Carl Löfgren of Fingerpushers and Plughugger has released Freon Surfer FZ, a free instrument based on the Freon Surfer preset of the Sonic Charge MicroTonic software drum machine.
All eight drum sounds have been sampled by the mighty Casio FZ-20m sampler at 36 kilohertz, at crunchy 9 kilohertz and at 9 kilohertz too loud to capture the natural distortion of the analog converters.
Lastly, we did the old-school drum and bass trick of timestretching the samples back and forth a number of times, to give the samples a glitchy digital feel to them. For this we used our E-mu E4XT sampler.
Below are two short demo clips showcasing the various sound banks.
Freon Surfer FZ features
- 8 sounds recorded at 36kHz, 9kHz, 9kHz overdriven, and 9kHz stretched.
- 32 unique samples in total, 16-bit/44kHz mono Wav.
- Instrument patches for Kontakt 4, Maschine, and Geist.
- Custom Kontakt GUI with knob to select sound bank.
The Freon Surfer FZ sample pack is available as a free download.