Patchpool releases Framedrum for Alchemy

Patchpool has announced the release of Framedrum, a sound library for Camel Audio Alchemy, containing multisampled framedrum instruments with up to 4 velocity layers and 8 variations per sample (Round Robin).

Patchpool Framedrum

Played with hands and fingers in the centre and on the rim of the drum, rubbing the skin, playing the drum with mallets and sticks and treating it with various objects and materials like rubber balls, tibetian soundbowl, chopsticks, rice and peanuts (in their shell).

This library also contains many patches made from processed Framedrum sounds, treated with granulators, stretching devices, saturators, distortion units, spectral tools, pitch shifters, convolution reverbs and more exotic FX Plug-Ins resulting in a large variety of beautiful and dramatic soundscapes and textures, dark and massive drones, percussive synths, mysterious noises, rich pads, edgy synth sounds and massive impacts.

As nothing beats a real drumming performance there is also a collection of loops in various time signatures, all synced to host tempo by using Alchemy’s granular mode and temposynced MSEGs and LFOs.

Framedrum features

  • 63 patches / 1 variation with 8 Snapshots each in the Remix Pad.
  • 1.61 GB of original samples, 35 MB of resynthed files are included.
  • 35 sfz-files are included so that you can use the samples and sfzs in other samplers as well.
  • All Framedrum samples were recorded with 3 Neumann microphones in L-C-R in 48 Khz/24 Bit – U87 center mic – a stereo set of KM 184 for L-R.
  • Extensive use of Alchemy’s complex modulation possibilities and Filters, often intermodulating LFOs/MSEGs/Sequencers with each other and assigning numerous parameters to a single Controller.

Framedrum for Alchemy is available to purchase for 33 EUR. Requires the full version of Alchemy, it does not work with the Alchemy player version.

More information: Patchpool / Framedrum

  • Chris R Gibson

    So here is my unashamedly gushing, and positive first impressions of the ‘Framedrum’ sound set :)

    First of all…this set should be called ‘Way Beyond The Frame…drum”!

    Using Alchemy’s new ‘Browser’ settings and switching to the ‘Ambient’ category of this sound set…one could get lost for days in the derivations from initial percussive sounds centered around (but not limited to) a uniquely approached framedrum. This is some deep stuff…exponential multiplied by the skill of Patchpool programming to make each and every ‘morph pad’ a completely unique and useful variation WHILE maintaining a pleasing aural pathway to all it’s neighbor pads. That’s eight times of ear-grabbing, interesting, and creative narratives on a theme-per-patch, very nice.

    Playing through many of the ‘pads’, the balance of spectral manipulations and granular textures is nicely achieved. Just the right amount of performance variation, as expected from a player of Simon’s caliber, make these soundsets a joy to explore via external controllers without ending up in any overcooked digital extremes.

    In my book, all of Patchpool’s sets benefit and draw from an unusual combination of bona-fide modern compositional pedigree, meticulous sound sampling conception and production, master-crafted sound design, and just plain musicality and playability despite the extreme pushing of envelopes in many of the sets.

    All users of Alchemy ( and special notice ‘movie trailer people’, I heard some very ‘Ridley Scott’, ‘can’t scream in space’ sci-fi tropes in my first check-out) owe themselves the treat of this and other Patchpool soundsets for Alchemy, highly recommended ;-)

    God help me when I get to the actual ‘meant-to-be-percussively representative/useful as drum’ focus of this set!!

    Currently still active in my first session with ‘Framedrum’, but since it took me several weeks to finally get to it I wanted to post at least something given my very positive initial explorations and usage so far ;-)

    • http://rekkerd.org Ronnie

      Hi Chris, you should write reviews for rekkerd :-)

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