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ToneScape releases Animato, free sample pack

ToneScape Animato

ToneScape has released Animato, a free sample library featuring over 1000 samples and loops in wav and rex format.

This pack was carefully crafted in my studio during a period of about four months.

The goal was to deliver some quality loops, drums, fx and vocals for a variety of genres incl. Dubstep, Drum’n’bass, Psytrance and Psydub. It is perfectly applicable to other genres too off course.

Animato features

  • 407 MB content including Alien, Field recording, Fx, Loops, Moog, Percussion, Tonal, Vocals.
  • Tools used to create the sounds include: Moog Voyager, Doepfer Dark Energy, Eventide H7600, NI Deep Freq (used extensively for modulated sounds).
  • All samples are 100% royalty free to use in commercial and non-commercial work.

Animato is available as a free download (Creative Commons BY-ND 3.0) from ToneScape.

More information: ToneScape

Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra, free orchestral sample library

Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra

Mattias Westlund has announced the release of Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra, a creative commons-licensed orchestral sample library.

Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra is a free orchestral sample library. While not as advanced or ambitious in scope as commercial offerings, SSO contains all the basic building blocks for creating real virtual orchestrations. It’s primarily aimed at beginners, but also more experienced composers looking for something lightweight and/or portable might find it useful.

SSO comes in sfz format, which is a powerful, open, non-monolithic sample format. It consists of a plain text file with an sfz extension that holds all sample playback parameters, and a set of sound samples in wave format which are referenced by the sfz file. This means that sfz files can be edited with any plain text editor, and the samples can be edited with any audio editor that loads wave files.

Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra features

  • Sample library created from free/CC-licensed/public domain instrument samples.
  • Melodic instruments and chromatic percussion are sampled in minor 3rds. Staccato/pizzicato patches have 2x round-robin.
  • All samples have varying amounts of stage ambience, depending on their front-to-back placement, but in addition to that a good hall reverb is a must.
  • Format: sfz (stereo, 16 bit/44kHz samples).

Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra is available to download under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus 1.0 license.

More information: Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra

Mark Mosher releases Sounds From a Distant Outpost, free sample library

Mark Mosher Sounds From a Distant Outpost

Mark Mosher of Modulate This! has released Sounds From a Distant Outpost, a free Ableton Live Pack.

Sounds From a Distant Outpost is more than a sample sound library. Over 30 hours in the making, it is a set of 12 deep and expressive instrument racks that will transport you to a dark and distant outpost. From here you will be able to explore the sounds, machines, and creatures of this world. These instruments will help spark your imagination and I hope inspire you to create your own soundtrack for this world. Of course, the instruments will also help add an interesting “edge” to any sound or music project.

The source audio is made up of some of my field recordings as well as original synthesized and re-synthesis harmonic content. The concept for the instruments was based on a back-story I created as the project progressed. Fueled by the story and setting, I translated these these source samples into Ableton Live racks and meticulously programmed them to create playable dynamic instruments which are placed under your command via macro parameters, velocity, after touch, and modulation wheel mappings. I’ve also provided the original source samples for the project so those who don’t have Ableton Live will be able to use these samples as oscillator sources in synths like Absynth, Alchemy, ElectraX and Blofeld.

Sounds From a Distant Outpost is available as a free download for Ableton Live 8 and Suite 8 (Intro not supported), and a pack of samples for use in your sampler of choice is available as well.

More information: Sounds From a Distant Outpost

Loopmasters releases Movie Dialogue Vol. 4, early film dialogue samples

Loopmasters Movie Dialogue Vol. 4

Loopmasters has released Movie Dialogue Vol. 4, a sample pack featuring samples of early film dialogue.

Movie Dialogue 4 is an inspirational set of 759 separate Wav samples taken from original early Film Dialogue, all licensed for use under the new Creative Commons license agreement.

The vocal samples have been taken from old movies and public information films and are categorised in folders with names such as “Boy Meets Dog”, “Chimps in Space”, “Eissenhower”, “NASA” and “Words to the Wise”, “Perversion for Profit” and “Kennedy Nixon”. These samples are all 100% Authentic which means that whilst they have all been re-mastered, de-noised and de-clicked, they still retain artifacts from the original recordings, which we feel gives them a much more authentic sound!

If you need some inspiring vocal samples for your music, then Movie Dialogue includes a truly original set of some interesting and authentic dialogue from one of the most creative periods of TV and broadcast history. Suitable for House, Techno, Ambient, Lounge, Breakbeat, Trip Hop, Drum and Bass and all forms of modern musical experimentation. Sample Movie Dialogue today!

