Amazing Noises has released Pulsor, a virtual synthesizer instrument for Max for Live.
It is essentially a monophonic synth that produces glitching/pulsing sounds and complex rhythmic soundscapes thanks to its odd circuitry.
It can also create evolving lead synth sounds, monophonic bass timbres and many other unexpected noises.
Pulsor is available for purchase for the introductory price of 15 EUR until July 20th, 2014 (regular 20 EUR).
More information: Amazing Noises / Pulsor
Samplephonics has released Composite FX and 8-Bit Drum Hits, two new sample packs.
Composite FX features 71 sounds by EVAC.
With the imminent rise of the cyborg race there surely is no better time than now to equip oneself with the finest in manipulated percussive FX, modulated ambience and a twisted amalgam of aural insanity.
This precise collection of 71 genre bending samples provide producers from all backgrounds with an array of tonal shaping options perfect for any composition, sound design piece or abstract confusion.
Each sound has been painstakingly crafted by one of our resident mangler’s Mr EVAC himself giving each producer the chance to own the most futuristic of sample collections.
The 8-Bit Drum Hits sample pack comprises 71 8-bit drum samples by Soundbits.
Winding the clock back to the early digital era, sound designer Soundbits offers up his retro arcade inspired collection of original 8 Bit one shot drum samples and effects.
Perfect for chip tune, glitch hop or anyone looking for highly original, truncated sounds that cut through any mix.
The packs are available for purchase for £5 GBP each.
More information: Samplephonics
99Sounds has released The Weird Side Samples, a free collection of glitch samples, weird sound effects and abstract sonic textures by Johan Ekelove aka Introspectral.
This is the first release in our new Artist Series product line, which will feature sample libraries created by talented sound designers from around the world.
This free sample library is made up of sounds from the album The Weird Side of the Mundane which has recently been published by Introspectral. You are strongly encouraged to visit the artist’s profile page linked in the article and take a listen to his music.
The author describes this sound collection as “a sonic exploration through hidden worlds afloat on a metaphysical plane”. I was blown away when Johan sent me a preview of these samples and I’m proud of the fact that this fantastic library is the first Artist Series release on 99Sounds.
The Weird Side Samples features
- 182 audio samples, 284 MB content.
- Categorized in 6 folders: Atmospheric, Vox, Textures, Movements, Percussive Elements, Tech.
- All included samples are provided as 24-bit WAV files with 44.1 kHz sampling rate.
The sample pack is a free download from 99Sounds.
More information: 99Sounds / The Weird Side Samples
Glitchmachines has announced the release of Hysteresis, a free glitch delay effect plug-in geared toward creating robotic artifacts and abstract musical malfunctions.
Hysteresis features a delay effect with stutter, lowpass filter and modulation effects thrown into the feedback signal path.
Easily infuse your projects with glitchy articulations and abstract textures. Process anything from drums and percussion to synth lines and sound effects. On top of being able to create incredibly wild signal mutations, Hysteresis can also be used to generate classic delay effects.
- Feedback-based delay effect with tempo sync.
- Reversible stutter effect in the feedback path.
- Lowpass filter in the feedback path.
- Modulation with rate division/multiplication.
- Presets by Ivo Ivanov, Thomas Hennebert, DAED & Apparition.
The plug-in is available for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) as a free download.
More information: Glitchmachines / Hysteresis
Audiomodern has announced the release of Glitchee II, a sound library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Glitchee II is the second glitch & cuts drum machine(s) module with pre-assigned grooves on each key. Six step sequencers & groove generators with six sound categories on each of the three kits which is best suited to give your music production a contemporary percussive fundament.
You can easily create groovy electronic patterns with crystal sound quality or add-on loops built out of bits, cuts, glitches and blips.
Features three unique glitch kits on a flexible step sequencer module plus three bonus instruments with one shot samples.
Glitchee II for Kontakt is available for purchase for 12 EUR.
More information: Audiomodern / Glitchee II
Camel Audio has announced the release of Artificial Intelligence, the 30th Sound Library for the award winning sample manipulation synthesizer, Alchemy.
Artificial Intelligence draws inspiration from the futuristic, glitch-driven side of electronic music and is packed full of twisted, abstract soundscapes, intricately detailed sound effects, stuttering digital rhythms and warped synths and basses.
With eight carefully designed remix variations for every preset, it’s easy to tweak the sounds to fit your music, and with a full set of tags, finding the right sound is just a click away.
Artificial Intelligence features
- 150 presets and works with both Alchemy and Alchemy Player.
- Includes 7 Synths, 22 Sound Effects, 20 Soundscapes, 16 Basses, 13 Loops, 11 Pads, 7 Arpeggiated, 5 Keys, 5 Leads, 5 Mallets, 2 Drums, 2 Organs, 2 Strings, 2 Vocals, 1 Woodwind.
- 124MB download size (Alchemy Player version 614MB).
The library is available for purchase for $59 USD / 49 EUR / £39 GBP. It’s also included in Alchemy Complete which comprises Alchemy and 30 Sound Libraries at a discount of over 50%.
Artificial Intelligence for Alchemy Mobile contains 50 presets and is available as an in-app purchase for $4.99 USD / 4.49 EUR / £3.99 GBP.
More information: Camel Audio / Artificial Intelligence
Karoryfer has released Zamenhof Stickmusterstuch Error Eins and Zamenhof Stickmusterstuch Error Zwei, two free sample libraries featuring glitch sounds.
With most of our libraries, the goal is to make something readily usable for making music that attractive young women might want to dance to or sing along to, but with these samples Ludwik Zamenhof made no such attempt.
Of course you could work some of these sounds into a perfectly mainstream track, but they’re aimed more at ambient, industrial and glitch music. These samples can be substituted for regular drum samples and used for making micro-beats, sci-fi sound effects, or in live electronic improvisation.
Zamenhof Stickmusterstuch Error features
- 85 samples each.
- Both one-shots and loops.
- Samples from various digital sources processed using both software effects and Korg Kaoss Pad hardware.
- Kontakt instrument, SFZ mapping and WAV files included.
- Download size: 21 MB (Eins) / 53 MB (Zwei).
The libraries are a free download at Karoryfer
More information: Karoryfer
Audiomodern has announced the release of Glitchee, a Kontakt library featuring a triple glitch & cuts drum machine(s) module with pre-assigned grooves on each key.
Six step sequencers & groove generators with six sound categories on each of the three kits which is best suited to give your music production a contemporary percussive fundament.
You can easily create groovy electronic patterns with crystal sound quality or add-on loops built out of bits, cuts, glitches and blips!
Features three unique glitch kits on a flexible step sequencer moduleplus three bonus instruments with one shot samples.
Glitchee for Kontakt costs 12 EUR. Requires full version of Kontakt.
More information: Audiomodern / Glitchee