Phenomenal preset packs have come far and few between in recent times. With sample and sound packs monster Cymatics taking over as the prime place to go for sounds, several others have tried and failed to mirror what they have done. But finally, they may have contest.
Evolution of Sounds (AKA: Evo Sounds) is a sample and preset company that has been making quality sounds for as long as I have been making music. Most people will recognize Evo Sounds’ boss, Zen World, as a Youtube star in the production community. From his sound remakes, production tips and more, Zen World has established himself as a great teacher for new beginners. After putting out several preset and sample packs, I truly believe Zen World and Evo Sounds have hit their stride with their new release: Confession Revolution.
With sounds based off of the biggest hits from Tchami’s label Confession, producers will have the ability to start and finish their own Confession-esque bass house records. Drums, bass sounds, FX, leads and more are to be found in this “megapack.”
When I first opened the pack, I reached straight for the Serum Presets. As I was flicking through the presets (playing the sounds through MIDI given inside of the pack), I found myself amazed at how many sounds there were, and how great they all sounded. Many are unique, and many are phenomenal remakes of Confessions’ largest records. One sound in particular amazed me: a sound remade from Dombresky’s hit “Utopia.” The preset, named after the song, was remade flawlessly. With so many leads, FX, plucks and more, inspiration is endless when making any genre with this pack. The sounds in here are truly remarkable. My only gripe? The macro knobs don’t show what they’re affecting, so you have to open up the Serum Matrix in order to see what you’re doing when turning the knob.
Reaching for the drums next, I was shocked at how well they fit in records without any processing. Claps are the perfect size, percussion is unique, and everything sounds tight and ready to go. Surprisingly, two sets of kick drums are included. Provided are your standard punchy/clicky kicks used to cut through a mix. Several of those larger, “thumpier” kicks are provided as well a la Jace Mek’s “Whales.”
Also included are vocal shots, FX in the form of audio samples, MIDI and Sylenth1 Presets and even FL Studio and Ableton project files that you can go through and reverse engineer to learn how to make your own songs from start to finish.. Through and through, the pack impresses and is something I will reach to consistently when starting my own records. It’s well worth the money, and I’m excited to see what Zen World and Evo Sounds have to offer in the future!
Be sure to get the pack while it’s still on sale here!