Adventure Kid has released AKIR Springer, a free collection of reverb impulse responses.
These impulse responses will create a stable and clean spring reverb sound. I wanted a nice spring reverb sound but couldn’t find a plug (that didn’t use the iLok madness) so I tried to program one.
The plugin is a great example of my mad skillz as a programmer as it takes about 98% of my CPU at a 200 milliseconds long buffer. In other words; useless if you want to use more than one plugin at a time or want to do anything were your DAW is even remotely responsive. The whole business was so unfulfilling until I made some impulse responses through it. The spring reverb could be sad to have 3 springs.
The AKIR Springer pack, and some variations on the original are available at no cost.
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Voltage Disciple has announced the release of Voltage Lookup Table Synths, an Ableton Live Pack in collaboration with Adventure Kid.
Based on close to 2000 analogue and digital waveforms presented in 21 Sampler instruments, the pack lets you explore wave-sequencing, waveform lookup tables previously only available in analogue modules such as the PISTON HONDA, WMD GAMMAWAVE SOURCE and the BUCHLA COMPLEX WAVEFORM GENERATOR.
Each module in the pack contains filters, lookup rates panning modulation, reverb and delays as well as bit reduction, complex delays, vocoders and many other effects all routed to macro controls. The lookup rates go from 0 to audio rate modulation speeds. The waveshape for the lookup tables rates can be selected or varied from Samplers available LFO waveforms. The instruments offer a rich sonic palette with each containing up to 100 waveforms.
There is also a C64 based module as well as a granular waveform based module for lo-fi and chip based needs. VOLTAGE DISCIPLES advanced Sampler programming as yet unseen in any LIVE instrument to date along with ADVENTURE KIDS waveforms bring you a new depth of sonic power to LIVE.
Voltage Table Lookup Synths is available to purchase for $10 AUD.
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Adventure Kid has released AKWF Waveforms, a free collection of single cycle waveform samples.
I have been making and collecting one cycle waveforms for years. They have been one of my best weapons to use when making sounds. If you have a wavetable synthesizer that can load single cycle waveforms you might find them useful as well.
If you are familiar with basic subtractive synthesizers you probably know the saw, square, sinus and triangle shape that are the most common shapes a oscillator can produce pretty well. Single cycle waveforms are tiny audio files (.wave) that a synthesizer can read to use as oscillator shapes. What it means is new sounds. Some kind of grey area between sampling and synthesis. A raw waveform is very rarely what makes a whole sound but you can see it as presets for oscillators. Happy sound designing!
This kind of technique is also called Wavetable synthesis if the oscillator switches waveform.
The AKWF Waveforms collection is available as a free download (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License).
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