If dark and brooding sounds are the name of the game for you right now, then look no further… We’ve tried to select dark sample packs from multiple genres, but you could easily find a way to cross the genre boundaries here as we take a look into the deepest darkest recesses of the RouteNote Create catalouge.

FOCUS: Dark Techno 2

We kick off this selection with a Techno pack that’s darker than most – Datacode bring the goods with raw analog sounds that are sure to keep your tracks dark.

Datacode has teamed up with DJ/Producer Adam K to deliver the much anticipated follow up to one of our biggest and best releases in the FOCUS Series “FOCUS: Dark Techno 2”. Our first Dark Techno pack went on to hit the No.1 spot and reached the Top 10 Charts on many of our great partner sites becoming one of our best sellers! This time around Adam K delves into his darker side and delivers a must have collection of Dark Techno sounds which includes 10 Song Construction Kit packs with Stem and Loop versions included for use in your next big Techno track! Adam K, widely known for several mega-hits together with Soha includes “Twilight” and remixes of “Deep At Night”, Kaskade’s “4AM”, Benny Benassi’s “Come Fly Away”, collaborations with BT and most notably the Adam K & Soha Remix of Reflekt’s #1 UK Dance Chart tune “Need To Feel Loved”. Adam’s tracks stand apart with solid production and mastering skills and now he goes deep Underground rediscovering his roots in Techno, Minimal and Tech House in our latest “FOCUS: Dark Techno 2”. In this pack you can expect to find an essential collection of Deep Analog Kicks, Filtered Percussion, Crisp Claps and Hi-Hats, Raw Overdriven Basslines designed directly from the Moog Analog Synth and a ton of Dark Synth Stabs, Drones and FX from the ultra-rare Andromeda Analog Hardware Synth! With 10 Song Construction Kits all expertly arranged and produced to give you instant inspiration for your next Techno track. Each Kit is available in full Stem and Loop versions so you can quickly find the right groove and mix and match any of the unique elements from different kits!

Dark Scary Vocals

Get your vocal fix here – loads of loops and phrases around the theme of darkness! Scary stuff!

From the producer/vocalist who brought you the top selling pack “hype & gangster vocals” we bring you “Cool & Dark Tech Vocals”. Inside you will find over 100 vocal loops that are aimed more at the dark and dirty side to dance music. This pack is perfect for anyone producing techno, tech house, house and even EDM. These vocal phrases are unique, fresh and ready to take your productions to a new level. Here at Catalyst, we pride ourselves on our vocal packs… and we are very excited for this release. If you are looking for dark or cool phrases for your next track, then this pack is for you. Please Note: Only Vocals are included in this pack

Dark Ambient Pack 1

Pretty self explanatory here – Gravity Sound bringing you some dark amiences – a staple for all genres! These dark sample packs will be sure to whip you up a dark atmoshpere in no time.

Drag and drop some dark ambience into your next project. An easy way to add mystery to a track or sound design project. Includes a total of 61 ambient sounds such as pads (52) and melodies (9).

The Void – Deep And Dark Dubstep

This heavyweight pack will be sure to satisfy any desire for the deep wobble and rumble of 140/Dubstep. This is one of our absolute favorite dark sample packs.

Explore the abyss on your journey to the mythical underworld! ‘The Void – Deep & Dark Dubstep‘ blends the allure of ominous basslines with heavy-weight, out of this world beats, bringing you the deepest and darkest dubstep sound you could possibly imagine.


Are the hairs on your neck standing up on end yet?!?! They will be as soon as you hear the dark sample packs form Soundiron.

Shudder is a collection of uniquely mangled, destroyed, deep, nightmarish and glitched percussive samples – along with FX, stingers, risers, and all the drones you need for your next horror soundtrack or dark electronic track. Shudder is perfect for scoring horror, or adding a touch of grunge to any production. It’s also great for sound design, particularly ambient and environmental horror. Each sound has been carefully sculpted by sound designer Spencer Nunamaker of Juno VHS, with awesome detail and nuanced character. With massive hits, stingers, dramatic risers, dark textural ambiences, soundscapes, drone pads and horror atmospheres, this library is an outstanding addition to your creative arsenal. This carefully curated and optimized edition includes a huge selection of brand new sound sources that are only available here in Shudder. Shudder is perfect for any style of modern hybrid production, from minimalist, Trap, EDM, IDM, dubstep, chillwave and glitch, to post rock, soundtrack, hip hop, downtempo, dub and ambient music. It’s also fantastic for sci-fi sound design and creating user interface SFX for games and apps. The result is a sample library that brings together superior audio and Soundiron’s unrivaled sonic quality, stunningly dynamic, flexible and inspiring sound design for any style or genre. Built from Soundiron’s signature Ambius collection, this 1.7 GB library contains 501 samples in 3 main categories and 11 sub-categories.

Dark Trap Hip Hop Drum Kit

Last but certainly not least – we have one for the Trap makers and shakers. This set of construction kits from BVKER will have you searching for the light switch to try to escape the darkness!

The Dark Trap Drum Kit is our take on the gloomy side of Hip Hop music. This pack includes everything you could possibly need to cook up Trap beats with a darker edge. We put our focus on creating unique drum hits that have a certain dark vibe and also punch through the mix. Tired of buying sample packs, just to find out the coolest sounds from the demo aren’t even included? Our Dark Trap Drum Kit comes with 3 full construction kits, meaning that you’ll receive all the melodies, one-shots, loops & stems you can hear in the preview beat! In order to complete the pack we produced some of the hardest sounding 808s you’ll ever hear. You’ll also get a bunch of dark reese bass one-shots and some super cool effect sounds! Certainly, everything is labeled by BPM and key.

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