steaming TV series, film, ambient, game music and cinematic soundtrack production, Prism is another excellent library from one of the premier sample developers when it comes to ambient, texture and soundscape samples. 

Flood by Soundbytes

This wonderful 1.8 GB drone library from ModeAudio gives cinematic, soundtrack and ambient music producers a treasure chest of great sampling material. There are plenty of good samples to tweak, mutate, alter and process here. 

Astral Phase by MusicTech

Fancy a trip back in time? Astral Phase is a new collection of synthwave loops and hits from ModeAudio that’s dripping with neon-tinged, 80s vibes. The full pack weighs in at 481 MB in your choice of Acid WAV, REX2 or Reason ReFill formats. There are 176 loops at 90-146bpm, which cover powerful drum machine patterns (with plenty of tom fill action), catchy synth lead riffs, thundering basses and searing pads. There are also 71 drum samples, 65 tail samples and 106 MIDI loops for maximum flexibility.

Flood by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 293 of Computer Music.

Aerial by Andrulian

ModeAudio has introduced Aerial – Downtempo Piano Loops, a rich tapestry of deft piano figures, flickering Ambient textures, silky instrumental riffs and organic drum rhythms, this 491MB collection of royalty-free loops, samples and MIDI will transport your music to a place of deep tranquility and reflection.

Aerial by MusicTech

ModeAudio is in a relaxed mood with its latest pack, a serene selection of piano-based melodies and ambiences. The core of the library is a folder of delicate and haunting piano riffs and chords, which is accompanied by tuned percussion and strings, shimmering melodic ambiences and field-recording textures.

Apex by Beat

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 182 of Beat Magazine. Translated from the original German.

Bolt by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 292 of Computer Music.

Aerial by Soundbytes

Aerial - Downtempo Piano Loops features over 400 MB of thematic, ethereal electronica elements; 43 Piano loops, twelve Texture loops, 44 Ambience loops, nineteen Instrumental loops, and 37 Drum loops. 

Astrodynamics by Soundbytes

Astrodynamics is a splendid pack that floats somewhere between time and space. A 1.1 GB sonic palette, Astrodynamics has the elements you need to create soundscapes, cinematic music, TV, film and game music. 

Astrodynamics by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 290 of Computer Music.

Celestial by Soundbytes

An unmistakable feeling of inspiration fills this 840 MB pack of WAV loops! Celestial is ModeAudio’s answer to an ever-growing set of libraries out in the market that are dedicated to bring orchestral textures to producers of film, TV soundtracks and game scores. 

Airflow by MusicTech

This pack from ModeAudio combines dense textures, morphing bass lines, mysterious atmospheres, and destructive drums into a 647 MB package of dystopian sci-fi. There are 153 loops, 30 effects samples and 70 MIDI files in your choice of Wav, Rex2 or Reason ReFill formats, with the Reason version featuring additional Dr. Octo Rex and Grain patches.

Visions by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 289 of Computer Music.

Amplify by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 288 of Computer Music.

Loose Breaks by MusicTech

Sometimes it pays to ditch the quantise and just go with the flow. This pack from ModeAudio embraces the looser vibe of live drum performance, with more than 100 beats in both hip-hop and broken house and techno styles. Each beat is packed with detail and character, and is presented with a kick and top loop file. However, given the complex layered nature of the patterns, it would perhaps be more useful and flexible to have at least three layers per beat.

Symmetry by Soundbytes

The 5:23m demo tune of Symmetry on ModeAudio’s website is so simple, yet it works. Symmetry features many loops for the creation of ambient, downtempo, minimal and techno music. It features soothing and enveloping synths, pad layers, complex atmospheres, punchy drum and bass loops and more.

Flood by Andrulian

ModeAudio has introduced Flood, a 1.88Gb collection of an immense, hallucinogenic blend of pulverising bass, shimmering SFX, crackling sonic atmosphere and lilting analog synth haze. This selection of fraying noise textures, rumbling resonance and glitch-oriented SFX is nothing short of a dazzling feast of inventive sound design, making this one of ModeAudio’s widest-ranging and multi-faceted ambient releases to date.

Spill by Soundbytes

Inspired by the sparse, menacing soundtrack work of the late Johann Johannsson, this 1.22 GB of dark cinematic samples comes from ModeAudio with plenty of materials to play around: 39 atmospheric and drones , 37 bass and drones, 34 sub bass, 27 rhythmic, 18 texture and 33 SFX and impacts in total. 

Spill by MusicTech

This weighty, dark cinematic pack has been inspired by the works of the late, great Jóhann Jóhannsson. [The samples] range from eight seconds to almost two minutes in length, and sport plenty of modulation, movement and subtle, shifting sonic progression.

Symmetry by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 285 of Computer Music.

Apex by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 285 of Computer Music.

Punch by Audio Assemble

A great option if you’re looking for a one-and-done solution. It not only contains dry, close-miked drum loops for maximum clarity but also offers those same loops with room sound so you can incorporate some space into your mix. Better still, there are both pre-processed and pure-acoustic options to suit your needs and either save you time when mixing or provide your rhythm with a clean foundation.

Spill by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 283 of Computer Music.

Foundation by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 282 of Computer Music.

Rift by Andrulian

ModeAudio has introduced Rift – Dark trip hop loops, a 601Mb collection with massive bone-crushing drum beats; driving bass guitar and snarling electric guitar riffs; smoked-out, deeply atmospheric synths; cinematic strings and piano loops.

Analog Arp Loops by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 282 of Computer Music.

Cartography by MusicTech

Cartography sees ModeAudio explore downtempo electronica, with 20 construction kits containing 199 loops and 110 MIDI files.

Orbiter by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 281 of Computer Music.

Cartography by Soundbytes

It begins by hitting the brakes, then slowing down a bit and letting the dusty trail settle. ModeAudio has crafted a sample set with steaming downtempo grooves, inspirational synth leads, exquisite pads, turbined bass patterns and off-kilter textures and SFX.  

Outrun by Soundbytes

ModeAudio delivers an incredible value in this nostalgic sample pack for modern retro music. If retrowave, synthwave and synthpop are your game, Outrun is an explosive pack that has the samples you need; 199 music loops, 86 drum samples and 123 MIDI files. 

Cartography by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 280 of Computer Music.

Foundation by Bedroom Producers Blog

Foundation is a collection of royalty-free drum sounds sampled from selected vintage drum machines and analog synthesizers. Firstly, the sound designers at ModeAudio sampled a pair of studio classics – the LinnDrum and the Alesis HR-16 drum machines are legendary instruments that defined the sound of the late 80s music. These vintage classics are joined by the more modern Akai MPC2000 drum sequencer and Behringer’s new DeepMind analog synthesizer to create a collection of retro-inspired drum samples.

Outrun by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 279 of Computer Music.

Amber by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 279 of Computer Music.

