Davide Carbone

Davide Carbone

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In 1990 Davide formed FSOM, one of Australia's longest running electronic acts. Within two years Davide and FSOM had received contracts from Jeff Mills, Frank De Wulf and Carl Cox. In 1995 Davide began directing his DJ'ing and production towards the realm of D&B and played alongside Roni Size, Ed Rush & Optical, Grooverider, Kenny Ken & Doc Scott. n 1999 Davide performed a three hour set at one of the world biggest music festivals, Roskilde in Denmark. From this point Davide relocated himself to the UK.Since then he has released over fifteen tracks on labels including BS1 Records, 31 Records, Defunked, React Music, Industry Recordings and Trouble On Vinyl. In this time he has received excellent reviews and features in magazines including Mix Mag, DJ, Jockey Slut, Knowledge, Muzik and IDJ. Davide has also had several chart successes and support from several of the biggest dj's and radio stations in the Europe.


Reviews

  • Organic Deep Trap

    Rating: 7/10

    A nice collection of organica sounding trap loops that is not only good for deep trap but several other genres sitting around the 120bpm mark. There is quite a selection here from dripped out vocal loops to groove guitar loops, moody piano loops and all your usual leads, bass, drum and fx loops. I quite like the Chill voice loops as they have a nice collection of chopped and pitch vocals alternating like cool call and responses which allow for inspiration in the melody department. Some of the Processed Guitar loops are great too. Really strong disco type grooves that could be used for several musical genres and again offers inspiration for melody and riff lines. The drum loops are probably the packs least favourite area of mine but the bass loops are well constructed with excellent little modulations and pitch movements. All in all a good pack if you are thinking melodics, groove and organica around the 115bpm mark.


    Abstract DnB

    Rating: 9/10

    Another great pack from Niche Audio - they seem to do DnB and Tech really well. This is more techy old schoold DnB than just abstract- I think that is selling it a bit short. There's a lot of mood here ranging from the excellent minimal and well programmed beats to the perfectly sculpted bass notes and lines to the very deep and lush chords and pads. Like everything Niche there's so much great inspiration in the form of melody and lead lines which just allow instant gratification. It's so easy to grab a few of their ideas and pitch and contort. I love juts loading up a well put together kit and playing with the pitches and making a groove from there. There are 13 tracks and groups included and plenty of inspiration and content if you are into making deep, mood, tough DnB. Good job again guys.


    Future Hip Hop

    Rating: 9/10

    Awesome. Disgusting. Deep and Filthy. Real nice strong collection of heavy bass and beats here. All alongside the typical horn, chord and fx stabs you would expect to find in this genre. But it is so much more than hip hop. It's hard trap, it's future bass it's D&B. The baselines are actually amazing and made by someone with a bad attitude! The beats are all programmed really well too, it's so easy to swap out this kicks and snares to give it your own flavour and allows for easy layering of some more musical chord progressions if that's your flavour. Really, if you are looking at making anything relatively heavy and are sick of the musical try hard packs and looking for some smokey attitude then this is for you. I think its great an like all products from Niche Audio it's just made with lotos of love. Get in!


    Dub Techno 2

    Rating: 8/10

    It's labelled Dub Techno but it's much more than that. Whilst there are your usual high quality drum loops and bass loops what really sets this pack apart is the amount of nicely dubbed out and moody Stab Loops, Pad Loops and FX loops. The stab loops alone are an instantly deep musical vibe which so early sits in to a groove or loop idea you may have going. They are musical without being progressive in their chord shapes and structures so it's really easy to get a good, honest groove going. They also pitch up and down really well too making it useful for all genres. The Pad loops and FX loops are the same too. There's several ideas for tracks in this package and huge scope for manipulation. Definitely worth checking out!


    Driven Techno

    Rating: 7/10

    I'd say this pack is more deep and melodic than driven which brings up connotations of hard tech but it's far from that which makes it cooler than the description may lead you to believe. The kits are straightforward but I found the value in the moody chords, arps and synth hits which allow some quite atmospheric and deep textures to be laid in to any of your tunes specifically those around the 115 -130 bom mark, lots of the sub and bass sounds have some quite nice effects like delays and washed out verbs which get you using those sounds in a different way. Like all things Niche Audio that drums, bass notes, arps and chords always go well together so it's really easy to get an original vibe going and build upon it to create diverse tunes.


