Eclipse Sound has announced a revised edition of its Lost Library soundset for the Absynth 5 software synthesizer by Native Instruments.
“Lost Library” is a collection of Fantasy / Abstract physical model one-shot sounds, Granular Pads and unconventional Soundscapes textures.
Lost Library features
- 77 Patches.
- Setup Manual.
- .Wav Files Samples.
- Requires Native Instruments Absynth 5 / NABS format only.
The soundset is available to purchase for $11.95 USD.
More information: Eclipse Sound / Lost Library
Peter Dines has updated his Mirage granular sampler for the Konkreet Performer iPad control surface to version 1.9.6.
The new version includes extensive feature enhancements and numerous bug fixes, and carefully thought out, tested and integrated Konkreet Performer mappings. Mirage snapshot recall will also recall node positions and transmit them to Performer on your iPad.
This time out the sample material is mostly one-shots to work in conjunction with the added pitch correction. Adding longer phrases and snippets of songs works well too but with the one-shots you can do something more deliberate and compose a part for a pre-existing track. I find with long phrases there are only a couple of note combinations that work well and what you come up with will have a mind of its own and suggest its own composition.
There are a couple of trashed piano field recordings in here that rattle beautifully – nothing like hitting the harp directly on a piano that’s sat out in the weather for a few seasons.
Mirage is available to purchase for $15 USD. It is also included in the sampler pack (with Loupe and ParamDrum).
More information: Peter Dines
Detunized has announced the release of Blackbird, a free sample library for Ableton Live.
Starting with only a handful of short snippets of found sounds Blackbird hooks up with the idea of granular synthesis.
With its small footprint of only 1 MB and Live´s gorgeously expandable effect chains Blackbird offers endless possibilities for the creation of extensive sound sculptures.
The sound library is a free download at Detunized.
More information: Detunized / Blackbird
Steinberg has announced the release of trial versions of its Padshop Pro and Retrologue software synthesizers for Windows and Mac.
Padshop Pro delivers two individual tiers in granular textures that are mixed and processed with a dozen high-quality filters, modulation and delay effects. Each layer consists of one oscillator for generating up to eight grain streams with innovative parameters, two LFOs that offer a choice of six wave shapes and two ADSR envelopes that can be applied to various sound parameters, therefore boasting a flexibility absolutely new to granular synthesis. Offering more effects and more presets than in the basic version, Padshop Pro shines with a 3-band parametric EQ on each layer, the algorithmic reverb with dedicated equalization and 50 additional presets. Also included are sample import for user-customizable sounds as well as VST backward compatibility and AU support.
Retrologue houses two oscillators, each with a maximum of eight widely detunable voices, one sub and one noise oscillator, alongside a dozen high-quality filter types as well as 300 presets. Also on board are two LFOs and two ADSR envelopes. With the ten-stage Modulation Matrix, users can assign modulation sources to vary the targets’ values, also supporting modulation assignments from Note Expression, Steinberg’s groundbreaking way of editing controller data.
The 30-day trial versions of Padshop Pro and Retrologue are available as downloads from their respective product pages. The full version of Padshop Pro is available to purchase for 79.99 EUR; Retrologue costs 49.99 EUR. Prices include German VAT.
More information: Steinberg
Patchpool has announced the release of Granular Worlds, a soundset for the Padshop Pro instrument by Steinberg, containing 105 presets making use of 1.8 GB of exceptional samples mostly created exclusively for this soundset.
All samples were produced in 48 Khz / 24 Bit / stereo, the acoustic sounds and instruments in this library were recorded in L-C-R using 3 high quality Neumann mics. The electronic samples were produced with an array of soft- and hardware synths and FX-processors.
Granular Worlds covers a wide range of expressively playable sounds ranging from huge cinematic soundscapes, warm and mellow pads, dark and haunting drones, real and unreal percussion instruments, temposynced sequences and loops to more bizarre experimental sounds, ethereal textures and beautiful instrumental sounds derived from flute, guitar, bowed/plucked strings and Okarina recordings. Some feld recordings, glass and wood sounds, Kalimba, harmonically playable plastic tubes as well as vocal samples also found their way into this soundset.
The 141 wav-samples in this set are not locked or encrypted so they can be used in any other sampler or directly in the DAW of your choice.
Granular Worlds features
- 1.8 GB library, 141 samples and 105 patches.
- Patches are categorized in folders:
- 13 Instrumental
- 30 Pads and Drones
- 8 Percussive
- 11 Sequenced
- 29 Soundscapes
- 13 Weirdo Zone
- All patches have the Modwheel assigned and often make use of Aftertouch and velocity control to add expressiveness and musicality.
- Available in 2 formats: “.aupreset“ for Mac-users who work with the AU-version of Padshop Pro and want to use the native Preset Browser e.g. in Logic Pro and “.vstpreset“ for users who work with the vst3- or au-version of the Plug-In and want to use Padshop’s native preset browser at the bottom of the GUI.
The soundset is available to purchase for 30 EUR.
More information: Patchpool / Granular Worlds
Inear Display has announced Eurydice, a multi-effect plug-in for Mac, dedicated to sound mangling.
It relies on two parallel processors, each one combining a granulizer/stutter effect, a multimode filter, a bitcrusher and a LFO to achieve Lo-Fi artifacts as well as a wide range of drills and glitches.
If you like turning your sounds into abstract textures, or adding all kind of otherworldy artifacts to your beats, Eurydice is a new weapon of choice. And if you want to get surprised, just click the random button for instant noisy gratification.
- 2 Granulizer / Stutter effects with up to 1 second looping.
- 2 Multimode filters (lowpass, highpass, bandpass and notch).
- 2 Bitcrushers.
- 3 LFOs (can sync to tempo).
- MIDI learn.
- MIDI program change support.
- Lifetime free updates for registered customers.
The Eurydice for Mac (VST/AU) is available at the introductory price of 10 EUR (50% off regular).
More information: Inear Display / Eurydice