Dark Art by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 278 of Computer Music.

Tide by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 278 of Computer Music.

Outrun by MusicTech Mag

Outrun finds ModeAudio in full-on Synthwave mode, with a collection of 199 neon-tinged music loops, covering shimmering analogue leads, chords and pads, arpeggio basses and chunky 80s drums.

Atlas by Andrulian

ModeAudio has introduced Atlas – Chillwave Loops, a 563Mb collection fusing the lush, Shoegaze-influenced guitar riffs and warm, analog electronics of Chillwave with the dynamism and presence of uptempo live drums.

Artifact by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 277 of Computer Music.

Toybox by DJ Mag

Here's something different to add a unique character and flavour to your productions. A few creative producers have gone down the route of sampling old toys and turning them into expressive sounds, taking all the hard work out of sourcing and recording individual toys and turning them into something useful that can be used in your tracks.

Collage by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 276 of Computer Music.

Atlas by MusicTech Mag

Atlas fuses shoegaze guitars and analogue chillwave riffs with upbeat, organic live drums to form a mesmerising blend of electronic and live sounds across 10 Construction Kits. As a nice touch to aid with flexibility, the guitars are presented both dry and with effects, although you’ll most likely end up using the effected versions, as they’re well processed and drenched in atmosphere.

Atlas by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 275 of Computer Music.

Vapour by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 274 of Computer Music.

Screenplay by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 273 of Computer Music.

Rift by MusicTech Mag

With a perfect blend of melodic melancholy and characterful production, Rift does a great job at capturing the mood and vibe of 90s trip-hop, which is a sound that’s not often presented in sample-pack form. There are stacks of usable riffs here and the darker mood would make this an especially useful collection for TV and film music.

Rift by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 272 of Computer Music.

Dissolve by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 271 of Computer Music.

Toybox by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 270 of Computer Music.

Relic by Soundbytes

Another ambient offering from ModeAudio this month, Relic, and it comes as a 591 MB download library. The samples in this library feels like home and is true to the genre. It’s full of lush analog synths, granular drones, various field recordings and deep background basses. 

Dissolve by Soundbytes

Dissolve is a slick cinematic/drone sample library from ModeAudio that is inspiring as well as intense. It consists of 200 atmospheric samples that ModeAudio calls “rich, smooth, eerily evocative and colorful”.

Brainwave by MusicTech Mag

Arguably the best folder, is the collection of atmospheric synth, guitar and organ riffs, which drift somewhere between mysterious and melancholic. There's also a decent handful of saturated and unique-sounding drum hits, a folder of Tail samples to bring the other loops to a smooth concussion and a bunch of useful MIDI files, should you feel the need to add some quantise!

Relic by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 269 of Computer Music.

Bulb by DJ Mag

ModeAudio has been steadily building up a good reputation in terms of their sample libraries, with their latest pack focusing on the groove. Bulb - Analog Drum Samples is an assembly of drum sounds curated from a sought-after collection of classic analogue drum machines. 

Brainwave by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 268 of Computer Music.

Brainwave by Soundbytes

This 491 MB sample pack of Technicolor audio is another potent library from ModeAudio. Brainwave is divided into five folders of Basses, Drum & Percussion, Keys and Pads, SFX and Synths & Instruments. 

Omega Station by Soundbytes

Hazy, groovy, laid back are some of the words that can describe this new sample pack from ModeAudio. Their ever-expanding catalog is tapping the trip hop genre this time with Omega Station, with 327 of total files. 

Bulb by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 267 of Computer Music.

Summit by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 266 of Computer Music.

Plume by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 266 of Computer Music.

Suspense by MusicTech Mag

We’ve seen plenty of retro-themed synth packs over the last couple of years, but Suspense defines its own space by taking influence more from John Carpenter scores than from Stranger Things.

Brainwave by Soundshock

Sample label ModeAudio is starting off the new year with a bang! Their latest sample pack release, Brainwave, is the perfect pack to spice up your sample library.

Plume by Soundbytes

This downtempo offering from ModeAudio features more than 390 loops and sounds ready to drop in chillout and downtempo productions. The library weighs in at 638 MB with samples delivered in 24-bit resolution. 

Freeze by Soundbytes

This ambient-centric sample pack from ModeAudio delivers some of their best work yet in terms of sound design and genre title. Plucked out from the depths of the frozen tundra, Freeze - Ambient Loops is a collection of over 150 chilled samples that were created with detail and attention. 

Freeze by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 264 of Computer Music.

Sift by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 264 of Computer Music.

Halogen by Soundbytes

Another library from ModeAudio, Halogen is a dark ambient sample pack comprised of 150 Acid WAV Loops and 75 Acid WAV Tail Samples and 120 MIDI Loops. 

Spray by Soundbytes

Spray from ModeAudio is a collection of really neat granular texture samples that were nicely programmed and recorded for your daily electronic consumption. The samples are categorized in folders of Basses, Elemental Grains, Guitar Grains, Instrumental Grains, Noise & Texture Grains, Rhythm Grains, Synths and Tail Samples. 

Spray by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 263 of Computer Music.

Spray by MusicTech Mag

Our favourite sounds came from the closer grained and slightly more musical, guitar, piano, and synth drones, some of which are incredibly beautiful, evoking images of a shimmering guitar solo in a cavernous entrance hall to heaven! Spray is arguably quite a niche pack, but it’s also expertly crafted and unlike anything we’ve heard before.

Touch by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 262 of Computer Music.

Suspense by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 261 of Computer Music.

Spray by StrongMocha

Spray is a collection of loops and sounds that you can use to support a track to bring emotion and tension to a trailer or when you score to picture. All to help you to infuse the music into the nerves of all the actors.

Marble Ocean by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 260 of Computer Music.

Lo Life by Soundbytes

Are you ready to put some lo-fi magic in your electronica tracks? If so, take a closer look at Lo Life – a sample pack suitable for producers who are in the downtempo, trip hop pop, chill and house scene. 

Puzzle by Soundbytes

The name ModeAudio is synonymous with high quality electronic samples. By now many electronic artists and producers should know ModeAudio with their constant (unending?) ambient, electronic, EDM, chill, retrowave, synthwave and various sub-electronica genre releases. 

Lo Life by MusicTech Mag

There's a fair bit of variety in the instrumental loops, including lively mallet riffs and arps, and some excellent dusty analogue synth swells. Everything has a pretty heavily saturated finish, but it works well with the overall vibe. These Lo-fi house loops have plenty of character and cloud be a great asset to your mix.

Halogen by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 259 of Computer Music.

Motion by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 259 of Computer Music.

Puzzle by Andrulian

ModeAudio has introduced Puzzle – Electronic Loops and Samples, a 476Mb collection of ultra-modern Pop and Electronica loops and MIDI. It is available in Wav, Rex2 and Reason refill pack formats from ModeAudio.

Lo Life by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 258 of Computer Music.

