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Humanworkshop releases Foley Bass free Kontakt synthesizer

Humanworkshop Foley Bass

Humanworkshop has announced Foley Bass, a free virtual synthesizer instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

I do one to one tutoring with artists and sound designers via my website. And after the great contribution by Nolan, aka Frequent, a student asked me about using foley in kontakt to create heavy bass sounds. So that’s exactly what we did. With the foley sounds in the pack from Nolan we created a set of patches and I later added a background and selected some parameters for the UI. Coincidentally Nolan has been doing lessons with me also, small world.

Besides the recordings of Nolan I used KSP scripting and built in FX. By adding FX chains in kontakt we can add harmonics. By using the scripting language to detune and set it in a nice legato mode we can end up with lovely sustained bass notes.

Foley Bass is a free download. The original recordings by Frequent are also available to download here.

More information: Humanworkshop / Foley Bass

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Prism House Samples Vol 4 free found sounds

Prism House Samples Vol 4

Prism House Samples Vol 4 is the fourth in a series of free sample packs featuring found sounds recorded by Brian Wenner of the Brooklyn-based Prism House.

“Prism House Samples Vol. 4″ is a collection of 80 license-free found sound recordings created exclusively in a large warehouse space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

The pack includes natural percussion hits and unique loops recorded in Mid-Side using the Zoom H2N field recorder.

Prism House is an audio/visual duo from Brooklyn, NY who has released an EP entitled Reflections in 2013 and is prepping more material for release in early 2014.

Prism House Samples Vol. 3Size: 39.26 MB

The three previous volumes of free found sounds can be downloaded here.

More information: Prism House (Facebook) / Prism House (SoundCloud)

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Loopmasters releases Junkyard Percussion Vol 2

Loopmasters Junkyard Percussion Vol 2

Loopmasters has launched Junkyard Percussion Vol 2, a new sample library by Midi Error.

The adventure continues from where Vol1 left off at man’s safe haven with more chaotic workshop sounds and noises and then takes us on an eerie trip into the garage where the dreaded garden implements like the lethal secateurs, the menacing shovel and the possessed watering can, are to waiting to be tormented by Mr Error.

At this point we should warn listeners that this sonic journey takes a sinister turn and dares to enter the Home, so be prepared to never look at your spoons in the same way as we sample the kitchen cutlery draw, the office stationary cupboard and the play room toy box for more incrediblly familiar yet somewhat out of context audio ear candy.

Featuring a blistering collection of 1591 One Shot samples using implements made from Plastic, Metal, Glass, Wood all seriously abused and meticulously sampled in 24Bit quality.

Also included in this collection Midi Error has also created 100 inspirational rhythmic beats using the single sounds in tempos ranging from 90 to 175 BPM

The sample library is available to purchase for £29.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / Junkyard Percussion Vol 2

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Detunized releases 2konkret (Live Pack & Universal WAV) – A new palette of found sounds

Detunized 2konkret

Detunized has announced the release of 2konkret for Ableton Live and Universal WAV.

The 2konkret Live Pack is the second installment of a series of otherworldly textures, transitions, impulses and ambiences that have their origin in our daily surroundings.

As a starting point for further explorations 2konkret delivers 104 Instrument Racks that are specifically designed around a variety of found sounds.

If it´s a windmill and its associated transformer station that delivered a fascinating duet of hum and phasing sounds. Or a barrow loaded with bricks as a perfect starting point for the creation of impacts or low end drones. Then there´s the sound of a heater core filled with water and a little too much air, several body noises, animal sounds, machines and engines just to name a few.

2konkret Live Pack features

  • Format: Ableton Live Pack, Live 8/9.
  • Instruments: 104.
  • Samples: 104.
  • Disk space: 290 MB.
  • Organized into 14 categories: Alarm, Animal, Body, Diginoise, Garden, Heater, Impacts, Tuned Keys, Machines, Passes, Spikes, Synked, Textures, Weird.

2konkret is also available as a Universal library (WAV), containing 119 sounds recorded in the field. The pack is organized into 41 categories. Each sound comes with dedicated loop points and loads immediately into any DAW or sample editing app.

The 2konkret library is available to purchase for 9 EUR.

More information: Detunized

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Samplephonics releases Cinematic Textures

Samplephonics Cinematic Textures

Samplephonics has launched Cinematic Textures, a 750+ MB sample pack featuring a collection of evolving textural soundscapes for soundtrack compositions, downtempo music and ambiant breakdowns.

