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ToneBuilder releases Driven Machine Drums Strikes Back sample library

ToneBuilder has released Driven Machine Drums Strikes Back, a drum and percussion sample library.

ToneBuilder Driven Machine Drums Strikes Back

“What if a time-capsule was discovered that contained never before heard drum machines… With the classic character of the 909, 808, 707, SP1200, Drumulator, and Linns…”

“What if Don Buchla created a drum machine…”

“What if that time-capsule also contained a drum machine from the future…”

These are the questions I had in mind, a game I played, during the creation of Driven Machine Drums Strikes Back. But the real questions are what would you do today with these sounds, what genres could you invent, who’s mind could you blow?

A few people enjoyed Driven Machine Drum and wrote in asking me to continue working on sound design, so I decided to sell a large portion of my kit and double down on some of the best analog and digital synthesis technology available today… if not the best.

DMD Strikes Back features

  • 2072 Premium Designer Drum Samples.
  • 24-Bit/96kHz WAV, 24-Bit/96kHz AIF.
  • Intelligently organized and labeled for optimal creative work-flow.
  • 16-Bit/44.1kHz WAV, featuring premium dithering/SRC and 8 character names for classic samplers such as the MPC and Akai series.
  • 22 FXPansion Geist and Guru Kits.
  • Deluxe Edition: Logic EXS-24 programs (also compatible with Digidesign’s Structure).
  • Deluxe Edition: Native Intruments Kontakt programs.

Driven Machine Drums Strikes Back is available to purchase for the introductory price of $69 USD (Standard Edition) $77 USD (Deluxe Edition) until October 31, 2011.

More information: Driven Machine Drums

Puremagnetik Food For Live – Synth Arsenal, bundle of Live Packs

Puremagnetik Food For Live - Synth Arsenal

Loopmasters has released Food For Live – Synth Arsenal, a bundle of sample packs for Ableton Live by Puremagnetik.

A variety of detailed Buchla, Casio and Moog synthesizer programs.

Synth Arsenal features

  • B- System – A richly programmed library of Buchla leads & basses from the synth arsenal of Richard Lainhart.
  • Opus – A collection of multichannel programs exploring the lush analog string, brass and organ sounds of the Moog Opus 3.
  • Phaseform Volume 1 & 2 – A captivating library based on Casio’s Phase Distortion technology of the CZ-1, SK-1 and VL-Tone classics.

Food For Live – Synth Arsenal is available to purchase for £17.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / Food For Live – Synth Arsenal

Voltage Disciple releases Voltage Table Lookup Synths for Ableton Live

Voltage Disciple has announced the release of Voltage Lookup Table Synths, an Ableton Live Pack in collaboration with Adventure Kid.

Voltage Disciple Voltage Table Lookup Synths

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.

More information: Voltage Disciple / Voltage Table Lookup Synths

Madrona Labs Aalto, software synth for Mac

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Madrona Labs Aalto

Madrona Labs has announced the release of Aalto, a virtual synthesizer for Mac.

Aalto is a new semi-modular software synthesizer with an innovative, patchable UI, distinctive sounds, and a charming personality.

Subjectively speaking, Aalto can make a wide range of sounds, from lush to edgy, including some very complicated ones, without sounding too thick in a mix. Aalto’s sounds are not hyped or confined, they are wide-range, open and natural.

Aalto features

  • Buchla-inspired complex oscillator, with FM, timbre and waveshape controls that enable a wide range of expressive sounds.
  • Sounds are uniquely malleable and alive, in part because they are made with dynamic calculation, not static wavetables.
  • Designed as much for sequencing patterns as for playing individual notes.
  • Each voice has a separate, built-in sequencer with a patchable, independently controllable rate and offset that make it easy to achieve evolving, chaotic textures.
  • Each voice includes a lowpass gate module with a vactrol emulation in the control path.
  • Patchable waveguide / delay module with a waveshaper and a peaking EQ is built into the feedback loop (can be used as an additional oscillator or waveguide).
  • State-variable filter topology with mixable simultaneous outputs, tuned to have a similar range to an Oberheim SEM filter.

Aalto is currently available to purchase as an instrument plug-in for Mac (AU), priced at $99 USD. The license is for Aalto on all future formats and platforms as they are released. Mac and Windows VST versions are planned for fall 2010.

More information: Madrona Labs / Aalto

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SONION + SuONOIO

Some interesting things I found recently:

# Interview, Workspace Tour: Alessandro Cortini’s SONOIO Album and Synth

Peter Kirn talks to Alessandro Cortini:

Call it cable addiction. Italian-born musician Alessandro Cortini, known for his live keyboard work with Nine Inch Nails, retreated into the studio with classic and contemporary Buchla modular synths to make “SONOIO.” Guided by his uniquely personal compositional style, he was able to wrangle that mess of chords and layers of analog sound into a genuine collection of beautifully-written songs, stacked high with Buchla timbral goodness.

Check some tracks from Alessandro’s new album below.

# Why Use High Sample Rates?

Tim Prebble writes:

This is a question I see often: if the final form of the project is 44.1kHz or 48khz, why bother recording at high sample rates? There isn’t any one answer to that question, there are lots of answers. But I thought it might be useful to illustrate a reason by using a real world example…. And if you cannot be bothered reading all of this, then just remember this: Plugins LOVE dense data!

Korg MonoTron

# Review: Korg Monotron

Tom Shear has had some time with the Monotron and shares his thoughts.

Whether or not the Monotron is for you really depends on your expectations. I've already outlined what it does best and if that sounds appealing to you, I can recommend you just place your order and get one now. You'll have an amazing amount of fun with this thing. If you're looking for a budget MS-20 to blast out some wall shaking basslines or other melodic bits, you're probably going to be disappointed.