Strata by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 257 of Computer Music.

Raw Trap by Bedroom Producers Blog

Raw Trap is ModeAudio’s latest foray into the world of trap-style sizzling hi-hats and dirty bass sounds, following the popular Trap Kingdom sample pack which we reviewed back in 2015. As expected from a ModeAudio release, Raw Trap offers a variety of royalty-free one-shot samples and audio loops, along with the label’s signature “tail samples” which are essential for a more natural workflow with the included loops. The tail samples contain the reverb tail from the corresponding loop, making it easier to create transitions and sudden stops of drum and instrument loops.

Grid Racer by MusicTech Mag

Grid Racer from ModeAudio taps into the continuing rise of '80s retro-inspired synth music with this cool collection of video-gamey, neon-tinged loops, tail samples, drum hits and MIDI files based on 15 construction kits.

Lo Life by Andrulian

ModeAudio has introduced Lo Life – LoFi House Loops, a 414MB collection of lush, royalty-free House synth loops and drum machine grooves. It is available in Wav, Rex2, Reason and Ableton Live pack formats from ModeAudio.

Daybreak by Soundbytes

ModeAudio unleashes Daybreak – a sample pack for the creation of chill trap, hip hop,downtempo, Rn’B and electronica music, consisting of sixteen bass loops, 47 drum loops, 23 instrument loops, 24 synth loops and eleven vocal chop loops. 

Lo Life by StrongMocha

Lo Life is a loop and sample collection for a Lo-Fi House producer. The content works for Downtempo, EDM, House, Pop, and Synthwave. This sample pack guides you in our journey down to Lo-Fi Samples land. ModeAudio did send a review copy with no strings attached.

Dark Mass By Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 256 of Computer Music.

Silhouette by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 255 of Computer Music.

Microphone Soul by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 255 of Computer Music.

Grid Racer by Soundbytes

This new electronic sample library from ModeAudio is primarily focused on arpeggiated sounds, moving synth basses, retro pads and cool lead lines. As the name suggests, Grid Racer (think Tron movie) offers producers, musicians and electronica aficionados a nice set of synthwave and retrowave materials to augment into their productions. 

Dark Mass by AskAudio

ModeAudio has added a new sample collection to its impressive lineup: Dark Mass Ambient Drone Samples. A 700MB collection consisting of 200 WAV files, they are provided sorted into simple folders for you to drag and drop into your DAW or any other instrument or plugin capable of loading samples. 

Grid Racer by DJ Mag

Grid Racer  is a new sample pack from ModeAudio that captures the vibe of those ’80s guilty pleasures. Think TV shows like Knight Rider, Airwolf and even now with Stranger Things — neon-lit synth power ballads — this is the mood that ‘Grid Racer’ capably captures. Producers who are looking at the melodic side of synthcore electronica should take a peek at this nostalgic-led slice of analogue and digital synth magic.

Impact Factory by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 254 of Computer Music.

Eclipse by Medway Studios

Modeaudio is a sample providers that has seen a steady output of creatively engaging content produced at a consistently high standard.

Grid Racer by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 253 of Computer Music.

Eclipse by MusicTech Mag

There’s a good balance of subtle, textured detail to keep things interesting, but enough simplicity to make each bed highly usable to underscore dialogue. Although it’s clearly aimed at composers of film and TV soundtracks, it could be equally at home when used to add epic tension to a techno breakdown or d’n’b intro.

Eclipse by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 252 of Computer Music.

Fissure by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 251 of Computer Music.

Shared Tomorrow by MusicTech Mag

Shared Tomorrow is a new pack from ModeAudio that contains 611MB of hazy, analogue loops, with a nod towards 80s retro and the occasionally apocalyptic, effects-treated vintage analogue-gear inspired sounds of Boards Of Canada. Sci-fi fans can rejoice, as the largest folder contains some excellent Blade Runner-esque synth riffs that could be used to build the foundation of a track.

Scatter by Andrulian

ModeAudio has introduced Scatter, a 590MB collection of royalty free ambient textures and glimmering Downtempo rhythms that will sit joyously within productions ranging from House and Techno to film soundtracks and more. It is available in Wav, Rex2, Reason and Ableton Live pack formats from ModeAudio (£18 regular price).

Crystalline by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 250 of Computer Music.

Afterglow By AskAudio

R&B is changing every day, with every new song that emerges and the West Coast is definitely a huge part of the charge. To commemorate, capture and make available what is truly on the horizon, ModeAudio have released Afterglow, a new sample pack filled with loops, MIDI, drum samples and even full project sessions featuring grooves, beats and sounds meant to shepherd you forward in to the future age of R&B. Does it actually get you there? Let’s find out! 

Afterglow By Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in print issue 249 of Computer Music.

Shared Tomorrow by Bedroom Producers Blog

ModeAudio's latest release called Shared Tomorrow continues the label's focus on the more artistic part of the sound design spectrum. Today we're taking a closer look at this nostalgic collection of saturated analog samples and downtempo loops.

Askew by MusicTech Mag

Welcome to the world of Askew, where lopsided hip-hop beats sit alongside rasping percussion and delicate, dusty keys. There's plenty of side-chain pump adding wonky movement to the loops, and recorded sound giving added texture and organic warmth.

Hologram by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in Computer Music's November 2017 print issue.

Vortex by Andrulian

ModeAudio has introduced Vortex, a 426MB collection of royalty free ambient loops and stab samples ideal for a wide range of ambient, downtempo and minimal styles available in Wav, Rex2, Reason (also contains 4 NN-XT presets and 5 combinator effects patches) and Ableton Live pack (also contains 1 Ableton Live 9 set and 5 audio effect racks) available from ModeAudio. Let's take a look inside each of the pack's folders in turn.

Soul Trap by Soundbytes

This is a 400MB sample pack for producers of Soul, Chill, Neo Trap and R&B. Soul Trap is a smooth, uber-cool, laid-back collection with plenty of swag. It includes loops, samples and MIDI that are ready for audio production. 

Afterglow By Soundbytes

Afterglow is a collection of smashing programmed loops for use in genres such as Future R&B, House, Pop and Downtempo. The loops and all the included materials were recorded and sampled to sound absolutely great. 

Mesosphere by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in Computer Music's October 2017 print issue.

Drum Redox by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in Computer Music's September 2017 print issue.

Glimmer by MusicTech Mag

Glimmer from ModeAudio is a collection of shimmering, atmospheric analogue arpeggio loops, deep, sweeping chords, throbbing basses, sound FX and glitched, drum-machine loops. Variety in the filtering, envelopes, synthesis and reverb choice help give each loop its own character, and good use of filtered stereo delay adds subtle width.

Vortex by Medway Studios

ModeAudio's Vortex combines a stunning collection of ambience loops that will appeal to a wide variety of electronic music producers. This review covers the specifics of the Ableton package but should apply to the Reason version and to a lesser extent the REX2 and WAV loops.

