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Puremagnetik releases Skatik heavily circuit bent Casio SK-5 for Ableton Live, Kontakt and Logic

Puremagnetik Statik

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.

Skatik features

  • 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.

More information: Puremagnetik / Skatik

little-scale releases Circuit Bent Duck free sample pack

Sebastian Tomczak of little-scale has released Circuit Bent Duck, a free collection of samples featuring sounds of a circuit bent toy.

Fifty tasty samples of a circuit bent duck, recorded directly from a modified children’s toy. Royalty free, copyright free, license free, restriction free.

The pack is a free download at little-scale.

More information: Circuit Bent Duck

Icebreaker Audio releases HandySynth for Kontakt

Icebreaker Audio has released the HandySynth sample library for Kontakt.

HandySynth is a sample based re-creation of a custom circuit-bent Yamaha HandySound HS-200 for Native Instruments Kontakt 5.

Icebreaker Audio HandySynth

HandySynth features

  • All instrument sounds chromatically sampled at 24-bit 48kHz.
  • 8 circuit-bent sound variations.
  • Convolution based emulation of the original speaker at various microphone positions.
  • Authentic emulation of the HandySound volume envelopes and tuning via custom scripts.
  • Additional Effects: Distortion, Filter and Spring Reverb.
  • Download also includes a copy of C-Bent Kit for Battery.

HandySynth is available to purchase for £5 GBP.

More information: Icebreaker Audio / HandySynth

Audio Geek Zine releases AGZFX03: Hell Piano

AGZFX03: Hell Piano

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.

Hell Piano is available to purchase for $10 USD.

More information: Audio Geek Zine / AGZFX03: Hell Piano

Tonebytes launches Bundle 2012

Tonebytes has announced the release of Bundle 2012, a limited time discount on a collection of all Tonebytes plug-ins.

Tonebytes Bundle 2012

From 15 Dec 2011 to 15 Jan 2012 get all the plugins for only $30 in one bundle that includes:

  • Reese Machine, a monophonic subtractive synthesizer optimized for creating deep, rich, vibrating bass for various kinds of electronic music, especially Drum’n’Bass, Speed Garage, Techstep, etc.
  • Vocotron, combines the functions of a sampler and vocoder.
  • Wowcoder, recreates a classical 16-band digital vocoder.
  • Analog Noise, adds the sound and atmosphere of analog recordings to your tracks and mixes.
  • Bend Box, software synthesizer that emulates a circuit-bending device.
  • Get Lost, Singer! virtual effect plug-in which allows you to remove vocals from songs.
  • Pedals, effect plug-in designed for processing electric guitar and bass.

More information: Tonebytes

Puremagnetik releases Devil07 sample library

Puremagnetik Devil07

Puremagnetik has released Devil07, an emulation of the classic Roland TR-707 as modified by Diabolical Devices with ring modulation, filtering, distortion and doubling type effects.

Devil07 is a classic Roland TR-707 drum machine instrument and much, much more! With close to 600 individual samples, and 21 banks of sounds, Devil07 will take you to places that the original 707 could never come close to.

The TR-707 used for this library was completely upgraded by master circuit bending technician Diabolical Devices. Using a system of patches and switches, each “bent” sound was explored and all of its expressions captured with high resolution a/d conversion. The library includes an enormous collection of “Mechanical”, “Bitpitched”, “Shorted” and “Rusted” sounds all categorized into individual banks.

Devil07 features

  • Over 20 multi-sampled banks.
  • Close to 600 high quality samples.
  • Singly integrated Ableton Live Rack can be played as a seamless instrument.
  • “Renoise Ready” XRNI files for instant playability.
  • Kontakt KSP easy edit GUI

Devil07 is now available to Puremagnetik subscribers (requires Ableton Live 8.2.2, Kontakt 4.2, Logic 8 or Renoise 2).

More information: Puremagnetik / Devil07

Puremagnetik Food For Live – Toy Factory, sample library for Ableton

Puremagnetik Food For Live - Toy Factory

Loopmasters has released Food For Live – Toy Factory, a collection of Ableton sound libraries by Puremagnetik.

Hacked, glitched and tricked out toys will invade your Ableton Library. Twisted electronics, chaotic circuit-bent synthesizers and classic toy store favorites all await your madness with Toy Factory.

Toy Factory features

  • Includes content from the following libraries:
    • Bender – Circuit bent loops and glitchy percussion kits from modified electronic devices.
    • HackShop – Layered basses, pads and percussion sampled from circuit bent devices and modified signal processors.
    • ToyBox 1 – Toys, gadgets and music education devices. From plastic accordions to toy vibraphones, Toybox is bursting with creative sounds.
    • ToyBox 2 – Multi-sampled toys, speaking devices, handmade wooden instruments, classic noisemakers & battery-powered plastic gizmos.
    • Ultrakord – An electronic instrument inspired by the extraordinary sounds & strumming interface of the Suzuki Omnichord.
  • Over 100 Live Clips.
  • Over 300MB of High quality multi samples.
  • Over 30 Expertly programmed Ableton Live Racks.
  • Highly detailed Ableton Macro integration.
  • Native Ableton Live Effects integration.