    Commercial Trap

    Rating: 8/10

    Some of the bass and vocal loops are really cool. They stretch and pitch very well allowing use across loads of styles and allows mangling so the samples are unrecognisable. All has a very modern musical / funk feel which is how it is marketed so if you are into making trap and good at beats and bass but lacking some musical direction then I think this pack is great. I found it really useful for getting started on a track in Trap or Future Bass style and looking for some nice musical pitched vocal effects. Then taking inspirations from some of the matched b-lines - nice job guys!

    A good selection of kits and materials for Future Bass productions. Quite musical which is great if you are looking for some smooth pads and chords which is where alongside, beats, this pack excels. Some of the modulations and filtering really give it an edgy modern feel and allows use across many genres. If you are a Maschine user and you are looking to make some FB or even Trap this pack could be very useful.


    Trap 2

    Rating: 8/10

    A very versatile and wide ranging selection of Trap style samples. It's really easy to build your own unique tracks as the sloops are often split in to groups like kick loops, hat loops, top loops etc. There's also many vocal, fx and horn loops which is really what this style of music is about. The quality is very good and all the sounds have a high production value which means you can slip it into your own tracks or build tracks around the loops provided. I think the additive loops are really great and makes this pack quite unique and very useful for many genres including Trap, Future Bass, Dubstep and D&B.


    Another class string pack from the crew at Organic Loops, this time the Kontakt instrument allows for some quick string phrase performances in your tunes. Their strings always sound sharp and amazing and not like an ensemble so you have a real intimate sound. Whilst the material may be limited in terms of phrasing the value in being able to have strings of these quality at your disposal makes it well worth it. Good job.


    Modern Hip Hop

    Rating: 7/10

    A cool selection of tracks, kits, and ideas for you to draw from. As the title says it's all on the modern and more musical and funky side of hip hop but it has plenty of material and lots of grooves to get you going. I think some of the chords and effects are the highlights for me and I found the kits quite useful.


    Ambient Cinematics

    Rating: 8/10

    Niche Audio branching out here to offer us some deep moods and it's a lovely collection of lush, deep, reverby ambiences including pads, strings, drones, basses and percussions. It's not only for scoring dark pictures but offers some real dark vibes to anything from techy to bass genres. Get moody!


    Organic Electronics

    Rating: 9/10

    Nice. For me this is all about the music loops. Totally sublime, backed with some nice reversed parts like guitars and some crunchy top layer percussion at it suddenly becomes loops for all genres. Really musical and well produced and just alice layer of cool. Think massive attack, think tricky, think dirty whilst being smooth as butter. Get on it.


    Future Weapons

    Rating: 7/10

    A good sound effects pack with some nice unique sound design for weapons. There's a bass heavy resonant thing going on here which gives it power and it's own style. Many of the sounds can be countered for lets of different type of media and they also make great hits for musical accompaniments. A good source for sound effects.


    Diablo House

    Rating: 8/10

    Nice work from Don Diablo. It's very representative of his style with electro style stabs and hits and lots of vocal chops. There's pretty much full tracks here and I find it most useful to edit, cut, pitch and rearrange. Some of the percussion kits are really great and some of the vocal chops are very useful. If you are into this style of music or artist then you will love this pack. More quality from Niche Audio


    Future Bass Sessions

    Rating: 8/10

    For me this pack is all about the lovely production of the chords. They really are outstanding. Some of the other elements are good too but the chords tho instant inspiration and if you are looking at Future Bass as a genre this pack will save you much time.


    String Rhapsody

    Rating: 7/10

    Nice confluence between rhythmic passages and melody lines. Very useful when trying to get a natural solo line for a track. Everything is well arranged and well produced. Another good strings pack from Loopmasters.


    F9 Trax: Electric Disco

    Rating: 10/10

    F9 Audio TRAX Electric Disco is such a cool concept. Entire pro produced tracks in a certain genre that load up in your DAW. There are text descriptions explaining the sections and production techniques . There are so many ideas to extrapolate be it production techniques, chord structures, instrument racks, FX chains, melodies, structure, arrangement and entire audio tracks! I just loaded up in Logic Pro X, took a few sections, speed them up and changed key and I was away in unique retro D&B heaven; strings, bass, leads and chords - all produced nicely for me. The pack is an awesome learning tool and sound source and the tunes themselves are great. A really well executed concept that makes a fresh change from the norm.


