Sinevibes has announced the release of Malfunction, a new circuit-bent filter AudioUnit plugin for Mac.
Malfunction is a unique tool for extreme sound destruction.
This effect is based on a special low-pass filter that has been “circuit-bent” – that is, the algorithm has messed up internal connections and doesn’t operate normally. It produces a characterful, screaming distortion that is full of attitude and puts out various unpredictable but controllable buzzes and noises.
Malfunction features a flexible tempo-synchronised LFO with four waveforms, innovative per-cycle random mode and variable smoothness. It can be used to modulate the input low-pass filter, the circuit-bent filter or the output multi-mode filter – letting you easily do complex sound destruction and morphing.
With its clean colour-coded interface, Malfunction is very intuitive to work with. The logical control layout and responsive graphics make sure you always see what’s doing what without having to ever consult the user manual.
Malfunction for Mac (AU) is available to purchase for $19 USD.
Samplephonics has introduced Twisted Electronics, a sample library featuring sounds of circuit bent gear.
Stu Smith and Airbag Killex (Warped Phonics) have created a diverse selection of loops, samples and one shot sounds from their personal collection of circuit bent gear that really push the boundaries of music and sound design. Killex provides dark techno inspired loops and Stu a diverse selection of warped sounds, effects and one shots, full of personality and expression.
The sample pack can be used in a variety of ways, from chopping up and looping to creating soundscapes, sound effects and rhythmic patterns for use in a variety of music and sound design applications. Many of the loops have dark techno-like undertones, but the possibilities extend far beyond any one genre, so we’ll leave it up to you how you want to interpret the sounds.
Twisted Electronics features
364 Loops and 85 one shot samples.
Format: 24 Bit Wav, NN-XT, EXS24, Kontakt.
911 MB total content.
Ready to use 100% royalty free in your productions.
The sample library is available to purchase for £34.70 GBP.
Puremagnetik has announced the release of Skatik, a collection of instruments, sound effects, percussion kits and looped digital freak-outs sourced from a heavily circuit bent Casio SK-5.
The most interesting on-board sounds have been multi-sampled and then recorded in circuit bent variations. The system sampling engine was exploited for it’s lo-fi specification (8bit/9khz) and then under-powered to create exceptionally textured sound effects and percussion kits. At one point during Puremagnetik’s modifications we unlocked a mysterious tweak that caused the internal SK-5 sequences to re-arrange themselves randomly and to loop irregularly. These bizarre tonal oddities have been meticulously looped and programmed into three large instruments for endless experimentation.
A complete circuit bent Casio SK-5 synthesizer emulation.
Hundreds of high quality samples.
Ableton Live Racks with precise incremental controls.
Kontakt KSP easy edit GUI .
Logic EXS version includes Channel Strip Settings with Logic effects.
EXS Universal file format for easy importing into any audio host.
Statik is now available to download for Puremagnetik subscribers.
Audio Geek Zine has released AGZFX03: Hell Piano, a Kontakt sample library featuring the sounds of a circuit-bent electronic toy piano.
This sample library contains the sounds of a circuitbent FisherPrice 3810 electronic toy piano at 96kHz. Modifications to the toy resulted in hellish distorted drones and screams.
The edited WAV files (included) were used to create KONTAKT instruments that span several octaves more than the original keyboard. There is a KONTAKT instrument for each key and each combination of modification + 2 patches using KONTAKT effects.