This year’s summer NAMM had much to offer in terms of innovative software and plugins for music producers. From the massive pile of new releases there was one dark gem that caught our eye. Dark Era is a new virtual instrument and sample library from Best Service, designed by Eduardo Tarilonte. This multi-use audio library can generate wild medieval sounds, from mysterious gut string plucks to eerie ancient flute tones.
If you’re in need of epic sounds for your next cue, Dark Era has you covered. It’s a library packed with samples that conjure up medieval adventures.
The software itself contains more the 50 instruments presets with more than 20,000 individual samples and allows you to produce using rhythmic and atmospheric loops as well as individual string, wind, vocal and percussion sounds. Dark ERA comes equipped with a built-in mixer in for customising loops and the main hub of tonal control such as expression, colour and pitch.
All of the wind, string and many of the percussion sounds were recorded from individual instruments handmade by master designer Benjamin Simao. As a result, each sound within the plugin comes with several recorded playing techniques. Included are plucked and bowed options for strings, different articulations for wind instruments and true legato across the board. In turn, allowing you to inject that extra level of expression into your next extraordinary gaming masterpiece.
Head over to the Best Service website for more info.