Tom has also posted a free sample pack with some percussion sounds, sweeps, shrieks, and some tonal sounds from the Monotron. Get them here.

# The definitive Beastie Boys sample source collection

If you're a Beastie Boys fan Christmas has come early, folks. The brain/brains behind the sample source blog Miscreant Productions have compiled pretty much every single song that has been sampled by the Beastie Boys from Licensed to Ill to To The 5 Boroughs. As if that wasn't enough, they've even gone and thrown said samples on Megaupload for y'all to download. I know epic right.

In the words of the trio themselves “ch-ch-ch-ch-check it out”:

# Good-looking Ikeahacked speakers

Ikeahacked speaker by Charles Visnic

From Make: Online

Inspired by the classic spherical speaker array Instructable from user mzed, Charles Visnic created these cool wireless speakers by transplanting the guts of a pair of RocketFish speakers into some birch bowls from Ikea, mounted rim-to-rim.

# Makunouchi Bento – Swimé

Makunouchi Bento has released a free 8-track album, Swimé. Headphones listening recommended.

<a href="http://makunouchibento.bandcamp.com/album/swim" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://makunouchibento.bandcamp.com/album/swim']);">Rain Dragon, Hidden Genius by Makunouchi Bento</a>

Puremagnetik PakBytes, free sounds for Live, Kontakt & Logic

Puremagnetik PakBytes

Puremagnetik has announced the release of PakBytes, a collection of free sound packs for Ableton Live, Kontakt, and Logic.

PakBytes is a free catalog of sounds derived from Puremagnetik’s content for Ableton Live, Kontakt and Logic. This initial release includes 8 PakBytes with sounds based on products from Buchla, Casio, Atari, Ensoniq and more.

PakBytes catalog includes:

  • Phazeform Volume 1 & 2 – A collection of instruments, kits and looped clips based on Casio Phase Distortion and VL-Tone synthesizers.
  • Analog Drums – An assortment of percussives captured from modular analog systems.
  • Blip – A collection of multisampled instruments sourced from the original Atari 2600 sound chip.
  • B-System: Percussives, Basses & Leads – A sampling of percussion kits, multisample patches and looped clips recorded from an original Buchla 200e modular synthesizer.
  • Waveframe – A sophisticated wavetable synthesizer for Ableton Live based on the Transwave concept of Ensoniq’s FIZMO. (for Ableton Live only)
  • Vector – An advanced wave sequencing instrument based on the classic KORG Wavestation. (for Ableton Live only)

Users must register for the free Puremagnetik plan to gain access to these downloads.

More information: Puremagnetik / PakBytes

Puremagnetik releases B-System: Basses and Leads

Puremagnetik B-System: Basses and Leads

Puremagnetik has announced the release of B-System: Basses and Leads, a sample pack featuring the sounds of Richard Lainhart’s Buchla 200e/Haken Continuum system.

From the synthesizer arsenal of Richard Lainhart comes the second volume in Puremagnetik’s Buchla 200e series. B-System: Basses & Leads includes a richly programmed library of instruments and looped clips recorded from Lainhart’s Buchla 200e/Haken Continuum system, all expertly edited and formatted for maximum playability and expression.

B-System Basses & Leads for Ableton Live contains a collection of 20 advanced multisample Instrument Racks and over 30 looped Live Clips of preprogrammed material, each one expertly tailored with effects and advanced Macro controls.

The Kontakt and Logic versions of B-System Basses & Leads comes with 20 multisampled 200e instruments and a collection of Apple Loops that easily integrate and tempo-sync to the host. For Kontakt users, each instrument has been uniquely programmed with a custom KSP GUI for instant tweakability.

B-System Basses and Leads features

  • Over 1000 24-bit Buchla 200e samples.
  • 20 expertly programmed multisampled instruments.
  • Over 30 Ableton Live Clips with integrated Macros and effects.
  • Over 30 Apple SIAL loops.
  • Custom Kontakt KSP GUI and native Kontakt effects.

B-System: Basses and Leads is available now for Puremagnetik subscribers (subscriptions starting at $5.75USD/month).

More information: Puremagnetik / B-System: Basses and Leads

Puremagnetik releases B-System: Percussives

Puremagnetik B-System: Percussives

Puremagnetik has released B-System: Percussives, a unique sonic adventure through 10 electronic drum kits and 40 rhythmic loops recorded from an original Buchla 200e modular synthesizer.

The Buchla 200e is a modular analog synthesizer designed by electronic music pioneer Don Buchla and built by Buchla and Associates.

200e synthesizer platform includes several modules that roughly correspond to the canonical analog synthesizer's ones including an envelope generator, voltage controlled oscillators and filters, ring modulator and LFO.

The sound designers at Puremagnetik had a rare opportunity to sample this magic beast and have now released the first in a series of B-System Micropaks that focus mainly on the synthesizer’s percussion generating capabilities.

B-System: Percussives features

  • Ableton Live version
    • 10 full 2 octave kits (over 650 individual samples), programmed with advanced Macro integration and effects mapping.
    • Utilizing multi-velocity zones for the ultimate in expression and playability each kit is sonically charged for instant electronic gratification.
    • 40 Live Clips of preprogrammed material, each one expertly tailored with effects racks and advanced Macro controls.
  • Kontakt version
    • 10 menus of over 20 multisampled percussion sounds.
    • Menu of looped phrases.
    • Each instrument has been uniquely programmed with a custom Kontakt KSP GUI for instant tweakability.
  • Logic version
    • Collection of 10 electronic kits.
    • Multiple pre-programmed channel strips.
    • 40 advanced SIAL loops that integrate flawlessly with EXS24.

B-System: Percussives is available now for Puremagnetik subscribers (subscriptions starting at $5.75 per month).

More information: Puremagnetik