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Diego Stocco releases FFS 02 Convolution Processing

FFS 02 Convolution Processing

Diego Stocco has launched FFS 02 Convolution Processing, the second title in the Feedforward Sounds series of videos based on advanced and experimental sound design techniques created by Diego.

Convolution processors are used for a variety of applications these days, emulation of real acoustic spaces, sonic behavior of hardware devices and more. When used properly they can add an aura or realism to the initial sound source.

But the concept of “reality” in sound is exactly what a sound designer intends to transform, so rather than using a convolution processor as a static tool to approximate reality I decided to use it in a different way, to perform with sound design as it would be possible to perform with a instrument.

Convolution Processing is a technique that allows the real-time creation of musically related ambiences, accents and transition elements from an instrumental or vocal part. In this video you’ll see/hear how this technique can enrich a simple percussive part and a synth part into a full sounding track.

The 15 minute video is available to purchase for $9.99 USD.

More information: Diego Stocco / FFS 02 Convolution Processing

Diego Stocco launches Feedforward Sounds: FFS 01 Rhythmic Processing

Composer, sound designer and performer Diego Stocco has introduced the Rhythmic Processing, the first title in the new “Feedforward Sounds” series of educational videos, based on advanced and experimental sound design techniques.

Diego Stocco Rhythmic Processing

With these videos, I’m sharing with you guys the experience I gained out of years of work and countless hours spent in trying to figure out unique ways to create original sounds and music.

Rhythmic Processing is a technique that allows the creation of multiple rhythmic elements, in real-time, from a single instrumental part.

The dynamic accents of the instrumental part (in this case an acoustic guitar) are routed into several plugin chains, each one creating a separate rhythmic element.

Rhythmic Processing features

  • 10 minute video (H264/720p, 87.2 MB), including:
    • concept behind the technique
    • recording of initial instrumental part
    • setup of the Live session
    • detailed function of each individual plugin chain
    • final performance
    • final notes.

The video is available to purchase for $9.99 USD.

More information: Diego Stocco / FFS 01: Rhythmic Processing

Fairly Confusing Waveforms releases Psychodrumma drum instrument for Kontakt

Fairly Confusing Waveforms has announced Psychodrumma, a free sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Fairly Confusing Waveforms Psychodrumma
The Psychodrumma is a “machine for blinking lights and making noise”.

Psychodrumma is nonsensical drum machine for NI Kontakt 4, focused on creating random and randomly evolving rhythmic patterns. It is experimental sound device and although it could be used as a regular drum machine, it would be probably impractical.

It is build of nine modules, called pads, each can playback a sound from one of two banks of 100 samples each, each has separate sound control rack and its own simple sequencer. All sequencers are synchronized with host tempo, but can run at different relative speeds and their start points can be de-synchronized, so to say.

The fun feature of Psychodrumma is, that it can play by itself, all of pad’s settings can be randomized on user input, gradually or periodically. You can just tune settings, let it play and observe evolving waves of randomness.

The virtual instrument library for Kontakt includes 200 wav files (24bit/44kHz), and is available to download at no charge.

More information: Fairly Confusing Waveforms / Psychodrumma

Corin Neff releases Project Xebra for u-he Zebra

Corin Neff Project Xebra

Corin Neff has announced the release of Project Xebra, a soundset for the Zebra wireless modular synthesizer instrument by u-he.

Project Xebra is a collection of experimental soundscapes, bizarre percussion, and glitchy, gritty, cinematic sequences.

To boot, it’s got some bread-and-butter synth patches, some experimental basses, a few mallet sounds, and some nature based soundscapes that are quite complimentary to the rest of the collection.

Project Xebra features

  • 102 patches for u-he Zebra.
  • Includes 6 Animal soundscapes, 12 Basses, 12 Drums, 4 Mallets, 24 Sequences, 32 Soundscapes, 12 Synths.
  • Requires Zebra 2.7.0 or higher.

The soundset is available to purchase for $20 USD.

More information: Corin Neff / Project Xebra

Need a Name releases Aria free synth for Reaktor

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Need a Name has introduced Aria, a free synthesizer instrument for Native Instruments Reaktor.

Need a Name Aria

Hey guys, I released a new Reaktor ensemble named Aria, it’s an experimental synthesizer.

The synth is mostly enjoyable when playing it with a dynamic keyboard, ’cause filters are modulated by velocity.

Aria is a free download at Need a Name. Requires Reaktor full version.

More information: Need a Name / Aria

Soundiron releases Fountain Wires for Kontakt

Soundiron has launched Fountain Wires, an experimental tuned percussion library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Soundiron Fountain Wires
Fountain Wires captures the sound of thick braided steel strings under high tension strung between steel beams in a concrete and water feature surrounded environment.

This 853 MB library includes the original plucked articulations as they sounded up close and direct, as well as manipulated articulations that provide punchy lead instruments, distorted guitar-like tones, undulating soundscapes, complex organ and e-piano-like elements, thumping bass notes and a wide variety of other very musical and deeply useful creative content.

All of it is wrapped up in a customizable performance control system, with lots of soundshaping tools, arpeggiation sequencing and flexible DSP effects. This library is perfect for chillwave, new wave, EDM, glitch, post rock, soundtrack, downtempo, dub, ambient music, general sound design and any situation that calls for conceptually familiar and yet slightly off-kilter sonic source material.

The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $15 USD until November 22nd, 2013 (regular $20 USD).

More information: Soundiron / Fountain Wires

ADSR Sounds releases Experimental Sounds for Massive

ADSR Sounds Experimental Sounds for Massive

ADSR Sounds has launched Experimental Sounds, a collection of 50 patches for the Massive software synthesizer by Native Instruments.

From the highly expressive to the highly extraordinary, Experimental sounds for NI Massive delves deep into the sound design capabilities of this synth to provide you with a set of sounds of the sort sometimes overlooked in Massive.

Modulators key tracking, velocity and trigger random feature heavily in the sculpting of these sounds for added expression, and there’s a wide range of spaced out pads, highly melodic arps, sound fx and some downright weirdness for your next sci-fi movie soundtrack.

The soundset is available to purchase for $17 USD.

More information: ADSR Sounds / Experimental Sounds

Moogfest 2014 & Moog Music announce 4th Annual Circuit Bending Challenge

Moogfest Circuit Bending Challenge

Moogfest and Moog Music has announced a Circuit Bending Challenge, offering you a chance to win Moog’s Sub Phatty, Slim Phatty and Minitaur synthesizers and free passes to the Moogfest 2014 festival.

Moog Music was born when a young Bob Moog started tinkering with electronic circuitry. As a boy, Moog built small radios, amps, and Theremins in his basement workshop with his father and the rest is history. This experimentation with the inner workings of electronic devices to create new sounds and effects has been developed into an art form known as circuit bending.

Circuit bending is a creative medium that combines technology, sonic artistry and creativity. By altering the internal circuitry of electronic devices such as keyboards, drum machines, and children’s toys, circuit benders are able to produce new sounds not intended in the original design.

In celebration of this creative curiosity that fueled a young Bob Moog and all of those that follow in his footsteps, Moog is sponsoring its 4th Annual Circuit Bending Contest.

This year, Moog’s circuit bending contest is challenging entrants to take a battery powered device and circuit bend it into an instrument capable of creating new and unique sounds for a total budget of $70 or less.

Moog will select three finalists and invite them to showcase their creations at Moogfest in April of 2014 where Moog’s judges and the general public will decide a winner of the contest.

The deadline for submitting your entry is February 28th, 2014.

More information: Moogfest / Circuit Bending Challenge