Movie Dialogue Vol. 4 features

  • 759 Movie Dialogue Samples in 11 categories.
  • 15 patches in Halion, Kontakt, EXS24, NNXT and SFZ formats for easy auditioning.
  • Over 250 MB content, 44.1Khz 16bit Wav format.
  • All material contained within this release is royalty free to use in your music.

Movie Dialogue Vol. 4 is available to purchase for £14.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / Movie Dialogue Vol. 4

Short links for October 20th, 2010

Some interesting things I found recently:

# Jeremy Ellis rocks MASCHINE

Native Instruments' Maschine promo video featuring Jeremy Ellis. via Matrixsynth

# How to Install ReBirth in Linux, Get a Free Rack of Beat Machines

Peter Kirn writes:

I just picked up a $280 Asus netbook and installed Ubuntu on it. ReBirth seemed a perfect addition; its compact-sized UI, lightweight processing and memory requirements, and simple functions are the ideal companion to a netbook. And, thanks to Propellerhead, it also happens to be free.

If you stick with Windows, just download and go. On Linux, though, you have to give the installer some help to see the install disc. (Why install Linux? I’m finding Ubuntu is just fine for battery life, and I wanted to take advantage of the OS’ optimizations for netbooks and its flexibility for the work I do, audio and otherwise. Windows 7 Starter, by contrast, I found slow and painfully hobbled.) You’ll need WINE, a Windows compatibility tool, in order to run this Windows app in Linux without virtualization.

Sun Boxes

# Sun Boxes

Sound artist, Craig Colorusso, returns to Western Massachusetts with his latest piece, a solar powered sound installation; SUN BOXES.

For the first three weekends of November Turners Falls River Culture will present Craig Colorusso’s latest piece Sun Boxes. At three locations, allowing the participants to observe the piece evolve as it moves through the town.

  • Nov. 5-7 Lawn of the Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Ave.
  • Nov. 12-14 Peskeomskut Park, Ave. A + 7th Sts
  • Nov. 19-21 Lawn at the beginning of the bike path, 1st St

Sun Boxes is a solar powered sound installation. It’s comprised of twenty speakers operating independently, each powered by the sun via solar panels. Inside each Sun Box is a PC board that has a recorded guitar note loaded and programmed to play continuously in a loop. These guitar notes collectively make a Bb chord. Because the loops are different in length, once the piece begins they continually overlap and the piece slowly evolves over time.

Participants are encouraged to walk amongst the speakers, and surround themselves with the piece. Certain speakers will be closer and, therefore, louder so the piece will sound different to different people in different positions throughout the array. Allowing the audience to move around the piece will create a unique experience for everyone. in addition, the participants are encouraged to wander through the speakers, which will alter the composition as they move. Given the option two people will take different paths through the array and hear the composition differently. Sun Boxes is not just one composition, but, many.

We are all reliant on the sun. It is refreshing to be reminded of this. Our lives have filled up with technology. But we still need the sun and so does Sun Boxes. Karlheinze Stockhausen once said “using Short-wave radios in pieces was like improvising with the world.” Similarly, Sun Boxes is collaborating with the planet and its relation to the sun.

Colorusso now lives on the South Shore of Boston with a wife and a cat.

Moog Filtatron

# Dan303: Moog Filtatron

Dan on Moog’s Filtatron iPhone app:

I found the Moog filtatron app fun and extremely easy to use.

The sound of the filters and VCO are brilliant, it's hard to replicate analog hardware exactly but for an app running your phone it's very close.

It's cheap too, for just £2.99 you can own your very own moog filter. Combine that with the Amplitube iRig adapter and you have yourself a portable, analog modeled filter and effects unit.

# Talking Piston Honda

Richard Devine writes:

Checking out some new Roms for the Piston Honda tonight. Making the Piston Honda sound like a broken Speak & Spell.

Sound Tamasha - Spectaculicious Music

# Sound Tamasha – Spectaculicious Music (Creative Commons Only)

In this first compilation created by Sound Tamasha that is released under a Creative Commons license, we present a small selection of the artists who collaborated in our project during the last two years. In fact, this release is the first electronic music compilation of Indo-European artist collaborations. The artists featured are: 22ROCKETS, Hamza, Sedat Altinok, B.L.O.T., Vipul Angirish, Andre Wakko, Tiago Oudman, and Ricardo Ferreira.

The best part of it is that you can use it without the usual restrictions of digital music: put it on your laptop, MP3 player, home stereo or car with no copy-protection or legal boundaries. You can share it with your friends, family, or that special girl/boy you might have a crush on. Thanks to the artists who support the distribution of music beyond commercial interests, all the great music comes for FREE!

