EastWest The Dark Side

GBP £160.00 (UK/EU orders incur VAT)

40% Off

THE DARK SIDE includes a vast, 40 Gigabyte collection, including dark & eerie instruments & highly processed drums & percussion, basses, guitars, ethnic, keyboard, strings, effected instruments, all organized into instrumental groups so you can create complete tracks.

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Rogers partnered with Grammy Award-Winning record producer David Fridmann. Fridmann’s “no rules” style of production was exactly what Rogers was looking for to help produce THE DARK SIDE instruments.

Once they got started, they were like bulls in a china shop: mass aural destruction was the name of the game. They turned traditional instruments into highly processed drums, percussion, basses, guitars, ethnic, keyboards, strings, and FX, all organized into instrument groups for easy audition and recall.

Rogers and Fridmann not only tapped into a wealth of recording and producing experience for THE DARK SIDE, but had the gear to match. Many individual instruments were processed through 5 or 6 effects units, some of the vintage and esoteric tube variety owned by the pair.

THE DARK SIDE distorted and mangled instruments are designed to stand out in a mix, or to disturb the senses. With today’s brick-wall limiting, distorted instruments may be the only production trick left to highlight instruments, a successful technique used often by Radiohead, Muse, Nine Inch Nails, etc.

Key Features

  • Produced by multiple Award-Winning producer DOUG ROGERS and Grammy Award-Winning producer DAVID FRIDMANN (MGMT, Flaming Lips, etc.)
  • Many instruments have been purposely — and skillfully! — mangled, distorted, or effected out of all recognition (plus a selection of dark and eerie instruments)
  • Easy to use browser displays all of your instruments. Interface automatically changes to display current instrument
  • Included are 40GB of highly processed drums and percussion, basses, guitars, ethnic, keyboard, strings and FX instruments and sounds, all organised into instrumental groups

Read the Sound On Sound Review

System Requirements

40 GB Free Hard Disc Space


  • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.1GHz or higher (PPC not supported)
  • 8GB RAM
  • Mac OSX 10.7 or later
  • 7200 RPM or faster (non energy saving) hard drive for sample streaming


  • Intel Core 2 Duo, or AMD Dual Core 2.1GHz or higher
  • 8GB RAM
  • Windows 7 or later
  • Sound card with ASIO drivers
  • 7200 RPM or faster (non energy saving) hard drive for sample streaming

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