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discoDSP intros Tinga’s Gamelan free soundset for Corona

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discoDSP Corona

discoDSP has announced the release of the Tinga’s Gamelan sound library for the Corona software synthesizer for Windows and Mac.

Tinga’s Gamelan is a 115 MB bank including presets using custom tunings.

Tinga’s Gamelan features

  • Set of samples from various sources, all have been re-tuned in C with Audacity 4 samples from http://freesound.org/people/Robinhood76/packs/3940/
  • 2 birds SF2 files (place at Documents\discoDSP\Corona\Waves\User.dwb)
  • Attack samples made with FuDrum 3 in Jeskola Buzz.
  • Steel drum notes recorded with a Zoom H4.

The soundbank is a free download for all Corona users.

More information: discoDSP

Soniccouture launches Exotic Percussion Sale – 50% off sample libraries

Soniccouture has announced a limited time promotion, offering 50% off 5 Exotic Percussion sample libraries.

Soniccouture Exotic Percussion Sale

50% OFF 5 GREAT PERCUSSION PRODUCTS – UNTIL FRIDAY 23RD DECEMBER – 7 DAYS ONLY

Simply enter the code for the product you would like :

Balinese Gamelan Composers Edition : GAMELAN50
The Skiddaw Stones : STONES50
Morpheus : MORPH50
Tingklik : TING50
Guzheng : GU50

Only one code can be used per purchase. Cannot be used with the current “Buy One Get One Free” offer. The offer ends 23 December, 2011.

More information: Soniccouture / Exotic Percussion

Necromare releases new sample-based VST instruments

Necromare Banjo

Necromare has released some more free sample-based VST instruments for Windows.

What can I say I love building instruments. I think it’s part of being a composer, to finally make the sounds you need and want. I keep coming up with ideas for instruments and there seems to be no end. I already have 50 plus most in the testing stages. Looks like I will be releasing them well into next year.

New Necromare plug-ins

  • The Panning Piano – Simple piano that automatically pans left and right slowly as you play. Good for filing out a mix. The last octave includes some piano screeches.
  • Piano Harp – Imagine if you played the piano like a harp? What would it sound like? It would sound like this VST great sound for mystical or romantic moods. Included in the last octave are Gliss samples for effect.
  • Simple Acoustic Guitar – Straight Foward guitar. Good for picking or sketch work.
  • Soft Mallet Xylophone – The xylophone played with a soft mallet. Velocity sensitive over 4 octaves.
  • Toys – Toy Piano, a small scale piano with a tiny sound + an electronic children’s piano with baby xylophones instrument.
  • VL-1 Drum – Drum sounds from the Casio VL-1 keyboard/calculator.
  • Zeboo Drum Kit – Acoustic drum kit, GM Mapped. The last octaves are samples of Zeboo himself!
  • Lucivier – The keyboard produces a celesta like tone while pipes produce flute like sounds at the same time. The bottom octave and the last are the sounds produced by using the three pedals on the bottom.
  • Kazoo – The only instrument you need little to no experience to play. So why not try a VST. It’s a bit harsh but fun to knock around with.
  • Gamelan Music – Three Gamelan instruments: Reyong, Gangsa and Calung.
  • Electric Bass – Simple Electric Bass, keys are velocity sensitive to give a short note on harder strikes. The upper octaves include a classic bass slide.
  • Whale Song – Made from CC whale song files. Includes a whale purr, a trumpet, gentle underwater sound fx, and more.
  • Sinsonic Drums – Like many old toys from the past some have actually been used by pros. Mattel Synsonic drums have been used by kraftwerk and others. This is a knock off the original pays tribute to our toys of a bygone era.
  • Basement Piano – Most homes might have one of these lurking in there corner basement. An old upright that you may have learned to play piano on or liked to beat on. Either way this pleasant piano will convey a warm nostalgic sound for your next tune.
  • Southern Banjo – For some there is nothing like the sound of a picked banjo. for others they can do without. This is an attempt to faithfully recreate the sound of a great instrument.

The Necromare instruments are available as freeware VST plug-ins for Windows PC.

More information: Necromare

Tone Manufacture releases Materials Volume One: Metal, sample pack

Tone Manufacture Materials Volume One: Metal

Tone Manufacture has released Materials Volume One: Metal, a multi-format sample pack.

For the first volume of our materials series we have focused on metal, and specifically metal with resonant properties.