Scatter by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in Computer Music's August 2017 print issue.

Disintegrate by Electronic Musician

You've probably noticed that there are many sample packs and sound libraries out there. That means great things for producers who want to score a quick dose of sonic inspiration at a reasonable price, or who want to take advantage of the ease of digital distribution to put out their own collection of sounds. On the other hand, the glut of product unavoidably leads to a certain amount of homogenization among packs purporting to be a sort of plug-and-play kit for genres like dubstep, trap, future house, trance, and so forth.

Scatter by Padbangers

The trigger-happy fingersmiths over at Padbangers have done it again in their latest video review, diving head first into the crystalline ambience and crispy glitches of our Scatter - Ambient Glitch Loops release. Check out the new edition of their excellent soundcheck series below:

Outlook by MusicTech Mag

Outlook is a hybrid release from ModeAudio aiming to combine the delicacies of orchestral and acoustic instruments with the power of analogue synths. Although the drum are a little under-produced, the rest of the pack is full of beautiful and inspiring, Bonobo-style loops.

Sparks By Soundbytes

Anyone producing dubstep, techno, electro, house and downtempo music knows how important it is to have the best instruments/gear possible and high-quality samples when creating tracks. This is where Sparks comes in; a collection of 465 drum hits with a modern take in today's electronic music. 

Outlook by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in Computer Music's July 2017 print issue.

Drum Redox & Soul Trap by J-Rum

Our man J-Rum is back in the review hotseat for another zippy  run-through of two of our latest sample libraries, the sulphurous Drum Redox and introspective Soul Trap!

Sentient Synths by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in Computer Music's June 2017 print issue.

Hybrid Drums by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in Computer Music's May 2017 print issue.

Disintegrate by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in Computer Music's April 2017 print issue.

Disintegrate by Bedroom Producers Blog

ModeAudio has introduced Disintegrate, a 610 MB collection of royalty free cinematic ambient loops ideal for ambient, downtempo, minimal and synthwave styles in WAW, REX2, Reason, and Ableton Live pack formats. We are taking a look at this new release by ModeAudio and giving away two copies to two lucky BPB readers!

Glide by Soundbytes

Glide - Chill Electronic Loops by ModeAudio is a take on the laidback side of electronica, with samples inspired by the likes Claude Chagall, Hideo Kobayashi and more. The material here covers the chill, ambient, downtempo and lounge end of electronic music. It is presented in three folders of drum samples, glide loops and glide tail samples, with a lot of sophisticated and up-to-date samples. 

Fragment by Soundbytes

This collection from ModeAudio delivers an assortment of drum samples that are on par with some of the drum hits collection on offer out there. It includes sounds such as claps, crashes, hats, rims, shakers and toms that are unique, punchy and production-ready. 

Disintegrate by MusicTech Mag

Disintegrate is a new sample library from ModeAudio with 630MB-worth of dark and beautiful cinematic synth loops and hits. The loops folder contains super-fat analogue bass loops at the sweet pot of just breaking up, swirling pads and synths, fragmenting drones, crunchy electronic drum and percussion rhythms and some unique-sounding cinematic synth SFX and textures. It's an excellent package, with top-notch sound design throughout.

Multiverse by ProducerSpot

It's time to test a new sample pack from ModeAudio - 'Multiverse - Retrowave Loops', a collection filled with great, inspired retro sounds and available in multi-format, ready for any production situation.

Glide By AskAudio

Recently, in need of a lighter and more chill atmosphere I decided to check out the new Glide Chill Electronic Loops release from ModeAudio. In this article I'd like to go over what I enjoyed and didn't about Glide and hopefully give you an idea whether this clean, little pack of loops, sounds, templates and samples are what you need to create some laid back listening of your own. 

Hybrid Drums by ProducerSpot

In this review, we'll go check one of the best-selling ModeAudio sample pack: Hybrid DrumsHybrid Drums is a Hits & Patches sample pack with 367 layered drum samples and extras as follows:

Multiverse by Padbangers

Production maestros Padbangers have taken an in-depth look at another of our latest releases, this time diving head-first into our 80s analog synth-fest also known as Multiverse - Retrowave Loops. Check out their video review below as they explore the pack, also featuring some live Push jamming in Ableton Live:

Fragment by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in Computer Music's March 2017 print issue.

Multiverse by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in Computer Music's January 2017 print issue.

Slipstream by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in Computer Music's Winter 2016 print issue.

Escape by Andrulian

Escape - Downtempo Loops is a sample pack from ModeAudio that is available in wav, rex2, Reason Refill, Apple Loops and Ableton Live Pack versions. This is a review of the wav pack which contains 512Mb of samples:

Groove Machine by Soundbytes

ModeAudio has gone 80s with this collection of vintage synths, retro drums and pop-flavored samples. Groove Machine features 453 files of synths, electric guitar, bass, SFX, drum hits, tail samples and MIDI loops, all inspired by the sounds of the 80's electro-pop. It includes pretty good elements that will help you produce a complete tune or use them to augment into your other mixes. 

Escape by Soundbytes

Here we have a downtempo sample library offering from ModeAudio. 'Escape' is a 512 MB of “non-stale” sounds that are suitable for producing chill, lounge and downtempo music. The sounds included explore the pretty mellow, chilled, calm and smooth side of electronica. It features 150 Music loops, 104 Tail loops and 90 MIDI loops that you can be moulded and shaped into your own to play around. 

Beat by Bedroom Producers Blog

ModeAudio has introduced Beat, a drum machine sample pack featuring the sounds of the classic TR-505, TR-808 and TR-909 drum machines by Roland, along with a set of sounds from a 12-bit Casio toy keyboard. Read our in-depth review below and download an exclusive set of free sounds from the library, kindly provided by ModeAudio as a gift for BPB readers.

Glide by MusicTech Mag

Dreamy, delay-drenched guitars and dusty synths collide in this new pack from ModeAudio that features over 700 MB worth of chillwave influenced, indie-electronica loops. Multi-layered, plucked guitars sit alongside live bass, pads and analogue synth leads, offering up some very compelling progressions. Overall, this is solid collection, filled with some inspiring, well layered mid-range sequences and melodies. 

Eastern Scenes by Medway Studios

ModeAudio's Eastern Scenes proves the age old adage that quality matters over quantity.

Beat Scenes by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in Computer Music's December 2016 print issue.

Beat by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in Computer Music's November 2016 print issue.

Beat Scenes by Rekkerd

With Beat Scenes, ModeAudio takes on the sound of the L.A. beat scene, an experimental style that mixes beats with various genres of music, as heard on albums by the likes of the Gaslamp Killer, Daedelus, Shlohmo and Flying Lotus.

