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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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Audio Animals releases The Sounds Of The Kitchen free sample pack

Audio Animals Sounds Of The Kitchen

Audio Animals has announced The Sounds Of The Kitchen, a free sample pack featuring sound recordings of kitchen utensils.

With all of the studio work out of the way, we decided to start work on a new sample pack, to give away exclusively to the followers on our facebook page (Audio Animals Label). Earlier in the day we watched a short vine of a guy chipping a golf ball into a cup. It had some nice sounds as the ball hit the saucepan and cup. This reminded us of a sample pack we intended to make a while back, ‘The Sounds Of The Kitchen’. It is amazing the sounds you can create with general house hold objects!

To summarise it, it is a collection of sounds we have made using ordinary kitchen utensils, which are aimed for percussive use or any creative way you see fit!

The sample pack is a free download to Audio Animals Facebook fans.

More information: Audio Animals / Sounds Of The Kitchen

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Fairly Confusing releases Stone Age Percussion Kit

Fairly Confusing Stone Age Percussion Kit

Fairly Confusing has released the Stone Age Percussion Kit, a free collection of 95 one-shot wav samples.

This is the real rock percussion kit. One holidays I happened to stroll a mountain road into area filled with piles of stones and rock pieces. The weather was fine, the wind was blowing elsewhere and I took the opportunity to take a stone smashing session onto Zoom H2n recorder.

Later I chopped it, to make a set of one shot rock hits samples, which I used to build a percussion kit in the sampler. It’s fun and it sounds rather unique.

Stone Age Percussion Kit features

  • 95 samples in wav format, stereo 96kHz/24 bit.
  • Includes mappings for Battery 2 or newer (compatible with Kontakt).
  • 9 MB download.

The sample pack is a free download.

More information: Fairly Confusing / Stone Age Percussion Kit

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HISS and a ROAR launches Field Recording Competition

HISS and a ROAR has announced a Field Recording Competition, a chance to win a copy of HISSandaROAR COMPLETE 25, a bundle of all 25 HISS and a ROAR libraries.

HISS and a ROAR Field Recording Competition

The entire essence of this challenge is to take something ordinary and use your creative skills to capture something extraordinary. Your access to technology wont impress me half as much as your ability to think (and hear) laterally!

Field Recording Competition

  1. Record and submit FIVE SOUNDS – one sound ONLY from each prop.
  2. The props: An apple, a pencil, a rubber band, a soda can, your hands.
  3. Any microphone is allowed.
  4. No processing is allowed other than gain.
  5. Competition starts today and ends July 31.

Besides the HISSandaROAR COMPLETE 25 grand prize, 10 runners up will receive a $150 USD voucher for HISSandaROAR libraries.

More information: HISS and a ROAR

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Arturia releases Hollywood Essentials expansion for Spark

Arturia Spark Hollywood Essentials

Arturia has announced the release of Hollywood Essentials, an expansion sound library for the Spark Creative Drum Machine.

Spark Hollywood Essentials brings an amazing library of film score tools to the Spark Engine. Designed by three of Hollywoods top sound designers, Larry Hopkins, Alan Howarth, and Mark Mangini, these sounds, kits and patterns will open up many new potential avenues for any genre of music.

Featuring a library of 30 kits with 480 instruments and 960 patterns that range from field recordings, to incredible sound scapes and percussion ensembles worthy of a major motion picture Hollywood block buster.

Sparks organic realtime workflow allows you to take advantage of this suite of sounds perfect for scoring a film and allows you to easily apply them to any genre of music production.

Spark Hollywood Essentials is available to purchase for $29 USD / 29 EUR. Requires Spark version 1.5 or greater (not compatible with “Spark Vintage”, “Spark Dubstep” or any other version of Spark dedicated to a specific musical genre).

More information: Arturia / Hollywood Essentials

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