Patchpool has announced it is now taking pre-orders for Granular Worlds, a soundset for the Padshop Pro software synthesizer by Steinberg.
Granular Worlds for Steinberg’s Padshop Pro will contain about 100 presets making use of about 2 Gigabyte of exceptional samples mostly produced exclusively for this soundset. Additionally I will also use selected samples from the large pool of samples produced for various of my soundsets over the last years. All samples are produced in 48 Khz / 24 Bit.
The sounds in this set will cover a wide range of expressively playable sounds ranging from huge cinematic soundscapes and warm pads to more bizarre experimental sounds and ethereal textures. Also I will use a lot of samples generated by acoustic instrument like woodwinds, brass, string instruments and Okarina. Field recordings, various objects, glass sounds and vocal samples will also find their way into these granular worlds.
All patches will have the Modwheel assigned and I’ll make use of Aftertouch whenever a sound needs some extra expressiveness.
Granular Worlds is scheduled for release for Windows and Mac (.vstpreset/.aupreset) in mid August 2012, priced 30 EUR. The soundset is now available to pre-order at 25 EUR, 20% off regular.
Samplephonics has released Ambient Soundspheres, a sample pack featuring an eclectic collection of over 100 loops and samples created from field recordings and electronically manipulated organic sound sources.
Gimu is a sound designer and electronic musician from Brazil, here’s what he had to say about creating this truly unique sample library:
‘Some of the loops and samples were made using guitars and basses, but more by generating unusual noises from the instruments as opposed to playing them in the traditional manner. Other times I record noises from my neighbourhood or from my radio or television.
Sometimes I use synthesizers as a sound source, including some really old ones that make really weird noises! I then sample them and process with a variety of tools including distortion, reverbs, delays, tremelos and granular effects.
For me it’s not really about getting melodies out of the source but getting unique sounds that I can treat and create unique timbres and textures with. Melodies seem to find their own way of evolving from the sound and the sound begins to take on a life of it’s own.’
Ambient Soundspheres features
104 Ambient Sound Beds, 15-35 seconds long.
104 Sampler Instruments, tuned to root key.
972 MB total content, 24 Bit Wav, Kontakt, EXS24, NN-XT formats.
Ambient Soundspheres is available to purchase for £34.70 GBP.
Ableton has posted two free downloads from British producer Dauwd and electronic musician and sound designer Hecq.
“For me, it’s not so much where it comes from but how you harness what you have,” says Dauwd Al Hilali. As Dauwd, the British producer makes music out of such seemingly disparate sources as old jazz records and field recordings from nature, among others. “Even something as flat sounding as vinyl crackle can have rhythm,” he explains.
Dauwd demonstrates his workflow in this Live Pack, downloadable from his label’s website, and recorded during a recent visit to the Ableton office in Berlin.
“I don’t have a plan B” says Ben Lukas Boysen – nor does he seem to need one. With a series of well-regarded albums as Hecq on Hymen Records, plus a busy schedule producing music for a number of high-profile advertising, film and gaming clients, Hecq has firmly established himself as a forward-thinking electronic musician and sophisticated sound designer.
Hecq’s brand new Live Pack is a distillation of his sound aesthetic – a modern update on classic IDM and glitch, infused with a healthy dose of dubstep elements. Featuring his trademark processed percussion sounds and rhythmic noise loops, punchy kicks and evocative filtered chords, Hecq’s Live Pack is a case study in precision, with each part occupying its own distinct sonic space but mixing beautifully with every other part.
Ableton has also posted a video in which Robot Koch of Jahcoozi shows how he creates his grooves with Live.
SampleScience has announced the release of Dusty Eclectic Goldmine Vol. 1, its first commercial sample library.
Dusty Eclectic Goldmine is a collection of sounds consisting mainly of breakbeat loops. The focus is on dirty, lofi sounds that would fit well into a mix of Boards of Canada & Aphex Twin tracks. The collection also include a dialogue folder full of sound clips from vintage advertising & educational movies. Those public domain cuts have been selected to be usefull for anyone seeking worthwhile sound bites to put in their mix. They have been sampled with Ninja Tune records & early 1990 IDM in mind. The rest of the collection consist of inspiring music loops as well as FXs, one shots, field recordings & vinyl crackles.
I hope you’ll enjoy this collection. While designing the sounds, I had in mind to put up a sound library similar to the good old e-Lab X-Static Goldmine libraries. Don’t hesitate to chop, remix & re-arrange the loops & sounds to your taste! It is by no mean a string the dots/construction kit type of library. It is meant to be sampled & chop in a creative way.
The wav files works well in Sony MediaSoftwares Acid music production software as well as any other softwares that loads 24 bits wav files. The library is also available in REX2 format.
Dusty Eclectic Goldmine Vol. 1 is available to purchase for $5 USD.
Wave Alchemy has announced the release of SFX Collection 02, an epic collection of next-generation sound effects, cinematic trailer tools and cutting-edge transitional FX elements…
Delivering 2.1GB of stunningly produced special effects samples, SFX Collection 02 pushes the boundaries of modern sound design, combining creative digital effects processing, granular re-synthesis and intricate automation with sought after analogue synths, legendary effects devices and unique live field recordings.
Expect to find a versatile selection of twisted impacts and slams, huge risers and intense builds, sublime falls and breakdown FX as well as complex transitional elements and much more. SFX Collection 02 is an essential tool for cutting-edge dance music production, cinematic sound design and game audio.