LA Beats by Soundbytes

LA Beats is a 613 MB collection from ModeAudio comprising 452 files (in WAV, Acid, REX2, AIFF, Live, ReFill and MIDI formats). The materials are suitable for R'n'B, Hip-hop, Soul, Trap and Pop productions. 

Pour by Soundbytes

Pour is a recent offering from ModeAudio that caters to the ambient, downtempo, minimal and experimental crowd. This sample pack contains 503 MB of sophisticated modern sounds such as textures, soundscape and atmospheres. 

Groove Machine by FLStudioMusic

ModeAudio has released Groove Machine, a new set of synth pop loops designed in the style of the 80's.

Groove Machine by Computer Music / Music Radar

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in Computer Music's November 2016 print issue.

Beat Scenes by Padbangers

We're honoured that the silver-fingered beatsmith Mike from Padbangers took some time out recently to play through the patches included in our Beat Scenes - Massive Presets release. Watch and listen to his walkthrough of a selection of the sounds and MIDI loops below:

LA Beats by MusicTech Mag

LA Beats is a crunchy new collection from ModeAudio that features resonant analogue-synth riffs and skewed, chunky beats from 70 to 86BPM. It's an eclectic mix of hip-hop and trap sounds, with an energetic and loose feel. In addition, there's a folder of tail samples that can be used with their corresponding loops, or as samples in their own right. There are also 139 MIDI fi les that offer a great way to use some of that live feel with your own instrument sounds, and a decent folder of 88 beefy, saturated drum, percussion and FX hits.

Sway & Pulse by J-Rum

Recently, we asked beatmaker and mixing maestro J-Rum to take a look at our Sway and Pulse libraries, which he was more than happy to indulge us in! Check out his thoughts on the sounds in the video review below, as he uses selected drum samples and loops from the kits to create a brooding and cinematic Downtempo beat:

LA Beats by Computer Music / Music Radar

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in Computer Music's October 2016 print issue.

Detroit Chords by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in Computer Music's September 2016 print issue.

Pour by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in Computer Music's August 2016 print issue.

Detroit Chords by AskAudio

Soulful House straight from the Detroit in your DAW. ModeAudio's Detroit Chords brings the best chord patches to Reason, Ableton, Logic and audio samples. GW Childs checks out this 1.3 GB pack.

Polychrome Beats by Producer Spot

Before we even press the “play demo” button of a potential new sample pack, how many of you are drawn to the artwork?

Pulse by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in Computer Music's July 2016 print issue.

Pour by Medway Studios

ModeAudio have another excellent sample pack focusing on ambient drones, subs, and noises called Pour.

Pulse by FLStudioMusic

In this review, I will take a look at ModeAudio's Pulse, a new collection of live percussion samples.

Remnant by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in Computer Music's June 2016 print issue.

Ignition by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in Computer Music's May 2016 print issue.

Resonate by AskAudio

Relative newcomer ModeAudio has delivered a substantial sound pack—their biggest yet—comprised of no less than 400 analog drum samples, painstakingly recorded from vintage hardware, properly processed, and presented in a variety of useful formats. Problem is, there's nary a gap in the analog drum sample market—territory well-trodden by nearly every other sample house to date. So how does Resonate stack up against the competition?

Soft Focus by FLStudioMusic

Today I will take a look at Soft Focus, one of the recent sample packs released by the talented guys at ModeAudio.

Neon Dream by Padbangers

Our beatmaking brother-in-arms Mike over at Padbangers has reviewed our Neon Dream - Massive Retro Presets in this latest video. Watch and listen to his walkthrough of a portion of the presets and MIDI loops included in the release below:

String Theory by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in Computer Music's April 2016 print issue.

Resonate by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in Computer Music's April 2016 print issue.

Density by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in Computer Music's March 2016 print issue.

String Theory by Bedroom Producers Blog

It's more than just “a sound”, rather, it's a feeling you get. Hiss and crackle reflect off the walls and fill you with a sense of security. Deep bass drums expand and contract the air around your head. Arpeggiated guitar chords echoing in the distance and dancing in circles across your mind. Funky key stabs invoke visions of Stevie, Lonnie, and Ray.

Resonate by ProducerSpot

Samples - we can't seem to get enough of them; we always want more and are always on the hunt for them either for free ones or if we hear something so pleasing we would even be willing to fork out some life credits for them. Now, this pack is in my opinion definitely one of the ones to say here take my money. As we all know drums are one of the most important things in our productions if not the most important for some genres.

Ignition by FLStudioMusic

ModeAudio has announced the release of Ignition, a new collection of FX drum samples and percussions.

Density by Medway Studios

Density is one of the latest sample packs in ModeAudio's stable of high quality production tools for electronic music artists. Focusing on ambience, drones and stabs, it contains over 150 sounds, weighing in at nearly 1GB of data.

String Theory by Producer Spot

ModeAudio presents String Theory, an awesome sample pack, focused especially on genres like Hip-Hop, Downtempo, and possibly Dubstep. It contains 27 bass guitar loops, 74 guitar loops (processed and unprocessed), 36 synths and keys loops, 35 drum loops and fills, 12 percussion loops and 16 SFX and vinyl noise loops plus 130 samples from guitars, drums and percussion instruments. Also, there are 81 MIDI files. I'll be reviewing the String Theory pack for Ableton Live, which also includes 12 Live project templates and four Drum Racks.

Neon Dream by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in Computer Music's February 2016 print issue.

Lost Archive by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in Computer Music's February 2016 print issue.

Raw Material by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in Computer Music's January 2016 print issue.

Neon Dream by Bedroom Producers Blog

Thirty years ago, an iconic movie peered into the future to see – us, looking back, flaunting digital representations of analog dreams. Yes, it is no coincidence that in the very same year we became the future that was Back to the Future: Part II, ModeAudio released their 80s Synthwave tribute Neon Dream – Massive Retro Presets.

Deep Instinct by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in Computer Music's December 2015 print issue.

Trap Kingdom by Bedroom Producers Blog

Any good genre of dance music quickly goes from fresh and exciting to regurgitated drivel. This transformation is accelerating every day, usually through the rapacity of soundware companies flooding the market with copycat forgeries, simulacrums of an authentic aesthetic.

Lost Archive by FLStudioMusic

Lost Archive by ModeAudio is a sample library exploring the deep and melancholic spectrum of trip hop music.

Raw Material by AskAudio

All babies love banging on pots and pans. But, it's musician babies that really love playing on pots and pans, and as you probably know, infancy is not a requirement. As an adult, I'm still doing it, as well as ModeAudio. Recently, they released Raw Material, a really sweet sample pack containing over three hundred found percussion samples ranging from tea kettles, utensils, snapping wood, and more - a veritable treasure trove of foley material and industrial treasure. But, does the pack stand up? Let's find out!