All the instruments in the library are made from the sounds of metal bowls and containers being struck, brushed and rubbed with a variety of objects.

The sounds captured are mysterious, evocative and full of beautiful overtones.

Materials Volume One: Metal features

  • Kontakt version contains:
    • 13 instrument patches, ranging from mysterious pads to resonant bell like sounds.
    • 40 single hits, including muted and unmuted talking drum style sounds.
    • Patch with the single hits mapped across the keyboard
  • Reason Refill contains:
    • 13 NN-XT patches, from gamelan type tones to scraped bowls.
    • 40 single hits, including muted and unmuted talking drum style sounds.
    • NN-XT patch with the singles hits mapped across the keyboard.
  • WAV version contains:
    • All the WAV files used to make the instruments, over 200 audio files.
    • 40 single hits, including muted and unmuted talking drum style sounds.

Materials Volume One: Metal is available to purchase for £9.99 GPB per format. All formats are supplied at 24 bit/48khz.

More information: Tone Manufacture / Materials Volume One: Metal

Soniccouture releases Bowed Gamelan

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Soniccouture Bowed Gamelan

Soniccouture has announced the release of Bowed Gamelan, the third free instrument in Soniccouture’s Exclusive Content series.

Following a Soniccouture tradition of playing instruments the wrong way, we present this unique library of a Bowed Gamelan instrument. This library is actually made from just one instrument of the gamelan ensemble, the ugal. This is pitched in the middle of the gamelan range, and so is quite versatile and generally leads the gangsa section of a traditional Balinese group. This instrument has 14 keys which cover a range of almost 3 octaves.

The metal Ugal keys were bowed using a standard cello bow, vertically across the thin edge of the metal. Instead of a conventional microphone, a Trance Audio Trance Inducer contact mic was used. This gives the sound an incredibly detailed, surgical scraping quality.

Bowed Gamelan features

  • 24 bit 44.1khz Sampling.
  • Total of 140 samples. The samples are looped with a bow change included in the loop, for a natural sounding sustain.
  • 5 Alternate round robin samples per note.
  • Key-off samples.
  • Formats: Kontakt, EXS, Ableton Live.

Bowed Gamelan is available as a free download with every 3rd product purchased since the new Soniccouture site launched in August.

More information: Soniccouture / Bowed Gamelan

Native Instruments releases Balinese Gamelan: Discovery Series

Native Instruments Balinese Gamelan: Discovery Series

Native Instruments has announced the release of Balinese Gamelan, a new Kontakt Player powered instrument in the Discovery Series.

The Discovery Series returns for another cultural exploration, this time heading to Indonesia to delve into the world of the BALINESE GAMELAN. This instrument contains 2 GB of pristine samples from several of the essential instruments that make up Gamelan. Powered by the free KONTAKT PLAYER (and also usable with KONTAKT), this instrument brings to life the rich and complex textures of Gamelan in its exquisitely-sampled classical form, yet also contains many features for tweaking and manipulating the sounds into new directions.

Created by the acclaimed sound-design house Soniccouture, the sound of the Balinese Gamelan can be heard across a wide range of genres and productions styles, from TV and film scores to electronic music compositions, and of course, classical Gamelan compositions.

Balinese Gamelan: Discovery Series is available for purchase from the NI Online Shop for $79 USD / €69 EUR.

More information: Native Instruments / Balinese Gamelan

Short links for June 30th, 2009

Ryan Gruss Volume II

Some interesting things I found recently:

# A Deal You Can’t Refuse | ryangruss.com

Ryan is about to release Volume II of his subscription based drum loops service, so in the next few days you can get over 200 loops for only $9.95.

As I’m putting the finishing touches on Gruss Loops Volume II, I realized I should make you painfully aware of the sweet deal that currently lays before you. You see, since I’m offering the loop packs as a subscription service, there will be over 200 loops available over the course of the next two days. That’s right. You could sign up now, grab Volume I right now AND Volume II in another 24 hours…. all for the rock bottom price of $9.95. You can even cancel after you nab both of the packs. See if I care (you cheap bastard). I know you’ll be back for more.

# PCM 70 Ver 2 & Ver 3 SysEx Preset Registers

Eric Beam has SysEx register dumps from Lexicon’s PCM 70 Ver 2 and 3.

The PCM 70 Ver 2 & Ver 3 have completely different Preset Registers. Many upgraded to Ver 3 to gain the Inverse Room algorithm but lost the coveted Ver 2 Preset Registers in the process.

