Francis Prève has released a free Moog Sub Phatty instrument pack for Ableton Live.
Moog’s Sub Phatty (the basis for their new Sub 37, incidentally) takes their Phatty engine and adds a sub-oscillator and new “Multidrive” circuits that are capable of some really in-your-face sounds.
Since I’ve been using it for close to a year, I figured it was time for another round of Moog-based Simpler patches. Because the Multidrive is so unique and the extra sub-oscillator adds textural complexity, I focused on those for this pack.
The Live pack is a free download. Requires Ableton Live 8.4.1 or higher.
More information: Francis Prève / Moog Sub Phatty Ableton Pack
Francis Prève has released the MS-20 Mini Simpler Sixpack, a collection of 6 Simpler instrument for Ableton Live.
Korg’s MS-20 Mini has quickly become one of the biggest synths of 2013. Maybe even THE biggest synth of 2013.
With its full-figured filters and a semi-modular approach to sound design, the MS-20 has a sound that’s so beefy and unique that it’s earned a very special place in my studio.
Having tinkered with it for the better part of the summer, I figured it was time for another six-pack of Simpler patches. Since the MS-20’s filters are so distinctive, I focused on their sound as the basis for these presets.
The pack is a free download. Requires Ableton Live 8.1.5 or higher.
More information: Francis Prève / MS-20 Mini Simpler Sixpack
Francis Prève has released a free Mopho X4 sound library for Ableton Live.
Dave Smith’s Mopho X4 made my Beatport News 2012 Top 10 Tech Tools list for good reason. It can sound sweet-as-pie or downright nasty, depending on how you program it.
Since my previous downloads have been a tad on the smooth side, I decided to explore the grungy, filthy aspects of the X4 – resulting in seven Simpler instruments that really show what it can do.
The Mopho X4 Simpler Pack for Ableton Live (compatible with Ableton Live 8.1.5 and higher) is a free download.
More information: Francis Prève / Mopho X4 Simpler Pack
Francis Prève has announced a free collection of Roland SH-101 Ableton Instruments.
As with the all of the other Simpler packages on this blog, I left the devices in their default state, with filtering, LFOs and envelopes off, so you can use them as starting points for your own sounds.
That said, I did some quick-n-dirty looping on these patches, which was tricky due to the nature of Simpler and the slight inconsistencies of analog-derived waves. Fortunately, the samples are long enough that many users will be able to switch it off if they choose.
The sample pack is available as a free download for Ableton Live 8.1.5 and higher.
More information: Francis Prève
Francis Prève has released the SH-101 8-pack, a free Ableton Live sound library featuring sounds of the Roland SH-101 synthesizer.
After the success of last month’s “What Synth Should I Sample?” poll, I decided to do it again for the 12k milestone on my Facebook page.
This time, you wanted me to sample my beloved vintage Roland SH-101.
SH-101 8-pack features
- 8 Simpler instruments: Saw, Square, PWM, Saw+Sub, ResSweep, Resonant, Noise, and Bass.
- Devices are in their default state, with filtering, LFOs and envelopes off, so you can use them as starting points for your own sounds.
- Requires Ableton Live 8.1.5 and higher (wav files are included).
The sound pack is available to download at no cost.
More information: Francis Prève / SH-101 8-pack
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