Lost Archive by Bedroom Producers Blog

ModeAudio has a talent for avoiding the slavish mainstream soundware paradigm. If you are looking for out-of-the-box Beatport Top 100 sounds, then I encourage you to check out ModeAudio, not because they provide these shrink-wrapped sounds, on the contrary, because they provide unique sounds that encourage you to shape and manipulate them. Such is the case with their latest offering Lost Archive.

Raw Material by Medway Studios

If you're looking for some unique samples to layer up with your existing library to breathe new life into it then ModeAudio's Raw Material should fit the bill perfectly.

Lost Archive by Producer Spot

Thanks to ModeAudio we grabbed their latest sound library, Lost Archive. This is a huge library of over 150 music loops, drum samples, FX samples, synth samples and MIDI files.

Reflect by Bedroom Producers Blog

As a sound designer, I've made a habit of only using my own creations, but in the last few years, I've become more and more convinced that this is a bad habit. Only using your own sounds can bring on a creative drought, where you'll find yourself growing more and more out of touch with your audience and your peers, struggling to produce anything that truly inspires you. That's because it's not your job to inspire you. By consuming third party content, you'll open yourself up to new ideas and possibilities that fuel the creative process.

Trap Kingdom by FLStudioMusic

ModeAudio returns with Trap Kingdom, a new sample pack featuring loops, one-shots and MIDI files for the mighty trap music.

Sunset Electronica by Audio News Room

Sunset Electronica is a hazy, indie-electronic/guitar sample pack. While still vaguely beachy in vibe, many of these loops are a bit more dark and melancholy than your standard ‘nu disco plus guitar' set of samples. Tempos range from 98 to 130 BPM.

Sway by Audio News Room

Sway is a lush, rhythm-oriented hip hop sample pack. The grooves and timing of the elements of this pack meander and swing in a way that is both laid-back and exciting at the same time.

Analog Snap by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in Computer Music's Autumn 2015 print issue.

Heatwave by Rekkerd

A few months ago ModeAudio released Heatwave, a collection of synthwave presets for Native Instruments Massive. Heatwave includes a total of 50 presets: 10 bass synth, 10 synth lead, 10 pad, 3 synth arp, 7 melodic synth, 5 atmospheric synth, and 5 sound fx synth presets. The pack also comes with 50 MIDI key-labelled loops that you can use for inspiration or the demo the sounds.

House Generator by AskAudio

If you want to recharge your Ableton Live sets and inject them with a house vibe? ModeAudio's House Generator for Ableton racks include beat, bass & lead lines with MIDI & audio. How does it perform?

Sunset Electronica by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in Computer Music's October 2015 print issue.

Exposure by Ohm Lab

Exposure, from ModeAudio, is a fantastic collection of MIDI files and synth presets for Native Instruments Massive in the Deep House genre.

Heatwave by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in Computer Music's September 2015 print issue.

Analog Snap by Medway Studios

Analog Snap is one of the latest high quality releases from sample provider ModeAudioFocusing on analogue percussion, it includes a number of original kicks, snares, and assorted percussion sounds to include in your latest production.

Sunset Electronica by Ohm Lab

Today we take a look at the recently released Sunset Electronica, from ModeAudio. These guys have been on a serious tear lately!

Distant Echo by Audio News Room

Distant Echo is a beautifully textured ambient sample pack. Ranging from harmonic to inharmonic, the engineers at ModeAudio have delivered a focused yet eclectic batch of whirring WAV files.

Beat Voltage by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in Computer Music's June 2015 print issue.

Sway by FLStudioMusic

Sway by ModeAudio is a cool collection of hip hop loops and one shot samples with an original vibe and focused on rhythm.

House Generator by Ohm Lab

Today we review the wickedly popular House Generator sample and preset pack produced specifically for Ableton Live by ModeAudio!

Sway by Bedroom Producers Blog

Sway is a premium collection of hip hop loops and one shot samples coming from ModeAudio, inspired by the groovy vibes of music genres like street bass and aquacrunk. Read on to check out our review of ModeAudio's latest offering!

House Generator by Padbangers

Mike, beatmaking wizard and head honcho over at Padbangers, has video reviewed House Generator - Ableton Live Racks for the latest instalment of his 'Soundcheck' series. Watch and listen to his walkthrough of a small portion of the included samples, racks, Live clips and more below*:

Beat Voltage by HowToMakeElectronicMusic

A while ago, ModeAudio released Beat Voltage which is a collection of 247 drum samples sampled from analog drum machines (and other hardware).

Distant Echo by Ohm Lab

Today we take a look at the recent release Distant Echo, a collection of drones and textures, from ModeAudio and let you know what we think!

Distant Echo by Medway Studios

ModeAudio have just released another of their quality sample packs.

Downstream by FLStudioMusic

ModeAudio has announced the release of Downstream, a new sample pack filed with drum loops, one shot hits and MIDI files built after the pattern of ambient and downtempo music styles.

Float by MusicTech Mag

Float is a new pack from ModeAudio that contains 10 construction kits of downtempo chillwave tracks divided into folders of bass, drums, synths and instruments, and both affected and dry guitars. The pack is available in your choice of Acid WAV, Apple Loops and REX2, with several additional patches and projects if you opt for the Reason or Ableton Live versions. As a nice bonus, you also get the bass, drum and synth loops in MIDI format so you can try out your own sounds. The bass and drum loops aren't anything to write home about, and the synth loops are decent enough. However, the real star here is the stunning array of guitar loops, with each kit featuring several riffs that can be layered on top of each other. The dreamy affected versions sound excellent, and there are also separate folders for the tails to aid with flexibility.

Fracture by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in Computer Music's April 2015 print issue.

Fracture by Ohm Lab

ModeAudio recently released a set of sounds called Fracture - Drum & Percussion Samples and we were lucky enough to get the chance to take it for a spin. We let you know what we think in today's review!

Fracture by Padbangers

The talented Mike at Padbangers has reviewed our Fracture - Drum & Percussion Samples for his excellent video walkthrough series, 'Soundcheck'. Watch and listen to him play through the kits, making beats on the fly and delivering his final verdict at the end of the video:

Reflect by Audio News Room

ModeAudio's Reflect embraces an enchantingly cold and tremulous vibe. This is a great pack for Tycho and Bonobo fans, and the synth sound design is incredible.

Float by Bedroom Producers Blog

ModeAudio has recently announced the release of Float, an electric guitar loop library for ambient, hip hop, downtempo, chillwave, pop and indie music production. We're taking a closer at this interesting guitar sound collection.

Beat Voltage by FLStudioMusic

Beat Voltage by ModeAudio is a collection of one shot drum samples and patches aimed at various music styles including ambient, downtempo, minimal, dubstep, techno and more.

Float by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in Computer Music's March 2015 print issue.

Open Spaces by Computer Music

*The following is an extract of the full mini-review that appeared in Computer Music's February 2015 print issue.

Open Spaces by AskAudio

ModeAudio's latest collection of patches for Native Instruments' Massive synth focuses on R&B, both Nu electronic styles and old skool. Does this pack come up trumps? Read on to find out.

