Sound Author has released Night Lights ($15.99), a soundbank containing 100 high-quality patches for the Hive virtual synthesizer by U-He.
Night Lights is inspired by retro synth sounds of the 80s. The included presets share a nostalgic synthwave vibe while sporting a modern, cleaner sound quality. Imagine hearing an old sci-fi flick soundtrack, but coming from a modern day mastering studio instead of a badly warbled VHS tape. For a taste of what you’re getting with Night Lights, check out the official audio demo embedded at the top of this page.
The soundbank contains 100 presets in total, sorted into the following categories:
- 14 Arps
- 11 Atmospheres
- 2 Basses
- 11 Bass Loops
- 8 Drum Loops
- 4 Drums
- 5 Leads
- 20 Pads
- 14 Plucks
- 11 Sequences
Bryan Lake, also known as Sound Author, is our resident synth expert here at BPB. If you’re following our Reviews section, chances are you’ve already read his U-He Hive review. If not, make sure to check it out, along with Bryan’s other articles. And if you use NI Kontakt, you’ll definitely want to download his free Project Pegasus and Project Exodus sound libraries which are released on 99Sounds.
More info: Night Lights ($15.99)