Patchpool releases Alchemistry Metallurgy for Alchemy

Patchpool has announced the release of Alchemistry Metallurgy, a soundset for the Alchemy software synthesizer by Camel Audio.

Patchpool Alchemistry Metallurgy

The soundset Alchemistry Metallurgy for Alchemy is the first in a series focussing on specific materials and single instruments.

The set contains 57 patches with 8 variations each in the Remix Pad and focusses on metallic sounds derived from real instruments, metal objects and industrial field recordings. This patch collection keeps the balance between real sounding metal instruments, otherworldly textures and wondrous soundscapes using also some processed electronic derivates of the sampled materials.

All sounds are sample-based, some patches use the resynthesis features in Alchemy. You will find many patches and snapshots which sound wam, delicate and beautiful, characteristics one may not normally associate with metallic sounds.

Alchemistry Metallurgy features

  • 1.81 GB of original samples – source material:
    • Instruments:
      • China Cymbal bowed, scraped and beaten – multisampled and Round Robin.
      • Glockenspiel multisampled – 23 semitones (C4-A#5), 4x RR, 2 velocity layers (179 samples/386,7 MB).
      • 2 microtonal handheld Bell Trees 8x Round Robin, 2 articulations, +textures.
      • 2 Thai Gongs multisampled + 8x Round Robin, 4 velocity layers, +texures.
      • Thai Ching Bells – 6x Round Robin, 3 velocity layers.
      • Tam Tam 45 cm – beaten (7xRound Robin/4 velocities), scraped and rubbed.
    • Various multisampled metal objects:
      • Caviar Cans, Metal Bowl, Coins, Dumbbell plate, Small Thunder Sheet, Metal Plate (dinner tray), Anvil.
      • Industrial metal sounds recorded in factories.
  • All samples recorded with 3 Neumann microphones in L-C-R – 48 Khz/24 Bit; U87 center mic – a stereo set of KM 184 for L-R, the industrial field recordings were done with 2 shotgun mics – Sennheiser MK 70
  • 57 patches with 8 variations each.
  • 1.82 GB total content (1.06 GB compressed).

Alchemistry Metallurgy is available to purchase for 25 EUR. Note: requires the full version of Alchemy (Alchemy Player not supported).

More information: Patchpool / Alchemistry Metallurgy

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  • Chris R Gibson

    Well, I really expected something awesome from this bank given Simon’s previous work BUT…this exceeded those expectations :)

    One can go out these days and find any number of ‘we’ve gathered up some metal and banged on it’ type of libraries but for me, they seem to be mostly one-dimensional in their final form. Metallurgy for Alchemy goes beyond that first dimension into the next, MUSICAL one…creating fantastic textures and pads along with life-like strikes and tones via exceptional original performance, production, sound design, and taking full advantage of the extensive built-in sound processing of the Alchemy DSP engine.

    My favorite results were with opening several (i.e three) instances of Alchemy loaded with the same patch and setting each to a different ‘Remix Pad’ setting while still playing the same intended musical phrase split by notes, giving a spectrum of possibility within that particular motif. A definite bonus with many patches is not to be missed in the ‘Remix Pad’ #8 position (several unique and favorites seemed to be ‘hiding’ there ;-)).

    All in all, Metallurgy for Alchemy is destined to become one of my favorite thus far of the Patchpool Alchemy sets ;-)

    • Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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