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_80s horror

_80s horror resurrects vintage terrors brought back from the dead courtesy of a 1986 E-mu Emax digital sampler. 136 samples of classic SFX + eerie instruments.


These samples come from an E-Mu official factory sounds floppy disk named, “Jason Part 13” and bring instant low budget 1980s horror movie vibes. From scrapes, to creaks, to strings and percussion effects, the 20 patches on the disk have that nostalgic necrosis you’ve been looking for. We sampled each sound at regular intervals across the keyboard for added patch authenticity.


Both the samples and the Emu Emax sampler were created somewhere between 1981 and 1989. Sample libraries came on floppy disks and have a very "early digital" sound quality. Since the sampler has its own built-in 80s effects, you’ll hear its analogue filters, chorus, phaser, and flanger on some sounds. The way the original presets were made is also very 80s, from the panning, to the wacky pitching of single samples and hardware limitations - and it's all here


• 136 E-mu Emax Sampler Samples (710MB)

• 96k/24bit .wav sources.

• 100% Royalty-Free.

• Designed in Vancouver, Canada by Subsocial Studios.

_80s horror


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