Ivory Bunker has announced 4 new free sample packs.
I’ve opened up the Ivory Bunker Samplepacks page a couple of months ago with the idea of sharing some of the sounds I’ve recorded or created over the last couple of years. I may have used some of those already and/or might in the future, but a lot of them are probably doomed to gather binary dust.
Trusting that there are plenty creative people out there who can make good use of some sounds that go beyond the scope of most commercially (including the freebies coming with magazines) packs and libraries, I decided to start out with a focus on my collection of recordings of my DIY- and Circuit Bent Instruments and the like, as well as the occasional field recordings.
New packs at Ivory Bunker
- Samplepack 2: Waves Mallorca 24bit/44.100 (38MB) — rec wavs16 selections from field recordings of waves captured on Mallorca March 2013. Recorded with the built-in mics on a zoom h4n. Post processed for ideal results. 24/44.100.
- Samplepack 3: Atari Punk Console 16bit/44.100 (24MB) — APCC142 (fortytwo) 16bit/44.1kHz/mono wav files* all recorded from either my “Atari Punk Cassette Console” or an Atari Punk Console Circuit built with two 555 chips on a breadboard.
- Samplepack 4 Kid’s Electronic Lab: 24bit/44.100 (38MB) — ElectronicLab 30inONE18 24bit/44.1kHz/mono wav files* of recordings of circuits with the 30 in ONE Electronic Lab. All from Audio-related Experiments – simple oscillators, siren, etc on a Maxitronic 30 in ONE kit.
- Samplepack 5 The Poor Man’s Synthesizer: 24bit/44.100 (54MB) — This sample pack contains 113 24bit/44.1kHz/mono wav files* sorted into four categories – Bass n Synth, Drones n FX, Loops and Percussive. These have to be read with a grain of salt, as those are probably not your classical construction kit variety sounds. The Poor Man’s Synthesizer (or Chocolate Box Synth) based on a design by Andrew Bentley. You can find the schematics, BOM and layout at John Richard’s Dirty Electronics website, should you be interested in building one of those for yourselves.
The packs are free to download at Ivory Bunker.
More information: Ivory Bunker
Puremagnetik has announced the release of Hyperbent, a collection of circuit bent sounds for Ableton Live, Kontakt and Logic.
Hyperbent includes over 80 circuit bent and electronics hacked instrument programs, over 200 clips, over 500 individual multisamples.
This bundle melds together Puremagnetik’s celebrated line of circuit bent, grit-driven, black hat instruments into one bag of tricks.
- Artifact – A library of sound palettes created from digital anomalies and malfunctions. It includes 6 kits and a collection of looped clips.
- Hackshop – A versatile collection of sampled blips, beeps, bumps and squeals from the circuit bent arsenal of TVS.
- Bender – Over 100 phrases of looped madness, 5 percussive kit menus and various other squelching, squealing sonic elements guaranteed to satisfy the destructive streak in any producer.
- Skatik – A collection of instruments, sound effects, percussion kits and looped digital freak-outs sourced from a heavily circuit bent Casio SK-5.
- Voltbox – 10 unique and playful Instrument Racks featuring the chaotic tones of several circuit bent toys.
- Realistik – 24 advanced Instrument Racks based on the sounds of a heavily circuit bent Realistic Concertmate 360 keyboard.
The collection is available for the introductory price of $9.99 USD until May 18th, 2014 (regular $59 USD).
More information: Puremagnetik / Hyperbent
Samplephonics has launched Twisted Circuits & Glitches, a sample library by EVAC and Sam Peck.
Inside the sample library you will find a range of twisted and warped glitchy loops and samples, including 4 bar loops from tempos 100-170bpm, drums, percussion and effects one shot samples, and looped glitches for unusual playable instrument for EXS24, Ableton Sampler, Reason NNXT and Kontakt.
The level of detail in the loops and samples is a true testimant to the dedication, attention to detail and raw musical talent of EVAC. Perfect glitch hop, electronic cinematic compositions, house and techno, dubstep, IDM, drum and bass and anything that requires an injection of glitch!
Twisted Circuits & Glitches features
- 900 loops and samples.
- Sampler instruments for EXS24, Ableton Sampler, Reason NNXT and Kontakt.
- 500 MB content.
The sample library is available to purchase for £34.70 GBP.
More information: Samplephonics
Moogfest and Moog Music has announced a Circuit Bending Challenge, offering you a chance to win Moog’s Sub Phatty, Slim Phatty and Minitaur synthesizers and free passes to the Moogfest 2014 festival.
Moog Music was born when a young Bob Moog started tinkering with electronic circuitry. As a boy, Moog built small radios, amps, and Theremins in his basement workshop with his father and the rest is history. This experimentation with the inner workings of electronic devices to create new sounds and effects has been developed into an art form known as circuit bending.
Circuit bending is a creative medium that combines technology, sonic artistry and creativity. By altering the internal circuitry of electronic devices such as keyboards, drum machines, and children’s toys, circuit benders are able to produce new sounds not intended in the original design.
In celebration of this creative curiosity that fueled a young Bob Moog and all of those that follow in his footsteps, Moog is sponsoring its 4th Annual Circuit Bending Contest.
This year, Moog’s circuit bending contest is challenging entrants to take a battery powered device and circuit bend it into an instrument capable of creating new and unique sounds for a total budget of $70 or less.
Moog will select three finalists and invite them to showcase their creations at Moogfest in April of 2014 where Moog’s judges and the general public will decide a winner of the contest.
The deadline for submitting your entry is February 28th, 2014.
More information: Moogfest / Circuit Bending Challenge
Kurt James Werner and Mayank Sanganaria have released version 1.1 of bent.fm lite, a model of a circuit-bent synthesizer for iOS.
bent.fm allows the user to tweak classic circuit bending modifications like fine and octave-decimated clock bends, and experiment with more esoteric bends.
Circuit-bent distortions and algorithmic sequences can be created by (im)proper connections on the bend matrix. Reroute digital serial information through the base chip set (a numerically controlled oscillator) and extra logic gates (NAND and XOR, binary counters), and experience architecture-level bit crushing.
For anyone interested in circuit bending, glitch sounds, industrial music, and post-procedural art.
bent.fm lite for iPhone is a free download on the App Store.
More information: bent.fm
Sinevibes has updated its Malfunction circuit-bent filter plugin for Mac to v1.0.1.
Turn drum loops into glitchy mayhem. Make basses scream and beg for mercy. Burn anything to ashes.
Malfunction is a unique tool for extreme sound destruction.
Changes in Malfunction v1.0.1
- Increased background brightness and reduced colour contrast for better visibility in daylight.
- New, more logical control layout.
- New modulation slider design that follows the initial parameter value.
- Multiple minor user interface enhancements.
- Fixed LFO random cycle feature stopping working after a long period of time.
- New preset patches.
The Malfunction effect for Mac (AU) costs $19 USD. The update is free to existing users.
More information: Sinevibes / Malfunction
Ivory Bunker has released Samplepack 1: Circuit Bent Toyphone, a free collection of samples.
This samplepack contains 123 samples recorded from a Cicuit Bent Turkish Toyphone.
It has three subfolders containing a) sounds from the Toyphone before bending, (including the numbers from 0-9 in Turkish)*, b) unprocessed Circuit Bent sounds and c) a selection of sounds created with the Toyphone and a Kaoss Pad quad.
*handy if you’ve always wanted to do that Turkish cover of Kraftwerk’s ‘Numbers’
The download is free (102MB, 24bit/44kHz).
More information: Ivory Bunker