Whether you are a composer for film or trailer music, a producer of modern screaming dubstep or hybrid trap, or just generally interested in some hard-hitting, great-sounding cinematic percussion, the answer to your problems in the past has always been the Damage library..
Phonk is a subgenre of Hip Hop, defined by distorted 808s, hard-hitting drums, and cowbell melodies.. and since most trap sample packs contain the same old sounds, BVKER and his team decided to release a bunch of unique Phonk samples, inspired by the genre.
Music production was never as easy and affordable as it is today. In the 80s you had to buy at least one analog drum machine, hardware synth and a device to record and mix everything. This could easily cost thousands of dollars and the possibilities were quite limited.
Vaporwave revolves around the past. So in order to create a Vaporwave beat, you need sounds from old drum machines and analog hardware synthesizers. Unfortunately tools like this are quite expensive and also impractical to use compared to a modern DAW.
We live in a time where the zeitgeist tends to go a lot in the ‘retro’-direction. Genres like 80s-style pop, synthwave, and disco are getting popular again. This is due to the fact that these genres use a very special kind of sound which was popularized by Roland in the early 80s.
Sylenth1 is a great plugin to learn the basics of synthesis, but if you open it for the very first time chances are good that you won’t understand that much. There’s an overwhelming amount of knobs, labeled with weird names like cutoff, resonance or phase.
You probably already know: Sylenth1 by Lennar Digital is one of the most popular synth plugins that has ever been created. It’s known for a warm and analog output, while a lot of other digital synths have a reputation of sounding thin and cheap.