Using a combination of atmospheric field recordings, granular synthesis, experimental reverberation and layered samples to create deep, emotive atmospheres, this sample library contains a powerful pallette of sonic textures that can be be used creatively to enhance existing musical ideas, or subtly to evoke tension and emotion.

All sounds are between 15 and 45 seconds long, and are provided in 24 Bit wav, with sampler instruments for Reason NN-XT, Logic Pro EXS24, Kontakt 4 and Ableton Sampler. All sounds have been mapped across the keyboard to allow them to be played melodically, or processed further for more unique effects. All loops and samples are available to download 100% royalty free.

The sample library costs £30 GBP.

More information: Samplephonics / Cinematic Textures

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idmonster announces Be More Like Water + id-strument suite for Kontakt

idmonster Be More Like Water

idmonster, the solo project of composer, sound designer and Butterfly Child guitarist Pendle Poucher, has announced the upcoming album Be More Like Water.

Be More Like Water is a beautiful, dark cinematic odyssey with a hint of concept album, but devoid of hippy guff. Each track is like a short film made of sound.

Pendle fuses electronics and acoustics combined with field recordings, analogue synths, an ancient ships piano, and his own unique Space Echo drenched guitar playing to produce a sumptuous other-worldly sound-space that veers from contemplative minimalism through boisterous krautrock wig-out, loopy fourth world raga to skewed hip-pop.

The album is already picking up radio play, with tracks being featured on Gideon Coe’s evening show on BBC Radio 6 and Nic Luscombe’s Late Junction on BBC Radio 3.


A very beautiful video for the track “I Was Drifting Plankton” featuring amazing microscopic plankton footage.

As an established and respected sample instrument designer Pendle also operates as www.sound-dust.co.uk creating sample libraries of obscure and slightly wonky real and imagined instruments. His clients include many established composers and musicians worldwide including Gotye, Hollywood composer Rupert Gregson Williams, Bat for Lashes, Orbital, The Chemical Brothers and David Holmes. His sounds can be heard on numerous films, TV shows and records.

To accompany the release of Be More Like Water Pendle has also made the idstrument suite a special 1GB suite of six sample instruments in Kontakt format which includes some of the significant sounds, textures and instruments from the album. It will be available as a free download to anyone who buys the CD and will hopefully inspire other musicians.

id-instrument suite for Kontakt
The id-strument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

The id-strument suite has recordings from old synths, broken acoustic instruments, home made contraptions and the actual ticking of economic philosopher Thomas Carlyle’s 200 year old grandfather clock (plus lots of other things too).

The album with id-strument suite sample set is available to purchase for £10 GBP. The release is set for November, 2013.

More information: Knitted Cat / Sound-Dust

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Patchpool introduces Scattered Entity Vol. 1 for MachFive 3

Patchpool Scattery Entity Vol 1

Simon Stockhausen of Patchpool has announced Scattered Entity Vol. 1, the first in a series of libraries for MOTU’s MachFive 3.

Over time a universe of sounds for this extremely versatile electronic instrument will be created, combining the beauty and natural expression of acoustic instruments with the miracles of electronic sound design.

Scattered Entity Vol. 1 features

  • ~3 GB of original samples (wav/stereo/48 Khz/24 Bit).
  • 100+ patches/instruments combining all synthesis methods available in MachFive
    • Multisampled instruments, pure and twisted.
    • Orchestral sounds derived from orchestral recordings of my own music.
    • Evolving pads.
    • Vocal texures.
    • Experimental textures.
    • Cinematic and ominous soundscapes.
    • Complex sequencers.
    • Processed field recordings.
    • Sampled Instruments:
      • Celtic harp with 27 strings – multisampled with several velocity layers and round robin, harp glissandi, prepared harp samples.
      • Bowed strings.
      • Woodwinds.
      • Chromatic and achromatic percussion (Thai gongs, Tamtam, bowed vibraphone, Djembe and more).
      • Timpani.
  • All patches will have the 8 Macros assigned in the info tab, quite a few patches will also have custom scripting for extended sound manipulation features and a nice front end.

The sound library is scheduled for release in early November, 2013. It is available to pre-order for 52 EUR (20% off regular 65 EUR).

More information: Patchpool / Scattered Entity Vol. 1

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