Mirage by Sampleria

Mirage by ModeAudio is a collection of Native Instruments Massive presets aimed at ambient, chillout, downtempo, minimal and other EDM genres and subgenres.

Open Spaces by Padbangers

Mike over at Padbangers has reviewed Open Spaces - Massive Vintage R&B Presets for the latest instalment of his video walkthrough series, 'Soundcheck'. Watch and listen to him play through many of the presets, manipulating the assigned macros and delivering his final verdict at the end of the video:

Undercover by Computer Music

*The following text is taken from the full mini-review that appeared in Computer Music's January 2015 print issue.

Diamond Web by Soundista

With this new pack, the crew at Mode Audio has provided some gritty, entrancing sequences for deep house aficionados. Diamond Web is a toolkit that gives us some rudimentary elements of the genre, with harsh synths, buzzing basslines and rough drum kits that are prepared to help producers craft some mesmerizing walls of sound.

Machine Attacks by Ohm Lab

Today we dig into the popular drum and percussion sample collection from ModeAudio called Machine Attacks and let you know what we think!

Diamond Web by FLStudioMusic

ModeAudio has released Diamond Web – Deep House Loops, a new sample pack featuring WAV & MIDI loops and one shot drum samples aimed at modern music productions.

Hover by Computer Music

*The following is a very short extract of the full mini-review that appeared in Computer Music's December 2014 print issue.

Undercover by Medway Studios

Percussion in much of today's music is filled with eclectic sounds that a beginning producer might have difficulty sourcing from their typical sound-pack.

Undercover by Ohm Lab

This week we review Undercovera collection of found percussion samples from the crew at ModeAudio. From cardboard boxes and water bottles to scissors and velcro, we let you know what we think!

Dive by Bedroom Producers Blog

Dive is a collection of premium quality techno & house loops and one shot samples created byModeAudio. Read the rest of the article for a closer look at this interesting EDM sound library and to grab an exclusive free ModeAudio taster pack for BPB readers.

Fibre Optics by Ohm Lab

ModeAudio recently released a killer set of chilled out sounds for NI Massive called Fibre Optics. Today we dig into them and let you know what we think!

Power Tools by MusicTech Mag

The first of two ModeAudio packs under review this week, we take a look at PowerTools, a whopping collection of useful goodies…

Beats Scenics by MusicTech Mag

The next ModeAudio pack we have is Beat Scenics, a collection of loops, percussion and effects inspired by LA's Beat Scene…. 

Future Trap by Soundista

ModeAudio has done it again with this great assortment of goodies to add to your sound wave arsenal. In Future Trap they've set out to supply you with a blueprint for trap music, hooking you up with some defining sounds of the style so you can churn out some true bangers. These are a great addition to anyone's sound bank, whether you haven't worked on any trap yet or are a veteran looking for some new grit to get you inspired.

Undercover by FLStudioMusic

ModeAudio has announced the release of Undercover, a great collection featuring found percussion samples in high quality WAV audio format.

Power Tools by MaschineMasters

Whats up world, D-Nast here with my 2 cents on a dope new kit from our good friends over at ModeAudioPower Tools is a massive collection of thumping drum samples that are intended for all producers to use. Whether you're a Grammy winning super producer or a freshman bedroom producer, finding a collection of hard hitting drums is like Pookie finding a his lost stash of crack, yes they are that addicting! Power Tools is available in many versions including, Logic, Reason, Maschine, Fl Studio, and the classic WAV Version. Today I will be reviewing the Maschine version, but enough with the chit chat lets hop into the Power Tools collection right now!

Curved Horizon by Ohm Lab

We are back with another recent release from ModeAudio. This time we take a look at some vintage synth sounds for FM8 in the Curved Horizon preset collection.

Dark Waves by Padbangers

Mike over at Padbangers reviews Dark Waves - Massive Deep House Presets for the latest instalment of the 'Soundcheck' video review series*:

Aerodynamics by Padbangers

Mike over at Padbangers reviews Aerodynamics - Massive Pad Presets for the latest instalment of the 'Soundcheck' video review series:

Hover by Ohm Lab

They're back! And they've done it again. Today we dig into the recently released Hover sample pack collection of drones and textures from the ModeAudio gang!

Hover by Medway Studios

Not to be mistaken for a collection of aggressive techno sounds (that would be ‘Hoover'), ModeAudio's latest release focuses on both the lighter and darker side of ambiences, atmospherics and more.

Dark Waves by Computer Music

*The following is a very short extract of the full mini-review that appeared in Computer Music's Autumn 2014 print issue.

Dive by FLStudioMusic

ModeAudio has announced the release of Dive, a collection of various loops, one shots and MIDI files aimed at EDM, house and techno music productions.

Hover by Rekkerd

With the Hover sample library, ModeAudio takes on the world of drones and textures. The samples are categorized in 6 folders:

Beat Scenics by Bedroom Producers Blog

ModeAudio has launched Beat Scenics, a collection of 120 groovy LA beat scene inspired audio loops and drum one shots with an additional bonus set of MIDI sequences. Beat Scenics features 120 audio loops in 24-bit WAV format, organized into drum loops, basslines, percussion, SFX, instruments, and synth loops. Each drum loop comes with up to three beat variations and a fill loop, so they're pretty much ready for use as the rhythmic backbone of your new tune. Having all these different versions of a single drum loop is a very nice touch, since many loop libraries out there only contain short 4-bar drum loops without any variations or fills.

Future Trap by Ohm Lab

Today we take a look at a collection of killer presets for NI Massive called Future Trap from ModeAudio. Yet another impressive release from a company that has been tearing up the sound design scene lately!

Power Tools by Medway Studios

Not too long ago I reviewed ModeAudio's Analogue Experiments which brought sounds from the rare EMS Synthi into easy reach for the budding or pro producer.

Beat Scenics by HowToMakeElectronicMusic

Inspired by L.A's ‘Beat Scene', ModeAudio released a while ago a loops & sample pack titled Beat Scenics. It is aimed for such genres as Ambient, Downtempo, Hip Hop and R&B.

Curved Horizon by Soundista

ModeAudio has released a gritty and energetic collection of presets for Native Instruments' FM8 VST softsynth, 50 textures that cover bass, chords, leads, pads, and straight synth sounds. They've labeled them as “Vintage Presets”, and while this may mean that these presets are meant to emulate the sounds of old synthesizers, most of these blaring, distorted wails fit right in with many popular modern electronic styles such as electro, dirty house, drumnbass, dubstep and breakbeat.

Power Tools by FLStudioMusic

ModeAudio's portfolio consists of sample collections for deep house, hip hop, R&B, dubstep, dance etc, soundbanks for popular synths like Massive, FM8 and Kong and a wide palette of high quality field recordings.

