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.
The sounds in the pack are versatile and can be used across multiple
genres. This isn’t a pack that’s focused on just one area of dance music
and as a result, the samples can easily be applied to house, hip-hop
through to techno. The theme of the pack is about delivering those
crunchy gritty sounds that are commonplace in the analogue realm.
The spread of sounds cover deep, dirty kicks, crunched-up snares and
tight vintage-tinged percussion samples.
There’s a distinct flavour
to the sounds in the pack that really do shout analogue. The pack is in
WAV format and also comes with dedicated kits
for Logic, Reason and Ableton specifically. Each
option also offers five channel strip patches
as well as offering up presets so that users can
tweak the drum beats as they see fit.