At some point I\'d like to branch outside of orchestral samples, since it\'s obvious that games use a wide variety of different styles. I\'m looking for a good electronic set of sounds. Not necessarily techno, but something with either electronic drum beats or maybe adjustable loops would be good. As far as constructing the melodies, I\'m not sure what to look for. Definitely not bleeps and bloops.. but something electronic. Here are my ideas on what to get:
1) Stylus & Atmosphere. Together, I think these would be great and would provide me with a huge range of options.
2) Distorted Reality 1 and/or 2. Canned loops, but a bit more affordable.
I\'m still on a fairly tight budget here, so #2 is looking good. A few questions about these two libs, though: are there individual beats, or drum loops only? If loops only, can they be adjusted in tempo at all? Also, am I limitd to just spacey textures or can I compose actual melodies with any of the samples? And if I had to start with just one, which is generally better, DR1 or DR2?