Created and produced by Doug Rogers and David Fridmann, The Dark Sideis a 40Gigabyte collection, including dark and eerie instruments and highly processed drums and percussion, basses, guitars, ethnic, keyboard, strings and effected instruments.
Rogers and Fridmann not only tapped into a wealth of recording and producing experience for The Dark Side, but had the gear to match. Many individual instruments were processed through five or six effects units, some of the vintage and esoteric tube variety owned by the pair.
The Dark Side's more distorted and mangled instruments are intended to be used with cleaner instruments to make them really stand out in a mix. As the project progressed, they realized the instruments would work for almost every style from alternative to symphonic rock, as well as dance, electronica and hip-hop.
The Dark Side includes EastWest's PLAY 2 software, which can operate stand-alone or as a plug-in inside DAW hosts that support VST, AU and RTAS.
Price: $395 MSRP. Find out more about The Dark Side.