Coming out of post-punk Britain in the late 1970s, Indie Pop blended the dulcet tones of earlier guitar pop with the DIY ideals of alternative rock scenes. It avoided the harsh tones that marked much of the do-it-yourself music at the time, opting instead for a more melodic, upbeat style, and remained predominantly in the British Isles throughout the 1980s, splitting off into various styles before taking off in the US in the late 80s and 90s.
Look back to the early days of indie pop with NEO BOOGIE, building 70s and 80s funk sounds with more than 500 indie samples from guitars, bass, and keys, as well as more than 400 purpose-made loops. Vintage hardware mixed with modern precision puts the foundations of indie pop in the hands of any producer.
Delve into the world of 1980s nostalgia with BYTE RIOT, a hardware-hacking expansion pack that encapsulates the DIY indie music sound. BYTE RIOT brings you the sound of chiptune and 8-bit scenes, with mixed, matched, and remade old electronics to create a whole new genre that’s influenced everything from hip hop to EDM to indie pop.
Add more ambiance to your indie tracks with HALCYON SKY, which puts the power of sweeping soundscapes at your fingertips with 342 indie loops featuring guitar, piano, mallets, and bells. And explore the immersive sonics of PRISMATIC BLISS, with field recordings and drone elements sitting in front of an array of more melodic elements for a darker, more melancholic indie sound.
Things have moved on since the early days of indie, with an increasingly diverse and broad range of subgenres that are stepping away from the more traditional upbeat foundations to include ambient, chilled-out sounds.
Experiment with downtempo elements in your indie pop with OPALINE DRIFT, a mix of electronic and acoustic sounds, including guitar licks, loops, one shots, and more that blend perfectly into indie productions. Surf the dreamscapes of OPALINE DRIFT using the more than 500 indie-ready samples.
Indie pop has always incorporated elements of chart-topping pop, which means taking the sounds of the biggest stages in the world to the bars and basements where indie music thrives. Weave in the vocal-driven sounds of some of the biggest tracks in recent years with TRILL RAYS, a selection of vocal chops, bass hits, and keys that distill chart-topping pop. More than 500 drum samples and one-shots make for perfect indie samples, while the pre-built kits, synth presets, and ready-made patterns mean it's easier than ever to add chart-topping sounds to indie tunes.
Mix the modern sound of hip hop into any indie pop with PURE DRIP, which combines 808-style beats, synths, and melodic chops to deliver the chart-topping pop of a new generation. With intuitive kits, loops, patterns, and presets, this expansion created with producer and writer Snipe Young is ideal for those chart-topping indie samples.
H2 Look to the Future and Innovate
In the mainstream doesn’t mean out of the experimental, with indie pop still forging new paths in music and sound. ANIMA ASCENT retains the visionary and exploratory feel of our original indie pop samples with a genre-blending mix of sounds from trap, R&B, soul and more. The sound of the next step in pop wrapped up in hundreds of samples and loops and numerous presets, patterns, and kits. This is the modern do-it-yourself indie pop that is defining a generation of chart-topping music.