    Dark Cinema

    Rating: 7/10

    A bit if a cuckooland in disguise. Some nice elements here particularly the FX which are quite cool and useable for sound design as well as music production. There's some really nice moody guitars and some cool percussion. If you're looking for some mood and weirdness this pack is nice.


    A good D&B pack which covers most elements of this genres production. It's a good variety which lends itself to classic D&B which is a good thing. The Drums are nice and varied and everything has a different production ethos which means it's quite a versatile pack. I quite liked the fills and percussion loops.


    This pack has a nice musicality to it and has a good range of useful music, drum, bass and fx loops. Some of the vocal loops are very useable too. Throw them in to Kontakt and chop them up and you have some modern pitchy / cut vocals. Good pack and well produced too.


  • A really nice confluence between funk and disco here and all felling quite major and positive in a non cheesy way. A great variety of Beats, bass and music loops. I love some of the drum loops which feel very disco and a greta combo of electronic toms and disco funk fills. If you are looking for some cool musicality this is a great pack.


    Niche Audio are top of their game. If you like any form of House and you have Maschine it's a no brainer really. The kits are always outstanding and the tracks are just ready made for you to add on to your ideas to really beef them up in to professional vibes. Chords, beats, vocal effects. Awesome value.


    Movie Dialogue Vol. 6

    Rating: 7/10

    Nice to have a bunch of legal dialogue for us to use in our tracks. These have been a good series and one of the easiest places to find usable interesting atmos for our tracks. Movie Dialogue 6 continues the trend of this excellent series.


    This is a great pack that has been categorised well. It's really useful for getting song ideas down and particularly self if you are trying to inject some acoustic elements into your sound. Some of the guitar loops are amazing and have the feel of authenticity about them. A great pack that will stand the test of time in terms of usefulness.


    Classical Piano

    Rating: 8/10

    This is a very clever and useful pack, particularly if you are doing any sync style composition and you have a set of chords and want to embellish your piece with some classical musicianship. Having the midi files also means you can do so much including transposing, modulating etc. It's bespoke but very powerful in the right context.


    This is a very versatile pack that can be used for composition, scoring and in all forms of Electronic music. The piano loops are lovely and have been processed in a very useful way. Some of the drum loops and percussion are very clean and modern sounding which gives another source when we are looking for big drums to layer. A unique and useful pack.

    Trap Ultra Pack 2

    Rating: 7/10

    If you're looking for making some trap beats then this is a good pack for you, I think the important bits here are the synth loops. They are so specific to this genre and this is where this pack gets it spot on. Definitely one of the best trap packs about.


    Yeah these are really great value, it's not easy to write brooding piano and not only is it good for scoring but lovely for things like moody D&B. The included midi files are easy to track and the wav files are well processed and instantly useable.


    These guys have done it again, such a unique pack. Very refreshing to hear some musicianship and real acoustic recordings. The drum loops are of such a high standard with incredible dynamic range and lovely punch. Almost the opposite of modern music production which is a great thing. In the sampler!


    Really great elements here and if you're producing this genre or sub genres of trance it is essential as everything is so evenly produced. For me it's really all about being able to grab a stylistic bass sound or a produced conga loop or EQ's pad loop. Fits so many genres and uber pro sounding.


    Sublime Techno

    Rating: 8/10

    Like all Niche Audio Maschine packs they are a really cool valuable source of samples and kits. Whole tracks in fact. I just love having these resources at hand all laid out in Maschine. Good effort again.


    Having access to just the tone of this legend is stuff dreams are made of. Sure you aren't likely to make whole tracks out of it but astute producers will stretch, slice, pitch and fx this valuable resource to have your own vocalist at hand. Great stuff Mr Owens and thank you.


    Prima Tech

    Rating: 9/10

    Another great pack from Niche Audio and Loopmasters, some of the kicks are such high quality it feels like you need Maschine to get this level. Having all the sounds, stabs and basses assigned to each group means instant creativity. A great pack


    DnB Skyline

    Rating: 8/10

    A more liquidy and smooth Maschine pack from Niche Audio and Loopmasters. No less useful though as there is a brilliant collection of not only drums, but pads, stabs and FX. Real quality


    Neuro DnB

    Rating: 8/10

    Niche audio and Loopmasters have got a great thing going on here. Well assigned, high quality sounds mean you are able to take advantage of Maschine and it's flexibility. D&B made easy.


