The sounds of Alternet were incubated during a time when our creative lives take place almost entirely online, arising directly from and speaking to this new digitally-mediated social reality. Drawing inspiration from experimental electronic genres like avant-/hyper-pop and future bass, this pack utilizes extreme production techniques to construct sounds that are at times aggressive and chaotic and at other times euphoric and cathartic. Inside, you will discover scintillating textures and effects, myriad synth loops, mangled and glitched out vocals and instrumentation, forceful, gripping drum grooves, and heavily-altered audio that eludes easy identification, all ready to be made your own.
These sounds were uniquely produced using an array of analog and digital gear and processes ranging from meticulous sound design on classic analog synths to the resampling of transcontinental video chat feedback. With these bits and starters, we invite you to lean into the discomfort of this time — get weird and wild with your art.