Food For Live – Toy Factory is available to purchase for £17.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / Food For Live – Toy Factory

Short links for November 5th, 2010

MIDI iOS 4.2

Some interesting things I found recently:

# On iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone, New MIDI Support, via Wires, Wireless

MIDI for your iPad is coming!

Peter Kirn writes:

Over 25 years later, portions of MIDI introduced early on in the spec remain relevant. And if you want to connect your MIDI-equipped gear to Apple’s iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad mobiles, you will soon have an array of choices.

In iOS 4.2, best known for leveling the playing field between Apple’s handhelds and tablet, you’ll get full-blown MIDI support. It was clear in leaked details from earlier releases that Apple’s Core MIDI framework was finding new life on the mobile OS, but not directly what that would mean for hardware. Now, the hardware picture is clear.

# Korg Publishes Monotron Synthesizer Schematic

From the adafruit industries blog:

Korg has published a reference schematic for their excellent Monotron analog synth. Folks in the circuit bending community have been hacking this thing since it came out, but now we have a schemo to follow. Yet another tool in the neverending quest for a fat, tasty bassline. r0ck!

# Performer : KONKREET LABS

Konkreet Performer is a control instrument for live music performance. Its unique and intuitive multi-touch interface reconnects the musician’s actions directly with the music.

Taking full advantage of the possibilities created by the latest multi-touch technology, Konkreet Performer delivers a revolutionary new way to control your DAWs, synthesizers, samplers (anything that receives MIDI/OSC). More than a studio controller, Konkreet Performer has been designed from the ground up to be a superior live performance instrument, bringing the dynamic audio and visual connection between the musician and the audience to the stage.

Konkreet Performer is scheduled for release as an iOS App at the beginning of 2011.

# Adobe Audition for Mac

Adobe Audition for Mac, coming in a future release, will bring modern audio post-production to the platform of your choice. Familiar tools for audio editing, multitrack mixing and recording will meet expanded device support, greater workflow flexibility, and optimized performance. Plus, best-of-breed audio restoration tools make it easy to clean up production audio. With the essential tools you rely on for fast-turn projects, Audition for the Mac brings a fresh face to audio post-production.

A public beta of Audition for the Mac is expected for Winter 2010.

Pick Punch

# DIY guitar pick punch

Check out this awesomely practical little guitar pick punch. You could buy a huge pile of picks for what it retails for, but then you wouldn't get the satisfaction of creating your own custom picks out of flat pieces of plastic and other pick-worthy scraps you've got laying around.

via Make: Online

# Free FM8 patches from Waveformless

Tom writes:

This past Friday, I posted some samples of a resonant, metallic synth sound I made in Native Instruments FM8. A reader asked if I would post the actual FM8 patch, and I thought, "hey, why not?" As you can hear, the actual patch is a lot more lively and fun to play than the sample. 2 variations are included.

# Profound Brian Eno Video Interview

Peter Kirn at CDM:

There’s really nothing about this video that isn’t brilliant. Be sure to keep watching for the final line; it’s what I think is a transformative quote about the nature of music production. From Pork Magazine‘s Dick Flash – that outlet is of course better known in the UK than here Stateside. I could say more, but — really, just watch.

# cl516: Free Synth Bass Saturday

Free samples from Calvin Cardioid.

Free synth bass Saturday! Just add water! Ok maybe not water, but here are 8 synth bass grooves just waiting for you to add drums, melodies, other parts, etc. Give them a shot, you might find they'll fit into your mix nicely. Or build up something brand new around them! If you make something cool with it, share it with me if possible. No rights reserved on these samples. The number in the track title indicates the BPM.

# SoundCloud set: Live_@_? by +dB

Amazing collection of live sets collected by +dB. Includes Boards of Canada, Radiohead, DJ Shadow, Flying Lotus, Squarepusher, Jeff Mills, Goldie, Aphex Twin, Autechre, Orb, Amon Tobin… just to name a few!

# Hands-on: Rock Band 3′s Keytar, a Surprisingly Serious $80 MIDI Keyboard

Peter Kirn takes a more serious look at the Rock Band’s Keytar.

What if a gaping product hole for musicians were filled by a game company instead of a musical instruments company? There’s no need to imagine: pick up the new Rock Band 3 keyboard, and you’ll see what I mean.