Following on from the Stranger Synths Loopmasters pack comes Modular Synthwave, a new library of 42 retro synthwave construction kits from 80 to 120bpm. The pack contains over 1GB worth of 24-bit audio and was produced by modular obessive Dom Morley, who has worked with a wide variety of artists from Underworld to Amy Winehouse. Each kit contains five interlocking bass and synth melody loops that are well written and layered, but we found it to be a little one-note in tone and lacking the beaufiful melancholy edge found in some other synthwave packs we've heard. You get the raw sound from the modular, which gives a slightly under-produced feel, but this also makes the pack more flexible as you can add your own reverbs, delays and other effects. As a nice addition, there's also an excellent collection of 40 one-hit bass and lead sounds with accompanying sampler instruments, making this a pretty good collection overall.
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