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.
The pack features a collection of 60 synth presets for the Massive synthesizer by Native Instruments. Each patch comes with a tempo and key labeled MIDI file to demonstrate how you could use the sounds.
Check out the official demo below to get an idea of what's included in this pack.
So What Do I Think?
Beat Scenes offers a great selection of sounds that work well for the L.A. beat scene mixture of hip hop beats and left-field electronic music. Lots of dusty sounds with some rough edges.
ModeAudio always comes up with some unique, original sounds, and Beat Scenes is no different. The bass sounds are raw and intense, and the chords have plenty of modulation to get that drifting feel. A lot of the keys, leads and synths make good use of effects like delay and reverb for a dreamy touch. Add to that a nice variety of pads, some percussion, vibes and sound effects, and the odd organ and flute sound (which is lovely, but nothing much like a flute actually), and you have a really nice mix of ingredients to cook up some tracks.
The macro controls for each patch are assigned to useful parameters so you can further sculpt the sounds with ease.
In short, a great pack for LA beat scene type music and beyond!
Beat Scenes delivers a quality set of well designed sounds. Great for LA beat scene type music and beyond, this pack offers a well rounded palette of sounds with quite a few gems that will instantly inspire.
Score: 4 / 5