The guys at UNDRGRND SOUNDS may not like vowels but they sure enjoy analogue and character-loaded sounds. Among their recent releases, two caught my attention (and I believe they would be a valuable addition to many of our readers).
DEEP TECHNO EXCURSIONS This is a 100% analogue excursion into the deeper, darker and atmospheric reaches of techno.
What You’ll Find In It Hundreds of all-analogue loops and hits, evolving sounds, chords with melodic progressions, found sounds – all expertly produced.
Crafted from a slew of analogue synths including the Moog Minitaur, Roland SH-101 and Korg MS10, many of the sounds were additionally bounced to the Revox B77 Reel to Reel tape for some more buttery warmth and richness.
Beats > Finely-honed 4/4 grooves loaded with detail and dynamic range. These full drum workouts come with complete mixes and individual stripped out stems so you can make custom grooves with ease,
Bass > Deep, driving and rolling basslines. From the hypnotic to the hardcore, these analogue weapons are ready to work that low-end. Key-labeled as standard and offered with MIDI where possible.
Chords > Classic techno stabs, rich reversed chords, dark dub progressions: seriously deep melodics every time. Comes key-labeled throughout and MIDI offered where possible.
Synths > Twisted modular excursions, evolving arpeggios, dark poly synths, freaky circuit grooves and more. All key-labeled as standard and offered with a MIDI equivalent where possible.
Percussion & Tops Loops > Over 70 powerful percussive rhythms to kick-start grooves and add intricacies to beats. Each one expertly programmed with a mix of classic drum machine sounds, found-sound recordings, tribal hits and quirky circuit-derived elements.
One-Shots > 154 essential drum sounds: kicks, claps, snares, hats and percussion one-shots sculpted from the ground-up to offer authentic techno beat ammo. Provided with 3 curated drum kits for major samplers. There’s also 64 hardware-sourced bass hits, synth shots and chord stabs for those who want to build their own melodics with ease.
FX & Textures > Sculpted transition sonics to take you on that deep techno tip. Synth modulations, risers, rushes and noises. Plus selection of tempo-synced FX textural loops to add depth and dynamism to the mix.
Taking inspiration from many sources (including classic analogue items like TR-909, JXP3 and Juno 106), this collection of electronic experiments effortlessly pulls together elements of classic Chicago house, Detroit techno, IDM, 80s electro and 90s deep house.
What You’ll Find In It Rich analogue melodics, deep and driving basslines, raw drum box rhythms, retro-styled vox tools, textural FX, noise layers and hardware-sourced drum hits.
Beats > All-star drum-box beatdowns courtesy of the TR-909, Volca Beats, Octatrack and Boss Dr Rhythm. From dirty and jackin’ to deep and pumping these are pure raw rhythms jammed to devastating effect. Beats come with numerous stripped-out stems as standard. There’s a bonus folder of jacked and maxxed perc and tops loops for additional inspiration.
Bass > Driving analogue basslines with a retro house and techno flavour: distorted acid squelches, strident mono riffs, deep analogue pulses, 80s electro lines, dark metallic tones, bumpin’ square waves and more.
Synths > Pure analogue jams eeked from the Roland JX3P, SH-101 and Korg Poly 800. Discover scores of key-labeled emotive synth experiments: sequential arps, poly leads, lush pads and warm synth keys. Just load up MIDI versions if you want more sonic options.
Music Loops > Evocative and emotive analogue expressions of house and techno. Each melodic cut comes with a full mix and the associated stripped stems (bass, chords, lead, pad, keys etc) – plus the MIDI for even more melodic freedom.
Chord Shots > 26 deep and expressive chord shots offered with pre-programmed MIDI loops for instant chord bliss. One-shots and MIDI is key-labeled as standard for total ease of use. Classic deep house and techno at your fingertips! Comes with a custom-built Ableton Chord rack for additional processing options straight in your DAW.
Vocal Tools > 15 retro-style vocals that have been cut up, resampled, processed and re-sequenced into perfect loops ready to drop into your tracks!
FX & Textures > Cavernous drones and distortions, tweaked electronic elements, synth-based rhythmic grooves and more.
Drum Hits > Ruff, raw and sampler-ready drum hits loaded with analogue aesthetics: kicks, claps, snares, hats, cymbals, toms and percussion samples. Comes with X curated drum kits for major samplers for instant beat bashing.
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