Download the compiliation here.

FindRemix releases free sample pack by AGM & QÜINTRIX

FindRemix AGM & QÜINTRIX sample pack

FindRemix has announced the release of an exclusive sample pack by AGM & QÜINTRIX.

Keeping our whishes to contribute to the producer and dj community, we decided to begin releasing interesting free sample packs of electronic music made by young and promising artits.

First free sample pack has been created exclusively to Findremix.com by AGM & QÜINTRIX artists in fourRoads studio, Galicia (Spain). They are two great Spanish producers and djs who have been working a lot these latest years, producing pretty good music and getting quite good recognition. They love techno, tech-house and progressive house and their live performance is fresh and solid.

The 280 MB sample pack includes 113 samples (bass, drum, fx, hat, kick, rhythm, and tonal) and is available as a free download under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

More information: FindRemix

Adventure Kid AKWF Waveforms, free single cycle waveforms sample pack

Adventure Kid

Adventure Kid has released AKWF Waveforms, a free collection of single cycle waveform samples.

I have been making and collecting one cycle waveforms for years. They have been one of my best weapons to use when making sounds. If you have a wavetable synthesizer that can load single cycle waveforms you might find them useful as well.

If you are familiar with basic subtractive synthesizers you probably know the saw, square, sinus and triangle shape that are the most common shapes a oscillator can produce pretty well. Single cycle waveforms are tiny audio files (.wave) that a synthesizer can read to use as oscillator shapes. What it means is new sounds. Some kind of grey area between sampling and synthesis. A raw waveform is very rarely what makes a whole sound but you can see it as presets for oscillators. Happy sound designing!

This kind of technique is also called Wavetable synthesis if the oscillator switches waveform.

The AKWF Waveforms collection is available as a free download (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License).

More information: Adventure Kid

Short links for August 24th, 2010

Some interesting things I found recently:

# The World’s Biggest Drum Machine

If you ever wonder what we do at night here at the PHQ, here it the answer: We build large, silly drum controllers and haul them across town.

# Find, Remix and Reuse – SoundCloud Style

SoundCloud gets advanced search, browse by tag, and Creative Commons integration.

Choice is good, right? We just love that we can pick our favorite ice cream flavor or favorite color for a new shirt. When it comes to audio creation, it’s even better when your choice creates more choice for others.

Today, SoundCloud is opening up a bit more to allow you to find and share more sounds to use and reuse. With new search and discovery features for Creative Commons tracks, your creations can go much further. More options give you more freedom over your audio content on the web. It helps expose your work and find people to collaborate with that you perhaps wouldn’t normally find. We’re excited about this update and we hope you are too. We say “New features!” you say “Yay!”

Some of my music and samples (both Creative Commons licensed) are available from SoundCloud as well.

# Incredible vintage lucite organ for sale

Wersi Electronics Delta Digital DX500
Wersi Electronics Delta Digital DX500

From Boing Boing:

Over at ye olde Submitterator, Pea Hix points us to this magnificent c.1970 lucite Wersi Digital DX500 organ and speakers for sale.

“The Delta Digital DX500 organ comes replete with all manuals, control panel templates, music stand, amplified speakers, lucite dollies, pedal board, adjustable bench and chromed keys. And it works beautifully!!!” Just $85,000 at 1stdibs.com.

# Free Synth Patch Friday: 12 New Patches for Camel Audio Alchemy

Tom @ Waveformless is back with some free sounds:

We have a little something different instead of Free Sample Friday this week. Instead, we have Free Synth Patch Friday. Below are 12 weird, original patches for Camel Audio Alchemy programmed by yours truly. Enjoy!

More patches from Tom are available on Waveformless

Mark Mosher's setup

# Percussa AudioCube Production and Performance Notes for “I Hear Your Signals”

Mark writes:

For my original music album “I Hear Your Signals” (download the album free) I use Percussa Audiocubes as performance controllers. In this post I’ll give you all the geeky details about how the controllers were applied in the project.

I used 4 AudioCubes plus Percussa’s free MIDIbridge app on Windows to configure and route AudioCube signals to Ableton Live. I use the same MIDIbridge patch for every song which allows for consistent and predictable data mapping from the cubes to Ableton Live.

In general, I play a lot of the notes on you hear on the album via keyboards, Theremin and Tenori-On live. I tend to use the cubes as controllers, for scene launching, and for real-time modulation of effects and synth parameters and only use them for triggering notes from time to time.

# V-Synth GT Richard Devine Patches

Roland has released a free collection custom V-Synth GT Patches from Atlanta-based electronic musician, composer and sound designer Richard Devine.