Power Tools by Ohm Lab

Today we take a look at another ModeAudio sample collection. This one is called Power Tools and features over 300 quality drum samples and 30 presets, formatted for whatever programs you might be using!

Power Tools by Bedroom Producers Blog

ModeAudio has recently released Power Tools, a premium collection of hard hitting drum samples designed for use in currently popular EDM genres like dubstep and trap. This article features my review of the Power Tools drum sample library, along with an exclusive pack of ModeAudio samples which you can download for free.

Dark Waves by Attack Mag

ModeAudio's latest collection of Massive patches nails the sound of labels like Hot Creations and Crosstown Rebels.

Mystic Rhythm by Ohm Lab

We are very happy to take another ModeAudio sample collection for a test drive. This time, we take a look at the Mystic Rhythm - Electric Guitar Loops collection and let you know what we think!

Machine Attacks by Reason Expert

Hard hitting drums are a staple in modern electronic music and finding the right sounds can take your productions to a whole new level. When it comes to drums it's important that you find the right sounds that work for you, but with so much to choose from; how do you decide what to spend your money on?

Broke Beats by HowToMakeElectronicMusic

Broke Beats is a new sample pack in ModeAudio's product range and it brings you a collection of drum loops, fills and hits in a style of hip hop, r&b and other urban genres.

Hyper Beats by Computer Music

*The following is a very short extract of the full mini-review that appeared in Computer Music's August 2014 print issue.

Drum Collider by Reason Expert

Are you looking to expand your drum collection with some hard-hitting experimental drum hits? Then you might want to check out the Drum Collider refill by ModeAudio. Drum Collider brings you 10 full drum kits for Propellerhead's Kong that will grace your audio projects with punchy drums and far out percussion.

Trailblaze by AskAudio

Trap is one of those genres that has had amazing exposure and an insane amount of metamorphosis in the last couple of years. Thankfully, companies like ModeAudio are out there to keep the inspiration going along with some wonderful audio quality through a new, wonderful, little bundle of audio, MIDI, Loops and REX files called Trailblaze. Is it worth the scratch?

Urban Middle East by Ohm Lab

ModeAudio is making big waves in the online music production scene with many great releases in recent months. Today we look at their Urban Middle East sample collection and tell you what we think!

Klang by Bedroom Producers Blog

One of the most important things when programming drum loops inside a DAW is making the drum loop sound “alive”. There are many ways to achieve this effect, but one of the easiest methods is to use real life sounds in tandem with electronic drum hits.

Spectral Surface by Ohm Lab

ModeAudio does incredible sound design work and I was pretty pleased to hear that they wanted their products reviewed by OhmLab. Today we take a look at Spectral Surface for NI Massive, a collection of 50 texture-rich patches, and tell you what we think!

Orbital SFX by Soundista

ModeAudio has dropped a preset pack for Massive, complete with 50 interesting sounds that boast a variety of textures and applications. For the most part, these are atmospheric sound effects that are ideal for expanding the space in your mixes and working on transitions between parts of your tracks, but they're versatile enough to be used in many different ways. For the most part these are very robotic, industrial, and futuristic sounds that would sound great in most styles of electronic music.

Broke Beats by MaschineMasters

Whats good MM fam! Today I had the opportunity to review ModeAudio's Broke Beats - Hip Hop Drum Loops. Combined with the vintage patterns and modern samples, Broke Beats grants us producers with a generous amount of quirky and fun loops to work with. Well organized with tempo and proper labeling, it is effortless to spring into many productions.

Critical Mass by AskAudio

Critical Mass is an extremely competitively priced drum bank featuring a large supply of kicks, snares, hi-hats and cymbals. The Macros in Critical Mass are intelligently thought out and really go far in giving you not just a bunch of sounds, but an intelligent ‘drum-builder' style set that you could use for a long time. Hi-hats, like Hat Zinc let you customize the Click Color (the simulated tap of the drum stick, as it hits the cymbal), the Length of the hi-hat, Reverb mix, and several other intelligent adjustments that you would hope for. 

Analogue Experiments by Medway Studios

The sample pack industry only seems to be growing, and while this offers the consumer more choices, it poses the problem of having to separate the wheat from the chaff.

Woodland by EDMProd

Quite similar to the Fields pack, but containing a lot more rain and wind. I actually really like this pack despite how depressing rain and wind sound, and I know for a fact I'll be using it in some of my tracks.

Urban Middle East by EDMProd

I was really excited for this one, as it's just different. Waves and birds chirping are the obvious choices for field recordings, but Urban Middle East? What a great idea!

Fields by EDMProd

I have to say, Fields is probably my personal favorite out of the four field recording packs. Really high quality sounds that provide a tonne of inspiration. Here's what I think of the 6 recordings:

Coasts by EDMProd

I'm a big fan of beaches. I'm lucky enough to live in NZ where the beach is 5 minutes drive away. What I love more than beahces, though, is the sound of beaches in music. Whether it's waves, wind, you name it.

Aerodynamics by AskAudio

ModeAudio produce a good collection of high-quality preset packs. Aerodynamics promises to deliver emotive pads and soundscapes. Let's see how it measures up…?

Machine Attacks by HowToMakeElectronicMusic

Machine Attacks by ModeAudio is a drum hits sample library containing 238 drum samples aimed for modern electronic music. I had an opportunity to check out the samples and here's my review of it.

Dust Road by Rekkerd

The Dust Road soundset by ModeAudio aims to bring the sounds of analogue synthesizers to Native Instruments Massive.

Klang by HowToMakeElectronicMusic

ModeAudio is a sound design company delivering range of high quality sample packs and synth patches for music producers. As a drum sample fan, I was keen to check one of their sample packs titled "Klang - Found Percussion Hits " and here's my review of it.

Atomic SFX by MaschineMasters

What up MM crew, in this latest product review we will be going over ModeAudio'sAtomic SFX Dance Hits and Loops. Filled with over 150 risers, Impact Hits, Glitches, Explosions, Sub Drops, this is essential for all genres of production help to sweeting up your tracks.

Analogue Experiments by FLStudioMusic

ModeAudio has released Analogue Experiments, a collection of synth loops and textures for varoius EDM music styles like dubstep, electro, trap etc.

Klang by FLStudioMusic

Mode Audio has released Klang, a sample pack containing high quality found percussion hits ready to be loaded into your favourite sampler or DAW.

Atomic SFX by EDMProd

There are some companies that really stand out when it comes to loops and samples, like, really stand out. ModeAudio is one of them.

Sleepless City by FLStudioMusic

ModeAudio has released Sleepless City, a collection of 7 construction kits exploring various takes of soulful R&B and atmospheric ambience, delivered in various audio/ DAW formats.

Machine Attacks by FLStudioMusic

ModeAudio have released Machine Attacks, a new collection of one-shot drum samples suitable for house, electro, tech, glitch hop, hip hop, r&b and much more.

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