The KSP hardcore and Kontakt tweakers out there will know our Scriptorium product well; a collection of tools, effects, and creative ideas for Kontakts script processor.
Since that time we have never stopped working with KSP, of course – all our instruments rely heavily on scripts to give them their function as well as their character. Aside from the instrument specific scripts used for our products, there is also Dan’s private collection of ideas & experiments – the ‘inner sanctum’ of the Scriptorium.
So, starting today, we will release a new script from the inner sanctum every few weeks via our new blog. Free.
We want to stimulate your inner sound designer; to encourage discussion and experimentation – every Scriptorium post will be an open forum (via Disqus) for further suggestions, tips and ideas, which Dan will respond to as much as he can.
The KSP scripts are available to download free of charge. The original Scriptorium collection now has a reduced price of €29 EUR / $39 USD.
Klanghaus offers close to 300 experimental sounds, created by German musician, instrument maker and composer Ferdinand Försch. The loops and samples concentrate on rhythmical patterns and percussive elements, perfect for a wide variety of music styles.
Platinum Guitars comprises more than 300 acoustic guitar and electric guitar loops of rhythmic phrases, melodic leads and catchy riffs. Ideal for pop and electronic music productions, the content is easily accessible from the included construction kits.
Guitar Spheres boasts in excess of 300 guitar loops including a broad scope of processed, six-string ambience. The loops are arranged in construction kits, and will be enjoyed by movie soundtrack and ambient music producers.
The VST Sound Loop Sets are available to purchase for 24.99 EUR each, including German VAT.
Ju-X Designs has released Gimmick Mini, a free synthesizer instrument plugin-in for Mac.
Gimmick’s oscillator draws waveform by setting how many times to twist it in a cycle and then divides it by scanning up and down direction, finally player can also determine ratios of each turning points.
Gimmick synth is under ongoing development, and this Mini version has been built with basic concept of Gimmick. It is absolutely free, so try it today and experiment the new way of synthesis!
The plug-in is a free download for Mac OSX 10.7 or later (AU).
Voxengo has announced the release of Shinechilla, an experimental creative sound effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
Shinechilla allows you to generate and blend 2nd, 3rd and 4th harmonics with the original dry sound. The harmonic generation process offered by Shinechilla is quite unique on the plug-in market since it produces almost no intermodulation distortion.
Shinechilla is mainly usable for solo instrument processing where it literally “shines” by producing convincing and full-bodied harmonic coloration. Shinechilla is also unique in that it is able to add harmonic coloration on top of the sound instead of distorting the whole sound. However, the option to saturate the whole sound is also available.
The strength of harmonic coloration added by Shinechilla can be flexibly adjusted over the whole frequency range, for each harmonic. In overall, Shinechilla is a great tool for contemporary electronic music producers looking for impressive timbres.
Shinechilla adds an exceptional shine and bite to your sounds.
2nd, 3rd, 4th harmonics generator.
Spectral harmonic level control.
Spectral threshold control.
Stereo and multi-channel processing.
Internal channel routing.
Up to 8x oversampling.
64-bit floating point processing.
Contextual hint messages.
All sample rates support.
60 ms compensated processing latency.
Shinechilla is avaialble to purchase for the Introductory price of $49.95 USD for two weeks from now (regular $59.95 USD).
Recently I bought a turntable to use it for an experiment, but that didn’t turn out as I was expecting. Then, I noticed the equally spaced ridges on the plate and got an idea for something else.
For about an hour I recorded short musical phrases by rubbing leaves against the turntable (the type of leaf, angle, pressure and fold determined the sound), then I combined the different takes together. Every element comes from those recordings, including the bass, kick and snare sounds (shaped with EQ, compression and resonators).
Felix’s Machines were initially conceived in an experiment aiming to facilitate live music by transforming sound into a three-dimensional visual show. As an ongoing project, the music-performing machines built by Felix do not intend to match human potential. Instead they exist to test the advantages of mechanical instruments alone.
Robot Percussion features mesmerising performances of hand built music monsters triggering a range of real drums, bells, chimes, motors and discarded objects controlled by a computer brain creating complex rhythms and intricate soundscapes.
Robot Percussion features
71 live percussion loops, 301 virtual & manipulated loops.