Cymbal FX- 58 uniquely processed crash effects, other worldly-gongs and mutated cymbals.
Uplifters – 64 risers, lifters and hair-raising ascents. Including complex granular risers, brutal uplifters, multi-layered tonal sweeps and epic one minute long tension builders.
Downshifters – 55 down-sweeps, falls and descenders. Including bottomless descents, uniquely processed tonal falls and hugely complex down-shifts.
Noise Tools – 83 processed white noise effects including intense build-ups, washed out sweeps, spinning dopplers and heavily mutated noise effects. Noise Tools have been created with unique sounding instruments such as the Oberheim OB8, Roland Jupiter 8 and Korg MS-20. These source sounds have been creatively treated through a wealth of analogue filters, experimental effects chains and various re-synthesis methods.
Risers & Falls – 55 pressure building sweeps and drop down FX, perfect for creating tension within your mix.
Soundscapes & Ambience – 26 textural ambiences including evolving sound beds, alien landscapes and glitchy backdrops.
Synth Impacts & Stabs – 23 synthesized impacts, paranormal collisions and deep metallic slams.
Twisted Transition FX – 91 heavily processed and truly creative transition sounds including morphing granular effects, transformed foley recordings, undulated Doppler FX, spectral trickery and all manner of other sonic destruction!.
Analogue Synth FX – 247 extremely raw sounding audio effects which have been created using our extensive collection of high-end analogue studio equipment. Divided into sub categories such as ‘bass drops’ ‘jupiter 8 fx’ ‘miscellaneous’ and ‘noise’ this folder hosts a vast selection of powerful ‘dry’ analogue FX material – great for layering, further effecting and creating your own unique sound effects from! Expect huge dubstep style bass drops, subs and power downs, monstrous Jupiter 8 FX workouts, experimental bleeps and drones and a huge selection of powerful filtered noise sweeps and atmospheres.
Includes 16 ‘ready-to-play’ sampler patches for Kontakt, Reason NNXT, Halion, EXS24 and SFZ (Also available in Ableton Live Pack format).
SFX Collection 02 is available to purchase for £44.95 GBP (around $70 USD) from Wave Alchemy and distributor Loopmasters. A free taster pack which includes 60 samples (160MB) taken directly from SFX Collection 02 is available to download from the Wave Alchemy website (registration required, registration is free).
Patchpool has announced the release of Alchemistry Metallurgy, a soundset for the Alchemy software synthesizer by Camel Audio.
The soundset Alchemistry Metallurgy for Alchemy is the first in a series focussing on specific materials and single instruments.
The set contains 57 patches with 8 variations each in the Remix Pad and focusses on metallic sounds derived from real instruments, metal objects and industrial field recordings. This patch collection keeps the balance between real sounding metal instruments, otherworldly textures and wondrous soundscapes using also some processed electronic derivates of the sampled materials.
All sounds are sample-based, some patches use the resynthesis features in Alchemy. You will find many patches and snapshots which sound wam, delicate and beautiful, characteristics one may not normally associate with metallic sounds.
Alchemistry Metallurgy features
1.81 GB of original samples – source material:
China Cymbal bowed, scraped and beaten – multisampled and Round Robin.
Tam Tam 45 cm – beaten (7xRound Robin/4 velocities), scraped and rubbed.
Various multisampled metal objects:
Caviar Cans, Metal Bowl, Coins, Dumbbell plate, Small Thunder Sheet, Metal Plate (dinner tray), Anvil.
Industrial metal sounds recorded in factories.
All samples recorded with 3 Neumann microphones in L-C-R – 48 Khz/24 Bit; U87 center mic – a stereo set of KM 184 for L-R, the industrial field recordings were done with 2 shotgun mics – Sennheiser MK 70
57 patches with 8 variations each.
1.82 GB total content (1.06 GB compressed).
Alchemistry Metallurgy is available to purchase for 25 EUR. Note: requires the full version of Alchemy (Alchemy Player not supported).
Hiss and a Roar has released Beaches, a new ambience sound library.
If you’ve ever had to sync waves to picture then you will appreciate the need for a collection of cleanly recorded waves of various scales; from gentle idyllic waterlaps to more turbulent surf. Each location in this new library was recorded to six tracks, capturing a narrow & coherent stereo image with a Sanken CSS5 microphone, a dynamic & exciting pointillistic image using a pair of Sennheiser MKH70s, and a more diffuse, brighter image using a pair of omni-directional DPA 6040 microphones.
Each ambience in the library contains a minimum of three minutes duration for each of the three sets of stereo mics, in all fourteen beach locations, along with a photo to clearly identify the setting, and GPS coordinates incase you’d like to visit on Google Earth. This library aims to provide sound editors with the ability to easily choose which location and recording/s best match the perspective and point of view of your footage. Alternatively if you need a micro-nap, hit play & transport yourself to a pristine Pacific beach, far far away…
AMB002 Beaches is available to purchase for $49 USD.
Twisted Tools has released Transform, an extensive collection of field recordings, sound effects and designed sounds developed by sound designer Jean-Edouard Miclot (a.k.a. JEDSOUND).
Bundled with sample mappings for many popular formats, TRANSFORM’s painstakingly recorded and processed sounds will find their home in the arsenals of sound designers, editors and music producers alike.
Over 1.64 gigs of samples by Jedsound.
Field recordings and designed sounds.
24bit/96khz WAV audio.
Soundminer enriched metadata..
46 sampler instruments.
Ableton, Battery, EXS, Maschine, Kontakt and Reaktor kits.