Cluster Sound has announced the release of Sigman, a multi-sampled Live Pack based on the vintage Korg Sigma, primarily designed for raw analog basses & leads.
In the late 70′s Korg experimented with a machine for players looking for a simpler alternative to knobby synthesizers. The result was the Sigma, a bi-timbric semi-preset synth with rocker-tabs, micro knobs and two X-Y joystick controls. The Korg Sigma is based on 19 VCOs grouped in two discrete sections (Synthe and Instrument) that can be cross-modulated and filtered with a LP/HP Filter. Each VCO is equipped with a single dedicated control including Korg35 filter circuits for shaping the sounds.
Sigman is based on 30 multi-sample recordings obtained by sampling the VCO presets and custom cross-modulated sounds. Sigman delivers 90 inspiring and meticulously crafted Live Racks with dedicated macro controls, part of which simulate the ring-modulator, the joystick filter and the single VCO knobs of the original Sigma.
- 800 MB content, 24 Bits/44.1 Khz.
- 90 Instrument Racks.
- 90 Live Devices.
- 40 Live Clips.
- 30 multi-sample recordings.
- One sample per note (3 octaves).
- Sampler / Simpler versions included.
- Perfect loop-points (no crossfading).
- Requires Ableton Live 9.
The Live Pack costs 24 EUR. Until December 24th, 2013, it is available to purchase for 9 EUR with coupon code SIGMAN9EU at checkout.
More information: Cluster Sound / Sigman
Cluster Sound has announced SX-1001, a free Ableton Live pack based on the Jen SX-1000 synthesizer.
Released in the 1978 by the Italian Jen Elettronica, the SX-1000 is a cheerful mono-synth. Used by artists like used by Future Sound of London, LFO and Prodigy, it has been the first synthesizer implementing an hybrid oscillator (four years before the Juno 6).
The SX-1001 is based on 16 multi-sample recordings created by sampling the SAW, SQU and PWM waveforms with different settings. The SX-1001 delivers 33 Live Presets (with dedicated macro controls) each of which consists of 37 perfectly-looped samples (each note of the 3-octave keyboard).
- Size : 430 Mb.
- 24 Bits / 44.1 Khz.
- 16 multi-sample recordings.
- One sample per note (3 octaves).
- Perfect loop-points (no crossfading).
- 33 Live Presets.
- 33 Sampler/Simpler Devices.
- Requirements : Ableton Live 9.x.
SX-1001 is free for all Cluster Sound registered users (registration is free).
More information: Cluster Sound / SX-1001
Cluster Sound has announced the release of Pathos, a multi-sample Ableton Live pack designed for organic pads, rich strings and warm synth keys and based on the semi-modular polyphonic Korg PS-3200 synthesizer from the late ’70s.
The Korg PS-3200 is one of the biggest, rarest and amazing sounding synthesizers ever made. Released in 1978, just few hundreds of units were manufactured during the following four years. It has been used by artists like Hans Zimmer, J.M. Jarre, Emmerson Lake & Palmer, John Miles, Rick Wakeman, Tangerine Dream and by other legendary artists and synthesizer pioneers.
Thanks to its truly polyphonic architecture, the Korg PS-3200 sounds like no other synthesizer. It’s a ‘two oscillator per voice’ polysynth that means 48 keys can be played at once and articulated independently of each other. Each of the 96 octave-divided VCOs, 48 (Korg-35) VCFs, 48 VCAs and 48 envelopes, makes its own contribution to the character of the sound. The result is a very musical, rich, warm, deep and unique sound which has been simply described as an orchestra of synthesizers.
- 130 Live Presets, 130 Sampler Devices, 30 Clips and 7 Audio Effects Racks, including a great sounding simulation of the Korg PS-3200 Ensemble FX.
- Based on 27 multi-sample recordings, each of which consists of 18 notes with a length between 9 and 18 seconds, and all the samples have long and perfect loop points.
- Captures all the nuances and the organic variations of the machine and at the same time reduces to the minimum any kind of key transposition or sample crossfading artifact.
Pathos for Live costs 39 EUR.
More information: Cluster Sound / Pathos
Cluster Sound has introduced the Live Bundle, a collection of drum & bass libraries for Ableton Live.
Live Bundle delivers 6 advanced drum+bass instruments designed for live performances and studio sessions.
Wave Drums: the first wavetable drum synths based on Simpler. In few words, a masterpiece of sound design, a massive arsenal of chromatic drum synth instruments with endless potential.
Wave Bass-A: the first wavetable bass synths based on Simpler. Thanks to the multi-selectable oscillators and to the masterly use of all Live sampling features, it amazingly simulate the sound of of vintage bass synths
FX Drooms: the first percussive ensemble using multi-select layered FX samples. A massive collection of FX layered percussion kits specifically designed for a wide range of electronic music styles.
Micromal Gbox MKII and Minimal Gbox MKII: the first Live instruments using the sample selector (MKI version) and the sample-FX-layering technique. They will turn Live into a powerful and extremely flexible groovebox for minimal music productions.
Low Beats Clipbox no primacy, all the same a great tool. A powerful and ultra-flexible collection of sliced clips, specifically designed for electronic and tech-based music productions.