    Great collection of older skool sounding breaks, bass, synth leads and top drum lines. Refreshing to hear things that aren't over processed or limited and there's load of dynamics going on here. Very respected artists for time so if you like their sound then this is your pack.


    Like it says on the box. A load of textures that help give your music a more authentic feel. Sometimes in the digital world these are the hardest sounds to find so great to have them all in one pack. Vinyl crackle, cassette noise et all!


    SOR Transformation

    Rating: 7/10

    A nice selection of sound effects. I enjoyed some of the more resonant granular tones like the cyborg effects and hydraulic movements. There's a a lot of variety here which gives the pack some longevity. Naturally you could use some of the sounds for sound design projects and within your own tracks. Some of the atoms effects are quite other worldy which makes this pack good value.


    A great selection of musical phrases and loops which are centred around hands in the air bouncy style riffs. All very upbeat and energetic which is sometime the hardest thing to achieve on your own. The melody loops are really strong. If you're looking to inject some happiness in to your tracks this may be your thing. Interestingly it's quite unique in the world of packs.


    EDM World

    Rating: 8/10

    Build your own bangers! A great pack that not only consists of nice synth and chord loops but really good drum loops. Between all the stuff on this pack there is enough to add a vocal and have your own hit. I'm certain we will here this pack across mainstream radio in the next few months. Good job.


  • A really cool selection of deep sounds which will help you get that big and clean deep house sound that is very popular at the moment. The bass sounds are suitable plucky and very FM whilst the chord and guitar loops give you a nice subtle musicality. Deep house fans rejoice at this well produced pack.


    Bring on the Nurofunk! A cool collection of neuro sounds. Some of the drums are huge and the bass sounds are as you'd expect - very neuro. It's the collection of musical FX loops which makes this pack quite unique giving you that nice top end layer that adds a final polish to your tracks.


    Really nice and well produced modern sounds with lots of flexibility provided by the included midi files and related sounds. The kits are really great with nice tones and percussive elements offering you complete versatility and manipulation. A well thought out and considered pack. Highly recommended for bass producers.


    Dub & Reggae XL Vol2

    Rating: 9/10

    Really nicely produces and authentic pack. Sure, it tends to sound a little like Fast Freddy's Drop but that is no easy task. Modern, well produced and a flavour you just can't get anywhere else. Great tempo which can be slow, dub step or even D&B. Good versatility, Good job!


    If you are in to trance or modern EMD this is a great pack for you. Some nicely inspired loops and musical goodness plus all manner of drums, bass and FX. There's a great assortment within the kits here so if you want to make this type of music but your productions skills don't allow - then this one is for you!


    Deep Tone

    Rating: 8/10

    I really enjoyed this Deep Tone Maschine Pack, lots of different kits with great variety. Not only drums but stabs, chords and FX that are perfectly suited to Maschines tweakability. A little more artist focussed than the factory presets found in Maschine.

    Naked Techno

    Rating: 9/10

    Really thumping sounds! I really enjoyed this Naked Techno Maschine Pack, lots of different kits with great variety. Not only drums but stabs, chords and FX that are perfectly suited to Maschines tweakability. A little more artist focussed than the factory presets found in Maschine.


    A very stylistic pack which reflects the characters of the artists involved. All the elements are great and can be used in an old skool vibe or as a more modern production. Great and varied beats, bass, leads and pads.


    There's been some serious crate digging going on over the years to complete this excellent pack. Breakbeats, percussion and musical loops and stings aplenty. All with that charasmatic crunch you get from vinyl. It's the easiest way to add some character and flavour to your tracks. You could even decide to load up a bunch of sounds to your sampler. maschine or MPC and you would have the creative idea for a track in minutes. A brilliant pack which is the culmination of several years of hard work.


    These guys have consistently produced packs containing really high quality recordings and great composition and this one is no exception. The recordings sound warm and close mic'ed, they are very much motown as opposed to hollywood and this means they incorporate in to hip hop and other edm genres well.


    These strings are outstanding. Full, lush rich and hi fi sounding. The phrasing is emotive and pop led. They would work great with impassioned female vocals or equally on their own. The recordings are of high quality and great equipment was used. Really great pack that can be used as is or chopped up to the users discretion.


