By | March 31st, 2016|review|

Biome Digital strikes again with Cinematic Textures and Drones, a new collection of various elements found in cinematic, film & game music and experimental.

Besides these, Cinematic Textures and Drones also targets modern electronic music production with all its styles, from drum & bass to house, trap to ambient etc, because of its versatility and approach.

Cinematic Textures and Drones comes loaded with an arsenal of 225 unique sounds, including soundscapes, ambiences, long pads, impacts, drones and much much more, each created with attention to detail and telling a story. In fact, the whole pack is like a story in several chapters, each more exciting than the other. See below what this is about.

Content breakdown:

  • Multi Layered (50 samples) – as the name implies, it contains some huge layers, anything from apocalyptic horns to bright arpeggios, deep and low pulsars to horror-esque alarms;
  • Playable Instruments (14 samples) – long one-shot samples with enough meat on the bones (read material to isolate and use like an instrument) as to support a melody, riff or a haunting leitmotif in your next composition;
  • Playable Pads (13 samples) – the number of samples contained doesn’t portends anything wrong, on the contrary, expect some sounds totally detached from this world, magnificent and urging to meditation;
  • Risers, Sweeps and Impacts (84 samples) – an impressive amount of accents that every electronic music producer loves, huge and convincing as if they’re taken straight out of a blockbuster;
  • Textures and Drones (64 samples) – this part creates tension more than any other, listening to the sounds, you feel like sitting on a powder keg ready to explode.

And yet, all of these are coming from earthly sources such as orchestral instruments, field recordings, granular and analogue synthesis with a host of special effects processing. But given the final result, we can say that their creator has extraterrestrial talents.

Video demo:

Moving on to the boring technical details, Cinematic Textures and Drones takes the universal 24-bit WAV shape which can be loaded in any DAW. Next, we locate the Kontakt version with patches grouped in 6 categories (for ease of use), while the ReFillians benefit from everything transcribed in their strange language. The Kontakt instruments have Mod Wheel assigned to Amp Release and a spacious Reverb to reach unknown galaxies.

Download a free demo pack of Cinematic Textures and Drones weighing 115MB

That being said, our story has a happy ending, and there’s nothing further to say, I will remain just to enjoy the sound and create my moods. I recommend you too the same thing, especially as Cinematic Textures and Drones is now part of the stellar Biome Digital Spring Sale with discounts up to 70%.

More info:

Cinematic Textures and Drones by Biome Digital