East West The Dark Side (Digital Download)

East West The Dark Side (Digital Download)
East West The Dark Side (Digital Download)
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East West The Dark Side (Digital Download)

You Haven’t Punished Your Music Enough

If you’re looking for an exercise in mangling, no library will take you farther than The Dark Side. With a vast collection of crushed, battle-scarred drums, guitars, keys and more, it was designed with a single purpose in mind: to push conventional instruments beyond the point of recognition and take a stand against bland, sterile recordings. It would be impossible to ask for more attitude and grunge than is available to you here.

Mangle, Bleed and Crunch Any Song to Your Heart’s Content

If you need to push any instrument you can think of beyond the point of recognition through distortion, feedback, flutter and more, The Dark Side will become a welcome playground for you. Nearly every instrument was recorded with intense effect chains, and the player interface contains even more ways to push a range of sounds into oblivion. You can create virtually any grungy sound you need by pulling up one of these instruments and putting it through the ringer of intense FX.


These have been pushed so hard that you may wonder if your speakers are crumbling. The core tone of these kits is preserved, heavily compressed for punch and explosive releases, and overdriven through a series of unforgiving analog distortion modules.


A premier collection of industrial basses and synths that make for a hefty low-end foundation. They’ve been forced through a number of aggressive effects, turning them into a monstrous force when paired with heavy drums.


The Dark Side’s premium example of grunge, these guitars will boldly cut through any mix with force. They shine when you’re ready to throw away melodic control for unconstrained power.

Keys and Strings

These were designed to be as unsettling as humanly possible, whether through distortion or nails-on-a-chalkboard intervals baked into the library. A single note should be enough to set your listeners on edge.

Traditional and Choirs

Chopped, punished, and overdriven, this collection is ideal if you want to add a more organic touch but still need a heavy dose of edginess.

Instruments WFX

A combination of instruments pulled from other sections and run through significant variations in effects and other processing. Feel free to make changes of your own and save them as new .ewi files to recall later!

Misc and Perc

Everything that was too weird or obtrusive to be included anywhere else in this library, from unusual percussion to complex, synthesized FX.

  • Produced by award-winner producer Doug Rogers and Grammy winner David Fridmann
  • 40 GB of distorted and eerie percussion, guitars, choirs and more
  • Pre-rendered sounds pushed through analog vintage & tube effect chains
  • Easy to drop into metal, industrial, or hybrid orchestral songs
  • Powerful tool for film, TV, and game music production
  • Winner of a MIPA Award
  • Now included in OPUS, along with individual downloads, custom keyswitches, and dozens of MIDI Tools and Mixer Effects
    • CPU: Quad-core (four cores), running at 2.7 GHz (or above)
    • RAM: 16 GB
    • OS: macOS 10.13 (or later); Windows 10 with ASIO sound drivers
    • Drive: HDD (7200 rpm, non-energy saving)
    • CPU: Octa-core (eight cores), running at 2.7 GHz (or above)
    • RAM: 32 GB or more
    • OS: macOS 10.13 (or later); Windows 10 with ASIO sound drivers
    • Drive: SSD (SATA or PCIe)
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UPC 1181-34
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