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Mini-Review: Loopmasters Wave Alchemy SFX Collection 01

Loopmasters Wave Alchemy - SFX Collection 01

Loopmasters recently released SFX Collection 01, a sample library featuring over 1.5 GB of sound effects by Wave Alchemy.

After reading some of the comments on this release I figured I’d give it a spin.

Now I kind of promised myself to stop posting reviews of products that I don’t have all that much to say about (since those end up containing mostly info that is already available from the product page), but I liked this library so much I figured I’d just post a mini-review.

What do you get?

In short, SFX Collection 01 offers over 1.5 GB of 24-bit sound effects, created using the “finest of vintage and new age electronic equipment” (check the kit list on the product page for details).

Wave Alchemy divided the effects into 8 categories: cymbal fx, downlifters, impacts, short fx & hits, stabs & acid hits, sweeps & drones, textures, and uplifters.

Although I think these categories have some overlap — e.g. impacts could also be in the short fx & hits folder, up and downlifters also have sweeps etc. — it is nice they didn’t chuck everything in one big folder like I probably would have done (it’s all sweeps, wobbles, blips & blobs isn’t it?).

You also get a bunch of instrument patches (EXS24, Kontakt, sfz, HALion, and NN-XT) so you’re ready to start using these effects in your sampler right away.

SFX Collection 01 Demo
8:07 min / 11.1 MB

Check the Loopmasters website for more details.

So what do I think?

The effects in this sample library are simply fantastic; high quality and great variation in sounds. I enjoyed the short fx the most. Big bass hits, retro arcade bleeps, distorted feedback, etc. Lots of unique sound effects in here.

One thing though. Many samples have been heavily processed, e.g. with the lovely Sherman Filterbank, Eventide H3000, TC Electronic M3000 etc. This makes these samples sound great on their own, but some of the big reverb and delay effects might not always work so well in your productions.

The sounds were apparently created with dance music in mind, so the ones with a delay effect probably work best around 120-130 bpm (I did a quick check on some of the samples and it seems this is the general bpm range used).

Wave Alchemy SFX Collection 01 is available as a download for £44.95 GBP (~$70 USD) from the Loopmasters website.

More information: Loopmasters / SFX Collection 01

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Loopmasters releases Wave Alchemy SFX Collection 01

Loopmasters Wave Alchemy - SFX Collection 01

Loopmasters has released SFX Collection 01, a sample collection by Wave Alchemy, featuring sound effects created using the finest of vintage and new age electronic equipment.

All of the sounds in this library have been crafted from the ground up with many being enhanced by classic processors such as the Eventide H3000 and Sherman Filterbank. The sheer volume, quality and diversity of the material included make this our most exciting release to date and would be an essential addition to any producer’s arsenal.

Although primarily designed with dance music in mind, this pack also provides an excellent tool kit for music and sound design in a film or multimedia context.

Wave Alchemy – SFX Collection 01 features

  • Over 1.5GB (before file conversions) of 24-bit 100% royalty free sounds, including:
    • Textures – Ethereal beds, disturbing ambience, sublime pads and textured stabs for your inspirational needs.
    • Impacts – Cone melting subs, reverb-washed collisions and thunderous drops designed to give your production personality and drive.
    • Stabs & Acid Hits – Rustic stabs, minimal synths, heavenly chords and blissful 303 licks
    • Sweeps & Drones – Distorted tones, analogue drones, luscious sweeps, and everything in between
    • Short FX & Hits – Over 250 painstakingly crafted sounds including stereo crowd cheers, LFO madness, abstract hits, processed noise, reverse FX and glitchy shots.
    • Cymbal FX – A unique collection of layered crash cymbals with extreme filtering, distortion and processing through the use of highly sought after outboard studio equipment.
    • Downlifters – Noise drops, synth swirls, downward transitions, essential intros and progressive sweeps.
    • Uplifters – pitched rises, affected noise and up-rising tones make for easy transitioning between different sections of your production.
  • Recorded in 24bit through high quality A/D converters.
  • 9 Ready to play Patches for Soft Samplers, Kontakt, Halion, Exs24, Nnxt and SFZ formats.
  • Kit List: ARP Odyssey, Moog Voyager, Waldorf Microwave, Roland Juno 106, Roland TB-303, Nord Lead 3, Nord Lead 2, Vermona DRM1 MK11, Prophet 08, Eventide H3000, Sherman Filterbank, TC Electronic M3000, SPL Gainstation.

Wave Alchemy SFX Collection 01 is available in various formats for £44.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / SFX Collection 01

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Eric Beam releases H3000 Reverberation Impulse Response Pack

Eric Beam H3000 Reverberation Impulse Response Pack

Eric Beam has released the H3000 Reverberation Impulse Response Pack, a collection of impulse response samples from the Eventide H3000 Ultra-Harmonizer.

Eric writes:

Not many FX processors are as well known or compete with the H3000x & rightfully so. This widely used (some might say overused) device is a studio must have. Equally known for it’s crazy modulation FX it’s Reverbs are in a world of there own.

H3000 Reverberation Impulse Response Pack features

  • The expanded H3000 D/SX & H3000 SE captured with 24bit Lynx converters @ the units maximum SR of 44,100.
  • Contains 114 IR’s from the Band Delay, Dense Room, Mod Factory, MULTI-SHIFT, Patch Factory, Reverb Factory, Sweep Reverb, SWEPT COMBS, & ULTRA-TAP algorithms.

The H3000 Reverberation Impulse Response Pack is available for download as donationware.

Visit Signaltonoize for more information.

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