Detunized releases Electromagnetic ReFill – Sounds from inside computers

Detunized Electromagnetic

Detunized has announced the release of Electromagnetic, a collection of ReFill Combinators and instrument patches that source their sounds from various computers upon booting, reading from CD-ROM, accessing WiFi, formatting hard disks or floppies.

All these often unwanted and disturbing noises where captured with several contact microphones and induction coils that revealed a deep look into the streams of electrons and bits. Once pulled to daylight it shows that these serenades of hums and crosstalks have far more potential than just producing a wall of buzz. So a good amount of the sourced noises is even capable of forming tunable sounds, rhythmic structures and sophisticated beat patterns.

Including 70 Combinators that are built up of 198 subpatches with access to more than 150 samples Electromagnetic addresses to sound designers and composers likewise.

Electromagnetic features

  • 70 Combinator Patches with multiple mapped controls and switches.
  • 2 Kong Kits.
  • 32 Kong Modules.
  • 158 NN-19 Patches.
  • 6 NNXT Patches.
  • 158 Samples (24 Bit, 44.1 kHz).
  • 230 MB overall content (extracted).

Electromagnetic ReFill is available as a download from the Propellerhead Shop for 29 EUR.

More information: Detunized / Electromagnetic

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Detunized releases Computer Noises sound library

Detunized Computer Noises

Detunized has launched Computer Noises, a sound library for Ableton Live and WAV.

Computer Noises is based on a wide palette of noises that computers emit when booting, reading from their CD-ROM drives or accessing a hard disk.

The library splits into 2 main categories – mono files and dual-channel files where those presets have a dedicated crossfade macro that blends from left to right passing the stereo stage.
The main categories are further organised in different sceneries like booting computers, blower fans, read/write access of floppies, CD-ROMs or hard drives.

Oddities like hum, buzz and all kinds of crosstalks where used for the creation of some spacey sound effects.

Computer Noises features

  • Ableton Live Pack.
  • Includes 69 instruments (69 samples), 105 MB content.
  • The full-length stems of each computer recorded for this Live Pack are available as separate WAV-file package
    • 104 samples, 24Bit/44.1kHz.
    • 10 to 100 seconds in length.
    • 1.1 GB content.

The Computer Noises pack is available to purchase in Live and Wav formats for 9 EUR each.

More information: Detunized

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StrayWorx releases TeH Fl0ppy sample pack for Kontakt

StrayWorx TeH Fl0ppy

StrayWorx has announced TeH Fl0ppy, a sample library for Kontakt.

StrayWorx.com is a fresh company on the market, creating sounds, samples, synth presets and basically everything that is audio.

Their first product is TeH Fl0ppy, which is a NI Kontakt patch including the sound of 3 floppy disk drives. Is this a crazy idea? Maybe.

Do you want to emulate the sound of a floppy disk drive in a movie/game/tv or radio spot?
Or you need a unique audio layer in a modern electronic music?
Or… wait, there are more opportunities with this library. Just try it.

TeH Fl0ppy features

  • 5 Kontakt patches (Full Kontakt 4+ required, might work with older Kontakt versions too).
  • 224 files, 88Mbytes.
  • 44.1kHz / 32bit (float) wav.
  • Key range: C1-D#4.
  • Extra sound effects: C5 – on, D5 – init, E5 – init, F5 – seek, G5-B5 – error.

The sample library is available to purchase for $5 USD.

More information: StrayWorx / TeH Fl0ppy

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Short links for June 18th, 2008

Some interesting things I found on June 18th, 2008:

# Jules Vernian Analog Synthesizer | The Steampunk Workshop

Jake von Slatt writes:

Peter wrote me a while back with some pictures of his latest project, a Jules Verne inspired analog synthesizer with etched brass control panels.

Peter Winterhill's modular synth
Modular synth in its cabinet, a panel and pcb on the right

Peter Winterhill‘s synth is designed to be modular and re-configurable, so Peter was looking for a process that could be repeated in-house at any time in the future should he wish to add or change modules.
He used the electrolytic etching process Jake used for the Moleskine journals, but he’s made some really clever plate holders instead of Jake’s duct tape. SPWS has a little Q&A with Peter.

# Mark Griffiths Music: Wiard 300 Samples – Having got the Wiard 300 series up and running, I decided to take a quick canter through some simple patches and a few of the patch ideas on the Wiard site.

# ‘Oldest’ computer music unveiled – 1951 – A scratchy recording of Baa Baa Black Sheep and a truncated version of In the Mood are thought to be the oldest known recordings of computer generated music.

# BoxBeat | Karl D.D. Willis – a prototype toy that turns the surface of your desk into a beat making instrument. It uses contact microphones to detect different sounds from the desk surface, and a simple software patch to trigger audio samples.

# Spinalcat – A five month-long (graduate thesis) project concentrated on the development of a hardware/software interface for controlling musical events on a computer using a set of disk-jockey turntables and paper "records" that can be printed or drawn.

# Moving Music: 10 Ways for a Music Geek to Move House – Dave Dri shares some of tips he found useful in his own recent moving.

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Short links for April 8th, 2008

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on April 8th, 2008:

  • GrooveStep Digital Music Studio – GrooveStep Digital Music Studio is a revolutionary ultra portable music making application for the Nintendo DS. GrooveStep features an easy to use step sequencer for pattern based music making. You can make beats, melodies and full songs with GrooveStep.
GrooveStep Pattern Editor
The Pattern Editor interface. More info on GrooveStep @ CDM
  • Complex VCO – With this module I wanted to break away from the "standard" synth oscillator, which tends to produce the albeit classic, but also clichéed analog synth sound.
  • The 2 mile Quadruplex – Video bending and noise films. The 2 mile Quadruplex is a new film organisation that is pro-magnetism and anti-narrative.
  • How to Set Up in a Club – Ean Golden writes:

    For the past 5 years I have setup my laptop, sound card and midi gear in hundreds upon hundreds of clubs around the world. From a traditional Tico dance hall in Costa Rica to techno clubs in Berlin, there was always a way to make it work. Here are a few helpful things I have learned upon the way.

  • genoQs Machines – Nemo – realtime everything MIDI – Nemo is a high-end MIDI step sequencer, adding portability to the highly acclaimed functionality and user friendliness of Octopus. It is in many ways an Octopus in disguise, and one that feels equally well in a backpack or on your lap!
  • Music Thing: 25 great music-making tips from musicians – "What's the best piece of advice about making music that you've ever heard?" Within the 1,100+ responses are hundreds of great tips – some old, some new, some obvious, some arcane.
  • SynthDIY – a "collective Link BLOG" full of music synthesizer schematics, links and project ideas.
  • Barcode Beats (Concept) – Barcode Beats is a system that converts barcodes into music through an interpretation of the numbers on the barcodes.
  • My hard drive is experiencing some strange noises – Gregory Chatonsky hooked up some sensors to his broken hard drive and recorded the sounds it makes.
  • Beautiful Handwriting, Lettering and Calligraphy – Excellent examples of beautiful handwriting, creative lettering and professional calligraphy. It’s really amazing to see what one can create out of simple letters drawn with a pencil on a small piece of paper.
  • STECKBOX – A simple, universal patchmatrix with 64 crosspoints. Eight inputs and outputs are connected through attentuators, light sensors, buttons or simple shorting jacks… either directly, variable, controllable or not at all.
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