    Good consistency across this D&B sample pack with clean punch breaks and deep simple bassline making it easy to incorporate in to your own tracks. The pack is full of good loops and good multis too giving you the ability to easily customise each sound.


    EDM Chords

    Rating: 8/10

    If you're looking for immediate musical inspiration on the form of modern produced electronic chord progression then this pack is for you. Good common chord progs that are easy to work with and big and fat sounding.


    Elevation FX

    Rating: 8/10

    Designing sound effects takes time and doing them well take a lot of time. This pack will ensure that your track gets that extra layer of major that is missing from several producers works. Covers a large range of effects and really the only pack you need for this kind of stuff.


    Yeah a really strong pack made by a producer that cares about his work. Really well thought out sound design giving you a great bunch of sounds and inspiration to draw from. I particularly like the modern use of effects and production to give this pack a current sound. highly recommended.


    Dubstep Mechatron

    Rating: 8/10

    Really cool soundpack that also features some wonderful growls that make this a good sound design tool. Recently did a job for a major car manufacturer and required some futuristic engine noises - several of which I used from this pack. Excellent not only for dubstep, but also for any type of sound design requiring scary textures.


    Ultimate Dubstep 2

    Rating: 7/10

    Some cool dubstep sounds in here with the highlights being the swung beats and the neuro type basslines. All in all a decent sample CD for making dubstep and D&B. There is some variety in the synths and vocals and some cool top loops to augment your percussion section.


    Cool pack with a unique edge. Nasty growliness. Useful for genres like dubstep but acuallty quite cool as a sound design tool. Any scary but upfront sound fx you require will be found here. Here come the zombies!


    Chris Cowie is a quality producer and it shows on this great sample pack. Everything is so nicely produced that you can almost find a use for everything, but it's the quality of percussion and lovely stabs that make this pack great. Also his production style has an alternative feel to it that makes it stand out on its own as a unique sample pack. A+++ Recommended!


    Laya Project

    Rating: 8/10

    Quite a unique selection of sounds. They offer quite a diverse range from SE Asia and Oceania. Some more inspiring than others. I have already found a good place for some of the sounds in my work. Good to see this kind of diversity.


  • Designer Dance FX

    Rating: 9/10

    Very very cool range of fx. Not just limited to atonal sounds either. A veritable smorgasbord of usable, musical, tonal sounds. Making these type of sounds take so long and I think Loopmasters have done a fantastic job saving us producers hours and hours of work. Brilliant.


    Another great effort from Dom Kane. All his products have a great attention to detail. I have used them professionally on big projects and I know that he is one of the few producers I can turn to for inspiration and immediate use time after time. High quality and well though out.


    Female Dubstep Vocals

    Rating: 7/10

    Best for it's tonal qualities this vocal pack is a little limited but if you are prepared to use the plethora of software processors out there then with this pack you can come up with some totally original and unique vocal leads.


    The construction kits are the highlights for me in this pack. They have some lovely percussive flavours that will breathe life in to your dubstep grooves. Everything is clearly labelled and laid out making it very easy to utilise in your productions.


    Without a doubt this is all about DJ Krust's renowned percussion. His fantastic swing templates and shuffles are all here giving the rest of us producers the genuine Brizzle groove. Nice one Krust.


    Tony Coleman and the London Elektricity crew have delivered. Top musicianship in droves is what is featured here and some quality live feeling percussion to boot. Lots of material for producers to take from and one of the most professional sounding packs around. I'm off to load up Kontakt!

    Disco Strings

    Rating: 8/10

    Cleverly arranged in bpm and progressive chord sequence this pack enables producers to quickly load in to a beat/sample wrangler and come up with some quality string phrases. the recording and production of this sample pack is high class and enables some you to add some really nice string sounds to all kinds of music production and composition.


    A very nice collection of string recordings. Excellent for use in modern genre productions. The ability to rex the chord progs and reverse them or use Kontakt scripts means you can come up with some incredibly modern sounding acoustic loops. Nicely laid out and easy to understand. EQ and effects have been cleverly omitted so you can do as you please.


    Ghetto House

    Rating: 7/10

    Not sure the name gives this excellent collection of sounds the justice it deserves. It's actually got quite a modern feel and features lots of crunchy and techy loops. I love some of the gated / filtered chord progs. Full of good beats, bass and leads that will sit nicely in any mix!



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