# SX-150 synth mod instructions, schematics and code

MrBook Gakken SX-150 hack

MrBook did a lovely Arduino hack on the Gakken SX-150, adding MIDI and audio out.

Many people have asked about the instructions and code for the SX-150 mod I did to add MIDI and Audio out, therefore I’m posting the plans for everyone to try. By using the Arduino as the brains of the operation, a lot of other options are available for the mod, really the sky is the limit. If you do any cool hacks to it, by all means, please let me know.

# Return To The Hallway #free #samples

More free samples by Kent Williams:

This set was inspired by our elderly dryer dying — well, the belt driving the drum snapped, so I took the back off to see if it was user serviceable. Confronted with even more stamped sheet metal cowlings, I gave up and bought a new dryer.

But that giant cover was just begging to be tapped, banged and otherwise made to reverberate. Added to that are some pot lids and other random noise-making things, including a plastic tarp on the floor. The ‘kik’ sample was made from me bumping the mic stand, and the surpisingly convincing ’snarish’ is me sneezing.

Luca de Rosso OTTO

# OTTO

OTTO by Luca de Rosso is an electronic musical instrument for realtime manual beat slicing of audio samples.

OTTO provides a tangible user interface designed with the aim of giving the user the feel of having the sample in his hands. The musician can manipulate an audio sample in real time through the use of a restricted number of simple physical buttons and switches.

Link via CDM

# Mini-paper-Moog – A papercraft model to assemble the famous (and now re-valued) Mini-Moog, with its foldable panel.

# little-scale: Low-Bit Gamelan Compilation [2009] Chipmusic inspired by Indonesian Gamelan.

Low-Bit Gamelan Compilation

Sebastian writes:

The Low-Bit Gamelan Compilation – a release of five original tracks with a strong influence from the beautiful music of Indonesian gamelan! Thanks to all who submitted tracks – I’m very happy with this compilation.

Track Listing

  1. Derris-Kharlan: Sarin
  2. little-scale: Monsoon
  3. Baron Knoxbury: Pilo Hau Gamelan
  4. Red Robin: Pemanasair
  5. The Listrix: Rock the Gamelan

Soniccouture releases Balinese Gamelan Professional, Composers and Compact Edition

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Soniccouture has released Professional, Composers and Compact Editions of Balinese Gamelan, a sampled instrument for Kontakt (+ Ableton Live 7 and Logic EXS24 for the Compact Edition).

Sampling the unique, magical sound of a Balinese Gamelan is no small undertaking. The 25 instruments that make up The LSO’s Semara Dana Gamelan Ensemble had to be recorded in great detail, as if each were to be a sample library in its own right. Any compromise in the number of velocity layers or the round robin alternate samples could result in the whole living, breathing sound losing realism and dynamic expression.

Soniccouture Balinese Gamelan

Balinese Gamelan features

  1. Professional Edition
    • 24GB Library – 24Bit 96KHZ Stereo Sampling
    • 25 individual Gamelan Instruments
    • Up to 20 Velocity Layers
    • Over 4000 Samples
    • Multiple Round Robin Layers
    • Original and Concert Pitch Tunings
    • Kontakt 2 + 3 Format
    • Full Colour Booklet + Metal Case
  2. Composers Edition — contains all the same instruments, the same number of velocity layers and alternate samples as the Professional Edition, but the samples are at 24bit 48KHz instead of 96Khz and are in Mono instead of Stereo. This reduces the size to 5.7GB of data, and comes on one DVD instead of 3. The full colour booklet is also included (no download version).
  3. Compact Edition – download only
    • 2 GB Library – 24Bit 48KHZ Mono Sampling
    • All the essential tuned Gamelan instruments:
      1. Core Instruments (Combination of Gongs, Jegog, Calung, Penyacah)
      2. Gangsa (Combination of Ugal, Pemade, Kantilan)
      3. Kettle Gongs (Combination of Trompong and Reyong)
    • Up to 10 Velocity Layers
    • Over 800 Samples
    • Original and Concert Pitch Tunings
    • Kontakt 2 + 3, Ableton Live 7, Logic EXS24 Format

Check this page for details on these different versions.

Balinese Gamelan is now available for purchase, starting at 49 GBP for the Compact Edition, 99 GBP for the Composers Edition and 199 GBP for the Professional Edition.

Visit Soniccouture for more information and audio demos.