Live Bundle features
- 7,660 WAV Samples
- 1387 Drum Clips & 1192 Drum Racks.
- 100 Bass Instruments & 100 Bass Clips.
- 60 Ensemble Clips, 60 Construction Sets, 60 Ensemble Racks.
- 256 Wavetables.
- 2.6 gigabytes content.
- Compatible with Live 8 & Live 9.
The bundle costs 79 EUR. Cluster Sound customers who own a product included in the bundle can get a discount.
More information: Cluster Sound / Live Bundle
Cluster Sound has announced Drum Cluster for LIVE, a drum sound library for Ableton Live.
Drum Cluster is a massive collection of sculptured drums, construction patterns and modular devices for Live, a hyper-customizable drum library designed for every form of electronically generated music.
Drum Cluster contains everything a producer needs to create stunning, solid, pristine sound quality music. This cutting-edge package brings tons of rugged kicks, sturdy snares, sparkly hats, deep lofills, esoteric vocoder FX, bubble glitches, edgy shatters, noises, one shot synths, basses, and the list could go on and on.
Drum Cluster for LIVE features
- 6,000 WAV Samples, 6,000 Drum Hit Racks.
- 100 Drum Kits, 374 Special Kits.
- 160 Drum Modules, 160 Drum Multi.
- 150 Convolution Presets, 150 Convolution Racks.
- 850 MIDI Clips.
- Native 24 Bits / 96.1 Khz.
- 1.2 gigabytes content.
Drum Cluster for Live costs 79 EUR.
More information: Cluster Sound / Drum Cluster for LIVE
Cluster Sound has launched Drum Cluster, a sound library for the Maschine by Native Instruments.
After 6 months of hard work we are very proud to present Drum Cluster, a monolithic collection of sculptured drums, construction patterns and drum kits for Maschine, an instant groove toolbox designed for every form of electronically generated music.
Inside this cutting-edge package you will find everything a producer needs to create stunning, solid, pristine sound quality music. Drum Cluster brings tons of rugged kicks, sturdy snares, deep lofills, esoteric vocoder FX, bubble glitches, noises, one shot basses, and the list could go on and on. Part of the included 6000 samples have been organized into 374 category kits and 100 drum kits.
Drum Cluster features
- 6,000 samples.
- 100 drum kits.
- 374 special kits.
- 850 patterns.
- Native 24bit / 96Khz.
- Intuitive sample tagging.
- 1.2 gigabytes.
The Drum Cluster library costs 79 EUR.
More information: Cluster Sound / Drum Cluster
Cluster Sound has announced Wave Drums, a sound library for Ableton Live.
Wave Drums is the first wavetable drum synth collection for Ableton Live. In few words Wave Drums is a masterpiece of sound design, a massive arsenal of chromatic drum synth instruments with endless potential.
Sound Engine : The included 400 drum synth instruments don’t make use of pre-recorded percussive samples. Everything in Wave Drums starts from a small 18 Kbyte file, a wavetable (single cycle waveform) with a table size of 2048 samples. Thanks to the masterly use of all Sampler/Simpler features and Live dynamic effects, the included 128 wavetables take the form of electronic drums with a very distinctive sound, a fascinating mix between vintage modular drum machines and modern DSP gears.
Wave Selector : Thanks to this feature you can select the drum oscillator on-the-fly simply by moving the “Wave Selector” knob. This knob scans through the 128 wavetables included in each Instrument and allows to radically change the sounds without dragging new patches nor loosing the patch settings.
Content : Wave Drums is organized into 12 categories (Solid Kicks, Synth Kicks, Electro Snares, FM Snares, High Toms, Low Toms, Machines HH, Modular HH, Hand Percs , LoFi Percs, Synth Percs, Cymbals) containing 400 Drum Instruments, developed around 20 sound-specific Macro Control and 20 FX Modules. This large amount of parameters has been designed for dynamic tweaking while performing and combinated with the 128 switchable oscillators, guarantee a radical alteration of the sound structure.
Wave Drums features
- 400 Live Instruments.
- 400 Live Clips.
- 128 Wavetables (2048 sample size).
- 20 Macro Templates.
- 20 FX Templates.
- Stereo Expander FX Rack.
- Requirements: Live 8.2.1 or higher.
Wave Drums is available to purchase for 49.95 EUR.
More information: Cluster Sound / Wave Drums
Cluster Sound has announced Vintage Techno DAT, a true vintage multi-format sound library based on original DAT tape recordings dated 1996.
Vintage Techno DAT is a huge loop collection extracted from personal DAT tape recordings dated 1996 and created by a young Antonio Dilillo, the man behind Cluster Sound.
The library consists of 1.2 Gigabytes of remastered basslines, synth loops, percussions, noises, effected kicks, HHats, snares and everithing you need to add a retro look to your techno tracks.
Vintage Techno DAT features
- 1.2 Gigabytes.
- 400 WAV Loops & Sequences.
- 388 REX Loops.
- 485 WAV Samples.
- 7 Kontakt Drum Kits.
- 7 Ableton Drum Kits.
- 106 IR Samples.
- 106 Kontakt Convolution Presets.
Vintage Techno DAT is available to purchase for 24.95 EUR.
More information: Cluster Sound / Vintage Techno DAT