MacAbleton.com Review: My Digital Enemy - New Tech House
New Tech House is produced by Brighton based duo My Digital Enemy. MDE are a big name on the tech house scene, with a distinctive progressive tech house sound, and have received backing from people like Paul Oakenfold, Roger Sanchez, Eric Morillo, Chris Lake, Judge Jules and Sandra Collins.
The pack comes in different formats, but most Live users will want the Ableton Live Pack. Download and unzip on your desktop, then double click the pack. Live will boot up and ask you where you want to install it. Locate it there in your browser and you will find four main folders inside.
The folders are REX, wav loops, presets and samples. You get 240 separate loops (i.e. in both REX and wav formats) and these include 48 bass loops, 118 drum loops, 58 synth loops and 17 vocal loops. Of the drum loops, 30 are full kick and the rest are top loops and perc loops. There are 630 individual samples including 223 drum hits. The presets folder for Sampler contains 15 bass multis, 15 synth multis, 10 drum kits, and multis for vocals, FX, and separate drum categories such as kicks, claps etc. So, plenty to go at.
Everything sounds good and useable, with a progressive twist to some of the sounds. This becomes evident in some of the music loops in particular. It's a good idea crossing these two genres, I would say the style is generally tech house, with a progressive twist available if you want it.
Check out the description at the link, and the official demo. I think this pack complements the Miami Tech one, as both are different. Meanwhile, one of my dabblings with the pack...
Also, check out MDE themselves, at http://www.mydigitalenemy.com/